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Featured Buildings Involving Permasteelisa Group

180 Brisbane

180 Brisbane, Brisbane

180 Brisbane includes an imprint of the Brisbane River on its façade and a public plaza to integrate the ground plane with another building.

20 Fenchurch St

20 Fenchurch St, London

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

240 Blackfriars Road

240 Blackfriars Road, London

This building has flush, smooth and fully glazed façade which complements the buildings crystalline shape which is achieved by glass to glass joints.

300 North LaSalle

300 North LaSalle, Chicago

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

510 Madison

510 Madison, New York City

The modernist tower with clean facade lines and flexible interior spaces features a garden terrace on the 6th floor.

8 Chifley

8 Chifley, Sydney

This iconic tower pioneers the vertical village concept in Australia – delivering a flexible platform designed to support its tenants every need.

ADAC Headquarters

ADAC Headquarters, Munich

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

Aldar Headquarters

Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

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

Alto Vetro

Alto Vetro, Dublin

This 16 story waterfront residential tower stands at 51 meters and was completed in 2008.

Asia Square

Asia Square, Singapore

Asia Square's two towers, located in Marina Bay, are separated by The Cube, a landscaped indoor plaza.

Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel

Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel, Bangkok

Located within the former gardens of the British Embassy, the design draws on motifs and patterns found in traditional Thai architecture.

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, Chicago

The design concept defined an initial building to serve a company’s immediate needs and planned for vertical expansion in the future.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

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

C&D International Tower

C&D International Tower, Xiamen

The C&D International Tower anchors a comprehensive project, with great potential to form the new Central Business District for Xiamen.

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

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

Cooper Square Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel, New York City

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

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park, New York City

This Midtown hotel consists of two independent hotels vertically stacked and separated by a sky lobby.

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

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

Devon Energy Center

Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City

This building is remarkable, not only for its inherent design excellence, but for the seeming unlikelihood of its location.

ECB - European Central Bank

ECB - European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

European Central Bank's two towers are connected by a full-height atrium, referred to as the "vertical city."

Eight Spruce Street

Eight Spruce Street, New York City

A beautiful building, elegantly fitting into its Manhattan context, “New York by Gehry” at Eight Spruce Street uses the very latest in computer-enabled construction.

Eleven Times Square

Eleven Times Square, New York City

Eleven Times Square attempts to make a more sustainable model for an urban building.

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.

Evolution Tower

Evolution Tower, Moscow

The Evolution Tower is an unusual addition to Moscow’s fast-growing International Business Center on the Presnenskaya Embankment of the Moscow River.

Exchange Square

Exchange Square, Hong Kong

Exchange Square is a major development that sets the benchmark in Hong Kong for a prestigious, globally oriented, 24-hour business complex.

Goldin Financial Global Centre

Goldin Financial Global Centre, Hong Kong

Situated in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay, Goldin Financial Global Centre stands as the most energy efficient development in the CBD.

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo building incorporates large environmentally friendly and socially conscious spaces as part of a design objective to experiment with communal urban forms.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Heron Tower

Heron Tower, London

Heron Tower provides highly flexible work-spaces which support diverse tenant needs through a series of ten multi-story “villages”—with a full-height atrium at the heart of each.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

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

Larvotto

Larvotto, Hong Kong

The design of Larvotto is modeled upon a sleek, yacht-shaped design, one of the landmarks in the region.

Lumiere

Lumiere, Sydney

Located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, this 152 meter residential tower is the centerpiece of the Regent Place vertical village.

Madou Plaza

Madou Plaza, Brussels

This high-rise office building was originally completed in 1965, and is located on the Small Ring in Brussels.

Menara Telekom

Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur

Menara Telekom is shaped to represent a bamboo shoot and features 22 skygardens located every three floors.

New Babylon

New Babylon, The Hague

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

One Island East

One Island East, Hong Kong

In order to accommodate its supertall height, One Island East features 28 high-speed passenger lifts, six high-speed shuttle lifts, and one passenger lift.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the ambitious World Trade Center redevelopment, the symbolic 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises on the northwest corner of the Lower Manhattan site.

One57

One57, New York City

The complex design of this midtown Manhattan skyscraper reflects the structural requirements of a markedly elongated tower.

Post Tower

Post Tower, Bonn

Post Tower is a forward-looking high-rise for the 21st century: formally, technically, and ecologically advanced, and offering a high-quality work environment.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building

RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne

The defining element for the design of this academic building was its central site to Melbourne's CBD and has a 5 star green star rating.

Revel Resort and Casino

Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City

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

Riviera TwinStar Square

Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai

This building has a fantastic balance and poise. The towers stand out for the new spatial dimension they give to the “emptiness” that lies between them.

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.

SOCAR Tower

SOCAR Tower, Baku

SOCAR Tower has a free formed shape to follow the basic design concept but uses segmented elements based on the local infrastructure and constructability.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

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.

Shum Yip Upperhills

Shum Yip Upperhills, Shenzhen

Through the integration of greenery, Shum Yip Upperhills blurs the boundary between project, city and natural environment, responding to the climate and the history of Shenzhen.

Soyak Tower

Soyak Tower, Istanbul

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

Taipei 101

Taipei 101, Taipei

The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010 has since reinvented itself with a renovation that achieved LEED Platinum making it one of the world's greenest skyscrapers.

Tango Towers

Tango Towers, Hamburg

The Tango Towers, joined by a common core to constitute one building, were named because together the two towers make the form of a dancing couple.

The Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park produces a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself.

The Shard

The Shard, London

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

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates both highly technical green systems and channels for meaningful social interactions through a vertical column of two-story atriums.

Tour Dexia

Tour Dexia, Courbevoie

Completed in 2005 and standing at 143m, Tour Dexia is one of the few towers in the La Défense business district with an inclined roof.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

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

Villas in the Sky

Villas in the Sky, Riyadh

Villas in the Sky is situated in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh; the tower is also connected to skywalks, footbridges, and the Wadi Hanifa.

