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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

About

Member Since: 1977

Member Offices: Chicago, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Washington D.C.

Website: http://www.som.com/

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Since its founding more than 80 years ago, SOM has earned a reputation for design excellence with a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment.

The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with nearly 2,000 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture; Marketing / Sales; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

1977

Member Offices

  • Chicago

  • Dubai

  • Guangzhou

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Los Angeles

  • New York City

  • San Francisco

  • Seattle

  • Shanghai

  • Washington D.C.

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

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Burj Jumeira

550 m / 1,804 ft

3

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

4

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

5

Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

521 m / 1,709 ft

6

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

499.8 m / 1,640 ft

7

China International Silk Road Center

498 m / 1,634 ft

8

175 Park Avenue

480.1 m / 1,575 ft

9

Guohua Financial Center Tower 1

465 m / 1,526 ft

10

Suzhou Center North Tower

460 m / 1,509 ft

Awards

Responsive Tendon Patterns - PT Optimization

Award of Excellence: Responsive Tendon Patterns - PT Optimization

Innovation Award 2022

Ctbuh Leaders

Luke Leung

Luke Leung

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Bin Pan

Bin Pan

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2017 – Present

Shanghai

Zhexiong Chai

Zhexiong Chai

CTBUH Chicago Chapter, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

23 May 2022

Two Public Buildings, California: Using Steel & Timber To Achieve Weight Savings

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Research

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

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Global News

05 August 2022

Financial Firm will Occupy other Miami Towers Prior to Building Their Own

Citadel, a hedge fund firm headed by Ken Griffin, is in the process of completing deals for new office space as it prepares to expand...

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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

