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What is the tallest building in New Hanover County?

Chris Mazzolini

The tallest building is the PPD tower along the riverfront in downtown Wilmington, said city planner Ron Satterfield.

The tower is 187.5 feet tall with a six-foot parapet wall, which makes the height from the street about 193 feet, Satterfield said.

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4 Responses to “ What is the tallest building in New Hanover County?”

  1. On November 12, 2009 at 10:33 am Nancy wrote:

    How does this compare with the Murchison Building and NHRMC?

  2. On November 12, 2009 at 11:21 am Braxton Williams wrote:

    I would love to see more big buildings like this one. One caveat: That their presence does not cause the destruction of any historic structure, either for the building or for parking, or by causing a ripple effect on redevelopment in the area. The PPD building is an example of a good skyscraper in a good location, it is the first thing people see coming into downtown, and didn’t ruin any existing neighborhoods in the process.

    I bet the view from the top is fantastic, too.

  3. On November 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm wilmington wrote:

    I agree. I would love to see taller buildings in Wilmington. PPD is beautiful!

  4. On December 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm Calvin ogden wrote:

    This isn’t correct. PPD is 228 feet tall from the base along Harnett and this height is according to the architect, Cline. Therefore it isn’t 193 which is from the base along front, it’s actual nearly 230.

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