Architecture of Panama City

Panama’s old quarter (or Casco Viejo, Panama) features many architectural styles, from Spanish colonial buildings to French and Antillean townhouses built during the construction of the Panama Canal. The more modern areas of the city have many high-rise buildings, which together form a very dense skyline. There are more than 110 high-rise projects under construction, with 127 already built. The city holds the 45th place in the world by high-rise buildings count.

The Centennial Bridge that crosses the Panama Canal earned the American Segmental Bridge Institute prize of excellence, along with seven other bridges in the Americas.

The tallest completed building in Panama City is Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, which stands 284.4 m (933 ft) tall.

For several years, Panama City’s skyline remained largely unchanged, with only four buildings exceeding 150 m (492 feet). Beginning in the early 2000s, the city experienced a large construction boom, with new buildings rising up all over the city and two new tallest buildings since 2005. Several supertall buildings were also planned for construction; as of September 2007 all of these have been either cancelled (Ice Tower, Palacio de la Bahía, and Torre Generali) or are on hold (Faros de Panamá, Torre Central).

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