Shanghai Facts

Population 24,150,000 (2013) Source: Demographia World Urban Areas
Area 6,341 km² • 2,448 mi² Source: Shanghai Municipal Government
150m+ Buildings 133 Completed18 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 4 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Shanghai Tower (632 m)
Global Ranking #5 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in China by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Jin Jiang Hotel (1988)
Average Building Age 13 years
Most Common Function Office, 67%
Most Common Material Concrete, 54%

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

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m
2   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m
3   Jin Mao Tower 1999 421 m
4   Shimao International Plaza 2006 333 m
5   Zhenru Center - 330 m
6   Sinar Mas Center 1 2017 320 m
7   Plaza 66 2001 288 m
8   Tomorrow Square 2003 285 m
9   Hong Kong New World Tower 2004 278 m
10   Shanghai Wheelock Square 2010 270 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m
2   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m
3   Jin Mao Tower 1999 421 m
4   Xujiahui Center Tower 1 - 370 m
5   Shimao International Plaza 2006 333 m
6   Zhenru Center - 330 m
7   Sinar Mas Center 1 2017 320 m
8   Plaza 66 2001 288 m
9   Tomorrow Square 2003 285 m
10   Hong Kong New World Tower 2004 278 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017 – Tour Report

Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016 – CTBUH News

CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide”
4 Nov 2016 – CTBUH News

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Shanghai

SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017, Shanghai – Tour Report
The CTBUH China Office hosted a visit from SuperTEC, a consortium of researchers and practitioners from Korea University and Dankook University in Seoul.
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.
CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide”
4 Nov 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Awards Jury named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai as the “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner.
CTBUH 'UH'PDATE October 2016
4 Oct 2016, Toronto – CTBUH News
The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and studies of the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
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.
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.
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.
Bund SOHO named “China Best Tall Building Overall” for 2016
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Awards Event Report
The China Tall Building Awards Jury is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural China Best Tall Building Overall Award: Bund SOHO, Shanghai.
2016 China Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
The inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards were held at Shanghai Tower culminating with Bund SOHO winning China Best Tall Building Overall Award.
Shanghai Tower Signboard Ceremony
13 May 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH joined Shanghai Tower officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower as the tallest building in China.
TJAD Hosts CTBUH China for Year in Review Event
3 Mar 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China’s first 2016 event was a look back at a record-setting 2015, from the perspective of the country that contributed the greatest number of tall buildings 200 meters or higher.
CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CITAB and CTBUH are pleased to announce the award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards.
Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Now Available!
18 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The first two issues of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Chinese-language edition of the CTBUH Journal, are now available for purchase.
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.
Shanghai Tower Completes, Now the World's Second-Tallest Building
7 Jan 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH-Related News
Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world.
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.
CTBUH, Tongji Press Sign Two More Publishing Agreements
18 Sep 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
Zhi Wenjun, TJUP, and Daniel Safarik, CTBUH, recently signed an agreement covering several publications, including a Chinese language version of the CTBUH Journal.
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.
CTBUH, Tongji Press Sign Publishing Agreement
16 Jul 2015, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CTBUH signed the first of several planned publishing contracts with Tongji University Press for the book related to the 2016 International Conference.
Panel Handles Mean, Green Questions at Architect @ Work in China
3 Jul 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
As part of its role as a strategic partner of the Architect @ Work China Conference in Shanghai, CTBUH hosted a panel discussion entitled “Greening the Vertical Habitat.”
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE April 2015
28 Apr 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The third issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE 2015 goes over the Parramatta analysis plan, abstracts for CTBUH New York Conference and the committee member's involvement around the world.
Designing with Computers
27 Apr 2015, Shanghai – Event
Tristram Carfrae is Arup’s Deputy Chairman. He is one of 16 Arup Fellows (out of a global staff of 10,000). Tristram is a leading structural designer.
CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
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.
“Network-3D” High-Rise Design Studio Culminates in Shanghai
18 Jan 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
Final reviews concluded of a semester of intense work for the “Network-3D" studio undertaken by Tongji University students with support from CTBUH and KPF.
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.
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.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates toured the 37th floor of Tomorrow Square, which takes advantage of the building’s 45-degree plan shift by offering views in at least eight directions.
Shanghai Arch Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The tour of the Shanghai Arch began with a brief look at the building’s exterior, followed by visiting the footbridge to the main entrance, the skygarden, and the Shanghai Arch Village.
Jin Mao Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Jin Mao Tower, adjacent to the conference venue, provided ample opportunity for exploring the lobby, office section, top floor, observation deck, refuge floor & the Grand Hyatt.
Sinar Mas New Bund Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates for the Sinar Mas New Bund tour were given presentations by SOM & APP, who described the planning of the complex & the derivation of its organic form from the Magnolia flower.
Taiping Finance Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The tour of the Taiping Finance Tower revealed the surprise of full-height glazing in the lift generator rooms, which offered an excellent view of the city.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
At the Jing An Kerry Centre, the overall sense of luxury was amplified by traveling through the lushly appointed lobby and convention spaces of the Shangri-La Hotel on-site.
Lujiazui Harbor City Development & Riviera Twin Star Square Tour
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Riviera Twin Star Square Tour was immediately followed by the Lujiazui Harbor City Development Tour, a development on the site of the Shanghai Shipyard Factory and Drydock.
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The construction tour of the impressive Shanghai Tower allowed delegates to ascend to the 119th-floor observatory, as well as explore a finished 12-story atrium.
The Bund Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The visit to the Bund Finance Center, a focal project of the Conference’s second plenary, included a side trip to the Jiushi Headquarters by Foster + Partners.
Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
At the Shanghai International Finance Center, attendees toured hotel spaces, an unoccupied office floor, technical facilities including a mechanical floor, and the top floor restaurant.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference
The survival of humanity relies on a repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a connected Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
The refined Wheelock Square played host to CTBUH delegates, who toured AECOM’s office on the 36th through 38th floors, a refuge / MEP floor, and the basement.
Shanghai World Financial Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates met at the lobby of the Shanghai World Financial Center for a tour, led by executives of Mori Building, of one of Shanghai’s most recognizable landmarks.
L'Avenue Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
Delegates met at the office entrance of the newly completed L’Avenue tower. The design of this structure was meant to reflect the luxury and high-end design of the building’s owners.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
China Special Issue of CTBUH Journal
Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
In conjunction with the 2014 Shanghai Conference, CTBUH published a special edition of the Journal that focused on China.
Asia Headquarters Office Opening This Summer
Aug 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH News
The CTBUH will establish its physical CTBUH Asia Headquarters Office within the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University.
CTBUH Well Represented at China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
18 Jul 2014, Shanghai – Event
CTBUH’s Japan and Korea chapters, along with Tongji University organized the 2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum on July 18th.
Whirlwind Tour Stirs Up More Interest in Shanghai Conference
7-13 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
On a second intensive journey inside six months, Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to China to make additional connections and develop further support.
Towards Zero Carbon Final Review
9 Jan 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The final review marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the “Towards Zero Carbon,” a design studio undertaken by Tongji University.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over…
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.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
Tongji University Hosts CTBUH Lecture
15 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a lecture to approximately 120 people at Tongji University, the CTBUH’s partner institution in China.
Inaugural 2014 Steering Committee Meeting
14 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Event Report
Greenland Group hosted the inaugural steering committee meeting for the 2014 CTBUH Conference, consisting of more than 25 individuals from the local tall building industry.
Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
22 May 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The designers of Shanghai Tower presented to a capacity crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, at an event hosted by the Young Professionals Committee.
2012 Shanghai Congress Report
Feb 2013, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The Shanghai Post Conference Review celebrates some of the papers, presentations, tours and special events that took place at the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress.
The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally.
9th World Congress Proceedings Shanghai
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The proceedings of the CTBUH 9th World Congress, held in Shanghai from September 19th - 21st 2012, includes all 114 papers in both a hardcover book and a DVD.
2012 Shanghai Congress: Asia Ascending
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference
The Shanghai Congress drew a wide variety of industry professionals from all over the globe with over 800 attendees from 430 companies and 43 countries.
Wheelock Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
An elegantly simple tower, Wheelock Square also incorporates inherent ideas of sustainability to create a unified design.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a large mixed-use development, the Jing An Kerry Centre will provide a wide array of living and working spaces as well as amenities upon its completion at the end of 2012.
Jiushi Corporation Headquarters Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The Jiushi Corporation Headquarters, now over 10 years old, still stands out within its urban context.
SWFC Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The current tallest building in China at 492 meters, the World Financial Center offers unparalleled views from its skybridge.
Riviera TwinStar Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The mirrored towers of the Riviera TwinStar development have delicately articulated facades and extensive outdoor areas.
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the tour of Shanghai Tower offered a unique glimpse into the construction of the megatall building.
International Financial Center Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
The twin towers of the IFC, though not identical, create a unique dialog with the surrounding Shanghai context.
Jin Mao Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
Standing as an icon of the Shanghai skyline, the Jin Mao tower has been a landmark since its completion in 1999.
Tomorrow Square Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a unique architectural and structural addition to Shanghai's skyline, Tomorrow Square is distinguished among its neighbors.
China Special Issue of CTBUH Journal
Sep 2012, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In conjunction with the Shanghai 9th World Congress, CTBUH published a special edition of the Journal that focused on China.
Shanghai Congress Important Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
A major meeting of the Shanghai Congress Local Steering Committee was held in the very appropriate setting of the Shanghai Tower construction site.
Shanghai 2012: Important Meetings
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Chair Timothy Johnson and Executive Director Antony Wood were in Shanghai recently for meetings with the Congress Steering Committee and other significant Congress partners.
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.
Path to the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress: Beginnings…
Jul 2011, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.
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…
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.
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 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…
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
19-29 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka…
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.
1988 Hong Kong/Shanghai Conference: Design and Development
22-29 Apr 1988, Hong Kong – Conference
The Fourth International Conference in Hong Kong/Shanghai on Tall Buildings in 1988 on Design and Development of High-Rise Buildings.

