List of Tallest Buildings in the European Union
Tallest buildings in the European Union.
Canary Wharf (London) at night.
The City of London in 2014. Featuring the tallest building in the EU, The Shard.
Skyline of Frankfurt in Germany.
Skyline of La Défense, Paris.
The skyline of Warsaw, Poland.

This list ranks the tallest buildings in the European Union that stand at least 140 metres (459 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This means that spires and other architectural details are included in the official height, but not antenna masts, as it is defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Only habitable buildings are ranked, which excludes radio masts and towers, observation towers, cathedrals, steeples, chimneys and other tall architectural structures. Since 2011, the tallest building in the EU has been The Shard in London, United Kingdom, at 310 metres (1,017 feet).

Existing buildings

This list includes buildings under construction that have already been topped out. Architectural height is considered, so masts and other elements added after completion of building are not considered.

  Was the union's tallest building upon completion
  Was the country's tallest building upon completion
Rank Name Image City Height in m (ft)[1] Floors Year built
1 The Shard Shard London Bridge May 2012.JPG United Kingdom London 310 m (1,017 ft)[2] 95 (72 habitable) 2012
2 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt Am Main-Commerzbank Tower-Ansicht vom Eisernen Steg.jpg Germany Frankfurt 259 m (850 ft) 56 1997
3 Messeturm 01-01-2014 - Messeturm - trade fair tower - Frankfurt- Germany - 05.jpg Germany Frankfurt 256.5 m (842 ft) 63 1990
4 Torre de Cristal Torre de Cristal (Madrid) 09a.jpg Spain Madrid 249 m (817 ft) 45 2009
5 Torre Cepsa Torre Caja Madrid (CTBA) 10.jpg Spain Madrid 248.3 m (815 ft) 45 2008
6 Torre PwC Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso (Madrid) 05a.jpg Spain Madrid 236 m (774 ft) 52 2008
One Canada Square One Canada Square 2.jpg United Kingdom London 236 m (774 ft) 50 1991
8 Tour First Tour First - La Defense - Inauguration 6 mai 2011.jpg France Paris 231 m (758 ft) 52 2011
Unicredit Tower UniTower, Italy.jpeg Italy Milan 231 m (758 ft) 35 2011
9 Palace of Culture and Science Pa?ac Kultury i Nauki noc? p7.jpg Poland Warsaw 230.7 m (757 ft) 43 1955
10 Heron Tower Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London.JPG United Kingdom London 230 m (755 ft) 46 2010
11 Torre Espacio Torre Espacio (Madrid) 09a.jpg Spain Madrid 224.2 m (736 ft) 57 2008
12 122 Leadenhall Street Leadenhall Building July 2013.JPG United Kingdom London 224 m (735 ft) 50 2013
13 DC Towers DC Tower 1 Vienna from SSW on 2013-09-24 perspective controlled.png Austria Vienna 220 m (722 ft) 60 2013
Warsaw Spire Warsaw Spire (2017).JPG Poland Warsaw 220 m (722 ft) 49 2016
16 Sky Tower Skytowerulicaradosna.jpg Poland Wroc?aw 212 m (696 ft) 50 2012
17 Allianz Tower Downtown Milan with Allianz Tower.jpg Italy Milan 209.2 m (686 ft) 50 2014
18 Tour Montparnasse P1020879 Paris VI Rue de Rennes rwk.JPG France Paris 209 m (686 ft) 59 1972
Piedmont Region Headquarters[3] GrattacieloPiemonte.jpg Italy Turin 209 m (686 ft) 42 2017
