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The Tallest Buildings in America

Updated June 14, 2019 20.8k views24 items

List RulesTallest building height in the U.S.

This is a ranked list of the tallest buildings in the the US. These buildings include some of the newest and most beautiful 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 the 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 America people have 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.

These skyscrapers are often built by wealthy individuals or hugely successful multinational conglomerates. These tallest skyscrapers can be found all around the U.S. in commercial centers in places like Chicago, New York, and Seattle. These buildings offer some of the best views in the US.  These tallest buildings in the US include both business and commercial centers as well as residential buildings. If you are interested in architecture and buildings are are wondering “where is the tallest building in America?,” you can find it on this list.

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  • One World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tallest Buildings in America
    Photo: Nick Harris1 / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    Located in New York, this 1,776ft building was built in 2013 and has a 105 floors.
    • Located In: New York
  • Willis Tower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tallest Buildings in America
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    Located in Chicago this 1,776 ft building was built in 1974 and has 110 floors
    • Located In: Chicago
  • Empire State Building is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tallest Buildings in America
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Located in New York, this 1,250 ft builfing was built in 1931 and has 102 floors. 
    • Located In: New York City , New York , Midtown Manhattan , Fifth Avenue , United States of America

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  • Located in New York this 1,200 ft building  was built in 2009 and has 54 floors.
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