New York City Skyscrapers

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World Trade Center

5th and 6th highest buildings in the world
1368/1362 feet, 417/415 meters, 110 floors, 1972/1973

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue

The famous skyscraper erected in 1931, 102 floors, 381 meters high.

9th highest building in the world

Empire State Building, New Reuters

Chrysler Building

19th highest building in the world

American International Building

33rd highest building in the world
952 feet/290 meters, 67 floors, 1932

40 Wall Street

39th highest building in the world
927 feet/283 meters, 71 floors, 1930

Citicorp Center

44th highest building in the world
915 feet/279 feet, 59 floors, 1977

The Conde Nast Building

4 Times Square

53rd highest building in the world

The Conde Nast Building

Trump World Tower

845 United Nations Plaza (First Ave. between E 47th and E 48th St.)

After completion somewhere in 2001 Trump World Tower is going to be world's 55th highest building and the tallest residential tower in the world.

861 ft./263 m., 72 floors, Architect Costas Kondylis

GE Building, Rockefeller Center

850 feet/259 meters, 70 floors, 1933
58th highest building in the world

City Spire

150-156 W 56th Street

71st highest building in the world.

814 ft./248 m., 72 floors, completed in 1989.

or the City Center Tower, was built in 1987 as a 72-floor office and apartment building, the city's tallest mixed-use skyscraper.

City Spire

One Chase Manhattan Plaza

813 feet/248 meters, 60 floors, 1960
72nd highest building in the world

MetLife Building

808 feet/246 meters, 59 floors, 1963
73rd highest building in the world

The Woolworth Building

233 Broadway

792 feet/241 meters, 57 floors, 1913
78th highest building in the world

World Wide Plaza

1 Worldwide Plaza

87th highest building in the world
778 ft./237 m. 47 floors, completed in 1989

The World Wide Plaza

Bear Stearns World Headquarters

383 Madison Avenue

88th highest building in the world

777 ft./237 m., 47 floors, Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Bear Stearns continues construction of its new world headquarters at 383 Madison Avenue. The 44-story tower, scheduled for completion in 2002, will house up to 6,000 Bear Stearns employees. The new building will provide state of the art systems from trading floors to conference centers.

Carnegie Hall Tower

100th highest building in the world
757 feet/231 meters, 60 floors, 1991

Equitable Center

102nd highest building in the world
752 feet/229 meters, 51 floors, 1985


One Penn Plaza

103rd highest building in the world
750 feet/229 meters, 57 floors, 1972

Metropolitan Tower

153rd highest building in the world
716 feet/218 meters, 68 floors, 1985

New Reuters Building

3 Times Square

Reuters and the Rudin Management are constructing a 32-story office tower at the northwest corner of 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue (3 Times Square). As Reuters' new national headquarters, the tower will feature a Financial News TV Studio and approximately 34,000 square feet of state-of-the art signage. A spring 2001 opening is expected.

Seaport Plaza

1 Seaport Plaza
199 Water Street

1983 34 stories

rose between the 200 Water Street and South Street Seaport District at the East River waterfront. The massive 34-storey apartment tower borders from the west this fashionable, high-rent Downtown riverside district. The gray building slab is enlivened by minimal setbacks and projections.

The Seaport Plaza

The 1 Financial Square

The 1 Financial Square

32 Old Slip was built in 1987 to South Street at the intersection of Governeur Slip, facing East River. Replacing the U.S. Assay Building (1930), the building rose to a site originally owned by the Federal Government and sold for $27 million. The building's 93,000 m2 bulk was enabled by the use of air rights from the demolished fire station (which now operates from the building) and retained neo-Renaissance 100 Old Slip, ex-police station next door to the south. The stone-clad and arcaded base is a slight nod towards the 100 Old Slip, with its regular openings and cornice on the second setback. As it rises, this 37-storey building transforms in steps from a rectangle with "dented" corners to an octagon with a total height of 175.5 m. The lower facade has a theme of black and white horizontal striping of stone and glass with the facade top comprising merely of dark-tinted glass.

The Continental Center

The Continental Center

180 Maiden Lane

was built in 1983 to the East River waterfront for the Continental Insurance Corporation. The octagonal plan of the 169.5 m tall building and the dark, 41-storey, all-glass facade contrast with the neighbouring high-rises: the stepped limestone of the 120 Wall Street and the black and white grid on the slab of the 88 Pine Street. The interior makes extensive use of exposed concrete surfaces on the columns and walls. The building has 93,000 m2 of internal space, enabled by the transfer of air-rights from low-rises in the South Street Seaport Museum area.


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