CTBUH Gold Member

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

427 m / 1,401 ft

6

Bank of America Tower

365.8 m / 1,200 ft

7

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

8

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1

326.5 m / 1,071 ft

9

Chrysler Building

318.9 m / 1,046 ft

10

New York Times Tower

318.8 m / 1,046 ft

Awards

U.S. Embassy, London

Award of Excellence: U.S. Embassy, London

Best Tall Building under 100 meters 2021

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

Stephen Katz

Stephen Katz

CTBUH Awards Renovation Jury, 2021

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

22 January 2021

Highlights - CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

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Research

30 April 2018

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Global News

20 July 2021

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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

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

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

Chrysler Building

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

18

New York Times Tower

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

19

Fanya International Finance Building North

Kunming

318 m

1,043 ft

20

Fanya International Finance Building South

Kunming

318 m

1,043 ft

21

The Rainbow Gate Tower 1

Beijing

316 m

1,037 ft

22

Botai Tower

Nanchang

315 m

1,033 ft

23

U.S. Bank Tower

Los Angeles

310 m

1,018 ft

24

KAFD World Trade Center

Riyadh

304 m

997 ft

25

Tameer Commercial Tower

Abu Dhabi

300 m

984 ft

26

Xiamen Shimao Straits Tower B

Xiamen

295 m

969 ft

27

Shimao Qianhai Center

Shenzhen

294 m

966 ft

28

Concord International Centre

Chongqing

290 m

951 ft

29

Evergrande Hefei Center T5

Hefei

290 m

951 ft

30

Powerlong Center Tower 1

Tianjin

290 m

951 ft

31

Rongmin Financial Center

Xi’an

270 m

886 ft

32

GCC Bank Headquarters

Riyadh

264 m

866 ft

33

Evergrande Hefei Center T4

Hefei

260 m

853 ft

34

6 X Guadalupe

Austin

258 m

847 ft

35

Devon Energy Center

Oklahoma City

257 m

844 ft

36

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 1

Quebec

250 m

820 ft

37

Four Seasons Private Residences

Mumbai

250 m

820 ft

38

Xiamen Shimao Straits Tower A

Xiamen

250 m

820 ft

39

One Museum Place

Shanghai

249 m

816 ft

40

Jia Fa Centre

Chongqing

247 m

811 ft

41

Tencent Seafront Tower 1

Shenzhen

246 m

806 ft

42

The St. Regis Jakarta Hotel and Residences

Jakarta

244 m

801 ft

43

Vanke Yun City

Shenzhen

244 m

800 ft

44

Waldorf Astoria + Magnolias Ratchaprasong

Bangkok

242 m

794 ft

45

Z14 Plot Tower 1

Beijing

238 m

781 ft

45

Z14 Plot Tower 2

Beijing

238 m

781 ft

47

The Bow

Calgary

238 m

779 ft

48

Palm Tower

Dubai

232 m

760 ft

49

Tameer Tower A

Abu Dhabi

227 m

745 ft

49

Tameer Tower C

Abu Dhabi

227 m

745 ft

51

Dawangjing 618 Tower 1

Beijing

227 m

745 ft

52

Sapphire Residences

Colombo

225 m

738 ft

53

Block 16

Austin

220 m

723 ft

54

Dawangjing 626 Tower 1

Beijing

220 m

722 ft

55

Xiamen International Centre Hotel Tower

Xiamen

216 m

709 ft

56

Dawangjing 626 Tower 2

Beijing

216 m

709 ft

57

JPMorgan Chase Tower

New York City

216 m

707 ft

58

21st Century Mansion

Shanghai

210 m

689 ft

59

Burj Alshaya West Tower

Kuwait City

205 m

673 ft

60

The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Los Angeles

203 m

667 ft

61

BM Plaza Office Tower

Shanghai

203 m

666 ft

62

SJC Tower

Ho Chi Minh City

200 m

656 ft

63

Phoenix International Book City East Tower

Suzhou

200 m

656 ft

64

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 3

Beijing

200 m

656 ft

64

Evergrande Hefei Center T3

Hefei

200 m

656 ft

66

One Market Square

Houston

198 m

651 ft

67

550 Madison Avenue

New York City

197 m

647 ft

68

Thea at Metropolis Tower 3

Los Angeles

197 m

647 ft

69

Riverwalk Place

Tampa

195 m

640 ft

70

Tencent Seafront Tower 2

Shenzhen

195 m

639 ft

71

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 373 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.

