List of tallest buildings in Fort Wayne

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Skyline of Fort Wayne (2014).

This list of tallest buildings in Fort Wayne ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, by height. The tallest building in the city is the 27-story Indiana Michigan Power Center, which rises 442 feet (135 m) and was completed in 1982. The building stands as the fourth-tallest building in Indiana and the tallest outside of Indianapolis. It is also the tallest reinforced concrete building in Indiana.[1] The city's second-tallest building is PNC Center, which rises 339 feet (103 m). Of the 40 tallest buildings in Indiana, three are located in Fort Wayne.[2] As of May 2015, there are two completed skyscrapers[3] and ten completed high-rises in the city, with one under construction.[4]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Indiana Michigan Power Center, the tallest building in Fort Wayne.
PNC Center is the second-tallest building in the city.
Lincoln Bank Tower, the third-tallest building in Fort Wayne.

This list ranks buildings in Fort Wayne that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. 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 Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Indiana Michigan Power Center 442 feet (135 m) 27 1982 Tallest building in Fort Wayne since 1982, fourth-tallest building in Indiana, and tallest outside of Indianapolis.[1][5] Formerly known as One Summit Square.
2 PNC Center 339 feet (103 m) 26 1970 Tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1970–1982,[6] currently the 11th tallest building in the state of Indiana. Formerly known as Fort Wayne National Bank Building and National City Center.
3 Lincoln Bank Tower 312 feet (95 m) 22 1930 Tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1930–1970[7] and tallest building in Indiana from 1930–1962.[8]
4 Allen County Courthouse 238 feet (73 m) 3 1902 Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976,[9] later recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2003.[10]
5 First Presbyterian Church 220 feet (67 m) 3 1950 [11]
6 Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 214 feet (65 m) 2 1889 Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[12]
7 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 192 feet (59 m) 2 1860 Oldest standing religious structure in the city, listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[13]
8= Three Rivers Apartments East 182 feet (55 m) 14 1967 [14]
8= Three Rivers Apartments North 182 feet (55 m) 14 1967 [15]
9 Trinity English Lutheran Church 179 feet (55 m) 2 1923 [16]
10 Commerce Building 172 feet (52 m) 13 1923 [17][18]
11 First Financial Center at the Anthony Wayne Building 167 feet (51 m) 15 1964 [19][20]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

This lists high-rises that are under construction, approved or proposed in Fort Wayne and planned to rise at least 150 feet (46 m) in height, but are not yet completed. A floor count of 15 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 200 feet (61 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year
(est.)
Status Notes
Skyline Terrace 199 feet (61 m) 16 2016 On hold As of May 2015, the project is pending after the original residential developers pulled out in September 2014.[21][22]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was the tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1860 until 1887.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Fort Wayne.

Name Years as tallest Street address Height
ft / m
Floors
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 1122 South Clinton Street 1860–1887 192 / 59 2
Saint Mary's Catholic Church[A] 1101 Lafayette Street 1887–1902 225 / 69
Allen County Courthouse 715 South Calhoun Street 1902–1930 238 / 73 3
Lincoln Bank Tower 116 East Berry Street 1930–1970 312 / 95 22
Fort Wayne National Bank Building[B] 110 West Berry Street 1970–1982 339 / 103 26
One Summit Square[C] 911 South Calhoun Street 1982–present 442 / 135 27

Notes[edit]

A. ^ This building was destroyed in 1993 by fire ignited from a lightning strike.[23]
B. ^ This building was constructed as the Fort Wayne National Bank Building, but has since been renamed PNC Center.
C. ^ This building was constructed as One Summit Square, but has since been renamed Indiana Michigan Power Center.[24]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "One Summit Square". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Diagram of Indiana skyscrapers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved April 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Skyscrapers in Fort Wayne". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "High-rise buildings in Fort Wayne". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "One Summit Square". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "National City Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Lincoln National Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lincoln National Bank Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Allen County Courthouse". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Allen County Courthouse". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  11. ^ "First Presbyterian Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Three Rivers Apartments East". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Three Rivers Apartments North". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Trinity English Lutheran Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Commerce Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Commerce Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Anthony Wayne Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Anthony Wayne Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  21. ^ Leininger, Kevin (October 2, 2014). "Local developer reaches Summit by replacing one huge downtown project with another". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Skyline Terrace". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  23. ^ "St. Mary's Catholic Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  24. ^ "One Summit Square purchased by Hanning & Bean". WANE-TV. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 

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