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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

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 China International Silk Road Center
498 m / 1,634  ft
6 175 Park Avenue
480.1 m / 1,575  ft
7 China Overseas Suzhou Supertall Project
460 m / 1,509  ft
8 Suzhou Center North Tower
460 m / 1,509  ft
9 Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower
450 m / 1,476  ft
10 Zifeng Tower
450 m / 1,476  ft

Awards

One World Trade Center

Award of Excellence: One World Trade Center

10 Year Award 2024

Ctbuh Leaders

Luke Leung

Luke Leung

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Aaron Mazeika

Aaron Mazeika

CTBUH Skybridges Research Project Steering Committee, 2019 – Present

Chicago

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2020 – Present

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

23 May 2022

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

The lightweight benefits of steel timber-hybrids are explored in this presentation through two projects; Billie Jean King Library, Long Beach, reuses existing foundations on-site to...

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Research

16 October 2023

Livability in Cities and Tall Buildings: Global Case Studies

Marrying design and function in harmony helps deliver tall buildings that impress the visitor and gather the esteem and loyalty of occupants. Through these essential...

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Global News

25 March 2024

Designs Revealed for Phase 2 of Large NYC Development

The designs for the second phase of Hudson Yards in New York City have been revealed. Owner and Developer Wynn Resorts and Related Companies filed...

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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
Height
1 Houston Pinnacle

