Warsaw's skyline in 2020
Warsaw's skyline in 2020

Poland has 56 high-rise buildings that stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall,[1] being also one of 17 countries in the world to have a supertall skyscraper (building that rises at least 300 metres (980 ft)).[2]

Historically, the title of the tallest building in Poland since the Middle Ages up until the 18th century was held by the more than 100-metre (330 ft) tall Mary Magdalene Collegiate Church, in Poznań, which collapsed in 1780 as a result of a fire. The oldest building in Poland exceeding 100 metres is the St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslaus Cathedral, in Świdnica, built in 1565. The tallest sacral building in the country is the Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, whose bell tower measures 141.5 metres (464 ft), making it one of the tallest churches in the world.

The first non-sacral high-rise buildings in Poland started to be constructed in Warsaw, Katowice, Łódź and Wrocław in the first half of the 20th century. Notable examples include the PAST Building and Prudential, in Warsaw, as well as Drapacz Chmur, in Katowice. In the 21st century, the country saw a major boom of new skyscrapers, most of which are located in the capital Warsaw.[3]

The tallest building in Poland is currently the 310-metre (1017 ft) tall Varso Tower, in Warsaw, which is also the tallest building in the European Union.[4][5]

Completed

This list ranks completed buildings that stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall by architectural height.

Rank Name Image City Year Height Floors Notes
1 Varso Tower
Varso 05.2022.jpg
Warsaw 2022 310 m (1,017 ft) 53 The tallest building in Poland and in the European Union.[4][5][6]
2 Palace of Culture and Science
EPP Political Assmbly in Warsaw, 4-5 June 2018 (41654941025).jpg
Warsaw 1955 237 m (778 ft) 42 It was designed by Lev Rudnev in "Seven Sisters" style and is informally referred to as the Eighth Sister.[7]
3 Warsaw Spire
Warsaw Spire 2019.jpg
Warsaw 2016 220 m (722 ft) 49 Topped out in 2015.[8]
4 Sky Tower
2015 Sky Tower we Wrocławiu.jpg
Wrocław 2012 212 m (696 ft) 51 The tallest building outside of Warsaw.
5 Warsaw Trade Tower
Warsaw Trade Tower overwiev.jpg
Warsaw 1999 208 m (682 ft) 43 The building has one of Europe's fastest elevators, travelling at a speed of 7 metres per second (23 ft/s).[9]
6 Warsaw Unit
Warsaw unit marzec 2021.jpg
Warsaw 2021 202 m (663 ft) 46
7 Skyliner
Skyliner nad 19 dzielnicą.jpg
Warsaw 2020 195 m (640 ft) 45 Construction started in 2017. The Skyliner is Karimpol's biggest project.[10]
Q22
Q22 Warszawa 2016.jpg
Warsaw 2016 195 m (640 ft) 47 Construction started in 2013. The letter "Q" in the building's name alludes to the structure of quartz crystal, which inspired its architectural design.[11]
9 Złota 44
2018 Warszawa Złota 44 z PKiN.jpg
Warsaw 2012 192 m (630 ft) 54 Designed by Daniel Liebeskind, it is the tallest residential building in Warsaw.
Rondo 1
Rondo 1 Warszawa - widok z Prostej.jpg
Warsaw 2006 192 m (630 ft) 41 The building was awarded the Green Building Certificate from the European Commission.[12]
11 Olivia Star
Gdansk Olivia BC.jpg
Gdańsk 2018 180 m (591 ft) 35 The tallest building in northern Poland.
12 Centrum LIM
Centrum biurowe LIM Warszawa.jpg
Warsaw 1989 170 m (558 ft) 43 The Warsaw Marriott Hotel is located on floors 20 and above, and has 518 rooms and 95 suites.
13 Warsaw Financial Center
WFC Warsaw.jpg
Warsaw 1998 165 m (541 ft) 34 Construction lasted from 1997 to 1998.
14 InterContinental Warsaw
InterContinental z Emili Plater Warszawa.jpg
Warsaw 2004 164 m (538 ft) 45 The buildings houses a five-star hotel, which is third tallest hotel in Europe behind Hotel Ukraina and Gran Hotel Bali.
15 Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4
Cosmopolitan Twarda 2-4 from Próżna street, Warsaw.jpg
Warsaw 2013 160 m (525 ft) 46 The third tallest residential building in Poland.
16 Skysawa
Skysawa, december 2021,1.jpg
Warsaw 2022 155 m (509 ft) 40 Topped out in 2021.[13]
17 Chałubińskiego 8
Oxford Tower.jpg
Warsaw 1979 150 m (492 ft) 42 Formerly known as Intraco II and Oxford Tower.
18 Sea Towers
00 sea towers (April 2018).jpg
Gdynia 2009 143 m (469 ft) 36 The second tallest building in Tricity.
19 Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Licheń, Stary Licheń, Polonia, 2016-12-21, DD 33-35 HDR.jpg
