Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving WSP

111 West 57th Street

111 West 57th Street, New York City

A supertall residential project in midtown Manhattan by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, and designed by SHoP Architects.

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, New York City

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

555 Mission Street

555 Mission Street, San Francisco

This 148 meter office tower in the South of Market area is part of a new generation of skyscrapers built in San Francisco's downtown since 2000.

56 Leonard

56 Leonard, New York City

56 Leonard's irregularly projecting floors, as well as the irregular spacing and location of the balconies throughout its 57 stories have nicknamed the building the "Jenga".

ADNOC Headquarters

ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

ADNOC Headquarters, situated next to the Arabian Gulf, was designed to allow occupants flexibility in physical space as well as optimal views of the coastline.

Al Hamra Tower

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City

The art of high-rise building design embraces, at least in part, how the observer reads the rise of the form from the earth to the sky.

American Copper Buildings

American Copper Buildings, New York City

The American Copper Buildings present two bold and dynamic residential towers in New York City that are clad in copper, a living material that will patina gracefully over time.

Avalon Fort Greene

Avalon Fort Greene, New York City

Avalon Fort Greene offers a number of sustainable technology features, including smart rain sensors and energy-efficient lighting fixtures.

BNY Mellon Bank Center

BNY Mellon Bank Center, Philadelphia

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the 54-story BNY Mellon Bank Center features an exclusive club under its instantly iconic pyramidal roof.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City

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

Beijing Yintai Centre

Beijing Yintai Centre, Beijing

Located in the core Beijing central business district, the three towered structure has a central tower rising 250m high.

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a traditional crossroads and meeting point in the city.

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.

Chaoyang Park Plaza

Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing

Chaoyang Park Plaza’s single-curved, cold-bent, dark, reflective glass imitates Shan shui landscape painting by resembling a mountain naturally rising above the ground.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

City Square Residences

City Square Residences, Singapore

This 6 block residential complex provides views of the city, while providing residents with various amenities.

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park

Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park, New York City

This Midtown hotel consists of two independent hotels vertically stacked and separated by a sky lobby.

Eight Spruce Street

Eight Spruce Street, New York City

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

Eighth Avenue Place

Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary

Standing on the former site of Calgary's historic Penny Lane Mall, this office building stands over 200 meters.

Eton Place Dalian

Eton Place Dalian, Dalian

Eton Place Dalian is located on a six-hectare site in the central city and features a mix of uses including office, hotel, retail, entertainment, convention, SOHO, and residential.

Greenland Center North Tower

Greenland Center North Tower, Yinchuan

This mixed-use complex features parallelogram plan geometry with rounded corners, which serves to distinguish the project’s two elegant 984-foot (301-meter) tall towers.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is a mixed-use tower located adjacent to a large central park and a subterranean retail concourse with transportation interchanges.

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.

Hermitage Plaza

Hermitage Plaza, Courbevoie

Hermitage Plaza is a mixed-use project at the entrance of Europe's biggest central district, across from the Seine River.

Jing An Kerry Centre

Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai

Jing An Kerry Centre draws upon the socioeconomic wellspring of public transit to activate an iconic mixed-use mega-project in Shanghai.

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi

Completed as the tallest building in Vietnam, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower establishes a commanding focal point of the city’s Từ Liêm District.

Kingtown International Center

Kingtown International Center, Nanjing

This tower uses a distinctive external bracing system, which creates more efficient lateral support, requiring less steel and an overall 20% reduction in building material.

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.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 929,000-square meter Marina Bay Sands is conceived as not just a mere building project, but as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life.

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The new workplace was part of a major cultural change program for Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank to live its purpose to the core and create better health outcomes

Northeast Asia Trade Tower

Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 CTBUH Awards where the jury praised its tapering form as being well suited for its mixed-use program.

One Liberty Place

One Liberty Place, Philadelphia

Though controversial when initially proposed, this 61-story tower completely transformed Philadelphia's skyline upon its completion in 1985, and has since become a famous city symbol.

One Madison Park

One Madison Park, New York City

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

One One One Eagle Street

One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane

This office tower's structure takes inspiration from the way plants grow upwards, giving it an organic nature that echoes the growing canopy in the nearby Fig Tree Plaza.

