List of tallest buildings in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh skyline from the Western Boulevard Overpass.

Raleigh, the second largest city in North Carolina, is home to 57 completed high-rises, 11 of which stand taller than 250 feet (76 m) and 28 which stand taller than 150 ft.[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 North Carolina State Capital in 1840.

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 Location Notes
1 PNC Plaza PNC Plaza Raleigh.JPG 538 / 164 32 2008 Fayetteville Street [2] Previously known as RBC Plaza; was the U.S. headquarters of RBC Bank. Tallest building in North Carolina outside of Charlotte. Tallest building built in Raleigh in the 2000s.
2 Two Hannover Square B-B-and-T-Building-20080321.jpeg 431 / 131 29 1991 Fayetteville Street [3] Commonly referred to as the "BB&T Building". Tallest building in Raleigh from 1991-2008.
3 Wells Fargo Capitol Center Wells Fargo Building Raleigh.JPG 400 / 122 30 1990 Fayetteville Street [4] Formerly known as First Union Capitol Center and Wachovia Capitol Center. Tallest building in Raleigh from 1990-1991.
4 FNB Tower 312 / 95 22 under construction Fayetteville Street [6] Formerly known as Charter Square North
5 One Progress Plaza One Progress Plaza (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 276.88 / 84.39 21 1977 Fayetteville Street [7] Tallest building in Raleigh from 1977-1990.
6 Skyhouse Apartments Skyhouse Raleigh.jpg 264 / 80.4 23 2014 Moore Square [8] Tallest residential in Raleigh
7= Captrust Tower Captrust Tower Raleigh.JPG 260 / 79.2 17 2009 Midtown [9] Tallest building in Midtown, tallest building not in Downtown
7= North Hills Tower Two North Hills Tower 2.jpg 260 / 79.2 18 2016 Midtown [10] Second tallest in Midtown.
9 Wake County Justice Center Wake County Justice Center.JPG 257.50 / 78.3 11 2013 Fayetteville Street
10 Red Hat Tower Red Hat Tower.JPG 250.51 / 76.4 19 2004 Moore Square [11] Previously the headquarters of Progress Energy; is now the headquarters of Red Hat;
11 The Dillon 250/ 76.2 17 2018 Warehouse District [12] Tallest building in the Warehouse District.
12 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Clarion Hotel Raleigh.JPG 239.02 / 72.85 20 1969 Glenwood South [13] Tallest Hotel in Raleigh. Tallest building in Raleigh from 1969-1977.
13= Charter Square - South Tower Charter Square South Tower Raleigh NC.jpg 215 / 65.5 11 2015 Fayetteville Street [14] Platinum LEED certified.
13= Wake County Public Safety Center Wake County John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center - Raleigh, NC - DSC06101.JPG 215/ 65.5 17 1991 Fayetteville Street [15]
13= One Bank of America Plaza One Bank of America Plaza.jpg 215/ 65.5 17 1985 Fayetteville Street [16] Also known as One Bank of America Square and One Hannover Square
13= Sheraton Capital Center Sheraton Raleigh.JPG 215/ 65.5 17 1982 Fayetteville Street [17]
17 Marriott City Center Marriott Raleigh.JPG 202.82/ 61.6 17 2008 Fayetteville Street [18]
18 Quorum Center Quorom Raleigh NC.jpg 200 / 61 15 2007 Glenwood South [19]
19 Capital Bank Plaza Capital Bank Plaza Raleigh.JPG 190/57.9 15 1964 Fayetteville Street [20] Tallest building in Raleigh from 1964-1969
20 Wake County Office Building Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building - Raleigh, NC - DSC05813.JPG 190 / 16 1942 Fayetteville Street [21] Raleigh's tallest building from 1942 to 1964.
21= West at North 189.6 / 57.7 15 2008 Glenwood South [22]
21= Park Central 189.6/ 57.7 15 2017 Midtown Tallest residential in Midtown.
