New York City Facts

Population 8,405,837 (2013) Source: Wall Street Journal
Area 469 km² • 181 mi² Source: US Gazetteer Files
150m+ Buildings 250 Completed39 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 7 Completed9 Under Constr.
Tallest Building One World Trade Center (541 m)
Global Ranking #2 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #1 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Metropolitan Life Tower (1909)
Average Building Age 39 years
Most Common Function Office, 53%
Most Common Material Steel, 55%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m
2   Central Park Tower 2019 472 m
3   111 West 57th Street 2018 435 m
4   One Vanderbilt 2021 427 m
5   432 Park Avenue 2015 426 m
6   30 Hudson Yards 2019 387 m
7   Empire State Building 1931 381 m
8   Bank of America Tower 2009 366 m
9   3 World Trade Center 2018 329 m
10   53 West 53rd 2018 320 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   80 South Street - 438 m
2   666 5th Avenue - 427 m
3   2 World Trade Center 2020 403 m
4   145 East 60th Street - 378 m
5   15 Penn Plaza - 371 m
6   45 Broad Street 2019 340 m
7   9 DeKalb Avenue - 325 m
8   262 Fifth Avenue - 320 m
9   247 Cherry Street - 307 m
10   The Spiral - 306 m
1   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m
2   Central Park Tower 2019 472 m
3   80 South Street - 438 m
4   111 West 57th Street 2018 435 m
5   One Vanderbilt 2021 427 m
6   666 5th Avenue - 427 m
7   432 Park Avenue 2015 426 m
8   2 World Trade Center 2020 403 m
9   30 Hudson Yards 2019 387 m
10   Empire State Building 1931 381 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH New York Presents Cornell's Passive House
16 Feb 2017 – Event Invite

NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series
19 Jan 2017 – Event Report

Future of Construction Lecture Series: Moving Parts
19 Jan 2017 – Event Invite

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to New York City

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…
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.
Zoning At New Heights: Supertalls and the Accidental Skyline
8 Dec 2016, New York City – Event
Join in a conversation discussing if zoning regulations created to tame towers during the rise of the skyscraper in the early 20th century have kept pace with today's evolving skyline.
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 HQ Funds NYC and Australia Chapter Activities
7 Sep 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH HQ has announced the funding of grants for CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC) and CTBUH Australia.
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.
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 Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH 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.”
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.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.
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 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.
The Future of New York's Skyline
20 Jan 2016, New York City – Event
The biggest names impacting New York’s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what’s next for New York.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
22 Nov-10 May 2015, New York City – Event
Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development and to address potential changes.
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 ’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.
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.
TIMES SQUARE, 1984: The Postmodern Moment
1 Jul-18 Jan 2015, New York City – Event
TIMES SQUARE, 1984 examines the decisive moment and the resulting transformation of the “Crossroads of the World" into today's bright and crowded tourist mecca.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
NYU Team Wins First CTBUH Research Seed Funding
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Research
A research team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has won the CTBUH’s first research seed funding grant for a research project based in China.
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.
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.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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…
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…
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.

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New York’s Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal
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New York’s Rainbow Room Reopens
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Inside Look at Upcoming Park Avenue Tower
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Investors from Singapore Bring Major Money to Manhattan Tower
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Hines has announced that Pontiac Land Group of Singapore has joined Hines and Goldman Sachs Real Estate in the ownership of 53 W. 53rd Street, the Jean Nouvel-designed…
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Tour the B2 Factory with Gizmodo
25 Oct 2013
Gizmodo has published an article that takes the reader on a tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yards factory, which fabricates the elements that will be used to construct the B2…
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Atlantic Yards Modular Tower Launched
20 Dec 2012
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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Tower Verre Design Updated
17 Dec 2012
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 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
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…

Videos

Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation

Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST
3 Nov 2016 – Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group

CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck
18 Oct 2016 – Stefan Krummeck, Farrells

