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List of tallest buildings in Jacksonville

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This list of tallest buildings in Jacksonville ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Jacksonville, Florida, by height. The tallest building in Jacksonville is currently the Bank of America Tower, which stands 617 feet (188 m) tall.[1][2]

Tallest buildingsEdit

 
The Bank of America Tower, the tallest building in Jacksonville
 
The Wells Fargo Center, the tallest skyscraper in Jacksonville from 1974 to 1990
 
Riverplace Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Jacksonville from 1967 to 1974

This list ranks Jacksonville skyscrapers that stand at least 162 feet (50 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on height at time of inclusion.

Rank Name Image Street Address Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Bank of America Tower   50 North Laura Street 617 / 188 42[3][4] 1990 Formerly known as the Barnett Center. Tallest building in Jacksonville since 1990. Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1990s.
2 Wells Fargo Center   1 Independent Drive 535 / 163 37 1974 Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; tallest building in Jacksonville from 1974 to 1990 and the tallest building in Florida from 1974-1981 when the One Tampa City Center was built. Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
3 TIAA Bank Center   301 West Bay Street 447 / 136 32 1983 Formerly known as the BellSouth (Southern Bell) Tower and the AT&T Tower Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
4 The Peninsula at St. Johns Center   1401 Riverplace Boulevard 437 / 133 36 2006 Tallest residential building in Jacksonville. Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
5 Riverplace Tower   1301 Riverplace Boulevard 432 / 132 28 1967 Formerly known as the Gulf Life Tower. Was the world's tallest precast, post-tensioned concrete structure until 2002. Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1960s. Tallest building in Jacksonville from 1967 to 1974.
6 VyStar Credit Union Tower   76 South Laura Street 357 / 109 24 1989 Formerly known as Jacksonville Center and Suntrust Tower. 2nd Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
7 The Strand at St. Johns Center 1401 Riverplace Boulevard 328 / 100 28 2006 2nd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
8 Aetna Building   841 Prudential Drive 309 / 94 22 1954 Previously known as the Prudential Building. Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1950s.
9 Two Prudential Plaza   San Marco Boulevard 305 / 93 21 1985 3rd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
10 One Enterprise Center   225 Water Street 299 / 91 21 1986 Previously known as the Wells Fargo Tower, Wachovia Tower, First Union Bank Tower, and Florida National Bank Building. 4th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
11 Blue Cross Blue Shield Building 532 Riverside Avenue 287 / 88 19 1971 2nd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
12 BB&T Building   200 West Forsyth Street 278 / 85 18 1974 Tallest BB&T in Jacksonville. 3rd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
13 John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse   300 North Hogan Street 277 / 85 15 2002 3rd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
16 JEA Tower 21 West Church Street 268 / 82 19 1963 Originally known as the Universal-Marion Building
17 JEA Office Building 233 West Duval Street 260 / 79 18 1955 Originally the Independent Life Office Building
18 CSX Transportation Building   500 Water Street 253 / 77 17 1960 2nd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1960s.
19 Berkman Plaza I 400 East Bay Street 250 / 76 23 2003 4th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
20 San Marco Place 1300 Riverplace Boulevard 246 / 75 21 2006 5th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
21 Baptist Medical Pavilion 800 Prudential Drive 230 / 70 18 1986 5th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
22 Barnett National Bank Building   112 West Adams Street 223 / 68 18 1926 Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1920s.
23 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville   225 Coast Line Drive East 216 / 66 18 2001 Formerly known as the Adams Mark Hotel. 6th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
24 11 East Forsyth   11 East Forsyth Street 200 / 61 17 1926 2nd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1920s.
25 Omni Jacksonville Hotel 245 Water Street 190 / 58 16 1987 6th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
26 Cathedral Terrace 701 North Ocean Street 190 / 58 21 1974 4th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
27 Mount Carmel Garden Apartments 5846 Mount Carmel Terrace 190 / 58 17 1972 5th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
28 Cathedral Townhouse 501 North Ocean Street 186 / 57 18 1970 6th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
29 Riverside Presbyterian Apartments 1045 Oak Street 183 / 56 18 1973 7th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1970s.
30 550 Water Street 550 Water Street 180 / 55 14 1982 7th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1980s.
31 Fidelity National Financial Tower 2 601 Riverside Avenue 180 / 55 13 2007 7th tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 2000s.
32= Cathedral Towers 601 North Newman Street 177 / 54 17 1968 3rd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1960s.
32= Residences at City Place 311 West Ashley Street 177 / 54 17 1949 Originally St. John's Apartments, Ashley Tower Apartments, Tower Place.

Tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1940s.

34 The Carling   33 West Adams Street 171 / 52 13 1926 AKA American Heritage Life Building and the Carling Hotel. 2nd tallest building in Jacksonville constructed in the 1920s.

Timeline of tallest buildings in JacksonvilleEdit

This is a list of buildings that were the tallest in Jacksonville when they were built, beginning in the early 20th century, when the skyscraper boom began in Florida.[5]

Years tallest Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Notes
1902–1909 Dyal-Upchurch Building   82 / 25 6 Built after the Great Fire of 1901. The tallest building in Florida until 1909.[5]
1909–1912 121 Atlantic Place   135 / 41 10 The tallest building in Florida until 1912.[5]
1912–1913 Florida Life Building   148 / 45 11 Part of the Laura Street Trio. The tallest building in Florida until 1913.[5]
1913–1926 Heard National Bank Building   180 / 55 15 The tallest building in Florida until 1925. It is the only one of Jacksonville's and Florida's tallest buildings since 1902 to have been demolished. It was torn down in 1981; the Bank of America Tower now stands on the site.[5]
1926–1954 Barnett National Bank Building   224 / 68 18 [6]
1954–1967 Aetna Building   309 / 94 22 Originally the Prudential Insurance Building. Aetna is slated to move to the suburbs in August, 2017.[7][8]
1967–1974 Riverplace Tower   417 / 127 28 Tallest building in Florida until 1972.[5]
1974–1990 Wells Fargo Center   535 / 163 37 Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building. Tallest building in Florida until 1981, and the last of the tallest to be in Jacksonville.[5]
1990–present Bank of America Tower   617 / 188 42 Jacksonville's current tallest building

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Buildings of Jacksonville". Emporis.com. Retrieved January 12, 2008.
  2. ^ SkyscraperPage.com
  3. ^ "Bank of America Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 7, 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville, Florida". Portfolio — Current Properties. Parameter Realty Partners. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Ennis Davis (March 6, 2008). "A Century of Florida's Tallest Skyscrapers". metrojacksonville.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  6. ^ "112 West Adams Street | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "One Prudential Plaza | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  8. ^ Mathis, Karen Brune,"Aetna leaving Downtown, moving 800 jobs to the suburbs," Daily Record, 25 May 2016.

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