List of tallest buildings in Columbus, Ohio

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Skyline of Columbus in January 2006 (Use cursor to identify buildings)

This list of tallest buildings in Columbus ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Columbus, Ohio, by height. The tallest building in the city is the 41-story Rhodes State Office Tower, which rises 629 feet (192 m) and was completed in 1973.[1] The structure is the fifth-tallest completed building in the state,[2] and is also Ohio's tallest building that rises in the center of a city block.[1] The city's second-tallest structure is the LeVeque Tower; this 1927 Art Deco skyscraper was the first building in the state to be built on caisson foundations.[3] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Ohio, nine are located in Columbus.[4]

The history of skyscrapers in Columbus began with the completion in 1900 of 16 East Broad Street, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city.[5][6] This structure stands 13 stories and 180 feet (55 m) in height.[5] Columbus went through an early high-rise construction boom in the 1920s, during which time the city saw the completion of the 555-foot (169 m) LeVeque Tower, which stood as the tallest structure in Columbus for 46 years. However, the pace of new high-rise construction then remained slow until 1960; starting in that year, Columbus entered into a large building boom that lasted until 1991. During that time, most of the city's tallest skyscrapers were built, including the Rhodes State Office Tower and the William Green Building.[1][7] Although no Columbus skyscraper ranks among the tallest in the United States, the city is the site of five skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) high. Based on existing and under-construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall, the skyline of Columbus is ranked first in Ohio, fourth in the Midwest (after Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit) and 19th in the country.[A] As of June 2008, there are 80 completed high-rises in the city.[8] Columbus ranks third in the state in high-rise count after Cleveland and Cincinnati, which have 124 and 120 completed high-rises respectively.[9][10]

Columbus has been the site of very little high-rise construction since the construction boom ended in 1991 with the completion of Fifth Third Center in 1998; since then, only four skyscrapers that rank in city's 20 tallest buildings have been constructed, the tallest being the 314-foot (96 m) Miranova Condominiums.[11] The most recent high-rise development in the city was The Condominiums at North Bank Park, which was completed in 2007.[12] As of July 2008, there are no new high-rise buildings under construction in Columbus. However, there are two major high-rise reconstructions taking place in mid-2008 in the city; Eight on the Square and the Grange Mutual Companies Building are being renovated.[13][14]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Rhodes State Office Tower is the tallest building in Columbus.
LeVeque Tower is the second-tallest building in Columbus.
The William Green Building (left), the third-tallest building in Columbus, Ohio
Huntington Center is the fourth-tallest building in Columbus.
Vern Riffe State Office Tower is the fifth-tallest building in Columbus.
One Nationwide Plaza, the sixth-tallest building in Columbus
The AEP Building, the eighth-tallest building in the city
8 East Broad Street, Columbus' 27th tallest building.

This list ranks Columbus skyscrapers that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Rhodes State Office Tower 629 / 192 41 1973 Has been the tallest building in Columbus and the tallest mid-block skyscraper in Ohio since 1973. Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1970s.[1][15]
2 LeVeque Tower 555 / 169 47 1927 Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1920s.[3][16]
3 William Green Building 530 / 162 33 1990 Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1990s.[7][17]
4 Huntington Center 512 / 156 37 1984 Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1980s.[18][19]
5 Vern Riffe State Office Tower 503 / 153 32 1988 [20][21]
6 One Nationwide Plaza 485 / 148 40 1976 [22][23]
7 Franklin County Courthouse 464 / 141 27 1991 [24][25]
8 AEP Building 456 / 139 31 1983 [26][27]
9 Borden Building 438 / 134 34 1974 [28][29]
10 Three Nationwide Plaza 408 / 124 27 1989 [30][31]
11 One Columbus Center 366 / 112 26 1987 [32][33]
12 Columbus Center 357 / 109 25 1964 Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1960s. Was built as the Bank One Tower.[34][35]
13 Capitol Square 350 / 107 26 1984 [36][37]
14 Continental Center 348 / 106 26 1973 [38][39]
15 PNC Bank Building 317 / 97 25 1977 [40][41]
16 Miranova Condominiums 314 / 96 26 2001 Tallest residential building in the state of Ohio.[11][42] Tallest building built in the 2000s.
17 Fifth Third Center 302 / 92 25 1998 [43][44]
18 Motorists Mutual Building 286 / 87 21 1973 [45][46]
19 Midland Building 280 / 85 21 1970 [47][48]
20 The Condominiums at North Bank Park 267 / 81 20 2007 [12][49]
21= Lincoln Tower Dormitory 260 / 79 26 1967 [50][51]
21= Morrill Tower Dormitory 260 / 79 26 1967 [52][53]
23 Hyatt Regency Columbus 256 / 78 20 1980 [54][55]
24 Key Bank Building 253 / 77 20 1963 [56][57]
25 Adam's Mark Hotel 243 / 74 16 1961 [56][57]
26 Town Center 226 / 69 17 1974 [56][57]
27 8 East Broad Street 212 / 64.6 17 1906 [56][57]
28 Huntington Building 202 / 59.4 13 1926 [56][57]
29 Ohio Judicial Center 200 / 57.9 14 1933 [56][57]
30 16 East Broad Street 180 / 64.4 13 1900 [56][57]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The LeVeque Tower stood as the tallest building in Columbus from 1927 until 1973.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Columbus.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
16 East Broad Street 02.016 East Broad Street 1900–1906 180 / 55 13 [6][58]
8 East Broad Street 01.08 East Broad Street 1906–1927 212 / 65 17 [59]
LeVeque Tower 04.050 West Broad Street 1927–1973 555 / 169 47 [16]
Rhodes State Office Tower 03.030 East Broad Street 1973–present 629 / 192 41 [15]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ New York has 216 existing and under construction buildings at least 492 feet (150 m), Chicago has 114, Miami has 32, Houston has 31, Los Angeles has 26, Dallas has 20, San Francisco has 21, Atlanta has 19, Boston has 19, Las Vegas has 16, Seattle has 15, Philadelphia has 15, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Minneapolis has 11, Detroit has 8, Denver has 7, Charlotte has 6, and Columbus has 5. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte, and Columbus.

References[edit]

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  38. ^ "Continental Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
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  52. ^ "Morrill Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
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  54. ^ "Hyatt Regency Columbus". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
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