The tallest building in every state, ranked

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Gabbi ShawSep 2, 2020, 20:44 IST

The tallest building in every state, ranked

  • Every state has a highest building, whether it’s an 11-story apartment building or a super tall skyscraper reaching well over 1,000 feet.
  • We ranked the highest buildings in all 50 states ahead of National Skyscraper Day on September 3.
  • The tallest building is 15 times larger than the smallest.

While tall buildings are concentrated in the larger cities in the US, every state has to have their own tallest building. We found the largest building in each state using data from The Skyscraper Center, a database maintained by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

To celebrate National Skyscraper Day, keep scrolling to see where your state’s tallest building ranks.

50. Decker Towers in Burlington, Vermont, is 116 feet tall.

50. Decker Towers in Burlington, Vermont, is 116 feet tall.
Decker Towers.

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48. White Hall at the University of Wyoming in Laramie is 200 feet tall.

48. White Hall at the University of Wyoming in Laramie is 200 feet tall.
White Hall.

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47. The Agora Grand Event Center in Lewiston, Maine, is 220 feet tall.

47. The Agora Grand Event Center in Lewiston, Maine, is 220 feet tall.
The Agora Grand.

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46. North Dakota’s State Capitol in Bismarck is 242 feet tall.

46. North Dakota's State Capitol in Bismarck is 242 feet tall.
North Dakota’s State Capitol.

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An urban legend in North Dakota posits that no building in the state can be taller than the 19-story capitol building, but there’s no such law.

45. The First Interstate Center in Billings, Montana, is 272 feet tall.

45. The First Interstate Center in Billings, Montana, is 272 feet tall.
The First Interstate Center.

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44. City Hall Plaza in Manchester, New Hampshire, is 275 feet tall.

44. City Hall Plaza in Manchester, New Hampshire, is 275 feet tall.
City Hall Plaza.

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43. West Virginia’s State Capitol in Charleston is 293 feet tall.

43. West Virginia's State Capitol in Charleston is 293 feet tall.
West Virginia State Capitol.

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42. The Conoco-Phillips Building in Anchorage is 296 feet tall.

42. The Conoco-Phillips Building in Anchorage is 296 feet tall.
The Conoco-Phillips Building.

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41. Eighth & Main in Boise, Idaho, is 323 feet tall.

41. Eighth & Main in Boise, Idaho, is 323 feet tall.
Eighth & Main.

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40. The River Tower at Christina Landing in Wilmington, Delaware, is 340 feet tall.

40. The River Tower at Christina Landing in Wilmington, Delaware, is 340 feet tall.
The River Tower at Christina Landing.

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The apartment building is located right on the Christina River and has 27 floors.

37. Albuquerque Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 351 feet tall.

37. Albuquerque Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 351 feet tall.
Albuquerque Plaza.

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36. The Epic Center in Wichita, Kansas, is 385 feet tall.

36. The Epic Center in Wichita, Kansas, is 385 feet tall.
The Epic Center.

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34. The Industrial National Bank Building in Providence, Rhode Island, is 428 feet tall.

34. The Industrial National Bank Building in Providence, Rhode Island, is 428 feet tall.
The Industrial National Bank Building.

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The building is called the “Superman Building” by locals due to its resemblance to the Daily Planet, the newspaper that Clark Kent works at in the comics.

32. The Chase Tower in Phoenix, Arizona, is 483 feet tall.

32. The Chase Tower in Phoenix, Arizona, is 483 feet tall.
Hotel San Carlos and Chase Bank Tower in Phoenix, Arizona.

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31. The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is 508 feet tall.

31. The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is 508 feet tall.
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

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30. The Transamerica Tower in Baltimore, Maryland, is 529 feet tall.

30. The Transamerica Tower in Baltimore, Maryland, is 529 feet tall.
The Transamerica Tower.

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29. City Place I in Hartford, Connecticut, is 535 feet tall.

29. City Place I in Hartford, Connecticut, is 535 feet tall.
City Place I.

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28. Simmons Tower in Little Rock, Arkansas, is 546 feet tall (and is tied with the following building).

28. Simmons Tower in Little Rock, Arkansas, is 546 feet tall (and is tied with the following building).
Simmons Tower.

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28. The Wells Fargo Center in Portland, Oregon, is also 546 feet tall.

28. The Wells Fargo Center in Portland, Oregon, is also 546 feet tall.
The Wells Fargo Center.

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Unsurprisingly, the Wells Fargo Center also has 40 floors and “panoramic views of downtown Portland, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and the Willamette River,” according to its website.

