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Encyclopedia > Tallest buildings in New York City

New York City has the most skyscrapers in the world with 50 buildings taller than 200 meters and 2 taller than 300 meters. For comparison, Hong Kong has 43 taller than 200 meters, 5 taller than 300 meters; and Chicago has 19 taller than 200 meters, 5 taller than 300. World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 were the two tallest buildings in the city before they were destroyed on September 11th, 2001. Nickname The Big Apple, The Capital of the World [1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban  - Metro 1,214. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC or the Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings, mostly designed by Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001. ...

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Tallest buildings in New York City

Rank Name Height
feet / meters
Floors Year
1 Empire State Building 1 1,250 / 381 102 1931
2 Bank of America Tower 1,200 / 366 57 2008
3 Chrysler Building 1 1,046 / 319 77 1930
4 New York Times Tower 1,046 / 319 52 2007
5 American International Building 952 / 290 66 1932
6 The Trump Building (40 Wall Street) 1 927 / 283 70 1930
7 Citigroup Center 915 / 279 59 1977
8 Trump World Tower 861 / 262 72 2001
9 GE Building 850 / 259 69 1933
10 CitySpire Center 814 / 248 75 1987
11 One Chase Manhattan Plaza 813 / 248 60 1961
12 Condé Nast Building 809 / 247 48 1999
13 MetLife Building 808 / 246 60 1963
14 Bloomberg Tower 806 / 246 54 2005
15 Woolworth Building 1 792 / 241 57 1913
16 One Worldwide Plaza 778 / 237 50 1989
17 Carnegie Hall Tower 757 / 231 60 1991
18 Bear Stearns World Headquarters 755 / 230 47 2001
19 AXA Center 752 / 229 54 1986
20 One Penn Plaza 750 / 229 57 1972
21 1251 Avenue of the Americas 750 / 229 54 1971
22 Time Warner Center North Tower 750 / 229 55 2004
23 Time Warner Center South Tower 750 / 229 55 2004
24 60 Wall Street (Deutsche Bank H.Q.) 745 / 227 55 1989
25 One Astor Plaza 745 / 227 54 1972
26 One Liberty Plaza 743 / 226 54 1973
27 Goldman Sachs Headquarters 742 / 226 43 2009
28 20 Exchange Place 741 / 226 57 1931
29 7 World Trade Center 741 / 226 49 2006
30 Three World Financial Center 739 / 225 51 1986
31 Times Square Tower 726 / 221 47 2004
32 Metropolitan Tower 716 / 218 68 1987
33 JP Morgan Chase World Headquarters 707 / 215 52 1960
34 General Motors Building 705 / 215 50 1968
35 Metropolitan Life Tower 1 700 / 213 50 1909
36 500 Fifth Avenue 697 / 212 60 1931
37 Americas Tower 692 / 211 50 1992
38 Solow Building 689 / 210 50 1974
39 HSBC Bank Building 688 / 210 52 1967
40 55 Water Street 687 / 209 53 1972
41 277 Park Avenue 687 / 209 50 1962
42 1585 Broadway 685 / 209 42 1989
43 Random House Tower 684 / 208 52 2003
44 Four Seasons Hotel 682 / 208 52 1993
45 Bertelsmann Building 676 / 206 42 1990
46 McGraw-Hill Building 674 / 205 51 1969
47 Lincoln Building 673 / 205 55 1930
48 Paramount Plaza 670 / 204 48 1971
49 Trump Tower 664 / 202 58 1983
50 Citicorp Building 658 / 201 50 1990
51 Bank of New York Building 654 / 199 50 1931
52 599 Lexington Avenue 653 / 199 50 1986
53 712 5th Avenue 650 / 198 52 1990
54 Chanin Building 649 / 198 56 1930
55 245 Park Avenue 648 / 198 44 1966
56 Sony Tower 647 / 197 37 1984
57 Two World Financial Center 645 / 197 44 1987
58 One New York Plaza 640 / 195 50 1969
59 570 Lexington Avenue 640 / 195 50 1931
60 345 Park Avenue 634 / 193 44 1969
61 W.R. Grace Building 630 / 192 50 1971
62 Home Insurance Plaza 630 / 192 45 1966
63 Verizon Building 630 / 192 40 1974
64 101 Park Avenue 629 / 192 49 1982
65 One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 628 / 191 49 1972
66 Central Park Place 628 / 191 56 1988
67 888 7th Avenue 628 / 191 46 1971
68 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel 625 / 191 47 1931
69 Burlington House 625 / 191 50 1969
70 Trump Palace Condominiums 623 / 190 54 1991
71 Olympic Tower 620 / 189 51 1976
72 Mercantile Building 620 / 189 48 1929
73 425 5th Avenue 618 / 188 55 2003
74 919 Third Avenue 615 / 187 47 1971
75 New York Life Building 615 / 187 40 1928
76 750 7th Avenue 615 / 187 40 1928
77 125 West 31st Street 615 / 187 58 2007
78 Tower 49 614 / 187 45 1985
79 Credit Lyonnais Building 609 / 186 45 1964
80 The Orion 604 / 184 58 2006
81 590 Madison Avenue 603 / 184 41 1983

