Tallest Buildings in New Orleans
These are the tallest buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of these buildings are at least 475 feet in height though not one building in New Orleans makes the top 100 tallest buildings in the United States. Taller buildings in the city have been proposed and the 842 foot high Trump International Hotel and Tower has been approved but after Hurricane Katrina the building of skyscrapers in New Orleans has stopped as all these skyscrapers sustained some damage from the hurricane and its aftermath.
Nevertheless New Orleans is a big tourist city and has a pretty skyline made up of tall skyscrapers that were built from the late 1960's to the early 1990's. All these buildings are conveniently located near the great hotels and restaurants in The Big Easy city of New Orleans.
1) One Shell Square - 697 feet
One Shell Square is located at 701 Poydras Street in the Central Business District and at 697 feet in height is the tallest building in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Completed in 1972 the 51 floor One Shell Building is primarily occupied by the Shell Oil Company and was the tallest building in the Southeast from 1972 until 1976 when the tallest hotel in the United States the Westin Peachtree Plaza was completed.
2) Place St. Charles - 645 feet
Place St. Charles is located at 201 St. Charles Avenue in the Central Business District in New Orleans. At 645 feet the 53 floor Place St. Charles is the 2nd tallest building in both Louisiana and New Orleans. Place St. Charles was built on the site of the old St. Charles Hotel and was opened in 1984 and is connected to the Hampton Inn next door and suffered the least amount of damage of any tall building in the city during Hurricane Katrina.
3) Crescent City Towers - 531 feet
Crescent City Towers is located at 1001 Howard Avenue and at 531 feet in height is the 3rd tallest building in the city of New Orleans. Built from 1964 to 1969 the 45 floor residential use Crescent City Towers was the tallest building in the city until One Shell Square was completed in 1972. The Crescent City Towers has been unoccupied since 2002 due to toxic mold and asbestos problems which can cause mesothelioma and is currently undergoing a $10 million dollar treatment to remove the mold and asbestos.
4) Energy Centre - 530 feet
Located at 1100 Poydras Street is the 530 foot high 39 floor Energy Centre building which is the 4th tallest building in New Orleans and Louisiana. Energy Centre was completed in 1984 and is located in the Central Business District near the best hotels and restaurants in The Big Easy.
5) First Bank and Trust Tower - 481 feet
The First Bank and Trust Tower is located at 909 Poydras Street. Built in 1987 in post-modern style the 36 floor First Bank and Trust Tower is lit up at night by spotlights and is named for a local bank and sustained limited damage from Hurricane Katrina.
6) Sheraton New Orleans - 479 feet
The 479 foot tall Sheraton New Orleans hotel is located at 500 Canal Street and has 49 floors. Built in 1985 the Sheraton New Orleans helps the city to handle the huge influx of tourists and visitors that fill up the town during Mardi Gras every year and the years when New Orleans hosts big events like the Super Bowl and conventions.
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