Philadelphia Facts

Population 5,441,567 (2010)
Area 1,800 km² • 695 mi²
150m+ Buildings 13 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Comcast Technology Center (342 m)
Global Ranking #73 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #15 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #12 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building 1818 Market Street (1974)
Average Building Age 22 years
Most Common Function Office, 62%
Most Common Material Composite, 36%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m
2   Comcast Center 2008 297 m
3   One Liberty Place 1987 288 m
4   Two Liberty Place 1990 258 m
5   BNY Mellon Bank Center 1990 241 m
6   Three Logan 1991 225 m
7   FMC Tower at Cira Centre South 2017 223 m
8   G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building 1990 191 m
9   The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia 2019 188 m
10   Commerce Square #1 1987 174 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Transit Terminal Tower 2028 366 m
2   3101 Market 2025 334 m
3   1911 Walnut Street 2020 183 m
4   SLS International - 165 m
5   2100 Market Street 2020 152 m
6   Mellon Independence Center Tower - 131 m
7   3720 Chestnut - 105 m
8   709 Chestnut - 97 m
9   Eastern Tower Community Center - 77 m
10   1301 Market Street 2020 -
1   Transit Terminal Tower 2028 366 m
2   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m
3   3101 Market 2025 334 m
4   Comcast Center 2008 297 m
5   One Liberty Place 1987 288 m
6   Two Liberty Place 1990 258 m
7   BNY Mellon Bank Center 1990 241 m
8   Three Logan 1991 225 m
9   FMC Tower at Cira Centre South 2017 223 m
10   G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building 1990 191 m

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: The Camden Waterfront
29 Jan 2019 – Event Invite

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Vertical Integration
14 Nov 2018 – Event Invite

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018 – CTBUH News

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Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.
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…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever…

Videos

Efficiently Sublime: The Tall Building in the Modern City
30 May 2018 – Serge Nalbantian, Liberty Property Trust; Meghan McDermott, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation
30 May 2018 – Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti

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

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Videos Related to Philadelphia

Efficiently Sublime: The Tall Building in the Modern City
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Serge Nalbantian, Liberty Property Trust; Meghan McDermott, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
From its inception, Comcast Center was designed to exude a heightened sense of innovation and public engagement – qualities that align with both the tower’s primary…
Shaping Skylines Through Engineering Innovation
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Aine Brazil, Thornton Tomasetti
Aine M. Brazil is a leading structural engineer who has been instrumental in shaping the skylines of cities across the globe. In her 40-plus year career, she has been…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in…
American Commerce Center
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Garrett A. Miller, Hill International Real Estate Partners
US cities such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco have attracted much of the US attention for skyscrapers in the boom of the past decade or so. As proposals in many…

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Research Papers

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I