List of tallest buildings in Albuquerque

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Skyline of Albuquerque

This list of tallest buildings in Albuquerque ranks high-rises in the U.S. city of Albuquerque, New Mexico by height. The tallest building in Albuquerque is the 22-story Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower, which rises 351 feet (107 m) and was completed in 1990.[1] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of New Mexico. The third-tallest building in Albuquerque is the Compass Bank Building which stood as the tallest building in the city and the state from 1966 until 1990.[2] No Albuquerque buildings are among the tallest in the United States at over 700 feet (213 m) tall.

History[edit]

Skyscrapers in Albuquerque began with the construction of the First National Bank Building in 1922, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in New Mexico.[3][4] The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a residential tower known officially as "The Bank Lofts".[3]

Albuquerque went through a large building boom that lasted from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, during which time 20 of the city's 26 tallest buildings were constructed, including the Albuquerque Plaza complex. Most of Albuquerque's tall buildings are located in either Downtown or Uptown Albuquerque; however, there are some high-rises scattered throughout other areas of the city, including the Bank of the West Tower, which stands as the tallest building outside Downtown. Albuquerque has 36 completed high-rise buildings, more than any other city in New Mexico.[5]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Albuquerque high-rises that stand at least 135 feet (41 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. 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
1 Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower 351 / 107 22 1990 Tallest building in the state of New Mexico. Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1990s. Formerly known as the Bank of America Tower.[1][6]
2 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 256 / 78 21 1990 Tallest all-hotel building in the state.[7][8]
3 BBVA (formerly Compass Bank Building) 238 / 73 18 1966 Tallest building constructed in the city in the 1960s.[2][9][10]
4 500 Marquette 235 / 72 15 1986 Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1980s.[11][12]
5 Bank of the West Tower 213 / 65 17 1963 2nd tallest building constructed in the 1960s and tallest building in the city located outside of Downtown Albuquerque.[13][14]
6 New Mexico Bank & Trust Building 203 / 62 14 1961 3rd tallest building constructed in the 1960s.[15][16][17]
7 Dennis Chavez Federal Building 197 / 60 13 1965 4th tallest building constructed in the city in the 1960s.[18][19][20]
8 PNM Building 184 / 56 12 1968 [21]
9 Simms Building 180 / 55 13 1954 1st modern high-rise building constructed in Albuquerque.[22]
10 Pete V. Domenici United States Courthouse 176 / 54 7 1997 [23]
11 Metropolitan Courthouse 175 / 53 9 2003 Tallest building in Albuquerque built in 2000's[24]
12 Wells Fargo Bank Building 174 / 53 13 1973 [25][26]
13= Doubletree Hotel 166 / 51 16 1975 [27][28]
13= Lovelace Medical Center 166 / 51 12 1968 Tallest hospital building in New Mexico.[29]
15 Park Plaza Condominiums 160 / 49 14 1965 Tallest residential building in New Mexico.[30]
16 One Civic Plaza 158 / 48 11 1985 [31]
17 Albuquerque Marriott 156 / 48 17 1982 [32]
18 Bernalillo County Courthouse 154 / 47 8 2001 [33]
19 City Place 150 / 46 10 1980 [34]
20 Sheraton Albuquerque Airport 147 / 45 14 1972 [35]
21= Two Park Square 145 / 44 10 1989 [36][37]
21= Ameriwest Financial Center 145 / 44 10 1985 [38][39]
23 The Bank Lofts 141 / 43 9 1923 Formerly known as the First National Bank Building. Tallest building constructed in the city in the 1920s.[40][41]
24= Two Park Central Tower 140 / 43 10 1975 [42]
24= Veterans Administration Medical Center 140 / 43 6 1986 [43]
26 Hotel Andaluz 135 / 41 10 1939 Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1930s.[44][45]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The First National Bank Building, now known as "The Bank Lofts", the tallest building in Albuquerque from 1922 until 1954

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Albuquerque. Since 1990, this title has been held by the Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
First National Bank Building[A] 217-233 Central Avenue NW 1922–1954 141 / 43 9 [40]
Simms Building 400 Gold Avenue SW 1954–1961 180 / 55 13 [22]
New Mexico Bank & Trust Building 320 Gold Avenue SW 1961–1963 203 / 62 14 [17]
Bank of the West Tower 5301 Central Avenue NE 1963–1966 213 / 65 17 [13]
BBVA (formerly Compass Bank Building) 505 Marquette Avenue NW 1966–1990 238 / 73 18 [2][10]
Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower 201 Third Street NW 1990–present 351 / 107 22 [1]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ This building was constructed as the First National Bank Building, and is still commonly referred to as such, but is now officially known as "The Bank Lofts".

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  7. ^ "Hyatt Regency Albuquerque". Emporis. Archived from the original on May 27, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
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  11. ^ "Albuquerque Petroleum Building". Emporis. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
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  15. ^ "Gold Building". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  16. ^ "Gold Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
  17. ^ a b Johnson, Sam (January 16, 1961). "Indian Legends Are Chanted As Bank Building Dedicated". The Albuquerque Tribune. NM. p. A1.
  18. ^ "Dennis Chavez Federal Building". Emporis. Archived from the original on May 27, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  19. ^ "Dennis Chavez Federal Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
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  21. ^ "PNM Building". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  22. ^ a b "Simms Building". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  23. ^ "Pete V. Domenici United States Courthouse". Emporis. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  24. ^ "Metropolitan Courthouse". Emporis. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  25. ^ "Wells Fargo Bank Building". Emporis. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  26. ^ "Wells Fargo Bank Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
  27. ^ "Doubletree Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  28. ^ "Doubletree Hotel". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
  29. ^ "Albuquerque Regional Medical Center". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  30. ^ "Park Plaza Condominiums". Emporis. Archived from the original on February 22, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  31. ^ "One Civic Plaza". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  32. ^ "Albuquerque Marriott". Emporis. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  33. ^ "Bernalillo County Courthouse". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  34. ^ "City Place". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  35. ^ "Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  36. ^ "Two Park Square". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 16, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  37. ^ "Two Park Square". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
  38. ^ "Ameriwest Financial Center". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 16, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
  39. ^ "Ameriwest Financial Center". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
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  41. ^ "First National Bank Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2007.
  42. ^ "Two Park Central Tower". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  43. ^ "Veterans Administration Medical Center". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  44. ^ "La Posada de Albuquerque". Emporis. Retrieved September 14, 2007.[dead link]
  45. ^ "Hotel Andaluz". Archived from the original on April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.

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