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List of early skyscrapers

This list of early skyscrapers details a range of tall, commercial buildings built between 1884 and 1930s, predominantly in the U.S. cities of New York and Chicago but also across the rest of the U.S. and in many other parts of the world.

The first skyscrapers 1880-99

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

California

Illinois

Iowa

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

New York

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

Washington D.C.

Elsewhere in the world

The APA "Australia" Building in Melbourne, which stood from 1889 to 1980. It was Australia's tallest building until 1912.

Australia

Netherlands

United Kingdom

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

Alabama

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Illinois

Iowa

Indiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Elsewhere in the world

Culwulla Chambers, Sydney's first skyscraper.

United Kingdom

Argentina

Australia

Germany

Berlin
Jena

Poland

Inter-war period (1920-39)

New York's skyscrapers, 1932
Chicago's skyscrapers, 1943

United States

California

Florida

Illinois

Iowa

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Washington

Elsewhere in the world

Australia

The Manchester Unity Building in Melbourne

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Melbourne
Sydney

Argentina

Belgium

Antwerp
Brussels

Canada

Montreal
Toronto
Vancouver


China

Guangzhou


Shanghai

Hong Kong


Czech Republic


Germany

Berlin
Braunschweig
Cologne
Dresden
Düsseldorf
Essen
Gera
Hamburg
Hanover
Jena
Leipzig
Magdeburg
Munich
Stuttgart

Italy

Brescia
Genoa
Milan
Turin


New Zealand


Poland

Warsaw
Wroclaw

Russia


Serbia


Slovenia


Spain

Madrid
Barcelona


Sweden


Switzerland


United Kingdom

London

See also