List of tallest buildings in Upstate New York

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Upstate New York, broadly defined as a region of the U.S. state of New York north of New York City and Westchester County, is home to several skyscrapers and high-rises. The tallest building in New York State is the 104-story One World Trade Center, which was completed in 2014 and rises to 1,776 feet (541 m) in Lower Manhattan, New York City.[1] New York City, the largest city in the United States, is home to the vast majority of the skyscrapers in New York; outside the city, most of the state's skyscrapers are concentrated in Albany, Buffalo and Rochester. The tallest building in Upstate New York is the 44-story Erastus Corning Tower, which rises 589 feet (180 m) in Albany, the state's capital city.[2] Although the building is the tallest in the upstate region by a significant margin, it does not appear in the 100-tallest buildings in New York state when New York City skyscrapers are included in the ranking.[3] The second-tallest building in the upstate region is the 529-foot (161 m) One HSBC Center, which also stands as the tallest building in the city of Buffalo.[4]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Skyline of Buffalo
Skyline of Rochester
Skyline of Albany
Skyline of Niagara Falls
Skyline of Syracuse

This list ranks completed skyscrapers in Upstate New York that stand at least 290 feet (88 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year City Notes
1 Erastus Corning Tower EmpirePlaza16.jpg 589 / 180 44 1966 Albany Tallest building in Albany[2]
2 One Seneca Tower One HSBC Buffalo.jpg 529 / 161 40 1972 Buffalo Tallest building in Buffalo[4]
3 Xerox Tower Xerox Tower.JPG 443 / 135 30 1968 Rochester Tallest building in Rochester
4 Legacy Tower Bausch & Lomb Place, World Headquarters Building, Rochester, New York.jpg 401 / 122 20 1995 Rochester
5 Buffalo City Hall Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY - IMG 3745.JPG 398 / 121.3 32 1931 Buffalo
6 The Metropolitan Chase Tower Rochester, New York; cropped.jpg 392 / 119 27 1973 Rochester
7 Rand Building 10 Lafayette Square and Rand Building 2.JPG 391 / 119 29 1929 Buffalo
8 Alfred E. Smith Building AlfredESmithBuildingPanorama.jpg 388 / 118 34 1928 Albany
9 Kodak Tower Kodak Tower Rochester.jpg 360 / 110 19 1914 Rochester Expanded from 16 to 19 floors in 1930
10 Seneca Niagara Casino Tower Seneca Niagara Casino Tower.jpg 358 / 109 26 2006 Niagara Falls Tallest building in Niagara Falls, New York [5]
11 Main Place Tower Main Place Tower.JPG 350 / 107 26 1969 Buffalo
12 Liberty Building Liberty Building.jpg 345 / 105 23 1925 Buffalo 333 feet/101.5 meters to the roof
13 One M & T Plaza M&T Plaza.jpg 317 / 97 21 1966 Buffalo [6]
14 State Tower Building Statetowerpostcard.jpg 312 / 95.4 23 1927 Syracuse Tallest building in Syracuse
15 1, 2, 3, and 4 Empire State Plaza NYSAgencyBuildings.JPG 310 / 94 23 1966 Albany Also known as the Agency Buildings
19 First Federal Plaza FirstFederalPlaza.jpg 309 / 94 21 1976 Rochester Top was formerly a revolving restaurant
20 Electric Tower General Electric Tower.JPG 294 / 90 14 1912 Buffalo Also known as the Niagara Mohawk Building.

Buildings in Yonkers ranked by floor count[edit]

Due to the unknown heights as well as Yonkers bordering New York City, they are not included in the main list.

Rank Name Floors Year
1 Saint Casimir Apartments[7] 28
2 Seven Pines Tower 27 1974
3 Parkledge Apartments (West Tower) 23 1971
4 Tower One 20 1971

See also[edit]

List of tallest buildings by city[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Empire State Building". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Erastus Corning II Tower". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Diagram of Skyscrapers in the State of New York". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  4. ^ a b "One HSBC Center". CTBUH. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  5. ^ Seneca Niagara Casino Tower | Buildings | EMPORIS
  6. ^ One M & T Plaza | Buildings | EMPORIS
  7. ^ existing | Buildings | EMPORIS