100 Tallest Buildings in the USA

100 Tallest Buildings in the USA. This is a ranked list of the tallest buildings in the US. These buildings include some of the newest and most beautiful building as well as some iconic long-standing skyscrapers. This list answers the question, “What is the tallest building in the United States? These tallest buildings in America can be found everywhere from New York to Texas, to Illinois. Skyscrapers have long been one of mankind’s most prolific achievements. Since the dawning of the industrial era in American people has sought to build the biggest and tallest buildings in the world. As technology progressed America and other nations now all look to make their mark on architecture, countries around the world are building buildings, each one taller than the next. However some of the first and tallest remain in the United States.

1. One World Trade Center New York City

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One World Trade Center (also known as 1 World Trade Center, WTC, or Freedom Tower is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.

2. Willis Tower Chicago

 The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years; it remained the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere until the completion of a new building at the World Trade Center site in 2014. The building is considered a seminal achievement for its designer Fazlur Rahman Khan. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the Western hemisphere and the 16th-tallest in the world. More than one million people visit its observation deck each year, making it one of Chicago’s most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as part of its lease on a portion of the tower’s space.

3. 432 Park Avenue New York City

432 Park Avenue is a residential skyscraper in New York City that overlooks Central Park. Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396.2 meters) in 2011, the structure topped out at 1,396 ft (425.5 m). It was developed by CIM Group and features 125 condominium apartments. Construction began in 2012 and was completed on December 23, 2015. As completed, 432 Park Avenue is the third-tallest building in the United States and the tallest residential building in the world. It is the second-tallest building in New York City, behind One World Trade Center, and ahead of the Empire State Building. It is also the first, and so far only, building in New York City outside the World Trade Center Complex to be taller than the original twin towers.

4. Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago

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The Trump International Hotel and Tower is a skyscraper condo-hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The building, named after businessman and current U.S. President Donald Trump, was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Bovis Lend Lease built the 98-story structure, which reaches a height of 1,388 feet (423.2 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,171 feet (357 m). It is next to the main branch of the Chicago River, with a view of the entry to Lake Michigan beyond a series of bridges over the river. The building received publicity when the winner of the first season of The Apprentice reality television show, Bill Rancic, chose to manage the construction of the tower over managing a new Trump National Golf Course and resort in Los Angeles.

5. 30 Hudson Yards New York City

30 Hudson Yards (also the North Tower is a super-tall office building currently under construction in the West Side area of Manhattan. Located near Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the Penn Station area, the building is a part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, a plan to redevelop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s West Side Yard. As of July 2018, it is the third tallest building in New York City.

6. Empire State Building New York City

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of New York. As of 2017, the building is the 5th-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. It is also the 6th-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.

7. Bank of America Tower New York City

The Bank of America Tower (BOAT) at One Bryant Park is a 1,200 ft (365.8 m) skyscraper in the Midtown area of Manhattan in New York City. It is located on Avenue of the Americas, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, opposite Bryant Park. The US$1 billion project was designed by COOKFOX Architects and advertised to be one of the most efficient and ecologically friendly buildings in the world. It is the fifth tallest building in New York City, after One World Trade Center, 432 Park Avenue, 30 Hudson Yards, and the Empire State Building, and the seventh tallest building in the United States. Construction was completed in 2009.

8. Aon Center Chicago

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The Aon Center (200 East Randolph Street, formerly Amoco Building) is a modern supertall skyscraper in the Chicago Loop, Chicago, Illinois, the United States, designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership, and completed in 1974 as the Standard Oil Building. With 83 floors and a height of 1,136 feet (346 m), it is the third tallest building in Chicago, surpassed in height by the Willis Tower, and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. The building is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, which is also headquartered in the building. Aon Center formerly had the world headquarters of Aon and Amoco.

9. John Hancock Center Chicago

875 North Michigan Avenue, built as and still commonly referred to as the John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the Magnificent Mile district, the building was known as the John Hancock Center prior to February 12, 2018. It was constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan. When the building topped out on May 6, 1968,[1] it was the second-tallest building in the world and the tallest outside New York City. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the eighth-tallest in the United States

10. Comcast Technology Center Philadelphia

The 60-floor building, with a height of 1,121 feet (342 m), is the ninth-tallest building in the United States and the tallest outside Manhattan and Chicago. The tower is located on the southwest corner of 18th and Arch Streets, one block west of the Comcast Center, the headquarters of Comcast Corporation. A hotel the highest in the country and restaurant will be located on the top floors, while central floors will contain offices for Comcast software developers and engineers, and the lowest floors will have television studios and retail stores.

