Facts

Population

Source: 0

7,782,900

Area

41,291 km²

15,942 mi²

Density

188.5 people per km²

488.2 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

1 Completed • 1 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

6 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (100%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (100%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

48

Tallest Country in

the World

#

11

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

Roche Turm Bau 2

205 m / 673 ft

2

Roche Turm Bau 1

178 m / 584 ft

3

Prime Tower

125.6 m / 412 ft

4

Basler Messeturm

105 m / 344 ft

5

BäreTower

101 m / 331 ft

6

Wintower

99 m / 325 ft

7

Hardau Hochhaus I

91.9 m / 302 ft

8

Cite du Lignon Large Tower

90.8 m / 298 ft

9

Sunrise Tower

90 m / 295 ft

10

Swisscom Tower

90 m / 295 ft

CTBUH People & Events

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