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About Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners (GP), through a progression of leadership transitions, traces its roots to 1938 when Mies van der Rohe established his design practice in Chicago. GP is an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective, emphasizing a singular design approach across offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.

Focused on combining exceptional design, technical expertise and unmatched service, the firm creates measurable value and environmentally responsible solutions. Services include architecture, interiors, planning and building enclosure design. Diverse projects around the world share a consistent emphasis on bringing bold design clarity to complex challenges.

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Goettsch Partners Connected Global News

244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago

244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago

19 Jan 2017, Chicago – A team led by Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development…

Construction Schedule Set for Warsaw’s Mennica Legacy Tower

Construction Schedule Set for Warsaw’s Mennica Legacy Tower

26 Oct 2016, Warsaw – Located in Warsaw's Wola district, an office development will consist of a ten-story…

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Shenzhen's Qianhai District

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Shenzhen's Qianhai District

12 Sep 2016, Shenzhen – Another five buildings are slated to join Shenzhen's dense skyline as details about a…

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244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago
19 Jan 2017 – Chicago, United States
A team led by Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development have taken the wraps off a dramatic 800-foot (244-meter) office building proposed…
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Construction Schedule Set for Warsaw’s Mennica Legacy Tower
26 Oct 2016 – Warsaw, Poland
Located in Warsaw's Wola district, an office development will consist of a ten-story building and a 35-story skyscraper, which are scheduled for completion in the fourth…
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Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Shenzhen's Qianhai District
12 Sep 2016 – Shenzhen, China
Another five buildings are slated to join Shenzhen's dense skyline as details about a new multi-tower, mixed-use complex have been released. The 320,000-square-meter…
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LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Opens to Guests
27 May 2016 – Chicago, United States
Oxford Capital Groups and Curio have announced the eagerly awaited opening of LondonHouse Chicago at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. The luxury…
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LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Sold for $315 Million
18 Apr 2016 – Chicago, United States
An Oxford Capital Group, LLC-led venture with Angelo, Gordon announced on April 17 the $315 million sale and 25-year lease-management back of LondonHouse Chicago to…
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Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Up for Sale 10 Months Before Completion Date
25 Mar 2016 – Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-…
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Design Competition Winners Announced for Shanghai’s Financial Street Railway Station Complex
24 Feb 2016 – Shanghai, China
Winners of the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter mixed-use complex in Shanghai have been announced. Developed by Financial Street Holdings Co. Ltd., it…
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Metlife Takes Majority Stake in New San Francisco Office Tower
8 Oct 2015 – San Francisco, United States
MetLife Inc. is taking a majority stake in the 43-story Park Tower being built next to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center. The tower, which doesn’t yet have a tenant…
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Goettsch Partners Design 185-Meter “Park Tower” for San Francisco
25 Jun 2015 – San Francisco, United States
Planned to rise in the SOMA district, on the corner of Howard and Beale streets, across from the new Transbay Transit Center, the new Park Tower will feature a variety of…
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New Renderings Emerge for West Loop Mixed-Use High-Rise in Chicago
11 Mar 2015 – Chicago, United States
A handful of new renderings of 590 West Madison have surfaced on the Web, along with a stacking plan showing that 11 floors will be devoted to hotel rooms. The plans also…
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Goettsch Partners Designs New Warsaw Tower Development
5 Mar 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Goettsch Partners have been retained by developers to design the Mennica Legacy Tower, a development located in the Central Business District of Warsaw at the…
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Abu Dhabi Rebrands Sowwah Square as “Global Market Square”
11 Feb 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The office component of Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, once known as Sowwah Square, is set to form the beating heart of what is soon to become the capital’s new…
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Goettsch Partners Celebrate Opening of Grand Hyatt Dalian
18 Nov 2014 – Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views…
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Goettsch Partners to Design High-Rise Complex in Shenzhen
19 Aug 2014 – Shenzhen, China
Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been hired to design a massive project located in Neighborhood 2 of Shenzhen’s Qianhai district. The project covers 6.2…
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Hotel Kapok Completed in Shenzhen
28 May 2014 – Shenzhen, China
Chicago-based Goettsch Partners has released photos of its recently completed Hotel Kapok in the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex. Hotel Kapok is a 19-story…
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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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Rosewood Sanya to Open at Haitang Bay
11 Feb 2014 – Sanya, China
Poly Real Estate Group has been appointed by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to manage Rosewood Sanya, which occupies 14 floors within a 46-story building at Haiting Bay in…
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Skyline Writer Honored
13 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chris Gillott, the head electrician of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building, died of a heart attack at age 57. He was the man responsible for setting up the building's…
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Prentice Hospital Replacements Rolled Out
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The three final designs for the biomedical research facility to be built on the site of Prentice Women's Hospital Building have been unveiled. The finalists are Perkins…
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Greenland Engages Goettsch for Two Huge Projects
9 Oct 2013 – Suzhou, China
Greenland Group has hired Goettsch Partners to design two of its latest projects in China. Both designs, the Chancheng Greenland Center in Foshan and the Suzhou Greenland…
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Langham Chicago Opens in Mies Icon
27 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik had the chance to tour the recently completed hotel renovation of Mies van der Rohe's 330 North Wabash in Chicago. Langham Hotel Group converted…
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O'Donnell Launches "Wine-Glass" Riverside Tower
5 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
Developer John O'Donnell has unveiled a plan for a 53-story office tower on the west bank of the Chicago River. The 1.2 million-square foot (111,000-square meter) office…
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Langham Chicago Coming To Mies' Last Tower
9 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Langham Hotel Chicago is scheduled open in July in the Mies van der Rohe-designed 330 N. Wabash skyscraper in downtown Chicago. The 330-room hotel, located in what…
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Penthouse Sells in Modernist Icon
29 Nov 2012 – Chicago, United States
The penthouse of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed 880 North Lake Shore Drive has sold after two years on the market. The 3,400-square-foot (316-square-meter)…

