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Tulsa, the second largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, is the site of 26 completed high-rises over 200 feet (61 m), 4 of which stand taller than 492 feet (150 m). The tallest building in the city is the BOK Tower, which rises 667 feet (203 m) in Downtown Tulsa and was completed in 1975. It also stands as the 2nd-tallest building in Oklahoma. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the Cityplex Central Tower, which rises 648 feet (198 m) and was completed in 1979. The First Place Tower, completed in 1975 and rising 516 feet (157 m), is the third-tallest building in Tulsa. Five of the ten tallest buildings in Oklahoma are located in Tulsa.

The history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of Cosden Building in 1918. This building, rising 16 floors, is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Tulsa. Tulsa's first buildings standing more than 492 feet (150 m) tall were the BOK Tower and the First Place Tower, both completed in 1975. As of November 1, 2019, no buildings are under construction or are planned to rise at least 197 feet (60 m). Overall, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ranks Tulsa's skyline (based on existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) tall) 8th in the Southern United States (after Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Sunny Isles Beach, Charlotte and Austin), and 22nd in the United States.

Skyline of Tulsa from the University of Tulsa stadium

Tallest buildings

As of November 1, 2019, there are 29 high-rises in Tulsa that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This height includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Notes
1 BOK Tower BOK Tower.jpg 667 (203.3) 52 1975 36°9′18.6″N 95°59′26.1″W / 36.155167°N 95.990583°W / 36.155167; -95.990583 (BOK Tower) 2nd-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1970s. Tallest office building in Tulsa.
2 Cityplex Central Tower Cityplex Towers, May 2009.jpg 648 (197.5) 60 1979 36°2′35.5″N 95°57′12.6″W / 36.043194°N 95.953500°W / 36.043194; -95.953500 (Cityplex Central Tower) 3rd-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest building in the city outside of Downtown Tulsa.
3 First Place Tower First Place Tower Tulsa.jpg 516 (157.3) 40 1975 36°2′35.5″N 95°57′12.6″W / 36.043194°N 95.953500°W / 36.043194; -95.953500 (First Place Tower) 4th-tallest in Oklahoma.
4 Mid-Continent Tower Mid-Continent Tower.jpg 513 (156.4) 36 1918/1984 36°9′9.8″N 95°59′20.1″W / 36.152722°N 95.988917°W / 36.152722; -95.988917 (Mid-Continent Tower) 5th-tallest in Oklahoma. Constructed as a 16-story building in 1918; a further 20 stories were added in 1984. Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1910s.
5 Bank of America Center Bank of America Center, Tulsa.jpg 412 (125.6) 32 1967 36°9′1.7″N 95°59′26.4″W / 36.150472°N 95.990667°W / 36.150472; -95.990667 (Bank of America Center) 10th-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1960s.
6 320 South Boston Building 320 S Boston Tulsa OK.jpg 400 (121.9) 22 1917 36°9′11.3″N 95°59′23.3″W / 36.153139°N 95.989806°W / 36.153139; -95.989806 (320 South Boston Building) 11th-tallest in Oklahoma.
7 110 West 7th Building 110 W 7th Tulsa Image1 no glare.png 388 (118.3) 28 1971 36°8′54.7″N 95°59′26.3″W / 36.148528°N 95.990639°W / 36.148528; -95.990639 (110 West 7th Building) 13th-tallest in Oklahoma.
8 University Club Towers University Club Tower, Tulsa.jpg 377 (115) 32 1966 36°8′14.3″N 95°59′28.1″W / 36.137306°N 95.991139°W / 36.137306; -95.991139 (University Club Towers) 14th-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest residential building in Tulsa.
9 Cityplex West Tower Cityplex Towers, May 2009.jpg 348 (106.1) 30 1981 36°2′34.2″N 95°57′15.2″W / 36.042833°N 95.954222°W / 36.042833; -95.954222 (Cityplex West Tower) 15th-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1980s.
