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Philadelphia Related Events

CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.

Philadelphia Related Events/Initiatives

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
2018 Tall Building Predictions
17 Jan 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…

Featured Tall Buildings in Philadelphia

BNY Mellon Bank Center

BNY Mellon Bank Center

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the 54-story BNY Mellon Bank Center features an exclusive club under its instantly iconic pyramidal roof.

Comcast Center

Comcast Center

Taking the form of a faceted obelisk, the tower is clad in silvery high-performance glass with ultra-clear, low-iron glass at the building’s corners and crown.

One Liberty Place

One Liberty Place

Though controversial when initially proposed, this 61-story tower completely transformed Philadelphia's skyline upon its completion in 1985, and has since become a famous city symbol.

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Philadelphia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Philadelphia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

BALA Engineers BALA Engineers
STRC MEP FIRE ENGO ENVE SEC

Contributor

O'Donnell & Naccarato O'Donnell & Naccarato
STRC FACS
The Harman Group The Harman Group
STRC

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CTBUH Philadelphia

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

19 Oct 2018, CTBUH News – In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia,…

2018 Tall Building Predictions

17 Jan 2018, CTBUH News – Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full…

CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top

29 Jun 2016, Event Report – The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to…

More Philadelphia Related Events/Initiatives

Kirk Harman

Chair

Kirk Harman
The Harman Group, Philadelphia

Serge Nalbantian

Vice-Chair

Serge Nalbantian
Liberty Property Trust, Philadelphia

Robert Voth

Treasurer

Robert Voth
BALA Engineers, Philadelphia

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CTBUH Philadelphia Representation

Kirk Harman

Chair

Kirk Harman
The Harman Group, Philadelphia

Serge Nalbantian

Vice-Chair

Serge Nalbantian
Liberty Property Trust, Philadelphia

Robert Voth

Treasurer

Robert Voth
BALA Engineers, Philadelphia

John J. McElroy Jr.

