For many decades, the USA has been home and is still home to some of the tallest buildings and some of the iconic skyscrapers. In the New York City, you will find some of the tallest world buildings and that explains why New York and Chicago have always been the focal points of the USA skyscraper building sector. Basing our list on the actual building height, observation deck elevations, and the highest occupied floors, we come up with the top 10 tallest buildings in the USA.
10. Bank Of America Plaza in Atlanta
It is a building with 55 floors and has an actual height of 1,023 feet. It is the tallest building in the Southern United states, Georgia and was completed in the year 1992, thus making it an iconic of the skyline of Atlanta. Worldwide, it is the 87th tallest building. It took 14 months to complete the construction of this iconic building. The top is gold coated, making the skyscraper to glow in sunlight.
9. New York Times Tower, in New York
It is majority owned by the New York Times Company. It is 1,046 feet tall and was completed in 2007. It has 52 floors and is considered as the 60th tallest building worldwide. Some of its construction features which are unique include a fully glazed curtain wall with a low eglass to maximize natural light utilization and a sensor controlled mechanized shades which responds to changes in daylight.
8. Chrysler Building, New York City
It is an old building which was built in 1930 with 77 floors and has a height of 1,046 feet. Globally, it is the 59th tallest building and it boasts of being the first building to reach over 1,000 feet in height. It is the oldest skyscraper in the USA which is constructed of masonry and metal cladding. It was made a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
7. John Hancock Center, Chicago
Was first built in 1965 and completed in 1969; it was renovated in 1995. It has 100 floors and stands at 1,127 feet tall. In Chicago, it is the 4th tallest building, and 38th tallest building globally. Architecture, Bruce Graham of Skidmore, and structural engineer Fazlur Khan are behind the construction of this beautiful building. It is home to 700 condominiums, offices and many popular restaurants. It is popularly known as Big John.
6. Aon Center, Chicago
It is in Chicago, Illinois, has 83 floors and has a height of 1,136 feet. It was designed by Edward Durell Stone firms, Will Partnership, and The Perkins. Before, it was referred to as the Standard Oil Building, completed in 1974, becoming the world building which is embodied in marbles. 43,000 Italian slabs made of Carrara marble were used. It is the 6th tallest building in the USA, and the 3rd tallest in Chicago.