National City Tower

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National City Tower
National City Tower, in center of picture
General information
Status Open
Type Office
Location 101 South Fifth St
Louisville, KY 40202
Downtown Louisville
Coordinates 38°15′22.4″N 85°45′28.8″W / 38.256222°N 85.758000°W / 38.256222; -85.758000Coordinates: 38°15′22.4″N 85°45′28.8″W / 38.256222°N 85.758000°W / 38.256222; -85.758000
Opening 1972
Roof 512-foot (156 m)
Technical details
Floor count 40
Design and construction
Architect Harrison & Abramovitz

National City Tower is a skyscraper in Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, and located at 101 South Fifth Street. Completed in 1972, the 40-story, 512-foot (156 m) high structure was designed by architects Wallace Harrison and Max Abramovitz based on the timeless designs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This is only building in Louisville that Harrison & Abramovitz designed, although the firm designed more than 15 buildings in New York York including, the Socony-Mobil Building and the AXA Financial Center.

The building, originally named First National Tower, was named after First National Bank and renamed National City Tower in 1994 when First National Bank was acquired by National City Bank.

National City Tower was the tallest building in the state of Kentucky from 1972 until 400 West Market was completed in 1993. The tower is constructed of steel columns on concrete piles of caissons with an anodized aluminum and glass curtain wall. The Annex, constructed of reinforced concrete, houses the garage, retail space on the grade level and office space on the top level.

In February 2010, the National City logos on east and west sides of the tower were replaced with PNC Bank logos, due to PNC's takeover of National City Bank. However, as of today, the name of the building name remains unchanged as National City Tower.[1]

The building is currently leased by Harry K. Moore Co.[2] and managed by Cushman & Wakefield and owned by DB Oak Barrel LLC.[1] Tenants include Humana Inc.,[3] PNC Bank, the Louisville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and Fultz Maddox Dickens PLC.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National City Tower website". 
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  3. ^ "Humana to move government operations to suburbs", by John Karman III. Business First. January 18, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Highest center-city office buildings at a glance", by Shannon Clinton. Business First. August 10, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
Preceded by
PNC Plaza
Tallest Building in Kentucky
Succeeded by
400 West Market