skyscraper

A skyscraper is a building many stories tall. The first skyscraper was the 1885 ten-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago. San Francisco's constricted geography has encouraged vertical building.

More skyscraper buildings

General Electric Building 570 Lexington Avenue

Cross and Cross

1931
Fred F. French Building 551 Fifth Avenue

H. Douglas Ives|Sloan and Robertston

1927
Empire State Building 350 Fifth Avenue

Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

1931
Daily News Building 220 East 42nd Street

Raymond Hood|John Mead Howells

1929
Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue

William Van Alen

1930
Chanin Building 122 East 42nd Street

Sloan and Robertson

1929
Candler Building 220 West 42nd Street and 221 West 41st Street

"Willauer, Shape, and Bready"

1914
Bank of the Metropolis 31 Union Square West

Bruce Price

1902
American Radiator Building 40 West 40th Street

Raymond Hood and André Fouilhoux

1924

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