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Featured Buildings Involving Jensen Hughes

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.

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, Dubai

Standing at over 300 meters, Cayan Tower stood as the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees when it was completed in 2013.

FKI Tower

FKI Tower, Seoul

FKI Tower features an innovative exterior wall, designed specifically for the project. The unique skin reduces internal heating and cooling loads and collects energy.

Greenland's Suzhou Center

Greenland's Suzhou Center, Suzhou

The Suzhou Center incorporates passive ventilation techniques in the the design to create a unique interior "lung" that appears as a large opening.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

The building’s siting and its evocative curving shape are performance driven, and represent an example of a 21st century tower that responds responsibly to local climactic conditions.

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.

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.

Samsung China Headquarters

Samsung China Headquarters, Beijing

The Samsung China Headquarters, a mixed-use building located in the city's growing central business district, is notable for its white glass exterior that reflects the skyline.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

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 buildings.

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 Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

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

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

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

UN Secretariat Building

UN Secretariat Building, New York City

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

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

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About Jensen Hughes

Founded in 1980, JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. is a global company headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As one of the largest fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting firms with offices worldwide, JENSEN HUGHES is able to provide the support and responsiveness that their clients need. Their technical experts stay on the cutting edge of evolving fire and life safety codes and regulations and are able to provide timely and accurate consulting and design services. They remain committed to providing their clients with cost-effective, high quality services that are crucial to the protection of life, property, and the environment.

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Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah

Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah

30 May 2017, Jeddah – CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction…

Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development

Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development

19 May 2017, Jeddah – The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the…

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, Seoul – Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world…