One Shenzhen Bay

One Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen

Located on reclaimed land that did not exist in 2005, One Shenzhen Bay anchors the newly created business district of Houhai.

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.

One57

One57, New York City

The complex design of this midtown Manhattan skyscraper reflects the structural requirements of a markedly elongated tower.

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.

Plaza 66

Plaza 66, Shanghai

A commercial and office complex, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers, Plaza 66 is home to a mix of retail, entertainment, and extensive below-grade parking areas.

Portside

Portside, Cape Town

This 136 meter tower was the first significant skyscraper developed in the last 15 years in Cape Town's central business district, when it was completed in 2014.

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.

Santos Place

Santos Place, Brisbane

With a direct link to the Kurilpa Bridge on the Brisbane River, Santos Place enjoys convenient access to the Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank cultural precinct.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

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 Wheelock Square

Shanghai Wheelock Square, Shanghai

Featuring simple symmetrical lines with the design, Shanghai Wheelock Square integrates environmentally-friendly aspects with state-of-the-art provisions.

Shinsegae International

Shinsegae International, Seoul

Shinsegae International tactfully merges formal restraint reminiscent of High Modernism with symbolic gestures that align the tower with its function.

South Beach

South Beach, Singapore

The South Beach development includes two inclined towers defined by an environmental screen surging from the lower canopy to mitigate harsh sun in the sky gardens and balconies.

Strata

Strata, London

From the outset, sustainability has been key to the building's evolution. This holistic approach to sustainable high-rise design will prove to be very useful for the future of tall.

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou IFS, Suzhou

A landmark on the city’s skyline in both form and function, the mixed-use high-rise is recognized as the Tallest Building in Suzhou.

Swanston Square Apartment Tower

Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Melbourne

The Swanston Square Apartment Tower’s façade features the face of Aboriginal artist and civil rights leader Elder William Barak.

The Address

The Address, Dubai

Located across the Dubai Fountain from Burj Khalifa, The Address Downtown Dubai provides stunning views of the world's first megatall tower.

The Beetham Hilton Tower

The Beetham Hilton Tower, Manchester

The creation of an iconic landmark tower on this site was seen as an opportunity to create visual connectivity with the city center, creating a destination and attracting activity.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

The Index

The Index, Dubai

The Index is a model for developing sustainable built environments in the Middle East region, as well as other similar climatic environments elsewhere in the world.

The Landmark

The Landmark, London

The Landmark is a pair of residential skyscrapers in London, and is among the tallest structures in the city.

The Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building, London

The Leadenhall Building leans back to make way for views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and other historic sites in a crowded section of the City of London.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The New York Times Building

The New York Times Building, New York City

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

The Pano

The Pano, Bangkok

The Pano’s unique environment is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Thailand, where the form of the development takes on a poetic abstraction of nature.

The Pavilia Bay Tower 1

The Pavilia Bay Tower 1, Hong Kong

Located on the Tsuen Wan waterfront, The Pavilia Bay is a complex of two towers intentionally designed to create a visual stepping down effect in conjunction with the nearby Nina Tower.

The Shard

The Shard, London

The developers of The Shard showed remarkable tenacity in bringing it to fruition.

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin

Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, Tianjin CTF Finance Centre features a mix of uses including office space, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.

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.

Torre Norte

Torre Norte, São Paulo

Torre Norte, a 36-story office tower, is part of Centro Empresarial Nações Unidas (CENU), a multi-purpose complex located by the Pinheiros River in São Paulo.

Torre Reforma

Torre Reforma, Mexico City

The Torre Reforma is Mexico's tallest building and features a versatile, column-free interior that incorporates natural energy-reducing elements and a structurally expressive exterior.

Tree House Residence Hall

Tree House Residence Hall, Boston

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

Veer Towers

Veer Towers, Las Vegas

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

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WSP at CTBUH

CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter Inauguration

11 Apr 2019, Event Invite – In celebration of the establishment of the CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter, the Council is…

Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Vertical Transportation Working Group held a meeting at the CTBUH 2018…

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018…

WSP at CTBUH

CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter Inauguration
11 Apr 2019, Hong Kong – Event Invite
In celebration of the establishment of the CTBUH Hong Kong Chapter, the Council is excited to announce the Chapter's inaugural event.
Vertical Transportation Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Vertical Transportation Working Group held a meeting at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference to discuss an update of the Vertical Transportation Technical Guide.
CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.
CTBUH UK Tours 22 Bishopsgate
23 Feb 2018, London – Tour Report
The CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter conducted an under-construction tour of 22 Bishopsgate, the tallest building under construction in the UK.
CTBUH UK Chapter Hosts: Geometry of Tall Buildings
29 Jan 2018, London – Event Report
The CTBUH UK Chapter recently hosted a conversation between architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.
CTBUH Israel’s Tel Aviv Regional Conference
13-15 Nov 2017, Tel Aviv – Event Report
The city of Tel Aviv was honored to host the CTBUH Tel Aviv Regional Conference in collaboration with the annual IACIE conference and CTBUH Israel.
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.
55 Hudson Yards: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
28 Sep 2017, New York City – Event Report
The CTBUH New York Chapter kicked off its Fall networking series with an insightful evening spent examining the current progress of a historic development, Hudson Yards.
CTBUH UK Learns About "A Day in the Life of The Shard"
26 Jun 2017, London – Event Report
An audience of 100 streamed into the Warwick Business School on the 17th floor of the Shard, to hear about the challenges of operating the tallest building in Western Europe.
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 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 2016 Conference Platinum 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.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards VIP 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.
56 Leonard Street Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured around the construction of 56 Leonard Street, which is set to be one of the top luxury residential towers in downtown Manhattan.
432 Park Avenue Residential / Construction Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 432 Park Avenue which will be the future tallest all-residential building in the World.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Platinum 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.
432 Park Avenue: Design and Engineering
15 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Presentations of the architectural and engineering design of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
The Current State of Slender Buildings in NYC
30 Jul 2015, New York City – Event Report
SHoP Architects welcomed a group of architects and engineers for a lively discussion and exchange of ideas about slender buildings.
CTBUH Dubai Leads Tour of Cayan Tower
9 Jun 2015, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Dubai hosted a tour of Dubai's Cayan Tower, situated in the heart of the Dubai Marina. The tour was led by Dean McGrail, a CTBUH representative in UAE, and Director at WSP.
CTBUH Sydney 2015 Opening Event - Design Excellence
29 Apr 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales held its opening event for 2015, which was a continuation of the Design Excellence in Sydney, along with a special evening hosted by HASSELL.
Dubai Committee Holds Inaugural Event
10 Dec 2014, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH held its Inaugural Dubai Committee Event at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The event was held to reintroduce and reinvigorate interest in the CTBUH in Dubai.
New York Conference Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting
17-21 Nov 2014, New York City – Event Report
Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
Seismic issues tend to be the predominant controlling factor in tall building structural design, particularly along the Pacific Rim.
Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.
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.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.
Young Professionals Tour Under-Construction OneEleven
17 Jul 2014, Chicago – Tour Report
The Young Professionals Committee toured OneEleven, a half-finished Chicago residential high-rise project that was restarted with a radically new design.
CTBUH in NSW Holds Launch Event
30 Apr 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched with an evening event at 8 Chifley Square - one of Sydney's newest iconic tall buildings.
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.
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
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.
Jing An Kerry Centre Technical Tour Report
20 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
As a large mixed-use development, the Jing An Kerry Centre will provide a wide array of living and working spaces as well as amenities upon its completion at the end of 2012.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day One
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Opening Plenary and VIP Reception.
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.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Gold 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.
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 Gold 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.
CTBUH 4th Annual Awards Contributor
18 Oct 2005, New York City – Awards Event
The CTBUH 4th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in the Astor Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
17 Nov 2004, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 3rd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
CTBUH 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Table Sponsor
17 Nov 2004, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 3rd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner White Sponsor
16 Oct 2003, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1999
New York City, United States

Mark Hennessy

Mark Hennessy

CTBUH Regional Committee, 2018 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

CTBUH Leaders at WSP

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz

CTBUH Advisory Group, 1999
New York City, United States

Mark Hennessy

Mark Hennessy

CTBUH Regional Committee, 2018 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Agha Hasan

