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Featured Buildings Involving ArcelorMittal

10 Universal City Plaza

10 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles

10 Universal City Plaza is a 35-story, rhombic skyscraper in the Universal City/Studio City and Burbank Media District submarket of Los Angeles, California.

300 North LaSalle

300 North LaSalle, Chicago

This 60-story mixed-use building, located on the north bank of the Chicago River, features a sunlit waterfront public garden with access to the river's edge.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago

Lurie Children's Hospital is one of the top pediatric providers in the Midwest, and is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Bay-Adelaide Centre

Bay-Adelaide Centre, Toronto

An office complex located in the Financial District of Toronto, Bay-Adelaide Centre consists of three towers.

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, Chicago

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

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

The CMA Tower is the tallest of the five structures that make up the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District.

Federation Towers - Vostok Tower

Federation Towers - Vostok Tower, Moscow

When completed in late 2016, the Federation Towers - Vostok Tower claimed the title of Europe's Tallest Building and was the third tallest building to open for occupancy that year.

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower, New York City

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

J57

J57, Changsha

Broad Sustainable Building Company's building, J57, is a 57-floor, 180,000-square-meter skyscraper, fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced, Lego-like blocks.

KL118 Tower

KL118 Tower, Kuala Lumpur

KL118, the first building taller than the Petronas Towers proposed in Kuala Lumpur, is being constructed in the vicinity of Plaza Rakyat.

Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Below the observation deck is an inverted parabolic arch that occupies the top third of the skyscraper creating its iconic status in the city.

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C

Naberezhnaya Tower Block C, Moscow

The Naberezhnaya Towers consist of three Class-A office towers with a modern design, located in the heart of the city.

New Orleans

New Orleans, Rotterdam

The New Orleans was given a nickname in keeping with Rotterdam tradition: "Lady in the Wharf," referring to the crown of penthouses at the top.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, New York City

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

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

Post Tower

Post Tower, Bonn

Post Tower is a forward-looking high-rise for the 21st century: formally, technically, and ecologically advanced, and offering a high-quality work environment.

Puerta de Europa

Puerta de Europa, Madrid

Spanish for Gate of Europe, these twin office buildings are inclined at 15° over the Plaza de Castilla bus station.

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center, Chicago

This vertical campus' glass and steel design is an architectural counterpoint to the grey limestone of the Auditorium Building its connected to.

SOCAR Tower

SOCAR Tower, Baku

SOCAR Tower has a free formed shape to follow the basic design concept but uses segmented elements based on the local infrastructure and constructability.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

The Bank of America Tower

The Bank of America Tower, New York City

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

The Bow

The Bow, Calgary

The Bow is both stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint, especially in the context of a harsh northern climate.

The John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center, Chicago

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

The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building, New York City

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

Torre Caja Madrid

Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid

Designed by Lord Norman Foster, Torre Caja Madrid is the tallest building in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex.

U.S. Bancorp Tower

U.S. Bancorp Tower, Portland

The U.S. Bancorp Tower is also known as "Big Pink" due to its pink granite and glazed glass façade.

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About ArcelorMittal

With approximately 114 million tonnes of annual production capacity and 199,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company.

With an industrial presence in 18 countries, ArcelorMittal is a leader in all major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading research and development and technology, sizeable captive supplies of raw materials, and outstanding distribution networks.

The company’s core philosophy is to produce safe, sustainable steel. In so doing, ArcelorMittal’s top priority is safety, and its goal is to be the world’s safest steel and mining company. As a company, ArcelorMittal is committed to its promise of ‘transforming tomorrow’. Guiding the company in this are its values of sustainability, quality and leadership.

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ArcelorMittal Connected Global News

