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List of tallest buildings in Anchorage

The following table ranks the tallest buildings in Anchorage, Alaska, USA that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) in height. There are currently 16 high-rise buildings in Anchorage meeting this requirement, the tallest being the 22 story, 296 foot (90m) Conoco-Phillips building which has held the title of tallest building in both Anchorage and Alaska since its completion in 1983. [1]

The USS Anchorage leaves its namesake port through Knik Arm in May 2013, days after its commissioning ceremony. The downtown Anchorage skyline and the Chugach Mountains are in the background. Nine of the sixteen buildings listed below are seen in this view. From left: Denali Towers North, Hilton Anchorage East Tower, Hilton Anchorage West Tower, Robert B. Atwood Building, Westmark Anchorage Hotel, Conoco-Phillips Building, Anchorage Marriott, Hotel Captain Cook Tower III and Hotel Captain Cook Tower II. Other buildings seen in this view: Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, J. C. Penney Store, Linny Pacillo Parking Garage, Old Federal Building, Fourth Avenue Theatre, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Nesbett Courthouse, and Boney Courthouse. Bootleggers Cove can be seen at the photo's right edge.

Tallest buildings

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Location Year Image Notes
1 Conoco-Phillips Building 296 (90) 22 700 G Street
61°12′55″N 149°53′46″W / 61.21528°N 149.89611°W / 61.21528; -149.89611 (Conoco-Phillips Building)
1983
Conoco-Phillips Building Downtown Anchorage, AK
Previously called the ARCO Tower. Tallest building in Anchorage since its completion in 1983[2]
2 Robert B. Atwood Building 265 (81) 20 550 West Seventh Avenue
61°12′55″N 149°53′34″W / 61.21528°N 149.89278°W / 61.21528; -149.89278 (Robert B. Atwood Building)
1983
Robert B Atwood Building, Downtown Anchorage, AK
Previously called the Hunt Building,[3] Enserch Center and Bank of America Center[4]
3 Hilton Anchorage East Tower 243 (74) 21 500 West Third Avenue
61°13′10″N 149°53′31″W / 61.21944°N 149.89194°W / 61.21944; -149.89194 (Hilton Anchorage Hotel - Anchorage Tower)
1971
Hilton Hotel East tower Downtown Anchorage, AK
Historically called the Anchorage Tower, after the original building of the Anchorage Hotel which previously sat on the site. Tallest hotel building in Alaska[5]
4 JL Tower 226 (69) 14 3800 Centerpoint Drive
61°11′08″N 149°53′30″W / 61.18556°N 149.89167°W / 61.18556; -149.89167 (JL Tower)
2008
JL Tower, Midtown Anchorage
Tallest building constructed in the 2000s.[6] The JL Tower is topped with a sculptural cap that is illuminated when dark with various light shows and adds approximately 4-5 stories to the building’s structural height.[7]
5 Anchorage Marriott 219 (67) 21 820 West Seventh Avenue
61°12′55″N 149°53′56″W / 61.21528°N 149.89889°W / 61.21528; -149.89889 (Anchorage Marriott)
2000
Marriott Hotel Anchorage, AK
[8]
6 Denali Towers North 217 (66) 16 2550 Denali Street
61°11′50″N 149°52′39″W / 61.19722°N 149.87750°W / 61.19722; -149.87750 (Denali Towers North)
1979
Denali Tower, Midtown Anchorage, AK
[9]
7 Hotel Captain Cook Tower III 199 (61)[10] 18 939 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′04″N 149°54′00″W / 61.21778°N 149.90000°W / 61.21778; -149.90000 (Hotel Captain Cook - East Tower)
1978[11]
Captain Cook Hotel tower III Anchorage, AK
8 Sheraton Anchorage Hotel 194 (59) 16 401 East Sixth Avenue
61°13′00″N 149°52′37″W / 61.21667°N 149.87694°W / 61.21667; -149.87694 (Sheraton Anchorage Hotel)
1979
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
[12]
9 188 Northern Lights 190 (58) 15 188 West Northern Lights Boulevard
61°11′42″N 149°53′10″W / 61.19500°N 149.88611°W / 61.19500; -149.88611 (188 Northern Lights)
2008
188 Northern Lights Building, Anchorage
Tallest mixed-use commercial building.[13]
10 BP Exploration Building[14] 175 (53) 14[13] 900 East Benson Boulevard
61°11′33″N 149°51′53″W / 61.19250°N 149.86472°W / 61.19250; -149.86472 (British Petroleum Building - Alaska HQ)
