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Featured Buildings Involving Emaar Properties

23 Marina

23 Marina, Dubai

23 Marina was the tallest all residential skyscraper in the world when it was completed in 2012.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

Dream Dubai Marina

Dream Dubai Marina, Dubai

The first 32 floors of this supertall skyscraper holds a 5-star hotel, while floors 34 to 100 houses furnished apartments.

Marina 101

Marina 101, Dubai

With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures.

The Address

The Address, Dubai

Located across the Dubai Fountain from Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown Dubai provides stunning views of the world's first megatall tower.

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About Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties PJSC, a Dubai-based Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premier lifestyles. Emaar has been shaping the landscapes and lives in the Emirate since the company’s inception in 1997.

The company specializes in creating value-added, master-planned communities that meet the full spectrum of lifestyle needs. A highlight of Emaar’s approach to developing integrated lifestyle destinations is Downtown Dubai, home of Burj Khalifa.

While continuing to actively pursue expansion in its core business of innovative, high quality real estate development, Emaar has diversified into related business lines to further build value for its shareholders. Emaar’s focused expansion and diversification strategy sees it firmly positioned to take global center-stage as a multinational and diversified business group.

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Emaar Properties Connected Global News

Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor

Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor

18 Oct 2017, Dubai – The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has…

New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

11 Sep 2017, Dubai – Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods…

Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch

Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch

1 Sep 2017, Dubai – A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high…

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Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor
18 Oct 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the…
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New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
11 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’…
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Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch
1 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high cantilevered observation corridor affixed to one of the two towers in Downtown Dubai’s…
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New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower
17 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will…
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New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District
11 Aug 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential…
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Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development
30 Jun 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but…
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Sky Bridge Installed at the Address Residences Sky View Complex in Dubai
19 May 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address…
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Foundation Work Completes on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
27 Mar 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Foundation works have been laid for the construction of what could become the world’s tallest structure. More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the…
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Dubai Developer Agrees to Largest Ever Insurance Claim in the Region
6 Feb 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai developer Emaar Properties has agreed a significant insurance claim with Orient Insurance over the dramatic fire at its Address Downtown hotel on New Year’s Eve…
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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach
5 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The…
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Twin-Towered Hotel and Residential Project Proposed in Dubai
26 Sep 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a beachfront hotel project in Dubai, dubbed The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The project includes a…
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Emaar Unveils Two-Tower Apartment Project in Dubai Opera District
8 Aug 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Emaar Properties has unveiled another two-tower project in the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The towers, called Act One and Act Two, will be 52 stories and 46…
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Wind Tests Complete on World’s Future Tallest Supported-Tower Structure
27 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest…
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Dubai Property Developer Launches Il Primo Opera District Apartments
5 Jul 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has begun selling new “lateral" apartments taking up either half or a whole floor of a new 77-story tower at the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The…
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The Tower at Dubai Creek Will Dwarf Burj Khalifa by 100 Meters
7 Jun 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Tower, which will center the Dubai Creek Harbour development, will rise 100 meters higher than the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, according to…
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New Details about Dubai Observation Tower Emerge
2 May 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has released new details concerning his planned tower in Dubai. According to Calatrava, the tower will be decked with…
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New Details Revealed for Proposed Observation Tower in Dubai
11 Apr 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New details have been revealed for an observation tower that could become the tallest man-made structure in Dubai. It was announced that the tower would be "a notch"…
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New Observation Tower Approved for Dubai Creek
8 Feb 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has unveiled designs for a new observation tower to be built in the Dubai Creek area of the city. The tower’s design was approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin…
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Work begins on Dubai Creek Residences
13 Jan 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction has begun on the Dubai Creek Residences project in Dubai Creek Harbour. Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties has awarded the construction contract for the…
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CTBUH Expert Weighs in on Dubai High-Rise Fire
5 Jan 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Working with all available information, CTBUH Fellow and fire safety expert Simon Lay considers this most recent high-rise fire, its causes, and the potential impact it…
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Emaar to Launch New Downtown Dubai Tower Project
26 May 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar will launch its latest project the weekend of May 30, a two-tower residential development located in Downtown Dubai. Forte is a 50- and 70-story residential…