Global News

Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – The two daredevils who scaled the under-…

Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached…

Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China…

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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014
The two daredevils who scaled the under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower have prompted tighter security controls from tall building owners, who previously authorized…
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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014
Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached its final stages of construction, exceeding 600 meters, and is set to top off at 632 meters. Shanghai Tower will be one…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013
The Shanghai skyline has been transformed by the recently topped-out Shanghai Tower. At the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, chief engineer Qing Ge of Shanghai…
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Farrells Master-Plans Pair of Major Developments in Shanghai
28 Aug 2013
Farrells has won commissions for two major mixed-use developments in Shanghai, located on either side of the Huangpu River, World Architecture News reports. Farrells will…
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Shanghai Transformation Chronicled in Pair of Photos
13 Aug 2013
Reuters staff photographer Carlos Barria recently took a photo of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai from the same perspective and frame as a photo that was…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core…
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Evacuation Slide Installed in Shanghai
24 Apr 2013
A retired machinist in Shanghai has invented a slide that will allow high-rise residents to more quickly and safely evacuate their buildings, China Daily reports. In the…
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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial…
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Carlyle Acquires Shanghai Central Plaza
12 Apr 2013
Private equity giant the Carlyle Group has announced its acquisition of the Shanghai Central Plaza for US$267 million, Reuters reports. The 19-story office building was…
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Shanghai's Needle Towers Design Revealed
25 Mar 2013
Italian firm Gianluca Milesi Architecture (GMA) has released its design for the Needle Towers in Shanghai, World Architecture News reports. The project includes a 470-…

