There is no secret that some of the world’s tallest buildings can be found in the United States, although China is quickly closing the gap. Throughout the years, more than eleven American buildings have been named as ‘tallest building in the world’ at some point, which speaks volumes about America’s capacity to build astonishingly tall structures.
This being said, America is home to a surprisingly large number of tall buildings, some taller than others. Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at the ten tallest buildings in the US and learn about records they broke upon their completion.
8Chrysler Building, New York City – 1,046 Feet (319 Meters)
Completed in 1930, this 77-floor building stands at 1046 feet and it is the 59th tallest building in the world. Upon its completion, it was the first building to reach over 1,000 feet in height and a leading example of Art-Deco Architecture. Constructed mainly of metal cladding and masonry, the Chrysler Building is the oldest skyscraper in the United States. In fact, the Chrysler Building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.