List of tallest buildings in Upstate New York

Upstate New York, broadly defined as a region of the U.S. state of New York north of New York City and Westchester County, is home to several skyscrapers and high-rises. The tallest building in New York State is the 104-story One World Trade Center, which was completed in 2014 and rises to 1,776 feet (541 m) in Lower Manhattan, New York City.[1] New York City, the largest city in the United States, is home to the vast majority of the skyscrapers in New York; outside the city, most of the state's skyscrapers are concentrated in Albany, Buffalo and Rochester. The tallest building in Upstate New York is the 44-story Erastus Corning Tower, which rises 589 feet (180 m) in Albany, the state's capital city.[2] Although the building is the tallest in the upstate region by a significant margin, it does not appear in the 100-tallest buildings in New York state when New York City skyscrapers are included in the ranking.[3] The second-tallest building in the upstate region is the 529-foot (161 m) Seneca One Tower, which also stands as the tallest building in the city of Buffalo.[4]

Tallest buildingsEdit

 
Skyline of Buffalo
 
Skyline of Rochester
 
Skyline of Albany
 
Skyline of Niagara Falls
 
Skyline of Syracuse

This list ranks completed skyscrapers in Upstate New York that stand at least 290 feet (88 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. 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.

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year City Notes
1 Erastus Corning Tower   589 / 180 44 1966 Albany Tallest building in Albany[2]
2 Seneca One Tower   529 / 161 40 1972 Buffalo Tallest building in Buffalo[4]
3 Xerox Tower   443 / 135 30 1968 Rochester Tallest building in Rochester
4 Legacy Tower   401 / 122 20 1995 Rochester
5 Buffalo City Hall   398 / 121.3 32 1931 Buffalo
6 The Metropolitan   392 / 119 27 1973 Rochester
7 Rand Building   391 / 119 29 1929 Buffalo
8 Alfred E. Smith Building   388 / 118 34 1928 Albany
9 Kodak Tower   360 / 110 19 1914 Rochester Expanded from 16 to 19 floors in 1930
10 Seneca Niagara Casino Tower   358 / 109 26 2006 Niagara Falls Tallest building in Niagara Falls, New York [5]
11 Main Place Tower   350 / 107 26 1969 Buffalo
12 Liberty Building   345 / 105 23 1925 Buffalo 333 feet/101.5 meters to the roof
13 One M & T Plaza   317 / 97 21 1966 Buffalo [6]
14 State Tower Building   312 / 95.4 23 1927 Syracuse Tallest building in Syracuse
15 1, 2, 3, and 4 Empire State Plaza   310 / 94 23 1966 Albany Also known as the Agency Buildings
19 First Federal Plaza   309 / 94 21 1976 Rochester Top was formerly a revolving restaurant
20 Electric Tower   294 / 90 14 1912 Buffalo Also known as the Niagara Mohawk Building.

Timeline of tallest buildingsEdit

This section lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Upstate New York. Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral held the title twice, both before the construction and after the demolition of the original Electric Tower, which was designed as a temporary building that would only last the length of the Pan-American Exposition.

Years as
tallest
Name City Image Height
ft / m
Floors Notes
1851–1901 Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral Buffalo   275 / 84 N/A
1901–1902 Electric Tower (Pan-American Exposition) Buffalo   389 / 119 N/A Demolished shortly after the close of the Pan-American Exposition. Not to be confused with the present-day Electric Tower at Washington and East Huron Streets, listed below. Second-tallest building in New York State at the time of its construction, only two feet (61 cm) shorter than the Park Row Building in New York City. Tallest building ever destroyed in Upstate New York.
1902–1912 Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral Buffalo   275 / 84 N/A
1912–1914 Electric Tower Buffalo   294 / 90 14
1914–1925 Kodak Tower Rochester   unknown 16 Expanded from 16 to 19 floors in 1930. Exact pre-1930 height unknown.
1925–1928 Liberty Building Buffalo   345 / 105 23
1928–1929 Alfred E. Smith Building Albany   388 / 118 34
1929–1931 Rand Building Buffalo   391 / 119 29 First building to exceed the height of the original Electric Tower, demolished 27 years earlier.
1931–1966 Buffalo City Hall Buffalo   398 / 121 32
1966– Erastus Corning Tower Albany   589 / 180 44

Buildings in Westchester County ranked by floor countEdit

Due to Westchester County bordering New York City, the following are not included in the main list:

Rank Name City Floors Year
1 11 Lawton Street New Rochelle 48
2 The Residences at the Ritz Carlton N White Plains 44 2009
3 The Residences at the Ritz Carlton S White Plains 44 2008
4 Trump Plaza New Rochelle 40 2007
5 Skyline New Rochelle (FKA Avalon on the Sound East; 40 Memorial Highway) New Rochelle 39 2006
6 Trump Tower at City Center White Plains 35 2005
7 La Rochelle (FKA Avalon on the Sound; 255 Huguenot St) New Rochelle 35 2001
8 One City Place White Plains 35 2005
9 587 Main Street / 360 Huguenot St New Rochelle 28 2019
10 Saint Casimir Apartments[7] Yonkers 28 1979
11 Seven Pines Tower Yonkers 27 1974
12 Parkledge Apartments (West Tower) Yonkers 23 1971
13 25 Bank Street White Plains 22 2003
14 Westchester One White Plains 21 1976
15 Tower One Yonkers 20 1971
16 Westchester County Courthouse White Plains 19 1974

See alsoEdit

List of tallest buildings by cityEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Empire State Building". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
  2. ^ a b "Erastus Corning II Tower". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  3. ^ "Diagram of Skyscrapers in the State of New York". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  4. ^ a b "One HSBC Center". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  5. ^ Seneca Niagara Casino Tower | Buildings | EMPORIS
  6. ^ One M & T Plaza | Buildings | EMPORIS
  7. ^ existing | Buildings | EMPORIS