Skyscrapers by Height

Ten Tallest Buildings on the Skyline

Based on Pinnacle Height

“World’s Tallest Building” NYC Record Holders

1890: New York World Building (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed)
1894: Manhattan Life Insurance Building (348 feet, 18 stories)
1899: Park Row Building (391 feet, 30 stories)
1908: Singer Building (612 feet, 47 stories)
1909: Metropolitan Life Tower (700 feet, 50 stories)
1913: Woolworth Building (792 feet, 60 stories)
1930: 40 Wall Street (927 feet, 70 stories)
1930: Chrysler Building (1,046 feet, 77 stories)
1931: Empire State Building (1,250 feet, 102 stories)
1972: World Trade Center (1,368 feet, 110 stories)

The Tallest*

*(Source: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

Skyscrapers over 600 ft

  • 500 Fifth Avenue (697 ft, 1931)
  • Solow Building (689 ft, 1974)
  • Marine Midland Bank Building (688 ft, 1967)
  • 277 Park Avenue (687 ft, 1963)
  • 55 Water Street (686 ft, 1972)
  • The Morgan Stanley Building (1585 Broadway) (685 ft, 1989)
  • Random House Tower (684 ft, 2003)
  • Four Seasons Hotel (682 ft, 1993)
  • McGraw-Hill Building (674 ft, 1972)
  • Lincoln Building (673 ft, 1930)
  • Paramount Plaza (669 ft, 1970)
  • Trump Tower (663 ft, 1983)
  • Citibank (658 ft, 1990)
  • Americas Tower (656 ft, 1992)
  • Bank of New York Building (654 ft, 1932)
  • 599 Lexington Avenue (653 ft, 1986)
  • 712 Fifth Avenue (650 ft, 1990)
  • 245 Park Avenue (650 ft, 1967)
  • Chanin Building (649 ft, 1930)
  • Sony Building (648 ft, 1984)
  • 2 World Financial Center (645 ft, 1987)
  • 570 Lexington Avenue (640 ft, 1931)
  • 345 Park Avenue (634 ft, 1969)
  • Verizon Building (630 ft, 1974)
  • W R Grace Building (630 ft, 1972)
  • One New York Plaza (630 ft, 1970)
  • Home Insurance Plaza (630 ft, 1966)
  • 888 Seventh Avenue (628 ft, 1971)
  • Central Park Place (627 ft, 1988)
  • 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (627 ft, 1972)
  • Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (627 ft, 1931)
  • Burlington House (625 ft, 1969)
  • Trump Place Condominiums (623 ft, 1991)
  • Olympic Tower (620 ft, 1976)
  • Mercantile Building (620 ft, 1929)
  • 425 Fifth Avenue (618 ft, 2003)
  • 101 Park Avenue (618 ft, 1982)
  • 919 Third Avenue (617 ft, 1970)
  • New York Life Building (615 ft, 1928)
  • Friars Tower (615 ft, 2006)
  • Tower 49 (614 ft, 1985)
  • Credit Lyonnais (610 ft, 1964)
  • The Orion
  • IBM Building (603 ft, 1983)
  • 10 Barclay Street (600 ft, 2006)

Skyscrapers over 500 ft

Skyscrapers over 400 ft

Skyscrapers over 300 ft