List of tallest buildings in Fort Wayne

From 1930–1962, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was home to the tallest building in Indiana—the Lincoln Bank Tower. Today, the tallest building in the city is the 27-story Indiana Michigan Power Center, which rises 442 feet (135 m) and was completed in 1982. This building stands as the fourth-tallest in Indiana and the tallest outside Indianapolis. It is also the tallest reinforced concrete building in Indiana.[1] The city's second-tallest building is the PNC Center, which rises 339 feet (103 m). Of the 40 tallest buildings in Indiana, three are located in Fort Wayne.[2] As of May 2015, there are two completed skyscrapers[3] and ten completed high-rises in the city, with one under construction.[4]

Tallest buildings

This list ranks buildings in Fort Wayne that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Image Floors Year Notes
1 Indiana Michigan Power Center 442 feet (135 m) 27 1982 Tallest building in Fort Wayne since 1982, fourth-tallest building in Indiana, and tallest outside of Indianapolis.[1][5] Formerly known as One Summit Square. Headquarters of Indiana Michigan Power; headquarters for SIRVA moving division; regional headquarters for JPMorgan Chase and predecessor banks.
2 PNC Center 339 feet (103 m) 26 1970 Tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1970–1982,[6] currently the 11th tallest building in the state of Indiana. Formerly known as Fort Wayne National Bank Building and National City Center. Regional headquarters for PNC Bank and predecessor banks; home to Fort Wayne offices for Faegre Baker Daniels. Was home to headquarters for Central Soya prior to acquisition by Bunge.
3 Lincoln Bank Tower 312 feet (95 m) 22 1930 Tallest building in Fort Wayne from 1930–1970[7] and tallest building in Indiana from 1930–1962.[8] Market headquarters for Old National Bank and predecessor Tower Bank. Originally built for Lincoln National Bank; successor Norwest Bank, which took over Lincoln in 1992, had offices here until 1995.
4 Allen County Courthouse 238 feet (73 m) 3 1902 Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976,[9] later recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2003.[10]
5 First Presbyterian Church 220 feet (67 m) 3 1950 [11]
6 Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 214 feet (65 m) 2 1889 Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[12]
7 St. Peter's Catholic Church 211 feet (64 m) 2 1892 Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[13]
8 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 210 feet (64 m) 2 1891 [14]
9 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 192 feet (59 m) 2 1860 Oldest standing religious structure in the city, listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[15]
10 Trinity English Lutheran Church 179 feet (55 m) 2 1923 [16]
11 STAR Building 172 feet (52 m) 13 1923 Headquarters of STAR Financial Group. Also known as the Commerce Building from 1970-1999 and the Fort Wayne National Bank Building from 1923-1970. [17][18]
12 First Federal Bank Center at the Anthony Wayne Building 167 feet (51 m) 15 1964 [19][20] Mixed-use building that is home to market headquarters for First Federal Bank of the Midwest, condominiums, regional offices for U.S. Senator Mike Braun, and The Hoppy Gnome/Gnometown Brewing brewpub. Was headquarters of Anthony Wayne Bank prior to 1985; successor banks continued to use the building for offices until JPMorgan Chase in the mid-2000s.
13 Skyline Terrace 164 feet (50 m) 12 2018 Second-tallest mixed use condominium/office building in Fort Wayne. First floor is occupied by Ruth's Chris Steak House; second floor is market headquarters for First Merchants Bank (predecessor bank iAB Financial Bank never had a downtown Fort Wayne presence).

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

This lists high-rises that are under construction, approved or proposed in Fort Wayne and planned to rise at least 150 feet (46 m) in height, but are not yet completed. A floor count of 15 stories is used as the cutoff in place of a height of 200 feet (61 m) for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.

Currently, there are no high-rises over 150 feet planned in Fort Wayne.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Fort Wayne.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception1122 South Clinton Street1860–1887192 / 592
Saint Mary's Catholic Church[A]1101 Lafayette Street1887–1902225 / 69
Allen County Courthouse715 South Calhoun Street1902–1930238 / 733
Lincoln Bank Tower116 East Berry Street1930–1970312 / 9522
Fort Wayne National Bank Building[B]110 West Berry Street1970–1982339 / 10326
One Summit Square[C]911 South Calhoun Street1982–present442 / 13527

Notes

A. ^ This building was destroyed in 1993 by fire ignited from a lightning strike.[21]
B. ^ This building was constructed as the Fort Wayne National Bank Building, but has since been renamed PNC Center.
C. ^ This building was constructed as One Summit Square, but has since been renamed Indiana Michigan Power Center.[22]

References

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  2. "Diagram of Indiana skyscrapers". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  3. "Skyscrapers in Fort Wayne". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. "High-rise buildings in Fort Wayne". Emporis.com. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  5. "One Summit Square". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  6. "National City Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  7. "Lincoln National Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  8. "Lincoln National Bank Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  9. "Allen County Courthouse". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  10. "Allen County Courthouse". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  11. "First Presbyterian Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  12. "Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  13. "St. Peter's Steeple Update and Facts". AroundFortWayne.com. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  14. "History". zionfw.org. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  15. "Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  16. "Trinity English Lutheran Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  17. "Commerce Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  18. "Commerce Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  19. "Anthony Wayne Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  20. "Anthony Wayne Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  21. "St. Mary's Catholic Church". Emporis.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  22. "One Summit Square purchased by Hanning & Bean". WANE-TV. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
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