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05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Terri Meyer Boake

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

04 April 2022

Advancing Tall Timber, One Code Revision at a Time

Hans-Erik Blomgren, Timberlab

In 2021, several major obstacles were overcome in the path to adoption of mass timber as a viable option for high-rise construction in North America....

11 October 2021

Tall Excellence

CTBUH Journal 2022 Issue III

As the first in-person CTBUH International Conference after the Covid-19 shutdowns in 2020, the 2022 program contains an exuberant and exciting roster of presenters and...

31 December 2014

Interactive Study on Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

16 September 2014

The Vertical Campus

Jason Haase, LMN Architects

Tech companies of all sizes are leaving the loft and heading to the high-rise. As small startups grow larger and set their sights on attracting...

01 December 2012

One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings

Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group

OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists...

01 May 2003

Shoring Wall and Subsurface Structural Systems: IDX Tower, Seattle, Washington

David G. Winter, Shannon & Wilson; Douglas E. Loesch, MKA; Robert Hollister, Hines

This paper reports on the performance of the excavation shoring. The new building is supported on a mat footing that varies in thickness from 6...