About

Member Since: 1981

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.lera.com/

LERA is a MBE/WBE consulting engineering firm providing structural engineering design services for architects, developers, contractors and owners.

As structural engineers, they focus on providing their clients with imaginative and responsible solutions to engineering challenges. Their staff of experts is known for its innovative use of materials and for the development of new structural systems and concepts.

Their design philosophy recognizes that their work does not exist in a vacuum...that responsiveness to the architectural systems and needs of the owner/developer, combined with an understanding of fabrication and construction, is essential to the development of constructible and economical designs.

Fields of Expertise

Structural Engineering

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 Merdeka 118
678.9 m / 2,227  ft
2 Tradewinds Square Tower A
608 m / 1,995  ft
3 Lotte World Tower
554.5 m / 1,819  ft
4 One World Trade Center
541.3 m / 1,776  ft
5 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
530 m / 1,739  ft
6 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
530 m / 1,739  ft
7 Shanghai World Financial Center
492 m / 1,614  ft
8 International Commerce Centre
484 m / 1,588  ft
9 Wuhan CTF Finance Center
475 m / 1,558  ft
10 Two International Finance Centre
412 m / 1,352  ft

Awards

Merdeka 118

Award of Excellence: Merdeka 118

Structure Award 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Michael Hopper

Michael Hopper

CTBUH Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee, 2022 – Present

New York City

Winnie Kwan

Winnie Kwan

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Jury, 2024

Hong Kong

Associated companies

RANK
Name
Height
1 Sky Mile Tower

1,700 m / 5,577 ft

2 Al Burj

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

2 Nakheel Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

4 Merdeka 118

679 m / 2,227 ft

5 Wuhan CTF Finance Center

648 m / 2,126 ft

6 Tradewinds Square Tower A

608 m / 1,995 ft

7 Lotte World Tower

555 m / 1,819 ft

8 One World Trade Center

541 m / 1,776 ft

9 Grant USA Tower

533 m / 1,750 ft

10 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

11 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

12 Busan Lotte Town Tower

510 m / 1,674 ft

13 Shanghai World Financial Center

492 m / 1,614 ft

14 International Commerce Centre

484 m / 1,588 ft

15 Wuhan CTF Finance Center

475 m / 1,558 ft

16 World One

442 m / 1,450 ft

17 International Finance Center

428 m / 1,404 ft

18 Two International Finance Centre

412 m / 1,352 ft

19 Parkhaventoren

392 m / 1,286 ft

20 Dynamic Tower

388 m / 1,273 ft

21 Shun Hing Square

384 m / 1,260 ft

22 Fairmont Kuala Lumpur Tower 1

370 m / 1,214 ft

23 Bank of China Tower

367 m / 1,205 ft

24 Emirates Tower One

355 m / 1,163 ft

25 Hermitage Plaza South Tower

320 m / 1,050 ft

26 Hermitage Plaza East Tower

320 m / 1,050 ft

27 Hong Plaza Main Tower

317 m / 1,040 ft

27 Sentra BDNI Tower A

317 m / 1,040 ft

29 The Spiral

314 m / 1,030 ft

30 Emirates Tower Two

309 m / 1,014 ft

31 Lokhandwala Minerva

307 m / 1,007 ft

32 Lusail Plaza Tower 3

301 m / 986 ft

32 Lusail Plaza Tower 4

301 m / 986 ft

34 Lokhandwala Minerva

301 m / 986 ft

35 OCT Tower

300 m / 984 ft

36 4 World Trade Center

298 m / 977 ft

37 World One

280 m / 919 ft

38 World View

278 m / 911 ft

