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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)

American Skyscrapers : K-Z

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
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Hudson Yards skyscrapers
image courtesy Steven Holl Architects

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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
Robert A. M. Stern
up to 35 storeys

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

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

900 Madison Avenue, New York
30 storeys high

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

Boston Tower, Massachusetts
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)

Carnegie Hall Tower, New York
Cesar Pelli, Architect

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

City Spire Center, New York

Murphy/Jahn Architects
248m high skyscraper

Eleven Times Square, New York
FXFowle Architects
40 storeys

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

Flatiron Building, New York
Daniel Burnham, Architect

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

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

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

Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe
Design: Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects – Walter Netsch

JP Morgan Chase New York, New York
215m high

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

Freedom Tower

Skyscraper Designs

World’s Tallest Building

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How Skyscrapers Are Built

Humans’ fascination with building tall structures has naturally lead to the creation of the skyscraper. These giant buildings have helped define the modern city, providing vast functionality and useful benefits to the everyday person. Although each is inherently unique with its design and function, they all share a commonality: how they are made. There might be a difference here or there, but the method is inherently the same. BigRentz put together an animated infographic to showcase the method of how skyscrapers are built, showing the progress and ingenuity of architecture, construction, and design

how skyscrapers are built

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