List of tallest buildings in Anchorage

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This lists ranks high-rises in Anchorage, Alaska that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement[citation needed]. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Tallest buildings[edit]


Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Location Year Image Notes
1 Conoco-Phillips Building 296 (90) 23 700 G Street
61°12′55″N 149°53′46″W / 61.21528°N 149.89611°W / 61.21528; -149.89611 (Conoco-Phillips Building)
1983 CPbuilding Anch-AK.jpg Tallest building in Anchorage since its completion in 1983[1]
2 Robert B. Atwood Building 265 (81) 20 550 West Seventh Avenue
61°12′55″N 149°53′34″W / 61.21528°N 149.89278°W / 61.21528; -149.89278 (Robert B. Atwood Building)
1983 AtwoodBldg-AnchAK.jpg Previously called the Hunt Building,[2] Enserch Center and Bank of America Center[3]
3 Hilton Anchorage East Tower 243 (74) 21 500 West Third Avenue
61°13′10″N 149°53′31″W / 61.21944°N 149.89194°W / 61.21944; -149.89194 (Hilton Anchorage Hotel - Anchorage Tower)
1971[4] Anchorage Hilton.jpg Historically called the Anchorage Tower, after the original building of the Anchorage Hotel which previously sat on the site. Tallest hotel building in Alaska[5]
4 JL Tower 226 (69) 14 3800 Centerpoint Drive
61°11′08″N 149°53′30″W / 61.18556°N 149.89167°W / 61.18556; -149.89167 (JL Tower)
2008 Tallest building constructed in the 2000s[6]
5 Frontier Building 219 (67)
[dubious ]
14 3601 C Street
61°11′16″N 149°53′07″W / 61.18778°N 149.88528°W / 61.18778; -149.88528 (Frontier Building)
1982 Numerous State of Alaska offices moved here from the McKay Building when this building opened.[7]
6 Anchorage Marriott 214 (65) 21 820 West Seventh Avenue
61°12′55″N 149°53′56″W / 61.21528°N 149.89889°W / 61.21528; -149.89889 (Anchorage Marriott)
2000 Anchorage Marriott Downtown.jpg [8]
7 McKinley Tower 203 (62)
[dubious ]
14 338 Denali Street (also 337 East Fourth Avenue)
61°13′08″N 149°52′39″W / 61.21889°N 149.87750°W / 61.21889; -149.87750 (Mt. McKinley Building aka McKay Building aka McKinley Tower)
1952 McKinley Tower Apartments 2013.JPG Historically called the Mt. McKinley Building and the MacKay Building, it is the tallest residential building in Alaska[6] Constructed as a 14-story HUD 604 apartment building, it was Anchorage's first high-rise building. It was later bought by Neal MacKay and converted into a state office building after it had sat for years following damage in the 1964 Alaska earthquake. The state moved out in 1982, and it sat condemned by the city for failing fire codes (between 1984 and 2006) as a well-known, dilapidated, pink eyesore earning it several derogatory nicknames. Bought in 1998 by Marc Marlow, it was later remodeled and brought up to code. It is currently the McKinley Tower Apartments.[9] It is nearly identical to the Inlet Tower Hotel in its architectural and construction details.
8 Sheraton Anchorage Hotel 194 (59) 16 401 East Sixth Avenue
61°13′00″N 149°52′37″W / 61.21667°N 149.87694°W / 61.21667; -149.87694 (Sheraton Anchorage Hotel)
1979 [10]
9 188 Northern Lights 190 (58) 15 188 West Northern Lights Boulevard
61°11′42″N 149°53′10″W / 61.19500°N 149.88611°W / 61.19500; -149.88611 (188 Northern Lights)
2008 Tallest mixed-use commercial building.[6]
10 Denali Towers North 184 (56) 16 2550 Denali Street
61°11′50″N 149°52′39″W / 61.19722°N 149.87750°W / 61.19722; -149.87750 (Denali Towers North)
1979 Denali Towers North, Anchorage.jpg [11]
11 Westmark Anchorage Hotel 157 (48) 14 720 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′02″N 149°53′47″W / 61.21722°N 149.89639°W / 61.21722; -149.89639 (Westmark Anchorage Hotel)
1973 5thAve-AnchAK.jpg Previously called the Sheffield Hotel[6]
12 Hotel Captain Cook Tower II 154 (47) 15[12] 939 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′04″N 149°54′05″W / 61.21778°N 149.90139°W / 61.21778; -149.90139 (Hotel Captain Cook - West Tower)
1972[13] Hotel Captain Cook West in snowfall.jpg [14]
[15] Hotel Captain Cook Tower III [15] 18[12] 939 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′04″N 149°54′00″W / 61.21778°N 149.90000°W / 61.21778; -149.90000 (Hotel Captain Cook - East Tower)
1978[13]
[15] Hilton Anchorage West Tower [15] 15 500 West Third Avenue
61°13′10″N 149°53′34″W / 61.21944°N 149.89278°W / 61.21944; -149.89278 (Hilton Anchorage Hotel - Westward Tower)
1963 Hilton hotel downtown Anchorage Alaska 191.jpg Historically called the Westward Tower, as it was originally constructed as a major addition to the Westward Hotel. A major addition to this tower of similar height was constructed in the 1980s, covering the site of the original Westward Hotel and its previous additions.
[15] Inlet Tower [15] 14 1200 L Street
61°12′37″N 149°54′08″W / 61.21028°N 149.90222°W / 61.21028; -149.90222 (Inlet Tower Hotel)
1951 1964 Alaska Quake L Street Apartments.jpg Historically called the 1200 L Apartment Building. Nearly identical to the McKinley/McKay Building in its architectural and construction details. Currently a hotel.
[15] BP Exploration Building[16] [15] 13[16] 900 East Benson Boulevard
61°11′33″N 149°51′53″W / 61.19250°N 149.86472°W / 61.19250; -149.86472 (British Petroleum Building - Alaska HQ)
1985 BP Exploration Building Anchorage.jpg Originally the Sohio Building until its takeover by BP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conoco-Phillips Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Anchorage: Hilligas Company, Inc. 2008. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Robert B. Atwood Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  4. ^ Atwood, Bob (2003). Bob Atwood's Alaska. Anchorage: Marilaine Publishing, Inc. p. 81. ISBN 0-9740036-1-1. 
  5. ^ "Hilton Anchorage East Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Anchorage". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Frontier Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Anchorage Marriott Downtown". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  9. ^ "A new life for an old building: once condemned, the old MacKay building will again stand tall with a new name and makeover" by Martin, Gary L., Alaska Business Monthly, Saturday Oct 1, 2005
  10. ^ "Sheraton Anchorage Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Denali Towers North". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  12. ^ a b Hoagland, Alison K. (1993). Buildings of Alaska. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 92. ISBN 0-19-507363-0. 
  13. ^ a b "About: Hotel History". Anchorage: Hotel Captain Cook/Hickel Investment Company. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Hotel Captain Cook West". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h This building is as tall as others listed on here. Sources (particularly local and non-web-based) to provide or verify the necessary information are thus far proving to be scarce.
  16. ^ a b Buildings of Alaska, p. 95

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