List of tallest buildings in Tucson

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in Tucson, Arizona.

View of downtown Tucson from (Sentinel Peak) in 2011. Catalina Mountains left in the background. (Original Photo)
Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 One South Church UniSource Energy Tower, from intersection.jpg 330 (100) 23[1] 1986 Formerly the Norwest Bank Tower until 2001, the name was changed to UniSource Energy Tower until 2012 when UniSource Energy moved to the new UniSource Energy Building.
2 Bank of America Plaza Bank Of America Plaza Downtown Tucson, AZ (W. Pennington), 2007-04-02.jpg 264 (80)[2] 16[2] 1977 Originally the Arizona Bank Plaza, the tallest building in Tucson from 1977-1986. The tower has an antenna that reaches up to 360 feet tall.
3 Pima County Legal Services Building Pima County Legal Services Building Fourth Avenue, Tucson (8390673869).jpg 260 (79) 20[3] 1967[4] Originally the Tucson Federal Savings & Loan Association Building or Tucson Federal Building.[5] Tallest building in Tucson from 1967-1977. Otherwise known as Home Federal Tower or Great American Tower.[6]
4 5151 E Broadway 225 (68) 16[7] 1975[8] Originally the Great Western Bank-Pima Savings Building or Great Western Bank Building.[7]
5 Tucson House Tucson House 1501 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, Arizona from Drachman St. - Copy 01.jpg 195 (59) 17 1963[9] Originally designed by Chicago developers to be a luxury high-rise apartment building with hotel-like amenities. Tallest building in Tucson from 1963-1967, and still the tallest residential building in the city. Currently owned by the City of Tucson and utilized as public housing for the elderly and disabled. [10]
6 Level 170 (51.6) 14 2013 Construction has been completed. The building is now the tallest all-student residential building in the city.[11][12]
7 Casino Del Sol Hotel Tower ~166 (~50) 10 2011 A 26 ft tall L.E.D. dome sits atop the building.
8 Pima County Administrative Building Pima County Administration Building Low Quality.JPG 155 (47) 11 1969[13]
9 Transamerica Building Transamerica Building, Tucson, AZ (2007-04-02).jpg 153 (47) 11 1962[14] Originally the Phoenix Title Building, named after its largest tenant.
10 Pioneer Hotel Building PioneerTucAZ1.jpg 151 (46) 11 1930[15] Originally a hotel. In the early morning hours of December 20, 1970 a fire broke out in the building resulting in the deaths of 29 people. Louis Cuen Taylor, a 16-year-old boy, was later charged with starting the fire. Taylor was sentenced to life in prison; when doubts arose as to the actual cause of the fire, he was allowed to change his plea to "no contest" and was set free after serving 42 years.
11 The Hotel Arizona 150 (45) 12 1973[16] Originally the Braniff Place Tucson or Braniff International Hotel.[17][18]
12 Chase Building Valley National Bank building (Tucson) from SW 1.JPG 142 (43) 11 1929 Originally the Consolidated National Bank building.
13 Pima County Superior Court Building ~137 (~42) 9 1974
14 UniSource Energy Building ~135 (~42) 9[19] 2011 Building will become the new home for Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy, it is the first highrise/skyscraper built in Tucson since the mid-1980s.
15 Evo A. DeConcini United States Courthouse 134 (41) 6 2000
16 Gould-Simpson Building ~131 (~40) 10 1985 Houses technical labs and classrooms on the University of Arizona campus.
17 Merrill Lynch Building ~130 (~40) 9 1963
18 City Hall Tower Tucson City Hall Tower Low Quality.JPG 120 (36) 10 1967[4]
19 Federal Building Federal Building, Tucson, AZ (2007-04-02).jpg 113 (34) 8 1974[20]
20 St. Marys Hospital 102 (31) 8 1950 [21]

Approved, Proposed, Under Construction or Cancelled[edit]

Under Construction

Rank in City After Completion Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
7= Park Avenue 160 (48.7) 13 2014 A 160 foot tall tower under construction. Private dormitories for University of Arizona students.[22]
7= Hub at Tucson 160 (48.7) 13 2014 A 160 foot tall residential tower. It will be tied for the city's seventh tallest building with Park Avenue. It will be 13 stories tall. Again, private dormitories for University of Arizona students.[23]
11 Joint Justice 140 (42.6) 8 2013 A court complex to be operated by Pima County. Frame work and facade are complete.[24]

Approved and Proposed

Rank in City After Completion Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
6= Residence Inn Main Gate[25] 160 (48.7) 14 2015/2016 A proposed hotel in the Main Gate Overlay District

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CBRE | One South Church Avenue | Tucson's Premier High-Rise
  2. ^ a b "'Plaza' keeps rising, giving city new top" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] Dec 4,1975 - Page 1
  3. ^ "Sundt Co. Will Construct Tucson Federal Building" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] May 22, 1964 - Page 40
  4. ^ a b "City Hall Tower Dedicated" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] October 23, 1967 - Page 2
  5. ^ "A New High Point for Tucson Skyline" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] March 26, 1965 - Front Page
  6. ^ http://www.emporis.com/building/pimacountylegalservicesbuilding-tucson-az-usa
  7. ^ a b "Bank project on schedule" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - August 30, 1974 - page 63
  8. ^ "Merrill Lynch move 'didn't miss a lick'" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - May 21, 1975 - page 63
  9. ^ http://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/preservation/Oracle_Area_Context_Study.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/03-12-98/curr2.htm
  11. ^ http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/news/story-student-housing-tower-tops-out/article_c4075eee-3fcd-11e2-82f5-0019bb2963f4.html
  12. ^ http://www.campusacquisitions.com/ca/under-construction/university-arizona/index.php
  13. ^ "County Nears End Of Moving" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] September 19, 1969 - Page 37
  14. ^ "Yesterday Was 'M' Day" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - February 12, 1962 - page 20
  15. ^ "Tucson - Hotel Pioneer formally opened." Winslow Daily Mail [Winslow, Arizona] January 4, 1930 - Page Six
  16. ^ "Hotel grand opening is Nov. 29" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] October 17, 1973 - Page 24
  17. ^ "Here's how they stack up" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] October 19, 1973 - Page 49
  18. ^ "Braniff to run Tucson's new 312-room hotel" The Arizona Republic[Phoenix, Arizona] June 6, 1973 - Page 29
  19. ^ TEP | Company Headquarters
  20. ^ "Federal agencies move set" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - April 18, 1974 - page 27
  21. ^ http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=166
  22. ^ http://www.campusacquisitions.com/ca/under-construction/university-arizona/park-ave.php
  23. ^ http://www.corecamp.us/
  24. ^ http://www.pima.gov/Administration/JointCourts/120611_Joint_Courts_Financing_Recommendation.pdf
  25. ^ http://hcwdevelopment.com/projectprofile-hotels-tucson-residence-inn-hotel--126.php

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