List of tallest buildings in San Antonio

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San Antonio's skyline as of August 2014.

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The U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas is home to 18 skyscrapers at least 100 feet (30 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 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.[2] 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. San Antonio went through a skyscraper boom in the 1970s and 1980s, which resulted in the construction of exactly half of the skyscrapers in the city being built. Some are predicting the city is about to go through a second building boom, with 5 buildings at least 100 feet (30 m) tall planned for construction or under construction.[3][4] One of these is the Frost Bank Headquarters, which is estimated to rise to be 653 feet (199 m) tall,[5] which will make it the second tallest structure and tallest building in city upon completion, as well as the tallest office building.

This lists ranks San Antonio high-rises that stand at least 100 feet (30 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, second tallest observation tower in the United Sates, 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
01.08 San Antonio Crowne Plaza 325 ft (99 m) 21 1957 Went through a renovation in 2004.
01.09 Nix Professional Building 323 ft (98 m) 23 1931
01.010 Frost Bank Tower 300 ft (91 m) 22 1975
01.011 Vidorra I 292 ft (89 m) 20 2009
01.012 Milam Building 280 ft (85 m) 21 1928
01.013 Broadway San Antonio 279 ft (85 m) 20 2010
01.014 Drury Plaza Hotel 278 ft (85 m) 24 1929
01.015= AT&T Building 260 ft (79 m) 14 1930
01.015= Riverview Towers (West Building) 260 ft (79 m) 20 1982
01.017 One Riverwalk Place 256 ft (78 m) 20 1981
01.018 Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk 228 ft (69 m) 24 1987

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