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Eight upcoming skyscrapers in the United States

From the JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York designed by UK architecture studio Foster + Partners to be "all-electric" to Miami's first supertall skyscraper, we round up eight skyscrapers coming to the United States.

In various stages of development, the projects below are underway, with Jahn Studio's 1000 M in Chicago and SOM's Two Manhattan West already at full height in their respective cities.

Some, like the Wilson Tower in Austin, have faced various construction delays, though the Texan city holds more spaces on this list than skyscraper-studded New York City.

Read on for eight upcoming projects in cities across the US.

tower in chicago

1000 M, Chicago, by Helmut Jahn

Located in the Historic Michigan Avenue District of Chicago, 1000 M is a 73-storey skyscraper spanning 788 feet (240 metres), that consists of an angular base topped with a curved edge tower.

Originally, the tower was planned to reach 832 feet (254 metres) tall, but restrictions in the area caused the developers to reduce the height. The tower's topped out in late summer 2023.

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manhattan west new york
Image by Dave Burk

Two Manhattan West, Manhattan, by SOM

Two Manhattan West is one of a pair of towers supported by "mega columns" at their bases.

It is part of the Manhattan West development, which covers more than seven million square feet combined (650,321 square metres), with a masterplan by SOM that includes residential, retail, hotel and office spaces just north of New York's High Line.

After nine years of development, the project will be completed in early 2024.

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Sixth and Guadalupe Austin
Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Sixth and Guadalupe, Austin, by Gensler 

Joining several skyscrapers under construction in Austin, Gensler's Sixth and Guadalupe will reach 875 feet (267 metres) high and consist of two industrial glass and steel volumes atop a podium.

It will host residential and office programs, as well as the city's highest sky pool deck.

Wilson Tower rendering with Austin skyline
Rendering courtesy of Wilson Capital

Wilson Tower, Austin, by HKS

The Wilson Tower by HKS was set to be the tallest building in Texas at 80 storeys before its height was halved after an unsuccessful review in January 2023.

Now spanning 45 storeys, a new iteration of the design maintains the brise soleil wrapped facade, while the team plans to adjust the ground floor programming.

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render of building in new york during sunset
Render is courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners

JPMorgan Chase headquarters, Manhattan, by Foster + Partners 

Topped out in November 2023, the new JPMorgan Chase headquarters by Foster + Partners will be New York's "largest all-electric tower", according to the architecture studio.

Located at 270 Park Avenue, it has 60 storeys and reaches 1,388 feet (423 metres) high, with a stilted base raised 80 feet (27 metres) off the ground.

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Waterline supertall skyscraper

Waterline, Austin, by KPF

Estimated to be completed in 2026, the 1,022-foot-tall (312 metres) mixed-used Waterline tower is set to be the tallest in the state of Texas, unseating the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston.

Located along Waller Creek, the building will consist of 74 storeys distributed across three distinct volumes and separated by open-air spaces supported by surrounding columns.

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Waldorf Astoria supertall skyscraper

The Waldorf Astoria Miami, Miami, by Sieger Suarez Architects and Carlos Ott

Set to be Miami's first supertall skyscraper, according to developer PMG, the Waldorf Astoria Miami will contain 100 storeys and reach 1,049 feet (319.7 metres) high.

Located in Downtown Miami, it consists of nine offset cubes intended to emphasise the structure's suspension and height, which will host the five-star Waldorf Astoria hotel as well as private residences.

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Rendering of tower 36 in Miami
Rendering by Atchain courtesy KPF

Tower 36, Miami, by KPF

Unanimously approved as of October 2023, Tower 36 located in Miami's Design District will be 635 feet (193 metres) tall and will be the tallest office building in the district, according to KPF.

The building will consist of a tapered tower atop a rectangular base, with terraces on all office floors that are detailed with light bronze soffit accents.

Header rendering is of JPMorgan Headquarters courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners.