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Featured Buildings Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

1360 Post Oak Tower

1360 Post Oak Tower, Houston

Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects designed 4 Oaks Place, which consists of 1330 Post Oak Boulevard, BHP Billiton Tower, Wells Fargo Tower, and the Interfin Building.

777 Tower

777 Tower, Los Angeles

The 777 Tower, rising from the corner of South Figueroa and West Eighth Streets is the sixth tallest high rise in Los Angeles. It epitomizes the Postmodern use of a stretched skin style

Abeno Harukas

Abeno Harukas, Osaka

The 300 meter skyscraper features open spaces that let in natural light and air, and rooftop green space.

Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower

Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, Tokyo

As tall buildings become more necessary in dense, earthquake-prone regions, the integration of controls within the building to prevent damage and collapse will become a high priority.

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.

One Canada Square

One Canada Square, London

This 236m skyscraper, located in Canary Wharf, was the tallest building in the United Kingdom from its completion in 1991 until it was surpassed by The Shard.

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.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

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

Torre Costanera

Torre Costanera, Santiago

At 300 meters, Torre Costanera is South America's first supertall building and upon completion was the second tallest building in the southern hemisphere behind Q1 in Sydney.

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About Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

From the World Financial Center in New York to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, Pelli Clarke Pelli has had the great fortune to design many prestigious projects.

Their portfolio includes retail and mixed-​use projects, academic buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, residences and master plans, and they have served private clients, businesses, institutions and government agencies.

Their work has received critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award, the highest honor for an architectural practice. In 1995, the American Institute of Architects awarded Cesar Pelli the Gold Medal, its highest honor for an individual. In 2004, the firm was given the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Petronas Towers.

