List of tallest buildings in Wellington

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The Majestic Centre, the tallest building in Wellington
The BNZ Tower, the 2nd tallest building in Wellington
Vodafone on The Park (left), Forsyth Barr House, and Bayleys Building
Bowen House (left) and the Beehive

This list of tallest buildings in Wellington ranks the tallest in the New Zealand capital city of Wellington by height. This ranking system, created by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat includes the height to a spire but not to an antenna.[1] The Majestic Centre is the tallest skyscraper in the city at 116 metres (381 ft).

Tallest buildings[edit]

The list below contains the top 50 buildings in the city at 50 m (164 ft) high and above. All are High-rises except for the 1st and 2nd ranked buildings which are Skyscrapers.

Name Height[2] Floors[2] Built[2] Purpose Notes
1 Majestic Centre 116 m (381 ft) 29 1991 Office
2 State Insurance Building 103 m (338 ft) 27 1984 Office Originally opened as the BNZ Centre
3 HSBC Tower 94 m (308 ft) 25 2003 Office
4 Bowen House 90 m (295 ft) 22 1991 Office
5 Vodafone on the Park 90 m (295 ft) 25 1998 Office
6 James Cook Grand Chancellor 88 m (289 ft) 26 1972/1998 Hotel
7 Plimmer Towers 84 m (276 ft) 25 1975 Hotel Originally opened as the Williams Centre
8 125 The Terrace 77 m (253 ft) 21 1986 Office
9 The Beehive 72 m (236 ft) 10 1981 Office
10 Grant Thornton House 70 m (230 ft) 18 1983 Office Formerly known as ANZ Tower
11 Maritime Tower 70 m (230 ft) 18 2006 Office
12 Westpac Tower 70 m (230 ft) 18 1978 Office
13 Morrison Kent House 70 m (230 ft) 21 1969 Office
14 Fujitsu House 66 m (217 ft) 18 1985 Office Formerly known as Caltex Tower
15 Novell House 65 m (213 ft) 17 1975 Office
16 PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower 65 m (213 ft) 19 1988 Office
17 Chews Lane Tower 64 m (210 ft) 19 2009 Office/Residential
18 Charles Fergusson Building 61 m (200 ft) 17 1976 Office
19 Vogel Building 61 m (200 ft) 17 1966 Office
20 Bayleys Building 60 m (197 ft) 16 1989 Office
21 Bolton Hotel 60 m (197 ft) 20 2004 Hotel
22 Sovereign Insurance Centre 60 m (197 ft) 17 1984 Office
23 No.1 The Terrace 60 m (197 ft) 17 1978 Office
24 Two Hunter Street 60 m (197 ft) 16 1991 Office
25 City Tower 60 m (197 ft) 16 1991 Office
26 Forsyth Barr House 60 m (197 ft) 16 1989 Office
27 Pastoral House 60 m (197 ft) 15 1978 Office
28 Quest on Johnston 55 m (180 ft) 18 2000 Hotel
29 Terrace Heights Apartments 55 m (180 ft) 17 Residential
30 AXA Tower 55 m (180 ft) 17 1989 Office
31 Stafford House 55 m (180 ft) 14 1977 Office
32 Avalon 55 m (180 ft) 11 1969 Office
33 National War Memorial Carilon 51 m (167 ft) 1932 Clock/Bell Tower
34 20 Oriental Parade 50 m (164 ft) 16 Residential
35 Holiday Inn 50 m (164 ft) 16 2006 Hotel
36 Mercer Tower 50 m (164 ft) 15 1989 Office
37 Public Trust Building 50 m (164 ft) 15 1982 Office
38 The Freyburg Building 50 m (164 ft) 15 1979 Office
39 Investment House 50 m (164 ft) 15 1977 Office
40 Simpl House 50 m (164 ft) 15 1987 Office
41 Sovereign Centre 50 m (164 ft) 14 Office
42 AMI Plaza 50 m (164 ft) 14 Office
43 Rutherford House 50 m (164 ft) 14 Office
44 Sovereign House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1988 Office
45 Castrol House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1987 Office
46 Westpac Trust Investment House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1982 Office
47 Terenco Finance House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1987 Office
48 BNZ Trust House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1985 Office
49 AT&T Tower 50 m (164 ft) 13 Office
50 Alcatel Lucent House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1988 Office Formerly Telecom House

Under construction or approved[edit]

Name Height[2] Floors[2] Built[2] Purpose Notes
1 111 Dixon St 70 m (230 ft) 20 2018 Residential
2 20 Customhouse Quay 62 m (203 ft) 14 2018 Commercial
3 Pinnacle on Victoria 50 m (164 ft) 17 2018 Residential

Cancelled[edit]

Name Height* Floors* Notes
Lambton Tower ≈120 metres (394 ft) 31 Proposed in 1991 for the Wellington Waterfront.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTBUH Height Criteria. CTBUH. Retrieved on 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Buildings of Wellington". Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Kate Chapman (2015-07-13). "Wellington's waterfront - 20 years in the making". Dominion Post. 

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