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biggest buildings in nyc

Are you wondering what the tallest NYC buildings are? Here’s where the city’s skyscrapers stand as of 2016:

  • 15) Trump World Tower
    Before The Apprentice, Donald Trump was known for this signature NYC property completed 2001 for $300 million. It’s a 72-floor residential tower rising 861 feet.
  • 14) 8 Spruce Street
    Designed by Frank Gehry, this is one of the world’s highest residential towers – the tallest in the world when it was completed in 2011. 870 feet high, it stands just south of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • 13) 10 Hudson Yards
    At 895 feet, “the South Tower” is an office building in work on the West Side of Manhattan. It’s expected to be finished in 2016.
  • 12) 601 Lexington Avenue 
    Previously known as the Citigroup Center, this building stands at 915 feet. It was built for Citibank in 1977 and is known for its 45-degree angled top. It is now owned by Boston Properties.
  • 11) 40 Wall Street
    Completed in 1930, this 927-foot skyscraper held the record for tallest building for one month before being edged out by a spire attached to The Chrysler Building.
  • 10) 30 Park Place
    Under construction in Tribeca, this 937-foot tower will be the tallest residential building Downtown. The top floors will have 157 residences; the bottom will feature a Four Seasons.
  • 9) 70 Pine Street
    Completed in 1932 as a 952-foot, 67-story tower, 70 Pine is being renovated into luxury apartments. It was famous for its observation deck, no longer publicly-accessible.
  • 8) Four World Trade Center
    This 978-foot, $700 million office skyscraper is part of the new World Trade Center. With 74 floors, it was completed 2013 and is home to Deutsch Bank and the NY Board of Trade.
  • 7) One57
    At 1,005 feet, One57 is the tallest mixed-use building in NYC. Completed 2014, it features 92 premium luxury condominiums atop a new Park Hyatt Hotel – the brand’s flagship.
  • 6) The New York Times Building
    1,046-foot NYT is tied with the Chrysler Building. It became home to the iconic newspaper in 2007, but is a joint venture of NYT, Forest City Ratner, and ING.
  • One World Trade Center in New York City5) The Chrysler Building
    The 1,046-foot Chrysler Building is an NYC icon completed 1930, exemplifying the Art Deco style. It was Chrysler HQ for two decades, but is privately owned by the Chrysler family.
  • 4) Bank of America Tower

    Costing $1 billion, the 1,200-foot “BOAT” was in construction from 2004-2009. It’s the sixth-tallest building in the U.S. and is one of the world’s most energy-efficient buildings.
  • 3) Empire State Building
    Completed 1931, the iconic Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for an astonishing 39 years. Topping out at 1,250 feet, it cost $40.9 million at the time – $637 million today.
  • 2) 432 Park Avenue
    Clocking in at 1,396 feet, this is the tallest residential building in the world. It was completed in 2015 and opened with 104 luxury condos.
  • 1) One World Trade Center
    A symbol of resilience, 1WTC was completed in 2013 after seven years and rises to 1,776 feet – the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
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