Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving KONE

20 Fenchurch St

20 Fenchurch St, London

Featuring a three-story public sky garden located at the top of the building, 20 Fenchurch Street is located in the financial district of the City of London.

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.

300 North LaSalle

300 North LaSalle, Chicago

This 60-story mixed-use building, located on the north bank of the Chicago River, features a sunlit waterfront public garden with access to the river's edge.

ADAC Headquarters

ADAC Headquarters, Munich

ADAC is instantly recognizable for the playful color pattern of its curtain walls, but from a structural and environmental standpoint, this is a building that means serious business.

Aldar Headquarters

Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

A perfect circle at the water's edge, Aldar's new headquarters is the centrepiece of Al Raha Beach, an exclusive new city on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

Almas Tower

Almas Tower, Dubai

This 360 meter office skyscraper is located on an artificial island in the Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone, and was completed in 2008.

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Aurora

Aurora, Brisbane

Located near central transportation, this 207 meter residential skyscraper features a heated pool, an entertainment area, and a cinema for residents.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.

Capital City Towers

Capital City Towers, Moscow

After more than a decade in the planning, a new mixed-use business district rising 4 kilometers west of the Kremlin, is a symbol of Russia’s ascent in the global economic playing field.

Capital Gate Tower

Capital Gate Tower, Abu Dhabi

Throughout history, a strong link has existed between iconic architecture and exhibitions. One of the best known examples is Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Capital Gate is Abu Dhabi's icon.

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, Dubai

Standing at over 300 meters, Cayan Tower stood as the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees when it was completed in 2013.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

The project represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. To view the before and after, it is hard to believe it is the same building.

DC Towers

DC Towers, Vienna

The first of the two towers in this waterside complex was completed in 2014 as the tallest building in Austria at 220 meters tall.

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The building consists of three interconnected towers with the highest point reaching 149m.

Doha Tower

Doha Tower, Doha

Doha Tower stands out for its deft and subtle sensitivity to culture, context, and climate. The strength of the proposal is in its unapologetic connection to culture and place.

Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Towers complex includes five residential towers situated in the beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district, and offer panoramic views over the city and Arabian Sea.

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Gate Towers

Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi

The Gate Towers allude to a future in which tall buildings appear at such density that many of the amenities of urban habitat on the ground can and should be replicated at height.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a new school of design building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University which offers a creative and multidisciplinary environment.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

Kingtown International Center

Kingtown International Center, Nanjing

This tower uses a distinctive external bracing system, which creates more efficient lateral support, requiring less steel and an overall 20% reduction in building material.

MV Lomonosov State University

MV Lomonosov State University, Moscow

As the tallest of the Seven Sisters of Moscow, Moscow State University held the title of tallest building outside New York City from 1953 - 1969.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C, Moscow

The Naberezhnaya Towers consist of three Class-A office towers with a modern design, located in the heart of the city.

New Babylon

New Babylon, The Hague

This project takes the extraordinary step of converting a high-concept but dated design into something wholly different, more ambitious but more contextually appropriate creation.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center is a megatall skyscraper that serves as a central feature of Shenzhen's CBD.

Q1 Tower

Q1 Tower, Gold Coast

The first supertall building in the southern hemisphere, Q1 also held the title of tallest residential building from it's completion in 2005 until 2011.

Reflections at Keppel Bay

Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore

In providing the necessary differentiated typologies and units for the residential development at Keppel Bay, the Reflections towers create a dynamic interaction with their environment.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

Located on beachfront land along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Revel became the tallest building in Atlantic City upon completion.

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center, Chicago

This vertical campus' glass and steel design is an architectural counterpoint to the grey limestone of the Auditorium Building its connected to.

Santos Place

Santos Place, Brisbane

With a direct link to the Kurilpa Bridge on the Brisbane River, Santos Place enjoys convenient access to the Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank cultural precinct.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Chicago, Chicago

At the far end of the Illinois Center complex, the Swissotel is a large silver glass tower with a triangular form that gives it interesting views both from within and without.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The Red Apple

The Red Apple, Rotterdam

The Red Apple is a residential complex with shops, cafés, restaurants and business spaces that towers skyward at the head of Rotterdam’s Wijnhaven Island (“Wine Harbor” Island).

