List of tallest buildings in Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas, Nevada and its surrounding unincorporated communities in the Las Vegas metropolitan area are the sites of more than 160 high-rises, 42 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The tallest structure in the city is the Stratosphere Tower, which rises 1,149 feet (350 m) on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The tower is also the tallest observation tower in the United States. Since the Stratosphere Tower is not fully habitable, it is not considered a “building”, it’s known as an observation tower. The tallest building in Las Vegas is the under-construction Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, which rises 735 feet (224 m) and was topped out in early 2009. The tallest completed building in the city is the 53-story Palazzo, which rises 642 feet (196 m) and was completed in 2007.

The history of skyscrapers in Las Vegas began with the 1954 completion of the Castaways Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas; the 216-foot (66 m) structure stood as the tallest building in the city until 1961, and was demolished in 2006. Beginning with the completion of the Diamond of the Dunes Tower in 1961, high-rise hotels began to become more concentrated on the Las Vegas Strip. The first high-rise hotel and casino resort to rise higher than 492 feet (150 m) was the 529-foot (161 m) New York-New York Hotel & Casino, completed in 1997. Las Vegas entered into a skyscraper-building boom in the late 1990s that has continued to the present; of the city’s 40 tallest skyscrapers, 39 were completed after 1997. As of 2009, the skyline of Las Vegas is ranked 60th in the world and 20th in the United States with 168 completed high-rises.

In what is being dubbed a “Manhattanization wave”, there are over 30 skyscrapers that are proposed, approved or under construction in the city that are planned to rise over 400 feet (122 m) in height. The tallest building approved for the city is the World Jewelry Center, which has been approved for construction in Downtown Las Vegas. The 815-foot (248 m) tower is part of a proposal to construct a hub for the world’s jewelry industry, and was originally expected to be completed in 2011. As of July 2009, however, the building’s construction has been delayed by several months as a result of the global economic crisis. The tallest building under construction in Las Vegas is the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, which has also been the tallest building in the city since its topping out in early 2009. That project, however, is facing difficulties resulting from the economic crisis; as of July 2009, construction has been reduced to skeleton crews due to financial problems and lawsuits.

 

Name Height ft (m)
Floors
Year
1 Stratosphere Tower 1,149 (350)
112
1996
2 Fontainebleau Resort 735 (224)
63
2010
3 The Palazzo 642 (196)
53
2007
4 Encore at Wynn 631 (192)
50
2008
5 Trump International 622 (190)
64
2008
6 Wynn Las Vegas 614 (187)
60
2005
7 The Cosmopolitan Beach Club Tower 603 (184)
51
2010
7 The Cosmopolitan Casino Spa Tower 603 (184)
53
2010
9 Aria 600 (183)
50
2009
9 Planet Hollywood Westgate Tower I 600 (183)
50
2009
11 Vdara 554 (169)
57
2009
12 Eiffel Tower at Paris 540 (165)
3
1999
13 Mandarin Oriental 539 (164)
56
2009
14 New York-New York 529 (161)
49
1997
15 Palms Place 520 (158)
47
2008
16 Bellagio 508 (155)
36
1998
17 Sky Las Vegas 500 (152)
45
2007
17 The Martin 500 (152)
42
2009
19 THEhotel 485 (148)
64
2003
20 Mandalay Bay 480 (146)
62
1999
21 Turnberry Place – Tower I 477 (145)
38
2001
21 Turnberry Place – Tower II 477 (145)
38
2002
21 Turnberry Place – Tower III 477 (145)
38
2004
21 Turnberry Place – Tower IV 477 (145)
38
2006
25 The Signature Tower I 475 (145)
38
2006
25 The Signature Tower II 475 (145)
38
2006
25 The Signature Tower III 475 (145)
38
2007
25 The Venetian 475 (145)
40
1999
29 Allure Las Vegas – Tower I 466 (142)
41
2007
30 Palms Fantasy Tower 458 (140)
40
2006
31 Turnberry Towers – Tower I 453 (138)
45
2007
31 Turnberry Towers – Tower II 453 (138)
45
2008
33 Caesars Palace – Palace Tower 453 (133)
29
1998
34 Veer Towers West 433 (129)
37
2010
34 Veer Towers East 433 (129)
37
2010
34 Rio Masquerade Tower 433 (129)
42
1997
34 Palms Casino Resort 433 (129)
42
2001
38 Marriott’s Grand Chateau 420 (128)
37
2008
38 Panorama Tower I 420 (128)
33
2006
38 Panorama Tower II 420 (128)
33
2007
41 Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Tower 2 405 (123)
38
2006
42 Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel Las Vegas 400 (122)
34
1979
42 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 400 (122)
39
2000

 

Stratosphere Tower
Tallest observation tower in the United States, second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere after the CN Tower in Toronto; second-tallest free-standing structure in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River, after the Kennecott Smokestack in Utah; has been the tallest structure in Las Vegas and Nevada since 1996

New York-New York
Tallest building constructed in Las Vegas in the 1990s

Aria
Floors 40-49 are skipped due to superstition

The Palazzo
Tallest completed building in Las Vegas and Nevada; tallest hotel in Las Vegas

Trump International
Tallest residential building in the city

Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel Las Vegas
Tallest building in Downtown Las Vegas; tallest building constructed in Las Vegas in the 1970s

Fontainebleau Resort
Under construction; the Fontainebleau Resort was topped out in early 2009, becoming the tallest building in Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. Tallest building constructed in Las Vegas in the 2000s

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