Aerial views of the Midtown West & Theater District. No doubt this is the greatest cultural offerings throughout the city. In this area are grouped as the MOMA museums, many theaters with music for all tastes, classical music and opera at Carnegie Hall, photography at the International Center of Photography and, last but not least, breathtaking views of the skyscrapers city in the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center and Times Square area surrounded by neon signs with endless yellow taxis going at full speed. This list of tallest skyscrapers in New York City ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of New York (New York) according to their height. Currently, the tallest skyscraper in the city of New York Empire State Building is 102 stories, which stands at a height of 381 meters (1250 feet) in Midtown Manhattan and was completed in 1931. [1] also holds the title of the second tallest skyscraper in the United States and tenth highest in the world. He managed to keep the throne of the world's tallest skyscraper until 1972. The second tallest building in town is the Bank of America Tower, which reaches a height of 1,200 feet (366 m). [2] The building is still under construction, but is estimated to be completed in late 2008. [ 2] The third highest in the city and the second tallest structure complete, is the Chrysler Building to 1046 feet (319 m), which occupied the throne of the world's tallest skyscraper from 1930 to 1931. The history of skyscrapers in the city of New York began in 1880 with the construction of the World Building, the structure rose 348 feet (106 m) high. [4] Although not the first mid-rise building, if it was the first to exceed 284 feet (87 m) above the pinnacle of Trinity Church. [5] World Building, remained the tallest building until 1899. It was demolished in 1955 to make way for the expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge. [5] Historically, the city of New York played an important role in the development of new skyscrapers, since 1890 eleven structures in the city have earned the title of the skyscraper highest in the world. [6] The city of New York entered a building boom that began in 1900 and concluded years later in 1930, during which it was built 16 of the 82 tallest buildings. During this time, they built the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building, the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, each managed to take the title of tallest building in the world. [6] The second skyscraper boom began in the early 1960s to date. During this time, about 70 were built structure erected at least to 600 feet (183 m) high, including the twin towers of World Trade Center. The North Tower of the complex, officially known as "World Trade Center One," held the title of world's tallest skyscraper from 1972 to 1973 and the title of tallest skyscraper in New York City until 2001. [7] No But the North Tower, like the other six towers of the World Trade Center complex were destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.