List of tallest buildings in Richmond, Virginia

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View of Downtown Richmond from the James River

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).

View of Downtown Richmond at night

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.[1] Currently, a new 18-story office building, Gateway Plaza, is being constructed downtown for the McGuire Woods law firm. It is scheduled for completion in December, 2015.[2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Aerial view of the center business district
Richmond City Hall

This list ranks completed Richmond skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (60 m), based on standard height measurement.

Rank Name Image Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes
1 James Monroe Building
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449 137 29 1981 Tallest building in Virginia by occupiable height
2 SunTrust Plaza
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400 122 26 1983
3 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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394 120 26 1978 One of 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the United States
4 Bank of America Center (Richmond)
Bank of America Center (Richmond).jpg
331 101 26 1974
5 Richmond City Hall
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315 96 19 1971
6 Riverfront Plaza East
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312 95 20 1990
7 Riverfront Plaza West
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312 95 20 1990
8 One James River Plaza 308 94 22 1978
9 Main Street Centre 305 93 23 1986
10 Two James Center 299 91 21 1987
11 One James Center 295 90 21 1985
12 Eighth & Main Building 289 88 20 1975
13 Central National Bank
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282 86 22 1930 Currently undergoing a conversion to become a residential building
14 Gateway Plaza 276 84 18 2015
15 First National Bank Building
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262 80 19 1913
16 One Capitol Square 262 80 23 1964
17 John Tyler Building 240 73 11 1991
18 Virginia War Memorial Carillon
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240 73 8 1932
19 Vistas on the James 240 73 18 2007
20 Rhoads Hall 240 73 18 1968
21 Seventh & Franklin Building 240 73 18 1967
22 Omni Hotel 240 73 18 1987
23 Monroe Park Towers 240 73 18 1972
24 Wytestone Plaza 240 73 18 1965
25 Richmond Marriott 240 73 18 1984
26 Brandt Hall
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227 69 17 2005
27 The Towers on Franklin 227 69 17 1963
28 700 East Main Street 227 69 17 1964
29 Crown Plaza Hotel 214 65 16 1986
30 West Hospital
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210 64 17 1941
31 Riverside on the James 203 62 15 2005
32 James Madison Building 200 61 15 1964
33 Thomas Jefferson Building 200 61 15 1956
34 Williams Mullen Center 200 61 15 2010
35 John Marshall Hotel 200 61 15 1929
36 River Towers 200 61 15 1965

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

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.

Name Image Height*
ft (m)
Floors* Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
Dominion Tower
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413 ft. 20 mid 2019 Approved Office / Retail
Locks at 321
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>315 ft. 21 late 2017 Approved Mixed office/residential
Uphoff Tower 240 ft. 18 tbd Proposed Mixed-use Commercial/Residential
General Assembly Building 200 ft. 15 tbd Proposed State Offices

* 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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