Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Seattle Related Events

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower
22 Feb 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle hosted a site tour of West Edge Tower in downtown Seattle on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar
22 Jun 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.
Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour
24 May 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH YPC of Seattle met to tour the Olson Kundig-designed Optimism Brewery building, formally an abandoned warehouse in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
CTBUH Seattle Debates HALA’s Impact on Downtown Development
18 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The annual CTBUH Seattle Spring Forum featured a panel discussion examining and interpreting the impact of Seattle’s "HALA" on future downtown development.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Tower 12
23 Mar 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized a tour of Tower 12, a 35-story, 386 foot tall residential tower in downtown Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Spring Forum
14 Apr 2016, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Spring Forum was hosted by CallisonRTKL and featured a panel discussion that examined opportunities to "Transform Downtown Seattle for Kids."
The Sustainability of Going Tall
28 Jul 2014, Seattle – Event
Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green lectures on “The Sustainability of Going Tall” as the first event in a series focusing on Seattle neighborhoods.
CTBUH Seattle Holds Launch Event
25 Mar 2014, Seattle – Event Report
A new committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has been established in Seattle, and held its first public event at the Seattle offices of Gensler.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Kiara
31 May 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter recently toured Kiara, previously known as 970 Denny Way, a mixed-use, high-rise development in Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
10 Oct 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum, kindly hosted by CallisonRTKL, on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.
CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra Presentation: Cross-Laminated Timber
30 Aug 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH's Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) 101 presentation series at Katerra's Seattle offices.
CTBUH Seattle YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
10 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held their first board meeting at the office of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block
1 Dec 2016, Seattle – Tour Report
The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
8 Nov 2016, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle organized and held their annual Fall Forum, this year on “Digital Technology in the Built Environment.”
Seattle Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Seattle, gateway to Asia and icon of the Pacific Northwest, where they witnessed a showcase of tall building and technological innovation.

Seattle 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 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Kiara
31 May 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter recently toured Kiara, previously known as 970 Denny Way, a mixed-use, high-rise development in Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower
22 Feb 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle hosted a site tour of West Edge Tower in downtown Seattle on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
10 Oct 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum, kindly hosted by CallisonRTKL, on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.
CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra Presentation: Cross-Laminated Timber
30 Aug 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH's Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) 101 presentation series at Katerra's Seattle offices.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar
22 Jun 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.
Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour
24 May 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH YPC of Seattle met to tour the Olson Kundig-designed Optimism Brewery building, formally an abandoned warehouse in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
CTBUH Seattle Debates HALA’s Impact on Downtown Development
18 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The annual CTBUH Seattle Spring Forum featured a panel discussion examining and interpreting the impact of Seattle’s "HALA" on future downtown development.
CTBUH Seattle YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
10 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held their first board meeting at the office of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Tower 12
23 Mar 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized a tour of Tower 12, a 35-story, 386 foot tall residential tower in downtown Seattle.
Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block
1 Dec 2016, Seattle – Tour Report
The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
8 Nov 2016, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle organized and held their annual Fall Forum, this year on “Digital Technology in the Built Environment.”
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Spring Forum
14 Apr 2016, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Spring Forum was hosted by CallisonRTKL and featured a panel discussion that examined opportunities to "Transform Downtown Seattle for Kids."
Seattle Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Seattle, gateway to Asia and icon of the Pacific Northwest, where they witnessed a showcase of tall building and technological innovation.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Sustainability of Going Tall
28 Jul 2014, Seattle – Event
Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green lectures on “The Sustainability of Going Tall” as the first event in a series focusing on Seattle neighborhoods.
CTBUH Seattle Holds Launch Event
25 Mar 2014, Seattle – Event Report
A new committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has been established in Seattle, and held its first public event at the Seattle offices of Gensler.

Featured Tall Buildings in Seattle

1918 8th Avenue

1918 8th Avenue

This 36-story office tower with a 9-story wing features optimized floor plates, which allow tenants to optimize space.

Columbia Center

Columbia Center

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

Premier on Pine

Premier on Pine

Located at Pine Street and Ninth Avenue just west of the Paramount Theater, Premiere on Pine has recently joined Seattle's skyline as one of the tallest residential towers in the city.

