This list of the tallest buildings in Nashville ranks skyscrapers in Nashville, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, by height. The tallest building in the city and the state is the AT&T Building, which rises 617 feet (188 m) in downtown Nashville and was completed in 1994. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, which rises 542 feet (165 m).
High-rise buildings first appeared in Nashville with the construction of the First National Bank Building, now the Downtown Courtyard Hotel, in 1905; this building rises 168 feet (51 m) and 12 floors. As of April 2023, there are 191 completed high-rises in the city. Twenty high-rises have been completed in the past three years, with another twenty currently in construction, fifteen approved, and another 25 high-rises approved and proposed. Nashville has demonstrated quick approval of many major projects, such as One22One. It was announced in February 2019, with the previous building demolished and ground breaking expected in September 2019. As of July 2022, there are 45 cranes in Downtown and Metro Nashville.
Since 2000, Nashville has seen two urban construction booms (one prior to the Great Recession and the other after and ending by about mid-2023) that have yielded multiple high-rises (defined by Emporis as buildings of a minimum of 115 feet tall). Of the city's 33 towers of 300 feet tall or taller as of April 2023, 23 have been completed since 2000. Of note, Nashville has a disproportionate number of buildings 300 feet and taller in relation to its overall metropolitan statistical area (MSA) population of about 2 million (2021 U.S. Census Bureau estimate). This is due, in part, to the tourism-centric city's multiple hotel towers and to many high-end condominium towers having multiple unit owners who also own other residential properties (often in other markets) and want a secondary residence in Music City. In contrast, and for comparison, Phoenix, with an MSA population of about 4.95 million (2021 estimate) offered only 21 buildings of 300 feet and taller as of April 2023.
This list ranks Nashville skyscrapers completed or structurally topped out that stand at least 300 feet (91 m), based on standard height measurement. There are at least 20 additional high rises in Nashville between 236 feet and 299 feet tall not shown here.
|AT&T Building||1||617||188||33||1994||Office||Tallest building in Tennessee. Previously named the BellSouth Building.|
|Four Seasons Hotel and Residences||2||542||165||40||2021||Hospitality/Residential||Located at 151 First Avenue South, will offer 236 hotel rooms in addition to private residences.|
|505||3||523||159||46||2018||Residential||Tallest residential building in Tennessee.|
|Bridgestone Tower||4||460||140||30||2017||Office||Started construction 2015. Bridgestone Americas headquarters|
|William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower||5||452||138||31||1970||Office||Originally the National Life Center.|
|Fifth Third Center||6||435||133||31||1986||Office||Originally known as the Third National Financial Center.|
|The Place at Fifth + Broadway||7||433||132||34||2019||Residential||Topped out. Tallest for-rent residential building in Tennessee.|
|The Pinnacle at Symphony Place||8||432||132||29||2010||Office|||
|Amazon Tower Two||9||421||128||28||2022||Office||Second of two towers, in the Nashville Yards Development, for Amazon's Operations Center of Excellence. Topped out structurally in April 2022, finishing work continues|
|Alcove||10||418||127||34||2022||Residential||First of three Giarratana-led residential towers surrounding the Nashville Yards development. Tower is structurally topped out in August 2022. Finishing work will continue into early 2023, with opening planned in the summer of 2023.|
|Life & Casualty Tower||11||409||125||30||1957||Office||This building is commonly referred to as the L & C Building|
