skyscrapers - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The first high-rise in the city was fought tooth and nail by the locals. It was a social housing project, small residences stacked one on top of the other and over twelve just one one floor. All the middle class citizen's saw was a stack of rabbit hutch sized dwellings for drug addicts and a decline in the standards at the neighbourhood schools. And in many respects they were right. It was a condensed mass of disadvantaged humanity, every social problem that inflicts the poor crammed together with little to no support. So when the plans came for skyscrapers there were protests, almost riots. Now they stand in a grid pattern that makes the downtown core, they are steel but on any cloudy day they mirror perfectly the lazy puffs of white. They are precise engineering with a mixture of high end shops and coffee bars, offices above and some residences above that. But they're not cheap. They're among the most expensive pieces of sky anywhere.
When the skyscrapers were being built I thought they would block out the sun, make downtown dingy and overcast, but I was wrong. They were nothing like the concrete towers that were thrown up in the 1980's that looked derelict almost as soon as the shovels were taken out of the ground. They were monuments to the modern age, acres of glass strung together with shiny steel. They reflected light as well as any mirror and so incredibly the streets seemed brighter. Now when a new tower graces the skyline it actually soothes me, I love to see progress in the city. These buildings mean more shops, more offices, more jobs and more homes, less commuting, less energy per household and altogether a lower impact on the environment than the suburban streets. I've gone from despising that kind of living to wishing I could afford to move in. You can keep the rancher with the seven thousand square feet of grass to mow and weed. I don't want to spend my life on house maintenance and I want a doorman.
The skyscraper was old and deserted, it stood like a tombstone amongst the broken wooden shacks around it. When it was built it was to be the first of many, the centre of a new downtown core. That was before the virus, back when we still had industry and commerce.
The windows of the skyscraper started down at them like a many-eyed monster. The doorway that should have been lit was was strangely dark and it gaped like an open mouth.
The skyscrapers towered above them as great monoliths of concrete and glass.
Like a jungle of steel and glass the skyscrapers grew right out of the concrete metropolis.
The window is so large it reminds me of a store-front, but so high up who can see in anyway? It's triple-glazed and so clear that the panorama is like a high definition screen at the movie theatre. The birds travel past, buffeted by the winds that whistle through these towers, as if to remind us that we're in their space now. This real-estate in the sky feels so futuristic, I wouldn't be surprised if Terri just beamed herself in here right from the office. The city below is so far away it's like another world, those ant-like people and all their problems are of no more consequence than temporary static on the intercom. All this concrete is my cocoon and the window, well, the window shows me as much detail as I want to know.
I am no ordinary me
Have you ever seen a pea?
Burst out of its pod
I am exceptional
I soar high, like a bumble bee
Difficulties, challenges, I turn into opportunities
I don’t stress, neither indulge in self pity
They strengthen me
I use them to boost my confidence
I abhor doubts
Naysayers, integrity rapers
I see them as goal shapers
I am rooted and grounded
I am the game changer
Reaching new heights, everyday
I don’t do failure
I don’t sweat the little things
I channel my mind to conquer, to win
Haven’t you noticed?
I am no pessimist; I don’t dwell on the negatives
I re-evaluate and perceive things
My name is positive
I am an achiever
With goals in sight, I am a firm believer
So for all you haters
I aim high, so high
Like a skyscraper
Written by: Charmaine