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List of tallest buildings in Florida


This list of tallest buildings in Florida ranks the tallest buildings (150 metres (490 ft) or higher) in the U.S. state of Florida by height. The tallest building in the state is the 70-story Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which rises 789 feet (240 m) in the City of Miami's Brickell district and was completed in 2003.[1] It also stands as the 51st-tallest building in the United States.

Florida has 45 buildings that are 150 metres (490 ft) or higher. The majority are located in the City of Miami, and over 85% are in the Miami metro area. Of the 45 tallest buildings in Florida, 30 are in Miami, 5 are in Sunny Isles Beach, 4 are in Tampa, 3 are in Miami Beach, 2 are in Jacksonville, and 1, NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, is on Merritt Island.

The majority of the skyscrapers in Miami are within the greater Downtown Miami area, specifically the neighborhoods of the Central Business District (Downtown), Brickell, Omni, and Edgewater. Thomas Kramer is well known for the negotiations with local Miami-Dade County governments that allowed the building of the tallest towers in Miami. His influence is evident in the construction of high-rises in Miami Beach, particularly in the South Beach neighborhood of "South of Fifth".[2]

Tallest buildings

Height used is standard measurement which includes spires and other permanent architectural details but discludes antennas.

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year City Notes
1 Four Seasons Hotel Miami 789 / 240 70 2003 Miami 51st-tallest in the United States. Has been the tallest building in Miami and Florida since 2003.[1][3][4]
2 Southeast Financial Center 764 / 233 56 1984 Miami Tallest all-office building in the city and the state. Formerly known as Wachovia Financial Center, Southeast Bank Center and First Union Financial Center. Tallest building built in Miami in the 1980s, and the tallest in Miami and Florida until 2003.[5][6]
3 Marquis Miami 700 / 214 67 2008 Miami Tallest all-residential skyscraper in the Southeastern U.S.[7][8]
4 900 Biscayne Bay 650 / 198 63 2008 Miami [9][10]
5 Wells Fargo Center 647 / 197 47 2010 Miami Topped out in August 2009.[11][12] Formerly known as Met 2 Financial Center.
6 Mint at Riverfront 631 / 192 55 2008 Miami [13]
7 Infinity at Brickell 630 / 192 53 2008 Miami [14][15]
8 Miami Tower 625 / 191 47 1986 Miami Formerly known as CenTrust Tower and Bank of America Tower.[16][17][18]
9 Bank of America Tower 617 / 188 42[19][20] 1990 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Barnett Bank Center
10 Marinablue 615 / 187 58 2007 Miami [21][22]
11 Plaza on Brickell Tower I 610 / 186 57 2007 Miami [23][24]
12= Icon Brickell North Tower 586 / 179 58 2008 Miami [25][26]
12= Icon Brickell South Tower 586 / 179 60 2008 Miami [27][28]
14 Ten Museum Park 585 / 178 50 2007 Miami [29][30]
15 100 North Tampa 579 / 176 42 1992 Tampa Has been the tallest building in the city since 1992. Tallest building along Florida's Gulf Coast. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1990s. Also known as the Regions Building.[31]
16 Bank of America Plaza 577 / 176 42 1986 Tampa Damaged in a 2002 plane crash. Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1980s.[32]
17 Jade Beach 574 / 175 53 2008 Sunny Isles Beach
18= Blue Diamond 559 / 170 44 2000 Miami Beach
18= Green Diamond 559 / 170 44 2000 Miami Beach
20= 50 Biscayne 554 / 169 55 2007 Miami [33][34]
20= Quantum on the Bay South Tower 554 / 169 52 2008 Miami Tallest building in Midtown Miami.[35][36]
20= Jade Ocean /169 51 2009 Sunny Isles Beach
23 Trump Palace 551 / 168 43 2005 Sunny Isles Beach
24= Aqualina Ocean Residences and Resort 550 / 168 51 2004 Sunny Isles Beach
24= Trump Royale 550 / 168 44 2008 Sunny Isles Beach
26 Opera Tower 543 / 165 56 2007 Miami [37][38]
27 1450 Brickell 540 / 164 40 2009 Miami 2009[39][40]
28= Vizcayne North Tower 538 / 164 50 2008 Miami [41][42]
28= Vizcayne South Tower 538 / 164 49 2008 Miami [43][44]
30 One Tampa City Center 537 / 164 38 1981 Tampa Stood as the tallest building in Florida at the time of its completion, and held that title until 1984 when it was surpassed by the Southeast Financial Center in Miami.[45][46]
31 Quantum on the Bay North Tower 536 / 163 45 2008 Miami [47][48]
32 Wells Fargo Center 535 / 163 37 1974 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Modis Building; Originally known as the Independent Life Building; Tallest building in Florida for seven years.
33 Jade at Brickell Bay 528 / 161 48 2004 Miami [49][50]
34 NASA Vehicle Assembly Building 526 / 160 40 1965 Merritt Island Fourth largest building in the world by volume. Tallest building in the U.S. outside an urban area. Generally considered to be one story.
35= Plaza on Brickell Tower II 525 / 160 48 2007 Miami [51][52]
35= SunTrust Financial Centre 525 / 160 36 1992 Tampa
37 Santa Maria 520 / 158 51 1997 Miami Tallest building constructed in Miami in the 1990s.[53][54][55]
38 Brickell World Plazaa 517 / 158 40 2009 Miami Topped out in early 2009.[56][57]
39 The Ivy 512 / 156 45 2008 Miami [58][59]
40 Stephen P. Clark Government Center 510 / 155 28 1985 Miami Also known as Government Center and Miami-Dade Center.[60][61][62]
41 The Beach Club Phase II 505 / 154 50 2006 Hallandale Beach
42 Wind 501 / 153 41 2008 Miami [63][64]
43 Epic 500 / 152 52 2008 Miami [65][66]
44 Paramount Bay at Edgewater Square 496 / 151 47 2008 Miami [67][68]
45= Akoya Condominiums 492 / 150 47 2004 Miami Beach [69][70]
45= One Biscayne Tower 492 / 150 40 1973 Miami With its antenna included, the building reaches a total height of 692 feet (211 m), making it the 4th-tallest building in the city when measuring to pinnacle height. Tallest building built in Miami in the 1970s.[71][72][73]