New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

11 Sep 2017, Dubai – Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods…

Chicago’s

Chicago’s "Big Red" Building Scores Anchor Tenant, and Maybe a New Name

11 Aug 2017, Chicago – A Chicago-based bank has made a deal to lease 462,000 square feet (43,000 square meters…

First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

27 Jun 2017, New York City – With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New…

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New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
11 Sep 2017 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’…
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Chicago’s "Big Red" Building Scores Anchor Tenant, and Maybe a New Name
11 Aug 2017 – Chicago, United States
A Chicago-based bank has made a deal to lease 462,000 square feet (43,000 square meters) of the CNA Center, affectionately known as "Big Red," and landed naming rights…
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First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt
27 Jun 2017 – New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According…
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SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha
6 Jun 2017 – Changsha, China
SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper.…
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New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York
18 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress…
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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer
18 May 2017 – Chicago, United States
The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and…
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LED Artwork Proposed for Crown of San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower
8 May 2017 – San Francisco, United States
At a Planning Commission hearing on May 4, the city considered a proposal for a light display designed by a San Francisco-based LED artist for the top of the 326-meter…
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Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Gets LED Art Installation Ahead of Opening
17 Apr 2017 – Chicago, United States
A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150…
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San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out
6 Apr 2017 – San Francisco, United States
Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-…
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New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017
31 Mar 2017 – New York City, United States
After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the…
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Foundation Pours Advance Construction of Supertall Towers in New York and Chicago
7 Feb 2017 – New York City, United States
On Saturday February 4, construction workers in New York and Chicago completed concrete foundation pours for One Vanderbilt and Vista Tower, respectively. The two…
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Cladding Continuing to Rise at Telus Sky in Calgary
3 Feb 2017 – Calgary, Canada
Cladding is continuing to rise up the base of Telus Sky in downtown Calgary, where the 59-story tower is set to become a signature piece of the local skyline. If…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck
5 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an…
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New York City Supertall Breaks Ground
18 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central…
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Billionaire Buys $550 Million Madrid Skyscraper
3 Oct 2016 – Madrid, Spain
Amancio Ortega, thought to be Europe’s richest man, has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers, the Torre Cepsa, for USD$550 million through his property…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Moves Ahead as Financing is Secured
29 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
SL Green Realty Corp, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced that it has closed on $1.5 billion of construction financing for One Vanderbilt…
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New York City’s One World Trade Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
28 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its…
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Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Granted Approval
12 Sep 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
With a unanimous vote of approval from Gold Coast councilors, Surfers Paradise will soon be home to a building that will join the club of Australia’s tallest residential…
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Engineering Expert Describes Skyslide Structure on LA’s U.S. Bank Tower
16 Aug 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th…
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Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City
15 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt Back on Track after Grand Central Owner Withdraws Lawsuit
12 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
A settlement between two Midtown real-estate titans has cleared a major roadblock in the construction of a new 64-story skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal,…
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New Name and Height for Gold Coast High-Rise
5 Aug 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
Forise Holding’s under-construction skyscraper at 3 Trickett Street has undergone a design change and received a new name – Spirit. The building has increased in height,…
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Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai
27 Jul 2016 – Shanghai, China
A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway…
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U.S. Bank Tower’s Glass SkySlide Now Open in Los Angeles
28 Jun 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower’s new SkySlide – a glass slide suspended 305 meters above downtown Los Angeles – is now open for business. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the…
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3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York
24 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final…
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World’s Longest Tunnel Slide Opens to the Public in London
23 Jun 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The United Kingdom can now boast about having the longest tunnel slide in the world after the nearly 183-meter-long and 76-meter-high ride, simply called The Slide,…
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Gold Coast Tower Hit with Delay after Neighboring Residents’ Win Legal Battle
13 Jun 2016 – Gold Coast, Australia
Surfers Paradise residents won a victory in court against the proposed 295-meter Iluka tower. A court in Brisbane recently ruled in favor of residents in the neighboring…
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New York City’s 3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Height
31 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The World Trade Center development is beginning to come together. One of the complex’s skyscrapers, 3 World Trade Center, has now reached supertall height, meaning it is…
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Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center Shopping Naming Rights to Fund Plaza Redevelopment
23 May 2016 – Chicago, United States
The owner of Chicago's John Hancock Center is shopping the naming rights for the 47-year-old skyscraper to pay for a proposed $10 million plaza redevelopment. The deal…
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Madison Avenue Building Undergoing Major Retrofit in New York City
9 May 2016 – New York City, United States
The 25-story 380 Madison Avenue – a hulking Manhattan office building with opaque glass – is currently wrapped in scaffolding and construction material as it undergoes a…
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Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes
5 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes…
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Construction Progresses on Pasig’s Capitol Commons
