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Tallest Building by US State

Richie Gill - 10/8/06

 

State Building Height Story Year City
Alabama RSA Battle House Tower 745 ft (227 m) 35 2006 Mobile
Alaska Conoco-Phillips Building 296 ft (90 m) 22 1983 Anchorage
Arizona Chase Building (previously named the Bank One Center) 486 ft (148 m) 40 1972 Phoenix
Arkansas Metropolitan National Bank Tower 546 ft (166 m) 40 1986 Little Rock
California U.S. Bank Tower 1,018 ft (310 m) 73 1989 Los Angeles
Colorado Republic Plaza 714 ft (218 m) 56 1984 Denver
Connecticut City Place I 535 ft (163 m) 38 1984 Hartford
Delaware Chase Manhattan Centre 330 ft (101 m) 23 1988 Wilmington
Florida Four Seasons Hotel & Tower 789 ft (240 m) 64 2003 Miami
Georgia Bank of America Plaza 1,023 ft (312 m) 55 1992 Atlanta
Hawaii First Hawaiian Center 429 ft (131 m) 30 1996 Honolulu
Idaho US Bank Plaza 267 ft (81 m) 20 1978 Boise
Illinois Sears Tower 1,451 ft (442 m) 108 1974 Chicago
Indiana Chase Tower 811 ft (247 m) 49 1990 Indianapolis
Iowa 801 Grand 630 ft (192 m) 45 1991 Des Moines
Kansas Epic Center 325 ft (99 m) 27 1989 Wichita
Kentucky Aegon Center 549 ft (167 m) 35 1993 Louisville
Louisiana One Shell Square 697 ft (212 m) 51 1972 New Orleans
Maine Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 200 ft (61 m) - 1869 Portland
Maryland Legg Mason Building 529 ft (161 m) 40 1973 Baltimore
Massachusetts John Hancock Tower 790 ft (241 m) 60 1976 Boston
Michigan Marriott Renaissance Center 726 ft (221 m) 73 1977 Detroit
Minnesota IDS Center 792 ft (241 m) 55 1973 Minneapolis
Mississippi Beau Rivage Casino Hotel 346 ft (105 m) 32 1999 Biloxi
Missouri One Kansas City Place 632 ft (193 m) 42 1988 Kansas City
Montana First Interstate Center 272 ft (83 m) 20 1985 Billings
Nebraska One First National Center 634 ft (193 m) 45 2002 Omaha
Nevada Wynn Las Vegas-Phase I 614 ft (187 m) 50 2005 Las Vegas
New Hampshire Hampshire Plaza 259 ft (79 m) 20 1972 Manchester
New Jersey Goldman Sachs Tower 781 ft (238 m) 42 2004 Jersey City
New Mexico Albuquerque Plaza 351 ft (107 m) 22 1990 Albuquerque
New York Empire State Building 1,250 ft (381 m) 102 1931 New York
North Carolina Bank of America Corporate Center 871 ft (265 m) 60 1992 Charlotte
North Dakota ND State Capitol 241 ft (73 m) 19 1934 Bismarck
Ohio Key Tower 947 ft (289 m) 57 1991 Cleveland
Oklahoma One Williams Center 667 ft (203 m) 52 1976 Tulsa
Oregon Wells Fargo Center 546 ft (166 m) 41 1972 Portland
Pennsylvania One Liberty Place 945 ft (288 m) 61 1987 Philadelphia
Rhode Island Bank of America Building 428 ft (130 m) 26 1927 Providence
South Carolina Capitol Center 349 ft (106 m) 25 1987 Columbia
South Dakota Qwest Tower 210 ft (64 m) 11 - Sioux Falls
Tennessee BellSouth Building 617 ft (188 m) 33 1994 Nashville
Texas JPMorgan Chase Tower 1,002 ft (305 m) 75 1982 Houston
Utah Wells Fargo Center 422 ft (129 m) 26 1998 Salt Lake City
Vermont Montpelier City Hall 150 ft (46 m) 4 1909 Montpelier
Virginia James Monroe Building 449 ft (137 m) 29 1981 Richmond
Washington Columbia Center 937 ft (285 m) 76 1985 Seattle
West Virginia West Virginia State Capitol 292 ft (89 m) 3 1932 Charleston
Wisconsin U.S. Bank Center 601 ft (183 m) 42 1973 Milwaukee
Wyoming Wyoming State Capitol 146 ft (45 m) - 1917 Cheyenne

 

 

Statistics

  • Five states — California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas — have their tallest buildings over 1,000 ft (305 m). Another five states — Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming — have their tallest buildings less than 250 ft (76 m).
  • All but nine buildings are office buildings. Of the nine buildings that are not office buildings, four are hotels/residential buidlings, four are government buildings, and one is a church.
  • All but eight states have their tallest building located in their largest city. The states that don't have their tallest building in their largest metropolitan area are Connecticut, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont , Virginia and Alabama
  • All but three of these eight states — Mississippi, Vermont and Virginia — have their tallest building in their second largest city.
  • Mississippi has its tallest building in its third largest city — Biloxi; Vermont has its tallest building in its capital — Montpelier; and Virginia has its tallest in its capital and third largest city — Richmond and Alabama's tallest building is located in Mobile which is the second largest city in the state, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama.

Of these 50 buildings,

  • Five starts with the word One
  • Two starts with the word First
  • Three contain Bank of America
  • Three contain US Bank
  • Two contain Bank One
  • Three contain Wells Fargo
  • Two use their address as the name of the building — New Jersey's 30 Hudson Street and Iowa's 801 Grand
  • Three are state capitols — North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming. However, South Carolina's Capitol Center is an office building.

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