The River

The River, Bangkok

These residential towers' have a curved glass facade that arcs above the water on one side, while the other straight side and deep articulations provide interest.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

Urbanistically and architecturally, Trump Tower represents a high standard of contextual design—fitting very well into the city.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso, Malmo

Completed in 2005, the Turning Torso was the first twisting skyscraper in the world, rotating a full 90 degrees along its height in nine pentagonal sections.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower, Stockholm

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

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KONE Connected Global News

Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by…

Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London

Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London

2 Mar 2017, London – A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (…

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images

17 Feb 2017, Beijing – Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos…

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Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World
27 Mar 2017 – Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second…
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Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London
2 Mar 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is…
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Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images
17 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When…
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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw
17 Nov 2016 – Warsaw, Poland
Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the…
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Swanston Central Hits 95 Percent Pre-Sales As Construction Commences on Melbourne Tower
29 Sep 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Swanston Central, one of the largest residential towers to be constructed in Australia in 2016, has achieved 95 percent pre-sales with buyers flocking to secure space at…
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Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed
26 Jul 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has…
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Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper
5 May 2016 – Beijing, China
Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is…
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Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete
16 Mar 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has…
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KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China
3 Dec 2015 – Kunshan, China
One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan…
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Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower
30 Nov 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been…
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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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Iconic Adelaide Office Tower Goes On Sale
27 Oct 2015 – Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s most prestigious and iconic office tower, Westpac House, is on the market in the city’s biggest central business district (CBD) investment opportunity in…
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Work Begins on Australia 108 in Melbourne
16 Oct 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
A giant new landmark is climbing into Melbourne's skyline, as construction officially begins on the Australia 108 skyscraper. Work has now started on the foundations of…
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Builder Appointed for Australia 108 in Melbourne
17 Sep 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean developer has formally appointed Brookfield Multiplex as builder for Australia 108, with on-site piling to commence in October. When completed, the building…
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Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower Completes in Nanchang
15 Sep 2015 – Nanchang, China
American firm SOM has completed a new tower in Nanchang, China. Rising 56 stories, the Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower is located in Gaoxin, a growing high-tech district,…
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The Shard is Nearly 70 Percent Leased with Some of the Highest Rents in London
27 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A letting at The Shard in London has broken price records for the South Bank and the City, as a German IT company has struck a deal to take the entire 26th floor of the…
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As Economic Confidence Grows in Warsaw, Złota 44 Tower Relaunched
25 Jun 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
The luxury 52-story Złota 44 tower will be one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in Europe when it’s completed in 2017. But it doesn’t stand in a traditional real…
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Cincinnati Decorates Skyscraper with Mustachioed Man
22 Jun 2015 – Cincinnati, United States
In anticipation of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held in Cincinnati, the City is decorating its skyscrapers with pill-box hats and mustaches to…
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State Government Approves Plans for a 68-Story Melbourne Tower
14 May 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian state government has approved a massive 68-story twisted glass tower to replace the old Savoy Tavern at the corner of Bourke and Spencer streets in…
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Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
11 May 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then…
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Ping An Finance Center Structurally Topped Out in Shenzhen
4 May 2015 – Shenzhen, China
On April 30, developers and designers of the Ping An Finance Center celebrated the structural topping out of the megatall building, meaning that the highest primary…
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“French Spiderman” Scales Dubai’s Cayan Tower
13 Apr 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A daredevil climber known as “French Spiderman” scaled the world’s tallest twisted skyscraper without a safety harness. French climber Alain Robert climbed Dubai's 306-…
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Melbourne's Australia 108 Has Most Expensive Penthouse in the Country
9 Apr 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne now boasts the most expensive condominium in Australia, with a luxury penthouse located in the city's tallest skyscraper snapped up by an anonymous investor for…
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Can Hong Kong’s Innovation Tower Inspire the City’s Architects?
26 Feb 2015 – Hong Kong, China
In the thick of Hong Kong's concrete jungle lies the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has become a welcoming home for design…
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CBRE to Manage Tallest Tower in Paris
18 Feb 2015 – Paris, France
CBRE, the global real estate adviser, has been appointed to manage the tallest skyscraper in France, the 231-meter Tour First. CBRE will be responsible for ensuring that…
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Brookfield Multiplex to Construct Apartment Tower in Melbourne
16 Feb 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Brookfield Multiplex has been selected for the construction of EQ Tower, a landmark apartment high-rise in Melbourne’s central business district. Slated for completion in…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Seattle’s Newest Skyscraper Underway
1 Dec 2014 – Seattle, United States
After being delayed for several years because of the economic downturn, work is underway on what will become one of Seattle's tallest and most distinct downtown…