Agha Hasan

CTBUH Country Vice-Chair, 2013 – 2014
Toronto, Canada

Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer

CTBUH City Treasurer, 2015 – 2017
Sydney, Australia

Dean McGrail

Dean McGrail

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clark Bisel

Clark Bisel

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2003
San Francisco, United States

Stefano Cammelli

Stefano Cammelli

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2015 – Present
London, United Kingdom

Ahmad Rahimian

Ahmad Rahimian

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present
New York City, United States

Herbert Lam

Herbert Lam

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Eddie Leung

Eddie Leung

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Jianwen Mo

Jianwen Mo

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present
Shenzhen, China

Michael Sung

Michael Sung

CTBUH Working Group: Vertical Transportation, 2018 – Present

Colin Chung

Colin Chung

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

Andy Dean

Andy Dean

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Robert Halvorson

Robert Halvorson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2006
Chicago, United States

Zaher Hadow

Zaher Hadow

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

David Healy

David Healy

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Mohamad Fikre Haj Husein

Mohamad Fikre Haj Husein

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Henry Huang

Henry Huang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Kenneth Li

Kenneth Li

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Jakob Levander

Jakob Levander

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018

Frank McLeod

Frank McLeod

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Lindsay Mellum

Lindsay Mellum

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018

Silvian Marcus

Silvian Marcus

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
New York City, United States

Hezi Mena

Hezi Mena

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Kamran Moazami

Kamran Moazami

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Gustavo Oliveira

Gustavo Oliveira

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New York City, United States

Nick Offer

Nick Offer

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Susanna See

Susanna See

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014

Jeffrey Smilow

Jeffrey Smilow

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
New York City, United States

Matt Stapleton

Matt Stapleton

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Andrew Woodward

Andrew Woodward

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Yantong Zhao

Yantong Zhao

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Chicago, United States

Chang Dian Huang

Chang Dian Huang

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Caroline Fenlon-Harding

Caroline Fenlon-Harding

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

Michael Shewchuk

Michael Shewchuk

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

Yoram Eilon

Yoram Eilon

CTBUH Awards Symposium, Speaker, 2015
New York City, United States

Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey

CTBUH Student Competition First-Round Jury, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Meike Borchers

Meike Borchers

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Andrew Bickerdyke

Andrew Bickerdyke

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Tim Gabbitas

Tim Gabbitas

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Lee Hailey

Lee Hailey

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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CTBUH Resources Involving WSP

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

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.

Winner

Award of Excellence

China Award Winner

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos
Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 3B: Challenging Sites in Compact Urban Cities Q&A

3 Nov 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Chair: Glen Pederick, Waterman Group; George Argyrou, Hickory Group; Richard Salter, Arup; Matt Stapleton, WSP

A Sustainable & Adaptable Tall Building in the World’s Most Livable City

2 Nov 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Matt Stapleton, WSP

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Out of Thin Air: The Potential for High-Rise Housing Over Rail Lines

Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III
Bill Price, WSP

The Impact of Supertall Density on City Systems

Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4
Bill Price, Andrew Bickerdyke & Meike Borchers, WSP; et al.

How to Resolve the Challenges of Tall Building Foundations?

20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II
Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, WSP

