List of tallest buildings in Florida

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Downtown Miami skyscrapers at night, with the Freedom Tower (purple), one of Florida's oldest skyscrapers, built in 1925, in the center and the Miami Tower (green) behind it.
Jacksonville skyline at night
Tampa skyline at night
Orlando skyline at night from Lake Eola Park, 2016

This list of tallest buildings in Florida ranks the tallest buildings (170 metres (560 ft) or higher) in the U.S. state of Florida by height. The tallest building in the state is the 85-story Panorama Tower, which rises 868 feet (265 m) in the City of Miami's Brickell neighborhood and was completed in 2017.[1]

Florida has 37 buildings that are 550 feet (170 m) or higher. The majority are located in the City of Miami, and over 94% are in the Greater Miami area while the rest are in the Tampa and Jacksonville areas. Of the 37 tallest buildings in Florida, 24 are in the City of Miami, 8 in Sunny Isles Beach, 2 are in Miami Beach, 2 are in Tampa, and 1 is in Jacksonville. The Greater Miami area accounts for 34 of the 37 tallest buildings over 550 feet in Florida.

The majority of the skyscrapers in Miami are within the Greater Downtown Miami area, specifically the neighborhoods of the Central Business District (including the Downtown Miami Historic District), Arts & Entertainment District, Brickell, and Edgewater. Thomas Kramer is well known for the negotiations with local Miami-Dade County governments that allowed the building of the tallest towers in Miami. His influence is evident in the construction of high-rises in Miami Beach, particularly in the South Beach neighborhood of "South of Fifth".[2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks the tallest buildings in Florida that stand at least 550 ft (or 167m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[A] An equals 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 or topped-out. Where applicable, floor counts are given by the observed measurements, as reported floor counts may include many skipped floors, not limited to floor 13.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year City Notes
1 Panorama Tower Panorama Tower Miami April 2018.jpg 868 (265) 85 2017 Miami Tallest building in Miami and Florida since 2017.[3] 40th tallest in United States
2 Four Seasons Hotel Miami Four Seasons Miami complete 20100206.jpg 789 (240) 64 2003 Miami 68th-tallest in the United States; had been the tallest building in Miami and Florida since 2003. Tallest building built in Miami and Florida in the 2000s.[4][5] The building's total Building Area stands at 690,000sq.ft.[6]
3 Southeast Financial Center Southeast Financial Center, June 2016.jpg 764 (233) 55 1984 Miami Tallest all-office building in the city and the state; tallest building built in Miami in the 1980s. The building has won the TOBY Building of the Year Award in 1990, 1996 and 1999, and in 1997 was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 50 best buildings in the US. Most floors have 9 corner offices, with the top twelve floors having as many as 16.[7][8]
4 One Thousand Museum 709 (216) 62 2018 Miami 83-unit residential condominium tower. The tower was designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Construction began in December 2014. It topped off in February 2018.[9]
5 Marquis Marquis Miami 20100526.jpg 703 (215) 63 2009 Miami [10][11]
6 Paramount Miami Worldcenter Paramount Miami Worldcenter March 2019.jpg 700 (213.3) 60 2019 Miami Residential tower with 444 apartments as part of the Miami World Center development. Broke ground in late 2015.[12] The building topped off in August 2018.[13]
7 900 Biscayne Bay 900 Biscayne Bay.jpg 650 (198) 63 2008 Miami Tallest all-residential skyscraper in Miami and Florida.[14][15]
8 Muse Jade Ocean, Muse under construction Sunny Isles.jpg 649 (198) 47 2018 Sunny Isles Beach Tallest building in Florida outside of the city of Miami. [16]
9 Wells Fargo Center Wells Fargo Center Miami, 2017 west.jpg 647 (197) 47 2010 Miami Formerly known as Met 2 Financial Center[17][18]
10 Mansions at Acqualina Acqualina towers.tif 643 (196) 46 2015 Sunny Isles Beach Second tallest building in Florida outside of the city of Miami.
11 Porsche Design Tower Porsche Design Tower November 2016.jpg 641 (195) 57 2016 Sunny Isles Beach [19] Robotic car parking system will bring vehicles up to each unit.[20][21][22]