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Integrating Old with New: Hearst Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Louis Nowikas, Hearst Corporation
Sophisticated, distinctive, and transformative, Hearst Tower has profoundly impacted the skyscraper typology through its first decade of existence. Rarely has a tower so…
Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group
By incorporating the social sustainability of a mid-rise structure with the efficiency and density of a high-rise, the distinctive massing and appearance of VIA 57 WEST…
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefan Krummeck
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefan Krummeck, Farrells
Stefan Krummeck of Farrells is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Stefan discusses the high density development patterns of Hong Kong…
Public Realm Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan,…
CTBUH Video Interview – SawTeen See
17 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
SawTeen See of Leslie E. Robinson Associates is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. SawTeen discusses the design process of structural…
Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates…
Monthly Video: Bjarke Ingels
15 Apr 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Bjarke Ingels, BIG
Bjarke Ingels, BIG, discusses new building parameters and how they have influenced the design of two of New York City's most unique projects, 2 World Trade Center and VIA…
Monthly Video: Richard Cook
15 Feb 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Partner, COOKFOX Architects
Richard Cook, Partner, COOKFOX Architects, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the architecture of New York and the new approach to the fifth facade, the green roof…
Interview: One World Trade Center
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Kenneth A. Lewis, Owings & Merrill; & Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Chicago, IL. Kenneth A. Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, & Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, are interviewed by Chris…
A New Icon for an Evolving City: One World Trade Center, New York City
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall…
Social Infrastructure
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings…
New York 2050
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels GroupScott Frank, Jaros, Baum & BollesRussel Unger, Urban GreenTom Wright, Regional Plan Association
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group; Scott Frank, Jaros, Baum & Bolles; Russel Unger, Urban Green; and Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association, discuss the future of New…
Interview: Robert Cotter
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Robert Cotter, Jersey City
Robert Cotter of Jersey City is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Robert discusses the development of…
Interview: Bjarke Ingels
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Bjarke discusses the design…
Interview: Daniel Libeskind
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind of Studio Libeskind is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Daniel discusses the design in…
Interview: Carol Willis
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum
Carol Willis of Skyscraper Museum is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Carol discusses the luxurious…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be…
The Logic of Luxury 2.0
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Carol Willis, Skyscraper Museum
This presentation recaps the “what and why” of the super-slender type and gives an abbreviated illustration of the mechanics of the “logic of luxury." The second part of…
2015 New York Conference - Session 2c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Robert Cotter, Jersey City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; and Craig Schwitter, BuroHappold Engineering, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York…
The High Line Effect
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Craig Schwitter, BuroHappold Engineering
Density and development come in many forms – not all of them tall. One of the most successful development initiatives undertaken in New York City in the last decade has…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1e - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2015 New York Conference Session 1e Questions & Answers session with speakers Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization, Harry Macklowe, Macklowe Properties, James von…
One Vanderbilt: Approving Midtown’s Tallest Office Building
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
This presentation traces the development of One Vanderbilt from early design through the complex city approvals process that is ultimately allowing for its realization.…
Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Tall Buildings in urban landscapes present a unique challenge in the field of sustainable building. These structures tend to attract a tenant base of dynamic industries…
The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects
New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate…
Developing Tall in the New York Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Gary Barnett, Extell Development CorporationRic Clark, Brookfield PropertiesJoseph Moinian, Moinian GroupLarry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties
Gary Barnett, Extell Development Corporation; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties; Joseph Moinian, Moinian Group; and Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties, discuss…
Tall Building Policy in New York
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Carl Weisbrod, NYC Department of City Planning
Carl Weisbrod, of the NYC Department of City Planning, presents at the 2015 New York Conference Plenary 1: Developing Tall in the New York Context on “Tall Building…
The Complex Path to Simple Elegance: The Story of 432 Park
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Harry Macklowe, Macklowe Properties
This presentation chronicles the development and design of 432 Park Avenue, New York, which, when it opens will be the tallest residential building in the Western…
Interview: Richard Cook
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Richard Cook, COOKFOX Architects
Richard Cook of COOKFOX Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Richard discusses the…
Interview: Ric Clark
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties
Ric Clark of Brookfield Property Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Ric discusses developing…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Interview: Rafael Viñoly
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly of Rafael Viñoly Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Rafael discusses about…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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-…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Closing Plenary - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Closing Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers David Malott, CTBUH Chairman-Elect / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, David…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Delivering Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Michael Deane, Turner
Michael Deane, Turner, talked about the role of the builder in delivering sustainable tall buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Using projects completed by…
Five Energy Generations of Tall Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV dia Venezia; Antony Wood, Illinois Institute of Technology
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham/Illinois Institute of Technology presented the the history of energy use in tall buildings, from their origins in North America…

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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4

Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
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…
Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Efficiencies in the strength and stability of truss systems have been understood since the Middle Ages. The major impetus for widespread use of the truss system however,…
Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mark Lavery, BuroHappold Engineering
Tall buildings increasingly dominate our skylines as an almost inevitable response to urbanisation. They often do not integrate well with the urban habitat in which they…
Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kate Ascher & Sabrina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering
As cities aspire to become global metropolises, older low-rise structures are getting torn down to make room for new, often tall, buildings and neighborhoods. What does…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces…
The Continuous City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Paul Whalen, Grant Marani, Bina Bhattacharyya & Chen-Huan Liao, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
A high-density urban habitat must engage the public in a walkable setting that unfolds as a coherent but multifaceted experience. In our work at a variety of scales we…
Toward the Future City: An Ethical Design Philosophy for Urban Habitats
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jared Gilbert, COOKFOX Architects
Ever taller skyscrapers, increased density, and global interconnectivity are creating new pressures and complexities in both the urban environment and the public space.…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti
As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope. This…
From Icon to Community: The Repositioning of the Mega Tower in the City Context
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Bryant Lu & Guymo Wong, Ronald Lu & Partners
Historically, mega-towers were frequently labelled “egocentric displays of power,” becoming iconic symbols of a city or an individual. In today’s age of global hyper-…
Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
This paper highlights a new 21st-century skyscraper typology – the very tall and slender residential tower – and analyzes the economic, engineering, and urbanistic forces…
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-…
Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group
Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will…
Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk
Some of our established world cities are already facing the challenge of older tall building stock that is no longer relevant to the most commercially attractive uses.…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology…
The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents…
The Damped Outrigger - Design and Implementation
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Rob Smith, Arup
The use of outriggers with dampers (the damped outrigger concept) has been shown to be a cost effective method of adding structural damping to a high rise building, and…
New Heights for Renewables: The US Tall Wood Building Competition
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Thomas Robinson, LEVER Architecture; Anyeley Hallova, project^; Jeff Spiritos, Spiritos Properties; Michelle Roelofs, Arup
In a continuing effort to support the Obama Administration’s climate strategy, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the Softwood Lumber…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
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…
Tel Aviv’s Midtown/Azrieli North Development as an Integrated Complex of Tower Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Moshe Tzur & Robert Oxman, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners
Tel Aviv’s Midtown/Azrieli North Complex is the new hub of the northern central business district (CBD) that functions to connect the activity centers of the historic…
Horizontal – Vertical, Defining the Ground
Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Michel Mossessian, Mossessian & Partners
Why is it that cultural and educational buildings that deal with creativity and innovation are horizontal, whilst those dealing with land value are vertical? And how can…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of…
The Boutique Hotel Concept
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Ian Schrager, Ian Schrager Company
In addition to the 207 residential units in the tower, the MahaNakhon will feature the Bangkok EDITION, a 159-room boutique hotel catering to a growing global clientele…
Integrated and Intelligent Buildings: An Imperative to People, the Planet and the Bottom Line
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kelly Romano, Mead Rusert & Hayden Reeve, United Technologies Corporation
With the impact of urbanization, larger cities, operating pressures and the rise of megatall skyscrapers, today’s new and existing buildings are increasingly being…
Buildings Finally Get A Brain: Di-BOSS
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Michael Rudin, Eugene Boniberger & John J. Gilbert, Rudin Management Company, Inc.; Roger Anderson, Prescriptive Data LLC
Di-BOSS is the world’s first Digital Building Operating System that acts as a “Brain” for buildings. All subsystems are integrated into a Systems Integration Facility…
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.”…
FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Andrea Martinez, Karen M. Kensek & Douglas Noble, University of Southern California; Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
Much of the existing tall building stock is burdened with aging and underperforming façades, resulting in opportunities to substantially improve building performance…
Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Moshe Safdie & Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Before the age of…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be…
The Logic of Luxury 2.0
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
This paper recaps the “what and why” of the super-slender type and gives an abbreviated illustration of the mechanics of the “logic of luxury.” The second part of the…
The Economics of Skyscraper Construction in Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
This paper discusses the economics of skyscraper construction in Manhattan since 1990. First the paper reviews the economic theory of skyscraper height. Next it documents…
Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Alexander Durst, The Durst Organization
