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Skyscrapers in downtown Grand Rapids.

This list of tallest buildings in Grand Rapids ranks buildings in the U.S. city of Grand Rapids, Michigan by height. The tallest building in Grand Rapids is the River House Condominiums, which stands 406 feet (124 m) tall.

Tallest buildings

Grand Rapids skyline in 2015.

This lists ranks Grand Rapids buildings that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes.

Rank Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 River House River House Condominiums.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008 Tallest building in Michigan outside of Detroit and the tallest residential building in Michigan. Part of Bridgewater Place complex, one of two buildings.
2 Plaza Towers Plaza Towers - Grand Rapids.jpg 345 / 105 34 1991 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1991 until 2008.
3 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway Grand Tower.jpg 318 / 97 29 1983 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1983 until 1991.
4 Bridgewater Place Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids.jpg 272 / 83 18 1993 Part of Bridgewater place complex, one of two buildings.
5 McKay Tower McKay Tower, Grand Rapids.jpg 259 / 79 18 1927 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1927 until 1983, the longest held title of 56 years.
6 JW Marriott Grand Rapids JW Marriott Grand Rapids.jpg 257 / 78 24 2007
7 Kent County Courthouse Kent County, Michigan Courthouse.jpg 206 / 63 13 2001
8= Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1876
8= Warner Tower
Warner Tower 2021.jpg
192 / 59 15 2019
10 77 Monroe Center NW 77 Monroe, shadowed.jpg 182 / 55.5 13 1926
11 First Community Bank Building First Community Bank Building Grand Rapids.jpg 180 / 55 13 1916
12 Gallery on Fulton Gallery on Fulton.jpg 175 / 50 14 2010
13 601 Bond
601 Bond 2021.jpg
172 / 52 16 2019
14 Campau Square Plaza Building Campau Square Plaza Building.jpg 164 / 50 12 1985
15 St Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids.jpg
160 / 49 1 1884
16 Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Helen DeVos Children's Hospital 1.jpg 155 / 47 11 2011
17= Morton House Apartments Morton Hotel Postcard.jpg 154 / 47 13 1923
17= Michigan Trust Company Building MichiganTrustCompanyBuildingGrandRapidsMI.jpg 154 / 47 11 1928
19 20 Fulton Street East 20 Fulton Street East.jpg 153 / 46 - 2017
20 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Pantlind Hotel) Amway-Grand-Grand-Rapids-MI.jpg 150 / 46 12 1915
21 PNC Bank Building PNC Bank Building Grand Rapids.jpg ∼150 / ∼46 10 1982

Tallest proposed

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 22 Ottawa Ave. 280 / 85 24 -
2 DeVos Place Tower ∼270 / ∼82 24 -

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
River House River House 2021.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008–present
Plaza Towers Plaza Towers.JPG 345 / 105 34 1991–2008
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway-grand-from-grand-river (cropped).jpg 318 / 97 29 1983–1991
McKay Tower National Bank Building, Campau Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (64112).jpg 259 / 79 18 1927–1983
Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1917–1927 Assumed title following 1917 Fountain Street Baptist Church fire.
Fountain Street Baptist Church Fountain Street Baptist Church.jpg 217 / 66 1 1877–1917 Tallest building in Michigan from April 1877 to June 1877 until the completion of Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI. Destroyed by fire in 1917.
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 1853 Grand Rapids, Michigan - St. Mark's Episcopal.jpg ∼80 / ∼24 1 1851–18??
Old Stone School Old Stone School - Grand Rapids, MI.jpg ∼70 / ∼21 3 1849–1851
Campau's Mansion Rathbun House 1870.jpg ∼55 / ∼17 4 1837–1849
Calkins Law Office Calkins Law Office.jpg ∼20 / ∼6 1 1836–1837
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