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Featured Buildings Involving Leslie E. Robertson Associates

4 World Trade Center

4 World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the new World Trade Center complex, 4 World Trade Center stands on the southeast corner of the site, where the original once stood.

Bitexco Financial Tower

Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh City

Drawing inspiration from Vietnam's national flower, the lotus, the Bitexco Financial Tower is a representation of the aspiration and energy goals of Ho Chi Minh City.

Cooper Square Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel, New York City

Located in the heart of the East Village, this high-rise luxury hotel, offering 145 rooms and suites, opened to guests in 2008.

Hermitage Plaza

Hermitage Plaza, Courbevoie

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

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.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

Puerta de Europa

Puerta de Europa, Madrid

Spanish for Gate of Europe, these twin office buildings are inclined at 15° over the Plaza de Castilla bus station.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

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About Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. is a 120-person MBE/WBE consulting engineering firm providing structural engineering design services for architects, developers, contractors and owners.

As structural engineers, they focus on providing their clients with imaginative and responsible solutions to engineering challenges. Their staff of experts is known for its innovative use of materials and for the development of new structural systems and concepts.

Their design philosophy recognizes that their work does not exist in a vacuum...that responsiveness to the architectural systems and needs of the owner/developer, combined with an understanding of fabrication and construction, is essential to the development of constructible and economical designs.

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Leslie E. Robertson Associates Connected Global News

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, Seoul – Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world…

Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers

Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers

25 Aug 2016, Seoul – As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned…

Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled

Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled

3 Aug 2016, Seoul – The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims…

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CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall…
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Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers
25 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate…
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Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled
3 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able…
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New York City’s Sony Building to be Sold
27 Apr 2016 – New York City, United States
Olayan America is in the process of negotiating a contract to acquire the former Sony Building at 550 Madison Avenue for more than $1.3 billion, after Chetrit Group and…
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One in Two South Koreans Visited Seoul's Lotte World Tower in the Last Year
15 Oct 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Nearly one in every two South Koreans have visited the controversial Lotte World Tower being built by conglomerate Lotte Group since its phased opening a year ago,…
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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners’ Latest Skyscraper Destined for Shenzhen
13 Aug 2015 – Shenzhen, China
Designs have been revealed for a new high-rise building in Shenzhen. The Minmetals Capital South Tower will rise 29 stories among a host of other glazed high-rise offices…
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Superstructure of Mumbai’s World One 70 Percent Complete
29 Jun 2015 – Mumbai, India
Construction on World One in India is now progressing at a rapid pace, with 70 percent of the superstructure completed. Company sources said that construction of the…
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Lotte World Tower to Use GNSS Technology for High-Accuracy Construction
27 May 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, which is currently under construction in Seoul, South Korea, will become the nation’s first building to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)…
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Construction Surpasses 100th Story in Seoul’s Lotte World Tower
31 Mar 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011. A ceremony was held by…
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Apartments in Mumbai’s World One Go On Sale
16 Feb 2015 – Mumbai, India
Luxury apartments in Mumbai's forthcoming tallest skyscraper have gone on sale in London as the developers target wealthy Mayfair residents. The under-construction tower…
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$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days
11 Dec 2014 – Mumbai, India
Registered bookings have been made to the tune of over Rs 500 crore (US $80 million) for an ultra-luxurious residential project in Mumbai, three years after it was…
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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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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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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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Four World Trade to Open Soon
12 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
Four World Trade Center, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki, will be the first building at the Ground zero site to open. The ribbon-cutting for Four World…
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Plans Unveiled for UN Office Tower
20 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Plans have been unveiled for a United Nations skyscraper designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki. The tower was designed to consolidate the UN's scattered…
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Parisian Skyscraper Pair May Move Forward
18 Sep 2013 – Paris, France
Russian developer Hermitage seems to be moving forward with its long-stalled Hermitage Plaza in the La Defense district of Paris. The €3 billion (US$4 billion) complex…
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Sony Tower Sells for ‘Aggressive’ Price
22 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
New York's post-modernist Sony Tower, formerly owned by AT&T, has been sold to Joseph Chetrit, a real estate developer who plans to convert the building into a luxury…
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Paris Development Making Progress
5 Nov 2012 – Paris, France
Plans to build two of Europe’s tallest towers in a Paris suburb are moving forward, despite community protests. The Russian developer expects to have financing in place…

