Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

United States Related Initiatives

Greening Tall: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm
1 Feb 2018, Chicago – Event Invite
The Council and Chicago Architecture Foundation are pleased to announce joint skyscraper lecture series: Greening Tall - Naturalizing the Vertical Realm.
CTBUH Founder, Dr. Lynn Beedle, at 100
7 Dec 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
The founder of the CTBUH, Dr. Lynn Beedle, a professor and eventually director of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory at Lehigh University, would have been 100 years old on December 7.
CTBUH New York Chapter Event Focuses on Modular Construction
16 Nov 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter held an event focused on modular construction, which was hosted by FullStack Modular at its factory in Brooklyn.
CTBUH Fire Performance of Façades Workshop Generates Discussion
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
10 Oct 2017, Seattle – Event Report
On October 10th, CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.
55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
28 Sep 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful evening spent examining the current progress of a historic development, Hudson Yards.
Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
12 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH partnered with Guinness World Records to identify the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra Presentation: Cross-Laminated Timber
30 Aug 2017, Seattle – Event Report
On Wednesday, August 30, CTBUH's Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) 101 presentation series at Katerra's Seattle offices.
Master's Thesis Challenge
28 Aug 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is launching a new academic initiative, empowering Master's-level architecture students to research new possibilities in rope-less elevator technology.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
CTBUH Florida Hosts Construction Tour of One Thousand Museum
29 Jun 2017, Miami – Tour Report
On June 29, CTBUH Florida organized a site visit and series of presentations on the under-construction One Thousand Museum building in Downtown Miami.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH New York Hosts Tall Timber Event
22 Jun 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York held a presentation and panel discussion on the character and behavior of tall timber buildings, as well as the future opportunities with timber in New York and beyond.
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.
CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings
8 Jun 2017, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.
CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour
6 Jun 2017, New York City – Tour Report
On June 6, CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site of One Vanderbilt, which will rise to 427 meters when completed in 2021.
Council HQ Welcomes Family of Lynn S. Beedle
25 May 2017, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH headquarters was proud to welcome the family of Council founder Lynn S. Beedle to their Monroe Building offices on Thursday, May 25.
Partnered Event Explores High-Performance Skyscraper Design
24 May 2017, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH, ComEd, and Seventhwave partnered to host a breakfast seminar focused on high-performance building envelope design with the goal of identifying opportunities for energy savings.
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.
Second CAF-CTBUH Event Examines Tall Building Safety
18 May 2017, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH, in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), held the second of the four-part “Building Tall” lecture series, this time focused on "Securing Tall."
CTBUH Leads AIA Orlando Panel Discussion on Urban Sustainability
28 Apr 2017, Orlando – Event Report
The CTBUH had a significant presence at this year's AIA Conference in Orlando, convening a panel discussion investigating the sustainability of urban and suburban living patterns.
CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies
25 Apr 2017, Miami – Event Report
CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the School of Architecture, University of Miami.
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 Executive Director Honored as ENR Newsmaker
13-14 Apr 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood was recognized by ENR as one of the "Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016," attending an event in New York to receive his honor.
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.
First CAF-CTBUH Lecture Series Draws Crowd, Rave Reviews
16 Mar 2017, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH, in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), held the first of the four-part “Building Tall” lecture series at the CAF lecture hall.
CTBUH Celebrates New Office Launch in Chicago
23 Feb 2017, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH enjoyed a lively evening with friends and members in a celebration of its new office located downtown.
CTBUH NYC YPC Hosts "Cornell Tech The House & Passive House"
16 Feb 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Chapter, in association with the New York YPC and Handel Architects, hosted a building presentation titled “Cornell Tech: The House & Passive House.”
CTBUH Research Kick-off Meeting
27 Jan 2017, Miami – Event Report
The kick-off meeting for the CTBUH research project, “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region,” was held in Miami.
NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series
19 Jan 2017, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Chapter, with the YPC and Akdo, hosted the second part in the Future of Construction lecture series, titled “Moving Parts: Modular Architecture in a Flat World.”
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
NYC YPC Winter Holiday Party
16 Dec 2016, New York City – Event Report
The New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted their Winter Holiday Party at the Milliken Carpet showroom, with games and activities and lots of good cheer.
CTBUH Florida Chapter Event: Holiday Social
7 Dec 2016, Miami – Event Report
To kick off the holiday season, the CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a Holiday Social at a local Miami venue. The meet and greet session included a photo contest and tall building trivia.
“Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050” Studio Final Review
2 Dec 2016, Chicago – Event Report
After a semester of intense work assisted by the CTBUH and supported by Gensler, IIT architecture students presented their design research studio final projects in Crown Hall.
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.
Pratt 5th Year Highrise Design Studio – Midterm Critique
8 Nov 2016, New York City – Event Report
NYC Young Professional Committee members volunteered as panelists for Pratt Institute's year-end review, after working with the students throughout the semester.
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-IIT Design Research Studio Student 2016 Conference Tour
15-22 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Tour Report
Students from the 2016–2017 CTBUH-IIT design research studio attended the 2016 CTBUH International Conference and toured Shenzhen & Hong Kong.
CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Brickell City Centre
30 Aug 2016, Miami – Tour Report
The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a construction tour of Brickell City Centre, a billion-dollar shopping and mixed-use project that spans five blocks in downtown Miami.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
NYC YPC Summer Social
11 Aug 2016, New York City – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee held their Summer Social event, hosted by FXFOWLE Architects in Manhattan, and met some of the people behind the 3 Hudson Boulevard development.
CTBUH Hosts ACSA/AISC Steel Student Design Competition Jurors
29 Jul 2016, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH was pleased to host the esteemed jurors for the 2015–2016 ACSA/AISC Steel Student Design Competition as they deliberated winners for the annual program.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
Future of Construction: Manufacturing Buildings
9 Jun 2016, New York City – Event Report
On June 9, the CTBUH New York Chapter in collaboration with the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee held the first of its lecture series, “Future of Construction.”
CTBUH Hosts China Government Delegation
20 May 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH was honored to host a delegation of government officials from the Shanghai Huangpu District People’s Government.
YPC Education Committee Meeting
5 May 2016, New York City – Event Report
NYC Young Professional Committee members volunteer as panelists for Pratt Institute's year-end review, after working with the students throughout the semester.
Aspect: Ratios
3 May 2016, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH NYC Young Professionals Committee welcomed over 150 design professionals for ASPECT:RATIOS, a seminar focusing on female perspectives in architecture.
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."
CTBUH NYC YPC: Spring Social at BIG
7 Apr 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Young Professional Committee held their annual Spring Social event at Bjarke Ingels Group's New York Office on April 7, 2016.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
Educational Outreach Program
12 Feb 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC kicked off their educational outreach initiative with a mentorship program at Pratt Institute, to teach students how to unlock synergistic potential in their designs.
CTBUH 2015 Papers and Presentations Now Available for Free Online
21 Jan 2016, New York City – Conference Activity
All technical papers and PowerPoint presentations from the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference are now available to view and download for free.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions.
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Final Reviews
15 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
Tongji students in the collaborative design studio, “Network Reshaping Downtown: Transit-Oriented Mega-Development,”presented their final designs.
Performance and Behavior of Tall Buildings for Wind Loads
13 Jan 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted an event on wind engineering and understanding its effects on tall buildings as well as to provide insight into the engineering efforts in design of shorter buildings.
CTBUH Announces 100 Supertalls Completed Worldwide
13 Jan 2016, New York City – CTBUH-Related News
There are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City.
Monroe Building Tour
18 Dec 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As part of their annual holiday celebrations, the CTBUH staff was given a guided tour of the Monroe Building, an iconic turn-of-the-century high-rise along Michigan Avenue.
Insights and Innovations - The First 3D Printed Office Building
16 Dec 2015, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH Chicago held a presentation that introduced current research and advances in the field of 3D printed building design.
Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes
15 Dec 2015, New York City – Event
CTBUH YPC organized a presentation and panel discussion for Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes to discuss some of the major enhancements to the 2014 NYC Codes
2015–2016 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in Miami
16-21 Nov 2015, Miami – Tour Report
“Network Reshaping Downtown,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by Tongji University with support from CTBUH, kicked off with a visit to Miami.
Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current computational technology tools used today in architecture and how collaboration is enhanced in the profession
Tall Tales: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders
16 Nov 2015, Atlanta – Event Report
CTBUH Atlanta held an event that offered perspectives on tall building issues relating to real estate design and development, wind engineering, and vertical transportation.
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.
San Francisco Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, San Francisco – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured San Francisco and its architectural marvels, from new construction to old historic buildings.
Chicago Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Chicago and its architectural marvels. From recently constructed skyscrapers to the modern marvel of Willis Tower, which held the tallest title for 25 years.
Miami Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Miami – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Miami, a city of urban complexities and cultural amenities that defy the old stereotypes.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Los Angeles – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Los Angeles buildings of many renown architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, and Rudolph Schindler.
Brooklyn Urban and Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured City Point Complex, Barclays Center, and 461 Dean Street which have impacted the cityscape of Brooklyn.
United Nations Secretariat Building Renovation Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the United Nations Secretariat Building which the tour guided the group of visitors through some of the most exclusive and famous parts of the building.
Rockefeller Center Historical Building and Urban Habitat Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Rockefeller Center which the tour predominantly focused on discovering what happens “backstage” at one of the most famous tall building complexes.
Empire State Building Environmental Retrofit Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Empire State Building as the most iconic skyscraper and its retrofit into the today's environment-aware society.
High Line Urban Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured High Line, which have significantly changed the urban landscape of New York City, from its history to its near-future.
Hudson Yards Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Hudson Yards develoment which is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States.
World Trade Center: Urban Domain Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
World Trade Center: Infrastructure / Underground Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the infrastructure and underground of the World Trade Center complex which will house a variety of civic programs.
Vertical Campus Urban Tour – Fordham University
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Fordham University's law school and residence hall which houses the law school in the first 10 floors and a residence hall in the top 12 floors.
Jersey City Urban Tour & Reception
28 Oct 2015, Jersey City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Jersey City which will has been transformed from a post-industrial backwater to a mini-Manhattan across the Hudson.
Vertical Campus Urban Tour – Fiterman Hall
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall which is the southernmost piece of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) campus in lower Manhattan.
World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured One World Trade Center Office Building which is the current tallest building in the Americas.
Eleven Times Square Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Eleven Times Square Office Building which was the last building to be developed as part of the 42nd Street Development
461 Dean Street Factory Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 461 Dean Street Factory which will be the World's tallest modular building containing 930 modules made up of 225 designs.
432 Park Avenue Residential / Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 432 Park Avenue which will be the future tallest all-residential building in the World.
