The USA is the land of superlatives – also with regard to spectacular skyscrapers! But where is actually the tallest building in the USA? It’s really no surprise that our top 5 are spread across just two metropolitan areas.
One World Trade Center
The One World Trade Center in New York City is the tallest building in the USA in terms of the height of its base structure! If the roof and antenna constructions of other skyscrapers were included, then the historically important structure at Ground Zero would only be in third place.The elevator takes you to the top floor in about a minute, where you can also eat, shop and attend or host events. Get a breathtaking view of the city from the One World Observatory viewing platform.1st place is on shaky ground, because it is planned in many places in the city and built at breathtaking speed. We can’t wait to see when the next high-tech skyscraper will conquer America as the tallest building!
Central Park Tower
On 57th Street, the Central Park Tower (also known as the Nordstrom Tower) soars into the sky. Work on the extravagant structure has only just been completed. The residential building is specially designed to capture the light of the golden hour and transmit it to the highest private outdoor terrace in New York City. Anyone who lives here must have a lot of money. The new tower would even be the tallest building if the roof and antenna were also measured. However, New York and Chicago only carry out their skyscraper competition based on the basic construction up to the top floor.allest building!
If you happen to be in Chicago, treat yourself to the magnificent view of the fantastic skyline from the Willis Tower Observation Deck! The tallest building in Chicago is located in the so-called Chicago Loop on South Wacker Drive at the corner of Adams Street. When the weather is good, you can see three other US states in addition to Illinois from up here: Indiana in the south, Michigan in the east and Wisconsin in the west. Do you have a head for heights? Then look down from the glass ledge and watch the bustling streets of Chicago. On the way up, you will learn many exciting facts about the building in an interactive show. For example, the tower used to be called “Sears Tower” and is still often called that today.
At the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue stands the 427 m high One Vanderbilt. From a distance, the gigantic tower with its corners and steps looks more like a rocket launcher, but it is a real sensation from the inside: on the viewing platform, the summit, you float completely surrounded by glass at a dizzying height above the city. Most of the
432 Park Avenue
The skyscraper at 432 Park Avenue in New York City rises like a gigantic matchstick. The residential building is located on the so-called “Billionaires’ Row” in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of 57th Street and offers a fantastic view of Central Park. 432 Park Avenue has ten elevators that travel between 85 floors. An architectural masterpiece was the reduction of the wind load on the square skyscraper: several double storeys were added, which only serve as wind breakers and shine surreally at night.