Secretary

John J. McElroy Jr.
Langan Engineering, Philadelphia

G. Christopher Beck

City Executive Committee

G. Christopher Beck
Turner Construction Company, Philadelphia

Paul J. Commito

City Executive Committee

Paul J. Commito
Brandywine Realty Trust, Philadelphia

Christine Hough

City Executive Committee

Christine Hough
Langan Engineering, Philadelphia

Janine La Marca

City Executive Committee

Janine La Marca
The Harman Group, Philadelphia

Michael L. Prifti

City Executive Committee

Michael L. Prifti
BLT Architects, Philadelphia

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Office Portion Opens in Philadelphia’s Tallest Building
27 Aug 2018 – Philadelphia, United States
A 60-story mixed-use tower, the tallest in Philadelphia, has officially opened its doors to employees. The 341-meter high-rise, which has not yet opened to the public,…
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29-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Occupy Philadelphia’s Former Newman Center Site
11 Jul 2018 – Philadelphia, United States
A 29-story building has been proposed to rise between two churches on the site of the former Newman Center in Philadelphia. The project includes 420 apartments, 372…
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Timber Tower Proposed for Philadelphia
27 Apr 2018 – Philadelphia, United States
A proposal has been issued for a mass timber-based high-rise complex in Philadelphia. The project would consist of two 62-story office buildings and a residential tower…
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Comcast Technology Center Tops Out in Philadelphia
27 Nov 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
After nearly four years of construction, the 341.7-meter Comcast Technology Center in Downtown Philadelphia has topped out. Photographs have documented the raising of the…
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Potential Cracks in Steel Halt Work Atop Philadelphia’s New Comcast Tower
12 Sep 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
Construction atop the rising Comcast Technology Center has been halted over concerns that the steel being used is cracked. The cracking may have occurred during the steel…
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Work Begins on High-Rise Hospital in Philadelphia
12 May 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story,…
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New Renderings and Info Unveiled for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards Project
28 Mar 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
New images of the Schuylkill Yards project have been released, along with a film and a website that details new information on the project. Further, an interactive map…
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Office Tower Proposed for Site near Philadelphia City Hall
23 Dec 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,…
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Long-Delayed Chinatown Eastern Tower to Break Ground in Philadelphia
28 Oct 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
Following a series of delays and setbacks dating as far back as the project's original announcement in 2008, it appears that there will now be a ground breaking ceremony…
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Residential High-Rise Development Proposed for 4th and Callowhill in Philadelphia
4 Oct 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
A developer is planning to transform the corner of 4th and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia with a two-tower residential scheme. The project is seen as an opportunity…
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Renderings Released for $3.5 Billion Schuylkill Yards Development in Philadelphia
4 Mar 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
A 14-acre (5.5-hectare) site next to Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station will be transformed into a $3.5 billion “innovation neighborhood” designed to mix education…
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Construction Set to Start on Long-Delayed Philadelphia High-Rise
5 Aug 2015 – Philadelphia, United States
After 14 years of attempted development, there will finally be a groundbreaking ceremony on August 8 for Bridge, a 17-story high-rise at 205 Race Street that will bring a…
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New Details Released on Comcast’s Second Tower in Philadelphia
7 Jul 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Liberty Property Trust, the landlord developing Comcast's second high-rise tower, the Comcast Innovation & Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia, posted new…
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FMC Tower Breaks Ground in Philadelphia
27 Jun 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
The long-awaited high-rise tower on Walnut Street in Philadelphia has broken ground and will be referred to as the FMC Tower, named after the twin headquarters of…
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Beam Falls from Philadelphia’s Kennedy House
5 May 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
A large concrete beam fell from a Center City Philadelphia high-rise on the night of May 2, landing on the sidewalk outside a popular restaurant. The piece fell from the…
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Wellness-Themed Skyscraper Product of Re-development in Philadelphia
25 Mar 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
This spring, the former office building at 1616 Walnut Street will open its doors to tenants, featuring finishes that promote health and well-being and is marketed to…
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Skyscraper Attempts to Top its Own Record as Video-Game Screen
12 Mar 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Last year, the Guinness World Record for largest video-game screen was set with Pong played on one face of the 133-meter Cira Centre skyscraper in Philadelphia; this year…
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High-Rise Attempts to Escape Notice in Historic District
25 Feb 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Because of its proposed location on historic Market Street in Philadelphia, the 35-story Market East Tower will be set back 55 meters from the façade of the Lit Brothers…
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Unanimous Approval for New Comcast Tower in Philly
21 Feb 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Five bills that will pave the way for the construction of the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, a 341-meter addition to the Philadelphia skyline, have been…
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Design Revealed for Mormon Apartment Tower in Philadelphia
18 Feb 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has unveiled its design of 1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, which will include a meetinghouse and a 32-story residential tower adjacent to the…
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Comcast to Build New Supertall in Philly
16 Jan 2014 – Philadelphia, United States
Comcast Corp. will surpass the height of its own Philadelphia headquarters in a new skyscraper development that will accommodate its expanding workforce. The 341-meter…
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Heading for Heaven on the Ashes of Philadelphia Soul
18 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Developer Carl Dranoff has unveiled plans for a 47-story mixed-use luxury boutique hotel and condominium tower on the site of the fire-damaged Philadelphia International…
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Philadelphia Takes Scientology to Court Over 'Abandoned' Skyscraper
4 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The city of Philadelphia is suing the Church of Scientology after the religious organization left a 15-story construction in the city empty for six years. The church…
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Skyscraper Video Game Sets World Record
25 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The college professor who played a supersized video game on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper now holds a Guinness world record for his project. Drexel University…
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Pennsylvania Developer Launches FMC Tower
5 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Brandywine Realty has announced it will develop the 47-story FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a skyscraper project which could become the sixth-tallest building in…
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2116 Chestnut Completed in Philadelphia Neighborhood
1 Jul 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
A new luxury residential tower at 2116 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia officially opened over the weekend, after 16 months of construction. The first 14 stories of the…
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Philly Skyscraper Plays Part in Pong Projection
8 Apr 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Drexel University Professor Frank Lee has commandeered Philadelphia's Cira Centre, a 437-foot glass skyscraper, for a supersized game of Pong. The video game will be…
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Historic Philadelphia Homes Make Room for Episcopal High-rise
25 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The Philadelphia Episcopal Group is planning to build a 25-story tower on church property in order to raise money for the restoration of the Philadelphia Episcopal…
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Drexel University Tower Takes Fire From Community
22 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Drexel University in Philadelphia plans a 24-story, 1,300-bed mixed-use student housing tower as part of its plan to add thousands of new students and accomodate them in…
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Two Liberty Place Hopes to Acquire Hotel Tenant
11 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
IStar Financial has decided to sell its portion of Philadelphia's 58-story Two Liberty Place for development as a high-end hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business…
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Student High-rise Approved in Philadelphia
6 Feb 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Philadelphia's Brandywine Realty Trust is joining Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities to build a high-rise student tower on ground leased from the University of…
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Philly's Chinatown to Redevelop Vacant Lot with a Revitalizing Tower
16 Oct 2012 – Philadelphia, United States
The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) hopes to build a 23-story, 265-foot-high residential and office tower, with a community center on the ground…