30 Park Place Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
4 Times Square + Bank of America Tower Sustainable Tech Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 4 Times Square and Bank of America Tower which are a fantastic look at two generations of towers that focus on sustainability and quality of environment.
50 West Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction site of 50 West. The tower is unique for its rounded corners and high-quality glazing, which provide a futurist aesthetic.
56 Leonard Street Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction of 56 Leonard Street, which is set to be one of the top luxury residential towers in downtown Manhattan.
Eight Spruce Street Residential Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Eight Spruce Street which was the tallest all-residential building in North America at the time of completion.
Brookfield Place Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around Brookfield Place Building, originally the World Financial Center. The building has been the home of many American corporations.
7 Bryant Park Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 7 Bryant Park Office Building which sits on a block-long site fronting on the Avenue of the Americas between 39th and 40th streets.
World Trade Center: 3, 4 and 7 Building and Construction Tours
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the World Trade Center: 3, 4 and 7, all of which are in the middle of construction.
400 Park Avenue South Residential Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
Delegates from the CTBUH 2015 New York International Conference visited the 400 Park Avenue South building, which was completed in 2015.
Woolworth Building Renovation Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Woolworth Building which was the tallest building in the world at its completion in 1913.
Closing Networking Reception
27 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Activity Report
The Hudson Yards Networking Reception took place on Tuesday evening in the incredible Time Warner Center, offering great views of Columbus Circle at the corner of Central Park.
Networking Reception at Empire State Building
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Activity Report
The reception provided attendees an opportunity to meet and network with their fellow delegates in the incredible setting of the 80th Floor of the historic Empire State Building.
Opening VIP Reception
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Activity Report
This special reception held on the eve of the Conference gave VIPs a unique opportunity to mingle in the fantastic setting of the new One World Trade Center.
432 Park Avenue: Design and Engineering
15 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Presentations of the architectural and engineering design of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
What Makes Tall, Tall
29 Sep 2015, Atlanta – Event Report
CTBUH Atlanta recently hosted an event focusing on the design and construction criteria unique to tall buildings, asking what makes tall, tall?
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Wolf Point West Tower Tour
27 Aug 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Wolf Point West Tower, a new building currently under construction along the Chicago River.
Skin NY
27 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee hosted an event entitled Skin:NY that focused on high-rise façade design and construction
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development
9 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”
Young Professionals Committee Holds Social Event at RAMSA
23 Jun 2015, New York City – Event Report
The YPC held an event at the RAMSA office in New York City, where attendees had an opportunity to network, and learn more the exciting projects RAMSA is developing.
YPC New York June 2015 Meeting
11 Jun 2015, New York City – Event Report
The YPC New York held a meeting in the offices of Rafael Vinoly Architects to discuss upcoming events and other items.
EMI Lead Chicago Tall-Building Study Trip
25-29 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
A group of 20 Belgian real estate professionals traveled to Chicago from May 25-29 to visit several tall buildings, and related developments as part of a CTBUH Belgium study trip.
CTBUH Chicago Tour the Ability Institute of RIC
28 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Gensler's Ability Institute of RIC which is currently under construction and set to become the sixth-tallest hospital in the world.
BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
22 May 2015, Chicago – Tour Report
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the CTBUH hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at IIT.
First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research
19 May 2015, Chicago – Event Report
More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the launch of the Bouygues Construction-funded damping initiative.
YPC New York May 2015 Meeting
13 May 2015, New York City – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee New York met to discuss upcoming events, educational programs, and the mission of the group.
Sky High and The Logic of Luxury
12 May 2015, Toronto – Event Report
CTBUH Canada held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, featuring a presentation by Carol Willis entitled “Sky High and the Logic of Luxury.”
Facades+ New York City
16-17 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.
YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
15 Apr 2015, New York City – Event Report
The inaugural CTBUH New York City Chapter event, held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, showcased the rising Ping An Finance Center.
CTBUH Atlanta Hosts Vertical Communities Panel Discussion
31 Mar 2015, Atlanta – Event Report
CTBUH Atlanta hosted its inaugural event, a lively roundtable discussion featuring a cross-section of leaders in Atlanta’s development community
Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
9 Mar 2015, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
CTBUH Chicago Talks Tall Timber
25 Feb 2015, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH Chicago and YPC held a lecture entitled “Tall Timber Buildings: Trends and Research” given by Benton Johnson, drawing 90-plus attendees.
Philip Oldfield Gives Talk on Rethinking the Tall Building
20 Feb 2015, Chicago – Event Report
Dr. Philip Oldfield delivered a presentation on "Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis" as part of the ongoing IIT Cloud Talk series.
Miami Grows Up
16-20 Feb 2015, Miami – Tour Report
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director & Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms, welcome new members, and gain a understanding of a fast growing tall building market.
CTBUH Involved in Re-Measurement of Washington Monument Height
17 Feb 2015, Washington D.C. – CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH height criteria was used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey to determine the true architectural height of the Washington Monument.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
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.
CTBUH Staff Given Tour of Tribune Tower
19 Dec 2014, Chicago – Tour Report
Led by Blair Kamin, the architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, the CTBUH Staff enjoyed a tour of the local Tribune Tower as part of its annual holiday party tradition.
YPC Holds New York Chapter Initial Meeting
17 Dec 2014, New York City – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) – New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox.
CTBUH Helps Middle School Students Reach for the Sky
4 Dec 2014, Oak Park – Event Report
Students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School got a taste of what it’s like to be an architect when they were asked to design a mixed-use “skyscraper of the future”
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.
2014-2015 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in New York
14-17 Nov 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Tongji University students took a week-long visit to New York City, which included design workshops at KPF, site studies, and tall building tours.
One World Trade Center is Now the World’s Third-Tallest Building
17 Nov 2014, New York City – CTBUH News
The 541-meter (1,776-foot) One World Trade Center has now become the world’s third-tallest building, according to the height criteria set by the CTBUH.
Young Professional Group Annual Meeting
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The annual meeting of the Young Professionals’ Committee took place at the CTBUH Awards Symposium where the group reviewed previous activities and planned future activities.
University of Southern California Team Wins Research Seed Funding
17 Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Research Report
CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 International Research Seed Funding grant to a team led by the University of Southern California.
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.
Young Professionals Tour Under-Construction OneEleven
17 Jul 2014, Chicago – Tour Report
The Young Professionals Committee toured OneEleven, a half-finished Chicago residential high-rise project that was restarted with a radically new design.
CCHRB Addresses Question: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”
12 Jun 2014, Chicago – Event Report
A recent seminar of CCHRB, co-sponsored by CTBUH, thoroughly examined the question of how cities should deal with existing, outdated tall buildings.
CTBUH San Francisco Hosts Capacity Crowd for Transbay Discussion
3 Jun 2014, San Francisco – Event Report
A panel discussion featuring the two tallest buildings in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont Street, was attended by approximately 125 people.
CTBUH Visits 1WTC, 4WTC and 7WTC
21 May 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Just six months after CTBUH confirmed One World Trade Center's height, Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel toured the building.
YPC Presents on Complex Chicago Mixed-Use Project
16 Apr 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee of CTBUH facilitated a roundtable discussion on Chicago’s under-construction mixed-use development 455 North Park Drive, at Crown Hall, Illinois Instit
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.
Lehigh Library Receives Grant for CTBUH Archives
Mar 2014, Bethlehem – CTBUH Research Report
The Special Collections department of the Lehigh University Library has received a grant to catalog its portion of the archives of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Trustees Meeting Reflects CTBUH’s Momentum
28 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met February 28, setting the course for a number of strategic Council initiatives, including the Strategic Five-Year Plan.
YPC Roundtable Discussion: Hackable Cities and Work in the City
27 Feb 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a discussion which introduced the concept of "hacking" the built environment to create pragmatic, yet dynamic, augmentations to the city.
Study on Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Location
Feb 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH is conducting a research study aimed at understanding the contributing factors of “sustainability” in both urban and suburban contexts.
CTBUH Staff Given Tour of AMA Plaza
13 Dec 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
In keeping with its annual tradition, CTBUH staff enjoyed a tall-building tour as part of its holiday party, exploring the newly remodeled AMA Plaza.
CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height of 1776'
12 Nov 2013, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Height Committee reached a consensus that One World Trade Center’s height to its architectural top is 1,776 feet (541.3 meters).
Leaders’ Meeting Focuses on Increasing and Energizing Membership
8 Nov 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The top global leadership of the CTBUH held the annual Leader Meeting in Chicago to discuss activating leaders around the world.
2013 Awards Symposium
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event Report
In its fourth year, the CTBUH’s free Awards Symposium was expanded to a full day event, bringing in presentations from four of the Finalist projects and the Innovation Winners.
Tongji University Faculty and Students Visit Chicago
Nov 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.
CTBUH S.F. Holds Panel On Livability/Walkability in Urban Design
24 Oct 2013, San Francisco – Event Report
A panel comprised of experts from the public and private sectors lead a discussion on issues within the changing landscape of living and working in San Francisco.
New York’s New Delirium
Oct 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.
Young Professionals Tour Medical Tower Under Construction
12 Sep 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH’s Young Professionals Committee was treated to a tour of the under-construction Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Care Pavilion.
Atlantic Yards B2 – Modular on the Rise
24 Jul 2013, Chicago – Event Report
It seems increasingly evident that 2013 will be remembered as The Year of Prefab in the tall-building community. At 32 stories, B2 promises to become the tallest modular building.
CTBUH Gains Info on Concrete Recycling at Bluff City
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team visited Bluff City Materials to gain a greater understanding of the amount of energy that goes into recycling concrete.
CTBUH Visits ACME Plant Site, Furthering Recycling Knowledge
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research team gained significant understanding of the steel recycling process after a meeting at the ACME Refining Plant.
CTBUH Researchers Uncover Cost of Steel Recycling Process at ACME
9 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a short trip to visit ACME Refining to collect more information regarding the energy involved in steel scrap and the processes employed in the facility.
CTBUH Visits Gerdau Ameristeel Facility
25 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team traveled to the Gerdau Ameristeel Facility to gain more information regarding the steel to be analyzed in the Life Cycle Assessment research project.
CTBUH Researchers Tour MBL Recycling Plant
24 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a visit to MBL Recycling to gather more information for the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project.
S.F. Dir. of Planning Moderates Panel Discussion on Densification
14 May 2013, San Francisco – Event Report
More than 100 guests attended a panel discussion focusing on densification, specifically the challenges affecting San Francisco, the second densest city in the US.
CTBUH Researchers, Clark Construction Meet
27 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH research team met with Senior Project Manager Chris Phares of Clark Construction Group as part of the LCA Study.
YPC Holds Student Workshop on Coast at Lakeshore East
20 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee hosted its first student workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Coast at Lakeshore East.
Trustees Meeting 2013, Chicago
4 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The board of trustees of the CTBUH held its annual meeting at IIT in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed three new trustees.
Young Professionals Student Workshop on Vertical University
4 Feb 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a student workshop at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Roosevelt Tower.
Chicago Board of Trade Tour Report
14 Dec 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
The Chicago Board of Trade opened its doors to CTBUH staff offering a glimpse behind the scenes at one of the Windy City’s most famous buildings.
2012 Awards Symposium
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
In its third year, the annual free Awards Symposium was held the day before the Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony.