1,611 m / 5,285 ft

2 Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

3 Chow Tai Fook Centre

808 m / 2,651 ft

4 Chicago World Trade Center

701 m / 2,300 ft

5 Chicago World Trade Center

665 m / 2,182 ft

6 Tower of Russia

648 m / 2,126 ft

7 Seoul Light DMC Tower

640 m / 2,101 ft

8 Grand Rama 9 Tower

615 m / 2,018 ft

9 Diamond Mansion

600 m / 1,969 ft

10 Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

600 m / 1,969 ft

11 Kowloon MTR Tower

574 m / 1,883 ft

12 Burj Jumeira

550 m / 1,804 ft

13 One World Trade Center

541 m / 1,776 ft

14 Wolf Point

532 m / 1,745 ft

15 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

16 Pertamina Tower

523 m / 1,716 ft

17 Busan Lotte Town Tower

510 m / 1,674 ft

18 Songdo Daewoo Town

510 m / 1,673 ft

19 Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

500 m / 1,640 ft

20 China International Silk Road Center

498 m / 1,634 ft

21 175 Park Avenue

480 m / 1,575 ft

22 7 South Dearborn

478 m / 1,567 ft

23 Columbus Circle Project

468 m / 1,535 ft

24 China Overseas Suzhou Supertall Project

460 m / 1,509 ft

25 Suzhou Center North Tower

460 m / 1,509 ft

26 Kuningan Persada Tower

451 m / 1,480 ft

27 Samsung Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

28 Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

29 Zifeng Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

30 Willis Tower

442 m / 1,451 ft

31 One Bangkok O4H4

436 m / 1,431 ft

32 Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

428 m / 1,404 ft

33 Trump International Hotel & Tower

423 m / 1,389 ft

34 Jin Mao Tower

421 m / 1,380 ft

35 International Finance Square

420 m / 1,378 ft

36 Transbay Transit Center and Tower

419 m / 1,375 ft

37 Hudson Yards West Site B

416 m / 1,366 ft

38 Al Hamra Tower

413 m / 1,354 ft

39 LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower

412 m / 1,350 ft

40 Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

409 m / 1,342 ft

41 Bank of Southwest Tower

404 m / 1,325 ft

42 103 Tower

400 m / 1,312 ft

43 Lulu Island Tower

400 m / 1,312 ft

44 COFCO Landmark Tower

390 m / 1,280 ft

45 Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1

388 m / 1,273 ft

46 Guohua Financial Center Tower 1

388 m / 1,273 ft

47 Saigon Centre 2

386 m / 1,266 ft

48 Plaza Rakyat Office Tower

382 m / 1,253 ft

49 Guiyang World Trade Center Landmark Tower

380 m / 1,247 ft

50 Platinum Tower

380 m / 1,247 ft

51 Guangdong Business Center

376 m / 1,232 ft

52 Lucheng Square

369 m / 1,211 ft

53 Transit Terminal Tower

366 m / 1,200 ft

54 Al Sharq Tower

365 m / 1,198 ft

55 Post and Telecommunications Building

364 m / 1,193 ft

56 Wynn Resort New York City

362 m / 1,189 ft

57 Greenland Group Suzhou Center

358 m / 1,175 ft

58 Naga 3 Tower A

358 m / 1,175 ft

59 Hudson Yards West Site A

357 m / 1,172 ft

60 OKO - Residential Tower

354 m / 1,162 ft

61 Guohong Center

350 m / 1,148 ft

62 Dearborn Center

346 m / 1,135 ft

63 875 North Michigan Avenue

344 m / 1,128 ft

64 Diagonal Tower

343 m / 1,127 ft

65 Nanjing Jinling Hotel Phase II

341 m / 1,119 ft

66 LCT The Sharp Residential Tower A

339 m / 1,113 ft

67 Tianjin Modern City Office Tower

338 m / 1,109 ft

68 Tianjin World Financial Center

337 m / 1,105 ft

69 400 North Lake Shore Drive South Tower

335 m / 1,100 ft

70 LCT The Sharp Residential Tower B

333 m / 1,093 ft

71 Shenzhen Foreign Trade Center

333 m / 1,093 ft

72 China World Tower

330 m / 1,083 ft

73 Qingdao Landmark Tower

327 m / 1,074 ft

74 Nanchang IFC

327 m / 1,073 ft

75 Crown Las Vegas

324 m / 1,063 ft

76 250 Water Street

321 m / 1,052 ft

77 Lopez Centre

320 m / 1,050 ft

77 Sinar Mas Center 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

79 Jiuzhou Bay Tower

319 m / 1,045 ft

80 Zhongtian Future Ark City Window Office Tower

314 m / 1,030 ft

81 Madison Square Garden Project Tower 1

312 m / 1,024 ft

82 CITIC Financial Center Tower 1

312 m / 1,024 ft

83 Poly Pazhou C2

311 m / 1,020 ft

84 New Port Tower

310 m / 1,017 ft

85 AVIC Plaza

310 m / 1,017 ft

86 Pearl River Tower

310 m / 1,016 ft

87 Chengdu Poly International Plaza

309 m / 1,014 ft

88 The Franklin - North Tower

307 m / 1,007 ft

89 Cayan Tower

306 m / 1,005 ft

90 35 Hudson Yards

305 m / 1,000 ft

91 Greenland Hangzhou Century Center South Tower

304 m / 996 ft

92 One Manhattan West

304 m / 996 ft

93 Greenland Hangzhou Century Center North Tower

303 m / 995 ft

94 Greenland Puli Center

303 m / 994 ft

95 Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

303 m / 994 ft

95 Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

303 m / 994 ft

97 1000 Louisiana

302 m / 992 ft

98 Wangjing City

300 m / 984 ft

99 Madison Square Garden Project Tower 2

300 m / 984 ft

100 8 Shenton Way Redevelopment

300 m / 983 ft

101 Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2

299 m / 982 ft

102 China World Trade Center Phase 3B

296 m / 970 ft

103 Block 319 Tower

294 m / 965 ft

104 Union Station Tower

292 m / 958 ft

105 625 Fulton Street

287 m / 942 ft

106 Two Manhattan West

285 m / 935 ft

107 Guoco Tower

284 m / 931 ft

108 Zhengdong Hotel

280 m / 919 ft

109 Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

280 m / 919 ft

110 Hangzhou Wangchao Center (One Century)

280 m / 919 ft

