Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving WSP

111 West 57th Street

111 West 57th Street, New York City

A supertall residential project in midtown Manhattan by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, and designed by SHoP Architects.

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.

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.

ADNOC Headquarters

ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

ADNOC Headquarters, situated next to the Arabian Gulf, was designed to allow occupants flexibility in physical space as well as optimal views of the coastline.

Al Hamra Tower

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City

The art of high-rise building design embraces, at least in part, how the observer reads the rise of the form from the earth to the sky.

Avalon Fort Greene

Avalon Fort Greene, New York City

Avalon Fort Greene offers a number of sustainable technology features, including smart rain sensors and energy-efficient lighting fixtures.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City

Baccarat Hotel & Residences form and craftsmanship is inspired by the eponymous luxury crystal brand that owns the building.

Beijing Yintai Centre

Beijing Yintai Centre, Beijing

Located in the core Beijing central business district, the three towered structure has a central tower rising 250m high.

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

The CMA Tower is the tallest of the five structures that make up the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

City Square Residences

City Square Residences, Singapore

This 6 block residential complex provides views of the city, while providing residents with various amenities.

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park, New York City

This Midtown hotel consists of two independent hotels vertically stacked and separated by a sky lobby.

Eight Spruce Street

Eight Spruce Street, New York City

A beautiful building, elegantly fitting into its Manhattan context, “New York by Gehry” at Eight Spruce Street uses the very latest in computer-enabled construction.

Eighth Avenue Place

Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary

Standing on the former site of Calgary's historic Penny Lane Mall, this office building stands over 200 meters.

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Greenland Center North Tower

Greenland Center North Tower, Yinchuan

This mixed-use complex features parallelogram plan geometry with rounded corners, which serves to distinguish the project’s two elegant 984-foot (301-meter) tall towers.

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.

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.

Hermitage Plaza

Hermitage Plaza, Courbevoie

Hermitage Plaza is a mixed-use project at the entrance of Europe's biggest central district, across from the Seine River.

Jing An Kerry Centre

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai

Jing An Kerry Centre draws upon the socioeconomic wellspring of public transit to activate an iconic mixed-use mega-project in Shanghai.

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi

Completed as the tallest building in Vietnam, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower establishes a commanding focal point of the city’s Từ Liêm District.

Kingtown International Center

Kingtown International Center, Nanjing

This tower uses a distinctive external bracing system, which creates more efficient lateral support, requiring less steel and an overall 20% reduction in building material.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The new workplace was part of a major cultural change program for Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank to live its purpose to the core and create better health outcomes

Northeast Asia Trade Tower

Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 CTBUH Awards where the jury praised its tapering form as being well suited for its mixed-use program.

One Madison Park

One Madison Park, New York City

One Madison Park is situated in a unique location on the Manhattan grid. The strong yet simple form rises from a seemingly impossibly small New York City site.

One One One Eagle Street

One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane

This office tower's structure takes inspiration from the way plants grow upwards, giving it an organic nature that echoes the growing canopy in the nearby Fig Tree Plaza.

One Shenzhen Bay

One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen

Located on reclaimed land that did not exist in 2005, One Shenzhen Bay anchors the newly created business district of Houhai.

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

One57, New York City

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

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

Plaza 66

Plaza 66, Shanghai

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

Portside

Portside, Cape Town

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

SOCAR Tower

SOCAR Tower, Baku

SOCAR Tower has a free formed shape to follow the basic design concept but uses segmented elements based on the local infrastructure and constructability.

Santos Place

Santos Place, Brisbane

With a direct link to the Kurilpa Bridge on the Brisbane River, Santos Place enjoys convenient access to the Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank cultural precinct.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

Shinsegae International

Shinsegae International, Seoul

Shinsegae International tactfully merges formal restraint reminiscent of High Modernism with symbolic gestures that align the tower with its function.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

Strata

Strata, London

From the outset, sustainability has been key to the building's evolution. This holistic approach to sustainable high-rise design will prove to be very useful for the future of tall.

Swanston Square Apartment Tower

Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Melbourne

The Swanston Square Apartment Tower’s façade features the face of Aboriginal artist and civil rights leader Elder William Barak.

The Beetham Hilton Tower

The Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester

The creation of an iconic landmark tower on this site was seen as an opportunity to create visual connectivity with the city center, creating a destination and attracting activity.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

The Index

The Index, Dubai

The Index is a model for developing sustainable built environments in the Middle East region, as well as other similar climatic environments elsewhere in the world.

The Landmark

The Landmark, London

The Landmark is a pair of residential skyscrapers in London, and is among the tallest structures in the city.

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 Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building, New York City

The New York Times Building is a 1.5-million-SF, 52-story building on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, anchoring the west side of the redevelopment of Times Square.

The Pano

The Pano, Bangkok

The Pano’s unique environment is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Thailand, where the form of the development takes on a poetic abstraction of nature.

The Shard

The Shard, London

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

Torre Norte

Torre Norte, São Paolo

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.

Torre Reforma

Torre Reforma, Mexico City

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

Tree House Residence Hall

Tree House Residence Hall, Boston

Created on a limited public-university budget and an aggressive schedule, the Tree House represents a well-considered solution that announces itself as a foundry of inspiration.

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

Veer Towers takes on the challenge of building a sustainable, all glass tower in the desert environment of Las Vegas through its exquisitely detailed facades.

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WSP Connected Global News

Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge

Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge

15 Dec 2017, Chongqing – Raffles City Chongqing, a distinctive complex of buildings in the heart of the city…

Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion

Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion

14 Dec 2017, Dubai – Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's financial free zone, aims to lease 90…

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tops Out

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tops Out

12 Dec 2017, Tianjin – Tianjin CTF Finance Centre has topped out in Tianjin, China, and is on pace to be…

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Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge
15 Dec 2017 – Chongqing, China
Raffles City Chongqing, a distinctive complex of buildings in the heart of the city, has begun the weeklong process of lifting a 300-meter-long platform into its final…
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Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion
14 Dec 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's financial free zone, aims to lease 90 percent of units at its Dh1billion (US$272 million) Gate Avenue retail…
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Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tops Out
12 Dec 2017 – Tianjin, China
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre has topped out in Tianjin, China, and is on pace to be completed in 2018. A striking new landmark, the 530-meter-tall, 96-story skyscraper will…
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Excavation Begins for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards
21 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping…
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Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York
7 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in…
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Firm Chosen for Brisbane Resort Excavation Job, the Biggest in Queensland’s History
6 Nov 2017 – Brisbane, Australia
A construction firm has been selected for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane excavation job. With more than 450,000 cubic meters of materials to remove, this will be the biggest…
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Approved Manhattan Supertall is Russian Architecture Firm’s First US Building
27 Oct 2017 – New York City, United States
A Moscow–based architecture firm has gained approval for the tallest project by a Russian firm in the US, a 1,001–foot (305-meter) supertall in Manhattan. The tower will…
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Adelaide’s ANZ House is Up for Sale
27 Oct 2017 – Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s ANZ House, an office tower home to high profile tenants such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the South Australian government, is up for sale with…
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New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel
20 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new…
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Contractor Selected for Melbourne’s Mixed-Use Complex, West Side Place
6 Oct 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A contractor has been selected for Melbourne’s AU$2 billion (US$1.55 billion) West Side Place apartment project and Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter of which will rise 270…
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Plans Revealed for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower
26 Sep 2017 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Plans have been submitted for Birmingham’s tallest residential tower – a 42-story skyscraper, dubbed 2one2 Broad Street, that will comprise 481 apartments and feature a…
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31-Story Block of Flats Completes in London’s Docklands
21 Sep 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A 31-story, 125-unit block of flats in London’s Docklands has been completed. Dollar Bay is one of three major residential projects in London by the same architect, all…
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New Manhattan Condo Tower Heads for the Sky
8 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
Taking shape next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 53W53 tower recently reached 58 out of its 77 floors. When completed, the…
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Banking Giant May Be Eyeing Move to NYC’s 2 World Trade Center
6 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
A German banking giant has sent a request-for-proposals (RFP) to the leaseholder of 2 World Trade Center regarding a possible relocation. The move could help developers…
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9 DeKalb Avenue Gets Ready to Rise in Downtown Brooklyn
29 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise…
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China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing
25 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower,…
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Architect Wins Approval for £200m Manchester Towers
25 Aug 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
The Manchester City Council has approved plans for a £200 million development that will provide 756 new units across four buildings, including residential towers of 40,…
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45 Park Place Gets Ready to Rise in New York’s Tribeca
25 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
Foundation work is progressing on 45 Park Place, a 43-story luxury condo high-rise under construction in Tribeca in New York City. The 50-unit tower will rise 213 meters…
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New York’s 55 Hudson Yards Tops Out
22 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
Shortly after new renderings of 50 Hudson Yards were released, the building’s sibling at 55 Hudson Yards has now officially architecturally topped out, standing at 51…
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New Renderings Surface for Supertall 50 Hudson Yards Tower in New York
21 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
New renderings have surfaced for the office behemoth 50 Hudson Yards, a.k.a. 451 Tenth Avenue, which will total 2.9 million square feet (267,000 square meters) of office…
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Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse
18 Aug 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne. The complex will feature an automated car-…
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Reworked Proposal for London Docklands Tower Set for Approval
17 Aug 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A 49-story east London skyscraper is set for approval after its developers significantly reworked their earlier proposals. Major changes to the 225 Marsh Wall scheme…
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New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing
10 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the…
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Demolition Phase on 237-Meter Sydney Residential Tower Now Complete
21 Jul 2017 – Sydney, Australia
An early milestone has been reached on Sydney Greenland Centre, which could become the tallest residential tower in Sydney’s CBD when completed in 2019. Demolition work…
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53-Story Tower Set to Win Planning in London’s South Bank
18 Jul 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A six-building complex, which includes a 53-story residential tower, is planned for London’s South Bank. The tower contains 227 flats above retail, plus a 34-story office…
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Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London
7 Jul 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the…
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Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City
3 Jul 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will…
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Supertall 53 West 53rd Begins to Take Shape in New York City
28 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
Vertical construction at the 53 West 53rd site has overtaken its neighbor, the 1965-built Financial Times Building. The Midtown Manhattan supertall boasts a unique metal…
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Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall
12 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016…
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Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York
8 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building…
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Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane
6 Jun 2017 – Brisbane, Australia
Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for…
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Plans Submitted for Manchester’s Angel Meadow Complex
2 Jun 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has submitted plans for a $303 million development in Manchester. The Angel Meadow complex will feature 756 new homes across four towers, including a…
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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Adds New Light and Water Show
1 Jun 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to…
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Supertall Tower Proposed for 262 Fifth Avenue in New York City
1 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
A slender, 305-meter residential skyscraper has been proposed for Midtown Manhattan. Conceived as a narrow tower wrapped in aluminum and glass, the supertall tower at 262…
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Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire
31 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the…
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Office Tenants Quick to Snatch up Collins Arch Space in Melbourne
26 May 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12…
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Western Sydney University Unveils its First Vertical Campus
18 May 2017 – Sydney, Australia
Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world…
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New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York
18 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress…
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Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate
16 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given…
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LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower
8 May 2017 – San Francisco, United States
At a Planning Commission hearing on May 4, the city considered a proposal for a light display designed by a San Francisco-based LED artist for the top of the 326-meter…
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Chinese Developer Buys London’s Iconic Leadenhall Building
3 May 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has agreed to buy London’s iconic Leadenhall Building skyscraper for US$1.49 billion. On May 2, the company revealed its acquisition of the tower,…
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First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City
26 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga…
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27-Story Hyde Park Apartment Tower Approved by Chicago Plan Commission
25 Apr 2017 – Chicago, United States
The April monthly meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission focused on a new mixed-use tower slated for 1600 East 53rd Street in Hyde Park. The vote of confidence is a first…
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Construction on London’s Atlas Tower Reaches 50-Meter Mark
17 Apr 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Construction crews have reached the 50-meter mark on the under-construction Atlas tower. Images from the site show the distinct floor plate taking shape above the streets…
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New York City’s 520 Park Avenue Tops Out
14 Apr 2017 – New York City, United States
A developer's latest Manhattan project, 520 Park Avenue, is putting in place its final crowning members, cementing the skyscraper as the tallest building on the Upper…
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Mexico City’s Reforma Towers 80 Percent Built
7 Apr 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
In just a few months the skyline of Paseo de la Reforma – one of the main corridors in Mexico City and the heart of the financial district – will welcome a brand new…
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Russian Developer Planning Hermitage Plaza Complex in La Défense
7 Apr 2017 – Courbevoie, France
Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two…
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San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out
6 Apr 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-…
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CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall…
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New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017
31 Mar 2017 – New York City, United States
After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the…
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Toronto Tower Evolves After Pre-Application Consultations
27 Mar 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A developer hosted the third and final pre-application consultation for their 40-story 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley in the…
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New Details Emerge on Kuala Lumpur Supertall
24 Mar 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Project stakeholders announced in December 2016 that the 236-key hotel portion of the 65-story Four Seasons Place will open in early 2018, and as the date nears, new…
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Public Consultation Sought for Four-Block Manchester Development
20 Mar 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
The designs for the proposed four-block Angel Meadow development are out to public consultation until early April 2017, with a formal planning application expected to be…
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Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London
2 Mar 2017 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is…
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French Presidential Candidate Promotes Skyscraper Construction in La Défense
28 Feb 2017 – Paris, France
Seven proposed La Défense skyscrapers are being promoted as part of an attempt to woo businesses from post-Brexit London. They were promoted by French presidential…
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Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images
17 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When…
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Construction of Leeza Soho in Beijing Reaches Level 20
16 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top…
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Melbourne’s Upcoming Collins Arch Project Selects Hotel Brand
3 Feb 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Developers have confirmed that W Melbourne will open in 2020 as part of its USD$769 million mixed-use luxury precinct Collins Arch. The hotel will be located in the…
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Three-Tower Greenwich Peninsula Proposal Unveiled in London
2 Feb 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Plans for a $1.26 billion development on Greenwich Peninsula have been unveiled along with the full consultant team for the project. The Peninsula Place scheme will…
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Chinese Firm Demolishes 19 Buildings in 10 Seconds to Make Way for the Wuhan CTF Finance Center
26 Jan 2017 – Wuhan, China
In what is being called the largest demolition of its kind in China, 19 towers were reduced to rubble in just 10 seconds in a spectacular demonstration of controlled…
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Condos at New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Are a Quarter Sold
23 Jan 2017 – New York City, United States
Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in…
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Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen
22 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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First Development Application Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane
13 Dec 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
The first development application for Queen's Wharf has been submitted. It supports operational and demolition works, which will clear the area for excavation and…
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Forge Apartments Tower Tops Out in Melbourne
12 Dec 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction of the USD$150 million, 30-story Forge Apartments residential tower in Melbourne’s Yarra’s Edge riverside community has reached new heights, with the final…
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First of Three Jersey Squared Towers Completes in Jersey City
12 Dec 2016 – Jersey City, United States
Journal Squared 3, a 175-meter and 53-story apartment tower, has completed in Jersey City. With a rectangular form and gridded windows, the tower draws comparisons to 432…
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Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards
9 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed…
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Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen
6 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a…
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Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate
6 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London…
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Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower
22 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London…
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LED Lighting Scheme Installed on 432 Park Avenue in New York
15 Nov 2016 – New York City, United States
The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline, but now, a new architectural feature is being…
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Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London
11 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive…
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Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne
9 Nov 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in…
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Renderings Reveal Interior Spaces of Boston’s Future Tallest Residential Tower
7 Nov 2016 – Boston, United States
The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, the main structure of the Christian Science Towers complex, is now under construction in downtown Boston,…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B
4 Nov 2016 – Beijing, China
Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall…
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Investors Proceed with 22 Bishopsgate in City of London
28 Oct 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The main investor of 22 Bishopsgate has said it will continue development of the skyscraper. The announcement follows reports that it would ask the scheme’s remaining…
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Major Tenants Secured for Proposed Developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street in Melbourne
17 Oct 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The week of October 10 has seen two noteworthy commercial leasing deals unveiled as major tenants each reportedly secure about 6,000 square meters of space at proposed…
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City of London’s Future Tallest Tower Sees Reduction in Height
4 Oct 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Eric Parry Architects has dropped the height of its proposed 1 Undershaft skyscraper in the City of London by 4.66 meters to prevent it impinging on space allocated to…
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Swanston Central Hits 95 Percent Pre-Sales As Construction Commences on Melbourne Tower
29 Sep 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Swanston Central, one of the largest residential towers to be constructed in Australia in 2016, has achieved 95 percent pre-sales with buyers flocking to secure space at…
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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 City’s Tallest Penthouse Sold for $88 Million
16 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
A wealthy buyer has closed on his penthouse at 432 Park Avenue for $87.7 million. The deal marks the sale of the city’s highest residence and the biggest closed sale in…
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New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Set to Launch Condo Sales
13 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
Another big milestone for Hudson Yards is about to take place: developer Related has announced that the development’s first all-residential tower will soon be up for…
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Spire London Launches in Docklands
6 Sep 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Greenland Group is set to officially launch Spire London, designed by HOK in London Docklands. The building is a 235-meter 67-story tower, planned to become the tallest…
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Future of London’s 22 Bishopsgate Unclear as Investors Weigh Options
31 Aug 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Investors behind the 62-story 22 Bishopsgate tower project in the City of London are weighing their options; they could either stick to a plan to continue work, delay the…
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Construction Progressing at 520 Park Avenue in New York City
29 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
The 54-story tower at 520 Park Avenue is now 30 stories tall. Recent photos show that the residential building is hovering high above its neighbors, with installation…
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Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers
25 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate…
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73-Story Office Tower Up for Sale in Hong Kong
24 Aug 2016 – Hong Kong, China
A property firm has put up for sale one of its marquee office towers, located in the old Central District of Hong Kong. The Center, a 73-story office building, could…
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Top Energy Rating Awarded to Melbourne High-Rise
16 Aug 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star…
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Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City
15 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower…
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Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled
3 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able…
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Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai
26 Jul 2016 – Zhuhai, China
A Hong Kong-based design firm has won the second phase of a scheme for a new convention and exhibition center in Zhuhai, China. Construction on the second phase is…
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3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York
24 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final…
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Sydney Greenland Centre Sells Sixth Penthouse for $8.2 Million
8 Jun 2016 – Sydney, Australia
In a transaction surpassing $8.2 million, a developer has sold the sixth of its nine penthouse units for the Sydney Greenland Centre. Once complete, the building will be…
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First Hudson Yards Tower Opens on Manhattan’s Far West Side
3 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The first completed tower in the massive Hudson Yards development in New York has opened its doors. KPF designed the 52-story 10 Hudson Yards to straddle the top end of…
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56 Leonard Nears Completion in New York City
2 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a…
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Museum of London Could Move to the Top of 1 Undershaft
2 Jun 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The Museum of London could take over the uppermost floors of the proposed 73-story 1 Undershaft. The museum wants to put a public viewing gallery, exhibition area, and…
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New York City’s 3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Height
31 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The World Trade Center development is beginning to come together. One of the complex’s skyscrapers, 3 World Trade Center, has now reached supertall height, meaning it is…
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Brisbane’s Indooroopilly Centre Proposes New Residential Towers
23 May 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
The developer and manager of the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has submitted an application for two new towers of 20 and nine stories, known as Keating Park Residential,…
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Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status
17 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest…
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World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building
12 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the…
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Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper
5 May 2016 – Beijing, China
Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is…
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Study Claims Hudson Yards Will Generate Billions in Revenue for New York City
4 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The Hudson Yards megaproject will contribute close to $19 billion to New York City's economy when it's complete, according to a study commissioned by developers Related…
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Shanghai Tower Pays Tribute to Workers with Wall of Honor
29 Apr 2016 – Shanghai, China
The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of…
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Proposal for Brooklyn’s First Supertall is Approved
21 Apr 2016 – New York City, United States
On Tuesday April 19, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story apartment building that is set to become the…
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Victorian Planning Minister Approves Shorter Version of 447 Collins Street
6 Apr 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction is expected to begin on the mixed-use 447 Collins Street skyscraper before the end of 2016, after Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne reached agreement…
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Developers Behind 22 Bishopsgate Win Controversial "Rights to Light" Battle
6 Apr 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Developers behind 22 Bishopsgate have won a controversial battle with neighboring landlords. City planners have overridden opposition from the community, which has…
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Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete
29 Mar 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its…
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Construction Underway at 15 Hudson Yards on New York’s West Side
24 Mar 2016 – New York City, United States
With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the burgeoning far west side skyline. The…
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Mexico's Tallest Tower Approaching Completion
18 Mar 2016 – Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is progressing on the 246-meter Torre Reforma – characterized by its diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its sides – which is set…
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Two Tower Project Approved for Queen Street in Melbourne
15 Mar 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian State Government has approved a $750 million two-tower development on Queen Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). The two 79-story towers…
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Plans Submitted for 73-Story Tower that would be Brooklyn’s Tallest
18 Feb 2016 – New York City, United States
Two developers have submitted plans in recent weeks for a 1,066-foot (325-meter) building in Downtown Brooklyn, which would be almost twice as tall as anything…
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Plans Submitted for 73-Story City of London Tower
10 Feb 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Eric Parry has submitted plans for a 73-story skyscraper at 1 Undershaft to replace the Aviva tower. If built, it will become the tallest building in the City of London…
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Jersey City’s 99 Hudson
3 Feb 2016 – Jersey City, United States
Last week, Perkins Eastman, developer China Overseas America, and Jersey City officials officially broke ground on 99 Hudson, a 76-story, nearly 800-unit condominium…
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Approval Granted for Two Towers in Boston Redevelopment Plan
22 Jan 2016 – Boston, United States
Following years of extensive planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors has approved the construction of the first two towers in a six tower plan on…
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New Jersey’s Future Tallest Tower Downsizes by 15 Meters
20 Jan 2016 – Jersey City, United States
The skyscraper set for 99 Hudson Street on Jersey City's waterfront has been knocked down 15 meters, now 271 meters. Additionally, it’s no longer 95 stories, but will…
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World Reaches 100 Supertall Skyscrapers with Completion of 432 Park Avenue
13 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
There are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The total number of…
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Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World
7 Jan 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished…
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Korean Firm Set to Become Owner of Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower
6 Jan 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam
AON Holdings, a South Korean financial group, will be the new owner of the Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Vietnam's tallest building. It was reported that AON paid about…
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Wells Fargo Signs Deal to Move New York Office to Hudson Yards
14 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Wells Fargo confirmed on December 11 that it has signed on to be a major tenant at 30 Hudson Yards by 2020, thanks to a $5 billion financing package that will bring Wall…
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Port Authority Approves Subsidies for 2 World Trade Center in New York
11 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved subsidies to help expedite the construction of lower Manhattan’s 2 World Trade Center. The subsidies will help the…
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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London
7 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will…
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London’s 22 Bishopsgate Set for Approval
16 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London looks set to approve the proposed replacement for the partially-built Pinnacle tower. The 278-meter skyscraper has been recommended for approval by the…
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Skyscraper Proposed for Prime Collins Street Block in Melbourne
13 Nov 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Twin towers connected by a skybridge could be built on a prime Collins Street block after a new AUS$1.25 billion (US$888 million) application was submitted to the city's…
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Images Revealed for Brooklyn’s First Supertall Skyscraper
10 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
In June of 2014, new building applications were filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext. Now, the first renderings for the SHoP-designed…
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Mechanical and Electrical Contract Awarded for London’s One Blackfriars
9 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A mechanical and electrical contract has been awarded for One Blackfriars tower in London. The 165-meter tower will accommodate 27 homes and a boutique hotel across 52…
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Construction Begins on Aurora Melbourne Central
22 Oct 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
A Malaysian property developer has officially broken ground on its first Australian development, the $555 million Aurora Melbourne Central, in the heart of Melbourne’s…
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One in Two South Koreans Visited Seoul's Lotte World Tower in the Last Year
15 Oct 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Nearly one in every two South Koreans have visited the controversial Lotte World Tower being built by conglomerate Lotte Group since its phased opening a year ago,…
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252 East 57th Tops Out in New York
15 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction has topped out at 252 East 57th Street in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. The design of the 65-story residential tower features a concave slice…
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Proposed 42-Story Building Could be the Tallest in Melbourne’s Docklands
13 Oct 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
An Australian Developer has lodged plans for what may be Docklands’ tallest apartment building. The 42-story proposal is earmarked for a site at the westernmost edge of…
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Proposed 67-Floor All-Residential Tower Would be Tallest in London, Western Europe
8 Oct 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has submitted plans to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will deliver…
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First Building in New York’s Hudson Yards Structurally Tops Out
7 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
In the first of many height-related milestones at Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards has officially structurally topped out. However, more work needs to be accomplished before…
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Proposed Beijing Office Tower Would Have World’s Tallest Atrium
25 Sep 2015 – Beijing, China
Architects have revealed a proposal for a 46-story skyscraper in southwest Beijing that will feature the world’s tallest atrium – a 200-meter-high space which extends…
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US Construction Hit by Curtain Walling Crisis
10 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
A shortage of US curtain walling makers caused by the 2008 global financial crisis is so severe that it is halting projects and has even forced the developer of Hudson…
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The Shard is Nearly 70 Percent Leased with Some of the Highest Rents in London
27 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A letting at The Shard in London has broken price records for the South Bank and the City, as a German IT company has struck a deal to take the entire 26th floor of the…
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Demolition Begins on London’s Pinnacle
21 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
It was supposed to be the tallest building in the City of London. Instead, the Pinnacle skyscraper grew to just nine floors before falling victim to financial wrangling.…
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Shanghai Joint-Venture Under Construction in Jingan District Renamed
20 Aug 2015 – Shanghai, China
A new name has recently been announced for a Shanghai joint-venture formerly known as the Dazhongli project. Now known as HKRI Taikoo Hui, the complex comprises a retail…
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Construction Begins on Dollar Bay Residential Tower in London
20 Aug 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Construction of Dollar Bay in Canary Wharf has recently been announced. Named for the site's World War Two heritage, the premier residential tower will feature 121…
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Brooklyn May Soon Get a Supertall Tower
7 Aug 2015 – New York City, United States
Brooklyn could soon have a residential skyscraper as tall as the Empire State Building. Developers have struck a $90 million deal to acquire the former Dime Savings Bank…
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Renovation Work Begins on 425 Park Avenue in New York City
30 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction work has begun on the renovation of 425 Park Avenue. Built atop a 31-story building of the same name, the design for the tower emphasizes occupant health and…
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New York’s Nordstrom Tower Expected to Have Highest Roof in the US
18 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Nordstrom Tower, slated for completion in 2018, will be the highest tower in the nation by roof height, reports YIMBY. Developed by Extell, documents describe the tower's…
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Plans for London’s 22 Bishopsgate Presented to the Public
15 Jun 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 62-story tower that will replace the abandoned Pinnacle scheme in the City of London went on display June 15. The proposed building is 278 meters tall, 10…
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New Designs Revealed for New York’s 2 World Trade Center
9 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been revealed for 2 World Trade Center, which has been redesigned by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new stacked design will incorporate prominent…
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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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Lotte World Tower to Use GNSS Technology for High-Accuracy Construction
27 May 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, which is currently under construction in Seoul, South Korea, will become the nation’s first building to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)…
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New York’s 53 West 53rd Seeks Buyers for its Luxury Condominiums
18 May 2015 – New York City, United States of America
The newest condominium tower in midtown Manhattan's richest neighborhood is ready to open its doors to buyers. The skyscraper at 53 W. 53rd Street will start marketing…
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State Government Approves Plans for a 68-Story Melbourne Tower
14 May 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian state government has approved a massive 68-story twisted glass tower to replace the old Savoy Tavern at the corner of Bourke and Spencer streets in…
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Nordstrom Tower Could Become Tallest in New York, Report Says
12 May 2015 – New York City, United States
A new report claims that 217 West 57th Street received a height boost that would make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. However, CTBUH has not ratified…
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Melbourne Apartment Boom Drives Twin Skyscraper Plan for Queen Street Site
5 May 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne's reputation as the skyscraper capital of Australia will be boosted after a Chinese developer lodged plans to build a twin tower complex on Queen and La Trobe…
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Renderings Released for Nordstrom Tower in New York City
21 Apr 2015 – New York City, United States
Renderings of the tallest of Manhattan’s supertall towers have been revealed. The under-construction building has been dubbed “Nordstrom Tower” for the department store…
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Construction Underway on Shenzhen Mixed-Use Tower
15 Apr 2015 – Shenzhen, China
Construction is underway on a new tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen. When completed, Hanking Center Tower will house retail, office, and residential space with…
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UK’s Tallest Residential Tower Gets Final Green Light in London
15 Apr 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been given for what would be the UK’s tallest residential building at a site in London Docklands. A 68-story and 36-story twin complex will be…
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Construction on Brisbane's Tallest Tower Set to Begin
7 Apr 2015 – Brisbane, Australia
Construction is only weeks away from beginning on Skytower, Brisbane's tallest skyscraper, a 270-meter-high tower at 222 Margaret Street that will house 1,119 apartments…
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Beach Road Towers Take Shape in Singapore
6 Apr 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
In downtown Singapore, a mixed-use development is nearing completion. Conceived as a sustainable urban quarter, the project combines new construction with the restoration…
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Construction Surpasses 100th Story in Seoul’s Lotte World Tower
31 Mar 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011. A ceremony was held by…
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Elenberg Fraser’s 380 Lonsdale Street Approved For Melbourne
18 Mar 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Elenberg Fraser’s 380 Lonsdale Street has been approved by Victoria’s new Planning Minister Richard Wynne, making it his first skyscraper approval for Melbourne since…
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William Barak Apartment Tower Portrait Revealed in Melbourne
3 Mar 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
An 85-meter portrait of indigenous leader William Barak has been carved into the balconies of a new 530-unit apartment building at the former Carlton United Brewery site…
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Cape Town’s Tallest Skyscraper Achieves Green Rating
20 Feb 2015 – Cape Town, South Africa
Glittering in the sun, the 139-meter Portside is Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper and has recently achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA rating. Portside is the first tall…
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London’s Pinnacle to Be Demolished and Built From Scratch in $460 Million Deal
19 Feb 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Under news plans, the current site of the Pinnacle with be demolished and a new skyscraper, with a fresh design, will be built from scratch. Set to be completed in 2018…
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New York’s 252 East 57th Street Rising to Prominence
12 Feb 2015 – New York City, United States
252 East 57th Street’s evolution has taken nearly a decade, but the condominium tower is finally on its way out of the ground. New exterior shots of the building better…
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Abu Dhabi Rebrands Sowwah Square as “Global Market Square”
11 Feb 2015 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The office component of Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, once known as Sowwah Square, is set to form the beating heart of what is soon to become the capital’s new…
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Make Wins Planning for 53-Story Isle of Dogs Tower in London
30 Jan 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets has approved plans for a 53-story, 400-home tower on the Isle of Dogs. The Meridian Gate scheme includes office space and a new public realm at the base of…
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New York’s 30 Park Place Nears Topping-Out
28 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Downtown’s new tallest residential building is nearly topped out, and 30 Park Place certainly holds its own on the New York skyline. Per building permits, the skyscraper…
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Designs Revealed for New Jersey’s First Supertall Building
26 Jan 2015 – Jersey City, United States
The Jersey City Planning Board voted to amend the Colgate Redevelopment Plan to permit the construction of a 95-story, 302-meter residential tower at 99 Hudson Street,…
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Work Begins on New York City’s 55 Hudson Yards
21 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Three developers have announced that they have partnered on the full capitalization of 55 Hudson Yards and have broken ground on the trophy office tower, which will be…
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Developer Breaking Ground on Boston’s Tallest New Skyscraper in 40 Years
15 Jan 2015 – Boston, United States
Construction has started on the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years — a 700-foot (213-meter) tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city’s second…
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New York City’s 111 West 57th Street Receives Final Approval
7 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Building applications for the tower at 111 West 57th Street have been approved. The superthin tower will rise 426 meters and will have approximately 55 residences.…
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Work Begins on Merchant Square Tower in London
7 Jan 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Construction work is getting underway on 1 Merchant Square. Colloquially known as "The Cucumber", the 149.7-meter, 42-floor tower will contain 222 luxury flats, a hotel…
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Japanese Firm Snaps Up Controlling Stake in New York’s 55 Hudson Yards
6 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
A Japanese company has paid $258.78 million for a 92.09% stake in a proposed office building inside the Hudson Yards project on the West Side. Experts believe that the…
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Construction Begins on 15 Hudson Yards in New York
5 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers…
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Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City
24 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a…
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Skinny Skyscraper Floorplans Revealed in New York City
21 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
During a presentation about 111 West 57th Street, floorplans were shared confirming that each apartment will take up an entire floor. The skyscraper will reach more than…
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Updated Design Revealed for 425 Park in New York City
17 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The design for 425 Park Avenue has been in the works for several years, and was first revealed during a competition. Now, a video at the project’s new website offers a…
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Three Skyscrapers Approved for Isle of Dogs in London
11 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three of the tallest residential towers in the country, situated yards from each other in South Quay, were approved in a tense meeting at Tower Hamlets. Councilors also…
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Brookfield Multiplex to Deliver Sydney’s Tallest Residential Tower
7 Nov 2014 – Sydney, Australia
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed as sole contractor to construct the iconic Greenland Centre Residential Tower at 115 Bathurst Street in Sydney’s central business…
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South Quay Plaza Recommended for Approval in London
30 Oct 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A predominantly residential scheme of 888 homes built over two towers on the Isle of Dogs has been recommended for approval. The main tower will be 68 stories (220 meters…
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Aurora Melbourne Central Receives Green Light
28 Oct 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
One of the city's tallest proposed residential buildings has been given the green light to proceed. The tower at 224–252 La Trobe Street will now head to sales under the…
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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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John Portman & Associates to Design Yinchuan Greenland Center
27 Oct 2014 – Yinchuan, China
International architectural firm John Portman & Associates was selected to design the Greenland Yinchuan Super-Tall Project, a 306,000 square-meter, two-tower mixed-use…
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Brisbane Skytower Approved for Launch
23 Oct 2014 – Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane’s tallest building, Brisbane Skytower, has been given the green light, with the AUS $1 billion (US $878 million) project set to rise 270 meters over the central…
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New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters
15 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium's height now surpasses that of the Empire State…
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Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre to Open Early 2016
8 Oct 2014 – Guangzhou, China
The 530-meter Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is slated to complete in early 2016, at which point it will be the tallest building in Guangzhou. The tower will offer an…
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London Mayor Rejects Most Skyline Campaign Proposals
6 Oct 2014 – London, United Kingdom
London‘s Mayor Boris Johnson has largely rejected the proposals by the Skyline campaign, organized by the Architects’ Journal and the Observer, which aimed to introduce…
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Pelli-Designed Office Tower Planned for Boston
3 Oct 2014 – Boston, United States
A glass skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects would bring 528 feet (161 meters) of curvy glass to the corner of Congress and New Sudbury streets in Boston…
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MoMA Skyscraper in New York City Receives Air Rights
12 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
After nearly a decade of planning, developers are ready to begin building an 82-story skyscraper adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan on West 53rd…
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Nordstrom Tower in New York City Receives Updated Designs
9 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
The design of 217 West 57th Street remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints that were made public earlier in May 2014 — for the tentatively 1,775-foot (541-…
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Hudson Yards Exhibition Opens to Public in New York City
5 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
For the next three months, Related Companies is holding an exhibition showcasing the Hudson Yards plan and the newly announced flagship Neiman Marcus store that will…
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Elenberg Fraser-Designed Supertall Up for Approval in Melbourne
4 Sep 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean developer has met with Planning Minister Guy in a bid to get its new 90-level tower approved. The tower would feature a curvilinear facade, almost 1,000…
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Aedas Releases Images of Grand Mixed-Use Project in Wuhan
3 Sep 2014 – Wuhan, China
Located on Jinghan Avenue in the bustling Qiaokou District of Wuhan, Heartland 66, designed by Aedas, is a mixed-use development that comprises a world-class shopping…
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Piano Submits Plans for Shard’s Little Sister in London
3 Sep 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has submitted plans for a 27-story residential tower next to The Shard. The tower, standing 100 meters tall, is a third of the height of The…
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Toronto City Council Approves King Street Gehry Towers
29 Aug 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto moved a step closer to having two skyscrapers by Frank Gehry. City Council voted to support Toronto Planning staff’s recommendations to approve an application…
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New York City’s Empire State Building Surpassed by 432 Park Avenue
29 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
With its core now standing approximately 390 meters above the street, 432 Park Avenue has surpassed the architectural height of the Empire State Building, and is now the…
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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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Brookfield Named General Contractor for 50-Story London High-Rise
21 Aug 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Work at the site of a new London high-rise, One Blackfriars, is progressing with Brookfield Multiplex officially being appointed to build the tower, which is located on…
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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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Goettsch Partners to Design High-Rise Complex in Shenzhen
19 Aug 2014 – Shenzhen, China
Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been hired to design a massive project located in Neighborhood 2 of Shenzhen’s Qianhai district. The project covers 6.2…
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Leadenhall Building’s Public Realm Completes in London
19 Aug 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The public realm at the foot of the 47-story Leadenhall Building has opened to the public. Spanning more than 2,000 square meters, the area is the largest public space to…
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Condo Developments Elevate Boston Skyline
14 Aug 2014 – Boston, United States
The Boston skyline is about to change radically as it welcomes several new, super high-end residential towers, meeting the surge of demand for condos. All but one of the…
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Construction Begins on Jersey City’s Massive Three-Tower Project
12 Aug 2014 – Jersey City, United States
Construction on "Journal Squared," a massive three-tower project that will include the tallest residential building in New Jersey, has begun in Jersey City's Journal…
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New York City’s Beekman Residences Announces Pricing
5 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Beekman Residences has unveiled pricing for its 68 condominiums, which will rise in a 51-story glassy tower adjacent to the Temple Court, which is in the process of…
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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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Melbourne’s 250 Spencer Street to Match Eureka Tower’s Height
4 Aug 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A major four-tower skyscraper complex has been approved for construction on the site of the former Age building in the heart of Melbourne. The largest tower, an enormous…
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Boston’s Troy Tops Out
31 Jul 2014 – Boston, United States
Mayor Marty Walsh and other dignitaries gathered on July 29 for the topping-off ceremony that put the last beam in place at the $185 million Troy Boston, set to open in…
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Brisbane’s Vision Tower Set to Begin Development
25 Jul 2014 – Brisbane, Australia
The 90-story Vision Tower, a project that was delayed following the global financial crisis in 2008, will be set to break ground if a development application lodged with…
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Tower 10 Approved for Melbourne’s Docklands Precinct
24 Jul 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Another Melbourne Docklands building, this time a new AUS $100 million (US $94 million), 30-story building on Yarra’s Edge, has been approved for construction. The tower…
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Continuation of London’s Canary Wharf District Approved
22 Jul 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning approval for a 6.5 million-square-foot (604,000-square-meter) mixed-use development at Wood Wharf, London by Canary Wharf Group…
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Brookfield Multiplex Completes Green Office High-Rise in Melbourne
18 Jul 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Construction has been completed on an approximately $384 million 47,000-square-meter mixed-use office building in Melbourne that will feature an impressive variety of…
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Construction Progressing on 56 Leonard in New York City
16 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
The latest construction photos of 56 Leonard show progress at all levels of the tower; the superstructure continues to rise, balconies are spiraling upwards, and glass…
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For Rent: South Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper
11 Jul 2014 – Songdo, South Korea
Since completing construction in 2011 and transferring ownership to Daewoo International Corp. in 2013, South Korea’s tallest skyscraper has finally opened on a tract of…
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Foster + Partners Unveils New Images of New York’s 425 Park Avenue
11 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of 425 Park Avenue in New York, the project that turned heads in 2012 when videos of the four competing architects presenting…
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New York City's Nordstrom Tower May Become World’s Tallest Residential Building
9 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
New York YIMBY has acquired the latest drawings of Nordstrom Tower, courtesy of an anonymous tipster close to the project. Scoping documents include height numbers: 225…
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Las Vegas’ Harmon Hotel Begins Demolition
23 Jun 2014 – Las Vegas, United States
MGM Resorts International has begun the year-long process of demolishing the Harmon Hotel, the only portion of the $8.5 billion, 67-acre CityCenter development that was…
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Four Seasons Hotel/Condo Tower to Rise in Boston
13 Jun 2014 – Boston, United States
Historically dominated by office towers, the Boston skyline is about to change radically, with the addition of a 60-story condominium and hotel tower managed by the Four…
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Make Submits Plans for Tower in London’s Isle of Dogs
10 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Make has submitted plans for a 53-story mixed-use tower on the Isle of Dogs, east London. The tower at Meridian Gate will contain 400 one, two and three-bedroom flats,…
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Renderings Revealed for New York’s 55 Hudson Yards
4 Jun 2014 – New York City, United States
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on June 4 unveiled 55 Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre Hudson…
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San Francisco’s SOMA Hosts 16 High-Rises in Development
3 Jun 2014 – San Francisco, United States
HomesSF.com points out the significance of the level of development in the South-of-Market Area (SOMA). It took 60 years to develop 21 high-rises in the financial…
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Cape Town Gets First New High-Rise in 21 Years
2 Jun 2014 – Cape Town, South Africa
The completion of Portside, a 32-floor office tower, marks the first high-rise to hit the Cape Town skyline in 21 years, and could prompt the building of more iconic,…
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Mirvish Returns With Revised Gehry-Designed Proposal for Downtown Toronto
29 May 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Developer David Mirvish has revealed revised plans for the Frank Gehry-designed megaproject, which had originally envisioned demolishing two popular theaters Mirvish owns…
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New Renderings for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards
1 May 2014 – New York City, United States
Graphics firm Piranha NYC has released new renderings of the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. The tower is estimated to rise 325.5 meters and 62 stories above street…
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Foster + Partners Submit Plans for South Quay Plaza Tower
24 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners has submitted plans for the 73-story skyscraper at Canary Wharf. Set to become the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, the skyscraper…
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Renderings Revealed for KPF’s Slender Skyscraper
24 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
Additional information and renderings have been revealed for the KPF-designed condominium skyscraper at 41 East 22nd Street. At 237 meters, it will become the tallest…
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Hitachi to Deliver World’s Fastest Elevators by 2016
21 Apr 2014 – Guangzhou, China
Hitachi will deliver the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in Guangzhou…
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Plan for Hertsmere Tower Deemed “Unrealistic” by Rivals
17 Apr 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Irish developer Thomas Ryan's proposal for the Hertsmere Tower in the London Docklands has received criticism from the Canary Wharf Group. The tower is deemed "…
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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You
14 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Software company Salesforce.com will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be…
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Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center
27 Mar 2014 – Nanning, China
Architect John Portman & Associates has announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Guangxi Financial Investment Center, a 400-meter tower set along the city’s primary…
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Vertical Limestone Mansion 520 Park a Debutante on Billionaire’s Row
25 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
The 51-story 520 Park Avenue tower, which will join the growing number of slim ultra-luxury towers in Midtown Manhattan dubbed “Billionaire’s Row,” is distinguished in…
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Luxury Units at Four Seasons Place in Malaysia Selling Briskly – And Locally
24 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
At a Kuala Lumpur record of US$900,000- 3.6 million, units at the under-construction Four Seasons Place are 70 percent sold, with most buyers local to the region, which…
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Work Begins on Residential Tower Trio in Jersey City
21 Mar 2014 – Jersey City, United States
Construction has begun on Journal Squared, a three-tower residential complex in the recently invigorated Journal Square section of Jersey City. The tallest tower will be…
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Hudson Yards East Platform Construction Commences
20 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have announced the commencement of construction of the east platform of Hudson Yards, which is the largest private real-…
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Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
18 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya…
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Rooftop Oasis to Provide Green View for Surrounding Towers
17 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Atop an eight-story office building on Leadenhall Street, a two-story glass pavilion extension and gardens will provide a highly visible, green reprieve for onlookers…
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Think Tank Predicts 236 Skyscrapers Will Sprout in London
13 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the…
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Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower Wears Short-Lived Crown
13 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
In New York’s current booming tower construction climate, 180-meter 388 Bridge Street can only retain its title as Brooklyn’s tallest for so long before another one rises…
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Photos Reveal London's "Cheesegrater" Tower Simmering Along
12 Mar 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The Leadenhall Building, playfully nicknamed The Cheesegrater for its likeness, appears to be completed, as it is depicted in photos freshly released by developers…
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Melbourne’s Latest Proposal Could be Tallest Residential Tower Yet
10 Mar 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
A 286-meter residential tower at 250 La Trobe Street in Melbourne is planned to rise just one meter under the city height limits, because the construction site is already…
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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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Silver Spring Adds an Additional Skyscraper to Skyline
5 Mar 2014 – Silver Spring, United States
Home Properties Inc. has opened a leasing office for Eleven55 Ripley, a towering energy-efficient development adjacent to the Silver Spring Transit Center, a hub that…
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Extell's One57 Park Hyatt Hotel Sets the Date
27 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The five-star Park Hyat Hotel, set in the 306-meter supertall One57 tower in New York, will welcome guests on August 28. The Atelier Christian de Portzamparc-designed, 79…
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Inside Look at Upcoming Park Avenue Tower
26 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
Architect Rafael Viñoly presented illuminating insights of his supertall design for the currently under-construction 432 Park Avenue to an audience of more than 300 at…
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Jersey City Grows Tall from Urban Sprawl
24 Feb 2014 – Jersey City, United States
Two new residential tower developments, centered around transit stations, are flying up in Jersey City to meet the demand spilling over the Hudson River from Manhattan,…
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Approval of Skyscraper to Bring "Gotham" to London
20 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 170-meter skyscraper at 40 Leadenhall Street, which has been nicknamed the “Batman Building,” have been recommended for approval by the City of London’s…
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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai, China
The two daredevils who scaled the under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower have prompted tighter security controls from tall building owners, who previously authorized…
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Tower Howl Heard Throughout Manchester
17 Feb 2014 – Manchester, United Kingdom
With wind gusts of up to 113 kph (70 mph), in recent weeks the “Beetham Tower Howl” was heard screeching across the city center and into the suburbs, due to a glass and…
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Rendering of Suburban Skyscraper Unveiled in Melbourne
17 Feb 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
The 114-meter suburban Sovereign Square project, revealed by The Buchan Group, is based on a metro station-adjacent, transit-oriented plan that encourages pedestrians to…
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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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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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One Blackfriars Opens Sales Office in Dubai
12 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
One Blackfriars, a 165-meter residential tower developed by Berkeley Group, has opened a sales office in Dubai to market the residences directly to an increased global…
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Shard's Shangri-la Hotel Sets Opening Date
10 Feb 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The long wait for the opening of the Shangri-la hotel, located within The Shard, will end this spring when the Hong-Kong-based group opens its third European luxury hotel…
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Residential Tower Seeks to Claim "Brooklyn's Tallest" Title
6 Feb 2014 – New York City, United States
SLCE-designed 388 Bridge Street, which at 180 meters is making the claim of tallest building in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, will open its doors to welcome…
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High-Rise Development Carries On in Karachi
6 Feb 2014 – Karachi, Pakistan
Due to a shortage of land and market demand, high-rise housing continues to develop in Karachi, Pakistan, despite obstacles to construction from unreliable safety…
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Renderings Released for Hudson Boulevard Tower
29 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Newly developed Hudson Blvd. now has another tower to illustrate the transformation of Hudson Yards. Developer Moinian Group released new renderings for the Dan Kaplan (…
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Two Meier Mexico City Towers Revealed
29 Jan 2014 – Mexico City, Mexico
Architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners announced its development plans for the Reforma Towers in Mexico City, a set that will include a 110-meter hotel and a 180-…
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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached its final stages of construction, exceeding 600 meters, and is set to top off at 632 meters. Shanghai Tower will be one…
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Shard Hosts Top Dining Hot-Spot, Remains Largely Vacant Below
28 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Three restaurants with sky-high views in the Shard were listed as the most visited in London, despite the lack of occupants in the rest of the building. However, the…
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Manhattan Sprints to the $100 Million Mark
27 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Luxury high-rise apartment prices are quickly approaching the US$100 million mark.“The psychological barrier has been broken. It's like a snowball.” said Arthur…
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Renderings of 220 Central Park South Stoke Billionaire-Needle Rivalry
22 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Newly-released renderings of the future Robert A.M. Stern-designed 220 Central Park South surpass neighboring One57 in opulence, if not in height. Buyers are willing to…
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Time Warner Plans New Development in Hudson Yards
17 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Just ten years after the completion of Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, Time Warner Inc. plans to move its headquarters to burgeoning Hudson Yards. The…
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Shard Architect to Build Neighboring Residential Tower
16 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new Renzo Piano-designed tower is joining the London Bridge Quarter neighborhood; less than a year after the completion of The Shard. The "new" 27-story tower will be a…
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Nordstrom Tower Part of Cantilever Trend
15 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
In New York, sculptural cantilevers are coming out from the back alleys and into the mainstream streetscape. The engineering feat of expanding sideways into airspace was…
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Hudson Yards Site Could Host Supertall
13 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Two parcels of land in Hudson Yards, if developed together, could host a supertall tower that would surpass One World Trade Center at an astounding 549 meters. Major…
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Greenland Investing in Two London Towers
9 Jan 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Chinese real-estate giant Greenland Group is planning to build two high-rises in East London, one of which will be the tallest building in Canary Wharf; the other will…
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North America’s Tallest Hotel Opens
9 Jan 2014 – New York City, United States
The Marriott Hotel chain has opened what it is calling the “tallest all-hotel building” in North America, at 1717 Broadway in New York. At 754 feet (22.9 7 meters) the…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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Fairmont Nanjing Opens in Jinao Tower
3 Jan 2014 – Nanjing, China
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Nanjing in the Jinao Tower, featuring 359 guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars (including one…
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Sydney's Next Tallest Expected to Sell Out
13 Dec 2013 – Sydney, Australia
On its very first weekend of sales, more than $AUS 275 million ($US 245 million) of apartments were sold in the 68-story, 252-meter Greenland Center, leading its…
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22 Thames Street Renderings Revealed
11 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
Renderings of the 22 Thames Street residential tower in New York, designed by Rafael Vinoly, have been released by its developers, Fisher Brothers and Witkoff Group. The…
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Canary Wharf to Get Cylindrical Herzog & de Meuron Tower
10 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a 56-story cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf, according to Dezeen.…
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New Skyscraper May Surpass Melbourne’s Tallest
9 Dec 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
The Far East Consortium has proposed constructing a four-tower complex at 250 Spencer Street in the center of Melbourne. The site was recently purchased from ISPT, which…
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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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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Developer Proposes UK's Tallest Housing Tower
20 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
An Irish developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the UK on a site in the city's Canary Wharf area. Ryan Corp. UK has paid ₤100 million (US$160 million)…
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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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Russian Trump Tower in the Pipeline
12 Nov 2013 – Moscow, Russia
American real estate tycoon Donald Trump, while in Moscow for the finale of his Miss Universe pageant Saturday, announced that he was planning to build a skyscraper in…
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Rosewood Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi
11 Nov 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rosewood Abu Dhabi became the first ultra-luxury hotel to open in Al Maryah Island, the new Central Business District (CBD) of Abu Dhabi. The hotel, designed by Handel…
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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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Video: Skinny Is “In” for New York Skyscrapers
7 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent installment of Yahoo! News feature “The Future Is Now” explores the emerging trend of super-skinny skyscrapers in New York. Following the proposal for 111 West…
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World’s “Most Expensive Art Project” to Occupy Hudson Yards' Heart
1 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been tapped to help create a multimillion-dollar public space and artistic centerpiece for the Hudson Yards development on the…
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Investors from Singapore Bring Major Money to Manhattan Tower
30 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Hines has announced that Pontiac Land Group of Singapore has joined Hines and Goldman Sachs Real Estate in the ownership of 53 W. 53rd Street, the Jean Nouvel-designed…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Nordstrom Wins Cantilevered Approval
23 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday to cantilever a new supertall luxury residential tower that the company…
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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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Galliard Launches Baltimore Tower
21 Oct 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Galliard Homes has officially launched sales for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's curvaceous Baltimore Tower in Canary Wharf. Occupying a section of the city's Crossharbour…
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57th Street's Super Skinny Tower Clears First Approval
18 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The new residential tower at 111 West 57th planned for New York may soon be able to lay claim to the title of skinniest skyscraper in the world. The design, by SHoP…
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Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower
14 Oct 2013 – Paris, France
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled the design of the Paris Courthouse, a multi-story tower comprised of four volumes. The Palais de Justice, located in the Clichy…
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50 United Nations Plaza Penthouse to Hit the Market Hard
11 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers have revealed the $100 million triplex for sale as part of 50 United Nations Plaza, a new luxury apartment tower in New York. Zeckendorf Development is…
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Sale Sets Trump Tower Record
3 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow has sold his 3,700-square foot (344-square meter) condominium in New York's Trump Tower for $16.5 million, the highest recorded sale price…
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First KONE UltraRope Installation at Marina Bay
2 Oct 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
KONE has announced the first customer installation of its new, lightweight and durable UltraRope elevator hoisting technology at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore…
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Skyscraper Powerhouse Extell Plans Next Pair of Towers
2 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
This week Extell Development has set in motion efforts to build two towers in New York in the near future. The company revealed preliminary plans for the mixed-use 217…
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After Turbulent Past, One Madison Park Hits the Market Again
26 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
After a troubled start, the ultra-thin skyscraper One Madison Park re-emerged on the New York City market last week, this time with a $50 million triplex penthouse at the…
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Video: Chronicling the Creation of 432 Park
25 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Architectural photographer Richard Berenholtz was commissioned to document the construction of the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue. Since December 2011, the former…
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Millennium Tower Boston Breaks Ground
23 Sep 2013 – Boston, United States
Ground was broken last week on the $630 million skyscraper project next to the site of the historic Filene's department store in Downtown Crossing, Boston. The 625-foot (…
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Plans Unveiled for UN Office Tower
20 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Plans have been unveiled for a United Nations skyscraper designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki. The tower was designed to consolidate the UN's scattered…
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Parisian Skyscraper Pair May Move Forward
18 Sep 2013 – Paris, France
Russian developer Hermitage seems to be moving forward with its long-stalled Hermitage Plaza in the La Defense district of Paris. The €3 billion (US$4 billion) complex…
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London's Newest Tower Proposal Already Has Its Nickname
17 Sep 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Henderson Global Investors has unveiled plans to build a 910,000-square foot office tower at 40 Leadenhall Street in the City of London. Plans for the 170-meter (558-foot…
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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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JDS Plans Another Skinny Tower on West 57th Street
9 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
JDS Development and Property Markets Group have launched a plan to build an ultra-skinny condominium tower at 111 West 57th Street, The Wall Street Journal reports. The 1…
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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai skyline has been transformed by the recently topped-out Shanghai Tower. At the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, chief engineer Qing Ge of Shanghai…
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Nordstrom Buys Supertall Site
5 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Seattle-based luxury retailer Nordstrom has reportedly paid $102.5 million for the site of its future Midtown flagship store at 217 West 57th Street. The seven-floor will…
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Iconic Buildings Become Pawns in Skyline Chess
28 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Iconic London architecture becomes kings, queens and pawns in Skyline Chess Set, by Ian Flood & Chriss Prosser. Famous and cherished structures of the city, including The…
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Hudson Yards Moving Along at a Clip
27 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
The future of Hudson Yards looks robust as the 26-acre project moves along at a rapid pace, Bloomberg reports. Despite past project turbulence, construction is underway…
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High-Rise Basement Storage Costs Soar
27 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
While residents will pay between $2,000 and $6,000 per square foot ($22,000 and $67,000 per square meter) to live at 56 Leonard Street, Tribeca's under-construction…
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One Blackfriars is Underway
21 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Construction has reportedly begun on the Ian Simpson-designed tower at One Blackfriars Road, World Architecture News reports. Developed by St. George, the 52-story tower…
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DOS Architects Wins GWA Tower Competition
16 Aug 2013 – Beijing, China
Grow Wealth Assets (GWA) has chosen London-based DOS Architects as the frontrunner of its Mixed-Use Development competition in the Lize Financial District of Beijing. The…
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Atkins Launches Baoneng Shenyang Project
16 Aug 2013 – Shenyang, China
Construction has begun on the Atkins-designed, ₤1 billion (US$1.6 billion) mixed-use Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Centre in Shenyang, China, which consists of two…
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30 Park Place Revision Filed
9 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
New York YIMBY is reporting that Silverstein Properties has filed plans for a 937-foot (286-meter) revision of its skyscraper project at 30 Park Place in New York. The…
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South Quay Supertall to be Designed by Foster
7 Aug 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Developer Berkeley Homes has selected Foster + Partners to design a supertall tower to be built at South Quay Plaza on the Isle of Dogs in London. The submitted planning…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core…
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Arup Making a Strong Impact in Mexico City
30 Jul 2013 – Mexico City, Mexico
Arup reports that the company is working on five tall buildings in Mexico City: Torre Manacar, Torre Pedregal 24, Punta Chapultapec, Torre BBVA Bancomer and Torre Reforma…
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Struggling City Pride Proposal Clears Major Hurdle
23 Jul 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The 239-meter (784-foot) tower in London's Docklands has been approved after the planning decision was unexpectedly deferred. The City Pride Tower on Westferry Road,…
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50 United Nations Tops Out
15 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Manhattan's Foster + Partners-designed tower at 50 United Nations Plaza has topped out, reaching its full 44-story height in less than eight months. The building will…
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David Scott Talks Prefabrication, Wind Turbines, Innovation
11 Jul 2013 – Dartford, United Kingdom
David Scott, member of the CTBUH Advisory Board, former CTBUH Chairman, CTBUH Awards jury member, is the focus of a recent New Civil Engineer feature article (…
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Major Tenant for 3WTC Means Construction Can Continue
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developer Larry Silverstein is on the verge of landing another major tenant, one that will allow his company to complete construction of the Three World Trade Center…
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A Second Penthouse Appears in 432 Park
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers at 432 Park, Macklowe and CIM, have reconfigured the building's top floors in order to sell a 96th-floor unit for $95 million and a second, 95th-floor unit for…
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Time Warner Plots Move to Hudson Yards
2 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Time Warner reportedly is preparing to pick up stakes and move to Hudson Yards. The New York Times reports the company has reached a tentative deal with the Related…
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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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Cheesegrater Tops Out in the City of London
20 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A ceremony marking the topping-out of The Leadenhall Building was held on Tuesday, June 18, attended by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Owned by the joint venture of…
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432 Park Hits $1 Billion in Sales
18 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The tower at 432 Park Avenue has almost reached $1 billion in sales, of the projected $2.7 billion in takings, CIM Group and Macklow Properties announced. The Raphael…
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The Christian Science Tower Gets Taller
14 Jun 2013 – Boston, United States
Developers hope to add nearly 200 feet to the proposed Back Bay tower planned for the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, making it third tallest in the city. The latest…
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London Media Joins the Skyscraper Debate
11 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As the tall building community comes to London for the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, media sources in the city are examining the legacy of the tall building in the…
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Public Library to Form Podium of Baccarat Tower
4 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street in New York will be rebuilt at the base of Tribeca Associates and Starwood Capital's Baccarat Hotel & Residences tower. Designed…
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Canary Wharf Group Pursues Next Tower
3 Jun 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The Canary Wharf Group has revealed plans to build a 500-foot (152-meter) residential tower on the western end of the estate. The proposed building, which has been dubbed…
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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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Leadenhall Building 50 Percent Let
31 May 2013 – London, United States
British Land and Oxford Properties have signed a deal to pre-let their London development, The Leadenhall Building, with London-based insurer Amlin PLC. The firm will…
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Silverstein Re-launches Major 30 Park Place Tower
17 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has secured financing to move forward on its proposed 82-story skyscraper at 30 Park Place in Tribeca. The 926-foot (282-meter) building will be…
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Shanghai's L'Avenue Tower Celebrates Opening
17 May 2013 – Shanghai, China
Last month marked the opening of the L'Avenue Shanghai commercial development, including a 28-story office tower and four-story retail podium. Located in the Changning…
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One57 Finally Replaces Ruined Crane
13 May 2013 – New York City, United States
A new boom has successfully been hoisted onto the crane at One57, nearly seven months after the previous crane snapped during Hurricane Sandy. The maneuver involved…
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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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JP Morgan Buys Manhattan Tower from Hines
8 May 2013 – New York City, United States
JP Morgan Asset Management is acquiring the 31-story office tower at 425 Lexington Ave. for around $650 million. The building is one of two midtown skyscrapers being…
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JDS Plans Manhattan Tower Next to Steinway Building
7 May 2013 – New York City, United States
With its March purchase of New York's landmark Steinway Hall, JDS Development Group is considering expanding its planned 105-107 W. 57th Street tower. Now that it owns…
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Shard Secures First Office Tenant
3 May 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps has signed a contract to lease about 20,000 square feet (1,806 square meters) of office space in the Shard.…
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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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MassArt Welcomes Klimt-Inspired Art Tower
25 Apr 2013 – Boston, United States
The $52 million Tree House Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MassArt, has reached completion. The 21-story tower was created by ADD Inc. with the…
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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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The Guardian's Readers Celebrate Tall Buildings
22 Apr 2013 – London, United Kingdom
As part of the Guardian's "Assignment of the Week" photography initiative, readers are encouraged to submit photos of tall buildings around the world. The theme was…
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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial…
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Frank Gehry to Share His Paperless Design Software
12 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
In an interview published on Wired, Frank Gehry revealed plans to market GTeam, his personal, and previously exclusive, software program, by partnering with the cloud…
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L'Oreal, SAP Come to Hudson Yards
11 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Beauty company L'Oreal USA and German software company SAP will become the latest companies to secure space in the South Tower of Hudson Yards. L'Oreal has leased an…
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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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Transbay Façade Transformed from Glass to Aluminum
3 Apr 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clarke Pelli, architects of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, has updated the design of the podium façade. Instead of a transparent, sinuous glass façade,…
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San Francisco Welcomes Future Tallest
28 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Yesterday, San Francisco celebrated the groundbreaking of the Transbay Transit Tower. The 1,070-foot tower at First and Mission, which, if completed tomorrow, would be…
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Units in 432 Park Ave Officially Available
27 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The Rafael Viñoly-designed skyscraper at 432 Park Avenue, which claims to be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere upon completion, officially…
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Boston Properties Takes Transbay Terminal
21 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Boston Properties has replaced Hines as the main developer of Transbay Tower, slated to be San Francisco’s tallest building. Hines reduced its ownership interest in the…
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Landmarks Group Clears Way for 472-meter NYC Tower
20 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously agreed to developer Extell’s plans to demolish a section of the BF Goodrich Building to make way for its…
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Sydney Greenland Center Planned as Australia's Tallest Residential Tower
18 Mar 2013 – Sydney, Australia
China’s Greenland Group is making a splashy foray into Australia by aiding Brookfield's ailing 70-story, 240-meter residential project at 115 Bathurst Street, Sydney,…
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Baccarat Announces NYC Tower
7 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The fine crystal glassware company Baccarat is launching a hotel and condo complex in a 50-story SOM-designed tower in midtown Manhattan. The $523 million luxury hotel…
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Construction Begins on San Francisco's 350 Mission Tower
26 Feb 2013 – San Francisco, United States
After the confirmation of its anchor tenant, construction has begun on San Francisco's first new high-rise office tower in five years, 350 Mission Street. Software…
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Renzo Piano Discusses The Shard
19 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
BBC journalist Sarah Montague spoke to the designer of London's recently completed Shard as part of her show, 'Hardtalk.' The episode features Italian architect Renzo…
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Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
19 Feb 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is slated to be the world's second tallest building upon completion, is featured by Popular Science in a recent article. Engineers involved in…
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OMA's 425 Park Unsuccessful Submission Profiled
11 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
OMA's entry for the 425 Park redesign competition is profiled by designboom, which features a form that twists in an attempt to circumvent the city's planning practices…
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The Shard Celebrates Foggy Opening Day
4 Feb 2013 – London, United Kingdom
London's Shard officially acquired the title of Europe's tallest skyscraper with the opening of the viewing platform on February 1. Designed by Italian Pritzker Prize-…
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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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Church's Planned Tall Buildings to Rejuvenate Surrounding Real Estate
24 Jan 2013 – Boston, United States
Cambridge developer Carpenter & Co. has been hired to build two towers next to the Christian Science Plaza in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The city has already…
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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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Tickets for First Access to Shard Viewing Area Sold Out
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Tickets for the first two days of access to the Shard's viewing floor have sold out, despite a GBP24.95 price tag. The first visitors will be taken to the viewing area on…
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Plans Submitted for 75-Story Tower in Isle of Dogs
11 Jan 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A developer has proposed building a 239-meter tower in the east London area known as Isle of Dogs. If approved by local planning officials and built, the project would be…
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Tower Verre Design Updated
17 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
The architects of record for Jean Nouvel's Tower Verre, Adamson Associates, have released the latest project renderings, New York YIMBY reports. Originally conceived to…
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Cheesegrater Attracts New Tenants
17 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building under construction in the City of London is now over 51 percent pre-let, the developers announced. Insurance firm…
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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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Transbay May Be Joined by Sibling Tower
7 Dec 2012 – San Francisco, United States
A 52-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Transit Center District Plan area of San Francisco. The Heller Manus-designed 700-foot (213-meter) 181 Fremont…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…
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Hudson Yards Construction Begins Today
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers broke ground today on the Hudson Yards project, New York's largest privately-funded development project since Rockefeller Center. A groundbreaking…
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Permits Filed for New York Supertall
27 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
New York-based developer Gary Barnett has filed building permits for a 1,550-foot (472-meter) tower at 225 West 57th Street, which would be one of the city's tallest upon…
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New York Tower is Foster + Partners' First Residential American Project
15 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction has begun on the first residential tower by Foster + Partners in the United States, 50 United Nations Plaza. The 44-story luxury apartment tower will be…
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Hudson Yards Announces December Ground Breaking
15 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
Excavations for the first Hudson Yards office tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), will begin by the first week of December, according to Architectural…
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Dangling Crane Generates Publicity for One57
6 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The damaged crane at the top of One57 has served to boost the tower's popularity, according to CNBC. The crane, which was damaged last week by Superstorm Sandy, drew…
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Paris Development Making Progress
5 Nov 2012 – Paris, France
Plans to build two of Europe’s tallest towers in a Paris suburb are moving forward, despite community protests. The Russian developer expects to have financing in place…
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Hudson Yards Bags Coach
25 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) is designing the tower at Hudson Yards which will house leather-goods brand Coach, Inc. The tower has been on the drawing table for a year and is…
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Developers Say Progress Continues on South Africa's First Green Building
24 Oct 2012 – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town’s ZAR1.6 billion (US$114 million) Portside building is on schedule to become South Africa's first green tall building. The 32-story under-construction project…
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Transit Center Officially Receives Final Approval
19 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's Planning Commission on Thursday gave its final approval to plans to build the 1,070-foot (326-meter) tall Transbay Tower, the San Francisco Examiner…
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425 Park Shortlisted Designs on Display
19 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Curbed New York has posted all the renderings from the recently completed competition for the redesign of 425 Park Ave. The design by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners…
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Transbay Tower Defeats Another Round of Naysaying
16 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
The San Francisco Planning and the Recreation and Park Commissions have agreed that the shadow of the proposed Transbay Tower at 101 First St. won't have a significant or…
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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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New York Plans Its Densest Development Yet
10 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
New York-based Related Companies has hatched a redevelopment plan for Hudson Yards, the city's largest piece of undeveloped land. The 26-acre site will receive an $800…
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Future Tallest Hotel Tower Tops Out
5 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
A new hotel development that will be the tallest hotel building in the Western Hemisphere, 1717 Broadway, has topped out at 753-feet (230-meters), the tower’s developer…
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Advertisers Consider Moving into 3WTC
4 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
GroupM, an advertising and media company, is reportedly in preliminary negotiations with developer Silverstein to become anchor tenant of Three World Trade Center. The…
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Shanghai Tower Elevators Receive Three Guinness World Records Following CTBUH Research
1 Jan 1970 – Shanghai, China
In late 2016, the CTBUH confirmed that the elevator systems at Shanghai Tower achieved the following three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles: Fastest Elevator Travel Speed,…