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…
New York City Reps Stage First Event
31 Jul 2012, New York City – Event Report
More than 125 New York City professionals gathered on a rooftop terrace for the first event organized by the CTBUH’s New York steering committee.
CTBUH Leads Tour of MCA Skyscraper Exhibit
28 Jul 2012, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood linked the art and reality of tall buildings in a gallery tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago exhibition, Skyscraper.
Climbing the Coast: Tour Report of New Chicago Skyscraper
24 Jul 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
With only two floors left before topping out, the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee organized a tour last week of the Coast at Lakeshore East.
First Wave of City Representatives Appointed
1 Jul 2012, Chicago – CTBUH News
More than 35 City Representatives have been appointed in 13 countries as the CTBUH expands its network at a grass roots level.
CTBUH Celebrates First Exhibition
21 Jun 2012, Chicago – Event Report
Chicago Architecture Foundation event spotlights work of CTBUH and AS+GG with Illinois Institute of Technology students: “Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago.”
Inside the Roosevelt
9 May 2012, Chicago – Tour Report
Four days after the official opening of Roosevelt University’s new tower, guests of the CTBUH’s Young Professionals Committee were treated to a tour of the newest addition to the Chicago skyline.
Young Professionals Committee Holds Inaugural Event
4 Apr 2012, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH’s newly-established Young Professionals Committee staged their first event, a multi-disciplinary presentation on the creation of Aqua, the landmark Chicago tower.
Trustees Meeting 2012 Report, Chicago
19 Mar 2012, Chicago – Event Report
After one of the most successful years in the 43-year history of the CTBUH, the Board of Trustees gathered to review recent initiatives and discuss the Council’s long-term strategies.
Roosevelt University: Auditorium Building and New Vertical Campus Tower Tour
16 Dec 2011, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH staff observed history being made as Chicago’s past meets Chicago’s future in the two Roosevelt University buildings.
CTBUH Going Up!
6 Nov 2011, Chicago – Event
For the third year, some of the sports challenged staff members and friends of CTBUH participated in the SkyRise Chicago stair climbing race.
2011 Awards Symposium
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event Report
For the second year, the CTBUH has organized a free afternoon Awards Symposium to precede the annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner.
Chair-Elect Timothy Johnson Visits CTBUH HQ
Sep 2011, Chicago – Tour Report
Timothy Johnson of NBBJ, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2011, visited the CTBUH headquarters recently for meetings with Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH staff.
9/11 – Ten Years on: CTBUH Reflections
6 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In the week that we mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 events and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers CTBUH reflected on the impact on tall buildings.
The Norman Ramsey Collection
9 May 2011, Chicago – Event
A fantastic collection of thousands of books, articles and postcards documenting decades of tall building history has been donated to the Council by Mr. Norman Ramsey.
Back to Bethlehem: Where it all began…
Apr 2011, Bethlehem – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood reflects on his trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he met with the Beedle family and visited Lehigh University, where it all began for the Council.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Trustees Meeting 2011, New York
5 Apr 2011, New York City – Event Report
Of all Trustees meetings since the current Board formed, the New York gathering wins the "marathon event" prize! Getting down to business at 9am, the Board finally adjourned at 8pm.
Time Warner Center Tour Report
4 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
Located west of Columbus Circle across from Central Park, the Time Warner Center sits in one of the most strategic places in Manhattan.
Bank of America at One Bryant Park Tour Report
4 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
Attendees toured the Bank of America Tower, the recipient of the CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas Award in 2010.
World Trade Center Tour Report
3 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
Almost ten years after the destruction of the twin towers, we can now see that the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is in full swing.
New York by Gehry Tour Report
3 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
New York City’s latest addition to the downtown skyline is a 76-story tall residential tower which, as the name suggest, has been named after the architect.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Jewelers Building Tour
17 Dec 2010, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH participated in an exciting tour of Chicago's historic Jewelers Building situated along the Chicago River.
Visit to the 300 North LaSalle Tower, Chicago
3 Nov 2010, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH staffers participated in a tour of the recently completed 300 North LaSalle Building in downtown Chicago.
CTBUH 2010 Annual Leaders Meeting
22 Oct 2010, Chicago – Event Report
Following the CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony, the CTBUH Leadership team met again bright and early on the campus of the IIT in Chicago for their annual Leaders Meeting.
2010 Awards Symposium
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event Report
For the first time, the CTBUH organized an Awards Symposium for the winners preceding the annual Awards Dinner.
Marshall Gerometta Wins the 1st Annual CTBUH Golf Tournament
4 Jun 2010, Chicago – Event Report
On June 4th, the first CTBUH’s Annual Golf Tournament took place. After all score cards were turned in, CTBUH's database editor Marshall Gerometta emerged as the overall winner.
Mine the Gap Competition
15 May 2010, Chicago – Event Report
In May 2010, Chicago Architecture Club organized an international design ideas competition called MINE THE GAP.
Trump Tower Chicago, CTBUH Height Signboard Inaugurated
7 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event Report
On a rainy Wednesday the CTBUH gathered with members of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago team for the inauguration of the building signboard.
CTBUH Running Up Skyscrapers
27 Mar 2010, Chicago – Event Report
Jan Klerks and John Lindbloom participated in the annual Fight-For-Air Climb, involving all four skyscrapers of the Presidential Towers in Chicago, with a combined 2,340 steps.
2009 Chicago Conference Report
Feb 2010, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
The Chicago Post Conference Review celebrates some of the best moments of the 2009 Chicago Conference. The report summarizes and profiles a number of the many memorable messages.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
New CTBUH Trustees Peter Irwin and Tim J. Johnson
Dec 2009, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Board of Trustees welcomes the support of two industry leaders: Peter Irwin, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Canada and Tim J. Johnson, NBBJ, USA.
Willis/Sears Tower Tour
29 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Members of CTBUH staff had a unique opportunity to see the in and outs of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago.
2009 Chicago Conference: Evolution of the Skyscraper
22-23 Oct 2009, Chicago – Conference
Tall Buildings have enjoyed two decades of unprecedented development – built in greater number, height and geographical spread than at any time in history.
CTBUH 2009 Annual Leaders Meeting
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Preceding the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, 55 leaders within the CTBUH organization gathered to discuss current developments, progress on projects, and new ideas and initiatives.
Aqua Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Close to 60 attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference began their conference experience with a two-hour technical tour of the recently completed Aqua Tower.
Legacy Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference toured The Legacy at Millennium Park, one of the newest addition to the downtown loop area residential stock.
John Hancock Center Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference were lead by Brian Keaty through the entirety of Chicago's famous John Hancock Center.
CTBUH Presents Plaque to Trump Tower
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH presented a plaque to The Trump Organization recognizing Trump Tower as the tallest all-concrete building in the world and the 7th tallest building in the world.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Building Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Attendees of the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference began their conference experience with a technical tour of the recent renovations to Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower.
Trump Tower Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
About 22 conference delegates had the opportunity to attend an educational pre-conference tour of Chicago skyline’s newest super-tall tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
One Museum Park West Tour
21 Oct 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
Delegates from the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference started their conference experience with a technical tour of One Museum Park West; a new 54 story residential tower in Chicago.
Next CTBUH Chair visits CTBUH HQ
27-28 Aug 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2009, visited the CTBUH offices for a 2-day meeting.
CTBUH Summer Tour - Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
17 Jul 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The final tour of the CTBUH Summer Study Tour series was held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters in downtown Chicago.
CTBUH Chicago Helicopter Tour
5 Jul 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH members toured many of the extensive Chicago skyscrapers as part of the Chicago Skyscrapers Summer Tour Program.
CTBUH Summer Tours - Aqua Tower
19 Jun 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The crown jewel of Chicago’s Lakeshore East master planned community, Aqua Tower, was the subject for the second in the series of CTBUH Summer Tours.
CTBUH Trump Tower Tour
29 May 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH staff had a most informative tour of Chicago skyline’s newest feature, the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
CTBUH Summer Tall Tours Underway – Legacy at Millennium Park
22 May 2009, Chicago – Tour Report
The first of three CTBUH construction tours held in Chicago during the summer of 2009 was attended by 30 people, at the Legacy.
2009 Mock Firms Competition
8 May 2009, Chicago – Event
CTBUH staff Antony Wood, Jan Klerks and Philip Oldfield were involved in the reviews of the "Mock Firms National Skyscraper Challenge" organized by Chicago Architecture Today.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop
30 Apr-2 May 2009, Austin – Event Report
Michael Willford, Andrew Whittaker and John Hooper led a session at the 2009 ASCE SEI Congress in Austin, Texas, on the seismic design of high-rise buildings.
IIT and University of Nottingham Design Collaboration
Mar 2009, Chicago – Event Report
Students from the University of Nottingham recently visited Chicago as part of a tall building design studio collaboration with the ‘Remaking of Mumbai’ studio at IIT.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Inaugural Meeting
21 Jan 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The new CTBUH Board of Trustees met at CTBUH Headquarters for their inaugural meeting. The seven people who currently make up the board were all present at the meeting.
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…
CTBUH Aqua Tower Tour
17 Dec 2008, Chicago – Tour Report
CTBUH staff had the great opportunity to receive an educational tour of the Aqua Tower guided, by Jim Loewenberg of Magellan Development Group.
CTBUH Comments on NIST WTC7 Collapse Report
Oct 2008, Chicago – Conference Video Report
The CTBUH Comments on the “Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence of World Trade Center Building 7 August 2007” Prepared and Issued by NIST.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Journal Paper
333 meters high with 72 stories and 480 suites, Rose Rotana Tower in Dubai leads the list of the 10 tallest buildings completed in 2007. The tower, which is developed by Bonyan International Investment Group, is also regarded as the world’s tallest…
Trump International Hotel & Tower Tour
29 Oct 2007, Chicago – Tour
Lucas Tryggestad of SOM gave an tour of the Trump International Hotel & Tower as part of the design research studio held at the Illinois Institute of Technology by Antony Wood.
Chicago City Hall Tour
Aug 2007, Chicago – Tour
As part of the IIT's studio project’s initial research and site study period a field visit was undertaken of the Chicago City Hall.
2006 Chicago Conference: Thinking Outside the Box
25-26 Oct 2006, Chicago – Conference
The conference theme "Thinking Outside the Box: Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Towers" was addressed by many of the world's leading experts in architecture, engineering and construction.
2005 New York 7th World Congress: Renewing the Urban Landscape
16-19 Oct 2005, New York City – Conference
Renewing the Urban Landscape was set near one of America’s most complex and challenging rebuilding projects – the reconstruction of lower Manhattan.
2000 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
5-6 May 2000, Los Angeles – Conference
The 5th Conference on "Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions" was held on a two day event, in Los Angeles on May 5-6, 2000.
1997 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions
9-10 May 1997, Los Angeles – Conference
The Fourth Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions for the 21st Century was held in Los Angeles from May 9-10, 1997.
1996 Chicago Conference: Tall Building Structures - A World View
15-18 Apr 1996, Chicago – Conference
The 1996 Conference on Tall Building Structures: A World View was held in Chicago, Illinois from April 15 -18.
CTBUH 1994 Los Angeles 3rd Conference on Seismic Regions
13-14 May 1994, Los Angeles – Conference
CTBUH held the Third Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions in Los Angeles in 1994 with the Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council.
1991 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
16-17 May 1991, Los Angeles – Conference
The second conference for Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from May 16 and 17, 1991.
1988 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
25-26 Feb 1988, Los Angeles – Conference
The first Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from February 25-26, 1988.
1986 Chicago 3rd World Congress: Second Century of the Skyscraper
6-10 Jan 1986, Chicago – Conference
The 1886 3rd World Congress was held in Chicago, Illinois on the "Second Century of the Skyscraper" from Jan. 6-10.
1975 Honolulu Conference on Tall Buildings & the Growth of Cities
26-29 Jan 1975, Honolulu – Conference
The 1975 International Regional Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on "Tall Buildings & the Growth of Cities".
1972 Bethlehem 1st World Congress: Planning & Design
21-26 Aug 1972, Bethlehem – Conference
In 1972 the 1st World Congress on "Planning & Design of Tall Buildings" was held in Bethlehem, PA, United States.
1971 Chicago Conference: Planning & Design of Tall Buildings
29 Nov-1 Dec 1971, Chicago – Conference
The 1971 Fifth Regional Conference on Planning & Design of Tall Buildings was held in Chicago, Illinois from November 29-December 1st.

