Philadelphia

United States

Facts

Population

5,441,567 (2010)

Area

1,800 km²

695 mi²

Density

3023.1 people per km²

7829.8 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

15 Completed • 2 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Most Common Function*

Office (47%)

Most Common Material*

Steel (36%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

78

Tallest City in

the World
#

14

Tallest City in

North America
#

11

Tallest City in

United States

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

Comcast Technology Center

339.1 m / 1,112 ft

2

Comcast Center

296.7 m / 974 ft

3

One Liberty Place

288 m / 945 ft

4

Two Liberty Place

258.5 m / 848 ft

5

BNY Mellon Bank Center

241.4 m / 792 ft

6

Three Logan

225.3 m / 739 ft

7

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

222.5 m / 730 ft

8

G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building

190.5 m / 625 ft

9

The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia

188 m / 617 ft

10

The Laurel

182.6 m / 599 ft

CTBUH People & Events

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Living Off the Land

13 October 2021

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter: Walking Tour of University City

15 July 2021

Videos

16 February 2021

Building Tall and Going Deep: What It Takes to Support Tall Buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area

Have you ever looked into the sky and wondered, “What does it take to support a tall building?” Perhaps you may have even grown more...

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Research

17 October 2016

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

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Global News

10 November 2021

New Addition to the University of Pennsylvania Campus Opens in Philadelphia

The Pavilion, an inpatient facility on the University of Pennsylvania medical campus is now open. Designed by the architects Foster + Partners, with the architect of...

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