28 Mar 2016 – Pasig, Philippines
Capitol Commons – a 10-hectare mixed-use development in Pasig – will include two residential towers, already under construction. Upon completion, The Royalton will stand…
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Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Up for Sale 10 Months Before Completion Date
25 Mar 2016 – Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-…
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U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles Plans Glass-Bottomed “Skyslide”
2 Mar 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The owners of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles are building a "Skyslide" as a part of a $50 million "Skyspace" renovation, transforming several floors of the building…
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Planning Group Recommends Design Changes for Crown Resorts Casino Tower in Barangaroo, Sydney
10 Feb 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has recommended trimming the podium of the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Resorts Casino tower at Barangaroo to…
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Insurance Giant to Become Anchor Tenant of Proposed Chicago High-Rise
17 Dec 2015 – Chicago, United States
After 43 years in the iconic red skyscraper painted in its corporate color, CNA is ditching 333 S. Wabash Avenue and moving half a mile northwest. The insurance giant is…
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Wells Fargo Signs Deal to Move New York Office to Hudson Yards
14 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Wells Fargo confirmed on December 11 that it has signed on to be a major tenant at 30 Hudson Yards by 2020, thanks to a $5 billion financing package that will bring Wall…
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New Renderings Show Fresh Views of New York’s One Vanderbilt
14 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Preparations for One Vanderbilt are making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. Now, some new renderings give an…
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285-Meter Gold Coast Development Wins Approval
1 Oct 2015 – Gold Coast, Australia
A China-based conglomerate has won approval for an $850 million high-rise apartment tower to be built at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The 285-meter skyscrpaer will…
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Construction begins on Vietnam’s Tallest Tower in Ho Chi Minh City
3 Aug 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
British architect Atkins has started work on the 460-meter Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, which is set to become the tallest building in Vietnam upon completion…
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New 88-Story Tower Planned for Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast
17 Jul 2015 – Gold Coast, Australia
A Hong Kong-based developer has taken the next step in its push to build a new $700 Million Surfers Paradise tower by lodging a Development Application with the Gold…
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Renovation Work Begins on 425 Park Avenue in New York City
30 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction work has begun on the renovation of 425 Park Avenue. Built atop a 31-story building of the same name, the design for the tower emphasizes occupant health and…
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New York’s Nordstrom Tower Expected to Have Highest Roof in the US
18 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
Nordstrom Tower, slated for completion in 2018, will be the highest tower in the nation by roof height, reports YIMBY. Developed by Extell, documents describe the tower's…
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One World Trade Center Observation Deck Opens in New York
2 Jun 2015 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center’s observation deck opened May 29, offering breathtaking sights from the nation’s tallest building. At 387 meters, it is now the highest observation…
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New York City Council Green Lights One Vanderbilt Place
28 May 2015 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council voted on May 27 to approve plans for One Vanderbilt Place, a 462-meter 64-story office tower just west of Grand Central Terminal, in exchange…
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Nordstrom Tower Could Become Tallest in New York, Report Says
12 May 2015 – New York City, United States
A new report claims that 217 West 57th Street received a height boost that would make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. However, CTBUH has not ratified…
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Renderings Released for Nordstrom Tower in New York City
21 Apr 2015 – New York City, United States
Renderings of the tallest of Manhattan’s supertall towers have been revealed. The under-construction building has been dubbed “Nordstrom Tower” for the department store…
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One Vanderbilt Clears Another Hurdle in New York City
31 Mar 2015 – New York City, United States
The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the One Vanderbilt Place application for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' proposed 64-story office tower and the rezoning…
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BSB Builds 57-Story Prefabricated Skyscraper in Changsha
10 Mar 2015 – Changsha, China
Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has released a time-lapse video of the construction of J57, the company’s latest building: a 57-floor, 80,000-square-meter skyscraper,…
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BIG’s Curvaceous Calgary Skyscraper Breaks Ground
17 Feb 2015 – Calgary, Canada
Construction is now underway on the 66-story Telus Sky Tower in Calgary. The 70,000-square-meter skyscraper, which was first unveiled by BIG in 2013, broke ground the…
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Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2014 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected…
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Construction of Moscow’s Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018
8 Dec 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City
24 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a…
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Updated Design Revealed for 425 Park in New York City
17 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
The design for 425 Park Avenue has been in the works for several years, and was first revealed during a competition. Now, a video at the project’s new website offers a…
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New Design Boosts Height of New York's One Vanderbilt
30 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One Vanderbilt has received a height boost, and early documents indicating an approximate pinnacle of 1,450 feet (441 meters) has given way to a slightly taller tower…
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New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited…
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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Russian Practice Takes Over Lakhta Center Job
30 Sep 2014 – St. Petersburg, Russia
A Russian practice, Gorproyekt, has been appointed to the Lakhta Center project in St. Petersburg, replacing the original architect on the scheme. Once complete, the…
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Tower at New York's 1 Manhattan West to Seek Supertall Status
18 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Per a new building permit filed at the New York Department of Building, it has been uncovered that 1 Manhattan West will be just over 300 meters tall, which would achieve…
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New York City's One Vanderbilt to Include 65-Story Tower and Transit Improvements
10 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer SL Green unveiled its vision on September 8 for $210 million in transit improvements it is required to make as part of a deal to build a 65-story tower at the…
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Nordstrom Tower in New York City Receives Updated Designs
9 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
