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Tallest buildings in USA

The following are the tallest buildings in USA:

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center recaptures the New York skyline, reasserts downtown Manhattan’s preeminence as a business center, and establishes a new civic icon for the country. Standing at 541.3m, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.

It is a memorable architectural landmark for the city of Manhattan and the nation, and connects seamlessly to the city with linkages to an extensive underground transportation network. Extending the long tradition of American ingenuity in high-rise construction, the design solution is an innovative mix of architecture, structure, urban design, safety, and sustainability.

One Vanderbilt

One Vanderbilt is a 67-floor supertall skyscraper at the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York City. Proposed by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and developer SL Green Realty as part of a planned Midtown East rezoning in the early 2010s, the tower stands immediately west of Grand Central Terminal.

The 427m tower connects directly to the city’s transportation network, blending private enterprise and the public realm. Along with the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, One Vanderbilt is one of three landmarks that define Manhattan’s skyline. The project transforms the civic experience of the Grand Central District, introducing cutting-edge office space and new accessible pathways to one of the city’s largest transportation hubs.

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432 Park Avenue

The pencil-thin 432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of supertall, superslim skyscrapers. Located in the ever-opulent Midtown neighborhood, the tower is placed in the heart of Manhattan overlooking Central Park. The narrow design of the building is intentional; as Manhattan increases in density, it is becoming ever more important to maximize building heights relative to site area.

The 426m tower was developed by CIM Group and Harry B. Macklowe and designed by Rafael Viñoly. It features 125 condominiums as well as amenities such as a private restaurant for residents. The tower has some of the most expensive residences in the city, with the median unit selling for tens of millions of dollars.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

The fourth tallest building in the United States, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago served as the inspiration for Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and has quickly become one of the best luxury hotels in Chicago and downtown’s most enviable address.

Designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 98-story tower which reaches a height of 423.2m is next to the main branch of the Chicago River, with a view of the entry to Lake Michigan beyond a series of bridges over the river.

Empire State Building

As the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1971, the Empire State Building is the ancestor of all supertall skyscrapers and makes a lasting impression in the minds of all who have stood beneath, or atop, this international icon. Among the accolades and achievements that this tower claims, perhaps the most impressive is that it took less than 14 months to construct, a timeline that is unimaginable for a building of similar height today.

Marveling at the ability of steel-framed buildings to support added weight, architects tested the material at a supreme scale. The 381m tower was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York.


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