Des Moines

United States

Facts

Density

0 people per km²

0 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

1 Completed • 0 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Most Common Function*

Office (100%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

249

Tallest City in

the World
#

56

Tallest City in

North America
#

44

Tallest City in

United States

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

801 Grand

192 m / 630 ft

2

Ruan Center

140.1 m / 460 ft

3

Des Moines Marriott

111.3 m / 365 ft

4

Financial Center

105.2 m / 345 ft

5

The Plaza

103.6 m / 340 ft

6

HUB Tower

99.1 m / 325 ft

7

EMC Insurance Building

99.1 m / 325 ft

8

Equitable Building

96.9 m / 318 ft

9

Iowa State Capitol

83.5 m / 274 ft

Research

05 February 2018

Reconstruction as Research: Digital Modeling of Key Postwar Skyscrapers

The 2016 CTBUH Student Research Funding Program, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, allowed researchers to use digital reconstructions from extant drawings and publications to research...

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Global News

21 May 2020

New Deadlines Proposed for $200-Million Project in Downtown Des Moines

Construction of Des Moines’ newest skyscraper—a 39-story tower with luxury apartments and hotel—was scheduled to begin more than six months ago. Instead, Justin Mandelbaum, the...

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