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Residential Amenities Revealed for 15 Hudson Yards in New York City
16 Nov 2018 – New York City, United States
A first look at residential amenities from New York City's 15 Hudson Yards includes an open-air rooftop deck enclosed by an 18-meter glass screen wall, and adjacent to a…
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Detroit’s Monroe Blocks to Break Ground in December 2018
16 Nov 2018 – Detroit, United States
Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Development is on schedule for a December 2018 groundbreaking. The site will include 75,994 square meters of office space, 170,000 square meters…
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Six Tourists Rescued After Being Stuck in 875 N. Michigan Elevator in Chicago
16 Nov 2018 – Chicago, United States
Six people were rescued by the Chicago Fire Department in a blind-shaft elevator inside the former John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan on Nov. 16, 2018. Firefighters…
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Atlanta Approves Controversial $5-Billion Development
15 Nov 2018 – Atlanta, United States
A controversial $5 billion proposal for “The Gulch” was approved, potentially adding 12 buildings to the city. Meanwhile, Colony Square received a cash infusion, which…
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New York City’s Plans for Amazon HQ2 Swing Into Action
14 Nov 2018 – New York City, United States
A prominent e-commerce company has released plans for its new headquarters in New York City’s Long Island City. The company is also slated to lease 92,903 square meters…
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Sugar-Cane-Inspired Tower to Rise 41 Stories in Honolulu
14 Nov 2018 – Honolulu, United States
An architecture firm’s first project in Honolulu is slated to rise 41 stories and is designed to imitate the curve of the area’s native red sugar cane. The 570-unit tower…
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Renderings of the 270 Park Avenue Replacement in New York City Revealed
13 Nov 2018 – New York City, United States
Two possibilities for a supertall tower in New York City's Midtown East have been revealed, with the main differentiating factors being the height of the tower and…
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The Victor, a 39-Story Luxury High-Rise, Launches in Dallas
12 Nov 2018 – Dallas, Texas
The Victor, a 39-story luxury apartment with 344 units, is slated for completion in Dallas in 2021. The units, which range from 50 to 279 square meters, will have access…
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JW Marriott Charlotte Hotel with 381 Rooms Announced for 2021
8 Nov 2018 – Charlotte, United States
The JW Marriott Charlotte, the first JW Marriott in North Carolina, is scheduled for a 2021 completion date. The 381-room hotel will include an outdoor terrace, a…
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Works to Begin on High-Rise Complex in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill Sector
7 Nov 2018 – Los Angeles, United States
A complex initially lodged in 2004 has received the necessary funding to begin construction works in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood. The project includes a 20-…
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First Tenants Move into Dallas’ Union Complex
6 Nov 2018 – Dallas, United States
The first office tenants have begun to occupy the Union complex in uptown Dallas, an over $300 million development consisting of a 22-story office building and a 29-story…
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Seattle Apartment Tower Welcomes First Residents
5 Nov 2018 – Seattle, United States
A 25-story building in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has officially completed construction and opened to its first residents. The 251-apartment tower features…
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New Details Emerge for 53-Story Los Angeles Project
2 Nov 2018 – Los Angeles, United States
New details have been released for a 240-meter tower slated for Los Angeles’ Pershing Square area. The 53-story building’s design includes staggering floor plates on the…
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Architecture Firm Selected to Design Bank’s New Headquarters in New York City
31 Oct 2018 – New York City, United States
An architecture firm has been selected to design a bank’s new headquarters in New York City. The high-rise is set to replace the company’s current office tower, which…
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Construction Complete on 55 Hudson Yards in New York City
30 Oct 2018 – New York City, United States
55 Hudson Yards, the latest development at Hudson Yards, a complete neighborhood master plan in New York City, has completed construction. The 51-story, 237-meter office…
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Chicago Spire Site Plans to be Reworked Following Alderman’s Rejection
26 Oct 2018 – Chicago, United States
A Chicago alderman has rejected plans to build 335- and 259-meter towers on a controversial development site, in response to concerns raised by local residents. The…
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A Prominent Investment Bank is Buying Seattle’s Historic Smith Tower
25 Oct 2018 – Seattle, United States
Seattle’s 159-meter-tall Smith Tower is being purchased by a large investment banking company. The purchase is part of a nearly $750 million portfolio of buildings being…
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Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower to Proceed After City Council Approval
24 Oct 2018 – Boston, United States
Ending a decade-long debate process, the Boston City Council has approved plans for a 210-meter mixed-use tower to replace a former parking garage site. The project is…
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The Chicago Plan Commission Approves Nine High-Rise Projects
23 Oct 2018 – Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago Planning Commission has approved plans for nine high-rises ranging from 168 meters to 290 meters in height. Within the approvals is the River District…
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41-Story Condo Tower Receives Approval of Minneapolis Planners
22 Oct 2018 – Minneapolis, United States
The Minneapolis Planning Commission has granted approval for a proposed 167-meter condominium building to develop in the city’s Mill district. The tower, which is set to…