Videos

A Vernacular Megatall: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler

Interview: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler

Public Realm Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn

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A Vernacular Megatall: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler
As the tallest building in China upon completion, Shanghai Tower has had an immediate and profound impact on the country’s perceptions of how a skyscraper can contribute…
Interview: Shanghai Tower
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Gensler
Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D, & Grant Uhlir, Managing Director, Gensler, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, the 2016…
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…
China's Architecture Guidelines in the New Era
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Long Xiu, Architectural Society of China
This presentation endeavors to establish guidelines for a new era of architecture in China, setting forth principles on improved policy implementation to promote the…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization project, and to observe the effects of multi-core, polycentric cities…
From Meadows to Megacities: Creating Urban Density in the Pearl River Region
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
The Greater Pearl River Delta region emerged as a result of China's 1979 reform policies. Within the last 20 years, the GPRD has grown from a population of less than 10…
City Hubs
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Keith Griffiths, Aedas
Our lives are adapting to a convenient, vibrant, and connected live-work dynamic, and our cities must change and respond to those new requirements. Much of the urban…
Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower; Rui Gu, Capol; Ray Shick, Gensler; Chris Yoshii, AECOM
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.
CTBUH Video Interview – Jianping Gu
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
Jianping Gu of Shanghai Tower Construction & Development is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jianping discusses the economics of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Keith Griffiths
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Keith Griffiths, Aedas
Keith Griffiths of Aedas is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Chris discusses the concept of city hubs and the methodology of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Robert Pratt
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
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Interview: Hiroo Mori
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Hiroo Mori, Mori Building
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JLL Joins Founding Sponsor Group for CTBUH Asia Headquarters
24 Feb 2015 – Other Videos; Alastair Hughes, JLL
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BFC Walk-Through
25 Nov 2014 – Other Videos; Bund Finance Center
A 3D animated walk-through exploring many elements of the The Bund Finance Center
The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David Gianotten, OMA
David Gianotten from OMA presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "The Public Meaning of Skyscrapers: Shenzhen Stock Exchange and CCTV."
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…
The Tropical Skyscraper: Social Sustainability in High Urban Density
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
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The Core Concept Behind the Bund Finance Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yang Wu, Bund Finance Center
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Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This presentation investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental, viewpoint; as contributing elements in the fabric of…
Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Limited
The creation of sustainable, high-density communities starts with comprehensive master planning that strategically leverages the scale of the site. This presentation…
Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects
As global cities continue their horizontal sprawl, climate change bears down on our finite natural resources, and energy costs and population growth soar, it is…
Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services
India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room for the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 10 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 10 Questions & Answers session with speakers Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects; and…
Beyond Icons: Developing Horizontally in the Vertical Realm
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; James Robinson, Hongkong Land Limited
If the horizontal growth of cities is considered unsustainable in terms of land use, infrastructure, energy use and pollution creation, then cities need to grow denser,…
Sky Bridges – Pedestrian Circulation Through the Urban Fabric
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction
Interconnecting sky bridges provide the building occupants and pedestrians an alternative to using vehicles as a way of transport in the urban fabric. In extreme climate…
Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sergio Valentini, JAHN
JAHN’s Archi-Neering –integrated design approach- is broadly displayed in the future Shanghai International Financial center, in Pudong, which consist of 3 towers…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 11 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 11 Questions & Answers session with speakers James Robinson, Hongkong Land; Bashar Kayali, Al Ghurair Construction; and…
Would Software Replace Engineers?: A Case Study on the Structural Design of Beijing "China Zun" Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Liu, Arup
In the past, engineers have used hand calculation to carry out structural design, usually with a simplified model. Finite element analysis was then broadly used on a…
DfMA: Engineering the Future
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Gradwell, Laing O’Rourke
Two main themes are addressed in the presentation, namely: (1) The application of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) to the construction industry and (2)…
Study on Lateral-Load Resisting Efficiency of Mega-Frame Structures Above 450M
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xin Zhao, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Super high-rise buildings will cost large natural resources and social energy which results in their sustainable development as one of the most important issues including…
Next Level – Public Transport and Density in Metropolitan Jakarta
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Prasetyo Adi, PDW Architects
Jakarta, with a population of more than 10 million, has been rapidly growing since the 1970s. However, in the metropolitan area, Jabodetabek (consisting of 14…
A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America, 181 Fremont.…
Examining King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Julian Chen & Claude Bøjer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
The quality of space between buildings has become increasingly determinative in the success of any new urban district. This presentation explores the viability in…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 13 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 13 Questions & Answers session with speakers Prasetyo Adi, PDW Architects; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects; and…
CTBUH Research Seed Funding Project 2013 – Green Living Façade for Tall Buildings: The Bosco Verticale
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation…
A Case Study for Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Richard Mann, Ecosytem Architecture & Andrew Johnson, Arup
This presentation explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The…
Air Filtration for Better IAQ and Energy Saving
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ronald A. Wood, Innovative Plant Technology
Tall buildings and the quest for super energy efficiency can lead to a dislocation of building occupants from the natural environment, emphasizing the necessity to…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 14 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 14 Questions & Answers session with speakers Elena Giacomello, Universita Iuav di Venezia; Richard Mann, Ecosystem…
Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group
The presentation examines the performance of high-rise buildings according to two green building / sustainability rating tools. It reviews the potential these tools have…
Operational Stage BIM – Monitoring of Structural Safety
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Joost Kuckartz, SODIS LAB
Building information modelling (BIM) is omnipresent, but known to be efficient for design and optimizing construction. The premise of BIM however is its use throughout…
China Zun: Shaping the Future Skyline of Beijing
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weiping Shao, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Due to the site location, China Zun has been a high-profile project from the very beginning. The new height of 528m would make the China Zun the new landmark for the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 15 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 15 Questions & Answers session with speakers Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group; Joost Kuckartz, SODIS LAB; and Weiping…
The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Abdo Kardous, Hill InternationalMichael Doring, Turner ConstructionStefan Krummeck, TFP FarrellsChia Pan, Ronald Lu & Partners
Even as Asia is a staging ground for many of the world’s most ambitious urban construction projects, there are many realities on the ground that can throw up obstacles on…
Measuring Tall Buildings: Has CTBUH got its Height Criteria Correct?
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Weismantle, CTBUH Height Committee Chair / AS+GG; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner; Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji
One of the roles of the CTBUH is to be a “voice of reason” as the arbiter of building height claims, and to be consistent in the application of its criteria. Every few…
Construction Technology and Management Innovation in Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.
The extreme height and unusual shape of the Shanghai Tower are factors that require additional considerations in terms of construction feasibility. By performing…
Design of CWSS of Shanghai Tower Based on Buildability
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhijun He, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Due to the varying distance from the exterior curtain wall to the main structural system of the Shanghai Tower, the building’s curtain wall support structure (CWSS) is…
