- Skyscrapers are defined as buildings over 150m/492ft tall
- “Supertall” skyscrapers are over 300m/984 ft
- Slender skyscraper is a building with a minimum width-to-height ratio of 1:10
- Currently New York City has 297 skyscrapers (2nd to Hong Kong)
- Currently New York City has 17 “supertall” skyscrapers
- New York has a few slender skyscrapers and one slenderest skyscraper in the world with a width-to-height ratio of 1:24
|1||One World Trade Center||1,776 ft (541 m)||104 floors||2014|
|2||Central Park Tower||1,550 ft (472 m)||95 floors||2020|
|3||111 W 57th Street||1,428 ft (453 m)||84 floors||2021|
|4||One Vanderbilt||1,401 ft (427 m)||59 floors||2020|
|5||432 Park Avenue||1,397 ft (426 m)||85 floors||2015|
|6||30 Hudson Yards||1,270 ft (387 m)||73 floors||2019|
|7||Empire State Building||1250 ft (381 m)||102 floors||1931|
|8||Bank of America Tower||1,200 ft (366 m)||54 floors||2009|
|9||3 World Trade Center||1,079 ft (329 m)||71 floors||2018|
|10||53W53||1,050 ft (320 m)||77 floors||2019|
|11||Chrysler Building||1046 ft (319 m)||77 floors||1930|
#1 One World Trade Center
- At cost of $4 billion it’s one of the most expensive buildings in the world
- It took eight years to build
- Elevator ride takes 47 seconds, while traveling 23 miles (37 kilometers) per hour
- WTC complex consists of 5 skyscrapers, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Oculus and the Center for Performing Arts
- The tallest in NYC and the tallest building in North America.
- In 2021 #6 tallest in the world
- It stands 1,776 ft – a reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.
- The base is concrete, clad in over 2,000 pieces of prismatic glass.
- The tower’s structure allows for interior spans which are column-free.
- Freedom Tower’s cornerstone was placed during a ceremonial groundbreaking on July 4, 2004.
- The height of the observation decks match the heights of the original World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.
- The building has an emergency stairway dedicated to firefighters.
- The tower’s footprint is equal to that of the original Twin Towers.
- Each floor has a refuge area whilst enhanced elevators are housed in a protected central building core which serves all of the tower’s floors.
- Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs)
#2 Central Park Tower
- “Supertall” residential skyscraper, #2 tallest in New York City
- The tallest residential building in the world.
- The highest roofline in the US (higher roof level than One World Trade Center)
- Although the actual floor count is 95, it is being marketed with a floor count of 131, which takes into account the higher ceiling heights of the retail and mechanical levels.
- Central Park Tower is also known as the Nordstrom Tower: a flagship 7-story Nordstrom store sits at the base of the tower, with a hotel above and the condos occupying the higher levels.
- The tower will house 179 of the most exclusive homes in the world.
- The least expensive unit is a 569-square-foot studio that is listed at just over $1.5 million.
- A duplex at over 1,300 feet in the sky is available for $150 million. (14 rooms, 11,535 ft², $13,003 per ft²)
- 179 apartments have a combined value of more than 4 billion, making it the most expensive condo project in the US history
- Architecture firm: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
#3 111 W 57th Street
- Alternative names: The Steinway Tower or Stairway to Heaven
- It has 60 luxury condominiums: 14 in Steinway Hall and 46 in the tower.
- 84-story, 1,428-foot tower designed by SHoP Architects
- The 16-story Steinway Hall, designed in the 1920s by Warren and Wetmore, is preserved at the base of the skyscraper.
- The skinniest in the world with a width to height ratio of 1:24.
- The tower units are mostly three-bedroom apartments each occupying one full floor except for seven duplex units.
- The 8 rooms duplex is on sale for $66 million.
#4 One Vanderbilt
- The Tallest Office Tower in Midtown
- It dwarfs the Chrysler Building by almost 400 ft
- One Vanderbilt will have an indoor/outdoor observation deck, The Summit, at over 1,000-feet in elevation
- Famous chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud opened restaurant, Le Pavillon, on the southeast corner of the second floor. The restaurant has 60-foot ceiling heights, giving the diners a view of the Chrysler building.
- In addition to the two newly built street-level and subway entrances, it will feature a new 4,000-square-foot public transit hall and adjacent 14,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza.
- Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF is one of the largest architecture firms in New York City
#5 432 Park Avenue
- In 2014 it was the tallest residential building in New York City and the Western Hemisphere.
- It was the first of its kind: an skinny residential skyscraper
- The building features double-height windowless mechanical ‘blow-through’ floors that are brilliantly illuminated at night.
- Architect Rafael Viñoly
#6 30 Hudson Yards
- It is the a part of the largest private real estate development in US history with the price tag of $25 billion
- Observation deck on the building’s 75th floor juts out more than 1,000 feet (305 m) above the city
- The Edge is highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.
- Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
#7 Empire State Building
- Height: 1,250′ (381 m)
- Total Height: 1,454 feet or 443.2m to top of lightning rod
- Floors: 102/103
- Steps: 1,872 from street level to the 103rd floor
- Windows: 6,514
- Elevators: 73, including six freight elevators
- The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build (410 days)
- The Empire State Building Run-Up is an annual race up the stairs to the 86th floor (1,576 steps)
- There are observatories on both the 86th and 102nd floors. They attract around 4 million visitors annually.
- A “supertall” skyscraper at 53 West 53rd Street adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
- The building is mixed-use, with MoMA gallery space and a private restaurant at the base.
- The residential portion of the tower contains 145 condominiums ranging from one to five bedrooms.
- As a result of the building’s shape, each floor has a different shape and higher floors are incrementally smaller.
- Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel
- 75-story “supertall” residential skyscraper
- The building has 92 condominium units on top of a new Park Hyatt Hotel
- It was the first ultra-luxury condominium tower along a stretch of 57th Street called Billionaires’ Row.
- Designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
Madison Square Park Tower
- The base is built from granite in order to resemble other buildings in the Flatiron District.
- Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox
The Time Warner Center (Deutsche Bank Center)
- It was the most expensive single building planted in American soil at time of construction in 2003.
- The cost of construction was $1.8 billion
- The property had the highest-listed market value in New York City, $1.1 billion in 2006.
- It encircles the western side of Columbus Circle and straddles the border between Midtown and the UWS.
- Multipurpose building with offices, condominiums, upscale retail shops
- It houses Mandarin Oriental, Dizzy’s Club, Whole Foods
- Upper floors include the restaurants Masa, Per Se and Porter House New York.
- Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs)
- The North Tower stood over a quarter-mile tall at 1,368 ft (417 m).
- The South Tower stood over a quarter-mile tall at 1,362 ft (415 m).
- Each of the Twin Towers had 110 floors.
- Each tower’s footprint and floors were approximately an acre in size.
- On windy days, each tower could sway up to almost 12 inches side to side.
- There were 43,600 windows in the Twin Towers, equating to more than 600,000 square feet of glass. It took 20 days to wash them all.
- There were 198 elevators in the Twin Towers and 15 miles of elevator shafts.
Sources: https://www.emporis.com/, skyscrapercenter.com, untappedcities.com, wikipedia.org, streeteasy.com