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Developer Lands $500 Million Construction Loan for Chicago Post Office Redevelopment
22 Dec 2017 – Chicago, United States
The New York investor redeveloping the massive Old Main Post Office in Chicago has scored a $500 million construction loan to finance the project, one of several…
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Construction Financing Secured for San Francisco’s 1500 Mission Street
20 Dec 2017 – San Francisco, United States
The developers behind San Francisco's 1500 Mission Street mixed-income tower announced they have closed on California’s largest-ever construction financing with tax-…
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New Report Says San Francisco’s Sinking Millennium Tower is a Fire Hazard
19 Dec 2017 – San Francisco, United States
According to a new report, San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower may be less safe than previously thought. The tower, already the center of several lawsuits, could be…
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New Renderings Show Design Shift in Upcoming New York Skyscraper
19 Dec 2017 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Tower, also known as 130 William Street, has seen another design shift, with new renderings revealing a substantial transformation to the exterior as…
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Mixed-Use Complex to be Built on Los Angeles’ Angels Knoll Site
18 Dec 2017 – Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to sell the 2.24-acre (0.9-hectare) property Angels Knoll, a sloped park overlooking the western edge of Downtown Los Angeles. A…
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Detroit Breaks Ground on Its Next Tallest Tower
15 Dec 2017 – Detroit, United States
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The project is now…
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Proposal for Chicago’s Lakeshore East Goes Back to Drawing Board
14 Dec 2017 – Chicago, United States
An ambitious development that would fill in the last major piece of downtown Chicago’s multi-phase Lakeshore East neighborhood with three new high-rises will not move…
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Frisco's $2 Billion Wade Park Project Facing Legal Woes for Millions in Unpaid Bills
11 Dec 2017 – Frisco, United States
A big chunk of Frisco, Texas’ famous $5 billion mile on the periphery of Dallas has hit a bump in the road, as multiple construction companies involved in the Wade Park…
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Los Angeles’ Proposed 32-Story Hill Street Tower Moves Forward
8 Dec 2017 – Los Angeles, United States
A proposal to construct a high-rise building behind the popular Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will take an important step forward in December 2017, when the project goes…
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Sweeping Rezoning of New York’s East Harlem Greenlights Wave of New Development
7 Dec 2017 – New York City, United States
After rounds of contentious public hearings and protests from those on both sides of the debate, the New York City Council unanimously approved a wide-ranging rezoning…
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Plan for Chicago Tower Hits Obstacle
7 Dec 2017 – Chicago, United States
A planned 51-story tower on Wacker Drive has run into an unexpected obstacle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the project for potential “adverse effect”…
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Multi-Tower Development Announced for Dallas’ Midtown
6 Dec 2017 – Dallas, United States
A New York real estate investor is teaming up with a Dallas developer to build up to 1 million square feet (92,903 square meters) of office space as part of a mixed-use…
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570 Broome Street Tops Out in New York City’s Hudson Square
6 Dec 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction is moving swiftly at New York City's 570 Broome Street, and the 25-story high-rise has officially topped out. The site is rising in Hudson Square, which is…
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New Details Emerge for Multi-Tower Block 675 Redevelopment in New York City
5 Dec 2017 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been released for the Block 675 redevelopment, located just southwest of the Hudson Yards supertalls. The site sits on the corner of 30th Street and…
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Honolulu “Poor Door” for High-Rise Renters Under Fire
4 Dec 2017 – Honolulu, United States
A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: one for high-income residents and…
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Plans Lodged for Oakland’s Next Tallest Building
1 Dec 2017 – Oakland, United States
A new project aims to bring the Oakland's East Bay its newest – and tallest – mixed-use tower. The forthcoming 36-story building will be located at 1261 Harrison Street…
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54-Story Tower at 43-22 Queens Street in New York City Nears Completion
29 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
The 54-story Eagle Electric Factory’s redevelopment at 43-22 Queens Street almost has its full façade, as construction nears the finish line. The forthcoming tower will…
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Planned New York City Tower Triples in Size
28 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
The developer of a planned residential high-rise in New York City has purchased an additional 18,673 square meters of air rights. The added height would make the 236-…
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Comcast Technology Center Tops Out in Philadelphia
27 Nov 2017 – Philadelphia, United States
After nearly four years of construction, the 341.7-meter Comcast Technology Center in Downtown Philadelphia has topped out. Photographs have documented the raising of the…
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New Photos Show Miami’s Park Grove Towers Taking Shape
27 Nov 2017 – Miami, United States
New photographs have emerged, revealing the significant progress being made on a trio of towers for Miami's Coconut Grove. Set for completion in 2018, the Park Grove…

