Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Front Inc.

Linked Hybrid

Linked Hybrid, Beijing

Working well above the plane of purely sculptural architecture, the project embodies, on an urbanistic scale, where the future of tall buildings and urban cities is heading.

CCTV Headquarters

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

The recently completed new headquarters of China Central Television contains the entire television-making process within a single building.

100 11th Ave

100 11th Ave, New York City

A crystalline architectural beacon along the shore of the Hudson River, 100 11th Avenue utilizes a multi-pane panelized façade system to impart its signature shimmer on Manhattan.


HL23, New York City

The building addresses the adjacent High Line in a very successful way, rising from its ultra-compact site to create a very positive relationship with the elevated linear park.

Cooper Square Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel, New York City

Located in the heart of the East Village, this high-rise luxury hotel, offering 145 rooms and suites, opened to guests in 2008.

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.


MahaNakhon, Bangkok

MahaNakhon is optimized for the tropical climate of Bangkok with a “pixelated” design concept that affords highly valuable outdoor space to tenants.

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.


Morpheus, Macau

Winner of the 2019 CTBUH Fire & Risk Engineering Award, this building has an atrium spanning the full height of the building with the exterior composed of a freeform exoskeleton.

Brookfield Place Tower

Brookfield Place Tower, Calgary

At the time of completion, this building was the tallest in Alberta, and part of a larger development plan that included a large public plaza.

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards, New York City

This building uses four glazing systems to make up the façades; a cable wall, and three types of shingled curtain walls, composed of energy-efficient glass.

Five Manhattan West

Five Manhattan West, New York City

Winner of a CTBUH 2019 Renovation Award of Excellence, this building had once been a warehouse, and has been redeveloped as office and retail space.

Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower, San Francisco

Winning the 2019 CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, this tapering building minimizes shadows and uses many techniques to improve environmental sustainability.

About Front Inc.

Established in 2002, Front is a specialist façade consulting and engineering practice with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Hong Kong. We are a cross-disciplinary group of creative individuals with professional backgrounds in Architecture and Engineering. We work with owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, testing facilities and fabricators in a collaborative fashion. We are specialists in architectural façade systems for new and retrofit construction, including curtain wall, bespoke cladding systems and the use of structural glass, fabrics and related lightweight structures deploying a wide palette of materials. Our work ranges in size and complexity and includes large-scale high-rise projects, public and cultural institutions, additions to historically sensitive sites, as well as custom designed work for retail and private residences

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Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

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CTBUH Resources Involving Front Inc.

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.


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Front Inc. Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 11 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function office, 8 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 8 Buildings
Building Functions
Building Materials

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

Tall Buildings Involving Front Inc.

1   PIF Tower 2020 385 m Riyadh
2   Salesforce Tower 2018 326 m San Francisco
3   MahaNakhon 2016 314 m Bangkok
4   10 Hudson Yards 2016 268 m New York City
5   Brookfield Place Tower One 2017 247 m Calgary
6   Shenzhen Stock Exchange 2013 246 m Shenzhen
7   CCTV Headquarters 2012 234 m Beijing
8   Shenzhen Energy Headquarters North To… 2017 218 m Shenzhen
9   Strata Tower 2022 168 m New York City
10   Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 2009 164 m Las Vegas
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.