Many of the tallest buildings and structures in Newcastle can be found in the city centre
This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Newcastle upon Tyne ranks skyscrapers and structures in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, by height and doesn't include structures in neighbouring Gateshead. Only structures taller than 45 metres (148 ft) are listed below. Unlike other cities in the UK of its size, Newcastle upon Tyne doesn't have a particularly large number of highrise buildings and structures, the majority are residential tower blocks built in the mid-20th century. St Nicholas' Cathedral, which was completed in 1448 held the title of the tallest building in Newcastle for 396 years until 1844 when St Mary's Cathedral succeeded it by a matter of metres. St Mary's Cathedral also held the title of the city's tallest building for 122 years. In 1966 the first modern building to exceed the height of Newcastle's two cathedrals became the tallest building in the city. Despite this, Shieldfield House held the title for only a two-year period when construction of the 28-storey Vale House was completed in 1968. Vale House to this day remains the tallest structure of any description in the city, and there are no approved or proposed buildings that will threaten the title holders' status.