Top of One VanderbiltPhoto by Max Touhey

Manhattan welcomed its newest skyscraper One Vanderbilt in September 2020. The towering building designed by James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and developed by SL Green had been in the works as early as 2001 and topped out last year. Now, it stands just west of Grand Central Terminal, within sight of other New York City’s giant landmarks, and soars into the sky.

Here are 10 fun facts about One Vanderbilt, from its impressive statistics, how it got built, and what’s coming next:

1. It Is the Tallest Office Tower in Midtown

Photo of One VanderbiltPhoto by Max Touhey

Sitting in Midtown Manhattan, One Vanderbilt is the fourth tallest-building in New York City, reaching 1,401 feet above the ground. In fact, the building is so tall that Mayor Bill de Blasio had to rezone parts of Vanderbilt Avenue to allow its construction. Although it did not dethrone One World Trade Center as the highest building in the city, the 1.7 million-square-foot building dwarfs the Chrysler Building by almost 400 feet and is the newest addition to the Manhattan skyline.