List of tallest buildings designed by women

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At 262 metres (860 ft) tall, Aqua is the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. Aqua was designed by Jeanne Gang at Studio Gang Architects.[1]

This list ranks skyscrapers by height which were designed by women working as primary architects or design coordinators. Only buildings with continuously occupiable floors are included, thus non-building structures, including towers, are not included. (See List of tallest buildings and structures.)

Ranking criteria[edit]

This list includes all occupiable structures over 50-metre (160 ft) tall, including spires, that were designed by women in the roles of primary architect or design coordinator. Note that many of these buildings are designed by larger teams that include the female architects listed.

Tallest buildings in the world designed by women (50m+)[edit]

Rank Building[A] City Country Architect Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Aqua Chicago  United States Jeanne Gang 262 m 859 ft 87 2009
2 270 Park Avenue New York City  United States Natalie de Blois 215 m 707 ft 52 1961
3 Wangjing SOHO Tower 1 Beijing  China Zaha Hadid 200 m 656 ft 44 2014
4 Montevideo Rotterdam  the Netherlands Francine Houben 140 m 458 ft 43 2005
5 Equitable Building Chicago  United States Natalie de Blois 139 m 457 ft 35 1965
6 Wangjing SOHO Tower 2 Beijing  China Zaha Hadid 127 m 417 ft 26 2014
7 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 1[2] Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu[3] 126 m 414 ft 31 2006
8 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 2 Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu 126 m 414 ft 31 2006
9 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 4 Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu 126 m 414 ft 31 2006
10 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 5 Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu 126 m 414 ft 31 2006
11 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 5 Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu 126 m 414 ft 31 2006
12 Vertical Courtyard Apartment 6 Hangzhou  China Lu Wenyu 118 m 387 ft 29 2006
13 Wangjing SOHO Tower 3 Beijing  China Zaha Hadid 118 m 387 ft 25 2014
14 Kilbourn Tower Milwaukee  United States Grace La 115 m 380 ft 33[4] 2005
15 Kölntriangle Cologne  Germany Dörte Gatermann 103 m 339 ft 29 2005
16 Lever House New York City  United States Natalie de Blois 94 m 307 ft 21 1952
17 FiftyTwoDegrees Nijmegen  the Netherlands Francine Houben 86 m 282 ft 20 2008
18 Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Cincinnati  United States Natalie de Blois 83 m 272 ft 19 1949
19 Jockey Club Innovation Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong Zaha Hadid 76 m 249 ft 15 2013
20 Heydar Aliyev Center Baku  Azerbaijan Zaha Hadid 74 m 243 ft 2013
21 Atlantis Condominium Miami  United States Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk 69 m 227 ft 20 1982
22 Library of Birmingham Birmingham  United Kingdom Francine Houben 60 m 200 ft 2013
23 Paras Trinity Gurgaon  India Sonali Rastogi 53 m[5] 174 ft 14 2015

Gallery[edit]

Buildings under construction[edit]

This is a list of buildings taller than 50 meters designed by women that are currently under construction.

Building City Country Architect Planned architectural height Floors Planned completion Ref.
Vista Tower Chicago  United States Jeanne Gang 363 m (1,191 ft) 101 2020 [7]
One Thousand Museum Miami  United States Zaha Hadid 216 m (709 ft) 62 2018 [8]
MIRA San Francisco  United States Jeanne Gang 129 m (423 ft) 39 2020 [9]
Solstice on the Park Chicago  United States Jeanne Gang 91 m (299 ft) 2018 [10]
40 Tenth Avenue New York City  United States Jeanne Gang 58 m (190 ft) 12 2018 [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicks With Bricks: The World's Tallest Female-Designed Skyscraper". Fast Company. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  2. ^ "Vertical Courtyard Hangzhou". 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ "Pritzker Prize goes to Wang Shu, 48-year-old Chinese architect". 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ "Kilbourn Tower". LA DALLMAN. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Paras Trinity". Emporis. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "City's plan to demolish & replace SOM-designed 270 Park Avenue sparks criticism". 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  7. ^ "Chicago's Vista Tower: Jeanne Gang's 93-story supertall skyscraper". Curbed.com. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  8. ^ "Miami's One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid to be featured in documentary". Curbed.com. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  9. ^ "Studio Gang's Mira tower in San Francisco to feature twisting bay windows". Dezeen.com. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  10. ^ "Soltice on the Park". StudioGang.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  11. ^ "40 tenth ave". Retrieved 2018-09-16.

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