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Emirates Pearl Hotel Taking Shape in Abu Dhabi
24 Nov 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction is progressing steadily on the twisting Emirates Pearl Hotel in its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi. In close proximity to the Emirates Palace, the…
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Toronto’s One Bloor Installs High-Speed KONE JumpLifts
29 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
This week, workers will begin being whisked to the top of the under-construction One Bloor condominium project in two KONE JumpLifts that will travel at almost four times…
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“French Spiderman” Scales Yekaterinburg Skyscraper
29 Sep 2014 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Daredevil Alain Robert, who is known as “The French Spiderman,” due to his extreme climbs, has successfully ascended the tallest building in Russia outside of Moscow, the…
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Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower to Utilize World’s Tallest Construction Crane
19 Sep 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the…
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Architects Hand Over London’s Leadenhall Building for Fit-Out
12 Sep 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The shell of the Leadenhall Building is now complete and has been handed over to its future tenants for fit-out. With a height of 224 meters, it is best known for its…
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Amstar Buys Warsaw’s Zlota 44
8 Sep 2014 – Warsaw, Poland
Denver-based Amstar Global Advisers recently announced the purchase of Warsaw’s iconic Zlota 44 residential tower in an off-market transaction. Amstar is partnering with…
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Elenberg Fraser-Designed Supertall Up for Approval in Melbourne
4 Sep 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean developer has met with Planning Minister Guy in a bid to get its new 90-level tower approved. The tower would feature a curvilinear facade, almost 1,000…
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Leadenhall Building’s Public Realm Completes in London
19 Aug 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The public realm at the foot of the 47-story Leadenhall Building has opened to the public. Spanning more than 2,000 square meters, the area is the largest public space to…
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Makkah Clock Tower in Mecca to Open for Tourists After Hajj
18 Aug 2014 – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest building in the world, will open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, the Makkah…
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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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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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New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
2 Jul 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-…
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Melbourne Planning Minister Approves Australia 108
26 Jun 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne will host the southern hemisphere’s tallest building, with a 100-story apartment tower approved for Southbank. Australia 108 will stand at 319 meters and will…
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Allianz Report Sets Out Risks of Supertall Towers
26 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
With values often exceeding $1 billion, the latest “supertall” (300 meters plus) or “megatall” (600 meters plus) buildings pose new challenges for insurers as well as for…
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China Life Buys London’s 10 Upper Bank Street
23 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
China Life has purchased Canary Wharf skyscraper 10 Upper Bank Street for £795 million ($1.35 billion) from the Canary Wharf Group (CWG). CWG confirmed in a statement to…
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New Financing Plan for Warsaw’s Zlota 44
10 Jun 2014 – Warsaw, Poland
The former head of real estate firm Orco Property Group , Jean-Francois Ott, has raised 115 million euros (US$156 million) to buy and complete the Zlota 44 luxury…
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KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job
5 Jun 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and…
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Developer Harry Macklowe Buys New York's One Wall Street
23 May 2014 – New York City, United States
Real estate developer Harry Macklowe has purchased One Wall Street, the landmark Art Deco headquarters of the Bank of New York Mellon, securing the winning bid over a…
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Record-Setting Chicago Skyscraper Sale
20 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
In a record-setting $850 million deal, developer Irvine Co. has agreed to purchase the 60-story building at 300 N. LaSalle St, Chicago. The office tower presents a good…
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Hadid’s Hong Kong Tower Opens
15 May 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently celebrated its opening day. The 15-story building has the capacity for 1,450…
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Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline
7 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Despite mixed sentiments from Chicago residents, preparations to install the potentially 20-foot-high (6-meter) Trump logo to the 423-meter, Adrian Smith-designed Trump…
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Melbourne’s Australia 108 Height Reduced
30 Apr 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Developers have resubmitted shorter plans for Australia 108, after it was determined that the 388-meter tower would violate aviation regulations limiting building heights…
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Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower
21 Mar 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27…
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Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
18 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya…
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Stockholm’s Tallest Tower to Rise Taller and Light Up Like “Candy”
17 Mar 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Tellus Tower, which was originally proposed to reach 225 meters, will now stand a little taller at 237 meters, with a lit-up façade that architect Gert Wingardh likens to…
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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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Photos Reveal London's "Cheesegrater" Tower Simmering Along
12 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The Leadenhall Building, playfully nicknamed The Cheesegrater for its likeness, appears to be completed, as it is depicted in photos freshly released by developers…
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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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"Tallest Building in Austria" Title Goes to DC Tower 1
4 Mar 2014 – Vienna, Austria
Vienna’s tallest building, the Dominique Perrault Architecture-designed 220-meter DC Tower 1, is also Austria’s tallest and will be joined by the 168-meter DC Tower 2,…
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Moscow Accepting Proposals for Skyscraper Clusters
3 Mar 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Regional authorities in Moscow have allocated land for the development of skyscraper clusters in the style of Moscow-City, which are hoped to solve overcrowding of…
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Jean Nouvel Bedecks Barcelona Hotel with Flowers
25 Feb 2014 – Barcelona, Spain
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, famous for its vertical gardens around the world, will add a floral façade to the exterior of the 110-meter Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, and…
