Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Schindler

1 Bligh Street

1 Bligh Street, Sydney

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

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, New York City

432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of superslim skyscrapers and is defined by its simplicity and large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete members.

6 Remez Tower

6 Remez Tower, Tel Aviv

As Tel Aviv urbanizes and rapidly grows its skyline, it is refreshing to see a building that gives over so much of its site to public space.

Al Hilal Bank Tower

Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi

The Al Hilal Bank Tower, located on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, is a flagship commercial development for the Al Hilal banking network.

Asia Square

Asia Square, Singapore

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

Chongqing World Finanacial Center

Chongqing World Finanacial Center, Chongqing

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

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.

Federation Towers - Vostok Tower

Federation Towers - Vostok Tower, Moscow

When completed in late 2016, the Federation Towers - Vostok Tower claimed the title of Europe's Tallest Building and was the third tallest building to open for occupancy that year.

Four Seasons Place

Four Seasons Place, Hong Kong

The Four Seasons Place offers visitors amenities such as outdoor pools, a cold plunge pool, steam rooms, and a spa.

GE Building

GE Building, New York City

An American Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, the GE Building is one of the most recognized skyscrapers in New York.

Habitat

Habitat, Melbourne

This residential tower in Southbank adopts an innovative approach to a challenging small site, in close proximity to an elevated freeway.

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.

Imperial Towers

Imperial Towers, Mumbai

Among the tallest twin towers in the world, Imperial Towers completed as the tallest building in India in 2010 and have helped redefine luxury towers on the Mumbai skyline.

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.

KfW Westarkade

KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt am Main

Already being touted as one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the world, KfW Westarkade stands out as a shining example of an environmentally-responsible project.

Kuningan City

Kuningan City, Jakarta

Completed in 2012, this mixed-use complex contains a shopping mall, 2 apartment towers, and 1 office tower.

Lotte Center

Lotte Center, Hanoi

Designed with a formal reference to the "ao dai," a Vietnamese long dress, the Lotte Center is two towers connected by a central atrium running the full height of the building.

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.

Plaza 66

Plaza 66, Shanghai

A commercial and office complex, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers, Plaza 66 is home to a mix of retail, entertainment, and extensive below-grade parking areas.

Pollux

Pollux, Frankfurt am Main

Rising to a height of 130m, Pollux is the taller of the two unequal twin towers located in the Gallus District.

Portside

Portside, Cape Town

This 136 meter tower was the first significant skyscraper developed in the last 15 years in Cape Town's central business district, when it was completed in 2014.

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.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou

Located next to Nan Tai Lake in Huzhou, a city situated west of Shanghai and north of Hangzhou, the hotel provides views to Suzhou and Wuxi across the lake.

Shreepati Arcade

Shreepati Arcade, Mumbai

Located at Nana Chowk, Mumbai, this residential building provides numerous amenities to residents, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, steam and sauna.

Sinar Mas Center

Sinar Mas Center, Shanghai

A centerpiece of a neighborhood development, the design features curved surfaces, accentuated by perforated metal light shelves to enhance the building's environmental performance.

Solaria

Solaria, Milan

Solaria was designed to provide residents with optimal privacy in its outdoor areas with carefully arranged terraces and etched glass railings.

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.

Torre Reforma

Torre Reforma, Mexico City

The Torre Reforma is Mexico's tallest building and features a versatile, column-free interior that incorporates natural energy-reducing elements and a structurally expressive exterior.

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.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

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About Schindler

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies.

Schindler manufactures, installs, services and modernizes elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every type of building requirement worldwide. The company specializes in the latest-technology engineering, as well as mechanical and microprocessor technology products designed and rigorously tested for safety, comfort, efficiency and reliability.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, and two of the company’s products received the 2011 Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award.

