Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Otis Elevator Company

1 Bligh Street

1 Bligh Street, Sydney

While not the tallest building on Sydney’s skyline, 1 Bligh Street stands out for its many sustainability features, including a double-skin curtain wall.

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Milan

The Allianz Tower is a thin, rectangular tower that features a convex, gently curving glass facade and emphasizes its four steel buttresses as a primary structural element.

American Furniture Mart

American Furniture Mart, Chicago

American Furniture Mart was the largest building in the world when it was completed in 1926, encompassing the entire block between Lake Shore Drive and McClurg Court.

Aqua Tower

Aqua Tower, Chicago

The signature cantilevered balconies are breathtaking and exemplary of where concrete technology can take tall building design today.

Atlantic Wharf

Atlantic Wharf, Boston

Standing at 139 meters, Atlantic Wharf was completed in 2011 and was the first LEED platinum high-rise in Boston.

Aura at College Park

Aura at College Park, Toronto

Standing at 271m, Aura held the title of Canada's tallest residential building upon completion in 2014.

Bank of America Corporate Center

Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte

When it was completed in 1992, Bank of America Corporate Center became the tallest building in North Carolina, standing at 265m.

Beijing Yintai Centre

Beijing Yintai Centre, Beijing

Located in the core Beijing central business district, the three towered structure has a central tower rising 250m high.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

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.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building, New York City

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, and was the tallest for eleven months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.

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.

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower, Melbourne

The Eureka Skydeck 88 observation deck provides stunning views of Melbourne from atop, at the time of completion, the city's tallest building.

Guangzhou IFC

Guangzhou IFC, Guangzhou

Guangzhou IFC is a landmark tower which defines the emerging international strength of China’s third city and serves as a landmark for Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town’s main axis.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, Charlotte

This 200 meter office building is situated atop a 15-floor podium and has a reverse floorplate design.

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.

Maslak Spine Tower

Maslak Spine Tower, Istanbul

Spine Tower makes a genuine contribution to the city’s skyline and embraces Istanbul’s epic panorama from different angles.

Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

The building’s siting and its evocative curving shape are performance driven, and represent an example of a 21st century tower that responds responsibly to local climactic conditions.

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

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.

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.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi

Sky Tower is a 292 meter tall skyscraper in Abu Dhabi that was the city's tallest building when it completed in 2010.

Soyak Tower

Soyak Tower, Istanbul

Soyak Kristal Kule is a high-rise office tower project located in Levent, the main commercial district of Istanbul.

Swanston Square Apartment Tower

Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Melbourne

The Swanston Square Apartment Tower’s façade features the face of Aboriginal artist and civil rights leader Elder William Barak.

The Bow

The Bow, Calgary

The Bow is both stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint, especially in the context of a harsh northern climate.

The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center, Chicago

Over forty years after its completion, the John Hancock Center has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized skyscrapers and an iconic example.

Torre Caja Madrid

Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid

Designed by Lord Norman Foster, Torre Caja Madrid is the tallest building in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex.

Torre Europa

Torre Europa, Madrid

Torre Europa is located in Madrid's business district, situated next to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, featuring restaurants on the lower levels.

Torre Europa

Torre Europa, Madrid

Torre Europa is located in Madrid's business district, situated next to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, featuring restaurants on the lower levels.

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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer

Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer

18 May 2017, Chicago – The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A…

New Parker Fulton Market Tower Up For Sale in Chicago

New Parker Fulton Market Tower Up For Sale in Chicago

19 Apr 2017, Chicago – The developers of the 29-story Parker Fulton Market – a 227-unit residential building…

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…

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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer
18 May 2017 – Chicago, United States
The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and…
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New Parker Fulton Market Tower Up For Sale in Chicago
19 Apr 2017 – Chicago, United States
The developers of the 29-story Parker Fulton Market – a 227-unit residential building located at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted Streets – have put the "For Sale…
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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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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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Cladding Installation Continues on Topped Out Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin
20 Mar 2017 – Tianjin, China
Cladding is climbing on the Goldin Finance 117 following its topping out in 2015. Like other major Asian skyscrapers, this tower is designed to be the center of a new CBD…
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Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne
9 Nov 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in…
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Billionaire Buys $550 Million Madrid Skyscraper
3 Oct 2016 – Madrid, Spain
Amancio Ortega, thought to be Europe’s richest man, has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers, the Torre Cepsa, for USD$550 million through his property…
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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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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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Engineering Expert Describes Skyslide Structure on LA’s U.S. Bank Tower
16 Aug 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th…
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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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Madrid’s Edificio España Sold for More Than $292 Million
21 Jul 2016 – Madrid, Spain
A Chinese real estate group has agreed to sell Edificio España in Madrid to a Spanish investment group for more than $292 million after feuding with city officials for…
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Israel’s Next Largest Office Building Nears Completion in Tel Aviv
14 Jul 2016 – Tel Aviv, Israel
The developer behind Tel Aviv's three-tower Azrieli Center, which contains some of Israel's tallest buildings, is currently building the country's largest office tower,…
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U.S. Bank Tower’s Glass SkySlide Now Open in Los Angeles
28 Jun 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower’s new SkySlide – a glass slide suspended 305 meters above downtown Los Angeles – is now open for business. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the…
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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center Shopping Naming Rights to Fund Plaza Redevelopment
23 May 2016 – Chicago, United States
The owner of Chicago's John Hancock Center is shopping the naming rights for the 47-year-old skyscraper to pay for a proposed $10 million plaza redevelopment. The deal…
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World’s Tallest Elevator Testing Tower Planned for Shanghai
10 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
An elevator manufacturer plans to build a 270-meter-high above-ground elevator test tower, anticipated to be the tallest in the world upon completion. The test tower will…
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U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles Plans Glass-Bottomed “Skyslide”
2 Mar 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The owners of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles are building a "Skyslide" as a part of a $50 million "Skyspace" renovation, transforming several floors of the building…
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Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to Expand its Footprint with Massive Floating Deck Shipped from Finland
26 Jan 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s iconic sail-shaped hotel, the Burj Al Arab, is about to undergo a dramatic expansion of its footprint with the addition of a huge 5,000-ton deck extending out…
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New Jersey’s Future Tallest Tower Downsizes by 15 Meters
20 Jan 2016 – Jersey City, United States
The skyscraper set for 99 Hudson Street on Jersey City's waterfront has been knocked down 15 meters, now 271 meters. Additionally, it’s no longer 95 stories, but will…
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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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Goldin Finance 117 Tops Out in Tianjin
24 Sep 2015 – Tianjin, China
Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China, has topped out at 597 meters. The building is among the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction…
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Architecture Competition Will Overhaul a Notorious Parisian Skyscraper
10 Sep 2015 – Paris, France
Soon, you may not be able to recognize Paris’s most controversial building, Tour Montparnasse, as an architectural competition was recently announced to revamp the tower…
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Owner of Madrid’s Landmark Edificio España Wants It Torn Down and Rebuilt
24 Jul 2015 – Madrid, Spain
In 2014, Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group bought the Edificio España, a historic 25-story building, for $290 million. Now they want to tear down 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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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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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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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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Extreme Gardening Research Progressing On Top Of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
25 Mar 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
For the past eight months, ecological artist Lloyd Godman and his team have been breaking new ground on top of Eureka Tower. They have installed eight Tillandsia plants…
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William Barak Apartment Tower Portrait Revealed in Melbourne
3 Mar 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
An 85-meter portrait of indigenous leader William Barak has been carved into the balconies of a new 530-unit apartment building at the former Carlton United Brewery site…
