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Featured Buildings Involving HOK, Inc.

ADNOC Headquarters

ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

ADNOC Headquarters, situated next to the Arabian Gulf, was designed to allow occupants flexibility in physical space as well as optimal views of the coastline.

Bakrie Tower

Bakrie Tower, Jakarta

Bakrie Tower has become one of the most iconic buildings in the ever-crowded skyline of Jakarta with its angled facade.

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

The CMA Tower is the tallest of the five structures that make up the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District.

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi

Completed as the tallest building in Vietnam, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower establishes a commanding focal point of the city’s Từ Liêm District.

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About HOK, Inc.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

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HOK, Inc. Connected Global News

Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

31 May 2017, London – The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has…

Houston’s The Allen Highlighted in New Renderings

Houston’s The Allen Highlighted in New Renderings

28 Apr 2017, Houston – New renderings showing a redesigned scheme for The Allen in Houston have been released…

Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow

Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow

16 Nov 2016, Moscow – Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business…

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HOK, Inc. Connected Global News

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Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire
31 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the…
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Houston’s The Allen Highlighted in New Renderings
28 Apr 2017 – Houston, United States
New renderings showing a redesigned scheme for The Allen in Houston have been released. Images showcase the exterior and interior design of the futuristic development,…
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Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow
16 Nov 2016 – Moscow, Russia
Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of…
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Spire London Launches in Docklands
6 Sep 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Greenland Group is set to officially launch Spire London, designed by HOK in London Docklands. The building is a 235-meter 67-story tower, planned to become the tallest…
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New Owners Weighing Changes for One Oxford Centre in Pittsburgh
2 Sep 2016 – Pittsburgh, United States
The new owner of One Oxford Centre has plans to renovate the tower, which may include swapping out some of the retail space in the atrium for office and business…
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Korean Firm Set to Become Owner of Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower
6 Jan 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam
AON Holdings, a South Korean financial group, will be the new owner of the Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Vietnam's tallest building. It was reported that AON paid about…
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Proposed 67-Floor All-Residential Tower Would be Tallest in London, Western Europe
8 Oct 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has submitted plans to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will deliver…
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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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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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Plan for Hertsmere Tower Deemed “Unrealistic” by Rivals
17 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Irish developer Thomas Ryan's proposal for the Hertsmere Tower in the London Docklands has received criticism from the Canary Wharf Group. The tower is deemed "…
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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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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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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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First Flame Tower Opens
1 Jul 2013 – Baku, Azerbaijan
The opening ceremony of the Fairmont Baku tower was held at the Flame Towers complex on June 24, the first of the three towers to be completed. Azerbaijani President…
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Baku Flame Towers Take Cannes
21 Mar 2013 – Cannes, France
The Baku Flame Towers of Azerbaijan have taken the MIPIM 2013 awards for Best Hotel and Tourism award. The sinuous dancing glass towers were noted for their graceful…
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Istanbul Launches International Financial Center
14 Mar 2013 – Istanbul, Turkey
Construction work has commenced on the $2.6 billion Istanbul International Financial Center (IIFC) project in Turkey. The HOK-designed master plan is composed of four…

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HOK, Inc. at CTBUH

CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan

7 Jun 2017, Event Report – On June 7, CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International…

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…

CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor

6 Nov 2014, Awards Event – The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after…

HOK, Inc. at CTBUH

CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Report
On June 7, CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall Buildings Conference held in Milan, which focused on various challenges of tall buildings.
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 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.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Silver+ Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
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.
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
16 Oct 2003, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Matt Breidenthal

Matt Breidenthal

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New York City, United States

Kenneth Drucker

Kenneth Drucker

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
New York City, United States

Roger Soto

Roger Soto

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2015
Houston, United States

CTBUH Leaders at HOK, Inc.

Matt Breidenthal

Matt Breidenthal

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New York City, United States

Kenneth Drucker

Kenneth Drucker

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
New York City, United States

Roger Soto

Roger Soto

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2015
Houston, United States

Larry Malcic

Larry Malcic

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2013

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CTBUH Resources Involving HOK, Inc.

2015 New York Conference - Session 5b - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

The Design of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

20 Aug 2015 – Other Videos
Roger Soto, HOK

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Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Roger Soto, HOK; Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania & Associates

Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Mikkel Kragh, Stanley Yee & Lawrence D. Carbary, Dow Corning; Neil McClellan, HOK

Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Kenneth Drucker, HOK New York

Videos

2015 New York Conference - Session 5b - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Roger Soto, HOK; Louis Becker, Henning Larsens Architects; and Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 5b: Other Developments in the Middle East.
Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Roger Soto, HOK
As the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District, the CMA Tower is evidence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification strategy. The faceted crystalline iconic structure, which rises 385 meters and 80 stories, serves as the…
The Design of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh
20 Aug 2015 – Other Videos; Roger Soto, HOK
HOK's Roger Soto discusses the design of the Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh.
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.
Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kenneth Drucker, HOK
The nine 45-60 story towers designed by HOK in New Songdo City along the edge of the new Central Park highlight the integration of high performance buildings, sustainable design and biomimicry while creating iconic architecture. Using this project as…
Interview: Biomimicry
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Kenneth Drucker, HOK
Kenneth Drucker of HOK is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Kenneth discusses biomimicry and its use in making greener and more natural buildings.

Papers/Research

Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Roger Soto, HOK; Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania & Associates
As the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower is evidence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification strategy. The faceted crystalline iconic structure, which rises 385 meters and…
Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Mikkel Kragh, Stanley Yee & Lawrence D. Carbary, Dow Corning; Neil McClellan, HOK
As increased urban density needs influence the verticality of our built environment, scales of economy and practical efficiency of curtain wall design and construction constitute a larger proportion of the building envelope systems used on these…
Biomimicry Inspired Design for Nine Towers at Central Park in New Songdo City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Kenneth Drucker, HOK New York
The 9 45-60 story towers designed by HOK in New Songdo City along the edge of the new Central Park highlight the integration of high performance buildings, sustainable design and biomimicry while creating iconic architecture. Each set of buildings…

HOK, Inc. Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 54 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 13 Years
Most Common Function office, 21 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 31 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.