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Featured Buildings Involving Foster + Partners

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, London

Rarely does a single building have such a profound impact on the history of the high-rise as 30 St Mary Axe – The Gherkin.

51 Lime Street

51 Lime Street, London

51 Lime Street establishes a great dialogue with the existing fabric of historic masonry buildings and more modern glass buildings.

Al Faisaliah Center

Al Faisaliah Center, Riyadh

The Al Faisaliah Center is square in plan with the four corners joining at the top above a golden glass sphere housing a high-end restaurant and observation deck.

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Burj Mohammed bin Rashid is the tallest building in Abu Dhabi and the skyscraper with the most floors in the city as of its completion in 2014.

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a traditional crossroads and meeting point in the city.

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.

Hermitage Plaza

Hermitage Plaza, Courbevoie

Hermitage Plaza is a mixed-use project at the entrance of Europe's biggest central district, across from the Seine River.

Jameson House

Jameson House, Vancouver

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

Lumiere

Lumiere, Sydney

Located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, this 152 meter residential tower is the centerpiece of the Regent Place vertical village.

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 Bow

The Bow, Calgary

The Bow is both stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint, especially in the context of a harsh northern climate.

The Index

The Index, Dubai

The Index is a model for developing sustainable built environments in the Middle East region, as well as other similar climatic environments elsewhere in the world.

The Troika

The Troika, Kuala Lumpur

The three tower complex is located on the edge of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and features apartments, offices, shops, and restaurants.

Torre Caja Madrid

Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid

Designed by Lord Norman Foster, Torre Caja Madrid is the tallest building in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex.

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

The Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a traditional crossroads and meeting point in the city.

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About Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception in 1967 it has received more than 620 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions.

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Foster + Partners Connected Global News

New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel

New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel

20 Oct 2017, Toronto – In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences…

Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

6 Oct 2017, Toronto – The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving…

Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

3 Oct 2017, Budapest – Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a…

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Foster + Partners Connected Global News

