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 Luna 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 Sol 160 (48.7) 13 2014 A 160 foot tall tower under construction. Private dormitories for University of Arizona students.[13]
9 Hub at Tucson 158 (48.7) 13 2014 A 160 foot tall residential tower. It is 13 stories tall. Private dormitories for University of Arizona students.[14]
10 Pima County Administrative Building Pima County Administration Building Low Quality.JPG 155 (47) 11 1969[15]
11 Transamerica Building Transamerica Building, Tucson, AZ (2007-04-02).jpg 153 (47) 11 1962[16] Originally the Phoenix Title Building, named after its largest tenant.
12 Pioneer Hotel Building PioneerTucAZ1.jpg 151 (46) 11 1930[17] 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.
13 The Hotel Arizona 150 (45) 12 1973[18] Originally the Braniff Place Tucson or Braniff International Hotel.[19][20]
14 Joint Justice 143 (42.6) 8 2013 A court complex to be operated by Pima County. Frame work and facade are complete.[21]
15 Chase Building Valley National Bank building (Tucson) from SW 1.JPG 142 (43) 11 1929 Originally the Consolidated National Bank building.
16 Pima County Superior Court Building 137 (42) 9 1974
17 UniSource Energy Building 135 (42) 9[22] 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.
18 Evo A. DeConcini United States Courthouse 134 (41) 6 2000
19 Gould-Simpson Building 131 (40) 10 1985 Houses technical labs and classrooms on the University of Arizona campus.
20 Merrill Lynch Building 130 (40) 9 1963
21 City Hall Tower Tucson City Hall Tower Low Quality.JPG 120 (36) 10 1967[4]
22 Federal Building Federal Building, Tucson, AZ (2007-04-02).jpg 113 (34) 8 1974[23]
23 St. Marys Hospital 102 (31) 8 1950 [24]

Approved, Proposed, Under Construction or Cancelled[edit]

Under Construction

Rank in City After Completion Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
14 UA Health Sciences Innovation Building 148 (45.1) 9 2018 A new building for the school's nursing, medical, and pharmacy colleges. Lobby space will be used to host school events. Swaim architects. [25]
5 Banner University Medical Center Tucson 196 (59) 9 2019 An expansion to Banner's current property to open in 2019. [26]

Approved and Proposed

Rank in City After Completion Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 Aerie Tower 350 (106.6) 25 2019 A proposed tower adjacent to the city's current tallest tower. Will use elevator shaft originally built for One South Church's twin. [27]
4 Speedway and Campbell 1 250 (76.2) 20 2019 A proposed tower adjacent to the University of Arizona. Completed complex will have three towers. [28]
16 Speedway and Campbell 2 150 (45.72) 12 2019 A proposed tower adjacent to the University of Arizona [29]
10 Residence Inn Main Gate [30] 160 (48.7) 12 2018 A proposed hotel in the Main Gate Overlay District. UEB Builders is the contractor. [31]
24 First & Tyndall 121 (36.5) 13 2018 Additional student housing in the Main Gate District [32]

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. ^ http://www.campusacquisitions.com/ca/under-construction/university-arizona/park-ave.php
  14. ^ http://www.corecamp.us/
  15. ^ "County Nears End Of Moving" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] September 19, 1969 - Page 37
  16. ^ "Yesterday Was 'M' Day" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - February 12, 1962 - page 20
  17. ^ "Tucson - Hotel Pioneer formally opened." Winslow Daily Mail [Winslow, Arizona] January 4, 1930 - Page Six
  18. ^ "Hotel grand opening is Nov. 29" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] October 17, 1973 - Page 24
  19. ^ "Here's how they stack up" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] October 19, 1973 - Page 49
  20. ^ "Braniff to run Tucson's new 312-room hotel" The Arizona Republic[Phoenix, Arizona] June 6, 1973 - Page 29
  21. ^ http://www.pima.gov/Administration/JointCourts/120611_Joint_Courts_Financing_Recommendation.pdf
  22. ^ TEP | Company Headquarters
  23. ^ "Federal agencies move set" Tucson Daily Citizen [Tucson, Arizona] - April 18, 1974 - page 27
  24. ^ http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=166
  25. ^ http://www.pdc.arizona.edu/Project/13-9193
  26. ^ http://www.bumct-expansion.com/index.html
  27. ^ https://realestatedaily-news.com/tucson-based-aerie-development-acquires-one-south-church-32-million/
  28. ^ https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/current-plan-amendments
  29. ^ https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/current-plan-amendments
  30. ^ http://hcwdevelopment.com/projectprofile-hotels-tucson-residence-inn-hotel--126.php
  31. ^ https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/...ans_081315.pdf
  32. ^ https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/boards-committees-commissions/T16SA00348_MGOD_-16-02_Tyndall_First_Student_Housing.pdf

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