A Guide to Jacksonville's Skyscrapers

  • by Kasey Bubb
  • September 3, 2022

photo credit: @shanerohue

In honor of National Skyscraper Day, we put together a guide to Downtown Jacksonville's skyscrapers that make our skyline beautiful and unique. Enjoy these fun facts and beautiful images taken by some of our favorite local photographers!

photo credit: @dvision4

Bank of America Tower

Height: 620 ft. 

Year Built: 1990

Fun Fact: Bank of America Tower is the tallest building in Jacksonville and the seventeenth-tallest in Florida!

photo credit: @ryanmowrer

Wells Fargo Center

Height: 535 ft.

Year Built: 1974

Fun Facts: Formerly the Independent Life Building, AccuStaff Building, and Modis Building, the Wells Fargo Center was the tallest building in Florida until One Tampa Center was completed in 1981. Two years after the building opened, the River Club of Jacksonville moved into the top two floors of the building, where they remain today.

photo credit: @shanerohue

The Peninsula at St. Johns Center

Height: 437 ft.

Year Built: 2006

Fun Fact: The Peninsula at St. Johns Center is the tallest residential tower in Jax and the third tallest building overall.

photo credit: @shanerohue

TIAA Bank Center

Height: 435 ft.

Year Built: 1983

Fun Fact: Because of the buildings unique shape, each floor has 16 corner offices. Also, the building takes up an entire block in Downtown Jacksonville.

photo credit: @moodwithjean

Riverplace Tower

Height: 432 ft.

Year Built: 1967

Fun Fact: Since 1968 until its closure in 2016, the University Club of Jacksonville occupied the building's stop floor. There were approximately 1,300 members: business executives of both genders.

photo credit: @leedurban

VyStar Tower

Height: 357 ft.

Year Built: 1989

Fun Fact: After purchasing the tower in 2018, VyStar Tower underwent sweeping renovations. They not only illuminated the skyline with external blue LED lights, but also designed some of the most modern and impressive office spaces on the inside. 

photo credit: @thestrandjax

The Strand

Height: 316 ft.

Year Built: 2006

Fun Fact: The Strand sits side-by-side with The Peninsula, a 38-story, 234-unit condo tower. American Land Ventures originally developed The Strand as apartments, but when The Peninsula started selling well, the developer decided to make it condos as well. But before it opened in 2007, it was changed back to apartments.

photo credit: @shanerohue

Two Prudential Plaza

Height: 305 ft.

Year Built: 1985

Fun Fact: Two Prudential Plaza is part of a 2-building complex called Prudential Plaza, including what is now the One Call Building.

photo credit: @shutter_styles

One Enterprise Center

Height: 299 ft.

Year Built: 1986

Fun Fact: The building shares a lobby with the adjacent Omni Hotel, which is now a Marriott Hotel.

photo credit: @Allison Steilberg Realtor

Park Lane Condos

Height: 205 ft.

Year Built: 1926

Fun Fact: Park Lane Condos is considered the oldest high rise standing in Jacksonville. During Hurricane Irma, it was completely surrounded by water and like a lot of buildings in the area suffered considerable damages, but is still standing strong.


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