20 Westendstraße 1 Kronenhochhaus.JPG Germany Frankfurt 208 m (682 ft) 53 1993
21 Millennium Tower Millennium Tower Vienna seen from across the Danube 2006-11-02 099.jpg Austria Vienna 202 m (663 ft) 50 1999
22 25 Canada Square Citigroup London 392.JPG United Kingdom London 201 m (659 ft) 45 2001
23 Main Tower Maintower Frankfurt.jpg Germany Frankfurt 200 m (656 ft) 55 1999
Tower 185 Tower 185.jpg Germany Frankfurt 200 m (656 ft) 55 2011
Tour Incity Lyon 292437.jpg France Lyon 200 m (656 ft) 39 2015
26 8 Canada Square HSBC Tower.jpg United Kingdom London 199.5 m (655 ft) 45 2002
27 Tour Majunga TourMajunga.jpg France Paris 194 m (636 ft) 45 2014
28 Z?ota 44 Z?ota 44 2.jpg Poland Warsaw 192 m (630 ft) 54 2012
Intempo In Tempo enero 2015.jpg Spain Benidorm 200 m (656 ft) 55 2014
30 Turning Torso Turningtorso2011.jpg Sweden Malmö 190 m (623 ft) 54 2005
31 Warsaw Trade Tower La "Warsaw Trade Tower".jpg Poland Warsaw 187.2 m (614 ft) 43 1999
32 Trianon Trianon DEKA.JPG Germany Frankfurt 186 m (610 ft) 45 1993
Gran Hotel Bali Gran bali.jpg Spain Benidorm 186 m (610 ft) 52 2002
34 Tour GDF Suez TourT1-oct08.jpg France Paris 185 m (607 ft) 37 2008
35 European Central Bank Headquarters Frankfurt EZB-Neubau.Osten.20140209.jpg Germany Frankfurt 183.7 m (603 ft) 45 2014
36 Tower 42 Tower 42 looking north from Bishopsgate 2011-05-04.jpg United Kingdom London 183 m (600 ft) 47 1980
37 Tour Granite Tour-Granite.jpg France Paris 183 m (600 ft) 35 2008
38 Tower 42 Tower 42 looking north from Bishopsgate 2011-05-04.jpg United Kingdom London 182.9 m (600 ft) 47 1980
39 St George Wharf Tower St Georges Wharf Tower 2013-09-26.jpg United Kingdom London 180.6 m (593 ft) 52 2014
40 Cajasol Tower Torre Cajasol desde Chapina.JPG Spain Seville 180.5 m (592 ft) 40 2016
41 30 St Mary Axe 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin of London).jpg United Kingdom London 179.8 m (590 ft) 41 2003
42 Tour Total Tour-Total.jpg France Paris 179 m (587 ft) 48 1985
43 Tour Areva Areva1.jpg France Paris 178 m (584 ft) 44 1974
44 Generali Tower Torre Hadid.jpg Italy Milan 177.4 m (582 ft) 44 2017
45 Tour D2 La tour D2 Le 1er Février 2014.JPG France Paris 171 m (561 ft) 37 2014
46 Opernturm Opernturm.jpg Germany Frankfurt 170 m (558 ft) 42 2010
Taunusturm[4] Frankfurt Taunusturm.20140417.jpg Germany Frankfurt 170 m (558 ft) 40 2014
48 Beetham Tower Beetham Tower from below.jpg United Kingdom Manchester 169 m (554 ft) 47 2006
49 Tours Société Générale (Tour Alicante) ToursSocieteGenerale.jpg France Paris 167 m (548 ft) 37 1995
Tours Société Générale (Tour Chassagne) ToursSocieteGenerale.jpg France Paris 167 m (548 ft) 37 1995
Torre Intesa Sanpaolo[5] Intesa Sanpaolo Tower.jpg Italy Turin 167 m (548 ft) 39 2014
52 Tour CB21 TourGan.jpg France Paris 166 m (545 ft) 42 1974
Silberturm Silver Tower.jpg Germany Frankfurt 166 m (545 ft) 32 1978
Tour Carpe Diem Coté esplanade 2.jpg France Paris 166 m (545 ft) 34 2013
55 Tour Part-Dieu Tour Part-Dieu from Rue Du Lac.JPG France Lyon 165 m (541 ft) 42 1977
Maastoren Rotterdam toren maastoren.jpg Netherlands Rotterdam 165 m (541 ft) 44 2009
Torre Iberdrola Bilbao - Torre Iberdrola 07.JPG Spain Bilbao 165 m (541 ft) 41 2011
58 InterContinental Warsaw InterContinental Warszawa.JPG Poland Warsaw 164 m (538 ft) 45 2003
