List of tallest voluntarily demolished buildings

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The following is a list of tallest voluntarily demolished buildings.

List

Rank Building name City Country Height Floors Year completed Year demolished Method Reason
1 Singer Building New York City USA 614 ft (187 m) 47 1908 1968 manual demolition Demolished to make way for One Liberty Plaza.
2 Morrison Hotel Chicago USA 526 ft (160 m) 45 1925 1965 manual demolition Demolished to make way for Bank One Plaza.
3 Deutsche Bank Building New York City USA 517 ft (157.6 m) 39 1973 2011 manual demolition Heavily damaged from the September 11 attacks.
4 One Meridian Plaza Philadelphia USA 492 ft (150 m) 38 1972 1999 manual demolition Heavily damaged from a fire on February 23, 1991.
5 City Investing Building New York City USA 487 ft (148 m) 33 1908 1968 manual demolition Demolished to make way for One Liberty Plaza.
6 Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka Tokyo Japan 463 ft (141 m) 39 1982 2013 manual demolition
7 The Harmon Las Vegas USA 453 ft (138 m) 47 2009 2015 manual demolition Found to be structurally deficient and demolished. Never opened.
8 J.L. Hudson's Department Store and Addition Detroit USA 439 ft (134 m) 29 1927 1998 implosion Was neglected for 12 years, and considered beyond repair. The decision was controversial.
t-9 Savoy-Plaza Hotel New York City USA 420 ft (128 m) 33 1927 1965 manual demolition Demolished to make way for General Motors Building.
t-9 State Office Block Sydney Australia 420 ft (128 m) 32 1965 1997 manual demolition Demolished to make way for Aurora Place.
11 CAGA House Sydney Australia 410 ft (125 m) 30 1977 1992 manual demolition Demolished to make way for Governor Phillip Tower.
12 Bayer-Hochhaus Leverkusen Germany 400 ft (122 m) 32 1963 2012 manual demolition
13 First National Bank Building Pittsburgh USA 387 ft (118 m) 26 1912 1970 manual demolition Demolished to make way for One PNC Plaza.
14 Centre International Rogier Brussels Belgium 384 ft (117 m) 30 1960 2001 manual demolition Demolished to make way for Rogier Tower.
15 AfE-Turm Frankfurt Germany 381 ft (116 m) 32 1972 2014 implosion
16 Landmark Tower Fort Worth USA 380 ft (116 m) 30 1952 2006 implosion Damaged in tornado in 2000.
17 Richfield Tower Los Angeles USA 372 ft (113 m) 30 1929 1969 manual demolition
18 Landmark Las Vegas Las Vegas USA 364 ft (111 m) 31 1969 1995 implosion Demolished to make way for a parking lot for Las Vegas Convention Center.
19 Wilson Mendes Caldeira Building São Paulo Brazil 361 ft (110 m) 32 1963 1975 implosion Imploded to make way for the metro station and Praça da Sé.
20 Stardust Las Vegas Las Vegas USA 354 ft (108 m) 32 1991 2007 implosion Demolished to make way for Echelon Place and Resorts World Las Vegas.
21 Sheraton Lincoln Hotel Houston USA 352 ft (107 m) 28 1962 2011 manual demolition
22 Windsor Tower Madrid Spain 348 ft (106 m) 32 1979 2005 manual demolition Heavily damaged from a fire on February 12, 2005.
23 Farmers Bank Building Pittsburgh USA 345 ft (105 m) 27 1902 1997 implosion Demolished due to a lack of tenants.
24 Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus Ludwigshafen Germany 333 ft (101 m) 28 1957 2014 manual demolition
25 Sparkasse Hagen tower Hagen Germany 331 ft (101 m) 21 1975 2004 implosion
26 Genesee Towers Flint USA 326 ft (99 m) 19 1968 2013 implosion
27 CRA Building Melbourne Australia 325 ft (99 m) 26 1962 1988 manual demolition Demolished to make way for 101 Collins Street.
28 1515 Tower West Palm Beach USA 320 ft (98 m) 30 1974 2010 implosion Damaged by hurricanes in 2004.
29 Houston Main Building Houston USA 312 ft (95 m) 21 1952 2012 implosion
30 Poltegor Centre Wrocław Poland 302 ft (92 m) 25 1982 2007 manual demolition Demolished to make way for Sky Tower
31 Sander Hall Cincinnati USA 297 ft (91 m) 27 1971 1991 implosion
32 21 Birnie Court Glasgow Scotland 292 ft (89 m) 31 1966 2013 implosion
33 Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch New Zealand 279 ft (85 m) 26 1986 2012 manual demolition Damaged by 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
34 Dunes Las Vegas Las Vegas USA 275 ft (84 m) 24 1961 1993 implosion Demolished to make way for Bellagio Las Vegas.
35 Sands Las Vegas Las Vegas USA 274 ft (83 m) 18 1965 1996 implosion Demolished to make way for The Venetian Las Vegas.
36 Northwestern National Bank Building Minneapolis USA 264 ft (80 m) 16 1930 1984 implosion Damaged by the 1982 Thanksgiving Day fire. The Wells Fargo Center now stands on the site.
37 153 Petershill Drive Glasgow Scotland 262 ft (80 m) 27 1969 2012 implosion
t-38 Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis USA 255 ft (78 m) 18 1956 2005 implosion
t-38 Commonwealth Building Louisville USA 255 ft (78 m) 21 1928 1994 implosion
40 Traveler's Insurance Building Boston USA 253 ft (77 m) 18 1959 1988 implosion Demolished to make way for 125 High Street.
41 Sheraton-Oklahoma Hotel Oklahoma City USA 245 ft (75 m) 24 1932 1977 implosion Demolished because it was in the way of an urban development.

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