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Seattle 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 Seattle, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

Magnusson Klemencic Associates Magnusson Klemencic Associates
STRC CIV SEIS WIND
WATG URBAN WATG URBAN
ARCH URB INTR

Contributor

Cary Kopczynski & Company Cary Kopczynski & Company
SEIS STRC
DCI Engineers DCI Engineers
STRC SEIS
Raftery CRE, LLC Raftery CRE, LLC
CON DEV

Participant

3Mix 3Mix
ARCH
Coughlin Porter Lundeen Coughlin Porter Lundeen
STRC CIV SEIS
Harmon, Inc Harmon, Inc
FAC FACS

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CTBUH Seattle

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

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

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

CTBUH Seattle Tours Kiara

31 May 2018, Tour Report – The CTBUH Seattle Chapter recently toured Kiara, previously known as 970 Denny Way,…

More Seattle Related Events/Initiatives

Donald Davies

CTBUH Advisory Group

Donald Davies
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Roger Heeringa

Treasurer

Roger Heeringa
DCI Engineers, Seattle

Sean Canady

Secretary

Sean Canady
GGLO, Seattle

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CTBUH Seattle Representation

Donald Davies

CTBUH Advisory Group

Donald Davies
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Roger Heeringa

Treasurer

Roger Heeringa
DCI Engineers, Seattle

Sean Canady

Secretary

Sean Canady
GGLO, Seattle

Todd Enoki

City Executive Committee

Todd Enoki
CallisonRTKL, Seattle

William Maibusch

City Executive Committee

William Maibusch
The Walsh Group, Seattle

Jeremy Hasselbauer

Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair

Jeremy Hasselbauer
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Joey Piotrowski

Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair

Joey Piotrowski
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Natasha Epstein

