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Brookfield Properties Connected Global News

Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

18 Oct 2017, New York City – The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's…

Perth Council Offers In-Principle Support of Perth+ Proposal

Perth Council Offers In-Principle Support of Perth+ Proposal

13 Jul 2017, Perth – The City of Perth has given in-principle support for the Perth+ complex, which would…

Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

7 Jul 2017, London – The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of…

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Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height
18 Oct 2017 – New York City, United States
The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's Manhattan West development, which will sit on the northwest corner of 31st Street and Ninth…
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Perth Council Offers In-Principle Support of Perth+ Proposal
13 Jul 2017 – Perth, Australia
The City of Perth has given in-principle support for the Perth+ complex, which would become a centerpiece of Elizabeth Quay. Plans feature two towers reaching 19 and 54…
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Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London
7 Jul 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the…
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Proposal Submitted for Residential Tower in Los Angeles’s Financial District
28 Jun 2017 – Los Angeles, United States
On June 23, a developer submitted an application to the Department of City Planning to construct a 780-unit residential tower on a vacant plot of land adjacent to the…
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Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North
27 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and…
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Renderings Unveiled for Two-Tower Perth+ Complex
30 May 2017 – Perth, Australia
Renderings have been unveiled for the Perth+ complex. The two towers will reach 19 and 54 stories, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space, 220 luxury…
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City of London Planners Approve 1 Leadenhall Tower
26 Jan 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Local architecture practice Make has been given the go-ahead for a new 32-story office block in the City of London. Backed by developers Brookfield Property Partners, the…
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Qatar Investment Authority Purchases Stake in the Empire State Building
25 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the…
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London’s 1 Leadenhall Tower Submitted for Planning
24 Aug 2016 – London, United Kingdom
A proposal for a 37-story tower at 1 Leadenhall has been submitted for planning. The developer has said that work on the new tower could begin by 2018, with demolition…
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37-Story Office Tower Proposed Near Leadenhall Market site in London
21 Jun 2016 – London, United Kingdom
A new 37-story office tower has been proposed for London on a site neighboring Leadenhall Market. Work could begin on the 65,000-square-meter project, known as 1…
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Renderings Released for Manhattan West Skyscrapers in New York City
22 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
Architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released new renderings of Manhattan West – a mixed-use development including a trio of towers that will be built…
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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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Qatar Investment Authority Joins Brookfield’s $8.6 Billion Manhattan West Project in New York
2 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
As part of an expansion of its international holdings, Qatar Investment Authority has formed a joint ownership venture at Manhattan West, an $8.6 billion mixed-use…
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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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Manhattan West Platform Completed in New York City
20 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Brookfield Properties recently completed a 2.6-acre (1-hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) platform over railroad tracks leading into Penn Station, which…
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Tower at New York's 1 Manhattan West to Seek Supertall Status
18 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Per a new building permit filed at the New York Department of Building, it has been uncovered that 1 Manhattan West will be just over 300 meters tall, which would achieve…
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Details Emerge for New York City’s Manhattan West Development
26 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project highlighted a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot (500,000-square-meter) multi-building…
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Developer Builds Land Over Active Train Tracks in New York City
29 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
The $4.5 billion Manhattan West project is well underway, with workers laboring day and night to build a 2.6-acre (1 hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter)…
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Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower Hits a Milestone
1 Jul 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Over the past month, Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre has been showing significant progress as crews continue working on the 215 meter-tall tower in Toronto. The concrete…
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Make Wins Sydney Central Redo Job
12 Jun 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Make Architects beats SOM, Grimshaw, Australian outfit Bates Smart and Germany’s ingenhoven architects in an international competition to regenerate the area around…
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Manhattan West Reveals Residential Rendering and Redevelopment Plan
13 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
Brookfield Properties has unveiled images of its 60-story residential tower, as well as plans for the redevelopment of the existing building at 450 West 33rd Street, both…
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Manhattan West Breaks Ground, Integrates Infrastructure and Architecture
23 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
In a triumph over transit, Brookfield Properties broke ground on its 501,676 square-meter plan that will span over Penn Station’s rail yard, and will support commercial,…
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Sydney's Next Tallest Expected to Sell Out
13 Dec 2013 – Sydney, Australia
On its very first weekend of sales, more than $AUS 275 million ($US 245 million) of apartments were sold in the 68-story, 252-meter Greenland Center, leading its…
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Race Heats Up to Build Western Canada's Tallest
4 Nov 2013 – Edmonton, Canada
BCM Developments is proposing a new 71-story mixed-use tower at 101 Street and 105 Avenue in Edmonton, Canada. The skyscraper, called The Edmontonian, is proposed at 278…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Art-Deco Skyscraper Sells in Houston
16 Oct 2013 – Houston, United States
One of Houston's oldest and most historic downtown buildings had been sold to The Lionstone Group. The Houston-based real estate investment firm bought 712 Main Street, a…
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Buzz About Heritage Plaza Sale
3 Oct 2013 – Houston, United States
A Brookfield Office Properties partnership in Houston is putting its 53-story Heritage Plaza skyscraper up for sale. The price for the building, which once housed the…
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Brookfield to Launch Western Canada's Tallest Building
30 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Brookfield Office Properties will begin construction in September of a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper in downtown Calgary, the company announced in a press release. The…
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Brookfield Takeover of LA
30 Apr 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Four of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in Los Angeles will soon be controlled by international real estate company Brookfield Office Properties. The company will become the…
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Bay-Adelaide Tower Signs Second Major Tenant
5 Mar 2013 – Toronto, Canada
The latest leasing deal completed at the Bay Adelaide East tower has taken the project's occupancy rate to 60 percent. The 44-story office tower, which is under…
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Manhattan West Development Begins Construction
22 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The $4.5 billion Manhattan West development, which will be built above part of the West Side Rail Yards, began construction last week. The development will include two…
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Developers Plan Calgary's New Tallest Tower
4 Dec 2012 – Calgary, Canada
International developer Brookfield Properties has submitted plans for a 56-story, 247-meter (810-foot) tower and an accompanying 178-meter (583-foot) tower in Calgary,…