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Leslie E. Robertson Associates at CTBUH

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the…

NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series

19 Jan 2017, Event Report – CTBUH New York Chapter, with the YPC and Akdo, hosted the second part in the Future…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

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

Leslie E. Robertson Associates at CTBUH

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series
19 Jan 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Chapter, with the YPC and Akdo, hosted the second part in the Future of Construction lecture series, titled “Moving Parts: Modular Architecture in a Flat World.”
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Aspect: Ratios
3 May 2016, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH NYC Young Professionals Committee welcomed over 150 design professionals for ASPECT:RATIOS, a seminar focusing on female perspectives in architecture.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
A tour was hosted at the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower construction site that was abuzz with the activity of trucks and cranes.

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Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson

CTBUH Chairman, 1985 – 1990
New York City, United States

Richard Garlock

Richard Garlock

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

Alfonso Oliva

Alfonso Oliva

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Leslie Robertson

Leslie Robertson

CTBUH Chairman, 1985 – 1990
New York City, United States

Richard Garlock

Richard Garlock

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

Alfonso Oliva

Alfonso Oliva

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

Nidhi Sekhar

Nidhi Sekhar

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

Mia Tsiamis

Mia Tsiamis

CTBUH Journal
New York City, United States

Daniel Sesil

Daniel Sesil

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2008
New York City, United States

SawTeen See

SawTeen See

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2016
New York City, United States

Winnie Kwan

Winnie Kwan

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Sami S. Matar

Sami S. Matar

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
New York City, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving Leslie E. Robertson Associates

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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Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

CTBUH Video Interview – SawTeen See

17 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews
SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

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Software to Solve Structural Engineering Issues

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II
Alfonso Oliva, Richard B. Garlock, Nidhi Sekhar & Mia Tsiamis, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

A Structural Engineer’s Approach to Differential Vertical Shortening in Tall Buildings

Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1
Sami S. Matar & William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
SawTeen See, Zhaohui Ding, Edward Roberts & Ma Ge, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

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Videos

Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Steel braced frames combined with a concrete services core are widely used in tall building design. To meet the special architectural design challenges in the Minmetals Capital South China Tower in Shenzhen, such as the large, column-free spaces at…
CTBUH Video Interview – SawTeen See
17 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
SawTeen See of Leslie E. Robinson Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. SawTeen discusses the design process of structural engineering, the standardization of building codes and the aesthetics of…
Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session Session 4c:…
A Super High Rise in Seoul
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Leslie E. Robertson & Saw Teen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
When completed, the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower, at 555-meter, will be the tallest building in Seoul. The mat foundation is completed, and the tower construction is on-going. This presentation focuses on the wind engineering studies and on the mega-…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 18: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Ji Young Kim, Daewoo E&C; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Leslie Robertson & Saw Teen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates;; James Von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox David Paul McLean, Lotte Engineering & Construction; Charles D. Clift, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting; Jungmyon Francis Lee, BAUM Architects
Question & Answers session for Track Session 18.
Iconic, Luxurious, Supertall, Safe, Sustainable (and Conventional)
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Prior to 2009, high-rise residential towers in Mumbai mostly comprised the extrusion of mid-rise typologies to their maximum limit at approximately 50-55 storeys. Planning an iconic residential tower twice that height has involved reinvention of the…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 08: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Hyo Seon Park, Yonsei University; Rhys Williams, Honeywell; ; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Jey Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; William Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Question & Answers session for Track Session 08.
Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
David Malott, KPF and Leslie Robertson, LERA, presented the Shanghai World Financial Center located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong. The focus of this presentation at the CTBUH 8th World Congress was to highlight the collaboration between…
Plenary 3 Panel Questions and Answers
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, LERA; Ken Dalton, AECOM / Faber Maunsell; Ole Scheeren, OMA
The panel of Plenary Session 3, David Malott, Leslie Robertson, Ken Dalton and Ole Scheeren, enthusiastically responded to questions from the CTBUH 8th World Congress audience.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Awards Symposium & Dinner Videos; Dinner 2007
The CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner, set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, celebrated the remarkable achievements of a number of distinguished individuals and project teams…

