National City Tower is a skyscraper in Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, and located at 101 South Fifth Street. Completed in 1972, the 40-story, 512-foot (156 m) high structure was designed by architects Wallace Harrison and Max Abramovitz based on the timeless designs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This is only building in Louisville that Harrison & Abramovitz designed, however, the firm has designed more than 15 building in New York York including, the Socony-Mobil Building and the AXA Financial Center.
The building, originally named First National Tower, was named after First National Bank and renamed National City Tower in 1994 when First National was acquired by National City Bank.
National City Tower was the tallest building in the state of Kentucky from 1972 until the AEGON Center was completed in 1993. The tower is constructed of steel columns on concrete piles of caissons with an anodized aluminum and glass curtin wall. The Annex, constructed of reinforced concrete, houses the garage, retail space on the grade level and office space on the top level.