List of tallest buildings in Indianapolis

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Skyline of Indianapolis

This list of tallest buildings in Indianapolis ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, Indiana, by height. Majority of the skyscrapers are located in Downtown Indianapolis. The tallest building in the city is the 49-story SalesforceTower, which rises 811 feet (247 m) and was completed in 1990.[1] The structure is the tallest completed building in the state[2] and the 49th-tallest building in the U.S. In addition, it is the tallest building in the Midwest outside Chicago and Cleveland.[1] The city's second tallest structure is the OneAmerica Tower, which was the tallest building in Indiana from 1982 until 1990.[3] Of the 40 tallest buildings in Indiana, 34 are located in Indianapolis.[2]

The history of skyscrapers in Indianapolis began with the completion in 1895 of the Thomas Building, which is regarded as the first high-rise in the city.[4] Before it was demolished, this structure stood 13 stories and 170 feet (52 m) in height.[4] Indianapolis went through an early high-rise construction boom in the 1960s, during which time the city saw the completion of the 372-foot (113 m) City-County Building.[5] The City-County Building was the first building in the city to rise higher than the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and was the tallest building in the city until 1970.[5] However, the pace of new high-rise construction then slowed until 1982; starting in that year, Indianapolis entered into a large building boom that lasted until 1990. During that time, six of the city's ten tallest skyscrapers were built, including the Chase Tower, OneAmerica Tower and Market Tower.[1][3][6] Based on existing and under-construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall, the skyline of Indianapolis is ranked first in Indiana, sixth in the Midwest (after Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Columbus and Cleveland) and 24th in the country.[A] As of May 2014, there are 142 completed high-rises in the city.[7] Indianapolis ranks first in the state in high-rise count, ahead of Fort Wayne.[8]

Indianapolis was the site of very little high-rise construction from the end of the boom in 1990 until the mid-2000s; the city has since entered into a third period of high-rise construction, with four skyscrapers that rank in city's 20 tallest buildings being completed after 2000. The tallest of these is the 376 feet (115 m) JW Marriott Indianapolis.[9] Standing at 34 stories tall, the JW Marriott Indianapolis is the largest hotel in Indiana and largest JW Marriott in the world.[10] Other projects completed after 2000 are the 287-foot (87 m) Conrad Indianapolis and 259 feet (79 m) Simon Property Group Headquarters, both in 2006.[11][12] One Indiana Square, now known as Regions Tower, went through an exterior refinishing after being damaged by high winds on April 2, 2006.[13] As of August 2014, there are three high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction or proposed for construction in Indianapolis.[14]

Tallest buildings

This list ranks Indianapolis buildings that stand at least 200 feet (61 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. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
01.01 Salesforce Tower ChaseTowerIndianapolis.jpg 811 (247) 49 1990
02.02 OneAmerica Tower ViewfromMonumentCircle 07.jpg 533 (162) 38 1982
  • Tallest building completed in Indianapolis during the 1980s
  • Formerly known as AUL Tower[3][16]
03.03 Regions Tower Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.jpg 504 (154) 36 1970
  • Tallest building completed in Indianapolis during the 1970s[17][18]
  • Formerly known as One Indiana Square[17]
  • The building's facade was completely redesigned in the late-2000s after wind damage from a thunderstorm on April 2, 2006[17]
04.04 Market Tower Market Tower, Indianapolis, 2009.JPG 421 (128) 32 1988 [6][19]
05.05 300 North Meridian 300NorthMeridian.jpg 408 (124) 28 1989 [20][21]
06.06 BMO Plaza BMO Plaza Indianapolis, from City-County Building, April 2016.jpg 401 (122) 31 1988
  • Originally called First Indiana Plaza (1988–2008), then M&I Plaza (2008–2011)[22][23]
07.07 JW Marriott Indianapolis Edificio en Indianapolis, Indiana, EUA.jpg 376 (115) 34 2011
  • Tallest building completed in Indianapolis in the 2010s
  • Tallest hotel building in Indiana[9][10][24]
07.08 City-County Building City-County Building, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg 372 (113) 28 1962
  • Tallest building constructed in Indianapolis during the 1960s[25][26]
  • Contains public indoor observation deck on the 28th floor[25]
08.09 101 West Ohio 101 West Ohio Building, Indianapolis.jpg 360 (110) 22 1987
  • The building is topped with a 65-foot (20 m) xenon light pylon at its northeast corner[27][28]
08.010 Indianapolis International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower air traffic control tower 348 (106) 6 2005
  • 2nd tallest air traffic control tower in the U.S. and 9th tallest in the world[29]
  • Tallest habitable building outside downtown Indianapolis[30]
09.011 AT&T Building Roof, Birch Bayh Federal Building, Indianapolis, Indiana LCCN2010719409.tif 321 (98) 22 1932
  • When completed in the 1930s, the building was only seven floors high; additions in the 1940s and 1960s brought it to its current height[31][32]
10.012 Capital Center South Tower Capital Center South Tower, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg 311 (95) 22 1987
11.013 Hilton Indianapolis Hilton Indianapolis in 2011.jpg 302 (92) 18 1971
12.014 Riley Towers I Riley Towers I and II, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg 295 (90) 30 1963
12.015 Riley Towers II Riley Towers I and II, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg 295 (90) 30 1963
14.016 Conrad Indianapolis Conrad Indianapolis.jpg 287 (87) 23 2006
  • Tallest building completed in Indianapolis during the 2000s[11][41]
15.017 AT&T 220 Building 284 (87) 23 1974
  • Formerly known as the SBC 220 Building[42][43]
16.0[B] Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Indianapolis, IN.jpg 284 (87) 3 1902
17.018 Market Square Center Mercado, Indianápolis, Estados Unidos, 2012-10-22, DD 02.jpg 283 (86) 20 1975
  • Also known as the Gold Building[46][47]
18.019 Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis.jpg 280 (85) 11 2013
18.020 Lucas Oil Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium 2010 Final Four 04 01 2010.JPG 270 (82) 7 2008 [48][49]
19.021 City View on Meridian 268 (82) 20 1966 [50]
19.022 Hyatt Regency/PNC Center Hyatt Regency PNC Center Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.jpg 268 (82) 22 1977
  • Tallest mixed-use building in Indianapolis[51][52]
20.023 Simon Property Group Headquarters Simon HQs.jpg 259 (79) 14 2006 [12][53]
21.024 Indiana Statehouse StateHouseIN.jpg 255 (78) 4 1888 [54][55]
22.025 Fifth Third Bank Tower 246 (75) 17 1983
23.026 Barnes and Thornburg Building Barnes and Thornburg Building, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.jpg 245 (75) 17 1909
  • Formerly known as the Merchants Bank Building[58][59]
24.027 8888 Keystone Crossing 8888 Keystone Crossing.jpg 229 (70) 18 1988
  • Formerly tallest building outside downtown Indianapolis until completion of the Indianapolis International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in 2005
25.028 Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown 218 (66) 16 1915
  • Formerly known as the Fletcher Trust Building (1915–1996), then Ramada Waterbury Indianapolis Hotel (1996–2003)[60][61]
26.029 Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.JPG 217 (66) 21 1969
  • Formerly known as the Radisson Hotel City Centre and the Hilton on the Circle[62][63]
27.030 Indiana Government Center North Indiana Government Center North and Indianapolis Canal Walk.jpg 214 (65) 14 1960 [64][65]
27.031 Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 214 (65) 19 2001 [66][67]
28.032 One North Pennsylvania One North Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, 2011.jpg 212 (65) 16 1908 [68][69]
28.033 Riley Hospital for Children Simon Family Tower Riley Hospital for Children.jpg 210 (64) 10 2010 [70][71]
29.034 30 South Meridian 206 (63) 13 1929 [72][73]
30.035 Richard G. Lugar Tower 201 (61) 15 1974 [74]
30.036 Westin Indianapolis Westin Indianapolis.JPG 201 (61) 15 1987 [75]
30.037 110 East Washington Street 200 (61) 15 1921 [76][77]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

