10 Tallest Buildings in Manhattan, NYC

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10.  CitySpire Center. 150-156 West 56th Street, Midtown. The 10th tallest building in New York City stands at 814 ft (248 m) high.  The CitySpire Center Building was completed in 1987 and still is the tallest multi-use skyscraper in NYC, used as commercial and residential property.  The building has an octagonal shape and a dome on top, which is illuminated at night.

9.  GE Building in Rockefeller Center30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Center, Midtown.  Everyone knows this art deco building as 30 Rock, the main building in Rockefeller Center, finished in 1933.  The GE Building is 70 stories, 850 ft (259 m) tall.  30 Rock was known as the RCA Building until the late 1980s.  The first building designed to have a group of elevators located in the middle of the building.  Home to NBC Studios and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.  See NYC’s 10 Best Views.

8.  Trump World Tower. 845 United Nations Plaza, Midtown. Construction completed in 2001.  The Trump World Tower is the tallest residential tower in the United States and is the 8th tallest building in NYC at 861 feet (262 m) high.

7.  Citigroup Center. 153 East 53rd Street, Midtown. As the 7th tallest building in New York City, the Citigroup Center building is a 59-floor, 915-foot (279 m) building.  With it’s 45° angled top and a unique stilt-style base, it is one of the most distinctive in New York’s skyline.  This 59 story building cost $195 million to build and was completed in 1977.

6.  40 Wall Street also known as the Trump Building. 40 Wall Street, Financial District, Downtown. After only 11 months of construction, this building was completed in 1930, and was the tallest building in the world for approximately one brief month, surpassed by the Chrysler Building.  With 70 floors and 927 feet (282.5 m) tall, the 40 Wall Street Building is the 6th tallest in NYC.  In 1995, Donald Trump purchased, renamed and revamped the building into the Trump Building.  The tower holds the title as the tallest mid-block building in New York City.

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