Innovation Management in the Supervision Process of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Haochuan Lang, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co Ltd.
This briefing outlines the creative management methods that were used by supervision personnel during the construction of Shanghai Tower. Specifically, this discussion…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, S4 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, S4 Questions & Answers session with speakers Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd., Zhijun He,…
Unique Aspects of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yi Zhu, Thornton Tomasetti
In order to construct an unprecedented building like the Shanghai Tower, creative structural solutions are required in order to distribute loads evenly and optimize the…
Several Points about the Practical Application of BIM Technology in Projects
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development
The 632-meter Shanghai Tower began construction in 2008 and is expected to begin operation in 2015. Throughout the growth of this building, building information…
A Review of the Shanghai Tower Structural Performance Monitoring Project
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Weining Song, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower features performance monitoring systems that help dynamically observe risks, quality levels, and structural states under extreme weather conditions –…
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…
Shanghai Tower: Building a Green, Vertical City in the Heart of Shanghai
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The Shanghai Tower establishes a new paradigm for tall buildings and vertical urbanism. This presentation provides an overview of the strong role that innovation and new…
Ping An Finance Center: The Development and Construction of a Megatall
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang, Ping An Financial Centre Construction & Development
The extraordinary megatall tower adopts extraordinary shape-optimization techniques and requires unprecedented levels of coordination to achieve its unique form.
Suzhou Zhongnan Center: Rising Above Engineering Challenges
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dong Shen, Zhongnan Group
Suzhou is only 30 minutes by train from Shanghai, but has a rich history and identity all its own, soon to be augmented by the Zhongnan Tower, a 700-meter structure that…
“C.I.T.I.E.S.” of the Future: Sinar Mas Center as Exemplar
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Toon Ming Chua, Sinar Mas Center
In a rapidly transforming environment, vertical urbanism seems to be the direction most developed and developing nations are pursuing as a result of the demands of mass…
A New Skyline Vision: CTF Towers in Guangzhou and Tianjin
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Wing Ip (David) Ho, New World Development Company Limited
This presentation presents the thinking behind the design of the two supertall towers of Chow Tai Fook Enterprise– the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center and the Tianjin CTF…
Greenland Group’s Perspective on Commercial Space in High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group
This article will focus on the hybrid development trend of commercial spaces in Ultra High-Rise buildings during the urbanization process in China. The case studies will…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 01 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Toon Ming Chua, Sinar Mas Group - APP China, Wing Ip (David) Ho, New World…
Emerging Urbanization and High-Rise Design Philosophy in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Bin Niu, ECADI
This presentation analyzes the latest exploration of international urbanization developments, as well as the development of China’s urbanization strategy and policy…
Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture
This presentation, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development…
From Utopia To Reality: Group-Form Megastructure
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yiru Huang, Tongji University
In the evolution of mega structure, the ideas mainly remain as utopian rather than putting the research into practice. In the present time which mega is becoming a…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 04 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Bin Niu, ECADI, Enfang Liu, ISA Architecture, and Yiru Huang, Tongji…
Urban Design and Nurturing Cities
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kazunari Kano, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Mori Building meets the challenges of times by designing and constructing “Vertical Garden City”. This concept is the creation of compact cities that integrate land…
Vertical Reality – How To Design Viable Vertical Urbanism
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Paul Scott, Make Architects
In many ways, the technical design of tall buildings is straightforward. The real challenge is how to create successful vertical urbanism that forms part of an adaptable…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 07 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kazunari Kano, Mori Building, Paul Scott, Make Architects, and Moshe Tzur,…
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Craig Gibbons, Arup
The continuing increase in urbanization creates significant challenges for our cities and the tall buildings within them. This includes the demand for space,…
Space Formations
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically – with ever taller buildings to emerge across the world, and with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of…
Rethinking Skyscrapers in China and Elsewhere
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yosuke Hayano, MAD Architects
The rapid process of urbanization in China is more striking and archetypal than anywhere else in the world, and the practical problems arising from it also deserve the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 02 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Craig Gibbons, Arup, Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren, and Yosuke Hayano, MAD…
Green Vertical Transportation: More Than Just a Concept
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators
The environmental impact of high-rise buildings becomes a growing consideration as they multiply at an unprecedented scale to face the growing demands of global…
Innovative Elevator Technologies To Future Proof Your Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Johannes de Jong, KONE
Urbanization is driving accelerated growth of cities. Buildings are becoming more complex and smarter. Integration of intelligent building systems and integration of…
Permanent Magnet Machines For Elevators In Super High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zbigniew Jerry Piech, Otis Elevator Company
This presentation introduces the new approach to design and construction of permanent magnet elevator machines targeting super high-rise buildings. The increased demand…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 03 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Robert Boog, Schindler Elevators; Johannes de Jong, KONE Elevators; and…
Vertical Community: Achieving a Harmonious Mix
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE
This presentation explores the definitions of mixed-used supertall and community and probes into the prerequisites of harmony community within supertall. By reviewing…
Sustainability with a View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved…
Shaping the Environment of the Urban Complex from the Urban Point of View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land Company Limited
This presentation begins with a discussion of the relationship between “architecture, environment and people” and suggests that the shaping of the environment in urban-…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 05 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 05 Questions & Answers session with speakers Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE; Susanna See, WSP; and Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land.
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dr. Hongyu Li, AECOM
The Dazongli mixed use development in the center of Shanghai city encounters an array of challenges which result from existing buildings on site and city metro tunnels…
Tapered Profile and Structural Design of Supertall Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Lianjin Bao, ECADI
As supertall buildings become higher and higher and its function turns to be more and more comprehensive, huge challenges are brought to the structural design. This…
New Type of Shear Wall and its Application in High-Rise Buildings
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design & Research Group
The frame core tube structure is the main form of super high-rise building. The core tube wall bear large vertical gravity load, but also bear the wind load and…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 06 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Hongyu Li, AECOM; Lianjin Bao, ECADI; and Zhong Fan, China Architecture Design…
CTBUH Research Project: The Sustainability Implications of Urban + Suburban Locations – Initial Report
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peng Du, CTBUH / IIT & Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University
It is widely accepted that the concentration of people in denser cities – sharing space, infrastructure, and facilities – offers much greater energy efficiency than the…
21st Century Metropolis and the System Thinker
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The world is accelerating into the 21st century and will continue to be stressed by population increase. The metropolis must be part of the solution since 75% of the…
The Environmental Impact of Tall vs Small: A Comparative Study
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Christopher Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The concept of vertical living has been hailed as a solution to control fast growth and urbanization of cities worldwide. As supertall residential projects become more…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 08 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji University; Luke Leung, SOM; and Christopher…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m…
Supertall Buildings Infrastructure: Designing Vertical Cities
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mehdi Jalayerian, ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.)
This presentation explores the methodology behind designing a supertall building where it concerns system configurations that support sustainable construction; the ways…
Ultra-Low Energy Consumption in Upper Floors of Skyscrapers
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Man Xiaoxin, China Construction Engineering Design Group
Based on the simulation of the outdoor Climate Vertical Distribution in Dalian, this presentation analyzes the regularities of gradient distribution from ground to 1000…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 09 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 09 Questions & Answers session with speakers Vincent Tse and Herbert Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Mehdi Jalayerian,…