The design of 217 West 57th Street remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints that were made public earlier in May 2014 — for the tentatively 1,775-foot (541-…
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One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has signed Australia-based Servcorp, a provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space, to a 15-year, 3,200-square-meter, full “…
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New Yorkers Can Control Two Skyscraper Lights with Mobile App
21 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
Developer Douglas Durst is letting New Yorkers have controls to the lights atop two midtown skyscrapers — Bank of America Tower and 4 Times Square. Users can manipulate…
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Crown Sydney Architect Favors Taller Towers
22 Jul 2014 – Sydney, Australia
The award-winning architect designing James Packer’s AUS $2 billion (US $1.9 billion) Barangaroo casino resort believes Sydney’s skyline would benefit from allowing the…
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Los Angeles’ Tallest Building to Get Observation Deck
17 Jul 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck will provide visitors with a…
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Foster + Partners Unveils New Images of New York’s 425 Park Avenue
11 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
Foster + Partners has released new images of 425 Park Avenue in New York, the project that turned heads in 2012 when videos of the four competing architects presenting…
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New York City's Nordstrom Tower May Become World’s Tallest Residential Building
9 Jul 2014 – New York City, United States
New York YIMBY has acquired the latest drawings of Nordstrom Tower, courtesy of an anonymous tipster close to the project. Scoping documents include height numbers: 225…
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Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower Hits a Milestone
1 Jul 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Over the past month, Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre has been showing significant progress as crews continue working on the 215 meter-tall tower in Toronto. The concrete…
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Pilings Complete on St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center
24 Jun 2014 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Pile foundations have been completed for the 463-meter Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. The last pile under the foundation was produced on June 17, 2014, and the…
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John Hancock Center Owners Want to Rock Chicago’s Streets
18 Jun 2014 – Chicago, United States
One of the owners of the John Hancock Center has proposed a glass-enclosed, diamond-shaped structure in front of the skyscraper, in which musicians would entertain crowds…
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One Vanderbilt May Rise to New York’s Number-Two Height Rank
18 Jun 2014 – New York, United States
New illustrations released the week of June 16 indicate that One Vanderbilt, a proposed skyscraper near Grand Central Terminal, could rise as high as 1,350 feet (412…
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San Francisco’s SOMA Hosts 16 High-Rises in Development
3 Jun 2014 – San Francisco, United States
HomesSF.com points out the significance of the level of development in the South-of-Market Area (SOMA). It took 60 years to develop 21 high-rises in the financial…
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TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt
27 May 2014 – New York City, United States
TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of…
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Record-Setting Chicago Skyscraper Sale
20 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
In a record-setting $850 million deal, developer Irvine Co. has agreed to purchase the 60-story building at 300 N. LaSalle St, Chicago. The office tower presents a good…
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Video: Chicago’s John Hancock Center Tilts for Thrills
12 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Chicago’s John Hancock Center has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to skyscraper thrills with its newest attraction, Tilt, a window that actually tilts out over the…
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Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
23 Apr 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In an event that claimed the new Guinness World Record title of Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, two men took the jump of a lifetime off the 828-meter Burj…
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1 Vanderbilt Pushes Ahead
15 Apr 2014 – New York City, United States
After plans were delayed by the demise of the Bloomberg re-zoning plan, the developer for 1 Vanderbilt is now negotiating with the de Blasio administration for a path…
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That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You
14 Apr 2014 – San Francisco, United States
Software company Salesforce.com will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be…
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Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
18 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya…
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Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A recent report that found Hong Kong and Tokyo to be most expensive cities to rent skyscraper floor-space, also finds the United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu…
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One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
6 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey…
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Half-Vacant U.S. Bank Building in L.A. Plans Reuse Reinvention
4 Mar 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
Overseas Union Enterprise, the developer that bought the U.S. Bank Building last year, has hired architecture firm Gensler to adapt the commercial building into a…
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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
12 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The ice falling from One World Trade Center and other modern skyscrapers is attributed to advances in the construction of efficient facades that insulate interiors and…
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Mediterranean Coastal City Malaga Singularly Allows Skyscrapers
31 Jan 2014 – Malaga, Spain
Malaga is now accepting construction proposals for structures 22-35 stories tall under the city's new standards of approval, which towers over neighboring coastal towns…
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Time Warner Plans New Development in Hudson Yards
17 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
Just ten years after the completion of Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, Time Warner Inc. plans to move its headquarters to burgeoning Hudson Yards. The…
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Nordstrom Tower Part of Cantilever Trend
15 Jan 2014 – New York, United States
In New York, sculptural cantilevers are coming out from the back alleys and into the mainstream streetscape. The engineering feat of expanding sideways into airspace was…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
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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Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa
2 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Always a place where “size matters,” Dubai kicked off 2014 with an appropriately gigantic fireworks display, launching more than 500,000 incendiaries in six minutes. The…
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Skyline Writer Honored
13 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chris Gillott, the head electrician of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building, died of a heart attack at age 57. He was the man responsible for setting up the building's…
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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