1985
BP Building, Midtown Anchorage, Ak
Originally the Sohio Building until its takeover by BP. This 324,000-square foot, class A office building was built from 1983 to 1985, sits on an 18 acre campus and includes a cafeteria and atrium. The building was phase one of the development which included enough land to be able to accommodate a second tower if the company’s Alaska operations ever required it. In addition, the building was designed to be converted into a hotel when and if the time came for such a transition. In summer of 2019, BP announced that it is ceasing its Alaska Operations.[15]
11 Frontier Building 169 (52)[16] 14 3601 C Street
61°11′16″N 149°53′07″W / 61.18778°N 149.88528°W / 61.18778; -149.88528 (Frontier Building)
1982
Frontier building Anchorage, AK
Numerous State of Alaska offices moved here from the McKay Building when this building opened.[17]
12 Hotel Captain Cook Tower II 165 (50) 15 939 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′04″N 149°54′05″W / 61.21778°N 149.90139°W / 61.21778; -149.90139 (Hotel Captain Cook - West Tower)
1972[11]
Hotel Captain cook Tower II, Downtown Anchorage, AK
[18]
13 Westmark Anchorage Hotel 157 (48) 14 720 West Fifth Avenue
61°13′02″N 149°53′47″W / 61.21722°N 149.89639°W / 61.21722; -149.89639 (Westmark Anchorage Hotel)
1970
Westmark Hotel, Downtown Anchorage, Ak
Previously called the Sheffield Hotel, and originally the Royal Inn[13]
14 Hilton Anchorage West Tower ~150 (46) 14 500 West Third Avenue
61°13′10″N 149°53′34″W / 61.21944°N 149.89278°W / 61.21944; -149.89278 (Hilton Anchorage Hotel - Westward Tower)
1963
Hilton Anchorage west tower Anchorage, AK
Historically called the Westward Tower, as it was originally constructed as a major addition to the Westward Hotel. A major addition to this tower of similar height was constructed in the 1980s, covering the site of the original Westward Hotel and its previous additions.[19]
15 McKinley Tower Apartments ~150 (46) 14 338 Denali Street (also 337 East Fourth Avenue)
61°13′08″N 149°52′39″W / 61.21889°N 149.87750°W / 61.21889; -149.87750 (Mt. McKinley Building aka McKay Building aka McKinley Tower)
1952
McKinley Tower Apartments, Anchorage, AK
Historically called the Mt. McKinley Building and the MacKay Building, it is the tallest residential building in Anchorage.[20] It is nearly identical to the Inlet Tower Hotel in its architectural and construction details.
16 Inlet Tower ~150 (46) 14 1200 L Street
61°12′37″N 149°54′08″W / 61.21028°N 149.90222°W / 61.21028; -149.90222 (Inlet Tower Hotel)
1951
Inlet Tower, Anchorage, AK
Historically called the 1200 L Apartment Building. Nearly identical to the McKinley/McKay Building in its architectural and construction details.[21] Currently a hotel.[22]

References

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  10. ^ "Port of Alaska compared to other landmarks". adn.com. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "About: Hotel History". Anchorage: Hotel Captain Cook/Hickel Investment Company. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  12. ^ "Sheraton Anchorage Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  13. ^ a b c "Structural and Nonstructural Damage" (PDF). University of Alaska Anchorage. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  14. ^ Buildings of Alaska, p. 95
  15. ^ "BP is leaving Alaska. So what's going to happen to its big office building in Midtown Anchorage?". adn.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "Frontier Building Anchorage Alaska Seismic Instrumentation" (PDF). Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Frontier Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  18. ^ "Hotel Captain Cook West". Emporis.com. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  19. ^ "1964 Great Alaska Earthquake—A Photographic Tour of Anchorage, Alaska" (PDF). USGS. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
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  22. ^ "Inlet Tower Hotel website". Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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