Licheń Stary 2004 141.5 m (464 ft) One of the tallest and largest churches in the world.[14]
20 Mennica Legacy Tower
06-12-2019 Mennica Legacy Tower cropped.jpg
Warsaw 2020 140 m (459 ft) 34 Construction started in 2015.
Generation Park
Generation park zza łysych drzew.jpg
Warsaw 2020 140 m (459 ft) 34
22 Intraco I
Intraco I - radek kołakowski.jpg
Warsaw 1975 138 m (453 ft) 39 Between 1975 and 1978, it was the tallest office building in Warsaw.[15]
23 KTW II
2021-10 Katowice .KTW (5).jpg
Katowice 2022 133 m (436 ft) 31 The tallest building in Katowice
24 Warsaw Hub 1
The warsaw hub sierpień 2020.jpg
Warsaw 2020 130 m (427 ft) 31 The building has six underground floors.
Warsaw Hub 2
The warsaw hub sierpień 2020.jpg
Warsaw 2020 130 m (427 ft) 31 The building has six underground floors.[16]
26 Spektrum Tower
Budynek TP SA w Warszawie.jpg
Warsaw 2001 128 m (420 ft) 30 Unique features of the building include a helipad on the roof and an external elevator shaft, which connects the street level with one of the higher office floors.[17]
Pazim
Szczecin PAZIM.jpg
Szczecin 1992 128 m (420 ft) 22 The tallest building in Szczecin (including antennas).[18]
28 Altus
Katowice 05.15 Altus.JPG
Katowice 2002 125 m (410 ft) 30
Hanza Tower
Hanza Tower in Szczecin, March 2021.jpg
Szczecin 2020 125 m (410 ft) 28
30 Łucka City
Łucka City i Prosta Tower 2017.jpg
Warsaw 2004 120 m (394 ft) 30
Forest
Forest, Rondo Babka, Warsaw, 1.jpg
Warsaw 2021 120 m (394 ft) 29
Błękitny Wieżowiec
Blekitny Wiezowiec in Warsaw.jpg
Warsaw 1991 120 m (394 ft) 28 It stands in the place that was occupied before World War II by Warsaw's largest synagogue, the Great Synagogue.[19]
33 Atlas Tower
2019 Warszawa Atlas Tower.jpg
Warsaw 1999 117 m (384 ft) 28 Formerly known as Millennium Plaza.
34 Central Tower
Central Tower 2019.jpg
Warsaw 1993 116 m (381 ft) 26
35 St. James Cathedral
Szczecin katedra sw Jakuba (2).jpg
Szczecin 13th century 110.2 m (362 ft) The second tallest church in Poland.[20]
36 Novotel Warszawa Centrum
Hotel Novotel Centrum w Warszawie 2019.jpg
Warsaw 1979 110 m (361 ft) 33 Between 2004 and 2005, the building underwent a renovation.
Kredka
Dom Akademicki Kredka.jpg
Wrocław 1990 110 m (361 ft) 23 The tallest university dormitory in Poland
38 Chmielna 35 Warsaw 1969 108 m (354 ft) 24
39 Jasna Góra Monastery
Częstochowa klasztor Jasna Góra-2162.jpg
Częstochowa 1382 106.3 m (349 ft) The most important place of pilgrimage in Poland.
40 Collegium Altum
Collegium Altum Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu (cropped).jpg
Poznań 1991 106 m (348 ft) 26 The building houses the Poznań University of Economics and Business and is the tallest building in Poznań.
Lubusz Voivodeship Office
Seat Lubuski Urzad Wojewodzki w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim 2009-05.jpg
Gorzów Wielkopolski 1986 106 m (348 ft) 15
42 Złote Tarasy
Poland - Warsaw - Town Center - panoramio.jpg
Warsaw 2007 105 m (344 ft) 26
Babka Tower
Babka Tower 2014 01.JPG
Warsaw 2002 105 m (344 ft) 28
K1
Krakow-Cracovia Business Center.jpg
Kraków 1998 105 m (344 ft) 20 The tallest building in Kraków.[21]
Biurowiec Wojewódzki
Biurowiec Wojewodzki.jpg
Katowice 1985 105 m (344 ft) 22
46 Łódź Cathedral
Archikatedra Łódź v2.jpg
Łódź 1912 104.5 m (343 ft)
47 Global Office Park A1
Global Office Park (2022).jpg
Katowice 2022 104 m (341 ft) 25 [22][23]
Global Office Park A2
Global Office Park (2022).jpg
Katowice 2022 104 m (341 ft) 25 [22][24]
PZU Tower
PZU Tower Warsaw al. Jana Pawla II 24.JPG
Warsaw 2000 104 m (341 ft) 20 Headquarters of PZU Group.
50 Ilmet
Budynek Ilmet Warszawa.JPG
Warsaw 1997 103 m (338 ft) 22
Świętokrzyska 35 Warsaw 1969 103 m (338 ft) 25
52 Unity Tower
Unity Tower, front, 2 Lubomirskiego street, Krakow, Poland.jpg
Kraków 2020 102.5 m (336 ft) 27 Popularly known as Szkieletor (Skeletor), the completion of the building took almost 45 years.
53 Andersia Tower
Andersia.JPG
Poznań 2007 102 m (335 ft) 21
54 St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslaus Cathedral
Świdnica - Cathedral.jpg
Świdnica 1565 101.2 m (332 ft) The oldest building in Poland exceeding 100 metres.
55 Ascension Church in Bielawa
Bielawa Kosciol WNMP 1.jpg
Bielawa 1876 101 m (331 ft)
56 Organika Trade
Edificio Comercial Organika, Gdansk, Polonia, 2013-05-20, DD 01.jpg
Gdańsk 1980 100.5 m (330 ft) 20

