List of tallest residential buildings

Last updated on 24 May 2017

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) defines a residential building as one where 85 percent or more of its total floor area is dedicated to residential usage.

The tallest residential skyscraper in the world is 432 Park Avenue in New York City, United States. It was topped out at a height of 426 metres (1,398 ft) in 2014. There are currently more than 100 residential buildings under construction in the world that will be 200 metres (660 ft) or more. The tallest are Central Park Tower in New York City, which will be 472 metres (1,549 ft), World One in Mumbai India, set to rise 442 metres (1,450 ft), and Diamond Tower in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, with the planned height of 432 metres (1,417 ft).

Dubai is home to seven of the ten tallest residential skyscrapers in the world. High-rise residential buildings are spread throughout the city but most of them are concentrated in Dubai Marina. Dubai Marina is also known as the "tallest block in the world" because of the number of high-rise residential skyscrapers. The tallest planned residential skyscraper is 122 storey Pentominium, which will stand at 516 metres (1,693 ft) however the construction of this tower has been suspended since May 2011.

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The Dubai Marina in Dubai, also known as the "tallest block in the world" is home to seven of the ten tallest residential buildings in the world.
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Tallest residential buildings in the world.

History and Ranking Criteria

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The Belcher's in Hong Kong.

Since 2000, when CTBUH started maintaining a list of tallest residential skyscrapers The Belcher's Tower 1 and The Belcher's Tower 2 located in Hong Kong were the first tallest residential skyscrapers whose heights equal 221 metres (725 ft) completed in 2000. In 2001, Trump World Tower in New York City became the tallest residential building in the world until it was surpassed in 2003 by the 21st Century Tower in Dubai. In 2012, Princess Tower in Dubai became the tallest residential building in the world before being surpassed by 432 Park Avenue in New York City in 2014. The percentage of residential buildings has been increased from 34 percent in 2009 to 45 percent in 2010 in residential skyscrapers whose height exceeds 200 metres, making Burj Khalifa the world's first megatall skyscraper to include residential space.

The CTBUH insist that a building should only be added to the official tallest list when it is (i) topped out structurally and architecturally, (ii) fully clad, and (iii) open for business, or at least partially open. This became the CTBUH official definition of a building’s "completion".

Tallest residential buildings

This lists ranks residential skyscrapers that stand at least 250 metres (820 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

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Q1, in Gold Coast, Australia
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Ocean Heights in Dubai, UAE.
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Cayan Tower in Dubai, UAE is world's tallest building with a twist of 90 degrees.
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We've the Zenith in Busan, South Korea.
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The Cullinan in Hong Kong.
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The Point in Panama City, Panama.
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8 Spruce Street in New York City, United States.
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Trump World Tower in New York City, United States.

Under construction

This listed buildings are under construction and are planned to rise at least 250 metres (820 ft).

