List of tallest buildings by U.S. state

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The following is a list of the tallest buildings by U.S. state. Forty are in their respective state's largest city and 18 are in their state's capital city. The tallest building in the U.S. by architectural height is currently One World Trade Center in New York, which is approximately 1,776 feet —more than the combined heights of the tallest buildings in Wyoming, Vermont, Maine, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. Many are attributed to banks: three to JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and U.S. Bancorp, and two to Wells Fargo.

Tallest buildings in the U.S. in 2014.

Current tallest buildings[edit]

State City[A] Building Image Height
(ft)
Height
(m)
Floors Year[B] Primary Purpose
Alabama Mobile RSA Battle House Tower[1] RSA Battle House Tower 2008.jpg 745 227 35 2007 Office
Alaska Anchorage Conoco-Phillips Building[2] CPbuilding Anch-AK.jpg 296 90 22 1983 Office
Arizona Phoenix Chase Tower[C][3] ChasePhx.jpg 483 147 40 1972 Office
Arkansas Little Rock Simmons Tower[4] MetroBankLR.png 546 166 40 1986 Office
California Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower[5][6] Usbnktwr.jpg 1,018 310 73 1989 Office
Colorado Denver Republic Plaza[7] Republic Plaza in Denver Colorado 2.jpg 714 218 56 1984 Office
Connecticut Hartford City Place I[8] Hartford, Connecticut - City Place and Goodwin Square (0669).jpg 535 163 38 1984 Office
Delaware Wilmington River Tower at Christina Landing [9] River Tower At Christiana Landing.jpg 340 104 27 2007 Residential
District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington.jpg 329 100 1 1959 Church
Florida Miami Four Seasons Hotel & Tower[10] Four Seasons Miami complete 20100206.jpg 789 240 70 2003 Office/Residential/Hotel
Georgia Atlanta Bank of America Plaza[11] Bank of America Plaza from North Ave near old Wacovia Building garage.JPG 1,023 311 55 1992 Office
Hawaii Honolulu First Hawaiian Center[12] First Hawaiian Center Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii USA.jpg 429 131 30 1996 Office
Idaho Boise Zion's Bank Building[13] Zions Bank Building in Boise.jpg 323 98 18 2013 Office
Illinois Chicago Willis Tower[14] Chicago Sears Tower.jpg 1,451 442 108 1974 Office
Indiana Indianapolis Chase Tower[15] ChaseTowerIndianapolis.jpg 830 253 48 1990 Office
Iowa Des Moines 801 Grand (The Principal Building)[16] Photo 801grand north-eastside des moines usa 2007-06-15.jpg 630 192 45 1991 Office
Kansas Wichita Epic Center[17][18] Epic Center.jpg 320 98 22 1989 Office
Kentucky Louisville 400 West Market[19][20] AegonCtr2030.JPG 549 167 35 1993 Office
Louisiana New Orleans One Shell Square[21][22] CBD11Oct07OneShellFromStChasLafayette.jpg 697 212 51 1972 Office
Maine Portland Franklin Towers[D][23] Franklin Towers from city hall parking lot.jpg 175 53 16 1969 Residential
Maryland Baltimore Transamerica Tower[24] Legg Mason Building.jpg 529 161 40 1971 Office
Massachusetts Boston 200 Clarendon (John Hancock Tower)[25] John Hancock Tower.jpg 790 241 60 1976 Office
Michigan Detroit Renaissance Center[26] GM headquarters in Detroit.JPG 755 230 70 1977 Hotel
Minnesota Minneapolis IDS Center[27] Minneapolis-IDS-2005-09-27.jpg 792 241 57 1973 Office
Mississippi Biloxi Beau Rivage Casino Hotel[28] BeauRivage2002.jpg 347 105.5 32 1999 Hotel
Missouri Kansas City One Kansas City Place[29]
One Kansas City Place KCMO.jpg
624 190.3 42 1988 Office
Montana Billings First Interstate Center[30] First Interstate Center, Billings, MT cropped.jpg 272 83 20 1985 Office
Nebraska Omaha First National Bank Tower[31][32][33] Omaha First National Tower 2010.jpg 634 193 45 2002 Office
Nevada Paradise The Palazzo[34] Palazzo Casino, Las Vegas (3479650636).jpg 642 196 50 2008 Hotel & Casino
New Hampshire Manchester City Hall Plaza[35][36] Manch-DownTown.jpg 275 84 20 1992 Office
New Jersey Jersey City 30 Hudson Street[37] Goldman Sachs Tower (2011-04-09).jpg 781 238 42 2004 Office
New Mexico Albuquerque Albuquerque Plaza[38] Albuquerque Plaza Albuquerque.jpg 351 107 22 1990 Office
New York New York City One World Trade Center[39] OneWorldTradeCenter.jpg 1,776 541 104 2013 Office
North Carolina Charlotte Bank of America Corporate Center[40] Bank of America Corporate Center.jpg 871 265 60 1992 Office
North Dakota Bismarck North Dakota State Capitol [41] 2009-0521-ND-StateCapitol.jpg 242 74 19 1934 Government
Ohio Cleveland Key Tower[42] Key tower.jpg 947 271 57 1991 Office
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Devon Tower [43] Devon energy center.JPG 850 259 50 2012 Office
Oregon Portland Wells Fargo Center[44] PortlandWellsFargoCenter.jpg 546 166 41 1972 Office
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Comcast Center[45] Comcast Philly.JPG 973 296 57 2008 Office
Rhode Island Providence Bank of America Building[46] Providence-first impression.jpg 428 130 26 1927 Office
South Carolina Columbia Capitol Center[47] CapitolCenterColumbiaSC.jpg 349 114 25 1987 Office
South Dakota Sioux Falls CenturyLink Tower[F][48] Qwest Tower Sioux Falls 3.jpg 174 53 11 1986 Office
Tennessee Nashville AT&T Building[49] Att building nashville.jpg 617 188 33 1994 Office
Texas Houston JPMorgan Chase Tower[50] JPMorgan Chase Tower from base.jpg 1,002 305 75 1982 Office
Utah Salt Lake City Wells Fargo Center[51] 2006 Wells Fargo Center, Salt Lake City.jpg 422 129 26 1998 Office
Vermont Burlington Decker Towers[52] Decker towers BTV.jpg 124 38 11 1970 Residential
Virginia Virginia Beach The Westin Virginia Beach
Town Center
[53][54]
Westin Tower, Oct 2012.jpg 508 155 38 2007 Residential/Hotel
Washington Seattle Columbia Center[55] Columbia center from smith tower.jpg 943 284 76 1985 Office
West Virginia Charleston West Virginia State Capitol[56] West Virginia State Capitol Building.jpg 293 89 4[57] 1932 Government
Wisconsin Milwaukee U.S. Bank Center[58][59] US Bank Cente2r (cropped).jpg 601 183 42 1973 Office
Wyoming Laramie White Hall[60] Washakie Dining Center and McIntyre Hall 2010-2.jpg 200 61 12 1960 Residential

