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2006 Wells Fargo Center, Salt Lake City
The Wells Fargo Center is the tallest building in Salt Lake City

This list of tallest buildings in Salt Lake City ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Salt Lake City, Utah by height. The tallest building in the city is the Wells Fargo Center, which rises 422 feet (129 m) and was completed in 1998.

Completed buildings

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Wells Fargo Center Slc wells fargo center.jpg 422 / 128.6 26 1998 Originally the American Stores Tower. 400' at roof level, has a total height of 422' (does not include antenna). Has two rooftop heliports.
2 LDS Church Office Building Lds church office building.jpg 420 / 128 28 1973 There is an observation deck on the 26th floor.
3 111 South Main 111 south main slc.jpg 380 / 115.824 23 2016 The property, in addition to being an office building, houses the 2,468 seat Eccles Theater, which opened in 2016. Developer: City Creek Reserve, Inc.
4 99 West on South Temple Slc promontory city creek.jpg 375 / 114.3 30 2010 The structure topped out in 2009 and completed in 2010. Opened in 2011. 99 West is the tallest residential tower in the City Creek Center and in Salt Lake City.
5 KeyBank Building (Salt Lake City) Slc key bank tower.jpg 351 / 107 27 1976 Previously the Beneficial Life Tower, renamed in 2008. Not to be mistaken with Key Bank Tower that was imploded in 2007.
6 One Utah Center Slc utah one center.jpg 350 / 107 24 1991 420,000 sq. ft. class A office building at 201 S. Main St. Project was completed at a cost of $102 million.
7 Beneficial Financial Group Tower (Gateway Tower West) Slc gateway tower west.jpg 335 / 102 20 1998 Originally the Gateway Tower West. Briefly renamed Beneficial Life Tower.
8 Grand America Hotel Slc grand america hotel.jpg 328 / 100 24 2001 Salt Lake City's only AAA Five Diamond hotel. The main structure, not including the cupola or flagpole, is 249 feet. 328 feet with the cupola and flagpole, according to the hotel engineer. Tallest all-hotel building in the state. The hotel's façade is covered in 300,000 square feet of Vermont white granite. The interior has English all-wool carpets and Milanese and Venetian chandeliers.
9 American Tower North Slc american towers.jpg 324 / 99 26 1982 Along with the South Tower, ranked as Salt Lake City's tallest "twin" buildings
American Tower South Slc american towers.jpg 324 / 99 26 1982
11 World Trade Center at City Creek Slc world trade center.jpg 320 / 98 22 1986 Originally called the Eagle Gate Plaza and Eagle Gate Tower
12 222 South Main Slc 222 south main.jpg 315 / 96 22 2009 First 20+ story skyscraper completed since the Grand America Hotel in 2001, and also the home to one of the largest investment banking organizations in the United States, Goldman Sachs
13 Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hilton slc.jpg 296 / 90 18 1983
14 Utah State Capitol Utah State Capitol Building.JPG 285 / 87 5 1915 The building houses two of the three branches of Utah State government after the Supreme Court moved to the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in 1998. The building underwent major renovations between 2004 and 2008 in an effort to protect the building in the event of an earthquake. The building is now expected to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
15 Little America Hotel and Towers Little america slc.jpg 280 / 85 17 1980
16 South Temple Tower Slc 136 east south temple.jpg 274 / 84 25 1966 Originally named the University Club Building.
17 Zions Bank Building (Gateway Tower East) Slc gateway tower east.jpg 267 / 81 18 1962 (renovated in 2006) Originally named the Kennecott Building, the Zion Bank Building was renovated in 2005–2006 and received a post-modern stone and glass façade updating its 1960s skin. Workers removed and recycled over 600,000 pounds of copper that once adorned the Kennecott Building during this renovation process.
18 The Regent (City Creek) Slc regent building.jpg 265 / 81 23 2011
19 Salt Lake City and County Building Salt Lake City and County Building - IMG 1751.JPG 256 / 78 5 1894 The National Park Services states that the central tower has a height of 239 feet in their Historic American Buildings Survey and a height of 303 feet in their National Register of Historic Places form topped with a cupola and a 12.5 foot statue of Columbia. City records say that the architects patterned the building after the old "Town Hall in London, England" which was a late Gothic reconstruction by Christopher Wren. Some local architects claim it is "Richardsonian Romanesque," named after H. H. Richardson (1838-1896) who started a Romanesque revival in architecture. The walls, made of rough-hewn Kyune sandstone, quarried in Summit County, are faced with brick on the inside and have a width of over five feet, which slowly tapers off with height.
20 HK Tower Slc hk tower.jpg 231 / 70 14 1982
21 Red Lion Hotel Red lion slc.jpg 230 / 70 14 1970 Originally Tri-Arc Travelodge Hotel, then 1985-1987 as Radisson Tri-Arc Hotel. Sold in 1988.
