CTBUH Platinum Member

Dow

About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Midland

Website: https://www.dow.com/en-us

Dow is the world’s largest construction silicone provider, but we are so much more. We are materials science experts, partnering with our customers to help them create the beautiful structures they imagine – visually stunning buildings that perform at the highest level – while also minimizing their environmental footprint. Our advanced technologies enable greater design flexibility and sustainability.

As early as the 1960s and 1970s, we pioneered technologies, such as (4-sided) silicone structural glazing, that opened the eyes of architects to a new way of designing buildings and to help them create energy-efficient, cost-effective, safe, flexible, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable buildings. We continue to innovate for both new construction and retrofitting applications – offering a full line of silicone structural glazing materials, insulating glass sealants, SEPS for durable and low-maintenance cladding, and weatherproofing products – to increase production efficiency and enhance design freedom for architectural window and door manufacturing.

We sit at the design table and challenge architects and builders to help bring whatever they imagine to life – to inspire the “futurescape.”

Fields of Expertise

Materials / Products / Systems Supplier

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

2010

Member Offices

  • Midland

Buildings

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

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

3

Merdeka PNB118

644 m / 2,113 ft

4

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

5

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

6

Ping An Finance Center

599.1 m / 1,965 ft

7

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

8

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

9

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

10

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

16 September 2014

Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies

As increased urban density needs influence the verticality of our built environment, scales of economy and practical efficiency of curtain wall design and construction constitute...

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Research

16 September 2014

Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies

As increased urban density needs influence the verticality of our built environment, scales of economy and practical efficiency of curtain wall design and construction constitute...

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Global News

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...

