List of tallest twin buildings and structures

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The term twin towers in architecture refers to two tall structures with nearly identical characteristics and similar height, usually constructed close to each other and part of a single complex. The charts below lists most twin and other multi-column structures with similar characteristics. Buildings and structures shorter than 100 m (330 ft) are not included.

Tallest twin buildings in the world.

Twin buildings[edit]

Completed/Topped-out buildings[edit]

The tallest twin tower complex in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, with the skybridge clearly visible at the center.
Imperial Twin Towers, in Mumbai, are currently the tallest residential towers in India.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai second highest twin tower
City National Plaza, in Los Angeles, was briefly the tallest twin tower complex in the world, until the World Trade Center was completed.
The two WTC towers on the right, the tallest twin buildings in Sri-Lanka and the BOC tower on the left. The Presidential Secretariat and Galadari hotel are also visible.
Torres de Santa Cruz, tallest twin towers in Spain.

The following list includes only twin buildings that are continuously habitable.

Name City Country/Region Height (max) Floors (T1/T2) Notes
Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m (1,483 ft) 88/88 Former world's tallest buildings.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Dubai  United Arab Emirates 355 m (1,165 ft) 77/77 Tallest hotel in the world.
Emirates Towers Dubai  United Arab Emirates 354 m (1,161 ft) 54/56  
SPG Global Twin Towers Suzhou  China 286 m (938 ft) 54/54  
The Cullinan Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m (886 ft) 68/68  
Al Kazim Towers Dubai  United Arab Emirates 265 m (869 ft) 53/53  
Grand Gateway Shanghai Shanghai  China 262 m (860 ft) 52/52  
Bahrain Financial Harbour Manama  Bahrain 260 m (853 ft) 53/53  
The Imperial Mumbai  India 256 m (840 ft) 60/60  
Angsana Hotel & Suites Dubai  United Arab Emirates 250 m (820 ft) 49/49  
Futures Trading Plaza Dalian  China 243 m (797 ft) 53/53  
Bahrain WTC Manama  Bahrain 240 m (787 ft) 50/50  
Time Warner Center New York City  United States 229 m (751 ft) 55/55 Tallest twin towers in North America
One Shangri-La Place Twin Towers Mandaluyong  Philippines 227 m (745 ft) 64/64  
Parque Central Complex Caracas  Venezuela 225 m (738 ft) 56/56 Tallest twin towers in South America
The Peak Twin Towers Jakarta  Indonesia 218 m (715 ft) 55/55  
CITIC Pacific HQ & Mandarin Oriental Shanghai  China 218 m (715 ft) 49/49  
Sheraton International Business Center Chongqing  China 218 m (715 ft) 42/42  
BSA Twin Towers Mandaluyong  Philippines 215 m (705 ft) 55/55  
City National Plaza Los Angeles  United States 213.1 m (699 ft) 52/52  
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 213 m (699 ft) 48/48  
The St. Francis Shangri-La Place Mandaluyong  Philippines 212.88 m (698 ft) 60/60  
Anthill Residence Tower Istanbul  Turkey 210 m (689 ft) 54/54  
Orchid Enclave Mumbai  India 210 m (689 ft) 54/54  
Dolmen City Karachi  Pakistan 210 m (689 ft) 40/40  
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 203 m (666 ft) 48/48  
Bankers Hall Calgary  Canada 197 m (646 ft) 52/52  
The Tokyo Towers Tokyo  Japan 194 m (636 ft) 58/58  
Lippo Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 186 m (610 ft) 44/48  
Immigration Tower and Revenue Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 181 m (594 ft) 49/49  
Jordan Gate Towers Amman  Jordan 180 m (591 ft) 44/44  
Marina City Chicago  United States 179 m (587 ft) 65/65  
Pacific Plaza Towers Taguig  Philippines 179 m (587 ft) 49/49  
Pacific Village Towers Panama City  Panama 179 m (587 ft) 47/47  
Century Plaza Towers Century City  United States 174 m (571 ft) 44/44  
Concourse V & VI Sandy Springs  United States 173.7 m (570 ft) 34/34  
Commerce Square Philadelphia  United States 172 m (564 ft) 41/41  
Renoir towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 171.2 m (562 ft) 41/50  
Blue and Green Diamond Miami Beach  United States 170 m (558 ft) 44/44  
Tekstilkent Plaza Istanbul  Turkey 168 m (551 ft) 44/44  
Jade Beach and Jade Ocean Sunny Isles Beach  United States 167 m (548 ft) 52/51  
Tours Société Générale Paris  France 167 m (548 ft) 37/37 Tallest twin towers in Europe
Selenium Twins Istanbul  Turkey 165 m (541 ft) 34/34  
GA Twin Towers Mandaluyong  Philippines 165 m (541 ft) 30/30  
Mulieris towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 164 m (538 ft) 46/46  
