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Featured Buildings Involving Wordsearch

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, London

Rarely does a single building have such a profound impact on the history of the high-rise as 30 St Mary Axe – The Gherkin.

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.

99 Bishopsgate

99 Bishopsgate, London

Renovated after the 1993 explosion in the financial district of London, this building was updated with a more open floor plan and clad with a new façade.

Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower, London

The dramatic and highly visible structural system employed on Broadgate Tower is an innovative solution to the challenge of spanning the pre-existing railways that run under the site.


CapitaGreen, Singapore

With features such as a sky forest and a double-skin façade, CapitaGreen was designed to reduce energy consumption and channel fresh air from its rooftop to cool lower levels.

Capital Gate Tower

Capital Gate Tower, Abu Dhabi

Throughout history, a strong link has existed between iconic architecture and exhibitions. One of the best known examples is Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Capital Gate is Abu Dhabi's icon.

China Resources Tower

China Resources Tower, Shenzhen

Winner of a 2019 Best Tall Building Award of Excellence, the design was inspired by the form of a bamboo shoot, which was realized through a diagrid structural system.

Doha Tower

Doha Tower, Doha

Doha Tower stands out for its deft and subtle sensitivity to culture, context, and climate. The strength of the proposal is in its unapologetic connection to culture and place.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for over 40 years, longer then any other skyscraper in history.

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.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

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

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.


KK100, Shenzhen

As part of the larger KK100 development, the new curved tower is a powerful addition to the Shenzhen skyline.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

Part of the ambitious World Trade Center redevelopment, the symbolic 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises on the northwest corner of the Lower Manhattan site.


One57, New York City

The complex design of this midtown Manhattan skyscraper reflects the structural requirements of a markedly elongated tower.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101, Taipei

The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010 has since reinvented itself with a renovation that achieved LEED Platinum making it one of the world's greenest skyscrapers.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

About Wordsearch

Wordsearch was founded in 1983 by Peter Murray. It came into being as the publisher of Blueprint magazine (hence the slightly odd name – it was never meant to be a customer facing brand, but merely a vehicle).

For thirty years Wordsearch has provided branding, marketing and communications advice to the property sector, all over the world. Through their ability to combine insight, creativity and delivery they have developed an international reputation that has resulted in them working on the world’s most significant real estate projects.

They know and understand their product and market. Their experience and specialism allows them to quickly appreciate what it is that makes a place, building or development special and different, to understand those salient features that should be promoted, explained or presented.

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Wordsearch at CTBUH

Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”

Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”

20 Jun 2017, Event Report – Building up momentum for the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia, the CTBUH Canada…

Future Places Workshop

Future Places Workshop

18 Nov 2015, Event Report – The second CTBUH Beijing Chapter workshop placed a particular emphasis on the…

William Murray

William Murray

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2016 – 2018
London, United Kingdom

Peter Murray

Peter Murray

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2010
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Resources Involving Wordsearch

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From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
William Murray, Wordsearch

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Plenary 5: Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings Q&A

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Vince Pirrello, Woods Bagot; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre; William Murray, Wordsearch; David Tickle, HASSELL

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

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

Building Tall in a 2,000-Year-Old City

May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II
Peter Murray, Wordsearch


Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…
Building Tall in a 2,000-Year-Old City
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Peter Murray, Wordsearch
Much attention has been paid to London’s current wave of tall building construction. But the city has been getting taller – and more interesting – for the last three centuries. Ruled by commercial necessity rather than planning fiat, London is an…

Wordsearch Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 26 Completed7 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 12 Completed4 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 12 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 15 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 12 Buildings
Building Functions
Building Materials

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

Tall Buildings Involving Wordsearch

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