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Height: Architectural 195.9 m / 643 ft
Height: Occupied 171 m / 561 ft
Height: To Tip 198.6 m / 652 ft
Floors Above Ground 40
Floors Below Ground 2
Tower GFA 100,047 m² / 1,076,897 ft²


Official Name SOCAR Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Azerbaijan
City Baku
Street Address & Map Heydar Aliyev Avenue
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2015
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National Ranking #1 Tallest in Azerbaijan
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Baku

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer SOCAR (The State Oil Company of The Azerbaijan Republic)
Design Heerim Architects & Planners
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Flack + Kurtz; Daeil E & C; Yungdo Engineers
Main Contractor TEKFEN Construction and Installation Co., Inc.
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Soul Conversions
• Civil Jinyoung Consultants Co., Ltd
Façade ALT Limited; Permasteelisa Group
• Life Safety Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Lighting P2LED3
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Aluminium Guangdong JMA Aluminium Profile Factory (Group) Co., Ltd.
• Damper MAURER AG
• Steel ArcelorMittal

CTBUH Initiatives

2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018 – CTBUH News

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Structural Challenges with the SOCAR Tower in Baku, a New Megacity in the Caspian Region
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

SOCAR Tower: Starting Skyscraper City of Baku, Azerbaijan
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

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