List of tallest buildings in Honolulu
Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is a U.S. city that currently contains over 470 high-rises. In 2011 it ranked fourth among U.S. cities in the number of high rise buildings, after New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, and just ahead of San Francisco. In 2017, it ranked sixth, having fallen behind Houston and Washington, D.C..
The first high rise that exceeded 350 ft was the Ala Moana Hotel built in 1970. The next high rise was Yacht Harbor Towers followed by the Hawaii Monarch Hotel and the Discovery Bay Center. This was the beginning of the construction boom in the city. At the same time business and finance also boomed. During the 1990s new condominiums were built, including the One Waterfront Mauka Tower, Imperial Plaza, Nauru Tower and the Hawaiki Tower. There are still constructions today on high rises such as the Moana Pacific East Tower and Moana Pacific West Tower twin towers, Keola Lai, Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana, Pacifica Honolulu, and The Watermark Waikiki.
Completed tallest buildings
ft / m
|Floor Count||Year Built||Primary Tenants/Uses||Notes||Image|
|1||First Hawaiian Center||429 ft / 131 m||30||1996||First Hawaiian Bank, Office, Contemporary Art Museum Honolulu||Current tallest building in Hawaii since 1996. World headquarters of First Hawaiian Bank.|
|2||Pacifica Honolulu||460 ft / 130 m||46||2011||Luxury Condominium||Newest and tallest luxury condominium in the Ala Moana-Kakaako area. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. Structural design by Baldridge and Associates Structural Engineering|
|3||Moana Pacific East Tower||460 ft / 129 m||46||2008||Condominium, Honolulu Design Center||The third tallest buildings in Honolulu. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.|
|3||Moana Pacific West Tower||460 ft / 129 m||46||2008||Condominium, Honolulu Design Center||The third tallest buildings in Honolulu. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.|
|4||Nauru Tower||440 ft / 127 m||44||1992||Condominium||The first luxury condominium tower built in the Ala Moana district. Tallest building in Hawaii from 1992-1996. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.|
|5||Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana||417 ft / 127 m||40||2006||Condominium|
|6||Hawaiki Tower||460 ft / 122 m||46||1999||Condominium, KHON-TV|
|7||One Waterfront Mauka Tower||400 ft / 122 m||45||1990||Condominium||Tallest buildings in Hawaii from 1990-1992.|
|7||One Waterfront Makai Tower||450 ft / 122 m||45||1990||Condominium||Tallest buildings in Hawaii from 1990-1992.|
|8||One Archer Lane||410 ft / 122 m||41||1998||Condominium, KITV|
|9||Imperial Plaza||400 ft / 122 m||40||1992||Condominium||Mixed-use residential, commercial office and retail.|
|10||Ala Moana Hotel||397 ft / 121 m||38||1970||Hotel, Condominium, TV transmitters||Tallest building in Hawaii from 1970-1990.|
|11||Keola Lai||387 ft / 118 m||42||2008||Condominium|
|12||1132 Bishop Street||387 ft / 118 m||31||1991||Office|
|13||The Watermark Waikiki||380 ft / 114 m||38||2008||Luxury Condominium. Designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd.|
|14||Trump International Hotel||380 ft / 107 m||38||2009||Hotel, condominium, Trump Organization||One of the first ultra-luxury hotels built in Hawaii in over 25 years. Designed by Guerin Glass Architects. Structural design by Baldridge and Associate Structural Engineering.|
|15||Hilton Grand Waikikian||390 ft / 107 m||39||2008||Hotel, Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Hilton Hotels||The newest tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the first one built in over 10 years.|
|15||Hilton Tapa Tower||360 ft / 107 m||36||1982||Hotel, Hilton Hotels||The tallest building at the Hilton Hawaiian Village prior to the Grand Waikikian.|
|16||Yacht Harbor Towers||351 ft / 107 m||40||1973||Condominium|
|17||The Windsor||350 ft / 107 m||44||2003||Condominium||Originally known and operated as the Outrigger Hobron Hotel.|
|18||Hawaii Monarch Hotel||350 ft / 107 m||43||1975||Hotel, Condominium|
|19||Discovery Bay Center||350 ft / 107 m||42||1977||Condominium, Retail|
Tallest buildings proposed/under construction
ft / m
|Floor Count||Completion||Primary use||Description||Status|
|1||690 Pohukaina||650 ft/198 m||60||2019||Mixed-use||690 Pohukaina will be the centerpiece of a new live-work-play redevelopment in the Kaka'ako district, becoming Hawaii's tallest building at 650 feet tall. Prior to construction of the project, the city's building height limit will be raised from its current 450 feet to 650 feet. The design of the building was awarded to architecture firm Forest City Hawaii on December 13, 2012.||Proposed|
|2||Symphony Honolulu||400 ft/122 m||40||2014||Residential||New luxury condominium near the Blaisdell Center.||Under Construction|
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