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Des Moines

Des Moines

About Des Moines

206,688 in city
631,845 in metro
200 km² (77 mi²)
244.75737625 m
Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa and the state's capital city. The city was incorporated in 1857. Located in central Iowa, Des Moines is a major center for agribusiness and publishing. It is also one of the major insurance centers in the US with more than 50 insurance companies calling Des Moines home. For a city its size, Des Moines has an impressive skyline which is dominated by 801 Grand.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
304 All Buildings
243
existing
2
under construction
8
planned
8
unbuilt
43
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 801 Grand 630 ft 1991
2 Ruan Center 460 ft 1975
3 Des Moines Marriott 365 ft 1981
4 Financial Center 345 ft 1973
5 Plaza Building 340 ft 1985