59 Post Tower Posttower Bonn 001.jpg Germany Bonn 162 m (531 ft) 41 2002
60 Coeur Défense TourCoeurDefense.jpg France Paris 161 m (528 ft) 40 2001
Broadgate Tower Broadgate Tower.jpg United Kingdom London 161 m (528 ft) 33 2009
Palazzo Lombardia Palazzo Lombardia, Milan, Italy.jpg Italy Milan 161 m (528 ft) 44 2010
63 20 Fenchurch Street Walkie-Talkie - Sept 2015.jpg United Kingdom London 160 m (525 ft) 36 2014
64 Westend Gate Westend Gate Frankfurt 2011-07.jpg Germany Frankfurt 159 m (522 ft) 47 1976
Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4[6] POL Warszawa Cosmopolitan 01 Poland Warsaw 159 m (522 ft) 46 2013
Rondo 1 Rondo 1 Warsaw 2016.jpg Poland Warsaw 159 m (522 ft) 40 2006
Q22 Q22 Warszawa 2016.jpg Poland Warsaw 159 m (522 ft) 47 2016
68 Torre Lúgano[7] Lugano 1.PNG Spain Benidorm 158 m (518 ft) 43 2007
New Orleans Rotterdam toren new orleans.jpg Netherlands Rotterdam 158 m (518 ft) 43 2010
Torre Picasso Torre Picasso (Madrid) 10.jpg Spain Madrid 156 m (512 ft) 43 1988
One Churchill Place Canary Wharf - geograph.org.uk - 23058.jpg United Kingdom London 156 m (512 ft) 32 2004
72 Deutsche Bank I Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Headquarters.20140221.jpg Germany Frankfurt 155 m (509 ft) 40 1984
Deutsche Bank II Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Headquarters.20140221.jpg Germany Frankfurt 155 m (509 ft) 38 1984
Torre Eurosky Eurosky Tower, Rome.jpg Italy Rome 155 m (509 ft) 35 2012
Tour Egée TourEgee.jpg France Paris 155 m (509 ft) 40 1999
Tour Adria France Paris 155 m (509 ft) 40 2002
77 Torre Mapfre Torre Mapfre.JPG Spain Barcelona 154 m (505 ft) 40 1992
Hotel Arts Hotel Arts.jpg Spain Barcelona 154 m (505 ft) 44 1994
Skyper Frankfurt Am Main-Skyper von Suedosten-20120309.jpg Germany Frankfurt 154 m (505 ft) 38 2004
80 25 Bank Street 25 Bank Street 2012.JPG United Kingdom London 153 m (502 ft) 33 2003
40 Bank Street 40 Bank Street Heron Quay London.jpg United Kingdom London 153 m (502 ft) 33 2003
82 Tour Ariane France Paris 152 m (499 ft) 36 1975
Montevideo Rotterdam montevideotoren.jpg Netherlands Rotterdam 152 m (499 ft) 43 2005
84 Gebouw Delftse Poort I Rotterdam NationaleNederlanden.jpg Netherlands Rotterdam 151 m (495 ft) 41 1991
Torre Pontina Torre Pontina.jpg Italy Latina 151 m (495 ft) 37 2010
10 Upper Bank Street 10 Upper Bank Street London.jpg United Kingdom London 151 m (495 ft) 32 2003
87 South Bank Tower Sea Containers House, South Bank Tower, and OXO Tower - September 2015.jpg United Kingdom London 150.4 m (493 ft) 42 2016
88 Tour Les Poissons Tour poissons est 1.jpg France Paris 150 m (492 ft) 42 1970
Rembrandt Tower Rembrandt toren frontaal.jpg Netherlands Amsterdam 150 m (492 ft) 41 1992
Hochhaus Neue Donau[8] Hochhaus Neue Donau Wien.jpg Austria Vienna 150 m (492 ft) 33 2002
91 Baltimore Tower Cropped image of Baltimore Tower - 30435639090 bf141ef3b1 o.jpg United Kingdom London 149.1 m (489 ft) 44 2017
92 Millennium Tower Rotterdam, Millenniumtoren.jpg Netherlands Rotterdam 149 m (489 ft) 34 2000
De Rotterdam[9] DeRotterdam.JPG Netherlands Rotterdam 151 m (495 ft) 44 2013
94 KölnTurm Koelnturm 20050129.jpg Germany Cologne 148 m (486 ft) 43 2001
Tour EDF Tour edf.jpg France Paris 148 m (486 ft) 41 2001