Featured Tall Buildings in United States

100 11th Ave

100 11th Ave, New York City

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

180 East 88th

180 East 88th, New York City

Rising high above the Upper East Side in Carnegie Hill, 180 East 88th is a luxury condominium with grand proportions. Its 48 residences feature precise detail.

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, New York City

432 Park Avenue represents a new generation of superslim skyscrapers and is defined by its simplicity and large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete members.

Aqua Tower

Aqua Tower, Chicago

The signature cantilevered balconies are breathtaking and exemplary of where concrete technology can take tall building design today.

BG Group Place

BG Group Place, Houston

Located in central Houston, adjacent to the new metro system, BG Group Place yields a host of green features while providing a breath of fresh air to the Houston skyline.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City

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

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, Chicago

The design concept defined an initial building to serve a company’s immediate needs and planned for vertical expansion in the future.

Comcast Center

Comcast Center, Philadelphia

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.

Devon Energy Center

Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City

This building is remarkable, not only for its inherent design excellence, but for the seeming unlikelihood of its location.

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland

The renovation of this existing 1970s office tower was completed in 2013 and greatly reduced its energy usage.

Eight Spruce Street

Eight Spruce Street, New York City

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

Eleven Times Square

Eleven Times Square, New York City

Eleven Times Square attempts to make a more sustainable model for an urban building.

HL23

HL23, New York City

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

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

The Hearst Headquarters became the first New York City commercial office building to achieve Gold LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

One Madison Park

One Madison Park, New York City

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

One Museum Park

One Museum Park, Chicago

Museum Park is a complex of multiple residential towers within the Central Station development at the southern edge of Grant Park across from Museum Campus.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

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

The Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park produces a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself.

The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center, Chicago

Over forty years after its completion, the John Hancock Center has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized skyscrapers and an iconic example.

The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building, New York City

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

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates both highly technical green systems and channels for meaningful social interactions through a vertical column of two-story atriums.

Tree House Residence Hall

Tree House Residence Hall, Boston

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

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

Urbanistically and architecturally, Trump Tower represents a high standard of contextual design—fitting very well into the city.

UN Secretariat Building

UN Secretariat Building, New York City

The UN Secretariat symbolizes Modern architecture but required a renovation to bring technology and space into the current era.

VIA 57 WEST

VIA 57 WEST, New York City

West57 is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise development that includes over 24,000 sq. ft. of landscaped outdoor space.

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

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

See all Featured Tall Buildings Globally

United States 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 United States, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

AECOM AECOM
ENGM ARCH CON COST ENVE ENVP LAND MEP PMNG STRC TRAN URB
AI. AI.
ARCH
Dow Chemical Company Dow Chemical Company
MATR
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology
ACAD RES
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
ARCH URB INTR HIST TRAN
Lendlease Corporation Lendlease Corporation
DEV CON PMNG FIN
Otis Elevator Company Otis Elevator Company
VERC MATR VERS
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
ARCH STRC MEP CIV ENVE INTR LAND MRKT TRAN URB
Turner Construction Company Turner Construction Company
PMNG CON
Underwriters Laboratories Underwriters Laboratories
SEC FIRE ENVP OTHR
WSP WSP
ACAD CIV COMP ENGO ENVP FAC FIRE GEO INTR MEP PMNG STRC TRAN URB

Patron

Autodesk Autodesk
COMP
DeSimone Consulting Engineers DeSimone Consulting Engineers
STRC ENGO
Gensler Gensler
ARCH URB COST INTR MRKT
HOK, Inc. HOK, Inc.
ARCH URB ENGM FAC FACS MEP SEIS STRC INTR COST FIN HIST PMNG
Kuraray America, Inc. Kuraray America, Inc.
MATR
Langan Engineering Langan Engineering
GEO SEIS ENVE CIV ENVP LAND SURV
NBBJ NBBJ
ARCH INTR LAND MRKT
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
ARCH URB INTR
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
WIND ENGO ENVE
SL Green Management SL Green Management
OWN DEV PROP
Studio Libeskind Studio Libeskind
ARCH URB INTR
The Durst Organization The Durst Organization
DEV OWN
Thornton Tomasetti Thornton Tomasetti
STRC SEIS FAC ENGO HIST INSU MEP PMNG TRAN

Donor

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
ARCH URB INTR
Arquitectonica International Arquitectonica International
ARCH URB INTR LAND
BALA Engineers BALA Engineers
STRC MEP FIRE ENGO ENVE SEC
CBRE Group CBRE Group
PROP FIN
Enclos Corp. Enclos Corp.
FAC PMNG MATR
Flux Data Inc. Flux Data Inc.
COMP
Halfen United States Halfen United States
MATR FAC
Jensen Hughes Jensen Hughes
FIRE
Leslie E. Robertson Associates Leslie E. Robertson Associates
STRC SEIS WIND
Magnusson Klemencic Associates Magnusson Klemencic Associates
STRC CIV SEIS WIND
McNAMARA • SALVIA McNAMARA • SALVIA
STRC ENGO SEIS WIND
Nishkian Menninger Consulting and Structural Engineers Nishkian Menninger Consulting and Structural Engineers
STRC
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
CON LEGL
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
ARCH URB INTR
Pickard Chilton Architects Pickard Chilton Architects
ARCH URB INTR
Severud Associates Consulting Engineers Severud Associates Consulting Engineers
STRC LEGL
Studio Gang Architects Studio Gang Architects
ARCH URB INTR
Syska Hennessy Group Syska Hennessy Group
MEP VERC SEC
Walter P. Moore and Associates Walter P. Moore and Associates
STRC FAC HIST SEIS WIND CIV
WATG URBAN WATG URBAN
ARCH URB INTR

