List of tallest buildings in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Skyline of downtown St. Petersburg from the former St. Petersburg Pier in 2009

St. Petersburg, Florida is the fifth largest city in Florida with a population of 263,768 as of 2017.[1] The city is home to 74 completed high rises (as of 2018),[2] and the most notable is the Priatek Plaza and Signature Place skyscrapers.[3][better source needed]

The current tallest skyscraper in the city is the Priatek Plaza, formally known as One Progress Plaza and the Bank of America Tower.[4][5] The then called One Progress Plaza, was built in 1990 at a height of 117.65 m (386.0 ft) with 28 stories and serves as an A-Class commercial office tower, making the tower the tallest skyscraper in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County for more than 25 years.[6] The second tallest skyscraper and the tallest residential skyscraper in St. Petersburg is Signature Place standing at a height of 116.1 m (381 ft) with 36 stories and 243 residential units.[7][8] The Signature Place tower has been credited for being a major transition in St. Petersburg modern architecture and surviving the financial crisis of 2008's house market crash.[9]

St. Petersburg has recently seen an economic boom in luxury condos dating from the 1990s to early and late 2000s. The combination of tourism and wealthy residents attracted wanted large and mid sized condominiums.[10][11][12]

Tallest buildings

This is the list of the tallest buildings in St. Petersburg, Florida that are multi-leveled and above 150 feet (45 meters). The (=) sign stands for buildings with the same height as another.

Rank Name[13][14] Height ft (m) Floors Year Notes & References
1 Priatek Plaza 386 (118) 28 1990
  • Tallest building in St. Petersburg, Florida since 1990.[15]
  • Tallest building in Pinellas County, since 1990.[16]
  • Originally known as One Progress Plaza and the Bank of America Tower.[5]
2 Signature Place 381 (116) 36 2009
  • Tallest residential building in St. Petersburg, Florida since 2009.[17][18]
3 Ovation 358 (109) 26 2009
  • Ovation is a residential building.[19][20]
4 Parkshore Plaza 355 (108) 29 2006
  • Parkshore Plaza is a residential building.[21][22]
5 Bayfront Plaza 333 (101) 29 1975
  • Bayfront Plaza is a residential building.[23][24]
6 400 Beach Drive 316 (96) 29 2007
  • 400 Beach Drive is a residential building.[25][26]
  • 400 Beach Drive is also referred to as '400 Beach'.
7 First Central Tower 300 (91) 17 1984
  • First Central Tower is an office building.[27]
8 The Florencia 275 (84) 23 2000
  • The Florencia is a residential building.[28]
9 Morgan Stanley Tower 265 (81) 17 1985
  • Morgan Stanley Tower is an office building.
  • Previously known as the Wachovia Bank Building, Wells Fargo Plaza, SouthTrust Bank Building, and Bank of Florida Tower.[29][30]
10 Duke Energy Office Building 234 (71) 16 2007
  • Duke Energy Office Building is an office building.[31]
  • Originally known as the Progress Energy Office Building.[32]
11 Plaza Tower 210 (64) 15 1978
  • Plaza Tower is a residential building.[33]
12 The Cloisters 189 (58) 14 1999
  • The Cloisters is a residential building.[34]
13 Hilton St. Petersburg Hotel 167 (51) 15 1979
  • Hilton St. Petersburg Hotel is a hotel.[35]
14 The McNutly Lofts 165 (50) 13 2006
  • The McNutly Lofts is a residential building.[36]
15 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 163 (50) 10 2010
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a hospital.[37]
16= Vinoy Place North Tower 158 (48) 13 2002
  • All four buildings are under the same complex.[38][39][40][41]
  • All four high rises are residential buildings.
Vinoy Place East Tower 158 (48) 13 2001
Vinoy Place South Tower 158 (48) 12 2002
Vinoy Place West Tower 158 (48) 12 2001
20 City Center St. Petersburg 151 (46) 12 1984
  • City Center St. Petersburg is an office building.[42]

Tallest under construction

This lists skyscrapers that are under construction in St. Petersburg and planned to be at least 150 feet (45 meters) tall, but are not yet completed structures. The "Year" column represents the estimated year the structure is set for completion.

Name Height ft (m) Floors Year (est.) Notes and References
One St. Petersburg 450 (137) 41 2018 Once completed, One St. Petersburg would be the tallest skyscraper in St. Petersburg and the tallest structure in Pinellas County, surpassing Priatek Plaza.[43][44][45]
Icon 164 (50) 15 2019

See also

References

  1. ^ "2016 Demographics". City of St. Petersburg. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "St. Petersburg". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Visiting the City". City of St. Petersburg. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Bond, Sharon L. (March 19, 2002). "St. Petersburg high-rise bought for $41-million". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on June 4, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Smith, Katherine Snow (September 8, 2015). "St. Petersburg's tallest office tower gets a new name: Priatek Plaza". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "One Progress Plaza". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Signature Place". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Signature Place". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Harwell, Drew (June 13, 2014). "Luxury condos go from recession doom to boom". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Boatwright, Josh (January 27, 2013). "Downtown St. Pete housing options shift, shrink". Tampa Bay Online. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Smith, Katherine Snow (November 20, 2014). "Downtown St. Petersburg residential growth: It's all about the boom". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Boatwright, Josh (April 19, 2014). "St. Pete's growth spurt keeps rolling". Tampa Bay Online. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Tallest buildings in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "St. Petersburg (FL)". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Bank of America Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Priatek Plaza (One Progress Plaza)". Landmark United States. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  17. ^ "Signature Place". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "Signature Place". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ovation". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  20. ^ "Ovation". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "ParkShore Plaza". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  22. ^ "Parkshore Plaza". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  23. ^ "Bayfront Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  24. ^ "Bayfront Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  25. ^ "Downtown St. Petersburg Development Profile" (PDF). City of St. Petersburg. May 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  26. ^ "400 Beach Drive". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  27. ^ "First Central Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  28. ^ "The Florencia". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  29. ^ "Morgan Stanley to Move to Downtown St. Petersburg Building to be renamed Morgan Stanley Tower". Tampa Bay News Wire. January 13, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  30. ^ "Wachovia Bank Building". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  31. ^ Trigaux, Robert (May 1, 2013). "Duke Energy officially arrives in Florida with iron fist". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  32. ^ "Progress Energy Florida Office Building". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  33. ^ "Plaza Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  34. ^ "The Cloisters". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  35. ^ "Hilton Saint Petersburg Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  36. ^ "The McNulty Lofts". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  37. ^ "All Children's Hospital". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  38. ^ "Vinoy Place North Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  39. ^ "Vinoy Place East Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  40. ^ "Vinoy Place South Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  41. ^ "Vinoy Place West Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  42. ^ "City Center, St. Petersburg". Emporis. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  43. ^ Boatwright, Josh (February 5, 2015). "41-story condo will be St. Pete's tallest building". Tampa Bay Online. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  44. ^ Senior, Andre (November 21, 2014). "41-story tower to be tallest in St. Pete". 10 News. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  45. ^ Martin, Susan Taylor (April 29, 2015). "Luxury condo reservations are brisk in downtown St. Petersburg". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
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