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41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop
17 Dec 2014 – Chicago, United States
Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range…
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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Sale of a Landmark Madrid Skyscraper Puts Spain on the Map for Chinese Investors
23 Sep 2014 – Madrid, Spain
The purchase of the 25-story Edificio España by the Dalian Wanda Group for $340 million is seen as evidence that the Spain’s property market is on the mend — and that the…
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Air Plant Experiment Happening Atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
10 Sep 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A biological experiment that aims to measure the viability of air plants at skyscraper heights is taking place atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower. The experiment will measure…
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New Yorkers Can Control Two Skyscraper Lights with Mobile App
21 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer Douglas Durst is letting New Yorkers have controls to the lights atop two midtown skyscrapers — Bank of America Tower and 4 Times Square. Users can manipulate…
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Glistening Residential Tower Opens in Warsaw
22 Jul 2014 – Warsaw, Poland
The Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 luxury residential tower is now open. The building is designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm JAHN and is the first structure in…
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Los Angeles’ Tallest Building to Get Observation Deck
17 Jul 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck will provide visitors with a…
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John Hancock Center Owners Want to Rock Chicago’s Streets
18 Jun 2014 – Chicago, United States
One of the owners of the John Hancock Center has proposed a glass-enclosed, diamond-shaped structure in front of the skyscraper, in which musicians would entertain crowds…
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Video: Chicago’s John Hancock Center Tilts for Thrills
12 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Chicago’s John Hancock Center has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to skyscraper thrills with its newest attraction, Tilt, a window that actually tilts out over the…
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Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
23 Apr 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In an event that claimed the new Guinness World Record title of Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, two men took the jump of a lifetime off the 828-meter Burj…
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Wang Jianlin to Purchase Historic Skyscraper in Madrid
20 Mar 2014 – Madrid, Spain
The wealthiest man in China, Wang Jianlin, bid 260 million euros (US$362 million) for Edificio Espana, a 117-meter historic office tower in Madrid, which has been…
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Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A recent report that found Hong Kong and Tokyo to be most expensive cities to rent skyscraper floor-space, also finds the United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu…
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Half-Vacant U.S. Bank Building in L.A. Plans Reuse Reinvention
4 Mar 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
Overseas Union Enterprise, the developer that bought the U.S. Bank Building last year, has hired architecture firm Gensler to adapt the commercial building into a…
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What Will Future Generations See on Yonge Street?
28 Feb 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The Globe and Mail reports that tall buildings on Toronto's Yonge Street chronicle the history of architecture, with creativity that steeply drops as modern homogenous…
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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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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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Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa
2 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Always a place where “size matters,” Dubai kicked off 2014 with an appropriately gigantic fireworks display, launching more than 500,000 incendiaries in six minutes. The…
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Historic LeVeque Tower to be Renovated
12 Dec 2013 – Columbus, United States
One of the first skyscrapers to grace the Ohio capital’s skyline is due for a major renovation. The 1927 LeVeque Tower, originally known as the American Insurance Union…
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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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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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Seattle’s Next Tallest Planned
6 Dec 2013 – Seattle, United States
Real estate developer Greg Smith plans to build a 77-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, on a site where a popular 30-year-old restaurant, the Metropolitan Grill,…
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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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Woolworth Updates Approved by Council
5 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has approved the development of two new pavilions at Alchemy Properties' redesigned Woolworth Building. The terraces will flank the 29th floor…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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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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Chinese Investors Purchase One Chase Manhattan Plaza
21 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Chinese firm Fosun International Ltd., one of the largest private-investment companies in China, has purchased One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Fosun will pay JPMorgan…
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Aqua Doppel-Gang-er Sprouting in Houston
1 Oct 2013 – Houston, United States
PM Realty has started construction in Houston on a 40-story high-rise which is drawing criticism due to its close resemblance to Studio Gang's famed Aqua Tower in Chicago…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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Obituary: Lake Point Tower's George Schipporeit Dies
30 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
At the age of 80, iconic Chicago architect George Schipporeit, co-designer of the Lake Point Tower and former Dean of the IIT College of Architecture, died Thursday,…
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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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One Chase Manhattan Plaza on the Market
