List of tallest buildings in the Balkans

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in the Balkans.[1] This list includes skyscrapers in the Balkans with a height of 74m or at least 20 floors, including Slovenia and the European part of Turkey.

The highest building in the Balkans is Istanbul Sapphire located in the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. The tallest building in Albania is TID Tower, in Bulgaria Capital Fort, in Croatia is Poslovni centar Strojarska, in Romania is Floreasca City Center, in Serbia Ušće Tower, in Slovenia is Crystal Palace, in Republic of Macedonia MRT Center and the tallest building in Greece is Athens tower.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Sapphire Tower in Istanbul, was the tallest building in the Balkans

This list ranks buildings in the Balkans that stand at least 70 m (230 ft) or 20 floors, based on standard height measurement.

  Was the tallest skyscraper in the Balkans upon completion
Rank Name City Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Country Notes
Skyland İstanbul 1 Istanbul 293 m 65 2017 Turkey Turkey Tallest building in the Balkans
Istanbul Sapphire Istanbul 261 m 66 2011 Turkey Turkey
Spine Tower Istanbul 202 m 51 2013 Turkey Turkey
Anthill Residence 1 and 2 Istanbul 195 m 54 2010 Turkey Turkey
Isbank Tower 1 Istanbul 181 m 52 2000 Turkey Turkey
Şişli Plaza Istanbul 170 m 46 2007 Turkey Turkey
Soyak Tower Istanbul 170 m 40 2014 Turkey Turkey
Levent 199 Istanbul 170 m 40 2014 Turkey Turkey
Terrace Tema Istanbul 170 m 39 2014 Turkey Turkey
Özdilek Plaza 1 Istanbul 170 m 38 2012 Turkey Turkey
Tekstilkent Plaza 1 and 2 Istanbul 168 m 44 2000 Turkey Turkey
42 Maslak 1 and 2 Istanbul 167 m 42 2014 Turkey Turkey
Selenium Twins 1 and 2 Istanbul 165 m 34 2008 Turkey Turkey
Rixos Bomonti Residence Istanbul 169 m 43 2010 Turkey Turkey
Akbank Tower Istanbul 158 m 39 1993 Turkey Turkey
Trump Towers Istanbul 1 Istanbul 155 m 39 2010 Turkey Turkey
Süzer Plaza Ritz-Carlton Istanbul 154 m 38 1998 Turkey Turkey
Polat Tower Residence Istanbul 153 m 40 2001 Turkey Turkey
Istanbloom Istanbul 150 m 44 2013 Turkey Turkey
Özdilek Plaza 2 Istanbul 148 m 37 2013 Turkey Turkey
Sun Plaza Istanbul 147 m 38 2005 Turkey Turkey
Trump Towers Istanbul 2 Istanbul 145 m 37 2010 Turkey Turkey
IFC Bomonti Hotel Istanbul 143 m 35 2012 Turkey Turkey
Tat Twin Towers 1 and 2 Istanbul 143 m 34 2000 Turkey Turkey
Metrocity Millennium Towers 1, 2 and 3 Istanbul 143 m 31 2000 Turkey Turkey
Cevahir Towers Skopje 142 m 42 2016  Macedonia Tallest building in Macedonia
Avaz Twist Tower Sarajevo 142 m 38 2008  Bosnia and Herzegovina Tallest building in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sabancı Merkezi Istanbul 140 m 34 1993 Turkey Turkey
Uphill Court 1 and 2 Istanbul 140 m 33 2008 Turkey Turkey
Floreasca City Center Sky Tower Bucharest 137 m 37 2013  Romania Tallest building in Romania.
Capital Fort Sofia 126 m 28 2015  Bulgaria Tallest building in Bulgaria.
Millennium Center - Hotel Tower Sofia 121 m 28 2016  Bulgaria
Bosmal City Centar Sarajevo 118 m 35 2007  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Globalworth Tower Bucharest 118 m 23 2015  Romania
Ušće Tower Belgrade 141 m 27 2005  Serbia Tallest building in Serbia
Genex Tower Belgrade 115 m 35 1980  Serbia
Basarab Tower Bucharest 114 m 23 1988  Romania
Mellain Center Tuzla 110 m 23 2014  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bucharest Tower Center Bucharest 106 m 23 2008  Romania
Zagreb Cathedral Zagreb 105 m N/A 1899  Croatia Tallest building in Croatia
Hotel Rodina Sofia 104 m 25 1981  Bulgaria
Casa Presei Libere Bucharest 104m 12 1957  Romania
Athens Tower 1 Athens 103 m 28 1971  Greece Tallest building in Greece
Park Sankt Peterburg Hotel Plovdiv 103 m 22 1986  Bulgaria
Beograđanka Belgrade 101 m 30 1974  Serbia
