List of tallest buildings in Durham, North Carolina

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Skyline of Durham
Skyline of Durham at night in 2003

This is a list of the 22 tallest buildings in Durham, North Carolina above 110 feet. The tallest building in Durham is the University Tower which is 356 ft 109 m tall. [1]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 University Tower 356 (109) 17 1986 Tallest building in Durham since completion in 1986. Tallest building in Durham completed in the 1980s. Tallest building in the Carolinas outside Charlotte Raleigh Winston-Salem and Greensboro Tallest building in Durham outside downtown Durham.
2 One City Center 296 (90) 26 2018 Completed
3 Durham Centre 273 (83) 18 1987 Home of the Durham Chamber of Commerce. 2nd tallest building in Durham completed in the 1980s.
4 The Tower at Mutual Plaza 252 (77) 14 1965 Headquarters of N.C Mutual Life Insurance. Tallest building in Durham from 1965 to 1986.
5 Hill Building 225 (69) 17 1937 21c Hotel. Tallest building in Durham from 1937 to 1965. A window was broken after a man was pushed off the top floor.
6 Duke Chapel 210 (64) 1935 Tallest building in Durham from 1935-1937.
7 Durham County Courthouse 187 (57) 11 2013 Opened February 2013.
8 Wells Fargo at Erwin Square 180 (55) 10 ?
9 North Pavilion Building 178 (55) 11 1998 hospital
10= Hock Plaza 176 (54) 11 2004
10= Hock Plaza Phase 2 176 (54) 11 2005
12 Durham downtown Marriott

Hotel

146 (45) 11 1989
13 IQVIA Plaza 143 (44) 11 2007 Headquarters for IQVIA, Inc.
14 Durham Medical Center 137 (42) 11 1979
15= Sheraton Imperial Hotel 124 (38) 10 ?
15= Erwin Square Tower 124 (38) 10 1990
17 Duke Hospital Towers 114 (34) 9 1980
18= Chesterfield Building 112 (34) 7 1948 Currently being converted to office and lab space
18= Durham County Detention

Center

112 (34) 9 ?
18= J.J. Henderson Hall 112 (34) 9 1978 Durham Housing Authority building
18= Baynes Hall 112 (34) 9 1966 North Carolina Central University Residential Hall
18= Eagleson Hall 112 (34) 9 1968 North Carolina Central University residential Hall


Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Years tallest
Duke Chapel 210 / 65 1935-1937
Hill Building 225 / 69 17 1937-1965
The Tower at Mutual Plaza 252 / 77 14 1965-1986
University Tower 356 / 109 17 1986-present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Durham | Buildings". EMPORIS.