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This list of tallest buildings in Louisville ranks skyscrapers in the United States city of Louisville, Kentucky by height. The tallest building in the city is 400 West Market, which rises 167 meters/550 feet. It was completed in 1993.

Tallest buildings

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400 West Market, the tallest building in Louisville
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National City Tower, 2nd tallest building in Louisville
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PNC Plaza, the city's 3rd tallest building
Galt House
The West Tower of the Galt House is the 12th tallest building in Louisville.
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The 800 Apartments, Louisville's 15th tallest building
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Heyburn Building, the city's 17th tallest building

This list ranks Louisville skyscrapers that stand at least 37 meters 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 based on present height.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 400 West Market 549 / 167 35 1993 Formerly Capital Holding Tower; formerly Providian Center; tallest building in Kentucky, 1993 to present
2 National City Tower 512 / 156 40 1972 Formerly PNC Tower, First National Tower; tallest building in Kentucky, 1972–1993
3 PNC Plaza 420 / 128 30 1971 Formerly Citizens Plaza; tallest building in Kentucky, 1971–1972
4 Humana Building 417 / 127 27 1985
5 Omni Louisville Hotel 394 / 120 30 2018 Tallest Hotel and tallest residential building in Kentucky 2018 - present
6 Waterfront Park Place 364 / 111 23 2004 Tallest residential building in Kentucky, 2004–2018
7= B&W Tower 363 / 111 26 1982
7= Meidinger Tower 363 / 111 26 1982
9= Waterfront Plaza II 340 / 104 25 1993
9= Waterfront Plaza I 340 / 104 25 1991
11 E.ON U.S. Center 328 / 100 23 1989
12 Galt House (West Tower) 325 / 99 25 1972 Tallest hotel in Kentucky 1972-2018
13 Galt House (East Tower) 322 / 98 20 1985
14 BB&T Building 312 / 95 24 1972
15 The 800 Apartments 290 / 88 29 1963 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1963–1971; tallest residential building in Kentucky 1963-2004
16 Commonwealth Building 255 / 78 21 1928 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1955–1963; demolished
17= Louisville Metro Housing Authority Avenue Plaza Apartments 250 / 76 18 1974
17= Heyburn Building 250 / 76 17 1927 Tallest Building in Kentucky, 1928–1955
19= Blanton House Apartments 246 / 75 20 1972
19= Hyatt Regency Hotel 246 / 75 18 1978
19= Dosker Manor East, Louisville Metro Housing Authority 246 / 75 18 1968
19= Dosker Manor West, Louisville Metro Housing Authority 246 / 75 18 1968
23 Kentucky Home Life Building 235 / 72 19 1912
24 Washington Building 204 / 62 15 1906 demolished
25= Kentucky Towers Apartments 202 / 61 19 1925
25= Starks Building 202 / 61 14 1913
27 River View Place 201 / 61 19 1925
28 Marriott Hotel Louisville 200 / 61 17 2005
29 Kaden Tower 196 / 60 15 1966
30= Waterside Building 184 / 56 11 1923
30= AT&T (BellSouth) Building 184 / 56 10 1930
32 Preston Pointe 171 / 52 8 2004
33= Brown Hotel 164 / 50 16 1923
33= Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House 164 / 50 5 19?? demolished
33= Louisville and Nashville Railroad Office Building 164 / 50 11 1907
36 Columbia Building 162 / 49 10 1890 demolished
37 Merchants Ice Tower 157 / 48 13 1920
38 Seelbach Hotel 145 / 44 12 1906
39 Chestnut Centre 143 / 44 11 1920
40 Republic Building 138 / 42 11 1916
41 Henry Watterson Hotel 131 / 40 11 1912 demolished
42 Weissinger-Gaulbert Apartments 125 / 38 10 19??
43 Commodore Apartments 120 / 37 11 1929 National Register of Historic Places, April 29, 1982
44 First Trust Centre 117 / 36 7 1889
45= Louisville Courier-Journal Building 116 / 35 8 1948
45= The Henry Clay (old YMCA Building) 116 / 35 8 1924

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

This lists buildings that are under construction, approved for construction or were proposed for construction in Louisville and are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m), but are not yet completed structures. Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.

Rank Name Height*
ft / m
Floors* Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
1 Museum Plaza 703 / 214 62 n/a cancelled; plans abandoned
2 Lexington Road Development 18 2021 approved (eyeing a 2020 start)
3 Capital Plaza 380 / 116 25 2012 proposed
4 Jefferson Development 18 2010 proposed
5 RiverPark Place Tower 2 16 2008 proposed
6 RiverPark Place Tower 1 16 2008 proposed

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
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