12 Jade Signature Jade Signature August 2017.jpg 636 (194) 57 2017 Sunny Isles Beach Topped-out[23]
13 Echo Brickell Echo Brickell construction September 2016.jpg 635 (193) 57 2017 Miami Announced in Spring 2013. Topped out early 2017.[24]
14 Mint at Riverfront Mint-at-Riverfront.jpg 631 (192.3) 55 2008 Miami [25][26]
15 Infinity at Brickell Infinity at Brickell at dusk.jpg 630 (192) 52 2008 Miami [27][28]
16 Miami Tower Bank of America Miami 20100206.jpg 625 (191) 47 1986 Miami Designed by I.M. Pei & Partners. Formerly known as CenTrust Tower and Bank of America Tower. The building contains the Knight Center Metromover station. 216 ultra-modern LED fixtures placed on the setbacks and rooftops of neighboring blocks light the tower in multicolored displays.[29][30]
17 Bank of America Tower 617 (188) 42 1990 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Barnett Bank Center. [31][32] Tallest building in Jacksonville and in North Florida.
18 Marinablue MarinaBlue, June 2015.jpg 615 (187) 57 2007 Miami [33][34]
19 Plaza on Brickell Tower I Plaza on Brickell I.jpg 610 (186) 56 2007 Miami [35][36]
20 Epic Epic skyscraper Miami 20100211.jpg 601 (183) 54 2009 Miami [37][38]
21 SLS Brickell 599 (183) 52 2016 Miami Announced in Fall 2012. Construction began in January 2014, topped-out by early 2016 for late 2016 occupancy.[39][40]
22 SLS Lux SLS Lux TO November 2016.jpg 595 (181) 57 2018 Miami This is the third tower in the Brickell Heights development project. Construction began in 2014 and includes 450 condominiums and a 60-room SLS Hotel. Site work began in June 2014.[41]
=23 Icon Brickell North Tower Icon Brickell North Tower from Wachovia Financial Center parking garage.jpg 586 (179) 58 2008 Miami [42][43]
=23 Icon Brickell South Tower Icon Brickell South Tower from the west.JPG 586 (179) 58 2008 Miami [44][45]
25 Ten Museum Park Ten Museum Park.jpg 585 (178) 50 2007 Miami [46][47]
26 100 North Tampa 579 (176) 42 1992 Tampa Has been the tallest building in the city since 1992. Tallest building along Florida's Gulf Coast, and Central Florida. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1990s. Also known as the Regions Building.[48]
27 Bank of America Plaza 577 (176) 42 1986 Tampa Damaged in a 2002 plane crash. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1980s.[49]
28 Jade Beach 574 (175) 53 2008 Sunny Isles Beach [50][51]
=29 Green Diamond 559 (170) 44 2000 Miami Beach [52][53]
=29 Blue Diamond 559 (170) 44 2000 Miami Beach [54][55]
31 Paramount Bay at Edgewater Square Paramount Bay 20080510.jpg 555 (169) 47 2009 Miami Designed by Arquitectonica Architects, Creative Vision by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design Inc.[56][57][58]
=32 50 Biscayne 50 Biscayne 20100707.jpg 554 (169) 55 2007 Miami [59][60]
=32 Quantum on the Bay South Tower Quantun on the Bay.jpg 554 (169) 52 2008 Miami Tallest building in the Arts & Entertainment District[61][62]
34 Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach view with Trump Royale tower.jpg 551 (168) 43 2005 Sunny Isles Beach [63] Tallest building in center of photo
=35 Acqualina Ocean Residences Acqualina 2012.jpg 550 (168) 51 2004 Sunny Isles Beach [64] Façade has a clock on it
=35 Biscayne Beach Biscayne Beach under construction March 2016.jpg 550 (168) 51 2016 Miami Residential apartment tower began construction in May 2014. Tower will have 399 units and a private "beach club." Topped of summer 2016.[65]
=35 Trump Royale Trump tower Sunny Isles crop.JPG 550 (168) 43 2008 Sunny Isles Beach [66] Almost identical to adjacent Trump Palace
38 Brickell Heights Tower I Brickell Heights construction.jpg 549 (167) 52 2016-2017 Miami
39= 1010 Brickell 1010 TO 7.jpg 548 (167) 50 2016 Miami
39= Gran Paraiso Paraiso Bay construction.jpg 548 (167) 55 2016 Miami
41= Jade Ocean Jade buildings Sunny Isles.jpg 545 (166) 51 2009 Sunny Isles Beach
41= Met Square 545 (166) 42 2017 Miami
43 Opera Tower Opera Tower.jpg 543 (165) 56 2007 Miami
44 Viceroy Viceroy Hotel & Spa Tower from Brickell Ave.JPG 542 (165) 50 2008 Miami
45= Vizcayne North Tower Vizcayne-Everglades on the Bay north and south towers.JPG 538 (164) 50 2008 Miami
45= Vizcayne South Tower Vizcayne-Everglades on the Bay north and south towers.JPG 538 (164) 49 2008 Miami
47 One Tampa City Center One Tampa City Center from Amalie.jpg 537 (164) 38 1981 Tampa

