10 Tallest Buildings and Structures in the United States

The ten tallest buildings and structures located in the United States. Some of these buildings are huge tourist attractions complete with observation decks offering fantastic views.

These are the ten tallest buildings and structures in the United States excluding radio and TV towers and antennas. The list is dominated by the two cities of New York and Chicago which each have four of the tallest buildings in the country with Las Vegas and Atlanta having one building or structure each. These are all great buildings located near some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world and some of these buildings are huge tourist attractions complete with observation decks offering phenomenal views.

1) Willis Tower in Chicago - 1,451 feet

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The Willis Tower is new name of the Sears Tower located at 233 South Wacker Ave in Chicago. The Willis Tower was completed in 1974 and has an all glass observation deck which is a scary but very popular tourist attraction in Chicago. In addition to being the tallest building in the United States the Willis Tower is currently the 8th tallest building in the world.

2) Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago - 1,389 feet

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Also located in Chicago the Trump International Hotel and Tower is the 2nd tallest building in the United States and is located at 401 North Wabash Ave. Built and owned by Donald Trump the Trump International Hotel and Tower is a residential building with condominiums and also a first class hotel in Chicago.

3) Empire State Building in New York - 1,250 feet

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When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931 it was the tallest building in the world and remained so until the Sears Tower which is now the Willis Tower was completed in 1974. The Empire State Building is perhaps the most famous skyscraper in the world and is a huge tourist attraction complete with two observation decks located at 350 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York.

4) Bank of America Tower in New York - 1,200 feet

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