List of tallest buildings in Florida

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Downtown Miami skyscrapers at night, with the Freedom Tower (purple), one of Florida's oldest skyscrapers, built in 1925, in the center and the Miami Tower (green) behind it.

This list of tallest buildings in Florida ranks the tallest buildings (170 metres (560 ft) or higher) in the U.S. state of Florida by height. The tallest building in the state is the 70-story Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which rises 789 feet (240 m) in the City of Miami's Brickell neighborhood and was completed in 2003.[1] It also stands as the 51st-tallest building in the United States.

Florida has 19 buildings that are 170 metres (560 ft) or higher. The majority are located in the City of Miami, and over 85% are in the Greater Miami area. Of the 19 tallest buildings in Florida, 13 are in the City of Miami, 2 are in Miami Beach, 2 are in Tampa, 1 is in Sunny Isles Beach, and 1 is in Jacksonville.

The majority of the skyscrapers in Miami are within the greater Downtown Miami area, specifically the neighborhoods of the Central Business District (Historic Downtown Miami), Brickell, Omni, and Edgewater. Thomas Kramer is well known for the negotiations with local Miami-Dade County governments that allowed the building of the tallest towers in Miami. His influence is evident in the construction of high-rises in Miami Beach, particularly in the South Beach neighborhood of "South of Fifth".[2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Height used is standard measurement which includes spires and other permanent architectural details but discludes antennas.

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year City Notes
1 Four Seasons Hotel Miami Four Seasons Miami complete 20100206.jpg 789 / 240 70 2003 Miami 51st-tallest in the United States. Has been the tallest building in Miami and Florida since 2003.[1][3][4]
2 Southeast Financial Center Wachoviatowerside.jpg 764 / 233 56 1984 Miami Tallest all-office building in the city and the state. Formerly known as Wachovia Financial Center, Southeast Bank Center and First Union Financial Center. Tallest building built in Miami in the 1980s, and the tallest in Miami and Florida until 2003.[5][6]
3 Marquis Miami Marquis Miami 20100526.jpg 700 / 214 67 2008 Miami Tallest all-residential skyscraper in the Southeastern U.S.[7][8]
4 900 Biscayne Bay 900 Biscayne Bay.jpg 650 / 198 63 2008 Miami [9][10]
5 Wells Fargo Center Met 2 Miami (Wells Fargo Center).JPG 647 / 197 47 2010 Miami Topped out in August 2009.[11][12] Formerly known as Met 2 Financial Center.
6 Mint at Riverfront Mint-at-Riverfront.jpg 631 / 192 55 2008 Miami [13]
7 Infinity at Brickell Infinity at Brickell north.jpg 630 / 192 53 2008 Miami [14][15]
8 Miami Tower Bank of America Miami 20100206.jpg 625 / 191 47 1986 Miami Formerly known as CenTrust Tower and Bank of America Tower.[16][17][18]
9 Bank of America Tower BOATowerJacksonville-Feb2010-a.JPG 617 / 188 42[19][20] 1990 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Barnett Bank Center
10 Marinablue Marinablue.jpg 615 / 187 58 2007 Miami [21][22]
11 Plaza on Brickell Tower I Plaza on Brickell I.jpg 610 / 186 57 2007 Miami [23][24]
12= Icon Brickell North Tower Icon Brickell North Tower from Wachovia Financial Center parking garage.jpg 586 / 179 58 2008 Miami [25][26]
12= Icon Brickell South Tower Icon Brickell South Tower from the west.JPG 586 / 179 60 2008 Miami [27][28]
14 Ten Museum Park Ten Museum Park.jpg 585 / 178 50 2007 Miami [29][30]
15 100 North Tampa Tampa Skyline cropped 100 North Tampa.JPG 579 / 176 42 1992 Tampa Has been the tallest building in the city since 1992. Tallest building along Florida's Gulf Coast. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1990s. Also known as the Regions Building.[31]
16 Bank of America Plaza Bank of America Plaza Tampa.jpg 577 / 176 42 1986 Tampa Damaged in a 2002 plane crash. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1980s.[32]
17 Jade Beach 574 / 175 53 2008 Sunny Isles Beach
18= Blue Diamond Blue and green diamond 20110216.jpg 559 / 170 44 2000 Miami Beach
18= Green Diamond 559 / 170 44 2000 Miami Beach

Chronology of the tallest buildings in Florida[edit]

This is a list of buildings that were the tallest in Florida when they were built, beginning in the early 20th century, when the skyscraper boom began in the state. Since 1902, six of Florida's tallest buildings have been in Jacksonville, four have been in Miami, and two have been in Tampa.b[33]

Years tallest Name Image Height
m
Floors Year completed City Notes
1896–1902 Florida Brewing Company building
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25 6 1896 Tampa In its prime, The Florida Brewing Company produced 80,000 barrels of beer annually, making it the leading exporter of beer to Cuba in the U.S. and the premier brewery on Florida’s West coast. The Florida Brewing Company survived the Prohibition and continued to thrive through the Great Depression. However, the embargo on Cuba and the opening of the Anheuser-Busch Company in Tampa ultimately led to its closing in 1961.

A cigar company later took over the building. It also served as a bomb shelter during the Cold War. The building was eventually abandoned and fell into disrepair until it was restored in 1999. It now serves as offices for the law firm of Swope, Rodante P.A.

1902–1909 Dyal-Upchurch Building Jacksonville FL Dyal-Upchurch Bldg01.jpg 25 6 1902 Jacksonville Built after the Great Fire of 1901.[33]
1909–1912 121 Atlantic Place 121 Atlantic Place.jpg 41 10 1909 Jacksonville [33]
1912–1913 Florida Life Building Florida Life Bldg.JPG 45 11 1909 Jacksonville Part of the Laura Street Trio.[33]
1913–1925 Heard National Bank Building 55 15 1913 Jacksonville The only one of Florida's ranking tallest buildings to have been demolished. It was torn down in 1981 and was later replaced by the Bank of America Tower, now Jacksonville's tallest building. The columned entrance façade was preserved.[33]
1925–1928 Freedom Tower Miami Freedom Tower by Tom Schaefer.jpg 78 1925 Miami The first of Florida's tallest buildings to be built outside of Jacksonville.[33]
1928–1967 Miami-Dade County Courthouse Dadecountycourthouse.jpg 120 28 1928 Miami [33]
1967–1972 Riverplace Tower Riverplace.PNG 127 28 1967 Jacksonville Originally the Gulf Life Building[33]
1972–1974 Park Tower Lykestowerforeground.JPG 140 36 1972 Tampa First of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Tampa.[33]
1974–1981 Wells Fargo Center Jacksonvillewellsfargocenter.jpg 163 37 1974 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; the last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Jacksonville.[33]
1981–1984 One Tampa City Center One Tampa City Center.JPG 164 48 1981 Tampa The last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Tampa or anywhere outside of Miami.[33]
1984–2003 Southeast Financial Center Wachoviatowerside.jpg 233 55 1984 Miami Formerly the Wachovia Financial Center; currently Florida's tallest office building.[33]
2003–present Four Seasons Hotel Miami Four Seasons Miami complete 20100206.jpg 240 64 2003 Miami Miami's and Florida's current tallest building.[33]

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References[edit]

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Specific
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