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List of tallest buildings in Billings

Billings skyline with the Beartooth Mountains in the background
Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Primary Purpose Notes Image
1 First Interstate Center 272 (83) 20 1985 Office The First Interstate Center is the tallest building in Billings and Montana, and is the First Interstate Bank Corporate Headquarters. It is located in the Transwestern Plaza in downtown Billings. The Transwestern Plaza is a complex consisting of four office towers with a total of 35 floors, it is the largest commercial development in Montana.[1][2] First Interstate Center, Billings, MT cropped.jpg
2 Doubletree by Hilton Billings 256 (78) 22 1980 Hotel It was the tallest building in Billings from 1980-1985. Upon completion, it was declared the tallest load-bearing brick building in the world by the Brick Institute of America, and the facade contains 2.3 million bricks.[3] This building is a rarity for its time in that it is built using the facade system of applied masonry, which was usually used in the facade construction of buildings pre-World War II[3] It is the tallest hotel in Montana.[4] Crown Plaza (Billings, MT).JPG
3 Wells Fargo Plaza 176 (54) 14 1977 Office It opened in 1977 as First Northwestern Bank, which became known as Norwest Bank in 1983, and then the name was changed to Wells Fargo Plaza in 2000 after Wells Fargo merged with Norwest Bank. It is now the third tallest building in Billings and Montana, and is used primarily for office space.[5][6] Wells Fargo Plaza, Billings, Montana.JPG
4 Cereal Food Processor Inc Building 141 (43) 12 1917 Office It was the tallest building in Montana until 1977.[citation needed] Billings, Montana. Cereal Food Processor Inc Building.JPG
5 Granite Tower 130 (40) 11 1975 Office It was the tallest office building in Billings from 1975 to 1977. It is primarily used for office space; including the offices of the designers, Harrison G. Fagg and Associates.[7] Granite Tower, Billings, Montana.JPG
6= Northern Hotel 129 (39) 10 1942 Hotel The Northern Hotel, a Billings landmark, underwent a major 30 million dollar renovation and was re-opened in March 2013 as a four star hotel.[8][9] In 1942 it replaced the original 1902 Hotel which burned down in 1940.The Northern Hotel has two mechanical floors above the main roof deck that are not parapet if included the floor count of this building is 12.[10] Billings, Montana-Northern Hotel.JPG
6= Rocky Plaza 129 (39) 10 1982 Residential Residential condominiums located in MidTown, it is the tallest building outside of downtown Billings. It is the tallest residential complex in the city.[11] Rocky Plaza.JPG
6= Sage Tower 129 (39) 10 1974 Residential Sage Tower is an 88-unit retirement complex.[12][13] Billings, Montana. Sage Tower.JPG
7 Liberal Arts Building 126 (38) 8 1972 Office MSU-Billings education building. It is the tallest education building in the Montana University System.[14] MSUB LA Building.JPG
8 Yellowstone County Courthouse 108 (33) 8 1957 Office [15] The Yellowstone County Courthouse is the main administrative building for Yellowstone County. It currently houses the Yellowstone County Elections Office, County Attorney's Office, and the Yellowstone County Financial Department, among others. In addition, it is the location of the office of the Clerk of District Court, which provides administrative functions for the 13th Judicial District Court of Montana.[16] Billings, Montana. Yellowstone County Courthouse.JPG
9 US Bank Tower 104 (32) 8 1956 Office Bank and office building[17] Billings, Montana US Bank Building.JPG
10 The Terrace 11 1972 Residential [18] The Terrace (Billings, MT).JPG

References

  1. ^ "First Interstate Center". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "First Interstate Center". Skyscraper Source Media. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Crowne Plaza Billings". Skyscraper Source Media. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Crowne Plaza". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Wells Fargo Plaza". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Wells Fargo Plaza". Skyscraper Source Media. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Granite Tower". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  8. ^ Falstad, Jan (March 10, 2013). "The new Northern: 'It will be the finest hotel in Montana'". The Billings Gazette. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  9. ^ Falstad, Jan (February 18, 2012). "Northern Hotel financing comes through". Billings Gazette. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  10. ^ "Northern Hotel". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  11. ^ "Rocky Plaza". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Sage Tower". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  13. ^ "Low Income Housing Tax Credit Properties in Montana". Yellowstone County Department of Commerce. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  14. ^ "Liberal Arts Building". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  15. ^ "Yellowstone County Courthouse". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  16. ^ "County Departments". Yellowstone County. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "US Bank Tower". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  18. ^ [www.emporis.com]