Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers in America

A dominant number of tallest skyscrapers in the world were once in America but as of 2011, only 4 out the tallest 25 buildings in the world are located in the US. Over the years, 11 different buildings in America have held the record of being the tallest building in the world. When taking into consideration the tallest skyscrapers in America, one frequently comes across Chicago and New York City. As a matter of fact, 8 out of 10 tallest buildings in America are located in either of these cities.

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    Willis Tower:

    Formerly named Sears Tower, Willis Tower is the tallest completed building in the US. Located in Chicago, Willis Tower is ranked 9th tallest building in the world. Its height is 1,451 feet.

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    Trump International Hotel and Tower:

    Trump International Hotel and Tower is also located in Chicago and is the second tallest building in United States. It was completed in 2009 and has a total of 92 floors. The height of Trump International Hotel and Tower is 1,389 feet.

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    Empire State Building:

    Empire State Building has 102 floors which makes is the first building ever completed that has more than 100 floors. In the US, Empire State Building is the third tallest, completed building whereas globally, it is rated 19th tallest building. Empire State Building is located in New York City. Empire State Building is 1,250 feet high.

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    Bank of America Tower:

    Bank of America Tower was completed in 2009 and is located in New York City. It has 54 floors and is the 4th tallest building in United States. Its height is 1,200 feet.

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    Aon Centre:

    Located in Chicago and having 83 floors, Aon Centre was completed in 1973. Globally, it stands to be the 30th tallest building whereas is the US; it holds the 5th place in the list of tallest, completed buildings. The height of Aon Centre is 1,136.

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    John Hancock Centre:

    Containing 100 floors, John Hancock Centre was completed in 1969 and is located in Chicago. It is the first trussed-tube building ever built. John Hancock Centre is 1,127 high which makes it the 6th tallest building in the US.

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    Chrysler Building:

    Located in New York City, Chrysler Building is 1,046 feet high and contains 77 floors. It was completed in 1930.

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    New York Times Building:

    New York Times Building is located in New York City and is 1,046 feet high. This ties the record of the New York Times Building with that of Chrysler Building.

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    Bank of America Plaza:

    Bank of America Plaza is located in Atlanta and is 1,023 feet high. Bank of America Plaza holds the record of being the tallest building in America outside of New York City and Chicago.

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    U.S. Bank Tower:

    U.S. Bank Tower is located in Los Angeles and contains 73 floors. It was completed in 1989.

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