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New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel
20 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new…
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Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto
6 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as…
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Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest
3 Oct 2017 – Budapest, Hungary
Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary. Located in southern Budapest, the 28-…
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31-Story Block of Flats Completes in London’s Docklands
21 Sep 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A 31-story, 125-unit block of flats in London’s Docklands has been completed. Dollar Bay is one of three major residential projects in London by the same architect, all…
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Banking Giant May Be Eyeing Move to NYC’s 2 World Trade Center
6 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
A German banking giant has sent a request-for-proposals (RFP) to the leaseholder of 2 World Trade Center regarding a possible relocation. The move could help developers…
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New Renderings Surface for Supertall 50 Hudson Yards Tower in New York
21 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
New renderings have surfaced for the office behemoth 50 Hudson Yards, a.k.a. 451 Tenth Avenue, which will total 2.9 million square feet (267,000 square meters) of office…
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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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New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit
5 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification…
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Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney
19 Jun 2017 – Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay…
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Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York
8 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building…
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New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York
18 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress…
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Work Begins on High-Rise Hospital in Philadelphia
12 May 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story,…
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Russian Developer Planning Hermitage Plaza Complex in La Défense
7 Apr 2017 – Courbevoie, France
Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two…
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Architecture Firm Tapped to Design New Stations for the Sydney Metro
31 Mar 2017 – Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The…
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French Presidential Candidate Promotes Skyscraper Construction in La Défense
28 Feb 2017 – Paris, France
Seven proposed La Défense skyscrapers are being promoted as part of an attempt to woo businesses from post-Brexit London. They were promoted by French presidential…
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New Luxury Hotel Proposed for Mecca
31 Jan 2017 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in…
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Condos at New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Are a Quarter Sold
23 Jan 2017 – New York City, United States
Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in…
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Construction Begins in Warsaw on Poland’s Future Tallest Building
11 Jan 2017 – Warsaw, Poland
Construction has begun on Varso Place – a mixed-use development in the Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000-square-meter scheme include Poland's future tallest tower…
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Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards
9 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed…
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Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco
9 Dec 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021,…
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Connected Residential High-Rises Could Become Miami’s Tallest
2 Nov 2016 – Miami, United States
Taking advantage of updated height limit regulations, a connected pair of proposed residential towers will top out at 320 meters in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. If…
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Billionaire Buys $550 Million Madrid Skyscraper
3 Oct 2016 – Madrid, Spain
Amancio Ortega, thought to be Europe’s richest man, has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers, the Torre Cepsa, for USD$550 million through his property…
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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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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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Renderings Revealed for Oceanwide Center Hotel Tower in San Francisco
8 Aug 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Renders have been revealed of the Foster + Partners’ design for the Waldorf Astoria hotel tower in San Francisco. Located in the South of Market (SoMa) district of the…
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Height Increase Approved for Sydney’s 182 George Street
1 Aug 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The City of Sydney has given a developer the go-ahead on its proposal to dramatically lift the height of a premium office tower, now 263 meters tall, in Sydney's Circular…
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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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First Hudson Yards Tower Opens on Manhattan’s Far West Side
3 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The first completed tower in the massive Hudson Yards development in New York has opened its doors. KPF designed the 52-story 10 Hudson Yards to straddle the top end of…
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Builder Appointed for Sydney’s 18-Story DUO
2 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A builder has been awarded a USD$210 million contract to build DUO – the fifth stage of the USD$1.5 billion master planned Central Park precinct. The 18-story structure…
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San Francisco Approves Plans for Oceanwide Center
13 May 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners has won planning approval for a pair of faceted glass skyscrapers in San Francisco, which will be among the tallest buildings in the city. The pair of…
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Study Claims Hudson Yards Will Generate Billions in Revenue for New York City
4 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The Hudson Yards megaproject will contribute close to $19 billion to New York City's economy when it's complete, according to a study commissioned by developers Related…
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Construction Underway at 15 Hudson Yards on New York’s West Side
24 Mar 2016 – New York City, United States
With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the burgeoning far west side skyline. The…
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Plaza Designs Approved for San Francisco’s Future Second-Tallest Skyscraper
21 Mar 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Oceanwide Center at 1st and Mission streets will feature two enormous high-rises – one slated to be the second-tallest building in San Francisco, at 277 meters. Now, city…
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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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Toronto’s The One Grows Taller as Design Continues to Evolve
5 Jan 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Already set to become Canada's tallest building, the ongoing evolution of The One has seen the height of the Toronto tower increased to 341 meters, up from the 330-meter…
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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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Sydney Residential Tower Sees Successful Launch
8 Dec 2015 – Sydney, Australia
A new residential tower in the Central Park development has launched to strong sales. Buyers have shown a strong appetite for internationally designed apartments close to…
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Warsaw’s Tallest Tower Given Green Light
23 Nov 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw’s city hall has granted approval for a 310-meter office tower which is planned to be developed by the Slovak developer HB Reavis in central Warsaw. If completed,…
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Plan Submitted for 43-Story Foster + Partners Design in Toronto
19 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
Details have emerged for a proposed 43-story development at the northern edge of Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood, with the first renderings of a mixed-use tower at the…
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Foster + Partners Wins 35-Hectare Cairo Master Plan
10 Nov 2015 – Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) has announced that Foster + Partners has won the competition to design the master plan…
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New Images Released of New York Skyscraper in Anticipation of Sales Launch
27 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Developers of Foster + Partners' residential tower in Manhattan have released new images in anticipation of a sales launch. The 63-story skyscraper, called 100 East 53rd…
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Three High-Rises Approved for Tel Aviv Seafront Redevelopment
8 Oct 2015 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The local Tel Aviv-Jaffa planning and building commission has recommended a new municipal construction plan for the multi-level Kikar Atarim site in central Tel Aviv. The…
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First Building in New York’s Hudson Yards Structurally Tops Out
7 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
In the first of many height-related milestones at Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards has officially structurally topped out. However, more work needs to be accomplished before…
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Central Park Tower Development Approved in Sydney
2 Oct 2015 – Sydney, Australia
The next development at the landmark $1.4 billion renewal of the Carlton United Brewery site in central Sydney, known as Central Park, has been approved. The development…
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US Construction Hit by Curtain Walling Crisis
10 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
A shortage of US curtain walling makers caused by the 2008 global financial crisis is so severe that it is halting projects and has even forced the developer of Hudson…
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New Images of The One in Toronto Revealed as Design Development Continues
21 Aug 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The One, which will be Canada's tallest building upon completion, has undergone a number of design changes. Recent renderings reveal changes to the building's exterior…
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Renovation Work Begins on 425 Park Avenue in New York City
30 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction work has begun on the renovation of 425 Park Avenue. Built atop a 31-story building of the same name, the design for the tower emphasizes occupant health and…
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New Designs Revealed for Toronto’s The One
29 May 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The design of The One, an 80-story retail and residential skyscraper, which could become Canada's tallest building, is evolving. This week, the building made its first…
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Deal Could Resurrect 2 World Trade Center in New York City
20 Apr 2015 – New York City, United States
First revealed in 2006 and originally planned to complete in 2011, the 79-story tower is the only project on the World Trade Center master plan which has yet to begin…
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UK’s Tallest Residential Tower Gets Final Green Light in London
15 Apr 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been given for what would be the UK’s tallest residential building at a site in London Docklands. A 68-story and 36-story twin complex will be…
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Beach Road Towers Take Shape in Singapore
6 Apr 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
In downtown Singapore, a mixed-use development is nearing completion. Conceived as a sustainable urban quarter, the project combines new construction with the restoration…
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The One Would Be Toronto’s Tallest
12 Mar 2015 – Toronto, Canada
Plans have been brought forward for The One, an 80-story retail and residential skyscraper proposed for Toronto. The tower would be the city’s – and Canada’s--next…
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Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi 90 Percent Leased
18 Feb 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer has announced that leasing in Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Tower, the tallest tower in Abu Dhabi, has already reached 90 percent, as demand for prime residential…
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Foster’s London Towers to Feature One Bike Parking Space Per Bedroom
28 Jan 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A twin-tower residential development by Foster + Partners is set to become the most cycle-friendly high-rise in London, with one bike parking space per bedroom. The high…
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Updated Design Revealed for 425 Park in New York City
17 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The design for 425 Park Avenue has been in the works for several years, and was first revealed during a competition. Now, a video at the project’s new website offers a…
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Three Skyscrapers Approved for Isle of Dogs in London
11 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three of the tallest residential towers in the country, situated yards from each other in South Quay, were approved in a tense meeting at Tower Hamlets. Councilors also…
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South Quay Plaza Recommended for Approval in London
30 Oct 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A predominantly residential scheme of 888 homes built over two towers on the Isle of Dogs has been recommended for approval. The main tower will be 68 stories (220 meters…
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A Dozen Designers Create a Unique Experience at the Silken Puerta America Madrid
21 Oct 2014 – Madrid, Spain
The Silken Puerta América Madrid features interiors that were designed by a dozen world-renowned architecture firms. Each studio designed one of the 12 interior floors,…
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Phase Three of London’s Battersea Power Station Given Go-Ahead
20 Oct 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Wandsworth Council has granted planning for phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. This phase will include the construction of six high-rises: one…
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London Mayor Rejects Most Skyline Campaign Proposals
6 Oct 2014 – London, United Kingdom
London‘s Mayor Boris Johnson has largely rejected the proposals by the Skyline campaign, organized by the Architects’ Journal and the Observer, which aimed to introduce…
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Hudson Yards Exhibition Opens to Public in New York City
5 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
For the next three months, Related Companies is holding an exhibition showcasing the Hudson Yards plan and the newly announced flagship Neiman Marcus store that will…
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Construction Begins on 551 West 21st Street in New York City
22 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Construction is underway on 551 West 21st Street – a new, 19-story luxury condominium overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea. The high-rise will feature 44 large-…