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Schindler Connected Global News

Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September

Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September

28 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City – The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover…

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

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

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

First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City

First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City

26 Apr 2017, New York City – The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been…

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Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September
28 Jun 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a…
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LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower
8 May 2017 – San Francisco, United States
At a Planning Commission hearing on May 4, the city considered a proposal for a light display designed by a San Francisco-based LED artist for the top of the 326-meter…
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First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City
26 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga…
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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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Construction Scheduled for Lightbox at MediaCityUK in Salford
12 Apr 2017 – Salford, United Kingdom
The next phase of construction at MediaCityUK – one of the UK’s largest technology hubs – is starting with a new, luxury residential apartment scheme known as Lightbox.…
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San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out
6 Apr 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-…
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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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New Observatory Attractions Planned as Part of Renovation of Chicago’s Willis Tower
23 Mar 2017 – Chicago, United States
The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk."…
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City Officials Reveal $500 Million Plans to Rejuvenate Chicago’s Willis Tower
1 Feb 2017 – Chicago, United States
City officials have released renderings of proposed improvements for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building. The $500 million plans include six floors of new retail, an…
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Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney
8 Dec 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master…
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LED Lighting Scheme Installed on 432 Park Avenue in New York
15 Nov 2016 – New York City, United States
The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline, but now, a new architectural feature is being…
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Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne
9 Nov 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in…
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New York City’s Tallest Penthouse Sold for $88 Million
16 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
A wealthy buyer has closed on his penthouse at 432 Park Avenue for $87.7 million. The deal marks the sale of the city’s highest residence and the biggest closed sale in…
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Second Phase of Massive MediaCity UK Complex Approved in Salford
2 Sep 2016 – Salford, United Kingdom
A masterplanned expansion of the massive MediaCity UK complex in Salford has been approved by the city council. This second phase of development is valued at more than…
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Marina One Tops Out Ahead of Scheduled Completion in Singapore
11 Jul 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
The mixed-use Marina One’s main tower has officially topped out in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial District, ahead of its anticipated completion date of…
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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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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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Plans Revealed for $1.4 Billion MediaCity UK Expansion in Salford
7 Jun 2016 – Salford, United Kingdom
A team of architects has submitted plans to double the size of Salford’s MediaCity UK. The $1.4 billion expansion of the waterfront complex features 10 new buildings of…
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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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56 Leonard Nears Completion in New York City
2 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a…
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Construction Progresses on Midrand’s PwC Tower
24 May 2016 – Midrand, South Africa
The 26-story PwC Tower, which will be a focal point in the up and coming Waterfall City development, is currently under construction in Midrand, just north of…
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Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes
5 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes…
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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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Mexico's Tallest Tower Approaching Completion
18 Mar 2016 – Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is progressing on the 246-meter Torre Reforma – characterized by its diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its sides – which is set…
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Developer Commits to Abuja World Trade Center Complex as Surveyors Laud Project
29 Feb 2016 – Abuja, Nigeria
The World Trade Center (WTC) Abuja complex, a mixed-use development consisting of luxury residences, AAA offices, and high-end retail, is among several high-profile real…
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Planning Group Recommends Design Changes for Crown Resorts Casino Tower in Barangaroo, Sydney
10 Feb 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has recommended trimming the podium of the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Resorts Casino tower at Barangaroo to…
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World Reaches 100 Supertall Skyscrapers with Completion of 432 Park Avenue
13 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
There are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The total number of…
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Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion
10 Dec 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is…
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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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Ho Chi Minh City’s Neglected Thuan Kieu Plaza to get Upgrade with New Ownership
2 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A 20-year-old, 100,000-square-meter complex that hosts three multistory apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City is set for a revamp after being neglected for years, the…
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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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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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Abuja’s World Trade Center Expected to Complete in 2016
