The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City – Infographic

The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City

This visualization plots out the tallest buildings in New York City.

Two of the biggest skyscrapers, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, were erected during the Great Depression and still crack the top ten list today.

The Chrysler Building was actually the first skyscraper ever to be built at a height exceeding 1,000 feet. Meanwhile, the Empire State building, which was finished one year later, was the “world’s tallest building” for nearly 40 years.

However, as you can see, the rest of the buildings on the top ten list are more recent builds. It’s a testament to how fast the skyline of New York City has changed even in the last decade.

We also highlight a few in the pipeline that will change the Big Apple’s skyline forever.

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