Prime Tower

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Prime Tower
Industriequartier - Prime Tower 2011-08-08 13-44-40.JPG
View in August 2011
General information
TypeOffice building
LocationZurich, Switzerland
Coordinates47°23′10″N 8°31′02″E / 47.3860°N 8.5172°E / 47.3860; 8.5172Coordinates: 47°23′10″N 8°31′02″E / 47.3860°N 8.5172°E / 47.3860; 8.5172
Construction startedNovember 19, 2008[1]
CompletedDecember 2011
Opening6 December 2011[2]
CostCHF 380 million[3] (USD 417 million)
OwnerSwiss Prime Site AG
Roof126 metres (413 ft)
Technical details
Floor count36[1]
Floor area39,500 m2 (425,000 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
DeveloperSwiss Prime Site AG[5]
Main contractorLosinger (Bouygues)[4]

The Prime Tower, also named "Maag-Tower" in an earlier stage of planning, is a skyscraper in Zurich, Switzerland. At a height of 126 metres (413 ft), it was the highest skyscraper in Switzerland from 2011 until 2015, when the Roche Tower in Basel (standing at 178 metres (584 ft)) was finished.

The building is located near the Hardbrücke railway station. The tower replaces an industrial facility that has been demolished. According to its developers, the tower's construction, which took 15 years to plan and execute, was a financial success, with its valuation based on lease rates exceeding the construction cost by CHF 110 million.[3]

The tower and its two companion buildings, Cubus and Diagonal, are used primarily as office buildings. As of its opening in December 2011, the tower hosts the "Clouds" restaurant on its top floor, a conference center, the Hotel Rivington & Sons on the ground floor, as well as the offices of Deutsche Bank Schweiz, Homburger AG, Transammonia, Korn/Ferry International, Citibank Switzerland, Infosys, Repower AG, Ernst & Young, Zürcher Kantonalbank and consulting companies.



  1. ^ a b c "Foundation stone laid for Zurich's Prime Tower". Swissinfo. November 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  2. ^ Wallace, Ellen (7 December 2011). "Zurich is now 126 metres tall". Geneva Lunch. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Der grüne Turm öffnet die Türen". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 7 December 2011. p. 19.
  4. ^ "Bouygues va construire des tours en Suisse et en Russie" (in French). Le Point. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  5. ^ "Prime Tower Facts & Figures". Archived from the original on 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2014-06-29.

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