Tall Buildings in urban landscapes present a unique challenge in the field of sustainable building. These structures tend to attract a tenant base of dynamic industries…
The Complex Path to Simple Elegance: The Story of 432 Park Avenue
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Harry Macklowe, Macklowe Properties, Inc.
This paper chronicles the development and design of 432 Park Avenue, New York, which, is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the world’…
One Vanderbilt: Approving Midtown’s Tallest Office Building
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
This paper traces the development of One Vanderbilt from early design through the complex city approvals process that is ultimately allowing for its realization. From the…
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will…
The Rise of One World Trade Center
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Group
One World Trade Center (1WTC) totaling 3.5 mil square feet of area is the tallest of the four buildings planned as part of the World Trade Center Reconstruction at Lower…
Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology…
Engineering Without Engines
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings…
The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This paper investigates the Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings, the Tall Building as Place Makers how Tall Buildings meet the street. As contributing…
The High Line Effect
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Kate Ascher & Sabina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering
Density and development come in many forms – not all of them tall. One of the most successful development initiatives undertaken in New York City in the last decade has…
The Resilient Urban Skyscraper as Refuge
Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ilana Judah, FXFOWLE; Fiona Cousins, Arup
This paper investigates the role of the Urban Skyscraper with respect to climate change resilience. Large urban centers are now experiencing the consequences of climate…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London…
Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design
26 Oct 2015 – Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design; Robert Goodwin, Perkins + Will
Should a tower in Moscow look like one in Dubai? Once one entered a city and marveled at the unique magic of its architecture – the pastel classicism of St. Petersburg;…
The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rick Cook & Jared Gilbert, COOKFOX Architects
New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate…
How New Generations, Industries and Workplace Paradigms Are Redefining the Commercial High-Rise
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ
This paper will provide a data-driven analysis of building performance from three eras: the early 1900s, mid-twentieth century, and today. This longitudinal analysis will…
Global Cyclical Resurgence and Clustering of Office Skyscrapers
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Sofia Dermisi, University of Washington
Skyscraper development has been linked with financial extremes; this paper explores this relationship by analyzing global construction trends for office skyscrapers with…
Successful Sky Life
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Paul Scott, Make
There is no doubt more tall buildings are required to accommodate global population growth. However, the taller a building, the greater the disconnect between occupants…
Apartments in Skyscrapers: Innovations and Perspectives of their Typology Development
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Elena Generalova & Viktor Generalov, Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
The paper proposes to reflect on the questions: what does the typology of apartments in contemporary high-rise construction mean and whether it is consistent with the…
A Landmark Sustainability Program for the Empire State Building
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust
This paper underscores the extraordinary commitment that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. has made to establish the Empire State Building as one of the most energy…
United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Michael Alderstein, United Nations
Michael Adlerstein shares his insights into how the United Nations Secretariat Building, an aging icon of Mid-century Modernism, was renovated to meet the security,…
The Skyscraper of the Future: Integrating a Flexible Program with Energy Innovation
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stanford Chan, John Hannum, William Logan & Marissa Vaish, Vidaris, Inc.
New York is a city that’s experienced more than 125 years of skyscraper development. The rich history of tall-structure development here creates both a cautionary tale…
Securing the Vibrant Future of our Cities: Decision Making Principles for Aspirational Projects
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Matthew Melrose, Daniel Sesil & Michael Hopper, P.E., Leslie E. Robertson Associates
There is a tension between aspirations and risks in the development and delivery of any building project. Columbia University Medical and Graduate Education Building (…
It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Terri Boake, University of Waterloo
The rapid densification of cities is a fairly recent phenomenon and seems in many cases to be progressing without regard to important already established urban theory…
Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; David Pilzer, Israel Ministry of the Interior
The commandment to keep the Sabbath as a day of rest appears in the Bible many times. Jewish law prescribes an intricate set of rules regarding which activities may be…
New Developments on Stainless Steel Façades with Regard to Reflectance, Corrosion and Aesthetics
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Joern Teipel, Outokumpu
Stainless steel is a key material in modern skyscraper architecture, exploiting the material’s sustainability, functionality and aesthetics. After an outline on some…
Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Carrigan, Brian Blicher & Laura Bennett, SYSKA Hennessy Group; Chief Ronald Spadafora, New York City Fire Department
Syska Hennessy Group and the Fire Department of the City of New York propose a paper and presentation detailing an overview of Fire/Life Safety in High-Rise Buildings in…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