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Office Tower Proposed for Site near Philadelphia City Hall
23 Dec 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,…
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Century Plaza Renovations Begin in Los Angeles
23 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century…
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New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City
22 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings…
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Initial Building Permit Acquired for Chicago’s 123 East Cermak
21 Dec 2016 – Chicago, United States
A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention…
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Construction Underway on Coda at Tech Square in Atlanta
20 Dec 2016 – Atlanta, United States
An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.…
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New Timeline Announced for Long-Stalled Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles
19 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council recently voted to approve a new joint-venture partnership and timeline for the Grand Avenue Project – a long-stalled mega-development located…
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New York City Council Approves St. John’s Terminal Development
19 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
On December 15, the New York City Council approved a massive Manhattan air rights transfer that now allows the St. John’s Terminal development at Pier 40 to move forward…
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Site Prep Underway for 76-story South Loop Tower in Chicago
16 Dec 2016 – Chicago, United States
While the upcoming 887-foot (270-meter) skyscraper at 113 East Roosevelt has not officially started construction, site work has begun at the prime parcel located at the…
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Construction Timeline Set for Three-Tower Atlanta Project
16 Dec 2016 – Atlanta, United States
Longtime Atlanta real estate firm Selig Enterprises said it expects to start construction next summer on a $400 million mixed-use complex with a 32-story office tower, a…
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New York University Unveils Massive Mercer Street Student Hub
15 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York University has unveiled the 23-story mixed-use facility that will replace its monolithic Coles Sports Center at the corner of Houston and Mercer streets,…
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62-Story Residential Tower Proposed for 259 Clinton Street in New York City
14 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Architects recently revealed renderings for a 62-story residential tower at 259 Clinton Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side waterfront. Preliminary…
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Mixed-Use Concrete Superstructure Proposed for Los Angeles's Arts District
13 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
Architects have revealed plans for a 242,000-square-meter complex in LA’s burgeoning Arts District. Called 670 Mesquit, the project will take the form of a series of…
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Former World's Tallest Building to Undergo Renovations in New York City
13 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Developers have revealed that within the landmarked tower at 15 Park Row, a collection of rental apartments will be carved from its lower floors. Other upgrades will…
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Developers Reveal Plans for St. Louis’s Future Tallest Residential Tower
12 Dec 2016 – St. Louis, United States
The strikingly modern 36-story apartment tower, dubbed One Hundred, is expected to begin rising from a Central West End parking lot and top out as the city of St. Louis’s…
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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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Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco
9 Dec 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021,…
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Two Towers Proposed for 260 South Street in New York City
8 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Additional plans for the residential project at 260 South Street have been revealed, showing increased heights of 69 and 62 stories for the two towers, or 798 and 728…
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18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles
7 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck
5 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an…