Neguri Gane[10] Neguri Gane.JPG Spain Benidorm 148 m (486 ft) 40 2002
Europa Tower Europe tower.jpg Lithuania Vilnius 148 m (486 ft) 39 2004
Eurotower Eurotower-ffm003.jpg Germany Frankfurt 148 m (486 ft) 39 1977
Tour du Midi/Zuidertoren Tour du midi.jpg Belgium Brussels 148 m (486 ft) 38 1967
Strata SE1 Strata SE1 from Monument 2014.jpg United Kingdom London 148 m (486 ft) 43 2010
101 Pan Peninsula East Tower Pan Peninsula London.jpg United Kingdom London 147 m (482 ft) 48 2009
Colonia-Haus Colonia-Haus.jpg Germany Cologne 147 m (482 ft) 42 1973
Atlantic Hotel Sail City[11] ATLANTIC Hotel SAIL City Bremerhaven.jpg Germany Bremerhaven 147 m (482 ft) 21 2008
104 CMA CGM Tower La tour CMA-CGM (Marseille) (7602254176).jpg France Marseille 147 m (482 ft) 33 2010
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands) 3 skyscrapers The Hague.JPG Netherlands The Hague 147 m (482 ft) 37 2012
Ministry of Security and Justice (Netherlands) 3 skyscrapers The Hague.JPG Netherlands The Hague 147 m (482 ft) 37 2012
107 Hochhaus Uptown München Uptown München, Múnich, Alemania 2012-04-28, DD 03.JPG Germany Munich 146 m (479 ft) 38 2004
108 Tour des Finances/Financietore FinanceTowerBrussel.jpg Belgium Brussels 145 m (476 ft) 36 1984
109 JenTower Das höchste Bürogebäude Ostdeutschlands - der fast 160m hohe Jentower.jpg Germany Jena 144.5 m (474 ft) 29 1972
Tour Bretagne Nantes 2008 PD 61.JPG France Nantes 144 m (472 ft) 37 1976
Warsaw Financial Center 342011 DSC0033.JPG Poland Warsaw 144 m (472 ft) 35 1999
Torre Agbar Torre agbar barcelone.jpg Spain Barcelona 144 m (472 ft) 33 2004
Sea Towers POL.Gdynia.SeaTowers.2009.2.jpg Poland Gdynia 144 m (472 ft) 36 2009
114 Tour Dexia France Paris 143 m (469 ft) 34 2005
Torre Solaria Torre Solaria, Milan, Italy.jpg Italy Milan 143 m (469 ft) 37 2013
Tour Pleyel Tour pleyel.jpg France Paris 143 m (469 ft) 38 1973
Guy's Hospital Guys hospital tower.jpg United Kingdom London 143 m (469 ft) 34 1974
Manhattan Loft Gardens Manhattan Loft Gardens 2017.jpg United Kingdom London 143 m (469 ft) 42 2017
119 Torre de Madrid Torre de Madrid - 02.jpg Spain Madrid 142 m (466 ft) 37 1957
City-Hochhaus Leipzig Leipzig - Augustusplatz + City-Hochhaus 03 ies.jpg Germany Leipzig 142 m (466 ft) 36 1972
City-Haus City-Haus-2008.jpg Germany Frankfurt 142 m (466 ft) 42 1974
Frankfurter Büro Center FBC-von-Westen.jpg Germany Frankfurt 142 m (466 ft) 40 1980
Hoftoren Hoftoren 1.jpg Netherlands The Hague 142 m (466 ft) 30 2003
Westpoint Tower Tilburg westpoint2.jpg Netherlands Tilburg 142 m (466 ft) 47 2004
UP-site[12] Bruxelles town hall tower from poelaertplein place.png Belgium Brussels 142 m (466 ft) 42 2014
126 New Babylon City Tower[13] Koningin Julianaplein met Nieuw Babylon.jpg Netherlands The Hague 141.8 m (465 ft) 45 2013
127 Centrum LIM Warsaw Marriott Hotel August 2010.JPG Poland Warsaw 140 m (459 ft) 43 1989
Torre Diamante Torre Diamante.jpg Italy Milan 140 m (459 ft) 32 2012
West Tower Westtowerlpool.jpg United Kingdom Liverpool 140 m (459 ft) 40 2008
Edificio Kronos Edificio Kronos.jpg Spain Benidorm 140 m (459 ft) 41 2008
22 Marsh Wall 22 Marsh Wall.jpg United Kingdom London 140 m (459 ft) 44 2010
New Henninger Turm [14] Neuer-henningerturm-2017-ffm-2936.jpg Germany Frankfurt 140 m (459 ft) 37 2017


