American Skyscraper Architecture

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American Skyscraper Architecture

Key US Tower Developments – Tall Buildings in the USA

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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

American Skyscraper Architecture : A-J (this page)

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Recent Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Aqua Tower Chicago, Illinois
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower
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
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
9 West 57th Street
photograph © Andrew McRae
23 East 22nd Street, USA
Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Manhattan skyscraper
image from Office for Metropolitan Architecture
56 Leonard Street, New York
Herzog & de Meuron
Herzog & de Meuron Skyscraper
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
77 West Wacker Drive, Chicago
Ricardo Bofill – ‘Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive
photo from Ricardo Bofill Architects
99 Church Street Tower, New York
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
99 Church Street Tower
image dbox, courtesy of Silverstein Properties
200 Greenwich Street, New York
Foster + Partners
200 Greenwich Street
picture : Foster + Partners
235 Van Buren, Chicago
Architects: Perkins+Will, Chicago
235 Van Buren Chicago
image from architect
ACC Tower, Philadelphia
Kohn Pedersen Fox
ACC Tower
picture : Awad Architectural Models Inc.
400 Park Avenue South, New York
Christian de Portzamparc
400 Park avenue
picture from architects
AT&T Building, New York
Philip Johnson, Architect with John Burgee
AT&T Building
image : isabelle lomholt
BLUE Residential Tower, New York
Bernard Tschumi
Manhattan Tower
photo : Peter Mauss/ESTO
Brooklyn Tower, New York
Behnisch Architekten with StudioMDA
Brooklyn Tower
picture from architects
COR tower Miami, Florida
Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Miami tower
image from architects
Hearst Tower, New York
Foster + Partners
Hearst Tower
photograph © Andrew McRae
Hudson Yards New York skyscrapers
Steven Holl Architects
Hudson Yards skyscrapers
image courtesy Steven Holl Architects

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American Architecture

New York Skyscraper Photos

New York Skyscrapers

Chicago Skyscrapers
Chicago Skyscrapers
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

World Skyscrapers
Mississauga Architecture
image from architect

Aon Center, Chicago

Key American Skyscraper Buildings, no links, alphabetical:

15 Central Park West, New York
2008
Robert A. M. Stern
up to 35 storeys

111 First Street – mixed-use tower, Jersey City
2007
OMA
52 storeys

500 Fifth Avenue Building, New York
1931
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
212m high

900 Madison Avenue, New York
2006-
30 storeys high

Austrian Cultural Forum Tower, New York
2002
Atelier Raimund Abraham
24 storeys / 278ft high

Boston Tower, Massachusetts
2007-
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Carnegie Hall Tower, New York
1990
Cesar Pelli, Architect

Chrysler Building, New York
1930
William Van Alen, Architect
Chrysler Building

City Spire Center, New York

Murphy/Jahn Architects
248m high skyscraper

Eleven Times Square, New York
2007-
FXFowle Architects
40 storeys

Empire State Building, New York
1931
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
Empire State New York Building

Flatiron Building, New York
1902
Daniel Burnham, Architect

Fordham Spire, Chicago, Illinois
2006-10
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Chicago Spire was set to be tallest tower in the USA

Fountain Place, Dallas, Texas
1986
Pei Cobb Freed and Partners
60-storey skyscraper, 720 ft high

Hearst Building, New York
2006
Foster + Partners
Hearst Building New York

Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe
1956-57/58
Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects – Walter Netsch

JP Morgan Chase New York, New York
1960
SOM
215m high

John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
1976
I.M. Pei and Partners
John Hancock Tower : tallest New England building

Freedom Tower

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