Tallest Buildings in the United States1

Below is a list of the tallest buildings in the United States by height. Also included is date of completion and the number of stories in each structure.

Building, City Year Stories Height
m ft.
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Chicago 1974 110 442 1,450
Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago 2009 92 423 1,389
Empire State Building, New York 1931 102 381 1,250
Bank of America Tower, New York 2009 54 366 1,200
Aon Centre, Chicago 1973 80 346 1,136
John Hancock Center, Chicago 1969 100 344 1,127
Chrysler Building, New York 1930 77 319 1,046
New York Times Tower 2007 52 319 1,046
Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta 1993 55 312 1,023
U.S. Bank Tower (formerly Library Tower),
Los Angeles
1990 75 310 1,018
Franklin Center (North Tower), Chicago 1989 60 307 1,007
JP Morgan Chase Tower, Houston 1982 75 305 1,002
Two Prudential Plaza, Chicago 1990 64 303 995
Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston 1983 71 302 992
Four World Trade Center, New York 2013 64 298 977
Comcast Center, Philadelphia 2008 57 297 974
311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago 1990 65 293 961
70 Pine Street, New York 1932 67 290 952
Key Tower, Cleveland 1991 57 289 947
One Liberty Place, Philadelphia 1987 61 288 945
Columbia Center, Seattle 1984 76 284 933
The Trump Building, New York 1930 72 283 927
Bank of America Plaza, Dallas 1985 72 281 921
Citicorp Center, New York 1977 59 279 915
Williams Tower, Houston 1983 64 275 901
NOTE: Height does not include TV towers and antennas. n.a. = figures not available.
1. World Trade Center twin towers of New York City ranked second and third (at 1,368 ft and 1,362 ft) on this list until their destruction on Sept. 11, 2001. (See Disasters.)
Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Lehigh University.

See also Tallest Buildings in the World Slideshow, World's Tallest Towers (towers are NOT included in the table above), Top Ten Tallest Completed Building Projects, 2006, and Architects


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