The United States is boasting some really amazing skyscrapers that are giving tough competition to rival countries. From The World Trade Center to the Willis Tower, every skyscraper in the USA is built with the utmost accuracy that it is difficult to find a single glitch in the architecture. This might be the reason why these buildings are standing firm conquering all the atmospheric conditions
The United States itself comprises big cities every one of which has more than one skyscraper building that is the main attraction of the city. While you are in Us for your business trip or vacation, you can do more adventurous things here like witnessing the skyline view of the city from the observation deck or capturing a picture with the tallest US building in the background. Even the idea of clicking such pictures makes us feel delighted inside.
Here is the list of best USA skyscrapers that are exemplary examples of architecture and offer amazing views to tourists.
1. World Trade Centre
The World Trade Centre is a group of 7 skyscraper buildings located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The excellent architecture of the WTC is casting a spell over others through its massive design and the part it plays in the development of the country. Although the major building was destructed in a terrorist attack on 11 Sept 2001 in which nearly three thousand casualties have been reported by the news channels. The destruction was so massive that it took more than 8 months to clean up the area after the attack.
After a long run of considerable planning, the building was reconstructed and completed in May 2013. However, the building was inaugurated after one and a half years of delay in November 2014 after confirming all the safety factors. The World Trade Centre remains entitled as the Tallest skyscraper building in North America and in the Western Hemisphere for more than 2 decades.
Location: Lower Manhattan, New York City
Height: 1,792 ft
Opened on: April 4, 1973
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2. Willis Tower
Willis Tower in Chicago is a 108-floor skyscraper building in the USA that holds a prestigious position globally for its outstanding design. This building on the streets of Chicago offers an implicit view of the city from the observation deck. The observation deck is located at the height of 1,353 feet (412.4 m), from the ground is the only height point in the Western Hemisphere.
The towering height of Willis Tower is even surpassing the height of One World Trade Center located in Lower Manhattan by 180ft. The stupendous design of Willis Tower makes this one of the best attractions in the USA.
Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Height: 442 m, 527 m to tip
Opened: May 1973
3. Central Park Tower (Nordstrom Tower), Manhattan
Opened the previous year, the Central Park Tower in manhattan, new york city is one of the most fantastic places in the city to see. It is a residential tower and most of the billionaires in the country have already purchased their flats in it. There is a total of 136 floors in the Central Park Tower among which 98 are above the ground and 3 floors are built underground for parking and commercial use. It is the thinnest skyscraper in the world with an impressive width-to-height ratio of 1:23. This wonderful building is the fourteenth tallest building in the world.
Location: 225 West 57th Street; Manhattan, New York City
Height: 472 m
4. Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago
This tower is named after the former president of the USA ‘Donald trump’. This tower has 98 floors in it among which most of the floors are occupied by hotels. While the rest of the floors are occupied by restaurants, spas, and retail stores for customers. Architect Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill are the face behind the design of this extraordinary high-rise building. It takes around four years to complete this building with utmost excellence. The Trump Organization put its hands into the development of this amazing skyscraper in the USA.
Location: 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 1,388 feet
Opened: January 30, 2009
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5. Bank of America Tower, New York City
This is a 58 floors skyscraper in New York City that is said to be the most energy-efficient building in the town. The top floor of the building is located at the height of 769 ft whereas the actual height of the roof is 945 ft from the ground. In the year 2017, this tower has been awarded for being green. The terrace of Bank of America Tower is open for visitors and you can head to the top floor of the building for expansive views of the city.
Location: Sixth Avenue & 42nd Street, Manhattan, New York 10036
Height: 1,200 ft
Opened in: 2009
6. St. Regis Chicago
The multi-story St. Regis Chicago was formerly known as the Wanda Vista Tower is a prominent building in the USA boasting a height of 1,198 ft from the ground. St. Regis is a residential building with multiple floors occupied by a hotel chain.
This is the first skyscraper building in the world designed by a female architect. Jeanne Gang is the name behind the unique and gorgeous design of St. Regis Chicago. Nearby St. Regis Chicago there is another skyscraper building named ‘Aqua skyscraper’ that too was designed by Jeanne Gang.
Though this building was completed in 2020 but the owner hasn’t passed the notice to open this space for common people. The hotel portion of this building was about to open in 2022 and soon people will get a chance to reside in one of the most expensive hotels in Chicago.
Address: 363 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Height: 1,198 ft
7. Wilshire Grand Tower, New York
The Wilshire Grand Tower is a freshly constructed high-rise commercial space in New York, USA. This is a multipurpose space in NY with an expensive hotel, retail stores, observation deck, bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, shopping malls, and offices. However, the maximum floors are occupied by the Wilshire Grand Hotels. The original branch of Wilshire Grand Hotel was first opened in 1952. Floor number 31 to 68 is occupied by the Wilshire Grand Hotel as they have 889 opulent rooms with all modern amenities for a super comfortable stay for customers.
The guests of Wilshire Grand Hotel get free access to the bar, swimming pool, gym, and restaurant which seems to be the best part of your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.
Address: 175 Greenwich St, New York, United States
Height: 1,100 ft
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8. Salesforce Tower, San Francisco
Salesforce Tower is an office building located on the San Francisco coast also known as Transbay Tower. It is a complete office building in the USA occupied by multinational organizations from the transportation, retail, and residential sectors. There is a total of 61 floors in this skyrise building that are fitted with 34 ultra-high-speed elevators. These elevators have the capability to carry people to the top floor just in the friction of a second.
Wilshire Grand Centre in Los Angeles is surpassing the towering height of Salesforce Tower and making it the second-tallest building in the USA just to the west of the Mississippi River
Address: 415 Mission St, San Francisco, United States
Height: 326 m
Opened in: January 2018
9. Comcast Innovation & Technology Centre, Philadelphia
The Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, US is a spirited 60 story building, rising up to a height of 1,121 feet (342 m). It is the tallest building in Philadelphia and is endowed as the fourteenth-tallest skyscraper in the United States. The Comcast Technology Center features the highest hotel in the country, whereas the lower floor of the building has some retail stores and a television studio for ordinary customers. The in-between floors of the building are occupied by the Comcast Technology Centre for software developers and engineering purposes.
Address: 1800 Arch St, Philadelphia, United States
Height: 339 m, 341 m to tip CTBUH
Opened: October 2018
10. Chrysler Building, New York
The Chrysler Building on 405 Lexington Ave, New York is one of the most recognizable landmarks and one of the best skyscraper buildings in the United States. Initially, this building was constructed in 1930 and it remain the tallest building in the country for just a few months, then the completion of The Empire State Building happens, which is the new tallest structure in the country.
This Art Deco type skyscraper in the United States is 1,046 feet (319 m) high in structure and was built using a high-quality stainless steel framework. This is the reason why this building is standing high till now facing all the climatic changes and have seen the country developing all these years. The Chrysler Building comprises 77 floors with 32 elevators to take passengers to the top floor and vice versa.
Address: 405 Lexington Ave, New York, United States
Height: 319 m CTBUH
Opened: May 27, 1930
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The United States is home to the world’s astonishing skyscrapers and we have listed a few of them in this blog. Billionaires of the country can be easily spotted nearby these superstructures in the USA. So, if you really want to meet any of your favorite billionaires residing in the United States then it could be a strong reason to plan a visit to the country of skyscrapers. Moreover, another reason that creates a strong urge among adventurous is the gorgeous skyline view of the city they get from the top of these buildings. Most of these skyscraper towers in the United States have an observation deck from where people can have a stunning view of the United States. Plan a vacation to the United States soon to visit these skyscrapers and make your friends jealous about it.