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This list of tallest buildings in Las Vegas ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Las Vegas, Nevada and surrounding municipalities and unincorporated communities by height. The tallest structure in the city is currently the Stratosphere Tower, which rises 1,149 feet (350 m) on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The tower also holds the distinction of being the tallest observation tower in the United States. However, since the Stratosphere Tower is not fully habitable, it is not considered a "building". The tallest completed building in the city is the 55-story Palazzo, which rises 642 feet (196 m).
The history of skyscrapers in Las Vegas began in the late 1990s, when hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip began to rise upward in order to conserve space. Las Vegas is currently going through the largest building boom in the city's history, with several new residential and hotel towers proposed, approved, and under construction throughout the city. In what is being dubbed a "Manhattanization wave", there are over 50 skyscrapers that are proposed, approved or under construction in the city that are planned to rise over 400 ft (122 m) in height. The city is the site of eight completed skyscrapers at least 500 feet (152 m) tall, with another ten under construction. Overall, the Las Vegas skyline is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall) third in the Pacific Coast region (after Los Angeles and San Francisco) and ninth in the United States.
The tallest development taking place in Las Vegas is the World Jewelry Center, which is located in Downtown Las Vegas. The tower is part of a proposal to construct a center for the world's jewelry industry, and is expected to rise 815 feet (248 m) and be completed in 2010. The tallest building under construction in Las Vegas is the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, which rises 735 feet (224 m) and 63 floors. The Fontainebleau Resort was topped out in early 2009, becoming the tallest building in the Las Vegas metropolitan area and Nevada, although the Stratosphere Tower remains the tallest freestanding structure.
List of the Tallest Buildings Edit
- World Jewelry Center
- Conrad Majestic Las Vegas
- World View Towers I
- World View Towers II
- Trump International Hotel & Tower - Tower Two
- The Stanhi
- Allure Las Vegas – Tower II
- H.U.E. Lofts at Art Central
- Pinnacle Las Vegas - North Tower
- Pinnacle Las Vegas - South Tower
- Las Vegas Central - Tower II
- Las Vegas Central - Tower I