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Skyscraper Duo Unveiled for San Francisco’s Transbay District
1 Aug 2014 – San Francisco, United States
A planning application for a 186,000 square-meter mixed-use, double-tower scheme in San Francisco has been submitted. The taller, 260 meter-high mixed-use element will…
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Construction Completed on Abu Dhabi's WTC Residences
30 Jul 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction on the World Trade Center Residences in Abu Dhabi has been completed. Aldar intends to open the tower, containing 474 rental residential units, in the last…
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London’s Gherkin Put on the Market
29 Jul 2014 – London, United Kingdom
One of London's most recognizable landmarks, the Gherkin, otherwise known as 30 St. Mary Axe, has been put up for sale and is expected to be snapped up by an overseas…
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Continuation of London’s Canary Wharf District Approved
22 Jul 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning approval for a 6.5 million-square-foot (604,000-square-meter) mixed-use development at Wood Wharf, London by Canary Wharf Group…
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Design Unveiled for RMK Headquarters in Yekaterinburg
14 Jul 2014 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Designs have been revealed for a new headquarters for Russian copper manufacturer RMK in Yekaterinburg. The 13-story building, which will be clad in bronze-colored steel…
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Foster + Partners Unveils New Images of New York’s 425 Park Avenue
11 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of 425 Park Avenue in New York, the project that turned heads in 2012 when videos of the four competing architects presenting…
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New Details Released on Comcast’s Second Tower in Philadelphia
7 Jul 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Liberty Property Trust, the landlord developing Comcast's second high-rise tower, the Comcast Innovation & Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia, posted new…
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Work to Begin on London’s Massive Ruskin Square Project
3 Jul 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Contractor Midgard is set to start work on the first phase of the massive £500 million (US $857 million) Croydon Ruskin Square scheme, which will include five buildings…
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Las Vegas’ Harmon Hotel Begins Demolition
23 Jun 2014 – Las Vegas, United States
MGM Resorts International has begun the year-long process of demolishing the Harmon Hotel, the only portion of the $8.5 billion, 67-acre CityCenter development that was…
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Wealthier Frankfurters Now Favor Higher Living
19 Jun 2014 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Frankfurt’s 140-meter Henninger Turm is one of at least seven upscale residential towers planned in Frankfurt, home of the European Central Bank and the euro area’s…
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Foster, Rogers Towers Start Work on London’s Albert Embankment
16 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Work has started on towers by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Foster + Partners in south London. The towers are located on brownfield land by the River Thames…
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Renderings Revealed for New York’s 55 Hudson Yards
4 Jun 2014 – New York City, United States
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on June 4 unveiled 55 Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre Hudson…
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New Renderings for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards
1 May 2014 – New York City, United States
Graphics firm Piranha NYC has released new renderings of the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. The tower is estimated to rise 325.5 meters and 62 stories above street…
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Foster + Partners Submit Plans for South Quay Plaza Tower
24 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners has submitted plans for the 73-story skyscraper at Canary Wharf. Set to become the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, the skyscraper…
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Renderings Revealed for KPF’s Slender Skyscraper
24 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
Additional information and renderings have been revealed for the KPF-designed condominium skyscraper at 41 East 22nd Street. At 237 meters, it will become the tallest…
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Harmon Hotel Will Come Down, Eventually, Without a Bang
16 Apr 2014 – Las Vegas, United States
Hopes for a “Vegas-style” implosion of the truncated Harmon Hotel have been dashed, as it will be necessary to dismantle the project slowly and carefully due to its…
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First and Mission Project Gets New Architects - Again
7 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San…
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Foster’s City Road Towers Approved
4 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
London mayor Boris Johnson overturned the decision of the Islington local council to approve Foster + Partners’ City Road project, initially rejected for having too…
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Hudson Yards East Platform Construction Commences
20 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have announced the commencement of construction of the east platform of Hudson Yards, which is the largest private real-…
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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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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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Seagram Building’s New Neighbor Begins Construction
5 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Foster + Partners-designed 610 Lexington will rise 168 meters alongside Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Buiding and SOM’s Lever House, both groundbreaking mid-century towers…
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Unanimous Approval for New Comcast Tower in Philly
21 Feb 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Five bills that will pave the way for the construction of the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, a 341-meter addition to the Philadelphia skyline, have been…
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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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Why Does a Stunning Skyscraper's Interior Often Disappoint?
5 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
In a recent opinion piece, the matter was contemplated: why do spectacular skyscrapers, such as the Gherkin or Shard, often have lackluster interior space? Explored is…
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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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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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Comcast to Build New Supertall in Philly
16 Jan 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Comcast Corp. will surpass the height of its own Philadelphia headquarters in a new skyscraper development that will accommodate its expanding workforce. The 341-meter…
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Hudson Yards Site Could Host Supertall
13 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Two parcels of land in Hudson Yards, if developed together, could host a supertall tower that would surpass One World Trade Center at an astounding 549 meters. Major…
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Greenland Investing in Two London Towers
9 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Chinese real-estate giant Greenland Group is planning to build two high-rises in East London, one of which will be the tallest building in Canary Wharf; the other will…