Buildings by pinnacle height

Some skyscraper enthusiasts prefer this measurement, claiming that the extensions that can or cannot be deemed "architectural" are subjective. However, many non-architectural extensions (such as radio antennas) are easily added and removed from tall buildings without significantly changing the style and design of the building, which is seen as a significant part of the value of these buildings.

The list includes all skyscrapers of at least 180 metres (591 ft) tall. However the height data is subject to fluctuations due to simple changing of mast extensions. This list includes buildings under construction that have already been topped out.

bold +Denotes building with pinnacle height higher than architectural
Name City Height in m (ft) Floors Completed
The Shard United Kingdom London 310 m (1,017 ft) 72 2012
Commerzbank Tower+ Germany Frankfurt 300 m (984 ft) 56 1997
Messeturm Germany Frankfurt 256.5 m (842 ft) 55 1990
DC Towers+ Austria Vienna 250 m (820 ft) 60 2013
Torre de Cristal+ Spain Madrid 250 m (820 ft) 45 2007
Torre Cepsa Spain Madrid 248.3 m (815 ft) 45 2008
Allianz Tower+ Italy Milan 242 m (794 ft) 50 2014
Main Tower+ Germany Frankfurt 240 m (787 ft) 55 1999
Palace of Culture and Science+ Poland Warsaw 237 m (778 ft) 43 1955
Torre PwC Spain Madrid 236 m (774 ft) 52 2007
One Canada Square United Kingdom London 236 m (774 ft) 50 1991
Tour First France Paris 231 m (758 ft) 56 2010
Torre Espacio+ Spain Madrid 230 m (755 ft) 57 2007
Heron Tower United Kingdom London 230 m (755 ft) 47 2010
122 Leadenhall Street United Kingdom London 224 m (735 ft) 50 2014
Warsaw Spire Poland Warsaw 220 m (722 ft) 49 2016
Unicredit Tower Italy Milan 217.7 m (714 ft) 35 2011
European Central Bank Headquarters+ Germany Frankfurt 217.3 m (713 ft) 45 2014
Sky Tower Poland Wroc?aw 212 m (696 ft) 50 2012
Tour Montparnasse France Paris 209 m (686 ft) 59 1972
Piedmont Region Headquarters[3] Italy Turin 209 m (686 ft) 42 2017
Westendstrasse 1 Germany Frankfurt 208 m (682 ft) 53 1993
Warsaw Trade Tower+ Poland Warsaw 208 m (682 ft) 43 1999
Millennium Tower Austria Vienna 202 m (663 ft) 51 1999
Tour Incity+ France Lyon 202 m (663 ft) 39 2015
25 Canada Square United Kingdom London 201 m (659 ft) 45 2001
Tower 185 Germany Frankfurt 200 m (656 ft) 51 2011
Intempo+ Spain Benidorm 200 m (656 ft) 55 2014
8 Canada Square United Kingdom London 199.5 m (655 ft) 45 2002
Tour Majunga France Paris 194 m (636 ft) 45 2014
Z?ota 44 Poland Warsaw 192 m (630 ft) 54 2012
Turning Torso Sweden Malmö 190 m (623 ft) 54 2005
Trianon Germany Frankfurt 186 m (610 ft) 45 1993
Gran Hotel Bali Spain Benidorm 186 m (610 ft) 52 2002
Tour GDF Suez France Paris 185 m (607 ft) 37 2008
Tour Granite France Paris 183 m (600 ft) 35 2008
Tower 42 United Kingdom London 182.9 m (600 ft) 47 1980
St George Wharf Tower United Kingdom London 180.6 m (593 ft) 52 2014
Cajasol Tower Spain Seville 180.5 m (592 ft) 40 2016
many lower buildings