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Kingdom Tower Mobilizes Construction
24 Feb 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and…
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Solution Planned for Walkie Scorchie's Rays
13 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The owners of 20 Fenchurch, more recently known as “the Walkie-Scorchie” because of its ability to bend and concentrate light toward the street below, have proposed a…
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Shard's Shangri-la Hotel Sets Opening Date
10 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The long wait for the opening of the Shangri-la hotel, located within The Shard, will end this spring when the Hong-Kong-based group opens its third European luxury hotel…
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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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Hotel Opens its Doors in Vienna's DC Tower
29 Jan 2014 – Vienna, Austria
The Dominique Perrault-designed Meliá Vienna Hotel, which occupies 17 floors of the 200-meter Donau-City (DC) Tower, will welcome guests in Austria’s tallest building.…
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Shard Hosts Top Dining Hot-Spot, Remains Largely Vacant Below
28 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three restaurants with sky-high views in the Shard were listed as the most visited in London, despite the lack of occupants in the rest of the building. However, the…
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Australia 108 is Back Under New Owners, and a Little Shorter
24 Jan 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Australia 108 has emerged from a redesign, shorter than originally planned, but still tall enough to eclipse Melbourne’s current tallest building, 297-meter Eureka Tower…
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Shard Architect to Build Neighboring Residential Tower
16 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new Renzo Piano-designed tower is joining the London Bridge Quarter neighborhood; less than a year after the completion of The Shard. The "new" 27-story tower will be a…
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Fairmont Nanjing Opens in Jinao Tower
3 Jan 2014 – Nanjing, China
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Nanjing in the Jinao Tower, featuring 359 guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars (including one…
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New Skyscraper May Surpass Melbourne’s Tallest
9 Dec 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
The Far East Consortium has proposed constructing a four-tower complex at 250 Spencer Street in the center of Melbourne. The site was recently purchased from ISPT, which…
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Kingdom Tower Piling Work Completes
5 Dec 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new CEO, has announced the completion of the piling work for the Kingdom Tower, set to be the future-tallest building in…
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Video: Rem Koolhaas Explains De Rotterdam Complex
2 Dec 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dezeen has produced an exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas, in which he tells the architecture website about his colossal new De Rotterdam Tower. The visibility of this…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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De Rotterdam Completed by OMA
22 Nov 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its colossal "vertical city" in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA designed the 44-story De Rotterdam complex for…
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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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One Brickell CityCentre Height Announced
6 Nov 2013 – Miami, United States
Swire Properties has revealed the height of its latest proposed skyscraper project, One Brickell CityCentre. The building is slated to be built to the height of 1,102…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower
14 Oct 2013 – Paris, France
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled the design of the Paris Courthouse, a multi-story tower comprised of four volumes. The Palais de Justice, located in the Clichy…
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First KONE UltraRope Installation at Marina Bay
2 Oct 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
KONE has announced the first customer installation of its new, lightweight and durable UltraRope elevator hoisting technology at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore…
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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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Accountancy Firm Eyes German Skyscraper for Major Real Estate Deal
4 Sep 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pension fund is contemplating the purchase of a stake in a German skyscraper, in what could become one of Europe's biggest property deals…
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Iconic Buildings Become Pawns in Skyline Chess
28 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Iconic London architecture becomes kings, queens and pawns in Skyline Chess Set, by Ian Flood & Chriss Prosser. Famous and cherished structures of the city, including The…
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AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
12 Aug 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture partner Robert Forest was interviewed by China Radio International English about the rising number of supertall skyscrapers,…
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Struggling City Pride Proposal Clears Major Hurdle
23 Jul 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The 239-meter (784-foot) tower in London's Docklands has been approved after the planning decision was unexpectedly deferred. The City Pride Tower on Westferry Road,…
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20 Fenchurch Half-Let
18 Jul 2013 – London, United Kingdom
More than half of the office space in London's 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie) has been pre-let, nine months before its scheduled completion, according to the…
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David Scott Talks Prefabrication, Wind Turbines, Innovation
11 Jul 2013 – Dartford, United Kingdom
David Scott, member of the CTBUH Advisory Board, former CTBUH Chairman, CTBUH Awards jury member, is the focus of a recent New Civil Engineer feature article (…
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Kingdom Tower Officially Underway and On Schedule
26 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal says the project to build the world's future tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is progressing as planned. The prince made the…
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Cheesegrater Tops Out in the City of London
20 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A ceremony marking the topping-out of The Leadenhall Building was held on Tuesday, June 18, attended by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Owned by the joint venture of…
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Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
18 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express…
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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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London Media Joins the Skyscraper Debate
11 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As the tall building community comes to London for the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, media sources in the city are examining the legacy of the tall building in the…
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Infinity Tower is Renamed at Opening Ceremonies
11 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The AED1 billion Infinity Tower has been renamed Cayan Tower, after its developer. The name was chosen to end the confusion with the other two Infinity Towers, in…
