List of tallest buildings in San Antonio

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San Antonio's skyline as of August 2014.

Tallest buildings[edit]

The U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas is home to 93 high-rises, 8 of which are skyscrapers that stand at least 328 feet (100 m) feet tall. The tallest structure in the city, excluding radio antennae, is the Tower of the Americas. standing 750 feet (229 m) tall. Completed in 1968, it is the tallest structure in Texas (excluding radio antennae) south of Houston, the second tallest observation tower in the United States, and third tallest in the Western Hemisphere, and the 97th tallest tower in the world.[1] The second tallest structure and tallest building in the city is the Marriott Rivercenter, which is one of the tallest hotels in the world. The history of skyscrapers in San Antonio began with the construction of the Tower Life Building (originally the Smith-Young Tower) in 1928, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city. One skyscraper, the Frost Bank Headquarters, has been proposed. It is estimated to rise to be 653 feet (199 m) tall,[2] if built, which would make it the second tallest structure and tallest building in city upon completion, as well as the tallest office building.

This list ranks San Antonio high-rises that stand at least 328 feet (100 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
01.0-- Tower of the Americas 750 ft (229 m) 3 1968 Tallest structure in Texas (excluding radio antennae) south of Houston, the second tallest observation tower in the United States, and third tallest in the Western Hemisphere, and the 97th tallest tower in the world.
01.01 Marriott Rivercenter 546 ft (166 m) 38 1988 Tallest building in San Antonio excluding the Tower of the Americas, tallest hotel in Texas outside Dallas, one of the tallest hotels in the world.
01.02 Weston Centre 444 ft (135 m) 32 1989 Tallest office building in San Antonio.
01.03 Grand Hyatt San Antonio 424 ft (129 m) 34 2008
01.04 Tower Life Building 404 ft (123 m) 30 1928 Originally the Smith-Young Tower. Renovated in 1953 and again in 2010. Also on the national register of historic places.
01.05 Bank of America Plaza 387 ft (118 m) 28 1983
01.06 The Towers on Park Lane 368 ft (112 m) 23 1988
01.07 San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk 348 ft (106 m) 30 1979

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_towers_in_the_world.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help);
  2. ^ "Emporis". http://www.emporis.com/building/frost-bank-headquarters-san-antonio-tx-usa.