Kabul Skyline as of November 2016.
Kabul Skyline as of November 2016.

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Afghanistan ranks skyscrapers, towers and other structures in Afghanistan by their height.

The current tallest building in Afghanistan is the Kabul Tower[1][2] in Kabul city. The 18-storey[2][3] Kabul Tower stands 87 metres (285 ft) to the tip[4][3] and has an architectural height of 75 metres (246 ft).[4]

Tallest structures

This list ranks the tallest buildings and structures in Afghanistan, based on standard height measurement. Only completed or topped out structures are included.

Name Image City Height Floors Completion Building type Notes
Naghlu Dam
Surobi District 110 metres (361 ft) n/a 1968 Dam
(Salma Dam) Chishti Sharif District 107.5 metres (353 ft) n/a 2016 Dam
Kabul Markaz Residential Tower 1[5] Kabul 101 metres 28 2020 Residential
Kajaki Dam
Kajaki District 100 metres (328 ft) n/a 1953 Dam
Kabul Tower
Kabul 87 metres (285 ft)[1][3] 18[2][3] 1976 Office Tallest building in Kabul. Other names: MOC Tower (Ministry of Communication), Telecom Tower.
Minaret of Jam
Shahrak District 65 metres (213 ft)[6][7] n/a 1194[7] Monument ,[6][7]
Golbahar Center Kabul 50 metres (164 ft)[8] 14[8] 2008[8] Mixed-use [8]
Pamir Cinema Agriculture Development Bank Kabul1.jpg Kabul 43 metres (141 ft)[9] 12[9] Mixed-use
Jamhuriat Hospital
Kabul 40 metres (131 ft)[10] 10[10] 2008[10] Hospital [10]
The Ansari Building 36 metres (118 ft)[11] 10[11] Office [11]
Azizi Plaza Kabul 24[12] 2014[12] Mixed-use[13] ,[12][13]
Agricultural Development Bank Building
Kabul 14[14] Office Former tallest building of Afghanistan[14]
Kabul City Center Kabul 9[15] 2005[15] Commercial
Kabul Business Center Kabul 8[16] Office[16] [16]
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (September 2018)

Under construction

This list ranks buildings and structures that are under construction in Afghanistan and are planned to rise at least 50 m (165 ft) or 10 floors tall. Buildings under construction that have already been topped out are also included, as are those whose construction has been suspended.

Name Image City Height Floors Completion Building type Notes Reference
Azizi Star Kabul 26[17] Mixed-use[17] 214,600 square meter project [17]
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (September 2018)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan's tallest buildings - Top 20". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "In Pictures Growing up in Kabul". bbc.co.uk. BBC World Service. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kabul Tower". skyscrapercenter.com. Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Kabul Tower". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.emporis.com/buildings/1438696/kabul-markaz-residential-tower-1-kabul-afghanistan
  6. ^ a b "Afghan historic minaret of Jam 'in danger of collapse'". bbc.co.uk. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam". unesco.org. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d "Golbahar Center". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Pamir Cinema". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Jamhuriat Hospital". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "The Ansari Building". emporis.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Azizi Plaza". skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Azizi Plaza developer website". onyx.af. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Agricutlure Development Bank Kabul". commons.wikimedia.org. 15 January 2006.
  15. ^ a b "Afghanistan, Kabul, Chahari Ansari, Kabul City Center". alamy.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Kabul Business Center". 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  17. ^ a b c "Azizi Star". onyx.af. Onyx Construction. Retrieved 16 September 2018.