List of tallest buildings in Grand Rapids

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Skyscrapers in downtown Grand Rapids.

This list of tallest buildings in Grand Rapids ranks buildings in the U.S. city of Grand Rapids, Michigan by height. The tallest building in Grand Rapids is the River House Condominiums, which stands 406 feet (124 m) tall.

Tallest buildings

Grand Rapids skyline in 2015.

This lists ranks Grand Rapids buildings that stand at least 150 feet (46 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.

Rank Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 River House River House Condominiums.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008 Tallest building in Michigan outside of Detroit and the tallest residential building in Michigan. Part of Bridgewater Place complex, one of two buildings.[1]
2 Plaza Towers Plaza Towers - Grand Rapids.jpg 345 / 105 34 1991 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1991 until 2008.[2]
3 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway Grand Tower.jpg 318 / 97 29 1983 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1983 until 1991.[3]
4 Bridgewater Place Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids.jpg 272 / 83 18 1993 Part of Bridgewater place complex, one of two buildings. [4]
5 McKay Tower McKay Tower, Grand Rapids.jpg 259 / 79 18 1927 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1927 until 1983, the longest held title of 56 years. [5]
6 JW Marriott Grand Rapids JW Marriott Grand Rapids.jpg 257 / 78 24 2007 [6]
7 Kent County Courthouse Kent County Courthouse, Grand Rapids, MI.jpg 206 / 63 13 2001 [7]
8 Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1876 [8]
9 PNC Bank Building National City Building during ArtPrize 2009.jpg 184 / 56 10 1982 [9]
10 77 Monroe Center NW 77 Monroe, shadowed.jpg 182 / 55.5 13 1926 [10]
11 First Community Bank Building 180 / 55 13 1916 [11]
12 Gallery on Fulton 175 / 50 14 2010 [12]
13 Campau Square Plaza Building 164 / 50 12 1985 [13]
14 St Mary's Catholic Church 160 / 49 1 1884 [14][15]
15 Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Helen DeVos Children's Hospital 1.jpg 155 / 47 11 2011 [16]
16= Morton House Apartments Morton Hotel Postcard.jpg 154 / 47 13 1923 [17]
16= Trust Building MichiganTrustCompanyBuildingGrandRapidsMI.jpg 154 / 47 11 1928 [18]
18 20 Fulton Street East 153 / 46 - 2017 [19]
19 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Pantlind Hotel) Amway-Grand-Grand-Rapids-MI.jpg 150 / 46 11 1915 [20]

Tallest under-construction

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Warner Tower 192 / 59 15 2019 [21]
2 601 Bond 172 / 52 16 2019 [22]

Tallest proposed

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 DeVos Place Tower ∼270 / ∼82 24 - [23]

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
River House River House Grand Rapids, MI 2012.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008–present
Plaza Towers Plaza Towers.JPG 345 / 105 34 1991–2008
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway-grand-from-grand-river (cropped).jpg 318 / 97 29 1983–1991
McKay Tower National Bank Building, Campau Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (64112).jpg 259 / 79 18 1927–1983
Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1917–1927 Assumed title following 1917 Fountain Street Baptist Church fire.[8]
Fountain Street Baptist Church Fountain Street Baptist Church.jpg 217 / 66 1 1873–1917 Tallest building in Michigan from 1873 to 1877 until the completion of Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI. Destroyed by fire in 1917.[24]
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 1853 Grand Rapids, Michigan - St. Mark's Episcopal.jpg ∼80 / ∼24 1 1851–18??
Old Stone School Old Stone School - Grand Rapids, MI.jpg ∼70 / ∼21 3 1849–1851
Campau's Mansion Rathbun House 1870.jpg ∼55 / ∼17 4 1837–1849
Calkins Law Office ∼20 / ∼6 1 1836–1837

See also

References

General
  • Emporis.com - Grand Rapids
Specific
  1. ^ "River House Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Plaza Towers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Amway Grand Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Varnum". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  5. ^ "McKay Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  6. ^ "JW Marriott Grand Rapids". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Kent County Courthouse". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  8. ^ a b "Cathedral of Saint Andrew - Renovations". Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Retrieved 1 October 2017. The main steeple is 180 feet from the pavement, topped by a 12 foot high cross, bringing the steeple height to 192 feet. 
  9. ^ "National City Bank". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  10. ^ "77 Monroe Center NW". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  11. ^ "Select Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  12. ^ "gallery on fulton". emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Campau Square Plaza Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  14. ^ "St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids | 250378 | EMPORIS". Emporis. Retrieved 30 September 2017. The 200-foot spire was added to the current church in 1884.(200 foot claim is approximate) 
  15. ^ "A Brief History of St. Mary's Parish". St. Mary's Catholic Church. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Helen Devos Children's Hospital". emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  17. ^ "Morton House Apartments". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  18. ^ "Trust Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  19. ^ "Amway Grand Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  20. ^ "Amway Grand Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  21. ^ Harger, Jim (28 June 2017). "50 years later, parking lot will give way to $72M office and hotel tower". MLive.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  22. ^ Evans, Pat (20 July 2017). "Developer begins 16-story apartment building downtown". Grand Rapids Business Journal. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  23. ^ Harger, Jim (21 April 2017). "New 400-room hotel proposed for DeVos Place convention center". MLive.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  24. ^ Logie, Thomas R. Dilley ; foreword by John H. (2007). Grand Rapids in stereographs,1860-1900. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub. p. 63. ISBN 9780738551227. The spire on the church was an amazing 217 feet in height, The entire building was destroyed in a catastrophic fire in 1917... 

External links

  • Diagram of Grand Rapids skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage
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