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Tallest Structures of North America

This list also includes buildings that are under construction. Only buildings that are completed are ranked in listings.
Legend(using corresponding color in Table)
1. Only completed Buildings are ranked
2. Building is under construction and topped out architecturally
3. Building is under construction, but not topped out architecturally
4. Last updated: June, 2009 Building is under construction, but currently on hold
It should keep in mind that:
1. Height is measured from sidewalk level of the main entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage or flag poles.
2. A completed building can be considered such if it fulfills all three of the following criteria: a) topped out structurally and architecturally, b) fully-clad, and c) open for business, or at least partially occupied.
3. A tall building is ‘topped out’ when all its structural members are in place.
4. A tall building is considered to be ‘under construction’ when site clearing has been completed and foundation / piling work has begun.
5. A tall building is considered to be ‘on hold’ when it is widely reported within the public domain that construction has halted
Rank
Building Name
City
Country
Year
Stories
Height
Material
Use
m
ft
The Chicago Spire
Chicago
United States
2013
150
610
2000
Composite
Residential
One World Trade Center
New York
United States
2013
105
541
1776
Composite
Office
1
Willis Tower
Chicago
United States
1974
108
442
1451
Steel
Office
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Chicago
United States
2009
96
415
1362
Concrete
Hotel/Residential
2
Empire State Building
New York
United States
1931
102
381
1250
Steel
Office
Bank of America Tower
New York
United States
2009
54
365
1198
Steel
Office
3
Aon Center
Chicago
United States
1973
83
346
1136
Steel
Office
Faros de Panama Torre Central
Panama City
Panama
2011
85
346
1135
Concrete
Office/Hotel/Residential
4
John Hancock Center
Chicago
United States
1969
100
344
1127
Steel
Office/Residential
Torre Planetarium- I
Panama City
Panama
2011
92
343
1126
Concrete
Residential
Megapolis Torre 2
Panama City
Panama
2011
89
340
1116
Concrete
Waterview Tower
Chicago
United States
89
319
1047
Concrete
Hotel/Residential
5
Chrysler Building
New York
United States
1930
77
319
1046
Steel
Office
6
New York Times Tower
New York
United States
2007
52
319
1046
Steel
Office
7
Bank of America Plaza
Atlanta
United States
1993
55
317
1039
Composite
Office
8
U.S. Bank Tower
Los Angeles
United States
1990
73
310
1018
Steel
Office
9
AT&T Corporate Center
Chicago
United States
1989
60
307
1007
Composite
Office
10
JP Morgan Chase Tower
Houston
United States
1982
75
305
1002
Composite
Office
Material:
A steel tall building is defined as one where the main vertical and lateral structural elements and floor systems are constructed from steel.
A concrete tall building is defined as one where the main vertical and lateral structural elements and floor systems are constructed from concrete.
A composite tall building utilizes a combination of both steel and concrete in the main structural elements throughout the building.
A concrete/steel tall building indicates a steel structural system located above a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of a steel/concrete building.

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