Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving JLL

300 George St

300 George St, Brisbane

300 George Street is part of the mixed-use Brisbane Quarter redevelopment along the Brisbane River.

Barangaroo South/International Towers

Barangaroo South/International Towers, Sydney

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

Chongqing World Finanacial Center

Chongqing World Finanacial Center, Chongqing

Also referred to as the Global Financial Building, Chongqing World Financial Center features a shopping center, hotel, service apartments, and office space.

Citic Tower

Citic Tower, Beijing

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

Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for over 40 years, longer then any other skyscraper in history.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

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.

Westpac Place

Westpac Place, Sydney

The architectural roof feature on top of Westpac Place has become a major part of the Sydney city skyline.

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About JLL

JLL is a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. They help organizations around the world achieve their ambitions by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.

A Fortune 500 company, JLL work across 80 countries, in 280 different offices, with a team of over 60,000 individuals. And they look after a property portfolio of over 4bn square feet, all on behalf of clients including many tall, supertall and megatall building investors, owners and operators across the world.

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JLL Connected Global News

One of North Sydney’s Tallest Office Developments Tops Out

One of North Sydney’s Tallest Office Developments Tops Out

29 Oct 2018, Sydney – A 35-story commercial tower, which is slated to become one of the tallest in North Sydney…

The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day

The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day

23 Aug 2018, New York City – Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a…

47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston

47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston

18 Jul 2018, Houston – A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will…

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One of North Sydney’s Tallest Office Developments Tops Out
29 Oct 2018 – Sydney, Australia
A 35-story commercial tower, which is slated to become one of the tallest in North Sydney, has officially topped out. The building will deliver 42,100 square meters of…
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The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day
23 Aug 2018 – New York City, United States
Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a new entrance for visitors and tourists. The new lobby features a two-story-tall model…
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47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston
18 Jul 2018 – Houston, United States
A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will occupy five floors and 14,400 square meters of space. The building features three…
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Tech Giant Signs Lease at Park Tower, San Francisco
22 May 2018 – San Francisco, United States
A social media giant signed a lease at the 43-story Park Tower in San Francisco, making it one of the city’s largest tenants. It joins other tech companies based in the…
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Planned Observation Deck at Chicago’s Aon Center to Feature Thrill Ride
15 May 2018 – Chicago, United States
The owners of the Aon Center, Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, unveiled plans for an observation deck atop the building that would include a thrill ride called Sky…
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Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta
13 Apr 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219…
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New Mixed-Use Precinct Planned for Perth
30 Mar 2018 – Perth, Australia
Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use precinct designed by Woods Bagot in Perth. Dubbed Applecross Central, the project proposes more than 160,000 square meters of…
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Trendy Hotel Coming to Brisbane Development
22 Mar 2018 – Brisbane, Australia
A trendy international hotel brand is coming to an under-construction tower in the Brisbane Quarter development. The hotel will have 305 rooms and 595 square meters of…
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Chicago’s Aon Center Owners Float Plan for Exterior Elevator to New Observation Deck
26 Feb 2018 – Chicago, United States
The owners of Chicago’s Aon Center are planning to add a glass-sheathed elevator tower to the skyscraper’s exterior to ferry visitors to and from a new observation deck.…
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New York’s Empire State Building’s Upper Observation Deck to Be Overhauled
6 Feb 2018 – New York City, United States
Plans have been revealed for a revamp of the exterior of the 102nd-floor observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. The plans would remove the existing…
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Sydney’s Westpac Place Sold
26 Jan 2018 – Sydney, Australia
The world’s largest real estate owner is selling its 50 percent share in Sydney’s Westpac Place high-rise in a transaction that is expected to yield more than AU$800…
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Revised Obama Center Design Filed with City of Chicago
12 Jan 2018 – Chicago, United States
The Obama Foundation has submitted revised plans with the city of Chicago for the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park. The submission includes a more…
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Developer Lands $500 Million Construction Loan for Chicago Post Office Redevelopment
22 Dec 2017 – Chicago, United States
The New York investor redeveloping the massive Old Main Post Office in Chicago has scored a $500 million construction loan to finance the project, one of several…
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Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney
13 Nov 2017 – Sydney, Australia
A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to…
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Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up
31 Oct 2017 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565…
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China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing
25 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower,…
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Foundation Work Underway at The Warsaw HUB
25 Jul 2017 – Warsaw, Poland
Construction of the three-tower Warsaw HUB is gaining momentum, with foundation work now underway. The development is one of the most technologically advanced…
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Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana
14 Jun 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan
Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story…
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New Commercial Tower Planned as Part of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Renewal
11 May 2017 – Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane City Council has recommended approval of plans for a new office tower in Fortitude Valley. The 23-story tower will encompass the first phase of a US$368.5…
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San Francisco’s Park Tower at Transbay Climbs Above Grade
14 Apr 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Park Tower at Transbay will offer Bay views from 70 percent of its flexible floors. So far, the site has given way to the central concrete core and perimeter supporting…
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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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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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Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney
8 Dec 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master…
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Qatar Investment Authority Purchases Stake in the Empire State Building
25 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the…