El Faro towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 160 m (525 ft) 46/46  
Sky Towers Kiev  Ukraine 160 m (525 ft) 42/32  
Roppongi Hills Residences B and C Tokyo  Japan 159 m (522 ft) 43/43  
Sabanci Center Istanbul  Turkey 158 m (518 ft) 39/34  
Trump Towers Istanbul Istanbul  Turkey 155 m (509 ft) 39/37  
Deutsche Bank Twin Towers Frankfurt  Germany 155 m (509 ft) 40/38  
Residences of College Park Toronto  Canada 155 m (509 ft) 51/45  
PSPF Towers [1][2] Dar Es Salaam  Tanzania 153 m (502 ft) 35/35 Tallest twin towers in Africa
WTC Colombo Colombo  Sri Lanka 152 m (499 ft) 40/40  
Centre Square Philadelphia  United States 150 m (492 ft) 40/32  
Cantavil Premier Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 144 m (472 ft) 36/36  
TAT Twin Towers Istanbul  Turkey 143 m (469 ft) 42/32  
Koryo Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 143 m (469 ft) 40/40  
Uphill Court Istanbul  Turkey 143 m (469 ft) 42/32  
Metrocity Millennium 2,3 Istanbul  Turkey 143 m (469 ft) 35/35  
Mirabilia Towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 142 m (466 ft) 46/45  
Empire Tower Colombo  Sri Lanka 142 m (466 ft) 37/35  
Nile City Towers Cairo  Egypt 142 m (466 ft) 34/34  
Yacht Towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 140.8 m (462 ft) 44/44  
Alto Palermo Towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 140 m (459 ft) 35/35  
TOBB Towers Ankara  Turkey 140 m (459 ft) 34/34  
Dolfines Guaraní Rosario  Argentina 136.5 m (448 ft) 42/42  
Saigon Pearl Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 136 m (446 ft) 38/38  
GS Towers Colombo  Sri Lanka 135 m (443 ft) 36/36  
Belgacom Towers Brussels  Belgium 134 m (440 ft) 28/28  
Şişli TAT Center Istanbul  Turkey 130 m (427 ft) 26/26  
Residencial del Bosque 1 Mexico City  Mexico 128 m (420 ft) 30/30  
Kempinski Residences Astoria Istanbul  Turkey 127 m (417 ft) 27/27  
Highlight Towers Munich  Germany 126 m (413 ft) 32/27  
Alem Plaza and Catalinas Plaza Buenos Aires  Argentina 120 m (394 ft) 32/29  
Royal Park Towers Kotte  Sri Lanka 120 m (394 ft) 25/25  
Torres de Santa Cruz Santa Cruz de Tenerife  Spain 120 m (394 ft) 35/35  
Hung Vuong Plaza Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 120 m (394 ft) 29/29  
Sky City Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 120 m (394 ft) 31/31  
Bulnes and Ruggieri towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 120 m (394 ft) 37/37  
Bosmal City Center Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina 118 m (387 ft) 34/34  
İşbank Tower 2,3 Istanbul  Turkey 118 m (387 ft) 36/36  
Swissôtel Tallinn Tallinn  Estonia 117 m (384 ft) 31/28  
Rosslyn Twin Towers Arlington  United States 116 m (381 ft) 31/31  
Iceland Residencies Colombo  Sri Lanka 116 m (381 ft) 31/31  
Oficinas en el Parque Torre 2 Monterrey  Mexico 115 m (377 ft) 28/24  
Vincom Center Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 115 m (377 ft) 28/28  
Casablanca Twin Center Casablanca  Morocco 115 m (377 ft) 28/28  
Gate of Europe Madrid  Spain 115 m (377 ft) 26/26  
Gemelos 26 Benidorm  Spain 114 m (374 ft) 33/33  
Torres d'Oboe Benidorm  Spain 114 m (374 ft) 31/31  
Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael Towers Lisbon  Portugal 110 m (361 ft) 32/32  
The Centaurus Residential Towers Islamabad  Pakistan 110 m (361 ft) 32/32  
Ocean Club[3][4] Atlantic City  United States 360 ft (110 m) 34/34  
Denver World Trade Center Denver  United States 109 m (358 ft) 28/29  
Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 108.8 m (357 ft) 27/27  
Sky Office Tower Zagreb  Croatia 108 m (354 ft) 22/22  
Plaza San Marco and Plaza Bucale towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 107 m (351 ft) 36/34  
Caballito Nuevo I-II Buenos Aires  Argentina 106 m (348 ft) 35/35  
Rabobank Bestuurscentrum Utrecht  Netherlands 105 m (344 ft) 27/27  
Juan Felipe Ibarra Complex Santiago del Estero  Argentina 104.5 m (343 ft) 25/18  
Residencial Islamar (Towers II and III) Benidorm  Spain 104 m (341 ft) 31/31  
Centro Simon Bolivar Caracas  Venezuela 103 m (338 ft) 25/25  
Ren Cen Towers 500 and 600 Detroit  United States 103 m (338 ft) 21/21  
De Hoge Heren Rotterdam  Netherlands 102 m (335 ft) 34/34  
Las Terrazas de Benidorm Benidorm  Spain 101 m (331 ft) 30/30  
Gemelos 22 Benidorm  Spain 100 m (328 ft) 33/33  
Canning Towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 100 m (328 ft) 31/31  
River View Towers Buenos Aires  Argentina 100 m (328 ft) 31/31  
Torri Garibaldi Milan  Italy 100 m (328 ft) 25/25  
Deneys Reitz Sandton  South Africa 100 m (328 ft) 24/18  
Torres de Manantiales Mar del Plata  Argentina 100 m (328 ft) 29/29  

