List of tallest buildings in Jacksonville

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This list of tallest buildings in Jacksonville ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Jacksonville, Florida, by height. The tallest building in Jacksonville is currently the Bank of America Tower, which stands 617 feet (188 m) tall.[1][2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

The Bank of America Tower, the tallest building in Jacksonville
The Wells Fargo Center, the tallest skyscraper in Jacksonville from 1974 to 1990
Riverplace Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Jacksonville from 1967 to 1974

This list ranks Jacksonville skyscrapers that stand at least 162 feet (50 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on height at time of inclusion.

Rank Name Street Address Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Bank of America Tower 50 North Laura Street 617 / 188 42[3][4] 1990 Formerly known as the Barnett Center
2 Wells Fargo Center 1 Independent Drive 535 / 163 37 1974 Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; tallest building in Florida from 1974 to 1981.
3 EverBank Center 301 West Bay Street 447 / 136 32 1983 Formerly known as the BellSouth (Southern Bell) Tower and the AT&T Tower
4 The Peninsula at St. Johns Center 1401 Riverplace Boulevard 437 / 133 36 2006
5 Riverplace Tower 1301 Riverplace Boulevard 432 / 132 28 1967 Formerly known as the Gulf Life Tower. Was the world's tallest precast, post-tensioned concrete structure until 2002.
6 SunTrust Tower 76 South Laura Street 357 / 109 24 1989 Formerly known as Jacksonville Center
7 The Strand at St. Johns Center 1401 Riverplace Boulevard 328 / 100 28 2006
8 Aetna Building 841 Prudential Drive 309 / 94 22 1954 Previously known as the Prudential Building
9 Two Prudential Plaza San Marco Boulevard 305 / 93 21 1985
10 One Enterprise Center 225 Water Street 299 / 91 21 1986 Previously known as the Wells Fargo Tower, Wachovia Tower, First Union Bank Tower, and Florida National Bank Building
11 Blue Cross Blue Shield Building 532 Riverside Avenue 287 / 88 19 1971
12 BB&T Building 200 West Forsyth Street 278 / 85 18 1974
13 John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse 300 North Hogan Street 277 / 85 15 2002
14 JEA Tower 21 West Church Street 268 / 82 19 1963 Originally known as the Universal-Marion Building
15 JEA Office Building 233 West Duval Street 260 / 79 18 1955 Originally the Independent Life Office Building
16 CSX Transportation Building 500 Water Street 253 / 77 17 1960
17 Berkman Plaza I 400 East Bay Street 250 / 76 23 2003
18 San Marco Place 1300 Riverplace Boulevard 246 / 75 21 2006
19 Baptist Medical Pavilion 800 Prudential Drive 230 / 70 18 1986
20 Barnett National Bank Building 112 West Adams Street 223 / 68 18 1926
21 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 Coast Line Drive East 216 / 66 18 2001 Formerly known as the Adams Mark Hotel
22 City Hall Annex 200 East Bay Street 210 / 64 15 1960
23 11 East Forsyth 11 East Forsyth Street 200 / 61 17 1926
24 Omni Jacksonville Hotel 245 Water Street 190 / 58 16 1987
25 Cathedral Terrace 701 North Ocean Street 190 / 58 21 1974
26 Mount Carmel Garden Apartments 5846 Mount Carmel Terrace 190 / 58 17 1972
27 Cathedral Townhouse 501 North Ocean Street 186 / 57 18 1970
28 Riverside Presbyterian Apartments 1045 Oak Street 183 / 56 18 1973
29 550 Water Street 550 Water Street 180 / 55 14 1982
30 Fidelity National Financial Tower 2 601 Riverside Avenue 180 / 55 13 2007
31 Cathedral Towers 601 North Newman Street 177 / 54 17 1968
32 Tower Place Apartments 303 West Ashley Street 177 / 54 16 1950 AKA St. John's Apartments
33 The Carling 33 West Adams Street 171 / 52 13 1926 AKA American Heritage Life Building and the Carling Hotel

Chronology of the tallest buildings in Jacksonville[edit]

This is a list of buildings that were the tallest in Jacksonville when they were built, beginning in the early 20th century, when the skyscraper boom began in Florida.[5]

Years tallest Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year completed Notes
1902–1909 Dyal-Upchurch Building Jacksonville FL Dyal-Upchurch Bldg01.jpg 82-foot (25 m) 6 1902 Built after the Great Fire of 1901. The tallest building in Florida until 1909.[5]
1909–1912 121 Atlantic Place 121 Atlantic Place.jpg 135-foot (41 m) 10 1909 The tallest building in Florida until 1912.[5]
1912–1913 Florida Life Building Florida Life Bldg.JPG 148-foot (45 m) 11 1912 Part of the Laura Street Trio. The tallest building in Florida until 1913.[5]
1913–1926 Heard National Bank Building HeardNatlBank.jpg 180-foot (55 m) 15 1913 The tallest building in Florida until 1925. It is the only one of Jacksonville's and Florida's tallest buildings since 1902 to have been demolished. It was torn down in 1981; the Bank of America Tower now stands on the site.[5]
1926–1954 Barnett National Bank Building Jax FL Barnett Natl Bank Bldg pano01.jpg 224-foot (68 m) 18 1926 [6]
1954–1967 Aetna Building OnePrudentialPlazaJacksonville-Feb2010.JPG 309-foot (94 m) 22 1955 [7]
1967–1974 Riverplace Tower Riverplace.PNG 417-foot (127 m) 28 1967 Tallest building in Florida until 1972.[5]
1974–1990 Wells Fargo Center Jacksonvillewellsfargocenter.jpg 535-foot (163 m) 37 1974 Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building. Tallest building in Florida until 1981, and the last of the tallest to be in Jacksonville.[5]
1990–present Bank of America Tower Bank of America Tower Jacksonville.png 617-foot (188 m) 42 1990 Jacksonville's current tallest building.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buildings of Jacksonville". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  2. ^ SkyscraperPage.com
  3. ^ "Bank of America Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 7 Dec 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville, Florida". Portfolio — Current Properties. Parameter Realty Partners. Retrieved 7 Dec 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Ennis Davis (March 6, 2008). "A Century of Florida's Tallest Skyscrapers". metrojacksonville.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "112 West Adams Street | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  7. ^ "One Prudential Plaza | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Bank of America Tower | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

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