22 Walker Center Walker center slc.jpg 220 / 67 16 1912 Originally called the Walker Bank Building, it was constructed for the Walker Brothers Bank. The tallest building in Salt Lake City when completed in 1912. A 90-foot radio tower was erected in 1947 for use by the KDYL radio and television station, the first television station in Utah. After a few years the station moved the television transmitters, but the tower remained and on each of the four sides were hung letters to spell out Walker, while Bank was around the perimeter of the top of the building's three-story tower.
23 Hotel Monaco Slc hotel monaco.jpg 214 / 65 13 1924 Originally called the Continental Bank Building. Its design composition is narrow and vertical and combines a Second Renaissance Revival treatment of the bottom two floors with a strictly utilitarian treatment of the upper floors. The overall design reflects a period of eclecticism during which traditional and modern elements were often joined. Decorative elements include carved stone faces and cartouches, a classical cornice and an original exterior clock.
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown Holiday inn slc.jpg 214 / 65 13 Originally, the Regal Inn, this property was renovated in 2015.
25 Salt Lake Temple Salt Lake Temple, Utah - Sept 2004-2.jpg 210 / 64 4 1893 Construction started in 1853 and took 40 years to complete. The 50 moonstones on the buttresses of the temple depict the phases of the moon throughout the year (e.g., April on the east side, October on the west side). Additionally, there are sunstones, earth stones, a depiction of the constellation Ursa Major, and cloud stones. Brigham Young instructed the temple architect, Truman O. Angell Sr., that "there will be three towers on the east, representing the President and his two counselors; also three similar towers on the west representing the Presiding Bishop and his two counselors; the towers on the east the Melchisedek priesthood, those on the west the Aaronic priesthood. The center towers will be higher than those on the sides, and the west towers a little lower than those on the east end. The body of the building will be between these." The dedicatory plaque on the temple's eastern middle tower reads "Holiness to the Lord. The House of the Lord. Built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Commenced April 6, 1853. Completed April 6, 1893."
26 US Bank Tower (former Wells Fargo Plaza) Slc us bank building.jpg 209 / 64 15 1984
CenturyLink Building (former Qwest Building) Slc centurylink building.jpg 209 / 64 15 1980
J.C. Penney Building Slc jc penney building.jpg 209 / 64 15 1973
29 Marriott City Center Slc marriott city center.jpg 198 / 60 13 2000
30 Broadway Centre Slc broadway centre tower.jpg 196 / 60 14 1992
Parkside Tower Slc parkside tower.jpg 196 / 60 14 1984
32 First Security Building Slc deseret building.jpg 192 / 59 14 1919 Originally called the Deseret National Bank Building (Deseret Building is carved into the façade). It was acquired by First Security Bank in 1932. It retains a "First Security" sign on the top of its façade.
33 Ken Garff Building Slc ken garff building.jpg 191 / 58 12 1955 Originally called the First Security Building. It's Utah's finest example of the modernist movement's International Style. The Ken Garff Building was a First Security Bank and Wells Fargo Bank building for a time. It was the first high-rise built in the city since the Hotel Monaco was completed in 1924.
34 Joseph Smith Memorial Building SLC Joseph Smith Memorial Building.jpg 182 / 55 13 1911 Originally the Hotel Utah. An example of "Neo-classical Revival" or the subtype "modern Italian Renaissance" as described by the architects.
257 Towers Building 257TowersBuilding—correct-image.jpg 182 / 55 13 1986
36 185 South State 185 South State, Salt Lake City.jpg 175 / 53 13 1982
37 50 West Broadway 50w broadway slc.jpg 168 / 51 12 1983 Recently housed Chase Bank. It now houses Broadway Media Group.
38 Boston Building Slc boston building.jpg 164 / 50 11 1908 With the Newhouse Building, considered Salt Lake City's first skyscraper. Built by Samuel Newhouse and designed by Henry Ives Cobb.
Newhouse Building Slc newhouse building.jpg 164 / 50 11 1909 Along with the Boston Building, considered Salt Lake City's first skyscraper. Built by Samuel Newhouse. Designed by Henry Ives Cobb.
40 Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel Slc marriott city creek.jpg 163 / 50 16 1981
41 143 South Main (former Tribune Building) Tribune building slc.jpg 145 / 44 10 1924
42 Kearns Building Kearns building saltlakecity utah.jpg 144 / 43.9 10 1910 Built by mining businessman Thomas Kearns, this building is one of the finest examples of the Sullivanesque Style in the intermountain west. Designed by Parkinson and Bergstrom.
43 Deseret News Building Slc deseret news building.jpg 126 / 38 9 1997
City Center I Slc city center i building.jpg 126 / 38 9 1986
45 Richards Court West 125 / 38 10 2010
Richards Court East 125 / 38 10 2010
47 LDS Business College Ldsbc triad center.jpg 121 / 37 9 1984 (renovated in 2006) Part of the Triad Center complex.
48 Judge Building Slc judge building.jpg 102 / 31 7 1909 An example of the Commercial Style. Built by mining businesswoman Mary Judge. Designed by David C. Dart.