Houston Pinnacle

Houston

1611 m

5,285 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

3

Chow Tai Fook Centre

Wuhan

808 m

2,651 ft

4

Chicago World Trade Center

Chicago

701 m

2,300 ft

5

Chicago World Trade Center

Chicago

665 m

2,182 ft

6

Tower of Russia

Moscow

648 m

2,126 ft

7

Seoul Light DMC Tower

Seoul

640 m

2,101 ft

8

Grand Rama 9 Tower

Bangkok

615 m

2,018 ft

9

Diamond Mansion

Guangzhou

600 m

1,969 ft

10

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

Nanjing

600 m

1,969 ft

11

Kowloon MTR Tower

Hong Kong

574 m

1,883 ft

12

Burj Jumeira

Dubai

550 m

1,804 ft

13

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

14

Wolf Point

Chicago

532 m

1,745 ft

15

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin

530 m

1,739 ft

16

Pertamina Tower

Jakarta

523 m

1,716 ft

17

Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

Guiyang

521 m

1,709 ft

18

Busan Lotte Town Tower

Busan

510 m

1,674 ft

19

Songdo Daewoo Town

Incheon

510 m

1,673 ft

20

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

Nanjing

500 m

1,640 ft

21

China International Silk Road Center

Xi’an

498 m

1,634 ft

22

175 Park Avenue

New York City

480 m

1,575 ft

23

7 South Dearborn

Chicago

478 m

1,567 ft

24

Columbus Circle Project

New York City

468 m

1,535 ft

25

Guohua Financial Center Tower 1

Wuhan

465 m

1,526 ft

26

Suzhou Center North Tower

Suzhou

460 m

1,509 ft

27

Kuningan Persada Tower

Jakarta

451 m

1,480 ft

28

Samsung Tower

Seoul

450 m

1,476 ft

29

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing

450 m

1,476 ft

30

Willis Tower

Chicago

442 m

1,451 ft

31

One Bangkok O4H4

Bangkok

436 m

1,431 ft

32

Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

Jinan

428 m

1,404 ft

33

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

34

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

421 m

1,380 ft

35

International Finance Square

Guangzhou

420 m

1,378 ft

36

Transbay Transit Center and Tower

San Francisco

419 m

1,375 ft

37

Al Hamra Tower

Kuwait City

413 m

1,354 ft

38

LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower

Busan

412 m

1,350 ft

39

Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

Ningbo

409 m

1,342 ft

40

Bank of Southwest Tower

Houston

404 m

1,325 ft

41

103 Tower

Fuzhou

400 m

1,312 ft

42

Lulu Island Tower

Abu Dhabi

400 m

1,312 ft

43

COFCO Landmark Tower

Tianjin

390 m

1,280 ft

44

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1

Shenzhen

388 m

1,273 ft

45

Saigon Centre 2

Ho Chi Minh City

386 m

1,266 ft

46

Plaza Rakyat Office Tower

Kuala Lumpur

382 m

1,253 ft

47

Guiyang World Trade Center Landmark Tower

Guiyang

380 m

1,247 ft

48

Platinum Tower

Kuala Lumpur

380 m

1,247 ft

49

Lucheng Square

Wenzhou

369 m

1,211 ft

50

Al Sharq Tower

Dubai

365 m

1,198 ft

51

Post and Telecommunications Building

Xiamen

364 m

1,193 ft

52

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

53

Naga 3 Tower A

Phnom Penh

358 m

1,175 ft

54

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

55

Guohong Center

Wenzhou

350 m

1,148 ft

56

Dearborn Center

Chicago

346 m

1,135 ft

57

875 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

344 m

1,128 ft

58

Diagonal Tower

Seoul

343 m

1,127 ft

59

Nanjing Jinling Hotel Phase II

Nanjing

341 m

1,119 ft

60

LCT The Sharp Residential Tower A

Busan

339 m

1,113 ft

61

Tianjin Modern City Office Tower

Tianjin

338 m

1,109 ft

62

Tianjin World Financial Center

Tianjin

337 m

1,105 ft

63

400 North Lake Shore Drive South Tower

Chicago

335 m

1,100 ft

64

LCT The Sharp Residential Tower B

Busan

333 m

1,093 ft

65

Tianjin Kerry Center

Tianjin

333 m

1,093 ft

66

Shenzhen Foreign Trade Center

Shenzhen

333 m

1,093 ft

67

China World Tower

Beijing

330 m

1,083 ft

68

Qingdao Landmark Tower

Qingdao

327 m

1,074 ft

69

Nanchang IFC

Nanchang

327 m

1,073 ft

70

Crown Las Vegas

Las Vegas

324 m

1,063 ft

71

250 Water Street

New York City

321 m

1,052 ft

72

Lopez Centre

Manila

320 m

1,050 ft

72

Sinar Mas Center 1

Shanghai

320 m

1,050 ft

74

Jiuzhou Bay Tower

Zhuhai

319 m

1,045 ft

75

Zhongtian Future Ark City Window Office Tower

Guiyang

314 m

1,030 ft

76

Madison Square Garden Project Tower 1

New York City

312 m

1,024 ft

77

CITIC Financial Center Tower 1

Shenzhen

312 m

1,024 ft

78

Poly Pazhou C2

Guangzhou

311 m

1,020 ft

79

New Port Tower

Jersey City

310 m

1,017 ft

80

AVIC Plaza

Shenzhen

310 m

1,017 ft

81

Greenland Center 1

Hangzhou

310 m

1,017 ft

81

Greenland Center 2

Hangzhou

310 m

1,017 ft

83

Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

84

