Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Tishman Speyer

190 South LaSalle

190 South LaSalle, Chicago

This Phillip Johnson designed post-modern skyscraper features a tapestry by Helena Hernmarck titled "The 1909 Plan of Chicago."

353 North Clark

353 North Clark, Chicago

With an elegant composition of articulated glass and steel, 353 North Clark is located at the center of the River North neighborhood.

555 Mission Street

555 Mission Street, San Francisco

This 148 meter office tower in the South of Market area is part of a new generation of skyscrapers built in San Francisco's downtown since 2000.

650 California

650 California, San Francisco

650 California is visible from every direction except from the southeast, where the nearby Financial District skyscrapers block the view.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building, New York City

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, and was the tallest for eleven months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.

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.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

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

Torre Norte

Torre Norte, São Paulo

Torre Norte, a 36-story office tower, is part of Centro Empresarial Nações Unidas (CENU), a multi-purpose complex located by the Pinheiros River in São Paulo.

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.

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About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer operates in 41 markets, 10 countries and 4 continents. Since its inception in 1978, TS has acquired, developed and operated over 370 projects totaling over 133.8 million square feet, and has assembled a property portfolio in excess of US $73.0 billion in total value across the United States, Europe, Latin America, India and China. TS has over 1,550 real estate professionals and support staff worldwide and serves the space needs of over 2,300 tenants worldwide. Signature assets include New York’s Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Center and Yankee Stadium, Frankfurt’s MesseTurm and OpernTurm, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, and Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, TS has projects in different stages of development in major cities around the world, including Brasília, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, San Francisco and Suzhou.

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Tishman Speyer Connected Global News

New York’s MetLife Building to Get New Logo

New York’s MetLife Building to Get New Logo

9 Jun 2017, New York City – MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand…

New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition

New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition

12 Apr 2017, New York City – A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above…

Plans Submitted for 46-Story Tower in New York City

Plans Submitted for 46-Story Tower in New York City

3 Oct 2016, New York City – Following the filing of plans for a massive office tower, dubbed The Spiral, a…

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New York’s MetLife Building to Get New Logo
9 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand new typeface. The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the…
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New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition
12 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design incorporates 10 stories…
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Plans Submitted for 46-Story Tower in New York City
3 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
Following the filing of plans for a massive office tower, dubbed The Spiral, a separate developer was encouraged to submit plans for its own project at 545 West 37th…
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306-Meter Spiral is Moving Forward in New York City
30 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
Plans were recently filed for The Spiral, which will rise 306 meters when complete. Located at 509 West 34th Street site, the 65-story behemoth will primarily cater to…
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Terraced Superall Tower Proposed as Extension to the High Line in New York
8 Feb 2016 – New York City, United States
At the northern end of the High Line, Tishman Speyer is aiming to extend the park’s natural beauty 65 stories into the air with a 306-meter high-rise featuring cascading…
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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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Tower With Shifting Floor Plates Proposed in Frankfurt
2 Jul 2015 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has won a competition to design a 185-meter skyscraper with floor plates that will be shifted at the base and the center of the tower to mark…
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Origami-Like Tower in Chicago Would Have Fifth-Floor Skygarden
22 Apr 2015 – Chicago, United States
An origami-esque office tower proposed for a long-vacant parcel in Chicago’s Loop is projected to be 53 stories tall and include a fifth-floor skygarden, a New York…
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Proposed 107-Meter High-Rise Slated for San Francisco’s SoMa
6 Apr 2015 – San Francisco, United States
The South of Market corner near Caltrain and AT&T Park could get another residential tower if preliminary plans come to fruition. City Planning staff hasn't yet responded…
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Tall Bonanza Anticipated in Developers’ San Francisco SoMA Land Grab
27 Feb 2015 – San Francisco, United States
The San Francisco Business Times has compiled a list of tall-building developments expected to result from a string of acquisitions related to the city’s yet-to-be-…
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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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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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Emaar’s Five-Bedroom High-Rise Penthouse in Dubai Sells for $6.2 Million
29 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, has sold 72 units in The Address Residence Sky View in Downtown Dubai, with a five-bedroom penthouse selling for Dh $23…
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Studio Gang Unveils Rippled San Francisco Tower
14 Jul 2014 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's newest high-rise proposal has been unveiled - a rippled, 400-foot (122-meter) shaft that is Studio Gang's reinterpretation of the city's fabled bay…
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Tishman Speyer to Develop New York’s Hudson Spire
6 May 2014 – New York City, United States
Tishman Speyer has purchased a full block of undeveloped land parcels in Hudson Yards, the fast-expanding west side neighborhood and business district of Midtown…
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MesseTurm May Be For Sale
20 Dec 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Germany’s second-tallest building has been put up for sale, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The 63-story MesseTurm is valued at about 500 million euros ($680 million…
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Chinese Company Launches California Tower
3 Jul 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Tishman Speyer and China Vanke have broken ground for LUMINA, a mixed-use project at Main and Folsom streets in downtown San Francisco, near the waterfront Transbay area…
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US Bank Puts Names on Johnson Tower
16 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
Minneapolis-based US Bankcorp will put its name on a downtown Chicago skyscraper as it expands its presence there, according to the Chicago Tribune. The bank purchased…
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Krueck + Sexton Planning Major Glass Tower
8 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
Developer Tishman Speyer is planning to build Chicago-based firm Krueck + Sexton's largest project on the empty lot at 130 North Franklin Street. The 48-story faceted…
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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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Window Washing in New York
31 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The latest issue of The New Yorker features an article about the challenges of washing windows in New York City. The article, "Life at the Top," reports that modern…
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Bloomberg Calls for New Height Limits in New York City
8 Oct 2012 – New York city, United States
Hoping to spark a new era of skyscraper development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked for sweeping changes in zoning for the historic 70-block neighborhood…