|Conrad Hotel and Residences||12||406||124||35||2021||Hospitality/Residential||Located at 1600 West End Avenue, in the Broadwest Development, this building will have a 14 floor hotel in addition to 220 condominiums|
|Nashville City Center||13||402||123||27||1988||Office|||
|James K. Polk State Office Building||14||392||119||24||1981||Office|||
|JW Marriott Nashville||15||386||118||34||2018||Hospitality|||
|Renaissance Nashville Hotel||16||385||117||31||1987||Hospitality|||
|Embassy Suites||17||384||117||30||2021||Residential||Located across from the Nashville Convention Center, the Embassy Suites is the third hotel in a suite of hotels in this development: Embassy Suites, One Hotel and Cambria Hotel|
|Viridian Tower||18||378||115||31||2006||Residential||It is the fourth tallest residential building in Nashville, TN.|
|805 Lea||19||370||110||30||2021||Residential||Located in Nashville's SoBro District, will have a total of 354 residential units.|
|One Nashville Place||20||359||109||25||1985||Office|||
Under Construction: Full Height
|1200 Broadway||24||344||105||27||2019||Residential||Also known as Endeavor Tower|
|Amazon Tower One||24||344||105||21||2020||Office||Located at 1010 Church Street, in the Nashville Yards Development, this is the first of two towers being developed for Amazon's Operations Center of Excellence.|
|222 2nd Avenue South||28||326||99||25||2017||Office|||
|Broadwest Office Tower||28||326||99||21||2021||Office||Located at 1600 West End Avenue, in the Broadwest development, this tower will offer 21 floors of class A office space.|
|Grand Hyatt||30||320||98||25||2020||Hospitality||This Grand Hyatt 27 floor tower opened in 2020 in downtown Nashville.|
|Fallyn Apartments||31||317||97||26||2021||Residential||Part of a 2-tower development including Hotel Fraye|
|Vanderbilt residences||31||306||93||21||2021||Residential||Located on the edge of campus and West End Avenue this tower will house student apartments.|
|2012 West End Ave||32||300||91||25||2020||Residential||Located at 2012 Wested End Avenue this building is a 29 floor residential building.|
|Sheraton Nashville Downtown||33||300||91||27||1975||Hospitality|||
Tallest under construction
Buildings approved that are currently under construction, in site prep, or demolition phase. Buildings listed are planned to rise above 300 feet (91 m).
|1010 Church Street Tower/YMCA Renovation||750||230||60||2024-25||Under construction||Residential||Located at 1000 Church St. Nashville based Giarratana Development is developing the site with what will be, once completed, Tennessee's tallest building. 500 residential units. The YMCA of Nashville will be updating their building. |
|Pinnacle Tower||524||160||34||2024||Under Construction||Office||Bass, Berry & Sims law firm will occupy 180,000 sq. ft. in the top 8 floors of the Pinnacle Tower at Nashville Yards, which just broke ground a few weeks ago. They are currently tenants at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place on 2nd Ave South.|
|Prime Giarratana||456||139||38||2024||Under Construction||Residential||Located at 801 church st. Will have 350 residential units.|
|AEG Apartment Tower 2||420||130||36||2024||Under construction||Residential||Foundation and platform work has started. One of 3 or 4 upcoming Nashville Yards residential towers|
|AEG Apartment Tower 1||409||125||34||2024||Under construction||Residential||Foundation and platform work has started. One of 3 or 4 upcoming Nashville Yards residential towers|
|Gulch Union Tower 2||365||111||28||2024||Under Construction||Residential||Located at 1222 Demonbreun|
|Peabody Union||350||110||27||2025||Under Construction||Residential||Located at 30 Peabody Street, is adjacent to a 6-story office owned by Eakin partners completed in 2019|
|Modera McGavock||310||94||29||2025||Under Construction||Residential||Located at 1212 McGavock. Will have 400 residential units|
Tallest proposed or pending construction
These buildings have either been issued permits and approved, or buildings that are in its planning stage that stand 300 feet (91 m) using standard measurement.
