Philadelphia Facts

Population 5,441,567 (2010)
Area 1,800 km² • 695 mi²
150m+ Buildings 13 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Comcast Technology Center (342 m)
Global Ranking #72 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #15 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #12 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building 1818 Market Street (1974)
Average Building Age 22 years
Most Common Function Office, 62%
Most Common Material Steel, 36%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m
2   Comcast Center 2008 297 m
3   One Liberty Place 1987 288 m
4   Two Liberty Place 1990 258 m
5   BNY Mellon Bank Center 1990 241 m
6   Three Logan 1991 225 m
7   FMC Tower at Cira Centre South 2017 223 m
8   G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building 1990 191 m
9   The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia 2019 188 m
10   Commerce Square #1 1987 174 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Transit Terminal Tower 2028 366 m
2   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m
3   3101 Market 2025 334 m
4   Comcast Center 2008 297 m
5   One Liberty Place 1987 288 m
6   Two Liberty Place 1990 258 m
7   BNY Mellon Bank Center 1990 241 m
8   Three Logan 1991 225 m
9   FMC Tower at Cira Centre South 2017 223 m
10   G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building 1990 191 m

Building Function More Charts

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Structural Material More Charts

Based on 11 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: The Camden Waterfront
29 Jan 2019 – Event Invite

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Vertical Integration
14 Nov 2018 – Event Invite

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018 – CTBUH News

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Philadelphia

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: The Camden Waterfront
29 Jan 2019, Philadelphia – Event Invite
Join the CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter for a presentation and tour of the Camden Waterfront and the new American Water corporate headquarters.
Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video & PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever…

Videos

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn

American Commerce Center
22 Oct 2009 – Garrett A. Miller, Hill International Real Estate Partners

Research Papers

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I