List of early skyscrapers

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This list of early skyscrapers details a range of tall, commercial buildings built between 1884 and 1939, predominantly in the US cities of New York and Chicago but also across the rest of the US and in many parts of the Western world.

The first skyscrapers 1880-99[edit]

New York's "Newspaper Row", showing the first skyscrapers built in the late 19th century: (l to r) - World Building, City Hall, Sun Building (obscured), Tribune Building, American Tract Society, Times Building
For more details on the first skyscrapers, see Early skyscrapers § Emergence of the skyscraper: 1880-99.

California[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Missouri[edit]

New York[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Washington D.C.[edit]


The "First Great Age" (1900-19)[edit]

For more details on the "First Great Age" of skyscrapers, see Early skyscrapers § The "First Great Age": 1900-19.
The Woolworth Building overlooking the Old Post Office and City Hall Park, with the peaks of the Singer Tower and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower just visible (l)

Alabama[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Illinois][edit]

Indiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

New York[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Inter-war period (1920-39)[edit]

New York's skyscrapers, 1932
Chicago's skyscrapers, 1943
For more details on the inter-war skyscrapers, see Early skyscrapers § Inter-war period, boom and depression: 1920-39.

Argentina[edit]

Belgium[edit]

California[edit]

Canada[edit]

Florida[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New York[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

Russia[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Washington[edit]

See also[edit]