List of tallest buildings in New York City facts for kids

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in New York City.

Tallest buildings

     Was the world's tallest building upon completion.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 One World Trade Center One World Trade Center cropped2.jpg 1,776 (541.3) 104 2014 Is the 4th-tallest building in the world and the tallest building in the United States since its topping out on May 10, 2013. It is also the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest all-office building in the world.
2 432 Park Avenue* 432 Park Avenue, Aug 2014.jpg 1,400 (426) 96 2015 Tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; 15th-tallest building in the world; 3rd-tallest building in the United States. Topped out on October 10, 2014.
3 Empire State Building Empire States Building.jpg 1,250 (381) 102 1931 25th-tallest building in the world, 5th-tallest in the United States; first building in the world to contain over 100 floors. Built in just 14 months during the Great Depression, it was the tallest building in the world from its completion in 1931 until the World Trade Center was completed in 1972, and was again New York City's tallest building from 2001 until 2013 after the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
4 Bank of America Tower Bank of America - new york.jpg 1,200 (366) 55 2009 30th-tallest building in the world, 6th-tallest in the United States; first skyscraper to receive a Platinum LEED certification
5= Chrysler Building Chrysler Building by David Shankbone Retouched.jpg 1,046 (319) 77 1930 57th-tallest building in the world, 8th-tallest in the United States; first building in the world to rise higher than 1,000 feet (305 m); stood as the tallest building in the world from 1930 until 1931; tallest steel-framed brick building in the world
5= The New York Times Building Nytimes building rear.jpg 1,046 (319) 52 2007 66th-tallest building in the world, 8th-tallest in the United States; also known as the Times Tower
7 One57 One57 from Columbus Circle, May 2014.png 1,005 (306) 75 2014 Topped out in June 2012; will become the tallest mixed-use (residential and hotel) skyscraper in the city upon completion81st-tallest building in the world
8 Four World Trade Center 4 WTC May 17 2013.jpg 978 (298) 74 2013 Also known as 150 Greenwich Street, part of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, topped out on June 24, 2012, opened on November 13, 2013
9 70 Pine Street American International Building3.JPG 952 (290) 66 1932 20th-tallest building in the United States; formerly known as the American International Building and the Cities Service Building 70 Pine is being transformed into a residential skyscraper with 644 rental residences, 132 hotel rooms and 35,000 square feet of retail
10 40 Wall Street 40 Wall Street.jpg 927 (283) 70 1930 24th-tallest in the United States; was world's tallest building for less than two months in 1930; formerly known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building; currently known as the Trump Building, a more permanent name is 40 Wall Street
11 Citigroup Center Citicorp.JPG 915 (279) 59 1977 Formerly Citicorp Center and now known as 601 Lexington Avenue
12 8 Spruce Street Beekman Tower fr BB jeh.jpg 870 (265) 76 2011 Also known as Beekman Tower and New York by Gehry;
13 Trump World Tower Trumpworldtower 23may2005.jpg 861 (262) 72 2001 Third-tallest all-residential building in the city; tallest residential building in the world from 2000 until 2003
14 GE Building GE Building by David Shankbone cropped.JPG 850 (260) 70 1933 Formerly known as the RCA Building; colloquially referred to as "30 Rock" for its address, 30 Rockefeller Center; houses the Top of the Rock, the second-highest observation deck in New York
15 CitySpire Center Cityspire Metro Carnegie tower 55 jeh ShiftNcut.jpg 814 (248) 75 1987 Tallest mixed-use (residential and commercial) skyscraper in the city
16 One Chase Manhattan Plaza One Chase Manhattan Plaza 1.jpg 813 (248) 60 1961
17 Condé Nast Building 4timessquare 23may2005.JPG 809 (247) 48 1999 Also known as Four Times Square
18 MetLife Building Walter Gropius photo MetLife Building fassade New York USA 2005-10-03 cropped.jpg 808 (246) 59 1963 Formerly known as the Pan Am Building
19 731 Lexington Avenue Bloomberg tower.jpg 806 (246) 54 2005
20 Woolworth Building Woolworth bldg nov2005c.jpg 792 (241) 57 1913 Tallest building in the world from 1913 until 1930
21 One Worldwide Plaza Wwp50roof.JPG 778 (237) 50 1989
22 Carnegie Hall Tower Carnegie Hall Tower.JPG 757 (231) 60 1991
23 383 Madison Avenue BearStearns.JPG 755 (230) 47 2001 Formerly known as Bear Stearns World Headquarters
24 1717 Broadway 1717-Broadway2.jpg 753 (229) 68 2013 Tallest hotel in the western hemisphere
25 AXA Equitable Center AXA Center from GE Building, cropped.jpg 752 (229) 54 1986 Formerly known as the Equitable Building and Equitable Center West
26= One Penn Plaza MadisonSquareGarden 2003.JPG 750 (229) 57 1972
26= Exxon Building 1251 Avenue of the Americas.JPG 750 (229) 54 1971 Also known as 1251 Avenue of the Americas
26= Time Warner Center South Tower Time Warner Center May 2010.JPG 750 (229) 55 2004
26= Time Warner Center North Tower Time Warner Center May 2010.JPG 750 (229) 55 2004
30 200 West Street GoldmanSachsHeadquarters.JPG 749 (228) 44 2010 Also known as Goldman Sachs World Headquarters
31= 60 Wall Street 60 Wall Street building.jpg 745 (227) 55 1989 Also known as Deutsche Bank Building
32 One Astor Plaza One Astor Plaza May 2010.JPG 745 (227) 54 1972
