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.