Prime Tower (Zürich)

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Prime Tower
Industriequartier - Prime Tower 2011-08-08 13-44-40.JPG
View in August 2011
General information
Type Office building
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°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 started November 19, 2008[1]
Completed December 2011
Opening 6 December 2011[2]
Cost CHF 380 million[3] (USD 417 million)
Owner Swiss Prime Site AG
Roof 126 metres (413 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36[1]
Floor area 39,500 m2 (425,000 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Gigon/Guyer
Developer Swiss Prime Site AG[4]
Main contractor Losinger (Bouygues)[5]

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, Swiss & Global Asset Management AG, Transammonia, Korn/Ferry International, Citibank Switzerland, Infosys, Repower AG, Ernst & Young, Zürcher Kantonalbank and consulting companies.

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  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. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Der grüne Turm öffnet die Türen". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 7 December 2011. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Prime Tower Facts & Figures". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Bouygues va construire des tours en Suisse et en Russie" (in French). Le Point. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19.