Chronology of the tallest buildings in Florida

This is a list of buildings that were the tallest in Florida when they were built, beginning in the early 20th century, when the skyscraper boom began in the state. Since 1902, six of Florida's tallest buildings have been in Jacksonville, four have been in Miami, and two have been in Tampa.b[74]

Years tallest Name Image Height
m
Floors Year completed City Notes
1902–1909 Dyal-Upchurch Building 25 6 1902 Jacksonville Built after the Great Fire of 1901.[74]
1909–1912 121 Atlantic Place 41 10 1909 Jacksonville [74]
1912–1913 Florida Life Building 45 11 1909 Jacksonville Part of the Laura Street Trio.[74]
1913–1925 Heard National Bank Building 55 15 1913 Jacksonville The only one of Florida's ranking tallest buildings to have been demolished. It was torn down in 1981 and was later replaced by the Bank of America Tower, now Jacksonville's tallest building. The columned entrance façade was preserved.[74]
1925–1928 Freedom Tower 78 1925 Miami The first of Florida's tallest buildings to be built outside of Jacksonville.[74]
1928–1967 Miami-Dade County Courthouse 120 28 1928 Miami [74]
1967–1972 Riverplace Tower 127 28 1967 Jacksonville Originally the Gulf Life Building[74]
1972–1974 Park Tower 140 36 1972 Tampa First of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Tampa.[74]
1974–1981 Wells Fargo Center 163 37 1974 Jacksonville Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; the last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Jacksonville.[74]
1981–1984 One Tampa City Center 164 48 1981 Tampa The last of Florida's tallest buildings to be in Tampa or anywhere outside of Miami.[74]
1984–2003 Southeast Financial Center 233 55 1984 Miami Formerly the Wachovia Financial Center; currently Florida's tallest office building.[74]
2003–present Four Seasons Hotel Miami 240 64 2003 Miami Miami's and Florida's current tallest building.[74]

See also

Notes

References

General
  • Marquis Residences and Hotel in downtown Miami
  • Emporis.com - Miami
Specific
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