Top 12 Tallest Building In The US | Skyscrapers of America

Tallest Buildings In The United States

The USA is known as the hub of skyscrapers since the first one was built in Chicago in 1885. The Home Insurance Building is the first skyscraper in the USA. It is also considered the world’s first skyscraper.

Among the tallest skyscrapers in the world, are banks, some are monuments, residential buildings, tourism sites, business hubs, etc. There are a lot of buildings under construction and proposed in New York and Chicago.

12 Tallest Building in The US

1. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 541 Meter
Location New York, US
Status Completed
Architect David Childs
Floor Count 94 (+5 Below Ground) (28 Mechanical)
Type Office / Observation
Architecture Style Contemporary Modern
Cost $3.9 Billion

One World Trade Center

Located in the western hemisphere, it is considered as New York’s landmark. This 1776 feet tall building is also known as ‘One World Trade Center’ or ‘Freedom tower’. Freedom Tower is also considered one of the main buildings of the new World Trade Center.

It is located in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It was opened on 3 November 2014, mainly used for offices. On May 29, 2015, with the opening of One World Observatory, it is now also used for observation purposes and tourism.

It is estimated that US$3.9 Billion is spent on the construction of the One World Trade Center. With 94(+5 below ground) Floors, it covers around 3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2) Floor area and has 73 lifts/ elevators made by ThyssenKrupp.

On 26 March 2009, it was officially confirmed that Tower will be known as ‘One World Trade Center ‘ instead of ‘ Freedom Tower’.

2. Central Park Tower

Central Park Tower
Image Source: newyorkyimby.com

Description 

Height 472 Meter
Location West 57th Street Manhattan, New York City
Status Completed
Architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Floor Count 98
Type Residential, Retail
Artichetical style Modern
Cost US$ 3 Billion
Website link https://centralparktower.com/

Central Park Tower

Central Park Tower is a skyscraper with around 1,550 ft (472 m) Height. It is located at 225 West 57th Street, Manhattan, New York City. It is a super tall residential complex and currently the second tallest building in New York, United States.

Central Park Tower is the 14th tallest building in the world and is also known as ‘Nordstrom Tower’. With 98 Floors, it covers around 1,285,308 square feet (119,409.0 m2). During the construction of the Tower, a lot of controversial things happened including the death of the security guard.

On 18 December 2019, Ice falling from the Tower injured a pedestrian. After resolving all the issues, the Tower was finally opened in July 2021.

3. Willis Tower

Willis Tower
Image Source: Chicagobusiness.com

Description

Height 442 Meter
Location Chicago, United States
Status Completed
Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Bruce Graham
Floor count 108
Type Office, Observation, Communication
Architecture Style International
Owner Blackstone Group

Willis Tower

Willis Tower is a skyscraper with a height of 1,450 feet (442.1 m) located at 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 United States. It was completed in 1974 and was the tallest building in the world for around 25 years until the World Trade Center surpassed it in 2013.

It is also known as Sears Tower. With around 108 (+3 basement floors), it covers around

4,477,800 sq ft (416,000 m2) Floor area. Willis Tower is an office complex but is also used for observational and communication purposes.

4. 111 West 57th Street

111 West 57th Street
Image Source: Wikipedia.org

Description 

Height 435 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Architect SHoP Architects (Steinway Hall Conversion; Residential Tower) Warren and Wetmore (Steinway Hall)
Floor Count 84
Type Residential
Cost $ 2 Billion
Official Website http://111w57.com/

111 West 57th Street

This 1428ft ( 435m) building is located in Manhattan, New York, United States. The construction of this building was completed in 2021 along with a residential tower. With 84 floors, it covers around 572,348 sq ft ( 53,172.9m2) Floor area. This skyscraper is used for residential purposes.

111 West 57th Street contains Steinway Hall. Steinway Hall is a former store and recital hall for Steinway and sons. It is also known as Steinway Tower.  It has served as a store, recital Hall, and office building.

5. One Vanderbilt Place

One Vanderbilt Place
Image Source: skyscrapercentre.com
Height 427 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Floor Count 93
Type Office Building
Cost $3.31 Billion
Opened 14 September 2020

One Vanderbilt Palace

One Vanderbilt is located in Midtown Manhattan. It is a 93 floor long skyscraper with around 42 lifts/elevators. One Vanderbilt is the fourth tallest building in the city with 1,301 feet in height.

The Tower of the building tapers as it rises and has a pinnacle above. Most of the space in the skyscraper is dedicated to Office work and some are for observation. It is estimated that the budget required for the building was around $ 3.31 Billion.

Considered the second tallest building in the city after One World Trade Center and is the 26th tallest building in the world. It has a 1,750,212sq ft Floor area. The person behind the architecture of the building is Kohn Pedersen Fox. One Vanderbilt was opened in September 2020.