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Permasteelisa Group Connected Global News

Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

18 Oct 2017, New York City – The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's…

Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

16 Oct 2017, New York City – The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138…

One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side

One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side

29 Sep 2017, New York City – One Manhattan Square has officially topped out at 847 feet (258 meters) and 72…

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Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height
18 Oct 2017 – New York City, United States
The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's Manhattan West development, which will sit on the northwest corner of 31st Street and Ninth…
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Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories
16 Oct 2017 – New York City, United States
The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated.…
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One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side
29 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
One Manhattan Square has officially topped out at 847 feet (258 meters) and 72 floors, delivering New York City's "Lower" Lower East Side, a.k.a. Two Bridges, its first…
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Waterfront Residential Complex Designed for London's Greenwich Peninsula
18 Sep 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A complex of residential towers has been designed for London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The project comprises a series of cascading towers containing one-, two-, and three-…
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Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes
14 Sep 2017 – Hangzhou, China
A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous…
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Plans Lodged for Major London Office Complex Near Finsbury Circus
13 Sep 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have been lodged for a 750,000-square-foot (70,000-square-meter) office-led, mixed-use complex on the London City fringe near the Finsbury Circus park. It will rise…
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45 Park Place Gets Ready to Rise in New York’s Tribeca
25 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
Foundation work is progressing on 45 Park Place, a 43-story luxury condo high-rise under construction in Tribeca in New York City. The 50-unit tower will rise 213 meters…
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Despite Objections, Rotterdam May Get a New Skyscraper
21 Aug 2017 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
In early August 2017, the highest Dutch administrative court dismissed objections from locals to plans for a 215-meter tall mixed-use skyscraper in Rotterdam’s Zalmhaven…
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London's 20 Fenchurch Church Street Building Sold in Record-Breaking Deal
28 Jul 2017 – London, United Kingdom
London’s landmark 36-story “Walkie Talkie” building has broken records with its US$1.7 billion sale to a Hong Kong firm best known for making oyster sauce. The deal…
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New Images Revealed for 565 Broome SoHo Tower in New York City
28 Jul 2017 – New York City, United States
Currently under construction, 565 Broome SoHo is expected to open its doors in 2018. With sales now underway, further images of the development have been revealed,…
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First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt
27 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According…
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Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne
21 Jun 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square…
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New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York
18 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress…
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Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate
16 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given…
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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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Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Gets LED Art Installation Ahead of Opening
17 Apr 2017 – Chicago, United States
A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150…
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New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017
31 Mar 2017 – New York City, United States
After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the…
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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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Two-Tower Residential High-Rise Project Added to London’s Greenwich Peninsula
15 Mar 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for an ambitious new residential scheme featuring 400 residential units designed by Alison Brooks Architects for Knight Dragon’s…
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New Photos Reveal Progress on NYC’s Nearly Complete Madison Square Park Tower
22 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
New photos reveal progress on the glassy exterior and thinly sculpted form of the nearly completed Madison Square Park Tower – a slender 237-meter, 63-story apartment…
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New York’s 50 West Street Completes
14 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are…
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New Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 45 Park Place
10 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile,…
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Foundation Pours Advance Construction of Supertall Towers in New York and Chicago
7 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
On Saturday February 4, construction workers in New York and Chicago completed concrete foundation pours for One Vanderbilt and Vista Tower, respectively. The two…
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Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco
9 Dec 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021,…
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Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate
6 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck
5 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an…
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One Manhattan Square Launches Sales on New York’s Lower East Side
8 Nov 2016 – New York City, United States
Extell has teased the sales launch on its highly-anticipated development, One Manhattan Square, for months. Now, that day is finally here, with several listings live on…
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Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Announces its Completion in Lights
2 Nov 2016 – Hamburg, Germany
Elbphilharmonie has announced its completion to Hamburg in huge illuminated letters. The façade of the building was lit up to spell out "FERTIG" – German for "COMPLETED…
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Investors Proceed with 22 Bishopsgate in City of London
28 Oct 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The main investor of 22 Bishopsgate has said it will continue development of the skyscraper. The announcement follows reports that it would ask the scheme’s remaining…
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New York City Supertall Breaks Ground
18 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Moves Ahead as Financing is Secured
29 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
SL Green Realty Corp, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced that it has closed on $1.5 billion of construction financing for One Vanderbilt…
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New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
28 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its…
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Sales Launch for 565 Broome SoHo in New York
22 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
New renderings depicting the final design are now available for the 25-story, 115-unit mixed-use building under development at 565 Broome Street in Hudson Square. The…
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Construction Progressing on London's Scalpel
14 Sep 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Currently under construction, the 39-story tower at 52-54 Lime Street – known as The Scalpel – will climb 192 meters above the City of London, culminating with a peaked…
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Future of London’s 22 Bishopsgate Unclear as Investors Weigh Options
31 Aug 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Investors behind the 62-story 22 Bishopsgate tower project in the City of London are weighing their options; they could either stick to a plan to continue work, delay the…
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Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City
15 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower…
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Germany’s Tallest Building to Receive New Owner
15 Aug 2016 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A consortium of related companies has plans to buy Germany’s tallest skyscraper, the 259-meter Commerzbank Tower located in Frankfurt, in a transaction valued at more…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Back on Track after Grand Central Owner Withdraws Lawsuit
12 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
A settlement between two Midtown real-estate titans has cleared a major roadblock in the construction of a new 64-story skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal,…
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Renderings Revealed for Oceanwide Center Hotel Tower in San Francisco
8 Aug 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Renders have been revealed of the Foster + Partners’ design for the Waldorf Astoria hotel tower in San Francisco. Located in the South of Market (SoMa) district of the…
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Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai
27 Jul 2016 – Shanghai, China
A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway…
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Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed
26 Jul 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has…
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New Images of Luxury SoHo Residential Tower in New York Released
22 Jul 2016 – New York City, United States
New images of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first residential building in New York City have surfaced, showing off the façade and a few of its amenities. The 30-story…
