List of tallest buildings in Grand Rapids

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Skyscrapers in downtown Grand Rapids.

This list of tallest buildings in Grand Rapids ranks buildings in the U.S. city of Grand Rapids, Michigan by height. The tallest building in Grand Rapids is the River House Condominiums, which stands 406 feet (124 m) tall.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Grand Rapids skyline in 2015.

This lists ranks Grand Rapids buildings that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes.

Rank Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 River House River House Condominiums.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008 Tallest building in Michigan outside of Detroit and the tallest residential building in Michigan. Part of Bridgewater Place complex, one of two buildings.[1]
2 Plaza Towers Plaza Towers - Grand Rapids.jpg 345 / 105 34 1991 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1991 until 2008.[2]
3 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway Grand Tower.jpg 318 / 97 29 1983 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1983 until 1991.[3]
4 Bridgewater Place Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids.jpg 272 / 83 18 1993 Part of Bridgewater place complex, one of two buildings.[4]
5 McKay Tower McKay Tower, Grand Rapids.jpg 259 / 79 18 1927 Held the title as the tallest building in Grand Rapids from 1927 until 1983, the longest held title of 56 years.[5]
6 JW Marriott Grand Rapids JW Marriott Grand Rapids.jpg 257 / 78 24 2007 [6]
7 Kent County Courthouse Kent County, MI Courthouse.jpg 206 / 63 13 2001 [7]
8= Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1876 [8]
8= Warner Tower 192 / 59 15 2019 [9]
10 77 Monroe Center NW 77 Monroe, shadowed.jpg 182 / 55.5 13 1926 [10]
11 First Community Bank Building First Community Bank Building Grand Rapids.jpg 180 / 55 13 1916 [11]
12 Gallery on Fulton Gallery on Fulton.jpg 175 / 50 14 2010 [12]
13 601 Bond 172 / 52 16 2019 [13]
14 Campau Square Plaza Building Campau Square Plaza Building.jpg 164 / 50 12 1985 [14]
15 St Mary's Catholic Church 160 / 49 1 1884 [15][16]
16 Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Helen DeVos Children's Hospital 1.jpg 155 / 47 11 2011 [17]
17= Morton House Apartments Morton Hotel Postcard.jpg 154 / 47 13 1923 [18]
17= Michigan Trust Company Building MichiganTrustCompanyBuildingGrandRapidsMI.jpg 154 / 47 11 1928 [19]
19 20 Fulton Street East 20 Fulton Street East.jpg 153 / 46 - 2017 [20]
20 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Pantlind Hotel) Amway-Grand-Grand-Rapids-MI.jpg 150 / 46 12 1915 [21]
21 PNC Bank Building PNC Bank Building Grand Rapids.jpg ∼150 / ∼46 10 1982 [citation needed]

Tallest proposed[edit]

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 22 Ottawa Ave. 280 / 85 24 - [22]
2 DeVos Place Tower ∼270 / ∼82 24 - [23]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
River House River House Grand Rapids, MI 2012.jpg 406 / 124 34 2008–present
Plaza Towers Plaza Towers.JPG 345 / 105 34 1991–2008
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Amway-grand-from-grand-river (cropped).jpg 318 / 97 29 1983–1991
McKay Tower National Bank Building, Campau Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (64112).jpg 259 / 79 18 1927–1983
Cathedral of Saint Andrew ORDINATION2012 455.JPG 192 / 59 1 1917–1927 Assumed title following 1917 Fountain Street Baptist Church fire.[8]
Fountain Street Baptist Church Fountain Street Baptist Church.jpg 217 / 66 1 1877–1917 Tallest building in Michigan from April 1877 to June 1877 until the completion of Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI. Destroyed by fire in 1917.[24][25]
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 1853 Grand Rapids, Michigan - St. Mark's Episcopal.jpg ∼80 / ∼24 1 1851–18??
Old Stone School Old Stone School - Grand Rapids, MI.jpg ∼70 / ∼21 3 1849–1851
Campau's Mansion Rathbun House 1870.jpg ∼55 / ∼17 4 1837–1849
Calkins Law Office Calkins Law Office.jpg ∼20 / ∼6 1 1836–1837

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "River House Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "Plaza Towers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "Amway Grand Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  4. ^ "Varnum". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  5. ^ "McKay Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  6. ^ "JW Marriott Grand Rapids". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  7. ^ "Kent County Courthouse". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  8. ^ a b "Cathedral of Saint Andrew - Renovations". Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Retrieved October 1, 2017. The main steeple is 180 feet from the pavement, topped by a 12 foot high cross, bringing the steeple height to 192 feet.
  9. ^ Harger, Jim (June 28, 2017). "50 years later, parking lot will give way to $72M office and hotel tower". MLive.com. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "77 Monroe Center NW". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  11. ^ "Select Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  12. ^ "gallery on fulton". emporis.com. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  13. ^ "Developer secures brownfield funds". Grand Rapids Business Journal. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "Campau Square Plaza Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  15. ^ "St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids | 250378 | EMPORIS". Emporis. Retrieved September 30, 2017. The 200-foot spire was added to the current church in 1884.(200 foot claim is approximate)
  16. ^ "Parish History - St. Mary Catholic Church". St. Mary's Catholic Church. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Helen Devos Children's Hospital". emporis.com. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  18. ^ "Morton House Apartments". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  19. ^ "Trust Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  20. ^ "20 Fulton East". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  21. ^ "Amway Grand Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  22. ^ "24-story, mixed-use building proposed for downtown Grand Rapids". MLive. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  23. ^ Harger, Jim (April 21, 2017). "New 400-room hotel proposed for DeVos Place convention center". MLive.com. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  24. ^ Logie, Thomas R. Dilley ; foreword by John H. (2007). Grand Rapids in stereographs,1860-1900. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub. p. 63. ISBN 9780738551227. The spire on the church was an amazing 217 feet in height, The entire building was destroyed in a catastrophic fire in 1917...
  25. ^ Baxter, Albert (1891). History of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Munsell. p. 282. It was consequently, not until April 1877, that they could assemble for worship in the magnificent audience room.

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