San José Facts

Population 288,054 (2011)
Area 45 km² • 17 mi²
Global Ranking #315 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Central America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   DoubleTree by Hilton, La Sabana 2021 140 m
2   Torre Paseo Colón 2 2015 101 m
3   Torre Paseo Colón 1 2013 98 m
4   URBN Escalante 2019 94 m
5   Banco Nacional 1982 80 m
6   Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica 2020 80 m
7   Azenza Tower 1 2016 78 m
8   Cosmopolitan Tower 2020 73 m
9   Torre Rohrmoser 2017 71 m
10   Edificio Jenaro Valverde C.C.S.S. 1978 70 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Sabana Capital - 150 m
2   DoubleTree by Hilton, La Sabana 2021 140 m
3   Torre Paseo Colón 2 2015 101 m
4   Torre Paseo Colón 1 2013 98 m
5   URBN Escalante 2019 94 m
6   Banco Nacional 1982 80 m
7   Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica 2020 80 m
8   Azenza Tower 1 2016 78 m
9   Azenza Tower 2 - 78 m
10   Cosmopolitan Tower 2020 73 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

2019 Global Walking Tour:
50 Forward | 50 Back

27 Jun-9 Aug 2019 – Event Invite

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water
20 Jul-7 Oct 2018 – Event Invite

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to San José

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony
25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the tallest building in Costa Rica.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica
23-25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and to support a chapter event and a signboard ceremony for the country’s tallest building.
Costa Rica Group Discusses Sustainable Tall Buildings
25 Oct 2012, San José – Event Report
Victor Montero, the new CTBUH City Representative for San Jose, Costa Rica organized a forum to discuss tall building design and the challenges of local urban development.