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Gensler

About

Member Since: 2008

Member Offices: Chicago, San Francisco

Website: http://www.gensler.com/

As architects, designers, planners and consultants, Gensler partners with clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as large as a new urban district.

With more than 4,000 professionals networked across 46 locations, they serve their clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise.

Their work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing a lasting competitive advantage.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Cost Consulting; Interior Design; Marketing / Sales; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2008

Member Offices

  • Chicago

  • San Francisco

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

2

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

499.2 m / 1,638 ft

3

Tower Fifth

474.4 m / 1,556 ft

4

Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft

5

One Vanderbilt Avenue

427 m / 1,401 ft

6

Bank of America Tower

365.8 m / 1,200 ft

7

The St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

8

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1

326.5 m / 1,071 ft

9

Huijin Center 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

10

Chrysler Building

318.9 m / 1,046 ft

Awards

The St. Regis Chicago

Award of Excellence: The St. Regis Chicago

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2022

Ctbuh Leaders

Joe Fan

Joe Fan

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present

Shanghai

Ashley Rogow

Ashley Rogow

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, 2019 – Present

Chicago

Aysu Unal

Aysu Unal

CTBUH New York City Chapter, 2021 – Present

New York City

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

22 January 2021

Highlights - CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

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Research

30 April 2018

Taking the Corporate Campus Vertical

The Tencent Seafront Towers bring a novel concept – the “vertical campus” – to Shenzhen. In housing the corporate headquarters of the fourth-largest internet company...

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Global News

15 March 2022

Major Brands Fill Fulton Market Office Building in Chicago

The company that makes White Claw and billionaire Lukas Walton's philanthropic and investment venture have leased new Fulton Market District offices, helping fill the remaining...

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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

