Facts

Population

Source: CIA World Factbook

47,737,941 (2014)

Area

505,987 km²

195,362 mi²

Density

94.3 people per km²

244.4 people per mi²

GDP

$1.39 trillion (2013)

# of 150m+ buildings

11 Completed • 2 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

16 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (46%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (67%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

30

Tallest Country in

the World

#

6

Tallest Country in

Europe

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

Torre de Cristal

249 m / 817 ft

2

Torre Cepsa

248.3 m / 815 ft

3

Torre PwC

236 m / 774 ft

4

Torre Espacio

224.2 m / 735 ft

5

Intempo

187.1 m / 614 ft

6

Gran Hotel Bali

186 m / 610 ft

7

Caleido

181 m / 594 ft

8

Torre Sevilla

180.5 m / 592 ft

9

Torre Iberdrola

165 m / 541 ft

10

Torre Lugano

158 m / 518 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Iñigo Ortiz Díez de Tortosa

Country Representative

Iñigo Ortiz Díez de Tortosa

Ortiz Leon Arquitectos

CTBUH Spain “Barcelona Skyline: 25 Years of Building" Seminar

15 December 2016

CTBUH Spain Hosts "New Material Opportunities" Discussion

30 November 2016

Research

17 October 2016

A Smart Real-Time Monitoring GNSS System for High-Rise Buildings

This paper analyzes and develops a real-time GNSS monitoring system to evaluate the lateral and torsional displacement and wind-induced response of a high-rise building. The...

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Global News

26 April 2021

Construction on Completion of the Spire Begins on Historic Barcelona Church

Work began Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and is scheduled...

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Global News

31 August 2020

High-Rise Damaged by Fire in Madrid

A fire engulfed the upper fourth of the newly built Torre Ámbar early on Saturday, 30 August, 2020.  The fire service was informed of the...

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