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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. 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 a very impressive skyline. The state capitol building was constructed on a hill and is surrounded by an 85 acre park. Located in central Iowa, Des Moines is about 130 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
199 All Buildings
147
existing
1
under construction
3
planned
7
unbuilt
41
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