Note 1: Was the world's tallest building when completed. A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Bank of America Tower construction site, as seen from the corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. ... Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,048 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... A rendering of the New York Times Tower The New York Times Tower is the new home of The New York Times Company publisher of the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, as well as other regional papers, and radio and television stations. ... The American International Building is a 66-story, 952 foot (290 m) tall building in Lower Manhattan, New York City. ... 40 Wall Street is a 71-story skyscraper in New York City completed in 1930. ... The Citigroup Center is one of the largest skyscrapers in New York City, located at 601 Lexington Avenue between 53rd Street and 54th Street in midtown Manhattan. ... Trump World Tower, as seen from the Empire State Building Trump World Tower is a residential skyscraper at 845 United Nations Plaza (First Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets) in Manhattan, New York City. ... GE Building at Rockefeller Center The GE Building at night Close-up against the night sky At night, from the ground View from Top of the Rock at dusk The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point at the Rockefeller Center. ... The CitySpire Center is a skyscraper, located in Midtown Manhattan, New York. ... One Chase Manhattan Plaza is a skyscraper located in the downtown Manhattan Financial District of New York City, United States. ... Condé Nast Building, seen from Empire State Building The Condé Nast Building, officially Four Times Square, is a modern skyscraper in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. ... MetLife Building as seen from the Empire State Building, 2005. ... ... The 60-story Woolworth Building is one of the oldest – and one of the most famous – skyscrapers in New York City. ... Built in 1989, One Worldwide Plaza is a two-building complex located in Manhattan in New York City. ... Carnegie Hall Tower is a 60 story skyscraper located in 57th street. ... Bear Stearns World Headquarters was built in 2001 and located in New York City. ... The AXA Center was built in 1986 to house the AXA Group,(A French life insurance company). ... One Penn Plaza from 34th Street One Penn Plaza is a skyscraper near Pennsylvania Station in New York City, west of Seventh Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets. ... Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. ... Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. ... Deutsche Bank AG NYSE: DB (German for German Bank) is a multinational bank operating worldwide and employing almost 64,000 people (Dec. ... One Astor Plaza is a 227m high skyscraper in Times Square in Midtown, New York City. ... One Liberty Plaza is a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, which currently resides at the location of the former Singer Building (in 1968, the tallest building to be demolished)). The building is 743 feet (225m) high and 54 floors. ... The new 7 World Trade Center (view from southeast) There are two buildings that have been named 7 World Trade Center; one was destroyed September 11, 2001, and one now occupies a smaller site. ... Three World Financial Center Three World Financial Center is one of the largest skyscrapers in New York City, located on West Street between Liberty and Vesey Streets in Lower Manhattan. ... Metropolitan Tower is a 68 story residential skyscraper ( 235 apartment units ) in Manhattan, New York City, standing at 57th Street. ... The Solow Building from 6th Avenue and 57th Street during the day The Solow Building (also known as 9 W. 57 St) is a skyscraper located in Manhattan just west of 5th Avenue, sandwiched between the 57th and 58th Street. ... The Marine Midland Building (also HSBC Bank Building) is a 52-story office building located at 140 Broadway in Manhattans financial district. ... Four Seasons The Four Seasons Hotel TSX: FSH.SV NYSE: FS chain consists of many hotels and resorts aimed at the top of the hotel market, as well as the wealthy. ... McGraw-Hill Building is the name of two high-rise buildings — both of them are in midtown Manhattan, New York City. ... The Lincoln Building, from 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue The Lincoln Building is an office building located on 60 East 42nd Street in New York City, opposite Grand Central Terminal. ... Trump Tower Trump Tower Trump Tower is a 68 story skyscraper in New York City. ... Citicorp Building is a 50 story (201 metres or 658 feet) office tower in Long Island City, Queens just outside of Manhattan. ... One Wall Street, Bank of New York Building (originally the Irving Trust Company Building) was completed in 1932. ... The Chanin Building is a skyscraper located on 122 East 42nd Street in New York city. ... Built in 1969, One New York Plaza, at the intersection of South and Whitehall Streets, is the southernmost of all Manhattan skyscrapers. ... The W.R. Grace Building is a 50-story skyscraper in New York City. ... Waldorf=Astoria hotel This article is about the hotel. ... Tower 49® is an office skyscraper in the Midtown Manhattan district of New York City While nowhere near as illustrious as its neighbours at Rockefeller Center it is of principle architectural note because it provides an elegant solution to the problem of an irregular building lot. ... The Orion is a 61-story condo tower currently, as of 2006, being developed in Midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue. ...


