With the recent news that construction is underway on what will be Portland's -- and Maine's -- tallest building, we decided to take a look at the tallest buildings right here in good old Bangor.

With some assistance from Bangor's Planning Department, we have our answers.

It turns out the tallest building in Bangor is the seven-story Verizon building at 59 Park Street, just across from Bangor City Hall. The building, which was once home to the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company building, was built in 1930. It comes in 117-feet high.

Now there were some others that were close. Both the tower at Eastern Maine Medical Center on State Street and the Camden National Bank office building at 80 Exchange Street come in at between 106-feet and 108-feet high.

All of those are obviously smaller than the state's tallest building, which is currently Franklin Towers in Portland, at 175-feet high.

Now underway is the construction of a $64-million apartment building at 201 Federal Street in Portland. That building will be 190-feet tall and 18-stories tall. It will take two years to complete.

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