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Featured Buildings Involving Rider Levett Bucknall

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

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

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a new school of design building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University which offers a creative and multidisciplinary environment.

Kingtown International Center

Kingtown International Center, Nanjing

This tower uses a distinctive external bracing system, which creates more efficient lateral support, requiring less steel and an overall 20% reduction in building material.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

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

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

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.

PARKROYAL on Pickering

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

In PARKROYAL on Pickering the green strategies work together in a way that is both operationally sound and aesthetically captivating.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

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

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece, Hong Kong

This 257 meter tall skyscraper is home to the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, along with 345 residential units.

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About Rider Levett Bucknall

Rider Levett Bucknall is an independent, global property and construction practice with over 3,500 people in more than 120 offices across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Services provided include Cost Management, Project Management and Advisory Services.

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The Practice can trace its roots back to the 18th century and prides itself on its dedication to customer care and leading edge, quality service provision.

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

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

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

Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by…

Chinese Firm Demolishes 19 Buildings in 10 Seconds to Make Way for the Wuhan CTF Finance Center

Chinese Firm Demolishes 19 Buildings in 10 Seconds to Make Way for the Wuhan CTF Finance Center

26 Jan 2017, Wuhan – In what is being called the largest demolition of its kind in China, 19 towers were…

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CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall…
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Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World
27 Mar 2017 – Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second…
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Chinese Firm Demolishes 19 Buildings in 10 Seconds to Make Way for the Wuhan CTF Finance Center
26 Jan 2017 – Wuhan, China
In what is being called the largest demolition of its kind in China, 19 towers were reduced to rubble in just 10 seconds in a spectacular demonstration of controlled…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers
25 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate…
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Top Energy Rating Awarded to Melbourne High-Rise
16 Aug 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star…
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Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled
3 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able…
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New 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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Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status
17 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest…
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World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building
12 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the…
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Shanghai Tower Pays Tribute to Workers with Wall of Honor
29 Apr 2016 – Shanghai, China
The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of…
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Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World
7 Jan 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished…
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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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One in Two South Koreans Visited Seoul's Lotte World Tower in the Last Year
15 Oct 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Nearly one in every two South Koreans have visited the controversial Lotte World Tower being built by conglomerate Lotte Group since its phased opening a year ago,…
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Lotte World Tower to Use GNSS Technology for High-Accuracy Construction
27 May 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, which is currently under construction in Seoul, South Korea, will become the nation’s first building to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)…
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Ping An Finance Center Structurally Topped Out in Shenzhen
4 May 2015 – Shenzhen, China
On April 30, developers and designers of the Ping An Finance Center celebrated the structural topping out of the megatall building, meaning that the highest primary…
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Construction Surpasses 100th Story in Seoul’s Lotte World Tower
31 Mar 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011. A ceremony was held by…
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Can Hong Kong’s Innovation Tower Inspire the City’s Architects?
26 Feb 2015 – Hong Kong, China
In the thick of Hong Kong's concrete jungle lies the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has become a welcoming home for design…
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Work Continues on Jakarta’s Pertamina Tower
5 Jan 2015 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction work on Pertamina Tower, Jakarta, which began in January, 2014, is now well underway. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 530-meter, 99-story net-…
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Goettsch Partners Celebrate Opening of Grand Hyatt Dalian
18 Nov 2014 – Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views…
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Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre to Open Early 2016
8 Oct 2014 – Guangzhou, China
The 530-meter Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is slated to complete in early 2016, at which point it will be the tallest building in Guangzhou. The tower will offer an…
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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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Hadid’s Hong Kong Tower Opens
15 May 2014 – Hong Kong, China
Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently celebrated its opening day. The 15-story building has the capacity for 1,450…
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Hitachi to Deliver World’s Fastest Elevators by 2016
21 Apr 2014 – Guangzhou, China
Hitachi will deliver the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in Guangzhou…
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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai, China
The two daredevils who scaled the under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower have prompted tighter security controls from tall building owners, who previously authorized…
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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached its final stages of construction, exceeding 600 meters, and is set to top off at 632 meters. Shanghai Tower will be one…
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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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Fairmont Nanjing Opens in Jinao Tower
3 Jan 2014 – Nanjing, China
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Nanjing in the Jinao Tower, featuring 359 guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars (including one…
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Ground Broken for Indonesian Supertall
10 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian energy company Pertamina has started construction of the 530-meter, 99-floor Pertamina Energy Tower project, according to Metro TV News. Commencement of the…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…
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Stock Exchange Tower Completed in Shenzhen
8 Oct 2013 – Shenzhen, China
OMA has completed the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the heart of the city's Central Business District. As one of OMA's best-known designs, the 250-meter (820-foot)…
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First KONE UltraRope Installation at Marina Bay
2 Oct 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
KONE has announced the first customer installation of its new, lightweight and durable UltraRope elevator hoisting technology at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore…
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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai skyline has been transformed by the recently topped-out Shanghai Tower. At the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, chief engineer Qing Ge of Shanghai…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core…
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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial…
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Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
19 Feb 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is slated to be the world's second tallest building upon completion, is featured by Popular Science in a recent article. Engineers involved in…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…
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Shanghai Tower Elevators Receive Three Guinness World Records Following CTBUH Research
1 Jan 1970 – Shanghai, China
In late 2016, the CTBUH confirmed that the elevator systems at Shanghai Tower achieved the following three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles: Fastest Elevator Travel Speed,…

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CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

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

Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

27 Mar 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

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

Stephen Y.F. Lai

Stephen Y.F. Lai

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2015 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Kenneth Kwan

Kenneth Kwan

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

CTBUH Resources Involving Rider Levett Bucknall

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot

Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall

Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall

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Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Stephen Lai & Wei Qing Wang, Rider Levett Bucknall

Cost Planning and Control

16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail
Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.

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CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of Woods Bagot answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic…
Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Developers of super high-rise buildings in China often engage international designers…
Cost Planning and Control of Tall Buildings: The Case of Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall
For tall buildings to be financially viable, effective cost planning and control of construction costs is essential in determining project feasibility. As demonstrated in the construction of the Ping An Finance Center, this involves correctly…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Ping An Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center Construction & Development Co., Ltd., David Malott, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates…

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Major Issues for the Implementation of an Effective Cost Management for Super High-Rise Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephen Lai & Wei Qing Wang, Rider Levett Bucknall
Developers of super high-rise buildings in China often engage international designers for preliminary and schematic design, while Local Design Institutes in China are responsible for the design of the construction drawings. The construction drawings…
Cost Planning and Control
16 Sep 2014 – Ping An Finance Center: In Detail; Kenneth Kwan, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
This chapter looks at the major cost drivers of tall buildings such as the overall design planning, foundation and substructure, structure, façade, architectural works, interior fitting out, elevator provision, building services, etc. With advanced…

Rider Levett Bucknall Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 40 Completed17 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 11 Completed5 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 9 Years
Most Common Function office, 28 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 24 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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