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7 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

While I work in a tall office building, it doesn't reach skyscraper heights. I've been in a couple, mostly for job interviews.

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

 

If we go by the current definition of at least 40 stories to qualify as a skyscraper, I've only been in two: the Empire State Building, and one of the buildings in Rockefeller Center (not sure the name of the building, my sister's first law firm worked there, I think NBC had it's studios there). The ESB was visited in 1998, and the Rockefeller building in 2001. I've been to NYC many times since then, but haven't gone into anything else that qualifies.

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Actually, thinking on it, I technically spent one day working in an office at 200 Clarendon St (The Hancock Tower) in Boston, which meets @Jasper_the_2nd's quoted definition of a skyscraper. We ended up passing on the office space there in favor of the 33 story building I mentioned earlier.

 

It would have been cool to have the landmark address on my business card, but the specific office in question was not particularly nice.

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Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever ha

 

Not very often, the tallest I have worked in was 20 floors. 

 

the city I live in now has about 10, Im sure I have been to 2 of them, but neither in the last 10 years. 

The city I grew up in had 3, and the Arch (2 floors, 630 ft) 

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

 

I worked in  a few when I lived in the Boston area, a long time ago.  One had the company cafeteria on the top floor. I have also visited the Sears Tower in Chicago.  Where I live now has a few tall buildings downtown, but the business model seems to be moving away from those, literally, and there is plenty of room to spread out.  Locally it seems to be more prestigious to have your own building or campus (with generous parking) than an address downtown. 

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9 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

Never. Seeing the definition (40+ floors), I've never been in one. I have worked in buildings that were fairly tall. I think the tallest was 26 floors? Something like that. I was suppose to check the roof but it was under renovation and didn't have a guard around the edge. My boss told me to check it and I went "Sure." I'd go up there, look around without leaving the doorway, and turn around. Not worth the pay.

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Not very often now.  I have never worked in one except for an onsite repair.  Six floors was the tallest building my office was in.

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10 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

Not since I visited my parents in Hong Kong several years ago.  Not something we have a lot of in Ottawa... 

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10 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

I think I’ve only been in 2 proper skyscrapers, both in Vancouver BC. And I don’t think I’ve been higher than the 6th floor in any building. Needless to say, I’ve never worked in one either.

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10 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

very rarely now.  Never had a job in one - in fact, now that I think about it, I've never been employed anywhere with a building more than 2 stories. 

Between High School and the Navy, I worked for about a year as a delivery driver for a Typesetting company, and a lot of the clients I had to deliver to/pick up from were in taller buildings.  I remember having to walk down 12-15 flights of stairs one night because the elevators quit working while I was making my delivery. At least they didn't quit while I was in them. 

 

Not a skyscraper, but I did get to go to the top of Tower 0 of the VLF antenna array when I was stationed at NavCommSta H E Holt  - 1,270 feet up. Nothing like standing on metal grid decking with only a safety rail when you're that high up. 
 

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2 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever ha

 

Not very often, the tallest I have worked in was 20 floors. 

 

the city I live in now has about 10, Im sure I have been to 2 of them, but neither in the last 10 years. 

The city I grew up in had 3, and the Arch (2 floors, 630 ft) 

 

According to this, Boston has 11 buildings which are at least 150m tall and have at least 40 floors. I think I have been inside 5 of them, not all recently. If I had tagged along with a friend for drinks at the Millennium Tower a year or two ago, it would be 6.

 

Strangely I have been to New York many times but I don't think I've ever been inside the Empire State building. I have walked past it at street level.

 

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

 

I think the last time I was in a skyscraper, was when I was like 9 or 10 when my grandmother & I went to NY to visit my uncle & his family. We went to NYC. I live in podunk territory where the tallest buliding in town is probably a former grain silo attached to a warehouse on the railroad. Our tallest structure a hotel, burned down years ago, but hey we still have a ladder truck!!!!!! :rolleyes:

 

Never forgot this day. I can remember where I was when I first heard the news.

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13 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for September 11th:

How often do you visit skyscrapers? Have you ever had a job located in one?

never if I can avoid it, and no. tallest building I worked in was 20 stories

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