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Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah
30 May 2017 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,…
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Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development
19 May 2017 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision…
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CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall…
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New Observatory Attractions Planned as Part of Renovation of Chicago’s Willis Tower
23 Mar 2017 – Chicago, United States
The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk."…
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Samsung China Headquarters Tops Out in Beijing
23 Feb 2017 – Beijing, China
The Samsung China Headquarters, designed by smdp and located in Chaoyang, central Beijing, has architecturally topped out at 57 stories and 260 meters. The tower forms a…
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City Officials Reveal $500 Million Plans to Rejuvenate Chicago’s Willis Tower
1 Feb 2017 – Chicago, United States
City officials have released renderings of proposed improvements for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building. The $500 million plans include six floors of new retail, an…
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Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure
20 Dec 2016 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers
25 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate…
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Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled
3 Aug 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able…
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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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Shanghai Tower Installs Signboard Commemorating Megatall Status
17 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest…
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World’s Fastest Elevator to be Installed in China’s Tallest Building
12 May 2016 – Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the…
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Shanghai Tower Pays Tribute to Workers with Wall of Honor
29 Apr 2016 – Shanghai, China
The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of…
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Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete
16 Mar 2016 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has…
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Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World
7 Jan 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished…
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Developer Secures New Funding to Complete Jeddah Tower
30 Nov 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind Jeddah Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. A $2.23 billion fund has been…
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One in Two South Koreans Visited Seoul's Lotte World Tower in the Last Year
15 Oct 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Nearly one in every two South Koreans have visited the controversial Lotte World Tower being built by conglomerate Lotte Group since its phased opening a year ago,…
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Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower Completes in Nanchang
15 Sep 2015 – Nanchang, China
American firm SOM has completed a new tower in Nanchang, China. Rising 56 stories, the Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower is located in Gaoxin, a growing high-tech district,…
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Downtown Pittsburgh’s Tower at PNC Plaza Set for October First Opening
24 Aug 2015 – Pittsburgh, United States
Downtown Pittsburgh's newest skyscraper is set for an October 1 opening. The date for the opening of the $400 million Tower at PNC Plaza was announced in an invitation…
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Lotte World Tower to Use GNSS Technology for High-Accuracy Construction
27 May 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, which is currently under construction in Seoul, South Korea, will become the nation’s first building to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)…
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Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
11 May 2015 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then…
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“French Spiderman” Scales Dubai’s Cayan Tower
13 Apr 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A daredevil climber known as “French Spiderman” scaled the world’s tallest twisted skyscraper without a safety harness. French climber Alain Robert climbed Dubai's 306-…
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Construction Surpasses 100th Story in Seoul’s Lotte World Tower
31 Mar 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011. A ceremony was held by…
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Chicago’s Willis Tower Said Put Up For Sale
4 Mar 2015 – Chicago, United States
Chicago’s Willis Tower, once the world’s tallest building and one of the city’s top tourist attractions, is up for sale. The owners have hired a brokerage to market the…
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Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower
19 Nov 2014 – Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its…
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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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Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower to Utilize World’s Tallest Construction Crane
19 Sep 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the…
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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
2 Jul 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-…
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Allianz Report Sets Out Risks of Supertall Towers
26 Jun 2014 – London, United Kingdom
With values often exceeding $1 billion, the latest “supertall” (300 meters plus) or “megatall” (600 meters plus) buildings pose new challenges for insurers as well as for…
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Nanchang Twin Towers Mark 100th Topped-Out Supertall Project
13 Jun 2014 – Nanchang, China
The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza is the 100th supertall (300 meters or higher) building to be topped out or completed around the world. There are now 80…
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KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job
5 Jun 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and…
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Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline
7 May 2014 – Chicago, United States
Despite mixed sentiments from Chicago residents, preparations to install the potentially 20-foot-high (6-meter) Trump logo to the 423-meter, Adrian Smith-designed Trump…
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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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Work Begins on Samsung HQ in Beijing
3 Apr 2014 – Beijing, China
Construction work has begun on the 250-meter Samsung Chinese headquarters in Beijing. Designed by Chicago-based SMDP, the office tower will also contain a museum, day…
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Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower
21 Mar 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27…
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Carless in Calgary
20 Mar 2014 – Calgary, Canada
A private developer would like to build Canada’s first carless condominium tower, located within the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation’s East Village master plan, which…
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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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Samsung Breaks Ground for Headquarters in Beijing
27 Feb 2014 – Beijing, China
Kim Chang-soo, president of Samsung Life Insurance, government officials, and contractors participated in a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of…
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Kingdom Tower Mobilizes Construction
24 Feb 2014 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and…
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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai, China
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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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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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
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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FKI Tower Features External Wall Advances to Maximize Energy
24 Jan 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture announced the public opening of a 240-meter tower in Seoul that utilizes an innovative exterior wall designed specifically for the…
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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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Kingdom Tower Piling Work Completes
5 Dec 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company’s (JEC) new CEO, has announced the completion of the piling work for the Kingdom Tower, set to be the future-tallest building in…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
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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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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50 United Nations Plaza Penthouse to Hit the Market Hard
11 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Developers have revealed the $100 million triplex for sale as part of 50 United Nations Plaza, a new luxury apartment tower in New York. Zeckendorf Development is…
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UN Headquarters Released by Lego
8 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of its Landmark Architecture series, Lego announced its latest product, the United Nations Headquarters. The set recreates the New York complex located along the…
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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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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013 – Shanghai, China
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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AS+GG Partner Discusses Supertall Construction on Chinese Radio
12 Aug 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture partner Robert Forest was interviewed by China Radio International English about the rising number of supertall skyscrapers,…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
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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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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Kingdom Tower Officially Underway and On Schedule
26 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal says the project to build the world's future tallest skyscraper in Jeddah is progressing as planned. The prince made the…
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Saudi Prince Looks to Pursue Another Supertall
18 Jun 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced that plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are on schedule, taking the opportunity to express…
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Infinity Tower is Renamed at Opening Ceremonies
11 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The AED1 billion Infinity Tower has been renamed Cayan Tower, after its developer. The name was chosen to end the confusion with the other two Infinity Towers, in…
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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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Dubai's Infinity Tower Completed
5 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabian developer Cayan Investment & Development will celebrate the inauguration of Dubai's Infinity Tower next Monday, June 10. The 75-story building spirals 90…
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Beloved Chicago Skyscrapers Come to Life in Animation
24 May 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and artist Al Boardman has created a short film using motion graphics to honor five of the city's notable tall buildings. His…
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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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Kingdom Tower Secures Water Supply
29 Apr 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Jeddah Economic Co. has signed a water supply deal for the Kingdom Tower with Saudi Arabia's national water company, Bloomberg reports. For SAR2.2 billion (US$587…
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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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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013 – Shanghai, China
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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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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The Shard's Project Managers to Oversee Kingdom Tower
25 Feb 2013 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The £780 million (US$1.2 billion) project to build the world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia will be managed by the firm behind the construction of the recently…
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Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
19 Feb 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is slated to be the world's second tallest building upon completion, is featured by Popular Science in a recent article. Engineers involved in…
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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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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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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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Adrian Smith Talks Kingdom Tower
5 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction Week has posted an interview with Adrian Smith about his work in the field of supertall buildings. He discusses the future world's tallest building, Kingdom…
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Willis Tower Exhibit Celebrates Its Omnipresence in the City
19 Oct 2012 – Chicago, United States
A free exhibition of 25 large-scale photographs of Willis Tower made by architectural photographer Mark Ballogg looks to re-examine and revisit the tower's impact on the…
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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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Kingdom Tower Signs Foundation Deal
9 Oct 2012 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Although there is still no official word on when construction will start on Kingdom Tower, there are signs of progress. Saudi BAUER Foundation Contractors Ltd. this week…
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Shanghai Tower Elevators Receive Three Guinness World Records Following CTBUH Research
1 Jan 1970 – Shanghai, China
In late 2016, the CTBUH confirmed that the elevator systems at Shanghai Tower achieved the following three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles: Fastest Elevator Travel Speed,…