This lists high-rises that are under construction, approved or proposed in Indianapolis and planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m) in height, but are not yet completed structures. A floor count of 15 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 200 feet (61 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.

360 Market Square under construction in 2017.

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding one or more of building heights and dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Indianapolis. The Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is often billed as the tallest building in Indianapolis from its completion in 1902 until the completion of the City-County Building. Because it is classified as an uninhabitable building, it is omitted from this list.

Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
360 Market Square 300 (91) 28 2017 Under-construction

Will be the tallest residential building in Indianapolis and Indiana upon completion[78][79]

Hyatt Place / Hyatt House 201 (61.2) 15 2019 Under-construction Original proposed as dual Aloft and Element hotel brands,[80] but changed to Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands before construction.[81]
Cambria Hotel and Suites 200 (60.9) 15 2019 Approved Originally approved in 2015, but a change in design delayed the start of construction. Work on the hotel is said to start in Q4 of 2017.
Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Indiana Statehouse Indiana State Capitol rect pano.jpg 04.0200 West Washington Street 1888–1962 (74 years) 255 (78) 4 [55]
City-County Building City-County Building, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg 07.0200 East Washington Street 1962–1970 (8 years) 372 (113) 28 [26]
One Indiana Square[C] Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.jpg 01.01 Indiana Square 1970–1982 (12 years) 504 (154) 36 [18]
AUL Tower[D] ViewfromMonumentCircle 07.jpg 07.0200 North Illinois Street 1982–1990 (8 years) 533 (162) 38 [16]
Salesforce Tower[E] ChaseTowerIndianapolis.jpg 05.0111 Monument Circle 1990–present
(27 years)
811 (247) 49 [15]

Notes

A. ^ New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 14, Philadelphia has 15, Minneapolis has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has nine, Denver has eight, Detroit has seven, Charlotte has six, Columbus has five, Cleveland has four, New Orleans has four, Tulsa has four, and Tampa has four. Indianapolis, Kansas City, Portland, St. Louis and Hartford are tied with three each. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte, Columbus, Tulsa, Cleveland, New Orleans, Tampa, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Portland, St. Louis, Hartford.
B. ^ The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is not a habitable building; the structure is included in this list for comparative purposes, but as it is not a high-rise it is not given a ranking.
C. ^ This building was constructed as One Indiana Square, but has since been renamed Regions Tower
D. ^ This building was constructed as the AUL Building, but has since been renamed OneAmerica Tower.
E. ^ This building was constructed as the Bank One Tower, but has since been renamed Salesforce Tower.

References

General
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Specific
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External links

  • Diagram of Indianapolis skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage

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