Des Moines

United States

Facts

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#
263

Tallest City in

the World

#
57

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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