The tallest buildings, and the tallest hotel, located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
These are the five tallest buildings located in Louisville, Kentucky, along with the tallest hotel in the city. Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, and is home to some 740,000 people. Over 1.3 million people work and live in the Louisville metro area.
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Louisville is located along the banks of the Ohio River. The skyscrapers in the city, when set against the backdrop of the river, creates a beautiful site. The city is located in the heart of horse country. Driving to Louisville through Kentucky is a lot of fun, as one gets to see the beautiful horse farms in the area with their white and black fences.
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Tallest Buildings in Louisville
1. AEGON Center - 549 feet
At 549 feet in height, the 35 story AEGON Center is the tallest building in Louisville, and the tallest building in the state of Kentucky. Located at 400 Market Street in Downtown Louisville, the AEGON Center was completed in 1993. The building is capped with a huge dome that is illuminated at night and can be seen for many miles.
2. National City Tower - 512 feet
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At 512 feet in height, the 40 floor National City Tower is the second tallest building in Louisville and Kentucky. Located at 101 South Fifth Street in Downtown Louisville, the National City Tower was completed in 1972. It was the tallest building in Louisville and in Kentucky from 1972 to 1993.
3. PNC Plaza - 420 feet
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PNC Plaza is 420 feet in height and contains 30 floors. Located at 500 West Jefferson Street in Downtown Louisville, the PNC Plaza was completed in 1971. It was the tallest building in Louisville and Kentucky for one year. PNC Plaza is owned by PNC Bank.
4. Humana Building - 417 feet
The Humana Building is located at 500 West Main Street in Downtown Louisville. Constructed from 1982 to 1985, the Humana Building is 417 feet high and contains 27 floors. Built in Postmodern architectural style, the building is the most distinctive of the tallest buildings in Louisville. It's top has sloping pyramid style sides, which has caused the Humana Building to be nicknamed the Milk Carton.
The building is the headquarters of the healthcare company Humana Corporation. There is an observation deck on top, but it is not currently open to the public.
5. Waterfront Park Place - 364 feet
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Located at 222 East Witherspoon Street, the 364 foot high Waterfront Park Place is the tallest residential building in Louisville and in Kentucky. The 22 story building offers residences from 1,200 to 8,000 square feet in size. Every residence has a balcony overlooking the Ohio River and city of Louisville. The Waterfront Park Place was completed in 2004, and still has a few original residences for sale.
Tallest Hotel in Louisville
Galt House - 325 feet
The Galt House has been a hotel in Louisville since 1837. The original hotel had both Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln as guests. In 1864, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman met at the hotel and planned Sherman's March to the Sea through Georgia.
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The original hotel was demolished in 1865, and a second Galt House was built in 1869. The second building was demolished in 1921. In 1973, on the same spot, the present day Galt House hotel was built. It is located at 140 North 4th Street and stands 325 feet in height, making it the tallest hotel in Louisville and in Kentucky. In 1985 a second Galt House tower was built which stands 322 feet high. Churchill Downs is located just 5 miles from the Galt House.
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