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Goettsch Partners at CTBUH

150 North Riverside Holiday Tour

16 Dec 2016, Tour Report – As an annual tradition, CTBUH HQ staff are given a tour of tall building during…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

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

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…

Goettsch Partners at CTBUH

150 North Riverside Holiday Tour
16 Dec 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
As an annual tradition, CTBUH HQ staff are given a tour of tall building during their holiday celebrations. This year, the staff visited 150 North Riverside by Goettsch Partners.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
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.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Chicago Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Chicago and its architectural marvels. From recently constructed skyscrapers to the modern marvel of Willis Tower, which held the tallest title for 25 years.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip
25-29 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-29 to visit several tall buildings, and related developments as part of a CTBUH Belgium study trip.
BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
22 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the CTBUH hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at IIT.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Façade Design Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
This workshop focused on incorporating simulation modelling, physical testing and incorporating data-based parametric design to optimize the efficiency of façade detailing.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
CTBUH Staff Given Tour of AMA Plaza
13 Dec 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
In keeping with its annual tradition, CTBUH staff enjoyed a tall-building tour as part of its holiday party, exploring the newly remodeled AMA Plaza.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards VIP 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 11th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
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.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference Silver Sponsor
22-23 Oct 2009, Chicago – Conference Sponsor
Tall Buildings have enjoyed two decades of unprecedented development. That position is now under threat from the twin challenges of global climate change and a severe recession.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Building Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference began their conference experience with a technical tour of the recent renovations to Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower.
CTBUH Summer Tour - Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
17 Jul 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The final tour of the CTBUH Summer Study Tour series was held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in downtown Chicago.
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
20 Nov 2008, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 7th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Table Sponsor
25 Oct 2007, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 6th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Table Sponsor
17 Nov 2004, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 3rd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Nathaniel Hollister

Nathaniel Hollister

CTBUH Staff, 2009 – 2013
Chicago, United States

James Goettsch

James Goettsch

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2007
Chicago, United States

Patrick Loughran

Patrick Loughran

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
Chicago, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Goettsch Partners

Nathaniel Hollister

Nathaniel Hollister

CTBUH Staff, 2009 – 2013
Chicago, United States

James Goettsch

James Goettsch

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2007
Chicago, United States

Patrick Loughran

Patrick Loughran

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
Chicago, United States

Paul De Santis

Paul De Santis

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Chicago, United States

Travis Soberg

Travis Soberg

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Chicago, United States

James Zheng

James Zheng

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2014
Chicago, United States

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Award Winners & Finalists

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

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Interview: Al Hilal Bank Tower

12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

Rethinking Office Space Through Creative Design: Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi

12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"
James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

2015 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"
Chair: David Malott, KPF

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From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners

Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Allan Chung, Gensler; Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology

Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

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Videos

Interview: Al Hilal Bank Tower
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
James Goettsch, Chairman and CEO, Goettsch Partners, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist, Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Rethinking Office Space Through Creative Design: Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium – Session 1 in a presentation entitled "Rethinking Office Space Through Creative Design: Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi,” where he provides an…
2015 Awards - Session 1 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: David Malott, KPF
Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building, Philip Nikandrov, Chief Architect, Gorproject, James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, HSB Malmö, Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects; and James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1c: Public Space & Natural Environments.
Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor open space in different ways. In Chicago, the development involves transforming an…
Interview: Patrick Loughran
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners
Patrick Loughran of Goettsch Partners is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
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…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners; and Jia Yin, Shanghai Elite…
Is it viable to test the limit of how high man can place materials above ground?
Apr 2014 – Monthly Video Series; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties
Industry leaders answering this question include: B.K. Boley, ADD Inc; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Gurjit Singh, Aldar Properties.
What do you think the North America, Asian and Western European tall building communities most need to learn?
Feb 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Dave Elder, Mace; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Sowwah Square: A New Environmental Paradigm for the Middle East
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
Sowwah Square is consciously sustainable and warmly inviting. Its clear massing and organization helps ensure that the design will not appear dated and will continue to support pedestrian activity.
How Will Tall Buildings be Different in 20 Years?
Jan 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Kenneth Drucker, HOK; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; David Malott, KPF; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Kenneth Drucker, HOK; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; David Malott, KPF; Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architecture; Jun Xia, Gensler; and more.
3 Environments, 3 Programs, 3 Solutions
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul De Santis, Goettsch Partners
Three buildings with three different environments are analyzed to consider the three unique solutions developed for each project. Through a critical assessment of the impact local conditions have on tall buildings, the role of cities in generating…
How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James Goettsch, President, Goettsch Partners
Today, urbanism is synonymous with tall buildings, and because of their symbolic nature a great deal of attention is given to how these buildings meet the sky. However, if you are concerned about the urban habitat, you have to be equally concerned…
Track 13: Urban Issues Q & A
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 13 panelists including: James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture; and Jonathan Ward, NBBJ take questions from delegates.
Vertical Expansion Leads to Innovative Solutions
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Paul De Santis & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The 300 East Randolph building establishes a new standard for innovation in the Chicago skyline. Responding to the programmatic need to accommodate flexibility for future growth, the 57-story, 2.35 million-square-foot project was divided into two…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 16: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Kyung Wook Seo, Kyonggi University; Robert Mankin & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ ; Steve Watts, Davis Langdon; Paul DeSantis, Principal & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Michael Wiener, Gensler
Question & Answers session for Track Session 16.

Papers/Research

From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The Greater Pearl River Delta region emerged as a result of China’s 1979 reform policies. Within the last 20 years, the GPRD has grown from a population of less than 10 million people on 4500 sq km of land to over 42 million people on 7000 sq km of…
Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Allan Chung, Gensler; Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology
There is a recent trend in the construction industry to implement “lean concepts,” a management strategy based upon the Toyota Production System philosophy. While the construction industry mainly focus on lean strategy for production in both the shop…
Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor open space in different ways. In Chicago, the development involves transforming an…
Chicago – “The” Four Corners
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Michael F. Kaufman, Goettsch Partners
GP was selected to Renovate or Adapt “The” prime corners of Michigan Avenue on both sides of the Chicago River, all within a two year period. The buildings include The Wrigley Building, The London Guarantee Building, 333 N. Michigan Avenue and 401 N…
Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; 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…
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
If you are concerned about the urban habitat, you have to be concerned about whether or not buildings provide a positive experience at the ground level.
3 Environments, 3 Programs, 3 Solutions
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul De Santis & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The effects of climate change, increased population, and lack of natural resources are global issues. As the world continues to consolidate into regional urban centers, the role of cities in providing solutions to these issues becomes more pronounced…
Three Environments, Three Programs, Three Solutions
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Paul Santis & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The effects of climate change, increased population, and lack of natural resources are global issues. As the world continues to consolidate into regional urban centers, the role of cities in providing solutions to these issues becomes more pronounced…
Vertical Expansion Leads to Innovative Solutions
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Travis Soberg & Paul De Santis, Goettsch Partners
The 57 story 300 East Randolph building has established a new standard for innovation in the Chicago skyline. Responding to the programmatic need to accommodate the flexibility for future growth, the 2.35 million square foot project was divided into…

Goettsch Partners Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 22 Completed12 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 18 Years
Most Common Function office, 19 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 15 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

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