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Sales Launched for Brisbane Quarter as Construction Continues
17 Jun 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space…
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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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Developer for Ryde Garden Complex in Sydney Finalizes Contract with Construction Firm
25 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
After negotiating since October 2015, the developer behind Sydney's Ryde Garden development at North Ryde has finalized a USD$204 million contract with the selected…
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Sale Pending on Sydney Ribbon Hotel Project
14 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
Grocon has chosen a heavyweight Chinese consortium to buy the AUD$700 million (USD$540 million) Ribbon hotel development it has proposed on the site of the IMAX cinema at…
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Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes
5 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes…
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Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete
29 Mar 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its…
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Planning Group Recommends Design Changes for Crown Resorts Casino Tower in Barangaroo, Sydney
10 Feb 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has recommended trimming the podium of the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Resorts Casino tower at Barangaroo to…
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Work begins on Billion-Dollar Brookfield Place Tower in Dubai
20 Jan 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A joint venture has broken ground on a $1 billion-dollar development for the proposed Brookfield Place tower which is to be built within the Dubai International Financial…
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Metlife Takes Majority Stake in New San Francisco Office Tower
8 Oct 2015 – San Francisco, United States
MetLife Inc. is taking a majority stake in the 43-story Park Tower being built next to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center. The tower, which doesn’t yet have a tenant…
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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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Chicago’s Aon Center Skyscraper Sold for $712 Million
23 Jul 2015 – Chicago, United States
The Aon Center in Chicago, the city's third-largest skyscraper at 346 meters, has been sold for $712 million to a New York-based private real estate investment company,…
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Goettsch Partners Design 185-Meter “Park Tower” for San Francisco
25 Jun 2015 – San Francisco, United States
Planned to rise in the SOMA district, on the corner of Howard and Beale streets, across from the new Transbay Transit Center, the new Park Tower will feature a variety of…
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Sales of Reem Island Apartments in Abu Dhabi Aimed at Mid-Income Residents
4 Jun 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer is set to launch sales of its mid-market Meera Shams development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island. The project features two 26-story towers with 408 one-, two-, and…
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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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Giarratana Lands More Money For Nashville Skyscraper – With A New Look
3 Apr 2015 – Nashville, United States
Giarratana Development has secured much of the capital needed to build a skyscraper in downtown Nashville. The tower at 505 Church St. has undergone a number of design…
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Renzo Piano to Design Next Big Residential Project in Sydney's Barangaroo South
6 Mar 2015 – Sydney, Australia
Sydney’s Barangaroo South will soon see its own Renzo Piano creation, with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect announced as the designer for the precinct’s next stage of…
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Metro Aid Sought to Build Nashville’s Tallest Skyscraper
13 Oct 2014 – Nashville, United States
A developer is set to receive $12.5 million in aid from a Nashville government agency to help finance Nashville's tallest skyscraper, named 505 CST. The tower will rise…
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Astana Skyline on the Rise
22 Aug 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
After years of economic growth, the Astana skyline is now punctuated by gleaming skyscrapers and Western-style shopping malls. More than a dozen high-rises have been…
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Dates Set for McCormick Place Hotel and Arena Construction in Chicago
22 Aug 2014 – Chicago, United States
The 51-story hotel building at McCormick Place, set to be a Marriott Marquis with 1,200 rooms and considerable conference and event space, as well as the 10,000-seat…
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Mexico City’s Torre BBVA to be Completed in Late 2014
11 Aug 2014 – Mexico City, Mexico
When it’s completed later this year, Torre BBVA Bancomer will become the tallest building in Mexico, standing at 235 meters high. The tower promises to be a new urban…
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Nashville’s 505 CST to be Residential Tower
23 Jul 2014 – Nashville, United States
Giarratana Development’s planned 505 CST skyscraper project will offer residential units above street-level retail space and will stand 750 feet (229 meters) tall,…
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McCormick Place Redevelopment Plans Updated
17 Apr 2014 – Chicago, United States
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority revealed an updated master plan for the McCormick Place Convention Center district in Chicago, which will include a 55-…
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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs
21 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
A series of green roofs have been installed on one of New York's most iconic skyscrapers, The Empire State Building. The 1,250-foot (381-meter) office tower now includes…
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Langham Chicago Opens in Mies Icon
27 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik had the chance to tour the recently completed hotel renovation of Mies van der Rohe's 330 North Wabash in Chicago. Langham Hotel Group converted…
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Empire State Receives Unsolicited Bids
28 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
One of New York City's largest landlords, Thor Equities, has offered more than $2.1 billion in cash to buy the Empire State Building, the company said on Thursday. It is…
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The Empire State is Going Public
3 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The owners of the Empire State Building have obtained the go-ahead to take the iconic tower public. Investors of the company that owns the skyscraper have approved a plan…
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Langham Chicago Coming To Mies' Last Tower
9 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Langham Hotel Chicago is scheduled open in July in the Mies van der Rohe-designed 330 N. Wabash skyscraper in downtown Chicago. The 330-room hotel, located in what…
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Shutterstock Moves to Empire State
9 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Shutterstock Inc., the image web-marketplace, has signed an 11-year lease for a new 85,000-square foot headquarters in the Empire State Building. Shutterstock will move…
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Two Liberty Place Hopes to Acquire Hotel Tenant
11 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
IStar Financial has decided to sell its portion of Philadelphia's 58-story Two Liberty Place for development as a high-end hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business…
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Video: Empire State of Lights
30 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The top of the 81-year old Empire State Building was the setting for a new light show, using an LED lighting system recently installed on its crown. The LEDs feature more…

