Philadelphia Facts

Population 5,441,567 (2010)
Area 1,800 km² • 695 mi²
150m+ Buildings 12 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Comcast Center (297 m)
Global Ranking #74 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #14 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, 57%
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 2018 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
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed

Building Function More Charts

Based on 14 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

Structural Material More Charts

Based on 11 Buildings Over 150m Height

 

Building Completions Timeline (Last 50 Years, 100 m+) Create Your Own Timeline

 
Usage Tips
  • Click a dot to see more information about that building.
  • Click a bar to see a list of all the buildings completed in that year.
  • Click and drag your mouse cursor around an area to zoom into that area.
  • To save or print this chart, click the icon on the upper right corner.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter: Comcast Technology Center Tour
17 Oct 2017 – Tour Invite

CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016 – Event Report

Living High, From Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016 – Event Invite

More Initiatives

CTBUH Initiatives Related to Philadelphia

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…

Global News

Design Revealed for Mormon Apartment Tower in Philadelphia
18 Feb 2014 – Robert A.M. Stern Architects has unveiled its…

Comcast to Build New Supertall in Philly
16 Jan 2014 – Comcast Corp. will surpass the height of its own…

Heading for Heaven on the Ashes of Philadelphia Soul
18 Dec 2013 – Developer Carl Dranoff has unveiled plans for a 47…

More News

News Related to Philadelphia

News Image
Design Revealed for Mormon Apartment Tower in Philadelphia
18 Feb 2014
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has unveiled its design of 1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, which will include a meetinghouse and a 32-story residential tower adjacent to the…
News Image
Comcast to Build New Supertall in Philly
16 Jan 2014
Comcast Corp. will surpass the height of its own Philadelphia headquarters in a new skyscraper development that will accommodate its expanding workforce. The 341-meter…
News Image
Heading for Heaven on the Ashes of Philadelphia Soul
18 Dec 2013
Developer Carl Dranoff has unveiled plans for a 47-story mixed-use luxury boutique hotel and condominium tower on the site of the fire-damaged Philadelphia International…
News Image
Philadelphia Takes Scientology to Court Over 'Abandoned' Skyscraper
4 Dec 2013
The city of Philadelphia is suing the Church of Scientology after the religious organization left a 15-story construction in the city empty for six years. The church…
News Image
Skyscraper Video Game Sets World Record
25 Nov 2013
The college professor who played a supersized video game on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper now holds a Guinness world record for his project. Drexel University…
News Image
Pennsylvania Developer Launches FMC Tower
5 Nov 2013
Brandywine Realty has announced it will develop the 47-story FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a skyscraper project which could become the sixth-tallest building in…
News Image
Philly Skyscraper Plays Part in Pong Projection
8 Apr 2013
Drexel University Professor Frank Lee has commandeered Philadelphia's Cira Centre, a 437-foot glass skyscraper, for a supersized game of Pong. The video game will be…
News Image
Historic Philadelphia Homes Make Room for Episcopal High-rise
25 Mar 2013
The Philadelphia Episcopal Group is planning to build a 25-story tower on church property in order to raise money for the restoration of the Philadelphia Episcopal…
News Image
Drexel University Tower Takes Fire From Community
22 Mar 2013
Drexel University in Philadelphia plans a 24-story, 1,300-bed mixed-use student housing tower as part of its plan to add thousands of new students and accomodate them in…
News Image
Two Liberty Place Hopes to Acquire Hotel Tenant
11 Mar 2013
IStar Financial has decided to sell its portion of Philadelphia's 58-story Two Liberty Place for development as a high-end hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business…
News Image
Student High-rise Approved in Philadelphia
6 Feb 2013
Philadelphia's Brandywine Realty Trust is joining Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities to build a high-rise student tower on ground leased from the University of…

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