List of tallest buildings in Rochester, New York
This list of tallest buildings in Rochester ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Rochester, New York by height. The tallest building in the city is the Xerox Tower, which rises 443 feet (135 m) and was completed in 1968.
This lists ranks Rochester skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.
ft / m
|1||Xerox Tower||443 / 135||30||1968||Third tallest building in New York outside of New York City|
|2||Legacy Tower||401 / 122||20||1995||Only the spire makes it taller than The Metropolitan|
|3||The Metropolitan||392 / 119||27||1973||Formerly known as Chase Tower, renamed and partially converted to residential.|
|4||Kodak Tower||360 / 110||19||1914||Expanded in 1930 from 16 to 19 stories and tower|
|5||First Federal Plaza||309 / 94||21||1976|
|6||Five Star Bank Plaza||284 / 87||21||1970||Formerly known as One HSBC Plaza|
|7||Hyatt Regency Hotel||271 / 83||25||1990|
|8||Times Square Building||260 / 79||14||1930|
|9||Tower 280||251 / 77||18||1962 / 2015||Once part of Midtown Plaza. Refitted into offices and residential units|
|10||Saint Michael's Church||246 / 75||1||1890|
|11||Temple Building||218 / 66||14||1925|
|12||Crossroads Building||215 / 66||15||1969|
|13||Eastman School of Music Student Living Center||213 / 65||14||1990|
|14||Seneca Towers Apartments||212 / 65||22||1968|
|15||Sibley Center||203 / 62||12||1926|
|16||Clinton Square Building||200 / 61||14||1990|
Tallest under construction, approved and proposed
This lists buildings that are under construction, approved for construction or proposed for construction in Rochester and are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m), but are not yet completed structures. Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.
The demolition of Midtown Plaza was completed in 2011. Paetec was bought by Windstream and they housed their regional offices in a renovated 3 story portion of the former Seneca Building, rather than build a new tower.
ft / m
|Midtown Lofts||Unknown||13||2018||Proposed||Will be connected to the proposed Golisano Center For Performing Arts|
Timeline of tallest buildings
|Name||Years as tallest||Height
ft / m
|Powers Building||1869–1890||165 / 50||9|
|Saint Michael's Church||1890–1914||246 / 75||1|
|Kodak Tower||1914–1968||360 / 110||19|
|Xerox Tower||1968-||443 / 135||30|
- A. ^ New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 14, Philadelphia has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Minneapolis has 9, Denver has 8, Detroit has 7, Charlotte has 6 and Columbus has 5. Cleveland, New Orleans, Tulsa and Tampa are tied, with 4 each. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte, Columbus, Tulsa, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Tampa.
- Diagram of Rochester skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage