List of tallest buildings in Phoenix

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This list of tallest buildings in Phoenix ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Phoenix, Arizona, by height. The tallest building in the city is the 40-story Chase Tower with only 38 floors being occupiable, which rises 483 feet (147 m) and was completed in 1972.[1] It is also the tallest building in the state of Arizona. The second-tallest building in the city and the state is the US Bank Center, which rises 407 feet (124 m).[2] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Arizona, 18 are located in Phoenix.[3]

The history of skyscrapers in Phoenix began with the completion in 1924 of the Luhrs Building, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city; the structure rose 138 feet (42 m) and ten floors. The Westward Ho, which is considered to be the city's first skyscraper, was completed in 1927.[4] This 16-floor, 208-foot (63 m) structure stood as the tallest in Phoenix until 1960.[4] The city went through a building boom in the early 1960s, during which Phoenix saw the completion of three of its 25 tallest buildings, including the Phoenix Corporate Center and 4000 North Central Avenue. The city then went through another major building boom from 1980 to the early 1990s. In this time period, 13 of the city's 25 tallest buildings were constructed, including Qwest Tower, Viad Tower and Phoenix City Hall. As of June 2008, there are 68 completed high-rises in the city.[5] However, no Phoenix buildings are among the tallest in the United States.

The most recently completed skyscraper in Phoenix is The Summit at Copper Square, which rises 250 feet (76 m) and 22 floors.[6] As of June 2008, there are four skyscrapers under construction in the city that are expected to rise at least 250 feet (76 m), with eight approved for construction. The tallest building under construction in Phoenix is the Wachovia Tower, which is expected to rise 26 stories and 400 feet (122 m).[7] Upon completion, it would stand as the third-tallest building in Phoenix. As of June 2008, there are 22 high-rises under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in the city.[5]

Phoenix skyline from South Mountain Park including downtown and midtown.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Phoenix skyscrapers that stand at least 250 feet (76 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Only completed buildings and under construction buildings that have been topped out are included.

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Chase Tower PhxTallest1.jpg 01.0483 / 148 40 1972 Has been the tallest building in Phoenix and Arizona since 1972. Tallest building constructed in Phoenix in the 1970s. Tallest building between San Diego, California and San Antonio, Texas.
2 US Bank Center US Bank Bldg PHX.jpg 02.0 407 / 124 31 1976 [2][8]

The 2nd tallest building in Phoenix and Arizona.

3 Qwest Tower PhxTallest3.jpg 03.0 397 /121 25 1989 Tallest building in the city and the state outside of Downtown Phoenix. Tallest building constructed in Phoenix in the 1980s.[9][10]
4 44 Monroe 44 Monroe - 2009-07-06 - SWC.jpg 04.0 380 / 116 34 2008 The tallest all-residential building in Arizona. Tallest building in Phoenix constructed in 2000s[11][12]
5 Alliance Bank Tower/Cityscape Tower 1 CityScape - SEC - 2011-04-13.JPG 05.0 375 / 114 27 2010 Tallest building constructed in Phoenix in the 2010s.[13]
6 Viad Tower PhxTallest5.jpg 05.0 374 / 114 24 1991 Tallest building constructed in Phoenix in the 1990s.[14][15]
7 Wells Fargo Plaza WellsFargo3.jpg 06.0 372 / 113 27 1971 [16][17]
8 Two Renaissance Square Phoenix DownTown Ernst and Young.jpg 07.0 372 / 113 28 1990 [18][19]
9 Phoenix City Hall P378. Phoenix City Hall.jpg 08.0 368 /112 20 1994 [20][21]
10 Bank of America Tower Collier Center.JPG 09.0 360 / 110 23 2000 [22][23]
11 Sheraton Phoenix Downtown SheratonPhxDowntown.jpg 10.0 360 / 110 31 2008 The tallest all-hotel building in Arizona.[24][25]
12 3300 North Central Avenue 3300NCentralAve.jpg 11.0 356 / 109 27 1980 [26][27]
13 One Renaissance Square Phoenix DownTown Ernst and Young.jpg 12.0 347 / 106 26 1986 [28][29]
14 Phoenix Corporate Center Phoenix Corporate Center - 2011-04-13- West.JPG 13.0 341/ 104 26 1960 Tallest building constructed in Phoenix in the 1960s.[30][31]
15 Freeport-McMoRan Center One Central Park East - West - 2011-04-15.JPG 14.0 341 / 104 26 2009 Tallest office building constructed in Phoenix in the 2000s.[32]
16 Phoenix Plaza I PhxPlaza.jpg 15.0 331 / 101 20 1988 [33][34]
17 Phoenix Plaza II PhxPlaza.jpg 16.0 331 / 101 20 1990 [35][36]
18 Great American Tower GreatAmericanTower.jpg 17.0 320 / 98 24 1985 [37][38]
19 Hyatt Regency Phoenix HyattRegencyPhoenix.JPG 18.0 317 / 97 20 1976 [39][40]
20 4041 North Central Avenue 4041 North Central Avenue - 2011-04-13 - South.JPG 19.0 295 / 90 21 1980 [41][42]
21 2600 Tower 2600 Tower - 2011-04-13 - East.JPG 20.0 289 / 88 21 1982 [43][44]
22 Phelps Dodge Centre Phelps Dodge Tower - 2011-07-07 - South East.jpg 21.0 289 / 88 20 2001 [45][46]
23 4000 North Central Avenue 4000 North Central Ave.jpg 22.0 280 / 85 23 1964 [47][48]
24 Two Arizona Center Two Arizona Center - 2011-07-09 - South.jpg 23.0 260 / 79 20 1990 [49][50]
25 2800 North Central Avenue 2800 North Central Avenue - 2011-04-15 - East.JPG 24.0 258 / 79 20 1988 [51][52]
26 Executive Towers Condominiums Executive Towers Condominiums - 2011-04-15 - North West.JPG 25.0 255 / 78 22 1963 [53][54]
27 Meridian Bank Tower FLWright Phoenix AZ Center Osborn 1120.jpg 26.0252 / 77 20 1960 [55][56]
28 The Summit at Copper Square Summit at Copper Square - NWC - 2011-03-03.JPG 26.0250 / 76 22 2007 [6][57]