2

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai

632 m

2,073 ft

3

Gateway Tower

Chicago

610 m

2,001 ft

4

Evergrande Hefei Center T1

Hefei

518 m

1,699 ft

5

Shimao Fuzhou Tower

Fuzhou

518 m

1,699 ft

6

The Constellation

Doha

500 m

1,640 ft

7

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

499 m

1,638 ft

8

Tower Fifth

New York City

474 m

1,556 ft

9

Willis Tower

Chicago

442 m

1,451 ft

10

One Vanderbilt Avenue

New York City

427 m

1,401 ft

11

2 World Trade Center

New York City

403 m

1,323 ft

12

Bank of America Tower

New York City

366 m

1,200 ft

13

The St. Regis Chicago

Chicago

363 m

1,191 ft

14

Four Seasons Hotel Tower 2

Mumbai

355 m

1,165 ft

15

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre

Xiamen

344 m

1,128 ft

16

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1

Nanjing

327 m

1,071 ft

17

Huijin Center 1

Guangzhou

320 m

1,050 ft

18

Chrysler Building

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

19

New York Times Tower

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

20

Fanya International Finance Building North

Kunming

318 m

1,043 ft

21

Fanya International Finance Building South

Kunming

318 m

1,043 ft

22

The Rainbow Gate Tower 1

Beijing

316 m

1,037 ft

23

Botai Tower

Nanchang

315 m

1,033 ft

24

U.S. Bank Tower

Los Angeles

310 m

1,018 ft

25

KAFD World Trade Center

Riyadh

304 m

997 ft

26

Tameer Commercial Tower

Abu Dhabi

300 m

984 ft

27

Xiamen Shimao Straits Tower B

Xiamen

295 m

969 ft

28

Shimao Qianhai Center

Shenzhen

294 m

966 ft

29

Concord International Centre

Chongqing

290 m

951 ft

30

Evergrande Hefei Center T5

Hefei

290 m

951 ft

31

Powerlong Center Tower 1

Tianjin

290 m

951 ft

32

Lumina Shanghai

Shanghai

285 m

935 ft

33

Rongmin Financial Center

Xi’an

270 m

886 ft

34

Sixth & Guadalupe

Austin

267 m

875 ft

35

GCC Bank Headquarters

Riyadh

264 m

866 ft

36

Evergrande Hefei Center T4

Hefei

260 m

853 ft

37

Devon Energy Center

Oklahoma City

257 m

844 ft

38

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 1

Quebec

250 m

820 ft

39

Xiamen Shimao Straits Tower A

Xiamen

250 m

820 ft

40

One Museum Place

Shanghai

249 m

816 ft

41

Jia Fa Centre

Chongqing

247 m

811 ft

42

Tencent Seafront Tower 1

Shenzhen

246 m

806 ft

43

The St. Regis Jakarta Hotel and Residences

Jakarta

244 m

801 ft

44

Vanke Yun City

Shenzhen

244 m

800 ft

45

Waldorf Astoria + Magnolias Ratchaprasong

Bangkok

242 m

794 ft

46

Z14 Plot Tower 1

Beijing

238 m

781 ft

46

Z14 Plot Tower 2

Beijing

238 m

781 ft

48

The Bow

Calgary

238 m

779 ft

49

Palm Tower

Dubai

232 m

760 ft

50

Tameer Tower A

Abu Dhabi

227 m

745 ft

50

Tameer Tower C

Abu Dhabi

227 m

745 ft

52

Dawangjing 618 Tower 1

Beijing

227 m

745 ft

53

Sapphire Residences

Colombo

225 m

738 ft

54

Block 16

Austin

220 m

723 ft

55

Huijin Center 2

Guangzhou

220 m

722 ft

56

Dawangjing 626 Tower 1

Beijing

220 m

722 ft

57

Xiamen International Centre Hotel Tower

Xiamen

216 m

709 ft

58

Dawangjing 626 Tower 2

Beijing

216 m

709 ft

59

JPMorgan Chase Tower

New York City

216 m

707 ft

60

21st Century Mansion

Shanghai

210 m

689 ft

61

Burj Alshaya West Tower

Kuwait City

205 m

673 ft

62

The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Los Angeles

203 m

667 ft

63

BM Plaza Office Tower

Shanghai

203 m

666 ft

64

SJC Tower

Ho Chi Minh City

200 m

656 ft

65

Phoenix International Book City East Tower

Suzhou

200 m

656 ft

66

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 3

Beijing

200 m

656 ft

66

Evergrande Hefei Center T3

Hefei

200 m

656 ft

68

One Market Square

Houston

198 m

651 ft

69

550 Madison Avenue

New York City

197 m

647 ft

70

Thea at Metropolis Tower 3

Los Angeles

197 m

647 ft

71

Riverwalk Place

Tampa

195 m

640 ft

72

Tencent Seafront Tower 2

Shenzhen

195 m

639 ft

73

Park Tower 1

Dubai

191 m

627 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 49 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 394 other buildings of the same residential / office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

73

Park Tower 2

Dubai

191 m

627 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 49 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 394 other buildings of the same residential / office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