71

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 373 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

Pujiang International Finance Plaza

Shanghai

190 m

623 ft

74

Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas

183 m

600 ft

75

The Iconic

Tysons Corner

183 m

600 ft

76

Hearst Tower

New York City

182 m

597 ft

77

The Finance Centre

Taguig City

180 m

591 ft

78

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 2

Quebec

180 m

591 ft

79

Wenzhou Donghai Square A

Wenzhou

180 m

591 ft

80

Citic Pacific Fortune Plaza 1

Shanghai

180 m

591 ft

81

Kamiyacho Trust Tower

Tokyo

180 m

591 ft

82

Fairmont Austin

Austin

180 m

591 ft

83

Powerlong Center Tower 2

Tianjin

180 m

590 ft

84

Citic Pacific Fortune Plaza 2

Shanghai

177 m

581 ft

85

79 Robinson Road

Singapore

177 m

581 ft

86

Bank of America Tower

Houston

177 m

579 ft

87

Evergrande Hefei Center T2

Hefei

170 m

558 ft

88

Dawangjing 618 Tower 3

Beijing

170 m

557 ft

89

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 2

Nanjing

168 m

551 ft

90

The Tower at PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh

166 m

544 ft

91

Lavenue Crown

Ho Chi Minh City

160 m

525 ft

92

399 Park Avenue

New York City

160 m

524 ft

93

RRI Energy Plaza

Houston

158 m

518 ft

94

The Hub on Causeway Office Tower

Boston

155 m

508 ft

95

One Indiana Square

Indianapolis

154 m

504 ft

96

Dawangjing 618 Tower 2

Beijing

154 m

504 ft

97

The Post Oak

Houston

152 m

499 ft

98

555 Collins Street

Melbourne

152 m

499 ft

99

388 Greenwich Street

New York City

151 m

496 ft

100

The Hub on Causeway Residential & Hotel Tower

Boston

151 m

495 ft

101

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Hotel

Beijing

150 m

492 ft

101

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 1

Beijing

150 m

492 ft

101

China Electronics Headquarters Tower 1

Shenzhen

150 m

492 ft

104

WPP Campus

Shanghai

150 m

491 ft

105

Tameer Tower D

Abu Dhabi

150 m

490 ft

106

Hess Tower

Houston

149 m

490 ft

107

1916 Boren Avenue

Seattle

148 m

484 ft

108

RASA Two

Bangkok

147 m

481 ft

109

Tameer Tower B

Abu Dhabi

146 m

477 ft

110

Phoenix International Book City West Tower

Suzhou

145 m

476 ft

111

Fig + Pico 1

Los Angeles

142 m

465 ft

112

300 South Tryon

Charlotte

141 m

463 ft

113

Custom House Tower

Cork

140 m

459 ft

114

ITC One Hotel

Colombo

140 m

459 ft

115

The View at Tysons Building C-1

Tysons Corner

139 m

455 ft

116

Block 162

Denver

138 m

452 ft

117

Metropolis Tower 2

Los Angeles

138 m

451 ft

118

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 3

Nanjing

136 m

446 ft

118

Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 4

Nanjing

136 m

446 ft

120

Powerlong Center Tower 3

Tianjin

136 m

446 ft

121

Thyssenkrupp Innovation and Qualification Center Tower

Vinings

136 m

446 ft

122

Marriott Marquis Chicago

Chicago

135 m

444 ft

123

Metropolis Tower 1

Los Angeles

135 m

442 ft

124

Rajawali Headquarters

Jakarta

132 m

433 ft

125

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Chicago

132 m

431 ft

126

Central Park House

Burnaby

131 m

430 ft

127

Phoenix Observation Tower

Phoenix

130 m

427 ft

128

Northshore

Austin

129 m

424 ft

129

One World Place

Taguig City

129 m

424 ft

130

The View at Tysons Building C-2B

Tysons Corner

128 m

421 ft

131

Hackett Tower

The Woodlands

127 m

415 ft

132

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 8,095 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.

