Istanbul Facts

150m+ Buildings 38 Completed11 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Sapphire Tower (261 m)
Global Ranking #27 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #1 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Turkey by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Akbank Tower (1993)
Average Building Age 6 years
Most Common Function Residential, 51%
Most Common Material Concrete, 90%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Skyland Office Tower 2017 284 m
2   Skyland Residential Tower 2017 284 m
3   Metropol Tower Istanbul 2017 280 m
4   Sapphire Tower 2010 261 m
5   Emaar Square The Address Hotel & Residences 2019 229 m
6   Nurol Life 2017 220 m
7   Faco Tower 2018 220 m
8   Istanbul International Finance Center Ziraat… 2020 219 m
9   Maslak Spine Tower 2014 202 m
10   Anthill Residence 1 2010 195 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Skyland Office Tower 2017 284 m
2   Skyland Residential Tower 2017 284 m
3   Metropol Tower Istanbul 2017 280 m
4   Sapphire Tower 2010 261 m
5   Emaar Square The Address Hotel & Residences 2019 229 m
6   Nurol Life 2017 220 m
7   Faco Tower 2018 220 m
8   Istanbul International Finance Center Ziraat… 2020 219 m
9   Cintemani Istanbul - 212 m
10   Maslak Spine Tower 2014 202 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Turkey to Hold its Inaugural Chapter Event
17 Jan 2018 – Event Invite

CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016 – Awards Event

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Istanbul

CTBUH Turkey to Hold its Inaugural Chapter Event
17 Jan 2018, Istanbul – Event Invite
CTBUH Turkey will host its inaugural chapter event at the Hilton Istanbul, where industry experts will speak on topics relating to the theme of Tall & Green.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the…

Global News

Why Turkey's Building Boom May Be Ending
21 Aug 2013 – The New York Times chronicles the tentative…

KPF to Design Turkish Bank Towers
23 Apr 2013 – Ziraat Bank, Turkey's oldest and largest state-run…

Istanbul Launches International Financial Center
14 Mar 2013 – Construction work has commenced on the $2.6…

Videos

Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Hande Ünlü, University of Tokyo

Research Papers

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

Istanbul: Impact of High-Rises on a Historic, Yet Contemporary, City
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III

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Papers Related to Istanbul

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Dan Kaplan & Fatin Anlar, FXFOWLE; Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
In this era of globalization, societies and cities struggle with the need to modernize and remain competitive against the desire to show deference to historical context.…
Istanbul: Impact of High-Rises on a Historic, Yet Contemporary, City
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; Ayşin Sev & Bahar Başarır, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
High-rise buildings have a significant impact on cities and their metropolitan areas in a variety of ways, most notably on cities with extensive historic built heritage,…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to…
Design Criteria for High-Rise Buildings in Historical Cities: The Case of Istanbul
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Aysin Sev, Aydan Ozgen & Bahar Basarir, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
High-rise building construction, which is occuring at an expanding pace in many cities all over the world, is also accelarating in Istanbul. A large number of multistorey…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a…
Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings on Inhabitants through an Istanbul Case Study
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Hande Ünlü & Kotaroh Hirate, The University of Tokyo; Munakata Jun, Chiba University
In this research, high-rise office buildings are categorized into three types by their “interaction generating factors” qualities. A questionnaire survey was held in…

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