Istanbul Sapphire Tower is one of the most impressive skyscrapers and may be the tallest building in Istanbul.
It is one of the first eco-friendly buildings in Turkey, with a height of 236 meters from the ground level.
Sapphire Tower contains a number of wonderful gardens that are repeated in every three floors, and consist of a group of diverse plants which give the tower a natural touch and great feelings.
It contains a system dedicated to absorbing sunlight and controlling it according to the minute, hour and even season.
The most important feature of Sapphire Tower is that it combines workers in the field of entertainment and shopping.
It includes a group of wonderful shops and stores, as well as entertainment areas for adults and children.
The tower is also one of Istanbul’s malls that is visited by many visitors and tourists all the time.
These incredible features make the tower one of the most wonderful tourist attractions in Istanbul.
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Sturdy construction and stunning design
Istanbul Sapphire is a luxury mixed-use project that cost nearly $250 million, and designed by Tabanlioglu Architecture Company.
It has a strategical location in the middle of the center of Besiktas, Etiler and Sisli areas.
The 64-storey Istanbul Sapphire Hotel is located 368 meters above sea level and 238 meters above ground with a structural height of 261 meters in that tower.
Istanbul Sapphire Tower consists of 64 floors with 54 above ground and 10 underground floors.
It also includes living floors, six car parking, a shopping center with an area of
The tower integrates into the design many eco-friendly elements, such as vertical gardens, entertainment areas and technological features to become the first ecological building in Turkey.
It has two special glass outlets that help the air naturally flows through the perforations on every three floors.
This glass protects residents from adverse weather conditions and outdoor urban noise while providing a barrier between the outdoor and indoor facilities.
The absorption of sunlight and ultraviolet rays is ensured by a special curtain system that is automatically controlled by a computer according to the season, day and hour.
How to reach Istanbul Sapphire Tower?
The tower is located at a corner of Kagithane area, across the street from Sisli to the south and Besiktas to the east.
You can take the metro to the Levent station, which is connected to the building.
After passing through the security, you enter the mall, there is a ticket booth for the observation deck.
And there you can go to the elevators, which are open from 10 am to 10 pm.
At the top of the tower, you can see many famous and historical places of Istanbul with the Princes’ Islands.
Interesting activities at Sapphire Tower
One of the unique activities you can do is the paragliding sport to jump in the parachute from the top of the tower.
This activity is done according to conditions determined by the officials of the tower.
Thus, visiting the tower is an activity, especially for those who want to see the city of Istanbul from the top at sunset and night.
The top of the tower is suitable also for taking selfies with your lovers in amazing views.
You can also do some shopping in luxury stores and shops that have many international brands.
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