These are the 10 tallest churches in the United States today. To qualify, a church has to be primarily a church and not an office building like the Chicago Temple building in Chicago primarily is. The Chicago Temple building is 568 feet tall, but most of the building is a skyscraper occupied by businesses.
All ten of these tallest churches are popular tourist attractions and great landmarks in the cities they are located in. I've personally been to a number of these churches and found them to be great places to visit and to kneel and say a prayer. Tens of millions of people visit these churches on a yearly basis and they are beautiful structures both inside and outside.
10 Tallest Churches in the United States
1. Riverside Church in New York City- 392 feet
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At 392 feet in height, Riverside Church in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan in New York City is the tallest church in the United States, and 24th tallest church in the world. Riverside Church is a interdenominational church built mainly by John D. Rockefeller and completed in 1930. Riverside Church's address is 490 Riverside Drive in New York City, New York. Riverside Church is a big tourist attraction in NYC.
2. St. Patrick's Cathedral- 339 feet
St. Patrick's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church located at 14 East 51st Street in Manhattan, NYC that is the second tallest church in the United States at 339 feet in height. Located right across the street from Rockefeller Center in New York City, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a popular tourist attraction in New York visited by millions of people a year.
3. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception- 328 feet
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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception located at 400 Michigan Ave NE in Washington, D.C. is a Catholic church that is the third tallest church in the United States at 328 feet in height. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic Church building in the United States. Millions of tourists visit the church each year.
4. Cathedral of Saint Paul in Minnesota- 306.5 feet
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The Cathedral of Saint Paul stands 306.5 feet high at Summit and Selby Ave's in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which makes the church the fourth tallest in the United States. The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic Church that was opened in 1915.
5. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church- 303 feet
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Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church located at 5555 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the fifth tallest church in the United States at 303 feet in height. Dedicated in 1974, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church can hold 2,800 people for a service.
T-6. National Cathedral- 300 feet
The National Cathedral located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW in Washington, D.C. is the sixth tallest church in the United States at 300 feet in height. The National Cathedral is an Episcopal church that was begun in 1907 and finished in 1990. The National Cathedral is a very popular tourist attraction in Washington, D.C. visited by millions of tourists a year.
T-6. St. Francis de Sales Church in St. Louis- 300 feet
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St. Francis de Sales Church or Oratory located at 2653 Ohio Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri is tied with the National Cathedral as the sixth tallest church in the United States at 300 feet in height. After the first church on the site was destroyed by a tornado in 1896, the present St. Francis de Sales Church was dedicated in 1908.
T-6. Cathedral of Hope in Pittsburgh- 300
Also standing 300 feet in height is the Cathedral of Hope which is a Presbyterian Church located at 116 South Highland Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that was built from 1932 to 1935 by Richard Beatty Mellon. The Mellon family had as much money as any family did in the United States back in the 1930s.
9. Washington D.C. Temple- 288 feet
The Washington, D.C. Temple is a Mormon church located at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive in Kensington, Maryland just north of Washington, D.C. that is 288 feet tall. Dedicated in 1974, the Washington, D.C. Temple is 160,000 square feet large, making it the third largest Mormon Church in the United States, and the tallest.
10. Cathedral of the Assumption- 285 feet
The 10th tallest church in the United States is the Cathedral of the Assumption located at 433 South 5th Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Standing 285 feet tall, the Cathedral of the Assumption is a Roman Catholic Church that built in 1852 and is a popular landmark and tourist attraction in Louisville today.
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