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
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
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
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
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
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.
5. American International Building
This skyscraper has now been renamed to 70 Pine Street and is located in New York City. It was completed in two years in 1932. Today it is the 89th tallest amongst world’s skyscrapers and stands at 952 feet (290 m) in height with 67 floors.
4. Empire State Building
It is located in New York City and was completed in 1931 after two years of construction. It was the world’s tallest building at the time of its construction. It stands 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall in the air and has 102 floors. It is the 20th tallest building today.
3. Chrysler Building
It is located in New York City and was the world’s tallest building at the time of its construction in 1930. It has 77 floors and is 1,046 feet (319 m) tall. Today it is 51st tallest building in the world.
2. The Trump Building
It is also known as Manhattan Company Building and is located in New York City. It is 71-story tall and was completed after 11 months of construction in 1930. It is 927 feet (283 m) tall and is today the 103rd tallest building in the world.
1. Woolworth Building
It is the world’s oldest skyscraper and is located in New York City. It was constructed after three years in 1913 and has 57 floors. It is 241.4 m (792 feet) tall.
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