6. 432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 426 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Architect Rafael Viñoly and SLCE Architects, LLP
Floor Count 85 (+3 Ground)
Type Residential
Cost US $1.25 Billion
Architecture Style Contemporary

432 Park Avenue

The 1,396ft ( 425.5m) is located at 432 Park Avenue Manhattan, New York. The construction of this building was completed on 23 December 2015. With 85 (+3 below ground) Floors, it has 412,637 square feet ( 38,335m2) Floor area.

432 Park Avenue has 10 lifts/ elevators and is of Contemporary architecture style. The distance between the core of the Tower and the exterior is 27 feet. 432 Park Avenue is considered the 5th tallest skyscraper in New York City and the 6th tallest building in the United States.

It is the third-largest residential building in the world. It is a residential tower and serves as a residence for ultra-wealthy people.

7. Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower
Image Source: trump.com
Height 423 Meter
Location Chicago
Status Completed
Architect Costas Kondylis
Floor Count 72
Type Residential
Cost $847 Million
Architecture Style Modern

Trump International Hotel

Located in Chicago, Trump hotel and towers are 1,388 feet long. The building is in the name of Donald Trump. The people behind the architecture of this building are Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The architectural style of the building is Modern.

The construction of the Trump International Hotel was completed in 2009. With 98 floors, it covers a 2.6 Million square feet area. Trump International Hotel is present across the Chicago River in the city’s busiest district.

It also has one of the seven four-star restaurants in the city. One of the tribune reporters wrote and praised the hotel for its ” Contemporary look, distinguished by stunning views.

8. 30 Hudson Yards

30 Hudson Yards
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 387 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox (Architect & Master Planner)
Floor Count 103
Type Office, Observation Retail
Architecture Style Neo Futurism
Alternative Names Manhattan Tower, Hudson Yards North Tower

30 Hudson Yards

Constructed in Neo-futurism style, this Tower is located at 500 West 33rd Street Manhattan, New York. With 103 floors, it covers a 2,600,000 square feet Floor area. It has around 59 lifts and elevators. The architect and master planner of this skyscraper is Kohn Pedersen Fox.

At present, In New York City it is the sixth tallest building. It contains a bar, event space, and a triangular observation deck. Along with these highlights, it also has a fitness center, cafeteria, cinema, and two-level auditorium.

Construction of 30 Hudson Yards started in October 2014 and was finally opened on the 15th of March 2019.

9. Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 381 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Architect Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon
Floor Count 102
Type Office Building, Observation Decks
Cost $ 572 Million
Architecture Style Art Deco

Empire State Building

This 1,454 ft building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, New York 10118. The name given to the building is the nickname of New York City, ‘ the Empire State ‘. It is the 49th tallest building in the world and the ninth tallest building in the United States.

The Empire State has 73 lifts/elevators, and 102 floors covering a 2,248,355 sq ft area of Floor. It is owned by the Empire State realty trust.

Construction of the Empire State was started on 17 March 1930 and was completed on 11 April 1931. It was officially opened on May 1, 1931. It has an Arch deco architecture style and was ranked on the American Institute of Architects’ list of America’s Favorite Architecture.

10. Bank of America

Bank of America
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 366 Meter
Location New York, United States
Status Completed
Headquarters North Carolina
Website https://www.bankofamerica.com/
Founder Amadeo Giannini
Type Public Company
Industry Financial Services

Bank of America

Bank of America is the second-largest banking institution in the United States. It is known as the eighth largest bank in the world. Its headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a 366m long investment bank and financial services company that was founded in San Francisco.

The estimated revenue of Bank of America is around US$89.11 Billion (2021).

11. St. Regis Chicago

St. Regis Chicago
Image Source: Wikipedia.org
Height 363 Meter
Location Chicago
Status Completed
Architect Studio Gang Architects
Floor Count 101
Type Residential / Hotel
Alternative names Vista Tower, Wanda Vista Tower

St. Regis Chicago

A 101 story skyscraper is located at 363 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

It is estimated that it covers around 1,414,000 sq ft ( 131,400m2). It is also known as Wanda Vista Tower.

St. Regis is the world’s tallest skyscraper designed by a woman. It is estimated that the cost required to build was around $1 Billion. Three interconnected towers make its structure unique. The construction of this skyscraper started in 2016 and was completed in 2020.

12. Aon Centre

Aon Centre
Image Source: wikipedia.org

Description 

Height 346 Meter
Location Chicago
Status Completed
Floor Count 83+5
Architect Edward Durell Stone
Type Office
Architect style Modern
Cost $120 Million

Aon Centre

Aon Centre is a skyscraper located at 200E Randolph St. Chicago, Illinois 60601 United States. The architect behind this building is Edward Durell Stone and the style used is modern. It is owned by Mark Karasick Victor Gerstein.

With around 83 floors, it covers 3,599,968sq ft of Floor. The construction of this skyscraper started in 1970. It was completed and opened in 1973. It is considered the fourth tallest building in Chicago.

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