A timeline of skyscraper completions in New York uncannily resembles the boom and bust cycles of the United States in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The most active…
Manhattan’s Last Frontier Becomes a Mini-City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Hudson Yards is a mixed-use development built over rail yards on the west side of New York’s Manhattan Island. As the largest real estate project ever undertaken in the…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the…
The Economics of Manhattan Skyscrapers
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
The skyline, as a collection of skyscrapers, is inherently an economic phenomenon. The heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes of skyscrapers are driven by the costs…
Reinventing Woolworth: Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Skyscraper
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Gary Steficek & Petr Vancura, Gilsanz Murray Steficek
This article presents a case study of structural and logistical issues involved in the adaptive reuse of an early 20th-century skyscraper, and outlines the case for…
Tall Buildings as Extensions Of Urban Infrastructure and Vitality
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Peng Du, CTBUH; Zhendong Wang, Tongji University; Elie Gamburg, KPF
This paper reviews the 2014 Network 3D High-Rise Design Studio, which was undertaken by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University, with…
Gaining Momentum at Hudson Yards
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Jay Cross, Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development ever undertaken in the United States. The site, built over a working rail yard, will eventually hold more than…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions…
The 8x8 Tower: Sustainable Citizenship for the 21st Century
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Michael W. Bischoff, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
The 8X8 Tower addresses challenges created by our increasingly populated, dense and vertically extruded urban environment by creating a socially and environmentally…
Modular Tall Building Design at Atlantic Yards B2
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; David Farnsworth, ARUP
The Atlantic Yards B2 Modular Residential Tower will be the tallest volumetric modular building in the world when completed in early 2015. In January 2011, Forest City…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Silvian Marcus, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5.…
The Logic of Luxury: New York’s New Super-Slender Towers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
The recent exhibition “SKY HIGH & the Logic of Luxury” at The Skyscraper Museum examined a dozen super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan.…
Is Net-Zero Tall Possible?
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; Neil Chambers, Chambers Design, Inc.
Are Net Zero tall buildings possible in dense city cores? Or are cities destined to lose ground on sustainable innovation to less-compact suburban areas? These are two…
Skyscrapers and Skylines: New York and Chicago, 1885–2007
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Jason Barr, Rutgers University
This paper investigates skyscraper competition between New York City and Chicago from 1885 to 2007. Skyscraper rivalry between these cities is part of US historiography,…
Midcentury (un)Modern
Feb 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Bill Browning, Alice Hartley, Travis Knop & Christopher Starkey, Terrapin Bright Green; Curtis Wayne, CB Wayne
The genesis of PlaNYC, New York City’s ambitious sustainability agenda, was the need to accommodate an estimated one million more people by 2030 within the existing urban…
Low-energy Tall Buildings? Room for Improvement as Demonstrated by New York City Energy Benchmarking Data
1 Dec 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 4; Luke Leung & Stephen D. Ray, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
This paper proposes a framework for understanding the energy consumption differences between tall and low-rise buildings. Energy usage data from 706 office buildings in…
“Joan of Architecture” and the Difficulty of Simplicity
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Phyllis Lambert, Centre Canadien d'Architecture
Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of the Seagram owner Samuel Bronfman, played an integral role in selecting Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson to design the definitive…
Creating a Vertical University in an Urban Environment
Feb 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Christopher Groesbeck, VOA Associates
Multi-function universities in tall buildings are still a rarity, but they are growing more common as institutions look for efficient and cost-effective ways to serve…
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on…
A Future for Tall Building History
Jan 2012 – Raymond Hartshorne, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; Paul Alessandro, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Looking at Chicago's or New York's skylines, one feature that sets apart the first skyscraper cities from the recent ones is the rich history of tall building…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Humanizing High-rise Urbanism: Design Strategies and Planning Tools
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; Vinayak Bharne, Moule & Polyzoides
From a global standpoint, the high-rise city remains a negotiated territory, a juggling act between private interests, political processes and public good. But while…
In-Building Fire Department Auxiliary Radio Communication System
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Capt. Mike Stein, FDNY, Garden City Park (Ret)
The most evident shortcoming for firefighters on that fatal day of September 11, 2001 was the inability to communicate with the Fire Command Center in the lobby of the…
What Came First?... the Tall Building or the Urban Habitat
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Robert M. Lau, CTBUH; Jon DeVries & John F. McDonald, Roosevelt University
This paper will examine the question, 'Did the Tall Building produce urban density or did the Urban Habitat of CBDs, with the creation of urban transit/transportation…
Case Study: One World Trade Center
Oct 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Kenneth Lewis & Nicholas Holt, SOM
The world knows what happened in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The twin towers of the World Trade Center and several other buildings were damaged or destroyed,…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New…