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Emaar Launches Downtown Views Linked to Dubai Mall
8 Apr 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sales have been formally launched for Downtown Views, a 55-story residential tower that will rise directly above The Dubai Mall. Several homes would offer views of The…
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Developers Moot Plans for Dubai Twin-Tower Record Breakers
5 Nov 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Proposals to construct the “tallest twin towers in the world” as part of a 600-hectare development in Dubai have been floated by developer Emaar Properties. To claim the…
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Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101
28 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and…
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Emaar Properties Unveils Plans for “City of the Future” in Dubai
27 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, will launch two 40-story residential towers in the multi-billion-dollar Dubai Creek Harbor at The Lagoons, a 6.5 million-…
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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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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Highest Floors in Dubai’s Marina 101 Go On Sale
11 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The top 20 floors of Marina 101, Dubai’s future second-tallest building, are going on sale. When completed at the end of December 2014, the 427-meter tall Marina 101 will…
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Emaar Unveils BLVD Heights in Downtown Dubai
9 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On September 9, Emaar Properties announced the launch of BLVD Heights, comprising two residential towers connected by a podium, in Downtown Dubai. The new project will…
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Dream Dubai Marina Set For 2015 Completion
21 Jul 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction on the soon-to-be second-tallest tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dream Dubai Marina, is more than 80 percent complete. The Project will stand…
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Second Downtown Dubai Tower Launched
5 Jun 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Property developer Emaar Properties on June 1 launched the second tower of Downtown Dubai’s BLVD Crescent. Emaar said that BLVD Crescent Tower II will be home to more…
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Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
23 Apr 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In an event that claimed the new Guinness World Record title of Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, two men took the jump of a lifetime off the 828-meter Burj…
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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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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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Luxury Residential Tower Attached to Dubai Mall
21 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Residents who wish to live large are able to do so at Boulevard Point, which offers access to the world’s largest mall through a dedicated bridge link, views of Burj…
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Vida Residence Launched in Downtown Dubai
14 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has launched a swanky new 57-story residential tower in downtown Dubai. The fully-serviced 320-unit apartment complex targets the changing demographic of…
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Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa
2 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Always a place where “size matters,” Dubai kicked off 2014 with an appropriately gigantic fireworks display, launching more than 500,000 incendiaries in six minutes. The…
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Marina 101 Gets Dreamy Rename
11 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Real estate company Dream has announced its next international hotel project, Dream Dubai, in the under-construction Marina 101. Dream officials disclosed that the hotel…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
26 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Google has taken its Street View imagery to the top of the Burj Khalifa, under the direction of Pascal Malite, Street View Program Manager. Google spent three days at the…
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Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
18 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express…
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Video: Watch the Climb to the Top
10 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photographer Joe McNally recently captured a series of dizzying images from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. He has also released an interesting…
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Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa
7 May 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan climbed to the top of the 828-meter (2,722-foot) Burj Khalifa last week with plans to photograph the city. When he arrived at the…
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Emaar Launches Sky Collection Apartments
30 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based real estate developer Emaar Properties recently opened sales for units in The Address Residence Fountain Views. The pair of 60-story towers in downtown Dubai…
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Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
17 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A recent video posted on YouTube of Dubai's Burj Khalifa records what it's like to be in the tower while experiencing the strong winds of a storm. The building, which is…
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The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
1 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The chairman and founder of real estate giant Emaar Properties, Mohammed Alabbar, is developing plans to build a 1 kilometer-plus tower in Asia. In an extensive interview…
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Emaar Reveals Twin Hotel Towers
4 Mar 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developer Emaar Properties has released the design of The Address Residence Sky View, a mixed-use scheme which will include hotels, residences and apartments.…
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Photographer Offers Panoramic Views from Burj Khalifa
29 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan has produced a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, providing stunning views of the Dubai landscape. The image…
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Emaar Moving Forward with Dubai Hotel
9 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai developer Emaar has awarded the construction contract for a 370-meter hotel, which will be the second tallest building in Downtown Dubai, after Burj Khalifa, the…
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Video: World’s Tallest Building Celebrates New Year
2 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, welcomed in the new year with an appropriately Dubai-scale fireworks display. The light show was accompanied by a performance…
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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…