Papers/Research

Software to Solve Structural Engineering Issues
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II; Alfonso Oliva, Richard B. Garlock, Nidhi Sekhar & Mia Tsiamis, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
The ability of architectural graphical software to generate infinitely complex geometrical solutions for building design calls for an equally concerted effort to provide rational structural solutions. This paper presents the example of the design of…
A Structural Engineer’s Approach to Differential Vertical Shortening in Tall Buildings
Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Sami S. Matar & William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Vertical shortening in tall buildings would be of little concern if all vertical elements shortened evenly. However, vertical elements such as walls and columns may shorten different amounts due to different service axial stress levels. With height,…
Structural Design Challenges of Minmetals Capital Tower, Shenzhen
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; SawTeen See, Zhaohui Ding, Edward Roberts & Ma Ge, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Steel braced frames combined with a concrete services core are widely used in tall building design. To meet the special architectural design challenges in the Minmetals Capital South China Tower in Shenzhen, such as the large, column-free spaces at…
KL118 Case Study: Analysis of Different Bore Pile Testing Methods
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Peter Ramstedt, Chien Jou Chen, Matthew Hennessy & David Terenzio, Turner International LLC
In the construction of tall towers a variety of pile testing methodologies are used. Piles can be tested for many purposes including the optimization of pile design, operational verification, and quality assurance of completed piles or perhaps for…
Securing the Vibrant Future of our Cities: Decision Making Principles for Aspirational Projects
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Matthew Melrose, Daniel Sesil & Michael Hopper, P.E., Leslie E. Robertson Associates
There is a tension between aspirations and risks in the development and delivery of any building project. Columbia University Medical and Graduate Education Building (CUMGEB) was designed to revitalize Columbia’s Washington Heights campus by creating…
Next Tokyo 2045: A Mile-High Tower Rooted in Intersecting Ecologies
May 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II; David Malott, Keisuke Hiei & Heidi Werner, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, LERA
“Next Tokyo” imagines a resurgent megacity, adapted to climate change through the realization of a high-density ecodistrict built on resilient infrastructure. The archipelago of reclaimed land supports transit-oriented development for a half-million…
Case Study: Shanghai World Financial Center
Apr 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
From the onset of the Shanghai World Financial Center project, its developers targeted a cutting-edge, mixed use mega-complex that would serve a multitude of tenant lifestyle demands. When a desire to change the building size surfaced after the…
Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie Robertson & SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Shanghai World Financial Center is located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong, the Shanghai World Financial Center combines creative architecture and structural engineering to create a mixed-use building 492 meters in height. It will be recognized by…

Leslie E. Robertson Associates Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 19 Completed8 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed5 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 21 Years
Most Common Function office, 15 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 9 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Leslie E. Robertson Associates

1   Merdeka PNB118 2021 630 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Lotte World Tower 2017 555 m Seoul
3   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m Shanghai
4   World One - 442 m Mumbai
5   Bank of China Tower 1990 367 m Hong Kong
6   Three Sixty West Tower B - 361 m Mumbai
7   Lokhandwala Minerva - 307 m Mumbai
8   OCT Tower 2019 300 m Shenzhen
9   4 World Trade Center 2014 298 m New York City
10   Bitexco Financial Tower 2010 263 m Ho Chi Minh City
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.