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Connected Global News

Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago

Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago

23 Jun 2017, Chicago – The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building…

LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower

LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower

8 May 2017, San Francisco – At a Planning Commission hearing on May 4, the city considered a proposal for a…

Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City

Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City

21 Apr 2017, New York City – In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter…

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Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago
23 Jun 2017 – Chicago, United States
The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews…
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LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower
8 May 2017 – San Francisco, United States
At a Planning Commission hearing on May 4, the city considered a proposal for a light display designed by a San Francisco-based LED artist for the top of the 326-meter…
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Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City
21 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter climb. Now, new renderings of the tower’s porte-cochere and swimming pool have been…
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San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out
6 Apr 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-…
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Second Wolf Point Tower Sets Groundbreaking Date in Chicago
9 Mar 2017 – Chicago, United States
News that the 48-story Wolf Point West tower is up for sale comes with a second exciting bit of information: the next phase of the project – an even taller residential…
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Construction Contractor Named for San Antonio’s Frost Tower
7 Mar 2017 – San Antonio, United States
Weston Urban, KDC and TRT Holdings Inc. are developing Frost Tower in San Antonio, and now Clark Construction has won the contract to build the 440,000-square-foot (41,…
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Architects Release Revised Designs for Transbay Tower in San Francisco
9 Feb 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clark Pelli with HKS Architects has made design revisions to their Transbay Parcel F proposal, the final building expected to rise within the transformative…
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Trinity Church Reveals Plans for Office Tower to Rise behind Historic Church
25 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
Behind the historic steeple of Trinity Church, which was the city’s tallest building until 1890, will soon rise a modern, 26-story, mixed-use tower. New renderings have…
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Construction Scheduled for Wolf Point’s Second Tower in Chicago
30 Sep 2016 – Chicago, United States
The developers behind the multi-tower Wolf Point complex are planning to launch the construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017 – the second of three planned…
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San Antonio's Frost Bank Tower Receives Preliminary Approval, Pending Minor Changes
21 Jul 2016 – San Antonio, United States
Plans for the 23-story Frost Bank Tower have received unanimous conceptual approval from the local Historic Design and Review Commission; however, commissioners did urge…
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Office and Residential Tower Proposed above South Station in Boston
17 May 2016 – Boston, United States
A new partnership is poised to take action in an attempt to build a high-rise over Boston's South Station transit hub. The joint venture has proposed a 51-story mixed-use…
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Wolf Point's Eastern Tower to Break Ground by Early 2017 in Chicago
22 Apr 2016 – Chicago, United States
Fresh off the success of the 486-foot (148-meter) Wolf Point West Tower at the confluence of the Chicago River’s three branches, developers are looking to proceed with…
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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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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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Redesigned 245-Meter Tower Proposed for Midtown, New York City
11 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
New plans for 138 East 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan have been revealed. The project will now be a condominium tower, and has received a significant height boost. It…
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New Designs Revealed for Wolf Point Towers in Chicago
15 Jul 2015 – Chicago, United States
Construction is well underway on Wolf Point West Tower, which will be one of a trio of new buildings coming to the site, but the two other towers have just been given a…
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Renderings Released for 1 West End Avenue in New York’s Riverside Center
11 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Full renderings have been released for Manhattan’s 1 West End, a high-rise that will occupy the southeast corner of a broader 2,500-apartment development, Riverside…
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Pelli-Designed Office Tower Planned for Boston
3 Oct 2014 – Boston, United States
A glass skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects would bring 528 feet (161 meters) of curvy glass to the corner of Congress and New Sudbury streets in Boston…
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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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New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania May Still Fall for 15 Penn Plaza Towers
7 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Steve Roth, chief of developer Vornado, revealed on August 5 that financial firms have approached his company about resurrecting its plans to raze the famed Hotel…
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FMC Tower Breaks Ground in Philadelphia
27 Jun 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
The long-awaited high-rise tower on Walnut Street in Philadelphia has broken ground and will be referred to as the FMC Tower, named after the twin headquarters of…
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Boston Developer Proposes $1 Billion Two-Tower Project for Harbor Garage Site
26 Jun 2014 – Boston, United States
Boston developer Don Chiofaro is proposing a $1 billion project, which calls for a 600-foot (183-meter) residential tower and a 550-foot (168-meter) office tower, for a…
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San Francisco’s SOMA Hosts 16 High-Rises in Development
3 Jun 2014 – San Francisco, United States
HomesSF.com points out the significance of the level of development in the South-of-Market Area (SOMA). It took 60 years to develop 21 high-rises in the financial…
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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You
14 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Software company Salesforce.com will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be…
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Skyscraper Attempts to Top its Own Record as Video-Game Screen
12 Mar 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Last year, the Guinness World Record for largest video-game screen was set with Pong played on one face of the 133-meter Cira Centre skyscraper in Philadelphia; this year…
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Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Osaka
6 Mar 2014 – Osaka, Japan
Abeno Harukas, which at 300 meters qualifies as supertall, opens in Japan this week, and will surpass the 296-meter Landmark Tower in Yokohama in height to achieve “…
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Mediterranean Coastal City Malaga Singularly Allows Skyscrapers
31 Jan 2014 – Malaga, Spain
Malaga is now accepting construction proposals for structures 22-35 stories tall under the city's new standards of approval, which towers over neighboring coastal towns…
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Greenland Investing in Two London Towers
9 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Chinese real-estate giant Greenland Group is planning to build two high-rises in East London, one of which will be the tallest building in Canary Wharf; the other will…
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Marriott to Open Japan’s Highest Hotel Suite
11 Dec 2013 – Osaka, Japan
Marriott Hotels plans to offer Japan’s highest hotel suite on the 55th floor of the soon-to-open Abeno Harukas tower. For the princely sum of 350,000 yen ($3,410), guests…
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Skyscraper Video Game Sets World Record
25 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The college professor who played a supersized video game on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper now holds a Guinness world record for his project. Drexel University…
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Pennsylvania Developer Launches FMC Tower
5 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Brandywine Realty has announced it will develop the 47-story FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a skyscraper project which could become the sixth-tallest building in…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Opening Day Announced for Japan's Tallest
23 Oct 2013 – Osaka, Japan
The Kintetsu Corp. has set March 7, 2014, as the opening date for its Abeno Harukas skyscraper, which is set to be Japan's tallest building upon completion. Located in…
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BHP Billiton Constructing Its Newest Office Tower
11 Oct 2013 – Houston, United States
Developers have broken ground on what will be a 30-story office tower in Houston's Uptown neighborhood. The property will house employees of BHP Billiton when it's…
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Developers Launch Tower at Triangular Site
1 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Developers have set in motion plans to build a tower as tall as 672 feet (205 meters) at a triangular site at 30 Marsh Wall, near Canary Wharf, approximately 1,640 feet (…
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Iconic Buildings Become Pawns in Skyline Chess
28 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Iconic London architecture becomes kings, queens and pawns in Skyline Chess Set, by Ian Flood & Chriss Prosser. Famous and cherished structures of the city, including The…
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Church to Invest Millions in Pelli Tower Project
26 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has been chosen to design a new mixed-use ministry building and condo tower for Manhattan's Trinity Church. The parish decided to invest in…
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Qatar Takes Major Stake in Porta Nuova
21 May 2013 – Milan, Italy
Qatar Holding has officially bought a 40 percent stake in Milan's real estate project, Porta Nuova, for an undisclosed sum, developer Hines Italia announced. Porta Nuova…
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Philly Skyscraper Plays Part in Pong Projection
8 Apr 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Drexel University Professor Frank Lee has commandeered Philadelphia's Cira Centre, a 437-foot glass skyscraper, for a supersized game of Pong. The video game will be…
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Transbay Façade Transformed from Glass to Aluminum
3 Apr 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clarke Pelli, architects of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, has updated the design of the podium façade. Instead of a transparent, sinuous glass façade,…
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San Francisco Welcomes Future Tallest
28 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Yesterday, San Francisco celebrated the groundbreaking of the Transbay Transit Tower. The 1,070-foot tower at First and Mission, which, if completed tomorrow, would be…
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Boston Properties Takes Transbay Terminal
21 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Boston Properties has replaced Hines as the main developer of Transbay Tower, slated to be San Francisco’s tallest building. Hines reduced its ownership interest in the…
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One of Three Wolf Point Towers Approved
28 Jan 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chicago city planners approved one tower of the three-tower development backed by the Kennedy family for Chicago's coveted Wolf Point. Developers will first build the 50-…
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Chile’s Tallest Building Nears Completion
13 Dec 2012 – Santiago, Chile
South America’s future tallest building, the 70-story Gran Torre Costanera Center in Santiago, Chile, is attracting controversy, the AFP reports. The $1 billion Cesar…
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Transbay May Be Joined by Sibling Tower
7 Dec 2012 – San Francisco, United States
A 52-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Transit Center District Plan area of San Francisco. The Heller Manus-designed 700-foot (213-meter) 181 Fremont…
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Kennedy Family Revises Chicago Tower Plan
2 Nov 2012 – Chicago, United States
Faced with a laundry list of complaints from neighbors, the development team behind a three-tower project on the Chicago River has submitted new plans for the development…
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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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Transit Center Officially Receives Final Approval
19 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's Planning Commission on Thursday gave its final approval to plans to build the 1,070-foot (326-meter) tall Transbay Tower, the San Francisco Examiner…
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Transbay Tower Defeats Another Round of Naysaying
16 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
The San Francisco Planning and the Recreation and Park Commissions have agreed that the shadow of the proposed Transbay Tower at 101 First St. won't have a significant or…

