Manhattan's skyscrapers are in a vertical race that's transforming the city's skyline. Here are the 11 tallest buildings in NYC right now, ranked
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- We ranked the 11 tallest buildings in New York City using data from The Skyscraper Center.
- The city's current tallest building is One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet.
- The shortest tower on the list stands at 1,009 feet.
- This ranking will soon be shaken up as supertall skyscrapers sprout up all over Manhattan.
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New York City has long been known for its towering skyscrapers.
Both the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building held the title of world's tallest building at one point in time, but now they're not even among the top five tallest in the city.
The city's current tallest building is One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet, followed by the luxury residential skyscraper Central Park Tower, which surpassed 432 Park Avenue in March and will reach its full height of 1,550 feet in early spring or late summer. As recently as April 24, 432 Park Avenue was bumped to fourth place after 111 West 57th Street on Billionaires' Row reached its full height of 1,428 feet.
Some buildings on the list were completed years ago, while others only recently reached their full height and are still being finished.
These giants may not hold their current spots in the ranking for much longer. In Midtown and elsewhere in Manhattan, supertall skyscrapers are sprouting up every day that will join the ranks of the city's tallest (and the world's) within the next few years.
One Vanderbilt on 42nd Street is expected to be finished in 2021, at which point it will become the fourth-tallest tower in the city at 1,401 feet. And in Lower Manhattan, 45 Broad Street will take over ninth place when it's completed in 2021.
For now, here are the 11 tallest buildings in the city, from The New York Times Tower to the One World Trade Center.
T11. New York Times Tower
T11. Chrysler Building
9. 53 West 53rd St.
8. Three World Trade Center
7. Bank of America Tower
6. Empire State Building
5. 30 Hudson Yards
4. 432 Park Avenue
3. 111 West 57th Street
2. Central Park Tower
1. One World Trade Center
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