List of tallest buildings in Rochester, New York

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Rochester city skyline. Tallest three are the Xerox Tower (right), Bausch & Lomb Place (center), and Chase Tower (left)

This list of tallest buildings in Rochester ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Rochester, New York by height. The tallest building in the city is the Xerox Tower, which rises 443 feet (135 m) and was completed in 1968.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Rochester skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 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 present height.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Xerox Tower 443 / 135 30 1968 Third tallest building in New York outside of New York City
2 Legacy Tower 401 / 122 20 1995 Only the spire makes it taller than the Chase Tower
3 Chase Tower 392 / 119 27 1973
4 Kodak Tower 360 / 110 19 1914 Expanded in 1930 from 16 to 19 stories and tower
5 First Federal Plaza 309 / 94 21 1976
6 One HSBC Plaza 284 / 87 21 1970
7 Hyatt Regency Hotel 271 / 83 25 1990
8 Times Square Building 260 / 79 14 1930
9 Midtown Tower 251 / 77 18 1962
10 Saint Michael's Church 246 / 75 1 1890
11 Temple Building 218 / 66 14 1925
12 Crossroads Building 215 / 66 15 1969
13 Eastman School of Music Student Living Center 213 / 65 14 1990
14 Seneca Towers Apartments 212 / 65 22 1968
15 Sibley Center 203 / 62 12 1926
16 Clinton Square Building 200 / 61 14 1990

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction, approved for construction or proposed for construction in Rochester 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.

The demolition of Midtown Plaza to make room for the new Paetec headquarters in downtown has begun, however, the new building will not be a tower. Midtown Plaza is being demolished and the top part of the old Midtown Tower is being removed.

Name Height*
ft / m
Floors* Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
Paetec Tower Unknown 40 2012' Cancelled

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Rochester in the late 1980s before Bausch & Lomb Place was built and the Hyatt Regency Rochester was under construction
Name Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors
Powers Building 1869–1890 165 / 50 9
Saint Michael's Church 1890–1914 246 / 75 1
Kodak Tower 1914–1968 360 / 110 19
Xerox Tower 1968- 443 / 135 30

Notes[edit]

A. ^ New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 14, Philadelphia has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Minneapolis has 9, Denver has 8, Detroit has 7, Charlotte has 6 and Columbus has 5. Cleveland, New Orleans, Tulsa and Tampa are tied, with 4 each. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte, Columbus, Tulsa, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Tampa.

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