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Featured Buildings Involving JAHN

120 North LaSalle

120 North LaSalle, Chicago

Located in the heart of the CBD along the LaSalle Street Corridor, this office building includes amenities atypical of downtown office buildings.

88 on Field

88 on Field, Durban

This 146 meter office tower was ranked the second tallest building in Durban when it was completed in 1985.

Hegau Tower

Hegau Tower, Singen

The simplicity of form and elegance of this all glass prism are pristinely executed. What sets this tower apart however, are the automatic sunshades on the south west façade.

Post Tower

Post Tower, Bonn

Post Tower is a forward-looking high-rise for the 21st century: formally, technically, and ecologically advanced, and offering a high-quality work environment.

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

Veer Towers takes on the challenge of building a sustainable, all glass tower in the desert environment of Las Vegas through its exquisitely detailed facades.

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About JAHN

Since 1979, the firm has carried the name Murphy/Jahn. After 55 years, they will be known from today on as JAHN.

As a professional group of architects and designers, they work with the best engineers, consultants, and builders to practice the architecture of responsibility, integrity, and authenticity.

Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido and Helmut Jahn share the design leadership of an experienced and talented staff interested in pushing the limits and looking into the future.

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JAHN Connected Global News

New York’s 50 West Street Completes

New York’s 50 West Street Completes

14 Feb 2017, New York City – The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident…

Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago

Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago

20 Jan 2017, Chicago – The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling…

South Michigan Avenue Tower in Chicago Trimmed During Design Change

South Michigan Avenue Tower in Chicago Trimmed During Design Change

1 Mar 2016, Chicago – A South Michigan Avenue tower has been redesigned after an initial reveal in 2015. The…

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New York’s 50 West Street Completes
14 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are…
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Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago
20 Jan 2017 – Chicago, United States
The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could…
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South Michigan Avenue Tower in Chicago Trimmed During Design Change
1 Mar 2016 – Chicago, United States
A South Michigan Avenue tower has been redesigned after an initial reveal in 2015. The proposal, which cuts the tower's height by nearly 200 feet (60 meters), would still…
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Helmut Jahn Designing 86-Story South Loop Residential Tower in Chicago
24 Sep 2015 – Chicago, United States
Architect Helmut Jahn is designing an 86-story South Loop residential tower that would resemble a stack of four tall boxes, with the widest at the top. The glassy tower…
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JAHN Designing Tower Planned for South Michigan Avenue in Chicago
10 Aug 2015 – Chicago, United States
Chicago architect Helmut Jahn is designing a tower for a site at 1000 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, according to people in the architecture community familiar…
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Emaar’s Five-Bedroom High-Rise Penthouse in Dubai Sells for $6.2 Million
29 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, has sold 72 units in The Address Residence Sky View in Downtown Dubai, with a five-bedroom penthouse selling for Dh $23…
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JAHN’s Leatop Plaza in Guangzhou Receives LEED Gold Certification
12 Aug 2014 – Guangzhou, China
JAHN’s 303-meter Leatop Plaza has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the first LEED Gold-certified building in south (…
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Glistening Residential Tower Opens in Warsaw
22 Jul 2014 – Warsaw, Poland
The Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 luxury residential tower is now open. The building is designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm JAHN and is the first structure in…
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Renderings Revealed for JAHN’s 50 West Street in New York
30 May 2014 – New York City, United States
New renderings of the Time Equities-developed residential tower at 50 West Street have been revealed, as excavation for the project gets underway. According to permits…
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Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground
12 May 2014 – Shanghai, China
A recent press release by JAHN announces that the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II office complex broke ground on April 18, 2014, beginning the second phase of the two-…
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MesseTurm May Be For Sale
20 Dec 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Germany’s second-tallest building has been put up for sale, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The 63-story MesseTurm is valued at about 500 million euros ($680 million…
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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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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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JP Morgan Buys Manhattan Tower from Hines
8 May 2013 – New York City, United States
JP Morgan Asset Management is acquiring the 31-story office tower at 425 Lexington Ave. for around $650 million. The building is one of two midtown skyscrapers being…
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Japan Post Tower Celebrates Opening
13 Mar 2013 – Tokyo, Japan
The Japan Post Tower will celebrate the formal grand opening for all commercial space on Friday, March 21. The JAHN-designed skyscraper will house the renovated…
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Two Liberty Place Hopes to Acquire Hotel Tenant
11 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
IStar Financial has decided to sell its portion of Philadelphia's 58-story Two Liberty Place for development as a high-end hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business…

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JAHN at CTBUH

CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor

12 Nov 2015, Awards Event – The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after…

50 West Construction Tour

28 Oct 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction site of 50 West. The tower is…

EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip

25-29 May 2015, Tour Report – A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-…

JAHN at CTBUH

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.
50 West Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction site of 50 West. The tower is unique for its rounded corners and high-quality glazing, which provide a futurist aesthetic.
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.
Tour of Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
30 Mar 2015, Doha – Tour Report
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre project is an iconic building with a total approximate gross area of 47,700 square meters that includes five exhibit halls.
Young Professional Group Annual Meeting
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The annual meeting of the Young Professionals’ Committee took place at the CTBUH Awards Symposium where the group reviewed previous activities and planned future activities.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards VIP 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.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
Chicago Board of Trade Tour Report
14 Dec 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
The Chicago Board of Trade opened its doors to CTBUH staff offering a glimpse behind the scenes at one of the Windy City’s most famous buildings.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
Young Professionals Hosts Meeting at the 2012 Awards Symposium
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Event Report
Exactly one year after its establishment the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee gathered at the Awards Symposium on October 18 at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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.
Inside the Roosevelt
9 May 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
Four days after the official opening of Roosevelt University’s new tower, guests of the CTBUH’s Young Professionals Committee were treated to a tour of the newest addition to the Chicago skyline.
Young Professionals Committee Holds Inaugural Event
4 Apr 2012, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH’s newly-established Young Professionals Committee staged their first event, a multi-disciplinary presentation on the creation of Aqua, the landmark Chicago tower.
Jewelers Building Tour
17 Dec 2010, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH participated in an exciting tour of Chicago's historic Jewelers Building situated along the Chicago River.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Executive 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 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.