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Videos

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event
29 Jan 2018 – Other Videos; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Anil Hira, BuroHappold Engineering; Kai-Uwe Bergman, Bjarke Ingels Group, [i]et al.[/i]
The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry of tall buildings and its impact on the design trends of the future.…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 3B: Challenging Sites in Compact Urban Cities Q&A
3 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Glen Pederick, Waterman Group; George Argyrou, Hickory Group; Richard Salter, Arup; Matt Stapleton, WSP
Glen Pederick, Associate Director, Waterman Group, chairs the question and answer session with George Argyrou, Director, Hickory Group; Richard Salter, Structures Leader, Victoria and South Australia, Arup; and Matt Stapleton, Associate Director, WSP…
A Sustainable & Adaptable Tall Building in the World’s Most Livable City
2 Nov 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Matt Stapleton, WSP
Like many cities, Melbourne needs to accommodate a growing population while struggling with issues such as housing affordability and quality. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed if Melbourne is to maintain its reputation as one of the…
Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, & Robert Halvorson, Principal, Halvorson and Partners, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Winner, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi, during the…
Interview: One World Trade Center
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Kenneth A. Lewis, Owings & Merrill; & Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Chicago, IL. Kenneth A. Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, & Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas Winner, One World…
A New Icon for an Evolving City: One World Trade Center, New York City
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Yoram Eilon, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Kenneth Lewis, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "A New Icon for an Evolving City: One…
A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Toby Blunt, Partner, Foster + Partners, and Robert Halvorson, Executive Vice President, Halvorson and Partners, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin…
2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH
Yoram Eilon, Seinor Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Hin Kong Poon, Deputy Chief Development Officer, CapitaLand Limited, Shinichi Takeuchi, Chief Architect, Toyo Ito &…
2015 New York Conference - Session 3e - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group; and Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3e: The Super Slim.
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will stand as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; MoMA Tower…
The MEP Design Challenges of a Mega Tall Building in China – the Suzhou Zhongnan Center
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Design challenges from MEP perspective for the Zhongnan Center arise from the need for a safe, reliable, high tech, green, sustainable, user-friendly building. The devised solutions that achieve these results include the design of two high-efficiency…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and LiJun Cao, Environmental…
Interview: Vincent Tse
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vincent Tse of Parsons Brinckerhoff is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
Sustainability with a View
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved long-term performance. Tall building energy-use is heavily weighted on the…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 05 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 05 Questions & Answers session with speakers Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE; Susanna See, WSP; and Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land.
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse & Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This presentation describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel,…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Hezi Mena, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5. Tall slender buildings present many challenges while allowing vertical cities to…
BRB and FVD Alternatives to Conventional Steel Brace Outriggers
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
Tall buildings are often stiffened by providing large steel outrigger braces to link a central core to the perimeter columns. As an alternative to this approach, this study considers two other member types for use at the outrigger locations: a…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners; Ahmad Abdelrazaq,…
Proposed Changes to the Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; John Viise, Halvorson and Partners
John Viise presents on buckling restrained braces (BRBs), and fluid viscous dampers (FVDs). These alternate approaches provide superior energy dissipation under dynamic loading while avoiding the large localized forces associated with conventional…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 06 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 06 Questions & Answers session with speakers Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues – Thai Co. Ltd.; Chunhe (Henry) Li, Buro Happold; Mario Lafontaine, Rene Lagos Engineers; Davy Sukamta, Davy Sukamta…
What would a “sustainable” skyscraper look like to you?
Aug 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group