Rudo A, B, C Belgrade 100 m 30 1976  Serbia
CITUB Administrative Building Sofia 99 m 22 1978  Bulgaria
Hotel Marinela Sofia 98 m 22 1979  Bulgaria
Administrative Palace, Satu Mare Satu Mare 97 m 18 1984  Romania
Poslovni centar Strojarska Zagreb 96.15 m 25 2015  Croatia
Eurotower I Zagreb 96 m 26 2006  Croatia
Zagrepčanka Zagreb 95 m 27 1976  Croatia
Hotel Mirage Burgas 95 m 21 2003  Bulgaria
Asmita Gardens Bucharest 92.2 m 24 2009  Romania
Cibona Tower Zagreb 92 m 22 1987  Croatia
TV5 Skyscraper Niš 91 m 20 1973  Serbia
Hotel Dobrudja Albena 91 m 19 1983  Bulgaria
Infinity Tower Sofia 90.5 19 2013  Bulgaria
Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral Timisoara 90.5 m 1 1941  Romania
GM stroi Burgas 90 m 30 2012  Bulgaria
Osijek Co-cathedral Osijek 90 m N/A 1898  Croatia
United Investment and Trading Company Sarajevo 90 m 25 1981  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Greece – Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building Sarajevo 90 m 21 1982  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Crystal Palace Ljubljana 89 m 20 2011  Slovenia Tallest building in Slovenia
Rilindja Tower[2] Prishtina 89 m 18 1978  Kosovo Tallest building in Kosovo
InterContinental Bucharest Bucharest 87 m 24 1971  Romania
Hemus Hotel Sofia 86 m 20 1976  Bulgaria
Sopharma Business Center - Tower 3 Sofia 85.3 22 2011  Bulgaria
TID Tower Tirana 85 m 25 2012  Albania Tallest building in Albania
Home of the builder Stara Zagora 85 m 18  Bulgaria
Orhideea Towers Bucharest 85 m 17 2018  Romania
Hotel Cosmos Burgas 84.3 m 19  Bulgaria
Hotel Riga Ruse 84 m 20 1975  Bulgaria
Palace of the Parliament Bucharest 84 m 12 1997  Romania
Đakovo Cathedral Đakovo 84 m N/A 1882  Croatia
ABA Business Center Tirana 83 m 21 2008  Albania
BRD Tower Bucharest 83 m 19 2003  Romania
Bucharest Financial Plaza Bucharest 83 m 18 1997  Romania
Park Hotel Moskva Sofia 82.5 m 23 1974  Bulgaria
Zagrebtower Zagreb 82.5 m 22 2006  Croatia
NDK - Prono Sofia 82 m 19 1981  Bulgaria
Hotel Moskva Plovdiv 81 m 26 1980  Bulgaria
Sky Office Tower Zagreb 81 m 22 2012  Croatia
Hotel Kuban Sunny Beach 80.2 m 20 1967  Bulgaria
Asmita Gardens T6 Bucharest 80 m 20 2009  Romania
Euro Tower Bucharest 80 m 18 2012  Romania
Nusco Tower Bucharest 80 m 20 2010  Romania
Cathedral of the Nativity, Suceava Suceava 80 m 1 2015  Romania
Atrina Center Tower Athens 80 m 1980  Greece
Apollo Tower Athens 80 m 1973  Greece
Doamna Ghica Plaza A Bucharest 78 m 24 2011  Romania
Monaco Tower T1 Bucharest 77 m 20 2009  Romania
Monaco Tower T2 Bucharest 77 m 20 2009  Romania
OTE Tower Thessaloniki 76 m 1965  Greece
Town hall Subotica 76 m  Serbia
Cathedral Plaza Bucharest Bucharest 75 m 19 2010  Romania
City Gate North Tower Bucharest 75 m 18 2010  Romania
City Gate South Tower Bucharest 75 m 18 2010  Romania
Panorama Hotel Zagreb Zagreb 75.2 m 20  Croatia
World Trade Center Ljubljana Ljubljana 75 m 18 1993  Slovenia
Bistrita Lutheran Cathedral Bistrita 75 m 1 1564  Romania
Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral Sibiu 74 m 1 1520  Romania
TELUS Tower Sofia 74 m 20 2018  Bulgaria
Prisavlje 6-12 Zagreb 73.1 m 25  Croatia
Trešnjevka Beauty Zagreb 73 m 24 1969  Croatia
Braće Domany 2-8 Zagreb 73 m 23  Croatia
United Business Center 3 Iasi 72 m 19 2012  Romania
Situla Ljubljana 72 m 21 2013  Slovenia
Millennium Business Center Bucharest 72 m 19 2006  Romania
Crystal Tower Bucharest Bucharest 72 m 15 2011  Romania
MRT Center Skopje 70 m 25 1984  Macedonia
Diamond Sofia 70 m 20 2018  Bulgaria
Charles de Gaulle Plaza Bucharest 70 m 16 2005  Romania
Richter's Skyscrapers Zagreb 70 m 22 1968  Croatia
Alia Apartments Bucharest 70 m 20 2010  Romania
Sheraton Bucharest Hotel Bucharest 70 m 18 2001  Romania
Car House Niš 64.5 20  Serbia
BS3 Ljubljana 63.7 m 21 1981  Slovenia

