List of tallest buildings in Des Moines

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Skyline of Des Moines

This list of tallest buildings in Iowa ranks skyscrapers and monuments in the US state of Iowa by height.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Picture Rank Name Stories Height Year Completed Primary Purpose Source
801 Grand, since 1991 the tallest building in Des Moines and Iowa 1 801 Grand (previously The Principal Building) 45 630 ft (192 m) 1991 Office [1]
Ruan Center, from 1975 until 1991 the tallest building in Des Moines 2 Ruan Center 36 460 ft (140 m) 1975 Office [2]
Des Moines Marriott Hotel 3 Des Moines Marriott Hotel 33 365 ft (111 m) 1981 Hotel [3]
Financial Center, from 1973 until 1975 the tallest building in Des Moines 4 Financial Center 25 345 ft (105 m) 1973 Office [4]
The Plaza Building 5 Plaza Building 25 340 ft (104 m) 1985 Residential [5]
HUB Tower 6 HUB Tower 25 325 ft (99 m) 1986 Office [6]
EMC Insurance Building 7 EMC Insurance Building 19 325 ft (99 m) 1997 Office [7]
The Equitable Building, from 1924 until 1973 the tallest building in Des Moines 8 Equitable Building 19 318 ft (97 m) 1924 Residential [8]
9 Lugutti Towers 21 281 ft (85 m) 1987 Residential [9]
10 Bank of America Building 16 280 ft (85 m) 1966 Office [9]
The State Capitol, from 1984 until 1924 the tallest building in Des Moines 11 Iowa State Capitol 4 275 ft (83.8 m) 1884 Government [10]
12 Qwest Complex 15 273 ft (83 m) Office [11]
13 Register & Tribune Building 14 243 ft (74 m) 1916 Office [12]
14 Des Moines Building 14 190 ft (58 m) 1930 Residential [13]
15 Fleming Building 11 174 ft (53 m) 1906 Residential [14]
16 415 Liberty 12 174 ft (53 m) 1923 Mixed Use [15]
17 Midland Financial Building 12 172 ft (52 m) 1913 Office [16]
18 Qwest Building 11 170 ft (51 m) 1928 Office [17]
19 Polk County Courthouse 4 160 ft (48 m) 1906 Courthouse [18]
20 Hubbell Building 10 150 ft (45 m) 1913 Residential [19]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This list shows which buildings have been the tallest in Des Moines since 1884.

Years as Tallest Name Stories Height Source
1884–1924 Iowa State Capitol n/a 275 ft (83.8 m) [10]
1924–1973 Equitable Building 19 318 ft (97 m) [8]
1973–1975 Financial Center 25 345 ft (105 m) [4]
1975–1991 Ruan Center 36 460 ft (140 m) [2]
1991–Present 801 Grand 45 630 ft (192 m) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "801 Grand, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Ruan Center, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Financial Center, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Plaza Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  6. ^ "HUB Tower, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  7. ^ "EMC Insurance Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Equitable Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Ligutti Towers, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "STATE CAPITOL". State of Iowa. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Qwest Building Addition, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Register & Tribune Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Des Moines Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fleming Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "415 Liberty, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Midland Financial Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Qwest Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Polk County Courthouse, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Hubbell Building, Des Moines". emporis.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015.