Movin on up – Tallest Buildings

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MOVIN’ ON UP : Tallest Buildings in the world

Skyscrapers, once the domain of businesses, are more and more becoming places to call home, with more than 15 super high-rise buildings constructed in the past couple of years and more than 20 in the works.

Rooms with a View

These 15 residential buildings reach higher than any others in the world. Want to get in on the action? Better visit Dubai.

Building City and country Height (feet) Floors Built
Princess Tower Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1358.3 101 2012
23 Marina Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1289 90 2012
Elite Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1250 91 2012
The Marina Torch Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1142 80 2011
Q1 Gold Coast, Australia 1058 80 2005
HHHR Tower Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1040 72 2009
Ocean Heights Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1017.1 84 2010
Infinity Tower Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1005 76 2013
Etihad Tower 5 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1001 80 2011
Gramercy Residences Makati, Philippines 991 68 2012
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow, Russia 989.5 76 2010
We’ve the Zenith Tower A Busan, South Korea 987.5 80 2011
Eureka Tower Melbourne, Australia 975.3 91 2006
Emirates Crown Dubai, United Arab Emirates 971.1 63 2008
i’Park Marina Tower 2 Busan, South Korea 962 72 2011

Air America?

Only two of the 40 tallest residential buildings in the world are in the United States, and both are in New York. Here are the tallest residential buildings in the United States.

Building City Floors Height (feet)
Trump World Tower New York City 72 861
Barclay Tower New York City 56 673
340 on the Park Chicago 64 672
55 East Erie Chicago 56 647
Lake Point Tower Chicago 70 645
River East Center Chicago 58 644
Grand Plaza Apts. Chicago 57 641
One Rincon Hill San Francisco 54 641
Heritage @ Millennium Chicago 57 631
Central Park Place New York City 56 628

While most of the high-reaching residential buildings in the U.S. are concentrated in major cities like New York and Chicago, that doesn’t mean the rest of the country doesn’t see its share of skyscrapers.
Height
State City Building (feet) Built Purpose
Alabama Mobile RSA Battle House Tower 745 2007 Office
Alaska Anchorage Conoco-Phillips Building 296 1983 Office
Arizona Phoenix Chase Tower 483 1972 Office
Arkansas Little Rock Metropolitan National Bank Tower 546 1986 Office
California Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower 1,018 1989 Office
Colorado Denver Republic Plaza 728 1984 Office
Connecticut Hartford City Place I 535 1984 Office
Delaware Wilmington Chase Manhattan Centre 330 1988 Office
Florida Miami Four Seasons Hotel & Tower 789 2003 Office/Residential/Hotel
Georgia Atlanta Bank of America Plaza 1,023 1992 Office
Hawaii Honolulu First Hawaiian Center 429 1996 Office
Idaho Boise US Bank Plaza 267 1978 Office
Illinois Chicago Willis Tower 1,451 1974 Office
Indiana Indianapolis Chase Tower 811 1990 Office
Iowa Des Moines 801 Grand (The Principal Building) 630 1991 Office
Kansas Wichita Epic Center 320 1989 Office
Kentucky Louisville AEGON Center 549 1993 Office
Louisiana New Orleans One Shell Square 697 1972 Office
Maine Portland Franklin Towers 204 1969 Residential
Maryland Baltimore Transamerica Tower 529 1971 Office
Massachusetts Boston John Hancock Tower 790 1976 Office
Michigan Detroit Renaissance Center 750 1977 Hotel
Minnesota Minneapolis IDS Center 792 1973 Office
Mississippi Biloxi Beau Rivage Casino Hotel 347 1999 Hotel
Missouri Kansas City One Kansas City Place 624 1988 Office
Montana Billings First Interstate Center 272 1985 Office
Nebraska Omaha First National Bank Tower 634 2002 Office
Nevada Paradise The Palazzo 642 2008 Hotel & Casino
New Hampshire Manchester City Hall Plaza 275 1992 Office
New Jersey Jersey City 30 Hudson Street 781 2004 Office
New Mexico Albuquerque Albuquerque Plaza 351 1990 Office
New York New York City One World Trade Center 1,776 2013 Office
North Carolina Charlotte Bank of America Corporate Center 871 1992 Office
North Dakota Bismarck North Dakota State Capitol 241 1934 Government
Ohio Cleveland Key Tower 947 1991 Office
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Devon Tower 850 2012 Office
Oregon Portland Wells Fargo Center 546 1972 Office
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Comcast Center 973 2008 Office
Rhode Island Providence Bank of America Building 428 1927 Office
South Carolina Abbeville Prysmian Copper Wire Tower 373 2009 Office
South Dakota Sioux Falls Qwest Tower 174 1962 Office
Tennessee Nashville AT&T Building 617 1994 Office
Texas Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower 1,002 1982 Office
Utah Salt Lake City Wells Fargo Center 442 1998 Office
Vermont Burlington Decker Towers 124 1970 Residential
Virginia Virginia Beach The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center 508 2007 Residential/Hotel
Washington Seattle Columbia Center 932 1985 Office
West Virginia Charleston West Virginia State Capitol 293 1932 Government
Wisconsin Milwaukee U.S. Bank Center 601 1973 Office
Wyoming Laramie White Hall 200 1960 Residential

SOURCES

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_by_U.S._state

http://www.highrises.com/Tallest-Residential-Buildings.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_residential_buildings_in_the_world

http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2013/04/30/rise-of-the-super-towers-the-next-big-thingin-luxury-housing/

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