List of tallest buildings in Kentucky

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This list of tallest buildings in Kentucky ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. state of Kentucky by height. The tallest building in Kentucky is 400 West Market in Louisville, which rises 167 meters/549 feet and was completed in 1993.

Tallest buildings[edit]

400 West Market, the tallest building in Kentucky
The National City Tower (center), Kentucky's 2nd tallest building
PNC Plaza, Kentucky's 3rd tallest building
The Pearce-Ford Tower, Kentucky’s 26th tallest building
The Lexington Financial Center, Kentucky's 5th tallest building
The Kincaid Towers, Kentucky's 12th tallest building
The Capitol Plaza Tower is the tallest public building in Kentucky
The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge, Kentucky's 18th tallest building

This lists ranks Kentucky buildings that stand at least 250 feet (76 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year City Notes
1 400 West Market AegonCtr2030.JPG 549 (163) 35 1993 Louisville Formerly AEGON Center; formerly Capital Holding Tower; formerly Providian Center; tallest building in Kentucky, 1993 to present
2 National City Tower LouisvilleViewFromBelvedere.jpg 512 (156) 40 1972 Louisville Formerly First National Tower; tallest building in Kentucky, 1972-1993
3 PNC Plaza PNC Plaza.JPG 420 (128) 30 1971 Louisville Formerly Citizens Plaza; tallest building in Kentucky, 1971-1972
4 Humana Building HumanaBuilding1.jpg 417 (127) 27 1985 Louisville
5 Lexington Financial Center Lexington Financial Center, clouds.jpg 410 (125) 32 1987 Lexington Tallest building in Lexington
6 Waterfront Park Place 364 (111) 23 2004 Louisville Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 2004-present
7 B&W Tower 363 (111) 26 1982 Louisville
8 Meidinger Tower 363 (111) 26 1982 Louisville
9 Waterfront Plaza II 340 (104) 25 1993 Louisville
10 Waterfront Plaza I 340 (104) 25 1991 Louisville
11 Capital Plaza Office Tower 338 (103) 28 1963 Frankfort Tallest public building in Kentucky
12 Kincaid Towers CentralBank.jpg 333 (101) 22 1979 Lexington Tallest building in Lexington, 1979-1987
13 LG&E Center 328 (100) 23 1989 Louisville
14 Galt House (Rivue Tower) 325 (99) 25 1972 Louisville Tallest hotel in Kentucky
15 Galt House (Suite Tower) 322 (98) 20 1985 Louisville
16 BB&T Building 312 (95) 24 1972 Louisville
17 RiverCenter I 308 (94) 18 1990 Covington
18 The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge AscentAtRB.jpg 293 (89) 21 2008 Covington Daniel Libeskind, Architect
19 RiverCenter II 292 (89) 15 1998 Covington
20 The 800 Apartments 800 building.jpg 290 (88) 29 1963 Louisville Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 1963-2004
21 (tie) Blanding Tower 262 (80) 23 1969 Lexington Currently vacant
21 (tie) Kirwan Tower 262 (80) 23 1969 Lexington Currently vacant
23 Commonwealth Hall 251 (77) 20 1967 Richmond
24 Louisville Metro Housing Authority Avenue Plaza Apartments 250 (76) 18 1974 Louisville
25 Heyburn Building Heyburn side.jpg 250 (76) 17 1927 Louisville Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1927-1955
26 Pearce-Ford Tower Pearce Ford Tower (Bowling Green, Kentucky).jpg 246 (75) 26 1970 Bowling Green Tallest college-residential building in Kentucky

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name City Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
400 West Market Louisville 1993-present 549-foot (167 m) 35 [1]
National City Tower Louisville 1972-1993 512-foot (156 m) 40 [1]
PNC Plaza Louisville 1971-1972 420-foot (128 m) 30 [1]
Capital Plaza Office Tower, Frankfort Frankfort 1963-1971 338-foot (103 m) 28 [1]
Commonwealth Building Louisville 1955-1963 255-foot (78 m) 21 [1]
Heyburn Building Louisville 1928-1955 250-foot (76 m) 17 [1]
Kentucky Home Life Building Louisville 1912-1927 235-foot (72 m) 19 [1]
Kentucky State Capitol Frankfort 1910-1912 210-foot (64 m) 3 [2]
Mother of God Roman Catholic Church Covington 1871-1910 180-foot (55 m) 1 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tallest Existing Structures in Louisville Emporis.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-15
  2. ^ Kentucky State Capitol Emporis.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-15
  3. ^ Mother of God Catholic Church Emporis.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-15