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Dhaka

About Dhaka

8,906,039 in city
306.38 km² (118 mi²)
3 m
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and its main commercial centre. It is situated on the banks of the river Buriganga. The city has several well planned modern sections and some excellent modern architecture. There are plenty of highirise buildings in the city. For skyscraper enthusiasts it may be of interest to know that the famous civil engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan was born in Dhaka. Khan's famous works include Chicago's John Hancock Center (1970), Sears Tower (1973) and One Shell Plaza in Houston. Dhaka city is also home to one of the most famous works of architect Louis Kahn - the Sher e Bangla Nagar capitol complex.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
870 All Buildings
748
existing
74
under construction
43
planned
3
unbuilt
2
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Hilton Dhaka Hotel 499 ft 2025
2 Bangladesh Bank Building 450 ft 1985
3 Banani DCC-Unique Complex 394 ft 2018
4 City Centre 387 ft 2012
5 Lily Pond Center 367 ft 2019