Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving AECOM

247 Park

247 Park, Mumbai

Located in the growing IT community of LBS Marg in Mumbai, 247 Park was designed to accommodate over 6,000 professionals with retail amenities, a business center, and a gymnasium.

4 World Trade Center

4 World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the new World Trade Center complex, 4 World Trade Center stands on the southeast corner of the site, where the original once stood.

510 Madison

510 Madison, New York City

The modernist tower with clean facade lines and flexible interior spaces features a garden terrace on the 6th floor.

Al Bahar Towers

Al Bahar Towers, Abu Dhabi

In looking to innovate high-rise design, nature and culture are the most resilient sources of inspiration.

Asia Square

Asia Square, Singapore

Asia Square's two towers, located in Marina Bay, are separated by The Cube, a landscaped indoor plaza.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City

Baccarat Hotel & Residences form and craftsmanship is inspired by the eponymous luxury crystal brand that owns the building.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Towers complex includes five residential towers situated in the beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district, and offer panoramic views over the city and Arabian Sea.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, Melbourne

The Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck provides stunning views of Melbourne from atop, at the time of completion, the city's tallest building.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

Jameson House

Jameson House, Vancouver

The Jameson House continues a pattern of high density mixed-use living and working environments now prevalent in Vancouver.

Kent Vale

Kent Vale, Singapore

Located amongst verdant surroundings within close proximity to amenities, Kent Vale provides conveniences for on-campus living.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

Manitoba Hydro Place

Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

Designed to be site specific, this building could not be transplanted to another city in the form we see here; making it the perfect response to the homogenization of skylines.

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The new workplace was part of a major cultural change program for Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank to live its purpose to the core and create better health outcomes

Millennium Tower

Millennium Tower, San Francisco

Intended to resemble a translucent crystal with its design, the late-modernist tower is located in the South of Market district in downtown San Francisco.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality & Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses, office, retail exhibition, hotel and exhibition, that are split between two sites.

One Central Park

One Central Park, Sydney

A 116 meter residential tower that features "vertical gardens" along its outer facade, and a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the ambitious World Trade Center redevelopment, the symbolic 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises on the northwest corner of the Lower Manhattan site.

Portside

Portside, Cape Town

This 136 meter tower was the first significant skyscraper developed in the last 15 years in Cape Town's central business district, when it was completed in 2014.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne

The defining element for the design of this academic building was its central site to Melbourne's CBD and has a 5 star green star rating.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

Located on beachfront land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Revel became the tallest building in Atlantic City upon completion.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi

Sky Tower is a 292 meter tall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi that was the city's tallest building when it completed in 2010.

SkyVille @ Dawson

SkyVille @ Dawson , Singapore

SkyVille @ Dawson is a public housing project that provides 960 family homes while including a high level of amenities that foster communal living in a sustainable atmosphere.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

The Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park produces a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself.

The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center, Chicago

Over forty years after its completion, the John Hancock Center has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized skyscrapers and an iconic example.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

The Tower, One St George Wharf

The Tower, One St George Wharf, London

This 180 meter residential tower was designed using a unique floor plan concept based on the shape of a Catherine wheel.

Tornado Tower

Tornado Tower, Doha

The use of the diagrid as an appropriate structural system for high rise buildings seems to be gathering pace around the world, and Tornado demonstrates its advantages perfectly.

Urbanest King's Cross

Urbanest King's Cross, London

Situated in a transportation hub near several universities, Urbanest King's Cross is a residential tower designed for students, offering a variety of floor plans with city views.

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

Veer Towers takes on the challenge of building a sustainable, all glass tower in the desert environment of Las Vegas through its exquisitely detailed facades.

W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences

W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences, New York City

Representing one of Manhattan's most exhilarating projects, W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences opened in 2010.

