Take a look some of the most well-known buildings in the United States made with steel.
It might be surprising to think that the first skyscraper was erected in Chicago, not New York, but the steel-framed Home Insurance Building was built to 10 stories tall – about 138 feet – in 1885. While the building is no longer standing, its construction was at the forefront of a building revolution.
One World Trade Center, New York City
Height: 1,776 ft.
Architect: David Childs, Daniel Libeskind and T.J. Gottesdiener of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Willis Tower, Chicago
Height: 1,451 ft.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago
Height: 1,389 ft.
Architect: Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Empire State Building, New York City
Height: 1,250 ft.
Architect: William F. Lamb of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
Bank of America Tower, New York City
Height: 1,200 ft.
Architect: Cook & Fox Architects
Salesforce Tower, San Francisco
Height: 1,070 ft.
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
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