A Century of Florida's Tallest Skyscrapers

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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.

9. Independent Square - Jacksonville

Independent Square (right)

Year Completed: 1974
Height: 163 Meters/37 Stories

Two years later Jacksonville strikes back and reclaims the tallest building in Florida. Built for the Independent Life Insurance Company, this iconic building is the most prominent on the northbank skyline. It is the worldwide headquarters for MPS Group, an international professional staffing company.

10. One Tampa City Center - Tampa

One Tampa City Center is the glass tower in the center of this image.

Year Completed: 1981
Height: 164 Meters/38 Stories

In 1984, Florida's tallest left Jacksonville for the last time. This building serves as the Tampa office for the telecommunications company Verizon.


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