13 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday, November 12, that it ratified the One World Trade Center's 1,776-foot height. The announcement of…
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CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New…
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One World Trade Opens Sales Center
8 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of a drive to attract commercial tenants, One World Trade Center's developers have opened for viewing a model office on the 63rd floor of the under-construction…
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Race Heats Up to Build Western Canada's Tallest
4 Nov 2013 – Edmonton, Canada
BCM Developments is proposing a new 71-story mixed-use tower at 101 Street and 105 Avenue in Edmonton, Canada. The skyscraper, called The Edmontonian, is proposed at 278…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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BIG's Twisting Canadian Tower Unanimously Approved
28 Oct 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved an iconic, twisting tower for the corner of Beach and Howe streets. The 52-story Beach and Howe Street tower development…
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Nordstrom Wins Cantilevered Approval
23 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Extell Development received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday to cantilever a new supertall luxury residential tower that the company…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Skyscraper Powerhouse Extell Plans Next Pair of Towers
2 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
This week Extell Development has set in motion efforts to build two towers in New York in the near future. The company revealed preliminary plans for the mixed-use 217…
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Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
10 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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Nordstrom Buys Supertall Site
5 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
Seattle-based luxury retailer Nordstrom has reportedly paid $102.5 million for the site of its future Midtown flagship store at 217 West 57th Street. The seven-floor will…
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O'Donnell Launches "Wine-Glass" Riverside Tower
5 Aug 2013 – Chicago, United States
Developer John O'Donnell has unveiled a plan for a 53-story office tower on the west bank of the Chicago River. The 1.2 million-square foot (111,000-square meter) office…
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Brookfield to Launch Western Canada's Tallest Building
30 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Brookfield Office Properties will begin construction in September of a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper in downtown Calgary, the company announced in a press release. The…
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Major Tenant for 3WTC Means Construction Can Continue
10 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Developer Larry Silverstein is on the verge of landing another major tenant, one that will allow his company to complete construction of the Three World Trade Center…
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TELUS Launches Sky Tower by BIG
9 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
TELUS, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, is set to begin construction on a 58-story tower in Calgary's downtown core. The TELUS Sky tower, designed by…
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Time Warner Plots Move to Hudson Yards
2 Jul 2013 – New York City, United States
Time Warner reportedly is preparing to pick up stakes and move to Hudson Yards. The New York Times reports the company has reached a tentative deal with the Related…
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John Hancock Center Sale Indicates Depreciated Value
27 Jun 2013 – Chicago, United States
San Antonio-based real estate firm The Lynd Co. and its partners closed a deal for 900,000 square feet (83,000 square meters) of space at the 100-story John Hancock…
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Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
26 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Google has taken its Street View imagery to the top of the Burj Khalifa, under the direction of Pascal Malite, Street View Program Manager. Google spent three days at the…
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One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
26 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Freedom Tower was renamed the One World Trade Center in 2009, but many are still attached to the original name, according to The Wall Street Journal. Renaming a tower…
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Video: Watch the Climb to the Top
10 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photographer Joe McNally recently captured a series of dizzying images from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. He has also released an interesting…
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The Bow Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Calgary
6 Jun 2013 – Calgary, Canada
After being partially open for a few months, Calgary's tallest building celebrated its official grand opening Tuesday, June 4. At 238 meters (779 feet), the Foster +…
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New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
31 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Thomas Leslie, a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, has contributed his op-ed to The New York Times…
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Crown Hotel Sydney Announces Design Winner
16 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won the bid to design the new Crown Hotel in Sydney as part of a larger $6 billion Barangaroo Redevelopment Master Plan. The organic design…
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
10 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing,…
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Barangaroo's Crown Hotel Competition Heats Up
9 May 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Three internationally recognized firms are competing to design a multi-billion dollar resort hotel tower at Barangaroo South on Sydney's harbor foreshore. The shortlist…
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A Fresh Look for Dallas's Tallest Tower
8 May 2013 – Dallas, United States
Renovation work has begun on Dallas's tallest building, the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, which will include a new entry, lobby area and remodeled retail court. The $20…
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Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa
7 May 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan climbed to the top of the 828-meter (2,722-foot) Burj Khalifa last week with plans to photograph the city. When he arrived at the…
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Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
2 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Today crews are installing the final two sections of the One World Trade Center's 408-foot (124-meter) crowning structure, wihch will bring it to its final architectural…
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Brookfield Takeover of LA
30 Apr 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Four of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in Los Angeles will soon be controlled by international real estate company Brookfield Office Properties. The company will become the…
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Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
17 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A recent video posted on YouTube of Dubai's Burj Khalifa records what it's like to be in the tower while experiencing the strong winds of a storm. The building, which is…
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Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
3 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Officials developing the observation deck at One World Trade Center provided a preview of the attraction to the press yesterday. The tour will showcase the tower as "the…
