DYK: Worlds First Skyscraper? Oct 12, 2020 | Building, Construction, & Architecture, Did You Know? (DYK), Funny & Interesting Did you know that the Home Insurance Building in Chicago is generally considered the world’s first skyscraper? Completed in 1885, it was the first to use a curtain wall construction on a steel frame! Submit a Comment Click here to cancel reply.Please Login to Comment.