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Wells Fargo Center 100 North Tampa One Tampa City Center Bank of America Tower Park Tower SkyPoint Rivergate Tower File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg File:Tampa Skyline.jpg
Skyline of Tampa (Use cursor to identify buildings)

Tampa, the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Florida, is home to 127 completed high-rises,[1] 18 of which stand taller than 250 feet (76 m). The tallest building in Tampa is the 42-story 100 North Tampa, which rises 579 feet (176 m) and was completed in 1992.[2] The structure is the fifteenth-tallest completed building in Florida, and the tallest building in the state outside of Miami and Jacksonville.[2][3] The city's second-tallest building is the Bank of America Plaza, which rises 42 stories and 577 feet (176 m) in height.[4] The building was damaged in a 2002 plane crash, in which a young pilot stole and crashed a Cessna 172 into the building's north face.[4] Overall, of the 20 tallest buildings in Florida, two are located in Tampa.[3]

The history of skyscrapers in Tampa began with the completion of the Citizens Bank Building in 1913; this building is often regarded as the first high-rise in the city, rising 12 stories and 145 feet (44 m) in height.[5] The city's first skyscraper to surpass 250 feet (76 m) was the 280-foot (85 m) Franklin Exchange Building, completed in 1966.[6] Tampa went through a large high-rise construction boom that has lasted from the completion of One Tampa City Center in 1981 to the present; during this time, the city has seen the completion of 16 of its 18 tallest buildings, including 100 North Tampa and the Bank of America Plaza. Although no Tampa skyscrapers rank among the tallest in the United States, the city is home to four buildings rising higher than 500 feet (152 m). As of February 2013, Tampa ranks second in the state in high-rise count, behind Miami, which is the site of 261 high-rises.[1][7]

Tampa's skyscraper construction has continued to the present; since 2000, six buildings rising higher than 250 feet (76 m) have been completed. The latest, Element, rises 460 feet (140 m) in height and was completed in 2009.[8] Element stands as the fifth-tallest building in Tampa, behind the 525-foot (160 m) SunTrust Financial Centre.[9] As of February 2013, there were 23 high-rises under construction or proposed for construction in the city.[1]

Downtown Tampa skyline seen from atop of the Tampa International Airport

Tallest buildings[edit]

100 North Tampa, the tallest building in Tampa and on Florida's Gulf Coast
One Tampa City Center is the third-tallest building in Tampa.

This list ranks Tampa skyscrapers that stand at least 250 feet (76 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 100 North Tampa 579 (176) 42 1992
  • 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[2][10]
2 Bank of America Plaza 577 (176) 42 1986
3 One Tampa City Center 537 (164) 38 1981
4 SunTrust Financial Centre 525 (160) 36 1992 [9][14]
5 Element 460 (140) 34 2009 [15][16]
6 Park Tower 458 (140) 36 1972
  • Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1970s
  • Formerly known as the Lykes Building[17][18]
7 Rivergate Tower 454 (138) 32 1988 [19][20]
8= Hillsborough County Center 375 (114) 28 1993 [21][22]
8= Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse 375 (114) 17 1997 [23][24]
9 SkyPoint 361 (110) 32 2007 [25][26]
10= Towers of Channelside East 327 (100) 30 2007 [27][28]
10= Towers of Channelside West 327 (100) 30 2007 [29][30]
12 Tampa Marriott Waterside 326 (99) 27 2000 [31][32]
13 Wells Fargo Center 311 (95) 22 1985
  • Formerly known as the Wachovia Center[33][34]
14 Franklin Exchange Building 280 (85) 22 1966
  • Tallest building constructed in Tampa in the 1960s[6][35]
15 Fifth Third Center 279 (85) 19 1981
  • Also known as the Southtrust Building[36][37]
16 The Alagon on Bayshore 273 (83) 23 2006 [38]
17 The Stovall 255 (78) 22 2001 [39][40]
18 One Mack-Cali Center 252 (77) 21 1983 [41]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The Floridan Hotel stood as the tallest building in the city from 1926 until 1966.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Tampa.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Florida Brewing Company building 1234 5th Avenue E. 1896–1913 75(25) 6 [42]
Citizens Bank Building 701 North Franklin Street 1913–1915 145 (44) 12 [5]
Tampa City Hall 315 John F. Kennedy Boulevard 1915–1926 160 (49) 10 [43]
Floridan Hotel 905 North Florida Avenue 1926–1966 204 (62) 17 [44]
Franklin Exchange Building 655 North Franklin Street 1966–1972 280 (85) 22 [35]
Park Tower 400 North Tampa Street 1972–1981 458 (140) 36 [18]
One Tampa City Center 201 North Franklin Street 1981–1986 537 (164) 39 [13]
Bank of America Tower 101 East Kennedy Boulevard 1986–1992 577 (176) 42 [11]
100 North Tampa 100 North Tampa Street 1992–present 579 (177) 42 [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About: Tampa". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "100 North Tampa". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Diagram of completed Florida skyscrapers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bank of America Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Citizens Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Franklin Exchange Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ "High-rise buildings of Miami". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Element". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  9. ^ a b "SunTrust Financial Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  10. ^ a b "100 North Tampa". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Bank of America Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  12. ^ "One Tampa City Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  13. ^ a b "One Tampa City Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  14. ^ "SunTrust Financial Centre". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  15. ^ "Element". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  16. ^ "Element". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  17. ^ "Park Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  18. ^ a b "Park Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  19. ^ "Rivergate Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  20. ^ "Rivergate Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  21. ^ "Hillsborough County Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  22. ^ "Hillsborough County Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  23. ^ "Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  24. ^ "Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  25. ^ "Skypoint". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  26. ^ "SkyPoint". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  27. ^ "Towers of Channelside East". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  28. ^ "Towers of Channelside East". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  29. ^ "Towers of Channelside West". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  30. ^ "Towers of Channelside West". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  31. ^ "Tampa Marriott Waterside". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  32. ^ "Tampa Marriott Waterside". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  33. ^ "Wachovia Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  34. ^ "Wachovia Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  35. ^ a b "Franklin Exchange Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  36. ^ "Fifth Third Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  37. ^ "Southtrust Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  38. ^ "The Alagon on Bayshore". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  39. ^ "The Stovall". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  40. ^ "The Stovall". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  41. ^ "One Mack-Cali Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  42. ^ "Florida Brewing Company". 
  43. ^ "Tampa City Hall". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  44. ^ "Floridan Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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