List of tallest buildings in Atlantic City

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Skyline of Atlantic City looking south

Atlantic City is the largest city on the Jersey Shore and the gambling mecca of the eastern United States.[1] Founded in 1793, the city experienced rapid growth after the completion of a rail line in the 1850s. By the 1930s the it had become a major entertainment destination, and in 1935, the classic board game Monopoly, featuring street names of the city, was published.[1]

Casino hotels dominate the skyline and are interspersed with residential highrises.[1] Prior to their construction following the legalization of gambling in the 1970s grand hotels, many built between the start of the 20th century and the Roaring Twenties, lined the Boardwalk, the first in the world.[2] Since the 1980s, especially after the 2001 opening of the Brigantine Connector, the Marina District at the city's north end has seen much new development.[3][4]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Rank Name Image Height Floors Year Notes
1 Revel Resort[5][6] Revel Atlantic City from boardwalk.jpg 710 ft (220 m) 57 2012 2nd tallest building in New Jersey
2 Harrahs Waterfront Tower[7][8][9] Harrahs ac.jpg 525 ft (160 m) 45 2008
3 Trump Taj Mahal Chairman Tower[10][11] Chairmans Tower AC NJ.jpg 500 ft (150 m) 50 2008[12]
4 The Water Club at Borgata[11][13][14] Water Club AC NJ.jpg 460 ft (140 m) 38 2008
5 Borgata Hotel and Casino[15] Borgata.jpg 430 ft (130 m) 43 2003[16]
6 Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel[17][18] Trump Taj Mahal.jpg 510 ft (160 m) 51 1990 Tallest building built in the 1990s
7 Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm Atlantic-Jersey Wind Farm.jpg 380 ft (120 m) n/a 2005 Five wind turbines
8 Bally's Atlantic City

[19][20]

Bally's Dennis and Claridge Towers.jpg 490 ft (150 m) 49 1989 Tallest building built in the 1980s
9 The Claridge[21][22] Claridge Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ.JPG 370 ft (110 m) 24 1930 Tallest building from 1930 to 1989

aka “The Skyscraper By The Sea"

10/11 Ocean Club[23][24] Ocean Club AC NJ.jpg 360 ft (110 m) 34 1984 Twin towers are tallest residential buildings
12 Resorts Renedezvous Tower Resorts Atlantic City - Rendezvous Tower, night.jpg 348 ft (106 m)[25] 27 2004
13 The Flagship Resort Flagship AC NJ.jpg 336.5 ft (102.6 m) (estimated) 32[26] 1988
14 Atlantic Palace Suites[27][28] 331 ft (101 m) 31 1986
15 Trump Plaza Hotel[29][30] Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City.jpg 390 ft (120 m) 39 1984
16 Harrahs Bayview Tower 302 ft (92 m)[31] 25[32] 2002
17 Wyndham Skyline Tower[33] 302 ft (92 m)[34] 30 2004[33]
20 Caesars Centurion Tower[35][36] Atlantic City NJ Wild Wild West Boardwalk View.jpg 299 ft (91 m) 25 1997
19 Golden Nugget Atlantic City 287 ft (87 m) 27[37] 1985
20 The Enclave Enclave AC NJ.jpg 285 ft (87 m) 27[38] 1984
21 Tropicana Havana Tower Tropicana at Night.JPG 330 ft (100 m)[39][40] 33 1980
22 Tropicana West Tower Tropicana West AC NJ.jpg 320 ft (98 m)[39][40] 32 1980
23 Bella[41][42] Bella not bella AC NJ.jpg 272 ft (83 m) 27 1988
24 Showboat Bourbon Tower Showboat Atlantic City.jpg 254 ft (77 m) 25[43] 1987

Historic overview[edit]

Name Image Year built Height
ft / m
Floors Notes
Absecon Light ABSECON 72 500.jpg 1854–1857 171 ft (52 m) 17 First lit 1857, deactivated 1933.
Still in operation, it is no longer an official navigational aid.
The Blenheim[44] Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel (demolished) Atlantic City, NJ.jpg 1902-06 160 ft (49 m) 12[45] One world's earliest and largest reinforced concrete buildings when built
Building implosion 1979[46]
Traymore Hotel[47] Boardwalk and Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City, New Jersey.png 1915 220 ft (67 m) 19 Building implosion 1972[48]
Ritz-Carlton Hotel[49] Ritz AC.jpg 1921 222 ft (68 m) 18 Converted to apartment hotel 1969, now condominiums
Haddon Hall[50] Resorts Atlantic City - Hotel Towers.jpg 1929 260 ft (79 m) 15 Known as Resorts Ocean Tower

See also[edit]

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