Deutsche Bank Place, the 37-storey Foster & Partners-designed office tower in Sydney, has made the top-ten list of the world’s tallest buildings completed in 2005.

Bovis Lend Lease was the project manager, design and construction manager for the $450 million 240 metre-tall building on the eastern edge of Sydney’s CBD.

The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s official rankings, released annually, list the tallest buildings completed in 2005 that are fully clad and either open for business or partly occupied. The height is measured from the footpath at the main entrance to the structural top of the building, including the spire but excluding flagpoles and communications antennae.

Deutsche Bank Place features an impressive architectural steel spire feature soaring over 96 metres high. It is the first remote core tower in Australia. It also features a 160 metre-tall atrium providing natural light and ventilation. The departure of traditional core service and column-free design provides each office floors with uninterrupted space for light and views from all four sides.

Bovis Lend Lease handed the building over to client Investa in September last year.