26. 400 West Market in Louisville, Kentucky, is 549 feet tall.

26. 400 West Market in Louisville, Kentucky, is 549 feet tall.
400 West Market.

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25. The US Bank Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is 601 feet tall.

25. The US Bank Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is 601 feet tall.
The US Bank Center.

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24. AT&T Building in Nashville, Tennessee, is 617 feet tall.

24. AT&T Building in Nashville, Tennessee, is 617 feet tall.
The AT&T Building.

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Nashville locals know it as the “Batman Building” due to its striking resemblance to Batman’s mask with the two spires on either side — however, the design was actually supposed to emulate cellphone antennae.

23. One Kansas City Place in Kansas City, Missouri, is 624 feet tall.

23. One Kansas City Place in Kansas City, Missouri, is 624 feet tall.
One Kansas City Place.

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22. 801 Grand in Des Moines, Iowa, is 630 feet tall.

22. 801 Grand in Des Moines, Iowa, is 630 feet tall.
801 Grand.

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21. The First National Bank Tower in Omaha, Nebraska, is 634 feet tall.

21. The First National Bank Tower in Omaha, Nebraska, is 634 feet tall.
The First National Bank Tower.

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20. The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada, is 642 feet tall.

20. The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada, is 642 feet tall.
The Palazzo.

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The Palazzo opened in 2008, cost a whopping $1.9 billion, and is 50 stories tall. But the Palazzo most likely won’t stay the tallest building for long. There are two hotels in progress, The Drew Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas that, once completed, both will be taller than the Palazzo.

Stratosphere Tower is also technically taller, but according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers that are not inhabitable structures are not considered “buildings.”

19. The Hancock Whitney Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 697 feet tall.

19. The Hancock Whitney Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 697 feet tall.
Hancock Whitney Center.

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18. Republic Plaza in Denver, Colorado, is 714 feet tall.

18. Republic Plaza in Denver, Colorado, is 714 feet tall.
Republic Plaza.

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17. The RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile, Alabama, is 745 feet tall.

17. The RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile, Alabama, is 745 feet tall.
The RSA Battle House Tower.

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The building has 35 floors and contains both offices and apartments.

15. John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, is 790 feet tall.

15. John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, is 790 feet tall.
John Hancock Tower.

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14. The IDS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is 792 feet tall.

14. The IDS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is 792 feet tall.
The IDS Center.

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13. The Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana, is 811 feet tall.

13. The Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana, is 811 feet tall.
The Salesforce Tower.

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12. Devon Tower in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is 850 feet tall.

12. Devon Tower in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is 850 feet tall.
Devon Tower.

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The building’s three-sided design “evolved in part from Devon’s desire to not ‘turn its back’ on any part of the city,” according to Skyscraper Center.

11. Panorama Tower in Miami, Florida, is 868 feet tall.

11. Panorama Tower in Miami, Florida, is 868 feet tall.
Panorama Tower.

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9. 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, is 900 feet tall.

9. 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, is 900 feet tall.
99 Hudson Street.

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99 Hudson Street took the crown from the Goldman Sachs Tower (a fellow Jersey City building) when its construction topped off in late 2018, at a height of 900 feet. As of May 2020, the luxury condo building is almost ready for opening.

8. The Columbia Center in Seattle, Washington, is 943 feet tall.

8. The Columbia Center in Seattle, Washington, is 943 feet tall.
The Columbia Center.

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7. Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio, is 947 feet tall.

7. Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio, is 947 feet tall.
Key Tower.

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6. The JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, Texas, is 1,002 feet tall.

6. The JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, Texas, is 1,002 feet tall.
The JPMorgan Chase Tower.

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5. Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, is 1,023 feet tall.

5. Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, is 1,023 feet tall.
Bank of America Plaza.

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4. The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, California, is 1,100 feet tall.

4. The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, California, is 1,100 feet tall.
Wilshire Grand Center.

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3. The Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is 1,121 feet tall.

3. The Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is 1,121 feet tall.
The Comcast Technology Center.

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1. One World Trade Center in New York, New York, is 1,776 feet tall.

1. One World Trade Center in New York, New York, is 1,776 feet tall.
The Freedom Tower.

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America’s tallest building, One World Trade Center (or the Freedom Tower), is intentionally 1,776 feet to honor the year that the United States was founded.

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