Planning The World Trade Center: 40 Years Apart
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Once completed the new World Trade Center, currently under construction, will grace New York well over 40 years since the completion of the original Twin Towers that…
Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: World Trade Center in Context
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Almost 10 years after the destruction of the Twin Towers, the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is in full swing. One World Trade Center, which is discussed…
From Eyesore to Urban Asset: The Transformation of Abandoned Railroad Structures in American Cities
May 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; Robert Lau, Roosevelt University
The high-line is a new 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan.
The Origin of the Skyscraper
Feb 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
The modern skyscraper is generally considered to be an American invention. Chicago and New York claim they once hosted the world's first skyscraper and many American…
Greening Supertalls
Nov 2010 – Paul Rode, Johnson Controls; Harace Lin, Taipei Financial Center Corp.
The world’s tallest buildings have always been more about expression rather than necessity or a solution to any problem. Being the visible landmarks that they are, these…
Historical Evolution of the Service Core
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice, Italy
The service core is the distinctive feature of a tall building: it provides the skyscraper with structural solidity, room for elevators, and other amenities, and…
Case Study: The Standard Hotel, New York
Jan 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Todd Schliemann, Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre & Megan Miller, Polshek Partnership; et al.
The building is a destination, both visually and experientially, realizing the client’s conceptual goal to create a "living room for the neighborhood," a public place…
Sustainability and the Tall Building: Recent Developments and Future Trends
Jan 2010 – AIA Illinois Central Symposium; Mir M. Ali & Paul Armstrong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
As a major energy consumer, the tall building does not ordinarily conjure images of sustainable design. But a new generation of tall buildings is incorporating new…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
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…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349…
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
The skyscraper was born over 100 years ago, when the elevator made it possible to have access to previously unimaginable levels of a building. This paper examines…
The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
While using tall buildings data, the following paper aims to show trends and shifts relating to building use and new locations accomodating high-rise buildings.
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Leonard Joseph, Umakant Vadnere & Xiao Xu, Thornton-Tomasetti Group
This paper describes three major tall buildings focusing on their incorporation of sustainable structural designs.
A Statement in Steel: The New York Times Building
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Thomas Z. Scarangello, Kyle E. Krall & Jeffrey A. Callow, Thornton Tomasetti
This paper will outline some of these challenges, focusing on those driven by aesthetic, erection, and fabrication considerations of the exterior steel used on the New…
The “International” Skyscraper: Observations
Feb 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue I; Georges Binder, Buildings & Data SA
While using tall buildings data, the following paper aims to show trends and shifts relating to building use and new locations accommodating high-rise buildings. After…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Research
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…
The Wind Engineering of the Burj Dubai Tower
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Peter Irwin, RWDI
The Burj Dubai tower will be the world’s tallest building by a wide margin when completed. Wind is the dominant lateral load and thus governed many aspects of the…
Manhattan’s Mixed Construction Skyscrapers with Tuned Liquid and Mass
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Akbar Tamboli, Thornton-Tomasetti Group
This paper presents important details, layout, design considerations, commissioning, operation guidelines and benefits of the Tuned Liquid Column Dampers (TLCDs), water-…
Mass Transit: The Key to Urban Development, Urban Renewal, and Sustainable Cities
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Porie Saikia-Eapen, MTA-NYC Transit; Robert E. Paaswell, City College of New York
This paper argues mass transit is the key to urban development, urban renewal and sustainable cities with New York City as the case study.
Rising High in Manhattan, Trump World Tower, The Tallest Residential Building in the World
Nov 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Kenneth A. Hiller, Bovis Lend Lease
This paper presents the pioneering colutions in the design and constructuon of the Trump World Tower.
Times Square Skyscrapers: Sustainability Reaching New Heights
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sudhir Jambhekar, Fox & Fowle Architects
Times Square has seen the development of more than 15 new high-rises in the past two decades. The firm that has designed the most of them, Fox & Fowle Architects, will…
WTC Towers: Innovative Design Features and Structural Modeling
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; H. S. Lew & Fahim Sadek, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster.
Building and Fire Safety: Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; S. Shyam Sunder, National Insitute of Standards and Technology
In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) initiated a formal federal building and fire safety…
What Could be the Correct Design Focus for the Supertall Buildings?
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Stephan S. Huh, Parker Durrant International
This paper is about the correct design focus/design approach for future tall buildings. Our quick answer to this question is “safety, safety, safety” because of the fear…
Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) resulting in the collapse of the two major icons of New York City has been a world-shaking event. This paper…

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