Tall Buildings as International Investments
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer PropertiesMounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic CouncilTimothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJJames Robinson, Hongkong Land
The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as…
The Differences in Developing Tall Buildings in Cities in China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Junjie Zhang, ECADIZhaoHui Jia, Greenland GroupNengjun Luo, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.Yin Tang, Broad Group
This panel considered whether Shanghai’s supertall buildings will characterize those undertaken in other Chinese cities and the key development drivers behind development…
The ROI of User Experience
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler
Although there has been much research on the performance of double skin façades, there are still arguments that challenge their costs-effectiveness. Using the Shanghai…
Moving Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiaobo Chen, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
To ensure the delivery of a comfortable and harmonious commercial atmosphere, special attention was paid to building management practices in the Shanghai Tower. This…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiang Wu, Tongji University, Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee…
Making Shanghai Tower the World’s Tallest Green Building
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jihong Han, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
The Shanghai Tower represents a breakthrough for sustainable high-rise development in China. A technical overview of the building’s green infrastructure will be provided…
Introduction of Shanghai Tower’s Electromechanical Key Technologies
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Zhenghong Liu, Shanghai Tower
The 632-meter Shanghai Tower targets both Green 3-Star and LEED Gold certifications, requiring inventive solutions in the design of the building’s electromechanical…
The Making of a Vertical Intelligent Community
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Qi Hu, Jiankun Information & Technology
Advanced technology is used in the design and construction of buildings, but it can also play an important role during building operations. Using the latest technology,…
Application of Performance Based Fire Safety Design in Shanghai Tower
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Youdi Shen, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
There are three general categories of fire safety design in tall buildings: fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire safety engineering. Based on the characteristics…
Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Discussion
2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Panel Discussion session with speakers Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction and Development, Yadong Li, Shanghai…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Opening Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji University, Jianping…
Interview: David Malott
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; David Malott, KPF
Wednesday 17th September 2014. Shanghai, China. David Malott, CTBUH Chairman-Elect / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH…
Diversity and Change in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Moshe Tzur, Moshe Tzur Architects Urbanists
The living city is ideally composed of elements in an ecologically dynamic relationship with the urban environment. Environmental function measured over time constitutes…
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Matthew Clifford, JLL
This presentation examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case…
Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
To take TAIPEI 101 TOWER as an example that will showcase the various aspects of managing a tall building, satisfying tenant requirements, stakeholders expectations, and…
The Vertical Campus
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jason Haase, LMN Architects
Tech companies of all sizes are leaving the loft and heading to the high-rise. As small startups grow larger and set their sights on attracting the best talent available…
High-Rise Harmony – Legal Issues Unique to Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Victor Madeira Filho, MVA Advogados; Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti
This article aims to discuss the construction of tall buildings in both emerging and established urban centers, highlighting aspects related to large urban centers and…
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…
Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica & Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Hezi Mena, 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.…
BRB and FVD Alternatives to Conventional Steel Brace Outriggers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
Tall buildings are often stiffened by providing large steel outrigger braces to link a central core to the perimeter columns. As an alternative to this approach, this…
Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this presentation is: 1) the…
Relationship Between Periods and Structural Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Congzhen Xiao, China Academy of Building Research
Natural vibration period is an important parameter for a high-rise building; based on four hundred and fourteen high-rise buildings that are existing or have passed over-…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones…
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…
The Passive Design of High-Rise Envelope
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jia Yin, Shanghai Elite Façade Consultants
From the perspective of the application of the high-rise envelope technology, this presentation attempts to quantify the effectiveness of passive measures, and provide…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
This presentation illustrates the tasks completed so far and the initial findings of the first part of a 24-month long, US $300k research project on the Life-Cycle…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav…
Tall and Supertall Atria for Sustainable Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ervin Cui, AON FPE
The continual increasing height of supertall buildings is being accompanied by interior sky gardens interspersed throughout the heights of the buildings. Increased urban…
Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Simon Lay, AECOM
The world currently only has two “megatall” buildings. However, more are planned and some potential schemes will push beyond “megatall” to “hyper-tall”. As construction…
The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Fang Li & James Antell, RJA Group
As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware of the…
Balanced Fire Protection in Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories
The presentation will focus on fire protection techniques used to establish a balanced fire protection scheme consisting of passive and active components. A history of…
Managing the Risk of Fire in Future Tall Building Environments
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Russ Timpson, Horizonscan
As urban communities become more densely populated and emergency access potentially more problematic, there will be a growing need to address the risks associated with…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo…
Proposed Changes to the Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
John Viise presents on buckling restrained braces (BRBs), and fluid viscous dampers (FVDs). These alternate approaches provide superior energy dissipation under dynamic…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 06 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues – Thai Co. Ltd.; Chunhe (Henry) Li,…
Elevator Use During Construction Time of Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Janne Sorsa, KONE
The efficiency of construction work is affected by the time required to transport workers between ground level and their work sites. Usually, exterior construction hoists…
Use of Elevators During Emergencies
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; David McColl, Otis
This presentation explores evacuation improvement opportunities achieved through inter-operation of various systems in tall buildings. Tall buildings comprise many highly…
How Vertical Transportation is Helping Transform the Modern City
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Glen Pederick, Meinhardt Group
Elevators are the most important service in modern high-rise buildings, occupying more space than any other service. With increasing land and construction costs and the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 07 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 07 Questions & Answers session with speakers Patrick Bass, ThyssenKrupp; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators;…
Using Supplemental Damping Systems on High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Xiangdong Du, RWDI
A considerable number of supplemental damping system implementations are for wind induced motion control of skyscrapers and their performance has been validated through…
Research on Wind-Induced Vibration of the Steel Tower on High- Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture
An analysis on dynamic characteristics and wind-induced response of a high-rise building with a steel tower on the roof was conducted by ANSYS. It shows that the wind…
Innovative Designs for Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kevin Peddie, Windtech Consultants
Consideration of energy efficient design strategies has become one of the primary considerations by leading architectural firms during the conceptual design phases and is…
Developments in CFD Responding to the Increased Demands of Taller Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Peter Soddy, Wirth Research
Accurate analysis of the aerodynamic effect of tall buildings is vital for the sustainable development of the vertical urban habitat. The established analysis methods are…
Optimizing the Form of Tall Buildings to Urban Environments
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame
The future of tall building design lies in defining structures that interact with their surroundings in order to create a harmonious, efficient, and sustainable urban…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 08 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 08 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiangdong Du, RWDI; Yaming Li, ISA Architecture; Kevin Peddie,…
Building The Broad Pavilion
Jul 2014 – Other Videos; Broad Sustainable Buildings
Time lapse of the the construction of The Broad Pavilion in one day for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting…
Taipei 101: Striving to be a Sustainable Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
