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 buildings[edit]

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.

RankNameStreet AddressHeight
feet / m
FloorsYearNotes
1Bank of America Tower50 North Laura Street617 / 18842[3][4]1990Formerly known as the Barnett Center
2Wells Fargo Center1 Independent Drive535 / 163371974Formerly known as the Independent Life Building and the Modis Building; tallest building in Florida from 1974 to 1981.
3EverBank Center301 West Bay Street447 / 136321983Formerly known as the BellSouth (Southern Bell) Tower and the AT&T Tower
4The Peninsula at St. Johns Center1401 Riverplace Boulevard437 / 133362006
5Riverplace Tower1301 Riverplace Boulevard432 / 132281967Formerly known as the Gulf Life Tower. Was the world's tallest precast, post-tensioned concrete structure until 2002.
6SunTrust Tower76 South Laura Street357 / 109241989Formerly known as Jacksonville Center
7The Strand at St. Johns Center1401 Riverplace Boulevard328 / 100282006
8Aetna Building841 Prudential Drive309 / 94221954Previously known as the Prudential Building
9Two Prudential PlazaSan Marco Boulevard305 / 93211985
10One Enterprise Center225 Water Street299 / 91211986Previously known as the Wells Fargo Tower, Wachovia Tower, First Union Bank Tower, and Florida National Bank Building
11Blue Cross Blue Shield Building532 Riverside Avenue287 / 88191971
12BB&T Building200 West Forsyth Street278 / 85181974
13John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse300 North Hogan Street277 / 85152002
14JEA Tower21 West Church Street268 / 82191963Originally known as the Universal-Marion Building
15JEA Office Building233 West Duval Street260 / 79181955Originally the Independent Life Office Building
16CSX Transportation Building500 Water Street253 / 77171960
17Berkman Plaza I400 East Bay Street250 / 76232003
18San Marco Place1300 Riverplace Boulevard246 / 75212006
19Baptist Medical Pavilion800 Prudential Drive230 / 70181986
20Barnett National Bank Building112 West Adams Street223 / 68181926
21Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront225 Coast Line Drive East216 / 66182001Formerly known as the Adams Mark Hotel
22City Hall Annex200 East Bay Street210 / 64151960
2311 East Forsyth11 East Forsyth Street200 / 61171926
24Omni Jacksonville Hotel245 Water Street190 / 58161987
25Cathedral Terrace701 North Ocean Street190 / 58211974
26Mount Carmel Garden Apartments5846 Mount Carmel Terrace190 / 58171972
27Cathedral Townhouse501 North Ocean Street186 / 57181970
28Riverside Presbyterian Apartments1045 Oak Street183 / 56181973
29550 Water Street550 Water Street180 / 55141982
30Fidelity National Financial Tower 2601 Riverside Avenue180 / 55132007
31Cathedral Towers601 North Newman Street177 / 54171968
32Tower Place Apartments303 West Ashley Street177 / 54161950AKA St. John's Apartments
33The Carling33 West Adams Street171 / 52131926AKA American Heritage Life Building and the Carling Hotel

Chronology of the tallest buildings in Jacksonville[edit]

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 tallestNameImageHeight
ft / m
FloorsYear completedNotes
1902–1909Dyal-Upchurch BuildingJacksonville FL Dyal-Upchurch Bldg01.jpg82-foot (25 m)61902Built after the Great Fire of 1901. The tallest building in Florida until 1909.[5]
1909–1912121 Atlantic Place121 Atlantic Place.jpg135-foot (41 m)101909The tallest building in Florida until 1912.[5]
1912–1913Florida Life BuildingFlorida Life Bldg.JPG148-foot (45 m)111912Part of the Laura Street Trio. The tallest building in Florida until 1913.[5]
1913–1926Heard National Bank BuildingHeardNatlBank.jpg180-foot (55 m)151913The 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]
1926–1954Barnett National Bank BuildingJax FL Barnett Natl Bank Bldg pano01.jpg224-foot (68 m)181926[6]
1954–1967Aetna BuildingOnePrudentialPlazaJacksonville-Feb2010.JPG309-foot (94 m)221955[7]
1967–1974Riverplace TowerRiverplace.PNG417-foot (127 m)281967Tallest building in Florida until 1972.[5]
1974–1990Wells Fargo CenterJacksonvillewellsfargocenter.jpg535-foot (163 m)371974Formerly 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–presentBank of America TowerBank of America Tower Jacksonville.png617-foot (188 m)421990Jacksonville's current tallest building.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buildings of Jacksonville". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  2. ^ SkyscraperPage.com
  3. ^ "Bank of America Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 7 Dec 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville, Florida". Portfolio — Current Properties. Parameter Realty Partners. Retrieved 7 Dec 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 2013-08-12. 
  7. ^ "One Prudential Plaza | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Bank of America Tower | Buildings". Jacksonville /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

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