List of tallest buildings in Knoxville

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View of the skyline of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee

This list of tallest buildings in Knoxville ranks skyscrapers and other structures by height in the U.S. city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The tallest building in Knoxville is the First Tennessee Plaza (Plaza Tower), at 27 stories, followed by the adjacent Riverview Tower, at 24 stories. The Tower at Morgan Hill (formerly the Kingston Apartments) is the third highest at 21 stories. The Sunsphere, which stands at 265 feet (81 m), is the city's fourth tallest.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks the top-ten tallest buildings in Knoxville, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height in feet Height in Meters Floors Year Ref
1 First Tennessee Plaza Plaza-tower-laurel-knoxville-tn1.jpg 328 100 27 1979 [1]
2 Riverview Tower Riverview-tower-knoxville-tn2.jpg 24 1985 [1]
3 Tower at Morgan Hill (Kingston Apartments) Kingston-apartments-building-tn1.jpg 22 1967 [1]
4 Sunsphere 102 0459.JPG 265 81 5 1982 [2]
5 Andrew Johnson Building Andrew-johnson-building-south-tn1.jpg 203 62 18 1928 [3]
6 The Holston Holston-west-facade-tn1.jpg 193 59 15 1912 [4][5]
7 Burwell Building Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville TN, 5-13-2007.jpg 167 51 10 1907 [6]
8 Sterchi Lofts Sterchi.jpg 147 45 12 1926 [7]
9 Ayres Hall UT Ayres Hall front.jpg 141 43 5 1921 [8]
10 Church Street United Methodist Church ChurchStreetUMC.jpg 141 43 2 1931 [9]
11 Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee (A Wing) 124 38 10 1948 [10]

Tallest proposed[edit]

This is a partial list of skyscrapers and high-rises that have been planned in Knoxville at over 15 stories, but which projects have been canceled.

Rank Name Height in feet Height in Meters District Floors Ref
1 Fountains at Parkside 249 76 Downtown Knoxville 12 [5][11]
2 Worsham Watkins Tower Unavailable 35 [12]
3 Church/Gay Street Development II 25 [13]
4 Hyatt Hotel 18 [14]
5 Church/Gay Street Development I 17 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roger Harris, "Vacant Tower Has Its Critics," Knoxville News-Sentinel, 31 January 2007.
  2. ^ Sunsphere, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  3. ^ Andrew Johnson Building, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  4. ^ The Holston, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  5. ^ a b Diagrams (Knoxville) SkyscraperPage.com Retrieved 2010-04-07
  6. ^ Burwell Building, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  7. ^ Sterchi Lofts, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  8. ^ Ayers Hall, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  9. ^ Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  10. ^ Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee - A Wing, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  11. ^ Fountains at Parkside, Knoxville, U.S.A. Retrieved 2010-04-07
  12. ^ Worsham Watkins Tower, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-09
  13. ^ Church/Gay Street Development - Phase II, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-09
  14. ^ Hyatt Hotel, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-09
  15. ^ Church/Gay Street Development - Phase I, Knoxville, U.S.A. Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-09