DC Towers

Coordinates: 48°13′55″N 16°24′46″E / 48.23194°N 16.41278°E / 48.23194; 16.41278
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DC Towers
DC Tower 1 (August 2014)
General information
StatusDC Tower 1 finished, DC Tower 2 under construction
Town or cityVienna
Coordinates48°13′55″N 16°24′46″E / 48.23194°N 16.41278°E / 48.23194; 16.41278
Construction started17 June 2010
CompletedSummer 2013 (est. for DC Tower 1)
DC Tower 2 will start after completion of DC Tower 1
Height220 m (720 ft) - DC Tower 1
168 m (551 ft) - DC Tower 2
Technical details
Floor count60 (DC Tower 1)
44 (DC Tower 2)
Floor area93,600 m2 (1,008,000 sq ft) - DC Tower 1
61,700 m2 (664,000 sq ft) - DC Tower 2
Design and construction
Architect(s)Dominique Perrault

DC Towers (also known as Donau City Towers) refers to a construction project in Vienna's District Donaustadt. The towers are designed by French architect Dominique Perrault.[1]

Construction timing[edit]

DC Tower 1, the tallest skyscraper in Austria at 220 metres high (250 metres including the antenna spire),[2] was officially finished with an opening ceremony on 26 February 2014 attended by architect Dominique Perrault and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.[3] Due to the global financial crisis of 2007, ground breaking had been delayed several times. Eventually, construction was started on 17 June 2010.[4]

As of June 2012, tenants were confirmed for 50 percent of the floor space according to the owner Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum. Most of the available floor space will be used for offices. Baxter International has been confirmed as one of the largest tenants. The upper floors will be used for apartments, while the first 15 floors will house a four-star hotel operated by the Spanish Sol Meliá Group. There will also be a restaurant in one of the top floors.[citation needed]

DC Tower 2 will reach 180 metres, making it Vienna's fourth tallest building.[5] It will house offices, shops and rental flats.

DC Towers under construction on 19 April 2011


  1. ^ "DC Towers". Vienna Donau City (in German). 28 November 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  2. ^ DC Tower 1
  3. ^ DC Tower 1 opening (in German)
  4. ^ "Austria's tallest skyscraper to be built in Vienna". 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  5. ^ "DC tower by Dominique Perrault rises above Vienna as austria's tallest building". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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