Contributor

Alvine Engineering Alvine Engineering
MEP FIRE ENGO
AMSYSCO AMSYSCO
MATR ENGO
ArcelorMittal ArcelorMittal
BACS MATR
Barker Mohandas, LLC Barker Mohandas, LLC
VERC
bKL Architecture bKL Architecture
ARCH URB INTR
CB Engineers CB Engineers
MEP FIRE COMP COST
Cerami & Associates Cerami & Associates
ENGO MATR OTHR
Cermak Peterka Petersen Cermak Peterka Petersen
WIND ENVE LEGL
Code Consultants, Inc. Code Consultants, Inc.
FIRE ENGO
Cosentini Associates Cosentini Associates
MEP FIRE ENVE COMP
Cotter Consulting Inc. Cotter Consulting Inc.
CON PMNG COST
CS Group Construction Specialties Company CS Group Construction Specialties Company
MATR
DCI Engineers DCI Engineers
STRC SEIS
FM Global FM Global
LEGL
Foster + Partners Foster + Partners
ARCH
FXFOWLE Architects FXFOWLE Architects
ARCH URB INTR
GEI Consultants GEI Consultants
GEO
GERB Vibration Control Systems (USA/Germany) GERB Vibration Control Systems (USA/Germany)
MATR SEIS
GGLO GGLO
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Glumac Glumac
MEP ENGO
Goettsch Partners Goettsch Partners
ARCH URB INTR
Green-Towers Sustainable High-Rises GmbH Green-Towers Sustainable High-Rises GmbH
DEV
Halvorson and Partners: A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company Halvorson and Partners: A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company
ENGM STRC MEP FIRE ENGO
Hathaway Dinwiddie Hathaway Dinwiddie
CON
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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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64-Story 138 East 50th Street Tops Out in New York City’s Midtown East
22 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction on 138 East 50th Street appears to have reached the parapet, 800 feet (244 meters) above the Midtown streets below. The building comprises 124 condominiums,…
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Chinese Conglomerate Attempts to Sell $5 Billion of Global Skyscraper Assets
21 Nov 2017 – Beijing, China
A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as…
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Excavation Begins for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards
21 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping…
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St. Louis’ Former AT&T Tower Now For Sale
20 Nov 2017 – St. Louis, United States
The largest office building in St. Louis, formerly known as One AT&T Center, is on the market after being foreclosed. The vacant 44-story office tower in the heart of the…
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Jersey City’s First New Office Tower in Decades Revealed
17 Nov 2017 – Jersey City, United States
Renderings have been released of Jersey City's first new commercial office building in decades. Dubbed Harborside Tower, the building is getting ready to rise at 136…
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Long Island City Riverside Scheme Would Bring Queens, New York City, Its Tallest Tower
16 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
The family that owns most of the land along the artificial Anable Basin inlet is proposing to replace its warehouses with a $3 billion project, including an apartment…
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Proposal Made for What Could Be Portland’s Next Tallest Building
15 Nov 2017 – Portland, United States
A redevelopment plan has been released for Portland’s US Postal Service (USPS) headquarters that includes a 970-foot (296-meter) skyscraper, designed to be the tallest…

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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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Maryland's Tallest Residential Tower Now Topped Out in Baltimore
12 Dec 2017 – Baltimore, United States
Baltimore's newest skyscraper has topped out, 44 stories above Light Street as it approaches its planned 2018 occupancy. 414 Light Street will be the tallest residential…
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Montreal’s Arbora to Become One of World’s Largest Mass Timber Projects
4 Dec 2017 – Montreal, Canada
Comprising three eight-story buildings totaling just shy of 600,000 square feet (55,741 square meters), the Arbora Complex near downtown Montreal is one of the largest…
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Two 30-Story Towers Coming to Downtown Hamilton, Canada
1 Dec 2017 – Hamilton, Canada
A CAD300 million (USD235 million) residential development is coming to Hamilton's downtown. The two-tower scheme is planned for the corner of King and Hughson streets,…
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44-Story Condo Tower Proposed in Toronto’s Midtown
29 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Plans are in the works to redevelop a 10-story building in Midtown Toronto into a 44-story mixed-use building with ground-floor-retail and condominium units above. The…
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Shoring Begins for St. Lawrence Condos in Toronto
27 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Following a lengthy planning and approvals process, as well as a subsequent marketing campaign, construction is now underway for St. Lawrence Condos, a 26-story paired-…
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Redevelopment Proposed for Richview Square in Suburban Toronto
17 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Plans have been revealed for a redevelopment project in the Toronto suburbs. The proposal merges two sites – Richview Square and 4620 Eglinton Avenue West – making up…
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Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex
16 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces…
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New Renderings Revealed of Redesigned Amenities for New Toronto Tower Duo
13 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, new renderings have been revealed for the first two 29- and 45-story towers of…
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Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City
10 Nov 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La…
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Zoning Application Submitted to City of Toronto for Davenport Road Mixed-Use Project
9 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that…
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Two-Tower Lakeside Residences Launching in Toronto
8 Nov 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The new two-tower Lakeside Residences have launched, providing a new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community, a new cluster of tall…
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Two Passive House Towers Proposed for Vancouver
30 Oct 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
Two Passive House towers have been proposed for 1400 Alberni Street in Vancouver. The joint venture development will feature two condo towers at 43 and 48 stories, and…
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New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel
20 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new…
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City Approves Modifications to Three Towers at Toronto’s Pinnacle One Yonge
17 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The City of Toronto has approved modifications to three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 stories, which are to be constructed as part of Pinnacle One…
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Approval Sought for Third Tower at Toronto’s West Village
16 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The 27- and 30-story first phase towers of Tridel's West Village Etobicoke development on Eva Road in Etobicoke have been finished for a couple of years, and now plans…
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34-Story Tower to Join Toronto’s ME Living Community
10 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's upcoming ME Living Condos community is adding a 34-story condominium tower. Originally set to rise 39 stories, the height was reduced after the city's planning…
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Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto
6 Oct 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as…
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Two Vancouver Condo Buildings to be Demolished for a 39-story Residential Tower
28 Sep 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
A rezoning application has been filed to build a 39-story condo skyscraper that will replace two residential buildings on the southeast corner of Alberni and Bidwell…
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More Than 200 Dead in Mexico Earthquake as Buildings Collapse
20 Sep 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes, and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985…
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Canada's Largest Observation Wheel Opens in Montréal
7 Sep 2017 – Montréal, Canada
La Grande roue de Montréal, a 60-meter-tall observation wheel and the largest of its kind in Canada, was officially unveiled to the public on Friday. The riverside wheel…

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Proposed 31 Parliament Street Tower Headed for Redesign
22 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
An ambitious proposal for a 49-story tower at 31 Parliament Street in Toronto’s Distillery District was recently presented to the city's Design Review Panel, where it…
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Site Prep Underway for 35-Story 8X on the Park in Vancouver
21 Dec 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
A new 35-story residential tower will soon climb high in Vancouver. Sited at 1111 Richards Street in the city's Yaletown neighborhood, 8X on the Park will express itself…
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43-Storey Rental Tower Tops Out at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto
16 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above…
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Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s 18-30 Erskine Avenue
14 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, plans for a high-rise residential tower set for Midtown Toronto's 18-30 Erskine Avenue continue to evolve. Increased…
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Revised Design Emerges for Toronto’s Artists’ Alley Development
12 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Located on an extended city block just west of University Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets in Downtown Toronto, a revised proposal for Artists' Alley replaces a…
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Sales Launched for Ivy Condos in Toronto
9 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the residential project now branded as Ivy…
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Stacked Humaniti Tower Proposed for Downtown Montréal
7 Dec 2016 – Montréal, Canada
A new mixed-use tower is set to go up in the heart of Montréal. Known as Humaniti Montréal, the stacked multi-part tower development is poised to transform the corner of…
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Construction Progresses on the 49-Floor Vancouver House
2 Dec 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
Construction has been moving along at the site of a 49-floor twisting tower, dubbed Vancouver House. Set to complete in 2018, the mixed-use tower is beginning to rise…
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First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade in Toronto
1 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade…
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Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower
23 Nov 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom…
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Designs Updated for Québec City’s Next Tallest Tower
16 Nov 2016 – Québec City, Canada
The project team behind the four-tower Le Phare de Québec complex, set for a site located along Boulevard Laurier in Québec City, has released a brand new set of images…
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44-Story Redevelopment Proposed for Flemingdon Park in Toronto
11 Nov 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's Tower Renewal Program is now encouraging the redevelopment and intensification of properties such as 25 St. Dennis Drive, where the construction of a 44-story…
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Design Changes Submitted for Toronto’s 700 Bay Street Development
7 Nov 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Reduced down to 32 stories, the 700 Bay Street development transfers some of its space into a four-story extension of an existing building. In total, it will add 274…
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Montreal’s Icône Nord Nears Completion
2 Nov 2016 – Montreal, Canada
The first tower of Icône Condos in Downtown Montreal is nearing completion. Recent photos of the complex show that glazing has gone up on the taller tower, dubbed Icône…
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Major Tenant Signs Lease for Office Space in Edmonton’s Stantec Tower
26 Oct 2016 – Edmonton, Canada
A major tenant has leased the 27th floor of the 66-story Stantec Tower. Once finished, the tower will not only be the tallest structure in Edmonton, but the tallest in…
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72-Story Twin Towers Proposed for Toronto
20 Oct 2016 – Toronto, Canada
The northeast corner of Yonge Street and Carlton Street is slated for major redevelopment, as property owner Northam Realty is looking to rezone the Downtown Toronto site…
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Two-Tower Development Proposed for 254 King Street East in Toronto
14 Oct 2016 – Toronto, Canada
An application for redevelopment was submitted to the city during the week of October 3 for 254 King Street East – a 32-story, two-tower residential project connected by…
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Toronto’s 4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel
12 Oct 2016 – Toronto, Canada
After being presented in front of the six-member Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), the proposed 4800 Yonge Street tower was assessed as needing refinement, rather than a…
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Multi-Tower Condominium Project Coming to Mississauga
3 Oct 2016 – Mississauga, Canada
A site at the western edge of what is now downtown Mississauga is to be transformed into a 10-tower condominium development. The USD$1.1 billion, six-hectare project…
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Empire Landmark in Vancouver Poised to be Demolished
23 Sep 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
The 40-story Empire Landmark, which is 44 years old and features a rotating restaurant, is facing the threat of demolition. The current property owners want to replace…