75

Pujiang International Finance Plaza

Shanghai

190 m

623 ft

76

79 Robinson Road

Singapore

185 m

607 ft

77

Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas

183 m

600 ft

78

The Iconic

Tysons Corner

183 m

600 ft

79

Hearst Tower

New York City

182 m

597 ft

80

The Finance Centre

Taguig City

180 m

591 ft

81

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 2

Quebec

180 m

591 ft

82

Wenzhou Donghai Square A

Wenzhou

180 m

591 ft

83

Citic Pacific Fortune Plaza 1

Shanghai

180 m

591 ft

84

Kamiyacho Trust Tower

Tokyo

180 m

591 ft

85

Fairmont Austin

Austin

180 m

591 ft

86

Powerlong Center Tower 2

Tianjin

180 m

590 ft

87

Citic Pacific Fortune Plaza 2

Shanghai

177 m

581 ft

88

Bank of America Tower

Houston

177 m

579 ft

89

Evergrande Hefei Center T2

Hefei

170 m

558 ft

90

Dawangjing 618 Tower 3

Beijing

170 m

557 ft

91

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 2

Nanjing

168 m

551 ft

92

The Tower at PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh

166 m

544 ft

93

Lavenue Crown

Ho Chi Minh City

160 m

525 ft

94

399 Park Avenue

New York City

160 m

524 ft

95

RRI Energy Plaza

Houston

158 m

518 ft

96

The Hub on Causeway Office Tower

Boston

155 m

508 ft

97

One Indiana Square

Indianapolis

154 m

504 ft

98

Dawangjing 618 Tower 2

Beijing

154 m

504 ft

99

The Post Oak

Houston

152 m

499 ft

100

555 Collins Street

Melbourne

152 m

499 ft

101

388 Greenwich Street

New York City

151 m

496 ft

102

The Hub on Causeway Residential & Hotel Tower

Boston

151 m

495 ft

103

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Hotel

Beijing

150 m

492 ft

103

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 1

Beijing

150 m

492 ft

103

China Electronics Headquarters Tower 1

Shenzhen

150 m

492 ft

106

WPP Campus

Shanghai

150 m

491 ft

107

Tameer Tower D

Abu Dhabi

150 m

490 ft

108

Hess Tower

Houston

149 m

490 ft

109

1916 Boren Avenue

Seattle

148 m

484 ft

110

Terrace Block

Los Angeles

147 m

483 ft

111

RASA Two

Bangkok

147 m

481 ft

112

Tameer Tower B

Abu Dhabi

146 m

477 ft

113

Phoenix International Book City West Tower

Suzhou

145 m

476 ft

114

Moxy Los Angeles Downtown / AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown

Los Angeles

142 m

465 ft

115

300 South Tryon

Charlotte

141 m

463 ft

116

Custom House Tower

Cork

140 m

459 ft

117

ITC One Hotel

Colombo

140 m

459 ft

118

The View at Tysons Building C-1

Tysons Corner

139 m

455 ft

119

Aspire Post Oak

Houston

138 m

453 ft

120

Block 162

Denver

138 m

452 ft

121

Metropolis Tower 2

Los Angeles

138 m

451 ft

122

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 3

Nanjing

136 m

446 ft

122

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 4

Nanjing

136 m

446 ft

124

Powerlong Center Tower 3

Tianjin

136 m

446 ft

125

TKE Innovation and Qualification Center Tower

Vinings

136 m

446 ft

126

Marriott Marquis Chicago

Chicago

135 m

444 ft

127

Metropolis Tower 1

Los Angeles

135 m

442 ft

128

Rajawali Headquarters

Jakarta

132 m

433 ft

129

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Chicago

132 m

431 ft

130

Central Park House

Burnaby

131 m

430 ft

131

Phoenix Observation Tower

Phoenix

130 m

427 ft

132

360 North Green

Chicago

130 m

425 ft

133

Northshore

Austin

129 m

424 ft

134

One World Place

Taguig City

129 m

424 ft

135

The View at Tysons Building C-2B

Tysons Corner

128 m

421 ft

136

Hackett Tower

The Woodlands

127 m

415 ft

137

Currency House Residence

Dubai

126 m

413 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 37 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 8,364 other buildings of the same residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

138

1901 Minor Avenue North Tower

Seattle

126 m

412 ft

138

1901 Minor Avenue South Tower

Seattle

126 m

412 ft

140

Galter Pavilion

Chicago

123 m

402 ft

141

Symphony Honolulu

Honolulu

122 m

400 ft

142

Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi

Shanghai

122 m

400 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 32 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 1,106 other buildings of the same hotel function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

143

Manchester Pacific Gateway Block 1B

San Diego

122 m

400 ft

144

500 West 2nd Street

Austin

122 m

400 ft

145

The View at Tysons Building D-1

Tysons Corner

120 m

394 ft

146

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 2

Beijing

120 m

394 ft

147

The View at Tysons Building C-2A

Tysons Corner

119 m

389 ft

148

Third + Shoal

Austin

118 m

387 ft

149

World Plaza

Taguig City

115 m

377 ft

150

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

151

77 Water Street

New York City

114 m

374 ft

152

501 Commerce

Nashville

113 m

371 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,512 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

153

222 Second Street

San Francisco

113 m

370 ft

154

InterContinental New York Times Square

New York City

111 m

363 ft

155

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 3

Quebec

110 m

361 ft

156

1111 Broadway

Oakland

110 m

360 ft

157

Amegy Tower

Houston

108 m

354 ft

158

Manchester Pacific Gateway Hotel North Tower

San Diego

107 m

350 ft

158

Manchester Pacific Gateway Hotel South Tower

San Diego

107 m

350 ft

160

Landmark Two

Los Angeles

106 m

349 ft

161

AVIC International Finance Center Commercial Tower 1

Chengdu

105 m

344 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 24 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,512 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

161

AVIC International Finance Center Commercial Tower 2

Chengdu

105 m

344 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 24 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,512 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

