Special Report

This Is the Tallest Building in Wyoming

For more than four decades, from 1931 until 1972, the 1,454-foot Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world. At the time, it was hardly believed that it was possible to build anything above 1,000 feet.

Fast-forward to 2021, and in the rankings of today’s tallest human-made structures, the Empire State Building doesn’t even make the top 40. It’s not even in the top five in its home state.

To determine the tallest building in every state, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data from several sources, including the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Only completely finished buildings were considered.

Wyoming’s tallest building is the White Hall at the University of Wyoming. Located in Laramie, the 146-foot human-made office building has 12 floors. Construction was completed in 1967. The state’s Capitol building is also often cited as the tallest. Various sources have different height measurements for both buildings but the difference is always very small, usually just a few inches.

With few exceptions, the tallest building in a state is in its largest city. Most are office buildings, several are hotels and casinos, and a couple are government buildings.

For many years, the U.S. has dominated the world skyscraper rankings. Now, many of the world’s tallest buildings are in Asia and the Middle East — these are the 50 tallest buildings in the world.

State Building City Height (ft.) Floors Year Type
Alabama RSA Battle House Tower Mobile 745 35 2007 Office
Alaska Conoco-Phillips Building Anchorage 296 21 1983 Office
Arizona Chase Tower Phoenix 483 40 1972 Office
Arkansas Simmons Tower Little Rock 546 40 1986 Office
California Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 1100 73 2017 Hotel/office
Colorado Republic Plaza Denver 714 56 1984 Office
Connecticut City Place I Hartford 535 38 1980 Office
Delaware The River Tower at Christina Landing Wilmington 340 27 2007 Office
Florida Panorama Tower Miami 868 85 2018 Mixed-use
Georgia Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 1023 55 1992 Office
Hawaii First Hawaiian Center Honolulu 429 30 1996 Office
Idaho 8th and Main Tower Boise 315 18 2014 Office
Illinois Willis Tower Chicago 1451 108 1974 Office
Indiana Salesforce Tower Indianapolis 701 49 1990 Office
Iowa 801 Grand Des Moines 630 44 1991 Office
Kansas Epic Center Wichita 320 22 1989 Office
Kentucky 400 West Market Louisville 549 35 1992 Office
Louisiana Hancock Whitney Center New Orleans 697 51 1972 Office
Maine Agora Grand Event Center Lewiston 220 14 1890 Event center
Maryland Transamerica Tower Baltimore 529 40 1973 Office
Massachusetts John Hancock Tower Boston 790 62 1976 Office
Michigan Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Detroit 727 70 1977 Office
Minnesota IDS Center Minneapolis 792 55 1973 Office
Mississippi Beau Rivage Casino Hotel Biloxi 346 32 1999 Hotel and casino
Missouri One Kansas City Place Kansas City 623 42 1988 Office
Montana First Interstate Center Billings 272 20 1985 Office
Nebraska First National Bank Tower Omaha 634 45 2002 Office
Nevada The Palazzo Las Vegas 642 53 2007 Hotel and casino
New Hampshire City Hall Plaza Manchester 275 20 1992 Office
New Jersey 99 Hudson Street Jersey City 900 79 2019 Residential
New Mexico Albuquerque Plaza Albuquerque 351 22 1990 Office
New York One World Trade Center New York 1776 94 2014 Office
North Carolina Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte 871 60 1992 Office
North Dakota North Dakota State Capitol Bismarck 242 19 1934 Government
Ohio Key Tower Cleveland 947 57 1991 Office
Oklahoma Devon Energy Center Oklahoma City 844 52 2012 Office
Oregon Wells Fargo Center Portland 546 40 1973 Office
Pennsylvania Comcast Center Philadelphia 1,121 60 2018 Office
Rhode Island Industrial National Bank Building Providence 428 26 1927 Office
South Carolina Capitol Center Columbia 349 25 1987 Office
South Dakota CenturyLink Tower Sioux Falls 174 11 1962 Office
Tennessee AT&T Building Nashville 617 33 1994 Office
Texas JPMorganChase Tower Houston 1002 75 1982 Office
Utah Wells Fargo Center Salt Lake City 422 26 1998 Office
Vermont Decker Towers Burlington 124 38 1971 Residential
Virginia The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center & Residences Virginia Beach 508 38 2007 Residential/hotel
Washington Columbia Center Seattle 933 76 1984 Office
West Virginia West Virginia State Capitol Charleston 292 4 1932 Government
Wisconsin U.S. Bank Center Milwaukee 601 42 1973 Office
Wyoming White Hall at the University of Wyoming Laramie 146 12 1967 Office