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About Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a privately-held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, SPI has developed, owned, and managed more than 35 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail properties in the United States.

The company is known for developing first-class projects, repositioning older buildings, and providing first-rate services that enhance value for investors and quality of life for tenants.

From completing the largest real estate transaction in New York City's history for the lease on the World Trade Center to opening 7 World Trade Center, New York City's first LEED-certified office tower, Silverstein Properties has been regarded as one of the nation's most respected real estate firms.

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Silverstein Properties at CTBUH

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference

13-15 Nov 2017, Event Report – The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference…

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…

30 Park Place Construction Tour

28 Oct 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel…

Silverstein Properties at CTBUH

CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference
13-15 Nov 2017, Tel Aviv – Event Report
The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference in collaboration with the annual IACIE conference and CTBUH Israel.
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.
30 Park Place Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
World Trade Center: 3, 4 and 7 Building and Construction Tours
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the World Trade Center: 3, 4 and 7, all of which are in the middle of construction.
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.
CTBUH Visits 1WTC, 4WTC and 7WTC
21 May 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Just six months after CTBUH confirmed One World Trade Center's height, Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel toured the building.
New York’s New Delirium
Oct 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.
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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Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2015
New York City, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Silverstein Properties

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

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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Five Minutes With: Carla Swickerath

9 Jul 2018 – Monthly Video Series
Carla Swickerath, Studio Daniel Libeskind

A New Urban Space for Lower Manhattan

31 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties; Carla Swickerath, Studio Daniel Libeskind

Rebuilding New York City in a Time of Crisis

30 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties

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The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Using Height-Relative Variables To Design Tall Buildings

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
John Jory, Queensland University of Technology

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Videos

Five Minutes With: Carla Swickerath
9 Jul 2018 – Monthly Video Series; Carla Swickerath, Studio Daniel Libeskind
Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Libeskind, sat down with CTBUH to discuss the design approach and urban impact of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, for which Studio Libeskind was the master planner.
A New Urban Space for Lower Manhattan
31 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference; Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties; Carla Swickerath, Studio Daniel Libeskind
In 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced a competition for a master plan to develop 6.5 hectares in Lower Manhattan destroyed by the terrorist attack of 9/11. The “Memory Foundations” design won the commission. There was…
Rebuilding New York City in a Time of Crisis
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall+Urban Conference; Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties
Larry Silverstein is a developer and real estate investor whose lifetime of work has produced countless contributions to the field of tall buildings. He has overseen the development and management of 3.7 million square meters of office, residential,…
Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Kim Nielsen, 3XN
Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates an exemplary international commercial address. The tower is the antithesis of the prevailing…
From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William Murray, Wordsearch
One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how to brand real estate and architecture through print and digital media. With the advent of new tools,…
Monthly Video: Bjarke Ingels
15 Apr 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Bjarke Ingels, BIG
Bjarke Ingels, BIG, discusses new building parameters and how they have influenced the design of two of New York City's most unique projects, 2 World Trade Center and VIA 57 West.
Interview: One World Trade Center
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Kenneth A. Lewis, Owings & Merrill; & Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Chicago, IL. Kenneth A. Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, & Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas Winner, One World…
A New Icon for an Evolving City: One World Trade Center, New York City
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "A New Icon for an Evolving City: One…
2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH
Yoram Eilon, Seinor Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Hin Kong Poon, Deputy Chief Development Officer, CapitaLand Limited, Shinichi Takeuchi, Chief Architect, Toyo Ito &…
Social Infrastructure
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings have become closed systems, connected to life-support machinery that compensates…
Interview: Bjarke Ingels
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Bjarke discusses the design process for buildings in construction and the future of design.
Developing Tall in the New York Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation
Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties
Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group
Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties

Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties; Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group; and Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, discuss development in New York City and answer audience questions at the 2015 New York…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Career of Foresight: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate. Its portfolio now…
Interview: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate, including One World Trade…
Monthly Video: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate, including One World Trade…
Energy-Efficient Elevator Solutions for High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp
Maximizing capacity with smart and energy-efficient elevator solutions for the high-rise buildings of the world’s inaugural metropolitan century.
Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lawrence D. Carbary, Industry Scientist; Dow Corning Corporation
This presentation discussed an advanced engineering evaluation using nonlinear analysis to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high performance curtain wall systems. High wind pressures often result in bulky SSG profile dimensions.…
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging, marketing and communications match the importance, complexity, professionalism, hard…
One World Trade Center: A New Icon Rises at Ground Zero
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Nicholas Holt, SOM
Nicholas Holt from SOM New York presents on re-establishing the culture grid after the effects of September 11th. He speaks on the master plan, how 7 World Trade Center was built as quickly as possible and how it served as a precedent to One World…