In 2009 Taipei 101 embarked on an ambitious environmental upgrade, aimed at achieving the LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building…
Interview: Urban Habitat
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Richard Keating, Jacobs
Richard Keating of Jacobs is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Richard discusses the Urban Habitat and the…
Interview: Urban Habitat in Shanghai
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Ron Klemencic, MKA
Ron Klemencic of Magnusson Klemencic Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ron discusses the Council…
Comparative Study of the Urban Complex in Shanghai and Hong Kong
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhendong Wang, Tongji University
This presentation analyzes the financial value, space value and urban value of urban building complexes in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The complexes will be examined via…
Supertall Building Difficulties and Control Points
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; ZhaoHui Jia, Greenland Group
This presentation examines one of the world’s tallest buildings, the 450-meter Zifeng Tower, as a case study and integrates the speaker’s significant management…
The New Value of Placemaking and Icon for Mixed-Use in China
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture
In the context of China’s 1.3 billion consumers and limited land and resources, mixed-use high-rise developments have become the standard form of development for a…
Guangzhou Finance Centre: an Elegant Simplicity of Form
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
When a tower rises above the cityscape, it has a responsibility to make a positive contribution and a grouping of towers should make a visually acceptable composition.…
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China’s Tallest – Efficiencies of Form and Structures
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; David Malott, KPF; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Upon completion in 2015, the Ping An Finance Center will join an elite group of megatall buildings. This presentation discusses using the Ping An Finance Center and other…
Shanghai Congress Welcome/Opening Ceremony
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Timothy Johnson, Jun Shen, Kong Qing Wei, Guo-Qiang Li, & Antony Wood
Timothy Johnson (CTBUH Chairman) and special guests welcome Congress delegates and officially open the event.
Shanghai Tower: Re-thinking the Vertical City
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
More important than Shanghai Tower’s shear height is the innovation it delivers - in its twisting, crystalline form; in the vertical zones of rich multi-functions; in the…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This presentation presents the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, from Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower, completed in 1999, to Kingdom Tower,…
An Overview of Modern Supertall Development in China
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
While China is without doubt the largest developing market for tall buildings, with a multitude of towers under construction and in planning, we can forget that the…
Asia Agenda
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
With Asia's unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China in particular has risen as the…
Track 1: The China Context for Tall Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 1 panel consisting of: Junjie Zhang, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI); Brian Lee & William Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (…
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower’s Form and Façade
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler
The realization of one of the most sustainable supertall towers in the world was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced…
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti
The team behind Shanghai Tower faced a number of unique structural challenges which required innovative solutions in the design and construction of the 632m-tall tower.…
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jiemin Ding, CEO, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Shanghai Tower’s unique inner and outer curtain wall system, which creates an inhabitable “double-skin” zone, made the technical aspects of the façade a challenging task…
Key Technologies in the Structure of Shanghai Tower
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Gong, Shanghai Construction Group
The Shanghai Tower, at 121 floors and 632 meters, will be the tallest building in China when completed in 2015, and likely the second tallest building in the world. The…
Track 2: Shanghai Tower in Detail Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Panel consisting of: Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group; and Jian Gong, Shanghai…
Interview: Shanghai Tower
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Jiemin Ding of Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co. is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Jiemin Ding…
Interview: Marketing of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; William Murray, Wordsearch
William Murray of Wordsearch is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. William discusses the marketing of tall…
Interview: The Growth of China
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
John C. Portman, III of John Portman & Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. John explains Portman's…
Interview: Kingdom Tower
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Adrian discusses…
Interview: Ping An Finance Center
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Vincent talks about the tall building…
Interview: Shanghai Experiences
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly of Rafael Viñoly Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Rafael talks about his early…
Spatially Suspending and Twisting Curtain Walls’ Design Essentials
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; BaoLiGao MengGen, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry
Due to the multi-level flexible suspension system in the Shanghai Tower, as well as the project’s complex and twisting form, the requirements of the curtain wall design…
Developing High Profile Branded Commercial Projects in China
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jerry Yin, SOHO
This presentation examines SOHO China’s process of developing and realizing ideas and strategies, from the client’s perspective. Market analysis, urban relationship,…
30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design and…
Structure Design of Sino Steel International Plaza
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Xue Yi Fu, CCDI
Sino Steel (Tianjin) International Plaza is the world’s first example of a hexagonal grid structure system implemented as the exterior tube of a supertall building.…
Innovative and Sustainable High-Rise Façade Systems in Asia
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Thomas Winterstetter, Werner Sobek Group
The variety of architectural ideas, the need to save energy and the specific demands of high-rise construction, different locations, locally available construction…
Interview: The Role of Skyscrapers in Shanghai
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Junjie Zhang of East China Architectural Design Institute (ECADI) is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Junjie…
Interview: Jin Mao Tower
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; William Baker, SOM
William Baker of SOM is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. William discusses the Jin Mao Building and it's place…
Interview: Tall Construction in China
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ
Timothy Johnson of NBBJ is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Timothy discusses the future of tall construction…
Interview: Shanghai Tower and Ping An Finance Center
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Dennis discusses two megatall towers…
Curtain Wall Design and Construction of Shanghai Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Tony Wang, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering
An introduction to the curtain wall of the landmark building in Shanghai named Shanghai Tower, including the building composition; design key points, application of BIM…
Movements in The Worlds Tallest Double Skin Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Marshall Strabala, 2DEFINE Architecture
The Shanghai Tower: the world’s tallest double skin building creates a challenge that needs to accommodate an unprecedented amount of movement. This presentation will be…
Shanghai 2014: Vertical, Sustainable and Humane
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Benedict J. Tranel, Gensler
Density, complexity and sustainability are intricately interconnected in developing Chinese cities. Current horizontal development is destructive and unsustainable. Tall…
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…
The Future of Sustainable Urban Design on a Large Scale: Guangzhou
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Jeff Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Recently, China’s central government has developed an advanced and progressive sustainable policy. Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, has made a commitment to…
Sustainable World Cities: Shanghai Looking Forward
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Michel St. Pierre, Gensler
While the world notes Shanghai’s prosperity, the city’s vision may provide a model for other global cities to follow. The Shanghai 2010 expo theme emphasizes…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
KPF has designed some of the most iconic tall buildings around the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Centre which won the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Award…
Shanghai Tower: Completing a Supertall Trio
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Arthur Gensler, Gensler
Located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in the heart of Shanghai’s Pudong neighborhood, Shanghai Tower rises to complete a trio of towers including the adjacent…
Foster in China
31 Oct 2008 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Chris Abel
Eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners at S. R. Crown Hall at the College…
Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; David Malott, KPF; Leslie Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
David Malott, KPF and Leslie Robertson, LERA, presented the Shanghai World Financial Center located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong. The focus of this presentation at…
Urban Development To Combat Climate Change
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Peter Head & Gary Lawrence, Arup
Gary Lawrence of Arup discussed the potential of an integrated urbanism approach at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Drawing on lessons learned from the planning…

