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Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware, and is located at the Brandywine Creek and Christina River, which flows into the Delaware River. It is one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley Metro area. Currently, Wilmington has over 14 buildings that surpass 200 feet. Its current tallest building is the Chase Manhattan Center, at 360 ft (110 m). Here are the top 20 tallest buildings in Wilmington:

Wilmington is Delaware's Largest City with 14 buildings that surpass 200 ft (61 m) and 1 that surpasses 300 ft (91 m).
Wilmington Skyline
The Wilmington Skyline, as seen from I-495
1201 North Market Street in Wilmington DE
Since its completion in 1988, The Chase Manhattan Centre is the tallest building in both Wilmington and the state of Delaware.
River Tower At Christiana Landing
The River Tower at Christina Landing is the tallest residential building in Wilmington.
Wilmington Rodney Square
Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, with the DuPont Building (right) shown with the Citizens Bank Center (middle) and the Wilmington Public Library (left).
1001-1011 Jefferson Street Sign
If built, 1001-1011 Jefferson Street would become the tallest building in Wilmington, Delaware, rising 510 feet (155 meters) [35 floors] and surpassing the Chase Manhattan Center.

Tallest buildings

These are the top 25 tallest buildings in Wilmington:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Primary Purpose Notes
1 1201 North Market Street 1201 North Market Street in Wilmington DE.jpg 360 ft. (110 m.) 23 1988 Office Tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware; tallest office building in Wilmington
2 River Tower at Christina Landing River Tower At Christiana Landing.jpg 295 ft. (90 m.) 27 2007 Residential 2nd Tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware; tallest residential building in Wilmington
3 I.M. Pei Building I. M. Pei Building Wilmington Delaware.jpg 282 feet (86 m) 23 1971 Office 3rd tallest building in Wilmington; Contains most international companies in Wilmington.
4 Brandywine Building Dupont Brandywine Building.jpg 259 feet (79 m) 20 1970 Office 4th tallest building in Wilmington; Part of DuPont's Headquarters until 2000.
5 Citizens Bank Center Wilmington Rodney Square.jpg 253 feet (77 m) 20 1972 Office 5th tallest building in Wilmington; Formally known as Mellon Bank Center
6 Park Plaza Condominiums 250 feet (76 m) 18 1965 Residential 6th tallest building in Wilmington; 2nd tallest residential building in Wilmington.
7 PNC Bank Building 246 feet (75 m) 18 1987 Office 7th tallest building in Wilmington; Mostly occupied by PNC Bank.
8 The Residences at Christina Landing Christina Landing River Tower Condominiums, Wilmington DE, December 2012.jpg 241 feet (73 m) 22 2005 Residential 8th tallest building in Wilmington; 2nd tallest building in the Christina Landing complex.
9 WFSF Bank Center Bank Center.jpg 237 feet (72 m) 15 2006 Office 9th tallest building in Wilmington; WSFS Bank's Headquarters.
10 300 Delaware Avenue 230 feet (70 m) 17 1970 Office 10th tallest building in Wilmington; Mostly owned by TD Bank.
11 One Christina Centre 1 Christina Center.jpg 229 feet (70 m) 18 1988 Office 11th tallest building in Wilmington; Tallest Building in Chase's complex in Wilmington.
12 Three Christina Centre 226 feet (69 m) 14 1988 Office 12th tallest building in Wilmington; Second Tallest Building in Chase's complex in Wilmington.
13 Wilmington Trust Center 223 feet (68 m) 15 1985 Office 13th tallest building in Wilmington; Wilmington Trust's Headquarters.
14 Hercules Plaza Hercules Plaza, Wilmington, DE.jpg 214 feet (65 m) 12 1982 Mixed-use 15th tallest building in Wilmington; largest building by square foot in Wilmington
15 Sheraton Suites Hotel Sheraton Suites Hotel, Wilmington, DE.jpg 205 feet (62 m) 16 - Hotel 14th tallest building in Wilmington; tallest hotel in Wilmington.
16 Bank of Delaware Building 191 feet (58 m) 16 - Office 15th tallest building in Wilmington; Located next to Citizens Bank Center.
17 The Park View The Park View.jpg 190 feet (58 m) 15 - Residential 16th tallest building in Wilmington; Tallest building in North Wilmington.
18 Nemours Building Nemours Building from Delaware Avenue and Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware (70890).jpg 162 feet (49 m) 16 1936 Office 17th tallest building in Wilmington; formerly owned by DuPont.
19 Delaware Trust Building Delaware Trust.JPG 160 feet (49 m) 15 1927 Mixed Use 18th tallest building in Wilmington; This building features offices, condos, and retail.
20 DuPont Building DuPont Building.jpg 156 feet (48 m) 14 1908 Office 19th tallest building in Wilmington; Owned by Chemours, a spin-off from DuPont.

Timeline of tallest buildings in Wilmington

Here are the buildings that were once the tallest in Wilmington:

Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Years tallest Notes
DuPont Building DuPont Bldg.jpg 156 feet (48 m) 14 Mixed-use 1908-1936 Formerly owned by DuPont, now occupied by Chemours.
Nemours Building Nemours Building from Delaware Avenue and Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware (70890).jpg 162 feet (49 m) 16 Office 1936-1960 Tallest building in Wilmington until the completion of the Hercules Tower
Hercules Tower (Wilmington) 287 feet (87 m) 22 Office 1960-1988 Tallest building in Wilmington until the completion of 1201 North Market Street; demolished in 2003
1201 North Market Street 1201 North Market Street in Wilmington DE.jpg 360 ft. (110m.) 23 Office 1988-2007 First building in Wilmington to surpass 300 feet; tallest building in Wilmington.

Tallest Under Construction

Here are the tallest buildings that are under construction in Wilmington:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Estimated completion Notes
1 The Residents at Midtown Park  ? 9 Residential 2020 This complex will feature 1, 9 story building and 2, 4 story buildings.

Tallest proposed, canceled, and approved

Here are the tallest buildings that are proposed, canceled, or approved in Wilmington:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Status Estimated completion if built Notes
1 Hercules Building 602 feet (183 m) 42 Mixed Use Canceled - If this building was built, it would've become the tallest building between Philly and Charlotte. Replaced by Hercules Plaza.
2 1001-1011 Jefferson Street 1001-1011 Jefferson Street Sign.jpg 510 feet (160 m) 35 Mixed Use Vision If built, this will become the new tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware
3 Star States Tower 400 feet (120 m) 25 Office Canceled - If built, this building would have become the tallest building in Wilmington, Surpassing the 360 ft 1201 North Market Street
4 2 Christina Center 290 feet (88 m) 23 (Estimated) Office Proposed 2020 If built, this will become the 3rd tallest building in Wilmington. It might be rescaled taller.

Tallest demolished

Here are the tallest buildings in Wilmington that were demolished:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Year demolished Notes
1 Hercules Tower (Wilmington) 287 feet (87 m) 22 Mixed-use 2003 Demolished during conversion of Delaware Trust Building to residential use.
2 Industrial Trust Building 113 feet (34 m) 9 Office 1996 Demolished to make room for the Community Services Building
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