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Emaar Properties at CTBUH

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects

4 Oct 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this…

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…

Changsha Regional Tour Report

20-21 Sep 2014, Tour Report – The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New…

Emaar Properties at CTBUH

CTBUH and AIA Highlight 2017's Top Middle Eastern Architects
4 Oct 2017, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Dubai and AIA Middle East partnered to host an event that focused on this year's top Middle Eastern architects and interior designers.
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.
Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
9th World Congress Proceedings Shanghai
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The proceedings of the CTBUH 9th World Congress, held in Shanghai from September 19th - 21st 2012, includes all 114 papers in both a hardcover book and a DVD.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
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…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
Technical Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
4 Mar 2008, Dubai – Tour Report
Tours to experience five seminal projects in Dubai including the Burj Dubai, the Emirates Towers, the Index Tower, the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Platinum 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.
CTBUH 4th Annual Awards Contributor
18 Oct 2005, New York City – Awards Event
The CTBUH 4th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in the Astor Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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Mohamed Ali Alabbar

Mohamed Ali Alabbar

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CTBUH Resources Involving Emaar Properties

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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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series
Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup

CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton

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The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS

Reflecting on the Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2010

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment Inc & Prisme International

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Videos

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup present in the 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton
Jon Pickard of Pickard Chilton is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jon discusses the local economic impacts of tall buildings.
CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Abrar Sheriff, Turner International
Abrar Sheriff of Turner International is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Abrar discusses the planning and construction process for supertall and megatall building projects around the world.
Interview: Nicholas Billotti
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chairman, Turner International LLC
Nicholas Billotti, Chairman, Turner International LLC, discusses the contruction industry with Chris Bentley, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Billotti is the 2015 recipient of the Fazlur R. Khan…
Interview: Adrian Smith
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Adrian discusses the sustainability of supertall buildings.
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu
Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural application of stainless steel (the Chrysler Building) this…
Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners
Metal claddings frequently skin our tall buildings. They provide the texture and shine that help distinguish one glass tower from the next. Like the fabric on a well-tailored suit, metal claddings provide the pleasing lines that ornament our façades…
Interview: Jon Galsworthy
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Jon Galsworthy, RWDI
Jon Galsworthy of RWDI is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Jon discusses the sustainability of tall buildings.
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…
Incorporating Historic Elements in Façade Design
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction
The aesthetic impact of a building façade goes beyond the overall appearance of the individual building, it has the ability to define the surrounding public spaces and in many cases it translates the identity of a society with regards to its cultural…
Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated “Vertical City”
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Bradford, Turner International
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is more than simply an icon for fast-growing Dubai. Emaar Properties created the world’s most dramatic example of an integrated vertical city, combining residential space, a luxury hotel, restaurants,…
Interview: Creating Spaces
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Gordon shares the status of the Kingdom Tower, the next tallest building at over 1,000 meters, and…
The Next Generation of Ultra High-Rise Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
In recent times, several invitations have been issued by Governmental and Private Bodies to develop the next tallest building in the world, often with target heights twice the current record. In response to these invitations, an informal “think tank…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation presents the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, from Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, completed in 1999, to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: 40 Years of Designing the Supertall
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
As one of the world’s foremost experts on supertall buildings, Adrian has contributed greatly to the development of this highly specialized building type. Adrian will discuss his life’s work in tall buildings, including landmark towers such as the…
