List of tallest buildings in Richmond, Virginia

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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.[1] 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.[2] The newest building is the 20-story 600 Canal Place building, a 417-foot Dominion Energy tower. completion in early 2019

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 James Monroe Building VA.JPG 449 137 29 1981 Third tallest building in Virginia, second by occupiable height.[3]
2 600 Canal Place 417 127 20 2019 Fourth tallest building in Virginia.[4]
3 SunTrust Plaza Suntrust Plaza (richmond).jpg 400 122 26 1983 Fifth tallest building in Virginia.[5]
4 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Virginia.jpg 394 120 26 1978 One of twelve Federal Reserve Banks in the United States. Seventh tallest building in Virginia.[6]
5 Bank of America Center (Richmond) 331 101 26 1974
6 Richmond City Hall Richmond City Hall (2988924475).jpg 315 96 19 1971
7= Riverfront Plaza East Riverfront Plaza (9741343793).jpg 312 95 20 1990
7= Riverfront Plaza West Riverfront Plaza (9741343793).jpg 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 Central National Bank, Richmond, Virginia June04.JPG 282 86 22 1930 Converted to residential in 2016.
15 Gateway Plaza 276 84 18 2015
16= First National Bank Building FNB Richmond.JPG 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 Richmond Carillon 2010.JPG 240 73 8 1932
18= Vistas on the James 240 73 18 2007
18= Rhoads Hall 240 73 18 1968
18= Seventh & Franklin Building 240 73 18 1967
18= Omni Hotel 240 73 18 1987
18= Monroe Park Towers 240 73 18 1972
18= Wytestone Plaza 240 73 18 1965
18= Richmond Marriott 240 73 18 1984
27= Brandt Hall VCU Brandt Hall by Jeff Auth.jpg 227 69 17 2005
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
31 West Hospital VCU West Hospital-2007.jpg 210 64 17 1941
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
33= 2000 Riverside 200 61 15 1965

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Image Height Floors Year Notes
First National Bank Building FNB Richmond.JPG 262 / 80 19 1913-1930 Converted to residential in 2012
Central National Bank Central National Bank, Richmond, Virginia June04.JPG 282 / 86 22 1930-1971 Converted to residential in 2016.
Richmond City Hall Richmond City Hall (2988924475).jpg 315 / 96 19 1971-1974
Bank of America Center (Richmond) 331 / 101 26 1974-1978
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Virginia.jpg 394 / 120 26 1978-1981 One of twelve Federal Reserve Banks in the United States. Seventh tallest building in Virginia.[6]
James Monroe Building James Monroe Building VA.JPG 449 / 137 29 1981-present Third tallest building in Virginia, second by occupiable height.[3]

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
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
VCU Health Outpatient Tower construction 06/27/2019
~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
Virginia General Assembly Building construction 06/27/2019
~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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_ec34fe43-3650-56b4-8b02-cd40045d79ae.html
  2. ^ http://www.richmond.com/business/real-estate/gateway-plaza-building-is-two-stories-taller/article_69bf904a-8744-5d72-ace7-37d512024f56.html
  3. ^ a b "James Monroe Building". Emporis. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  4. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "600 Canal Place, Richmond | 1334703 | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "SunTrust Plaza". Emporis. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Federal Reserve Bank Building". Emporis. Retrieved May 3, 2015.