List of tallest buildings and structures in Belfast

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A panorama of part of Belfasts's skyline in 2013

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Belfast ranks skyscrapers and structures in Belfast, Northern Ireland by height. There are 21 structures in the city taller than 45 metres (148 ft), with a further 10 under construction or approved.

The tallest building in Belfast is the Obel Tower at 85-metre (279 ft). It is the tallest building on the island of Ireland.

Tallest buildings and structures[edit]

This list ranks the top 21 completed buildings and structures in Belfast at least 45 metres (148 ft) tall, which excludes buildings under construction, proposed buildings and cancelled buildings.

An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Rank Name Use Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors
(above ground)
Year of completion Notes
1 Obel Residential Obel Tower completed.jpg 85 279 28 2010 [1]
2 Windsor House Office Windsor House Belfast.jpg 80 262 23 1975 [2]
3 Belfast City Hospital Tower Hospital Belfast City Hospital - geograph.org.uk - 935083.jpg 76 249 15 1986 [3]
4 St Anne's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Church St Annes Cathedral, Belfast, July 2010 (37).JPG 72 236 2007 [4]
5= St Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic) Church Belfast St. Patrick's.jpg 63 207 1877 [5]
5= Belfast International Hilton Hotel Hotel DSCF1320.JPG 63 207 16 1998 [6]
5= Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Building Hospital 63 207 12 2012 [7]
7= BT Riverside Tower Office BT Riverside Tower, Belfast, April 2010 (02).JPG 62 203 14 1998 [8]
7= The Boat Office/Residential The Boat 09.08.10.JPG 62 203 15 2010 [9]
9 Divis Tower Residential Divis Tower, Belfast, May 2011 (01).JPG 61 200 20 1966 [10]
10= Linum Square Office Bedford Square 18.08.12 029.jpg 55 180 13 2005 [11]
10= Causeway Tower Office Causeway Tower 13.09.12.jpg 55 180 13 2004 [12]
10= Great Northern Tower Office No image.svg 55 180 13 [13]
13 Belfast City Hall Government Building Belfast city hall.jpg 53 174 N/A 1906 [14]
14 Europa Hotel Hotel Europa Hotel 2.jpg 51 167 13 1971 [15]
15 Lanyon Plaza Residential No 8 Lanyon Place, Belfast (14) - geograph.org.uk - 1716262.jpg 50 164 12 2014 [16]
16= Bedford House Office Bedford House, Belfast, October 2010.JPG 49 161 12 [17]
16= River House Office Belfast (004), October 2009.JPG 49 161 14 [18]
17= 14 Great Victoria Street Office 14-18 Great Victoria Street 13.09.12.jpg 46 151 11 2003 [19]
17= Fanum House Office Fanum House August 2011.jpg 46 151 13 [20]
17= Ashby Building University 46 151 11 [21]
20= Kilbroney House Residential No image.svg 45 148 15 1967 [22]
20= Carnet House Residential No image.svg 45 148 15 1966 [23]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Approved[edit]

This lists buildings that have been approved in Belfast (over 45 metres (148 ft)).

Name Use Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Bedford Square Phase 2 Office 105 343 26 [24]
Lincoln Centre Offices Office 55 180 11 [25]
Pilot Street Block Residential 54 177 18 [26]
CityLink Apartments 1 Residential 52 171 17 [27]
CityLink Apartments 2 Residential 52 171 17 [28]
101 Corporation Street Residential 46 151 15 [29]

Proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that have only been proposed to be built in Belfast (over 45 metres (148 ft)).

Name Use Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Notes
Aurora Residential 109 358 37 [30]
Vetro Hotel 100 328 26 [31]
Queens Quay Block E1 Residential 91 298 30 [32]
Murray Tobacco Works Residential 85 277 30 [33]
St Georges Gate Building C Mixed 76 249 24 [34]
Midland Building Residential 76 249 25 [35]
Hope and History Office 70 230 21 [36]
Brunswick Street Tower Office 70 230 24 [37]
Bridge End Tower 1 Residential 61 200 20 [38]
Dalton Street Residential 55 180 18 [39]
66a Great Victoria Street Office 55 180 13 [40]
The Lighthouse Office 52 171 18 [41]
Bridge End Tower 2 Residential 49 161 16 [42]
Meridian Plaza Office 46 151 11 [43]
The Flower Tower Monument 45 148 N/A [44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obel". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Windsor House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Belfast City Hospital Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Belfast Cathedral". Emporis.com. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "St Patrick's Church, Belfast". Emporis.com. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Belfast International Hilton Hotel". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Centre". Emproris.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "BT Riverside Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Boat". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Divis Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Linum Square". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Causeway Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Great Northern Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Belfast City Hall". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Europa Hotel". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  16. ^ "Lanyon Plaza". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "Bedford House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  18. ^ "River House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  19. ^ "14 Great Victoria Street". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  20. ^ "Fanum House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  21. ^ "Ashby Building". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  22. ^ "Kilbroney House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  23. ^ "Carnet House". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  24. ^ "Bedford Square Phase 2". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  25. ^ "Lincoln Centre Offices". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  26. ^ "Pilot Street Block". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  27. ^ "CityLink Apartments 1". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  28. ^ "CityLink Apartments 2". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  29. ^ "101 Corporation Street". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  30. ^ "Aurora". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  31. ^ "Vetro". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  32. ^ "Queens Quay Block E1". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  33. ^ "Murray Tobacco Works". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  34. ^ "St Georges Gate Building C". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  35. ^ "Midland Building". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  36. ^ "Hope and History". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  37. ^ "Brunswick Street Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  38. ^ "Bridge End Tower 1". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  39. ^ Dalton Street
  40. ^ "66a Great Victoria Street". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  41. ^ "The Lighthouse". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  42. ^ "Bridge End Tower 2". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  43. ^ "Meridian Plaza". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  44. ^ "The Flower Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. 19 February 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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