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Tishman Speyer at CTBUH

CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour

6 Jun 2017, Tour Report – On June 6, CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

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

CTBUH Atlanta: Hardhat Tour

13-20 Jun 2016, Tour Report – On June 13 and 20, the CTBUH Atlanta Chapter hosted two hardhat tours of Three…

Tishman Speyer at CTBUH

CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour
6 Jun 2017, New York City – Tour Report
On June 6, CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site of One Vanderbilt, which will rise to 427 meters when completed in 2021.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver 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 Atlanta: Hardhat Tour
13-20 Jun 2016, Atlanta – Tour Report
On June 13 and 20, the CTBUH Atlanta Chapter hosted two hardhat tours of Three Alliance Center, the largest office building currently under construction in the city.
Rockefeller Center Historical Building and Urban Habitat Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Rockefeller Center which the tour predominantly focused on discovering what happens “backstage” at one of the most famous tall building complexes.
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.
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 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ 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.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver+ 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.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Table Sponsor
25 Oct 2007, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 6th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Bronze Sponsor
17 Nov 2004, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 3rd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
16 Oct 2003, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Irwin Cantor

Irwin Cantor

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1988 – 1996
New York City, United States

Charles DeBenedittis

Charles DeBenedittis

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1985 – 2001
New York City, United States

Robert Pratt

Robert Pratt

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2014 – 2017
Shanghai, China

CTBUH Leaders at Tishman Speyer

Irwin Cantor

Irwin Cantor

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1988 – 1996
New York City, United States

Charles DeBenedittis

Charles DeBenedittis

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1985 – 2001
New York City, United States

Robert Pratt

Robert Pratt

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2014 – 2017
Shanghai, China

Yao Wang

Yao Wang

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – 2015
Shanghai, China

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CTBUH Resources Involving Tishman Speyer

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Interview: Ron Klemencic

3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Interview: Hearst Tower

3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

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Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

Bioclimatic Comfort Design for High-Rises

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II
Jeroen Janssen, AKT II Ltd.

