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10 Tallest Buildings in New York that Transform the City Skyline

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Jul 11, 2019
New York City (NYC) is the city of tall buildings reaching up to the sky. The NYC skyline is defined by historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Some of these top 10 tallest buildings in New York City have led to an architectural renaissance in the city adding a structural grandeur to the city of heights.

1. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States and the 6th-tallest in the world. It stands 1,776 feet with 94 floors above the ground and 5 floors in the basement. It is one momentous structure that was built to replace the World Trade Towers destroyed in 11/9.

2. 432 Park Avenue

This 1,396-foot structure is the 3rd-tallest building in the U.S. and the tallest residential building in the world. It is also the 2nd-tallest building in NYC and the 1st building outside the World Trade Center Complex that is taller than the original Twin Towers.

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3. 30 Hudson Yards

Also called the North Tower, it is 1,268 feet in height. This ambitious 90-story office tower is the highest building at Hudson Yards and the 2nd-tallest office building in New York City.

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4. Empire State Building

This 102-story Art Deco skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan. It stands 1,250 feet tall and is considered to be the 5th-tallest building in the U.S. and the 28th-tallest in the world.

5. Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower in Manhattan is 1,200 feet skyscraper which is the most ecologically friendly and efficient building in the world. It is the 5th-tallest building in NYC and the 7th tallest building in the U.S.

6. 3 World Trade Center

This skyscraper was built as a part of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. This 80-story World Trade Center is 1,079 feet high and the 6th-tallest building in the city.

7. 53 West 53

This 1,050 feet super tall skyscraper is the 7th-tallest building in the city. It is 82-story glass tower located next to The Museum of Modern Art.

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8. Chrysler Building

This Art Deco-style skyscraper is 1,046 feet tall. This world’s tallest brick building with steel framework is the 8th-tallest building in NYC.

8. The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building gets its name from The New York Times, its main tenant. It is 1,046 feet tall and ties with the Chrysler Building on the 8th position.

10. 35 Hudson Yards

35 Hudson Yards stand tall at 1,009 feet. It is 72-story building with 137 apartments and additional allotment of office space.

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Hundreds of skyscrapers tower the New York City skyline. A few of these buildings have added an iconic edge that makes them dominate the New York skyline.