22= State Employees Credit Union Building SECU Tower Raleigh.JPG 183/ 56 12 2013 Capital District [23]
22= Carter-Finley Stadium 183/ 56 4 1966 Fairgrounds Tallest Stadium/ Arena in Raleigh. Home to Wolfpack Football.
24 Archdale Building Archdale Building Raleigh.JPG 154 /47 15 1977 Capital District [24]
25= One Glenwood 154/ 47 10 under construction Glenwood South
25= Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral 154/ 47 1 2018 NCSU Campus Tallest Church/ Cathedral in Raleigh.
27 Wake County Courthouse Wake County Courthouse - Raleigh, NC - DSC05816.JPG 151.68/ 46 14 1970 Fayetteville Street [25]
28= Metcalf Hall 151/ 46 12 1968 NCSU Campus Tallest Dormitory in Raleigh
28= Sullivan Hall 151/ 46 12 1966 NCSU Campus
28= Capital Towers 1 151/ 46 12 1972 Midtown
31 Midtown Plaza 150/ 45 12 2017 Midtown Allscripts HQ North Hills
32= Capital Club Building 144/ 43.9 12 1930 Fayetteville Street Tallest building in Raleigh from 1930-1942.
32= Glenwood Towers 144/43.9 14 1971 Glenwood South
34= Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building 141/ 43 12 1929 Fayetteville Street Tied for tallest building in Raleigh with Sir Walter Raleigh Building from 1929-1930.
34= Sir Walter Hotel 141/ 43 12 1924 Fayetteville Street Tallest building in Raleigh from 1924-1929 and then tied for tallest with Raleigh Banking and Trust Building from 1929-1930.
36= Westgrove Tower 137/ 42 11 1986 NCSU Campus
36= D.H. Library 137/ 42 11 1953 NCSU Campus
36= Smoketree Tower 137/42 11 1984 Highwoods
36= Albemarle Building 137/ 46 11 1970 Capital District
40 Odd Fellows Building Odd Fellows Building (Raleigh, North Carolina).jpg 131/ 40 10 1923 Fayetteville Street Tallest building in Raleigh from 1923-1924.
41= Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown 128/ 42 10 2017 Fayetteville Street
41= The Paramount 128/ 42 10 2006 Glenwood South
41= Carroll Hall 128/ 42 10 1968 NCSU Campus
41= Highwoods Tower One 128/42 10 1991 Highwoods
45 Double Tree Hotel Crabtree Valley Mall 124/ 38 12 1974 Crabtree Valley Tallest building in Raleigh not in Downtown or Midtown.
46 NC State Memorial Bell Tower 115/ 35.1 1 1937 NCSU Campus Tallest building on the NCSU Campus.
47 PNC Center 108/ 33 3 1999 Fairgrounds Home of the Carolina Hurricanes and Wolfpack Basketball.
48 Blount Street Parking Deck 108/ 33 8 2008 Moore Square Tallest Parking Deck in Raleigh.
49 Briggs Hardware Building Briggs-Hardware-Building-20080321.jpeg 100/ 31 4 1874 Fayetteville Street
50 The Hue 98/ 30 7 2009 Fayetteville Street
51 First Baptist Church 98/ 30 1 1859 Capital District
52 North Carolina State Capital 97/ 29.7 3 1840 Capital District

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
North Carolina State Capital 97/ 29.7 3 1840-1859
First Baptist Church 98/ 30 1 1859-1874
Briggs Hardware Building Briggs-Hardware-Building-20080321.jpeg 100/ 31 4 1874-1907
Odd Fellows Building 131/ 40 10 1923-1924
Sir Walter Hotel 141/ 43 12 1924-1929
Raleigh Banking and Trust Company Building 141/ 43 12 1929-1930
Capital Club Building 143/ 43.9 12 1930-1942
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

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. ^ "North Hills Tower Two".
  11. ^ "Two Progress Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  12. ^ http://gsa.raleighnc.gov/
  13. ^ "Clarion Hotel State Capital". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  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.

External links

  • Raleigh
  • Raleigh Skyscraper Diagram
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