List of tallest buildings in Wellington

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The Majestic Centre, the tallest building in Wellington
The Aon Centre, the 2nd tallest building in Wellington
Dimension Data Tower (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 Aon Centre (Wellington) 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 Dimension Data Tower 90 m (295 ft) 25 1998 Office Formerly Mobil on the Park and Vodafone on the Park
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 20 Customhouse Quay[3] 62 m (203 ft) 14 2018 Commercial Replaced BP House which was originally built in 1968 and demolished following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
11 Grant Thornton House 70 m (230 ft) 18 1983 Office Formerly known as ANZ Tower
12 Maritime Tower 70 m (230 ft) 18 2006 Office
13 Westpac Tower 70 m (230 ft) 18 1978 Office
14 Morrison Kent House 70 m (230 ft) 21 1969 Office
15 Fujitsu House 66 m (217 ft) 18 1985 Office Formerly known as Caltex Tower
16 Novell House 65 m (213 ft) 17 1975 Office
17 PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower 65 m (213 ft) 19 1988 Office
18 Chews Lane Tower 64 m (210 ft) 19 2009 Office/Residential
19 Charles Fergusson Building 61 m (200 ft) 17 1976 Office
20 Vogel Building 61 m (200 ft) 17 1966 Office
21 New Zealand Police National Headquarters 60.47 m (198 ft) 17 1979 Office [4]
22 Bayleys Building 60 m (197 ft) 16 1989 Office
23 Bolton Hotel 60 m (197 ft) 20 2004 Hotel
24 Sovereign Insurance Centre 60 m (197 ft) 17 1984 Office
25 No.1 The Terrace 60 m (197 ft) 17 1978 Office
26 Two Hunter Street 60 m (197 ft) 16 1991 Office
27 City Tower 60 m (197 ft) 16 1991 Office
28 Forsyth Barr House 60 m (197 ft) 16 1989 Office
29 Pastoral House 60 m (197 ft) 15 1978 Office
30 Quest on Johnston 55 m (180 ft) 18 2000 Hotel
31 Terrace Heights Apartments 55 m (180 ft) 17 Residential
32 AXA Tower 55 m (180 ft) 17 1989 Office
33 Stafford House 55 m (180 ft) 14 1977 Residential Originally an office, now university housing.
34 Avalon Studios 55 m (180 ft) 11 1969 Office
35 National War Memorial Carilon 51 m (167 ft) 1932 Clock/Bell Tower
36 20 Oriental Parade 50 m (164 ft) 16 Residential
37 Rydges Hotel 50 m (164 ft) 16 2006 Hotel Originally opened as a Holiday Inn
38 Mercer Tower 50 m (164 ft) 15 1989 Office
39 Public Trust Building 50 m (164 ft) 15 1982 Office
40 Investment House 50 m (164 ft) 15 1977 Office
41 Simpl House 50 m (164 ft) 15 1987 Office
42 Willeston Centre[5] 50 m (164 ft) 14[6] 1984? Office Originally the Colonial Mutual Life Insurance Building.[7]
43 AMI Plaza 50 m (164 ft) 14 Office
44 Rutherford House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1975 Office Originally the headquarters of the NZ Electricity Department.[8]
45 Sovereign House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1988 Office
46 Castrol House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1987 Office
47 Westpac Trust Investment House 50 m (164 ft) 14 1982 Office
48 Technology One House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1987 Office Formerly known as the Renouf Centre and Terenco Finance House
49 BNZ Trust House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1985 Office
50 Guardian Trust House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1984 Office
51 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[9] 70 m (230 ft) 20 2018 Residential
2 Pinnacle on Victoria 50 m (164 ft) 17 2018 Residential

Demolished[edit]

Name Height Floors Built Purpose Notes
Revera House 50 m (164 ft) 13 1990 Office Formerly AT&T Tower and Hitachi House. Under demolition as of 2018 following damage due to the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.[10]
The Freyberg Building 50 m (164 ft) 15 1979 Office Demolished 2017, earthquake damaged

Cancelled[edit]

Name Height* Floors* Notes
Lambton Tower ≈120 metres (394 ft) 31 Proposed in 1991 for the Wellington Waterfront.[11]

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. ^ 20 Customhouse Quay - Official site
  4. ^ "New Zealand Police Headquarters". Emporis.
  5. ^ The Wellington Company - Willeston Centre
  6. ^ Emporis - Sovereign Centre
  7. ^ Julie Iles (6 June 2017). "Top floor with waterfront views for sale in central Wellington". Stuff.co.nz.
  8. ^ Friends of Te Papa - Rutherford House Art Collection
  9. ^ "20-level apartment building gets go ahead in Wellington". Arrow International. 1 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Revera House slated for destruction". RNZ. 3 April 2017.
  11. ^ Kate Chapman (13 July 2015). "Wellington's waterfront - 20 years in the making". Dominion Post.

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