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Transbay Façade Transformed from Glass to Aluminum
3 Apr 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clarke Pelli, architects of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, has updated the design of the podium façade. Instead of a transparent, sinuous glass façade,…
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The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
1 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The chairman and founder of real estate giant Emaar Properties, Mohammed Alabbar, is developing plans to build a 1 kilometer-plus tower in Asia. In an extensive interview…
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San Francisco Welcomes Future Tallest
28 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Yesterday, San Francisco celebrated the groundbreaking of the Transbay Transit Tower. The 1,070-foot tower at First and Mission, which, if completed tomorrow, would be…
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Boston Properties Takes Transbay Terminal
21 Mar 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Boston Properties has replaced Hines as the main developer of Transbay Tower, slated to be San Francisco’s tallest building. Hines reduced its ownership interest in the…
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Landmarks Group Clears Way for 472-meter NYC Tower
20 Mar 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously agreed to developer Extell’s plans to demolish a section of the BF Goodrich Building to make way for its…
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Indonesian Investors Buy Half-empty US Bank Tower
12 Mar 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles's US Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, has sold for $367.5 million to Singapore-based hotel and property group Overseas Union…
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Two Liberty Place Hopes to Acquire Hotel Tenant
11 Mar 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
IStar Financial has decided to sell its portion of Philadelphia's 58-story Two Liberty Place for development as a high-end hotel, according to the Philadelphia Business…
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Bay-Adelaide Tower Signs Second Major Tenant
5 Mar 2013 – Toronto, Canada
The latest leasing deal completed at the Bay Adelaide East tower has taken the project's occupancy rate to 60 percent. The 44-story office tower, which is under…
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Sydney Skyscraper Competition Enlists Top Architects
21 Feb 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Four world-renowned designers have been shortlisted to create a design for the Crown Sydney resort tower in Barangaroo which is as iconic as the Syndey Opera House. The…
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OMA's 425 Park Unsuccessful Submission Profiled
11 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
OMA's entry for the 425 Park redesign competition is profiled by designboom, which features a form that twists in an attempt to circumvent the city's planning practices…
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Window Washing in New York
31 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The latest issue of The New Yorker features an article about the challenges of washing windows in New York City. The article, "Life at the Top," reports that modern…
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Photographer Offers Panoramic Views from Burj Khalifa
29 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan has produced a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, providing stunning views of the Dubai landscape. The image…
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Manhattan West Development Begins Construction
22 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
The $4.5 billion Manhattan West development, which will be built above part of the West Side Rail Yards, began construction last week. The development will include two…
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Chicago River Point Tower Construction Begins
17 Jan 2013 – Chicago, United States
Construction crews launched a 45-story office tower on Tuesday at Lake and Canal streets in the Fulton River District of Chicago. This ceremony marked the first office…
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Video: One World Trade Escalators
14 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
Last week's The Weekly Flickr video centered on photos of escalators being hoisted into place in One World Trade Center. The photographer, Scott Lahmers, works as a…
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Video: World’s Tallest Building Celebrates New Year
2 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, welcomed in the new year with an appropriately Dubai-scale fireworks display. The light show was accompanied by a performance…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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Transbay May Be Joined by Sibling Tower
7 Dec 2012 – San Francisco, United States
A 52-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Transit Center District Plan area of San Francisco. The Heller Manus-designed 700-foot (213-meter) 181 Fremont…
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Developers Plan Calgary's New Tallest Tower
4 Dec 2012 – Calgary, Canada
International developer Brookfield Properties has submitted plans for a 56-story, 247-meter (810-foot) tower and an accompanying 178-meter (583-foot) tower in Calgary,…
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Hudson Yards Construction Begins Today
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers broke ground today on the Hudson Yards project, New York's largest privately-funded development project since Rockefeller Center. A groundbreaking…
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Permits Filed for New York Supertall
27 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
New York-based developer Gary Barnett has filed building permits for a 1,550-foot (472-meter) tower at 225 West 57th Street, which would be one of the city's tallest upon…
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Ole Scheeren Reveals Singapore Towers Design
14 Nov 2012 – Singapore, Singapore
International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of towers in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013. The Twin Towers Duo will include a 186-…
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Transit Center Officially Receives Final Approval
19 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's Planning Commission on Thursday gave its final approval to plans to build the 1,070-foot (326-meter) tall Transbay Tower, the San Francisco Examiner…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…
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425 Park Shortlisted Designs on Display
19 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Curbed New York has posted all the renderings from the recently completed competition for the redesign of 425 Park Ave. The design by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners…
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Transbay Tower Defeats Another Round of Naysaying
16 Oct 2012 – San Francisco, United States
The San Francisco Planning and the Recreation and Park Commissions have agreed that the shadow of the proposed Transbay Tower at 101 First St. won't have a significant or…
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Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
11 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Interested parties in New York with enough money, powers of persuasion and impressive social connections have been enjoying rides to the top of under-construction, high…
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Arabtec Wins Gazprom Contract
4 Oct 2012 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Arabtec has received a AED453 million (US$123 million) contract to build Europe's future tallest tower, the 463-meter (1,520-foot) Lakhta Center. The long-delayed Gazprom…
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Advertisers Consider Moving into 3WTC
4 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
GroupM, an advertising and media company, is reportedly in preliminary negotiations with developer Silverstein to become anchor tenant of Three World Trade Center. The…