133

1901 Minor Avenue North Tower

Seattle

126 m

412 ft

133

1901 Minor Avenue South Tower

Seattle

126 m

412 ft

135

Galter Pavilion

Chicago

123 m

402 ft

136

Symphony Honolulu

Honolulu

122 m

400 ft

137

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 1,089 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.

138

Manchester Pacific Gateway Block 1B

San Diego

122 m

400 ft

139

500 West 2nd Street

Austin

122 m

400 ft

140

The View at Tysons Building D-1

Tysons Corner

120 m

394 ft

141

Beijing Capital Land Lize Financial Center Tower 2

Beijing

120 m

394 ft

142

The View at Tysons Building C-2A

Tysons Corner

119 m

389 ft

143

Third + Shoal

Austin

118 m

387 ft

144

World Plaza

Taguig City

115 m

377 ft

145

Azure

Dallas

114 m

375 ft

146

77 Water Street

New York City

114 m

374 ft

147

222 Second Street

San Francisco

113 m

370 ft

148

InterContinental New York Times Square

New York City

111 m

363 ft

149

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 3

Quebec

110 m

361 ft

150

1111 Broadway

Oakland

110 m

360 ft

151

Amegy Tower

Houston

108 m

354 ft

152

Manchester Pacific Gateway Hotel North Tower

San Diego

107 m

350 ft

152

Manchester Pacific Gateway Hotel South Tower

San Diego

107 m

350 ft

154

Landmark Two

Los Angeles

106 m

349 ft

155

Three PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh

105 m

344 ft

156

One Fairchild

London

105 m

343 ft

157

AVIC International Finance Center Commercial Tower 1

Chengdu

104 m

341 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 24 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,204 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.

157

AVIC International Finance Center Commercial Tower 2

Chengdu

104 m

341 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 24 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,204 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.

159

3 Columbus Circle

New York City

102 m

335 ft

160

Tysons Overlook

Tysons Corner

101 m

330 ft

161

Wanda Vista Hotel

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

162

Wanda International Decorated Apartment 1

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

162

Wanda International Decorated Apartment 2

Kunming

100 m

328 ft

164

Union Pacific Center

Omaha

100 m

328 ft

165

Guotai Junan Securities Tower

Shanghai

100 m

327 ft

166

Two Gotham Center

New York City

100 m

327 ft

167

1133-1157 West Lake Street

Chicago

99 m

325 ft

168

Mickey Leland Federal Building

Houston

98 m

320 ft

169

Reynolds Building

Winston-Salem

96 m

314 ft

170

Alina II

Los Angeles

95 m

312 ft

171

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 1,089 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.

172

301 Howard Street

San Francisco

94 m

307 ft

173

200 Park Avenue

San Jose

91 m

300 ft

174

Feinberg Pavillion

Chicago

91 m

297 ft

175

360 North Green

Chicago

90 m

295 ft

176

167 North Green

Chicago

88 m

290 ft

177

Gr333N

Chicago

88 m

288 ft

178

Boro Tower

Tysons Corner

87 m

286 ft

179

22 West Washington

Chicago

84 m

276 ft

180

PPA 30 Parcel 5.01

Riyadh

83 m

272 ft

181

Hotel Indigo at Metropolis

Los Angeles

83 m

271 ft

182

400 Record Street

Dallas

82 m

268 ft

183

Torre Universal

San José

81 m

265 ft

184

Hotel Alessandra

Houston

80 m

263 ft

185

The Gate

Dubai

80 m

262 ft

186

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 6,204 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.