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Dubai's Infinity Tower Completed
5 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabian developer Cayan Investment & Development will celebrate the inauguration of Dubai's Infinity Tower next Monday, June 10. The 75-story building spirals 90…
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Leadenhall Building 50 Percent Let
31 May 2013 – London, United States
British Land and Oxford Properties have signed a deal to pre-let their London development, The Leadenhall Building, with London-based insurer Amlin PLC. The firm will…
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Canada Square Building Sold to Mysterious Buyer
30 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
This week the Irish National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) brokered the sale of Citi Tower, London's fourth tallest building, for £1 billion. The 45-story building, also…
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Qatar Takes Major Stake in Porta Nuova
21 May 2013 – Milan, Italy
Qatar Holding has officially bought a 40 percent stake in Milan's real estate project, Porta Nuova, for an undisclosed sum, developer Hines Italia announced. Porta Nuova…
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Shard Secures First Office Tenant
3 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps has signed a contract to lease about 20,000 square feet (1,806 square meters) of office space in the Shard.…
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Kingdom Tower Secures Water Supply
29 Apr 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Jeddah Economic Co. has signed a water supply deal for the Kingdom Tower with Saudi Arabia's national water company, Bloomberg reports. For SAR2.2 billion (US$587…
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The Guardian's Readers Celebrate Tall Buildings
22 Apr 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As part of the Guardian's "Assignment of the Week" photography initiative, readers are encouraged to submit photos of tall buildings around the world. The theme was…
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Video: Palais Royale Documentary
18 Apr 2013 – Mumbai, India
The team behind India's future tallest building, the Palais Royale in Mumbai, is featured in this 15-minute documentary. The 320-meter (1,050-foot) building is the nation…
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The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
1 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The chairman and founder of real estate giant Emaar Properties, Mohammed Alabbar, is developing plans to build a 1 kilometer-plus tower in Asia. In an extensive interview…
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Dubai in the Mist
29 Mar 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
German photographer Sebastian Opitz has created a series of images of the city of Dubai swathed in mist. Taken from the 85th floor of the 413-meter (1,356-foot) Princess…
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Australia 108 Gets Nod from Melbourne Planning Minister
19 Mar 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
The proposed 388-meter, 108-story Australia 108 tower has been given the green light by the Melbourne Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, MP, according to radio station 3AW…
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The Shard's Project Managers to Oversee Kingdom Tower
25 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The £780 million (US$1.2 billion) project to build the world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia will be managed by the firm behind the construction of the recently…
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Renzo Piano Discusses The Shard
19 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
BBC journalist Sarah Montague spoke to the designer of London's recently completed Shard as part of her show, 'Hardtalk.' The episode features Italian architect Renzo…
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Seattle Skyscraper Project Announces Hotel Tenant
14 Feb 2013 – Seattle, United States
SLS Hotels, owned by Los Angeles hospitality company SBE, will open a 14-story hotel in the re-launched Fifth and Columbia Tower, developers announced yesterday. The 660-…
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The Shard Celebrates Foggy Opening Day
4 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
London's Shard officially acquired the title of Europe's tallest skyscraper with the opening of the viewing platform on February 1. Designed by Italian Pritzker Prize-…
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Businessweek Examines Elevator Advancements
4 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
As tall buildings become grow taller, the elevator industry is attempting to refine elevator designs in order to carry people to unparalleled heights. Bloomberg…
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Stalled Skyscraper Back On a Schedule
23 Jan 2013 – Seattle, United States
Construction of a stalled 660-foot (200-meter) tower in downtown Seattle will begin this fall, according to developers. The project, which has been on hold for five years…
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Tickets for First Access to Shard Viewing Area Sold Out
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Tickets for the first two days of access to the Shard's viewing floor have sold out, despite a GBP24.95 price tag. The first visitors will be taken to the viewing area on…
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Plans Submitted for 75-Story Tower in Isle of Dogs
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A developer has proposed building a 239-meter tower in the east London area known as Isle of Dogs. If approved by local planning officials and built, the project would be…
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CTBUH: Top Ten Tall Building Stories of the Year
21 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
This was a pivotal year for the tall building industry, with dramatic projects making headlines around the world. Not only did skylines grow taller, skyscrapers were…
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Cheesegrater Attracts New Tenants
17 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building under construction in the City of London is now over 51 percent pre-let, the developers announced. Insurance firm…
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Chicago Skyline Goes Green to Save Green
11 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
The AFP has published an article exploring the advances in “green technology” in Chicago skyscrapers. The techniques employed by the buildings covered in the article are…
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Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
5 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction Week has posted an interview with Adrian Smith about his work in the field of supertall buildings. He discusses the future world's tallest building, Kingdom…
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Australia 108 to Employ Prefabricated Structure
27 Nov 2012 – Melbourne, Australia
The Southern Hemisphere's future tallest building, Australia 108, will include prefabricated elements in an attempt to slash construction time. The project will employ a…
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Walkie Talkie Building Clinches Another Tenant
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Walkie Talkie building has signed Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ascot as its newest tenant. The 38-story skyscraper, which is owned by British company Land…
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Qatar Aims to Become a Leader in Sustainability
31 Oct 2012 – Doha, Qatar
Architecture Source's article A Tale of Contradictions: Qatar's Green Building Movement reports on fast-growing Qatar's advancements in the green building movement, which…
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Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
9 Oct 2012 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…

