List of tallest buildings in Chennai

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This list of tallest buildings in Chennai[1] ranks high-rise buildings in Chennai, India based on official height. Unlike other metropolitan cities in the country, Chennai continues to experience a horizontal growth (that is, expanding continuously in its area) rather than a vertical growth by means of building more skyscrapers, owing to the presence of weather radar at the Chennai Port, which prohibits construction of taller buildings beyond its permissible limits.[2] The maximum permissible building height in Chennai was limited to 40 m until 1998, when it was increased to 60 m.[3] This restriction continued until the second master plan of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority was rolled out in 2008, after which the restriction was lifted.[4][5] Until then, the LIC Building at Anna Salai, with 15 floors, dominated the city's skyline. However, after the big companies started building tall concrete structures in the city since then, the city's skyline started changing, especially along the periphery.[6] Currently, seven towers of Hiranandani Upscale Egattur are the tallest buildings in Chennai and south india with a maximum height of 204 metres (669 ft). Still many more high-rises are already under construction in the city and dozens are proposed. However, the height of the buildings in the central business district have seldom gone beyond 20 floors. Most of the high rises in Chennai are corporate entities rather than residential ones as found in other South Asian cities.

Tallest buildings[edit]

LIC Building, the first skyscraper of Chennai

This lists ranks buildings in Chennai according to height. All the buildings listed below rise at least up to a height of 70 metres (230 ft).

Sr No Name Height Floors Year
1 Bayview House of Hiranandani 204 metres (669 ft) 40 2015
2 Akshaya Abov 182 metres (597 ft) 42 2017
3 Anchorage by House of Hiranandani 160 metres (525 ft) 45 2016
4 TCS signature tower siruseri 132 metres (433 ft) 2016
5 Tiana House of Hiranandani 114.35 metres (375 ft) 40 2015
6 Edina House of Hiranandani 109.2 metres (358 ft) 40 2015
7 TVH Ouranya Bay 1 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
8 TVH Ouranya Bay 2 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
9 TVH Ouranya Bay 3 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
10 TVH Ouranya Bay 4 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
11 TVH Ouranya Bay 5 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
12 TVH Ouranya Bay 6 111 metres (364 ft) 35 2013
13 Pinnacle Crest, sholinganallur, Chennai 104 metres (341 ft) 30 2016
14 Birchwood by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2011
15 Greenwood by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2011
16 Seawood by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2011
17 Brentwood by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2011
18 Oceanic by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2011
19 Pinewood by House of Hiranandani 104 metres (341 ft) 28 2013
20 Emami tejomaya 102 metres (335 ft) 27 2017
21 Orchid View 2 (DLF Gardencity) 74 metres (243 ft) 20
22 Garnet (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
23 Amethyst (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
24 Aquamarine (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
25 Jasper (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
26 Amber (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
27 Coral (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
28 Citrine (Olympia Opaline) 74 metres (243 ft) 20 2011
29 ASV Alexandria 74 metres(243 ft) 20 2015
30 Hyatt Regency 71 metres (233 ft) 15 1999
31 M One by Lokaa 82 metres(268 ft) 23 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High-Rise Buildings, Chennai". Emporis.com. 
  2. ^ Koshy, Jacob P. (13 December 2007). "Doppler radar may put cap on building heights". Livemint.com. New Delhi: Live Mint and the Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 Sep 2012. 
  3. ^ "Plea to okay draft Master Plan". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 14 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ "Skyscrapers enter Chennai at 171 metres; OMR tower to be Chennai's tallest". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 24 Dec 2016. 
  5. ^ Menon, Vishal (31 October 2014). "Chennai looks to the skies". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 24 Dec 2016. 
  6. ^ Nambiar, Sangeetha; Arjun Narayanan (20 October 2012). "View From the Top". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 20 Oct 2012.