20 Tallest Buildings in Europe

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  • Post last modified:January 25, 2022

Hundreds of the world’s highest buildings are located in Europe, although just a few large European towns had skyscrapers decades ago. Hundreds of high-rise structures and skyscrapers are being built in Europe’s main cities. Moscow, Russia’s capital, boasts the most towering buildings, with 10 of the world’s 20 tallest structures located there.

The Lakhta Center is Russia’s and Europe’s tallest building. It is also the world’s 13th highest skyscraper. The project began in 2012 and was finished in January 2018. Approximately 3,000 workers were hired during the construction of the Lakhta building, which used 400,000 cubic meters of concrete. A public observation platform at 357 meters allows people to take in the view. The structure is used for offices, retail spaces, and exhibitions, as well as restaurants, hotels, and conference facilities.

Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Image by Hans Hansen from Pixabay

RankNameLocationHeight (FT)Completed
1Lakhta CenterSt. Petersburg, Russia1,5172018
2Federation Tower: East TowerMoscow, Russia1,2262016
3OKO: South TowerMoscow, Russia1,1622015
4Mercury City TowerMoscow, Russia1,1122013
5The ShardLondon, UK1,0172012
6VarsoWarsaw, Poland1,0172021
7EurasiaMoscow, Russia1,0132014
8CoC: Moscow TowerMoscow, Russia9902010
9Skyland İstanbul ( 1, 2)Istanbul, Turkey9322017
10Metropol İstanbulIstanbul, Turkey9192017
11Naberezhnaya Tower CMoscow, Russia8812007
12Triumph PalaceMoscow, Russia8672005
13Commerzbank TowerFrankfurt, Germany8481997
14CoC: Saint Petersburg TowerMoscow, Russia8432010
15MesseturmFrankfurt, Germany8421990
16Nurol LifeIstanbul, Turkey8272017
17Torre de CristalMadrid, Spain8172008
18Torre CepsaMadrid, Spain8152008
19Evolution TowerMoscow, Russia8072014
20OKO: North TowerMoscow, Russia8042014
21Federation: West TowerMoscow, Russia7982007

European Cities with skyscrapers above 100 meters:

RankCitiesNo of Buildings
1Moscow> 100
2Istanbul> 100
3Paris> 70
4London65
5Frankfurt30
6Benidorm26
7Warsaw24
8Kiev23
9Rotterdam20
10Milan18
11Madrid15
12Barcelona14
13Berlin13
14Naples10

The height of the buildings does not include radio masts and towers.

About Lakhta Center

  • Height: 462 meters (1,516 ft)
  • Technical details: 87 floors and 40 lifts (elevators)
  • Location: Lakhta, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Cost: US$ 1.77 billion (In 2019 US$)

Interesting fatcs:

  • Both Moscow and Istanbul have over 100 structures that are above 100 metres tall.
  • Lakhta Centre, Europe’s highest building, opened in 2018 at a height of 1,517 feet.
  • Many of Europe’s tallest buildings are in Russia, most of them are found in Moscow.
  • Over 70 structures above 150 metres in london, and over 70 will be completed in London City in the near future.

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