Rank Name City Height ft (m) Floors Completed
1 One World Trade Center New York City 1,776 (541) 104 2014
2 Willis Tower Chicago 1,451 (443) 108 1974
3 432 Park Avenue New York City 1,396 (426) 88 2015
4 Trump International Tower Chicago 1,389 (423) 98 2009
5 30 Hudson Yards New York City 1,268 (386.6) 73 2018
6 Empire State Building New York City 1,250 (381) 102 1931
7 Bank of America Tower New York City 1,200 (366) 55 2009
8 Aon Center Chicago 1,136 (346) 83 1973
9 875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 1,127 (344) 100 1969
10 Comcast Technology Center Philadelphia 1,121 (342) 60 2018
11 Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 1,099 (335) 73 2017
12 3 World Trade Center New York City 1,079 (329) 80 2018
13 Salesforce Tower San Francisco 1,070 (326) 60 2018
14 Chrysler Building New York City 1,046 (319) 77 1930
14 New York Times Building New York City 1,046 (319) 52 2007
16 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 1,023 (311) 55 1992
16 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles 1,018 (310) 73 1989
17 Franklin Center Chicago 1,007 (307) 60 1989
18 One57 New York City 1,005 (306) 75 2014
19 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 1,002 (305) 75 1982
20 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 995 (303) 64 1990
21 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 992 (302) 71 1983
22 Four World Trade Center New York City 977 (298) 72 2013
23 Comcast Center Philadelphia 975 (297) 58 2007
24 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago 961 (293) 65 1990
25 70 Pine Street New York City 952 (290) 66 1932
26 220 Central Park South New York City 950 (290) 66 2017
27 Key Tower Cleveland 947 (289) 57 1991
28 One Liberty Place Philadelphia 945 (288) 61 1987
29 Columbia Center Seattle 933 (284) 76 1985
30 The Trump Building New York City 927 (283) 70 1930
31 30 Park Place New York City 926 (282) 82 2016
32 Bank of America Plaza Dallas 921 (281) 72 1985
33 Citigroup Center New York City 915 (279) 59 1977
34 Williams Tower Houston 901 (275) 64 1983
35 Renaissance Tower Dallas 886 (270) 56 1974
36 10 Hudson Yards New York City 878 (268) 52 2016
37 Bank of America Center Charlotte 871 (265) 60 1992
38 8 Spruce Street New York City 870 (265) 76 2011
39 900 North Michigan Chicago 869 (265) 66 1989
40 Panorama Tower Miami 868 (265) 82 2017
40 Chase Tower Chicago 868 (265) 60 1969
41 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta 867 (264) 60 1992
42 Trump World Tower New York City 861 (262) 72 2001
43 Water Tower Place Chicago 859 (262) 74 1976
43 Aqua Chicago 859 (262) 82 2009
45 Aon Center Los Angeles 858 (261) 62 1974
46 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco 853 (260) 48 1972
47 Comcast Building New York City 850 (259) 69 1933
48 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia 848 (258) 58 1990
49 One Manhattan Square New York City 847 (258) 72 2019
50 Park Tower Chicago 844 (257) 67 2000
50 Devon Energy Tower Oklahoma City 844 (257) 52 2012
52 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh 841 (256) 64 1970
53 56 Leonard Street New York City 821 (250) 57 2016
54 One Atlantic Center Atlanta 820 (250) 50 1987
55 The Legacy at Millennium Park Chicago 818 (249) 72 2009
56 CitySpire Center New York City 814 (248) 75 1987
57 28 Liberty New York City 813 (248) 60 1960
58 Salesforce Tower Indianapolis 811 (247) 49 1990
59 Condé Nast Building New York City 809 (247) 48 1999
60 MetLife Building New York City 808 (246) 59 1963
61 Bloomberg Tower New York City 806 (246) 54 2005
62 181 Fremont Street San Francisco 802 (245) 54 2017
63 IDS Tower Minneapolis 792 (241) 57 1973
63 BNY Mellon Center Philadelphia 792 (241) 54 1990
63 Woolworth Building New York City 792 (241) 57 1913
63 111 Murray Street New York City 792 (241) 58 2018
67 200 Clarendon Street Boston 790 (241) 60 1976
68 Four Seasons Hotel & Tower Miami 789 (240) 64 2003
69 Comerica Bank Tower Dallas 787 (240) 60 1987
70 Duke Energy Center Charlotte 786 (240) 54 2010
71 300 North LaSalle Chicago 785 (239) 60 2009
72 Goldman Sachs Tower Jersey City 781 (238) 42 2004
72 520 Park Avenue New York City 781 (238) 54 2018
74 Bank of America Center Houston 780 (238) 56 1983
75 555 California Street San Francisco 779 (237) 52 1969
76 One Worldwide Plaza New York City 778 (237) 50 1989
76 50 West Street New York City 778 (237) 63 2016
76 55 Hudson Yards New York City 778 (237) 51 2018
79 45 East 22nd Street New York City 777 (237) 64 2017
80 Capella Tower Minneapolis 776 (237) 56 1992
81 Wells Fargo Center Minneapolis 775 (236) 57 1988
82 1201 Third Avenue Seattle 772 (235) 55 1988
83 Terminal Tower Cleveland 771 (235) 52 1930
84 191 Peachtree Tower Atlanta 770 (235) 50 1991
85 Three First National Plaza Chicago 767 (234) 57 1981
86 Southeast Financial Center Miami 764 (233) 55 1984
87 Heritage Plaza Houston 762 (232) 53 1987
88 19 Dutch New York City 758 (231) 63 2018
89 Carnegie Hall Tower New York City 757 (231) 60 1991
90 Grant Thornton Tower Chicago 756 (230) 50 1992
90 Enterprise Plaza Houston 756 (230) 55 1980
92 383 Madison Avenue New York City 755 (230) 47 2001
92 609 Main at Texas Houston 755 (230) 50 2017
94 1717 Broadway New York City 753 (229) 67 2013
95 AXA Equitable Center New York City 752 (229) 54 1986
96 One Penn Plaza New York City 750 (229) 57 1972
96 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York City 750 (229) 54 1971
96 Prudential Tower Boston 750 (229) 52 1964
96 Two California Plaza Los Angeles 750 (229) 52 1992
100 Time Warner Center Towers New York City 749 (228) 55 2004
100 Gas Company Tower Los Angeles 749 (228) 52 1991
100 200 West Street New York City 749 (228) 44 2010

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