New York’s Iconic Skyscraper Review

With just a quick glance, most people can easily identify New York City’s iconic skyline. Home to more than 200 buildings that stand 500 feet or taller, here’s a look at some of those structures that soar skyward and who owns them.

One World Trade Center

Owned principally by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and ranks as the 6th tallest in the world, standing at 1,776 feet. The top of the structure pays homage to those lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with memorial pools dedicated to the Twin Towers and those who were lost that day. Five percent of the equity in the building was sold to the Durst Organization in exchange for a $100 million investment.

Empire State Building

Owned by Peter Malkin, the ESRT Empire State Building is arguably the most famous and easily recognized skyscraper in the world. The 2nd tallest building in New York City, it is 1,454 feet high and boasts 103 stories. It underwent a massive $550 million renovation in 2010.

Eight Spruce Street

The tallest all-residential building in North America offers 900 apartments that are available for rent. The 12th tallest building in New York City, Eight Spruce Street is Los Angeles-based architect Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper and is 76 stories high.

Woolworth Building

Well known to movie buffs, the Woolworth Building is owned by Alchemy Properties, the Witkoff Group and Cammeby’s International. The tallest building in the world from the time of its construction in 1913 to 1930, the Woolworth is 792 feet tall and is the 20th tallest in New York City. The Woolworth Company sold it in 1998 for $155 million.

The Chrysler Building

Constructed in 1930, The Chrysler Building is 1,046 feet tall and is the 4th highest in New York City. With 77 floors, it is owned by Tishman Speyer and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and can be found at 405 Lexington Avenue and was briefly the tallest building in the world when it was built.

Trump Tower

Located at 40 Wall Street and owned by President Donald J. Trump, this building is the 10th tallest in New York City with 71 floors. Originally built in 1930, Trump Tower is where The Apprentice was filmed.