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Architects Break Ground on 18-Story Wooden Residential Tower in Vancouver
17 Dec 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of…
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40-Story Condo Up for Approval in Toronto
9 Dec 2015 – Toronto, Canada
An application for a 40-story condo tower in the Etobicoke neighborhood has been recommended for approval at the Toronto City Council. If built as currently proposed, the…
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New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise
4 Dec 2015 – Toronto, Canada
YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of viscoelastic damper in order to control for lateral resistance in the 199-meter…
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Gatineau Mayor Mulls Referendum on Controversial Skyscraper Project
3 Dec 2015 – Gatineau, Canada
Brigil Construction’s controversial Place des Peuples twin-tower complex could go to Gatineau voters for a referendum in the face of mounting criticism, says Gatineau…
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Safety Concerns over Crane Holding Up Completion of L Tower in Toronto
23 Nov 2015 – Toronto, United States
A little rust-colored derrick crane is being blamed for delaying completion of the distinctive L Tower condo building in downtown Toronto. It is the cause of a work…
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Plan Submitted for 43-Story Foster + Partners Design in Toronto
19 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
Details have emerged for a proposed 43-story development at the northern edge of Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood, with the first renderings of a mixed-use tower at the…
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New Renderings Released for Tower Complex in Gatineau Outside Ottawa
18 Nov 2015 – Gatineau, Canada
Renderings have been revealed for a tower complex set to rise across the street from the Canadian Museum of History. Once completed these towers will complement the…
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Ontario Considers Regulations to Protect Birds from Striking Tall Buildings
11 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The Province of Ontario is considering regulations to force owners of tall buildings to take steps to protect birds, which die by the millions each year as they fly into…
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58-Story Rental Tower Proposed in Toronto’s St. James Town Neighborhood
6 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
With several projects moving through the development pipeline in the St. James Town Neighborhood, a new proposal for a 58-story at Sherbourne and Howard Street has been…
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More Details Emerge on the Bay Park Centre Development in Toronto
3 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
New details have been revealed through planning documents of the proposed Phase 2 of the Bay Park Centre at 141 Bay Street, one of downtown Toronto's most anticipated new…
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Construction Progresses on The Exchange in Vancouver
28 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Construction has nearly reached ground level on The Exchange, a 31-story office tower in Vancouver. The $240 million development will become the second tallest office…
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First Phase of Icône Condos Tops Out in Montreal
22 Oct 2015 – Montreal, Canada
The first phase of a two-tower mixed-use development known as Icône Condos has recently topped out at 39 floors, rising 146 meters above street level. Completion of this…
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City of Vancouver Hit with Court Challenge That Aims to Block a 21-Story West End Tower
20 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
The City of Vancouver is facing a legal challenge filed by a group of citizens who seek to stop the construction of a 21-story residential tower planned for their…
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Wooden Skyscraper Coming to Vancouver
13 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
One of the tallest wooden towers in the world is coming to Vancouver. Plans have recently been approved for an 18-story student residential tower made almost entirely of…
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Twin Tower Development Brings 596 Condominium Units to Downtown Montreal
12 Oct 2015 – Montreal, Canada
After a few decades of economic and demographic stagnation, Montreal is back on the path to growth with several office and residential towers planned or currently under…
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Massive Redevelopment Planned for Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto
5 Oct 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The recently-rebranded Eaton Chelsea Hotel, the largest hotel property in Canada, could soon be redeveloped into a massive mixed-use project that would replace the…
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Stantec Tower in Edmonton Set to be Canada’s Tallest Outside Toronto
25 Sep 2015 – Edmonton, Canada
The Stantec Tower under construction in Edmonton’s downtown Ice District has quietly grown to 66 stories from 62, making it Canada’s seventh-highest skyscraper and the…
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Downtown Vancouver Church Plans to Build 56-Story High-Rise on Adjacent Lots
21 Sep 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
In an unusual partnership, the First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver is working with Westbank Projects and Bing Thom Architects to build a striking 168-meter…
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"Carved Tower" Proposed for Downtown Vancouver
18 Sep 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed a slender 40-story residential tower for a site in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver, which was purchased by…
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Design Update for 52-Story Rosedale on Bloor Condos in Toronto
14 Sep 2015 – Toronto, Canada
A developer has released updated plans for a tower located a few blocks east of Toronto's Bloor-Yonge corner, complete with new details on what will become a mixed-used…

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Work to Begin on Toronto’s Garrison Point Development
23 Dec 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The first two towers of the much-anticipated Garrison Point development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted…
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Saskatoon’s Next Tallest Building Gets Council Approval
18 Dec 2014 – Saskatoon, Canada
City Centre Tower got the green light from Saskatoon City Council December 17. The tower will be 105 meters tall, exceeding the city's height limit of 76 meters.…
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Developer Releases Renderings for Art-Infused Tower Duo in Toronto
5 Dec 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The newly proposed towers at Block 22 will form two new peaks on the Toronto skyline. The crowns of each building, along with strips running up all corners of both towers…
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CTBUH Hosts Tour Through Toronto’s Ïce Condominiums
24 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
On November 19, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted a tour of the Lanterra Developments condominium project known, maybe all too appropriately…
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Selby Condo Plans Turn Heads in Toronto
21 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The developers behind Mississauga’s curvaceous Marilyn Monroe towers have proposed a new condominium with clean-cut lines and a bold crimson hue to rise near the…
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Dundas Square Tower Announced for Toronto
12 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Dundas Square Gardens is a newly announced high-rise project that seeks to capture the condominium market as well as the student housing market, owing to its close…
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Cladding Nearly Complete on Toronto’s Heathview South Tower
30 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-story rental towers currently topped out at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir in Forest Hill. The…
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Toronto’s One Bloor Installs High-Speed KONE JumpLifts
29 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
This week, workers will begin being whisked to the top of the under-construction One Bloor condominium project in two KONE JumpLifts that will travel at almost four times…
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Construction of Toronto’s EY Tower Approaching Grade
22 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
A block west of the construction site for the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, EY Tower will soon be rising from the ground. The foundation raft slab was poured during mid…
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Toronto High-Rise Boasts All the Frills in Etobicoke
17 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
A new project on the Etobicoke waterfront will deliver an impressive amenities package for every resident. No matter the cost or size of the suite, every buyer will have…
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CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Toronto’s Charles Street
15 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Another high-rise development is approaching its final height in Toronto. CHAZ Yorkville Condos has made significant progress over the past several months and work is now…
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Skyscraper Complex Proposed for Fort McMurray
13 Oct 2014 – Fort McMurray, Canada
If approved, the Golden Buffalo Centre would be constructed over three years beginning in spring 2015. It would include two skyscrapers offering more than 600,000 square…
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Delta Hotel to Occupy Edmonton Project
10 Oct 2014 – Edmonton, Canada
Delta Hotels and Resorts will become the hotelier for the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) tower project, taking up residence in the shorter of two towers rising on the…
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High-Rise Super Hospital Under Construction in Montreal
9 Oct 2014 – Montreal, Canada
Halfway through construction, the $1.8 billion Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM) is a new breed of super-hospital. It will be the largest French-…
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Maison Manuvie to Be Built in Downtown Montreal
8 Oct 2014 – Montreal, Canada
Montreal’s downtown core is getting a brand-new building, one that will stand 90 meters high. Maison Manuvie is expected to be completed by 2017, with construction…
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ME Living Condos Proposed for Masterplanned Community in Toronto
3 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The marketing is heating up for ME Living Condos, a multi-phased 911-unit residential development consisting of four towers and town homes. Four new floors of…
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Riverside Square to Transform Toronto Neighborhood
2 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
An expansive new project is set to transform a 1.8-hectare site in Toronto. Dubbed Riverside Square, the development will revitalize a plot of land that is currently…
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New Phases to Enhance Emerald City Community in Toronto
25 Sep 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Located directly across from Fairview Mall, the first three towers of Emerald City are now essentially complete and being occupied by new residents. Now, the next phase…
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"Manhattanization" Could be a Good Thing for Toronto
2 Sep 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The "Manhattanization" of Toronto will be the best thing to happen to this city, according to Christopher Hume at The Star. Though the term has come to mean little more…
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Toronto City Council Approves King Street Gehry Towers
29 Aug 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto moved a step closer to having two skyscrapers by Frank Gehry. City Council voted to support Toronto Planning staff’s recommendations to approve an application…

