Do you remember the feeling you had when you first saw the New York City skyline in person? If you haven’t seen it up close, you probably have an image of the Empire State Building etched in your mind. The fact is, New York is filled with iconic skyscrapers. While many of these famous buildings have stood tall for decades, some of the city’s tallest have only recently been built.
The skyline is changing rapidly, due to increased real estate activity in Manhattan, as well as advancements in construction technology. We’ve come a long way since the Great Depression era when the Empire State and Chrysler buildings were built! In fact, 8 out of the Top 10 tallest buildings in NYC were built within the past 20 years, with more currently under construction.
The title of the city’s tallest building will probably always be up for grabs, but for now, that distinction goes to One World Trade Center. Standing resolutely in place of the former Twin Towers, One World Trade is not only the tallest skyscraper in NYC, but currently, it is the tallest building in the entire Western Hemisphere. Starting with Number One, explore the 100 tallest buildings in NYC, from top to bottom. Enjoy this graphic from TopViewNYC.com!