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Extell Plans 60-Story Condo Tower in New York City
22 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
A year after renders were revealed for a possible supertall condo-hotel in Midtown, the 60-story building at 1710 Broadway is now ready to move forward courtesy of a new…
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Groundbreaking on 43-Story Residential Tower in Jersey City
18 Dec 2015 – Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport…
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Construction to Start on Dallas Arts District Tower
18 Dec 2015 – Dallas, United States
Less than six months after buying the high-profile corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street in the Dallas Arts District, a developer is breaking ground on a 25-…
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Insurance Giant to Become Anchor Tenant of Proposed Chicago High-Rise
17 Dec 2015 – Chicago, United States
After 43 years in the iconic red skyscraper painted in its corporate color, CNA is ditching 333 S. Wabash Avenue and moving half a mile northwest. The insurance giant is…
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First Downtown High-Rise Apartments in 50 Years Completes in Kansas City
15 Dec 2015 – Kansas City, United States
The Cordish Companies and the Kansas City Power & Light District officially celebrated the opening of One Light Luxury Apartments, downtown Kansas City’s first new high-…
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Property Developer Given Approval to Build up to 317 Meters in Miami
14 Dec 2015 – Miami, United States
Developer PMG received approval on December 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a 1,041-foot (317-meter) tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard. If built…
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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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One Beale Developer Considers Adding Third Tower to Downtown Memphis Site
11 Dec 2015 – Memphis, United States
High building costs for a parking garage have driven an investor planning a pair of riverfront towers to hit on a new solution – erect a third building capable of…
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Designs Revealed for Pacific Park Residential and School Building in New York
10 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Designs have been unveiled for the 616-seat public school that is currently under construction at the 26-story 664 Pacific Street, part of the nine-hectare Pacific Park…
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Three-Tower Complex Proposed in New York City
1 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
SHoP Architects recently unveiled a three-tower complex on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The tallest tower, at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, will be 28 stories,…
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Pair of Slanting Towers Proposed Along the High Line in New York City
25 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
A pair of slanting towers has been proposed by Bjarke Ingels Group along the High Line in New York City. The project will total nearly 800,000 square feet (74,000 square…
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Ritz-Carlton Residences Planned for Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
25 Nov 2015 – Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Miami-based studio Arquitectonica has conceived the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach as an “urban oasis,” composed of 212 condominium homes strategically…
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Study Explores the Next Evolution of the New York City Skyline
24 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. To document this evolution, National Geographic, with assistance from the CTBUH, created an…
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Fire Breaks out in Chicago’s Hancock Center
23 Nov 2015 – Chicago, United States
Five people were injured, including a Chicago Police officer, in a two-alarm fire on November 21 at Chicago's iconic John Hancock Center. The fire broke out at…
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Chicago Plan Commission Approves Vista Tower
20 Nov 2015 – Chicago, United States
Plans for a $1 billion hotel and condominium tower that would be Chicago's third tallest skyscraper easily won approval on November 19 from the Chicago Plan Commission.…
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Designs Unveiled for Urban Neighborhood Master Plan in Pittsburgh
19 Nov 2015 – Pittsburgh, United States
Danish architecture studio BIG has revealed its master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District, featuring sloped-roof buildings, a combination of low- and high-rise…
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Luxury Miami Beach Condo Completes
18 Nov 2015 – Miami Beach, United States
Miami-based development firm Terra has officially completed construction of its newest luxury development, GLASS, an 18-story boutique condominium with only 10 full-floor…
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New Jersey Awards $93 Million in Tax Breaks to Journal Square Tower in Jersey City
17 Nov 2015 – Jersey City, United States
On November 13, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved $93 million in New Jersey tax credits for One Journal Square, the high-rise complex proposed…
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New York Skyscraper Proposal Includes Private Gardens
16 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
A new proposal for a Midtown East tower will look like it’s being pulled apart: the floors will be vertically separated and supported by smooth, white beams, like…

