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This list of tallest buildings in Albuquerque ranks high-rises in the U.S. city of Albuquerque, New Mexico by height. The tallest building in Albuquerque is the 22-story Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower, which rises 351 feet (107 m) and was completed in 1990. It also stands as the tallest building in the state of New Mexico. The third-tallest building in Albuquerque is the Compass Bank Building, which stood as the tallest building in the city and the state from 1966 until 1990.
The history of skyscrapers in Albuquerque began with the construction of the First National Bank Building in 1922, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in New Mexico. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a residential tower known officially as "The Bank Lofts". Albuquerque went through a large building boom that lasted from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, during which time 20 of the city's 26 tallest buildings were constructed, including the Albuquerque Plaza complex. Most of Albuquerque's tall buildings are located in either Downtown or Uptown Albuquerque; however, there are some high-rises scattered throughout other areas of the city, including the Bank of the West Tower, which stands as the tallest building outside of Downtown. Overall, Albuquerque has 36 completed high-rise buildings, more than any other city in New Mexico. However, no Albuquerque buildings are among the tallest in the United States.
As of March 2008[update], there is only one high-rise building under construction in Albuquerque: the Anasazi Downtown. When completed, it will rise 136 feet (41 m) in height with nine stories, including six stories of condominiums. There were also three proposals to build skyscrapers in Albuquerque, the largest of these being the "The Residences at Packard Place" and the "Chant Tower"; both towers were planned to rise 30 stories. If completed, both structures would have surpassed the Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower to become the tallest buildings in the city and the state.
This lists ranks Albuquerque high-rises that stand at least 135 feet (41 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. 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.
ft / m
|1||Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower||351 / 107||22||1990||Tallest building in the state of New Mexico. Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1990s. Formerly known as the Bank of America Tower.|
|2||Hyatt Regency Albuquerque||256 / 78||21||1990||Tallest all-hotel building in the state.|
|3||Compass Bank Building||238 / 73||18||1966||Tallest building constructed in the city in the 1960s.|
|4||Albuquerque Petroleum Building||235 / 72||15||1986||Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1980s.|
|5||Bank of the West Tower||213 / 65||17||1963||2nd tallest building constructed in the 1960s and tallest building in the city located outside of Downtown Albuquerque.|
|6||Gold Building||203 / 62||14||1961||3rd tallest building constructed in the 1960s.|
|7||Dennis Chavez Federal Building||197 / 60||13||1965||4th tallest building constructed in the city in the 1960s.|
|8||PNM Building||184 / 56||12||1974|||
|9||Simms Building||180 / 55||13||1954||1st modern high-rise building constructed in Albuquerque.|
|10||Pete V. Domenici United States Courthouse||176 / 54||7||1997|||
|11||Metropolitan Courthouse||175 / 53||9||2003|||
|12||Wells Fargo Bank Building||174 / 53||13||1973|||
|13=||Doubletree Hotel||166 / 51||16||1975|||
|13=||Albuquerque Regional Medical Center||166 / 51||11||1969||Tallest hospital building in New Mexico.|
|15||Park Plaza Condominiums||160 / 49||14||1965||Tallest residential building in New Mexico.|
|16||One Civic Plaza||158 / 48||11||1985|||
|17||Albuquerque Marriott||156 / 48||17||1982|||
|18||Bernalillo County Courthouse||154 / 47||8||2001|||
|19||City Place||150 / 46||10||1980|||
|20||Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel||147 / 45||14||1972|||
|21=||Two Park Square||145 / 44||10||1989|||
|21=||Ameriwest Financial Center||145 / 44||10||1985|||
|23||The Bank Lofts||141 / 43||9||1922||Formerly known as the First National Bank Building. Tallest building constructed in the city in the 1920s.|
|24=||Two Park Central Tower||140 / 43||10||1975|||
|24=||Veterans Administration Medical Center||140 / 43||6||1986|||
|26||Hotel Andaluz||135 / 41||10||1939||Tallest building constructed in Albuquerque in the 1930s.|
This lists buildings that are under construction or proposed in Albuquerque and are planned to rise at least 135 feet (41 m). Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.
ft / m
|The Residences at Packard Place||30||2010||Proposed||Would become the tallest building in the state of New Mexico upon completion.|
|Anasazi Downtown||136 / 41||9||2009||Under construction||Only high-rise building under construction in Albuquerque.|
* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Albuquerque. Since 1990, this title has been held by the Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower.
|Name||Street address||Years as tallest||Height|
ft / m
|First National Bank Building[A]||217-233 Central Avenue NW||1922–1954||141 / 43||9|||
|Simms Building||400 Gold Avenue SW||1954–1961||180 / 55||13|||
|Gold Building||320 Gold Avenue SW||1961–1963||203 / 62||14|||
|Bank of the West Tower||5301 Central Avenue NE||1963–1966||213 / 65||17|||
|Compass Bank Building||505 Marquette Avenue NW||1966–1990||238 / 73||18|||
|Albuquerque Plaza Office Tower||201 Third Street NW||1990–present||351 / 107||22|||