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Newark, the largest city in New Jersey and second largest in New York metropolitan area, is one of the United States' major air, shipping, and rail hubs. It has a distinctive skyline, though shorter than that of much larger New York City and slightly smaller Jersey City. Since the mid-2000s numerous buildings have been re-lit and made more prominent. Newark was founded in 1666, and its downtown grew around the site of the early settlement at Four Corners. Early highrises were developed there and at Military Park during the economic boom of the Roaring Twenties. In the New Newark era (1950s-1970s) modernist buildings went up, particularly around Washington Park. In the post-industrial-high tech era, development has been concentrated in the Gateway District near Penn Station. Clusters of residential highrises (not included in this list) are found throughout the city, particularly near Weequahic Park and Branch Brook Park. Three ZMPC Super-Post-Panamax container cranes each measuring 561 ft (171 m) at Port Newark are the tallest structures in the city.

Tallest buildings

Newark aerial looking northwest
View of Newark looking northwest in 2005.Several highrise buildings added to the skyline since.
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Tallest buildings: Eleven80, National Newark, and Prudential Plaza
Bridge Street Bridge from Broad St Br jeh
View to Gateway District
Newark Airport1
Newark Airport
Sacred Heart Cathedral BBP jeh
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Newark, New Jersey at night
From left: 550 Broad, New Jersey Bell, Mutual Benefit Life, and American Insurance Company buildings.
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550 Broad, NJ Bell, Mutual Benefit
Rank Name image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 National Newark Building National Newark Building.jpg 466 ft (142 m) 35 1931 Tallest building since its completion in 1931.
2 Eleven 80 Eleven 80-1180 Raymond Boulevard-Newark.jpg 448 / 137 36 1930 Tallest building from 1930 to 1931. Tallest residential building in the city.
3 Prudential Plaza Building Prudential Plaza - Newark - Four Corners.jpg 374 / 114 24 1960
4 80 Park Plaza
PSEG Headquarters
PSE&G 3.JPG 360 / 110 26 1980
5 1 Gateway Center Gateway One @ Newark Penn Station.JPG 359 / 109 30 1971
6 Zion Towers Zion Tower Newark (Weequahic).jpg 351 ft (107 m) 28 1969
7 Newark Legal Center Newark Legal Center @ Raymond Blvd..JPG 329 / 100 20 2000
8= 1 Newark Center
Seton Hall University School of Law
One Newark Center fr Cherry St jeh.jpg 326 / 99 22 1992
8= American Insurance Company Building American Insurance Company Building-Rutgers Newark.jpg 326 / 99 16 1930
8= Airport Traffic Control Tower
Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Airport Control Tower.jpg 325 / 99 2002
11 440 Elizabeth Avenue
aka Carmel Towers
& Essex Lake House
313 feet (95 m) 25 1970
12 Prudential Tower Prudential Tower Complete.JPG 313 feet (95 m) 20 2014 (topped out)
13 Prudential Building Prudential Building - Newark - 1940s.jpg 300 feet (91 m) 21 1942
14 50 Rector Park 296.1 feet (90.3 m) 24 2018
15 Penn Plaza East
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
NJ Transit HQ Newark.jpg 292 ft (89 m) (estimated) 21 1993
16 One Theater Square 1TheatreSquareNewarkAug2017.jpg 283.23 ft (86.33 m) 23 2018
17 Two Gateway Center Gateway2 Newark@Market&McCarter.JPG 272 / 83 18 1972
18 Military Park Building Military Park Building - Newark - Oct 2011.jpg 265 / 81 21 1926 Tallest building upon its completion in 1926 to 1930
19= New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building aka Walker House NJ Bell Headquarters Newark 01.JPG 260 / 79 20 1929
19= 24 Commerce Street 260 / 79 19 1926
20 Dr. Stanley S. Bergen Bldg
New Jersey Medical School
UMDNJ-Bergen Building 02.JPG 255 / 78 16 1954
21 33 Washington Street 133 Washington Street - Newark - Washington Park corner at James Street.jpg 251 / 77 20 1971
22= Mutual Benefit Life Building Mutual Benefit Life Bldg-Newark.jpg 246 ft (75 m) 20 1957
22= 1 Washington Park
Rutgers Business School
OneWashingtonParkNewarkRutgersBusinessSchool.JPG 246 ft (75 m) 18 1983
23 550 Broad Street 550 Broad Street Newark 01.JPG 243 ft (74 m) 19 1966
24 Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Sacred Heart fr hill center jeh.jpg 232 ft (71 m) (towers) n/a 1954
25 Bamberger's Bamburgers Newark (Washington Street) 02.JPG 226 /69
(roof)
14 1923 Tallest building after expansion in 1923

, now

26 Peter W. Rodino Federal Building Rodino Federal Building Newark.JPG 220 ft (67 m) 16 1967
27 Gibraltar Building Gibraltar Building - Newark - Halsey Street (former Prudential Hdqtrs).jpg 220 ft (67 m) 14 1927
28 Firemen's Insurance Company Building (Newark) Fireman's Insurance Building Four Corners Newark 03.JPG 220 ft (67 m) 19 1910 Tallest building upon its completion in 1910
29 Griffith Building Griffith Building Newark.JPG 210 ft (64 m) 15 1927
30 155 Washington

aka Newark Urby

155 Washington Street Newark 01.JPG 210 ft (64 m) 18 1930

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Timeline of tallest buildings since 1868

Prudential Home Office Newark 1896-1956f
Prudential Home Office (1956)
BambergersWOR1922
Bambergers 1923 building was originally adorned with WWOR-TV's radio tower

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Newark.

Name Street address Year built Height
ft / m
Floors Notes
North Reformed Church Newark North Reform Church jeh.JPG 1868 185 / 50
Prudential Main Building Broad Street 1892 150 / 46 11 demolished in 1956
Fireman's Insurance Company Building 280 Broad Street 1910 220 / 67 19
Bamberger's 131 Broad Street 1923 226/69 14
Military Park Building 60 Park Place 1926 265 / 81 21
Eleven 80 1180 Raymond Boulevard 1930 448 / 137 35
National Newark Building 744 Broad Street 1931 465 / 142 34

Proposed and under construction

Grant USA Tower would have been the tallest building in the United States had it been built. This lists buildings that are proposed for construction.

Name image Height
m/ft
Floors Year Notes
Four Corners Millennium Tower 1,196 ft (365 m) 80 2015 (proposed)
900 Broad Street 61 2019 (approved)
96 Clay Street 40 2020 (proposed)
Vibe 19 2018 (approved)
Westinghouse site 25 2018 (proposed) SJP Real Estate/Aetna
777 McCarter Highway 425 ft (130 m) 33 2018 (approved) Beyer Blinder Belle
56 Park Place 26 2018 (proposed)
Halo 40 2018 (proposed)
SoMa various various 2014 (proposed) Richard Meier
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