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JLL at CTBUH

CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon

25 Nov 2018, Event Report – CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon,…

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018…

TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"

28 Jun 2018, Event Report – TAIPEI 101 hosted the CTBUH Executive Director for a presentation investigating the…

JLL at CTBUH

CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon
25 Nov 2018, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon, climbing to the 119th floor of the building.
CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.
TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"
28 Jun 2018, Taipei – Event Report
TAIPEI 101 hosted the CTBUH Executive Director for a presentation investigating the challenges of skyscrapers' contribution to the creation of sustainable vertical cities.
CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium
19 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event
CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was followed by a half-day symposium titled "The Future of Vertical Cities"
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii
22-24 Mar 2018, Honolulu – Event Report
The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
Steve Watts to Become Next CTBUH Chairman
26 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that Steve Watts has been confirmed to become the organization’s next chairman.
CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
3 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting at the Shanghai office of Gensler.
CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch
2 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Tongji University Press held a symposium on tall building performance on August 2, 2017, followed by a book launch.
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 Gold 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.
Empire State Building Environmental Retrofit Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Empire State Building as the most iconic skyscraper and its retrofit into the today's environment-aware society.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold 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 China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The workshop “Building Management and Operation” shed light on the critical period of a building’s life after the designs have been submitted and the ribbons have been cut.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
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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Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2017 – Present
Mumbai, India

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Dexter Norville

Dexter Norville

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

CTBUH Leaders at JLL

Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2017 – Present
Mumbai, India

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Dexter Norville

Dexter Norville

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Derek Soh

Derek Soh

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Roady Chan

Roady Chan

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2018 – Present
Shanghai, China

Matthew Clifford

Matthew Clifford

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Richard Fennell

Richard Fennell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Michael George

Michael George

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Sydney, Australia

Mike George

Mike George

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Craig Plumb

Craig Plumb

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Samuel So

Samuel So

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shenzhen, China

Jeremy Sheldon

Jeremy Sheldon

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Dana Williamson

Dana Williamson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Darren Xia

Darren Xia

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Beijing, China

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2014
Singapore, Singapore

Colin Dowall

Colin Dowall

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

David Pine-Coffin

David Pine-Coffin

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Robert Best

Robert Best

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
Chicago, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving JLL

The Future of the Workplace

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Cameron Scott, JLL

Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Richard Fennell, JLL

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 6B: Livability Q&A

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Chair: Nirit Rosenstein, Real Estate Development Fund; Richard Fennell, International Director, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology; Chris Hayton, Rothelowman

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Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV
William Baker, SOM; Santiago Calatrava, Calatrava International; Rob Devereux, ICD Brookfield Management Ltd, et al.