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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Nears Completion in Chicago
12 Jul 2016 – Chicago, United States
Work is wrapping up on the new home for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, soon to be Streeterville’s newest medical building. With construction progressing on time…
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New Designs Revealed for Hong Kong’s Taikoo Place Redevelopment Project
8 Jul 2016 – Hong Kong, China
Swire Properties unveiled plans for its continued development of Taikoo Place, an HK$15 billion (USD$1.9 billion) investment that will see the developer further transform…
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Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open
27 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building…
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3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York
24 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final…
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Completion Date Scheduled for Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
20 Jun 2016 – Hamburg, Germany
Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of…
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Switzerland’s Next Tallest Building Planned for Basel
9 Jun 2016 – Basel, Switzerland
A pharmaceutical firm has received approval from the local parliament to construct a 205-meter office block, dubbed Roche Turm Bau 2. When it is completed in 2021, it…
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Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1 Purchased for $2.5 Billion
6 Jun 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
After being on the market since 2015, the 43-story Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore has been purchased for $2.5 billion in what is claimed to be the largest single-tower…
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New York City’s 3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Height
31 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The World Trade Center development is beginning to come together. One of the complex’s skyscrapers, 3 World Trade Center, has now reached supertall height, meaning it is…
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University of Technology Sydney Proposes Undulating High-Rise
20 May 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A proposal by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to replace an existing building at UTS’ campus in Ultimo has gone on exhibition for community consultation. Under…
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San Francisco Approves Plans for Oceanwide Center
13 May 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners has won planning approval for a pair of faceted glass skyscrapers in San Francisco, which will be among the tallest buildings in the city. The pair of…
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Manhattan’s 111 Murray Street Units On the Market
22 Apr 2016 – New York City, United States
Renderings of a 58-story, 241-meter condominium tower – called 111 Murray Street – have been revealed to entice buyers into purchasing one of the 157 luxury units. Unit…
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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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Bouygues to Build La Defensé Tower Funded by Emirati Investments
12 Apr 2016 – Courbevoie, France
Bouygues has won a €200 million (USD$227 million) order to build a 150-meter-tall tower in La Defensé, the financial district of Paris, that is being developed by the Abu…
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Developers Behind 22 Bishopsgate Win Controversial "Rights to Light" Battle
6 Apr 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Developers behind 22 Bishopsgate have won a controversial battle with neighboring landlords. City planners have overridden opposition from the community, which has…
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Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Up for Sale 10 Months Before Completion Date
25 Mar 2016 – Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-…
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Plaza Designs Approved for San Francisco’s Future Second-Tallest Skyscraper
21 Mar 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Oceanwide Center at 1st and Mission streets will feature two enormous high-rises – one slated to be the second-tallest building in San Francisco, at 277 meters. Now, city…
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Renderings Released for Manhattan West Skyscrapers in New York City
22 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
Architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released new renderings of Manhattan West – a mixed-use development including a trio of towers that will be built…
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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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Tallest French Tower Outside of Metro Paris Now Complete in Lyon
8 Jan 2016 – Lyon, France
Dominated for more than 30 years by the Tour de Credit Lyonnais, the skyline of Lyon now has a new pinnacle with the completion of the Tour Incity. The 200-meter…
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London’s 22 Bishopsgate Set for Approval
16 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London looks set to approve the proposed replacement for the partially-built Pinnacle tower. The 278-meter skyscraper has been recommended for approval by the…
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CapitaLand Pulls out of Talks to Buy Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1
5 Nov 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
After a November 4 announcement, Property developer CapitaLand has pulled out of talks to buy the Asia Square Tower 1 office building – a deal which could have been…
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Qatar Investment Authority Joins Brookfield’s $8.6 Billion Manhattan West Project in New York
2 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
As part of an expansion of its international holdings, Qatar Investment Authority has formed a joint ownership venture at Manhattan West, an $8.6 billion mixed-use…
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New Images Released of New York Skyscraper in Anticipation of Sales Launch
27 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Developers of Foster + Partners' residential tower in Manhattan have released new images in anticipation of a sales launch. The 63-story skyscraper, called 100 East 53rd…
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New Renderings Show Fresh Views of New York’s One Vanderbilt
14 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Preparations for One Vanderbilt are making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. Now, some new renderings give an…
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Height Added to 45 Park Place in New York After Design Update
28 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
The developer of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" has shifted his attention towards developing a luxury condominium tower on the site, which has recently undergone…
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Phase One of Roche’s Basel HQ Opens With 41-Story Office Tower
24 Sep 2015 – Basel, Switzerland
In Basel, global healthcare company Roche has opened a new office building that forms part of the firm’s expanded headquarters. Named Building 1, the 41-story tower is…
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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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Permission Granted for Two-Tower Paris Project
22 Sep 2015 – Paris, France
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., one of Canada’s largest property investors, has received permission from Paris City Hall to start building a two-tower development on the River…
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Richmond’s Newest Skyscraper Celebrates Grand Opening
22 Sep 2015 – Richmond, Virginia
Gateway Plaza, downtown Richmond’s newest office tower, celebrates its grand opening on September 23. US Senator Timothy Kaine heads a list of local and state officials…
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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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Topping-Out Ceremony Held at 200 George Street in Sydney
11 Sep 2015 – Sydney, Australia
The joint owners of 200 George Street held a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structural works for their landmark office building in Sydney’s…
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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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Downtown Pittsburgh’s Tower at PNC Plaza Set for October First Opening
24 Aug 2015 – Pittsburgh, United States
Downtown Pittsburgh's newest skyscraper is set for an October 1 opening. The date for the opening of the $400 million Tower at PNC Plaza was announced in an invitation…
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Demolition Begins on London’s Pinnacle
21 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
It was supposed to be the tallest building in the City of London. Instead, the Pinnacle skyscraper grew to just nine floors before falling victim to financial wrangling.…
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Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever
11 Aug 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it upright during a typhoon. On August 8, the building’s mass damper moved further than…
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Construction Underway on 35-Story Apartment High-Rise in San Francisco
4 Aug 2015 – San Francisco, United States
Hines and Invesco Real Estate recently began construction on 41 Tehama, a new 389,000-square-foot (36,000-square-meter) luxury, multi-family high-rise complex in San…
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The Westin Hamburg to be Housed Within the Elbphilharmonie
21 Jul 2015 – Hamburg, Germany
Starwood Hotels has announced that it will open The Westin Hamburg in the much-anticipated Elbphilharmonie in 2016. The 205-bedroom hotel will be housed within a glass-…
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Video Explores Singapore’s Next Tallest Building
8 Jul 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
A video documenting what will be Singapore’s tallest building upon completion has been revealed by developers Guocoland, exploring the 290-meter tower in more detail. The…
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Renovation Work Begins on 425 Park Avenue in New York City
30 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction work has begun on the renovation of 425 Park Avenue. Built atop a 31-story building of the same name, the design for the tower emphasizes occupant health and…
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TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs
23 Jun 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Financial Center Corp, which operates TAIPEI 101, said that it plans to replace all the traditional fluorescent tubes on the skyscraper’s external walls with LED…
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New York’s Nordstrom Tower Expected to Have Highest Roof in the US
18 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Nordstrom Tower, slated for completion in 2018, will be the highest tower in the nation by roof height, reports YIMBY. Developed by Extell, documents describe the tower's…
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Plans for London’s 22 Bishopsgate Presented to the Public
15 Jun 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 62-story tower that will replace the abandoned Pinnacle scheme in the City of London went on display June 15. The proposed building is 278 meters tall, 10…
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Ground Broken on 40-Story Skyscraper in Downtown Denver
11 Jun 2015 – Denver, United States
Denver’s skyline is about to change again after crews with international real estate firm Hines broke ground on a 40-story skyscraper on June 9. The 188-meter tower will…
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One World Trade Center Observation Deck Opens in New York
2 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center’s observation deck opened May 29, offering breathtaking sights from the nation’s tallest building. At 387 meters, it is now the highest observation…
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New York City Council Green Lights One Vanderbilt Place
28 May 2015 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council voted on May 27 to approve plans for One Vanderbilt Place, a 462-meter 64-story office tower just west of Grand Central Terminal, in exchange…
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Italian Bank Tower in Turin Opens to the Public
21 May 2015 – Turin, Italy
A 166-meter office building for the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has opened its doors in Turin after five years of construction. The building has been designed as an "…
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Nordstrom Tower Could Become Tallest in New York, Report Says
12 May 2015 – New York City, United States
A new report claims that 217 West 57th Street received a height boost that would make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. However, CTBUH has not ratified…
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Renderings Released for Nordstrom Tower in New York City
21 Apr 2015 – New York City, United States
Renderings of the tallest of Manhattan’s supertall towers have been revealed. The under-construction building has been dubbed “Nordstrom Tower” for the department store…
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One Vanderbilt Clears Another Hurdle in New York City
31 Mar 2015 – New York City, United States
The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the One Vanderbilt Place application for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' proposed 64-story office tower and the rezoning…
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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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Extreme Cyclist Pedals Up Taiwan’s Taipei 101
24 Mar 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan
A Guinness World Record holder has cycled up 3,139 steps in the Taipei 101 tower, formerly the tallest building in the world. Polish extreme cyclist Krystian Herba…
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London’s Guy’s Tower Reclaims Status As World’s Tallest Hospital
19 Mar 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Guy's Tower in London has undergone a series of renovations that have given the 1970s-era hospital an air of modernity. An art installation added to the roof increased…
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RSHP Reveals Tower Project in Bogotá
12 Mar 2015 – Bogotá, Colombia
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled its proposal for two 200-meter-tall towers in Bogotá, Colombia. The major mixed-use project, named Atrio, will be…
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London’s Pinnacle to Be Demolished and Built From Scratch in $460 Million Deal
19 Feb 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Under news plans, the current site of the Pinnacle with be demolished and a new skyscraper, with a fresh design, will be built from scratch. Set to be completed in 2018…
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Mott MacDonald to Manage Foxconn’s New Tower in Shanghai
19 Feb 2015 – Shanghai, China
A UK engineering consultancy has been appointed by high-tech manufacturer Foxconn to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for its new $…
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CBRE to Manage Tallest Tower in Paris
18 Feb 2015 – Paris, France
CBRE, the global real estate adviser, has been appointed to manage the tallest skyscraper in France, the 231-meter Tour First. CBRE will be responsible for ensuring that…
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Skanska Signs Contract to Construct London’s Scalpel
10 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to…
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Construction of Moscow’s Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018
8 Dec 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City
24 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a…
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Manhattan West Platform Completed in New York City
20 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Brookfield Properties recently completed a 2.6-acre (1-hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) platform over railroad tracks leading into Penn Station, which…
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Updated Design Revealed for 425 Park in New York City
17 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The design for 425 Park Avenue has been in the works for several years, and was first revealed during a competition. Now, a video at the project’s new website offers a…
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New York’s 551 Tenth Avenue Begins Upward Climb
31 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
On the corner of 40th Street and Tenth Avenue, yet another major rental tower is just beginning to rise at 551 Tenth Avenue. The building will have 600 units, and permits…
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New Design Boosts Height of New York's One Vanderbilt
30 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One Vanderbilt has received a height boost, and early documents indicating an approximate pinnacle of 1,450 feet (441 meters) has given way to a slightly taller tower…
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New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited…
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Basel Pharmaceutical Research Campus to Incorporate High-Rise Towers
23 Oct 2014 – Basel, Switzerland
Construction is already underway on the first new building for the Roche campus – the corporate headquarters of the research-focused healthcare company. The redesign…
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New Jersey Residential Tower Begins Leasing
21 Oct 2014 – Fort Lee, United States
Leasing began last month at the Modern, a 450-unit rental near the entrance to the George Washington Bridge. The 47-story tower offers residents in the penthouse floors…
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Condos in New York City’s Cantilevering Flatiron Tower to Start at $2.5 Million
16 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
The tower at 45 East 22nd Street will top off at 237 meters, besting the nearby One Madison by 46 meters. But unlike other towers going up around town, the floor plates…
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New Designs Revealed for 45 Park Place in New York City
9 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
A fresh set of renderings has been released for 45 Park Place. The design rises in a piecemeal fashion, defined by sharp angles and gradual setbacks; the tower bends…
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Fire Breaks Out at Shangri-la Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
1 Oct 2014 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
On September 30, a fire erupted in the Shangri-la Hotel in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. It's suspected that the fire was caused by an electrical wire, although…
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Permits Filed for 101 Murray Street in New York City
25 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Permit filings have been submitted for 101 Murray Street. The tower will have a flute-like appearance and will rise to a height of 950 feet (290 meters). Kohn Pedersen…
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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 York City's One Vanderbilt to Include 65-Story Tower and Transit Improvements
10 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer SL Green unveiled its vision on September 8 for $210 million in transit improvements it is required to make as part of a deal to build a 65-story tower at the…
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Nordstrom Tower in New York City Receives Updated Designs
9 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
The design of 217 West 57th Street remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints that were made public earlier in May 2014 — for the tentatively 1,775-foot (541-…
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Piano Submits Plans for Shard’s Little Sister in London
3 Sep 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has submitted plans for a 27-story residential tower next to The Shard. The tower, standing 100 meters tall, is a third of the height of The…
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One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has signed Australia-based Servcorp, a provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space, to a 15-year, 3,200-square-meter, full “…
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Details Emerge for New York City’s Manhattan West Development
26 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project highlighted a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot (500,000-square-meter) multi-building…
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Phase One Opens at Bangkok Central Embassy
25 Aug 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction continues on the Bangkok Central Embassy, with an expected overall completion date in late 2014, and a hotel opening in 2015. Having nearly reached full…
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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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New York City’s 52-Story Tenth Ave. Tower to Have Dorm, 600 Rentals
14 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
New details have emerged for the 52-story tower coming to 41st Street and Tenth Avenue in New York City. The development at 555 Tenth Avenue will accommodate a 300-bed…
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Skyscraper Duo Unveiled for San Francisco’s Transbay District
