List of tallest buildings in Pennsylvania

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This list of the tallest buildings in Pennsylvania includes all skyscrapers 400 feet (120 m) or taller, ranked by height. The tallest building in Pennsylvania is currently the 60-story Comcast Technology Center which topped out at 1,121 feet (342 m) in Center City, Philadelphia on November 27, 2017 with expected completion in 2018.[1][2] It is currently the 9th-tallest building in the United States. All of the buildings over 400 feet (120 m) are in either Philadelphia (31) or Pittsburgh (16).

Skyline of Philadelphia viewed from Spring Garden Street Bridge - Comcast Technology Center to the left with rooftop crane, 2017 (annotated version)
Skyline of Pittsburgh viewed from Mount Washington, 2007

Tallest buildings[edit]

The Comcast Center, the 2nd tallest building in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
The US Steel Tower, the tallest building in Pittsburgh and fifth tallest building in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia City Hall was the tallest building in the city for 92 years, from tower completion in 1894 until One Liberty Place surpassed it in 1986;[3] Pittsburgh's Gulf Tower had surpassed it by 1932.

All the buildings listed here are in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh; the only other cities with a building over 330 feet (100 m) are Harrisburg with the 341-foot-tall (104 m) building at 333 Market Street[4] and Bethlehem with the 332-foot-tall (101 m) Martin Tower.[5] The PPL Building is Allentown's tallest building at 322 feet (98 m), and the Renaissance Centre is the tallest in Erie at 198 feet (60 m). The tallest building in Reading, Pennsylvania is the Berks County Courthouse, rising 275 feet (84 m).[6]

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year City Notes
1 Comcast Technology Center 1,121 / 342 60 2018 Philadelphia Tallest building in Pennsylvania; 9th-tallest building in the United States; tallest building completed in Philadelphia in the 2010s; scheduled for completion in 2018
2 Comcast Center 975 / 297 58 2008 Philadelphia 23rd-tallest building in the country; tallest building completed in Philadelphia in the 2000s[7][8][9]
3 One Liberty Place 945 / 288 61 1987 Philadelphia 28th-tallest building in the country; tallest building completed in Philadelphia in the 1980s[10][11][12]
4 Two Liberty Place 848 / 258 58 1990 Philadelphia 48th-tallest building in the country; tallest building completed in Philadelphia in the 1990s[13][14][15]
5 U.S. Steel Tower 841 / 256 64 1971 Pittsburgh 52nd-tallest building in the country; tallest building in Pittsburgh since 1970; tallest building in the state from 1970 until the 1987 completion of One Liberty Place in Philadelphia; tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1970s; formerly known as USX Tower[16][17]
6 BNY Mellon Center 792 / 241 54 1990 Philadelphia 63rd-tallest building in the country; also known as Nine Penn Center[18][19][20]
7 Three Logan Square 739 / 225 55 1991 Philadelphia 112th-tallest building in the country; formerly known as Bell Atlantic Tower and Verizon Tower[21][22][23][24]
8 FMC Tower at Cira Centre South 730 / 223 49 2016 Philadelphia 121st-tallest building in the country; the tallest building in Philadelphia outside Center City[25]
9 BNY Mellon Center 725 / 221 54 1984 Pittsburgh 126th-tallest building in the country; tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1980s; formerly known as One Mellon Center[26][27]
10 One PPG Place 635 / 194 40 1984 Pittsburgh [28][29]
11 G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building 625 / 191 45 1990 Philadelphia Formerly known as the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower and the IBX Tower[30][31][32]
12 Fifth Avenue Place 616 / 188 31 1988 Pittsburgh Also known as Highmark Place[33][34]
13 One Oxford Centre 615 / 187 45 1983 Pittsburgh [35][36]
14 Gulf Tower 582 / 177 44 1932 Pittsburgh Tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1930s[37][38]
15= One Commerce Square 565 / 172 41 1987 Philadelphia [39][40]
15= Two Commerce Square 565 / 172 41 1992 Philadelphia [40][41]
17 Philadelphia City Hall 548 / 167 9 1901 Philadelphia 1901 is the official year of completion and the transfer of ownership to the city government; however, the tower had been topped out in 1894[42] and the building had been partially occupied by then,[43][44] making it the tallest habitable building in the United States and the world from 1894 until the completion of the Singer Building in 1908[45][46]
18 Tower at PNC Plaza 545 / 166 33 2015 Pittsburgh Tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh and tallest completed in Pennsylvania in the 2010s[47][48]
19 Cathedral of Learning 535 / 163 42 1936 Pittsburgh Second-tallest educational building in the world, behind the main building of Moscow State University; tallest building in the city located outside of Downtown[49][50]
20 525 William Penn Place 520 / 158 41 1951 Pittsburgh Tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1950s[51][52]
21 The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton 518 / 158 48 2009 Philadelphia [53][54][55]
22 K&L Gates Center 511 / 156 39 1968 Pittsburgh Tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1960s[56][57]
23 1818 Market Street 500 / 152 40 1974 Philadelphia Tallest building completed in Philadelphia in the 1970s[58][59]
24 The St. James 498 / 152 45 2004 Philadelphia Tallest building located east of Broad Street[60][61]
25 Loews Philadelphia Hotel 492 / 150 36 1932 Philadelphia Known commonly as the PSFS Building;[62] tallest hotel in the city until the Four Seasons opens in the Comcast Technology Center[63][64][65]
26 PNC Bank Building 491 / 150 40 1983 Philadelphia [66][67]
27= Centre Square II 490 / 149 40 1973 Philadelphia [68][69]
27= Five Penn Center 490 / 149 36 1970 Philadelphia [70][71]
29 Grant Building 485 / 148 40 1930 Pittsburgh [72][73]
30= Koppers Tower 475 / 145 34 1929 Pittsburgh Tallest building constructed in Pittsburgh in the 1920s[74][75]
30= Murano 475 / 145 43 2008 Philadelphia [76][77][78]
32 One South Broad 472 / 144 28 1932 Philadelphia Formerly known as the PNB Building[79][80]
33 Two PNC Plaza 445 / 136 34 1975 Pittsburgh [81][82]
34= 2000 Market Street 435 / 133 29 1973 Philadelphia [83][84]
34= Two Logan Square 435 / 133 35 1987 Philadelphia [85][86]
36 Cira Centre 434 / 133 28 2005 Philadelphia [87][88]
37= 1700 Market 430 / 131 32 1968 Philadelphia Tallest building completed in the 1960s[89][90]
37= EQT Plaza 430 / 131 32 1987 Pittsburgh [91][92]
37= Evo at Cira Centre South 430 / 131 33 2014 Philadelphia [93][94][95]
40 1835 Market Street 425 / 130 29 1986 Philadelphia Name was changed from Eleven Penn Center in 2003[96][97]
41 One PNC Plaza 424 / 129 30 1972 Pittsburgh [98][99]
42 Centre Square I 417 / 127 32 1973 Philadelphia [100][101]
43 Aramark Tower 412 / 126 32 1984 Philadelphia Formerly known as One Reading Center[102][103]
44 Regional Enterprise Tower 410 / 125 30 1953 Pittsburgh [104][105]
45 Wells Fargo Building 405 / 123 29 1927 Philadelphia [106][107]
46 1706 Rittenhouse 401 / 122 33 2011 Philadelphia [108][109]
47 One Logan Square 400 / 122 31 1983 Philadelphia [110][111]

See also[edit]

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