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AECOM Connected Global News

Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse

Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse

18 Aug 2017, Melbourne – Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-…

First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

27 Jun 2017, New York City – With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New…

Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

31 May 2017, London – The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has…

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Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse
18 Aug 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne. The complex will feature an automated car-…
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First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt
27 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According…
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Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire
31 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the…
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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer
18 May 2017 – Chicago, United States
The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and…
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Chinese Developer Buys London’s Iconic Leadenhall Building
3 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has agreed to buy London’s iconic Leadenhall Building skyscraper for US$1.49 billion. On May 2, the company revealed its acquisition of the tower,…
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Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City
21 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter climb. Now, new renderings of the tower’s porte-cochere and swimming pool have been…
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Kodo to Take Shape in Adelaide as Construction Officially Commences
20 Apr 2017 – Adelaide, Australia
Ground officially broke on the AU$100 million (US$75 million), 30-story Kodo apartment development on Angas Street in the Adelaide central business district. Construction…
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120-Meter Beirut Terraces Residential Tower Completes
18 Apr 2017 – Beirut, Lebanon
Architects have completed a 120-meter-tall high-rise in the heart of Beirut featuring a series of layered floor plates that float above the ground, referring to the…
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Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London
2 Mar 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is…
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Beirut Terraces Tower Takes Shape in Lebanon
14 Feb 2017 – Beirut, Lebanon
In 2010, Herzog & de Meuron revealed plans for Beirut Terraces, the firm’s first residential project in Lebanon. Now, with the project nearing full completion,…
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Foundation Pours Advance Construction of Supertall Towers in New York and Chicago
7 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
On Saturday February 4, construction workers in New York and Chicago completed concrete foundation pours for One Vanderbilt and Vista Tower, respectively. The two…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck
5 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an…
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New York City Supertall Breaks Ground
18 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Moves Ahead as Financing is Secured
29 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
SL Green Realty Corp, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced that it has closed on $1.5 billion of construction financing for One Vanderbilt…
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New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
28 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its…
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Spire London Launches in Docklands
6 Sep 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Greenland Group is set to officially launch Spire London, designed by HOK in London Docklands. The building is a 235-meter 67-story tower, planned to become the tallest…
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73-Story Office Tower Up for Sale in Hong Kong
24 Aug 2016 – Hong Kong, China
A property firm has put up for sale one of its marquee office towers, located in the old Central District of Hong Kong. The Center, a 73-story office building, could…
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Engineering Expert Describes Skyslide Structure on LA’s U.S. Bank Tower
16 Aug 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th…
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Germany’s Tallest Building to Receive New Owner
15 Aug 2016 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A consortium of related companies has plans to buy Germany’s tallest skyscraper, the 259-meter Commerzbank Tower located in Frankfurt, in a transaction valued at more…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Back on Track after Grand Central Owner Withdraws Lawsuit
12 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
A settlement between two Midtown real-estate titans has cleared a major roadblock in the construction of a new 64-story skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal,…
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Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai
27 Jul 2016 – Shanghai, China
A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway…
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Topping Out Ceremony Held for Sydney’s 333 George Street
20 Jul 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s…
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U.S. Bank Tower’s Glass SkySlide Now Open in Los Angeles
28 Jun 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower’s new SkySlide – a glass slide suspended 305 meters above downtown Los Angeles – is now open for business. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the…
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Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1 Purchased for $2.5 Billion
6 Jun 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
After being on the market since 2015, the 43-story Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore has been purchased for $2.5 billion in what is claimed to be the largest single-tower…
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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center Shopping Naming Rights to Fund Plaza Redevelopment
23 May 2016 – Chicago, United States
The owner of Chicago's John Hancock Center is shopping the naming rights for the 47-year-old skyscraper to pay for a proposed $10 million plaza redevelopment. The deal…
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Construction Begins On New York City’s 3 Hudson Boulevard, Even Without Anchor Tenant
11 May 2016 – New York City, United States
A developer has decided to proceed with construction on 3 Hudson Boulevard, even without an anchor tenant in place. Work has already begun on the foundation of the 66-…
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Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete
29 Mar 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its…
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U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles Plans Glass-Bottomed “Skyslide”
2 Mar 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The owners of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles are building a "Skyslide" as a part of a $50 million "Skyspace" renovation, transforming several floors of the building…
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Work begins on Billion-Dollar Brookfield Place Tower in Dubai
20 Jan 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A joint venture has broken ground on a $1 billion-dollar development for the proposed Brookfield Place tower which is to be built within the Dubai International Financial…
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96-Meter Tulip Tower to Sprout at Istanbul Airport
8 Jan 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey
A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become an iconic symbol of a new airport in Istanbul. As part of an international competition to build the future control tower…
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Wells Fargo Signs Deal to Move New York Office to Hudson Yards
14 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Wells Fargo confirmed on December 11 that it has signed on to be a major tenant at 30 Hudson Yards by 2020, thanks to a $5 billion financing package that will bring Wall…
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Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai
2 Dec 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the tallest buildings under construction in the United Arab Emirates reached a major milestone after the developer, Damac, confirmed that its 94-story Damac…
