Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).
Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.
|1||Comcast Building||1933||259.1 m / 850 ft||70||steel||office|
|2||1251 Avenue of the Americas||1972||228.6 m / 750 ft||54||steel||office|
|3||McGraw-Hill Building||1972||205.4 m / 674 ft||51||steel||office|
|4||Celanese Building||1973||180.4 m / 592 ft||45||steel||office|
|5||International Building||1935||156.1 m / 512 ft||41||steel||office|
|6||One Rockefeller Plaza||1937||149 m / 489 ft||34||steel||office|
|7||75 Rockefeller Plaza||1947||129.2 m / 424 ft||33||steel||office|
|8||1270 Avenue of the Americas||1932||124.7 m / 409 ft||31||steel||office|
|9||600 Fifth Avenue||1952||121.6 m / 399 ft||26||N/A||office|
|10||Simon & Schuster Building||1939||84.5 m / 277 ft||21||steel||office|
|11||10 Rockefeller Plaza||1940||69.5 m / 228 ft||17||steel||office|
|12||Bank of America Building||1938||69.5 m / 228 ft||17||steel||office|
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28 October 2015
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21 November 2014
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