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Old 09-26-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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Let's see it....what's the tallest ALL residential high rise outside your mid sized city downtown.

To qualify, it must be at LEAST THREE MILES from city Hall....this will exclude edge downtown districts. Please, no big cities! Must be metros under 3 Million.

Please post the following:
Tower name
Height
Floors
Distance from city hall as measured by google maps (pick the SHORTEST ROUTE BY MILES OF THE ALTERNATIVES)

I'll start with Louisville

1400 Willow ( a string of multiple highrises make up this district for Louisville, this is the tallest)

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/12...isville-ky-usa

263 feet
20 floors
3.8 miles from city hall, shortest route.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Loui...355085!3e0!5i2
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I'll do St. Louis. Inside of the city limits, the tallest building outside of downtown St. Louis is the Park East Tower in the Central West End neighborhood.
https://www.emporis.com/buildings/15...t-louis-mo-usa

It stands at 330ft, 26 floors, and is roughly four miles away from city hall. It will later be replaced by The One Hundred, which is currently under construction in the Central West End and will be 380ft tall.
https://studiogang.com/project/one-hundred

Outside of the city limits, the tallest building is The Plaza in Clayton Residences at approximately 409ft with 30 floors. The building is in downtown Clayton, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.
https://www.emporis.com/buildings/10...clayton-mo-usa

It's approximately nine miles from city hall in downtown St. Louis. It's also the tallest residential building in the entire state of Missouri.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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Well Grand Rapids isn't going to win for height, but I don't think anyone can challenge us on tacky lol.

The Grand Castle is an apartment development 6.7 miles from downtown Grand Rapids in the city of Grandville. 15 floors above the parking stucture. Emporis says it's 170'ft, though several local media outlets claim 198'ft, which is just under the 200ft threshold that would require additional FAA regulation. It's the tallest residential structure in the metro area that's not in the city. It is also one of the TACKIEST new developments you'll probably ever see. 2015 A local developer/owner of large property management company decided he liked the German "Neuschwanstein Castle" so much, he spent over $50 million to build a replica here. Though the actual product looks more like a bad tourist trap lol.

It was heavily criticized by locals, and had several set backs and delays. It took about 3 years to build, and opened for leasing in early spring this year. Ironically for all of the criticism it's fully leased, and there are definitely people who want to live there. It's probably a testament to how good the economy is here that something like that was able to be built. Either that or an example of when market economics go unrestrained. If you google the grand castle you can find some of the funniest memes, the locals were pretty brutal toward it. It sits right on the I-196 Ford freeway and is the first thing people inbound from Chicago see as they start getting into the Grand Rapids urban area(Right after that is the city of Wyoming waste water treatment facility, and a huge concrete precast manufacturer, no joke LOL).

I don't have any personal pictures of the Grand Castle but here is a link to the wikipedia, and the website for the community itself. You can always google if you are morbidly curious.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Castle_(Michigan)
https://www.grandcastle.com
https://mibiz.com/item/26058-stately...-luxury-living

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Old 09-27-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Milwaukee has several higher, but 3.8 miles from City Hall is Bay View Terrace, with a height of 275 feet and 25 stories.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/MILW...2!2d42.9993982

Lucky for anyone who lives there, as it's right on the shores of Lake Michigan.

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0008.../data=!3m1!1e3

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Old 09-27-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio, Texas

Towers on Park Lane
23 Stories
368 feet
7.4 miles from city hall

The Broadway
20 Stories
279 feet
5.4 miles from city hall
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Landmark Apartments at 10 stories and 117 feet tall is the tallest residential building in Albuquerque outside of the downtown area. The building is located in Uptown Albuquerque.

https://images1.apartments.com/i2/7d...ding-photo.jpg

The tallest residential building in all of New Mexico is Park Plaza, located just west of Downtown Albuquerque proper. It has 14 floors and is 160 feet tall.

https://images-cdn.torchx.com/proper...980-1-full.jpg

The tallest residential building in Downtown Albuquerque proper is the Residences at Anasazi at 9 stories and 136 feet tall. The Anasazi has loft-style apartments on its uppermost levels that are more like double floors. It has two parking levels below the 6 residential levels and a ground-floor with commercial space.

https://aic-gc.com/wp-content/upload...Anasazi-31.jpg
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:17 AM
 
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The Landmark Apartments at 10 stories and 117 feet tall is the tallest residential building in Albuquerque outside of the downtown area. The building is located in Uptown Albuquerque.

https://images1.apartments.com/i2/7d...ding-photo.jpg

The tallest residential building in all of New Mexico is Park Plaza, located just west of Downtown Albuquerque proper. It has 14 floors and is 160 feet tall.

https://images-cdn.torchx.com/proper...980-1-full.jpg

The tallest residential building in Downtown Albuquerque proper is the Residences at Anasazi at 9 stories and 136 feet tall. The Anasazi has loft-style apartments on its uppermost levels that are more like double floors. It has two parking levels below the 6 residential levels and a ground-floor with commercial space.

https://aic-gc.com/wp-content/upload...Anasazi-31.jpg
Wow ABQ has really small bldgs., even downtown. I wonder why?
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Wow ABQ has really small bldgs., even downtown. I wonder why?
It's like any other Sunbelt city and post-war suburban boomtown that didn't really have a chance to grow a huge urban presence where high-rises were commonly built instead of low-rise suburban-type buildings.

Even today with our considerable urban growth we still have not broken much past six floors on most of the new apartment buildings. The Anasazi Downtown was begun In the heady boom times before the recession when multiple high-rise apartment buildings were proposed at heights of 30-45 floors. It sat uncompleted for years and was finally finished after the recession ended here in 2014.

A new tallest building was proposed two years ago in an RFP specifically put out for the purpose of having a new tallest building built in the city. It was put out by our former mayor, but canceled by our current mayor once he came into office. There remains a slight chance that it may be built under a new RFP the city has put out, but we shall see. It was to be mixed-use with commercial and office space on the lower levels, a hotel in the middle levels and residential on the upper levels. It was proposed to be 34 floors and 440 feet tall, owing to its considerable decorative element on top.

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10630...ny-tower07.png

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10674...ny-tower-1.png

The tallest buildings planned now are new tower additions for our two biggest hospitals.

Presbyterian Hospital will build an 11-story building that will be 150 feet tall.

https://www.abqjournal.com/wp-conten...10/1505956.jpg

UNM Hospital will build a 12-story building that will be 180 feet tall.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3528ceb8_b.jpg

The other main, non-VA hospital in the city, Lovelace Medical Center, current holds the distinction of having the tallest medical building in the state at 12 stories and 166 feet tall. The new UNM Hospital tower will thus take that distinction once it is completed.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...Q%2C_night.jpg
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Tallest residential highrise outside of downtown OKC is Founders Tower - 20 floors, 275' tall, 5.2 miles from city hall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founde...(Oklahoma_City)
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5302...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:13 PM
 
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Cleveland/suburbs have 13 residential towers of at least 200 feet that would fit the criteria. Of those, 10 are in the suburbs, including the two tallest ... Lake Park Tower in East Cleveland that is 27 stories and 330 feet, and Crystal Tower 24 stories 270 feet, also in East Cleveland.

The tallest in the city outside of downtown is One University Circle at 233 feet and 20 stories.

Residential high rises over 200 feet by city (non-downtown):

1. Euclid (5)
2. Cleveland (3)
3. East Cleveland (2)
4. North Olmsted (2)
5. Lakewood (1)

Its shocking that Lakewood only has one since overall it has about as many high rises as all the other suburbs combined.
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