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This list of tallest buildings in Indianapolis ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, Indiana, by height. Majority of the skyscrapers are located in Downtown Indianapolis. The tallest building in the city is the 48-story Chase Tower, which rises 830 feet (253 m) and was completed in 1990. The structure is the tallest completed building in the state and the 38th-tallest building in the U.S. In addition, it is the tallest building in the Midwest outside of Chicago and Cleveland. The city's second tallest structure is the OneAmerica Tower, which was the tallest building in Indiana from 1982 until 1990. Of the 40 tallest buildings in Indiana, 34 are located in Indianapolis.
The history of skyscrapers in Indianapolis began with the completion in 1895 of the Thomas Building, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city. Before it was demolished, this structure stood 13 stories and 170 feet (52 m) in height. Indianapolis went through an early high-rise construction boom in the 1960s, during which time the city saw the completion of the 372-foot (113 m) City-County Building. The City-County Building was the first building in the city to rise higher than the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and was the tallest building in the city until 1970. However, the pace of new high-rise construction then slowed until 1982; starting in that year, Indianapolis entered into a large building boom that lasted until 1990. During that time, seven of the city's ten tallest skyscrapers were built, including the Chase Tower, OneAmerica Tower and Market Tower. Based on existing and under-construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall, the skyline of Indianapolis is ranked first in Indiana, sixth in the Midwest (after Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Columbus and Cleveland) and 24th in the country.[A] As of February 2010, there are 95 completed high-rises in the city. Indianapolis ranks first in the state in high-rise count, ahead of Fort Wayne.
Indianapolis was the site of very little high-rise construction from the end of the boom in 1990 until the mid-2000s; the city has since entered into a third period of high-rise construction, with four skyscrapers that rank in city's 20 tallest buildings being completed after 2000. The tallest of these is the 376 feet (115 m) JW Marriott Indianapolis. Standing at 37 stories tall, the JW Marriott Indianapolis is the largest hotel in Indiana and largest JW Marriott in the world. Other projects completed after 2000 are the 287-foot (87 m) Conrad Indianapolis and 259 feet (79 m) Simon Property Group Headquarters, both in 2006. One Indiana Square went through an exterior refinishing after being damaged by high winds on April 2, 2006. As of February 2010, there are 3 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction or proposed for construction in Indianapolis.
This list ranks Indianapolis skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 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.
|1||Chase Tower||830 (253)||49||1990||170th-tallest building in the world, 38th-tallest in the United States. Has been the tallest building in the city and the state since 1990. Tallest building in the Midwestern U.S. outside of Chicago and Cleveland. Tallest building constructed in Indianapolis in the 1990s. Formerly known as Bank One Tower.|
|2||OneAmerica Tower||533 (162)||38||1982||Tallest building constructed in the city during the 1980s. Formerly known as the AUL Tower.|
|3||One Indiana Square||504 (154)||36||1970||Tallest building completed in Indianapolis during the 1970s.|
|4||Market Tower||421 (128)||32||1988|||
|5||300 North Meridian||408 (124)||28||1989|||
|6||M&I Plaza||401 (122)||31||1988|||
|7||JW Marriott Indianapolis||376 (115)||34||2011|||
|8||City-County Building||372 (113)||28||1962||Tallest building constructed in the city during the 1960s.|
|9||101 West Ohio||360 (110)||22||1987|||
|10||AT&T Building||321 (98)||22||1932||When completed in the 1930s, the building was only seven floors high. Additions in the 1940s and 1960s brought it to its current height.|
|11||Capital Center South Tower||311 (95)||22||1987|||
|12||Hilton Indianapolis||302 (92)||18||1971||Tallest all-hotel building in Indiana.|
|13=||Riley Towers I||295 (90)||30||1963||Tied with Riley Towers II as the tallest residential building in the city and the state.|
|13=||Riley Towers II||295 (90)||30||1963||Tied with Riley Towers I as the tallest residential building in the city and the state.|
|15||Conrad Indianapolis||287 (87)||23||2006|||
|16||AT&T 220 Building||284 (87)||23||1974||Formerly known as the SBC 220 Building.|
|Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument[B]||284 (87)||3||1902||Was the tallest structure in Indianapolis until the completion of the City-County Building in 1962.|
|17||Market Square Center||283 (86)||20||1975|||
|18||Lucas Oil Stadium||270 (82)||7||2008|||
|19||Hyatt Regency Indianapolis||268 (82)||22||1977||Tallest mixed use building in the city.|
|20||Simon Property Group Headquarters||259 (79)||14||2006|||
|21||Indiana Statehouse||255 (78)||4||1888|||
|22||Fifth Third Bank Tower||246 (75)||17||1983|||
|23||Barnes and Thornburg Building||245 (75)||17||1909||Formerly known as the Merchants Bank Building.|
|24||8888 Keystone Crossing||229 (70)||18||1988|||
|25||Hilton Garden Inn||218 (66)||16||1915||Formerly known as the Fletcher Trust Building.|
|26||Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre||217 (66)||21||1969||Formerly known as the Radisson Hotel City Centre.|
|27=||Indianapolis Marriott Downtown||214 (65)||19||2001|||
|27=||Indiana Government Center North||214 (65)||14||1960|||
|29||One North Pennsylvania||212 (65)||16||1908|||
|30||James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children Expansion Tower||210 (64)||10||2009|||
|31||30 South Meridian||206 (63)||13||1929|||
|32||110 East Washington Street||200 (61)||15||1921|||
This lists high-rises that are under construction, approved or proposed in Indianapolis and planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m) in height, but are not yet completed structures. A floor count of 15 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 200 feet (61 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.
|Merrill Street Tower||261 (80)||24||2010||Approved|||
* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding one or more of building heights and dates of completion has not yet been released.
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Indianapolis.
|Name||Street address||Years as tallest||Height|
|Indiana Statehouse||Washington Street200 West||1888–1962||255 (78)||4|||
|City-County Building||200 East Washington Street||1962–1970||372 (113)||28|||
|One Indiana Square||1 Indiana Square||1970–1982||504 (154)||36|||
|AUL Tower[C]||200 North Illinois Street||1982–1990||533 (162)||38|||
|Bank One Tower[D]||Monument Circle111||1990–present||830 (253)||48|||