Tallest under construction, approved, and proposed[edit]

Approved[edit]

This lists buildings that are approved for construction in Phoenix and are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m). A floor count of 20 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 250 feet (76 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.

Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year*
(est.)
Notes
Hotel Palomar & Residences  ? 10 currently built for Palomar Hotel. Number of floors for apartments to be announced. 2012 Also known as CityScape Tower 2. It will include a Palomar Hotel and apartment units. Official height to be announced in mid 2012.[58][59]
CityScape Tower 3 375 (114) 36 2012 [60][61]
CityScape Tower 4 375 (114) 36 2012 [62][63]
One Phoenix 375 (114) 34 On Hold [64]
SWDG Condominiums Tower 1 500 (152) 51 On Hold [65][66]
SWDG Condominiums Tower 2 500 (152) 44 On Hold [65][67]
Omega 318 (97) 32 Plans Trashed [68][69]
The Jet 2 23 Plans Trashed [70]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights and/or expected year of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Phoenix and are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m).

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year*
(est.)
Notes
The Pin 430 (131) 49 Cancelled [71]
Phoenix Resort Towers 295 (90) 25 Canceled [72]
Kowallis & Mackey Tower I 250 (76) 25 Canceled [73][74]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding a building's expected year of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Phoenix.

Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height*
ft / m
Floors Reference
Arizona State Capitol AZ State Capitol Building 80635.JPG 05.01700 West Washington Street 1900–1920 06.092 (28) 4 [75]
Heard Building P-Heard Building-1920.jpg 05.0112 North Central Avenue 1920–1924 04.0102 (31) 8 [76]
Luhrs Building Luhrs Building.jpg 01.013 West Jefferson Street 1924–1929 05.0138 (42) 10 [77]
Westward Ho Westward Ho PHX.jpg 04.0618 North Central Avenue 1929–1960 04.0208 (63) 16 [78]
Meridian Bank Tower FLWright Phoenix AZ Center Osborn 1120.jpg 06.03550 North Central Avenue 1960–1965 03.0252 (76) 21 [56]
Phoenix Corporate Center Phoenix Corporate Center - 2011-04-13- West.JPG 06.03003 North Central Avenue 1965–1971 03.0341 (104) 26 [31]
Wells Fargo Plaza[A] WellsFargo3.jpg 02.0100 West Washington Street 1971–1972 02.0372 (113) 27 [17]
Chase Tower[B] PhxTallest1.jpg 03.0201 North Central Avenue 1972–present 01.0483 (147) 40 [79]

Tallest buildings in Phoenix's satellite cities[edit]

This list ranks buildings in Phoenix's suburban municipalities that stand at least 250 feet (76 m) in height, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Only completed buildings and under construction buildings that have been topped out are included.

Rank Name Image Location Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 West Sixth II West Sixth - 2011-04-15 - North.JPG Tempe 345 (105) 30 2008 Tallest Building in Tempe, Fifteenth Tallest building in Arizona, and Tallest Building in Arizona outside of Phoenix.[citation needed]
2 West Sixth I West Sixth - 2011-04-15 - North.JPG Tempe 258 (79) 22 2008 Under construction; this building was topped out in May 2007.[80][81][82]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ This building was originally known as the First National Bank Plaza but has since been renamed Wells Fargo Plaza.[16]
B. ^ This building was originally known as the Valley Bank Center. The name was later changed to Bank One Center, but has been known as Chase Tower since 2005.[1]

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