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 27th tallest building
The Lexington Financial Center, Kentucky's 5th tallest building
The Kincaid Towers, Kentucky's 13th 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. Out of the 29 buildings, 17 of them are located in Louisville. Out of the remaining 12, 5 buildings are located in Lexington, 3 are in Covington, 2 in Frankfort, 1 in Richmond, and 1 in Bowling Green.

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. Has the most floors of any building in Kentucky, with 40 floors.
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 1987 - present
6 Omni Louisville Hotel 394(120) 30 2018 Louisville Tallest Hotel and tallest residential building in Kentucky 2018 - present
7 Waterfront Park Place 364 (111) 23 2004 Louisville Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 2004-2018
8 B&W Tower 363 (111) 26 1982 Louisville
9 Meidinger Tower 363 (111) 26 1982 Louisville
10 Waterfront Plaza II 340 (104) 25 1993 Louisville
11 Waterfront Plaza I 340 (104) 25 1991 Louisville
12 Capital Plaza Office Building 338 (103) 24 1972 Frankfort Tallest building in Kentucky outside of Lexington or Louisville.
13 Kincaid Towers CentralBank.jpg 333 (101) 22 1979 Lexington Tallest building in Lexington, 1979-1987
14 Capital Plaza Hotel 330 (100) 19 2001 Frankfort
15 LG&E Center 328 (100) 23 1989 Louisville
16 Galt House (Rivue Tower) 325 (99) 25 1972 Louisville Tallest hotel in Kentucky 1972-2018
17 Galt House (Suite Tower) 322 (98) 20 1985 Louisville
18 BB&T Building 312 (95) 24 1972 Louisville
19 CentrePointe 310 (95) 19 2018 Lexington
20 RiverCenter I 308 (94) 18 1990 Covington
21 The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge AscentAtRB.jpg 293 (89) 21 2008 Covington Daniel Libeskind, Architect
22 RiverCenter II 292 (89) 15 1998 Covington
23 The 800 Apartments 800 building.jpg 290 (88) 29 1963 Louisville Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 1963-2004
24 Blanding Tower 262 (80) 23 1969 Lexington
25 Kirwan Tower 262 (80) 23 1969 Lexington
26 Commonwealth Hall 251 (77) 20 1967 Richmond
27 Louisville Metro Housing Authority Avenue Plaza Apartments 250 (76) 18 1974 Louisville
28 Heyburn Building Heyburn side.jpg 250 (76) 17 1927 Louisville Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1927-1955
29 Pearce-Ford Tower Pearce Ford Tower (Bowling Green, Kentucky).jpg 250 (76) 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]
Commonwealth Building Louisville 1955-1971 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 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