Papers/Research

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018
Jan 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,478, marking an increase of 141…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018
Dec 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I; CTBUH Research
The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in…
Using Height-Relative Variables To Design Tall Buildings
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; John Jory, Queensland University of Technology
This paper investigates height-variable phenomena in the urban context, and their relevance to the design and performance of tall buildings. It proposes a design approach relevant to variable conditions as encountered along height, demonstrates its…
Towards Resource-Generative Skyscrapers
Jul 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 2; Mohamed Imam & Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary
Rapid urbanization, resource depletion, and limited land are further increasing the need for skyscrapers in city centers; therefore, it is imperative to enhance tall building performance efficiency and energy-generative capability. Potential…
The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017
Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I; CTBUH Staff, CTBUH
In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,319, marking an increase of 12.3% from 2016, and a…
Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Leading Women in Tall Buildings
Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held, but also in terms of receiving credit for the work they have done. The tall…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
Towards Resource Generative Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mohamed Imam & Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary
Rapid urbanization, resource depletion, and limited land are further increasing the need for skyscrapers in city centers; therefore, it is imperative to enhance tall building performance efficiency and generative capability. Potential performance…
Integrated and Intelligent Buildings: An Imperative to People, the Planet and the Bottom Line
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kelly Romano, Mead Rusert & Hayden Reeve, United Technologies Corporation
With the impact of urbanization, larger cities, operating pressures and the rise of megatall skyscrapers, today’s new and existing buildings are increasingly being engineered as integrated systems, linking heating, ventilation and air conditioning (…
The Rise of One World Trade Center
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Group
One World Trade Center (1WTC) totaling 3.5 mil square feet of area is the tallest of the four buildings planned as part of the World Trade Center Reconstruction at Lower Manhattan in New York City. Currently it is the tallest building in the Western…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London axis of Urban Design, with London now emerging as a 21st C skyscraper city with…
Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Carrigan, Brian Blicher & Laura Bennett, SYSKA Hennessy Group; Chief Ronald Spadafora, New York City Fire Department
Syska Hennessy Group and the Fire Department of the City of New York propose a paper and presentation detailing an overview of Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings in New York City. The paper will focus on a history of notable high-rise building…
New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
A timeline of skyscraper completions in New York uncannily resembles the boom and bust cycles of the United States in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The most active year was 1931, when the final excesses of the Roaring ‘20s were thrown skywards…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the conference – offer their perspectives on the big issues that have emerged as the…
World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Debating Tall: Antennas vs. Spires
28 Jan 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Larry Silverstein, Siliverstein Properties Inc.; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice
The CTBUH’s Height Committee ratified the architectural height of One World Trade Center last November, touching off massive media coverage and opening up complicated mixed feelings in Chicago, New York, and across the world. Now that the dust has…
Debating Tall: A Supertall Future in the US?
27 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Paul Beitler, Beitler Real Estate Services LLC
In 1990, only 11 buildings in the world could be counted as a “supertall” (defined as a building over 300 meters tall), and all but one could be found in the United States. By the end of 2011, the number of supertall buildings in the world had risen…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Case Study: One World Trade Center
Oct 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Kenneth Lewis & Nicholas Holt, SOM
The world knows what happened in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The twin towers of the World Trade Center and several other buildings were damaged or destroyed, and more than 3,000 people were killed. The ground smoldered for months.
New York City Scrapers
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New York has been at the forefront of the scene. Even as recently as the 1970s, New…
Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: World Trade Center in Context
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Almost 10 years after the destruction of the Twin Towers, the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is in full swing. One World Trade Center, which is discussed in the case study paper in this Journal, will be the largest and tallest…
Planning The World Trade Center: 40 Years Apart
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Once completed the new World Trade Center, currently under construction, will grace New York well over 40 years since the completion of the original Twin Towers that soared over Lower Manhattan. A look at the planned development and the previous one…
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Aug 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include emergency power, water protection, and hoist…

Silverstein Properties Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 11 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Average Building Age 17 Years
Most Common Function office, 8 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 5 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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

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