List of tallest buildings in Kansas City, Missouri

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Downtown Kansas City skyline, looking northwest.

Kansas City is a diverse city, not only with its culture, but also in its skyscrapers. Like most other large U.S. cities, it has an eclectic mixture of old and new structures. Many buildings incorporate art deco details in a number of ways, as exhibited by the Kansas City Power and Light Building, Municipal Auditorium, and the recent Bartle Hall Pylons.

Tallest habitable buildings[edit]

Tallest Habitable Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri
RankBuildingAddressArchitect(s)Height
feet / m
FloorsYearNotesImage
1One Kansas City Place1200 Main StreetPBNI Architects
624 / 197[1]
42
1988
Tallest Building in Missouri
One Kansas City Place KCMO.jpg
2Town Pavilion
(formerly AT&T Town Pavilion)
1111 Main StreetHNTB Architecture
591 / 180
38
1986
Town Pavilion KCMO.jpg
3Kansas City Power and Light Building1330 Baltimore StreetHoit, Price and Barnes
481 / 145
36
1931
Proposed for conversion to residential
Kansas City Power and Light Building 1931.jpg
4909 Walnut
(formerly Fidelity National Bank & Trust Building)
909 Walnut StreetHoit, Price and Barnes
470 / 143
32
1932
Tallest residential in Midwest outside Chicago
909 Walnut Kansas City MO.jpg
5Kansas City City Hall414 E. 12th StreetWight and Wight
445 / 136
30
1937
KC MO city hall.jpg
61201 Walnut1201 Walnut StreetHNTB Architecture
427 / 130
30
1991
1201 Walnut-Kansas City MO.jpg
7Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
(formerly Hyatt Regency Crown Center)
2345 McGee StreetPBNDML Architects
425 / 129
40
1980
Hyatt Regency Crown Center Kansas City MO.jpg
8Commerce Tower909 Main StreetKeene Simpson & Murphy
421 / 128
30
1965
Top 20 floors converting to residential
Commerce Tower Kansas City MO.jpg
9City Center Square1100 Main StreetSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
404 / 123
30
1977
City Center Square Kansas City MO.jpg
10Oak Tower
(formerly Southwestern Bell Building)
324 E. 11th StreetHoit, Price and Barnes
379 / 116
28
1929
OakTower Kansas City Missouri.jpg
112345 Grand
(formerly IBM Plaza)
2345 Grand AvenueFujikawa Conterato Lohan & Assoc.
(Office of Mies van der Rohe)
352 / 107.3
28
1977
2345 Grand Bldg-Kansas City MOx.jpg
12Bryant Building1100 Grand AvenueGraham, Anderson, Probst & White
352 / 107
26
1931
XBryant Building Kansas City MO.jpg
132555 Grand2555 Grand AvenueZimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
351 / 107
26
2003
2555 Grand Kansas City MO.jpg
14San Francisco Tower2510 Grand AvenueThe Architects' Collaborative, Cambridge MA
Marshall and Brown
342 / 104.5
32
1976
Condos
2510 Grand Kansas City MO.jpg
15 =Crowne Plaza Hotel
(opened as Holiday Inn)
1301 Wyandotte Street
299 / 91
28
1968
Crowne Plaza Kansas City MO.jpg
16 =AT&T Long Lines Building (Kansas City)1425 Oak Street
298 / 91
26
1976
ATT Longlines Kansas City MO.jpg
17925 Grand925 Grand AvenueGraham, Anderson, Probst & White
299 / 91
21
1921
Residential
925 Grand-former Federal Reserve-KCMO.jpg
18 =Richard Bolling Federal Building601 E. 12th StreetVoskamp and Slezak; Radotinsky, Meyn and Deardorff; Everett and Keleti;
Howard, Tammen and Bergendoff
295 / 90
18
1966
Richard Bolling Federal Building Kansas City MO.jpg
19 =Jackson County Courthouse415 E. 12th StreetWight and Wight;
Keene & Simpson;
Frederick C. Gunn
295 / 90
22
1934
Jackson County Courthouse KC Missouri.jpg
20Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse400 E. 9th StreetEllerbe Becket/ASAI Architects
290 / 88
10
2000
Whittaker Federal Courthouse-south view-KCMO.jpg
21WallStreet Tower
(formerly Mercantile Bank)
106 W. 11th StreetHarry Weese Associates
288 / 88
20
1974
Now condos
WallStreet Tower Kansas City Missouri.jpg
22Mark Twain Tower106 W. 11th StreetHoit, Price and Barnes
285 / 87
24
1923
Proposed for residential
Mark Twain Tower Kansas City MOv.jpg
23One Park Place
(formerly BMA Tower)
298 W. 31st StreetSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
280 / 85
20
1963
Condos
BMA Building Kansas City MO.jpg
24TenMain Center920 Main StreetHNTB Architecture
272 / 83
20
1969
Ten Main Center-AMC Bldg-Kansas City MO.jpg
25 =Commerce Trust Building922 Walnut StreetJarvis Hunt
258 / 79
20
1906
Commerce Trust Building Kansas City MO.jpg
26 =Commerce Bank Building920 Main StreetHellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum
258 / 79
20
1985
Commerce Bank Bldg Kansas City MO.jpg
2712 Wyandotte Plaza12 Wyandotte StreetPBNI Architects
253 / 77 (est.)
18
1986
Wyandotte skyscraper Kansas City MO.jpg
281 Memorial Drive1 Memorial Drive
(at Main Street)
Henry N. Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Ellerbe Becket
250 / 76
16
2008
New Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City MO.jpg
29Hotel Phillips106 W. 12th StreetBoillot & Lauck
243 / 73
20
1930
Hotel Phillips Kansas City Missouri.jpg
30Traders on Grand1125 Grand BoulevardThomas E. Stanley
241 / 73
20
1963
XTraders on Grand skyscraper Kansas City MO.jpg
31H&R Block World Headquarters1 H&R Block Way
(Oak Street at E. 12th Street)
360 Architecture
236 / 72
17
2006
HR Block World HQ Kansas City MO.jpg
32 & 33American Century Towers I & II4500 Main StreetHKS, Inc.
236 / 72
20
1991 & 1994
Am Century Towers Kansas City MO.jpg
341006 Grand Boulevard ApartmentsKansas City, Missouri 64106Sherman Associates
231/ 70.7
17
1930
Residential. No Image
35Kansas City Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza4445 Main StreetPeckham Guyton Albers & Viets
229 / 70
18
1986
Marriott Country Club Plaza Kansas City MO.jpg
36Plaza West4600 Madison AvenueHNTB Architecture
225 / 69
17
1986
Plaza West Building Kansas City MO.jpg
37Clubhouse Lofts128 W. 13th StreetSmith, Rea & Lovitt
217/ 66.29
14
1921
Residential. No Image
3821 Ten Lofts21 W. 10th StreetWilder & Wight
208.5/ 63.5
15
1914
39Professional Building213 East 11th StreetAlexander Company inc
206/62.79
16
1930
40UMB Building928 Grand BoulevardHoit & Cutler
200/60.96
16
center> 1907

