List of tallest buildings in Columbia, Missouri

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Columbia, Missouri, the fourth most populous city in Missouri is home to seven buildings of at least 100 feet. The tallest building in Columbia is Jesse Hall, which rises 180 feet over Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus. The second tallest building is Paquin Tower in Downtown Columbia at 172 feet. Also downtown, the Tiger Hotel, built in 1927 is located on the Avenue of the Columns.

History[edit]

Jesse Hall has been the tallest building in Columbia since its construction in 1894. Jesse Hall was constructed to replace the previous title holder, Academic Hall, which burned in 1892.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 Jesse Hall Mizzou Jesse Thumb.jpg 180 (54.9) 4.5+dome 1894 The tallest building in Columbia is also one of it's oldest. At the center of the University of Missouri campus, it was completed in 1894 by architect Morris Frederick Bell and his superintendent of construction William Lincoln Garver.[1][2]
2 Paquin Tower 172 (52.4) 15 1973 High-Rise, public housing operated by the Columbia Housing Authority. Tallest residential structure in Columbia.[3][4]
3 Tiger Hotel Tiger Hotel - 2013.jpg 140 (42.7) 10 1928 Now operated as a boutique hotel, Columbia's original "skyscraper"[2]
4 Memorial Union MemorialUnionAtMU.jpg 140 (42.7) 5.5+spire 1928 One of two student unions at the University of Missouri. Built as a memorial to the dead from World War I.[5]
5 Fifth and Walnut Streets Parking Garage 138 (42.1) 10 2010 Located in Downtown Columbia, it is the tallest parking garage in the city. Locally referred to as "Garage Mahal"[6][7]
6 The Rise on 9th 20170625110008 IMG 2422.jpg 128 (39) 10 2017 Student Housing, opened in 2017
7 The Broadway 100 (30.4) 10 2014 Hotel and conference center
8 Hatch Residence Hall 98 (29.8) 8 1962 University of Missouri residence hall
9 Schurz Residence Hall 98 (29.8) 8 1962 University of Missouri residence hall
10 Mizzou North Ellis fischel.JPG 95 (28.9) 8 1938 Formerly the State Cancer Hospital, later Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, now the location of MU museums
11 University of Missouri Hospital UHC from PG7.JPG 94 (28.6) 8 1956 Teaching Hospital for the University of Missouri
12 Lewis Hall 90 (27.4) 9 1964 Formerly a University of Missouri residence hall, now offices.
13 Clark Hall 90 (27.4) 9 1964 Formerly a University of Missouri residence hall, now offices.

Tallest under construction or proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are currently under construction in Columbia and are expected to rise to a height of at least five stories. Buildings under construction that have already been topped out are also included, as are those whose construction has been suspended. For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count.

Name Image Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year (est.) Notes
Drury Plaza Hotel 8 2018 Under construction at the southeast corner of the intersection of I-70 and U.S. highway 63.
Plaza 807 5 2018 Building topped out in 2017, opening planned for 2018. Next to the Boone County Courthouse

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed[edit]

This table lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Columbia and are expected to rise at least eight stories in height. For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count.

Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year* Notes
The Broadway (second tower) 100 (30) 8 Construction expected to begin in 2018 pending approval

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Image: gen-02.jpg, (800 × 258 px)". umcspace.missouri.edu. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Jonathon Braden (4 October 2009). "Benefit reaches new level". The Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Sheela Amin. "MINUTES BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DECEMBER 11, 2012". City of Columbia. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Andrew Denney (1 October 2012). "Paquin to showcase energy-efficiency upgrades". The Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ University of Missouri. "University of Missouri Visitors Guide". University of Missouri. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Mark Slavit (29 March 2011). "Early plans underway for Short Street parking garage". Connect Mid-Missouri. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Kelsey Kennedy (24 September 2010). "Fifth and Walnut parking garage to be tallest in Columbia". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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