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Associated companies

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah

1000 m

3,281 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

3

Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen

660 m

2,165 ft

4

Merdeka PNB118

Kuala Lumpur

644 m

2,113 ft

5

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai

632 m

2,073 ft

6

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Mecca

601 m

1,972 ft

7

Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen

599 m

1,965 ft

8

Goldin Finance 117

Tianjin

597 m

1,957 ft

9

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

10

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou

530 m

1,739 ft

11

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin

530 m

1,739 ft

12

Nina Tower

Hong Kong

518 m

1,699 ft

13

TAIPEI 101

Taipei

508 m

1,667 ft

14

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai

492 m

1,614 ft

15

International Commerce Centre

Hong Kong

484 m

1,588 ft

16

Vanke Center

Chongqing

458 m

1,503 ft

17

Petronas Twin Tower 1

Kuala Lumpur

452 m

1,483 ft

17

Petronas Twin Tower 2

Kuala Lumpur

452 m

1,483 ft

19

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing

450 m

1,476 ft

20

Willis Tower

Chicago

442 m

1,451 ft

21

KK100

Shenzhen

442 m

1,449 ft

22

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

23

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

421 m

1,380 ft

24

Princess Tower

Dubai

413 m

1,356 ft

25

Al Hamra Tower

Kuwait City

413 m

1,354 ft

26

Two International Finance Centre

Hong Kong

412 m

1,352 ft

27

23 Marina

Dubai

392 m

1,287 ft

28

CITIC Plaza

Guangzhou

390 m

1,280 ft

29

Shun Hing Square

Shenzhen

384 m

1,260 ft

30

Empire State Building

New York City

381 m

1,250 ft

31

Elite Residence

Dubai

381 m

1,248 ft

32

Central Plaza

Hong Kong

374 m

1,227 ft

33

Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong

367 m

1,205 ft

34

Bank of America Tower

New York City

366 m

1,200 ft

35

Almas Tower

Dubai

360 m

1,181 ft

36

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1

Dubai

355 m

1,166 ft

36

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2

Dubai

355 m

1,166 ft

38

Emirates Tower One

Dubai

355 m

1,163 ft

39

The Torch

Dubai

352 m

1,155 ft

40

The Pinnacle

Guangzhou

350 m

1,149 ft

41

85 Sky Tower

Kaohsiung

348 m

1,140 ft

42

The Center

Hong Kong

346 m

1,135 ft

43

875 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

344 m

1,128 ft

44

Chongqing World Financial Center

Chongqing

339 m

1,112 ft

45

Shimao International Plaza

Shanghai

333 m

1,094 ft

46

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Dubai

333 m

1,093 ft

47

Minsheng Bank Building

Wuhan

331 m

1,086 ft

48

Ryugyong Hotel

Pyongyang

330 m

1,083 ft

49

China World Tower

Beijing

330 m

1,083 ft

50

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower

Hanoi

329 m

1,078 ft

51

Longxi International Hotel

Wuxi

328 m

1,076 ft

52

Al Yaqoub Tower

Dubai

328 m

1,076 ft

53

The Index

Dubai

326 m

1,070 ft

54

The Landmark

Abu Dhabi

324 m

1,063 ft

55

Q1 Tower

Gold Coast

323 m

1,058 ft

56

Wenzhou Trade Center

Wenzhou

322 m

1,056 ft

57

Burj Al Arab

Dubai

321 m

1,053 ft

58

Chrysler Building

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

59

New York Times Tower

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

60

Blue Tower

Dubai

318 m

1,042 ft

61

Bank of America Plaza

Atlanta

312 m

1,023 ft

62

U.S. Bank Tower

Los Angeles

310 m

1,018 ft

63

Ocean Heights

Dubai

310 m

1,017 ft

64

Menara TM

Kuala Lumpur

310 m

1,017 ft

65

Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

66

The Shard

London

306 m

1,004 ft

67

Leatop Plaza

Guangzhou

303 m

993 ft

68

Capital City Moscow Tower

Moscow

302 m

990 ft

69

Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A

Busan

300 m

984 ft

70

Torre Costanera

Santiago

300 m

984 ft

71

Dongguan TBA Tower

Dongguan

289 m

948 ft

72

Yingli International Finance Centre

Chongqing

288 m

945 ft

73

HNA&POLY International Centre

Chongqing

287 m

941 ft

74

Tomorrow Square

Shanghai

285 m

934 ft

75

JW Marriott Panama

Panama City

284 m

932 ft

76

Three International Finance Center

Seoul

284 m

932 ft

77

Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower B

Busan

282 m

924 ft

78

Torre Vitri

Panama City

281 m

921 ft

79

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Zhengzhou

280 m

919 ft

80

Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

Mecca

279 m

915 ft

81

The St. Regis Toronto

Toronto

277 m

908 ft

82

Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

Mecca

276 m

906 ft

83

Shanghai SK Group Tower

Shanghai

275 m

902 ft

84

Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai

Dubai

269 m

883 ft

85

Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower C

Busan

265 m

869 ft

86

Bitexco Financial Tower

Ho Chi Minh City

263 m

861 ft

87

Sapphire Tower

Istanbul

261 m

856 ft

88

Capital City St. Petersburg Tower

Moscow

257 m

844 ft

89

The Imperial I

Mumbai

256 m

840 ft

89

The Imperial II

Mumbai

256 m

840 ft

91

The Legacy at Millennium Park

Chicago

249 m

818 ft

92

Ocean Two

Panama City

246 m

806 ft

93

Marina Bay Financial Centre Office Tower II

Singapore

245 m

804 ft

94

The Central Bank of Kuwait New Headquarters Building

Kuwait City

239 m

782 ft

95

Abraj Al Bait Maqam Tower

Mecca

232 m

762 ft

95

Abraj Al Bait Qibla Tower

Mecca

232 m

762 ft

97

Abraj Al Bait Marwah Tower

Mecca

232 m

761 ft

97

Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower

Mecca

232 m

761 ft

99

Riviera TwinStar Square 1

Shanghai

216 m

708 ft

99

Riviera TwinStar Square 2

Shanghai

216 m

708 ft

101

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

101

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3

Singapore

207 m

679 ft

103

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2

Singapore

203 m

665 ft

104

One Churchill Place

London

156 m

513 ft

105

Sands Macao

Macau

79 m

259 ft

106

The John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Baltimore

71 m

231 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

15 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (34%), 35 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (50%), 50 Buildings

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

Total: 102 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 101 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 102 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.

