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For nearly a century, The Durst Organization has been a family-run real estate company grounded in simple but profound principles: innovation, integrity, community and sustainability.

Today, those founding principles continue to guide The Durst Organization, prompting its leadership in environmentally responsible building practices and informing the company’s long-term approach to development.

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New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes

New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes

23 Aug 2017, New York City – More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in…

New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

28 Sep 2016, New York City – The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification…

New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March

New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March

25 Feb 2016, New York City – Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke…

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New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes
23 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in New York. Nicknamed the “courtscraper,” the residential tower will host apartments that…
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New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
28 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its…
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New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March
25 Feb 2016 – New York City, United States
Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and developed by the Durst Organization, is preparing to welcome its…
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One World Trade Center Observation Deck Opens in New York
2 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center’s observation deck opened May 29, offering breathtaking sights from the nation’s tallest building. At 387 meters, it is now the highest observation…
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Waterfront Megaproject in New York City Gets New Renderings
8 May 2015 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been released for Hallets Point, an industrial stretch on the Queens waterfront that will be turned into a 223,000-square-meter mixed-use project. The…
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The Durst Organization Tops-Out Bjarke Ingels’ 137-Meter West57
7 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has topped out construction on 625 West 57th Street (West57). A final bucket of structural cement was hoisted to the top of the 450-foot (137-meter…
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New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited…
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One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has signed Australia-based Servcorp, a provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space, to a 15-year, 3,200-square-meter, full “…
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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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Bjarke Ingels' Hudson River Pyramid Growing on New York's 57th Street
25 Jun 2014 – New York City, United States
The so-called “courtscraper“—a marriage of the European courtyard block and the American skyscraper—by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is rapidly rising on New York City‘s…
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One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
6 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey…
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Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
12 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The ice falling from One World Trade Center and other modern skyscrapers is attributed to advances in the construction of efficient facades that insulate interiors and…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
13 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday, November 12, that it ratified the One World Trade Center's 1,776-foot height. The announcement of…
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CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New…
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One World Trade Opens Sales Center
8 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of a drive to attract commercial tenants, One World Trade Center's developers have opened for viewing a model office on the 63rd floor of the under-construction…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
10 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on…
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One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
26 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Freedom Tower was renamed the One World Trade Center in 2009, but many are still attached to the original name, according to The Wall Street Journal. Renaming a tower…
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New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
31 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Thomas Leslie, a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, has contributed his op-ed to The New York Times…
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
10 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing,…
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Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
2 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Today crews are installing the final two sections of the One World Trade Center's 408-foot (124-meter) crowning structure, wihch will bring it to its final architectural…
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Tower Launches Inaugural Composting Program
23 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
The Helena apartment building on Manhattan's West Side has become the first in New York City to offer residents regular food scrap collection as part of the city's…
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Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
3 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Officials developing the observation deck at One World Trade Center provided a preview of the attraction to the press yesterday. The tour will showcase the tower as "the…
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BIG's W57 Tower Approved
20 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has granted final approval to the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed West 57th Tower in Manhattan. After disputing the affordable housing options in…
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Video: One World Trade Escalators
14 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
Last week's The Weekly Flickr video centered on photos of escalators being hoisted into place in One World Trade Center. The photographer, Scott Lahmers, works as a…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
11 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Interested parties in New York with enough money, powers of persuasion and impressive social connections have been enjoying rides to the top of under-construction, high…

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The Durst Organization at CTBUH

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…

4 Times Square + Bank of America Tower Sustainable Tech Tour

28 Oct 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 4 Times Square and Bank of America Tower which are a…

World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour

28 Oct 2015, Tour Report – CTBUH 2015 delegates toured One World Trade Center Office Building which is the…

The Durst Organization at CTBUH

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
4 Times Square + Bank of America Tower Sustainable Tech Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 4 Times Square and Bank of America Tower which are a fantastic look at two generations of towers that focus on sustainability and quality of environment.
World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured One World Trade Center Office Building which is the current tallest building in the Americas.
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.
Opening VIP Reception
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Activity Report
This special reception held on the eve of the Conference gave VIPs a unique opportunity to mingle in the fantastic setting of the new One World Trade Center.
VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development
9 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
One World Trade Center is Now the World’s Third-Tallest Building
17 Nov 2014, New York City – CTBUH News
The 541-meter (1,776-foot) One World Trade Center has now become the world’s third-tallest building, according to the height criteria set by the CTBUH.
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.
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.
Bank of America at One Bryant Park Tour Report
4 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
Attendees toured the Bank of America Tower, the recipient of the CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas Award in 2010.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
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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New York City, United States

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CTBUH Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
New York City, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving The Durst Organization

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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2016 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH

Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group

Interview: VIA 57 WEST

3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization

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Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
Leading Women in Tall Buildings

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

Towards Resource Generative Skyscrapers

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mohamed Imam & Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary

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Videos

2016 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH
Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Managing Director, Principal, Gensler; Dakis Joannou, Businessman and…
Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group
By incorporating the social sustainability of a mid-rise structure with the efficiency and density of a high-rise, the distinctive massing and appearance of VIA 57 WEST draw a through-line between the often competing forces that dictate the eventual…
Interview: VIA 57 WEST
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG, and Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding VIA 57 WEST, New York City, the 2016 CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas Winner and 2016 CTBUH Best Tall…
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.
2015 New York Conference - Session 1e - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2015 New York Conference Session 1e Questions & Answers session with speakers Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization, Harry Macklowe, Macklowe Properties, James von Klemperer, KPF.
Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Tall Buildings in urban landscapes present a unique challenge in the field of sustainable building. These structures tend to attract a tenant base of dynamic industries such as financial services, communications, technology and digital media. Such…
The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects
New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate between the great height of the structure and life at street level. These stepped…
Interview: Alexander Durst
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Alexander Durst of The Durst Organization is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Alexander discusses developing the co-generation system.
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…
2014 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Chair: David Malott, KPF
Thursday, 6th November 2014 Chicago, USA. Helmut Jahn, CEO, JAHN, Tomohiko Yamanashi, Design Principal, Nikken Sekkei, Dakki Hui, Senior Property & Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services Limited and Douglas Durst, Chairman, Durst…
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…
Interview: Bank of America
21 Oct 2010 – 2010 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects
Richard Cook of Cook + Fox Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2010 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Richard speaks about his Bank of America Tower project which is the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall…
Best Tall Building Americas: The Bank of America Tower: High Performance Design, Health & Productivity
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects
Lisa Shpritz, Senior Vice President, Bank of America, and Richard Cook, Partner, Cook + Fox Architects. Bank of America Tower has produced a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself and…
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2010
The 9th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. In a surprise move the CTBUH announced that the Burj Khalifa had won the inaugural new "Global Icon"…
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: The Skyscraper and the Structural Process: 40 years of engineering the Supertall
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Professor Ysrael Seinuk, Ysrael A. Seinuk; Presentation by Professor Seinuk's Daughter, Beatriz Seinuk-Ackerman
Prof. Seinuk is known as a worldwide authority on the design and construction of high-rise concrete and steel buildings. A reflection of his life's work will include significant towers such as: O-14 (2010), 785 Eighth Avenue (2009), Trump World Tower…
Overview of Sustainable Design Factors in High-Rise Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Mir Ali & Paul Armstrong, UIUC
Mir Ali and Paul Armstrong from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discussed the critical design factors and strategies that warrant consideration to accomplish sustainable or high-performance tall buildings applying innovative…

Papers/Research

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…
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…
Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Tall Buildings in urban landscapes present a unique challenge in the field of sustainable building. These structures tend to attract a tenant base of dynamic industries such as financial services, communications, technology and digital media. Such…
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…
Engineering Without Engines
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; 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…
The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rick Cook & Jared Gilbert, COOKFOX Architects
New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate between the great height of the structure and life at street level. These stepped…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: 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…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: 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.
Midcentury (un)Modern
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Bill Browning, Alice Hartley, Travis Knop & Christopher Starkey, Terrapin Bright Green; Curtis Wayne, CB Wayne
The genesis of PlaNYC, New York City’s ambitious sustainability agenda, was the need to accommodate an estimated one million more people by 2030 within the existing urban fabric. First released in 2007 with an update in 2011, PlaNYC sets its sights…
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on traditional forms.
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.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: 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…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
Provocations: Sustainable Architecture Today
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Robert F. Fox, Jr., Cook + Fox Architects
Through four case studies – 4 Times Square, the Battery Park City Guidelines, The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, and PlaNYC2030 – this paper presents tangible ways in which we might begin to think, act and design differently.
Sustainable Design in High-Rise Residential
Aug 2007 – CTBUH Journal, Summer 2007; Dan Kaplan, FX Fowle Architects, PC
Major cities and metropolitan areas across the United States have been witnessing a renaissance in urban development. According to the report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2006, issued by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP last…
Times Square Skyscrapers: Sustainability Reaching New Heights
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sudhir Jambhekar, Fox & Fowle Architects
Times Square has seen the development of more than 15 new high-rises in the past two decades. The firm that has designed the most of them, Fox & Fowle Architects, will present an overview of the recent development and highlight case studies of two…

The Durst Organization Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Average Building Age 22 Years
Most Common Function office, 6 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 4 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving The Durst Organization