Under construction and proposed

Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
Kensington Tower 448/137 39 2024 Planned. Kensington Tower will be a new luxury residential tower located at the intersection of 200 South and State Street, replacing a Carl's Jr. If built, it would be the tallest building in Salt Lake City. 680,000 square feet and 380 residential units.
Tower 8 / 95 State Street at City Creek 395/120 25 2021 Under Construction. The new tower will house retail shops, restaurants and a meetinghouse for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as well as an Class A Offices.
Main Street Apartments 391/119 31 N/A Planned. Tower will include 400 Residential units and replace the Utah Theater/Pantages Theater on Main Street.
Hyatt Regency / Convention Center Hotel 335 / 102 28 2022 Under Construction. A 616,000 square foot hotel that will be integrated into the adjacent Salt Palace Convention Center. Planned to include 725 guest rooms.
Liberty Sky 250/76 21 2021 Under Construction. Luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Worthington Tower (temporary name) 335/102 31 n/a Planned. 31 floor residential tower. 255 S 200 E. It will bring 359 residential units to the area on 26 of the 31 stories, leaving 5,800 square feet of space for ground-floor retail and 359 parking stalls on four stories above ground.

Timeline of tallest buildings

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Years Tallest Notes
1 Salt Lake Temple Salt Lake Temple, Utah - Sept 2004-2.jpg 210 / 64 4 1893–1894
2 Salt Lake City and County Building Salt Lake City and County Building - IMG 1751.JPG 256 / 78 5 1894–1908
3 Boston Building Slc boston building.jpg 164 / 50 11 1908–1911
4 Joseph Smith Memorial Building SLC Joseph Smith Memorial Building.jpg 182 / 55 13 1911–1912
5 Walker Center Walker Center.jpg 220 / 67 16 1912–1962
6 Zions Bank Center (Gateway Tower East) Slc gateway tower east.jpg 267 / 81 18 1962–1966
7 136 East South Temple Slc 136 east south temple.jpg 274 / 84 25 1966–1973
8 LDS Church Office Building Lds church office building.jpg 420 / 128 30 1973–1998
9 Wells Fargo Center Slc wells fargo center.jpg 422 / 128.6 26 1998–present
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