List of tallest buildings in Columbus, Ohio

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Four of the city's five tallest buildings are on Capitol Square

The tallest building by height in the U.S. city of Columbus, Ohio, is the 41-story Rhodes State Office Tower, which rises 629 feet (192  m ) and was completed in 1973. [1] The structure is the fifth-tallest completed building in the state, [2] and is also Ohio's tallest building that rises in the center of a city block. [1] The city's second-tallest structure is the LeVeque Tower; this 1927 Art Deco skyscraper was the first building in the state to be built on caisson foundations. [3] Of the 20 tallest buildings in Ohio, nine are located in Columbus. [4]

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The history of skyscrapers in Columbus began with the completion in 1901 of 16 East Broad Street, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city. [5] [6] This structure stands 13 stories and 180 feet (55 m) in height. [5] Columbus went through an early high-rise construction boom in the 1920s, during which time the city saw the completion of the 555-foot (169 m) LeVeque Tower, which stood as the tallest structure in Columbus for 46 years. However, the pace of new high-rise construction then remained slow until 1960; starting in that year, Columbus entered into a large building boom that lasted until 1991. During that time, most of the city's tallest skyscrapers were built, including the Rhodes State Office Tower and the William Green Building. [1] [7] Although no Columbus skyscraper ranks among the tallest in the United States, the city is the site of five skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) high. Based on existing and under-construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall, the skyline of Columbus is ranked first in Ohio, fourth in the Midwest (after Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit) and 19th in the country. [A] As of September 2020, there are 96 completed high-rises in the city. [8] Columbus ranks third in the state in high-rise count after Cleveland and Cincinnati, which have 163 and 169 completed high-rises respectively. [9] [10]

Columbus saw very little high-rise construction between 1991 and 2010, with the completion of Fifth Third Center in 1998 and only four other skyscrapers ranking in city's 20 tallest buildings being constructed, the tallest of which is the 314-foot (96 m) Miranova Condominiums (2002), [11] and the 20-story The Condominiums at North Bank Park in 2007. [12]

2011 onward has seen significant high rise development in the downtown and close-in neighborhoods, including the 250 High building, the Hilton Downtown Columbus/Convention Center, the new Columbia Gas Building in the Arena District, and the Le Meridian Hotel at the Joseph in The Short North. As of 2017, there are numerous new high-rise buildings planned and under construction in the downtown area. [13]

Tallest buildings

This list ranks Columbus buildings that stand at least 180 feet (55 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.

RankNameImageHeight
ft (m)
FloorsYearCoordinatesNotes
1 Rhodes State Office Tower Columbus-ohio-rhodes-state-office-tower.jpg 624 (190)411973 39°57′46.3″N82°59′58″W / 39.962861°N 82.99944°W / 39.962861; -82.99944 (Rhodes State Office Tower) 5th-tallest in Ohio. Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1970s. Tallest office building in Columbus. Tallest mid-block building in Ohio. [14] [15] [16]
2 LeVeque Tower LeVeque Tower, Columbus, OH, US crop.jpg 555 (169)471927 39°57′44.5″N83°0′8.1″W / 39.962361°N 83.002250°W / 39.962361; -83.002250 (LeVeque Tower) 7th-tallest in Ohio. Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1920s. [17] [18] [19]
3 William Green Building William Green Building from Rhodes State.jpg 530 (162)331990 39°57′59.6″N83°0′8.6″W / 39.966556°N 83.002389°W / 39.966556; -83.002389 (William Green Building) 8th-tallest in Ohio. Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1990s. [20] [21] [22]
4 Huntington Center Huntington Center, Columbus, OH.jpg 512 (156)371985 39°57′40.2″N83°0′3.2″W / 39.961167°N 83.000889°W / 39.961167; -83.000889 (Huntington Center) 10th-tallest in Ohio. Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1980s. [23] [24] [25]
5 Vern Riffe State Office Tower Vern Riffe State.jpg 504 (154)331988 39°57′37.3″N83°0′3.7″W / 39.960361°N 83.001028°W / 39.960361; -83.001028 (Vern Riffe Center for Govermnment and the Arts) 11th-tallest in Ohio [26] [27] [28]
6 One Nationwide Plaza One Nationwide from Rhodes State.jpg 485 (148)401976 [29] [30]
7 Franklin County Courthouse Franklin County Court House from the SW 1.jpg 464 (141)271991 [31] [32]
8 AEP Building AEP building.jpg 456 (139)311983 [33] [34]
9 Borden Building Borden Building 01.jpg 438 (134)341974Also known as the Continental Plaza [35] [36]
10 Three Nationwide Plaza Three Nationwide.jpg 408 (124)271988 [37] [38]
11 One Columbus Center Columbus One Columbus Center (US Bank).jpg 366 (112)261987 [39] [40]
12 Hilton Columbus Downtown Tower Hilton Tower construction, Columbus 01.jpg 361 (110)282022 [41]
13 Chase Tower Chase Bank Tower, Columbus, OH - 48310695242.jpg 357 (109)251964Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1960s. [42] [43]
14 Capitol Square Capitol Square skyscraper.jpg 350 (107)261984 [44] [45]
15 Continental Center Continental Center from Rhodes State.jpg 348 (106)261973 [46] [47]
16 PNC Bank Building PNC Bank Building from Rhodes State.jpg 317 (97)251977 [48] [49]
17 Miranova Condominiums Miranova Condominiums 1-crop.jpg 314 (96)262001Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 2000s. Tallest residential building in the city. [11] [50]
18 Fifth Third Center Columbus Fifth Third Center 02.jpg 302 (92)251998 [51] [52]
19 The James Cancer Hospital The James Cancer Hospital OSU.jpg 297 (91)212014Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 2010s. [53]
20 Franklin County Municipal Court Franklin County Govt Center 02.jpg 288 (88)191979 [54]
21 Motorists Mutual Building Encova-Motorists Mutual from Rhodes State.jpg 286 (87)211973 [55] [56]
22 Midland Building Midland Building.jpg 280 (85)211970 [57] [58]
23 The Condominiums at North Bank Park Condos at North Bank.JPG 267 (81)202007 [12] [59]
24= Lincoln Tower Dormitory Lincoln Tower.jpg 260 (79)261967 [60] [61]
24= Morrill Tower Dormitory Morrill Tower.jpg 260 (79)261967 [62] [63]
25 Hyatt Regency Columbus Hyatt Regency Columbus.jpg 256 (78)201980 [64] [65]
26 Key Bank Building Keybankcolumbus.JPG 253 (77)201963 [66] [67]
27 Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square Columbus Sheraton.jpg 249 (76)211984 [68]
28 Waterford Tower Waterford Tower.jpg ~245 (75)191988
29 Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel from Rhodes State.jpg 243 (74)161961
30 280 Plaza Two Nationwide Plaza building.jpg 242 (74)181982Also known as Two Nationwide Plaza [69]
31 Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund Building Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund Building.jpg 226 (69)171974Also known as Town Center or 140 East Town Street
32 8 East Broad Street 008ontheSquare614.JPG 212 (65)171906Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1900s. [66] [67]
33 Grant Medical Center Baldwin Tower Baldwin Tower pre-implosion.jpg ~206 (63)161968Demolished in 2004.
34 Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center Ohio State Office Building 1.jpg 200 (61)141933Tallest building constructed in Columbus in the 1930s.
35 Columbia Gas of Ohio Building Columbia Gas of Ohio Building.jpg 194 (59)141983 [70]
36 16 East Broad Street New Hayden Building.jpg 180 (55)131900

