DC Towers

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DC Towers
Donau City Vienna from Donauinsel on 2014-08-28.png
DC Tower 1 (August 2014)
General information
StatusDC Tower 1 finished, DC Tower 2 under construction
Town or cityVienna
Coordinates48°13′55″N 16°24′46″E / 48.23194°N 16.41278°E / 48.23194; 16.41278Coordinates: 48°13′55″N 16°24′46″E / 48.23194°N 16.41278°E / 48.23194; 16.41278
Construction started17 June 2010
CompletedSummer 2013 (est. for DC Tower 1)
DC Tower 2 will start after completion of DC Tower 1
Height220 m (720 ft) - DC Tower 1
168 m (551 ft) - DC Tower 2
Technical details
Floor count60 (DC Tower 1)
44 (DC Tower 2)
Floor area93,600 m2 (1,008,000 sq ft) - DC Tower 1
61,700 m2 (664,000 sq ft) - DC Tower 2
Design and construction
ArchitectDominique Perrault

The DC Towers (also known as Donau City Towers) will be a pair of towers in Vienna's Donaucity. DC Tower 1 is complete and the first tenants moved into the offices in October 2013. Construction of DC Tower 2 will start afterwards. French architect Dominique Perrault has designed both towers.


DC Towers under construction on 19 April 2011

DC Tower 1 is 220 metres high (250 metres including the antenna spire)[1] which makes it the tallest skyscraper in Austria as it will be 18 metres higher than Millennium Tower, which was leading that ranking before. The DC Tower 1 was officially finished with an opening ceremony on 26 February 2014 by Buzz Aldrin.[2] DC Tower 2 is expected to be 168 metres high which will make it Vienna's fourth tallest building.[3]

Sky reflected on the facade

Due to the global financial crisis 2007, ground breaking had to be delayed several times. Eventually construction was started on 17 June 2010. After slightly more than three years, DC Tower 1 is outwardly complete, while works inside the building are on-going. Work will start on DC Tower 2 after DC Tower 1 has been fully completed.[4] Most of the available floor space will be used for offices. Baxter International has been confirmed as one of the largest tenants at DC Towers. The upper floors will be used for sky lofts, while the first 15 floors will house a four-star hotel operated by the Spanish Sol Meliá Group. There will also be a restaurant in one of the top floors. As of June 2012 tenants have been confirmed for 50 percent of the floor space according to the owner WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum).


  1. ^ DC Tower 1
  2. ^ DC Tower 1 opening (in German)
  3. ^ "DC tower by dominique perrault rises above vienna as austria's tallest building". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Austria's tallest skyscraper to be built in Vienna". 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2012-07-05.

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