List of tallest buildings in Memphis
This list of tallest buildings in Memphis ranks completed buildings by height in the U.S. city of Memphis, Tennessee, the 23rd largest city in the United States. The tallest building is the 100 North Main building at 430 ft (131m), built in 1965. The Sterick Building, 364 ft (111m) was the tallest building in the Southern United States when built in 1930, holding that title until 1957 when surpassed by the Life & Casualty Tower in Nashville. The first skyscraper built in Memphis was the Dr. D.T. Porter Building, 131 ft (40m), in 1895. The tallest man-made structure in the city is the 1003 ft (305.7m) Edwin L. Nass Tower 1, a guyed steel TV transmitting tower located at 5317 Crestview Road in northeast Memphis.
Unlike many other downtowns in the Sun Belt, Memphis did not experience the high-rise building booms of the late 1980s or early 2000s. Only four buildings over 100m have been built in downtown Memphis since World War II: 100 North Main, Raymond James Tower, One Commerce Square, and First Tennessee Bank Building. This has resulted in a smaller, more historic skyline compared to other nearby cities of similar age and population (compare to Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas/Fort Worth, or St. Louis). Three of the tallest in the city are located in the upscale neighborhood of East Memphis: the Clark Tower, the Hilton Memphis, and the White Station Tower.
As of 2015 only two projects have been considered to be built, namely the One Beale complex.
|1||100 North Main||430||130||37||1965||Tallest building in Memphis since 1965. Tallest in Tennessee from 1965-1970. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|2||Raymond James Tower||403||123||21||1985||Includes the spire atop the building|
|3||Clark Tower||400||120||34||1971||Tallest building outside of downtown.|
|4||One Commerce Square||396||121||31||1973|
|5||Sterick Building||365||111||29||1930||Tallest building in Tennessee and the Southern United States from 1930-1957. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|6||First Tennessee Building||332||101||25||1964|
|7||Hilton Memphis||329||100||24||1975||Tallest hotel in Memphis.|
|8||Memphis Pyramid||321||98||5||1991||7th-tallest pyramid and largest Bass Pro Shops in the world. Home to retail, restaurants, an observation deck, a hotel, a bowling alley, and the largest free-standing elevator in America.|
|9||The Renaissance Apartments||296||90||25||1968||Tallest residential building in Memphis.|
|10||Lincoln American Tower||290||88||22||1924||Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|11||White Station Tower||280||85||22||1965|
|12||Exchange Building||264||80||20||1910||Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|13||LeBonheur Children's Hospital||251||77||12||2010|
|15||Madison Hotel||219||67||16||1907||Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|16||Number 10 Main||215||66||16||1910||Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|17||The Tower at Peabody Place||202||62||15||1997|
|19||Crosstown Concourse||188||57||14||1927||Former Sears retail store, offices, and catalog order processing warehouse.|
|20||88 Union Center||177||54||14||1927|
Tallest future buildings
Buildings that are approved for construction in Memphis and expected to rise above 200 feet (60 m) include:
|One Beale North Tower||370||110||30||2018||280 residential apartments and commercial space.|
|One Beale South Tower||268||82||22||2018||300-room hotel and convention center.|
Timeline of tallest buildings
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Memphis.
|Name||Street Address||Years as tallest||Height
|Number 10 Main||10 South Main Street||1904–1905||216||66||16|
|Madison Hotel||79 Madison Avenue||1905–1910||232||71||16|
|Exchange Building||9 North Second Street||1910–1924||264||80||19|
|Lincoln American Tower||60 North Main Street||1924-1930||290||88||22|
|Sterick Building||8 North Third Street||1930-1965||365||111||29|
|100 North Main||100 North Main Street||1965–present||430||130||37|
- Finger, Michael (December 4, 1997). "Memphis landmarks that have stood vacant for years, waiting for someone to bring them back to life.". Memphis Flyer (459).
- D.T. Porter Building. Emporis.
- http://www.city-data.com/towers/cell-Memphis-Tennessee.html. Missing or empty