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Canary Wharf to Get Cylindrical Herzog & de Meuron Tower
10 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a 56-story cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf, according to Dezeen.…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013 – Shanghai, China
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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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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Aggregate Paper Looks Deeply into 30 St Mary Axe's Design
18 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A recent academic paper, originally published on Aggregate's website, examines The Gherkin, the London office tower designed by Foster + Partners. Author Jonathan Massey…
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World’s “Most Expensive Art Project” to Occupy Hudson Yards' Heart
1 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been tapped to help create a multimillion-dollar public space and artistic centerpiece for the Hudson Yards development on the…
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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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Galliard Launches Baltimore Tower
21 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Galliard Homes has officially launched sales for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's curvaceous Baltimore Tower in Canary Wharf. Occupying a section of the city's Crossharbour…
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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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Foster Building Designed With Sandy's Flooding in Mind
4 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Foster + Partners has designed a 19-story condominium tower overlooking New York's Hudson River. Work on the building at 551 West 21st Street has already started. When…
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610 Lexington Avenue Is Back, This Time With a New Architect
30 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
RFR Realty has secured a $70 million bridge loan to finally begin construction on the long-stalled 610 Lexington Avenue. The building was first proposed in 2005,…
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Parisian Skyscraper Pair May Move Forward
18 Sep 2013 – Paris, France
Russian developer Hermitage seems to be moving forward with its long-stalled Hermitage Plaza in the La Defense district of Paris. The €3 billion (US$4 billion) complex…
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Hudson Yards Moving Along at a Clip
27 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
The future of Hudson Yards looks robust as the 26-acre project moves along at a rapid pace, Bloomberg reports. Despite past project turbulence, construction is underway…
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South Quay Supertall to be Designed by Foster
7 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Developer Berkeley Homes has selected Foster + Partners to design a supertall tower to be built at South Quay Plaza on the Isle of Dogs in London. The submitted planning…
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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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New Images of Foster + Partners' Faena House
10 Jul 2013 – Miami, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of the 18-story luxury Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. Argentinean developer Alan Faena commissioned the…
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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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Should Skyscrapers be Protected from Other Skyscrapers?
18 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
At the CTBUH London Conference, Make Architects founding partner Ken Shuttleworth called for a designation of corridors to be put in place to protect views of The Gherkin…
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The Bow Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Calgary
6 Jun 2013 – Calgary, Canada
After being partially open for a few months, Calgary's tallest building celebrated its official grand opening Tuesday, June 4. At 238 meters (779 feet), the Foster +…
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L'Oreal, SAP Come to Hudson Yards
11 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Beauty company L'Oreal USA and German software company SAP will become the latest companies to secure space in the South Tower of Hudson Yards. L'Oreal has leased an…
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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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Foster + Partners Tower Trio Approved
29 Mar 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners have received approval from the Borough of Lambeth Council for three mixed-use towers. Ranging from 15 to 27 stories, the 20-21 Albert Embankment will…
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OMA's 425 Park Unsuccessful Submission Profiled
11 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
OMA's entry for the 425 Park redesign competition is profiled by designboom, which features a form that twists in an attempt to circumvent the city's planning practices…
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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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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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Hudson Yards Announces December Ground Breaking
15 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
Excavations for the first Hudson Yards office tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), will begin by the first week of December, according to Architectural…
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Paris Development Making Progress
5 Nov 2012 – Paris, France
Plans to build two of Europe’s tallest towers in a Paris suburb are moving forward, despite community protests. The Russian developer expects to have financing in place…
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Envisioning Grand Central's Revitalization
26 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Manhattan's Grand Central Station, which will celebrate its centennial next year, is on the verge of major changes due to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to increase…
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Hudson Yards Bags Coach
25 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) is designing the tower at Hudson Yards which will house leather-goods brand Coach, Inc. The tower has been on the drawing table for a year and is…
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Toronto Project May Include Supertalls
25 Oct 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's recently announced Oxford condominium redevelopment project will possibly see a pair of residential towers as tall as 1,070 feet (326 meters), according to the…
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425 Park Shortlisted Designs on Display
19 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Curbed New York has posted all the renderings from the recently completed competition for the redesign of 425 Park Ave. The design by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners…
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Union Station Renovation Ideas Create Dynamic Public Spaces
18 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Following the July proposal to remove restrictions on building heights around New York's Grand Central Station, a coalition of architects has produced a series of…
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New York Plans Its Densest Development Yet
10 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
New York-based Related Companies has hatched a redevelopment plan for Hudson Yards, the city's largest piece of undeveloped land. The 26-acre site will receive an $800…
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Norman Foster's Winning Park Avenue Design Released
4 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Foster & Partners won the competition to redesign 425 Park Avenue, which will be built on the current site of a 55-year-old office tower on a prime site. Work on the…