 

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies

As increased urban density needs influence the verticality of our built environment, scales of economy and practical efficiency of curtain wall design and construction constitute...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 03 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 03 Questions & Answers session with speakers Stanley Yee, Dow Corning; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot; Jörn Teipel, Outokumpu; Patrick...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Interview: Steve Zhou

Steve Zhou of Dow Corning is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing

This presentation discussed an advanced engineering evaluation using nonlinear analysis to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high performance curtain wall systems. High wind...

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Track 4: Material Advances Q & A

Track 4 speakers including, Jon Kimberlain and Lawrence Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation; BaoLiGao MengGen, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum; and Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal take questions from delegates.

12 October 2011 | Seoul

Consideration Factors of the Glazing for Supertall Building

Several supertall buildings are coming to Korea, some are under detailed planning for its designing and erection. And as seen the results through the evaluations...

16 September 2014

Performance of Shadow Boxes in Curtain Wall Assemblies

Mikkel Kragh, Stanley Yee & Lawrence D. Carbary, Dow Corning; Neil McClellan, HOK

As increased urban density needs influence the verticality of our built environment, scales of economy and practical efficiency of curtain wall design and construction constitute...

01 December 2013

Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing

Jon Kimberlain & Larry Carbary, Dow Corning; Charles D. Clift & Peter Hutley, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting

This paper presents an advanced engineering technique using finite element analysis to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high-performance curtain wall systems for building...

19 September 2012

Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing

Jon Kimberlain & Larry Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation; Charles Clift & Peter Hutley, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc

This paper presents an advanced engineering evaluation to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high-performance curtain wall systems. High wind pressures often result in...

10 October 2011

Consideration Factors of Glazing for Supertall Building

Jung Jinyoung, Dow Corning Korea

Many factors need to be considered when glazing super tall structures. Environmental factors such as high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, inclement weather/high wind loads and even...

26 February 2001

An Integrated Design Approach to the Environmental Performance of Buildings

Massimo Colomban & Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa; Mikkel Kragh, Dow Corning

The present paper deals with the complex relationship between architectural intensions, indoor environment, building envelope and environmental systems, energy performance and design process. The development...

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...

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

30 July 2020

CTBUH In The Media: The Future of Skyscrapers: A Mile High, Slimmer Than Ever and Made from Wood

History does not want for dizzying fantasies of tall buildings. From the Tower of Babel onwards, humanity has dreamed of ever-more wondrous skyscrapers, whether we...

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...

08 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper Construction Site Adjusts to Pandemic-Related Movement Control Order

Construction work at Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 has been delayed by roughly two to three months due to restrictive measures taken to curb...

09 August 2019

Taipei 101 Damper Experienced Record Movement Due to Earthquake

The tuned mass damper in the Taipei 101 skyscraper moved 15 centimeters due to an earthquake early Thursday, 8 August, according to the building management....

15 April 2019

New Architects Brought in for Manchester’s St. Michael’s Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been brought in to deliver Hodder + Partners’ controversial Saint Michael’s tower in Manchester, with the local practice kept...

01 March 2019

As One Chicago Lakefront Project Gets a New Deadline, Another is Announced

The owner of the Chicago Spire site could have another year to begin developing the lakefront site, four months after a downtown alderman rejected a...

21 January 2019

“Tower Fifth” Could Become New York City’s Second-Tallest

For decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall (381-meter) Empire State Building. But 17 “supertall” skyscrapers — defined as...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Dow

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

04 April 2017

CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

16–21 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Façade Design Workshop, Shanghai 2014

16 September 2014

This workshop focused on incorporating simulation modelling, physical testing and incorporating data-based parametric design to optimize the efficiency of façade detailing.

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16–19 September 2014

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.

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4

01 December 2013

The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.

CTBUH 2013 London Conference Silver Sponsor

11–13 June 2013

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.”