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Mechanical and Electrical Contract Awarded for London’s One Blackfriars
9 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A mechanical and electrical contract has been awarded for One Blackfriars tower in London. The 165-meter tower will accommodate 27 homes and a boutique hotel across 52…
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CapitaLand Pulls out of Talks to Buy Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1
5 Nov 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
After a November 4 announcement, Property developer CapitaLand has pulled out of talks to buy the Asia Square Tower 1 office building – a deal which could have been…
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Construction Begins on Aurora Melbourne Central
22 Oct 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
A Malaysian property developer has officially broken ground on its first Australian development, the $555 million Aurora Melbourne Central, in the heart of Melbourne’s…
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New Renderings Show Fresh Views of New York’s One Vanderbilt
14 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Preparations for One Vanderbilt are making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. Now, some new renderings give an…
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Proposed 67-Floor All-Residential Tower Would be Tallest in London, Western Europe
8 Oct 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has submitted plans to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will deliver…
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Adelaide Reaches New Heights with Kodo Building
6 Oct 2015 – Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s skyline is set for a dramatic change, with planning approval granted for the city’s tallest residential building. The new $70 million, 30-story apartment…
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Redesigned 245-Meter Tower Proposed for Midtown, New York City
11 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
New plans for 138 East 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan have been revealed. The project will now be a condominium tower, and has received a significant height boost. It…
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The Shard is Nearly 70 Percent Leased with Some of the Highest Rents in London
27 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A letting at The Shard in London has broken price records for the South Bank and the City, as a German IT company has struck a deal to take the entire 26th floor of the…
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Architects Release Casablanca Finance City Tower Design
20 Jul 2015 – Casablanca, Morocco
Design for the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco have been released. The building's crown, coupled with the way the building interacts with ground-level public…
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World’s First Figure-Eight Ferris Wheel Nears Completion at Studio City in Macau
13 Jul 2015 – Macau, China
An innovative figure-eight Ferris wheel has been implemented as the centerpiece to the topped-out Studio City complex in Macau. The Ferris wheel is embedded within the…
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One World Trade Center Observation Deck Opens in New York
2 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center’s observation deck opened May 29, offering breathtaking sights from the nation’s tallest building. At 387 meters, it is now the highest observation…
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New York City Council Green Lights One Vanderbilt Place
28 May 2015 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council voted on May 27 to approve plans for One Vanderbilt Place, a 462-meter 64-story office tower just west of Grand Central Terminal, in exchange…
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London High-Rise Begins Construction Without Securing Tenants
13 May 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The world’s largest office developer has given London a $1.6 billion vote of confidence, pushing the button on construction of the 172-meter 100 Bishopsgate, one of the…
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One Vanderbilt Clears Another Hurdle in New York City
31 Mar 2015 – New York City, United States
The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the One Vanderbilt Place application for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' proposed 64-story office tower and the rezoning…
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Extreme Gardening Research Progressing On Top Of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
25 Mar 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
For the past eight months, ecological artist Lloyd Godman and his team have been breaking new ground on top of Eureka Tower. They have installed eight Tillandsia plants…
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Cape Town’s Tallest Skyscraper Achieves Green Rating
20 Feb 2015 – Cape Town, South Africa
Glittering in the sun, the 139-meter Portside is Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper and has recently achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA rating. Portside is the first tall…
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New York’s 30 Park Place Nears Topping-Out
28 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Downtown’s new tallest residential building is nearly topped out, and 30 Park Place certainly holds its own on the New York skyline. Per building permits, the skyscraper…
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Chinese Developer Breaks Ground on Second Phase of L.A.’s Metropolis Complex
23 Dec 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
Ground has been broken on phase two of the mixed-use Metropolis complex, which will introduce two 39-story towers containing approximately 670,000 square feet (62,000…
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London’s College Road Tower Set to Start on Site
18 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The College Road Tower mixed-use scheme will begin construction in September 2015 for completion in 2017. The scheme now has consent from Croydon borough planners, who…
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Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City
4 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan,…
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CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014
7 Nov 2014 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 13th Annual CTBUH…
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New Design Boosts Height of New York's One Vanderbilt
30 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One Vanderbilt has received a height boost, and early documents indicating an approximate pinnacle of 1,450 feet (441 meters) has given way to a slightly taller tower…
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Aurora Melbourne Central Receives Green Light
28 Oct 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
One of the city's tallest proposed residential buildings has been given the green light to proceed. The tower at 224–252 La Trobe Street will now head to sales under the…
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New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited…
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Pelli-Designed Office Tower Planned for Boston
3 Oct 2014 – Boston, United States
A glass skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects would bring 528 feet (161 meters) of curvy glass to the corner of Congress and New Sudbury streets in Boston…
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Russian Practice Takes Over Lakhta Center Job
30 Sep 2014 – St. Petersburg, Russia
A Russian practice, Gorproyekt, has been appointed to the Lakhta Center project in St. Petersburg, replacing the original architect on the scheme. Once complete, the…
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Emaar’s Five-Bedroom High-Rise Penthouse in Dubai Sells for $6.2 Million
29 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, has sold 72 units in The Address Residence Sky View in Downtown Dubai, with a five-bedroom penthouse selling for Dh $23…
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Air Plant Experiment Happening Atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
10 Sep 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A biological experiment that aims to measure the viability of air plants at skyscraper heights is taking place atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower. The experiment will measure…
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New York City's One Vanderbilt to Include 65-Story Tower and Transit Improvements
10 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer SL Green unveiled its vision on September 8 for $210 million in transit improvements it is required to make as part of a deal to build a 65-story tower at the…
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Mixed-Use Sydney High-Rise to Feature Cascading Terraces
