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Encyclopedia > Fifty tallest buildings in the USA
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1. Sears Tower
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2. The Empire State Building
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3 (alt). Stratosphere Tower
15. Key Tower
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15. Key Tower
30. GE building
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30. GE building
33. US Steel Tower
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33. US Steel Tower
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50. IDS Center
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The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (Destroyed, 2001)
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Artist's depiction of the Freedom Tower amidst the New York skyline at night.

The United States is home to many of the world's tallest skyscrapers. Here is a list of the country's 50 tallest structures based on their official height.


Special note: Before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center occupied the second and third positions on the list below (Tower One, 417m - Tower Two, 415m). The 541m Freedom Tower, scheduled for construction on the former World Trade Center site (aka Ground Zero), will become the tallest building in the United States upon its expected completion in 2008. However, its habitable height will be less than that of the Sears Tower, due to the inclusion of a large asymmetrical spire (an emulation of the raised arm of the Statue of Liberty).


Standard height measurement listing

Rank Building City Height Floors Built
1 Sears Tower Chicago, IL 442m 110 1974
2 Empire State Building New York, NY 381m 102 1931
3 Aon Center Chicago, IL 346m 83 1973
4 John Hancock Center Chicago, IL 344m 100 1969
5 Chrysler Building New York, NY 319m 77 1930
6 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta, GA 312m 55 1992
7 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles, CA 310m 73 1990
8 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago, IL 307m 60 1989
9 J.P. Morgan Chase Tower Houston, TX 305m 75 1982
10 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago, IL 303m 64 1990
11 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston, TX 296m 71 1983
12 Bank of America Tower Seattle, WA 295m 76 1985
13 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 293m 65 1990
14 American International Building New York, NY 290m 66 1932
15 Key Tower Cleveland, OH 289m 57 1991
16 One Liberty Place Philadelphia, PA 288m 61 1987
17 Trump Building New York, NY 283m 71 1930
18 Bank of America Plaza Dallas, TX 281m 72 1985
19 Citigroup Center New York, NY 279m 59 1977
20 Williams Tower Houston, TX 275m 64 1983
21 Renaissance Tower Dallas, TX 270m 56 1974
22 900 North Michigan Chicago, IL 265m 66 1989
23 Bank of America Corp. Ctr. Charlotte, NC 265m 60 1992
24 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta, GA 265m 60 1992
25 Trump World Tower New York, NY 262m 72 2001
26 Water Tower Place Chicago, IL 262m 74 1976
27 Aon Center Los Angeles, CA 262m 62 1974
28 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco, CA 260m 48 1972
29 Bank One Plaza Chicago, IL 259m 60 1969
30 GE Building New York, NY 259m 69 1933
31 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia, PA 258m 58 1990
32 Park Tower Chicago, IL 257m 67 2000
33 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh, PA 256m 64 1970
34 One Atlantic Center Atlanta, GA 250m 50 1987
35 Cityspire New York, NY 248m 75 1989
36 One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York, NY 248m 60 1960
37 Bank One Tower Indianapolis, IN 247m 49 1990
38 Conde Nast Building New York, NY 247m 48 1999
39 MetLife Building New York, NY 246m 60 1963
40 Four Seasons Hotel & Tower   Miami, FL 242m 64 2003
41 Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia, PA 241m 54 1990
42 Woolworth Building New York, NY 241m 57 1913
43 Hancock Place Boston, MA 241m 60 1976
44 Bank One Center Dallas, TX 240m 60 1987
45 30 Hudson Street (Goldman Sachs Tower) Jersey City, NJ 238m 42 2003
46 Bank of America Center Houston, TX 238m 56 1983
47 Bank of America Center San Francisco, CA 237m 52 1969
48 One Worldwide Plaza New York, NY 237m 50 1989
49 225 South Sixth Minneapolis, MN 237m 56 1992
50 IDS Center Minneapolis, MN 236m 57 1973

Listing by alternate height

Rank Building City Height Floors Built
1 Sears Tower Chicago, IL 442 m 108 1974
2 Empire State Building New York, NY 381 m 102 1931
3 Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas, NV 350 m 110 1996
4 Aon Center Chicago, IL 346 m 83 1973
5 John Hancock Center Chicago, IL 344 m 100 1969
6 Chrysler Building New York, NY 319 m 77 1930
7 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta, GA 312 m 55 1992
8 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles, CA 310 m 73 1990
9 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago, IL 307 m 60 1989
10 J.P. Morgan Chase Tower Houston, TX 305 m 75 1982
11 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago, IL 303 m 64 1990
12 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston, TX 296 m 71 1983
13 Bank of America Tower Seattle, WA 295 m 76 1985
14 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 293 m 65 1990
15 American International New York, NY 290 m 66 1932
16 Key Tower Cleveland, OH 289 m 57 1991
17 One Liberty Place Philadelphia, PA 288 m 61 1987
18 Trump Building New York, NY 283 m 71 1930
19 Bank of America Plaza Dallas, TX 281 m 72 1985
20 Citigroup Center New York, NY 279 m 59 1977
21 Williams Tower Houston, TX 275 m 64 1983
22 Renaissance Tower Dallas, TX 270 m 56 1974
23 900 North Michigan Chicago, IL 265 m 66 1989
24 Bank of America Corp. Ctr. Charlotte, NC 265 m 60 1992
25 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta, GA 265 m 60 1992
26 Trump World Tower New York, NY 262 m 72 2001
27 Water Tower Place Chicago, IL 262 m 74 1976
28 Aon Center Los Angeles, CA 262 m 62 1974
29 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco, CA 260 m 48 1972
30 Bank One Plaza Chicago, IL 259 m 60 1969
31 GE Building New York, NY 259 m 69 1933
32 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia, PA 258 m 58 1990
33 Park Tower Chicago, IL 257 m 67 2000
34 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh, PA 256 m 64 1970
35 One Atlantic Center Atlanta, GA 250 m 50 1987
36 Cityspire New York, NY 248 m 75 1989
37 One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York, NY 248 m 60 1960
38 Bank One Tower Indianapolis, IN 247 m 49 1990
39 Conde Nast Building New York, NY 247 m 48 1999
40 MetLife Building New York, NY 246 m 60 1963
41 Four Seasons Hotel & Tower   Miami, FL 242 m 64 2003
42 Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia, PA 241 m 54 1990
43 Woolworth Building New York, NY 241 m 57 1913
44 Hancock Place Boston, MA 241 m 60 1976
45 Bank One Center Dallas, Texas 240 m 60 1987
46 30 Hudson Street (Goldman Sachs Tower) Jersey City, NJ 238 m 42 2003
47 Bank of America Center Houston, TX 238 m 56 1983
48 Bank of America Center San Francisco, CA 237 m 52 1969
49 One Worldwide Plaza New York, NY 237 m 50 1989
50 225 South Sixth Minneapolis, MN 237 m 56 1992

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Skyscrapers (895 words)
The ten-story structure was constructed in 1884-1885 and was destroyed in 1931 for the Field's building.
Buildings of about four stories are supported by their walls, while skyscrapers are larger buildings that must be supported by a skeletal frame.
See world's tallest structures for a discussion of the tallest skyscrapers and other man-made structures, as determining the "world's tallest..." depends greatly on matters of definition.
Fifty tallest buildings in the USA (142 words)
The United States is home to many of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
The 541m Freedom Tower proposed for the World Trade Center site would become the tallest building in the United States upon its completion in 2008, although its habitable height would be lower than that of the Sears Tower.
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