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Brookfield Properties at CTBUH

Brookfield Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor

20 Jun 2017, Conference Activity – CTBUH is pleased to announce that Brookfield Properties has been…

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

7-9 Mar 2017, Event Report – Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney…

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

6-10 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build…

Brookfield Properties at CTBUH

Brookfield Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor
20 Jun 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
CTBUH is pleased to announce that Brookfield Properties has been confirmed as a Diamond Sponsor of the 2017 Conference.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
Brookfield Place Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around Brookfield Place Building, originally the World Financial Center. The building has been the home of many American corporations.
CTBUH Sydney 2015 Opening Event - Design Excellence
29 Apr 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales held its opening event for 2015, which was a continuation of the Design Excellence in Sydney, along with a special evening hosted by HASSELL.
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.
Tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Aug 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, currently under construction in the heart of the city’s business district.
New York’s New Delirium
Oct 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

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Ric Clark

Ric Clark

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2015
New York City, United States

Julia Felmeri

Julia Felmeri

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Carl Schibrowski

Carl Schibrowski

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2017
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Resources Involving Brookfield Properties

Five Minutes With: Ken Shuttleworth

12 Apr 2018 – Monthly Video Series
Ken Shuttleworth, Make

Wynyard Place

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Ken Shuttleworth, Make

The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales

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The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Effects of Perimeter to Core Connectivity on Tall Building Behavior

Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1
Charles Besjak, Preetam Biswas, Georgi I. Petrov, et al., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Videos

Five Minutes With: Ken Shuttleworth
12 Apr 2018 – Monthly Video Series; Ken Shuttleworth, Make
Ken Shuttleworth, founding partner at Make, sat down with CTBUH to discuss Make's growing office in Sydney and the firm's role in the rapidly transforming city.
Wynyard Place
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Ken Shuttleworth, Make
As the global urban population continues to grow apace, so too does the need to address questions over density, affordability, and sustainability in the urban environment. These issues are, of course, nuanced according to climate, culture, topology,…
The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Helen Lochhead, University of New South Wales
Tall buildings often take more than they give back, frequently exacerbating local environmental conditions, overshadowing streets and public spaces, creating wind tunnels, and impacting the social life of streets by replacing diversity with mono-…
Interview: Ken Shuttleworth
30 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects
Ken Shuttleworth of Make is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 3B Panel Discussion: Connecting the City: A Global Perspective
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Carl Schibrowski, Brookfield Properties; Earle Arney, Arney Fender Katsalidis; Ian Lomas, Make; Joshua Prince-Ramus, REX Architecture
Carl Schibrowski, Head of Development - Australia, Brookfield Properties; Earle Arney, Founder, Arney Fender Katsalidis; Ian Lomas, Partner, Make; and Joshua Prince-Ramus, Founding Principal, REX Architecture, join a panel discussion at the end of…
Developing Tall in the New York Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation
Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties
Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties

Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties; Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group; and Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, discuss development in New York City and answer audience questions at the 2015 New York…
Interview: Ric Clark
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties
Ric Clark of Brookfield Property Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Ric discusses developing along the urban fabric.
Interview: Leadenhall Building
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Richard Pilkington, Oxford Properties
Richard Pilkington of Oxford Properties is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Richard talks about how the Canadian Oxford Properties ended up investing in London including their soon-to-be…

Papers/Research

The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
Since 2000, through the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP), the quality of major projects in the city has been improved significantly, mediating the competing tensions of public and private interest. The most successful of these…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Effects of Perimeter to Core Connectivity on Tall Building Behavior
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Charles Besjak, Preetam Biswas, Georgi I. Petrov, et al., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
The Pertamina Energy Tower (PET) and Manhattan West North Tower (MWNT) are two supertall towers recently designed and engineered by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The structural system for both buildings consists of an interior reinforced concrete…
The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London, this aesthetically driven structural system has centered the perfecting of its technology on…
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.” Perhaps the most notable change was the development of the skyscraper. Innovations in…
Successful Sky Life
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Paul Scott, Make
There is no doubt more tall buildings are required to accommodate global population growth. However, the taller a building, the greater the disconnect between occupants and nature leading to a potential detrimental impact on wellbeing. Integrating…
Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Carrigan, Brian Blicher & Laura Bennett, SYSKA Hennessy Group; Chief Ronald Spadafora, New York City Fire Department
Syska Hennessy Group and the Fire Department of the City of New York propose a paper and presentation detailing an overview of Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings in New York City. The paper will focus on a history of notable high-rise building…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many projects have had torturously slow gestation periods; many more have…
Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

Brookfield Properties Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 39 Completed6 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 30 Years
Most Common Function office, 40 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 21 Buildings
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Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Brookfield Properties

1   One Manhattan West 2019 303 m New York City
2   First Canadian Place 1975 298 m Toronto
3   Two Manhattan West 2022 285 m New York City
4   ICD Brookfield Place 2019 282 m Dubai
5   Brookfield Place 1990 261 m Toronto
6   Brookfield Place Tower One 2017 247 m Calgary
7   Brookfield Place 2012 234 m Perth
8   Heritage Plaza 1987 232 m Houston
9   One Liberty Plaza 1972 226 m New York City
10   Three World Financial Center 1986 225 m New York City
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.