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Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates gathered for the…

Composite Megacolumns Report Now Available

12 Jan 2017, CTBUH Publication – The summary of the research project on composite megacolumns,…

CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the…

ArcelorMittal at CTBUH

Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates gathered for the Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop.
Composite Megacolumns Report Now Available
12 Jan 2017, Venice – CTBUH Publication
The summary of the research project on composite megacolumns, sponsorsed by ArcelorMittal, and is now available on the CTBUH Shop.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Interesting Results from Second Round of Megacolumn Tests
27-29 Jul 2015, Beijing – Event Report
CTBUH research division members attended the second round of tests in Beijing related to the Megacolumn Research project, sponsored by ArcelorMittal.
First Composite Megacolumns Test a Big Success
5 Feb 2015, Beijing – Event Report
The large research team working on the composite megacolumns research project gathered in Beijing to start the test campaign on the first megacolumn samples.
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
Composite Megacolumns Research Meeting Held in Beijing
15 Dec 2014, Beijing – Event Report
Megacolumns researcher goes to Beijing to explore the actual behavior (N-M curve) of large composite concrete/steel megacolumns with encased steel profiles.
Research Division LCA Project Nearing Completion
12 Dec 2014, Esch-sur-Alzette – Event Report
Research Manager meets in Luxembourg to discuss the results of the "A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings" project.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Changsha Regional Tour Report
20-21 Sep 2014, Changsha – Tour Report
The tour began with the Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) campus including the New-Ark Hotel. The group also visited Broad’s construction site of a 59-story tower.
CTBUH and ArcelorMittal Discuss Final Stages of LCA Research
Sep 2014, Esch-sur-Alzette – CTBUH Research Report
CTBUH and ArcelorMittal met for 2.5 days in July in Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg, to discuss the advancements of the LCA Research.
Megacolumns Research – Update and First Deliverable
Sep 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Progress is being made on the Composite Megacolumns research project, with a case study and laboratories selected for the destructive tests
Update on LCA Research
Apr 2014, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
“A Whole Life-Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings,” is now progressing toward completion, and dissemination in early 2015.
Interim Meeting at ArcelorMittal Luxembourg Headquarters
Mar 2014, Esch-sur-Alzette – Event Report
After one year of research completed, and another year to go, the research team met in Luxembourg the ArcelorMittal representatives to discuss the advancements of the LCA research.
CTBUH Explores Demolition Phase of Tall Building Life Cycle
Dec 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
One of the least studied parts of a tall building life is its end-of-life scenario yet many buildings are now approaching the end of their service life.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH Research Team Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
17 Jul 2013, Milan – Event Report
Dario Trabucco, involved in the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal, visited Despe Spa.
CTBUH Gains Info on Concrete Recycling at Bluff City
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team visited Bluff City Materials to gain a greater understanding of the amount of energy that goes into recycling concrete.
CTBUH Visits ACME Plant Site, Furthering Recycling Knowledge
10 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research team gained significant understanding of the steel recycling process after a meeting at the ACME Refining Plant.
CTBUH Researchers Uncover Cost of Steel Recycling Process at ACME
9 Jul 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a short trip to visit ACME Refining to collect more information regarding the energy involved in steel scrap and the processes employed in the facility.
CTBUH Visits Gerdau Ameristeel Facility
25 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team traveled to the Gerdau Ameristeel Facility to gain more information regarding the steel to be analyzed in the Life Cycle Assessment research project.
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Meeting
24 Jun 2013, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH researchers met with the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association to answer questions about demolition and recycling costs for concrete and steel structures.
CTBUH Researchers Tour MBL Recycling Plant
24 Jun 2013, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH research team made a visit to MBL Recycling to gather more information for the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project.
CTBUH Researchers, Clark Construction Meet
27 Mar 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH research team met with Senior Project Manager Chris Phares of Clark Construction Group as part of the LCA Study.
CTBUH Meets with ArcelorMittal Research Office
20 Feb 2013, Eschborn – Event Report
The CTBUH visited ArcelorMittal’s research offices to make progress on the Life Cycle Analysis research project.
Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Twelve of the world’s best-known structural engineering firms helped the CTBUH Research Team to perform a fundamental part of its LCA research project.
Key Stakeholders Meet to Launch Life Cycle Research Project
9 Jan 2013, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal funded research project: “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” launched and met for the first time in Chicago.
CTBUH to Study the Life Cycle of Tall Building Structural Systems
14 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal has awarded a $300,000 research grant to the CTBUH to study and compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to structural systems in tall buildings.
Costa Rica Group Discusses Sustainable Tall Buildings
25 Oct 2012, San José – Event Report
Victor Montero, the new CTBUH City Representative for San Jose, Costa Rica organized a forum to discuss tall building design and the challenges of local urban development.
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Two
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the second day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Technical Tours and Networking Reception.