Rank Name City Country Height
metres / feet
Floors Year
started / ends (est.)
Notes
2 Marina 106 Dubai  UAE 445 metres (1,460 ft) 106 2009 / 2019
3 World One Mumbai  India 442 metres (1,450 ft) 117 2011 / 2018
4 111 West 57th Street New York City  United States 438 metres (1,437 ft) 82 2014 / 2018
5 Diamond Tower Jeddah  Saudi Arabia 432 metres (1,417 ft) 93 2011 / 2017
6 Marina 101 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 426.5 metres (1,399 ft) 101 2006 / 2016
7 The Imperial 3 Mumbai  India 400 metres (1,300 ft) 116 2016/2020
8 World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 381 metres (1,250 ft) 88 2007 / 2014
9 Oberoi Oasis Tower B Mumbai  India 372 metres (1,220 ft) 82 2011 / 2015
10 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  United Arab Emirates 342 metres (1,122 ft) 76 2005 / 2014
11 LCT Residential Tower A Busan  South Korea 339 metres (1,112 ft) 85 2013 / 2018
12= Orchid Crown Tower A Mumbai  India 337 metres (1,106 ft) 75 2010 / 2015
12= Orchid Crown Tower B Mumbai  India 337 metres (1,106 ft) 75 2009 / 2015
13 DAMAC Residenze Dubai  United Arab Emirates 335 metres (1,099 ft) 85 2011 / 2016
14 LCT Residential Tower B Busan  South Korea 333 metres (1,093 ft) 85 2013 / 2018
15= Abu Dhabi Plaza Astana  Kazakhstan 320 metres (1,050 ft) 75 2011 / 2017
15= Palais Royale Mumbai Mumbai  India 320 metres (1,050 ft) 88 2005 / 2014
16 Australia 108 Melbourne  Australia 317 metres (1,040 ft) 100 2015 / 2020
17 The Stratford Residences Makati  Philippines 312 metres (1,024 ft) 74 2011 / 2015
18 Lokhandwala Minerva Mumbai  India 307 metres (1,007 ft) 83 2011 / 2015
19= Orchid Crown Tower C Mumbai  India 300 metres (980 ft) 75 2010 / 2015
19= Dubai Pearl Dubai  UAE 300 metres (980 ft) 73 2009 / 2017
20 Indiabulls Sky Suites Mumbai  India 291 metres (955 ft) 75 2010 / 2015
21 220 Central Park South New York City  United States 290 metres (950 ft) 66 2014 / 2017
22 30 Park Place New York City  United States 286 metres (938 ft) 82 2013 / 2016
23 Indiabulls Sky Forest Mumbai  India 281 metres (922 ft) 80 2010 / 2015
24 Trump Tower At Century City Makati  Philippines 280 metres (920 ft) 58 2012 / 2016
25 99 Hudson Street Jersey City  United States 274.3 metres (900 ft) 79 2016 / 2019
26 Brisbane Skytower Brisbane  Australia 270 metres (890 ft) 90 2012 / 2019
27 One Avighna Park Mumbai  India 266 metres (873 ft) 64 2010 / 2015
28 Brisbane Quarter Brisbane  Australia 263.5 metres (865 ft) 82 2015 / 2019
29 One Bennett Park Chicago  United States 257 metres (843 ft) 69 2016/2017
30= 56 Leonard Street New York City  United States 250 metres (820 ft) 60 2008 / 2016
30= DAMAC Maison-Paramount Tower 1 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 250 metres (820 ft) 56 2013 / 2016
30= DAMAC Maison-Paramount Tower 2 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 250 metres (820 ft) 56 2013 / 2016
30= DAMAC Maison-Paramount Tower 3 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 250 metres (820 ft) 56 2013 / 2016

On hold

This list contains residential buildings that are at least 250 metres (820 ft) in height and their construction is currently on hold.

Name City Country Height
metres / feet
Floors Construction
originally started
Notes
Bengaluru Turf Tower Bengaluru  India 660 metres (2,170 ft) 156 2016
Lanco Hills Signature Tower Hyderabad  India 604 metres (1,982 ft) 112 2015
Lodha Project Wadala Mumbai  India 530 metres (1,740 ft) 101 2014
Pentominium Dubai  United Arab Emirates 516 metres (1,693 ft) 122 2009
Joyus Housing Mumbai  India 486 metres (1,594 ft) 125 2015

Timeline of tallest residential buildings

This is a list of buildings that in the past held the title of tallest residential buildings in the world.

Name City Country Height
metres / feet
Floors Years as tallest Notes
Marina City I Chicago  United States 179 metres (587 ft) 65 1960-1964
Marina City II Chicago  United States 179 metres (587 ft) 65 1960-1964
Lake Point Tower Chicago  United States 197 metres (646 ft) 69 1965-1968
Tregunter Tower 3 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 220 metres (720 ft) 66 1991-1993
The Belcher's 1 Hong Kong  China 221 metres (725 ft) 63 2000-2000
The Belcher's 2 Hong Kong  China 221 metres (725 ft) 63 2000-2000
Trump World Tower New York City  United States 262 metres (860 ft) 72 2001-2003
21st Century Tower Dubai  UAE 269 metres (883 ft) 55 2003-2005
Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 322 metres (1,056 ft) 80 2005-2011
The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 348 metres (1,142 ft) 80 2011-2012
Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 381 metres (1,250 ft) 91 2012-2012
23 Marina Dubai  UAE 392 metres (1,286 ft) 90 2012-2012
Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 metres (1,358 ft) 101 2012–2015
432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 425.5 metres (1,396 ft) 96 2015–present

See also

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