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1 Mar 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 1; Xin Zhao, Tongji University; Shehong Liu, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
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1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Albert Chan, Shui On Group
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Tall Buildings and Polycentricity
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Greg Yager, Carolien Gehrels & Maren Striker, Arcadis / CallisonRTKL
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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
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17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Albert Chan, Shui On Group
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17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Youlong You, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
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17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Samuel So, Colin Dowall & Michael George, JLL
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17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti
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Humanizing the Giants
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Coupling of Urban-Value & Mega High-Rise: Ping An Finance Center
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If the city is seen as a giant business, what is driving its market value? The height of the building is clearly one of the factors. Shenzhen was the pioneer of reform…
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Five years ago, CCDI put forward the concept of outdoor green work space in the high-rise building. These buildings vertically grew and interconnected with structural…
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…
Shifting Urban Gravity, from “Central” To “Core” Business Districts
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Tim Balckburn, Swire Properties
In the age of the multi-million inhabitant city, the traditional concept of a single Central Business District (CBD) is becoming increasingly unrealistic. As we are…
High-Rise Urban Form and Environmental Performance - An Overview on Integrated Approaches to Urban Design
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Feng Yang, Tongji University
High-rise as a building typology is gaining popularity in Asian mega-cities, due to its advantages in increasing volumetric density with limited land resources. Numerous…
Pedestrian Distribution in High-Rise Commercial Complexes
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Leiqing Xu, Tongji University; Zhengwei Xia, Changzhou Institute of Technology
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Exploring Synergistic Effect in Metro Station Areas: A Case Study of Shanghai, China
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Yu Zhuang & Lingzhu Zhang, Tongji University
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Research on the Effect of High-Rise Commercial Building Construction on Land Value of Shanghai in the 1920s
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Le Sun, Tongji University
When the tall office building first appeared in the street of Chicago in the end of Nineteenth Century, this building type has become a commodity in the development of…
The Other Side of Tall Buildings: The Urban Habitat
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
A growing number of tall buildings recognized by the CTBUH, through its international awards programs and research, are noteworthy not so much because of their sheer…
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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…
Numerical Simulation of Temperature Gradients for the Mass Concrete Foundation Slab of Shanghai Tower
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; Jian Gong & Xiaoping Wu, Shanghai Construction Group; Weijiu Cui & Yong Yuan, Tongji University
Crack control remains a primary concern for mass concrete structures, where the majority of cracking is caused by temperature changes during the hydration process. One-…
Integrated and Intelligent Buildings: An Imperative to People, the Planet and the Bottom Line
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Shanghai Tower: Building a Green, Vertical City in the Heart of Shanghai
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower establishes a new paradigm for tall buildings and vertical urbanism. Innovation and new technology play a strong role in the superlative aesthetic,…
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26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Hiroo Mori, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
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26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Sofia Dermisi, University of Washington
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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…
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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
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The New Structural Design Process of Supertall Buildings in China
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Bao Lianjin, Chen Jianxing, Qian Peng, et al., ECADI
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Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
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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…
Research on Vertical Space System of Mixed-Use Complex
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; Zhendong Wang and Yinpu Wang, Tongji University
As the predominant mode of vertical urban development in China, mixed-use complexes provide the optimal case for the research of sustainable and vertical urbanism. This…
Structural Health Monitoring of Shanghai Tower Considering Time-dependent Effects
1 Mar 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings 2015 Number 1; Qilin Zhang, Bin Yang, Tao Liu & Han Li, Tongji University; and Jia Lv, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.
This paper presents the structural health monitoring (SHM) of Shanghai Tower. In order to provide useful information for safety evaluation and regular maintenance under…
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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
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Building Services as A Force for Achieving Sustainable Vertical Urbanism in China
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Malcolm Laverick, AECOM
The introduction of vertical urbanism, with its necessary increase in population density per square kilometer of ground surface area, has a significant impact upon the…
“C.I.T.I.E.S.” of the Future: Sinar Mas Center as Exemplar
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In a rapidly transforming environment, vertical urbanism seems to be the direction most developed and developing nations are pursuing as a result of the demands of mass…
Shanghai Tower: Building a Green, Vertical City in the Heart of Shanghai
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower establishes a new paradigm for tall buildings and vertical urbanism. This paper provides an overview of the strong role that innovation and new…
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…
A New Level of Integration of Design and Construction Solutions
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dr. Hongyu Li & Frankie Nip, AECOM
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The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA Group
As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware of the…
Sustainable Vertical Urban Agglomeration
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Enfang Liu, Jianing Pan, Dapeng Sun & Ying Liu, ISA Architecture
This paper, with the project case designed by Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co. Ltd.), from the agglomerate character of the development of super…
Learning from Hong Kong: Why High Density TODs Spell the Future for Asia’s Most Populous Cities
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Bryant H.Y. Lu, Andy K.M. Leung & Anthony M.C. Cheung, Ronald Lu & Partners
The paper utilizes examples in Hong Kong and Shanghai to demonstrate why high- density Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) spell the future for Asia’s most populous…
Shanghai International Financial Center: Future City Vision
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sergio Valentini & Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN
JAHN’s Archi-Neering –integrated design approach- is broadly displayed in the future Shanghai International Financial center, in Pudong, which consist of 3 towers…
Research on a Vertical Space System of the Mixed-use Complex
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Zhendong Wang, Yinpu Wang & Qiang Hu, Tongji University
As the key method and important way to realize the vertical urban development in China, the mixed-use complex becomes the real case for the research of sustainable and…
The Core Concept Behind the Bund Finance Center
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Yang Wu & Lynn K. Lin, Bund Finance Center
Only architecture infused with culture can give a city its soul. We underpin sustainable concepts with a respect for history and culture to avoid ending up with yet…
Property Management: Moving Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Xiaobo Chen, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd
As the highest tower in Shanghai, and at the forefront of a new generation of supertall towers nationwide, Shanghai Tower will anchor the city’s Lujiazui district, which…
Construction Technology and Management Innovation
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Zhenfeng Gao & Duanxue Shi, Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.
This project adopts a double glass curtain wall system. A vertical atrium is formed between internal and external curtain walls which cause the external curtain wall…
Making the World’s Greenest Tall Building
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Jihong Han & Hongwu Fan, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
Shanghai Tower is poised to become the world’s tallest green building after receiving the Chinese 3-star green building design label and the U.S. LEED-CS Gold Pre-…
Curtain-Wall System Design
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Zhijun He, Jiemin Ding & Jiupeng Li, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
A unique flexible suspended curtain wall support structure (CWSS) was ultimately developed to suit the exterior curtain wall system of Shanghai Tower. Because of the…
The Making of a Vertical Intelligent Community Through Information Systems
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Qi Hu, Jiankun Information and Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Tower is devoted to creating a vertical intelligent community. From the detailed demands of the stakeholders, the owner’s team clarified the direction of…
The Construction Supervision Process
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Yadong Li, Haochuan Lang, Jing Sun & Xiangdong Xu, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd.
This chapter summarizes innovative management methods in the construction supervision process of Shanghai Tower, outlining the implementation process and application…
Introduction of MEP Technologies
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Zhenghong Liu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
This chapter explains that, in addition to Shanghai Tower’s peculiar height and unique architectural style, the project also targets a Green 3-Star and a LEED Gold…
Application of Performance-Based Fire Safety Design
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Youdi Shen, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
It is well known that fire problems in super high-rise buildings are common issues throughout the world. Fire technology covers fire prevention, fire suppression, and…