Chengdu Poly International Plaza

Chengdu

309 m

1,014 ft

85

The Franklin - North Tower

Chicago

307 m

1,007 ft

86

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

87

35 Hudson Yards

New York City

305 m

1,000 ft

88

One Manhattan West

New York City

304 m

996 ft

89

Greenland Puli Center

Jinan

303 m

994 ft

90

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

90

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

92

1000 Louisiana

Houston

302 m

992 ft

93

Wangjing City

Beijing

300 m

984 ft

94

Madison Square Garden Project Tower 2

New York City

300 m

984 ft

95

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2

Shenzhen

299 m

982 ft

96

China World Trade Center Phase 3B

Beijing

296 m

970 ft

97

Block 319 Tower

Houston

294 m

965 ft

98

Union Station Tower

Chicago

292 m

958 ft

99

625 Fulton Street

New York City

287 m

942 ft

100

Two Manhattan West

New York City

285 m

935 ft

101

One Bangkok Phase 3 Tower 2

Bangkok

285 m

934 ft

102

Guoco Tower

Singapore

284 m

931 ft

103

Zhengdong Hotel

Zhengzhou

280 m

919 ft

104

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Zhengzhou

280 m

919 ft

105

Hangzhou Wangchao Center

Hangzhou

280 m

919 ft

106

Guohua Financial Center Tower 2

Wuhan

279 m

915 ft

107

One Bangkok Phase 2 Residential Tower

Bangkok

278 m

911 ft

108

One City Centre

Bangkok

276 m

905 ft

109

One Bangkok Phase 1 Office Tower 1

Bangkok

274 m

900 ft

110

NYSE Tower

New York City

274 m

899 ft

111

Renaissance Tower

Dallas

270 m

886 ft

112

Magic Tower

Yekaterinburg

270 m

886 ft

113

Four Seasons Hotel

Manama

270 m

885 ft

114

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

115

400 North Lake Shore Drive North Tower

Chicago

267 m

875 ft

116

First Canadian Centre Phase 2

Calgary

265 m

869 ft

117

The Address Residence Sky View Tower 1

Dubai

264 m

867 ft

118

Tower Palace Three, Tower G

Seoul

264 m

865 ft

119

One Bangkok Phase 2 Office Tower

Bangkok

264 m

865 ft

120

4 Houston Center

Houston

262 m

860 ft

121

Hytera Headquarters

Shenzhen

262 m

858 ft

122

Brookfield Place

Toronto

261 m

856 ft

123

Three California Plaza

Los Angeles

260 m

853 ft

124

Beijing Greenland Center

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

125

400 North Lake Shore Drive North Tower

Chicago

259 m

850 ft

126

Olympia Tower 1

Los Angeles

259 m

850 ft

127

Philippine Bank of Communications

Makati

259 m

848 ft

128

Corporate Avenue 2

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

129

Shenzhen AVIC Plaza

Shenzhen

254 m

833 ft

130

1930 Broadway

Oakland

252 m

827 ft

131

One Bangkok Phase 3 Residential Tower

Bangkok

251 m

824 ft

132

Corporate Avenue 10

Chongqing

250 m

820 ft

133

Midtown Tower

Tokyo

248 m

813 ft

134

28 Liberty

New York City

248 m

813 ft

135

100 Leadenhall Street

London

247 m

810 ft

136

Rolex Tower

Dubai

247 m

810 ft

137

Ningbo Bank of China Headquarters

Ningbo

246 m

808 ft

138

Karlatornet

Göteborg

245 m

804 ft

139

180 Allyn Street

Hartford

244 m

801 ft

140

International Commercial Trade Center

Changchun

242 m

794 ft

141

New World Center

Shenzhen

238 m

781 ft

142

555 California Street

San Francisco

237 m

779 ft

143

1 Worldwide Plaza

New York City

237 m

778 ft

144

The Address Residence Sky View Tower 2

Dubai

236 m

773 ft

145

WKL Hotel and Tropicana The Residences

Kuala Lumpur

235 m

771 ft

146

Torre BBVA

Mexico City

235 m

771 ft

147

Three First National Plaza

Chicago

234 m

767 ft

148

400 North Lake Shore Drive South Tower

Chicago

233 m

765 ft

149

Republic Bank Tower

Dallas

233 m

764 ft

150

Southeast Financial Center

Miami

233 m

764 ft

151

Kingtown International Center

Nanjing

231 m

759 ft

152

Enterprise Plaza

Houston

230 m

756 ft

153

383 Madison Avenue

New York City

230 m

755 ft

154

Zhenru Zhonghai Center Tower 1

Shanghai

230 m

755 ft

155

Philippine Stock Exchange

Taguig City

230 m

753 ft

156

Time Warner Center North Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

156

Time Warner Center South Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

158

Gas Company Tower

Los Angeles

228 m

749 ft

159

Kingold Century

Guangzhou

228 m

748 ft

160

7 World Trade Center

New York City

227 m

743 ft

161

One Liberty Plaza

New York City

227 m

743 ft

162

Wells Fargo North Tower

Los Angeles

226 m

740 ft

163

JPMorgan Chase Tower

Dallas

225 m

738 ft

164

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

165

1540 Broadway

New York City

223 m

733 ft

166

Olympia Centre

Chicago

223 m

731 ft

167

3 Manhattan West

New York City

223 m

730 ft

168

Times Square Tower

