PHILANTHROPIST, ENTREPRENEUR, Pioneer in the steel industry
Andrew Carnegie's Lasting Impact
What Carnegie did was nothing small. Thanks to his greatly improved steel production, steel was cheaper and more easily available. Because of this, skyscrapers became reality instead of fantasy-springing up in cities all over. Carnegie's advancements in steel fed the national economy as well as the second industrial revolution. He created jobs for many, including immigrants. The growing popularity of skyscrapers meant that more and more were being built, and of course people were needed to build them. The job was very dangerous, and some men died while performing it, but money was money, and many immigrants had very little of that to begin with. Today, evidence of Carnegie's brilliance is everywhere-in the libraries and music halls he funded, the technical institute bearing his name, but most of all in our cities skylines. America would not be where it is today if not for Andrew Carnegie.