Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, is a hub for business and commerce. The central business district is home to the city’s tallest office buildings that offer unparalleled views of the city skyline. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the 7 tallest office buildings in Wellington New Zealand.
#1 Majestic Centre
Height: 535 feet (163 m)
The crown jewel of Wellington’s skyline is the Majestic Centre. Completed in 1991 after three years of construction, this iconic building stands tall at 535 feet and boasts a prominent position overlooking Cuba Street and Courtenay Place. With floor-to-ceiling windows on each level, you can soak up incredible panoramic views of Wellington Harbour.
Fun Fact: With a striking design inspired by Art Deco influences, the Majestic Centre has won several architecture awards since its completion.
#2 ANZ Tower
Height: 413 feet (126 m)
The second – tallest building in Wellington is the ANZ Tower that stands at an impressive height of 413 feet. Built-in just under two years before opening its doors to tenants in early-2009. It houses some notable tenants including law firm Bell Gully and insurance giant AON New Zealand.
Fun Fact: The tower boasts clever architectural features including energy-saving louvres fitted behind transparent cladding panels, which reduces solar gain within its offices.
#3 IBM Building
Height: 390 feet (119m)
Completed in May ’93 for IBM headquarters.
Attracting finance businesses such as tax accountants Deloitte initially occupied many floors.
Fun Fact: It was built with striking Oxford blue glass panes that disrupt air drafts from bypassing by featuring horizontals stripes through panes-like windows.
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#4 Vodafone On The Quay
Height: 354 ft (107m)
Located on Lambton Quay street corner Customhouse Quay, Vodafone on the Quay ia a 22-storey building. The glass facade dominates the waterfront and showcases iconic Wellington sites such as Te Papa Tongarewa Museum.
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Fun Fact: Completed in 2005, Vodafone on the Quay was built with sustainable design principles in mind, meaning it’s environmentally friendly to run.
#5 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Height: 336 feet (102 m)
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The James Cook Grand Chancellor may be home to a hotel complex but most of its space is occupied by offices. Standing at an impressive height of 336 feet tall and situated next to railway station looks like the perfect family spot destination making it what is inarguably one of Wellington’s iconic landmarks.
Fun Fact: Visitors can dine at its top-floor restaurant where they’ll enjoy not only panoramic city views but also inventive cuisine curated from local produce.
#6 State Insurance Building
Height: 302 feet (92m)
Located opposite Parliament House.
It was completed in 1990 in post-modern architectural style.
Fun Fact : With stunning views of the harbor widely available among its offices fitted with full height glazing; this building has won multiple awards year after year for being eco-friendly.
#7 Deloitte House
Height: 299 feet (91m)
Located right next to The Terrace BP Gas Station is Deloitte house that stands at an already-impressive height for office buildings under it–(of) 299 ft tall. Boasting breathtaking city views from level six upward into Queen Elizabeth Park extend toward Stewart Island can also be seen out there on clear days when standing on this high-rise perch!
Fun Fact: Alongside fashionable floorplates coupled with a premium location that hosts unparalleled base structure transport links could come off as ideal features because supreme leasing opportunity was brought about by these in-demand attributes ‘the panorama property’ -as coined by real estate experts.
In conclusion, Wellington’s tallest seven office buildings are all impressive feats of architecture in their right with each having exciting tales behind them. Visiting any (or all) of them should be on every tourist’s to-do list to witness the unparalleled views that they offer.