|800 Lea||610||190||45||2024-25||Approved||Residential||Located at 800 Lea st. The developer will be Giarratana. The design will be a curved tower. They say it could be 18 months for permits to be approved and the construction will take 3.5 years to take on. A permit has been issued to allow grading work to start|
|133 Korean Vets||574||175||49||TBD||Proposed||Mixed-use||Located at 133 Korean veterans Blvd.|
|11 North, Tower One||525||160||47||tbd||Proposed||Residential||Tallest of three residential towers planned for a 10 year build out.|
|133 Korean Vets, Peabody Tower||512||156||49||TBD||Proposed||Mixed-use||Located at 133 Korean veterans Blvd.|
|1401 Church, Tower Three||500||150||45||TBD||Proposed||Residential||Four tower project at the old dairy processing lot in midtown.|
|Whites Hotel Tower||485||148||35||2025||Approved||Hotel||Will be developed by a firm from Indiana. Located across the street from the JW Marriott Hotel and Music City Center.|
|Reed Tower One||473||144||40||2023||Proposed||Mixed used||Located at 1525 Church Street, The Jim Reed redevelopment will have 6 towers over 20 stories. It will have 1.5 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet in retail, 1,000 residential units and 350 hotel rooms. Eyeing a start mid 2023|
|Centrum Residential Tower One||447||136||39||2025||Proposed||Residential||Located at 500 2nd Ave S. The Chicago developer will be looking for a 3 tower project. 39 story residential, a 29-story hotel, and a 32-story residential.|
|531 Second Ave., Tower One||433||132||36||2024||Approved||Residential||531 Second ave. The Boston developer who is developing the 40 story Four Seasons hotel. The developer has downgraded to 38 stories now 36 stories and has added a 18-story building to the proposal.|
|10th & Clark Residential, Tower One||409||125||37||2025||Proposed||Residential||10th + Clark Residential will be a two tower project. Tower one will stand 37 stories/409’ and yield 414 units. The site encompasses 2.16 acres at 810 Lea Ave. and 905 Clark Place, just to the west of The Westin Hotel.|
|1401 Church, Tower Two||401||122||35||TBD||Proposed||Residential||Four tower project at the old dairy processing lot in midtown.|
|Rutledge Hill, Tower Two||400||120||35||TBD||Proposed||Residential||Tallest of a three tower project proposed for a new culinary arts district in Southbank.|
|Ritz-Carlton Residential Tower||396||121||32||2025||Approved, Stalled||Residential||Located at 417 Seventh Ave S. A two tower project would take the place of One KVB tower which fell through. Sewer upgrade project delaying construction start. Eyeing late 2022/early 2023 now. Eyeing an early 2022 groundbreaking.|
|531 Second Ave. Tower Two||375||114||32||2023||Approved||Residential||located at 531 Second ave.|
|901 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd||375||114||33||2025||Approved||Residential||Newest Tony Giarrantana's residential project. There will be an affordable housing component included.|
|2416 West End||374||114||27||2024||Proposed||Mixed-use||Located at 2416 West End Ave.|
|1401 Church, Tower One||372||113||30||TBD||Proposed||Residential||Four tower project at the old dairy processing lot in midtown.|
|Gulch Union Tower Three||362||110||28||2024||Approved||Residential||Located at 1207 McGavock st. Demolition of the existing building on the site is in progress.|
|VeLa Tower||360||110||32||2024||Approved||Mixed-use||Located at 601 Lafayette St. Will house 411 residential units. Will have 373 parking spaces and 6,000 square feet of retail.|
|Paseo South Gulch Tower Two||359||109||30||2025||Proposed||Residential/Hospitality||Located at 700 8th Ave South, Tower 2 of Paseo South Gulch will now be 30 stories, 359’, 183 room hotel (unknown brand), 112 condos, 4,400 sq. ft. of retail, and 5 levels of underground parking with unknown capacity.|
|1100 Porter Edition Hotel||355||108||28||2025||Approved||Hospitality/Residential||Scale, use, and height have been updated as 12 floors were added to the project. Will now include both the hotel and condos.|
|10th & Clark Residential, Tower Two||354||108||34||2025||Proposed||Residential||10th + Clark Residential will be a two tower project. Tower Two will stand 32 stories/354’ and yield 354 units. The site encompasses 2.16 acres at 810 Lea Ave. and 905 Clark Place, just to the west of The Westin Hotel.|
