List of tallest buildings in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, the second largest city in North Carolina, is home to 57 completed high-rises, six of which stand taller than 250 feet (76 m).[1] The tallest building in Raleigh is the 32-story PNC Plaza, which rises 538 feet (164 m) tall and was completed in 2008.[2] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of North Carolina outside of Charlotte. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is Two Hannover Square, which rises 431 feet (131 m) and was completed in 1991.[3] The Wells Fargo Capitol Center, completed in 1990, is Raleigh's third tallest building, rising at 400 feet (122 m).[4] Overall, of the 20 tallest buildings in North Carolina, three are located in Raleigh.[5]

The history of skyscrapers in Raleigh began with the completion of the Briggs Hardware Building in 1874.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Raleigh skyscrapers, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 PNC Plaza PNC Plaza Raleigh.JPG 538 / 164 32 2008 [2] Previously known as RBC Plaza; was the U.S. headquarters of RBC Bank
2 Two Hannover Square B-B-and-T-Building-20080321.jpeg 431 / 131 29 1991 [3] Commonly referred to as the "BB&T Building"
3 Wells Fargo Capitol Center Wells Fargo Building Raleigh.JPG 400 / 122 30 1990 [4] Formerly known as First Union Capitol Center and Wachovia Capitol Center
4 One Progress Plaza One Progress Plaza (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 276.88 / 84.39 21 1977 [6]
5 Skyhouse Apartments Skyhouse Raleigh.jpg 264 / 80.4 23 2014 [7] Tallest residential
6 Captrust Tower Captrust Tower Raleigh.JPG 260 / 79.2 17 2009 [8] Tallest building in Midtown, tallest building not in Downtown
7 Wake County Justice Center Wake County Justice Center.JPG 257.50 / 78.3 11 2013
8 400 Hillsborough 252 20 Under construction
9 Red Hat Tower Red Hat Tower.JPG 250.51 / 76.4 19 2004 [9] Previously the headquarters of Progress Energy; is now the headquarters of Red Hat;
10 City Centre 245 20 Under construction
11 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Clarion Hotel Raleigh.JPG 239.02 / 72.85 20 1969 [10] Tallest Hotel in Raleigh
12 North Hills Tower Two North Hills Tower 2.jpg 228 / 69.4 18 2016 [11] Second tallest in Midtown.
13 The Dillon 226 17 Under construction [12] Tallest building in the warehouse district
14 Charter Square - South Tower Charter Square South Tower Raleigh NC.jpg 215 / 65.5 11 2015 [13] Platinum LEED certified.
15 Wake County Public Safety Center Wake County John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center - Raleigh, NC - DSC06101.JPG 215 17 1991 [14]
16 One Bank of America Plaza One Bank of America Plaza.jpg 215 17 1985 [15] Also known as One Bank of America Square and One Hannover Square
17 Sheraton Capital Center Sheraton Raleigh.JPG 215 17 1982 [16]
18 Marriott City Center Marriott Raleigh.JPG 202.82/ 61.6 17 2008 [17]
19 Quorum Center Quorom Raleigh NC.jpg 200 / 61 15 2007 [18]
20 Capital Bank Plaza Capital Bank Plaza Raleigh.JPG 190/57.9 15 1964 [19]
21 Wake County Office Building Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building - Raleigh, NC - DSC05813.JPG 190 / 16 1942 [20] Raleigh's tallest building from 1942 to 1964.
22 West at North 189.6 / 15 2008 [21]
23 Park Central 189.6 15 2017 (estimated completion) North Hills
24 State Employees Credit Union Building SECU Tower Raleigh.JPG 185 12 2013 [22]
25 Archdale Building Archdale Building Raleigh.JPG 155 / 15 1977 [23]
26 Wake County Courthouse Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh, NC - DSC05816.JPG 151.68 14 1970 [24]
27 Midtown Plaza 151 12 2017 Allscripts HQ North Hills

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Raleigh.

Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Years as
tallest
Briggs Hardware Building Briggs-Hardware-Building-20080321.jpeg 190 4 1874-1907
Wake County Office Building Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building - Raleigh, NC - DSC05813.JPG 190 16 1942-1964
Capital Bank Plaza Capital Bank Plaza Raleigh.JPG 190/57.9 15 1964-1969
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Clarion Hotel Raleigh.JPG 239.02 / 72.85 20 1969-1977
One Progress Plaza One Progress Plaza (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 276.88 / 84.39 21 1977-1990
Wells Fargo Capitol Center Wells Fargo Building Raleigh.JPG 400 / 122 30 1990-1991
Two Hannover Square B-B-and-T-Building-20080321.jpeg 431 / 131 29 1991-2008
PNC Plaza PNC Plaza Raleigh.JPG 538 / 164 32 2008-Present


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raleigh | Buildings | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Emporis. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "RBC Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Two Hannover Square". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Wachovia Capitol Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  5. ^ "North Carolina Skyscraper Diagram - SkyscraperPage.com". skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "One Progress Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  7. ^ "Skyhouse apartments". 
  8. ^ "Captrust Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  9. ^ "Two Progress Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  10. ^ "Clarion Hotel State Capital". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  11. ^ "North Hills Tower Two". 
  12. ^ http://gsa.raleighnc.gov/
  13. ^ "Charter Square". Chartersquare.com. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 
  14. ^ "Wake County Public Safety Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  15. ^ "One Bank of America Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  16. ^ "Sheraton Capital Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  17. ^ "Marriott City Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  18. ^ "Quorum Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  19. ^ "Capital Bank Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  20. ^ "Wake County Office Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  21. ^ "West at North". 
  22. ^ "State Employees Credit Union Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  23. ^ "Archdale Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  24. ^ "Wake County Courthouse". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.