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American Skyscraper Designs : Architecture

Key American Tower Developments – Tall Buildings in the USA

post updated April 26, 2024

US Skyscraper Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of US Skyscraper Buildings. 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 Building selections with links to many individual project pages.

American Skyscraper Buildings: news + key projects (this page)

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US Skyscraper Building News

May 28, 2013
432 Park Avenue Tower, New York City
Design: Rafael Viñoly
Building to Become the Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere
432 Park Avenue Tower New York - American Skyscraper Buildings
image © dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties
The landmark 432 Park Avenue project has achieved nearly US$1 billion in sales. Buyers are predominantly from the US with others from South America, the Middle East, UK, China and Russia. With an expected completion in 2015 the 1,396-foot tower designed by Rafael Viñoly will become the tallest building in New York City and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.

May 27, 2011
Skyscraper Award News
New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street wins the Emporis Skyscraper Award
Rippling Building American Skyscraper Buildings
photo : Gehry Photos
Emporis Skyscraper Award
The results of the Emporis Skyscraper Award are now in: New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street in New York City is the winner of the renowned architecture prize for new skyscrapers. The winners were chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011. 8 Spruce Street, the first skyscraper by the architect Frank Gehry, and also known as New York by Gehry, won over the jury with its magnificent undulating stainless steel facade.

Nov 14, 2012
50 United Nations Plaza, New York – Ground-raising ceremony news
Design: Foster + Partners
50 United Nations Plaza New York - American Skyscraper Buildings
image : Foster + Partners
50 United Nations Plaza
Construction is underway on the first residential tower by Foster + Partners in the United States. Developed by Zeckendorf Development with Global Holdings, the 44-storey luxury apartment tower occupies a prestigious location within the green setting of United Nations Plaza, with views of the celebrated modernist UN Headquarters building, the East River and the Manhattan skyline.

Oct 3 + Jul 11, 2012
425 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Foster + Partners wins competition for new tower
425 Park Avenue New York - American Skyscraper Buildings
image : dbox / Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue
Shortlisted Architects
Four of the world’s most acclaimed architecture firms are participating this week in the conceptual design phase of its architectural competition for a new office tower to be constructed at 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan:
Foster + Partners (Lord Norman Foster)
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Lord Richard Rogers)
OMA (Rem Koolhaas)
Zaha Hadid Architects

Nov 28, 2007
MoMA Tower New York, NY
Jean Nouvel
MoMA Tower New York
picture © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
This bold sakyscraper design will rise 75 stories from the 17,000-sqft-site between 53rd and 54th streets. Currently, a mix of uses is contemplated for the building including: a 50,000-sqft expansion of MoMA’s galleries (levels two to five); a 100-room, seven-star hotel and 120 highest-end residential condominiums on the upper floors. The architects’ design maximizes the site while considering the city’s zoning envelope. The proposed building’s unique silhouette tapers as it rises to a distinctive spire. Its steel and glass façade reveals the diagrid structural design.

American Skyscraper Buildings

Classic Skyscraper Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Chrysler Building, New York
William Van Alen Architect
Chrysler Building

Empire State Building, New York
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
Empire State Building
photo © Andrew McRae
Empire State New York Building

Flatiron Building, New York
Daniel Burnham Architect

John Hancock Center – ‘Big John’, Chicago
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill – SOM
John Hancock Center : famous Chicago landmark
344m high ; 459 m high including antennae

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

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Renovation
Krueck & Sexton Architects
860-880 Lake Shore Drive Chicago
photo : William Zbaren
Lake Shore Drive Towers

Lever Building, New York
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Architects
Lever Building

Rockefeller Center, New York
Raymond Hood, Architect
Rockefeller Center
picture © Andrew McRae
Rockefeller Center New York

Seagram Building 375 Park Avenue, New York
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect; Philip Johnson
Seagram Building

Sears Tower, Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sears Tower

World Trade Center – site, New York
1973; destroyed 2001
Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth & Sons
World Trade Center building

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