List of tallest buildings in Louisville

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This list of tallest buildings in Louisville ranks skyscrapers in the United States city of Louisville, Kentucky by height. The tallest building in the city is 400 West Market, which rises 167 meters/550 feet. It was completed in 1993.

Tallest buildings[edit]

400 West Market, the tallest building in Louisville
National City Tower, 2nd tallest building in Louisville
PNC Plaza, the city's 3rd tallest building
Humana Building, the 4th tallest building in the city.
The West Tower of the Galt House is the 11th tallest building in Louisville.
The 800 Apartments, Louisville's 14th tallest building
Heyburn Building, the city's 17th tallest building

This lists ranks Louisville skyscrapers that stand at least 37 meters 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 present height.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 400 West Market 549 / 167 35 1993 Formerly Capital Holding Tower; formerly Providian Center; tallest building in Kentucky, 1993 to present
2 National City Tower 512 / 156 40 1972 Formerly First National Tower; tallest building in Kentucky, 1972–1993
3 PNC Plaza 420 / 128 30 1971 Formerly Citizens Plaza; tallest building in Kentucky, 1971–1972
4 Humana Building 417 / 127 27 1985
5 Waterfront Park Place 364 / 111 23 2004 Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 2004–present
6 B&W Tower 363 / 111 26 1982
7 Meidinger Tower 363 / 111 26 1982
8 Waterfront Plaza II 340 / 104 25 1993
9 Waterfront Plaza I 340 / 104 25 1991
10 E.ON U.S. Center 328 / 100 23 1989
11 Galt House (West Tower) 325 / 99 25 1972 Tallest hotel in Kentucky
12 Galt House (East Tower) 322 / 98 20 1985
13 BB&T Building 312 / 95 24 1972
14 The 800 Apartments 290 / 88 29 1963 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1963–1971; tallest residential building in Kentucky 1963-2004
15 Commonwealth Building 255 / 78 21 1928 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1955–1963; demolished
16 Louisville Metro Housing Authority Avenue Plaza Apartments 250 / 76 18 1974
17 Heyburn Building 250 / 76 17 1927 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1928–1955
18 Blanton House Apartments 246 / 75 20 1972
19 Hyatt Regency Hotel 246 / 75 18 1978
20 Dosker Manor East, Louisville Metro Housing Authority 246 / 75 18 1968
21 Dosker Manor West, Louisville Metro Housing Authority 246 / 75 18 1968
22 Kentucky Home Life Building 235 / 72 19 1912
23 Washington Building 204 / 62 15 1906 demolished
24 Kentucky Towers Apartments 202 / 61 19 1925
25 Starks Building 202 / 61 14 1913
26 River View Place 201 / 61 19 1925
27 Marriott Hotel Louisville 200 / 61 17 2005
28 Kaden Tower 196 / 60 15 1966
29 Waterside Building 184 / 56 11 1923
30 AT&T (BellSouth) Building 184 / 56 10 1930
31 Preston Pointe 171 / 52 8 2004
32 Brown Hotel 164 / 50 16 1923
33 Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House 164 / 50 5 19?? demolished
34 Louisville and Nashville Railroad Office Building 164 / 50 11 1907
35 Columbia Building 162 / 49 10 1890 demolished
36 Merchants Ice Tower 157 / 48 13 1920
37 Seelbach Hotel 145 / 44 12 1906
38 Chestnut Centre 143 / 44 11 1920
39 Republic Building 138 / 42 11 1916
40 Henry Watterson Hotel 131 / 40 11 1912 demolished
41 Weissinger-Gaulbert Apartments 125 / 38 10 19??
42 Commodore Apartments 120 / 37 11 1929
43 First Trust Centre 117 / 36 7 1889
44 Louisville Courier-Journal Building 116 / 35 8 1948
45 The Henry Clay (old YMCA Building) 116 / 35 8 1924

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

If plans for it had not been abandoned in 2011, Museum Plaza would have been the tallest building in Louisville if built

This lists buildings that are under construction, approved for construction or were proposed for construction in Louisville and are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m), but are not yet completed structures. Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.

Rank Name Height*
ft / m
Floors* Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
1 Museum Plaza 703 / 214 62 n/a cancelled; plans abandoned
2 Capital Plaza 380 / 116 25 2012 proposed
3 Jefferson Development 18 2010 proposed
4 Willow Grande 17 2011 proposed
5 RiverPark Place Tower 2 16 2008 proposed
6 RiverPark Place Tower 1 16 2008 proposed
7 Central City District Residential Tower 15 2010 proposed
8 ZirMed Gateway Towers 12 2009 completed

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference

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