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World’s Tallest Building

30 April 2011

1908 – Singer Building, 149 Broadway, New York

Architect: Ernest Flagg The Singer Building in lower Manhattan was completed in 1908 and served as the headquarters of the Singer Manufacturing Company. The architect Ernest Flagg believed that buildings more than 10...

17 August 2010

1930 – 40 Wall Street, New York

Architect: H. Craig Severance 40 Wall Street is a 70-story skyscraper located in New York City. Originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, the building was designed by H. Craig Severance...

10 August 2010

1913 – Woolworth Building, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Woolworth Building was constructed in neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910 to design the new corporate headquarters. Originally planned to be...

06 August 2010

1909 – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York

Architect: Napoleon LeBrun & Sons The Metropolitan Life Tower was designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, and modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. It was constructed in 1909...

21 September 2009

1931 – Empire State Building, New York

Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the Empire State Building was finished in 1931. Since the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks,...

21 September 2009

1929 – Chrysler Building, New York

Architect: William Van Alen A distinctive symbol of New York City, originally built for the Chrysler Corporation, this was the first structure in the world to surpass the 1,000 foot mark. At the...

21 September 2009

1974 – Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is at 1450 feet and 110 stories, the tallest building in the United States. Once the world’s tallest building, and still...