The Jakarta Post
A concrete jungle; a night view of skyscrapers in Jakarta. (Shutterstock/File)
The Skyscraper Center, a database on tall buildings, lists the tallest buildings in cities around the world, ranging from current to proposed and future buildings that are further classified into those under various stages of construction and to completed ones.
Managed by not-for-profit group The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Chicago, which specializes in the development and operation of high-rises as well as cities of the future, the Skyscraper Center also provides data on each building, including height, number of floors, usage and property development companies.
Here are the Skyscraper Center's eight tallest buildings in the capital.
1. Gama Tower
Gama Tower, also known as Menara Rasuna or the Cemindo Tower, is on Jl. Rasuna Said in Kuningan, South Jakarta. For now, it tops the tallest building rank in Indonesia and is 93rd in Asia. Completed in 2016, Gama Tower is 285 meters high and has 64 floors. It houses a hotel and businesses.
2. Wisma 46
One of the city's landmarks and completed in 1996, Wisma 46 is one of the oldest high-rises in Jakarta. Housing offices, the building is on Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Central Jakarta. It has 46 floors and is 261 meters tall.
3. Menara Astra
Located on Jl. Jend. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, Menara Astra is a concrete office building. Completed just last year, it stands 261 meters tall with 50 floors.
4. Sahid Sudirman Center
Also called Sudirman Center, the Sahid Sudirman Center functions as an office building along the same thoroughfare as Menara Astra. The fourth tallest building in Indonesia, the Sahid Sudirman Center is 258 meters tall with 59 floors.
Raffles Hotel, the fifth tallest building in Jakarta, was the chosen accommodation for King Salman and his entourage during their visit to the nation's capital. (raffles.com/File)
5. Raffles Hotel
Raffles Hotel – or the Ciputra World Hotel Tower – is nestled within the Ciputra World Jakarta 1 complex in Kuningan, South Jakarta. It is where King Salman and his entourage stayed during their visit to Jakarta. Construction finished in 2015, resulting in a skyscraper 253 meters tall with 52 floors.
6. The Pakubuwono Signature
Rising above the buildings in The Pakubuwono Development complex, The Pakubuwono Signature is a residential high-rise in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. It has an architectural height of 252 meters and has 50 above-ground floors.
7. Sinarmas MSIG Tower
Also known as Chase Tower, the Sinarmas MSG Tower is one of the many office buildings along Jl. Jend. Sudirman. Construction on it began in 2012 and finished in 2015. It is 245 meters tall and has 48 floors.
8. Menara BCA
Menara BCA, or the Tower BCA, is a 56-story building that is also called the Grand Indonesia Office Tower, since it is located very close to the luxury shopping mall. Located Central Jakarta, it is an office building that is also home to the famed SKYE restaurant. The structure is 230 meters high and it was completed in 2008. (wir/asw)