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Key US Tower Developments – Tall Buildings in the USA

post updated May 4, 2021

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US Skyscraper Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of US Skyscraper Architecture. We aim to include tower buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed US Skyscraper buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the United States of America. The focus is on contemporary US towers but information on older buildings in the USA is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of American Skyscraper Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

American Skyscraper Buildings: news + key projects

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Recent Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Aqua Tower Chicago, Illinois
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower American Skyscraper Architecture
picture : Studio Gang Architects
Totaling over 1.9 million sf, Aqua Tower is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices. Among the building’s notable features is the green roof terrace atop its plinth—which at 80,000 sf is one of Chicago’s largest—and contains an outdoor pool, running track, gardens, fire pits and yoga terrace. A series of contours defined by outdoor terraces extends away from the face of the tower structure to provide views between neighboring buildings. The terraces inflect based on criteria such as the view, solar shading and size and type of dwelling.

American Skyscraper Buildings

Major Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

9 West 57th Street Building, New York
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
9 West 57th Street American Skyscraper Architecture
photograph © Andrew McRae

23 East 22nd Street, USA
Design: OMA (formerly Office for Metropolitan Architecture), The Netherlands
Manhattan skyscraper
image from Office for Metropolitan Architecture

56 Leonard Street, New York
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland
56 Leonard Street American Skyscraper Architecture
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008

77 West Wacker Drive, Chicago
Design: Ricardo Bofill – ‘Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive American Skyscraper Architecture
photo from Ricardo Bofill Architects

99 Church Street Tower, New York
Design: Robert A. M. Stern Architects, USA
99 Church Street Tower American Skyscraper Architecture
image dbox, courtesy of Silverstein Properties

200 Greenwich Street, New York
Design: Foster + Partners, UK
200 Greenwich Street
picture : Foster + Partners

235 Van Buren, Chicago
Architects: Perkins+Will, Chicago
235 Van Buren Chicago
image from architect

ACC Tower, Philadelphia
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox, USA
ACC Tower
picture : Awad Architectural Models Inc.

400 Park Avenue South, New York
Design: Christian de Portzamparc Architect, France
400 Park avenue
picture from architects

AT&T Building, New York
Design: Philip Johnson, Architect with John Burgee, USA
AT&T Building
image : isabelle lomholt

BLUE Residential Tower, New York
Design: Bernard Tschumi
BLUE Residential Tower Manhattan
photo : Peter Mauss/ESTO

Brooklyn Tower, New York
Design: Behnisch Architekten with StudioMDA
Brooklyn Tower American Skyscraper Architecture
picture from architects firm

COR tower Miami, Florida
Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design, USA
Miami tower American Skyscraper Architecture
image from architects office

Hearst Tower, New York
Design: Foster + Partners
Hearst Tower American Skyscraper Architecture
photograph © Andrew McRae

Hudson Yards New York skyscrapers
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Hudson Yards skyscrapers
image courtesy Steven Holl Architects

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Chicago Skyscrapers
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

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Mississauga Architecture
image from architect

Aon Center, Chicago

Key American Skyscraper Buildings, no links, alphabetical:

15 Central Park West, New York
Robert A. M. Stern
up to 35 storeys

111 First Street – mixed-use tower, Jersey City
52 storeys

500 Fifth Avenue Building, New York
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
212m high

900 Madison Avenue, New York
30 storeys high

Austrian Cultural Forum Tower, New York
Atelier Raimund Abraham
24 storeys / 278ft high

Boston Tower, Massachusetts
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)

Carnegie Hall Tower, New York
Cesar Pelli Architect

Chrysler Building, New York
William Van Alen Architect
Chrysler Building

City Spire Center, New York

Murphy/Jahn Architects
248m high skyscraper

Eleven Times Square, New York
FXFowle Architects
40 storeys

Empire State Building, New York
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
Empire State New York Building

Flatiron Building, New York
Daniel Burnham Architect

Fordham Spire, Chicago, Illinois
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Chicago Spire was set to be tallest tower in the USA

Fountain Place, Dallas, Texas
Pei Cobb Freed and Partners
60-storey skyscraper, 720 ft high

Hearst Building, New York
Foster + Partners
Hearst Building New York

Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe
Design: Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects – Walter Netsch

JP Morgan Chase New York, New York
215m high

John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
I.M. Pei and Partners
John Hancock Tower : tallest New England building

Freedom Tower

World Skyscrapers

World’s Tallest Building

American Architect

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How Skyscrapers Are Built

Humans’ fascination with building tall structures has naturally lead to the creation of the skyscraper. These giant buildings have helped define the modern city, providing vast functionality and useful benefits to the everyday person.

Although each is inherently unique with its design and function, they all share a commonality: how they are made. There might be a difference here or there, but the method is inherently the same. BigRentz put together an animated infographic to showcase the method of how skyscrapers are built, showing the progress and ingenuity of architecture, construction, and design

how skyscrapers are built

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