33 One Liberty Plaza 0013TIARA P1000433.JPG 743 (226) 54 1973 Formerly known as the U.S. Steel Building
34= 20 Exchange Place 20 Exchange Place Tower 111.JPG 741 (226) 57 1931 Formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building
34= 7 World Trade Center Wtc7-2006-0911.jpg 741 (226) 52 2006
36 200 Vesey Street World Financial Center.jpg 739 (225) 51 1986 Also known as American Express Tower
37 Bertelsmann Building Bertlesman-tower.jpg 733 (223) 42 1990
38 Times Square Tower TimesSquareTower.jpg 726 (221) 47 2004
39 Metropolitan Tower Metro Carnegie towers fr W58 jeh.jpg 716 (218) 77 1987
40 500 Fifth Avenue 500 Fifth Avenue Panorama.jpg 709 (216) 60 1931
41 JP Morgan Chase World Headquarters 270 Park Avenue (WTM by official-ly cool 100).jpg 707 (215) 52 1960
42 General Motors Building Sherry Netherland Hotel jeh.JPG 705 (215) 50 1968
43 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower Metropolitan Life Tower April 2008.jpg 700 (213) 50 1909 Tallest building in the world from 1909 until 1913
44 Americas Tower Americas-tower.jpg 692 (211) 50 1992
45 Solow Building SolowBuilding.jpg 689 (210) 50 1974
46 HSBC Bank Building WSTM Mark Frank 0086.jpg 688 (210) 52 1967 Also known as Marine Midland Building
47= 55 Water Street 55 Water Street with north wing.JPG 687 (209) 53 1972
47= 277 Park Avenue 277parkave.jpg 687 (209) 50 1962
49 Morgan Stanley Building Morgan-stanley-building.jpg 685 (209) 42 1989 Also known as the Morgan Stanley World Headquarters
50 Random House Tower Random-house2.jpg 684 (208) 52 2003
51 Four Seasons Hotel New York 4 seasons hotel NY 56 jeh.jpg 682 (208) 52 1993 Tallest all-hotel building in the city
52 McGraw-Hill Building McGraw-Hill Building Rock Center by David Shankbone.jpg 674 (205) 51 1969 Also known as 1221 Avenue of the Americas
53= Lincoln Building Lincoln Building NYC.jpg 673 (205) 55 1930
53= Barclay Tower WSTM Mark Frank 0076.jpg 673 (205) 56 2007
55 Paramount Plaza Paramount-plaza.jpg 670 (204) 48 1971
56 Trump Tower Trump tower.jpg 664 (202) 58 1983
57 One Court Square Citicorp giant Whale Creek jeh.jpg 658 (201) 50 1990 Tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan; tallest building on Long Island and in the Borough of Queens; formerly known as the Citigroup Building
58 1 Wall Street 1 Wall Street.jpg 654 (199) 50 1931
59= 599 Lexington Avenue 599 Lexington Avenue.jpg 653 (199) 50 1986
59= Silver Towers I Silver Towers jeh.JPG 653 (199) 60 2009 Also known as River Place
59= Silver Towers II Silver Towers jeh.JPG 653 (199) 60 2009 Also known as River Place
62 712 Fifth Avenue 712FifthNYC.jpg 650 (198) 52 1990
63 Chanin Building Chanin Building, side up.jpg 649 (198) 56 1930
64 245 Park Avenue 245parkNYC.jpg 648 (198) 44 1966
65 Sony Tower Sony Building by David Shankbone.jpg 647 (197) 37 1984 Formerly known as the AT&T Building
66 225 Liberty Street World Financial Center.jpg 645 (197) 44 1987
67= 1 New York Plaza One New York Plaza.jpg 640 (195) 50 1969
67= 570 Lexington Avenue General Electric Building from southeast.jpg 640 (195) 50 1931 Also known as the General Electric Building
69 MiMA YOtel W42 10Av jeh.jpg 638 (195) 55 2011
70 345 Park Avenue 345park.jpg 634 (193) 44 1969
71 400 Fifth Avenue 631 (192) 57 2010
72= W. R. Grace Building W. R. Grace Building, New York, NY 10018, USA - Jan 2013.jpg 630 (192) 50 1971
72= Home Insurance Plaza WSTM-CornFedChicks0080.JPG 630 (192) 45 1966
72= 1095 Avenue of the Americas 1095 Avenue of the Americas and Bank of America Tower.jpg 630 (192) 40 1974 Also known as Verizon World Headquarters
72= W New York Downtown Hotel and Residences W Hotel Lower Manhattan.JPG 630 (192) 57 2010
76 101 Park Avenue 101park, Manhattan.jpg 629 (192) 49 1982
77= One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 1-dag.jpg 628 (191) 49 1972
77= Central Park Place Central-park-place-Manhattan.jpg 628 (191) 56 1988
77= 888 7th Avenue 888seventhManhattan.jpg 628 (191) 46 1971
80= Waldorf Astoria New York Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, 2006.jpeg 625 (191) 47 1931
80= Burlington House Burlington-house-nyc.jpg 625 (191) 50 1969
82 Trump Palace Condominiums Trump-palace1.jpg 623 (190) 54 1991
83= Olympic Tower Olympic Tower NY by David Shankbone.JPG 620 (189) 51 1976
83= Mercantile Building 10 E 40th Street NYC.jpg 620 (189) 48 1929 Also known as 10 East 40th Street
85= 425 Fifth Avenue WTM3 NYU FC 2 0073.jpg 618 (188) 55 2003
85= One Madison One Madison Park from Madison Square Park.jpg 618 (188) 51 2010
87= 919 Third Avenue 919thirdave.jpg 615 (187) 47 1971
87= New York Life Building New York Life Building 2.jpg 615 (187) 40 1928
87= 750 7th Avenue 750seventh.jpg 615 (187) 40 1989
87= The Epic Theepic.jpg 615 (187) 58 2007
91= Eventi Eventi Hotel 851 6th Av jeh.jpg 614 (187) 54 2010
91= Tower 49 Tower 49-01.jpg 614 (187) 45 1985
93 Calyon Building Credi- Lyonnais-building.jpg 609 (186) 45 1964
94 Baccarat Hotel and Residences* 606 (185) 48 2014 This building was topped out on August 23, 2013.
95 250 West 55th Street 605 (184) 39 2013 This building was topped out in mid-2012.
96 The Orion Team Alaska 0048.jpg 604 (184) 58 2006
97 590 Madison Avenue 590-madison-avenue.jpg 603 (184) 41 1983 Also known as the IBM Building
98 11 Times Square 11 Times Square New York NY 2014 09 02 01.jpg 601 (183) 40 2010 Also known as Times Square Plaza
99 1166 Avenue of the Americas Marsh & McLennan Headquarters at 1166 Avenue of the Americas.jpg 600 (183) 44 1974
New York Midtown Skyline at night - Jan 2006 edit1
View of the Midtown Manhattan skyline, looking north from the Empire State Building