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1N4th Joins the Waterfront Residential Boom in New York City
24 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Construction has topped out on 1N4th, the newest luxury tower along the East River in Williamsburg, soaring 41 stories with 509 rental residences. Leasing has begun and…
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Tapering Mixed-Use Tower Revealed for New York’s NoMad Neighborhood
22 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
The NoMad neighborhood is developing at a breakneck pace, and a new 55-story mixed-use project surrounding Collegiate Church may soon become one of the neighborhood’s…
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Miami’s Billion-Dollar Brickell City Center Tops Off First Tower of Six
19 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
The first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre has topped out. The tower will house the project's luxury lifestyle hotel "EAST, Miami", and is on…
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Chinese Developer Plots Massive Skyscraper on Chicago River
18 Dec 2014 – Chicago, United States
Plans for the $900 million, mixed-use mega-tower, called Wanda Vista, boast impressive numbers — and beg the question about where the high-rise would rank among the…
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41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop
17 Dec 2014 – Chicago, United States
Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range…
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535 Carlton Breaks Ground in New York City
16 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
The first fully affordable housing development in the controversial Pacific Park project broke ground on December 15. The tower, 535 Carlton Avenue, will contribute 298…
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Proposal Submitted for Tallest Building in Minneapolis
15 Dec 2014 – Minneapolis, United States
Four local companies submitted proposals to develop a key parcel in downtown Minneapolis known as the Nicollet Hotel Block, one of which proposes what would be the city’s…
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World Trade Center of the Americas Proposed in Miami
12 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
A 285-meter skyscraper has been proposed for downtown Miami. It's dubbed "The World Trade Center of the Americas,” though there will more than trade going on there. The…
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Renderings Released for 1 West End Avenue in New York’s Riverside Center
11 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Full renderings have been released for Manhattan’s 1 West End, a high-rise that will occupy the southeast corner of a broader 2,500-apartment development, Riverside…
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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Presents The Hub in New Brunswick
9 Dec 2014 – New Brunswick, United States
Kohn Pedersen Fox has released renderings of The Hub. Plans call for two 91-meter-tall towers that rise from a podium that includes retail space, and can be adapted to…
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Los Angeles Complex Fire Scorches Two Adjacent Towers
8 Dec 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
A massive fire in downtown engulfed an apartment complex under construction, damaged two high-rises and left freeways and roads closed. There were no injuries. Officials…
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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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Denver Luxury High-Rise The Confluence Breaks Ground
5 Dec 2014 – Denver, United States
Ground has been broken on The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise tower in Denver. At 34 stories, The Confluence will offer studios, one-, two-, and three-…
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Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City
4 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan,…
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Los Angeles’ Palladium Towers Plan Includes Restoration of Its Namesake
3 Dec 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
A draft environmental impact report for the mixed-use Palladium Residences outlines plans to restore the 1940s-era dance hall that gave the project its name. The two-…
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New Design Considered for HAP Tower in Jersey City
2 Dec 2014 – Jersey City, United States
A new design has been proposed for 500 Summit Avenue in Journal Square. The scheme now stands well over 50 stories and has a form that indicates a shift towards…
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Seattle’s Newest Skyscraper Underway
1 Dec 2014 – Seattle, United States
After being delayed for several years because of the economic downturn, work is underway on what will become one of Seattle's tallest and most distinct downtown…
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OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos
26 Nov 2014 – Miami, United States
To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut…
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Redesigned South Street Seaport Tower Revealed
25 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
One of the most contested developments in New York City has received a design update. Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by…
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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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Chevron Tower On Hold
20 Dec 2013 – Houston, United States
Just a few months after announcing plans to build a 50-story tower in downtown Houston and build an “urban campus” for its growing workforce, energy company Chevron has…
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Transbay Block 6 Breaks Ground
19 Dec 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Ground has been broken for a 32-story tower and accompanying townhome development on Block 6 of the Transbay site on Folsom Street in San Francisco. The tower will house…
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Heading for Heaven on the Ashes of Philadelphia Soul
18 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Developer Carl Dranoff has unveiled plans for a 47-story mixed-use luxury boutique hotel and condominium tower on the site of the fire-damaged Philadelphia International…
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Ashby Project Goes to Court
18 Dec 2013 – Houston, United States
A Houston jury has awarded $1.7 million to 20 households that filed suit against the developers of the proposed Ashby high-rise, but they can only collect if the tower is…
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BAM South Tower Moving Ahead
17 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has granted permission for the construction of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South Tower, a 32-story mixed-use building that will house…
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Seaglass Tower Proposed for Jacksonville
16 Dec 2013 – Jacksonville, United States
Developer Killashee Investments has proposed a 1,000-foot (304.8-meter) tower as the centerpiece of a $1 billion development to revitalize Jacksonville, Florida’s…
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Skyline Writer Honored
13 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chris Gillott, the head electrician of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building, died of a heart attack at age 57. He was the man responsible for setting up the building's…
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First B2 Module Stacked
13 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
The first of 930 modular units was lifted into place at B2, which at 347 feet (105.8 m) is set to become the world’s tallest modular building. Considerable fanfare…
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Historic LeVeque Tower to be Renovated
12 Dec 2013 – Columbus, United States
One of the first skyscrapers to grace the Ohio capital’s skyline is due for a major renovation. The 1927 LeVeque Tower, originally known as the American Insurance Union…
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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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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Tower Proposed for Convention Center Site
5 Dec 2013 – Nashville, United States
Nashville plans to redevelop its Convention Center site with a $230 million, 1-million-square-foot (92,903 square-meter) project, which would be crowned with a 28-story…
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Philadelphia Takes Scientology to Court Over 'Abandoned' Skyscraper
4 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The city of Philadelphia is suing the Church of Scientology after the religious organization left a 15-story construction in the city empty for six years. The church…
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After Nearly a Century, Renovation Makes High-Rise Vogue Again
4 Dec 2013 – Minneapolis, United States
The Soo Line Building, which was Minneapolis' tallest building when it was completed in 1915, is now the city's newest luxury apartment building after a yearlong…
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New Gotham Tower Sells in Hell's Kitchen
3 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
New Gotham, a 34-story apartment building located at 520 West 43rd Street, has been sold to AEW Core Property Trust on behalf of the Gotham Organization and AIG…
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Rents Rates Released for B2 Tower
3 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The subsidized units at Forest City Ratner's B2, a residential tower in the Atlantic Yards mega-development, will start at $494 per month. About half of the units will be…
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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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Grand Avenue Submission Marks Major Milestone
26 Nov 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Related Companies submitted the new conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority. The $650 million development addresses the three…
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Washington Contemplates Easing Height Limits
26 Nov 2013 – Washington, D.C., United States
The National Capital Planning Commission wants Congress to ease the more than 100-year-old restrictions on the height of buildings in Washington. The Commission's…
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Skyscraper Video Game Sets World Record
25 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The college professor who played a supersized video game on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper now holds a Guinness world record for his project. Drexel University…

