Facts

Population

Source: CIA World Factbook

81,619,392 (2014)

Area

769,630 km²

297,154 mi²

Density

106.1 people per km²

274.7 people per mi²

GDP

$821.8 billion (2013)

# of 150m+ buildings

66 Completed • 3 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

8 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (46%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (90%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

14

Tallest Country in

the World

#

1

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

Skyland Office Tower

284 m / 932 ft

2

Skyland Residential Tower

284 m / 932 ft

3

Metropol Tower Istanbul

280 m / 919 ft

4

Sapphire Tower

261 m / 856 ft

5

Mahall Bomonti Izmir

240 m / 787 ft

6

Emaar Square The Address Hotel & Residences

229.4 m / 753 ft

7

Nurol Life

220 m / 722 ft

8

Istanbul Tower 205

220 m / 722 ft

9

Istanbul International Finance Center Ziraat Tower I

219.2 m / 719 ft

10

Mistral Office Tower

216 m / 709 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Wind Effects on Tall Building Façade Systems

18 June 2019

Seismic Resilience of Buildings

17 April 2019

Videos

14 January 2021

CTBUH Turkey Virtual Panel Series: Earthquakes and Buildings #3 (Turkish)

An earthquake of a magnitude 6.9 hit Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, on 30 October 2020. Despite the epicenter being 70km away...

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Research

20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

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Global News

30 March 2021

Istanbul Radio Tower Reaches Completion

Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) has completed its 1,211 foot tall (369 meter) TV and radio tower.  While the organic form of the tower reflects the...

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