Top 10 Oldest Skyscrapers In The World

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Skyscrapers are tall buildings with multiple storeys. However, there is no certain height of a building which can determine it to be a skyscraper, but most of these structures have steel framework. Here is a list of the Top 10 oldest skyscrapers in the world.

10. John Hancock Center

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This skyscraper is located in Chicago, Illinois and was constructed after five years in 1970. It has a 100-story building which stands 1,127 feet (334 m) in air. It is now the 35th tallest building in the world.

9. MetLife Building

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It is located in New York City and was originally called the Pan Am Building. It was completed in four years in 1962. It has 59 floors and stands 808 feet (246 m) in air. Today it is 214th tallest building in the world.

8. One Chase Manhattan Plaza

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It is a banking skyscraper located in New York City and was completed after six years in 1961. It has 60 floors and is 813 feet (248 m) tall. Today it is 209th tallest building in the world.

7. Lomonosov Moscow State University

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It is the oldest and largest university in Russia and was founded in 1755 and was completed in 1953. It is considered to be the tallest educational building in the world. Its central tower is 240 m tall with 36 storeys. It was the tallest building in Europe until 1990. Today it is 242nd tallest building in the world.

6. GE Building

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It is located in the New York City and is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center. It was completed in 1933 and is 850 feet (260 m) tall. It has 70 floors and today is the 164th tallest building in the world.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/mlauzon Michael Lauzon

    I would like to add First Canadian Place, in Toronto.  It was completed in 1975, and stands:

    Architectural298.1 m (978 ft)Tip355 m (1,165 ft)Top floor289.9 m (951 ft)
    Floor countabove ground: 72below ground: 4Floor area250,849 m2 (2,700,120 sq ft)Elevators61

  • aBitterMelon

    I think that the oldest “skyscraper” of terms that is still standing is the Metlife tower built in 1909 which stands over 215 meters (700ft). It was the worlds tallest building before the Woolworth building. Check for your selfs.