|Paseo South Gulch Tower Four||350||110||22||2024||Proposed||Residential||Is a new addition to the Paseo South development. Will include plans of 1,500 parking spaces, 396 units, 11,180 of retail square feet.|
|Centrum Residential Tower Two||338||103||32||2025||Proposed||Residential||Located at 500 2nd Ave S. The Chicago developer will be looking for a 3 tower project. 39 story residential, a 29-story hotel, and a 32-story residential.|
|1414 Church Street Tower||332||101||30||2024||Proposed||Hospitality||1414 Church St. will be a 30 story/332' hotel with 192 rooms, and ground level retail.|
|Reed Tower Two||330||100||27||2023||Proposed||Mixed used||Located at 1525 Church Street, The Jim Reed redevelopment will have 6 towers over 20 stories. It will have 1.5 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet in retail, 1,000 residential units and 350 hotel rooms. Eyeing a start mid 2023|
|Reed Tower Three||330||100||27||2023||Proposed||Mixed used||Located at 1525 Church Street, The Jim Reed redevelopment will have 6 towers over 20 stories. It will have 1.5 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet in retail, 1,000 residential units and 350 hotel rooms. Eyeing a start mid 2023|
|Reed Tower Four||330||100||27||2023||Proposed||Mixed used|
|1601 Broadway||326||99||27||2022||Approved||Office/Residential||This Midtown mixed use tower is by the New York firm Scenic Investments. Eyeing a summer 2021 start, no on site action but a fence is around the property. The property is located at the west end Ave and the Broadway split. The development of Broadwest, Alcove and Regent Apartments is in the area and the development of a future high rise is in the books at the locally famous Nashville sign.|
|Centrum Hotel Tower||325||99||29||2025||Proposed||Residential||Located at 500 2nd Ave S. The Chicago developer will be looking for a 3 tower project. 39 story residential, a 29-story hotel, and a 32-story residential.|
|Centrum Residential Hotel Tower||325||99||29||2025||Proposed||Residential||Located at 500 2nd Ave S. The Chicago developer will be looking for a 3 tower project. 39 story residential, a 29-story hotel, and a 32-story residential.|
|125 11th Ave North Tower||322||98||26||2026||Proposed||Residential||
125 11th Ave. North will be a 26-story, 322' residential tower featuring 387 units, 17,000 sq. ft. of ground level restaurant/retail, and internal garage (2 levels below grade, 2 above) with about 425 spaces. It is being developed by Flank, Inc., and will serve as a companion tower to their 21-story Gibson Residences currently U.C. directly to the west. There will be an upper patio/plaza that connects the two over Comer's Alley and fronting the Church Street Viaduct.
|Reed Tower Five||320||98||26||2023||Proposed||Mixed used|
|Albion Music Row, Tower One||320||98||29||2025||Proposed||Residential||Located at 14th and McGavock, this would be the taller of two residential towers planned for the site and would offer 452 units. The second tower should be 20 stories and rise 220 feet with 380 units offered.|
|11 North, Tower Two||313||95||28||2033||Proposed||Residential||Second tallest of a three tower residential project with 1,475 total units.|
|11 North, Tower Three||311||95||29||2033||Proposed||Residential||Third of a three tower residential project off Church St with a total of 1,475 units.|
Timeline of tallest buildings
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Nashville. The first skyscraper in the city was the First National Bank Building, now the Courtyard Hotel, from 1905 until 1908.
|Name||Street address||Years as tallest||Height
|First National Bank Building||170 Fourth Avenue North||1905–1908||170||52||12|||
|The Stahlman||211 Union Street||1908–1957||180||55||12|||
|Life & Casualty Tower||401 Church Street||1957–1970||409||125||30|||
|William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower||312 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard||1970–1994||452||138||31|||
|AT&T Building||333 Commerce Street||1994–present||617||188||32|||
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