List of tallest buildings in Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware, and is located at the Brandywine Creek and Christina River, which flows into the Delaware River. It is one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley Metro area. Currently, Wilmington has over 14 buildings that surpass 200 feet, its current tallest building is the River Tower at Christina Landing, at 340 ft (100 m). Here are the top 20 tallest buildings in Wilmington:

Wilmington is Delaware's Largest City with 14 buildings that surpass 200 ft (61 m) and 2 that surpass 300 ft (91 m).
List of Tallest Buildings in Wilmington, Delaware (2017)
The Wilmington Skyline, as seen from I-495
Since its completion in 2007, the River Tower at Christina Landing is the tallest building in Wilmington.
Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, with the Dupont Building (right) shown with the Citizens Bank Center (middle) and the Delaware Trust Building (left).
If built, 1001-1011 Jefferson Street would become the tallest building in Wilmington, Delaware, rising 510 feet (155 meters) [35 floors] and surpassing the River Tower at Christina Landing.

Tallest buildings[edit]

These are the top 25 tallest buildings in Wilmington:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Primary Purpose Notes
1 River Tower at Christina Landing River Tower At Christiana Landing.jpg 340 ft. (104m.) 27 2007 Residential Tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware; tallest residential building in Wilmington
2 Chase Manhattan Centre 1201 North Market Street in Wilmington DE.jpg 330 ft. (101m.) 23 1988 Office Tallest building in Wilmington from 1988 to 2007; tallest office building in Wilmington
3 I.M. Pei Building 1105 North Market Street.jpg 282 feet (86 m) 23 1971 Office 3rd tallest building in Wilmington; Contains most international companies in Wilmington.
4 Brandywine Building Dupont Brandywine Building.jpg 260 feet (79 m) 19 1970 Office 4th tallest building in Wilmington; Part of DuPont's Headquarters until 2000.
5 Citizens Bank Center Wilmington Rodney Square.jpg 253 feet (77 m) 20 1972 Office 5th tallest building in Wilmington; Formally known as Mellon Bank Center
6 The Residences at Christina Landing The Residents At Christiana Landing.png 233 feet (71 m) 22 2005 Residential 6th tallest building in Wilmington; 2nd tallest building in the Christina Landing complex.
7 Gateway Plaza Bank Center.jpg 230 feet (70 m) 15 2006 Office 7th tallest building in Wilmington; WSFS Bank's Headquarters!
8 PNC Bank Building PNC Bank Building (Wilmington).jpg 228 feet (69 m) 18 1987 Office 8th tallest building in Wilmington; Mostly owned by PNC Bank.
9 Park Plaza Condominiums Park Plaza Condominiums.jpg 227 feet (69 m) 18 1965 Residential 9th tallest building in Wilmington; 3rd tallest residential building in Wilmington.
10 300 Delaware Avenue 300 Delaware Avenue.jpg 214 feet (65 m) 17 1970 Office 10th tallest building in Wilmington; Mostly owned by TD Bank.
11 Sheraton Suites Hotel Sheraton Suites Hotel, Wilmington, DE.jpg 205 feet (62 m) 16 - Hotel 11th tallest building in Wilmington; tallest hotel in Wilmington.
12 1 Christina Centre 1 Christina Center.jpg 202 feet (62 m) 18 1988 Office 12th tallest building in Wilmington; Tallest Building in Chase's complex in Wilmington.
13 Hercules Plaza Hercules Plaza, Wilmington, DE.jpg 200 feet (61 m) 12 1982 Mixed-use 13th tallest building in Wilmington; largest building by square foot in Wilmington
14 Devon Condominiums Devon Condominiums.jpg 190 feet (58 m) 15 - Residential 14th tallest building in Wilmington; tallest building in Wilmington outside city limits.
15 The Park View 189 feet (58 m) 15 - Residential 15th tallest building in Wilmington; Tallest building in North Wilmington.
16 Three Christina Center 3 Christina Center.jpg 176 feet (54 m) 14 1988 Office 16th tallest building in Wilmington; Second tallest building in Chase's complex in Wilmington.
17 1 Rodney Square 1 Rodney Square.jpg 164 feet (50 m) 13 1981 Office 17th tallest building in Wilmington; tallest building in Wilmington made out of bricks.
18 Nemours Building Nemours Building from Delaware Avenue and Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware (70890).jpg 162 feet (49 m) 16 1936 Office 18th tallest building in Wilmington; Owned by a spin off of DuPont.
19 Delaware Trust Building Delaware Trust.JPG 160 feet (49 m) 15 1927 Mixed Use 19th tallest building in Wilmington; This building features offices, condos, and retail.
20 DuPont Building DuPont Bldg.jpg 156 feet (48 m) 14 1908 Office 20th tallest building in Wilmington; Owned by DuPont,one of the biggest companies in Delaware.

