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Tallest Skyscrapers In The United States (As Of 2018)

With a height of 541 meters, New York’s One World Trade Center is currently the tallest skyscraper in the United States. New York City scored particularly well, accounting for four skyscrapers out of the top ten and seven out of the top 17.

Willis Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in the United States. Illinois’s tallest high-rise the iconic Willis Tower (formerly and often still called the Sears Tower) sits in the heart of downtown Chicago. The data below shows the height of the tallest skyscrapers in the United States as of 2018 (in meters).

A new era of American skyscrapers: After almost a two-decade lull in skyscraper construction, the US is embracing taller buildings again. Last year alone, the United States added 14 new skyscrapers into the mix. In the past decade, New York City has added 25 new skyscrapers to its iconic skyline.

Between now and 2022, 44 skyscraper projects are expected to be completed in the US, with the vast majority being built in New York City.

These are the tallest skyscrapers in the United States:

RankSkyscraperCityFloorHeightYear Built
1One World Trade CenterNew York City104541 meters2014
2Willis TowerChicago108442 meters1974
3432 Park AvenueNew York City96426 meters2015
4Trump International Hotel & TowerChicago98423 meters2009
5Empire State BuildingNew York City102381 meters1931
6Bank of America TowerNew York City58366 metersm2009
7Aon CenterChicago83346 meters1973
8875 North Michigan AvenueChicago100344 meters1969
9Comcast Innovation & Technology CenterPhiladelphia59342 meters2018
10Wilshire Grand CenterLos Angeles73335 meters2017
11Three World Trade CenterNew York City71329 meters2018
12Salesforce TowerSan Francisco61326 meters2018
13Chrysler BuildingNew York City77319 meters1930
14New York Times TowerNew York City52319 meters2007
15Bank of America PlazaAtlanta55312 meters1992
16US Bank TowerLos Angeles73310 meters1989
17Franklin Center North TowerChicago60307 meters1989

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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