Topline Steel Buildings has always pushed the boundaries of what a steel building can accomplish. We’ve built churches, stores, greenhouses, workshops, and even office spaces with all the amenities of a traditional building.
Here are a few famous steel buildings from around the world that we like even though we didn’t have a hand in their construction!
The Empire State Building – New York, NY, United States
New York City changed the landscape of the United States forever by building the first skyscrapers out of steel. At 103 stories with a frame weighing 57,000 tons, the Empire State Building was the tallest structure in the world until it was dethroned by the Sears Tower in 1973. The Empire State Building hasn’t lost it’s iconic status however. It’s still the only steel building ever climbed by King Kong…
The Gateway Arch – St. Louis, MO, United States
Called the “Gateway to the West,” the Arch of St. Louis has been one of the most impressive man-made structures in the last 50 years. Measuring 630 feet at its peak and constructed of stainless steel, this monument is the world’s tallest arch. This beautiful steel structure defines the St. Louis skyline — a city famous for the St. Louis Cardinals and rock legend Chuck Berry.
The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
The French have always been expert artisans in a wide range of subjects. It’s no surprise that they were one of the first to perfect the construction of steel buildings. The Eiffel Tower has been an iconic steel structure since 1889 when it was built for the World’s Fair. At 1,063 feet, it was the tallest building in the world until it was topped by the Chrysler Building in 1930.
Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – Chicago, IL, United States
New York made skyscrapers famous, but Chicago took the prize for tallest building in the United States. Built in 1973, the Sears Tower dethroned the Empire State Building as the tallest structure in the world at the time. The Willis Tower is supported by special steel beams that protect it from the ferocious Chicago winds of Lake Michigan!