Buildings under construction

This lists buildings that are under construction in European Union and are planned to rise at least 140 metres (459 ft).Approved or proposed buildings are not included in the table. Included are renders of the finished towers or images of the current construction sites.

Image Name City Metres Feet Floors Planned
completion
Varso Tower Poland Warsaw 310 1017 53 2020
22 Bishopsgate May 2017.jpg 22 Bishopsgate United Kingdom London 278 912 62 2019
Landmark Pinnacle United Kingdom London 233 764 75 2018
Newfoundland United Kingdom London 220 719 60 2018
South Quay Plaza United Kingdom London 215 705 60 2018
One Park Drive United Kingdom London 205 673 57 2019
Sky Fort Bulgaria Sofia 202 666 47 2019
Owen Street Towers 4 and 1.jpg Owen Street Tower A United Kingdom Manchester 201 664 64 2018
The Scalpel, London, September 2017.jpg The Scalpel United Kingdom London 192.1 630 38 2017
ONE Germany Frankfurt 190 623 49 2020
Omniturm Germany Frankfurt 190 623 45 2018
Wardian London (East Tower) United Kingdom London 187 614 55 2019
The Madison United Kingdom London 184 604 53 2019
Tour Saint-Gobain France Paris 178 751 44 2019
Il Curvo Italy Milan 175 574 28 2018
100 Bishopsgate.jpg 100 Bishopsgate United Kingdom London 172 564 40 2017
Grand Tower Germany Frankfurt 172 564 47 2018
One Cyprus Cyprus 170 558 37 2019
Wardian London (West Tower) United Kingdom London 168 552 50 2019
One Blackfriars (26april2017).jpg 1 Blackfriars United Kingdom London 165 541 52 2018
London June 7 2016 001 Principal Place Development Hackney (3) (27492026256).jpg Principal Tower United Kingdom London 163 535 51 2018
Marienturm Germany Frankfurt 155 509 38 2019
Openville Romania Timisoara 155 508 27 2019
10 Park Drive United Kingdom London 150 492 43 2019
Carrara Tower United Kingdom London 149.6 491 43 2018
Owen Street Tower 4 .jpg Owen Street Tower D United Kingdom Manchester 140 460 44 2018
One Forty West Germany Frankfurt 140 459 40 2019

Timeline of the tallest buildings in the EU/EEC

The following is a timeline of the tallest buildings in the European Union (EU) and its direct predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC) established in 1957.

Name
City
Years as tallest
Metres
Feet
Floors
The Shard United Kingdom London 2011-present 306 1,004 87
Commerzbank Tower Germany Frankfurt 1997-2011 259 850 56
Messeturm Germany Frankfurt 1990-1997 257 843 55
Tour Montparnasse France Paris 1972-1990 210 689 59
Tour du Midi / Zuidertoren Belgium Brussels 1966-1972 150 492 38
Pirelli Tower Italy Milan 1958-1966 127 416 32

Note: Until 1990, the Palace of Culture of Science in Warsaw surpassed the height of the then tallest EU building; however, Poland did not become a member of the European Union until 2004. Also, Madrid buildings Edificio España and Torre de Madrid also surpassed the height of the then tallest EU building until 1966, but Spain became a European Union member in 1986.

See also

Footnotes and references

Bibliography


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