5 Sep 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Positioned at the heart of Sydney’s central business district, Grimshaw Architects has been selected to construct 333 George Street, an 18-story mixed-use building…
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Piano Submits Plans for Shard’s Little Sister in London
3 Sep 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has submitted plans for a 27-story residential tower next to The Shard. The tower, standing 100 meters tall, is a third of the height of The…
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One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has signed Australia-based Servcorp, a provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space, to a 15-year, 3,200-square-meter, full “…
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Brookfield Named General Contractor for 50-Story London High-Rise
21 Aug 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Work at the site of a new London high-rise, One Blackfriars, is progressing with Brookfield Multiplex officially being appointed to build the tower, which is located on…
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New Yorkers Can Control Two Skyscraper Lights with Mobile App
21 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer Douglas Durst is letting New Yorkers have controls to the lights atop two midtown skyscrapers — Bank of America Tower and 4 Times Square. Users can manipulate…
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Leadenhall Building’s Public Realm Completes in London
19 Aug 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The public realm at the foot of the 47-story Leadenhall Building has opened to the public. Spanning more than 2,000 square meters, the area is the largest public space to…
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Brookfield Multiplex Completes Green Office High-Rise in Melbourne
18 Jul 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction has been completed on an approximately $384 million 47,000-square-meter mixed-use office building in Melbourne that will feature an impressive variety of…
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Los Angeles’ Tallest Building to Get Observation Deck
17 Jul 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck will provide visitors with a…
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Ground Loan Secured for 3 Hudson Boulevard
30 Jun 2014 – New York City, United States
A recent report indicates that 3 Hudson Boulevard has secured a ground loan, which means that construction is imminent for the soon-to-be supertall tower in New York City…
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Pilings Complete on St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center
24 Jun 2014 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Pile foundations have been completed for the 463-meter Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. The last pile under the foundation was produced on June 17, 2014, and the…
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John Hancock Center Owners Want to Rock Chicago’s Streets
18 Jun 2014 – Chicago, United States
One of the owners of the John Hancock Center has proposed a glass-enclosed, diamond-shaped structure in front of the skyscraper, in which musicians would entertain crowds…
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One Vanderbilt May Rise to New York’s Number-Two Height Rank
18 Jun 2014 – New York, United States
New illustrations released the week of June 16 indicate that One Vanderbilt, a proposed skyscraper near Grand Central Terminal, could rise as high as 1,350 feet (412…
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Cape Town Gets First New High-Rise in 21 Years
2 Jun 2014 – Cape Town, South Africa
The completion of Portside, a 32-floor office tower, marks the first high-rise to hit the Cape Town skyline in 21 years, and could prompt the building of more iconic,…
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TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt
27 May 2014 – New York City, United States
TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of…
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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You Too, London
23 May 2014 – London, United Kingdom
For the second time in less than two months, Salesforce.com has claimed naming rights to a tall building, this time across the pond from its initial lease. London's 46-…
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Video: Chicago’s John Hancock Center Tilts for Thrills
12 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Chicago’s John Hancock Center has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to skyscraper thrills with its newest attraction, Tilt, a window that actually tilts out over the…
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Plan for Hertsmere Tower Deemed “Unrealistic” by Rivals
17 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Irish developer Thomas Ryan's proposal for the Hertsmere Tower in the London Docklands has received criticism from the Canary Wharf Group. The tower is deemed "…
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1 Vanderbilt Pushes Ahead
15 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
After plans were delayed by the demise of the Bloomberg re-zoning plan, the developer for 1 Vanderbilt is now negotiating with the de Blasio administration for a path…
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Rooftop Oasis to Provide Green View for Surrounding Towers
17 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Atop an eight-story office building on Leadenhall Street, a two-story glass pavilion extension and gardens will provide a highly visible, green reprieve for onlookers…
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Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A recent report that found Hong Kong and Tokyo to be most expensive cities to rent skyscraper floor-space, also finds the United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu…
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Think Tank Predicts 236 Skyscrapers Will Sprout in London
13 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the…
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Photos Reveal London's "Cheesegrater" Tower Simmering Along
12 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The Leadenhall Building, playfully nicknamed The Cheesegrater for its likeness, appears to be completed, as it is depicted in photos freshly released by developers…
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Melbourne’s Latest Proposal Could be Tallest Residential Tower Yet
10 Mar 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A 286-meter residential tower at 250 La Trobe Street in Melbourne is planned to rise just one meter under the city height limits, because the construction site is already…
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One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
6 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey…
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Half-Vacant U.S. Bank Building in L.A. Plans Reuse Reinvention
4 Mar 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
Overseas Union Enterprise, the developer that bought the U.S. Bank Building last year, has hired architecture firm Gensler to adapt the commercial building into a…
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Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
12 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The ice falling from One World Trade Center and other modern skyscrapers is attributed to advances in the construction of efficient facades that insulate interiors and…
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One Blackfriars Opens Sales Office in Dubai
12 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
One Blackfriars, a 165-meter residential tower developed by Berkeley Group, has opened a sales office in Dubai to market the residences directly to an increased global…
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Metropolis Development in L.A. Awards Construction Contract
10 Feb 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
Tishman Construction has been selected to manage and construct phase one of Greenland Group’s massive Metropolis development, which will infill a downtown city block that…
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Shard's Shangri-la Hotel Sets Opening Date
10 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The long wait for the opening of the Shangri-la hotel, located within The Shard, will end this spring when the Hong-Kong-based group opens its third European luxury hotel…
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31-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in Sydney
30 Jan 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Patric Blanc, whose vertical gardens have garnered worldwide acclaim, has planted his most expansive garden yet at One Central Park, Sydney, where plants climb from the…
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One St. George Wharf Complete