1 Aug 2014 – San Francisco, United States
A planning application for a 186,000 square-meter mixed-use, double-tower scheme in San Francisco has been submitted. The taller, 260 meter-high mixed-use element will…
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Developer Builds Land Over Active Train Tracks in New York City
29 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
The $4.5 billion Manhattan West project is well underway, with workers laboring day and night to build a 2.6-acre (1 hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter)…
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Continuation of London’s Canary Wharf District Approved
22 Jul 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning approval for a 6.5 million-square-foot (604,000-square-meter) mixed-use development at Wood Wharf, London by Canary Wharf Group…
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Studio Gang Unveils Rippled San Francisco Tower
14 Jul 2014 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's newest high-rise proposal has been unveiled - a rippled, 400-foot (122-meter) shaft that is Studio Gang's reinterpretation of the city's fabled bay…
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Foster + Partners Unveils New Images of New York’s 425 Park Avenue
11 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of 425 Park Avenue in New York, the project that turned heads in 2012 when videos of the four competing architects presenting…
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New York City's Nordstrom Tower May Become World’s Tallest Residential Building
9 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
New York YIMBY has acquired the latest drawings of Nordstrom Tower, courtesy of an anonymous tipster close to the project. Scoping documents include height numbers: 225…
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China Life Buys London’s 10 Upper Bank Street
23 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
China Life has purchased Canary Wharf skyscraper 10 Upper Bank Street for £795 million ($1.35 billion) from the Canary Wharf Group (CWG). CWG confirmed in a statement to…
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Hines Unveils Plans for 40-Story Denver Office Tower
19 Jun 2014 – Denver, United States
Hines has unveiled plans for a new 40-story office tower in Denver, located at 1144 Fifteenth Street, between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets. The property will be the…
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One Vanderbilt May Rise to New York’s Number-Two Height Rank
18 Jun 2014 – New York, United States
New illustrations released the week of June 16 indicate that One Vanderbilt, a proposed skyscraper near Grand Central Terminal, could rise as high as 1,350 feet (412…
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Renderings Revealed of New York’s 101 Tribeca
16 Jun 2014 – New York, United States
Renderings have been revealed for a new residential tower on 101 Murray Street, to be dubbed “101 Tribeca." The tower is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and will will…
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Renderings Revealed for JAHN’s 50 West Street in New York
30 May 2014 – New York City, United States
New renderings of the Time Equities-developed residential tower at 50 West Street have been revealed, as excavation for the project gets underway. According to permits…
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TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt
27 May 2014 – New York City, United States
TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of…
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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You Too, London
23 May 2014 – London, United Kingdom
For the second time in less than two months, Salesforce.com has claimed naming rights to a tall building, this time across the pond from its initial lease. London's 46-…
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Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel Rises
22 May 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction continues on the 30-story, 5-star hotel tower at Bangkok Central Embassy, while the 7-story retail podium of the tower recently celebrated its opening. The…
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Record-Setting Chicago Skyscraper Sale
20 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
In a record-setting $850 million deal, developer Irvine Co. has agreed to purchase the 60-story building at 300 N. LaSalle St, Chicago. The office tower presents a good…
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Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline
7 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Despite mixed sentiments from Chicago residents, preparations to install the potentially 20-foot-high (6-meter) Trump logo to the 423-meter, Adrian Smith-designed Trump…
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Foster + Partners Submit Plans for South Quay Plaza Tower
24 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners has submitted plans for the 73-story skyscraper at Canary Wharf. Set to become the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, the skyscraper…
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Renderings Revealed for KPF’s Slender Skyscraper
24 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
Additional information and renderings have been revealed for the KPF-designed condominium skyscraper at 41 East 22nd Street. At 237 meters, it will become the tallest…
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1 Vanderbilt Pushes Ahead
15 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
After plans were delayed by the demise of the Bloomberg re-zoning plan, the developer for 1 Vanderbilt is now negotiating with the de Blasio administration for a path…
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Gotham Tower Fever Spreads – to Newark
14 Apr 2014 – Newark, United States
RBH Group has unveiled SoMA Newark, a large multi-skyscraper master plan by Richard Meier that will incorporate the low-rise Teachers’ Village project and aims to…
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First and Mission Project Gets New Architects - Again
7 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San…
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Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
18 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya…
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Think Tank Predicts 236 Skyscrapers Will Sprout in London
13 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the…
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One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
6 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey…
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Hong Kong Top-Floor Towers Fetch Double the Manhattan Rents
6 Mar 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Premium office space is found at the topmost floors of skyscrapers across the globe, with Hong Kong in the lead, where the highest floor space goes for more than twice…
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Seagram Building’s New Neighbor Begins Construction
5 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Foster + Partners-designed 610 Lexington will rise 168 meters alongside Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Buiding and SOM’s Lever House, both groundbreaking mid-century towers…
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Bangkok Tower Retail Podium to Open this Spring
27 Feb 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand
Construction is nearly complete for the seven-story luxury shopping center that will rest at the base of the 30-story Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel, which occupies the…
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Extell's One57 Park Hyatt Hotel Sets the Date
27 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The five-star Park Hyat Hotel, set in the 306-meter supertall One57 tower in New York, will welcome guests on August 28. The Atelier Christian de Portzamparc-designed, 79…
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Mixed-Use Skyscraper Planned for Metro D.C.
14 Feb 2014 – Rosslyn, United States
Rosslyn, Virginia, will soon be home to two 108-meter towers that will provide residential, retail, and public space, and will also share a block with a new Metro station…
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Solution Planned for Walkie Scorchie's Rays
13 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The owners of 20 Fenchurch, more recently known as “the Walkie-Scorchie” because of its ability to bend and concentrate light toward the street below, have proposed a…
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Manhattan West Reveals Residential Rendering and Redevelopment Plan
13 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
Brookfield Properties has unveiled images of its 60-story residential tower, as well as plans for the redevelopment of the existing building at 450 West 33rd Street, both…
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Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
12 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The ice falling from One World Trade Center and other modern skyscrapers is attributed to advances in the construction of efficient facades that insulate interiors and…
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Shard's Shangri-la Hotel Sets Opening Date
10 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The long wait for the opening of the Shangri-la hotel, located within The Shard, will end this spring when the Hong-Kong-based group opens its third European luxury hotel…
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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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Shard Hosts Top Dining Hot-Spot, Remains Largely Vacant Below
28 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three restaurants with sky-high views in the Shard were listed as the most visited in London, despite the lack of occupants in the rest of the building. However, the…
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Manhattan West Breaks Ground, Integrates Infrastructure and Architecture
23 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
In a triumph over transit, Brookfield Properties broke ground on its 501,676 square-meter plan that will span over Penn Station’s rail yard, and will support commercial,…
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Skyscraper Planned for Manchester City Center
22 Jan 2014 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A proposed 19-story office building, developed by Allied London, will replace Quay House in Spinningfields. No 1 Spinningfields will offer ground floor space for dining…
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Renderings of 220 Central Park South Stoke Billionaire-Needle Rivalry
22 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Newly-released renderings of the future Robert A.M. Stern-designed 220 Central Park South surpass neighboring One57 in opulence, if not in height. Buyers are willing to…
