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The history of high-rise buildings in Columbia, South Carolina began with the constuction of the National Loan and Exchange Bank Building in 1903. A decade later, the Palmetto Building was built across the street, becoming the tallest in the state. During the 1970's and 80's, Columbia experienced a building boom, which brought economic growth to the region, including several of the city's tallest buildings.

The following table shows the fifteen tallest buildings in Columbia, South Carolina.

Tallest buildings

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Capitol Center Capitol Center in Columbia, SC.jpg 349 / 106 26 1987 Tallest building in Columbia and South Carolina since its completion in 1987.

Tallest building constructed in Columbia in the 1980's.

2 Hub at Columbia The Hub at Columbia 6-8-17.png 325 / 99 20 1983 Tallest building in Columbia and South Carolina from 1983 to 1987, and is currently the 3rd-tallest building in South Carolina. The building is primarily used for University of South Carolina student housing.
3 Bank of America Plaza Bank of America Plaza in Columbia, SC.jpg 305 / 93 18 1989 3rd-tallest building in Columbia.
4 Tower at 1301 Gervais Tower at 1301 Gervias.jpg 278 / 85 20 1973 Was the tallest building in Columbia from 1973 to 1983. It is the tallest building in the city not located on the Main Street corridor.

Tallest building constructed in Columbia in the 1970's.

5 Main and Gervais Tower at Main and Gervais.jpg 270 / 82 18 2009 The most recently constructed office tower in Columbia.

Tallest building constructed in Columbia in the 2000's.

6 Finlay House Finlay House - Columbia, SC.jpg 250 / 76 19 1965 Tallest building constructed in Columbia in the 1960's.
7 The Meridian Building The Meridian Building, Columbia, SC.jpg 250 / 76 17 2004 Features a distictive crowning trellis on 17th floor.
8 1441 Main / Wells Fargo Tower Wells Fargo Building, Columbia, SC.jpg 250 / 76 16 1988 The Midlands headquarters of Wells Fargo.
9 The Heritage The Heritage - Columbia, SC.jpg 245 / 75 19 1976
10 Senate Plaza Apartments Senate Plaza Apartments - Columbia, SC.jpg 241 / 73 19 1965
11 Capstone House Capstone House - Columbia, SC.jpg 232 / 71 18 1967 Has a rotating restaurant on the top floor, houses the offices of the University of South Carolina Capstone Scholars.
12 Palmetto Building Sheraton Hotel, Columbia, SC.jpg 215 / 66 15 1913 The oldest skyscraper in South Carolina and Columbia, now houses the Sheraton Hotel. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in South Carolina.
13 Cornell Arms Apartments Cornell Arms Apartments, Columbia, SC.jpg 210 / 64 18 1948
14 Marion Street Apartments Marion Street High Rise Apartments.jpg 208 / 63 17 1975
15 USC South Tower USC Women's Dorm (South Tower) - Columbia, SC.jpg 205 / 62 18 1965 Tallest building on the University of South Carolina campus.
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