The Evolution of an Idea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
In this talk, Adrian Smith traces the origin of the skyscraper from the early 20th-century tripedal designs to beyond the world's next tallest building.
Burj Khalifa - Benefits and Challenges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Rhys Williams, Honeywell
To provide an insight into the challenges faced, successes and lessons learned during the construction and commissioning phases of the Burj Khalifa project. To share with the audience Honeywell's experiences and how similar projects can be structured…
The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Ahmad K. Abdelrazaq presents "The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa, State of the Art Report".
Fire and Life Safety for the New Generation of Supertall Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
After the events of 9/11, why are we still building not only tall buildings, but supertall buildings? The answer to that question leads to a discussion on the unprecedented trends in Globalization, Urbanization and Sustainability as well as the…
Interview: Burj Khalifa
21 Oct 2010 – 2010 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; K. J. Kim, Samsung C&T
K. J. Kim of Samsung is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2010 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. K. J. speaks about the construction of his Burj Khalifa project which is the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building…
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2010
The 9th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. In a surprise move the CTBUH announced that the Burj Khalifa had won the inaugural new "Global Icon"…
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Burj Khalifa: A New Typology for Tall Buildings
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; William Baker & George J. Efstathiou, SOM
The Burj Khalifa’s unprecedented height required substantial innovation in design techniques, building systems, and construction processes. The building reaches its incredible height in a graceful and beautiful form, Y-shaped in plan and carefully…
Supertalls: The Next-Generation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; William Baker, SOM
With the completion of the Burj Dubai, one is left to question: how much higher can we go? Undoubtedly, the lessons learned during the design and construction of Burj Dubai will inform the development of the next generation of supertalls. Equally…
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Aaron Vanney, RJA
This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These requirements will also be compared to those adopted in Europe (EN 81),…
Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Russell Gilchrist, SOM
High rise buildings present opportunities for passive and active sustainable strategies that are not so readily available to their less tall counterparts. This presentation demonstrates through Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s current project work how…
Interview: Burj Dubai
23 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar of Emaar Properties is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Alabbar talks about Emaar's soon to be completed Burj Dubai, which, when it opens, will…
Session 5 - Quest for the World's Tallest Q & A
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S5 speaker panel consisting of: His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC; Eric Kuhne, Founding Principal, Eric Kuhne Associates; and Mark Mitcheson-Low, Managing Director, Woods Bagot Middle East, took questions…
The World’s Tallest as Economic Stimulus
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
As the Burj Dubai nears completion in 2009, the Burj has been well documented in both design and technical terms. Envisaged as the "jewel in the crown" of a much larger urban development however, and as a widely varied mixed-use building, the…
A Vision for the World’s Tallest
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; HE Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar
HE Mohamad Ali Alabbar of Emaar discussed the many planning phases which took place in order to see the Burj Dubai realized at the CTBUH 8th World Congress, Dubai.
Designing the Burj Dubai
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith, founding partner of Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill, discussed the design process of Burj Dubai with the audience of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. When completed in 2009, the Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world and…
Engineering the World’s Tallest
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; William Baker, D. Stanton Korista & Lawrence C. Novak, SOM
William Baker, SOM, talked about the structural engineering of Burj Dubai at the CTUH 8th Wrold Congress in Dubai. He mentioned that the goal of the Burj Dubai Tower was not simply to be the world’s highest building; but to embody the world’s highest…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung, discussed the construction planning of the Burj Dubai Project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The presentation also briefly presented an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction,…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, RJA
Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates, presented the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements developed for Burj Dubai at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements range from…
Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Lee Herzog, Citadel / Lerch Bates
Lee Herzog from Lerch Bates, discussed the design of façade access equipment with the advent of supertall towers at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Often the height and complexity of a building require the incorporation of multiple Building…
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