Stability of Diagrid Structures

1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4
Ahmad Rahimian, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff

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Videos

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Sophisticated, distinctive, and transformative, Hearst Tower has profoundly impacted the skyscraper typology through its first decade of existence. Rarely has a tower so successfully integrated heritage and tradition with contemporary, forward-…
Interview: Ron Klemencic
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, discusses some of his personal favorite projects with Chris Bentley, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Klemencic is the 2016 recipient of the…
Interview: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Louis Nowikas, Vice President, Hearst Corporation, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2016 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, the Hearst Tower, New York City, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This presentation was 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…
CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements of successful public spaces.
CTBUH Video Interview – Robert Pratt
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Robert Pratt of Tishman Speyer Properties is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Robert discusses the economics of tall buildings around the world and the focus of developing around newly constructed infrastructure in…
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: Eastern and Western Developers Practicing Internationally
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Samuel Luckino & Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
For architecture and engineering firms working for development clients who build large-scale urban projects in various corners of the world, the effort is often facilitated by regional satellite offices to ensure that the ambitions of each of the…
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City – From…
Interview: Robert Pratt
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Robert Pratt of Tishman Speyer Properties is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Tall Buildings as International Investments
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Council
Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ
James Robinson, Hongkong Land

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as International Investments.” Mounib Hammoud, new CTBUH Trustee and CEO of Jeddah…
Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu
Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural application of stainless steel (the Chrysler Building) this…
What are the Major Factors Influencing Tenant Choice Right Now?
Jun 2013 – Monthly Video Series; William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; Steve Watts, AECOM
Industry leaders answering this question include: William Murray, Wordsearch; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Eugene Seah, Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte; and Steve Watts, AECOM.
Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more than just their energy consumption. They will be judged on their contribution…
City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
In our journey from Chicago to New York, the United States, South Africa, Europe, the Mideast to Asia/China, the tall building has always been tied intrinsically to its time, place, and context. The design strategies pursued are developed from those…
Interview: Prefabrication and Materiality
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
Helmut Jahn of JAHN is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Helmut talks about the feasibility of building a 600m+ prefabricated building, using wood as a tall building material, and the…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian, Yoram Eilon & Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk, presented the new $500million Hearst Corporation headquarters at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. This 46-story, 600 ft tall, glass and steel skyscraper sits on a 6-story base landmark art deco building. The…
Delivering Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Michael Deane, Turner
Michael Deane, Turner, talked about the role of the builder in delivering sustainable tall buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Using projects completed by Turner as examples and citing data from Turner Construction’s Green Market…
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Awards Symposium & Dinner Videos; Dinner 2007
The CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner, set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, celebrated the remarkable achievements of a number of distinguished individuals and project teams…

Papers/Research

Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
Having designed the 262-meter Aqua in Chicago, which completed in 2009, Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, received considerable attention for what was then the tallest building ever designed by a woman-led firm. The…
Bioclimatic Comfort Design for High-Rises
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II; Jeroen Janssen, AKT II Ltd.
Building in an ever more urbanized world, with high-rise buildings increasing in both height and number, makes it essential to ensure we create comfortable urban spaces, as the urban microclimate in and around towers is affected dramatically. This…
Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Efficiencies in the strength and stability of truss systems have been understood since the Middle Ages. The major impetus for widespread use of the truss system however, came in the 19th century with its implementation in bridge construction, early…
An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems which generally reduce building materials, enhance structural performance, and…
The Emergence of the Diagrid - It’s All About the Node
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London, this aesthetically driven structural system has centered the perfecting of its technology on…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents the frequency and heights of skyscraper construction in the last 25 years. Then…
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.” Perhaps the most notable change was the development of the skyscraper. Innovations in…
The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents the frequency and heights of skyscraper construction in the last 25 years. Then…
The Economics of Manhattan Skyscrapers
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
The skyline, as a collection of skyscrapers, is inherently an economic phenomenon. The heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes of skyscrapers are driven by the costs and benefits of their construction. Government policies, such as zoning, which…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from 286 meters in 2000, an increase of 22%. This is almost double the…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper describes the challenges met in preserving the façade and how the choice of a diagrid system - a highly efficient triangulated truss tube structure – met the engineering and architectural requirements for the tower. Furthermore, the…

Tishman Speyer Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 27 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Average Building Age 33 Years
Most Common Function office, 23 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 14 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

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Tall Buildings Involving Tishman Speyer