Timeline of tallest buildings in Wilmington[edit]

Here are the buildings that were once the tallest in Wilmington:

Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Year of being the tallest Notes
DuPont Building DuPont Bldg.jpg 156 feet (48 m) 14 Mixed-use 1908-1936 This building is owned by one of the biggest companies in Delaware.
Nemours Building Nemours Building from Delaware Avenue and Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware (70890).jpg 162 feet (49 m) 16 Office 1936-1960 Tallest building in Wilmington until the completion of the Hercules Tower
Hercules Tower (Wilmington) Hercules Tower.png 287 feet (87 m) 22 Office 1960-1988 Tallest building in Wilmington until the completion of 1201 North Market Street; demolished in 2003
1201 North Market Street 1201 North Market Street in Wilmington DE.jpg 330 ft. (101m.) 23 Office 1988-2007 First building in Wilmington to surpass 300 feet; tallest office building in Wilmington
River Tower at Christina Landing River Tower At Christiana Landing.jpg 340 ft. (104m.) 27 Residential 2007–present Current tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware; tallest residential building in Wilmington

Tallest proposed, canceled, and approved[edit]

Here are the tallest buildings that are proposed, canceled, or approved in Wilmington:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Status Estimated completion if built Notes
1 Hercules Building 602 feet (183 m) 42 Mixed Use Cancelled - If this building was built, it would've become the tallest building between Philly and Charlotte. Replaced by Hercules Plaza.
2 1001-1011 Jefferson Street 1001-1011 Jefferson Street Sign.jpg 510 feet (160 m) 35 Mixed Use Approved 2018-2020 If built, this will become the new tallest building in Wilmington and Delaware
3 Star States Tower 400 feet (120 m) 25 Office Canceled - If built, this building would have become the tallest building in Wilmington, Surpassing the 340 ft River Tower at Christina Landing
4 2 Christina Center 290 feet (88 m) 23 (Estimated) Office Proposed 2018 If built, this will become the 3rd tallest building in Wilmington. It might be rescaled taller.
5 1200 North Market Street 162 feet (49 m) 15 Mixed Used Approved 2018-2020 This building will feature retail stores, offices, and condos.
6 The Residents at Midtown Park Residents at Midtown Park - Phase 1 - Under Construction.png 100 feet (30 m) 8 Residential Under Construction 2018 These apartments/condos will feature 2, 5 story buildings and 1, 8 story building.
7 Residents Inn Mariott Residence Inn Marriott - Downtown Wilmington.jpg 88 feet (27 m) 7 Hotel Under Construction 2017 This hotel will replace the old 1300 North Market Street Building.

Tallest demolished[edit]

Here are the tallest buildings in Wilmington that were demolished:

Rank Name Image Height
ft / m
Floors Type Year demolished Notes
1 Hercules Tower (Wilmington) Hercules Tower.png 287 feet (87 m) 22 Mixed-use 2003 Demolished due to an arson in 1997.
2 Industrial Trust Building 113 feet (34 m) 9 Office 1996 Demolished to make room for the Community Services Building

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References[edit]

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