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Time Warner Plans New Development in Hudson Yards
17 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Just ten years after the completion of Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, Time Warner Inc. plans to move its headquarters to burgeoning Hudson Yards. The…
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Shard Architect to Build Neighboring Residential Tower
16 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new Renzo Piano-designed tower is joining the London Bridge Quarter neighborhood; less than a year after the completion of The Shard. The "new" 27-story tower will be a…
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Nordstrom Tower Part of Cantilever Trend
15 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
In New York, sculptural cantilevers are coming out from the back alleys and into the mainstream streetscape. The engineering feat of expanding sideways into airspace was…
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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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North America’s Tallest Hotel Opens
9 Jan 2014 – New York City, United States
The Marriott Hotel chain has opened what it is calling the “tallest all-hotel building” in North America, at 1717 Broadway in New York. At 754 feet (22.9 7 meters) the…
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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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Skyline Writer Honored
13 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chris Gillott, the head electrician of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building, died of a heart attack at age 57. He was the man responsible for setting up the building's…
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Canary Wharf to Get Cylindrical Herzog & de Meuron Tower
10 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a 56-story cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf, according to Dezeen.…
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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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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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Video: Rem Koolhaas Explains De Rotterdam Complex
2 Dec 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dezeen has produced an exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas, in which he tells the architecture website about his colossal new De Rotterdam Tower. The visibility of this…
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De Rotterdam Completed by OMA
22 Nov 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its colossal "vertical city" in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA designed the 44-story De Rotterdam complex for…
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Developer Proposes UK's Tallest Housing Tower
20 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
An Irish developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the UK on a site in the city's Canary Wharf area. Ryan Corp. UK has paid ₤100 million (US$160 million)…
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E' Tower Completed in The Netherlands
18 Nov 2013 – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wiel Arets Architects recently completed the E' Tower in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The design of the 22-story, 110-apartment building is derived from the Brick…
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Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
13 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday, November 12, that it ratified the One World Trade Center's 1,776-foot height. The announcement of…
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CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New…
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One World Trade Opens Sales Center
8 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of a drive to attract commercial tenants, One World Trade Center's developers have opened for viewing a model office on the 63rd floor of the under-construction…
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RSH+P Completes Cross-Braced Building in Sydney CBD
1 Nov 2013 – Sydney, Australia
London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed a 34-story office tower in Sydney with criss-crossing red braces on its sides and an elevated terrace cutting…
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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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Nordstrom Wins Cantilevered Approval
23 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday to cantilever a new supertall luxury residential tower that the company…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Galliard Launches Baltimore Tower
21 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Galliard Homes has officially launched sales for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's curvaceous Baltimore Tower in Canary Wharf. Occupying a section of the city's Crossharbour…
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Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower
14 Oct 2013 – Paris, France
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled the design of the Paris Courthouse, a multi-story tower comprised of four volumes. The Palais de Justice, located in the Clichy…
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Refinancing Deal Saves Heron Tower From Sale
4 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Heron Tower has reportedly sealed a ₤370 million (US$594 million) refinancing deal to prevent a sale of the building. The deal includes a ₤270 million (US$434 million)…
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New Hotel Brand Launches Major Global Initiative; Next Stop Singapore
4 Oct 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
glh., a London-based international hotel subsidiary of GuocoLand Leisure Group, has launched a new luxury hotel and private residences brand, Clermont. The Clermont brand…
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Skyscraper Powerhouse Extell Plans Next Pair of Towers
2 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
This week Extell Development has set in motion efforts to build two towers in New York in the near future. The company revealed preliminary plans for the mixed-use 217…
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Jon Pickard Details Milwaukee Tower’s Gestation
1 Oct 2013 – Milwaukee, United States
Following the announcement of the latest Pickard Chilton-designed tower, to be built in Milwaukee, The Wall Street Journal released an interview with co-founding…
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610 Lexington Avenue Is Back, This Time With a New Architect
30 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
RFR Realty has secured a $70 million bridge loan to finally begin construction on the long-stalled 610 Lexington Avenue. The building was first proposed in 2005,…
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Parisian Skyscraper Pair May Move Forward
18 Sep 2013 – Paris, France
Russian developer Hermitage seems to be moving forward with its long-stalled Hermitage Plaza in the La Defense district of Paris. The €3 billion (US$4 billion) complex…
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Norwegian Fund Makes Major Investment in NYC Tower
12 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Boston Properties has agreed to sell a 45 percent interest in the ground leasehold interest and tax credits in Times Square Tower to the Norwegian Government Pension Fund…
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Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
10 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on…
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Nordstrom Buys Supertall Site
5 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Seattle-based luxury retailer Nordstrom has reportedly paid $102.5 million for the site of its future Midtown flagship store at 217 West 57th Street. The seven-floor will…
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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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O'Donnell Launches "Wine-Glass" Riverside Tower
5 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
Developer John O'Donnell has unveiled a plan for a 53-story office tower on the west bank of the Chicago River. The 1.2 million-square foot (111,000-square meter) office…
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Jewel Retailers Flocking to International Gem Tower
25 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development Company and Gulaylar Group have secured tenants for 80 percent of the International Gem tower (IGT) in Manhattan's Diamond District. The Jewelry…
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20 Fenchurch Half-Let
18 Jul 2013 – London, United Kingdom
More than half of the office space in London's 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie) has been pre-let, nine months before its scheduled completion, according to the…
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New Images of Foster + Partners' Faena House
10 Jul 2013 – Miami, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of the 18-story luxury Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. Argentinean developer Alan Faena commissioned the…
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Major Tenant for 3WTC Means Construction Can Continue
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developer Larry Silverstein is on the verge of landing another major tenant, one that will allow his company to complete construction of the Three World Trade Center…
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Chinese Company Launches California Tower
3 Jul 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Tishman Speyer and China Vanke have broken ground for LUMINA, a mixed-use project at Main and Folsom streets in downtown San Francisco, near the waterfront Transbay area…
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Prudential Launches Newark Office Tower
2 Jul 2013 – Newark, United States
Skanska has secured a $117 million contract to build the first two phases of a three-phase Prudential Financial Inc. office complex in the city of Newark, New Jersey. The…
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Tower Attracts Gem Companies With Security Pitch
28 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development Co., one of New York's most prolific developers, is opening a 34-story $750 million skyscraper in Manhattan's Diamond District this week. Extell hopes…
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One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
26 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Freedom Tower was renamed the One World Trade Center in 2009, but many are still attached to the original name, according to The Wall Street Journal. Renaming a tower…
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London Media Joins the Skyscraper Debate
