It may seem like a new trend, but metal building structures have been successful as factories, warehouses, and worldwide icons for over 150 years.
Steel has been an essential building material for all types and sizes of buildings worldwide since the Industrial Revolution.
Construction and manufacturing industries were booming during the Industrial Revolution in the United States.
Americans always desire new technologies and goods, and this causes businesses to build new factories that can produce an overwhelming desire for products.
During this time, manufacturers discovered an inexpensive way to produce large quantities of steel.
This leads to metal building structures that have the durability and cost-effectiveness of steel.
Now it seems like the only limit on steel buildings is our imagination.
Buildings that were the tallest in the world one year are overtaken the next.
Architectural marvels made with steel seem like old news when the next one that goes up is even more groundbreaking.
But these buildings remain memorable for reasons other than the material they were built from.
They highlight the design flexibility as well as the endurance of a well-made metal building.
In the article below, we will highlight some of the most famous steel structures in the world.