The Chase Tower in Phoenix, Arizona, stands at 483 feet. The 40-story structure was sold for $79 million in May 2018.
It is the second-highest building in the world. Only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai reaches a height of 528 feet. The Chase Tower is the only building in America to have top floors that are available as rental apartments. There are about 300 apartments in all, with prices starting at $750,000 for a one-bedroom unit.
The tower is so named because its owner, American International Group (AIG), formerly known as Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO), used part of its profits to build it. The company wanted to show that it could build a high-rise that would attract wealthy tenants. The tower's opening was delayed for several years while AIG searched for a tenant who would use up some of its floors. When it opened in 1996, it had been empty for almost a decade after its original occupant, Transamerica Corporation, moved its headquarters to California.
Transamerica's move prompted other companies to look for space in this prestigious building. One by one they all left as new buildings were constructed or their offices expanded into neighboring spaces.
The 50-story Devon Tower, which rises 845 feet (258 m) in the central business area, is the highest skyscraper in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. Other prominent skyscrapers in Oklahoma City include Chase Tower and First National Center, which are the city's second and third highest structures, respectively. In terms of overall height, America's Tallest Skyscraper, the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) in Chicago, is also located in Oklahoma County.
The Devon Tower was completed in 1989. It is owned by Devon Energy Corporation, a large oil and natural gas company. The tower has 49 floors above ground and 1 floor below ground. Its weight causes the earth to shake at night when there is no traffic on Interstate 35W, the freeway that runs through the center of Oklahoma City.
The Radio Tower at 707 NW 13th St in Norman is the second tallest structure in Oklahoman's Capital City with a height of 401 feet (122 m). It was built in 1937 by the University of Oklahoma Department of Physics and Astronomy for use as a radio telescope. Today, it is used as a radio station antenna. This makes it the oldest functioning radio telescope in the United States.
Other buildings in Norman that stand at least 100 feet (30 m) high include South High School, Central High School, Lewis Katz Stadium, Pancoast Park, and the Cox Convention Center.
1,401 meters SL: Green's 1,401-foot-tall tower is now under construction and, when completed, will tower above much of Midtown East. When finished in 2020, it will have new subway entrances, public plazas, and a 1,020-foot-high observation deck. The building will be the highest in New York City.
It will also be the most expensive residential building in America when it is completed. The estimated cost is $1 billion - $1.5 billion.
The building will contain 728 luxury apartments with prices starting at $3 million per year. It will also have an eight-story office building with 75,000 square feet of space for rent or sale. The building's facade is expected to feature over 10,000 plants of 50 different species, forming a "green wall" that will provide oxygen for humans and animals below.
The project was announced in April 2016 and is being developed by RXR Realty with assistance from GGP Capital Partners. Green has been quoted as saying that the goal is to create a modern habitat for humans that is sustainable and comfortable. He also said that the aim is to give people a reason to go outside by making the view amazing.
There will be 72 condominiums on the 23rd floor that will go for about $10 million each.