30 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The 180-meter structure that is set to become London’s tallest residential development has finished construction, according to designer Broadway Malyan. The Tower, One St…
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Renderings Released for Hudson Boulevard Tower
29 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Newly developed Hudson Blvd. now has another tower to illustrate the transformation of Hudson Yards. Developer Moinian Group released new renderings for the Dan Kaplan (…
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Shard Hosts Top Dining Hot-Spot, Remains Largely Vacant Below
28 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three restaurants with sky-high views in the Shard were listed as the most visited in London, despite the lack of occupants in the rest of the building. However, the…
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Manhattan Sprints to the $100 Million Mark
27 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Luxury high-rise apartment prices are quickly approaching the US$100 million mark.“The psychological barrier has been broken. It's like a snowball.” said Arthur…
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Time Warner Plans New Development in Hudson Yards
17 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Just ten years after the completion of Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, Time Warner Inc. plans to move its headquarters to burgeoning Hudson Yards. The…
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Shard Architect to Build Neighboring Residential Tower
16 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new Renzo Piano-designed tower is joining the London Bridge Quarter neighborhood; less than a year after the completion of The Shard. The "new" 27-story tower will be a…
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North America’s Tallest Hotel Opens
9 Jan 2014 – New York City, United States
The Marriott Hotel chain has opened what it is calling the “tallest all-hotel building” in North America, at 1717 Broadway in New York. At 754 feet (22.9 7 meters) the…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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22 Thames Street Renderings Revealed
11 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
Renderings of the 22 Thames Street residential tower in New York, designed by Rafael Vinoly, have been released by its developers, Fisher Brothers and Witkoff Group. The…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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New Skyscraper May Surpass Melbourne’s Tallest
9 Dec 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
The Far East Consortium has proposed constructing a four-tower complex at 250 Spencer Street in the center of Melbourne. The site was recently purchased from ISPT, which…
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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Developer Proposes UK's Tallest Housing Tower
20 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
An Irish developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the UK on a site in the city's Canary Wharf area. Ryan Corp. UK has paid ₤100 million (US$160 million)…
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Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
13 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday, November 12, that it ratified the One World Trade Center's 1,776-foot height. The announcement of…
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CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New…
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Four World Trade to Open Soon
12 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
Four World Trade Center, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki, will be the first building at the Ground zero site to open. The ribbon-cutting for Four World…
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Rosewood Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi
11 Nov 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rosewood Abu Dhabi became the first ultra-luxury hotel to open in Al Maryah Island, the new Central Business District (CBD) of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, designed by Handel…
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One World Trade Opens Sales Center
8 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of a drive to attract commercial tenants, One World Trade Center's developers have opened for viewing a model office on the 63rd floor of the under-construction…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Mack Urban Purchases Six Acres for Future Development
15 Oct 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Six real estate parcels in South Park, Los Angeles, have been purchased in what may be the largest downtown land acquisition since the recession. High-rise apartment…
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Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower
14 Oct 2013 – Paris, France
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled the design of the Paris Courthouse, a multi-story tower comprised of four volumes. The Palais de Justice, located in the Clichy…
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50 United Nations Plaza Penthouse to Hit the Market Hard
11 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers have revealed the $100 million triplex for sale as part of 50 United Nations Plaza, a new luxury apartment tower in New York. Zeckendorf Development is…
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Refinancing Deal Saves Heron Tower From Sale
4 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Heron Tower has reportedly sealed a ₤370 million (US$594 million) refinancing deal to prevent a sale of the building. The deal includes a ₤270 million (US$434 million)…
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Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
10 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on…
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Iconic Buildings Become Pawns in Skyline Chess
28 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Iconic London architecture becomes kings, queens and pawns in Skyline Chess Set, by Ian Flood & Chriss Prosser. Famous and cherished structures of the city, including The…
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One Blackfriars is Underway
21 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Construction has reportedly begun on the Ian Simpson-designed tower at One Blackfriars Road, World Architecture News reports. Developed by St. George, the 52-story tower…
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Hudson Yards Heavyweight Provides Insights into the Development Process
14 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
June marked the announcement of 3 Hudson Boulevard, the 1,000-foot (304-foot) tower developed by the Moinian Group. The Commercial Observer interviewed Moinian Group Vice…
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30 Park Place Revision Filed
9 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
New York YIMBY is reporting that Silverstein Properties has filed plans for a 937-foot (286-meter) revision of its skyscraper project at 30 Park Place in New York. The…
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Jewel Retailers Flocking to International Gem Tower
25 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development Company and Gulaylar Group have secured tenants for 80 percent of the International Gem tower (IGT) in Manhattan's Diamond District. The Jewelry…
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50 United Nations Tops Out
15 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Manhattan's Foster + Partners-designed tower at 50 United Nations Plaza has topped out, reaching its full 44-story height in less than eight months. The building will…
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David Scott Talks Prefabrication, Wind Turbines, Innovation
11 Jul 2013 – Dartford, United Kingdom
David Scott, member of the CTBUH Advisory Board, former CTBUH Chairman, CTBUH Awards jury member, is the focus of a recent New Civil Engineer feature article (…
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Time Warner Plots Move to Hudson Yards
2 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Time Warner reportedly is preparing to pick up stakes and move to Hudson Yards. The New York Times reports the company has reached a tentative deal with the Related…
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Tower Attracts Gem Companies With Security Pitch
28 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development Co., one of New York's most prolific developers, is opening a 34-story $750 million skyscraper in Manhattan's Diamond District this week. Extell hopes…
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John Hancock Center Sale Indicates Depreciated Value
27 Jun 2013 – Chicago, United States
San Antonio-based real estate firm The Lynd Co. and its partners closed a deal for 900,000 square feet (83,000 square meters) of space at the 100-story John Hancock…
