HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     
Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Nov 1, 2018, 11:33 PM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Tallest unused building in each state

I've been trying to create a list of the tallest presently unused building in every state, but it can be hard to find current information. I know not every state has unused multi floor buildings so this list might not ever be complete. If you know the current tallest unused building that has not begun renovations in any of the states I'm missing, which is most, please let me know.

Alabama: Brown-Marx Building/Birmingham/16 floors/210 ft/unused since 2002


Alaska: Polaris Building/Fairbanks/11 floors/? ft/unused since 2000


Arkansas: Medical Arts Building/Hot Springs/16 floors/180 ft/unused since 1991 besides ground floor retail


Connecticut: Remington Shot Tower/Bridgeport/10 floors/167 ft/unused since 1986


Kentucky: Gabe's Tower/Owensboro/13 floors/175 ft/unused since 2001


Louisiana: Plaza Tower/New Orleans/45 floors/531 ft/unused since 2002


Michigan: Executive Plaza/Detroit/22 floors/290 ft/unused since 2002


Missouri: 925 Grand/Kansas City/21 floors/298 ft/unused since 2008

source


New Jersey: Griffith Building/Newark/14 floors/210 ft/unused since 1973


Ohio: Centre City Building/Dayton/21 floors/274 ft/unused since 2012


Pennsylvania: Martin Tower/Bethlehem/21 floors/332 ft/unused since 2007. Imploded on May 19, 2019.


Rhode Island: Bank of America Building/Providence/26 floors/428 ft/unused since 2012


Tennessee: 100 North Main Building/Memphis/37 floors/430 ft/unused since 2014


Texas: 801 St. Joseph Parkway/Houston/30 floors/325 ft/unused since 1998
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.

Last edited by DetroitSky; May 28, 2019 at 1:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Nov 5, 2018, 2:54 PM
TimCity2000's Avatar
TimCity2000 TimCity2000 is offline
Burming Hammer
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 2,163
I'd guess in Alabama it's the Brown-Marx Building here in Birmingham, although maybe not for long. Rumors of a hotel / mixed-use development have been swirling.

https://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Brown_Marx_Building
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:20 AM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimCity2000 View Post
I'd guess in Alabama it's the Brown-Marx Building here in Birmingham, although maybe not for long. Rumors of a hotel / mixed-use development have been swirling.

https://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Brown_Marx_Building
Looks like you're right. I'll add it to the list for now. Hopefully when it gets restored they bring that cornice back!
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Nov 8, 2018, 8:26 PM
brenoscape brenoscape is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
3 World Trade Center NYC

3 World Trade Center is the sixth-tallest building in New York City. This is my picture of it and The Oculus.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 1:28 AM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by brenoscape View Post
3 World Trade Center is the sixth-tallest building in New York City. This is my picture of it and The Oculus.

But 3 World Trade Center is occupied...
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 2:20 PM
brenoscape brenoscape is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
Sorry - My first post. I was down at a smorgasburg event there yesterday (awesome food) and I took this picture and just wanted to share it. I thought this thread was about "Tallest building in each state", my bad.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:03 AM
Stefanie2005 Stefanie2005 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Smile Martin Tower in Bethlehem, PA

Hello everyone,

I just joined this site and I wanted to inform everyone of a little mistake I saw.

I live in the Lehigh Valley near Bethlehem, PA where Martin Tower is. The building has actually been vacant since 2007, not 2004. And the building is 332 feet tall. They are currently removing asbestos and doing interior demolition. It's unsure if this building will be renovated or torn down. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, you are welcome to join my pages "Save Martin Tower" where there are lots of photos and information!

~Stefanie2005
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:07 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
again
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 49,076
I know people hate on the Plaza Tower Building in New Orleans, but I love how funky it is.

__________________
Smoke marijuana, not Americans.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Nov 10, 2018, 8:24 AM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefanie2005 View Post
Hello everyone,

I just joined this site and I wanted to inform everyone of a little mistake I saw.