Timeline of tallest buildings

The LeVeque Tower was the tallest building in Columbus from 1927 to 1973. Columbus-ohio-leveque-tower.jpg
The LeVeque Tower was the tallest building in Columbus from 1927 to 1973.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Columbus.

NameStreet addressYears as tallestHeight
ft (m)
FloorsReference
Ohio Statehouse 1 Capitol Square18571901158 (48)3 [71]
New Hayden Building 16 East Broad Street19011906180 (55)13 [6] [72]
Capitol Trust Building 8 East Broad Street19061927212 (65)17 [73]
LeVeque Tower 50 West Broad Street19271973555 (169)47 [17]
Rhodes State Office Tower 30 East Broad Street1973present629 (192)41 [14]

Buildings proposed, under construction, or envisioned

Under construction

NameImageStreet addressCompletion year (est.)Height
ft (m)
FloorsNotes
Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital OSU Wexner Medical Center campus 02.jpg 410 West 10th Avenue2026410 (125)26Will be the tallest building in the city outside its downtown [74] [75] [76]

Announced, approved and current proposals

NameStreet addressCompletion year (est.)Height
ft (m)
FloorsStatusNotes
The Peninsula Phase II towerTBA (Franklinton)2025TBA34ProposedIncludes four parking levels [77]
Merchant Building 59 Spruce Street2025382 (116)32ProposedPotentially will be the tallest building constructed in Columbus since 1990 [78] [79] [80] [81]
Millennial Tower247 South Front Street2023380 (116)28Proposed [82]
Fourth and RichTBA (Downtown)TBA173 (53)15Proposed [83]
Harmony Tower160 North High Street2023TBA30Proposed [84]

Envisioned and past proposals

NameNeighborhoodCompletion year (est.)FloorsStatusNotes
COSI Tower 1FranklintonN/A30EnvisionedConsidered for a future phase of the Scioto Peninsula development
COSI Tower 2FranklintonN/A30EnvisionedConsidered for the Scioto Peninsula development [85]
Capitol Tower PlaceDowntown199042Past project [86]

See also

Notes

A. ^ New York has 282 completed buildings at least 492 feet (150 m), Chicago has 126, Miami has 53, Houston has 39, Los Angeles has 26, San Francisco has 25, Seattle has 21, Dallas has 20, Boston has 20, Atlanta has 17, Las Vegas has 14, Philadelphia has 13, Minneapolis has 12, Jersey City has 11, Austin has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Detroit has 8, Denver has 8, Charlotte has 7, and Columbus has 5. [87]

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