Saturday, January 27, 2024
The United States is a country that has some of the world's most impressive examples of inventive architecture, both large and small, with the majority of its skyscrapers located in New York City.
The top ten tallest structures in the US, as determined by the Collector, are listed below.
The old North Tower of the original Twin Towers World Trade Centre buildings, which were demolished on September 11, 2001, was the site of the construction of the One World Trade Centre. 2014 saw its initial public opening. Standing 94 storeys tall and reaching 1,776 feet into the sky, this commercial office building is currently recognised as the highest building in the United States.
2. Central Park Tower, New York (1,550 feet)
Another skyscraper in New York City, Central Park Tower is located on "Billionaire's Row" and has 98 storeys of private domestic flats for some of the wealthiest citizens of the city. Unquestionably, Central Park Tower is the second-tallest building in the entire country at 1,550 ft.
3. Willis Tower, Chicago (1,450 feet)
The naming rights to the building were sold to the London-based brokerage Willis Group in 2009, despite the fact that many people still refer to it by its former name, Sears Tower. At 1,450 feet tall and 108 storeys high, this impressive modernist masterpiece is the third-tallest skyscraper in the United States and was the tallest skyscraper in the world when it was opened in 1973 and remained such for another 25 years.
4. 111 W 57th St, NY/Steinway Tower (1,428 feet)
The more memorable name for this architectural marvel, Steinway Tower, references to the famous Steinway & Sons piano store, which is situated at 111 West 57th Street, the foot of the skyscraper. Once a well-liked hangout for musicians, Steinway's dwindling profits compelled them to sell the land to the developers in charge of constructing the tower. With 84 storeys and a height of 1,428 feet, Steinway Tower is the fourth-tallest building in the United States.
5. One Vanderbilt, New York (1,401 feet)
The 93 storeys of One Vanderbilt in New York, which rose 1,401 feet into the sky, fascinated the public when it first opened for business in 2020. The building's large observation deck, exhibition space, and interactive visitor area on the 73rd floor make it a popular tourist destination in addition to housing a number of business offices.
6. 432 Park Avenue, New York (1,396 feet)
In 2015, 432 Park Avenue, a towering block of 104 separate apartments, opened for business. At 1,396 feet, it immediately broke into the top ten list of the highest structures in the United States. At tens of millions of dollars apiece, these lavish, private apartments are among the most expensive residences in the entire country.
7. Trump Int’l Hotel and Tower, Chicago (1,388 feet)
Whatever your personal or political views, there's no denying that Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower is among the nation's tallest buildings. Standing 1,388 feet tall with 98 storeys of real estate, this massive tower houses hotel rooms, apartments, and retail space.
8. 30 Hudson Yards, New York (1,296 feet)
Standing at 1,296 feet and 103 storeys, this impressive structure has been home to some of the most well-known businesses in the city since its opening in 2019, including CNN and Warner Bros. The building is also a popular tourist attraction, featuring a clear floor observation deck on the hundredth floor and a contemporary café and bar on the 101st storey.
9. Empire State Building, New York (1,250 feet)
One of the top ten tallest buildings in the United States is still the Empire State Building, an Art Deco masterpiece rising 102 storeys and 1,250 feet into the sky. It was among the first actual skyscrapers in the city. As the tallest building ever built, the Empire State Building has drawn attention from people all over the world since it opened in 1931 and has become a true emblem of New York City.
The company's global corporate and investment banking operations are housed at the 55-storey, 1,200-foot Bank of America Tower. 2009 saw its launch. Unfortunately, the skyscraper's enormous carbon emissions have made it well-known.