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List of tallest buildings in Nashville

Skyline of Nashville in 2018

This list of the tallest buildings in Nashville ranks skyscrapers in Nashville, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, by height. The tallest building in the city and the state is the AT&T Building, which rises 617 feet (188 m) in downtown Nashville and was completed in 1994.[1] The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is 505, which rises 545 feet (166 m).

High-rise buildings first appeared in Nashville with the construction of the First National Bank Building, now the Downtown Courtyard Hotel, in 1905; this building rises 168 feet (51 m) and 12 floors.[2] As of October 2019, there are 137 completed high-rises in the city. Twenty high-rises have been completed in the past three years, with another twenty currently in construction, fifteen approved, and another 25 high-rises approved and proposed. Nashville has demonstrated quick approval of many major projects, such as One22One. It was announced in February 2019, with the previous building demolished and ground breaking expected in September 2019.[3]. By April 2019 Nashville was starting to get bigger in building depth from the 2010 to 2020+ building spree/boom and will continuously go throughout 2023. Nashville has approximately 35 cranes up as of September 2019.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks completed Nashville skyscrapers that stand at least 260 feet (80 m), based on standard height measurement.

Rank Name Image Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes
1 AT&T Building AT&T Building Nashville, TN.jpg 617 188 33 1994 Tallest building in Tennessee. Previously named the BellSouth Building.[1][4]
2 505 505 from Commerce and 5th.png 543 166 45 2018 Tallest residential building in Tennessee.[5][6][7][8]
3 Fifth Third Center Fifth Third Center Nashville.jpg 490 149 31 1986 Originally known as the Third National Financial Center.[9][10]
4 Bridgestone Tower Bridgestone Americas HQ 1.jpg 460 140 30 2017 Started construction 2015. Bridgestone Americas HQ[11]
5 William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Tennessee Tower 2009.jpg 452 138 31 1970 Originally the National Life Center.[12][13]
6 The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Pinnacle at Symphony Place.jpg 417 127 29 2010 [14]
7 The Place at Fifth + Broadway The Place at Fifth+Broadway.jpg 415 126 34 2019 Topped out. Tallest for-rent residential building in Tennessee. [15]
8 Life & Casualty Tower Life & Casualty Tower, 2018.jpg 409 125 30 1957 This building is commonly referred to as the L & C Building[16][17]
9 Nashville City Center High-rises Downtown Nashville TN 2013-07-20 016.jpg 402 123 27 1988 [18][19]
10 James K. Polk State Office Building James K Polk building 2009.jpg 392 119 24 1981 [20][21]
11 JW Marriott Nashville JW Marriott Nashville 8-28-2019.jpg 386 118 33 2018 [22][23]
12 Renaissance Nashville Hotel Renaissance Hotel, Nashville.jpg 385 117 31 1987 [24][25]
13 Viridian Tower Viridian.jpg 378 115 31 2006 [26][27]
14 One Nashville Place One Nashville Place 2019.jpg 359 109 25 1985 [28][29]
15 UBS Tower UBS Tower Nashville from Public Square Park.JPG 354 108 28 1974 [30][31]
16 The SoBro The SoBro.jpg 345 105 33 2016 [32][33][34]
17 1200 Broadway 344 105 27 2019 Also known as Endeavor Tower[35]
18 Westin Hotel 337 103 27 2016 [36][37][38]
19 222 2nd Avenue South 222 2nd Avenue South.jpg 326 99 25 2017 [39][40]
20 Sheraton Nashville Downtown Sheraton Hotel Nashville Cropped.jpg 300 91 27 1975 [41][42]
=21 ServiceSource Tower 201 4th Ave N Nashville.jpg 292 89 20 1967 Formerly known as the SunTrust Building.[43][44][45]
=21 Philips Plaza High-rises Downtown Nashville TN 2013-07-20 012.jpg 292 89 20 1977 [46][47]
23 Skyhouse Nashville 289 88 25 2017 [48][49][50]
24 Drury Plaza Hotel 288 88 22 2019
25 Andrew Jackson State Office Building Andrew Jackson State Office Building.jpg 286 87 17 1969 [51][52]
26 Kenect Nashville 285 87 21 2019 structurally topped out
27 ICON in the Gulch 282 86 22 2008 [53]
28 Twelve Twelve 270 82 23 2014 [54]
=29 Omni Nashville Hotel Omni, Nashville (Southeast corner).JPG 269 82 23 2013 [55]
=29 Encore 269 82 21 2008 [56]
=29 Palmer Plaza Palmer Plaza 3.jpg 269 82 18 1986 [57][58]
=29 AC Residence and Springhill Nashville 269 82 21 2018
33 HCA Parallon & SCRI headquarters 267 81 16 2016 [59][60][61]
34 Parkway Towers Parkway Towers, Nashville.jpg 261 80 21 1968 [62][63]
35 The Joseph Nashville 260 79 21 2019

