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skyscraper

(Encyclopedia) skyscraper, modern building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton. The form originated in the United States. Development of the Form Many mechanical and structural…

World Trade Center

(Encyclopedia) World Trade Center, former building complex in lower Manhattan, New York City, consisting of seven buildings and a shopping concourse on a 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site; it was destroyed…

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth…

Long Beach, Calif.

Mayor: Robert Garcia (to June 2018) City Manager: Patrick H. West 2010 census population (rank): 462,257 (36);…

Tallest Buildings Timeline

When and how high they have been built by Beth Rowen and Catherine McNiff 1890 New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed, but figures…

World Trade Center History

Magnificent buildings graced skyline by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross World Trade Center Stats 200,000 tons of steel 425,000 cubic yards of concrete…

Tallest Buildings in the United States

Below is a list of the tallest buildings in the United States by height. Also included is date of completion and the number of stories in each structure. Building, City…