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CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed…

CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the…

55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

28 Sep 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful…

WSP at CTBUH

CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
28 Sep 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful evening spent examining the current progress of a historic development, Hudson Yards.
CTBUH UK Learns About "A Day in the Life of The Shard"
26 Jun 2017, London – Event Report
An audience of 100 streamed into the Warwick Business School on the 17th floor of the Shard, to hear about the challenges of operating the tallest building in Western Europe.
CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Platinum Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
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.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards VIP Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
432 Park Avenue Residential / Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 432 Park Avenue which will be the future tallest all-residential building in the World.
56 Leonard Street Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction of 56 Leonard Street, which is set to be one of the top luxury residential towers in downtown Manhattan.
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.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
432 Park Avenue: Design and Engineering
15 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Presentations of the architectural and engineering design of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
CTBUH Dubai Leads Tour of Cayan Tower
9 Jun 2015, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Dubai hosted a tour of Dubai's Cayan Tower, situated in the heart of the Dubai Marina. The tour was led by Dean McGrail, a CTBUH representative in UAE, and Director at WSP.
CTBUH Sydney 2015 Opening Event - Design Excellence
29 Apr 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales held its opening event for 2015, which was a continuation of the Design Excellence in Sydney, along with a special evening hosted by HASSELL.
Dubai Committee Holds Inaugural Event
10 Dec 2014, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH held its Inaugural Dubai Committee Event at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The event was held to reintroduce and reinvigorate interest in the CTBUH in Dubai.
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 Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.
CTBUH in NSW Holds Launch Event
30 Apr 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched with an evening event at 8 Chifley Square - one of Sydney's newest iconic tall buildings.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Twelve of the world’s best-known structural engineering firms helped the CTBUH Research Team to perform a fundamental part of its LCA research project.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a large mixed-use development, the Jing An Kerry Centre will provide a wide array of living and working spaces as well as amenities upon its completion at the end of 2012.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day One
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Opening Plenary and VIP Reception.
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 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Gold Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
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 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.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Gold 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.

