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American Skyscrapers Architecture

Key US Tower Developments – Tall Buildings in the USA

post updated May 4, 2021

US Skyscraper Architecture

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

We cover completed US Skyscrapers, 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

American Skyscraper Architecture : A-J

American Skyscrapers : K-Z (this page)

Recent Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

aqua tower

American Skyscraper Buildings

Major Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Louisville skyscraper design
Design: REX
Louisville skyscraper
picture : PRNewsFoto/Museum Plaza

LVMH Building, USA
Design: Christian de Portzamparc
LVMH Building American Skyscrapers
photo : Wade Zimmerman

MoMA Tower, New York
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
MoMA Tower New York - American Skyscrapers
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

New York Times Building, New York
Design: Renzo Piano BW with FXFOWLE
New York Times Company Headquarters - American Skyscrapers
photo by David Sundberg/Esto

One Bryant Park, New York
Design: Cook + Fox Architects
One Bryant Park American Skyscrapers
photo © Jock Pottle, Esto for Cook+Fox Architects

One Liberty Plaza, New York
Design: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
One Liberty Plaza New York - American Skyscrapers
photo © Andrew McRae

Time Warner Center, USA
Design: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Time Warner Center
photograph © Andrew McRae

World Trade Center towers, New York
Design: various architects
World Trade Centre Tower Three
image : RSHP, Team Macarie

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Key American Skyscraper Buildings, no links, alphabetical:

Lever Building, New York
Date built: 1952
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Architects
Lever Building

Marina City – ‘Corncob towers’, Chicago
Date built: 1967
Design: Bertrand Goldberg
Mixed-use development

One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York
Date built: 1960
Design: Gordon Bunschaft / SOM

Pan Am Building, New York
Date built: 1963
Design: Walter Gropius with Emery Roth & Sons and Pietro Belluschi
renamed Metlife Building

Penzoil Place, Houston, Texas
Date built: 1975
Philip Johnson Architect
36 storey skyscrapers, office space

PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date built: 1984
Philip Johnson and John Burgee
One PPG Place, 40-storey office building – PPG Industries headquarters

Rockefeller Center, New York
Date built: 1940
Raymond Hood, Architect
Rockefeller Center New York

Seagram Building 375 Park Avenue, New York
Date built: 1958
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect; Philip Johnson
Seagram Building

Sears Tower, Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Date built: 1973
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sears Tower

The Trump International Hotel and Tower, downtown Chicago
Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Trump International Hotel Tower
92 storeys: 2nd tallest skyscraper in USA

Woolworth Building, New York
Date built: 1913
Cass Gilbert, Architect
241m high, one of the first New York skyscrapers

World Trade Center – site, New York
Date built: 1973; destroyed 2001
Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth & Sons
World Trade Center building

World Financial Center, New York
Date built: 1986
Cesar Pelli Architect

W.R. Grace Building, New York
Date built: 1974
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Freedom Tower

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Buildings / photos for the American Skyscraper Architecture page welcome