List of tallest buildings in Nashville

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Skyline of Nashville in 2018

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.[1] The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is 505, which rises 545 feet (166 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.[2] As of 2019, there are 131 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.[3]

Tallest buildings[edit]

AT&T Building, the tallest building in Nashville and Tennessee
Fifth Third Center
Tennessee Tower
Pinnacle at Symphony Place

This list ranks completed Nashville skyscrapers that stand at least 260 feet (80 m), based on standard height measurement.

Rank Name Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes
1 AT&T Building 617 188 33 1994 Tallest building in Tennessee. Previously named the BellSouth Building.[1][4]
2 505 543 166 45 2018 Tallest residential building in Tennessee.[5][6][7][8]
3 Fifth Third Center 490 149 31 1986 Originally known as the Third National Financial Center.[9][10]
4 Bridgestone Tower 460 140 30 2017 Started construction 2015. Bridgestone Americas HQ[11]
5 William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower 452 138 31 1970 Originally the National Life Center.[12][13]
6 The Pinnacle at Symphony Place 417 127 29 2010 [14]
7 Life & Casualty Tower 409 125 30 1957 This building is commonly referred to as the L & C Building[15][16]
8 Nashville City Center 402 123 27 1988 [17][18]
9 James K. Polk State Office Building 392 119 24 1981 [19][20]
10 JW Marriott Nashville 386 118 33 2018 [21][22]
11 Renaissance Nashville Hotel 385 117 31 1987 [23][24]
12 Viridian Tower 378 115 31 2006 [25][26]
13 One Nashville Place 359 109 25 1985 [27][28]
14 UBS Tower 354 108 28 1974 [29][30]
15 The SoBro 345 105 33 2016 [31][32][33]
16 Endeavor 344 105 27 2019 [34]
17 Westin Hotel 337 103 27 2016 [35][36][37]
18 222 2nd Avenue South 326 99 25 2017 [38][39]
19 Sheraton Nashville Downtown 300 91 27 1975 [40][41]
=20 SunTrust Building 292 89 20 1967 [42][43]
=20 Philips Plaza 292 89 20 1977 [44][45]
21 Skyhouse Nashville 289 88 25 2017 [46][47][48]
22 Drury Hotel 288 88 22 2019
23 Andrew Jackson State Office Building 286 87 17 1969 [49][50]
24 ICON in the Gulch 282 86 22 2008 [51]
25 Twelve Twelve 270 82 23 2014 [52]
=26 Omni Nashville Hotel 269 82 23 2013 [53]
=26 Encore 269 82 21 2008 [54]
=26 Palmer Plaza 269 82 18 1986 [55][56]
=26 AC Residence and Springhill Nashville 269 82 21 2018
27 HCA Parallon & SCRI headquarters 267 81 16 2016 [57][58][59]
28 Parkway Towers 261 80 21 1968 [60][61]

Tallest under construction[edit]

Buildings that are currently under construction, proposed, or approved in Nashville and expected to rise above 260 feet (80 m) include:

Name Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes
Paramount Tower 750 230 65 Proposed Residential[62][63]
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville 542 165 42 2021 151 First Avenue South. Under construction[64] rest of 2019 will be foundation work, and early early 2020 will be targeted going vertical, and they also planned to top out late 2020
Nashville Yards tower 600 180 40 2021 Office tower and planned[65]
Fifth & Broadway - Residential 430 130 34 2020 under construction[66] 11 floors above
Fifth & Broadway - Commercial 320 98 26 2019 under construction [66] elevator shaft topped and 23 floors
805 Lea 370 110 30 2020 approved. Mixed used[67]
Embassy Suites 380 120 31 2020-2021 under construction crane is up
Broadwest Office Tower 326 99 22 2021 under construction crane is up
Broadwest Residential 406 124 34 2021 under construction crane is up
Broadway & 19th Avenue 333 101 26 2021 approved
Gulch Union Tower 360 110 28 2020 under construction 3 floors above
One22one 328 100 27 2021 approved previous building demolished
Hyatt Regency 310 94 23 2019 under construction 10 floors above
Broadway & 20th avenue 300 91 25 2020 under construction once completed will surpass Skyhouse Nashville (289 feet) for tallest building west of Nashville until is surpassed from broadwest tower foundation work
Cummins station tower 1 and 2 440 130 34 2021-22 approved
Cummins station tower 3 and 4 410 120 31 2021-22 approved
Hyatt Centric Nashville 272 83 20 2020-21 under construction crane is up
Kennect Nashville 285 87 21 2019 under construction elevator shaft 11 floors, floors 6
Rolling mill hill 415 126 33 2023 Approved eyeing a late 2020 start. Same developer that was eyeing a 20 story, then moved up to 26, now wants a 33 story
MGM resorts 315 96 24 2021 approved
Amazon towers 1 & 2 295 90 21 2020 Under construction to add 5,000 jobs, crane is up

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

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
feet
Height
meters
Floors Reference
First National Bank Building 170 Fourth Avenue North 1905–1908 170 52 12 [2]
The Stahlman 211 Union Street 1908–1957 180 55 12 [68]
Life & Casualty Tower 401 Church Street 1957–1970 409 125 30 [15]
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower 312 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard 1970–1986 452 138 31 [12]
Fifth Third Center 424 Church Street 1986–1994 490 149 31 [9]
AT&T Building 333 Commerce Street 1994–present 617 188 32 [1]

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