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS
Tall building construction can benefit from a programmatic approach. By looking at the overall development as a whole program of works, identifying the deliverables required to achieve desired business outcomes, managing the interfaces with the…
Reflecting on the Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2010
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment Inc & Prisme International
Dubai is a city that emerged in only a decade. Though facing successive challenges it has built an attractive reputation around the world. Criticized and envied, it multiplies the superlatives and keeps being talked about. Its notoriety is impressive…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated “Vertical City”
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fred Durie, Emaar Properties
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is more than simply an icon for fast-growing Dubai. Emaar Properties created the world’s most dramatic example of an integrated vertical city, combining residential space, a luxury hotel, restaurants,…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The paper traces the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, the Jin Mao Tower (1999) to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017. He discusses his contextual approach to design, which…
Validating the Structural Behavior and Response of Burj Khalifa
Mar 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 1; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
New generation of tall and complex buildings systems are now introduced that are reflective of the latest development in materials, design, sustainability, construction, and IT technologies. While the complexity in design is being overcome by the…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE
13 Jan 2012 – Corporate Publication
As the world’s tallestbuilding, the Burj Khalifasets the standard for whatarchitecture and designshould be. At 828 meters,the building houses the highest swimming pool, mosque and observation deck in the world. A desert flower native to the region,…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once again, more 200 m+ buildings were completed in 2011…
Validating the Dynamics of the Burj Khalifa
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Historically, tall building design and construction relied solely on minimum building code requirements. While many research and monitoring programs have been implemented, these programs are yet to be systematically validated and/or holistically…
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…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tallest World Records
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles such as the world’s tallest timber building, tallest religious buildings,…
A New Urbanity: The Relationship between Towers and Urbanism
Nov 2010 – Proceedings of ICE; Stefan Krummeck, Terry Farrell & Partners
The prevailing skyline of the world's developed and developing cities demonstrates an ever-increasing prevalence of tall buildings forming a new urban model. This paper examines the relationship between towers and urbanism.
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers are primarily made of reinforced concrete.
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from 286 meters in 2000, an increase of 22%. This is almost double the…
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson & Khaldoun Fahoum, STS Consultants, Ltd.
This paper presents the authors’ views based on experiences on the role of peer review in the cost effective foundation design of very tall buildings. Different types of peer review and possible scopes are described along with relevant…
Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Lee Herzog, Lerch Bates Inc.
With the advent of supertall towers, and in some cases, articulating architectural features, the designing of façade access equipment has necessarily become increasingly complex. However, safety and user friendly designs are still the paramount…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon M. Evenson & Aaron F. Vanney, RJA
This paper will review the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements that are currently being developed to assist the Burj Dubai Management Team in managing various crises. Readers will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the Burj…
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project, Dubai, UAE
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Kyung Jun Kim & Jae Ho Kim, Samsung C&T
The focus of this paper will be on the construction planning of the Burj Dubai tower, this paper will briefly present an overview of the structural system of the tower’s design and construction, which are integrated from the early design concept.
Engineering the World’s Tallest - Burj Bubai
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; William F. Baker, D. Stanton Korista & Lawrence C. Novak, SOM
The goal of the Burj Dubai Tower is not simply to be the world’s highest building; it’s to embody the world’s highest aspirations.
Burj Dubai: Designing the World's Tallest
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper discusses the process of the Burj Dubai's design, offering insights into the refinement and development of the design in response to programmatic requirements, structural wind-tunnel testing and other issues related to the design of a…
Burj Dubai: Designing the World’s Tallest
3 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper discusses the process of the Burj Dubai's design, offering insights into the refinement and development of the design in response to programmatic requirements, structural wind-tunnel testing and other issues related to the design of the…
Burj Dubai Stack Effect - Passive Stack Effect Mitigation Measures in the Design of the World's Tallest Building
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2007; Peter A. Weismantle & Luke Leung, SOM
The purpose of this paper is to outline the challenges related to stack effect faced by the Burj Dubai design team and to describe the measures taken to mitigate them. The writer hastens to add that this process is still ongoing and will continue…
Burj Dubai: An Architectural Technical Design Case Study
Oct 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Peter A. Weismantle, Gregory L. Smith & Mohamed Sheriff, SOM
Beyond the aesthetics of the architectural design, the realization of Burj Dubai is very much a technical design effort. Every system in the Tower must be optimized because of the physical and economic constraints of a super high rise building.
The Wind Engineering of the Burj Dubai Tower
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Peter Irwin, RWDI
The Burj Dubai tower will be the world’s tallest building by a wide margin when completed. Wind is the dominant lateral load and thus governed many aspects of the architectural and structural design. In order to optimize the design for wind an…
The World’s Tallest Building, Burj Dubai, U.A.E.
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; William F. Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
In this paper, the process of shaping the 2000 ft tower, Burj Dubai, in order to mitigate wind effects and assist in resisting loads is discussed. In addition, the building’s structural systems are presented and discussed.

Emaar Properties Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 34 Completed10 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 4 Completed4 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function residential, 29 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 41 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.