Proposed, under construction or destroyed[edit]

The original World Trade Center in New York City pictured in March 2001, six months before they were destroyed.
Name City Country Height (max) Floors (T1/T2) Status Notes
Old Chicago Main Post Office Twin Towers Chicago  United States 2,000 ft (610 m) 120/120 Never Built  If built, it would be the tallest twin towers in the world.
102 Incheon Tower Incheon  South Korea 600 m (1,969 ft) 102/102 Under construction  
Twin Towers II New York City  United States 1,475 ft (450 m) 115/115 Never Built  
World Trade Center New York City  United States 417 m (1,368 ft) 110/110 Destroyed Destroyed on September 11, 2001
Oasis Tower Mumbai  India 372 m (1,220 ft) 53/82 Under construction  
Gateway Towers Gandhinagar  India 362 m (1,188 ft) 27/27 Under construction  
Orchid Crown Mumbai  India 337 m (1,106 ft) 75/75/75 Under construction  
Orchid Heights Mumbai  India 328 m (1,076 ft) 80/80 Under construction  
Hermitage Towers Paris  France 323 m (1,060 ft) 94/92 Proposed  
Lokhandwala Minerva Mumbai  India 310 m (1,017 ft) 85/85 Under construction  
Lamar Towers Jeddah  Saudi Arabia 310 m (1,017 ft) 73/73 Under construction  
Sky link Mumbai  India 301 m (988 ft) 85/85 Approved  
India Bulls Sky Forest Tower Mumbai  India 276 m (906 ft) 80/60 Under construction  
One Avighna Park Mumbai  India 260 m (853 ft) 64/64 Under construction  
NEB Towers Kotte  Sri Lanka 256 m (840 ft) 70/70 On hold  
The Destiny (Tower) Colombo  Sri Lanka  ??? 44/44 Under construction  
Oberoi Esquire Towers Mumbai  India 50/50/50 Under construction  
Bhoomi Celestia Mumbai  India 250 m (820 ft) 40/40 Under construction  
The One HCMC Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 240 m (787 ft) 55/48 Under construction  
One Shangri-la Place Mandaluyong  Philippines 229 m (751 ft) 64/64 Under construction  
Vien Dong Meridian Da Nang  Vietnam 220 m (722 ft) 48/48 Under construction  
Karachi Financial Towers Karachi  Pakistan 215 m (705 ft) 45/45 Under construction  
Sanya Towers Amman  Jordan 200 m (656 ft) 50/50 Under construction  
Limketkai Hotel Cagayan de Oro  Philippines 159 m (522 ft) 36/19 Under construction  
Ocean View Residences Colombo  Sri Lanka 152 m (499 ft) 47/47 Under construction  
The Destiny Colombo  Sri Lanka 44/44 Under construction [5]
The Modern Fort Lee  United States 151 m (495 ft) 47/47 Under construction [6][7][8]
Roccabella Montreal  Canada 147 m (482 ft) 40/40 Under construction  
Swissotel Towers Guayaquil  Ecuador 145 m (476 ft) 40/40 Proposed  
Dawson Grand Colombo  Sri Lanka 140 m (459 ft) 42/42 Under construction  
Insignia Towers Seattle  United States 134 m (440 ft) 41/41 Under construction  
Yachthouse Residence Club Balneário Camboriú  Brazil 277 m (909 ft) 80/80 Under construction To be the tallest twin towers in the Western Hemisphere

