PNC Tower

PNC Tower is a skyscraper in Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, and located at 101 South Fifth Street. Completed in 1972, the 40-story, 512-foot (156 m) high structure was designed by architects Wallace Harrison and Max Abramovitz based on the timeless designs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This is the only building in Louisville that Harrison & Abramovitz designed, although the firm designed more than 15 buildings in New York, including the Socony–Mobil Building and the Axa Equitable Center.

PNC Tower (formerly National City Tower)
PNC Tower, in center of picture
General information
Location101 South Fifth St
Louisville, KY 40202
Downtown Louisville
Coordinates38°15′22.4″N 85°45′28.8″W / 38.256222°N 85.758000°W / 38.256222; -85.758000Coordinates: 38°15′22.4″N 85°45′28.8″W / 38.256222°N 85.758000°W / 38.256222; -85.758000
Roof512-foot (156 m)
Technical details
Floor count40
Floor area723,367 sq ft (67,203.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHarrison & Abramovitz

The building, originally named First National Tower, was named after First National Bank and renamed National City Tower in 1994 when First National Bank was acquired by National City Bank. The building was renamed PNC Tower in 2017.

PNC Tower was the tallest building in the state of Kentucky from 1972 until 400 West Market was completed in 1993. The tower is constructed of steel columns on concrete piles of caissons with an anodized aluminum and glass curtain wall. The Annex, constructed of reinforced concrete, houses the garage, retail space on the grade level and office space on the top level.

In February 2010, the National City logos on east and west sides of the tower were replaced with PNC Bank logos, due to PNC's takeover of National City Bank.

The building is currently leased by Jones Lang LaSalle.[2] and managed by Cushman & Wakefield and owned by DB Oak Barrel LLC.[3] Tenants include Humana Inc.,[4] PNC Bank, the Louisville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and Fultz Maddox Dickens PLC.[5]


  1. ^ "PNC Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ "National City Tower website".
  4. ^ "Humana to move government operations to suburbs", by John Karman III. Business First. January 18, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Highest center-city office buildings at a glance", by Shannon Clinton. Business First. August 10, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
Preceded by
PNC Plaza
Tallest Building in Kentucky
Succeeded by
400 West Market