The tallest buildings - SKYSCRAPERS
Nowadays, skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many stores high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (17) top-class / first-rate / well-built / best-known skyscraper of them all, the Empire State Building. The (18) dirt / field / ground / soil beneath
the streets of New York is rock, (19) hard / stiff / forceful / powerful enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (20) weight / height / size / scale of tall buildings.