111 One City Centre

276 m / 905 ft

112 NYSE Tower

274 m / 899 ft

113 Renaissance Tower

270 m / 886 ft

114 Magic Tower

270 m / 886 ft

115 Four Seasons Hotel

270 m / 885 ft

116 Guohua Financial Center Tower 2

269 m / 883 ft

117 Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

268 m / 879 ft

118 First Canadian Centre Phase 2

265 m / 869 ft

119 The Address Residence Sky View Tower 1

264 m / 867 ft

120 Tower Palace Three, Tower G

264 m / 865 ft

121 4 Houston Center

262 m / 860 ft

122 Hytera Headquarters

262 m / 858 ft

123 Brookfield Place

261 m / 856 ft

124 Three California Plaza

260 m / 853 ft

125 Beijing Greenland Center

260 m / 853 ft

126 Guangzhou Star River Headquarters

260 m / 851 ft

127 462 East North Water Street

259 m / 851 ft

128 400 North Lake Shore Drive North Tower

259 m / 850 ft

129 Olympia Tower 1

259 m / 850 ft

130 Philippine Bank of Communications

259 m / 848 ft

131 Corporate Avenue 2

256 m / 839 ft

132 Shenzhen AVIC Plaza

254 m / 833 ft

133 1930 Broadway

252 m / 827 ft

134 One Bangkok C5

251 m / 824 ft

135 Corporate Avenue 10

250 m / 820 ft

136 Midtown Tower

248 m / 813 ft

137 28 Liberty

248 m / 813 ft

138 100 Leadenhall Street

247 m / 810 ft

138 One Bangkok C3B

247 m / 810 ft

140 Rolex Tower

247 m / 810 ft

141 Ningbo Bank of China Headquarters

246 m / 808 ft

142 Karlatornet

245 m / 804 ft

143 180 Allyn Street

244 m / 801 ft

144 One Bangkok Tower 4

243 m / 797 ft

145 One Bangkok Tower 3

243 m / 797 ft

146 International Commercial Trade Center

242 m / 794 ft

147 One Bangkok Tower 2

241 m / 791 ft

148 New World Center

238 m / 781 ft

149 555 California Street

237 m / 779 ft

150 1 Worldwide Plaza

237 m / 778 ft

151 The Address Residence Sky View Tower 2

236 m / 773 ft

152 WKL Hotel and Tropicana The Residences

235 m / 771 ft

153 Torre BBVA

235 m / 771 ft

154 Three First National Plaza

234 m / 767 ft

155 400 North Lake Shore Drive

233 m / 765 ft

156 Republic Bank Tower

233 m / 764 ft

157 Southeast Financial Center

233 m / 764 ft

158 Kingtown International Center

231 m / 759 ft

159 Enterprise Plaza

230 m / 756 ft

160 383 Madison Avenue

230 m / 755 ft

161 Zhenru Zhonghai Center Tower 1

230 m / 755 ft

162 Philippine Stock Exchange

230 m / 753 ft

163 Time Warner Center North Tower

228 m / 749 ft

163 Time Warner Center South Tower

228 m / 749 ft

165 Gas Company Tower

228 m / 749 ft

166 Kingold Century

228 m / 748 ft

167 Tianjin Kerry Center

228 m / 748 ft

168 7 World Trade Center

227 m / 743 ft

169 One Liberty Plaza

226 m / 743 ft

170 Wells Fargo North Tower

226 m / 740 ft

171 Dallas Arts Tower

225 m / 738 ft

172 OKO - Office Tower

224 m / 736 ft

173 1540 Broadway

223 m / 733 ft

174 Olympia Centre

223 m / 731 ft

175 3 Manhattan West

223 m / 730 ft

176 Times Square Tower

221 m / 726 ft

177 Istanbul Tower 205

220 m / 722 ft

178 685 1st Avenue

219 m / 719 ft

179 Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Financial Building

218 m / 715 ft

180 252 East 57th Street

218 m / 715 ft

181 Republic Plaza

218 m / 714 ft

182 One Shell Plaza

218 m / 714 ft

183 One Bangkok Ritz Carlton / One89 Wireless

216 m / 710 ft

184 JPMorgan Chase Tower

216 m / 707 ft

185 Tianjin Kerry Center R1

215 m / 705 ft

185 Tianjin Kerry Center R2

215 m / 705 ft

185 Tianjin Kerry Center R3

215 m / 705 ft

188 Four Seasons Tower

214 m / 703 ft

189 Georgia Pacific Tower

212 m / 697 ft

189 Hancock Whitney Center

212 m / 697 ft

191 345 California Center

212 m / 695 ft

192 Poly Cultural Plaza

212 m / 695 ft

193 China Merchants Tower

211 m / 692 ft

194 700 1st Avenue Tower 3

210 m / 689 ft

195 Maincourt Tower

210 m / 689 ft

196 Solow Building

210 m / 689 ft

197 Petron Megaplaza

210 m / 689 ft

198 Marine Midland Building

210 m / 688 ft

199 2001 Ross Avenue

209 m / 686 ft

200 Random House Tower

208 m / 684 ft

201 Shangri-La Hotel

208 m / 682 ft

202 Crowne Plaza Hotel

208 m / 682 ft

203 Bay-Wellington Tower

207 m / 679 ft

204 Ningbo Guohua Financial Tower

206 m / 677 ft

205 AT&T Building

206 m / 677 ft

206 One Magnificent Mile

205 m / 673 ft

207 One Court Square

205 m / 673 ft

208 Al Rajhi Bank Tower

205 m / 673 ft

209 10 West 57th Street

205 m / 672 ft

210 Palace Hotel Residential Tower

204 m / 669 ft

211 Sichuan Airlines Center

204 m / 669 ft

212 33 South 6th Street

204 m / 668 ft

213 708 1st Avenue

203 m / 666 ft

214 Carlton Centre

201 m / 660 ft

215 Zhenru Zhonghai Center Tower 2

200 m / 657 ft

216 Longgang Tianan Cyberpark Phase 4

200 m / 656 ft

216 Philamlife Tower

200 m / 656 ft

218 DPC Tower

200 m / 656 ft

219 Jumeirah Hangzhou Hotel

200 m / 656 ft

220 Otemachi One Tower

200 m / 656 ft

221 CITIC Financial Center Tower 2

200 m / 656 ft

221 Corporate Avenue 9

200 m / 656 ft

223 Hangzhou GT Land Jumeirah

200 m / 656 ft

224 RAYZONE

200 m / 656 ft

225 Beijing Lize Ping An Finance Centre

200 m / 656 ft

226 Guizhou Culture Plaza Plot A3

200 m / 655 ft

226 Guizhou Culture Plaza Plot A4

200 m / 655 ft

228 1 Park Place

199 m / 653 ft

229 Olympia Tower 2

199 m / 653 ft

230 Intercontinental Guangzhou Exhibition Center

198 m / 648 ft

231 Wuhan Design Heart

195 m / 641 ft

232 Qingdao Landmark Center - Tower B

195 m / 640 ft