Tallest Buildings In Chicago, United States – 2021 Updated List

Tallest Buildings In Chicago, United States – 2021 Updated List

Chicago has a population of more than 2.6 millions and is the third largest city in the United States. But when it comes to the number of skyscrapers, Chicago ranks at 2nd position in the United States. This northern most biggest city in the US has a total of 119 skyscrapers as per 2018 statistics. Chicago also ranks at 6th position regarding “Cities with most skyscrapers in the world”. This article explores the list of tallest buildings in Chicago.

(1) Willis Tower [Sears Tower] – Tallest Building In Chicago

Willis Tower holds the record of being the tallest building in Chicago from the year 1974 to till date. Willis Tower was ranked as the world’s tallest building for a period of 22 years, between 1974 – 1996. This ranking was surpassed by Kaula Lumpur’s Petronas Tower 1.


How Tall Is Willis Tower? [How Tall Is Sears Tower?]

Height Of Willis Tower442.14 meters [1451 feet]
Number Of Floors108 floors above ground level
4 floors below ground level
Completed1974
Willis Tower [Sears Tower] Technical Information

Amenities at Willis Tower:

Willis tower has aircraft warning lights. Double decker elevators are present in this building. The sky lobby in this building is one of the famous sky lobbies in the world. There is transmission antenna on the roof of the building. The skydeck located on 103rd floor attracts around 1.5 million visitors every year. (Note: These visitors estimations were prior to pandemic situation)

(2) Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower is the second tallest building in Chicago. This Trump Tower is the 7th tallest building in the United States. It is also the 7th tallest building in North America.

How Tall Is Trump Tower?

Height Of Trump Tower423.2 meters [1389 feet]
Number Of Floors98 floors above ground level
Completed2009
Trump Tower Technical Information

(3) St. Regis Chicago

St. Regis is the third tallest building in Chicago city. St. Regis holds the record for the tallest skyscaper in the world which is designed by a woman. This building was previously known with the name “The Wanda Vista Tower”.

Height Of St. Regis Chicago363 meters [1198 feet]
Number Of Floors101 floors above ground level
Completed2020
St. Regis Chicago Building Technical Information

(4) Aon Center

Aon Center is the fourth tallest building in Chicago city. This building was previously known as “The Standard Oil Building“. It is the 12th tallest building in the United States.

Height Of Aon Center346 meters [1136 feet]
Number Of Floors83 floors above ground level
Completed1973
Aon Center Building Technical Information

(5) 875 North Michigan Avenue

875 North Michigan Avenue is the fifth tallest building in Chicago city.
It was previously known by the name John Hancock Center. It is the 13th tallest building in the Unites States. This was the tallest building that was constructed in the world during 1960s. It ranked as the tallest building in Chicago for a period of 4 years between 1969 – 1973.

Height Of 875 North Michigan Avenue344 meters [1127 feet]
Number Of Floors100 floors above ground level
Completed1969
875 North Michigan Avenue Technical Information

(6) Franklin Center North Tower

Flanklin Center is the 6th tallest building in Chicago city. It is the 21st tallest building in United States. Flanklin Center was formerly known by the name “AT&T Corporate Center“.

Height Of Franklin Center North Tower307 meters [1007 feet]
Number Of Floors61 floors above ground level
Completed1989
Franklin Center North Tower Technical Information

(7) Two Prudential Plaza

Two Prudential Plaza is the 7th tallest building in Chicago city. It is the tallest building in United States. It is connected to it’s sister building One Prudential Plaza.

Height Of Two Prudential Plaza303 meters [995 feet]
Number Of Floors64 floors above ground level
Completed1990
Two Prudential Plaza Building Technical Information

(8) 311 South Wacker Drive

311 South Wacker Drive is the 8th tallest building in Chicago. It is the 24th tallest building in United States. 311 South Wacker Drive is one of the tallest building in the world which is known with it’s street address.

Height Of 311 South Wacker Drive293 meters [961 feet]
Number Of Floors65 floors above ground level
Completed1990
311 South Wacker Drive Technical Information

(9) NEMA Chicago

NEMA Chicago is the 9th tallest building in entire Chicago.
It is the tallest all rental apartment building in Chicago.

Height Of NEMA Chicago273 meters [896 feet]
Number Of Floors76 floors above ground level
Completed2019
NEMA Chicago Building Technical Information

(10) 900 North Michigan

900 North Michigan is the 10th largest building in Chicago. It has four lanterns at the top of it’s structure. These lanterns are lit during the night.

Height Of 900 North Michigan266 meters [871 feet]
Number Of Floors66 floors above ground level
Completed1989
900 North Michigan Building Technical Information

This list of tallest buildings in Chicago is compiled for the completed buildings as of August, 2021. This list changes if One Chicago building gets completed.

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