The history of skyscrapers in the city of Bucharest, Romania's capital city and commercial center, began in 1932 with the construction of the 14-story Carlton Bloc which stood at 154 feet. It held its position as the tallest building in the country until 1934 when the Telephone Palace that stood at 174 feet was completed. During the Communist Regime, Bucharest underwent many construction systemizations that led to the building of the Casa Presei Libere in 1957, therefore making it the tallest highrise at the time at 341 feet high. Today, the Sky Tower is the tallest building in Bucharest and Romania.
Tallest Buildings in Bucharest
The construction of the skyscraper began in 2008 and it was completed in 2013 at the cost of $250 million. On June 6th, 2012 when it had reached the 36th floor, the building became the tallest building in Romania, and the ceremony to celebrate its height was held on June 28, 2012. The building is a multifunctional complex comprising entertainment, shopping, and business centers. It covers an area of about 2,303,477 square feet and rentable space of 1,291,669 square feet with more than 2,000 parking places. The building reaches a height of 449 feet high with 37 floors and five more basement floors with10 elevators.
Formerly known as Bucharest One, the Skyscraper is situated in the Northern part of Bucharest. It is an office complex comprising of 27 stories and has been the 2nd tallest building in Bucharest since its completion in 2016. The building has 524,550 square feet of leasable space and reaching a height of 387 feet high. The construction of the building started in 2014 and came into completion in 2015 at the cost of €60 million. It is owned by Ioannis Papalekas and was developed by Global worth Real Estate Investments.
Tower Centre International
The building was initially known as Bucharest Tower Centre, and it is the 3rd tallest highrise in Bucharest. It is an A-class office building, and its construction was completed in 2008. The skyscraper stands at 349 feet with 26 floors and a floor space of 333,681 square feet. It is situated in Victory Square.
Casa Presei Libere
Cesa Presei Libere was the tallest building in the city of Bucharest between 1956 and 2007 and the name translates to the “House of the Free Press.” The construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. The building covers a floor area of 344,445 square feet and reaching 301 feet above the ground. There is an additional television antenna extending 41 feet higher from the roof. The building was featured on the reverse of the 100 lei currency between 1952 and 1966. The giant statue of Vladimir Lenin was erected on April 21, 1960, in front of the building, but was removed on March 3, 1990, after the Romanian Revolution in1989. However, the pedestal of the statue is still there.
Proposed Tallest Building
Dorobanţi Tower is the proposed to be the tallest building in Bucharest which is yet to start construction. It will have 50 floors and will rise 656 feet from the ground.