Tallest buildings in New York City's satellite cities and suburbs

Rank Name Location Height
feet / meters
Floors Year
1 Goldman Sachs Tower Jersey City 781 / 238 42 2004
2 101 Hudson Street Jersey City 548 / 167 42 1992
3 Newport Tower Jersey City 531 / 162 36 1991
4 Exchange Place Centre Jersey City 490 / 149 30 1989
5 Harborside Plaza 5 Jersey City 480 / 146 34 2002
6 National Newark Building Newark 465 / 142 34 1931
7 1180 Raymond Boulevard Newark 448 / 137 35 1930
8 Trump Plaza New Rochelle 420 / 128 32 2007
9 Galaxy Towers 1 Guttenberg 415 / 126 44 1976
10 Galaxy Towers 2 Guttenberg 415 / 126 44 1976
11 Galaxy Towers 3 Guttenberg 415 / 126 44 1976
12 Connecticut Financial Center New Haven 383 / 117 26 1993
13 Liberty View Towers (East) Jersey City 380 / 116 36 2003
14 Liberty View Towers (West) Jersey City 380 / 116 36 2003
15 Avalon-on-the-Sound II New Rochelle 375 / 114 39 2007
16 Prudential Plaza Newark 374 / 114 24 1960
17 80 Park Plaza Newark 360 / 110 26 1980
18 One Gateway Center Newark 359 / 109 30 1971
19 One City Place White Plains 354 / 108 35 2004
20 Trump Tower at City Center White Plains 354 / 108 35 2005

A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... The Goldman Sachs Tower looms above the skyline of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The Merrill Lynch Building (101 Hudson Street) is the second-tallest building in Jersey City. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Newport Tower The Newport Tower (also known as 2 Newport Center) in Jersey City, New Jersey is the third tallest building in Jersey City. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ... Galaxy Towers were erected in the late 1970s. ... Guttenberg is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Galaxy Towers were erected in the late 1970s. ... Guttenberg is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Galaxy Towers were erected in the late 1970s. ... Guttenberg is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Nickname: The Elm City Official website: www. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York. ... White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York. ...

Notes

Names in italics are under construction. The lists are current as of March 2006.


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