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Burrard Gateway Tower Approved
20 Dec 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
The Vancouver City Council has approved a rezoning application that will permit the construction of a mixed-use, multi-tower complex at Burrard and Drake streets, the…
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Toronto Triple Towers Purchased
6 Dec 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Starlight Investments Ltd. has acquired a three-tower Class-A, LEED Gold-Certified office and retail complex located at 3250 and 3300 Bloor Street West in Toronto,…
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Race Heats Up to Build Western Canada's Tallest
4 Nov 2013 – Edmonton, Canada
BCM Developments is proposing a new 71-story mixed-use tower at 101 Street and 105 Avenue in Edmonton, Canada. The skyscraper, called The Edmontonian, is proposed at 278…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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BIG's Twisting Canadian Tower Unanimously Approved
28 Oct 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved an iconic, twisting tower for the corner of Beach and Howe streets. The 52-story Beach and Howe Street tower development…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Vancouver's Future Tallest to Rise in Delta
7 Oct 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Blexo Developments has unveiled what will become Vancouver, British Columbia's tallest residential tower. Located in Delta, a district municipality that is part of…
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Trump Tower Touts Luxury Transport to Tempt Tenants
24 Sep 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Hotel guests and condominium owners in the upcoming Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will travel in style. The developers of the $360 million project have…
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More Than Supertall, We're Talking Galactic Heights
18 Sep 2013 – Phoenix, United States
Science-fiction author Neal Stephenson has designed a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) concept skyscraper from which objects could be easily launched into outer space. The Tower…
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Falling Iron Halts Work in Calgary
10 Sep 2013 – Calgary, Canada
City officials issued a stop work order after a load of metal fell from a crane in downtown Calgary engaged in building Eighth Avenue Place West Tower. Officials say no…
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Winnipeg's Tallest Gets Taller
10 Sep 2013 – Winnipeg, Canada
The Toronto-based Fortress Real Developments is planning Winnipeg's tallest tower, LiveWorkPlay Winnipeg. The CA$200 million (US$193 million) proposal was originally 42…
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Designer Imagines the Toronto of the Next Decade
5 Sep 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Digital artist Scott Dickson of Upside-Down Marketing & Design has created an image of what Toronto's downtown skyline may look like within the next 10 years. Dickson…
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Condos Flood the Market in Toronto, Causing Concern
22 Aug 2013 – Toronto, Canada
A housing dive may be in the future for the condominium housing market in Toronto. Although low-rise sales are declining faster than high-rise sales in the city,…
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Latest LEGO Tower Record Goes to Delaware Students
20 Aug 2013 – Wilmington, United States
A group of students in Delaware, USA, has reportedly broken the world record for the world's tallest free-standing LEGO tower. The team from John Dickinson High School…
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Vertical Density Blurs Skyscraper Memories
20 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
Washington, DC-based photographer Ajay Malghan has produced his latest series, Vertical Density, playing with abstract shapes of skyscrapers to create his photographs.…
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After 30 Years, First Canadian Centre to Gain Second Tower
15 Aug 2013 – Calgary, Canada
GWL Realty Advisors has submitted for approval plans for the east tower of the First Canadian Centre to the Calgary Planning Commission. The new tower will be part of the…
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'Green' Tower Addition Will Rescue Old Stock Exchange
14 Aug 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
A CA$200 million (US$194 million) tower, billed by its developers as one of the most sustainable office buildings in Canada, has been given the go-ahead for construction…
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Winnipeg Launches Pump House Redevelopment
7 Aug 2013 – Winnipeg, Canada
The James Avenue Pumping Station in the Exchange District of Winnipeg, Canada, is set to become the podium of a 24-story mixed-use tower. The project includes public,…
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Brookfield to Launch Western Canada's Tallest Building
30 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Brookfield Office Properties will begin construction in September of a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper in downtown Calgary, the company announced in a press release. The…
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Arup Making a Strong Impact in Mexico City
30 Jul 2013 – Mexico City, Mexico
Arup reports that the company is working on five tall buildings in Mexico City: Torre Manacar, Torre Pedregal 24, Punta Chapultapec, Torre BBVA Bancomer and Torre Reforma…

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Citizens Propose Amending Their Urban Habitat
20 Dec 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Residents of a block of 19 post-war apartment buildings in Toronto are working to create a residential apartment commercial (RAC) zone in their neighborhood, as part of a…
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Developers Plan Calgary's New Tallest Tower
4 Dec 2012 – Calgary, Canada
International developer Brookfield Properties has submitted plans for a 56-story, 247-meter (810-foot) tower and an accompanying 178-meter (583-foot) tower in Calgary,…
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Canadian Designers Continue to Pursue Wooden High-rises
15 Nov 2012 – Vancouver, Canada
Canadian designers and researchers are continuing to investigate methods of building timber buildings as tall as 20 stories, according to the Globe and Mail. Supporters…
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High-rise Demand Growing Rapidly in Minneapolis
26 Oct 2012 – Minneapolis, United States
On Thursday Chicago-based Magellan Development Group started construction on the 36-story mixed-use high-rise located at 1369 Spruce Place in Minneapolis. The building is…
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Toronto Project May Include Supertalls
25 Oct 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's recently announced Oxford condominium redevelopment project will possibly see a pair of residential towers as tall as 1,070 feet (326 meters), according to the…
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Toronto’s Tall Building Boom Continues With 'L' Tower Topping Out
10 Oct 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Studio Daniel Libeskind will host a ceremony tonight in Toronto to celebrate the topping out of the 58-story ‘L’ Tower, the latest addition to Toronto’s tall building…