Future Leaders Committee Membership Manager

Natasha Epstein
CollinsWoerman, Seattle

Alec Thomas

Future Leaders Committee Secretary

Alec Thomas
Katerra, Seattle

Alex Wiley

Future Leaders Committee Events Manager

Alex Wiley
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

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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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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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Seattle’s Space Needle Debuts Rotating Glass Floor
6 Aug 2018 – Seattle, United States
A revolving glass floor has debuted at the 152-meter level of Seattle’s Space Needle. Renovations of the 184-meter tower, which was first constructed for the 1962 World’s…
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Construction Has Begun on a High-Rise Condominium Scheme in Seattle
25 Jun 2018 – Seattle, United States
A residential tower under construction in Downtown Seattle will be delivered as condominiums for sale, rather than apartments for rent as originally planned. The 41-story…
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Tech Giant Pausing Seattle Tower Construction Because of Business Tax Proposal
4 May 2018 – Seattle, United States
A tech giant is halting construction on a 17-story office tower currently being built on its Seattle campus, and is considering sub-leasing a second high-rise while the…
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Tech Giant’s Seattle Headquarters Opens Rainforest Spheres
31 Jan 2018 – Seattle, United States
The world’s largest online retailer has opened The Spheres complex on its high-rise campus in Seattle. The Spheres’ three glass domes house some 40,000 plants and contain…
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New Apartment Tower Rises on Seattle Skyline
9 Oct 2017 – Seattle, United States
The 40-story 970 Denny Way apartment building in downtown Seattle has just made its debut above ground. The tower is set to contain 461 units and over 15,000 square feet…
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Glass Defines Seattle Space Needle Renovations, New Renderings Show
4 Oct 2017 – Seattle, United States
For the second time this year, new renderings have been released depicting the Seattle Space Needle renovations, which highlight multiple glass types, as well as a new…
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Co-Working Startup Inks Deal to Build 36-Floor Mixed-Use Co-Living Space in Seattle
7 Aug 2017 – Seattle, United States
New York City-based co-working startup is expanding its co-living residential program to Seattle at a 36-story mixed-use building—designed as a place to live, work, and…
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Trinity Parish Plans 30-Story Tower in First Hill, Seattle
14 Jul 2017 – Seattle, United States
A First Hill church is planning a massive undertaking: a 30-story condo tower with 200-plus units at 8th and Cherry Street in Seattle. The parish has sold development…
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Seattle's Upcoming Nexus Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes
5 Jul 2017 – Seattle, United States
Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned at the edge of downtown Seattle as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amid a thriving rental market. The…
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Seattle Space Needle Upgrades Depicted in New Renderings
15 Jun 2017 – Seattle, United States
A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the…
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Sphere-Topped Skyscraper Planned for Seattle
7 Jun 2017 – Seattle, United States
Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The…
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New Owners Rebrand Seattle High-Rise Project
15 May 2017 – Seattle, United States
The team behind the Potala Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower under construction in downtown Seattle, is rebranding the development as Arrivé. The tower is scheduled to be…
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Two-Tower Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Seattle
11 Apr 2017 – Seattle, United States
A two-tower mixed-use development has been proposed. Known as Minor + Stewart Towers, the project will add nearly 88,000 square meters of gross floor area to the…
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38-Story Seattle Office Tower Set to Begin Construction
7 Feb 2017 – Seattle, United States
A developer is set to start work on 2&U, a lifted, 37-story, 665,000-square-foot (62,000-square-meter) office tower in Seattle’s urban core. The $392 million building is…
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Twin Leaning Towers Proposed for Seattle
6 Oct 2016 – Seattle, United States
Perkins + Will have redesigned a proposed twin-tower 33-story condo development to be built adjacent to the Frye Art Museum. The new concept features a pair of “leaning…
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Bird-Friendly Tower Up for Design Review in Seattle
12 Sep 2016 – Seattle, United States
A unique proposal that would bring 889 apartments and a new retail space to 1200 Stewart Street in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is under review. The plans…
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Seattle’s Midtown21 Nearing Completion
25 Jul 2016 – Seattle, United States
A new office block, dubbed Midtown21, is nearing completion at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in the heart of the Denny Triangle neighborhood. Tenants are expected to…
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Judge Reviews Plan to Resume Construction on Seattle’s Stalled Potala Tower
24 May 2016 – Seattle, United States
Several groups vying to decide the fate of the stalled 41-story Potala Tower recently appeared in US District Court as a judge weighed a plan to hand over the project to…
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Chinese Developer Invests in Proposed Seattle Apartment High-Rise
20 May 2016 – Seattle, United States
One of China's largest homebuilders is investing in a 39-story residential tower near the Space Needle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the deal between China Vanke Co…
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Fate Uncertain for Unfinished Potala Tower in Seattle
17 Feb 2016 – Seattle, United States
Investors are asking a federal judge to reject a court-appointed receiver's proposal to sell the unfinished Potala Tower in downtown Seattle according to filings in…
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Proposed 101-Story Seattle Skyscraper Hits FAA Snag
5 Jan 2016 – Seattle, United States
A proposed downtown Seattle skyscraper that would be the tallest on the West Coast is apparently too tall for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which sent the…
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Plans Unveiled for Twisted Tower in Downtown Seattle
6 Nov 2015 – Seattle, United States
A proposed 41-story tower in the Denny Triangle neighborhood is in the early design guidance phase and would bring in 10,000 square feet (930 square meters) of ground-…
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Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete to Keep Seattle Skyscraper Stable
4 Nov 2015 – Seattle, United States
Use of steel fiber-reinforced concrete in place of rebar in the coupling beams of a metro Seattle, United States, skyscraper has helped simplify and speed the building's…
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At 101 Stories, Proposed Seattle Skyscraper Would Be West Coast’s Tallest
23 Sep 2015 – Seattle, United States
New information submitted to the City of Seattle shows that a skyscraper proposed for Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street will be 101 stories tall. If built as planned, the…
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Innovative Project Would be Seattle’s Second Tallest Building
9 Jul 2015 – Seattle, United States
A local team is hatching plans for Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper, built around an unconventional atrium that would bathe the interior offices with natural light and…
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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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Design Update Adds Floors to Seattle’s Rainier Square
12 Nov 2014 – Seattle, United States
The developer behind Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper has proposed the addition of more floors for luxury apartments, which if built would be the highest in the city.…
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European Pension Fund Breaks Ground on Seattle Residential High-Rise
6 Nov 2014 – Seattle, United States
Construction has started on Luma, a 24-story, 168-unit condominium tower at 1321 Seneca Street in Seattle. The project is the first condominium high-rise building to be…
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Amazon’s Seattle Campus to Acquire Warmth From Data Center Waste Heat
19 Sep 2014 – Seattle, United States
In what is believed to be the first system of its kind, waste heat generated from a data center will provide much of the heat for a nearby high-rise campus under…
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Seattle South Lake Union Project Moves Forward
24 Jun 2014 – Seattle, United States
A San Francisco company has applied for a master-use permit to build a 25-story residential tower next to Amazon.com’s headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood…
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Rainer Square Tower Planned for Seattle
9 May 2014 – Seattle, United States
Wright Runstad says it will build a 50-story mixed-use tower, next to the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle. The building, based on sketches released by the developer,…
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Site Acquired, Permit Issued for Third Avenue Tower
8 Jan 2014 – Seattle, United States
British Columbia Investment Management Corp. has purchased a site at 2000 Third Ave. in Seattle, and plans to build a 43-story building containing 431 apartments and 40…
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600 Wall Street Resurrected Near Space Needle
31 Oct 2013 – Seattle, United States
A California development company is updating plans for a stalled residential high-rise project, designed by Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning, located close to Seattle…
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“Living Building” Attracts Tenants with Zero Net-Energy Goals
9 Sep 2013 – Seattle, United States
Construction company Hammer & Hand, which builds commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest, will move to Seattle's first Passive House building. The…
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Wells Fargo Center Sale is Seattle's Largest
12 Jun 2013 – Seattle, United States
Ivanhoé Cambridge has acquired the Wells Fargo Center at 999 3rd Ave. in Seattle, WA from Beacon Capital Partners for $390 million, about $396 per square foot. The 47-…
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Residential Tower Launches Near Future Amazon HQ
10 May 2013 – Seattle, United States
This week, construction began on a 41-story residential project located at 2030 8th Avenue in downtown Seattle. GID Development Group's 355-unit luxury apartment tower…
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Seattle's Oldest Tower Celebrates Recovery
20 Feb 2013 – Seattle, United States
In 2012, just 19 percent of the office space was let in Seattle's oldest skyscraper, Smith Tower. A year later, occupancy has risen to 50 percent and is likely to…
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Seattle Skyscraper Project Announces Hotel Tenant
14 Feb 2013 – Seattle, United States
SLS Hotels, owned by Los Angeles hospitality company SBE, will open a 14-story hotel in the re-launched Fifth and Columbia Tower, developers announced yesterday. The 660-…
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Stalled Skyscraper Back On a Schedule
23 Jan 2013 – Seattle, United States
Construction of a stalled 660-foot (200-meter) tower in downtown Seattle will begin this fall, according to developers. The project, which has been on hold for five years…
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MetLife JV Buys Iconic Seattle Office Tower
27 Nov 2012 – Seattle, United States
MetLife Real Estate Investments and Clarion Partners jointly bought the 55-story 1201 Third Avenue office tower in Seattle's CBD. Public records list the price as $548.8…
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Seattle Neighborhood May See Buildings Five Times Taller
15 Nov 2012 – Seattle, United States
On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council Land Use Committee heard arguments about zoning the city's South Lake Union neighborhood to allow taller buildings. The hearing was…