The Payoff for Investing in the Human Experience
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler
In this chapter, Shanghai Tower is introduced along side The Tower at PNC Plaza, to posit that economic propositions for double-façade design solutions must go beyond…
A Review of the Structural Performance Monitoring Project
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Song Weining, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Through a comprehensive discussion of the systematic application of structural performance monitoring in construction, operation and maintenance of the Shanghai Tower,…
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower’s Form and Façade
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler
The Shanghai Tower was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced tools. This paper is centered around the project as a case…
Practical Application of BIM Technology
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Bin Zhao, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Using Shanghai Tower as an example, this chapter introduces the effective applications of BIM technology in project design and construction along with the positive…
Unique Structural Design Aspects
16 Sep 2014 – Shanghai Tower: In Detail; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Qing (Steve) Zuo & Paul Fu, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
This chapter discusses the unique structural solutions for the 632m tall Shanghai Tower. An innovative “Core-Outrigger-Mega Frame” lateral system is adopted to meet China…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Dec 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing…
Designing Tall Buildings to Promote Physical Activity in China
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Kristen Day & Mariela Alfonzo, Polytechnic Institute of New York University; Zhan Guo, New York University; Lin Lin, East China Normal University
This study asks the question: how do the design of tall buildings and tall building districts impact walking and bicycling in Chinese cities? Little is known about the…
Shaking Table Model Test of Shanghai Tower
1 Mar 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 1; Xilin Lu, Yuanjun Mao, Wensheng Lu & Liping Kang, Tongji University
Shaking table test is an important and useful method to help structural engineers get better knowledge about the seismic performance of the buildings with complex…
Shanghai World Finance Center, China
13 Jan 2013 – Corporate Publication
At the time of completion in 2008, the Shanghai World Finance Center was the tallest skyscraper in China, with the tallest observation deck in the world at 474 metres.…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239…
30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Portman, John Portman & Associates
The Portman Companies were one of the first foreign entities to establish business relations in China, and have since become recognized for quality building design and…
Shanghai Tower: Re-Thinking the Vertical City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Ping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The construction of the Shanghai Tower breaks through conventional design methods and explores the possibilities of future supertall architectural approaches. These…
Comparative Study of the Urban Complex in Shanghai and Hong Kong
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhendong Wang & Jianduan Chen, Tongji University
The paper analyzes the financial value, space value and urban value of the urban building complex in Shanghai and Hong Kong through three levels: direct synergy, indirect…
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The paper traces the evolution of Mr. Smith’s career as a designer of supertall buildings, the Jin Mao Tower (1999) to Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building…
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the…
Case Study: Shanghai IFC
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM
Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office…
Shanghai Tower’s Versatile Energy Management System
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhongli Chen & Lei Shi, ISA Architecture
This paper will discuss the idea of controlling and managing the central air conditioning system of skyscrapers during the entire building life cycle. Taking the Shanghai…
Spatially Suspending and Twisting Curtain walls' Design Essential
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bao Li Gao Meng Gen, Shuguo Zhao, Yongjun Li & Hang Liu, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co.,Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower exterior curtain wall has a complex twisting form with a multi-level flexible suspended support system. The curtain wall design is unique and difficult…
BIM Applications in the Shanghai Tower Construction
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Qing Ge, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The construction of supertall mixed-use projects is a complex and integrated activity which has been a big challenge to construction management due to its wide…
Key Technologioes in the Structure of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Gong, Shanghai Construction Group Co. Ltd; Hong Zhou, Shanghai No.1 Construction Co. Ltd
As the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower is a high-rise building with complicated structures which are very difficult…
High-Rise Construction Risk Control Technology and Management
19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yadong Li, Yu Huang, Haochuan Lang & Wenxin Zhai, Shanghai Jianke Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd
According to the characteristics of the Shanghai Tower, this paper will study construction risks in the construction process by means of WBS and RBS methods and then…
Advanced Supertall Building Design in Hot-Summer and Cold- Winter Climates
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianqiang Li, ISA Architecture
Climate adaptive design is a prerequisite for designing sustainable tall buildings. With rapid globalization and urbanization, different kinds of techniques and…
Mitsubishi Elevator Equipment in Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ikuo Nakazawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Inazawa Works
Shanghai Tower has a height of more than 600 meters above the ground and consists of five zones of skirt building zone, office zone, hotel zone, boutique office zone and…
Supertall Building Pile-Raft Foundation Designs on Soft Soil
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Chao Si & Wenhui Jiang, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd; Yong Cui & Jianlong He, Tongji University
The design improvements and optimizations of super high-rise building pile-raft foundations on soft soil have been made as below: considerations of the impact in the…
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower's Form and Façade
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler
The most sustainable super-tall tower in the world was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced tools. This paper is…
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Steve Zuo & Guoyong Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
This paper discusses the structural challenges and solutions of the 632m tall Shanghai Tower. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Mega Frame” lateral system is used to meet China…
Shaking Table Test and Seismic Performance Evaluation of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 1 Number 3; Tian Chunyu, Xiao Congzhen, Zhang Hong, & Cao Jinzhe, China Academy of Building Research
Shanghai Tower is a super high-rise building of 632 m height with ‘mega frame-core- outrigger truss’ structure system. Due to the complexity and irregularity of structure…
Context to China’s Legacy of Tall Building Development
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Modern supertall buildings have become one of the vital symbols of economic development and the urbanization progress in mainland China, as well as one of the major…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; CTBUH Research
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished…
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…
Elasto-Plastic Time-History Analysis of the Shanghai Tower Under Rare Earthquakes
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Hao Qin, Xianzhong Zhao, Yiyi Chen & Ben Wang, Tongji University
The Shanghai Tower, designed to be 124 stories of 636m height and currently under construction, will be the tallest building in China. The structure of the building…
World’s Tallest Steel Shear Walled Building
Feb 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; Mark Sarkisian & Neville Mathias, SOM; Dasui Wang, ECADI; Sam Lee, Guangzhou Scientific Computing Consultants
Because of its iconic slender form, a key design challenge was to develop an efficient lateral system capable of resisting wind and seismic lateral load; the article…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
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…
Case Study: Shanghai Tower
Apr 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Jun Xia, Gensler; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Douglas C. Mass, Cosentini Associates
As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall…
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed…
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…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally…
Case Study: Shanghai World Financial Center
Apr 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie E. Robertson, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
From the onset of the Shanghai World Financial Center project, its developers targeted a cutting-edge, mixed use mega-complex that would serve a multitude of tenant…
Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise……
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Paul Katz, KPF; Leslie Robertson & SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Shanghai World Financial Center is located in the Lujiazui district of Pudong, the Shanghai World Financial Center combines creative architecture and structural…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Research
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab…
Jin Mao Tower’s Influence on China’s New Innovative Tall Buildings
May 2006 – 2006 International Seminar of Design and Construction Technologies of Super High-Rise Buildings; Mark Sarkisian, Neville Mathias, Eric Long & Aaron Mazeika, SOM
The 56 story, 232 m tall Jinao Tower in Nanjing, China, is a next-generation tower which maximizes performance, efficiency, and occupant experience. Its faceted form is…
Seismic Model Test of a Hybrid High-rise Building in Shanghai
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Wensheng Lu, Zuhua Liu & Xilin Lu, Tongji University; Dasui Wang, Shanghai Xiandai Architectural Design Group
This paper examines a micro-concrete structural model of Shanghai Shimao International Square with scale of 1/33 was constructed, to validate the calculation results,…
The Tallest Concrete Building in Shanghai, China – Plaza 66
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Richard L. Tomasetti, Dennis Poon & Ling-en Hsaio, Thornton Tomasetti
Plaza 66 is the latest addition to the skyline of Shanghai, China; with a height of 281.5 meters, it’s the tallest concrete building in the city. This project embodies…
Design and Construction of the Jin Mao Tower's Mat Foundation
Jul 1998 – Structural Engineering World Congress 1998; Mark Sarkisian, Stan Korista & Ahmad Abdelrazaq, SOM
Looking from the Yangtze River toward the new Shanghai skyline, you cannot help noticing the ever changing color of the ultra-tall Jin Mao Tower with the movement of the…
Jin Mao Tower's Unique Structural System
Jan 1995 – 1995 Shanghai International Seminar; Mark Sarkisian, Stan Korista & Ahmad Abdelrazaq, SOM
The composite structural system for the Jin Mao Tower was designed to resist typhoon winds and earthquake forces and accommodate poor soil conditions while providing a…

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