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 other parts of the 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]

Iowa[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Ames Building

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)

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

New York[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Elsewhere in the world[edit]

United Kingdom[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.

United States[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Iowa[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]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Washington[edit]

Elsewhere in the world[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Canada[edit]

Montreal[edit]
Toronto[edit]
Vancouver[edit]

China[edit]

Guangzhou[edit]
Shanghai[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Italy[edit]

Russia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

See also[edit]