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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 Seattle

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.

Fellow

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Donald Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Tall, Gray, and Green: Reinforced Concrete Construction in the Pacific Northwest

5 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Martin Maingot, Cary Kopczynski & Company

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I
Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

The Vertical Campus

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Jason Haase, LMN Architects

One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings

Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV
Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group

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Seattle Related Papers/Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Vertical Campus
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jason Haase, LMN Architects
Tech companies of all sizes are leaving the loft and heading to the high-rise. As small startups grow larger and set their sights on attracting the best talent available, it is often the case that a ping pong table and free snacks are not going to…
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on traditional forms.
Shoring Wall and Subsurface Structural Systems: IDX Tower, Seattle, Washington
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; David G. Winter, Shannon & Wilson; Douglas E. Loesch, MKA; Robert Hollister, Hines
This paper reports on the performance of the excavation shoring. The new building is supported on a mat footing that varies in thickness from 6 to 14 feet. This paper also discusses the design of the mat, and the building core wall support.

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Premier on Pine

Premier on Pine

Located at Pine Street and Ninth Avenue just west of the Paramount Theater, Premiere on Pine has recently joined Seattle's skyline as one of the tallest residential towers in the city.

Columbia Center

Columbia Center

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

1918 8th Avenue

1918 8th Avenue

This 36-story office tower with a 9-story wing features optimized floor plates, which allow tenants to optimize space.

Seattle Facts

Population 2,615,060 (2011)
Area 630 km² • 243 mi²
150m+ Buildings 18 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Global Ranking #56 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #11 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Safeco Plaza (192 m, 1969)
Average Building Age 24 Years
Most Common Function Office (76%)
Most Common Material Steel (56%)

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

Tall Buildings in Seattle