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List of tallest buildings in Tacoma, Washington

View of Downtown Tacoma from the south

This list of the tallest buildings in Tacoma, Washington ranks the tallest buildings in Tacoma, Washington by height. The tallest building in Tacoma is the 338-foot (103 m) 1201 Pacific (formerly Wells Fargo Plaza). Tacoma is the 3rd largest city in Washington and part of the Seattle metropolitan area; its buildings rank below those in Seattle and Bellevue. The city has two buildings that are over 240 feet (73 m) in height.[1]

Completed buildings

The following list ranks the tallest buildings in Tacoma by height. All the buildings on this list stand at least 230 feet (70 m) tall. The list includes the rank of the building, the name of the building, the height of the building in feet and meters, the amount of floors the building has, the year the building built, and notes.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
1 1201 Pacific Wells Fargo Plaza from Commerce Street, Tacoma.jpg 338 (103) 25 1970 Tallest building in Tacoma.
Formerly Wells Fargo Plaza.[2]
2 Hotel Murano Hotel Murano, Tacoma - 2017.jpg 245 (75) 24 1984 [citation needed]
3 Washington Building Washington Building, Tacoma - 2017.jpg 237 (72) 17 1925 Tallest building in Tacoma from 1925 until 1970.[citation needed]
4 Tacoma Municipal Building Tacoma Municipal Building, 2017.jpg 233 (71) 17 1931 Originally the Rhodes Medical Arts Building;[3] purchased by the city in 1977.[4] Now houses city hall[5] and is a registered city landmark. Art deco exterior and interior, marble lobby with three-story spiral staircase.[6]
5 Key Bank Center Key Bank Center, Tacoma - 2017.jpg 232 (70) 16 1911 Tallest building in Tacoma from 1911 until 1925. Tallest building in Washington from 1911 until 1914, when it was surpassed by the Smith Tower in Seattle.[citation needed]

Future buildings

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Planned
Marriott Tacoma Convention Center Hotel 264 (80) 22 2019
  • Will become the second tallest building in Tacoma when completed
  • Proposed since 2014 by Yareton Investment and Management[7]


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  1. ^ Doughton, Sandi (December 21, 2018). "What if the megaquake happens when you're in a Seattle high-rise? New study predicts stronger shaking". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Roberts, C.R. (August 2, 2016). "Tacoma, don't call it the Wells Fargo tower anymore". The News Tribune. Tacoma, Washington. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Western Architect and Engineer, 106–107, 1931, p. 30
  4. ^ Caroline Alise Denyer Gallacci and Ronald E. Karabaich (2013), Vanishing Tacoma, Arcadia, p. 58, ISBN 9781467130288CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ William L. Lebovich and Historic American Buildings Survey (1984), America's City Halls, Preservation Press, p. 159CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ruth Kirk, Carmela Alexander (1995), Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History, University of Washington Press, p. 336, ISBN 9780295974439CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ Martin, Kate (September 20, 2016). "What do you think? Tacoma convention center hotel developer offers first look, delays project". The News Tribune. Tacoma, Washington. Retrieved September 20, 2016.