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The Tallest Buildings By State

The state of New York hosts the tallest building of the country which is the 1,776 ft tall One World Trade Center.

History Of Skyscrapers In The US

Architects and engineers have continued to come up with ways of building up into the sky to achieve the human desire for life in the skies. Skyscrapers are the proof of the technological innovation and human imagination of living in the sky. The skyscrapers in the modern world are relatively recent because of the limitations in technology. Most of the tall buildings used for work and habitation were built during the nineteenth century. The construction of the tallest buildings in the US began in 1890 with the Agora Grand Event Center in Lewiston City, Maine State.The list below describes the current top three tallest buildings (by architectural heights) of the United States, and the future projects or upcoming tallest buildings in the US states.

One World Trade Center

It is the tallest building in the US with an architectural height of about 1,776 feet and 104 floors. The building belongs to the New York State, and it is located in the New York City. It was built in 2013 to serve primarily as an office building. The building is also under the ownership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Also, it has been the tallest structure in its host city from April 30, 2012. The complex of the new One World Trade Center will have five high-rise buildings along the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Greenwich Street.

Willis Tower

Willis Tower is 1,451 feet tall and a 108-story building, making it second after One World Trade Center. The owner of this building is the Blackstone Group. It was built in 1974 to serve the primary purpose of an office. The host city of this building is Chicago in Illinois State. Willis Tower is a seminal achievement of Fazlur Rahman Khan, its architect. It is also one of the most famous destinations for tourists in Chicago since over a million people visit its observation site yearly.

Empire State Building

The building is 1,250 feet tall and has 102 floors. Located in the New York City, New York State, it is the third tallest building in the United States. It is also one of the popular US landmarks and serves primarily as a docking station. It was designed by a group of architects known as Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and is currently owned by Anthony Malkin. Empire State Building ceased to be the US’s tallest building in April 2013 when the current tallest building in the country, the new One World Trade Center, was completed.

Future Projects/Upcoming Tallest Buildings In The US States

The top three future projects of the tallest building in the US states include Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania state) and the 4/C in Seattle, Washington State. The other upcoming tallest buildings include Rebrand of Empire World Towers in Miami city, Florida State; One Bayfront Plaza in Miami city, Florida State; 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City in New Jersey State and 1001-1011 Jefferson Street in Wilmington city, Delaware State.

The Tallest Buildings Of The US States

RankStateUS CityBuildingHeight (ft)FloorsPrimary Purpose
1AlabamaMobileRSA Battle House Tower74535Office
2AlaskaAnchorageConoco-Phillips Building29622Office
3ArizonaPhoenixChase Tower48340Office
4ArkansasLittle RockSimmons Tower54640Office
5CaliforniaLos AngelesWilshire Grand Center1,10073Hotel/Office
6ColoradoDenverRepublic Plaza71456Office
7ConnecticutHartfordCity Place I53538Office
8DelawareWilmingtonRiver Tower at Christina Landing34027Residential
9District of ColumbiaWashington, D.C.Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception3291Church
10FloridaMiamiPanorama Tower86882Residential
11GeorgiaAtlantaBank of America Plaza1,02355Office
12HawaiiHonoluluFirst Hawaiian Center42930Office
13IdahoBoiseZion's Bank Building32318Office
14IllinoisChicagoWillis Tower1,451108Office
15IndianaIndianapolisSalesforceTower83048Office
16IowaDes Moines801 Grand (The Principal Building)63045Office
17KansasWichitaEpic Center32022Office
18KentuckyLouisville400 West Market54935Office
19LouisianaNew OrleansOne Shell Square69751Office
20MaineLewistonAgora Grand Event Center2203Event Center
21MarylandBaltimoreTransamerica Tower52940Office
22MassachusettsBoston200 Clarendon (John Hancock Tower)79060Office
23MichiganDetroitRenaissance Center75573Hotel
24MinnesotaMinneapolisIDS Center79257Office
25MississippiBiloxiBeau Rivage Casino Hotel34732Hotel
26MissouriKansas CityOne Kansas City Place62442Office
27MontanaBillingsFirst Interstate Center27220Office
28NebraskaOmahaFirst National Bank Tower63445Office
29NevadaParadiseThe Palazzo64250Hotel & Casino
30New HampshireManchesterCity Hall Plaza27520Office
31New JerseyJersey City30 Hudson Street78142Office
32New MexicoAlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Plaza35122Office
33New YorkNew York CityOne World Trade Center1,776104Office
34North CarolinaCharlotteBank of America Corporate Center87160Office
35North DakotaBismarckNorth Dakota State Capitol24219Government
36OhioClevelandKey Tower94757Office
37OklahomaOklahoma CityDevon Tower 85050Office
38OregonPortlandWells Fargo Center54641Office
39PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaComcast Center97357Office
40Rhode IslandProvidence111 Westminster Street42826Office
41South CarolinaAbbevillePrysmian Cable Tower373Manufacturing
42South DakotaSioux FallsCenturyLink Tower17411Office
43TennesseeNashvilleAT&T Building61733Office
44TexasHoustonJPMorgan Chase Tower1,00275Office
45UtahSalt Lake CityWells Fargo Center42226Office
46VermontBurlingtonDecker Towers12411Residential
47VirginiaVirginia BeachThe Westin Virginia Beach Town Center50838Residential/Hotel
48WashingtonSeattleColumbia Center94376Office
49West VirginiaCharlestonWest Virginia State Capitol2934Government
50WisconsinMilwaukeeU.S. Bank Center60142Office
51WyomingLaramieWhite Hall20012Residential

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