Tallest under construction

Buildings that are currently under construction, proposed, or approved in Nashville and expected to rise above 260 feet (80 m) include:

Name Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes Status
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville (151 First Avenue South) 542 165 42 2021 Under Construction [64] rest of 2019 will be foundation work, and early early 2020 will be targeted going vertical, and they also planned to top out late 2020
Office Tower - Fifth + Broadway (501 Commerce Street) 320 98 24 2020 Under Construction [65][66] 18 floors above
Embassy Suites 380 120 31 2020-2021 Under Construction Crane is up
1 Hotel 265 81 18 2020 Under Construction Crane is up
Broadwest Office Tower 326 99 22 2021 Under Construction 3 floors above
Broadwest Residential 406 124 34 2021 Under Construction Crane is up
Gulch Union Tower 281 86 21 2020 Under Construction 13 floors above
Grand Hyatt 320 98 25 early 2020 Under Construction 18 floors above
2012 West End Ave & 20th Avenue 300 91 25 2020 Under Construction; Once completed will surpass Skyhouse Nashville (289 feet) for tallest building west of downtown Nashville interstate loop until it is surpassed by Broadwest Tower crane is up
Hyatt Centric 272 83 20 2020-21 Under Construction 3 floors above
Amazon Towers 1 & 2 295 90 21 2020 Under Construction to add 5,000 jobs, elevator shaft 4 floors, 1 floors above
Vanderbilt Residential Tower 295 90 25 2020 Under Construction 12 stories above; Vanderbilt's tallest dormitory
805 Lea 370 110 29 2021 Under Construction Crane is up
  • although nothing would be over the 20 story mark. The Landings at River north will add 1,200 residential units, 135,000 square feet of retail, 50,000 square feet of office, and will add a pedestrian bridge connecting Germantown and River North, will also have over 30 buildings on Cowan St on the West side. Start eyed early 2020. Further phases of the River North development may include taller buildings.

Tallest proposed or pending construction

These buildings have either been issued permits and approved, or buildings that are in its planning stage that stand 260 feet (80 m) using standard measurement.

Name Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Year Notes
Nashville Yards Tower 600 180 40 2021 proposed [67]
Peabody Union (Rolling Mill Hill) 400 120 32 2023 eyeing a late 2020 start[68]
MGM Resorts 315 96 24 2021 awaiting construction[69]
Regent Apartments Tower 1 (Broadway & 20th Avenue) 295 90 26 2021 awaiting construction[70]
One22one 350 110 28 2021 eyeing a late 2019 start. Could rise 29 stories and 420 feet tall[71]
Cummins Station Towers 1 and 2 440 130 34 2021-2022 eyeing a late 2019 start[72]
Cummins Station Towers 3 and 4 410 120 31 2021-2022 eyeing a late 2019 start[72]
Paramount Tower 750 230 65 2022 proposed. Girratana the developer of signature tower 1,100 feet tall (was going to be tallest building in the southern region upon completion), but due to FAA rules and regulations it was reduced 250 feet to 850 ft, but again it reduced to 543 ft. and is today's 505. Down a few blocks at 600 Church St, Girratana wants to develop Church St Park, behind the Nashville Public Library into Paramount.[73][74]
Gulch Union Tower 2 365 111 28 2022 awaiting construction[75]
133 Korean Veterans Blvd (Fairmont Hotel) 450 140 36 2022 hotel and approved, developer can go higher if he wants to, MDHA approval committee said[76]
810 Rosa Parks Blvd. 285 87 24 2021-2022 Hotel and Residential. Approved.
350 deaderick st 384 117 33 2022 proposed. A 21-22 story building on top a existing 12 story garage.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Nashville. The first skyscraper in the city was the First National Bank Building, now the Courtyard Hotel, from 1905 until 1908.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
feet
Height
meters
Floors Reference
First National Bank Building 170 Fourth Avenue North 1905–1908 170 52 12 [2]
The Stahlman 211 Union Street 1908–1957 180 55 12 [77]
Life & Casualty Tower 401 Church Street 1957–1970 409 125 30 [16]
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower 312 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard 1970–1986 452 138 31 [12]
Fifth Third Center 424 Church Street 1986–1994 490 149 31 [9]
AT&T Building 333 Commerce Street 1994–present 617 188 32 [1]

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