Istanbul to host Europe's highest skyscraper

Turkish Daily News - Istanbul Sapphire, the tallest residential skyscraper in Europe, once complete, is scheduled to finish by the end of 2009. The construction by Kiler Holding in Istanbul's 4.Levent district started three years ago and recently reached the height of 261 meters. At present the tallest residential building in Europe is the 190-meter high Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. “We want Istanbul Sapphire to become a symbol of Istanbul, the Empire State Building of this city, where tourists and residents alike can come and admire Istanbul's skyline,” Nahit Kiler, chairman of Kiler Holding, told reporters.