11 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As the tall building community comes to London for the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, media sources in the city are examining the legacy of the tall building in the…
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New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
31 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Thomas Leslie, a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, has contributed his op-ed to The New York Times…
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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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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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Marina Bay Celebrates Official Opening
20 May 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
The Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) celebrated its official opening May 15 in Singapore's central business district. The four-tower mixed-use development, designed by…
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Shanghai's L'Avenue Tower Celebrates Opening
17 May 2013 – Shanghai, China
Last month marked the opening of the L'Avenue Shanghai commercial development, including a 28-story office tower and four-story retail podium. Located in the Changning…
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One57 Finally Replaces Ruined Crane
13 May 2013 – New York City, United States
A new boom has successfully been hoisted onto the crane at One57, nearly seven months after the previous crane snapped during Hurricane Sandy. The maneuver involved…
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
10 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing,…
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Chinese Life Insurer Buys Lloyd's of London Building
10 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
London's iconic Lloyd's building has been sold to the Chinese life insurance firm Ping An for around £260 million (US$400 million). The tower, commonly referred to as the…
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Shard Secures First Office Tenant
3 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps has signed a contract to lease about 20,000 square feet (1,806 square meters) of office space in the Shard.…
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Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
2 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Today crews are installing the final two sections of the One World Trade Center's 408-foot (124-meter) crowning structure, wihch will bring it to its final architectural…
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Developer Plans Tallest Building in Singapore
2 May 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
Singapore-based developer GuocoLand is planning to build Singapore's tallest building as part of the Tanjong Pagar Centre development. The Guoco Tower will be 290 meters…
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Rehab Institute Tower Approved After Six Revisions
29 Apr 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has gained City Council approval for its Gensler-designed new research hospital tower in the Streeterville area of the city. The…
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The Guardian's Readers Celebrate Tall Buildings
22 Apr 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As part of the Guardian's "Assignment of the Week" photography initiative, readers are encouraged to submit photos of tall buildings around the world. The theme was…
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Qatar May Purchase Italy's Entire Porta Nuova
16 Apr 2013 – Milan, Italy
Qatar is considering buying some or all of Milan's under-construction Porta Nuova business district as Italy's economic crisis affects its US developer, Reuters reports.…
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Frank Gehry to Share His Paperless Design Software
12 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
In an interview published on Wired, Frank Gehry revealed plans to market GTeam, his personal, and previously exclusive, software program, by partnering with the cloud…
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Frankfurt to Host Skyscraper Festival
9 Apr 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The city of Frankfurt will hold its 18th Skyscraper Festival this May, featuring events such as wall-walking, hot air balloons and base jumping. Ticket holders will be…
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Moscow-City's Resurrection
4 Apr 2013 – Moscow, Russia
Russia has re-launched the Moscow-City development in an attempt to draw international business to the city. The real estate development, which has suffered a series of…
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Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
3 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Officials developing the observation deck at One World Trade Center provided a preview of the attraction to the press yesterday. The tour will showcase the tower as "the…
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Landmarks Group Clears Way for 472-meter NYC Tower
20 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously agreed to developer Extell’s plans to demolish a section of the BF Goodrich Building to make way for its…
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Japan Post Tower Celebrates Opening
13 Mar 2013 – Tokyo, Japan
The Japan Post Tower will celebrate the formal grand opening for all commercial space on Friday, March 21. The JAHN-designed skyscraper will house the renovated…
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Renzo Piano Discusses The Shard
19 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
BBC journalist Sarah Montague spoke to the designer of London's recently completed Shard as part of her show, 'Hardtalk.' The episode features Italian architect Renzo…
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OMA's 425 Park Unsuccessful Submission Profiled
11 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
OMA's entry for the 425 Park redesign competition is profiled by designboom, which features a form that twists in an attempt to circumvent the city's planning practices…
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The Shard Celebrates Foggy Opening Day
4 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
London's Shard officially acquired the title of Europe's tallest skyscraper with the opening of the viewing platform on February 1. Designed by Italian Pritzker Prize-…
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Window Washing in New York
31 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The latest issue of The New Yorker features an article about the challenges of washing windows in New York City. The article, "Life at the Top," reports that modern…
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Chicago River Point Tower Construction Begins
17 Jan 2013 – Chicago, United States
Construction crews launched a 45-story office tower on Tuesday at Lake and Canal streets in the Fulton River District of Chicago. This ceremony marked the first office…
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‘Scalpel’ Skyscraper Approved
16 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
City of London planners have granted official approval for the GBP500 million (US$800 million) Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper already known as “the Scalpel.” US…
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Video: One World Trade Escalators
14 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
Last week's The Weekly Flickr video centered on photos of escalators being hoisted into place in One World Trade Center. The photographer, Scott Lahmers, works as a…
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Tickets for First Access to Shard Viewing Area Sold Out
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Tickets for the first two days of access to the Shard's viewing floor have sold out, despite a GBP24.95 price tag. The first visitors will be taken to the viewing area on…
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‘The Scalpel’ Planned for London Skyline
9 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The latest addition to London’s proposed skyline is a glass tower which has already been dubbed “The Scalpel.” The tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will serve as the…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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Permits Filed for New York Supertall
27 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
New York-based developer Gary Barnett has filed building permits for a 1,550-foot (472-meter) tower at 225 West 57th Street, which would be one of the city's tallest upon…
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Walkie Talkie Building Clinches Another Tenant
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Walkie Talkie building has signed Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ascot as its newest tenant. The 38-story skyscraper, which is owned by British company Land…
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Dangling Crane Generates Publicity for One57
6 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The damaged crane at the top of One57 has served to boost the tower's popularity, according to CNBC. The crane, which was damaged last week by Superstorm Sandy, drew…
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Moscow Tower Overtakes The Shard
1 Nov 2012 – Moscow, Russia
Construction on the 75-story Mercury City Tower in Moscow has surpassed the height of The Shard as the structure topped out at 339 meters this week. The 306-meter Shard…
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Devon Tower Celebrates Grand Opening
24 Oct 2012 – Oklahoma City, United States
The 50-story Devon Energy Building, the tallest building completed in the U.S. this year, celebrated is official opening on Tuesday. The 844-foot (257-meter) Devon Tower…
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425 Park Shortlisted Designs on Display
19 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Curbed New York has posted all the renderings from the recently completed competition for the redesign of 425 Park Ave. The design by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners…
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Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
11 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Interested parties in New York with enough money, powers of persuasion and impressive social connections have been enjoying rides to the top of under-construction, high…
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Future Tallest Hotel Tower Tops Out
5 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
A new hotel development that will be the tallest hotel building in the Western Hemisphere, 1717 Broadway, has topped out at 753-feet (230-meters), the tower’s developer…
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Advertisers Consider Moving into 3WTC
4 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
GroupM, an advertising and media company, is reportedly in preliminary negotiations with developer Silverstein to become anchor tenant of Three World Trade Center. The…