Tallest buildings under construction or proposed[edit]

This list ranks buildings that are under construction in the Balkans and are planned to rise at least 70 m (230 ft) or 20 floors. Buildings that are approved, on-hold or proposed are included in this table.

Rank Name City Height
ft (m)
Floors Country Notes
1 Paradise Tower Sofia 215 m 55  Bulgaria Approved
2 Sky Fort Sofia 202 m 47  Bulgaria Under construction
3 Garanti Koza Square 1, 2, 3, 4 Sofia 170 m 55  Bulgaria Proposed (Terrain bought for 40 mil. euro)
4 Belgrade Tower Belgrade 168 m 42  Serbia Under construction
5 ENK Complex[3] Prishtina 165 m 42  Kosovo Under construction
6 Open Ville Timisoara 155 m 27  Romania Under construction
7 West 65 Belgrade 150 m 40  Serbia Approved
8 Hotel Kempinski tower one Belgrade 140 m 33  Serbia Approved
9 Hotel Kempinski tower two Belgrade 140 m 33  Serbia Approved
10 Downtown One Tirane 137 m 37  Albania Under construction
11 Skyline Belgrade Belgrade 132 m 31  Serbia Approved
12 Zlaten Vek Sofia 130 m 36  Bulgaria Under construction
13 Tower 123 Zagreb 123 m 31  Croatia Proposed
14 Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral 2 Bucharest 120 m 1  Romania Under construction
15 Grand Kanyon Sofia 118 m 30  Bulgaria Preparation
16 Dravska Vrata Maribor 112 m N/A  Slovenia Proposed
17 West Gate Tower B Split 110 m 27  Croatia Under construction
18 iTower Sofia 108 m 30  Bulgaria Under construction
19 Open Ville 2 Timisoara 108 m 19  Romania Under construction
20 NV Tower Sofia 106 m 18  Bulgaria Under construction
21 Ušće Tower 2 Belgrade 104 m 22  Serbia Under construction
22 Emonika Ljubljana 107 m N/A  Slovenia Approved
23 WTC Prishtina Prishtina 100 m 24  Kosovo Under construction
24 Stadium Tower Tirana 100 m N/A  Albania Under Construction
25 Kolizej Ljubljana 95 m N/A  Slovenia Proposed
26 Rajfi Group Tower[4] Durrës 91 m 27  Albania Under construction
27 4-Ever Green Tower[5] Tirana 85 m 25  Albania Under Construction
28 Sarajevo Tower Sarajevo 83 m 26  Bosnia and Herzegovina Under construction
29 BW Parkview Belgrade 82 m 23  Serbia Under construction
30 BW Vista Belgrade 82 m 23  Serbia Under construction
31 InterContinental Hotel Ljubljana Ljubljana 81 m 24  Slovenia Under Construction
32 East Fort Sofia 80 m 20  Bulgaria Proposed
33 Business Center Miramara Zagreb 80 m 20  Croatia On hold
34 Skyline Belgrade tower 2 Belgrade 77 m 19  Serbia Approved
35 BW Residences - two towers Belgrade 72 m 20  Serbia Under construction
36 Severna mestna vrata / Immorent City Tower Ljubljana 72 m 21  Slovenia Proposed
37 ISHO RiverSide A Timisoara 70 m 20  Romania Under construction

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe". Emporis. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ Rilindja Tower in Albanian
  3. ^ ENK Invest Group
  4. ^ Rajfi Group
  5. ^ Forever Green Tower in Tirana

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