List of tallest structures in New Zealand

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This is a list of the tallest structures in New Zealand.

Tallest extant structures[edit]

Rank Name City Height Floors Year Notes
1 Sky Tower Auckland 328 metres (1,076 ft) 38 1995 Tallest building in New Zealand.
2 New Plymouth Power Station chimney New Plymouth 198 metres (650 ft) none 1974 Decommissioned in 2008 but the chimney still stands.[1]
3 Vero Centre Auckland 172 metres (564 ft) 38 2000 Tallest office building in New Zealand.[2]
4 Metropolis Auckland 155 metres (509 ft) 39 1999 tallest residential building in NZ.[3]
5 Huntly Power Station chimneys Huntly 150 metres (492 ft) none 1983 [4]
6 ANZ Centre Auckland 143 metres (469 ft) 35 1991 [5]
7 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Tower Auckland 142 metres (466 ft) 29 2002 [6]
8= Titahi Bay AM radio transmitter, second mast Porirua 137 metres (449 ft) none 1937/1979 [7]
8= Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter chimney near Bluff 137 metres (449 ft) none [8]
10 Oaks Residences Auckland 130 metres (427 ft) 29 2006 [9]
11 Lumley Centre Auckland 125 metres (410 ft) 29 2005 [10]
12 Mount Kaukau television transmitter Wellington 122 metres (400 ft) none 1965 [11]
13 Sugarloaf television transmitter tower Christchurch 121 metres (397 ft) none 1966 [12]
14 The Sentinel Apartments Auckland 120 metres (394 ft) 29 2007 [13]
15 Quay West Auckland 117 metres (384 ft) 20 1997 [14]
16= ASB Bank Centre Auckland 116 metres (381 ft) 29 1991 [15]
16= Majestic Centre Wellington 116 metres (381 ft) 29 1991 Tallest office building in Wellington.[16]
18 Precinct Apartments Auckland 115 metres (377 ft) 33 2003 [17]
19 Crowne Plaza Auckland 110 metres (361 ft) 29 1990 [18]
20 BNZ Tower Auckland 106 metres (348 ft) 28 1987 [19]
21= Ohaaki Power Station cooling tower 30 km NE of Taupo 105 metres (344 ft) none 1989 [20]
21= Mount Cargill television transmitter Dunedin 105 metres (344 ft) none 1970 [21]
22 IAG Tower Auckland 104 metres (341 ft) 29 1988 Formerly the headquarters of Fay Richwhite.[22]
23 State Insurance Building Wellington 103 metres (338 ft) 26 1984 Headquarters of the BNZ from 1984 to 1998.[23]
24 Deloitte Centre Auckland 100 metres (328 ft) 23 2009 [24]
25 HSBC Tower, Wellington Wellington 94 metres (308 ft) 25 2003 [25]
26= Phillips Fox Tower Auckland 92 metres (302 ft) 23 1987 [26]
26= Qantas House Auckland 92 metres (302 ft) 24 1986 [27]
28= CityLife Auckland Auckland 90 metres (295 ft) 26 1998 [28]
28= City Gardens Auckland 90 metres (295 ft) 28 2004 [29]
28= Vodafone on the Park Wellington 90 metres (295 ft) 25 1998 Formerly Mobil on the Park.[30]
28= Bowen House Wellington 90 metres (295 ft) 22 1991 Tallest Government building.[31]
32= Stamford Plaza Auckland Auckland 88 metres (289 ft) 20 1983/2008 Extra storeys were added in 2008.[32]
32= InterContinental Wellington Wellington 88 metres (289 ft) 26 1988 [33]
34 AMP Tower (Quay Tower) Auckland 87 metres (285 ft) 22 1980 [34]
35 Pacific Tower Christchurch 86 metres (282 ft) 23 2010 Tallest building in the South Island.[35]
36= Rifleman Tower Auckland 85 metres (279 ft) 26 1990 [36]
36= Gen-i Tower Auckland 85 metres (279 ft) 22 2000 [37]
38 Travelodge Plimmer Towers Wellington 84 metres (276 ft) 20 1975 Originally built as the Williams Centre.[38] Tallest building in Wellington until 1984.[39][40]
39 HSBC Building Auckland 81 metres (266 ft) 20 1973 [41]
40= AXA Centre Auckland 80 metres (262 ft) 20 1995 [42]
40= National Bank Tower Auckland 80 metres (262 ft) 17 1988 Formerly Arthur Andersen Tower.[43][44]
42 125 The Terrace Wellington 77 metres (253 ft) 21 1986 [45]
43= SkyCity Grand Auckland 75 metres (246 ft) 24 2004 [46]
43= Altitude Apartments Auckland 75 metres (246 ft) 22 2004 [47]
45 West Plaza Auckland 74 metres (243 ft) 18 1974 [48]

Demolished structures[edit]