163

Three PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh

105 m

344 ft

164

One Fairchild

London

105 m

343 ft

165

3 Columbus Circle

New York City

102 m

335 ft

166

Tysons Overlook

Tysons Corner

101 m

330 ft

167

Wanda Vista Hotel

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

168

Wanda International Decorated Apartment 1

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

168

Wanda International Decorated Apartment 2

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

170

Union Pacific Center

Omaha

100 m

328 ft

171

Guotai Junan Securities Tower

Shanghai

100 m

327 ft

172

Two Gotham Center

New York City

100 m

327 ft

173

1133-1157 West Lake Street

Chicago

99 m

325 ft

174

Mickey Leland Federal Building

Houston

98 m

320 ft

175

Reynolds Building

Winston-Salem

96 m

314 ft

176

Alina II

Los Angeles

95 m

312 ft

177

Four Seasons at Burj Alshaya

Kuwait City

95 m

312 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 25 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 1,106 other buildings of the same hotel function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

178

301 Howard Street

San Francisco

94 m

307 ft

179

200 Park Avenue

San Jose

91 m

300 ft

180

Feinberg Pavillion

Chicago

91 m

297 ft

181

167 North Green

Chicago

88 m

290 ft

182

Gr333N

Chicago

88 m

288 ft

183

Boro Tower

Tysons Corner

87 m

286 ft

184

22 West Washington

Chicago

84 m

276 ft

185

PPA 30 Parcel 5.01

Riyadh

83 m

272 ft

186

Hotel Indigo at Metropolis

Los Angeles

83 m

271 ft

187

400 Record Street

Dallas

82 m

268 ft

188

Torre Universal

San José

81 m

265 ft

189

The Laura Hotel

Houston

80 m

263 ft

190

The Gate

Dubai

80 m

262 ft

191

The Key at 12th

Oakland

78 m

256 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 18 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,512 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

192

Manchester Pacific Gateway Navy Building

San Diego

76 m

250 ft

193

400 Hillsborough

Raleigh

74 m

244 ft

194

Homewood Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown

Chicago

74 m

241 ft

195

LX57

New York City

73 m

239 ft

196

Michigan Central Station

Detroit

70 m

230 ft

197

WSFS Bank Center

Wilmington

70 m

230 ft

198

Vagelos Education Center

New York City

70 m

230 ft

199

Vantage Oak Park

Oak Park

68 m

223 ft

200

Inter-Continental Hotel-Houston

Houston

68 m

222 ft

201

The Post Office

Chicago

66 m

215 ft

202

U.S. Embassy, London

London

65 m

214 ft

203

TriBca

San José

65 m

213 ft

204

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 4

Quebec

60 m

197 ft

205

Xiaomi Beijing Headquarters

Beijing

60 m

197 ft

206

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Los Angeles

54 m

178 ft

207

The New Museum

New York City

53 m

174 ft

208

ALLY

Chicago

44 m

144 ft

209

209 North Racine Avenue

Chicago

42 m

137 ft

210

The Landing

Tysons Corner

41 m

133 ft

211

Stephen Avenue Quarter Tower 1

Calgary

- m

- ft

212

Stephen Avenue Quarter Tower 2

Calgary

- m

- ft

213

1300 South Figueroa

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

214

1600 South Figueroa

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

215

The Rainbow Gate Tower 2

Beijing

- m

- ft

216

Innovation Tower

Houston

- m

- ft

217

Four Seasons Private Residences

Mumbai

- m

- ft

218

Hazens LA Center Tower 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

218

JW Marriott Addition

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

220

W Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

221

55 King Street

Melbourne

- m

- ft

221

Hazens LA Center Tower 1

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

221

One Beverly Hills South Tower

Beverly Hills

- m

- ft

224

222 West 2nd Street

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

225

Hazens LA Center Tower 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

226

One Beverly Hills North Tower

Beverly Hills

- m

- ft

227

FNB Financial Center

Pittsburgh

- m

- ft

228

Fig + Pico Tower 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

229

Stephen Avenue Quarter Tower 3

Calgary

- m

- ft

230

Vermont Corridor Tower

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

231

845 South Olive Street

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

232

23rd and Market

Philadelphia

- m

- ft

233

One Station Hill

Reading

- m

- ft

234

Business Headquarters (BHQ)

Vinings

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

14 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (55%), 86 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (49%), 61 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 155 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 125 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 156 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Designated Experts

