United States of America aka the USA is a home of unlimited possibilities and wonders. To date, USA continues to offer great investment opportunities in all sectors of development. These opportunities have rooted well in building and construction industry. And as we speak, the USA take the pride to house one of the tallest iconic towers in the world. Moreover, this is not enough, as time goes by more and more skyscraper keep mushrooming, magnifying the dream of the United States, to house a chain of the tallest building in the world.
Quickly, let’s take a swift look at the tallest tower in the United States of America, that everyone talks about and wish to climb to the very top floor. Wait, before the mention of these building remember, that each the tower contributed largely to the economy, mostly from vast tourist who come to view them all over the world and not forgetting numerous offices and businesses housed. Ok, now let go through these iconic towers by order, starting with the tallest.
1. One World Trade Center, New York City
One world trade center is the tallest iconic building in the United states, located in lower Manhattan, New York City. The building is 1,776 feet tall with 104 floors, and designed by the iconic architect; Skidmore, Owing & Merrill (David M. Childs). Officially the tower was completed October 2014, and since then it has dominated the list of the tallest building in the United States and besides it is a significant landmark in the western hemisphere.
2. Wills Tower, Chicago
After One World Trade centre, Willis Tower comes second as the tallest skyscraper in the United States. Located in Chicago Illinois, the building is rich in past story to learn. Its construction date back to 1973, and soon after constructed the building earned the name Sears Tower name which changed to the current Willis Tower. The change of name was fuelled by Willis group holding, a global insurance figure, who acquire the building and currently call it home. The 110 floor building and 1,451 feet present a good view through it plain glass walls. It was designed by Roebuck and company.
3. Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago
Trump International Hotel & tower or Trump Tower Chicago is named after a real estate billionaire, Donald Trump, who is aspiring candidate for the 2016 US presidential elections. The tower currently stands as the third tallest building in the American soil, and it houses one of the most high-status restaurant and hotel in the world. It is located downtown Chicago, and it has a total of 92 floors which collectively constitute the 1,389 feet tall building.
4. Empire State Building, New York City
When you talk of Empire State Building, you remind Americans’ of their president Herbert Hoover who officially opened the building in 1931. A time when the world was struggling to build skyscrapers. Located in the midtown Manhattan, New York, Empire State Building has seen New York grow to the current iconic city in the world. In fact, the tower is the 2nd oldest skyscraper in the world and also takes the 28th position of the tallest building in the world. With its height of 1,250 feet and 102 supported floors the tower gives you a great view of New York City.
5. Bank of America Tower, New York City
Completed in 2009, the Bank of America stands at 1,200 feet at one Bryant Park and has approximately 154 floors. In New York City it the 3rd tallest and 28th tallest building in the world. Currently, the tower is owned by the Bank of America, and it was designed uniquely to handle a variety of natural disasters by the COOKFOX Architects.
6. Aon Center, Chicago
If looking for a perfect place in Chicago, Illinois to rent an office, AON Center is the right place. The tower is commonly known for its use of Italian marble to construct over 4300 slabs. Previously the skyscraper was known as Standard Oil Building before it was changed to Aon Center. To date the tower still house Aon headquarter. Two renowned firms designed it; the Perkins and Will partnership and Edward Durell Stone Firm and it successfully completed in 1974. The tower stands at the height of 1,116 feet and consists of 83 floors. In Chicago, it is the 3rd tallest building after trump international tower and Wills Tower and 6th position in the United States of America.
7. John Hancock Center, Chicago
John Hancock Center has stood firm ng to date to amplify Chicago name, and it has observed other towers struggle to beats is height. The skyscraper stands, 1,127 feet and support the weight of 100 floors. Since its completion in 1970, it has contributed significantly to the tourism sector and most importantly it is still used as a business center. What a magnificent tower! Besides, just like One World Trade Centre, the skyscraper present to the world greatest designers Bruce Graham, Owings and Merrill and also structural engineer Fazlur Khan. In Chicago, it is the 4th tallest building and the 38th tallest in the world.
8. Chrysler Building, New York City
Chrysler building date back in 1930. In fact, it is the oldest skyscraper in the United States of America and which is mainly constructed with metallic cladding. It has 77 floors and stands at the height of 1046 feet. This tower gives Chicago the pride to the home of the oldest and strongest tower to date. In 1976, the tower was declared a national historic landmark and most notably it was the first building to reach over 1000 feet in height those years.
9. New York Times Tower, New York City
The 52 floors skyscraper, stands 1,046 feet tall on the west side of midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was completed in 2007 and mainly house the New York time company. In the world, the New York Times Tower is ranked in the 60th position. Its construction was a joint effort of Forest City Ratner, the New York Times Company and ING real estate.