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One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
26 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Freedom Tower was renamed the One World Trade Center in 2009, but many are still attached to the original name, according to The Wall Street Journal. Renaming a tower…
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Cheesegrater Tops Out in the City of London
20 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A ceremony marking the topping-out of The Leadenhall Building was held on Tuesday, June 18, attended by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Owned by the joint venture of…
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Hudson Yards Tower to Ask Above Market Rents
12 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Moinian Group has announced plans for 3 Hudson Boulevard, its 1.8 million-square foot mixed-use tower located on 11th Avenue in the growing Hudson Yards development.…
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London Media Joins the Skyscraper Debate
11 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As the tall building community comes to London for the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, media sources in the city are examining the legacy of the tall building in the…
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Public Library to Form Podium of Baccarat Tower
4 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street in New York will be rebuilt at the base of Tribeca Associates and Starwood Capital's Baccarat Hotel & Residences tower. Designed…
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New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
31 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Thomas Leslie, a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, has contributed his op-ed to The New York Times…
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Leadenhall Building 50 Percent Let
31 May 2013 – London, United States
British Land and Oxford Properties have signed a deal to pre-let their London development, The Leadenhall Building, with London-based insurer Amlin PLC. The firm will…
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Video: King Kong Comes to Australian Tower
23 May 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
Stunt actress Leigh-Anne Vizer posed in the giant hand of King Kong high above the city of Melbourne as part of a PR stunt for the new theater production of King Kong:…
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Penthouse Living Still on the Upswing in NYC
21 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The Moinian Group, developer of the W New York Downtown Hotel and Residences, is bringing the building's $40 million penthouse to market. A combination of 12 units in a…
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Silverstein Re-launches Major 30 Park Place Tower
17 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has secured financing to move forward on its proposed 82-story skyscraper at 30 Park Place in Tribeca. The 926-foot (282-meter) building will be…
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
10 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing,…
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Shard Secures First Office Tenant
3 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps has signed a contract to lease about 20,000 square feet (1,806 square meters) of office space in the Shard.…
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Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
2 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Today crews are installing the final two sections of the One World Trade Center's 408-foot (124-meter) crowning structure, wihch will bring it to its final architectural…
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The Guardian's Readers Celebrate Tall Buildings
22 Apr 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As part of the Guardian's "Assignment of the Week" photography initiative, readers are encouraged to submit photos of tall buildings around the world. The theme was…
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Frankfurt to Host Skyscraper Festival
9 Apr 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The city of Frankfurt will hold its 18th Skyscraper Festival this May, featuring events such as wall-walking, hot air balloons and base jumping. Ticket holders will be…
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Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
3 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Officials developing the observation deck at One World Trade Center provided a preview of the attraction to the press yesterday. The tour will showcase the tower as "the…
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Indonesian Investors Buy Half-empty US Bank Tower
12 Mar 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles's US Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, has sold for $367.5 million to Singapore-based hotel and property group Overseas Union…
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Baccarat Announces NYC Tower
7 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The fine crystal glassware company Baccarat is launching a hotel and condo complex in a 50-story SOM-designed tower in midtown Manhattan. The $523 million luxury hotel…
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Renzo Piano Discusses The Shard
19 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
BBC journalist Sarah Montague spoke to the designer of London's recently completed Shard as part of her show, 'Hardtalk.' The episode features Italian architect Renzo…
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Heliostats Make Progress in Australia
13 Feb 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Engineering Source looks at the increasingly popular use of heliostats in tall building design in a recent feature article. Heliostats, which are mirrored devices used to…
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The Shard Celebrates Foggy Opening Day
4 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
London's Shard officially acquired the title of Europe's tallest skyscraper with the opening of the viewing platform on February 1. Designed by Italian Pritzker Prize-…
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Window Washing in New York
31 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The latest issue of The New Yorker features an article about the challenges of washing windows in New York City. The article, "Life at the Top," reports that modern…
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Video: One World Trade Escalators
14 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
Last week's The Weekly Flickr video centered on photos of escalators being hoisted into place in One World Trade Center. The photographer, Scott Lahmers, works as a…
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Tickets for First Access to Shard Viewing Area Sold Out
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Tickets for the first two days of access to the Shard's viewing floor have sold out, despite a GBP24.95 price tag. The first visitors will be taken to the viewing area on…
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Cheesegrater Attracts New Tenants
17 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building under construction in the City of London is now over 51 percent pre-let, the developers announced. Insurance firm…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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Hudson Yards Construction Begins Today
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers broke ground today on the Hudson Yards project, New York's largest privately-funded development project since Rockefeller Center. A groundbreaking…
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New York Tower is Foster + Partners' First Residential American Project
15 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction has begun on the first residential tower by Foster + Partners in the United States, 50 United Nations Plaza. The 44-story luxury apartment tower will be…
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Developers Say Progress Continues on South Africa's First Green Building
24 Oct 2012 – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town’s ZAR1.6 billion (US$114 million) Portside building is on schedule to become South Africa's first green tall building. The 32-story under-construction project…
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Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
11 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Interested parties in New York with enough money, powers of persuasion and impressive social connections have been enjoying rides to the top of under-construction, high…
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Arabtec Wins Gazprom Contract
4 Oct 2012 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Arabtec has received a AED453 million (US$123 million) contract to build Europe's future tallest tower, the 463-meter (1,520-foot) Lakhta Center. The long-delayed Gazprom…