Under construction

This table lists buildings that are under construction in Poland and are planned to rise at least 100 metres (330 ft). Buildings that are only approved or proposed are not included in this table.

Name City Height (m) Floors Est. completion
The Bridge Warsaw 174 41 2024[25]
Skyreach Warsaw 174 47 2026[26]
Olszynki Park Rzeszów 161 37 2023
Cavatina Quorum Wrocław 140 35 2024[27]
Liberty Tower Warsaw 140 41 2024[28][29]
Skyliner II Warsaw 130 33 2024
Spark Warsaw 130 30 2022[30]
Atal Olimpijska Katowice 128 36 2025
ATAL SKY+ Katowice 121 35 2024
Libero Warsaw 120 34 2023
Silver Tower Poznań 117 26 2023
Studio Warsaw 102 26 2023
Towarowa Tower A Warsaw 100 30 2024[31][32]
Towarowa Tower B Warsaw 100 30 2024[31][32]

Approved

This table lists buildings planned to rise at least 100 metres (330 ft) that have been approved but the construction has not started yet.

Name City Height (m) Floors Est. completion
Roma Tower Warsaw 170 46 2027[33][34][35]
Port Praski City 1 Warsaw 160 2024
Chopin Tower Warsaw 160 2025
Port Praski City 2 Warsaw 120 2024
Wieżowiec Powstańców Warszawy Rzeszów 120 40
Promenada Gwiazd 5 Międzyzdroje 112×2 33
Port Praski City 3 Warsaw 110 2024
Wieżowiec Twarda 7 Warsaw 105 34 2023
Impexmetal Warsaw 105 31 2024