19 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
JP Morgan Chase & Co. is selling its former headquarters, the 60-story 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza in lower Manhattan. The tower, containing 2.2 million square feet (204,000…
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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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John Hancock Center Sale Indicates Depreciated Value
27 Jun 2013 – Chicago, United States
San Antonio-based real estate firm The Lynd Co. and its partners closed a deal for 900,000 square feet (83,000 square meters) of space at the 100-story John Hancock…
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Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
26 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Google has taken its Street View imagery to the top of the Burj Khalifa, under the direction of Pascal Malite, Street View Program Manager. Google spent three days at the…
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Video: Watch the Climb to the Top
10 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photographer Joe McNally recently captured a series of dizzying images from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. He has also released an interesting…
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The Bow Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Calgary
6 Jun 2013 – Calgary, Canada
After being partially open for a few months, Calgary's tallest building celebrated its official grand opening Tuesday, June 4. At 238 meters (779 feet), the Foster +…
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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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Video: King Kong Comes to Australian Tower
23 May 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
Stunt actress Leigh-Anne Vizer posed in the giant hand of King Kong high above the city of Melbourne as part of a PR stunt for the new theater production of King Kong:…
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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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Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa
7 May 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan climbed to the top of the 828-meter (2,722-foot) Burj Khalifa last week with plans to photograph the city. When he arrived at the…
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Minneapolis' Tallest Sold for $253 million
29 Apr 2013 – Minneapolis, United States
The Philip Johnson-designed IDS Center tower in downtown Minneapolis has been sold. Florida-based Beacon Investment Properties and its Israeli partner companies purchased…
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The Woolworth Building Celebrates a Century of Commerce
25 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Yesterday, April 24, New York celebrated the centennial of a building that changed its skyline: Cass Gilbert's Woolworth Building. Originally planned to be 16 stories,…
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Photographer Celebrates Woolworth's Beauty
19 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Photographer Bob Estremera of Foto Architectura has produced a series of images documenting the recently renovated Woolworth Building, which turns 100 years old next week…
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Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
17 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A recent video posted on YouTube of Dubai's Burj Khalifa records what it's like to be in the tower while experiencing the strong winds of a storm. The building, which is…
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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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Indonesian Investors Buy Half-empty US Bank Tower
12 Mar 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles's US Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, has sold for $367.5 million to Singapore-based hotel and property group Overseas Union…
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Seattle's Oldest Tower Celebrates Recovery
20 Feb 2013 – Seattle, United States
In 2012, just 19 percent of the office space was let in Seattle's oldest skyscraper, Smith Tower. A year later, occupancy has risen to 50 percent and is likely to…
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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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Photographer Offers Panoramic Views from Burj Khalifa
29 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan has produced a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, providing stunning views of the Dubai landscape. The image…
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Video: World’s Tallest Building Celebrates New Year
2 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, welcomed in the new year with an appropriately Dubai-scale fireworks display. The light show was accompanied by a performance…
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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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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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One Bligh Street Receives Another Award
30 Nov 2012 – Sydney, Australia
The CTBUH 2012 Best Tall Building in Asia & Australasia, 1 Bligh Street, has received ‘The International High-rise Award 2012’ from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum. The…
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Charlotte's Tallest Tower Turns 20
25 Oct 2012 – Charlotte, United States
Charlotte's tallest building, the Bank of America Corporate Center, turned 20 years old yesterday. At 60 stories, the building, designed to be a skyscraper and not merely…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…
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Detroit Celebrates Two Imminent Residential Openings
16 Oct 2012 – Detroit, United States
The highly anticipated redevelopment of the Broderick Tower, 124 apartments on the edge of Detroit's CBD, is now just days from opening to tenants, property manager Eric…
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Documentary Chronicles the Ascent of 1 Bligh Street
10 Oct 2012 – Sydney, Australia
Photography and communications firm Hyatt and Associates has produced a 53-minute documentary on the 1 Bligh Street Office Tower, the winner of the 2012 CTBUH Best Tall…
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Bloomberg Calls for New Height Limits in New York City
8 Oct 2012 – New York city, United States
Hoping to spark a new era of skyscraper development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked for sweeping changes in zoning for the historic 70-block neighborhood…
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Shanghai Tower Elevators Receive Three Guinness World Records Following CTBUH Research
1 Jan 1970 – Shanghai, China
In late 2016, the CTBUH confirmed that the elevator systems at Shanghai Tower achieved the following three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles: Fastest Elevator Travel Speed,…