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CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the…

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16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Intelligent Egress Workshop Tackles Tough Fire-Safety Issues

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CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Intelligent Egress Workshop Tackles Tough Fire-Safety Issues
21 Sep 2016, Beijing – Event Report
Co-organized by CTBUH, UTRC (China), and Institute of Public Safety of Tsinghua University, this day-long workshop examined the issues and challenges accompanying ever-taller buildings.
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 Silver+ 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.
Safety Considerations in Tall Buildings
20 May 2015, Seoul – Event Report
CTBUH-Korea’s President Chung KwangRyang held an international conference addressing Tall Building Safety as the construction of tall buildings is increasing exponentially.
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.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4
Dec 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
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.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Event Focuses on Combining Fire Safety and Sustainability
7-8 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH participated in a symposium to address the complex issues of integrating fire safety design with sustainability.
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.
Nanjing Regional Tour Report
22-23 Sep 2012, Nanjing – Tour Report
Nanjing, the venerable “Southern capital,” is in the midst of the type of redevelopment surge impacting many Chinese cities.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Fire & Safety Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Safety Working Group met in Shanghai to discuss progress on several on-going initiatives and recent studies.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Silver Sponsor
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference Sponsor
This conference aimed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the rapidly growing city of Seoul, from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Fire & Safety Working Group Meeting
18-19 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH’s Fire & Safety Working Group convened for a one and a half day meeting at the offices of Schirmer Engineering.
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
20 Nov 2008, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 7th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Silver Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Table Sponsor
25 Oct 2007, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 6th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.

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Hugo Choi

Hugo Choi

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
Macau, China

Kim Clawson

Kim Clawson

CTBUH Height and Data Committee, 2007 – 2009
Chicago, United States

Zhong Liu

Zhong Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Beijing, China

Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – 2015
Shanghai, China

Daniel J. O’Connor

Daniel J. O’Connor

CTBUH Working Group: Fire & Safety, 2009 – 2014
Chicago, United States

Jeffrey Harper

Jeffrey Harper

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Chicago, United States

Fang Li

Fang Li

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Shanghai, China

Philip Rong

Philip Rong

CTBUH Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Richard Bukowski

Richard Bukowski

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, 2008 – 2014
Laurel, United States