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Jean Claude Gerardy

Jean Claude Gerardy

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Nicoleta Popa

Nicoleta Popa

CTBUH Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Olivier Vassart

Olivier Vassart

CTBUH Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

CTBUH Leaders at ArcelorMittal

Jean Claude Gerardy

Jean Claude Gerardy

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Nicoleta Popa

Nicoleta Popa

CTBUH Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Olivier Vassart

Olivier Vassart

CTBUH Working Group: LCA of Structural Systems, 2013 – Present
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Shelley Finnigan

Shelley Finnigan

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2015
Chicago, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving ArcelorMittal

2015 New York Conference - Session 4d - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal

Design of Composite Mega-Columns with Multiple Rolled H-Sections

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Jean-Claude Gerardy ArcelorMittal Commercial

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Engineering Properties of Composite Mega-Columns with Separately Encased Hot Rolled Steel Profiles

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Congzhen Xiao & Chen Tao, China Academy of Building Research; Fei Deng, Tsinghua University; et al

A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2
Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations
Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

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Videos

2015 New York Conference - Session 4d - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Markus Jetter & Stefan Gerstenmeyer, thyssenkrupp; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; John Mizon, Schindler, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4d: Technological Advancements.
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window." Perhaps the most notable change was development of the skyscraper. Innovations in…
Design of Composite Mega-Columns with Multiple Rolled H-Sections
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jean-Claude Gerardy ArcelorMittal Commercial
Composite mega-columns used in tall buildings are currently designed with continuous built-up sections, typically welded in a fabrication shop and spliced on site without any prequalified welding procedure. This often leads to highly restrained welds…
Track 4: Material Advances Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 4 speakers including, Jon Kimberlain and Lawrence Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation; BaoLiGao MengGen, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum; and Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal take questions from delegates.
New High Performance Steel Sections in Grade 485 MPa (70ksi) for Supertall Buildings
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal Commercial Sections
ASTM A913/ Grade 485 MPa (70 ksi) is available since 2011, breaking the world record of 65 ksi yield strength for rolled sections. Besides, the range of rolled shape sizes has also been extended. Jumbo shapes (HD400) (W14”x16”) are available up to…
Sustainable Steel Buildings through Natural Fire Safety Concept
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jean-Claude Gérardy, Arcelor Mittal
Jean-Claude Gerardy from Arcelor Mittal described the Global Natural Fire Safety Concept (NFSC) and highlighted its importance for sustainable construction at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. In contrary to conventional methods of guaranteeing…

Papers/Research

Engineering Properties of Composite Mega-Columns with Separately Encased Hot Rolled Steel Profiles
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Congzhen Xiao & Chen Tao, China Academy of Building Research; Fei Deng, Tsinghua University; et al
This paper presents an experimental study on the behavior of composite mega-columns with separately encased steel profiles. Ten scaled composite columns were designed, including six 1/4-scaled test specimens and four 1/6-scaled test specimens tested…
A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
Jun 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 2; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal
This paper summarizes the results of a two-year-long research project conducted by the CTBUH on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of tall building structural systems. The research project was made possible thanks to a $300,000 contribution from…
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.” Perhaps the most notable change was the development of the skyscraper. Innovations in…
A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Dario Trabucco & Antony Wood, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Olivier Vassart & Nicoletta Popa, ArcelorMittal
During a dedicated two-year-long research effort, the CTBUH analyzed all life phases of a tall building’s structural system: the extraction and production of its materials, transportation to the site, construction operations, final demolition of the…
CTBUH Research Project: A Whole LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Dario Trabucco, Dr. Antony Wood & Meysam Tabibzadeh, CTBUH; Olivier Vassart, ArcelorMittal
This paper 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 Assessment of tall building structures. The research is aimed at investigating the energy /…
Design of Composite Mega-columns with Multiple Rolled H-Sections
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jean-Claude Gerardy, Georges Axmann & Riccardo Zanon, Arcelor Mittal Commercial Sections
Composite mega columns of tall buildings are currently designed with continuous built-up sections, welded in the fabrication shop and spliced on the job site without any pre-qualified welding procedure. This leads to highly restrained welds and…
Sustainable steel buildings through Natural Fire Safety Concept
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jean-Claude Gérardy, Arcelor Mittal Commercial Sections
This paper describes the Global Natural Fire Safety Concept (NFSC) and highlights its importance for sustainable construction. In contrary to conventional methods of guaranteeing structural fire protection for steel structures with board claddings or…

ArcelorMittal Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 81 Completed23 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 17 Completed11 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 17 Years
Most Common Function office, 69 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 44 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.