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17 Nov 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue IV
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26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation
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Interview: Rafael Viñoly
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Interview: Michael Adlerstein
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan
Michael Adlerstein of United Nations Capital Master Plan is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Michael discusses the retrofitting process of the UN buildings.
Interview: Gary Handel
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Gary Handel, Handel Architects
Gary Handel of Handel Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Gary discusses the development of Jersey City and the housing market for Jersey City and New York City.
Interview: Harry Macklowe
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Harry Macklowe, Macklowe Properties
Harry Macklowe of Macklowe Properties is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Harry discusses 432 Park Avenue.
Interview: James von Klemperer
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; James von Klemperer, KPF
James von Klemperer of KPF is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. James discusses the process of designing high-rises for international locations.
Interview: Joseph Moinian
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group
Joseph Moinian of Moinian Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Joseph discusses about developing in New York City.
Interview: Anthony Malkin
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust
Anthony Malkin of Empire State Realty Trust is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Anthony discusses the modern Empire State Building.
Interview: Alexander Durst
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Alexander Durst of The Durst Organization is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Alexander discusses developing the co-generation system.
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will stand as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; MoMA Tower…
Urban Open Space - A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
In urban centers dominated by tall buildings, access to outdoor space is important. We will explain how two urban office building developments provide valuable outdoor open space in different ways. In Chicago, the development involves transforming an…
S. R. Crown Hall Roundtable: Tall Buildings
3 Oct 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, IIT/CTBUH; Luke Leung, SOM; et al.
IIT Architecture hosted a series of four roundtables on October 2nd and 3rd to celebrate the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The third roundtable focused on the question: "Is Chicago still the “Silicon Valley” of Tall Building Expertise…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Career of Foresight: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate. Its portfolio now…
Monthly Video: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate, including One World Trade…
Monthly Video: U.N. Secretariat Building Retrofit
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan; John Gering, HLW International
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan & John Gering, HLW International, discuss the retrofit of the United Nations Secretariat Building, a finalist in the 2014 CTBUH Awards. View the…
Interview: U.N. Secretariat Building Retrofit
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan; John Gering, HLW International
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan & John Gering, HLW International, discuss the retrofit of the United Nations Secretariat Building, a finalist in the 2014 CTBUH Awards.
Interview: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Leslie Shepherd, General Services Administration; James Cutler, Cutler Anderson Architects
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Leslie Sheppard, General Services Administration, and Jim Cutler, Cutler Anderson Architects, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building America Winner, the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt…
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Modernist Optimism Reconfigured for a New Century: The UN Secretariat
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Michael Adlerstein, United Nations Capital Master Plan; John Gering, HLW International
When the multi-billion dollar renovation of the UN campus started, the Secretariat, which has never ceased to operate as a functional government building, was plagued by severely outdated fixtures, deficient life safety features, and a leaky curtain…
Best Tall Building Americas: Concrete Monolith to Green Machine: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Leslie Shepherd, General Services Administration; James Cutler, Cutler Anderson Architects
The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building is an office tower, completed in 1974. The building no longer met the functional or the energy and conservation requirements of the contemporary US government, so a major renovation project was…
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Interview: Douglas Durst
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Douglas Durst, The Durst Organization
Douglas Durst is the chairman and a member of the third generation to lead The Durst Organization, one of New York’s oldest and most respected privately held owner-builder-managers of commercial and residential real estate, including One World Trade…
Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City – From…
The Logic of Luxury: New York’s New Super-Slender Towers
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum
September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. Carol Willis from The Skyscraper Museum presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "The Logic of Luxury: New York’s New Super-Slender Towers."
Interview: James Robinson
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Robinson, Hongkong Land
James Robinson of Hongkong Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James discusses the urban habitat of tall buildings.
Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu
Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural application of stainless steel (the Chrysler Building) this…
The 8x8 Tower: Sustainable Citizenship for the 21st Century
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Michael Bischoff, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
The 8X8 Tower addresses challenges created by our increasingly populated, dense and vertically extruded urban environment by creating a socially and environmentally sustainable residential community in a memorably iconic form appropriate for the…
Blades of Steel: Understanding the Limits of Metal Façade Design
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Loughran, Goettsch Partners
Metal claddings frequently skin our tall buildings. They provide the texture and shine that help distinguish one glass tower from the next. Like the fabric on a well-tailored suit, metal claddings provide the pleasing lines that ornament our façades…
Curtainwall Lifecycles: Evaluating Durability and Embodied Energy
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mic Patterson, Enclos
Durability is an often-overlooked consideration of materials, components, assemblies, buildings, and cities, and a fundamental attribute of sustainability. The concept of differential service life recognizes that each of the components that comprise…
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This presentation explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs. In the wake of massive technological transformations, there is a vast amount…
Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Donald Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
To help advance Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for building systems, this presentation reviews the history and state of LCA practice in the U.S. from a structural engineering perspective. The recently released Revit LCA module “Tally” is utilized for case…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Matthew Clifford, JLL; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center; Jason Haase, LMN Architects; Victor Madeira Filho, Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados;…
Embodied Carbon in Our Future Cities
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mark Sarkisian, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Innovative planning for cities of the future is essential. Cities are the solution to responsible habitation as issues of the environment gain increasing importance. Even early at planning stages, cities, districts, parcels, and buildings can be…
Interview: Mehdi Jalayerian
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design
Mehdi Jalayerian of Environmental Systems Design is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mehdi discusses the possibilities of net-zero high-rises and the retrofit of older buildings.
Energy-Efficient Elevator Solutions for High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp
Maximizing capacity with smart and energy-efficient elevator solutions for the high-rise buildings of the world’s inaugural metropolitan century.
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: A Lifetime's Work
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Awardee Henry Cobb's career is remarkable because of his ethical and forward-thinking approach to the design of tall buildings and their place in the urban fabric. Transforming the efficiencies of International…
Interview: Tree House Residence Hall
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc
B.K. Boley of ADD Inc discusses the Tree House Residence Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, a Finalist for Best Tall Building Americas. The artful and organic addition to the school was inspired by a painting and features a collaborative design process…
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Tree House Residence Hall: Students in the Sky
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; B.K. Boley, ADD Inc
Created on a limited public-university budget and an aggressive schedule, the Tree House achieves environmental conservation goals while still providing a memorable environment for students. It is indeed notable that a project can result in such an…
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago. Mr. Baker has developed an international reputation in the design and…
From London to Chicago: The Willis Group and Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group
From the 1970’s seminal Willis Faber Dumas Ipswich building, through 51 Lime Street London (winner of the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Europe award), to the Willis (ex-Sears) Tower in Chicago, there are few companies that have an association with…
Interview: Emerging Corporate Mobility
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group
Carmine Bilardello of Willis Group is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Carmine talks about emerging corporate mobility and the impacts of tall buildings, including the Willis Tower in Chicago…
2013 CTBUH YPC Presentation
4 Feb 2013 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Roosevelt Tower Student Workshop
The Young Professionals organized a Student Workshop at IIT to cover the design and construction of Roosevelt Tower. The presentation was led by: Joe Dietz, VOA Associates; Matthew Streid, MKA Associates; and Pete Huey, Power Construction, all…
Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
The partnership between Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti has provided the backbone for many of the most dramatic and innovative tall buildings around the world. Their legacy includes Taiwan’s Taipei 101, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
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…
Best Tall Building Americas: Eight Spruce Street: Getting Under the Skin: Façade Innovation
3 Nov 2011 – CTBUH "10th Annual Awards"; Joseph A. Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies; John Bowers, Gehry Partners
The façade of "New York by Gehry" at Eight Spruce Street is designed to create a draping fabric-like quality and gives the building its landmark signature look. Inside each unique floor plate was carefully planned to efficiently marry the plan to the…
Vertical Expansion Leads to Innovative Solutions
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Paul De Santis & Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The 300 East Randolph building establishes a new standard for innovation in the Chicago skyline. Responding to the programmatic need to accommodate flexibility for future growth, the 57-story, 2.35 million-square-foot project was divided into two…
One World Trade Center: A New Icon Rises at Ground Zero
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Nicholas Holt, SOM
Nicholas Holt from SOM New York presents on re-establishing the culture grid after the effects of September 11th. He speaks on the master plan, how 7 World Trade Center was built as quickly as possible and how it served as a precedent to One World…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: From New York to Shanghai: A Lifetime of Tall
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; William Pedersen, KPF
William Pedersen, Partner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Mr. Pedersen’s approach to design has been one that weds formal and technical originality with a modesty informed by a deep respect for spatial and historical context. Mr. Pedersen discussed…
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: The Skyscraper and the Structural Process: 40 years of engineering the Supertall
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Professor Ysrael Seinuk, Ysrael A. Seinuk; Presentation by Professor Seinuk's Daughter, Beatriz Seinuk-Ackerman
Prof. Seinuk is known as a worldwide authority on the design and construction of high-rise concrete and steel buildings. A reflection of his life's work will include significant towers such as: O-14 (2010), 785 Eighth Avenue (2009), Trump World Tower…
Best Tall Building Americas: The Bank of America Tower: High Performance Design, Health & Productivity
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Lisa Shpritz, Bank of America; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects
Lisa Shpritz, Senior Vice President, Bank of America, and Richard Cook, Partner, Cook + Fox Architects. Bank of America Tower has produced a high level of sustainability within the commercial market place, creating a strong identity for itself and…
Chicago: 125 Years of Tall – Reflections
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Mayor Richard M. Daley, City of Chicago
In the city where tall buildings began, this presentation highlights the historical trends, drivers and challenges behind tall buildings and sustainable urban development; what city governments can do to promote greener cities. In addition, Chicago,…
Decarbonization of Our Central Cities
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Much of the consideration of sustainable design is being focused on new and future buildings. However, arguably, the greatest difference to cutting energy and carbon expenditure would be had in the upgrade of existing buildings. This is especially…
Skyscrapers as Business Strategy: Trump International Hotel and Tower - Chicago
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Eric Trump & Andy Weiss, The Trump Organization
The Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago completes this year as the tallest building in the US built in 35 years, since Sears Tower. In addition, it has set new records for what can be achieved with phased occupancy whilst construction…
Chicago: A City Re-Invents Itself
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Tall Buildings have enjoyed an unprecedented renaissance internationally in the past decade or two that has seen their number and height increase across much of the globe. Chicago has been no exception to this, with the downtown core seeing an…
A Lifetime of Tall, From an Architect-Developer’s Perspective
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
John Portman is the recipient of the CTBUH 2009 Lynn S. Beedle lifetime achievement award, which will be conferred at the awards dinner during the conference. John’s work spans five decades and much of the globe, from the major regeneration projects…
Chicago Spire: Technical Twisting and Turning
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
For the best part of a decade, Asia eclipsed the U.S. as the leader in the world’s tallest buildings. In the mid-2000s, however, a number of U.S. cities once again proposed supertall buildings in a bid to rebrand U.S. skylines and encourage urban…
American Commerce Center
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Garrett A. Miller, Hill International Real Estate Partners
US cities such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco have attracted much of the US attention for skyscrapers in the boom of the past decade or so. As proposals in many of these cities become stalled, however, Hill International announced proposals…
Founder and First Chairman 'Lynn Beedle'
2 Nov 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; CTBUH 2008 Leader Presentation Video
Biography about Lynn Beedle and the Council on Tall Buildings, narrated by his son David and shown during the first annual awards dinner. For his 30 years of dedicated service to the Council and contributions to the profession Dr. Beedle was…
Tall, Gray, and Green: Reinforced Concrete Construction in the Pacific Northwest
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Martin Maingot, Cary Kopczynski & Company
Martin Maingot, Cary Kopczynski & Company, presented four case studies of how structural engineers at his firm have contributed to green building design in the Pacific Northwest at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Savings in materials, cost,…
Tall Structural Sustainability in an Island Context: The Hawaii Experience
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Steve Baldridge, Baldridge Associates
The presentation includes an examination of high-rise projects in an island context from the most remote large city in the world Honolulu, Hawaii at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. From a social standpoint there is some local opposition to…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian, Yoram Eilon & Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk, presented the new $500million Hearst Corporation headquarters at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. This 46-story, 600 ft tall, glass and steel skyscraper sits on a 6-story base landmark art deco building. The…
A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Thomas Z. Scarangello, Kyle E. Krall & Jeffrey A. Callow, Thornton Tomasetti
Kyle E. Krall, Thornton Tomasetti presented some of the challenges driven by aesthetic, erection, and fabrication considerations of the exterior steel of the New Yotk Times building at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. One of the principal…
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ole Scheeren, OMA
Ole Scheeren from the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, presented some of the strategies utilized by OMA to challenge preconceptions of the tall building typology at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. He also examined the possibility of re-thinking the…
San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus & Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus
Jeffrey Heller & Clark Manus, of Heller Manus, talked about San Francisco as an interesting and prototypical example of what is and will be happening to important second tier cities at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The change of attitude…
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Thornton Tomasetti
Akbar Tamboli from Thornton Tomasetti, focused on the incorporation of sustainable structural designs at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The three major tall buildings he discussed were the Taipei 101, Taiwan; the Petronas Towers, Malaysia; and the…
Chicago: Building a Green City
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sadhu Johnston, City of Chicago
Sadhu Johnston from the office of Mayor Richard Daley, City of Chicago, highlighted the city's tradition of innovation in architecture from balloon-frame houses to steel skyscrapers to today’s green buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai…
A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; John Lahey & Martin Wolf, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Ron Klemencic & Ola Johansson, MKA
John Lahey, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates presented two of their collaborative projects at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. In Chicago, 340 on the Park is the city’s first and tallest all-residential…

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A Structural Engineer’s Approach to Differential Vertical Shortening in Tall Buildings
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The New Super Skinny Skyscraper Trend: Some Wind Engineering Considerations
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stefano Cammelli, Sara Bisio & Yiqing Wang, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
A new and almost unprecedented model for skyscrapers is currently being explored within the Manhattan real estate market: these are the so-called super slender ultra-luxury residential tall buildings, towers with relatively compact floor plates and…
Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jason Barr & Jingshu Luo, Rutgers University-Newark
Since 1978, when China instituted economic reforms, cities have embraced skyscraper construction. Despite the importance of these structures, little is understood about what has been driving their heights and frequencies. This work explores to what…
SOM and China: Evolving Skyscraper Design Amid Rapid Urban Growth
17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Scott Duncan & Yue Zhu, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
China’s rapid urban and economic growth has challenged designers, engineers, and planners to innovate and collaborate to meet the needs of a changing country. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been practicing in China for more than two decades,…