Other tall structures[edit]

Other Tall Structures in Kansas City, Missouri
RankBuildingAddressArchitect(s)Height
feet / m
FloorsYearNotesImage
KCTV Tower (and antenna)[2]129 E. 31st Street
956 / 291
1042 / 318
Tower
w/Antenna
1956
Kctv-tower1.jpg
Bartle Hall Pylons at
Bartle Hall Convention Center[3]
13th Street, between
Broadway Boulevard & Central Street
BNIM Architects
Convention Center Associates, Architects
335 / 102
360 / 110
West-pylon
w/Sculpture
1994
Bartle Hall Sky Stations Kansas City MO.jpg
Liberty Memorial[4]100 W. 26th StreetHarold Van Buren Magonigle
264 / 81
217 / 66
Total
Tower-only
1926
Liberty Memorial 18July2008.jpg
KCI Air Traffic Control Tower[5]Kansas City International Airport
250 / 76
1996
Air Traffic Control Tower KCI.jpg

Buildings proposed / under construction / envisioned[edit]

Name
Floors
Status
Year Estimated
Use
Cerner Fountain Plaza60EnvisionedN/AOffice
Garmin Landmark Tower53EnvisionedN/AOffice
Burns & McDonnell Square45EnvisionedN/AOffice
JW Marriott Kansas City60EnvisionedN/AHotel
Convention Center Hotel*40Envisioned2011Hotel
Cordish Co. Luxury Hotel & Condominium35On HoldN/AHotel/Residential
GSA Headquarters28ProposedN/AOffice
2800 Grand *26EnvisionedN/AOffice
San Francisco Tower 2*26ProposedN/AResidential
Union Hill Village Tower24EnvisionedN/AResidential
Power and Light Apartments23Under Construction2013Residential
Promenade Place22ProposedN/AOffice
Freight House Hotel21ProposedN/AHotel
Block Realtors Tower20ProposedN/AResidential
P&L District Housing 2 *18ProposedN/AResidential
9th and Jefferson *18EnvisionedN/AOffice
Copaken Tower18EnvisionedN/AOffice
Power and Light Condos18Under ConstructionN/AResidential
P&L District Housing 3 *18ProposedN/AResidential
7th and Pennsylvania *17EnvisionedN/AOffice
Wellington Place Tower 115Proposed2007Residential
Wellington Place Tower 215Proposed2007Residential
Savoy Hotel Expansion12EnvisionedN/AHotel
P&L District Housing 411ProposedN/AResidential
American Century Expansion13EnvisionedN/AOffice
Ameristar Casino Hotel Tower II13ProposedN/AHotel
2700 Grand Twr 113EnvisionedN/AOffice
2700 Grand Twr 213EnvisionedN/AOffice
Union Station Office Tower12ProposedN/AOffice
Plaza West Tower II12EnvisionedN/AOffice
The Drink10Proposed2008Residential
14th and Baltimore *10EnvisionedN/AOffice
West Edge Office Tower10Under Construction2007Office
H&R Block Tower II10ProposedN/AOffice

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The New York Life Insurance Building, completed in 1890, was the first multi-story highrise building in Kansas City.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Kansas City, Missouri.

NameStreet addressArchitect(s)Years as tallestHeight
feet / m
FloorsReference
New York Life Insurance Building20 W. Ninth StreetMcKim, Mead, and White1890–1906180 / 55
12
Commerce Trust Building922 Walnut StreetJarvis Hunt1906–1921258 / 79
17
Historic Federal Reserve Bank925 Grand AvenueGraham, Anderson, Probst & White1921–1929298 / 91
16
Oak Tower324 E. 11th StreetHoit, Price and Barnes1929–1931379 / 116
28
Kansas City Power and Light Building1330 Baltimore StreetHoit, Price and Barnes1931–1977476 / 145
34
2345 Grand (formerly IBM Plaza)2345 Grand AvenueFujikawa Conterato Lohan & Assoc.
(Office of Mies van der Rohe)
1977–1980477 / 145
28
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center2345 McGee StreetPBNDML Architects1980–1986504 / 154
40
Town Pavilion1111 Main StreetHNTB Architecture1986–1988591 / 180
38
One Kansas City Place1200 Main StreetPBNI Architects1988–present624 / 198
42

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