SKYTOWER reaches 100m mark

The Construction on Bucharest’s new landmark, the SkyTower, has been going on steadily. At the end of May, the building, which will be completed by the end of 2012, has reached a height of 100 meters.

Construction was begun in May 2011 and carried out speedily and effectively, so that as of late an average of one floor per week was built. The SkyTower, which was acquired by Raiffeisen Property Holding International (RPHI) last year, will reach a total height of 137 m and comprise 37 floors. The smaller office building Floreasca City Centre (FCC) with its six floors, also acquired by RPHI last year, is directly connected to the SkyTower. The topping-out party was celebrated at the end of April.

The entire FCC office building, as well as seven floors of the tower will be occupied by Raiffeisen Bank Romania while all remaining floors will be leased by RPHI. “The interest in the SkyTower is huge, particularly because it is suitable for the presentation of your own company like no other building.

Compared to the pace of construction there is also great interest in the spaces still available for rental”, quoted Gabriele Deffner, Head of Marketing and Asset Management for RPHI. The Manager is currently in talks with companies from the IT, consulting and luxury goods industry about the lease of 20,000 m² of office space.

High-speed elevators and a glass curtain façade

The SkyTower not only sets architectural standards, but also standards in terms of building techniques. High-speed elevators serve the upper floors. A glass curtain façade made in Germany ensures, on the one hand, an increased supply of natural light and reduces heat on the other. The top two floors are occupied by the SkyBar, a restaurant with a panoramic view over Bucharest, as well as a modern conference center. The garage under the SkyTower offers 518 parking spaces.

Facts & Figures SkyTower
137 m high office tower
Property owner: Raiffeisen Property Holding International (RPHI)
General contractor: Raiffeisen evolution
Completion: Late 2012
Unit spaces from 290 m², 518 parking spaces (underground parking garage)

Facts & Figures FCC Office
Six-storey office building
Property owner: Raiffeisen Property Holding International (RPHI)
General contractor: Raiffeisen evolution
Tenant: Raiffeisen Bank Romania