Tallest buildings by pinnacle height

This lists ranks buildings in New York City based on pinnacle height measurement, which includes antenna masts. Standard architectural height measurement, which excludes non-architectural antennas in building height, is included for comparative purposes. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

NYCbyPinHt update
Tallest buildings in NYC, by pinnacle height, including all masts, antennae, poles, etc., whether architectural or not.
Pinn.
Rank
Std.
Rank
Name Pinnacle
height
ft (m)
Standard
height
ft (m)
Floors
Year
Sources
1 1 One World Trade Center 1,792 (546) 1,776 (541) 104 2014
2 3 Empire State Building 1,454 (443) 1,250 (381) 102 1931
3 2 432 Park Avenue 1,396 (426) 1,396 (426) 96 2015
4 4 Bank of America Tower 1,200 (366) 1,200 (366) 55 2009
5 17 Condé Nast Building 1,118 (341) 809 (247) 48 1999
6= 5= Chrysler Building 1,046 (319) 1,046 (319) 77 1931
6= 5= New York Times Building 1,046 (319) 1,046 (319) 52 2007
8 7 One57 1,005 (306) 1,005 (306) 75 2014
9 8 4 World Trade Center 977 (298) 977 (298) 72 2013
10 9 70 Pine Street 952 (290) 952 (290) 66 1932
11 19 Bloomberg Tower 941 (287) 54 2005

Tallest buildings in each borough

This lists the tallest building in each borough of New York City based on standard height measurement. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Borough Name Height
ft (m)
Floors
Year
Source
bronx Harlem River Park Towers I & II 404 (123) 44 1975
Brooklyn 388 Bridge Street 590 (180) 53 2013
Manhattan One World Trade Center 1,776 (541) 104 2014
Queens One Court Square 658 (201) 50 1990
Staten Island Church at Mount Loretto 225 (69) 1 1894

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