Proposed

Name City Height (m) Floors Est. completion
Cracovia Tower Kraków 381 85 2023
Wieżowiec Obrotowy Warsaw 331 65 2021
Capital High 1 Kraków 311 35 2023
Capital High 2 Kraków 311 35 2022
Silesia World Center Katowice 309 96 2023
Grunwaldzka Tower Warsaw 300 45 2021
Złota 48/54 Warsaw 280 63 2029
Lilium Tower Warsaw 237 51 2028
Plater Tower Warsaw 233 60 2026
Centralna Park Warsaw 220 2027
Flower-Power Tower Poznań 209 85 2023
Vitania Gdańsk 202 55 2025
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie Warsaw 200 56 2021
Centrum Multifunkcyjne Katowice 200 49 2021
Wieżowiec Młode Miasto 2 Gdańsk 200 47 2023
Wieżowiec Harfa Łódź 200 47 2025
Wola Tower Warsaw 200 45 2028
Nowa Emilia Warsaw 196 40 2026
Landmark Group Tower Gdańsk 193 42 2023
Srebrna Tower Warsaw 190 50 2026
Skyliner 2 Warsaw 189 2024
Warsaw One Warsaw 188 45 2028
Kaskada Tower Warsaw 181 57 2028
Porta Varsovia Warsaw 180 41 2026
Atrium South 3 Warsaw 180 2023
Polski Hak Gdańsk 170 41 2026
CLA-Invest Wrocław 170 44 2022
Black Tower Katowice 168 46 2027
Prime World Center Szczecin 154 96 2021
Epi-Centrum Wrocław 150 2023
Silesia Tower Katowice 150 2022
Manhattan 2 Łódź 150 2026
Wieże Mieszkalne Toruń 150×2 32 2023
New City Poznań 150×? 2023
Robyg Apartments Gdansk 148×2 49 2023
Budynek Biurowo-Hotelowy Gdańsk 140 33 2023
Wieżowiec Młode Miasto Gdansk 140 38 2026
Olivia 9 Gdańsk 135 31 2030
Kolmex Tower Warsaw 134 27 2025
Sobieski Warsaw 130 2023
Zespół-Biurowo-Mieszkaniowo-Usugowo-Hotelowy Katowice 125 34 2025
Gorzów Office Building Gorzów Wielkopolski 123 33 2022
Przymorze Kołobrzeska Gdańsk 120 2023
Kompleks Allcon Gdynia 120 2025
Biurowiec Officer Gdynia 120 2023
Semeko Alvarium Gdynia 120 2022
Tritum Mini Business Park Gdynia 120 2023
Modern Tower Gdynia 120 2022
3T Officer Park Gdynia 120 2021
Altus Gdynia 120 2012
Morska Park Gdynia 120 2023
Orlowska Bryza Gdynia 120 2009
Kilf Gdynia Gdynia 120 2009
Kilf Gdynia Gdynia 120
Ch Wzgórze Gdynia 120 2001
Biurowiec K2 Gdynia 120 2022
Gdynia Waterfront II Gdynia 120 2023
Batory Gdynia Gdynia 120 1997
Gdynia Orlowo Jesionowa 1 Gdynia 120 1974
Gdynia Chylonia Wejherowska 34 Gdynia 120 1964
Altus 2 Gdynia 120 2024
Kamienica Vertica Gdynia 120 2022
Tritum Business Park Gdynia Orlowo Gdynia 120 2019
Kaskada Redłowska Gdynia 120 2006
Park Centralny Gdynia 120 2023
Apartmenty Plac Unii Gdynia 120 2021
Centrum Kwiatkowskiego Gdynia 120 2005
Baltip Plaza Gdynia 120 2016
Gdynia Waterfront Gdynia 120 2015
Sea Towers Gdynia 120 2009
Biurowiec Marina Office Gdynia 120 2024
Portowa Gdynia Gdynia 120 2020
Sw. Piotra 4 Gdynia Gdynia 120 2022
Awanport Gdynia Gdynia 120 2019
Kompleks Wielofunkcyjny Szczecin 120 31 2023
Siedziba Vectra Gdynia 110 2005
Biurowiec Spuare Gdynia 110 2021
Chylonia Centrum Gdynia 110 1993
Sabe Investment Warsaw 110 41 2027
Jupiter Tower Katowice 110 34 2025
Misztal Tower Łódź 110 32 2023
Brama Południa Poznań 110 30 2021
Marszałkowska 91-97 Warsaw 106 35 2023
LC-Corp Tower Katowice 106 27 2022
Korona Tower Poznań 105 32 2023
Apartament Św. Piotra Gdynia Gdynia 101 2023
KCB Residential Katowice 101 27 2021
Tower OI Gdańsk 100 30 2023
Resovia Residence Rzeszów 100 30 2024
Biurowiec WAN Warsaw 100 28 2022
Port Praski 4 Warsaw 100 23 2024

Cities with the most skyscrapers

City ≥300 m ≥250 m ≥200 m ≥150 m ≥100 m Total
Warsaw 1 1 5 15 34 34
Katowice 3 3
Szczecin 3 3
Wrocław 1 1 2 2
Gdańsk 1 2 2
Poznań 2 2
Kraków _ 2 2
Gdynia 1 1
Łódź 1 1
Częstochowa 1 1
Gorzów Wielkopolski 1 1
Licheń Stary 1 1
Świdnica 1 1
Bielawa 1 1
Hel 1 1

Cities with the most skyscrapers under construction

City ≥300 m ≥250 m ≥200 m ≥150 m ≥100 m Total
Warsaw 2 9 9
Katowice 2 2
Rzeszów 1 1 1
Poznań 1 1
Wrocław 1 1

See also

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