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Sergio Valentini

Sergio Valentini

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, Chicago, 2011 – 2013
Chicago, United States

Francisco J. Gonzalez-Pulido

Francisco J. Gonzalez-Pulido

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Chicago, United States

Helmut Jahn

Helmut Jahn

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2013
Chicago, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving JAHN

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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Finalist

Local Urbanism - High-Rise Building Design in the Development of High Density Cities

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Yang Ni, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology

Tall Building 10 Year Award: Of Split Volumes and Double Skins: The Post Tower

6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"
Helmut Jahn, JAHN

Interview: The Post Tower

6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Helmut Jahn, JAHN

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Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN

Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Sergio Valentini & Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN

Lightness

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Francisco J. Gonzalez-Pulido, Murphy Jahn

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Videos

Local Urbanism - High-Rise Building Design in the Development of High Density Cities
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Yang Ni, Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology
This project is located in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou, which is the area with the highest density in the city. There are Linhe village and high-rise residential buildings around the project site. At the beginning, the design is focused on…
Tall Building 10 Year Award: Of Split Volumes and Double Skins: The Post Tower
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
Deutsche Post DHL’s Bonn headquarters is an expression of the company’s confidence in progress and in technology to improve the work environment. The architect’s aim was to create a forward-looking high-rise for the 21st century: formally,…
Interview: The Post Tower
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Helmut Jahn, JAHN, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Tall Building 10 Year Award winner, the Post Tower, during the 2014 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sergio Valentini, JAHN
JAHN’s Archi-Neering –integrated design approach- is broadly displayed in the future Shanghai International Financial center, in Pudong, which consist of 3 towers physically connected by a 130 meter long bridge and by a sunken theater at the heart of…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 11 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 11 Questions & Answers session with speakers James Robinson, Hongkong Land; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction; and Sergio Valentini, JAHN.
What are the conditions that would justify a tall building's demolition, rather than renovation?
Nov 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Bob Lang, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Industry leaders answering this question include: Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Bob Lang, Arup; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Tavernor, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)?
Jul 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; Zhang Yue, Ch
Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Helmut Jahn, JAHN; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; and Zhang Yue…
City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
In our journey from Chicago to New York, the United States, South Africa, Europe, the Mideast to Asia/China, the tall building has always been tied intrinsically to its time, place, and context. The design strategies pursued are developed from those…
What Techniques Will Define Next Generation Tall Buildings?
May 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Aybars Asci, SOM; Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Gianni Bardazzi, Maire Tecnimont; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR; Mark Sarkisian, SOM;…
What is the Key to Making Modern Tall Buildings "Liveable"?
Feb 2013 – Monthly Video Series; What is the Key to Making Modern Tall Buildings "Liveable"?; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Christoph Ingenhoven, Ingenhoven Architects; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ma Yansong, MAD Architects; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Aybars Asci, SOM; Peter Chipchase, Arup; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn; Peter Oborn, Aedas; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti;…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Dinner
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2012
The 11th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2012 "Best Tall Building Overall" award went to Doha Tower in Doha, Qatar. The first Tall…
Lightness
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Francisco Gonzalez Pulido
This presentation will focus in the aspects of our practice that deal with the issues that we consider relevant for the future of designevolution of our industry. Murphy Jahn has been a pioneer in Sustainable Design, we have done buildings like Sony…
Natural Ventilation of Tall Buildings – Options and Limitations
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Etheridge and Brian Ford, University of Nottingham
Brian Ford from the University of Nottingham presented the basic principles and strategic options for natural ventilation of tall buildings, and referred to prominent examples which have adopted a 'mixed mode' approach at the CTBUH 8th World Congress…

Papers/Research

Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN
Tallness is superficial, unless it is literally and physically rooted to the dynamics of context and culture. Tallness has become relevant as our instrument to track technological progress and innovation in many fields, but paradoxically also banal…
Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sergio Valentini & Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN
JAHN’s Archi-Neering –integrated design approach- is broadly displayed in the future Shanghai International Financial center, in Pudong, which consist of 3 towers physically connected by a 130 meter long bridge and by a sunken theater at the heart of…
Lightness
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Francisco J. Gonzalez-Pulido, Murphy Jahn
This presentation will focus in the aspects of our practice that deal with the issues that we consider relevant for the future of design and evolution of our industry. Murphy Jahn has been a pioneer in Sustainable Design, we have done buildings like…
New Solar Initiatives in Supertall Buildings: The Spire at Ras Al Khaimah
Aug 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Philip Castillo, Murphy/Jahn; Meiring Beyers, RWDI
The Spire at Ras Al Khaimah, located in the United Arab Emirates, through its unique approachto building form and landscape offers opportunities to examine new sustainable strategies.
Two Towers
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Phil Castillo, JAHN
This paper studies the two towers, Duetsche Post in Bonn and the MAX in Frankfurt, and how they rethink the typology of the high-rise tower in relation to function, technology and user comfort.

JAHN Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 22 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 27 Years
Most Common Function office, 19 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 7 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving JAHN