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This is a list of buildings that were the tallest in Florida when they were built, beginning in the early 20th century, when the skyscraper boom began in the state. Since 1902, six of Florida's tallest buildings have been in Jacksonville, four have been in Miami, two have been in Tampa, and one in Pensacola.[67]

Years tallest Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors City Notes
1896–1902 Florida Brewing Company building 82 (25) 6 Tampa In its prime, The Florida Brewing Company produced 80,000 barrels of beer annually, making it the leading exporter of beer to Cuba in the U.S. and the premier brewery on Florida's West coast. The Florida Brewing Company survived the Prohibition and continued to thrive through the Great Depression. However, the embargo on Cuba and the opening of the Anheuser-Busch Company in Tampa ultimately led to its closing in 1961.

A cigar company later took over the building. It also served as a bomb shelter during the Cold War. The building was eventually abandoned and fell into disrepair until it was restored in 1999. It now serves as offices for the law firm of Swope, Rodante P.A.

1902–1909 Dyal-Upchurch Building 82 (25) 6 Jacksonville Built after the Great Fire of 1901.[67]
1909–1910 121 Atlantic Place 135 (41) 10 Jacksonville [67]
1910-1912 Seville Tower 141 (43) 10 Pensacola Its location on the northeast corner of Palafox and Government Streets, is also the site of the first telephone exchange in Florida with exclusive operating rights, established by Southern Bell on September 1, 1880, and serving 31 telephones. [68]
1912–1913 Florida Life Building 148 (45) 11 Jacksonville Part of the Laura Street Trio.[67]
1913–1925 Heard National Bank Building 180 (55) 15 Jacksonville The only one of Florida's ranking tallest buildings to have been demolished. It was torn down in 1981 and was later replaced by the Bank of America Tower, now Jacksonville's tallest building. The columned entrance façade was preserved.[67]
1925–1926 Freedom Tower 256 (78) 17 Miami The first of Florida's tallest buildings to be built outside of Tampa or Jacksonville.[67]
1926–1928 Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel 315 (96) 15 Coral Gables Became Florida's tallest building one year after Coral Gables was incorporated.[69]
1928–1966 Miami-Dade County Courthouse 394 (120) 28 Miami [67]
1966–1974 Vehicle Assembly Building 526 (160) 1 Merritt Island Largest one-story building in the world.
1974-1981 Wells Fargo Center 535 (163) 37 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; the last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Jacksonville.[67]
1981–1984 One Tampa City Center 538 (164) 48 Tampa The last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Tampa or anywhere outside of Miami.[67]
1984–2003 Southeast Financial Center 764 (233) 55 Miami Formerly the Wachovia Financial Center; currently Florida's tallest office building.[67]
2003–2017 Four Seasons Hotel Miami 789 (240) 64 Miami
2017–present Panorama Tower 868 (265) 82 Miami Miami's and Florida's current tallest building.

See also[edit]

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