New York City
, the largest city in the United States, is home to 5,845 completed high-rises
, 97 of which stand taller than 600 feet (183 m). The tallest building
in New York is the One World Trade Center
, which rises 1,776 feet (541 m) and was topped out
on May 10, 2013. The 104-story skyscraper also stands as the tallest building in the United States
, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
, and the 4th-tallest building in the world
. The tallest completed building in the city is the 102-story Empire State Building
in Midtown Manhattan
, which was finished in 1931 and rises to 1,250 feet (381 m), increased to 1,454 feet (443 m) by its antenna. It also is the fourth-tallest building in the United States and the 23rd-tallest building in the world. The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world from its completion until 1972, when the 110-story North Tower of the original World Trade Center
was completed. At 1,368 feet (417 m), One World Trade Center briefly held the title as the world's tallest building until the completion of the 108-story Sears Tower
(now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago in 1974. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks in 2001
, and the Empire State Building regained the title of tallest building in the City. The third-tallest building in New York is the Bank of America Tower
, which rises to 1,200 feet (366 m), including its spire. Tied for fourth-tallest are the 1,046-foot (319 m) Chrysler Building
, which was the world's tallest building from 1930 until 1931, and the New York Times Building
, which was completed in 2007.
New York City skyscrapers are concentrated in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, although other neighborhoods of Manhattan and the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx also have significant numbers of high-rises. As of January 2011 , the entire city has 228 buildings that rise at least 500 feet (152 m) in height, including those under construction, more than any other city in the United States.
Since 2003, New York City has seen the completion of 23 buildings that rise at least 600 feet (183 m) in height. Thirteen more are under construction, including One World Trade Center, which will be the tallest building in the country when complete. One World Trade Center is part of the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, which also includes the 975-foot (297 m) 4 World Trade Center, 7 World Trade Center and the two under-construction buildings: the 1,350-foot (411 m) 2 World Trade Center and the 1,171-foot (357 m) 3 World Trade Center. Overall, as of November 2013 , there were 170 high-rise buildings under construction or proposed for construction in New York City.