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

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

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects at CTBUH

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.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
CCHRB Addresses Question: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”
12 Jun 2014, Chicago – Event Report
A recent seminar of CCHRB, co-sponsored by CTBUH, thoroughly examined the question of how cities should deal with existing, outdated tall buildings.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
Discovering Asia, from Moscow
23 Apr-2 May 2009, Shanghai – Tour Report
Elena Shuvalova, the CTBUH Country Representative for Russia reports on the 4th Russian Intellectual Business.

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Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New Haven, United States

Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 1995
New Haven, United States

Aicha Woods

Aicha Woods

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2017
New Haven, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Finalist

The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response

4 Feb 2010 – CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
Antony Wood, CTBUH

Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli

20 Nov 2008 – 2008 Awards Ceremony Interviews
Larry Ng, Pelli Clarke Pelli

An Aesthetics of Sustainability

Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference
Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates

Life Safety System Design for the Petronas Twin Towers

Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference
Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates

Papers/Research

An Aesthetics of Sustainability
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
Cesar Pelli recently completed the design of two tall buildings: one in Madrid and one in the United Arab Emirates, both extreme climatic conditions. Both projects have to reconcile the desire for transparency with the demand for physical comfort and…
Life Safety System Design for the Petronas Twin Towers
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
One of the early design meetings of the Petronas Twin Towers was held in New York on the date of the first explosion at the World Trade Center in February 1993, when a truck packed with explosives detonated in the basement of the North Tower. The…

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 50 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 6 Completed3 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 14 Years
Most Common Function office, 39 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 19 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

1   Petronas Twin Tower 1 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Petronas Twin Tower 2 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
3   Riverview Plaza A1 2019 436 m Wuhan
4   Two International Finance Centre 2003 412 m Hong Kong
5   Baoneng Center 2018 327 m Shenzhen
6   Salesforce Tower 2018 326 m San Francisco
7   The Landmark 2013 324 m Abu Dhabi
8   Torre Costanera 2014 300 m Santiago
9   Abeno Harukas 2014 300 m Osaka
10   Key Tower 1991 289 m Cleveland
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   ARA City Light - 455 m Ningbo
2   Petronas Twin Tower 1 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
3   Petronas Twin Tower 2 1998 452 m Kuala Lumpur
4   Riverview Plaza A1 2019 436 m Wuhan
5   Two International Finance Centre 2003 412 m Hong Kong
6   15 Penn Plaza - 371 m New York City
7   Baoneng Center 2018 327 m Shenzhen
8   Salesforce Tower 2018 326 m San Francisco
9   The Landmark 2013 324 m Abu Dhabi
10   Torre Costanera 2014 300 m Santiago
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed