List of tallest buildings in Bucharest
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is the site of 47 high-rises, 30 of which stand taller than 30 metres (98 ft). The tallest skyscraper in the city and Romania is the Tower Center International, which rises 120 m (394 ft) in Sector 1. The city has been the site of several construction projects that mostly consist of new office buildings, residential towers and hotel developments.
Bucharest's history of high-rises began with the 1932 completion of the 14-storey Carlton Bloc. The 47 m (154 ft) structure was, at the time of its completion, the tallest building in the city; it remained the tallest in Bucharest until the 53 m (174 ft) Telephone Palace was completed in 1934. Bucharest underwent a major building boom during the communist regime which led to many systematization works. During this time, the Casa Presei Libere became the tallest building in the city; the 104 m (341 ft) structure was also the tallest building in Romania until 2007, when the Tower Center International was completed. The most recent high-rise construction project to be completed in Bucharest was the Pipera Business Tower. The project consisted of a 54 m (177 ft) office building of 13 storeys. The building, located on the Dimitrie Pompei street was completed in July 2009, becoming the 19th-tallest building in the city. The Olympia Tower is another recently completed high-rises in the city being topped out in June 2009.
As of August 2009, there are 24 buildings under construction in Bucharest that are planned to rise over 50 m (164 ft) in height. The largest construction projects in the city are Floreasca City Center, Dâmboviţa Center and the Esplanada City Center. Floreasca City Center is an under-construction 131 m (430 ft) tower that is expected to be completed by 2010, the Dâmboviţa Center will consist of a mall of 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft), a five star hotel with 320 rooms, a residential area with 300 apartments and three office towers of 26, 30 and 34 floors with the last tower having 155 m (509 ft) and Esplanada City Center is a planned multifunctional complex with eight skyscrapers, the tallest rising 210 m (689 ft). Another development in Bucharest is Cathedral Plaza, an under-construction office building. Since its topping out, the 19-storey building has stood as the 10th-tallest in the city. The project was suspended indefinitely in 2008 after the local government of Sector 1 cancelled the construction authorization on grounds that the building might jeopardize the structural integrity of the nearby St. Joseph Cathedral.
This lists ranks Bucharest high-rises that stand at least 30 m (98 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.
|1||Floreasca City Center||137 m (449 ft)||37||2012|
|2||Basarab Tower||114 m (374 ft)||23||1988|
|3||Tower Center International||106.3 m (349 ft)||26||2008|
|4||Casa Presei Libere||104 m (341 ft)||23||1956|
|5||Asmita Gardens||92.2 m (302 ft)||24||2009|
|6||Palace of the Parliament||84 m (276 ft)||12||1997|
|7||Bucharest Financial Plaza||83 m (272 ft)||18||1997|
|8||BRD Tower||82 m (269 ft)||19||2003|
|9||Nusco Tower||80 m (260 ft)||20||2010|
|10||Cascade Euro Tower||80 m (260 ft)||19||2009|
|11||Romfelt Plaza||78 m (256 ft)||24||2009|
|12||InterContinental Bucharest||77 m (253 ft)||25||1970|
|13||Monaco Towers||77 m (253 ft)||20||2009|
|14||Sema Parc Hotel||75 m (246 ft)||22||2010|
|15||Cathedral Plaza||75 m (246 ft)||19||2011|
|16||Millennium Business Center||72 m (236 ft)||19||2009|
|17||City Gate Towers||72 m (236 ft)||18||2009|
|18||Alia Apartments||70 m (230 ft)||20||2010|
|19||Howard Johnson Hotel||70 m (230 ft)||18||2001|
|20||Charles de Gaulle Plaza||70 m (230 ft)||16||2005|
|21||Business Development Center||68 m (223 ft)||17||2004|
|22||Rin Grand Hotel||65 m (213 ft)||15||2008|
|23||BOS Tower||64 m (210 ft)||16||2007|
|24||Bucharest Corporate Center||60 m (200 ft)||15||2007|
|25||Griro Tower||60 m (200 ft)||15||1984|
|26||BSE Tower||56 m (184 ft)||16||2003|
|27||UpGround||55 m (180 ft)||16||2010|
|28||Pipera Business Tower||54 m (177 ft)||13||2009|
|29||Telephone Palace||53 m (174 ft)||10||1933|
|30||Hotel Pullman||52 m (171 ft)||13||1994|
|31||Oracle Tower||45 m (148 ft)||14||2005|
|32||Monte Carlo Palace||44 m (144 ft)||15||2009|
|33||The Fire Tower||42 m (138 ft)||4||1890|
|34||Hotel Best Western Park||39 m (128 ft)||13||1978|
|35||Olympia Tower||39 m (128 ft)||13||2009|
|36||Anchor Plaza||36 m (118 ft)||12||2006|
Tallest under construction, proposed, and approved
This lists buildings that are under construction in Bucharest and are planned to rise at least 30 m (98 ft). A floor count of 15 storeys is used as the cutoff for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.
|Name||Image||Height m (ft)*||Floors||Year
|Dâmbovița Center||155 (509)||34||2015||Construction on hold|
|Sky Tower||137 (430)||37||2012||Would stand as the tallest building in the city upon completion|
|Cathedral Plaza*||75 (246)||19||
||Has been topped out; construction has been suspended on grounds that the building might endanger the structural integrity of the nearby St. Joseph Cathedral|
|Sema Parc Hotel||
|Piraeus Bank Tower||
|Open Sky Residence||
This lists buildings that are approved in Bucharest and are planned to rise at least 30 m (98 ft). A floor count of 15 storeys is used as the cutoff for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.
|Esplanada City Center||210 (689)||70||2017||Would stand as the tallest building in the city upon completion|
|Colosseum Tower||125 (410)||32||2011|||
|Ana Tower||120 (394)||28||2012|||
|N.O.C. Tower||90 (295)||26||2011|||
|Niro Hotel Tower||—||22||2011|||
This lists buildings that are proposed in Bucharest and are planned to rise at least 30 m (98 ft). A floor count of 15 storeys is used as the cutoff for buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers.
|Dorobanţi Tower||200 (656)||50||2013||Would stand as the tallest building in the city upon completion|
|Tron Tower||105 (344)||25||2010|||
|Kiseleff Business Plaza||91 (299)||31||2013|||
|Orhideea Towers||84 (276)||21||2011|||
|Politehnica Office Tower||—||36||—|||
|Cuprom Tower||—||19||2013||Would become the largest office building in the city by floor area upon completion|
* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights has not yet been released.
Timeline of tallest buildings
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Bucharest. The Turnul Colţei was the tallest structure in Bucharest from 1714 until 1888; because the bell tower was not a habitable building, it never stood as the tallest building in the city, but is included in this table for comparative purposes.
|Name||Image||Location||Years as tallest||Height
|Turnul Colţei||near today's University Square||[Note D]||50 (164)||2|||
|Foişorul de Foc||between Obor, Calea Moşilor and Nerva-Traian streets||1890–1932||42 (138)||4|||
|Carlton Bloc[E]||—||between Magheru and Regala streets||1932–1934||47 (154)||14|||
|Telephone Palace||Calea Victoriei||1934–1956||53 (174)||10|||
|Casa Presei Libere||Presei Libere Square||1956–1988||104 (341)||14|||
||Calea Giuleşti||1988–2007||114 (374)||23|||
|Tower Center International||Victoria Square||2007–2012||120 (394)||26|||
|Floreasca City Center||Calea Floreasca||2012–present||137 (449)||37|||
- A. ^ This height figure is an estimate based on the building's floor heights; official height figures have not been released by Monte Carlo Palace's developer.
- B. ^ This height figure is an estimate based on the building's floor heights; official height figures have not been released by Olympia Tower's developer.
- C. ^ This height figure is an estimate based on the building's floor heights; official height figures have not been released by Anchor Plaza's developer.
- D. ^ Because the Turnul Colţei was not a habitable building, it never held the title of tallest building in Bucharest. The tower was, however, the tallest free-standing structure in the city from 1714 until 1888. The building's clock tower was destroyed on October 14, 1802 by an earthquake. In 1888, the building was demolished.
- E. ^ This building was destroyed by an earthquake on November 10, 1940.
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