We hear a lot people talking about affordable housing in New York City these days, but honestly, we don’t care about it! Why? – because we like to live it big!. NYC real estate has had it booms and relatively lower slumps. Here we list top 10 tallest buildings in New York that define NY real estate.
New York is one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the world – and it has got the tallest buildings to boast about too. A run through of the tallest buildings in New York City brings us the following top 10 list:
This non-descript building in New York bagged the last spot in the top 10 tallest buildings list. Also known as the Citicorp Center, this tower is 915 feet tall and has 59 floors. The building was built in 1977.
The Trump Building
Everybody knows who Donald Trump is and this building in New York City is a showcase of his affluence. Also built in the 1930s, it stands at 927 feet tall and has 70 floors. This building used to be the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building.
70 Pine Street
This building is currently the tallest one in Lower Manhattan. It was called as the American International Building before. Then it was named as the Cities Service Building. Now, it was simply 70 Pine Street.
4 World Trade Center
This building standing on Greenwich Street is a part of the whole rebuilding project on the site of the old Twin Towers. It is slated to reach 977 feet or 298 meters, with 72 floors to boot, upon completion.
This building is rather new and is still under construction. However, it is slated to stand at 1,004 feet or 306 meters. Upon completion, this skyscraper is going to be the tallest residential and hotel structure in all of New York. It will have a total of 75 floors.
New York Times Building
Simply referred to as the Times Tower, you now know why the New York Times is one of the most trusted news agencies in the world. With its workplace being ranked as the 7th tallest building in the US and 5th in New York, that do say a lot about their reputation.
Also an old building, Chrysler was one of the few structures – it is actually the first in the world – to reach the height of 1,000 ft in the 1930s. The Chrysler Building used to be the tallest tower until the Empire State Building was built a year after and the rest was history.
Bank of America Tower
Although the building has got only 58 floors, it reached a height of 366 meters. And that is enough to make it rank third in the list of the tallest buildings in New York City. Built in 2009, this tower is currently the fifth tallest in all of the US.
Empire State Building
After the Twin Towers have gone down, the Empire State Building regained the distinction of being the tallest building in New York. Built in 1931, you can only imagine how long it has served as a mighty landmark in the entire city. The Empire State Building stands at 381 meters and has 102 floors.
One World Trade Center
After the completion and reconstruction of the World Trade Center, it will fully regain the top spot in the rankings of the tallest buildings of New York. Standing at 541 meters and with 104 floors, this new building is currently the tallest not just in New York City but in all of the Western Hemisphere as well.