Industry leaders answering this question include: Clyde Baker, AECOM; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners; Rem Koolhaas, OMA; Roy Liu, Gravity Partnership Ltd.; and Bill Price, WSP Group.
Are wind turbines just "window dressing," or can they contribute to a building's performance?
Dec 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Industry leaders answering this question include: Carmine Bilardello, Willis Group; Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells; Kamran Moazami, WSP; Lee Polisano, PLP Architecture; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Best Tall Building Europe: The Shard: Building Europe’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Bill Price, WSP; Dave Elder, Mace
The winner of the Best Tall Building Europe award, The Shard is both heroic on the skyline and beautifully executed at the scale of the pedestrian, and clearly prioritizes public transportation over the automobile. Few tall buildings in historic city…
Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?
Aug 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corpo
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center…
Purpose Driven BIM
12 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; CTBUH 2013 London International Conference; Frank McLeod, WSP Group
At WSP we consider BIM to be a sociotechnological system, a way of working that involves people, processes, and tools. This environment is creative with information being shared wildly, on demand, to allow the rapid appraisal and development of ideas…
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Kamran Moazami, WSP; John Kilpatrick, RWDI
Historic cities present challenges for tall buildings. There are issues with urban landscape, viewing corridors, adjacent structures, confined access, buildability, and building identity. Below ground there are issues with transport infrastructure,…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
Development of Innovative Structures for Supertall and Unique Towers
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yantong Zhao, Halvorson and Partners
As tall buildings grow to greater heights and strive to incorporate more unique forms, clarity in the development of the structural system at conceptual design is essential. With the critical groundwork laid in the preliminary design phases, the…
Track 3: Structural Developments Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Track 3 panel consisting of: Kermin Chok, Meinhardt; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; and Yantong Zhao, Halvorson & Partners took questions from delegates.
Don’t Be Scared of Performance Based Design
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Simon Lay, WSP
A fear of fire is natural, and fire & life safety design is a fundamental constraint on the design of tall buildings. This presentation discusses how the adoption of an alternative, performance based approach can turn fire and life safety design into…
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker and Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Kamran Moazami, WSP Cantor Seinuk, showed the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become…
Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
Robert Halvorson, of Halvorson and Partners, presented a number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of his firm and Lord Foster's, Foster and Partners. The designs are placed in context with the fundamental principles…
Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High Rise Buildings
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Lay, WSP
Simon Lay, WSP Group, presented the practicalities of modern high rise evacuation design at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. There have been many proposals for novel and innovative evacuation solutions for high rise buildings, particularly…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian, Yoram Eilon & Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Bart Sullivan, WSP Cantor Seinuk, presented the new $500million Hearst Corporation headquarters at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. This 46-story, 600 ft tall, glass and steel skyscraper sits on a 6-story base landmark art deco building. The…
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Awards Symposium & Dinner Videos; Dinner 2007
The CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner, set within the atmospheric setting of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, celebrated the remarkable achievements of a number of distinguished individuals and project teams…
Session 6 Chair and Introduction
26 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners
Robert Halvorson, President, Halvorson & Partners introduces the Session 6 speaker panel consisting of Nicholas Billotti, Turner Construction; William Baker and Darren Rizza, Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Amar Hanspal and Jonathan Knowles, Autodesk…
Fire & Life Safety: Report on Council Working Group Activities
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Simon Lay, WSP Cantor Seinuk
Simon Lay, WSP Cantor Seinuk presents the Report of the Council Working Group on 'Fire & Life Safety' Activities at the opening session of the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held in Herman Hall Illinois Institute of Technology.
The Tapered of Tilted, Twisted and Tapered: Moscow City Tower
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Robert A. Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners
Robert A. Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners discusses the design process between Foster and Halvorson that led to the unique Moscow City Tower design at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held at the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. The…