Other twin non-habitable structures[edit]

This list consists of nonbuilding structures. In other words, they are not continuously habitable. Masts and towers are considered structures.

Structure City Country Height (max) Status Ref
RKS Liblice 2 Liblice  Czech Republic 355 m (1,165 ft) Complete  
Sender Donebach Mudau  Germany 363 m (1,191 ft) Complete  

Most strainers of HVDC Volgograd-Donbass are also twin structures. They consist of a single pole-type tower at which one conductor is fixed. Many power line crossings of rivers and straits like Elbe Crossing 2 consist of two similar identical large electricity pylons on both shores and can be therefore also considered as twin structures, although they are not close together.

Buildings and structures with more than two identical columns[edit]

Name City Country Height (max) No. of columns Floors (max/min) Status Ref
Flame Towers Baku  Azerbaijan 182 m (597 ft) 3 33/30/28 Completed  
Krrish Square Colombo  Sri Lanka 420 m (1,378 ft) 3 95/91/65 Under Construction  
Orchid Crown Mumbai  India 337 m (1,106 ft) 3 75/75 Under construction  
Vietnam Financial Centre Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 285 m (935 ft) 5 48/48 Proposed  
Sorrento Hong Kong  Hong Kong 256 m (840 ft) 5 81/73/71/69/67 Completed  
The Belcher's Hong Kong  Hong Kong 227 m (745 ft) 6 63/63/63/63/63/61 Completed  
Marina Bay Sands Singapore  Singapore 195 m (640 ft) 3 55/55/55 Completed [9]
Ren Cen Towers 100, 200, 300 and 400 Detroit  United States 159 m (522 ft) 4 39/39 Completed  
Keells OnThree20 Colombo  Sri Lanka 3 37/37/37 Under Construction  
Malecon Center Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic 122 m (400 ft) 3 31/31 Completed  
The Centaurus Islamabad  Pakistan 110 m (361 ft) 3 32/32 Completed  
Oberoi Esquire Towers Mumbai  India   3 50/50 Under construction  
Abraj Al Lulu Seef  Bahrain   3 50/40 Completed  
Havelock City Project Colombo  Sri Lanka   9 29/29/27/27/22/22/22/22/19 Phase 1 Complete/ Other Phases Under construction  
Mezza Residences Quezon City  Philippines 124.75 m (409.284777 ft) 4 38/38/38/38 Completed [10][11][12]

List by continent[edit]

The following list shows the tallest completed twin buildings located in each continent:

Continent Building Height Floor count Completed Country City
Asia Petronas Twin Towers 452 m (1,483 ft) 88/88 1996  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Europe Tours Société Générale 167 m (548 ft) 37/37 1995  France Paris
North America Time Warner Center 229 m (751 ft) 55/55 2003  United States New York City
Oceania N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
South America Parque Central Complex 225 m (738 ft) 60/60 1983  Venezuela Caracas
Africa PSPF Towers[13][14] 153 m (502 ft) 35/35 2014  Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
Antarctica Long Duration Balloon (LDB) Payload Preparation Buildings[15] 15 m (49 ft) - 2005[16]  Antarctica McMurdo Station

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A. ^ By pinnacle height (height to tip of antenna, in this case)

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