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3-5 Jul 2017, Event Invite – CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, is…

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

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…

Otis Elevator Company at CTBUH

CTBUH 2017 Asia Pacific Seminar Series: Tall & Green
3-5 Jul 2017, Singapore – Event Invite
CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, is hosting a multi-city seminar on Tall and Green: Design, Operation, and Regeneration.
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.
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 India: Fire and Life Safety Event Report
22 Jul 2016, Mumbai – Event Report
The CTBUH India Chapter, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI), held a seminar and discussion forum on July 22 at the Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai.
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 Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
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 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.

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Richard Pulling

Richard Pulling

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Farmington, United States

Zbigniew Jerry Piech

Zbigniew Jerry Piech

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Paul Stranieri

Paul Stranieri

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

CTBUH Leaders at Otis Elevator Company

Richard Pulling

Richard Pulling

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Farmington, United States

Zbigniew Jerry Piech

Zbigniew Jerry Piech

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Paul Stranieri

Paul Stranieri

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Vijay Jayachandran

Vijay Jayachandran

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Farmington, United States

Yvonne Martin

Yvonne Martin

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Hartford, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving Otis Elevator Company

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 7: Technical & Social Issues Q&A

20 Dec 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Vijay Jayachandran, Otis Elevator Company; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Ada Y.S. Fung, Hong Kong Housing Authority; Kwok-chung Choi, Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

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“Informative Design” – Personalized Elevators in the Information Age

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Bora Gulan, Eric Peterson, Robert Costabile & Justin Tang, Otis Elevator Company

Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company

Use of Elevators During Emergencies

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Paul Stranieri & David McColl, Otis; Geeta Bora, UTC Building & Industrial Systems; Art Hsu, United Technologies Research Center

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Videos

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 7: Technical & Social Issues Q&A
20 Dec 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Vijay Jayachandran, Otis Elevator Company; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Ada Y.S. Fung, Hong Kong Housing Authority; Kwok-chung Choi, Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Vijay Jayachandran of Otis Elevator Company; Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City; Ada Y.S. Fung of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Kwok-chung Choi of the Hong Kong Fire Services…
Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company
This presentation introduces the new approach to design and construction of permanent magnet elevator machines targeting super high-rise buildings. The increased demand for high-rise buildings poses challenges to designers, manufacturers and…
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.
Use of Elevators During Emergencies
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David McColl, Otis
This presentation explores evacuation improvement opportunities achieved through inter-operation of various systems in tall buildings. Tall buildings comprise many highly intelligent systems that can be interconnected to provide an efficient and…
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…

Papers/Research

“Informative Design” – Personalized Elevators in the Information Age
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Bora Gulan, Eric Peterson, Robert Costabile & Justin Tang, Otis Elevator Company
Over the years, elevators have become faster, safer, more intelligent, and highly energy efficient. They are now a way of life, and their design is quite mature. We are now entering a phase of “Informative Design,” where information is the new…
Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company
This paper introduces the new approach to design and construction of permanent magnet elevator machines targeting super high-rise buildings. The increased demand for high-rise buildings poses challenges to designers, manufacturers and maintenance…
Use of Elevators During Emergencies
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Paul Stranieri & David McColl, Otis; Geeta Bora, UTC Building & Industrial Systems; Art Hsu, United Technologies Research Center
This paper explores evacuation improvement opportunities achieved through inter-operation of various systems in tall buildings. Tall buildings comprise many highly intelligent systems that can be interconnected to provide an efficient and versatile…
Enahnced Elevator Operation During Emergency Conditions
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Louis Bialy, Otis Elevator Company
This paper focuses on the complex issue of occupant safety in buildings during emergencies has been the subject of debate amongst enforcing authorizes, building owners, emergency personnel and bode bodies for many years. The tragic events of…

Otis Elevator Company Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 96 Completed8 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 21 Completed3 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 27 Years
Most Common Function office, 64 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 46 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

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