Why Healthy Workplaces Matter

Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4
Robert S. Best, JLL

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

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Videos

The Future of the Workplace
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Cameron Scott, JLL
As companies continue to occupy dense urban centers, the workplaces therein must constantly evolve across numerous dimensions: tenant demands, overall market shifts, environmental standards, and technological advancements, to name a few. This panel…
Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Richard Fennell, JLL
This presentation explored the premise that traditional property investment assessment principles must be expanded well beyond economics to consider other vital metrics, including sustainable development and environmental impacts, social and…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 6B: Livability Q&A
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Nirit Rosenstein, Real Estate Development Fund; Richard Fennell, International Director, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology; Chris Hayton, Rothelowman
Nirit Rosenstein, Executive, Real Estate Development Fund, chairs the question and answer session with Richard Fennell, International Director, Head of Property and Asset Management, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland…
Interview: Cameron Scott
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Cameron Scott, JLL
Cameron Scott of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of Woods Bagot answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic…
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Samuel So, JLL
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Samuel So, JLL, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the…
CTBUH Video Interview – Michael George
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Michael George, JLL
Michael George of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Michael discusses the investment process for tall building development around the world.
Interview: Chifley Tower
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Chifley Tower in Sydney, the recipient of the 2015 Tall Building Performance Award, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney,” where he provides an overview of the Chifley…
2015 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Douglas Mass, Cosentini Associates
Nicholas E. Billotti, Chairman, Turner International, Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, Alberto Alarcon, Chief Executive Officer, HOLEDECK, Maria Ramirez, Managing Director, HOLEDECK, and Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects,…
Interview: Matthew Richards
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Matthew Richards, JLL
Matthew Richards of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Matthew discusses the flow of international investments and capital.
2015 New York Conference - Session 3c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Michael George, JLL; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; and Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3c: Social Issues.
Global Best Practice for Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within their Communities
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Michael George, JLL
Driven by diverse factors that include the constant march of urbanisation, the changing demographic of the workforce, changes to the nature of city working, the continual blurring of our personal and professional lives and emerging expectations of…
Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
John Jacobsson, The Related Companies
Matthew Richards, JLL
Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; John Jacobsson, The Related Companies; Matthew Richards, JLL; and Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction, discuss international investments and answer audience questions at the 2015 New…
JLL Joins Founding Sponsor Group for CTBUH Asia Headquarters
24 Feb 2015 – Other Videos; Alastair Hughes, JLL
JLL APAC CEO Alastair Hughes comments on the evolving skyscraper landscape in Asia and the company’s role as one of the seven Founding Sponsors of CTBUH’s Asia headquarters in China.
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Matthew Clifford, JLL
This presentation examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case studies and workshop participation. 2) Discusses the current and future trends in…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Matthew Clifford, JLL; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center; Jason Haase, LMN Architects; Victor Madeira Filho, Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados;…
Interview: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China.
Monthly Video: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China. View the extended interview here.
City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
In our journey from Chicago to New York, the United States, South Africa, Europe, the Mideast to Asia/China, the tall building has always been tied intrinsically to its time, place, and context. The design strategies pursued are developed from those…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
Interview: The Green Retrofit of the Empire State Building
22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle
Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Dan talks about the green retrofit of the Empire State Building in New York, as well as…
What Every Tenant Wants
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago
In parts of the world, higher levels of sustainable building performance is being driven by legislation. In other parts, including the US, it is primarily being driven by tenant and market demand. As the heat of both the office and residential market…
Session 2 - The Changing Economics of Tall Sustainability Q & A
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S2 speaker panel consisting of: Steve Watts, Partner / Tall Buildings Leader, Davis Langdon, London; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago; and Garrett A. Miller, President, Hill International Real…

Papers/Research

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; William Baker, SOM; Santiago Calatrava, Calatrava International; Rob Devereux, ICD Brookfield Management Ltd, et al.
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…
Why Healthy Workplaces Matter
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; Robert S. Best, JLL
Employers are realizing that workplaces have an immense impact on productivity. And, because people typically represent about 90% of a company’s costs, even a slight improvement in productivity hits the bottom-line in a very big way. The focus is…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Samuel So, Colin Dowall & Michael George, JLL
China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the unrivaled leader in the development of tall buildings on an unprecedented scale in terms of their number, geographic distribution,…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Global Best Practice for Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within Their Communities
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Michael George, Richard Fennell & Eric Lee, JLL
Driven by diverse factors that include the constant march of urbanization, the changing demographic of the workforce, changes to the nature of city working, the continual blurring of our personal and professional lives and emerging expectations of…
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Matthew Clifford, Peter Hilderson & Chris Wallbank, JLL
This paper examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case studies and workshop participation. 2) Discusses the current and future trends in building…
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; John Harris, Jones Lang LaSalle
Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the market and the Kingdom’s growing interest in building tall.

JLL Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 29 Completed4 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 8 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 15 Years
Most Common Function office, 26 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 13 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving JLL

1   Ping An Finance Center 2017 599 m Shenzhen
2   Citic Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
3   Empire State Building 1931 381 m New York City
4   Aon Center 1973 346 m Chicago
5   Chongqing World Financial Center 2015 339 m Chongqing
6   Tianjin Modern City Office Tower 2016 338 m Tianjin
7   China World Tower 2010 330 m Beijing
8   Deji Plaza 2013 324 m Nanjing
9   Rongmin Financial Center 2022 300 m Xi’an
10   Dongguan TBA Tower 2013 289 m Dongguan
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving JLL, Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., LaSalle Investment Management