Top Ten Tallest Buildings in Switzerland

Filed in Switzerland, Things To Do, Travel by on April 3, 2013 1 Comment

Prime Tower Zurich ©newinzurich

After our recent post about the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard in London, we compared it to the tallest building in Switzerland which was until September 2015, Prime Tower in Zurich. In fact the tallest building in Switzerland is now Building 1, the Roche Tower in Basel which stands 178m tall. But did you know which other buildings lead on height in Switzerland?  Here is the top 10.

Tallest Swiss buildings

The tallest building in Switzerland is Building 1, the Roche Tower in Basel at 178m tall, followed by:

1. Prime Tower, Zurich – 126 metres- photo above

2. Exhibition Tower, Basel – 105 metres

3. Sulzer high-rise, Winterthur – 100 metres

4. Hardau 1, Zurich – 95 metres

5. Cité du Lignon, Geneva – 91 metres

6. Swisscom Tower, Winterthur – 90 metres

7. Swisscom Tower, Ostermundigen, near Bern – 80 metres

8. Novartis Sandoz building, Basel – 77 metres

9. Espacité, La Chaux-de-Fonds – 60 metres

10.Edipresse Tower, Lausanne – 52 metres

This is the view from Prime Tower in Zurich:

View from Prime Tower Zurich

Across the globe there are 50 towers over 300 metres high! The world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 828metres high.

The tallest building in Europe (below) is the Shard London Bridge at 310metres by Renzo Piano:

The Shard in London ©


You might also be interested in a new building planned to be constructed in Lausanne in 2017 which will be a “hanging gardens of Babylon” type building and will be known as the Tour des Cèdres. Read more about the Tour des Cèdres here.


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