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Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

30 Park Place Construction Tour

28 Oct 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel…

CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London

17 Jun 2015, Event Report – The CTBUH UK Chapter launched with an event at London’s BT Tower. Topics of…

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Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
30 Park Place Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London
17 Jun 2015, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter launched with an event at London’s BT Tower. Topics of discussion included a surge in high-rise construction in the city, and sustainability.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Hosts Holiday Celebration
4 Dec 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter, Melbourne Committee celebrated its second anniversary by hosting an informal holiday celebration.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The refined Wheelock Square played host to CTBUH delegates, who toured AECOM’s office on the 36th through 38th floors, a refuge / MEP floor, and the basement.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Creating Urban Places: Flinders Street Station Competition
14 Nov 2013, Brisbane – Event Report
The final seminar of 2013 series "Creating Urban Places" focused on the HASSELL + Herzog & De Meuron winning scheme for the Flinders Street Station design competition.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Launches
31 Jul 2013, Melbourne – Event Report
Close to 70 people attended the meeting where CTBUH representatives from Melbourne presented on the history and mission of the CTBUH, and plans for upcoming events.
CTBUH Publishes Case Study on The Leadenhall Building in London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
An elegantly simple tower, Wheelock Square also incorporates inherent ideas of sustainability to create a unified design.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Sustainability Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group convened the day before the start of the Shanghai Congress to review recent progress and focus on goals for the future.
NYU Team Wins First CTBUH Research Seed Funding
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
A research team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has won the CTBUH’s first research seed funding grant for a research project based in China.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Makes New Leader Appointments
14 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, and one appointment to the Advisory Group, John D. Nipaver.
London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011, London – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter and other endeavors.
Shard London Bridge Visit
23 Jan 2011, London – Tour Report
While in London, CTBUH’s Jan Klerks took the opportunity to visit the city's future tallest building; the Shard London Bridge, currently rising next to London Bridge Station.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Doha Tower Tech
12-15 Oct 2009, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Research & Communications Manager Jan Klerks and Trustee William Maibusch represented the CTBUH as the guests of honor during the TowerTech fair in Doha.
CTBUH Summer Tall Tours Underway – Legacy at Millennium Park
22 May 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The first of three CTBUH construction tours held in Chicago during the summer of 2009 was attended by 30 people, at the Legacy.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Gold+ Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
Social Networking Events, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Event Report
There were many social networking opportunities at the Congress including a golf outing, networking lunches, and a grand dinner.

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Ian Skelton

Ian Skelton

CTBUH Country Executive Committee, 2015 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Marc Colella

Marc Colella

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Alastair Macgregor

Alastair Macgregor

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
Los Angeles, United States

CTBUH Leaders at AECOM

Ian Skelton

Ian Skelton

CTBUH Country Executive Committee, 2015 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Marc Colella

Marc Colella

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Alastair Macgregor

Alastair Macgregor

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
Los Angeles, United States

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2014
London, United Kingdom

Malcolm Laverick

Malcolm Laverick

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
Shanghai, China

Hongyu Li

Hongyu Li

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – 2015
Shanghai, China

Yanmin Wu

Yanmin Wu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Tony Kiefer

Tony Kiefer

CTBUH Working Group: Foundations, 2015 – Present
Chicago, United States

David Glover

David Glover

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2013

Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Mark Stefanac

Mark Stefanac

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Adelaide, Australia

Chris Yoshii

Chris Yoshii

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Laurane de Gendre

Laurane de Gendre

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Edward SC Chan

Edward SC Chan

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Derek Forbes

Derek Forbes

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2017
Brisbane, Australia

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Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM;

A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Dr. Hongyu Li, AECOM

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

Typological Evolution of High-Rise Buildings in Terms of Thermodynamics and Energy Formation

Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2
Linxue Li and Ren Qian, Tongji University; Xiaofei Shen, AECOM

Achieving a Six-Star Rated Tall Building in Sydney’s Central Business District

Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV
Lester Partridge, AECOM Building Engineering

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Videos

Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Rui Gu, CAPOL; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM;
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Hongyu Li, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels crossing the site as well as design changes during the course of the project.…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Hongyu Li, AECOM; Lianjin Bao, ECADI; and Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group.
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction technology considers such schemes, how can we ensure that they are safe? This…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.
Interview: Simon Lay
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Simon Lay, AECOM
Simon Lay of AECOM is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?
Aug 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group.
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago. Mr. Baker has developed an international reputation in the design and…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Clyde Baker
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal Winner, discusses his lifetime work as a geotechnical engineer including working on 7 of the 16 world's tallest buildings. He discusses some of his work including the Petronas Towers…
What are the Major Factors Influencing Tenant Choice Right Now?
Jun 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; Steve Watts, AECOM
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; and Steve Watts, AECOM.
The Economics of Being Tall in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; David Glover, AECOM
The unique set of challenges and opportunities posed by building tall in an historic city can often result in a better product than the traditional solution driven by the modern city planning block. The imperative to provide density, to consider…
Factors Influencing Building Energy in Different Climates
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lester Partridge, AECOM
This presentation considers the energy and carbon emission reduction strategies that were used in designing a 49-story low-carbon building in a warm temperate climate and compares the performance when simulated in a tropical climate. The study…
Effective & Sustainable Tall Buildings: A Blueprint for the Future
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Judit Kimpian, Aedas
This presentation discussed the “Future Office” study focusing on the principle of exploring simultaneously the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of a tall building (i.e. planet/people/profit). The study underpins a new methodology…
Track 9: Economics & Marketing Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 9 Panel consisting of: Steve Watts, AECOM; Judit Kimpian, Aedas; Nigel Smith, CBRE HK; & William Murray, Wordsearch took questions from delegates.
The Office of the Future
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
Steve Watts is a Director of Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, based in London, UK. He is a cost consultant by profession and leads the firm's global Tall Buildings Group. Steve presents about the impact of tall buildings on capital cost, long term…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 16: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Kyung Wook Seo, Kyonggi University; Robert Mankin & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ ; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Paul DeSantis, Principal & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Michael Wiener, Gensler
Question & Answers session for Track Session 16.
Session 2 - The Changing Economics of Tall Sustainability Q & A
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S2 speaker panel consisting of: Steve Watts, Partner / Tall Buildings Leader, Davis Langdon, London; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago; and Garrett A. Miller, President, Hill International Real…
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM / Faber Maunsell
Ken Dalton of AECOM, presented his view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains. This…
Plenary 3 Panel Questions and Answers
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, LERA; Ken Dalton, AECOM / Faber Maunsell; Ole Scheeren, OMA
The panel of Plenary Session 3, David Malott, Leslie Robertson, Ken Dalton and Ole Scheeren, enthusiastically responded to questions from the CTBUH 8th World Congress audience.
Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker & Tony A. Kiefer, AECOM
Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The problems and questionable value of after-the-fact…

