Warsaw among Europe’s tallest capitals

Currently eleven high-rise office buildings of more than 100m are under construction or in advanced preparations in Warsaw, claims real estate consultancy Cresa.

Their combined height (only measuring up to their rooftops) is nearly 1.7 km, which is around the same as all thirteen existing office towers of over 100m in Warsaw.

The 66,000 sqm Varso Tower will be the EU’s tallest building measuring 310m (including its spire) and will dwarf the Palace of Culture and Science, which is today’s tallest building in Poland at 237m. A total of 570,000 sqm is set to be delivered in the eleven planned skyscrapers

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Further down the pipeline there are several projects currently at the design stage including Warsaw One at the ONZ roundabout, Nowa Emilia on ul. Emilii Plater, Łucka 7/9 and a project on pl. Grzybowski. Warsaw’s development pipeline also includes high-rise residential and hotel projects. “The city is soon to join those European capitals with the tallest buildings,” says Artur Sutor, the head of the office department at Cresa Poland.

Most high-rise office projects are to be completed in the space of the next three years in Warsaw's Wola district. Mennica Legacy Tower will be the first one to be completed this year; the next two will be Skyliner and the Warsaw Hub, both of which are scheduled for 2020.