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Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

27 Mar 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599…

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Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Platinum 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.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards VIP 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.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Platinum 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.
CTBUH Finland Launches with Urban Habitat Seminar
14 Jan 2015, Helsinki – Event Report
Seeking to enhance the level of discussion on tall buildings and urban habitat in the Nordic region, CTBUH Finland held a launch event.
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.
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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.
Vertical Transportation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The room containing the Technical Workshop session on Vertical Transportation was packed with more than 200 vertical transportation experts from all over the world.
CTBUH Names New Fellows
1 Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Johannes de Jong, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have been named Fellows.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
CTBUH 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.
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.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Platinum 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.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Pre-Conference
10 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the pre-conference activities including the networking reception held at the top of 30 St Mary Axe and the launch of UltraRope.
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.
International Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The twin towers of the IFC, though not identical, create a unique dialog with the surrounding Shanghai context.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
Helsinki: Developing a Finnish Vernacular for the High-Rise?
Apr 2012, Helsinki – Tour Report
The Helsinki symposium, organized by KONE Elevators, had been at least two years in discussion and centered on the possible addition of 30 to 40 story skyscrapers to Finnish skylines.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive 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 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.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference Gold Sponsor
3-5 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Conference Sponsor
Rapid urbanization in a developing country such as India over the past decade have resulted in almost 200,000 people migrating from rural to urban regions every day.
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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.
CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference Gold 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 7th Annual Awards VIP 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 2008 Moscow Conference: Gaining Height
22-24 Oct 2008, Moscow – Conference
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange.
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 5th Annual Awards Dinner Sponsor
26 Oct 2006, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 5th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
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 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Gold 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.
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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Thomas Hietto

Thomas Hietto

CTBUH Country Representative, 2010 – 2011
Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Korte

Mikko Korte

CTBUH Country Representative, 2011 – 2013
London, United Kingdom

Santeri Suoranta

Santeri Suoranta

CTBUH Country Representative, 2013 – Present
Helsinki, Finland

CTBUH Leaders at KONE

Thomas Hietto

Thomas Hietto

CTBUH Country Representative, 2010 – 2011
Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Korte

Mikko Korte

CTBUH Country Representative, 2011 – 2013
London, United Kingdom

Santeri Suoranta

Santeri Suoranta

CTBUH Country Representative, 2013 – Present
Helsinki, Finland

Steve Gonzalez

Steve Gonzalez

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2015
Chicago, United States

Pekka Korhonen

Pekka Korhonen

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Jeffrey Montgomery

Jeffrey Montgomery

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Singapore, Singapore

Bob Major

Bob Major

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2013

Jukka Salmikuukka

Jukka Salmikuukka

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Janne Sorsa

Janne Sorsa

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014
Espoo, Finland

Timo Tiainen

Timo Tiainen

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Sascha Brozek

Sascha Brozek

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Kim Långström

Kim Långström

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Tomio Pihkala

Tomio Pihkala

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Espoo, Finland

Anne Stenros

Anne Stenros

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Teppo Voutilainen

Teppo Voutilainen

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Espoo, Finland

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CTBUH Resources Involving KONE

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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Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators

26 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Santeri Suoranta, KONE

2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A

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

Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Johannes de Jong, KONE

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Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE;

Improving the Value of Buildings Through a Smart Lobby Approach

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Pekka Korhonen, Juha-Matti Kuusinen, Minna Piironen & Teppo Voutilainen, KONE

Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE

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Videos

Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Santeri Suoranta, KONE
This presentation describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction. The elevator follows the formwork…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2b - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Santeri Suoranta, KONE; James Fortune, Fortune Shepler Consulting; and David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of Finance, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 2b: Advances in Vertical Transport.
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of multiple buildings is becoming more common. The latest elevator integration…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company.
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Janne Sorsa, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists are installed outside the building for the transportation of construction…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 07 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators; Janne Sorsa, KONE Elevators; David McColl, Otis Elevator Company; and Glen Pederick…
What role do you think modular construction will play in tall buildings in the coming years?
Jun 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; Sunny Wang, BROAD Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Johannes de Jong, KONE; Roberto Meyer, MVSA Architects; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects & Town Planners; and Sunny Wang, BROAD Group.
Tall Building Innovation Award: KONE UltraRope
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Johannes de Jong KONE; Enabling 1,000 Meters and Beyond
Building higher means greater dependence on innovations in tall buildings’ least-visible components. KONE has introduced a “game changer” with its UltraRope system, which marries increased travel distances with reduced energy consumption.
New Elevator Technologies for the Cities of the Future
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Whether modern or historic, cities are getting higher and more integrated, while their buildings are getting smarter, requiring the intelligent integration of all systems. As building heights continue to increase, we are reaching the lifting limits…
People Flow Solutions to Enhance Building Performance
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Johannes De Jong, Director of Technology, KONE Corporation
Vertical transportation plays an important part in the daily logistics of all high-rise buildings. Correct vertical transportation planning can dramatically improve building revenue at any stage of the building’s lifecycle. Early focus on vertical…
Track 7: Vertical Transportation (I) Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
T7 panelists including: Johannes De Jong, KONE Corp; John Mizon, Schindler; and Adrian Godwin, Lerch Bates, take questions from delegates.
Elevatoring Issues Affecting High Rise Buildings in India
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Johannes De Jong, Director - Technology, KONE Industrial Ltd, Finland
Building codes and practices for vertical transportation applied in India are not meant for high rise buildings. Vertical Transportation in many high rise office towers in India is heavily under dimensioned. The expected boom in high rise towers,…
Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainability and Energy Implications
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Johannes De Jong, KONE
Johannes De Jong from KONE presented the dramatic changes in elevator technology over the last couple of years at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. One of the most remarkable changes that has been made is on the control algorithms side. The…