10 Philtower Philtower in Tulsa.jpg 343 (104.5) 24 1927 36°9′8″N 95°59′19.1″W / 36.15222°N 95.988639°W / 36.15222; -95.988639 (Philtower) 16th-tallest in Oklahoma. Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1920s.
11 Williams Center Tower II 324 (98.7) 23 1983 36°9′13.9″N 95°59′31.9″W / 36.153861°N 95.992194°W / 36.153861; -95.992194 (Williams Center Tower II) 17th-tallest in Oklahoma.
12 One Warren Place 284 (86.6) 20 1983 36°4′22.9″N 95°55′22.4″W / 36.073028°N 95.922889°W / 36.073028; -95.922889 (One Warren Place) 24th-tallest in Oklahoma.
13 Two Warren Place 274 (83.5) 19 1986 36°4′27.2″N 95°55′30.8″W / 36.074222°N 95.925222°W / 36.074222; -95.925222 (Two Warren Place)
14 410 West 7th Street 257 (78.4) 20 1970 36°8′47.7″N 95°59′38.7″W / 36.146583°N 95.994083°W / 36.146583; -95.994083 (410 West 7th Street)
450 West 7th Street 257 (78.4) 20 1970 36°8′49.2″N 95°59′40.7″W / 36.147000°N 95.994639°W / 36.147000; -95.994639 (450 West 7th Street)
16 One Place Tower 255 (77.7) 17 2013 36°9′11″N 95°59′39.7″W / 36.15306°N 95.994361°W / 36.15306; -95.994361 (One Place Tower) Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 2010s.
17 Liberty Towers 254 (77.4) 23 1965 36°8′24″N 95°59′19.4″W / 36.14000°N 95.988722°W / 36.14000; -95.988722 (Liberty Towers)
18 Boulder Towers 253 (77.1) 15 1959/1980 36°8′28.1″N 95°59′16.5″W / 36.141139°N 95.987917°W / 36.141139; -95.987917 (Boulder Towers) First tower built in 1959-60 by Skelly; second in 1980 by Texaco. Both have same height and number of floors.
19 The Mayo Hotel Mayo Hotel Tulsa.jpg 252 (76.8) 19 1925 36°9′3.5″N 95°59′32.2″W / 36.150972°N 95.992278°W / 36.150972; -95.992278 (The Mayo Hotel)
20 First National Bank Building First National Bank, Tulsa.jpg 250 (76.2) 20 1950 36°9′7.2″N 95°59′21.5″W / 36.152000°N 95.989306°W / 36.152000; -95.989306 (First National Bank Building) Tallest building constructed in Tulsa in the 1950s.
21 Cityplex East Tower Cityplex Towers, May 2009.jpg 248 (75.6) 20 1981 36°2′34.1″N 95°57′10.5″W / 36.042806°N 95.952917°W / 36.042806; -95.952917 (Cityplex East Tower)
22 DoubleTree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown 232 (70.6) 18 1981 36°8′50.5″N 95°59′46.1″W / 36.147361°N 95.996139°W / 36.147361; -95.996139 (DoubleTree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown)
23 Remington Tower 232 (70.6) 18 1981
24 Boston Avenue Methodist Church 225 (63.5)   1928-9 <---36°9′12.2″N 95°59′31.6″W / 36.153389°N 95.992111°W / 36.153389; -95.992111 (Williams Center Tower I)--->
25 Williams Center Tower I 232 (70.6) 18 1982 36°9′12.2″N 95°59′31.6″W / 36.153389°N 95.992111°W / 36.153389; -95.992111 (Williams Center Tower I)
26 OneOK Plaza Oneok building.jpg 219 (66.7) 17 1985 36°9′1.8″N 95°59′30″W / 36.150500°N 95.99167°W / 36.150500; -95.99167 (Thompson Building)
27 Thompson Building Thompson Building, Tulsa. OK.jpg 215 (65.5) 15 1923 36°9′5.4″N 95°59′20.2″W / 36.151500°N 95.988944°W / 36.151500; -95.988944 (Thompson Building)
28 The Yorktown 206 (62.8) 16 1981 36°7′57.1″N 95°57′40.8″W / 36.132528°N 95.961333°W / 36.132528; -95.961333 (Thompson Building)
29 Mincks-Adams Hotel 195 (59) 13 1927-8

Timeline of tallest buildings

Mayo Hotel Tulsa
The Mayo Hotel, the tallest building in Tulsa from 1925 until 1927

Since 1918, the year the first high-rise in the city was constructed, the title of the tallest building in Tulsa has been held by six high-rises.

Original name Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference(s)
Cosden Building 1918–1925 (7 years) 16
Mayo Hotel 1925–1927 (2 years) 252 (76.8) 18
Philtower 1927–1928 (1 year) 343 (104.5) 24
320 South Boston Building 1928–1967 (39 years) 400 (121.9) 22
Bank of America Center 1967–1975 (8 years) 412 (125.6) 32
BOK Tower 1975–present (46 years) 667 (203.3) 52
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