Facts

Population

7,782,900

Area

41,291 km² • 15,942 mi²

Density

188.5 people per km²

488.2 people per mi²

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#
46

Tallest City in

the World

#
11

Tallest City 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 Jabee Tower
100 m / 328  ft
7 Wintower
99 m / 325  ft
8 Claraturm
96 m / 315  ft
9 Hardau Hochhaus I
91.9 m / 302  ft
10 Cite du Lignon Large Tower
90.8 m / 298  ft

CTBUH People & Events

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

26 June 2017

CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper

01 June 2013

Videos

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri Architetti is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefano discusses the development of Bosco Verticale and...

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Research

01 June 2014

High Life in the Sky? Mortality Rates in Swiss High-rises

High-rise housing continues to attract criticism in many countries as an unhealthy and unpleasant habitat that isolates people and attracts crime. Nearly one in six...

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Global News

22 December 2022

Tower Proposed with Forest-Like Exterior for New Basel Headquarters

In 2021, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) launched an international architectural competition for the development of its Basel-based headquarters. Entrants were invited to create...

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