List of Tallest Buildings in New York City

List Of Tallest Buildings In New York City

New York City, the largest city in the United States, is home to 5,818 completed high-rises, 92 of which stand taller than 600 feet (183 m). The tallest completed building in the city is the 102-story Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan, which was finished in 1931 and rises to 1,250 feet (381 m), increased to 1,454 feet (443 m) by its antenna. It also is the third-tallest building in the United States and the 22nd-tallest building in the world. The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world from its completion until 1972, when the 110-story North Tower of the original World Trade Center was completed. At 1,368 feet (417 m), One World Trade Center briefly held the title as the world's tallest building until the completion of the 108-story Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago in 1974. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks in 2001, and the Empire State Building regained the title of tallest building in the City. The second-tallest building in New York is the Bank of America Tower, which rises to 1,200 feet (366 m), including its spire. Tied for third-tallest are the 1,046-foot (319 m) Chrysler Building, which was the world's tallest building from 1930 until 1931, and the New York Times Building, which was completed in 2007.

New York skyscrapers are concentrated in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, although other neighborhoods of Manhattan and the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx also have significant numbers of high-rises. As of January 2011, the entire city has 228 buildings that rise at least 500 feet (152 m) in height, including those under construction, more than any other city in the United States.

Since 2003, New York City has seen the completion of 22 buildings that rise at least 600 feet (183 m) in height. Fourteen more are under construction, including the 1,776-foot (541 m) One World Trade Center, which will claim the title of tallest building in the city upon its completion. On April 30, 2012, this building officially surpassed the structural height of the Empire State Building with steel reaching to 1,271 feet (387 m), but construction is not scheduled to be complete until 2013. One World Trade Center is part of the complex that will replace the destroyed World Trade Center, which also includes three more under-construction skyscrapers: the 1,350-foot (411 m) Two World Trade Center, 1,240-foot (378 m) Three World Trade Center and 975-foot (297 m) Four World Trade Center. Overall, as of July 2012, there were 218 high-rise buildings under construction or proposed for construction in New York City.

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