Papers/Research

Out of Thin Air: The Potential for High-Rise Housing Over Rail Lines
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III; Bill Price, WSP
Cities are facing a crisis in providing housing and managing population growth. The author’s team has identified sufficient land associated with railway infrastructure to yield more than 250,000 new homes in London built above rail lines, providing…
The Impact of Supertall Density on City Systems
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; Bill Price, Andrew Bickerdyke & Meike Borchers, WSP; et al.
This paper discusses several topics associated with the densification caused by supertall buildings and their impact on city systems. The paper covers five key areas where a supertall tower creates a concentration of needs and effects. First, the…
How to Resolve the Challenges of Tall Building Foundations?
20 Apr 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II; Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, WSP
As the world urbanizes, the number of tall buildings will increase, particularly in coastal regions with soft soil conditions, placing strain on foundation design and affecting sub-surface infrastructure already in place. Several high-profile cases…
Beehive (Hexagrid), New Innovated Structural System for Tall Buildings
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Peyman Askari Nejad, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tall Buildings have been one of the most prominent symbols of economic growth for nearly a century. Yet, in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11, “signature” Tall buildings have become the focus of much debate. The structural systems today…
Stability of Diagrid Structures
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Efficiencies in the strength and stability of truss systems have been understood since the Middle Ages. The major impetus for widespread use of the truss system however, came in the 19th century with its implementation in bridge construction, early…
Superdensity: A New Model for Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Tickle, HASSELL; Richard Palmer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Hong Kong has been, for decades, one of the world’s most fascinating urban experiments. In one year alone (following the 2nd world war) the city grew by 50%, with a quadrupling over the next decade. Rapid growth, within the constraints of physical…
Overcoming MEP and VT System Design Challenges in Three of the Tallest Buildings in China
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Vincent Tse, Herbert Lam, Kenneth Li & Michael Sung, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper will address the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage, and vertical transportation system (MEP/VTS) design challenges encountered during the design development of three unique, iconic megatall and near-megatall buildings in three…
The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group
432 Park Avenue, the MoMA Tower and Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street are the first of a new generation of supertall buildings in New York City. 432 Park Avenue will stand as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere; MoMA Tower…
The Rise of One World Trade Center
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Group
One World Trade Center (1WTC) totaling 3.5 mil square feet of area is the tallest of the four buildings planned as part of the World Trade Center Reconstruction at Lower Manhattan in New York City. Currently it is the tallest building in the Western…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the conference – offer their perspectives on the big issues that have emerged as the…
Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Silvian Marcus, WSP
56 Leonard, a new 57-story residential development, totaling 480,000 GSF rises 825 feet from street level. At about 78’ in width, the slenderness ratio is about 10.5. Tall slender buildings present many challenges while allowing vertical cities to…
Sustainability with a View
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Susanna See, WSP
All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved long-term performance. Tall building energy-use is heavily weighted on the…
Design Challenges of the 3 Tallest Buildings in North/ East/ South China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Sheung Lai (Eddie) Leung & Leung Wing (Daniel) Ho, Parsons Brinckerhoff
This paper describes the MEP and VTS design challenges of the tallest buildings in three major cities in China; namely, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The 530m Guangzhou CTF (East Tower), is a mixed use building with office, luxury hotel, deluxe…
BRB and FVD Alternatives to Conventional Steel Brace Outriggers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; John Viise, Patrick Ragan & Jim Swanson, Halvorson and Partners
Tall buildings are often stiffened by providing large steel outrigger braces to link a central core to the perimeter columns. As an alternative to this approach, this study considers two other member types for use at the outrigger locations: a…
MEP Design Challenges
16 Sep 2014 – Suzhou Zhongnan Center: In Detail; Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, Lung Wai (Herbert) Lam, Ho-Yin (Vincent) Leung & Yong Mao, Parsons Brinckerhoff
The Suzhou Zhongnan Center is a megatall building of a mixed-used nature, including international Grade-A offices, a seven-star hotel, an observation deck, deluxe apartments, small-office home-offices (SOHOs), conference facilities, and retail. The…
Engineering Tall in Historic Cities: The Shard
May 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Kamran Moazami & Ron Slade, WSP
Can historic cities preserve their character and identity while embracing the modern tall building phenomenon? Two engineering-team leaders behind the Shard discuss the creative solutions needed to insert a massive project into the dense historic and…
Development of Innovative Structures for Supertall and Unique Towers
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; John Viise, Yantong Zhao & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners
As tall buildings grow to greater heights and strive to incorporate more unique forms, clarity in the development of the structural system at conceptual design is essential. These types of projects must be rooted in fundamental principles, including…
Case Study: Nakheel Tower - The Vertical City
Aug 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue II; Mark Mitcheson-Low, Woods Bagot; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Dennis O'Brien, Norman Disney & Young
Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Dubai's new capital, will be a beacon of inspiration for the region and the world, incorporating elements from Islamic culture. Encompassing more than 270 hectares, this mixed-use development will be located in the heart of…
Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower and Other Tall Collaborations
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners
A number of tall buildings created through the collaboration of the practices of Lord Foster, Foster and Partners, and the author and his firm are presented. The designs are placed in context with the fundamental principles of efficient design of…
Steel-Concrete-Steel: Unique Hybrids at London Tallest
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Kamran Moazami, John Parker & Rodolfo Giannini, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper presents the structural engineering design approach used to create the iconic tower named the ‘Shard at London Bridge’ (Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop). At a height of 1016 feet (310 metres), it will become the tallest building…
Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High-Rise Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Simon Lay, WSP
There have been many proposals for novel and innovative evacuation solutions for high-rise buildings.This paper investigates in detail the role to be played by elevators and stairs in novel evacuation solutions which can deliver safe, efficient…
Hearst Headquarters: Innovation and Heritage in Harmony
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ahmad Rahimian & Yoram Eilon, WSP Cantor Seinuk
This paper describes the challenges met in preserving the façade and how the choice of a diagrid system - a highly efficient triangulated truss tube structure – met the engineering and architectural requirements for the tower. Furthermore, the…
Structural Design Innovation: Russia Tower
Oct 2007 – CTBUH / Wiley Tall Journal, 2007; Robert Halvorson & Carrie Warner, Halvorson & Partners
The Russia Tower will be Europe’s tallest building and one of the most distinctive high rises in the world. The striking 600 m (1968 ft) tall form and its structure evolved through a collaborative process between the architect, Foster + Partners of…
Aeroelastic Wind-Tunnel Testing Technique Revisited
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Risto Kiviluoma, WSP WInd Engineering
Objectives of this paper are to address some reasons why and when aeroelastic wind-tunnel testing technique is worth using; propose a new construction principle of scale models borrowed from bridge engineering; and give examples how automated…
The Skybridge as an Evacuation Option for Tall Buildings in High-Rise Cities in the Far East
Oct 2005 – Journal of Applied Fire Science Vol 13 Issue II; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Wan-ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dean McGrail, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
Consequent to the World Trade Center (WTC) tragedy, research into the safety of tall buildings has been concentrated almost exclusively on the improvement of structural systems, fire proofing, and vertical evacuation systems. While this work is vital…
Rising High in Manhattan, Trump World Tower, The Tallest Residential Building in the World
Nov 2004 – CTBUH Journal, Fall 2004; Ahmad Rahimian, WSP Cantor Seinuk; Kenneth A. Hiller, Bovis Lend Lease
This paper presents the pioneering colutions in the design and constructuon of the Trump World Tower.
Fire Engineering the Tallest Building in the Historic City of Manchester, UK
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This paper addresses the fire engineered design of the means of escape provisions from the residential areas of the New Landmark Beetham Tower in the Historic City of Manchester. When completed the residential tower will be the tallest residential…
Immediate action in providing fire safety in cities with dense highrise buildings; The Possibility of Incorporating Skybridges
Jul 2004 – Shenyang-Hong Kong Joint Symposium on ‘Healthy Building in Urban Environments' 2004; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham; Dean McGrail, WSP Fire Engineering; Wan-Ki Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity
This paper, in reviewing fire safety provisions and fire safety engineering approaches in the context of Hong Kong, proposes the 'skybridge' concept as a way of providing immediate action in the consideration of adequate egress paths.
Fire Engineering of Tall Buildings Lessons Learned from 9/11
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Martin Kealy, WSP Group
This paper addresses two main areas of design; the passive protection of structure and the active protection systems used for escape and fire fighter access. The paper addresses the vulnerability of high rise structures and suggests mitigating…
Behavior of Steel-Framed Structures Supporting Precast Concrete Slabs in Fire
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Ahmed Allam, Cantor Seinuk UK
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new finite element-based technique to investigate the inherent fire resistant of steel-framed structures supporting precast concrete slabs in fire. The paper also describes a layout of a new holistic…
Engineering Systems an Incremental Response to Terrorist Threat
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Norman D. Kurtz & Andrew Hlushko, Flack + Kurtz Inc; Dan Nall, Director of Advanced Building Sciences
The design approach of a new building, or safety assessment of an existing one, must look at the overall performance of the integrated building systems. The performance of the structural systems, curtain wall, security systems, mechanical, electrical…

WSP Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 268 Completed84 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 34 Completed32 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 11 Years
Most Common Function office, 133 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 174 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving WSP

1   Shenzhen Tower - 642 m Shenzhen
2   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m Shanghai
3   Goldin Finance 117 2020 597 m Tianjin
4   Lotte World Tower 2017 555 m Seoul
5   One World Trade Center 2014 541 m New York City
6   Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre 2016 530 m Guangzhou
7   Tianjin CTF Finance Centre 2019 530 m Tianjin
8   CITIC Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
9   Evergrande International Financial Cente… 2021 518 m Hefei
10   Central Park Tower 2020 472 m New York City
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

The building list and facts show buildings involving Diseño Integral y Tecnología Aplicada SA de CV (a WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Company), Halvorson and Partners, Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited, WSP, WSP Architects, WSP Built Ecology, WSP Cantor Seinuk, WSP Flack + Kurtz, WSP Group, WSP Hong Kong Ltd., WSP Lincolne Scott, WSP Middle East Limited, WSP Structures, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Winward Structures