Papers/Research

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Typological Evolution of High-Rise Buildings in Terms of Thermodynamics and Energy Formation
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; Linxue Li and Ren Qian, Tongji University; Xiaofei Shen, AECOM
High-rise buildings are frequently criticized for their absolutely artificial environments and high energy consumption. This paper tries to present an alternative approach to, and new prototypes for high-rise buildings through dialectic…
Achieving a Six-Star Rated Tall Building in Sydney’s Central Business District
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Lester Partridge, AECOM Building Engineering
The ANZ Tower in central Sydney not only represents the commercial office sector’s recovery from the 2008 financial crisis; it is also a strong example of a high-performance tall building. This was the culmination of an ongoing partnership from the…
Building Services as A Force for Achieving Sustainable Vertical Urbanism in China
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM
The introduction of vertical urbanism, with its necessary increase in population density per square kilometer of ground surface area, has a significant impact upon the primary engineering networks and building services required to support such…
Building Services and Achieving Sustainable Vertical Urbanization
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM
This paper examines how the essential MEP/FP systems are adapted into sustainable solutions in vertical urbanization and how this is achieved whilst meeting the challenges of modern day architecture and structural engineering as well as the occupants…
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction technology considers such schemes, how can we ensure that they are safe? This…
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dr. Hongyu Li & Frankie Nip, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels crossing the site as well as design changes during the course of the project.…
Case Study: The Leadenhall Building, London
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Andy Young, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Nigel Annereau, Arup; Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke; Brian Smith, Davis Langdon
The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London, but it also springs forward with an innovative structure and a dynamic street presence.
An Overview on Performamce Control and Efficient Design of Lateral Resisting Moment Frames
Jun 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 2; Mark Grigorian, MGA Structural Engineering Inc.; and Carl E. Grigorian, URS Corporation
This paper presents a brief overview of the recently developed performance-control method of moment frame design subjected to monotonously increasing lateral loading. The final product of any elastic-plastic analysis is a nonlinear load displacement…
Office vs. Residential:The Economics of Building Tall
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; James Barton & Steve Watts, Davis Langdon
When it comes to tall buildings in London, the sky’s the limit, and not necessary in terms of height. With rents among the highest in the world and investors eager to see strong returns, the incentive to maximize floor plates, as well as the…
Pressurization Systems Don’t Work & Present a Risk to Life Safety: Discuss!
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Simon Lay, AECOM
This paper considers why some fire safety professionals have become critical of a reliance on pressurization as the dominant form of smoke control in high rise buildings. Design, installation and operational challenges are discussed and alternative…
Factors Influencing Building Energy in Different Climates
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lester Partridge, Eng Shin Gan & Li Wei, AECOM
This paper considers the energy and carbon emission reduction strategies that were used in designing a 49 story low carbon building in a warm temperate climate and compares the performance when simulated in a tropical climate. Energy simulation…
Case Study: Shanghai IFC
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM
Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office tower (North Tower), a 100-meter hotel block, retail podium and 4-levels basement.…
Effective & Sustainable Tall Buildings: A Blueprint for the Future
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Judit Kimpian, Aedas
The ‘Future Office’ Study responded to the challenge of creating a tall office buildings in central London for half the current benchmark – without compromising design credentials and while ensuring true sustainability. The principle of exploring the…
Application of Tuned Liquid Dampers for the Efficient Structural Design of Slender Tall Buildings
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; David Lee & Martin Ng, AECOM Asia Company Ltd
Tall, slender buildings on restricted sites present structural engineers with dynamic problems that are difficult to resolve... This performance-based design approach permits investigating separate structural systems.
Towards More Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Dalton & Richard John, AECOM
The paper covers with the view that sustainability outcomes will only be fully successful if sustainability priorities are shared by the planners, investors, developers, landlords, occupants, and their respective supply chains.
The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Alastair Collins, Steve Watts & Mark McAlister, Davis Langdon
In this paper drivers, opportunities and barriers to sustainable tall building development are described.
Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasability and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption
Jul 2007 – Davis Langdon 2007; Peter Morris & Lisa Fay Matthiessen, Davis Langdon
The purpose of this paper is to revisit the question of the cost of incorporating sustainable design features into projects. It builds on the work undertaken in the earlier paper “Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budget Methodology,”…

AECOM Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 137 Completed38 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 17 Completed13 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 12 Years
Most Common Function office, 80 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 93 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

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