8 Sep 2015 – Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria's capital city of Abuja is about to get a brand new World Trade Center complex. The development is expected to open to the public in early 2016 after the…
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Bahrain’s $650 million Villamar Project to Restart
3 Aug 2015 – Manama, Bahrain
The developer of the long-delayed Villamar project – launched in 2007 close to the Bahrain Financial Harbour complex – said that work is restarting after the…
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New York’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza Rebranded as the Comcast Building
7 Jul 2015 – New York City, United States
One of New York’s most iconic landmarks, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, has been rebranded as the Comcast Building. In 2014, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission…
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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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Stella Maris Tower Coming to Dubai Marina
27 Apr 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A new 53-story residential tower is coming to Dubai. The Stella Maris Residential Tower will be based at the southern end of Dubai Marina. Construction is set to begin in…
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SOM Designs New Four Seasons In Bahrain
13 Mar 2015 – Manama, Bahrain
The distinguished hotel chain Four Seasons has opened its doors in Bahrain’s capital city Manama in the form of a new tower, becoming the tallest building in the country…
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Renzo Piano to Design Next Big Residential Project in Sydney's Barangaroo South
6 Mar 2015 – Sydney, Australia
Sydney’s Barangaroo South will soon see its own Renzo Piano creation, with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect announced as the designer for the precinct’s next stage of…
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Chicago’s Willis Tower Said Put Up For Sale
4 Mar 2015 – Chicago, United States
Chicago’s Willis Tower, once the world’s tallest building and one of the city’s top tourist attractions, is up for sale. The owners have hired a brokerage to market the…
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Cape Town’s Tallest Skyscraper Achieves Green Rating
20 Feb 2015 – Cape Town, South Africa
Glittering in the sun, the 139-meter Portside is Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper and has recently achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA rating. Portside is the first tall…
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Owner Says “Time is Right” to Sell Frankfurt’s TaunusTurm
6 Feb 2015 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The fund management arm of Germany’s second-biggest bank may put Frankfurt’s TaunusTurm skyscraper on the market this year for more than €500 million ($567 million),…
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Related Sells Chicago’s OneEleven Tower at Record Price
20 Jan 2015 – Chicago, United States
Only six months after opening to the public, OneEleven, a 504-unit luxury apartment tower, has been sold for $328,225,000. The tower is more than 80 percent leased,…
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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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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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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 York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters
15 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium's height now surpasses that of the Empire State…
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New York’s Rainbow Room Reopens
6 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
Eighty years practically to the day since its debut on October 3, 1934 as what was then the world’s highest restaurant, New York’s fabled Rainbow Room atop 30 Rockefeller…
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New York City’s Empire State Building Surpassed by 432 Park Avenue
29 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
With its core now standing approximately 390 meters above the street, 432 Park Avenue has surpassed the architectural height of the Empire State Building, and is now the…
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Lotte Center Opens in Hanoi
29 Aug 2014 – Hanoi, Vietnam
Five years after its groundbreaking, Lotte Center Hanoi, the 272-meter-high skyscraper in Hanoi constructed by Lotte Group, is finally ready to open on Vietnam’s National…
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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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Construction Progressing on 56 Leonard in New York City
16 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
The latest construction photos of 56 Leonard show progress at all levels of the tower; the superstructure continues to rise, balconies are spiraling upwards, and glass…
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Sofia Prepares to Finish Its First Skyscraper
10 Jul 2014 – Sofia, Bulgaria
Capital Fort, the first skyscraper in Sofia, is expected to be completed in 2015. The 126-meter-tall tower, which is located along Tsarigradsko Road, will offer 80,000…
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Record-Breaking Moscow-City Skyscraper Gets Extra Floors
8 Jul 2014 – Moscow, Russia
City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is…
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San Francisco’s SOMA Hosts 16 High-Rises in Development
3 Jun 2014 – San Francisco, United States
HomesSF.com points out the significance of the level of development in the South-of-Market Area (SOMA). It took 60 years to develop 21 high-rises in the financial…
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Cape Town Gets First New High-Rise in 21 Years
2 Jun 2014 – Cape Town, South Africa
The completion of Portside, a 32-floor office tower, marks the first high-rise to hit the Cape Town skyline in 21 years, and could prompt the building of more iconic,…
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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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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You
14 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Software company Salesforce.com will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be…
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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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Inside Look at Upcoming Park Avenue Tower
26 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
Architect Rafael Viñoly presented illuminating insights of his supertall design for the currently under-construction 432 Park Avenue to an audience of more than 300 at…
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Wacker Tower Cited as Gloom-Breaker on Skyline
2 Jan 2014 – Chicago, United States
The re-started 111 West Wacker Drive, stalled for several years during the recession, is cited as a symbol of the Chicago skyline’s rejuvenation by the Chicago Tribune…
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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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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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Video: Chronicling the Creation of 432 Park
25 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Architectural photographer Richard Berenholtz was commissioned to document the construction of the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue. Since December 2011, the former…