Name City Height
Floors Year Notes
Titahi Bay AM radio transmitter, main mast Porirua 212 metres (696 ft) none 1937/1979 Demolition completed 16 February 2016
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Christchurch Christchurch 85 metres (279 ft) 26 1986 Demolition completed following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake.[49]
Price Waterhouse Building Christchurch 76 metres (249 ft) 20 1988 Demolition completed following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake.[50]

Proposed structures[edit]

Name City Height* Floors* Year* Notes
NDG Auckland Centre Auckland 209 metres (686 ft) 52 2020 Resource consent was granted in February 2014, but building consent is yet to be approved. On the site of the Elliot Tower proposal.[51]
Customs Residential Auckland 192 metres (630 ft) 52 Approved
1 Mills Lane Auckland 190 metres (623 ft) 30 2018 Proposed[52]
Commercial Bay Tower Auckland 180 metres (591 ft) 39 2019 Approved[53]
10 Commerce Lane Auckland 170 metres (558 ft) 48 Proposed[54]
Saffron Tower Auckland 145 metres (476 ft) 45 2018 Approved
St James Suites Auckland 136 metres (446 ft) 36 2018 construction started 2016
The Antipodean Auckland 130 metres (427 ft) 39 Construction started 2016
Dunedin Waterfront Hotel Dunedin 97 metres (318 ft) 28 Application declined in June 2013,[55] but going back to appeal. Would be the tallest building in the South Island.[56]
Queens Residences Auckland 90 metres (295 ft) 28 2017 Under construction
Park Residences Auckland 90 metres (295 ft) 29 2017 Under construction
Victoria Residences Auckland 80 metres (262 ft) 26 2018 Under construction

Abandoned proposals[edit]

Name City Height* Floors* Notes
Christchurch Sky Ball Christchurch 287 metres (942 ft) 12 Cancelled. Would've been tallest structure in New Zealand at the time of completion in 1989. Site now occupied by the Foryth Barr building.
Elliot Tower Auckland 232 metres (761 ft) 68 This project was approved, but construction never went ahead, and the site was later sold.[57]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Vero Center". 
  3. ^ "The Ascott Metropolis". 
  4. ^ Easton, Brian (8 July 2013). "Huntly Power Station - Economy - Other primary production". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "ANZ Centre". 
  6. ^ "Pricewaterhousecoopers Tower". 
  7. ^ "Historic site: Radio New Zealand Transmission Station". 
  8. ^ "Linkz". Immigration New Zealand. 2005. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Harbour City". 
  10. ^ "New York New York". 
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  14. ^ "Quay West". 
  15. ^ "ASB Bank Centre". 
  16. ^ "Majestic Centre". 
  17. ^ "Precinct Apartments". 
  18. ^ "Crowne Plaza". 
  19. ^ "BNZ Tower" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Power stations". Contact Energy. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Hamel, A. (2008). Dunedin tracks and trails. Dunedin:Silver Peaks Press. pp. 5.14-5.17
  22. ^ "IAG Tower". 
  23. ^ "State Insurance Building". 
  24. ^ "Deloitte Centre". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  25. ^ "HSBC Tower". 
  26. ^ "Phillips Fox Tower". 
  27. ^ "Qantas House". 
  28. ^ "CityLife Auckland". 
  29. ^ "City Gardens". 
  30. ^ "Vodafone on the Park". 
  31. ^ "Bowen House". 
  32. ^ "Stamford Plaza Auckland". 
  33. ^ "Intercontinental Wellington". 
  34. ^ "AMP Tower". 
  35. ^ "Pacific Tower, Christchurch". 
  36. ^ "Rifleman Tower". 
  37. ^ "Gen-i Tower". 
  38. ^ "Obituary: Arthur Williams". New Zealand Herald. 2001-11-24. 
  39. ^ "Plimmer Towers wooing office tenants". The Dominion Post. 2012-08-28. 
  40. ^ "Copthorne Plimmer Towers". 
  41. ^ "HSBC Building". 
  42. ^ "AXA Centre". 
  43. ^ "National Bank Tower". 
  44. ^ "Arthur Andersen Tower". 
  45. ^ "125 The Terrace". 
  46. ^ "SkyCity Grand". Emporis. 
  47. ^ "Altitude Apartments". 
  48. ^ "West Plaza". 
  49. ^ "Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch". 
  50. ^ "119 Armagh Street". 
  51. ^ "NZ's tallest skyscraper plan for Auckland". The New Zealand Herald. 
  52. ^ "All new heights for sky-high AKL office". The New Zealand Herald. 
  53. ^ "New $550m downtown tower for Auckland unveiled; City Rail Link on track". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  54. ^ "Towering vision for Auckland cityscape". The New Zealand Herald. 20 September 2014. 
  55. ^ WILMA MCCORKINDALE AND MIKE HOULAHAN (2013-06-05). "Dunedin waterfront hotel consent denied". Fairfax NZ News. 
  56. ^ "$100 Million Luxury Hotel Proposed for Dunedin's Waterfront". scoop.co.nz. 2012-05-11. 
  57. ^ Anne gibson (2012-07-17). "Shanghai magnate plans hotel on $53m Auckland site". New Zealand Herald.