Kuwait City

Facts

# of 150m+ buildings

17 Completed • 1 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

61

Tallest City in

the World
#

5

Tallest City in

Middle East
#

1

Tallest City in

Kuwait

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Al Hamra Tower

412.6 m / 1,354 ft

2

The Assima Tower

301.6 m / 990 ft

3

NBK Tower

300 m / 984 ft

4

Arraya Tower

300 m / 984 ft

5

Kipco Tower

240 m / 787 ft

6

Crystal Tower

240 m / 787 ft

7

The Central Bank of Kuwait New Headquarters Building

238.5 m / 782 ft

8

Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters

231 m / 758 ft

9

Al Tijaria Tower

218.2 m / 716 ft

10

Burj Alshaya West Tower

205 m / 673 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

12 September 2017

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 August 2016

Videos

18 October 2012

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Al Hamra Tower: The Sculpted Tower

The Al Hamra Firdous Tower was intended to stand as an icon to symbolize national pride, while also providing highly leasable office space. To successfully...

Research

20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

Global News

21 October 2019

Plans Unveiled for Tower Along the Kuwait City Waterfront

OMA has unveiled plans for a waterfront residential tower in Kuwait City. The design, led by OMA partners Iyad Alsaka and Reinier de Graaf, consists...