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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…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

Facades+ New York City

16-17 Apr 2015, Event Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to…

Permasteelisa Group at CTBUH

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.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
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.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
VAA International Student Workshop & Competition
7-18 Jul 2014, Venice – Event Report
Palazzo Giustinian Lollin, near the Accademia Bridge across the Venice Grand Canal, was the venue of the fourth Venice Tall Building Workshop “The Towers of Venice.”
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.
CTBUH in NSW Holds Launch Event
30 Apr 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched with an evening event at 8 Chifley Square - one of Sydney's newest iconic tall buildings.
Towards Zero Carbon Final Review
9 Jan 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The final review marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the “Towards Zero Carbon,” a design studio undertaken by Tongji University.
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.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Platinum Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Venice Workshop Explores "Tall on the Water"
3-13 Jul 2012, Venice – Event Report
More than 50 students from eight countries participated this month in the IUAV University of Venice's second annual Venice Tall Building Workshop, Tall on the Water.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Design Research Workshop: Venice
Jul 2011, Venice – CTBUH Research
A design research workshop titled “The Tall Stones of Venice” was held at the IUAV, University of Venice from the 11th - 29th of July, 2011.
New York by Gehry Tour Report
3 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
New York City’s latest addition to the downtown skyline is a 76-story tall residential tower which, as the name suggest, has been named after the architect.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.
CTBUH 4th Annual Awards Contributor
18 Oct 2005, New York City – Awards Event
The CTBUH 4th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in the Astor Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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Marzio Perin

Marzio Perin

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2016
Vittorio Veneto, Italy

Bert van de Linde

Bert van de Linde

CTBUH Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2012

Henk De Bleecker

Henk De Bleecker

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
Middelburg, Netherlands

CTBUH Leaders at Permasteelisa Group

Marzio Perin

Marzio Perin

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2016
Vittorio Veneto, Italy

Bert van de Linde

Bert van de Linde

CTBUH Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2012

Henk De Bleecker

Henk De Bleecker

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2012
Middelburg, Netherlands

Klaus Lother

Klaus Lother

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2013

Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New York City, United States

Marc Zobec

Marc Zobec

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2006
Treviso, Italy

Massimiliano Fanzaga

Massimiliano Fanzaga

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2012

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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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Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?

11 Jun 2013 – CTBUH 2013 London Conference
Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott

The Design Process of Complex Architectural Facades

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Bert van de Linde, Technical Director, Permasteelisa Group

Plenary 2: Supertall Technical & Urban Challenges Q & A

20 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Panel Questions & Answers

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MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost-Effective, Clean, Environmental

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne

The Design Process of Complex Architectural Façades

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Bert Van de Linde, Alan Tomasi & Christian Florian, Permasteelisa SpA, Italy; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa PTY Ltd., Australia

The Emergence of Advanced Façades in China

Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III
Marc Zobec, Massimiliano Fanzaga & Zhihong Liao, Permasteelisa Group

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Videos

Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more than just their energy consumption. They will be judged on their contribution…
The Design Process of Complex Architectural Facades
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bert van de Linde, Technical Director, Permasteelisa Group
Facades form the identity and functionality of high-rise buildings. The “design process” for complex bespoke architectural high-rise facades is an abstract term that in reality is not a single process but a simultaneous cross-disciplinary design…
Plenary 2: Supertall Technical & Urban Challenges Q & A
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Plenary 2 panelists including: ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group; Bert van de Linde, Permasteelisa Group; Jimmy Cheung, Eton Properties; and Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman/NBBJ take questions from delegates.
MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost- Effective, Clean, Environmental
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Henk de Bleecker, Group R&D Manager, Permasteelisa Group
This presentation covers the performance differences of the Closed Cavity Façade compared with traditional single and double skin façades by means of detailed dynamic whole building simulation tools for energy, thermal, and acoustic comfort…
Track 11: Façade as Climate Moderator Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Track 11 panel consisting of Henk de Bleecker, Permasteelisa Group; Thomas Winterstetter, Werner Sobek Group; Robert Bolin, Syska Hennessey; Russell Gilchrist, Gensler, answer questions from the delegates.
Facade Opportunities for the Irregular Building
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa
Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa, shows that “thinking outside the box” is not limited to the design itself, but also thinking “outside the box” of current standard building procurement, engineering, and construction management practices at the CTBUH 2006…

Papers/Research

MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost-Effective, Clean, Environmental
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne
Very few existing tall buildings comply with current energy and sustainability performance requirements. An innovative façade solution, “MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade” (CCF), has recently been developed which merges the benefits of high-rise buildings…
The Design Process of Complex Architectural Façades
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bert Van de Linde, Alan Tomasi & Christian Florian, Permasteelisa SpA, Italy; Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa PTY Ltd., Australia
Facades form the identity and functionality of high-rise buildings. The “design process” for complex bespoke architectural high rise facades is an abstract term that in reality is not a single process but a simultaneous cross-disciplinary design…
The Emergence of Advanced Façades in China
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Marc Zobec, Massimiliano Fanzaga & Zhihong Liao, Permasteelisa Group
China’s tall buildings are taking their place in the international pantheon of distinctive tall buildings, in part due to landmark façades that define the towers and create efficient interior environments. Beyond aesthetics, façade systems are…
An Integrated Design Approach to the Environmental Performance of Buildings
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Massimo Colomban & Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa; Mikkel Kragh, Dow Corning
The present paper deals with the complex relationship between architectural intensions, indoor environment, building envelope and environmental systems, energy performance and design process. The development of architecture and the construction…

Permasteelisa Group Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 165 Completed23 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 16 Completed8 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 118 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 83 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Permasteelisa Group

1   Merdeka PNB118 2021 630 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Goldin Finance 117 2018 597 m Tianjin
3   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m New York City
4   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m Taipei
5   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m Shanghai
6   International Commerce Centre 2010 484 m Hong Kong
7   Central Park Tower 2020 472 m New York City
8   Suzhou IFS 2018 450 m Suzhou
9   One Vanderbilt 2021 427 m New York City
10   Trump International Hotel & Tower 2009 423 m Chicago
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.