List of tallest buildings in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, the second largest city in North Carolina, is home to 57 completed high-rises, six of which stand taller than 250 feet (76 m).[1] The tallest building in Raleigh is the 32-story PNC Plaza, which rises 538 feet (164 m) tall and was completed in 2008.[2] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of North Carolina outside Charlotte. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is Two Hannover Square, which rises 431 feet (131 m) and was completed in 1991.[3] The Wells Fargo Capitol Center, completed in 1990, is Raleigh's third tallest building, rising at 400 feet (122 m).[4] Overall, of the 20 tallest buildings in North Carolina, three are located in Raleigh.[5]

The history of skyscrapers in Raleigh began with the completion of the Briggs Hardware Building in 1874.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks Raleigh skyscrapers, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 PNC Plaza PNC Plaza Raleigh.JPG 538 / 164 32 2008 [2] Previously known as RBC Plaza; was the U.S. headquarters of RBC Bank
2 Two Hannover Square B-B-and-T-Building-20080321.jpeg 431 / 131 29 1991 [3] Commonly referred to as the "BB&T Building"
3 Wells Fargo Capitol Center Wells Fargo Building Raleigh.JPG 400 / 122 30 1990 [4] Formerly known as First Union Capitol Center and Wachovia Capitol Center
4 FNB Tower 316 22 2019 [6] Formerly known as Charter Square North
5 One Progress Plaza One Progress Plaza (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 276.88 / 84.39 21 1977 [7]
6 Skyhouse Apartments Skyhouse Raleigh.jpg 264 / 80.4 23 2014 [8] Tallest residential
7 Captrust Tower Captrust Tower Raleigh.JPG 260 / 79.2 17 2009 [9] Tallest building in Midtown, tallest building not in Downtown
8 Wake County Justice Center Wake County Justice Center.JPG 257.50 / 78.3 11 2013
9 Red Hat Tower Red Hat Tower.JPG 250.51 / 76.4 19 2004 [10] Previously the headquarters of Progress Energy; is now the headquarters of Red Hat;
10 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Clarion Hotel Raleigh.JPG 239.02 / 72.85 20 1969 [11] Tallest Hotel in Raleigh
11 North Hills Tower Two North Hills Tower 2.jpg 260 / 79.2 18 2016 [12] Second tallest in Midtown.
12 The Dillon 250 17 2018 [13] Tallest building in the warehouse district
13 Charter Square - South Tower Charter Square South Tower Raleigh NC.jpg 215 / 65.5 11 2015 [14] Platinum LEED certified.
14 Wake County Public Safety Center Wake County John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center - Raleigh, NC - DSC06101.JPG 215 17 1991 [15]
15 One Bank of America Plaza One Bank of America Plaza.jpg 215 17 1985 [16] Also known as One Bank of America Square and One Hannover Square
16 Sheraton Capital Center Sheraton Raleigh.JPG 215 17 1982 [17]
17 Marriott City Center Marriott Raleigh.JPG 202.82/ 61.6 17 2008 [18]
18 Quorum Center Quorom Raleigh NC.jpg 200 / 61 15 2007 [19]
19 Capital Bank Plaza Capital Bank Plaza Raleigh.JPG 190/57.9 15 1964 [20]
20 Wake County Office Building Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building - Raleigh, NC - DSC05813.JPG 190 / 16 1942 [21] Raleigh's tallest building from 1942 to 1964.
21 West at North 189.6 / 15 2008 [22]
22 Park Central 189.6 15 2017 (estimated completion) North Hills
23 State Employees Credit Union Building SECU Tower Raleigh.JPG 185 12 2013 [23]
24 Archdale Building Archdale Building Raleigh.JPG 155 / 15 1977 [24]
25 Wake County Courthouse Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh, NC - DSC05816.JPG 151.68 14 1970 [25]
26 Midtown Plaza 151 12 2017 Allscripts HQ North Hills

Timeline of tallest buildings

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

Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Years as
tallest
Briggs Hardware Building Briggs-Hardware-Building-20080321.jpeg 190 4 1874-1907
Wake County Office Building Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building - Raleigh, NC - DSC05813.JPG 190 16 1942-1964
Capital Bank Plaza Capital Bank Plaza Raleigh.JPG 190/57.9 15 1964-1969
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Clarion Hotel Raleigh.JPG 239.02 / 72.85 20 1969-1977
One Progress Plaza One Progress Plaza (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 276.88 / 84.39 21 1977-1990
Wells Fargo Capitol Center Wells Fargo Building Raleigh.JPG 400 / 122 30 1990-1991
Two Hannover Square B-B-and-T-Building-20080321.jpeg 431 / 131 29 1991-2008
PNC Plaza PNC Plaza Raleigh.JPG 538 / 164 32 2008–Present

See also

External links

  • http://www.emporis.com/city/raleigh-nc-usa
  • http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=112

References

  1. ^ "Raleigh | Buildings | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Emporis. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "RBC Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  3. ^ a b "Two Hannover Square". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  4. ^ a b "Wachovia Capitol Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  5. ^ "North Carolina Skyscraper Diagram - SkyscraperPage.com". skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  6. ^ "FNB Tower".
  7. ^ "One Progress Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  8. ^ "Skyhouse apartments".
  9. ^ "Captrust Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  10. ^ "Two Progress Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  11. ^ "Clarion Hotel State Capital". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  12. ^ "North Hills Tower Two".
  13. ^ http://gsa.raleighnc.gov/
  14. ^ "Charter Square". Chartersquare.com. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  15. ^ "Wake County Public Safety Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  16. ^ "One Bank of America Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  17. ^ "Sheraton Capital Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  18. ^ "Marriott City Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  19. ^ "Quorum Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  20. ^ "Capital Bank Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  21. ^ "Wake County Office Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  22. ^ "West at North".
  23. ^ "State Employees Credit Union Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  24. ^ "Archdale Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  25. ^ "Wake County Courthouse". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
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