Papers/Research

Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE;
Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the media, leisure, and transportation industries. At the same time, urbanization is continuing at a…
Improving the Value of Buildings Through a Smart Lobby Approach
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Pekka Korhonen, Juha-Matti Kuusinen, Minna Piironen & Teppo Voutilainen, KONE
Office lobby environments provide the first impression of a building and reflect the values associated with tenants’ brands. The need to maximize space efficiency, facilitate collaborative working, and counter competition from newer facilities is…
Carbon-Fiber Hoisting Technology
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Santeri Suoranta & Jeff Montgomery, KONE
The ability to build ever higher has always pushed available technologies to their limits, including elevator technology. Traditional elevators utilizing steel ropes are limited by how high they can travel, often requiring transfer floors for…
Enhancing Construction Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Steve Gonzalez, Dennis Murphy & Johannes de Jong, KONE
This paper describes how the use of self-climbing elevators, can significantly improve building construction efficiency. The self-climbing elevator uses the building’s hoist-ways while under construction. The elevator follows the formwork as the…
Digitalization Enables User-centric People Flow Planning in Smart Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ari Virtanen, KONE
Traditionally, building systems such as elevators and access control have been developed independently of each other. Furthermore, the role of manufacturers in their value networks has followed a self-reliant logic, creating a highly fragmented…
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of multiple buildings is becoming more common. The latest elevator integration…
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Janne Sorsa, Mikko Kontturi & Johannes de Jong, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists are installed outside the building for the transportation of construction…
Electric Site Survey to Explore Elevator Parameters
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Tapio Tyni, Risto Kontturi & Pekka Perälä, KONE Corporation
The need to modernize vertical transportation systems in old tall buildings is growing very rapidly. Modernization using state of the art Permanent Magnet motors and the latest control technologies will provide highly improved traffic performance and…
People Flow Solutions to Enhance Building Performance
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Johannes de Jong, KONE Corporation
Vertical transportation plays an important part in the logistics of high rise buildings. Correct vertical transportation planning can dramatically improve your revenue at any stage of your building’s lifecycle. Early focus on vertical transportation…
Elevator Traffic Simulation Procedure
Jul 2008 – 2008 Elevcon Thessaloniki; Henri Hakonen & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Passenger service level in an elevator system depends on the group control and cannot be calculated directly. With conventional control, waiting times and interval have a correlation in up-peak. In this article, different simulation procedures and…
Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainable and Energy Implications
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Johannes de Jong, KONE
This paper explains how elevator technology has seen dramatic changes in the past couple of years, including Intelligent Hall Call Destination Dispatching, Double Deck elevators and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor technology.
Double-deck destination control system
Jun 2006 – Elevcon Helsinki 2006; Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Double-deck elevators are used in tall buildings to reduce the core space occupied by elevators. In this article, a destination control system for double-deck elevators is presented and its performance is compared to conventional double-deck…
Evacuation Mode for Total Building Evacuation
1 Jan 2006 – Building Safety Journal; Kim Bärlund, Ari Kattainen, Marjukka Mäkelä & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE Corporation
The logic of a total evacuation mode of an elevator system includes user interfaces and system interface requirements during an emergency situation. High-level requirements for conventional group control and destination control systems are also…
Evacuation Mode for Total Building Evacuation
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Kim Bärlund, Ari Kattainen, Marjukka Mäkelä & Dr Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
This paper discusses functional requirements of elevator group controllers of an emergency evacuation elevator system. The focus is on the necessary logic of a total evacuation mode of the elevator system.
Elevator selection with destination control system
Jun 2005 – Elevcon Peking 2005; Janne Sorsa, Henri Hakonen & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Elevator planning is based on up-peak and calculation of handling capacity to meet the building traffic flow demand. In this article, a method to select the elevators with a destination control system is introduced so that the service level will be…
Understanding the natural behaviour of elevator safety gears and their triggering
Apr 2004 – Elevcon Istanbul 2004; Johannes de Jong, KONE
A logically operating safety gear can all of a sudden function completely erratic. This article explains the behaviour of friction, the effect of friction tolerances, why erratic behaviour occurs and what can be done to prevent erratic behaviour.
Passenger behaviour in elevator simulation
Apr 2004 – Elevcon Istanbul 2004; Tuomas Susi, Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Elevators should be an integral part of a building transportation system. However, the integration of several transports and their ability to handle different kinds of passengers can usually be verified only in practice. In this article, the BTS…
Transportation Design for Building Evacuation
Nov 2003 – ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress 2003; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Kim Bärlund & Risto Kontturi, KONE
In this article, different scenarios of evacuation are introduced. Definitions and the process of the evacuation concept are discussed. Analytical equations to calculate evacuation times are shown. Simulation is a useful tool for determining the…
Planning and Implementing and Emergency Evaluation Elevator System
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Kim Barlund, Johannes De Jong & Risto Kontturi, KONE
This paper integrates the planning and implementation process of an emergency evacuation elevator system into the building planning process. The system is activated when partial or complete evacuation of a building is needed. The system specification…
Evacuation Simulation of Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Henri Hakonen, Helsinki University of Technology; Tuomas Susi & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
In this paper, a theoretical review of elevator planning and evacuation by elevators and stairs is made. Elevator and stair simulations were made using the Building Traffic Simulator (BTS). A model used to simulate passenger movement in stairs is…
Optimal Control of Double-Decker Elevator Group Using Genetic Algorithm
Sep 2003 – International Transactions in Operational Research 2003; Janne Sorsa & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
We shall introduce the principles of optimal routing of double-deck elevators. Elevator routing problem is formulated as an integer programming problem and it is solved using a genetic algorithm in a real time system.
Efficient evacuation methods in tall buildings
Jan 2002 – Elevcon Milan 2002; Marja-Liisa Siikonen & Henri Hakonen, KONE Corporation
The speed with which people can be rescued from a building can be crucial in saving lives in many emergency situations. In this article, evacuation studies have been made for an ideal situation where no smoke effects, or fire, and no damage to the…
New Trends in Elevatoring Solutions for Medium to Medium-High Buildings to Improve Flexibility
Dec 2001 – CTBUH London Conference 2001; Johannes de Jong & Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
This article explains in detail alternative elevator arrangements available at the moment. Their consequences on the traffic handling in the building and the space required are considered. This article will also explain the different selection…
Passenger Traffic Flow Simulation in Tall Buildings
Nov 2000 – International Conference on Multi-Purpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings 2000; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Tuomas Susi & Henri Hakonen, KONE
Elevator traffic can be calculated analytically for only up-peak situations where passengers arrive at the entrance floor and travel to the upper floors. In other traffic situa-tions, such as outgoing, two-way or mixed lunch-hour traf-fic, the…
The advantage of PMSM technology in high-rise buildings
May 2000 – Elevcon Berlin 2000; Johannes de Jong & Harri Hakala, KONE
In 1995 KONE introduced PMSM technology in the low rise volume market with its revolutionary MonoSpace®. The small EcoDisc® machine allowed the complete elimination of the machine room, as it fitted in the hoistway. PMSM motor technology with its…
Traffic planning methodology
May 2000 – Elevcon Berlin 2000; Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE
Measurements in office buildings show that passenger traffic intensity is often highest during the lunch hour period. This paper considers traffic planning methods and the capability of different control algorithms to handle lunch hour traffic.

KONE Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 188 Completed20 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 19 Completed6 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 84 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 121 Buildings
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