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Foster + Partners at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Chapter: Breakfast Event on First Supertall

29 Nov 2017, Event Invite – Canada's first supertall building, 1 Bloor Street West - The ONE, has broken ground…

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

18 Aug 2017, Event Report – A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-…

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…

Foster + Partners at CTBUH

CTBUH Canada Chapter: Breakfast Event on First Supertall
29 Nov 2017, Toronto – Event Invite
Canada's first supertall building, 1 Bloor Street West - The ONE, has broken ground. The project team will present, followed by a panel discussion.
Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017
18 Aug 2017, Sydney – Event Report
A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-up” event in advance of the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia on August 18, 2017.
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.
Ken Shuttleworth: A Journey of Design and Discovery
17 Aug 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Sydney held a collaborative event with UNSW Built Environment, welcoming British architect Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make, to Australia.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
Educational Outreach Program
12 Feb 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC kicked off their educational outreach initiative with a mentorship program at Pratt Institute, to teach students how to unlock synergistic potential in their designs.
Performance and Behavior of Tall Buildings for Wind Loads
13 Jan 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted an event on wind engineering and understanding its effects on tall buildings as well as to provide insight into the engineering efforts in design of shorter buildings.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.
Foster + Partners Present on The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
The winner of the Best Tall Building Americas award, The Bow is stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint. It serves as a rare example of an iconic design resulting from the most practical, yet creative…
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 Releases Case Study on The Bow
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a defining landmark on the city’s skyline.
Jiushi Corporation Headquarters Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Jiushi Corporation Headquarters, now over 10 years old, still stands out within its urban context.
Foster + Partners on Sustainability in their Projects
3 Feb 2010 – Conference Video and PPT
Sustainability has been a central theme of Foster + Partners’ work for more than 40 years,with buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin (1992-99) and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt (1991-1997). Most recently, the design of Masdar, a 1,483-acre…
Chris Abel Presentation at IIT: Foster in China
Oct 2008, Chicago – Event Report
Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners.

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Adam Davis

Adam Davis

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

Irene Gallou

Irene Gallou

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

Roland Schnizer

Roland Schnizer

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Leaders at Foster + Partners

Adam Davis

Adam Davis

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

Irene Gallou

Irene Gallou

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

Roland Schnizer

Roland Schnizer

CTBUH Journal
London, United Kingdom

Dave Freedman

Dave Freedman

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, New York City, 2016 – 2017
New York City, United States

Gerard Evenden

Gerard Evenden

CTBUH Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Ross Palmer

Ross Palmer

CTBUH Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2017

Toby Blunt

Toby Blunt

CTBUH Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Norman Foster

Norman Foster

CTBUH Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
London, United Kingdom

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CTBUH Resources Involving Foster + Partners

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"
Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

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South Beach Towers, Singapore

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II
Roland Schnizer, Irene Gallou & Adam Davis, Foster + Partners; Chia Wah Kam, Arup; Ho Weng Hin, Studio Lapis