I live in the Lehigh Valley near Bethlehem, PA where Martin Tower is. The building has actually been vacant since 2007, not 2004. And the building is 332 feet tall. They are currently removing asbestos and doing interior demolition. It's unsure if this building will be renovated or torn down. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, you are welcome to join my pages "Save Martin Tower" where there are lots of photos and information!

~Stefanie2005
Thank you! I made the changes.
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Nov 12, 2018, 3:15 PM
TimCity2000's Avatar
TimCity2000 TimCity2000 is offline
Burming Hammer
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 2,163
I may have spoken too soon about Alabama... I knew the AT&T City Center in Birmingham had lost its main tenant, but didn't realize it was completely vacant (albeit for only a few months now). However, as in the case of Brown-Marx, looks like it won't be for long:

https://patch.com/alabama/birmingham...artment-retail
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Nov 18, 2018, 7:21 AM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimCity2000 View Post
I may have spoken too soon about Alabama... I knew the AT&T City Center in Birmingham had lost its main tenant, but didn't realize it was completely vacant (albeit for only a few months now). However, as in the case of Brown-Marx, looks like it won't be for long:

https://patch.com/alabama/birmingham...artment-retail
I'll leave the Brown-Marx Building up for now and change it depending on which building starts construction first.
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2018, 5:05 AM
deja vu's Avatar
deja vu deja vu is offline
somewhere in-between
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 1,410
Interesting idea for a thread. I've seen the Medical Arts Building in Hot Springs - really quite beautiful and I hope someone finds the means to save it. Would it be possible to also include for each building the reason for its current abandonment, if known? Obvious reason is probably economics, but sometimes I imagine it's other factors - building code compliance, fire or natural disaster, structural settlement, etc.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jan 2, 2019, 3:54 AM
kcexpress69's Avatar
kcexpress69 kcexpress69 is offline
Out of Myself
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro KCMO
Posts: 2,063
The 925 Grand building in downtown Kansas City might make a good case for tallest in Missouri. 18 stories, 299 feet tall, it used to be the home of the Federal Reserve Bank, until they moved into their new building in 2008. It's remained empty, although there's been longtime plans to turn it into a hotel. I will not stay vacant for too much longer, I imagine!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jan 2, 2019, 7:44 PM
DetroitSky's Avatar
DetroitSky DetroitSky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcexpress69 View Post
The 925 Grand building in downtown Kansas City might make a good case for tallest in Missouri. 18 stories, 299 feet tall, it used to be the home of the Federal Reserve Bank, until they moved into their new building in 2008. It's remained empty, although there's been longtime plans to turn it into a hotel. I will not stay vacant for too much longer, I imagine!!
Thanks, I'll add it to the list!

deja vu, that's a good idea. When I get around to it I'll add the reason behind the vacancy for each building.
__________________
My Emporis photos.
My Instagram.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Feb 16, 2019, 11:54 PM
Atlguy33 Atlguy33 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 878
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
I know people hate on the Plaza Tower Building in New Orleans, but I love how funky it is.

I also love this building. I wish someone would give it new life as apartments or something.
__________________
"Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted May 2, 2019, 11:00 PM
RockMont RockMont is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 660
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
I know people hate on the Plaza Tower Building in New Orleans, but I love how funky it is.

I love the 'hat' on top.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jun 3, 2019, 1:19 AM
SpawnOfVulcan's Avatar
SpawnOfVulcan SpawnOfVulcan is offline
Cat Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: America's Magic City
Posts: 3,584
Sadly, Alabama's tallest unused building is now the tower formerly known as "AT&T City Center". Fortunately, it is currently being examined for renovation for mixed use tenants.

Side note: It is the largest office building in Birmingham by square footage.


Source: Curtis Palmer (via Wikipedia)
__________________
SSP Alabama Metros: Birmingham (City Compilation) - Huntsville - Mobile - Montgomery - Tuscaloosa - Daphne-Fairhope - Decatur

SSP Alabama Universities: Alabama - UAB - Alabama State
Reply With Quote
     
     
End

Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 6:44 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.