New York City

221 m

726 ft

169

Istanbul Tower 205

Istanbul

220 m

722 ft

170

685 1st Avenue

New York City

219 m

719 ft

171

Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Financial Building

Chongqing

218 m

715 ft

172

252 East 57th Street

New York City

218 m

715 ft

173

Republic Plaza

Denver

218 m

714 ft

174

One Shell Plaza

Houston

218 m

714 ft

175

One Bangkok Phase 2 Tower 3

Bangkok

216 m

710 ft

176

JPMorgan Chase Tower

New York City

216 m

707 ft

177

Tianjin Kerry Center R1

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

177

Tianjin Kerry Center R2

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

177

Tianjin Kerry Center R3

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

180

Four Seasons Tower

Tianjin

214 m

703 ft

181

Georgia Pacific Tower

Atlanta

213 m

697 ft

181

Hancock Whitney Center

New Orleans

213 m

697 ft

183

345 California Center

San Francisco

212 m

695 ft

184

Poly Cultural Plaza

Wuhan

212 m

695 ft

185

China Merchants Tower

Shenzhen

211 m

692 ft

186

700 1st Avenue Tower 3

New York City

210 m

689 ft

187

Maincourt Tower

Amsterdam

210 m

689 ft

188

Solow Building

New York City

210 m

689 ft

189

Petron Megaplaza

Makati

210 m

689 ft

190

Marine Midland Building

New York City

210 m

688 ft

191

Trammel Crow Center

Dallas

209 m

686 ft

192

Random House Tower

New York City

209 m

684 ft

193

Shangri-La Hotel

Cixi

208 m

682 ft

194

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Ningbo

208 m

682 ft

195

Bay-Wellington Tower

Toronto

207 m

679 ft

196

Ningbo Guohua Financial Tower

Ningbo

207 m

677 ft

197

AT&T Building

Atlanta

206 m

677 ft

198

One Magnificent Mile

Chicago

205 m

673 ft

199

One Court Square

New York City

205 m

673 ft

200

Al Rajhi Bank Tower

Riyadh

205 m

673 ft

201

10 West 57th Street

New York City

205 m

672 ft

202

Palace Hotel Residential Tower

San Francisco

204 m

669 ft

203

Sichuan Airlines Center

Chengdu

204 m

669 ft

204

33 South 6th Street

Minneapolis

204 m

668 ft

205

708 1st Avenue

New York City

203 m

666 ft

206

Carlton Centre

Johannesburg

201 m

660 ft

207

Zhenru Zhonghai Center Tower 2

Shanghai

200 m

657 ft

208

Longgang Tianan Cyberpark Phase 4

Shenzhen

200 m

656 ft

208

Philamlife Tower

Makati

200 m

656 ft

210

DPC Tower

Istanbul

200 m

656 ft

211

Jumeirah Hangzhou Hotel

Hangzhou

200 m

656 ft

212

Otemachi One Tower

Tokyo

200 m

656 ft

213

CITIC Financial Center Tower 2

Shenzhen

200 m

656 ft

213

Corporate Avenue 9

Chongqing

200 m

656 ft

215

Hangzhou GT Land Jumeirah

Hangzhou

200 m

656 ft

216

RAYZONE

Beijing

200 m

656 ft

217

Beijing Lize Ping An Finance Centre

Beijing

200 m

656 ft

218

1 Park Place

London

199 m

653 ft

219

Olympia Tower 2

Los Angeles

199 m

653 ft

220

Intercontinental Guangzhou Exhibition Center

Guangzhou

198 m

648 ft

221

Wuhan Design Heart

Wuhan

195 m

641 ft

222

Qingdao Landmark Center - Tower B

Qingdao

195 m

640 ft

223

Ayala Triangle Gardens North

Makati

195 m

638 ft

224

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 1

Shanghai

194 m

635 ft

225

Grace Plaza

New York City

192 m

630 ft

226

700 1st Avenue Tower 2

New York City

192 m

630 ft

227

RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower

Makati

192 m

630 ft

228

NBC Tower

Chicago

191 m

627 ft

229

Waldorf Astoria New York

New York City

191 m

625 ft

230

San Felipe Plaza

Houston

191 m

625 ft

231

Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower

Guangzhou

190 m

622 ft

232

Olympic Tower

New York City

189 m

620 ft

233

Techno Mart 21

Seoul

189 m

620 ft

234

Gold Peak Centre B

Chongqing

188 m

616 ft

235

919 3rd Avenue

New York City

188 m

615 ft

236

Tower 49®

New York City

187 m

615 ft

237

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

New York City

186 m

610 ft

238

Gold Peak Centre A

Chongqing

186 m

609 ft

239

Chicago Place

Chicago

185 m

608 ft

240

AIA Central

Hong Kong

185 m

607 ft

241

Wells Fargo South Tower

Los Angeles

185 m

606 ft

242

415 Madison Avenue Redevelopment

New York City

184 m

605 ft

243

250 West 55th Street

New York City

183 m

602 ft

244

U.S. Bank Center

Milwaukee

183 m

601 ft

245

700 1st Avenue Tower 1

New York City

183 m

600 ft

246

50 Fremont Center

San Francisco

183 m

600 ft

247

1166 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

183 m

600 ft

248

500 West Monroe Street

Chicago

183 m

600 ft

249

One Bangkok Phase 1 Office Tower 2

Bangkok

183 m

599 ft

250

Madison Plaza

Chicago

183 m

599 ft

251

270 Greenwich Street

New York City

182 m

597 ft

252

Tipco Tower

Bangkok