The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects

Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira

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Videos

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Sophisticated, distinctive, and transformative, Hearst Tower has profoundly impacted the skyscraper typology through its first decade of existence. Rarely has a tower so successfully integrated heritage and tradition with contemporary, forward-…
Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, & Robert Halvorson, Principal, Halvorson and Partners, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Winner, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi, during the…
A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, and Robert Halvorson, Executive Vice President, Halvorson and Partners, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin…
2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH
Yoram Eilon, Seinor Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Hin Kong Poon, Deputy Chief Development Officer, CapitaLand Limited, Shinichi Takeuchi, Chief Architect, Toyo Ito &…
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.
Best Tall Building Americas: The Bow: Curvature, Sky Gardens & Diagrids
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners
The winner of the Best Tall Building Americas award, The Bow is stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint. It serves as a rare example of an iconic design resulting from the most practical, yet creative,…
Interview: The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners
Jack Matthews and Nigel Dancey discuss The Bow, the Best Tall Building Americas Winner. The stunning form is discussed as a response to the site and program needs as well as to the green strategies employed in the building to make it an icon of the…
What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton…
What do you think is the single biggest limiting factor that would prevent humanity creating a mile-high?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Engineers; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Dr. Akira Wada, Architectural Institute of Japan; Toby Blunt,…
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral?
Dec 2012 – Monthly Video Series; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Craig Webb, Gehry Partners; Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects; Craig Gibbons, Arup; John Bowers, Gehry Partners; Joseph Rechichi,…
Interview: The Index
3 Nov 2011 – 2011 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners
Toby speaks about The Index in Dubai which is the 2011 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa winner. He speaks about the inspirations and design challenges of creating a sustainable mixed-use tower in its climatic context.
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: The Index: Passive design for the Middle Eastern High-rise
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Thomas Wiegand, Union Properties; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners
The Index has a long but narrow profile which houses its mixed residential-over-office functions within its coherent but well articulated form. The tower has been carefully designed for its climatic context. The building is oriented to reduce solar…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
The Sustainable City
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; David Nelson, Foster + Partners
Sustainability has been a central theme of Foster + Partners’ work for more than 40 years,with buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin (1992-99) and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt (1991-1997). Most recently, the design of Masdar, a 1,483-acre,…
Foster in China
31 Oct 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Chris Abel
Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners at S. R. Crown Hall at the College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Robert Halvorson, of Halvorson and Partners, presented a number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of his firm and Lord Foster's, Foster and Partners. The designs are placed in context with the fundamental principles…
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Awards Symposium & Dinner Videos; Dinner 2007
The CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner, set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, celebrated the remarkable achievements of a number of distinguished individuals and project teams…
The Tapered of Tilted, Twisted and Tapered: Moscow City Tower
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Robert A. Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners
Robert A. Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners discusses the design process between Foster and Halvorson that led to the unique Moscow City Tower design at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held at the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. The…

Papers/Research

South Beach Towers, Singapore
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II; Roland Schnizer, Irene Gallou & Adam Davis, Foster + Partners; Chia Wah Kam, Arup; Ho Weng Hin, Studio Lapis
After more than 100 years, an area of Singapore formerly off-limits to the public has been transformed into a new mixed-use development that combines two landmark towers, historic preservation of colonial military buildings, and a flowing canopy at…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London axis of Urban Design, with London now emerging as a 21st C skyscraper city with…
Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Mark Lavery, Tim Kelly & Anil Hira
As the trend for complex architectural forms continues, the relationship between design and construction has become ever more interdependent. Where this interdependency was once limited to distinct elements, such as outriggers, and vertical…
New Developments on Stainless Steel Façades with Regard to Reflectance, Corrosion and Aesthetics
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Joern Teipel, Outokumpu
Stainless steel is a key material in modern skyscraper architecture, exploiting the material’s sustainability, functionality and aesthetics. After an outline on some general features of stainless steel this article provides an overview of current…
Case Study: The Bow, Calgary
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; James Barnes, Foster + Partners; Jonathan Hendricks, Yolles
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a defining landmark on the city’s skyline.
Development of Innovative Structures for Supertall and Unique Towers
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Viise, Yantong Zhao & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
As tall buildings grow to greater heights and strive to incorporate more unique forms, clarity in the development of the structural system at conceptual design is essential. These types of projects must be rooted in fundamental principles, including…
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim of establishing the advantages of such linkages, and how these could be…
Millenium Tower 150-story (Japan)
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Keizo Shimizu, Nippon ERI Co
The paper provides images that relate to the 150-Story Millennium Tower, proposed by Foster and Partners in 1989.

Foster + Partners Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 24 Completed19 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed5 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 18 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 22 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

Tall Buildings Involving Foster + Partners

1   Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid 2014 381 m Abu Dhabi
2   VietinBank Business Center Office Tower 2019 363 m Hanoi
3   Comcast Technology Center 2018 342 m Philadelphia
4   The Index 2010 326 m Dubai
5   Varso Tower 2020 310 m Warsaw
6   The One 2022 306 m Toronto
7   NBK Tower 2018 300 m Kuwait City
8   ICD Brookfield Place 2019 282 m Dubai
9   Oceanwide Center Tower 1 2021 277 m San Francisco
10   World Trade Center Abu Dhabi - The O… 2014 277 m Abu Dhabi
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.