Tallest Buildings in the world Timeline:

It is interesting to know the tallest structures in the world. USA is considered pioneer in the area of construction. According to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the US has been holding the record of the tallest buildings in the world almost for the whole twentieth century until PETRONAS Towers were built in Malaysia in 1998.The following table shows the history of world’s tallest building in the last century.

World’s Tallest Building Timeline:

Years tallest Name Location Height
1899–1908 Park Row Building New York Top of Form119 meters (391ft)Bottom of Form
1908–1909 Singer Building New York 187 meters (612 ft)
1909–1913 Metropolitan Life Tower New York 213.5 meters (700 ft)
1913–1930 Woolworth Building New York 241 meters (791 ft)
1930 Bank of Manhattan Trust Building New York 283 meters (928 ft)
1930–1931 Chrysler Building New York 320 meters (1,050 ft)
1931–1972 Empire State Building New York 381 meters (1,250 ft)
1972–1974 World Trade Center 1 New York 417 meters (1,368 ft)
1974–1998 Willis Tower (formally sears towers) Chicago 442 meters (1,451 ft)
1998–2004 Petronas Tower Kuala Lumpur 452 meters (1,483 ft)
2004–2010 Taipei 101 Taipei 509 meters (1,671 ft)
2010 – Burj Khalifa Dubai 828 meters (2,717 ft)



Current Tallest Buildings in the US:

As for the current tallest building in the US, it is found that the new One World Trade Center that was recently finished in 2013 holds the record. The tallest six buildings list in the US is shown in the following table.

Name Place Height Year
One World Trade CenterWillis Tower New YorkChicago 1,776 ft1,451 ft  20131974
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 1,362 ft 2009
Empire State Building New York 1,250 ft 1931
Bank of America Tower New York 1,200 ft 2009
Aon Center Chicago 1,136 ft 1973