Berlin Facts

Population 3,562,166 (2014) Source: German Census
Area 89,185 km² • 34,434 mi² Source: Germany
Global Ranking #314 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #33 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #3 in Germany by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz 1970 125 m
2   Hochhaus Treptower 1998 125 m
3   Upper West 2017 119 m
4   Zoofenster 2012 119 m
5   Steglitzer Kreisel 1980 119 m
6   Debis Tower 1997 106 m
7   Bahn Tower 2000 103 m
8   Europa Center 1965 103 m
9   Kudamm Karree 1974 102 m
10   Kollhoff Tower 1999 101 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Estrel Tower - 175 m
2   Kaleidoscope Skyscraper - 166 m
3   Hines-Hochhaus - 150 m
4   Alexander A. Tower - 149 m
5   East Side Tower 2020 140 m
6   The Square³ 2019 118 m
  Proposed
1   Estrel Tower - 175 m
2   Kaleidoscope Skyscraper - 166 m
3   Hines-Hochhaus - 150 m
4   Alexander A. Tower - 149 m
5   East Side Tower 2020 140 m
6   Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz 1970 125 m
7   Hochhaus Treptower 1998 125 m
8   Upper West 2017 119 m
9   Zoofenster 2012 119 m
10   Steglitzer Kreisel 1980 119 m

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Germany Innovations in Tall Buildings Forum
22 Nov 2018 – Event Invite

CTBUH Beijing Hosts Innovative Building-Making Presentations
20 Sep 2017 – Event Report

Tall Buildings - Berlin’s Next Urban Chapter?
29 Mar 2017 – Event Invite

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Berlin

CTBUH Germany Innovations in Tall Buildings Forum
22 Nov 2018, Berlin – Event Invite
Join CTBUH Germany for this upcoming event, which will explore innovations in tall building materials, structures and architectural design.
CTBUH Beijing Hosts Innovative Building-Making Presentations
20 Sep 2017, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH Beijing hosted the Innovative Building-Making presentation at Arup’s Beijing office, where industry experts discussed the design of some of their most innovative projects.
What is the Future of Berlin’s Urban Development?
29 Mar 2017, Berlin – Event Report
CTBUH and CallisonRTKL, a design consultancy of Arcadis, organized a debate to discuss the future of development in Berlin and the role of the tall building.
Second CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
8 May 2015, Berlin – Event Report
The Tall Timber Buildings Working Group held their second meeting with a discussion on defining parameters for categorizing Tall Timber Buildings and focusing on creating a manual.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video & PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago…
Foster + Partners on Sustainability in their Projects
3 Feb 2010 – Conference Video & PPT
Sustainability has been a central theme of Foster + Partners’ work for more than 40 years,with buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin (1992-99) and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt (1991-1997)…

Global News

East Side Tower Plans Presented to Berlin Senate
23 May 2018 – A proposal for a 140-meter office building known…

Berlin High-Rise Project on Hold Over Subway Security Issues
27 Apr 2018 – A 150-meter high-rise in Berlin has been put on…

Tall Gehry Wins Berlin Competition
31 Jan 2014 – Projected to reach 150 meters, Frank Gehry’s…

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News Related to Berlin

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East Side Tower Plans Presented to Berlin Senate
23 May 2018
A proposal for a 140-meter office building known as East Side Tower has been presented to the Berlin Senate. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the tower features stair-…
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Berlin High-Rise Project on Hold Over Subway Security Issues
27 Apr 2018
A 150-meter high-rise in Berlin has been put on hold due to its proximity to groundwater and a metro tunnel, generating concern from the local transit authority about the…
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Tall Gehry Wins Berlin Competition
31 Jan 2014
Projected to reach 150 meters, Frank Gehry’s design for Berlin, which won an architectural competition by developer Hines, may become the tallest residential development…
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Conceptual Skyscraper to Grow Food and Foster Community
1 Nov 2013
Architects Agnieskzka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus have unveiled plans for a figure-eight-shaped conceptual residential tower for the eastern quarter of Berlin. Sited at…
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Revitalizing the Berlin Square
4 Mar 2013
International architecture firm LAVA, in collaboration with developer Moritz Gruppe, has produced a design which it hopes will revitalize an urban square in Berlin. The…
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Waldorf Astoria Opens in Berlin Tower
4 Jan 2013
The Waldorf Astoria has opened a hotel in the new 118-meter Zoofenster skyscraper in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. The 232-room hotel is designed in an art-deco style…

Videos

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn

The Sustainable City
3 Feb 2010 – David Nelson, Foster + Partners

Research Papers

Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Debating Tall: Tall Timber in 10 Years?
28 Jan 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I