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ULI Reports Progress on Environmental Performance
28 Aug 2013 – Washington, United States
A new report published by the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that its members involved in the global real estate…
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High-Rise Basement Storage Costs Soar
27 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
While residents will pay between $2,000 and $6,000 per square foot ($22,000 and $67,000 per square meter) to live at 56 Leonard Street, Tribeca's under-construction…
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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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Arup Making a Strong Impact in Mexico City
30 Jul 2013 – Mexico City, Mexico
Arup reports that the company is working on five tall buildings in Mexico City: Torre Manacar, Torre Pedregal 24, Punta Chapultapec, Torre BBVA Bancomer and Torre Reforma…
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Sheraton Huzhou to Open Its Doors
23 Jul 2013 – Huzhou, China
The unusual 321-room Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, located on the Taihu Lake between Nanjing and Shanghai, is set to open its doors. The oval-shaped, 27-story…
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A Second Penthouse Appears in 432 Park
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers at 432 Park, Macklowe and CIM, have reconfigured the building's top floors in order to sell a 96th-floor unit for $95 million and a second, 95th-floor unit for…
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2116 Chestnut Completed in Philadelphia Neighborhood
1 Jul 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
A new luxury residential tower at 2116 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia officially opened over the weekend, after 16 months of construction. The first 14 stories of the…
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432 Park Hits $1 Billion in Sales
18 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The tower at 432 Park Avenue has almost reached $1 billion in sales, of the projected $2.7 billion in takings, CIM Group and Macklow Properties announced. The Raphael…
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Beloved Chicago Skyscrapers Come to Life in Animation
24 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and artist Al Boardman has created a short film using motion graphics to honor five of the city's notable tall buildings. His…
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Video: Be Hoisted Up Brisbane’s Tallest
14 May 2013 – Brisbane, Australia
Ever wanted to go to work by being lifted more than 250 meters (820 feet) by a crane? Through a recently released video, you can experience crane operator David Hooper’s…
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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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Transbay Façade Transformed from Glass to Aluminum
3 Apr 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clarke Pelli, architects of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, has updated the design of the podium façade. Instead of a transparent, sinuous glass façade,…
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San Francisco Welcomes Future Tallest
28 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Yesterday, San Francisco celebrated the groundbreaking of the Transbay Transit Tower. The 1,070-foot tower at First and Mission, which, if completed tomorrow, would be…
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Units in 432 Park Ave Officially Available
27 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The Rafael Viñoly-designed skyscraper at 432 Park Avenue, which claims to be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere upon completion, officially…
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Boston Properties Takes Transbay Terminal
21 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Boston Properties has replaced Hines as the main developer of Transbay Tower, slated to be San Francisco’s tallest building. Hines reduced its ownership interest in the…
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Seven Bryant Park Breaks Ground
27 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
On Monday, developers launched construction of 7 Bryant Park, a 28-story steel and glass tower located on the corner of New York's 40th Street and Sixth Avenue. The Pei…
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Comcast Buys 30 Rock, the GE Building
14 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of Comcast's $16.7 billion purchase of General Electric's stake in NBCUniversal, the company will buy 30 Rockefeller Plaza for $1.4 billion. GE, which has…
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Transbay May Be Joined by Sibling Tower
7 Dec 2012 – San Francisco, United States
A 52-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Transit Center District Plan area of San Francisco. The Heller Manus-designed 700-foot (213-meter) 181 Fremont…
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One Bligh Street Receives Another Award
30 Nov 2012 – Sydney, Australia
The CTBUH 2012 Best Tall Building in Asia & Australasia, 1 Bligh Street, has received ‘The International High-rise Award 2012’ from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum. The…
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Radioactive Dirt Stalls Chicago Tower Construction
9 Nov 2012 – Chicago, United States
Construction work on 435 North Park was halted due to the discovery of radioactive soil on the site. The area was contaminated 80 years ago with 40,000 tons of…
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Developers Say Progress Continues on South Africa's First Green Building
24 Oct 2012 – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town’s ZAR1.6 billion (US$114 million) Portside building is on schedule to become South Africa's first green tall building. The 32-story under-construction project…
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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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People's Daily HQ Nears Completion in Beijing
23 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Designboom has published the latest photos of the People's Daily Headquarters under construction in Beijing. The 100,000-square-meter tower consists of a concrete frame…
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Willis Tower Exhibit Celebrates Its Omnipresence in the City
19 Oct 2012 – Chicago, United States
A free exhibition of 25 large-scale photographs of Willis Tower made by architectural photographer Mark Ballogg looks to re-examine and revisit the tower's impact on the…
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Transit Center Officially Receives Final Approval
19 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's Planning Commission on Thursday gave its final approval to plans to build the 1,070-foot (326-meter) tall Transbay Tower, the San Francisco Examiner…
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Transbay Tower Defeats Another Round of Naysaying
16 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
The San Francisco Planning and the Recreation and Park Commissions have agreed that the shadow of the proposed Transbay Tower at 101 First St. won't have a significant or…
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Documentary Chronicles the Ascent of 1 Bligh Street
10 Oct 2012 – Sydney, Australia
Photography and communications firm Hyatt and Associates has produced a 53-minute documentary on the 1 Bligh Street Office Tower, the winner of the 2012 CTBUH Best Tall…