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Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1999

Agha Hasan

Agha Hasan

CTBUH Country Vice-Chair, 2013 – 2014
Toronto, Canada

CTBUH Leaders at WSP

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1999

Agha Hasan

Agha Hasan

CTBUH Country Vice-Chair, 2013 – 2014
Toronto, Canada

Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer

CTBUH City Treasurer, 2015 – Present
Sydney, Australia

Peyman AskariNejad

Peyman AskariNejad

CTBUH Country Representative, 2007 – 2013
New York City, United States

Dean McGrail

Dean McGrail

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – Present
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clark Bisel

Clark Bisel

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2003
San Francisco, United States

Ahmad Rahimian

Ahmad Rahimian

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
New York City, United States

John Bao

John Bao

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

Eddie Leung

Eddie Leung

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Herbert Lam

Herbert Lam

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Jianwen Mo

Jianwen Mo

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Shenzhen, China

Colin Chung

Colin Chung

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Henry Huang

Henry Huang

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

David Healy

David Healy

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Robert Halvorson

Robert Halvorson

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2006
Chicago, United States

Kenneth Li

Kenneth Li

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Kamran Moazami

Kamran Moazami

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Frank McLeod

Frank McLeod

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2013

Silvian Marcus

Silvian Marcus

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

Hezi Mena

Hezi Mena

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Nick Offer

Nick Offer

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Gustavo Oliveira

Gustavo Oliveira

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New York City, United States

Susanna See

Susanna See

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2014

Jeffrey Smilow

Jeffrey Smilow

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
New York City, United States

Matt Stapleton

Matt Stapleton

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Andrew Woodward

Andrew Woodward

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Chang Dian Huang

Chang Dian Huang

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Yoram Eilon

Yoram Eilon

CTBUH Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2015
New York City, United States

Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey

CTBUH Student Competition First-Round Jury, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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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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Interview: One World Trade Center

12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Kenneth A. Lewis, Owings & Merrill; & Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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

2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"
Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH

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How to Resolve the Challenges of Tall Building Foundations?

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II
Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, WSP

Beehive (Hexagrid), New Innovated Structural System for Tall Buildings

1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4
Peyman Askari Nejad, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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

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 &…
2015 New York Conference - Session 3e - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group; and Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3e: The Super Slim.
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will stand as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; MoMA Tower…
The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The devised solutions that achieve these results include the design of two high-efficiency…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and LiJun Cao, Environmental…
Interview: Vincent Tse
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Sustainability with a View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved long-term performance. Tall building energy-use is heavily weighted on the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 05 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 05 Questions & Answers session with speakers Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE; Susanna See, WSP; and Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land.
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel,…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Hezi Mena, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5. Tall slender buildings present many challenges while allowing vertical cities to…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners; Ahmad Abdelrazaq,…
What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?
Aug 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group.
Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?
Dec 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Best Tall Building Europe: The Shard: Building Europe’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Bill Price, WSP; Dave Elder, Mace
The winner of the Best Tall Building Europe award, The Shard is both heroic on the skyline and beautifully executed at the scale of the pedestrian, and clearly prioritizes public transportation over the automobile. Few tall buildings in historic city…
Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?
Aug 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corpo
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center…
Purpose Driven BIM
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; CTBUH 2013 London International Conference; Frank McLeod, WSP Group
At WSP we consider BIM to be a sociotechnological system, a way of working that involves people, processes, and tools. This environment is creative with information being shared wildly, on demand, to allow the rapid appraisal and development of ideas…
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Kamran Moazami, WSP; John Kilpatrick, RWDI
Historic cities present challenges for tall buildings. There are issues with urban landscape, viewing corridors, adjacent structures, confined access, buildability, and building identity. Below ground there are issues with transport infrastructure,…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
Don’t Be Scared of Performance Based Design
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Simon Lay, WSP
A fear of fire is natural, and fire & life safety design is a fundamental constraint on the design of tall buildings. This presentation discusses how the adoption of an alternative, performance based approach can turn fire and life safety design into…
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker and Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Kamran Moazami, WSP Cantor Seinuk, showed the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become…
Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High Rise Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Lay, WSP
Simon Lay, WSP Group, presented the practicalities of modern high rise evacuation design at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. There have been many proposals for novel and innovative evacuation solutions for high rise buildings, particularly…
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…
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…
Fire & Life Safety: Report on Council Working Group Activities
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Simon Lay, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Simon Lay, WSP Cantor Seinuk presents the Report of the Council Working Group on 'Fire & Life Safety' Activities at the opening session of the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in Herman Hall Illinois Institute of Technology.

Papers/Research

How to Resolve the Challenges of Tall Building Foundations?
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue II; Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, WSP
As the world urbanizes, the number of tall buildings will increase, particularly in coastal regions with soft soil conditions, placing strain on foundation design and affecting sub-surface infrastructure already in place. Several high-profile cases…
Beehive (Hexagrid), New Innovated Structural System for Tall Buildings
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Peyman Askari Nejad, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tall Buildings have been one of the most prominent symbols of economic growth for nearly a century. Yet, in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11, “signature” Tall buildings have become the focus of much debate. The structural systems today…
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…
Superdensity: A New Model for Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Tickle, HASSELL; Richard Palmer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Hong Kong has been, for decades, one of the world’s most fascinating urban experiments. In one year alone (following the 2nd world war) the city grew by 50%, with a quadrupling over the next decade. Rapid growth, within the constraints of physical…
Overcoming MEP and VT System Design Challenges in Three of the Tallest Buildings in China
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Vincent Tse, Herbert Lam, Kenneth Li & Michael Sung, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper will address the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage, and vertical transportation system (MEP/VTS) design challenges encountered during the design development of three unique, iconic megatall and near-megatall buildings in three…
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will stand as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; MoMA Tower…
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…
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…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Silvian Marcus, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5. Tall slender buildings present many challenges while allowing vertical cities to…
Sustainability with a View
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved long-term performance. Tall building energy-use is heavily weighted on the…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel, deluxe…
MEP Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Ho-Yin (Vincent) Leung & Yong Mao, Parsons Brinckerhoff
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center is a megatall building of a mixed-used nature, including international Grade-A offices, a seven-star hotel, an observation deck, deluxe apartments, small-office home-offices (SOHOs), conference facilities, and retail. The…
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities: The Shard
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Kamran Moazami & Ron Slade, WSP
Can historic cities preserve their character and identity while embracing the modern tall building phenomenon? Two engineering-team leaders behind the Shard discuss the creative solutions needed to insert a massive project into the dense historic and…
Case Study: Nakheel Tower - The Vertical City
Aug 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue II; Mark Mitcheson-Low, Woods Bagot; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Dennis O'Brien, Norman Disney & Young
Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Dubai's new capital, will be a beacon of inspiration for the region and the world, incorporating elements from Islamic culture. Encompassing more than 270 hectares, this mixed-use development will be located in the heart of…
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker & Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper presents the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become the tallest building…
Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High-Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Lay, WSP
There have been many proposals for novel and innovative evacuation solutions for high-rise buildings.This paper investigates in detail the role to be played by elevators and stairs in novel evacuation solutions which can deliver safe, efficient…
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…
Aeroelastic Wind-Tunnel Testing Technique Revisited
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Risto Kiviluoma, WSP WInd Engineering
Objectives of this paper are to address some reasons why and when aeroelastic wind-tunnel testing technique is worth using; propose a new construction principle of scale models borrowed from bridge engineering; and give examples how automated…
The Skybridge as an Evacuation Option for Tall Buildings in High-Rise Cities in the Far East
Oct 2005 – Journal of Applied Fire Science Vol 13 Issue II; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural systems, fire proofing, and vertical evacuation systems. While this work is vital…
Rising High in Manhattan, Trump World Tower, The Tallest Residential Building in the World
Nov 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Kenneth A. Hiller, Bovis Lend Lease
This paper presents the pioneering colutions in the design and constructuon of the Trump World Tower.
Fire Engineering the Tallest Building in the Historic City of Manchester, UK
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This paper addresses the fire engineered design of the means of escape provisions from the residential areas of the New Landmark Beetham Tower in the Historic City of Manchester. When completed the residential tower will be the tallest residential…
Immediate action in providing fire safety in cities with dense highrise buildings; The Possibility of Incorporating Skybridges
Jul 2004 – Shenyang-Hong Kong Joint Symposium on ‘Healthy Building in Urban Environments' 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity
This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way of providing immediate action in the consideration of adequate egress paths.
Fire Engineering of Tall Buildings Lessons Learned from 9/11
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Martin Kealy, WSP Group
This paper addresses two main areas of design; the passive protection of structure and the active protection systems used for escape and fire fighter access. The paper addresses the vulnerability of high rise structures and suggests mitigating…
Behavior of Steel-Framed Structures Supporting Precast Concrete Slabs in Fire
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Ahmed Allam, Cantor Seinuk UK
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new finite element-based technique to investigate the inherent fire resistant of steel-framed structures supporting precast concrete slabs in fire. The paper also describes a layout of a new holistic…
Engineering Systems an Incremental Response to Terrorist Threat
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Norman D. Kurtz & Andrew Hlushko, Flack + Kurtz Inc; Dan Nall, Director of Advanced Building Sciences
The design approach of a new building, or safety assessment of an existing one, must look at the overall performance of the integrated building systems. The performance of the structural systems, curtain wall, security systems, mechanical, electrical…

WSP Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 216 Completed77 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 25 Completed33 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 111 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 137 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

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