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Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Fang Li & James Antell, RJA Group

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design

21 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA

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Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes

Application of “Big Data” for Intelligent Fire Safety Emergency Operations and Management

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Fang Li & Martin Reiss, Jensen Hughes International

Risk-Based Approach of Achieving Code Compliance in Tall Buildings: Case Study

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
John Devlin, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation

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Videos

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 need to consider a wide variety of scenarios when evacuating tall buildings. As…
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 Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific designs features include the fire…
Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Daniel O’Connor, Aon Fire Protection
Within the last two decades, concentrating all or many occupants from many floors of a tall building onto refuge floors during an emergency has become a concept that has gained increased use. This presentation seeks to identify the problems that…
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Aaron Vanney, RJA
This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These requirements will also be compared to those adopted in Europe (EN 81),…
Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou: Fire Protection Strategies for an Energy Efficient High-Rise Building
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA
Fang Li and James Antell, Rolf Jensen & Associates, discussed the 71 stories Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The building features numerous design strategies to reduce energy demand from the local grid, which…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, RJA
Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates, presented the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements developed for Burj Dubai at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements range from…

Papers/Research

Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes
Several recent noteworthy fires in high-rise buildings have drawn international media attention and highlighted a perceived weakness in tall building design. These fires appear to have involved building façades as the principal combustible material…
Application of “Big Data” for Intelligent Fire Safety Emergency Operations and Management
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, Jensen Hughes International
High-rise buildings are incredibly complicated structures. Many contain mixed-use programs and/or are located in multi-building complexes. They include large spaces; intricate fire detection, alarm and control functions; and difficult firefighting…
Risk-Based Approach of Achieving Code Compliance in Tall Buildings: Case Study
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; John Devlin, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
This paper is a case study of Nakheel Tower, Dubai, UAE – a proposed 1,000m and 200 plus story tall building – and the risk-based approach used for the design of the fire protection, life safety, and occupant evacuation systems. An elevator-centric…
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 need to consider a wide variety of scenarios when evacuating tall buildings. As…
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
1 Mar 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 1; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific design features include the fire…
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 development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific design features include the fire…
Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings
10 Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Kim Clawson, Clawson Consultants; Daniel J. O’Connor, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
This paper will review the work to-date of the CTBUH Fire Safety Working Group regarding the history, use and applications of various types of refuge areas used in buildings. Several points have been used as the basis to justify the need for refuge…
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Aug 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include emergency power, water protection, and hoist…
Building Façade or Fire Safety Façade?
May 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; Daniel J. O’Connor P.E., Schirmer Engineering Corporation
This paper discusses the code provisions and current test standards applicable to perimeter fire barrier systems, which may jeopardize architects’ creative designs in the near future.
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon M. Evenson & Aaron F. Vanney, RJA
This paper will review the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements that are currently being developed to assist the Burj Dubai Management Team in managing various crises. Readers will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the Burj…
Fire Engineering Supertall: A New Approach to Escape
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Martin J. Kealy, Schirmer Engineering Corp.
This paper addresses some of the main fire protection engineering challenges associated with designing the tallest structures in the world by using super tall projects in three locations as case studies.
Redefining Egress Capacity - All in Good Time
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; James D Amy, Rolf Jensen & Associates
Present day codes require that buildings satisfy egress capacity requirements that have only the most tenuous of connections to egress time. In any emergency, time is a key factor and knowing whether the risk to occupants will exceed an unacceptable…
The Continuous Information Stream - Leading Occupants to Safety with Photoluminescent Safety Way Guidance Systems and Signage
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; James D Amy, Rolf Jensen & Associates
Presently, codes and standards address emergency lighting, safety way guidance systems, exits signs, and other signage as if they are unrelated. This is clearly not the case as the loss of one such component of the egress system can drastically…
Educating the Public of Safety in Tall Buildings
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jeffery E. Harper, RJA
Since the terrorist attacks on September 11 to the twin towers of the World Trade Center, many questions have been asked, by both building designers and the general public, regarding what could have been done differently during the design or…

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