At thirteen storeys, Edinburgh's tallest building (at time of writing) near Haymarket is a '70's throwback office block re-clad with mirrored glass and given a major internal renewal. Opened Easter 2001 as part of The Exchange ongoing office development off lower Lothian Road.
In 2004-05 plans were unveiled for buildings massively higher, in Leith Docks, by RMJM.
Edinburgh's tallest building?
Edinburgh Property Recovery
One property, Exchange Tower, has been a hub of activity: Edinburgh’s tallest office building was completed in March 2001 at a cost of £6m, but significant amounts of the space have lain empty until recently.
New for Leith: Tallest buildings in Scotland
Office Tower and Flats Tower, Leith, by Sir Terry Farrell
Edinburgh's Leith docks are set to become a mini-Manhattan, complete with Scotland’s two tallest buildings and a Guggenheim museum by Frank Gehry. Forth Ports has revealed plans to build two 35-storey towers as part of the regeneration of Leith port’s Edinburgh Harbour. The company is also in discussions with the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation about building a museum at the port. The two towers would stretch 420 feet into the air, making them three feet taller than the Millennium Tower at Glasgow’s Science Centre - currently Scotland’s tallest structure. They will dwarf Scotland’s previous tallest buildings, the 31-storey flats in Bluevale Street and Whitevale Street in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, which are both 298 feet tall