List of tallest buildings in Richmond, Virginia
This is a list of tallest buildings in Richmond, Virginia. Presently, the tallest building in Richmond is the 29-story James Monroe Building. It was the tallest building in Virginia from the time of its completion in 1981 until 2007, when the 38-story Westin Tower in Virginia Beach opened in downtown Virginia Beach. The next three tallest skyscrapers in the city each have 26 stories within the structure, although they vary in height. The SunTrust Plaza stands at 400 ft (120 m), while the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which also has 26 stories stands at 394 ft (119 m). The third tallest building is the Bank of America Center which stands at 331 ft (101 m).
Typically, the first high-rise in Richmond history is often considered to be the 19-story BB&T Bank Building, which was completed in 1913. The structure stands at 262 ft (80 m) and is located in Downtown Richmond.
The newest high rises in Richmond include Brandt Hall, a 17-story college dorm on the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, which was completed in 2005, along the Vistas on the James, which were completed that same year. Additionally, in downtown, the 12-story MWV Building was completed in 2010. The 23-story Central National Bank Building, built in 1930, is being converted into apartments after being left abandoned for over 20 years. The latest, a new 18-story office building named "Gateway Plaza", was constructed downtown for the McGuire Woods law firm and completed in December, 2015. The newest building is the 20-story 600 Canal Place building, a 417-foot Dominion Energy tower. completion in early 2019
This list ranks completed Richmond skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (60 m), based on standard height measurement.
|1||James Monroe Building||449||137||29||1981||Third tallest building in Virginia, second by occupiable height.|
|2||600 Canal Place||417||127||20||2019||Fourth tallest building in Virginia.|
|3||SunTrust Plaza||400||122||26||1983||Fifth tallest building in Virginia.|
|4||Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond||394||120||26||1978||One of twelve Federal Reserve Banks in the United States. Seventh tallest building in Virginia.|
|5||Bank of America Center (Richmond)||331||101||26||1974|
|6||Richmond City Hall||315||96||19||1971|
|7=||Riverfront Plaza East||312||95||20||1990|
|7=||Riverfront Plaza West||312||95||20||1990||BB&T|
|9||One James River Plaza||308||94||22||1978|
|10||Main Street Centre||305||93||23||1986|
|11||Two James Center||299||91||21||1987|
|12||One James Center||295||90||21||1985|
|13||Eighth & Main Building||289||88||20||1975|
|14||Central National Bank||282||86||22||1930||Converted to residential in 2016.|
|16=||First National Bank Building||262||80||19||1913||Converted to residential in 2012|
|16=||One Capitol Square||262||80||23||1964|
|18=||John Tyler Building||240||73||11||1991|
|18=||Virginia War Memorial Carillon||240||73||8||1932|
|18=||Vistas on the James||240||73||18||2007|
|18=||Seventh & Franklin Building||240||73||18||1967|
|18=||Monroe Park Towers||240||73||18||1972|
|27=||The Towers on Franklin||227||69||17||1963|
|27=||700 East Main Street||227||69||17||1964|
|30||Crown Plaza Hotel||214||65||16||1986|
|32||Riverside on the James||203||62||15||2005|
|33=||James Madison Building||200||61||15||1964|
|33=||Thomas Jefferson Building||200||61||15||1956|
|33=||Williams Mullen Center||200||61||15||2010|
|33=||Hotel John Marshall||200||61||15||1929|
Timeline of tallest buildings
|First National Bank Building||262 / 80||19||1913-1930||Converted to residential in 2012|
|Central National Bank||282 / 86||22||1930-1971||Converted to residential in 2016.|
|Richmond City Hall||315 / 96||19||1971-1974|
|Bank of America Center (Richmond)||331 / 101||26||1974-1978|
|Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond||394 / 120||26||1978-1981||One of twelve Federal Reserve Banks in the United States. Seventh tallest building in Virginia.|
|James Monroe Building||449 / 137||29||1981-present||Third tallest building in Virginia, second by occupiable height.|
Tallest under construction, approved and proposed
This lists buildings that are under construction, approved for construction or proposed for construction in Richmond and are planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m), but are not yet completed structures. Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.
|700 Canal Place - Dominion Tower||~367 ft (112 m)||17||2021||Demolition of existing tower scheduled late 2019||Office / Retail|
|VCU Health System Adult Outpatient Facility||~275 ft (83 m)||18||late 2020||Under Construction||Medical Center|
|VCU Health Inpatient Children's Hospital||~240 ft (73 m)||16||2022||Under Construction||Medical Center|
|General Assembly Building||~200 ft (61 m)||15||2020||Under Construction||State Offices|
|VCU Health Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Building, Library and Innovation Center||~200 ft (61 m)||12||TBD||Proposed||Medical Center|
* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, or dates of completion has not yet been released.
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