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Asia Pacific Seminar Series

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

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 Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

7-9 Mar 2017, Event Report – Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney…

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Asia Pacific Seminar Series
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Report
CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, hosted a multi-city seminar on sustainable design in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Platinum Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH Myanmar: Inaugural Event
29 Mar 2016, Yangon – Event Report
Archetype Group held a networking event in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass and Schindler to launch their new role as the first Myanmar representative for CTBUH.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Platinum 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.
Networking Reception at Empire State Building
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Activity Report
The reception provided attendees an opportunity to meet and network with their fellow delegates in the incredible setting of the 80th Floor of the historic Empire State Building.
CTBUH Israel Plays Key Role at Building Center Summit
17-20 Nov 2014, Eilat – Event
The CTBUH Israel Chapter was a major presence at the annual Building Center Summit, in Eilat City, drawing over 2,000 people.
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.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Platinum Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Vertical Transportation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The room containing the Technical Workshop session on Vertical Transportation was packed with more than 200 vertical transportation experts from all over the world.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
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 Platinum 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 11th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Silver Sponsor
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference Sponsor
This conference aimed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the rapidly growing city of Seoul, from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference Silver Sponsor
3-5 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Conference Sponsor
Rapid urbanization in a developing country such as India over the past decade have resulted in almost 200,000 people migrating from rural to urban regions every day.

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Franz Arnold

Franz Arnold

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Robert Boog

Robert Boog

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014
Shanghai, China

Charles Cai

Charles Cai

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Shenzhen, China

CTBUH Leaders at Schindler

Franz Arnold

Franz Arnold

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Robert Boog

Robert Boog

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014
Shanghai, China

Charles Cai

Charles Cai

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Shenzhen, China

Paul Friedli

Paul Friedli

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Ebikon, Switzerland

John Mizon

John Mizon

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Lucerne, Switzerland

Steve Newton

Steve Newton

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Christian Schulz

Christian Schulz

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017

Theophile Gandolfo

Theophile Gandolfo

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Shanghai, China

Qiu Hai

Qiu Hai

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Shanghai, China

April Liu

April Liu

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2016
Shanghai, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving Schindler

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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China Award Winner

China Award Honorable Distinction

How Transit Management Can Change the World

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
John Mizon, Schindler

2015 New York Conference - Session 4d - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Green Vertical Transportation: More Than Just a Concept

17 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators

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The City Re-Imagined

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Paul Friedli, Schindler; Max Schwitalla, Studio Schwitalla