39 Shimao Riverfront Wisdom Tower A

272 m / 893 ft

39 Shimao Riverfront Wisdom Tower B

272 m / 893 ft

41 Harbourfront High-rise South China

268 m / 879 ft

42 Bitexco Financial Tower

263 m / 861 ft

43 Three Sixty West Tower B

260 m / 853 ft

44 U.S. Steel Tower

256 m / 841 ft

45 Three Sixty West Tower A

256 m / 839 ft

46 Permata Sapura Tower

253 m / 828 ft

47 Ritz-Carlton Hotel Astana

242 m / 794 ft

48 Sentra BDNI Tower B

240 m / 788 ft

49 Crescent Bay Tower 6

239 m / 784 ft

50 Oberoi Skyz Tower I

230 m / 755 ft

50 Oberoi Skyz Tower II

230 m / 755 ft

52 World Crest

225 m / 737 ft

53 Crescent Bay Tower 5

223 m / 730 ft

54 Lusail Plaza Tower 1

216 m / 708 ft

54 Lusail Plaza Tower 2

216 m / 708 ft

56 Shangri-La Hotel

213 m / 699 ft

57 One International Finance Centre

210 m / 689 ft

58 Crescent Bay Tower 4

207 m / 677 ft

59 Four Seasons Place

205 m / 673 ft

60 Bilbao Emblematic Tower 1

204 m / 669 ft

60 Bilbao Emblematic Tower II

204 m / 669 ft

62 Crescent Bay Tower 3

200 m / 656 ft

63 Conrad Hong Kong

199 m / 653 ft

64 550 Madison Avenue

197 m / 647 ft

65 Wuhan CTF Finance Center Residential Tower 1

196 m / 644 ft

65 Wuhan CTF Finance Center Residential Tower 2

196 m / 644 ft

67 One PPG Place

194 m / 635 ft

68 The Henderson

190 m / 623 ft

69 Crescent Bay Tower 2

187 m / 615 ft

70 AIA Central

185 m / 607 ft

71 Three Pacific Place

182 m / 597 ft

72 Crescent Bay Tower 1

181 m / 594 ft

73 The Ruby

174 m / 569 ft

74 One Central Residences 1-3

171 m / 562 ft

75 Esentai Tower

168 m / 551 ft

76 One Central Residences 4-6

167 m / 548 ft

77 United Nations Consolidation Building

166 m / 546 ft

78 Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

165 m / 541 ft

79 J.W. Marriott and The Upper House

165 m / 540 ft

80 One Pacific Place

162 m / 531 ft

81 Torre Repsol YPF

160 m / 525 ft

82 Torre Picasso

156 m / 513 ft

83 3001 John F Kennedy Boulevard

156 m / 512 ft

84 Espirito Santo Plaza

148 m / 487 ft

85 One Central Residences 7

148 m / 487 ft

86 Minmetals Financial Center

145 m / 477 ft

87 Icon Hotel

143 m / 469 ft

88 Columbia University Site O

130 m / 427 ft

89 Two Tequesta Point

125 m / 410 ft

90 Puerta de Europa Torre I

114 m / 373 ft

90 Puerta de Europa Torre II

114 m / 373 ft

92 3025 JFK

113 m / 371 ft

93 The Floridian

103 m / 337 ft

94 Shimao Riverfront Wisdom Tower C

92 m / 303 ft

95 NASCAR Plaza

89 m / 293 ft

96 EDGE

79 m / 259 ft

97 Marriott World Trade Center

74 m / 242 ft

98 Cooper Square Hotel

73 m / 239 ft

99 Naman Habitat

70 m / 230 ft

100 Vagelos Education Center

68 m / 223 ft

101 The David Rubenstein Forum

52 m / 171 ft

102 2050 M Street

46 m / 151 ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

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.

NYC YPC Continues Future of Construction Series

19 January 2017

CTBUH New York Chapter, with the YPC and Akdo, hosted the second part in the Future of Construction lecture series, titled “Moving Parts: Modular Architecture in a Flat World.”

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.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

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.

Aspect: Ratios

03 May 2016

The CTBUH NYC Young Professionals Committee welcomed over 150 design professionals for ASPECT:RATIOS, a seminar focusing on female perspectives in architecture.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.