Checking in on the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Under Construction in Europe

tallest buildings in europe

Photo Courtesy of Metropol Istanbul

Ever wondered which skyscrapers in Europe are the tallest? Well, building data provider Emporis recently revealed a study in which they discovered that Moscow is steadily maintaining its status as the skyscraper capital of Europe. Already home to four of Europe's top five tallest buildings, Moscow has six of the 10 tallest structures currently under construction.

Moscow may be full of looming structures, but if St. Petersburg's 463m Lakhta finishes construction as planned in 2018, it will become the new tallest building in Europe. Check out the full list below, which is rounded out by three buildings being built in Istanbul. 

lakhta skyscraper
Photo Courtesy of Okhta Cultural and Business Center

1: Lakhta Center, St Petersburg, Russia

Height (architectural): 1,518.04 feet
Floors (above ground): 86
Construction start: 2013
Construction end: 2018

vostok skyscraper
Photo Courtesy of MinPai+

2: Vostok, Moscow, Russia

Height (architectural): 1,182.74 feet
Floors (above ground): 94
Floors (below ground): 3
Construction start: 2005
Construction end: May 2016

oko skyscraper
Photo Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

3: OKO Apartment Tower, Moscow, Russia

Height (architectural): 1,154.20 feet
Floors (above ground): 85
Floors (below ground): 1
Construction start: 2011
Construction end: 2015

eurasia skyscraper
Photo Courtesy of Hayden Connell

4: Eurasia Tower, Moscow, Russia

Height (architectural): 1,013.45 feet
Floors (above ground): 67
Floors (below ground): 5
Construction start: 2006
Construction end: 2014

st towers moscow
Photo Courtesy of SPEECH Architects

5 & 6: ST Towers, Moscow, Russia

Height (architectural): 944.88 feet
Floors (above ground): 65 & 60
Construction start: 2014
Construction end: 2015

Skyland Office & Skyland Residential Towers, Istanbul
Photo Courtesy of Eroglu

7 & 8: Skyland Office & Skyland Residential Towers, Istanbul, Turkey

Height (architectural): 931.76 feet
Floors (above ground): 46
Construction start: 2013
Construction end: 2016

Evolution Tower, Moscow
Photo Courtesy of Kettle Collective

9: Evolution Tower, Moscow, Russia

Height (architectural): 836.61 feet
Floors (above ground): 53
Construction start: 2008
Construction end: 2014

The Metropol Tower, Istanbul
Photo Courtesy of Metropol Istanbul

10: The Metropol Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Height (architectural): 820.21 feet
Floors (above ground): 58
Construction start: 2014
Construction end: 2016


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