187

Manchester Pacific Gateway Navy Building

San Diego

76 m

250 ft

188

400 Hillsborough

Raleigh

74 m

244 ft

189

Homewood Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown

Chicago

74 m

241 ft

190

Michigan Central Station

Detroit

70 m

230 ft

191

WSFS Bank Center

Wilmington

70 m

230 ft

192

Vagelos Education Center

New York City

70 m

230 ft

193

Vantage Oak Park

Oak Park

68 m

223 ft

194

Inter-Continental Hotel-Houston

Houston

68 m

222 ft

195

The Post Office

Chicago

66 m

215 ft

196

U.S. Embassy, London

London

65 m

214 ft

197

TriBca

San José

65 m

213 ft

198

Le Phare de Quebec Tour 4

Quebec

60 m

197 ft

199

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Los Angeles

54 m

178 ft

200

The New Museum

New York City

53 m

174 ft

201

209 North Racine Avenue

Chicago

42 m

137 ft

202

The Landing

Tysons Corner

41 m

133 ft

203

1300 South Figueroa

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

204

1600 South Figueroa

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

205

The Rainbow Gate Tower 2

Beijing

- m

- ft

206

Innovation Tower

Houston

- m

- ft

207

Aspire Post Oak

Houston

- m

- ft

208

Hazens LA Center Tower 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

208

JW Marriott Addition

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

210

W Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

211

55 King Street

Melbourne

- m

- ft

211

Hazens LA Center Tower 1

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

211

One Beverly Hills South Tower

Beverly Hills

- m

- ft

214

222 West 2nd Street

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

215

Hazens LA Center Tower 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

216

One Beverly Hills North Tower

Beverly Hills

- m

- ft

217

FNB Financial Center

Pittsburgh

- m

- ft

218

Fig + Pico 2

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

219

Vermont Corridor Tower

Los Angeles

- m

- ft

220

23rd and Market

Philadelphia

- m

- ft

221

Business Headquarters (BHQ)

Vinings

- m

- ft

222

Lincoln Yards South Building G.1

Chicago

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

13 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (52%), 78 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (47%), 56 Buildings

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

Total: 149 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 118 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 150 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

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

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 Awards Renovation Jury, 2021

Stephen Katz

Senior Associate, Gensler

CTBUH New York City Chapter, 2021 – Present

Aysu Unal

architect, Gensler

22 January 2021 | Shanghai

Highlights - CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

Organized around the theme of the "future city," CTBUH held new year talk and Chinese book release in One Museum Place, Shanghai. The CTBUH China...

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,...

08 July 2021

Insurance Company Sues City of Chicago After Skyscraper Floods

The insurer for the Willis Tower in Chicago is suing the City of Chicago in an attempt to recoup some of its costs in paying...

23 April 2021

Skydeck at Chicago's Tallest Building Reopens Featuring a New Interactive Museum

EQ Office announced the exciting reopening of Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower to the public on 23 April, 2021 after completing an extensive redevelopment. The...

03 February 2021

Airline Reduces Chicago Tower Footprint After Sweeping COVID-19-Related Cuts

United Airlines is shrinking its Willis Tower headquarters, where it has about 30 percent fewer workers than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline today confirmed...

12 January 2021

New Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Tallest Tower

EQ Office revealed Atmospheric wave wall, a new cultural landmark and the first public art installation in Chicago by globally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson. Prominently...

13 October 2020

Iconic Chicago Tower Bets on the Future of Co-Working

Reports of the demise of co-working during the pandemic are greatly exaggerated, if you ask the owner of Willis Tower. In a bet on the...

25 September 2020

New Partnership Brings Renewable Energy to Chicago Landmark Tower

Dynegy today announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Chicago's iconic Willis Tower to provide 100% renewable electricity to the Tower. "Sustainability...

10 July 2020

Shanghai Tower Starts Repairs on Water Leak

Videos surfaced on Monday 6 July, 2020 after tenants from the 9th to the 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found...

18 July 2019

Transformation of Chicago’s Willis Tower Begins with New Art-Filled Lobby

EQ Office, the US office portfolio company owned by Blackstone, has reopened Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby, featuring a new, one-of-a-kind art installation created by...

30 April 2019

Two Towers Progress onto Chicago’s Iconic Skyline

Vista Tower reached its final height on April 26 2019, when construction workers poured concrete to form the Chicago skyscraper’s 101st and final floor. That...