Sean O'Gorman

Design Manager, Gensler

Raymon Chen

Technical Director, Gensler

Jared Davis

Designer, Gensler

Jennifer Liu

Managing Director Shanghai Office, Gensler

Ctbuh Leaders At Gensler

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2016 – Present

Joe Fan

Principal / Technical Director, Gensler

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, 2019 – Present

Ashley Rogow

Technical Director, Gensler

CTBUH New York City Chapter, 2021 – Present

Aysu Unal

architect, Gensler

CTBUH Skyscraper Center Editorial Board, 2022 – Present

Jared Davis

Designer, Gensler

CTBUH Awards Renovation Jury, 2022

Stephen Katz

Senior Associate, Gensler

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Mixed-Use Jury, 2022

Xiaomei Lee

Regional Managing Principal, Greater China, Gensler

22 January 2021 | Shanghai

Highlights - CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

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21 August 2017 | Taguig City

Flyover of The Finance Centre in Taguig City, Philippines

An aerial view of The Finance Centre in Taguig City, Philippines, while the building was topped out in 2017.

03 November 2016 | Chicago

2016 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Managing Director,...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

A Vernacular Megatall: Shanghai Tower

As the tallest building in China upon completion, Shanghai Tower has had an immediate and profound impact on the country’s perceptions of how a skyscraper...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Interview: Shanghai Tower

Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D, & Grant Uhlir, Managing Director, Gensler, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, the 2016 CTBUH...

17 October 2016 | London

Panel Discussion: Future Cities: What are the Biggest Threats and Opportunities?

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. A panel discussing the challenges of growing urban populations throughout the globe.

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

Zhongnan Center Elevator System and Elevator Evacuation Design

Because super high-rise buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories, direct...

18 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Zhongnan Tower Room, Session 5 Questions & Answers session with speakers Xiaomei Lee & Frederick Liu, Gensler, Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

The ROI of User Experience

Although there has been much research on the performance of double skin façades, there are still arguments that challenge their costs-effectiveness. Using the Shanghai Tower...

17 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Shanghai Tower Room, Session 1 Questions & Answers session with speakers Jiang Wu, Tongji University, Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler...

30 April 2018

Taking the Corporate Campus Vertical

Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Jiemin Ding, TJAD; Tim Etherington, Gensler

The Tencent Seafront Towers bring a novel concept – the “vertical campus” – to Shenzhen. In housing the corporate headquarters of the fourth-largest internet company...

17 October 2016

Façade Construction in China: Journey to Lean Design

Allan Chung, Gensler; Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology

There is a recent trend in the construction industry to implement “lean concepts,” a management strategy based upon the Toyota Production System philosophy. While the...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

28 April 2016

Designing a Data-Driven, Humanistic High-Rise

Ben Tranel & Hao Ko, Gensler

Much attention has been given to how data and “the cloud” will revolutionize the workplace. Indeed, the way we work is rapidly changing, though many...

26 October 2015

Base Instincts

Tom Ford & Russell Gilchrist, Gensler

Recent development has included significant advancement in the development of tall buildings. While the design achievement and skyline contributions have been significant, there has been...

26 October 2015

Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design

Robert Goodwin, Perkins + Will

Should a tower in Moscow look like one in Dubai? Once one entered a city and marveled at the unique magic of its architecture –...

16 September 2014

The Payoff for Investing in the Human Experience

Benedict Tranel & Xiaomei Lee, Gensler

In this chapter, Shanghai Tower is introduced along side The Tower at PNC Plaza, to posit that economic propositions for double-façade design solutions must go...

16 September 2014

The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower’s Form and Façade

Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler

The Shanghai Tower was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced tools. This paper is centered around the project as...

16 September 2014

Design for Vertical Habitation

Jun Xia, Elizabeth Michalska, Wendy Wong & Raymon Chen, Gensler

This chapter describes the main principles behind the architectural design of the building. Its architectural expression and functional organization achieve not only iconic landmark status,...

16 September 2014

Elevator Systems and Elevator Evacuation Design

Xiaomei Lee, Frederick Liu & Liming Zhou, Gensler; Steve Edgett, Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc.

Because supertall and megatall buildings are a very recent phenomenon, there are no specific building codes written for them. For any building over 50 stories,...