DC Tower 1 nearly completed (September 2013)
|Status||DC Tower 1 finished, DC Tower 2 under construction|
|Town or city||Vienna|
|Construction started||17 June 2010|
Summer 2013 (est. for DC Tower 1)
|Height||220 m (720 ft) - DC Tower 1
168 m (551 ft) - DC Tower 2
60 (DC Tower 1)
93,600 m2 (1,008,000 sq ft) - DC Tower 1
|Design and construction|
The DC Towers (also known as Donau City Towers) will be a pair of towers in Vienna's Donaucity. DC Tower 1 is complete and the first tenants moved into the offices in October 2013. Construction of DC Tower 2 will start afterwards. French architect Dominique Perrault has designed both towers.
DC Tower 1 is 220 metres high (250 metres including the antenna spire) which makes it the tallest skyscraper in Austria as it will be 18 metres higher than Millennium Tower, which was leading that ranking before. The DC Tower 1 was officially finished with an opening ceremony on Feb 26, 2014 by Buzz Aldrin. DC Tower 2 is expected to be 168 metres high which will make it Vienna's fourth tallest building.
Due to the global financial crisis 2007, ground breaking had to be delayed several times. Eventually construction was started on 17 June 2010. After slightly more than three years, DC Tower 1 is outwardly complete, while works inside the building are on-going. Work will start on DC Tower 2 after DC Tower 1 has been fully completed. Most of the available floor space will be used for offices. Baxter International has been confirmed as one of the largest tenants at DC Towers. The upper floors will be used for sky lofts, 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. As of June 2012 tenants have been confirmed for 50 percent of the floor space according to the owner WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum).
- DC Tower 1
- DC Tower 1 opening (in German)
- "Austria's tallest skyscraper to be built in Vienna". 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2012-07-05.