Upcoming/proposed tallest buildings[edit]

These future buildings, if completed, would overtake the title of the tallest building in their respective states.

State City Name Image Approx. Height Floors Primary Purpose Status
California Los Angeles Wilshire Grand Tower Wilshire Grand Center.jpg 1,100 ft (335 m) 70 Mixed-use Under construction (est. completion 2017)
California San Francisco Salesforce Tower Transbay Tower Most Recent Proposal.jpg 1,070 ft (326 m) 61 Mixed-use Under construction (est. completion 2018)
Delaware Wilmington 1001-1011 Jefferson Street 1001-1011 Jefferson Street Sign.jpg 508 ft (155 m) 35 Mixed-use Approved (est. completion 2018-2020)
Florida Miami One Bayfront Plaza One Bayfront Plaza rendering.jpg 1,005 ft (306 m) 80 Mixed-use Approved (est. completion 2018)[61]
Florida Miami Rebrand of Empire World Towers Empire World Towers.jpg 1,041 ft (317 m) Unknown Residential Proposed[62]
Nevada Las Vegas Fontainebleau Las Vegas Fontainebleau Las Vegas.JPG 730 ft (221 m) 68 Hotel On hold - tallest non-completed building in Nevada[63]
New Jersey Jersey City 99 Hudson Street n/a 900 ft (270 m) 79 Residential Under construction (est. completion 2018) [64]
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Comcast Innovation and Technology Center Citc.jpg 1,121 ft (342 m) 59 Mixed-use Under Construction (est. completion Q1 2018)
South Dakota Rapid City Presidents Plaza 220 ft (67 m) 15 Mixed-use Proposed in 2012, Still Active in 2015 [65]
Washington Seattle 4/C 1,111 ft (339 m) 101 Mixed-use Proposed 2015, Rejected by FAA 2016 [66][67]

Method of determination[edit]

The building heights compared here are calculated from the ground level to the architectural top. Only continuous occupiable space is included. Non-freestanding structures, observational towers, and communication towers are excluded (North Dakota boasts the largest guyed mast structure in the world), as are antennas extending from the structure top. However integral spires are included, facilitating One World Trade Center to be considered taller than Willis Tower. [68] The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is considered the arbiter for any dispute. For more information, see building heights.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A.^ City is here defined by the broader definition of urbanized area. See urban area for more information.
B.^ Year completed
C.^ Previously named the Bank One Center.
D.^ St. Patrick's Church in Lewiston, Maine, at 220 feet to the top of its taller spire, is a taller structure, but not inhabited at the higher levels, and therefore does not fit the criteria for tallest buildings.[69]
E.^ The Stratosphere Tower is the largest tower in Nevada and west of the Mississippi River in the United States. However, because the structure is not fully habitable, it is excluded from this list. Please see the Methodology for further information.
F.^ Previously held by the Zip Feed Mill until its demolition in 2005. Qwest Tower is currently uncertified, and some dispute has been noted suggesting St. Joseph's Cathedral (also in Sioux Falls) may actually be taller.[70]

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