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Founded in 1948 by Edward C. Hallock, Construction Specialties Inc. (C/S) is a manufacturer of specialty architectural building products. C/S is headquartered in Lebanon, NJ and has over 30 offices and manufacturing operations worldwide.

Throughout its 60 plus years C/S has introduced numerous innovative products. In 1955, the architectural landscape was changed when C/S introduced to the building community the first extruded aluminum louver. In 2009, the company sought out the most stringent of environmental
certifications.

The company has a long track record of collaborating with architects and designers, building owners, facility managers and contractors to solve complex building challenges and fulfill its mission statement, “creating products that make buildings better.”

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New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

28 Sep 2016, New York City – The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification…

Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever

Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever

11 Aug 2015, Taipei – This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it…

TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs

TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs

23 Jun 2015, Taipei – Taipei Financial Center Corp, which operates TAIPEI 101, said that it plans to replace…

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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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Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever
11 Aug 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it upright during a typhoon. On August 8, the building’s mass damper moved further than…
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TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs
23 Jun 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Financial Center Corp, which operates TAIPEI 101, said that it plans to replace all the traditional fluorescent tubes on the skyscraper’s external walls with LED…
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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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Extreme Cyclist Pedals Up Taiwan’s Taipei 101
24 Mar 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
A Guinness World Record holder has cycled up 3,139 steps in the Taipei 101 tower, formerly the tallest building in the world. Polish extreme cyclist Krystian Herba…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

CTBUH Resources Involving Construction Specialities

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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Tall Buildings Involving Construction Specialities

1   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m New York City
2   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m Taipei
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.