List of tallest buildings in El Paso

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This list of tallest buildings in El Paso ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas by height. The tallest building in the city is the 21-story Wells Fargo Plaza, which rises 296 feet (90 m) and was completed in 1971.[1] The second-tallest building in the city is the Chase Tower, which rises 250 feet (76 m).[2][3]

The history of skyscrapers in El Paso began with the completion in 1909 of the Caples Building, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city; the structure rose 99 feet (30 m) and seven floors. The Anson Mills Building, which is considered to be the city's first skyscraper, was completed in 1911.[4] This 12-floor, 145-foot (44 m) structure stood as the tallest in El Paso until 1930.[4] The city went through a building boom in the early 1970s, during which El Paso saw the completion of most of the tallest buildings, including the Wells Fargo Plaza and Chase Tower. The city is going through another major building boom when the talk about revitazing downtown started. In this time period, many buildings are being renovated including the old International Hotel and the Anson Mills Building As of June 2008, there are 25 completed high-rises in the city.[5] However, no El Paso buildings are among the tallest in the United States.

The most recently completed skyscraper in El Paso is El Paso County Courthouse, which rises 185 feet (56 m) and 13 floors.[6] As of June 2008, there are two highrise buildings under construction in the city that are expected to rise at least 180 feet (55 m). The tallest building under construction in El Paso is the El Paso Federal Courthouse, which is expected to rise 15 stories and upon completion, it would stand as the tenth-tallest building in El Paso. As of June 2008, there are 14 high-rises under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in the city.[5]

This list ranks El Paso highrise buildings that stand at least 124 feet (38 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Only completed buildings and under construction buildings that have been topped out are included.

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 Wells Fargo Plaza 296 (90) 21 1972 Has been the tallest building in El Paso since 1972, originally the State National Bank Plaza.[7] Tallest building constructed in El Paso in the 1970s.[8] Previously known as the Norwest Plaza prior to the merger of Norwest Corporation and Wells Fargo.
2 Chase Tower 250 (76) 20 1971 Formerly the El Paso National Bank building.[2][9]
3 Plaza Hotel 239 (72) 19 1930 The Plaza was the first hotel built by Conrad Hilton.[10][11]
4 Kayser Building 232 (70) 20 1983 [12]
5 Bassett Tower 216 (66) 15 1930 [13]
6 El Paso Natural Gas Company Building 208 (63) 18 1954 Has a dormant weather beacon on its roof.[14][15] Has been recently purchased and will be converted to apartments/condos.[16]
7 Camino Real Paso del Norte Hotel 205 (62) 17 1986 [17]
8 William Beaumont Army Medical Center 124 (38) 12 1972 [18]


  1. ^ "Wells Fargo Plaza". Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Chase Tower". Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Texas Skyscrapers". Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Anson Mills Building". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b "High-rise Buildings of El Paso". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  6. ^ "El Paso County Courthouse". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  7. ^ "State National Bank". 
  8. ^ "Wells Fargo Plaza". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  9. ^ "Chase Bank Building, El Paso". Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  10. ^ "Plaza Hotel". Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  11. ^ "Qwest Plaza". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  12. ^ "Kayser Building". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  13. ^ "Bassett Tower". Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  14. ^ "El Paso Natural Gas Company Building". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  15. ^ "El Paso Natural Gas Company Building". Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  16. ^ "EPNG". 
  17. ^ "Camino Real". Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  18. ^ "Camino Real". Retrieved 2007-12-14. 

External links

  • Diagram of El Paso Skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage
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