A Century of Florida's Tallest Skyscrapers

December 27, 2010 77 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The title of tallest building in Florida changed hands twelve times over the past 100 years. Of the 13 buildings to hold the title, 6 of them are in Jacksonville. Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at Florida's Tallest Buildings throughout more than a century.

1. Dyal-Upchurch Building - Jacksonville

Dyal-Upchurch Building (right)
Year Completed: 1902
Height: 25 Meters/6 Stories

Jacksonville first "Skyscraper" after the 1901 fire was built at the corner of Main and E Bay St. It was the first building to be built on wood pilings and also the first Jacksonville building designed by Henry J Klutho. It now serves as home to an advertising agency.

2. Atlantic National Bank Building - Jacksonville

Second from the left: Atlantic National Bank Building.

Year Completed: 1909
Height: 41 Meters/10 Stories

Built for the Atlantic National Bank, this building is the home to the only pedestrian tunnel in downtown still in use today - it connects this building to the BB&T Bank Building. It remains an office building today.

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