How Transit Management Can Change the World

26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations
John Mizon, Schindler

Modernization: Renewing the Lifecycle of Vertical Transportation

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators

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Videos

How Transit Management Can Change the World
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; John Mizon, Schindler
This presentation provides an overview of advancements in technology that will allow for more creative building designs. Smartphone-based technology tied with elevator destination technology can be the glue to meld disjointed groups of tall buildings…
2015 New York Conference - Session 4d - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Markus Jetter & Stefan Gerstenmeyer, thyssenkrupp; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; John Mizon, Schindler, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4d: Technological Advancements.
Green Vertical Transportation: More Than Just a Concept
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators
The environmental impact of high-rise buildings becomes a growing consideration as they multiply at an unprecedented scale to face the growing demands of global urbanization. The current pace set by urban developments, especially in emerging markets…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company.
Modernization: Renewing the Lifecycle of Vertical Transportation
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators
Traditionally much of the focus in the tall building sector has been centered on the ground breaking technology being put in place for the pioneering “Skyscrapers of Tomorrow.” However, as these landmarks continually develop the ranks of “yesterday’s…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 07 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators; Janne Sorsa, KONE Elevators; David McColl, Otis Elevator Company; and Glen Pederick…
Session 10: Developing High-Rise Living in the European Context
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Angela Brady, Harry Handelsman, John Mizon & Paul Monaghan
An increase in high-rise living in traditionally commerce-focused urban centers has been a key urban trend in cities across the entire globe. This has great possible advantages, both in urban densification/sustainability terms and in increased urban…
Transit Care, an Opportunity for Multi-function Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Mizon, VP of New Technology Division, Schindler
The differing needs of the users of mixed-use buildings have typically resulted in a duplication of vertical transportation solutions which can be ultimately ruinous to a building’s efficient operation. At the same time, as buildings continue to…
Track 7: Vertical Transportation (I) Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
T7 panelists including: Johannes De Jong, KONE Corp; John Mizon, Schindler; and Adrian Godwin, Lerch Bates, take questions from delegates.
Transit Management - Beyond the Individual Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; John Mizon, Schindler Ltd.
At CTBUH, Mumbai in February 2010 a new holistic approach to the planning and subsequent management of the transportation of building occupants was presented. Transit Management offered a methodology that promised both novel and more efficient use of…
Transit Management - Now It’s Possible
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; John Mizon, Vice-President Advanced Programs, Schindler Group. Switzerland
Schindler unveils a new technology which, building upon its extensive work in the area of destination control, shows how taking a holistic approach to the individual transit of passengers from one location to another can dramatically expand the…

Papers/Research

The City Re-Imagined
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Paul Friedli, Schindler; Max Schwitalla, Studio Schwitalla
Current urban models no longer meets the needs of the massive growth in urban populations which is predicted to continue for the foreseeable future. To prevent a catastrophic decline in the standards of living that current urban dwellers enjoy, it is…
How Transit Management Can Change the World
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; John Mizon, Schindler
Advancements in technology will ultimately allow for more creative building designs. Smartphone-based technology tied with elevator destination technology can be the glue to meld disjointed groups of tall buildings into a true urban community. The…
Modernization: Renewing the Lifecycle of Vertical Transportation
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators
Traditionally much of the focus in the tall building sector has been centered on the ground breaking technology being put in place for the pioneering “Skyscrapers of Tomorrow.” However, as these landmarks continually develop the ranks of “yesterday’s…
Green Vertical Transportation: More Than Just a Concept
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators
The environmental impact of high-rise buildings becomes a growing consideration as they multiply at an unprecedented scale to face the growing demands of global urbanization. The current pace set by urban developments, especially in emerging markets…
Transit Care, an Opportunity for Multi-Function Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Mizon, Schindler Limited
All tall buildings exhibit a degree of multi-functionalism whether it is simply, say, a cafeteria or trading floor within the context of one operation or a true multi-use construction incorporating apartments, a hotel and offices. The differing needs…

Schindler Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 115 Completed23 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 13 Completed7 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 8 Years
Most Common Function office, 60 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 79 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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