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CTBUH: Top Ten Tall Building Stories of the Year
21 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
This was a pivotal year for the tall building industry, with dramatic projects making headlines around the world. Not only did skylines grow taller, skyscrapers were…
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Oregon Developers Rejuvenate Development
21 Dec 2012 – Portland, United States
Portland-based developers Wood Partners and Hoyt Street Properties have announced an agreement to pursue development of a 21-story apartment tower on the west side of…
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BIG Phoenix Observation Tower
20 Dec 2012 – Phoenix, United States
Developer Novawest has commissioned Bjarke Ingels Group to design a 420-foot observation tower, in an attempt to created an architectural symbol for the city of Phoenix.…
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Atlantic Yards Modular Tower Launched
20 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first building of the borough's Atlantic Yards development. The 32-story B2…
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Minneapolis Looks to a High Density Future
19 Dec 2012 – Minneapolis, United States
Minneapolis is known for its suburban neighborhoods, but there is a move to create more high-density districts. Several large projects are in development in the downtown…
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Revisiting a Chicago Icon
18 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
Ongoing renovations at Chicago’s Wrigley Building have exposed some of the towers' original bricks and other parts of the building's bones. The work inspired Stephan…
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Rumors Fly of a Miami Zaha Hadid Tower
18 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
Zaha Hadid, the Pritzker Prize winning architect, is reportedly designing a Miami condo tower at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, her first skyscraper in the western hemisphere,…
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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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Extell's Plans Tall Midtown Tower
17 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
New York developer Gary Barnett is planning a new midtown skyscraper that would be 300 feet taller than the Empire State Building, the Wall Street Journal reports. His…
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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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BIG Towers Coming to Miami
12 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), in collaboration with a series of local designers, has produced a pair of 20-story towers for the city of Miami. The Grove at…
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Students Compete to Design Temporary Timber Stadium Tower
12 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
A 200-meter timber tower near Wembley Stadium in the Borough of Brent, London has been proposed in a “temporary buildings” student competition. Called The Splinter, the…
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Chicago Skyline Goes Green to Save Green
11 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
The AFP has published an article exploring the advances in “green technology” in Chicago skyscrapers. The techniques employed by the buildings covered in the article are…
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Milwaukee Company Seeks City Financing for Proposed Tower
7 Dec 2012 – Milwaukee, United States
Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has announced plans to build a new office tower at its downtown campus. The company is attempting to acquire $48…
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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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Detroit's Historic One Woodward Avenue Sold
5 Dec 2012 – Detroit, United States
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and Rock Ventures have purchased Detroit's One Woodward Avenue office tower. The building is the tenth downtown Detroit property…
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Developer Reveals Drawings of KPF Grand Central Tower
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
SL Green Realty has released sketches of its latest office tower, 1 Vanderbilt, which was announced last week. International firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is…
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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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Miami's Future Tallest Nameless No More
4 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
The 74-story residential tower in Downtown Miami slated to become the city's tallest has been officially named Panorama Tower. Construction on the $600 million tower is…
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Video: Empire State of Lights
30 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The top of the 81-year old Empire State Building was the setting for a new light show, using an LED lighting system recently installed on its crown. The LEDs feature more…

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CTBUH Resources on Philadelphia

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.

Award of Excellence

Fellow

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall

18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"
Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn

American Commerce Center

22 Oct 2009 – CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference
Garrett A. Miller, Hill International Real Estate Partners

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008

Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I
CTBUH Research

Philadelphia Related Papers/Research

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…

Featured Tall Buildings in Philadelphia

One Liberty Place

One Liberty Place

Though controversial when initially proposed, this 61-story tower completely transformed Philadelphia's skyline upon its completion in 1985, and has since become a famous city symbol.

BNY Mellon Bank Center

BNY Mellon Bank Center

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the 54-story BNY Mellon Bank Center features an exclusive club under its instantly iconic pyramidal roof.

Comcast Center

Comcast Center

Taking the form of a faceted obelisk, the tower is clad in silvery high-performance glass with ultra-clear, low-iron glass at the building’s corners and crown.

Philadelphia Facts

Population 5,441,567 (2010)
Area 1,800 km² • 695 mi²
150m+ Buildings 13 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Global Ranking #72 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #15 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building 1818 Market Street (152 m, 1974)
Average Building Age 21 Years
Most Common Function Office (62%)
Most Common Material Composite (36%)

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

Tall Buildings in Philadelphia