Isbank Tower 1

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Isbank Tower 1
Is kuleleri 1.JPG
Isbank Tower 1, with the Sabancı Center towers in the background.
General information
Status Complete
Type Mixed-Use
Location Büyükdere Avenue, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°04′58″N 29°00′41″E / 41.0828°N 29.0114°E / 41.0828; 29.0114Coordinates: 41°04′58″N 29°00′41″E / 41.0828°N 29.0114°E / 41.0828; 29.0114
Construction started 1996
Opening 2000
Cost US$230,000,000
Roof circa 181 m (594 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Design and construction
Architect Swanke Hayden Connell Architects[1]
Developer Türkiye İş Bankası

The 52-floor Isbank (İş Bankası) Tower 1 is the tallest of the three skyscrapers of the Türkiye İş Bankası headquarters in Levent, Istanbul. It was formerly the tallest skyscraper in Turkey and the Balkan peninsula (southeastern Europe). It entered service with the ceremonies between August 23 and 26, 2000.

Specifications of the building[edit]

  • Its official height is 181.20 m (594.5 ft) without the flag pole, and 194.57 m (638.4 ft) including the flag pole.
  • Uses "intelligent skyscraper" technologies.
  • Located close to the Levent subway station of the Istanbul Metro on Büyükdere Avenue.
  • Owned and built by Türkiye İş Bankası (Turkish Business Bank).
  • Several details of the building resemble Trump Tower in New York City, which was designed by the same architect firm, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.[1] SHCA collaborated with the Turkish architect firm Tekeli-Sisa.[2]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Tallest Building in Turkey
181 m
Succeeded by
Istanbul Sapphire
Preceded by
Akbank Tower
Tallest Building in Istanbul
181 m
Succeeded by
Istanbul Sapphire


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