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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
507 All Buildings
436
existing
25
under construction
44
planned
1
unbuilt
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 City Centre 561 ft 2012
2 Bangladesh Bank Building 450 ft 1985
3 Banani DCC-Unique Complex 394 ft 2018
4 BRAC University 361 ft -
5 Westin Dhaka 317 ft 2006

Building types

No. Type
449 high-rise building
32 low-rise building
24 skyscraper
1 church
1 monument