CTBUH Gold Member

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

About

Member Since: 1983

Member Offices: Seattle

Website: http://www.mka.com/

MKA’s passion is creating structural systems for buildings of all shapes, sizes, and complexities and civil site and infrastructure designs for architectural projects. In addition to traditional structural and civil engineering services, they offer enhanced expertise in seismic, wind, vibration, existing building, performance-based, and blast engineering and site strategies for low-impact design, site infrastructure planning, strategic water planning, and excavation shoring.

MKA has been presented with a top national ACEC engineering design award (the most significant recognition by their peers) 26 times in the last 29 years–three times more than any competitor engineering firm in the United States; and the ""Grand Conceptor"" award three times. Collectively, their projects have won 500+ awards from a variety of industry organizations. If it can be done, MKA can do it.

Fields of Expertise

Civil Engineering; Seismic Design; Structural Engineering; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

1983

Member Offices

  • Seattle

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

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

3

Suning Plaza Tower 1

338 m / 1,109 ft

4

Salesforce Tower

326.1 m / 1,070 ft

5

Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

320 m / 1,050 ft

6

One Brickell City Centre

317 m / 1,040 ft

7

Nanjing International Center 3

306 m / 1,004 ft

8

Leatop Plaza

302.7 m / 993 ft

9

Skyrise Miami

301.8 m / 990 ft

10

Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

300 m / 984 ft

Awards

Rainier Square Tower

Winner: Rainier Square Tower

Construction Award 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Don Davies

Don Davies

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – Present

Seattle

Ron Klemencic

Ron Klemencic

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Seattle

Jeremy Hasselbauer

Jeremy Hasselbauer

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Seattle

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

18 May 2017

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the second event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by...

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Research

17 October 2016

Engineering Properties of Composite Mega-Columns with Separately Encased Hot Rolled Steel Profiles

This paper presents an experimental study on the behavior of composite mega-columns with separately encased steel profiles. Ten scaled composite columns were designed, including six...

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Global News

06 May 2021

Seattle High-Rise to Prioritize Occupant Connectivity

The Net, a new office building being built in Seattle, is focused on human well-being, including some aspects in response to the pandemic. The facility...

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Associated companies

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

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah

1000 m

3,281 ft

2

Doha Convention Center Tower

Doha

551 m

1,808 ft

3

Suning Xinjiekou Plaza

Nanjing

388 m

1,273 ft

4

Concord City

Chongqing

378 m

1,240 ft

5

St. Regis Chicago

Chicago

363 m

1,191 ft

6

Four Seasons Hotel Tower 2

Mumbai

355 m

1,165 ft

7

Nanjing International Center 3

Nanjing

346 m

1,136 ft

8

Suning Plaza Tower 1

Zhenjiang

338 m

1,109 ft

9

Salesforce Tower

San Francisco

326 m

1,070 ft

10

Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 1

Suzhou

320 m

1,050 ft

11

One Brickell City Centre

Miami

317 m

1,040 ft

12

Nanjing International Center 3

Nanjing

306 m

1,004 ft

13

Leatop Plaza

Guangzhou

303 m

993 ft

14

Skyrise Miami

Miami

302 m

990 ft

15

Suzhou Keyne Center Office and Hotel

Suzhou

300 m

984 ft

16

One Chicago Square East Tower

Chicago

296 m

971 ft

17

Key Tower

Cleveland

289 m

947 ft

18

Columbia Center

Seattle

284 m

933 ft

19

Oceanwide Center Tower 1

San Francisco

277 m

910 ft

20

NEMA Chicago

Chicago

273 m

896 ft

21

888 2nd Avenue

Seattle

271 m

888 ft

22

Energy Tower at City Center

Midland

265 m

869 ft

23

Aqua at Lakeshore East

Chicago

262 m

859 ft

24

Xinda Kingtown International Center Tower 2

Suzhou

260 m

853 ft

25

Rainier Square Tower

Seattle

258 m

847 ft

26

Salesforce Tower

Chicago

255 m

835 ft

27

Highcliff

Hong Kong

252 m

828 ft

28

Four Seasons Private Residences

Mumbai

250 m

820 ft

29

The 42

Kolkata

249 m

817 ft

30

Trump Tower @ The Park

Mumbai

244 m

800 ft

31

1000M

Chicago

240 m

788 ft

32

The Imperium at Capital Commons

Pasig

240 m

787 ft

33

300 North LaSalle

Chicago

239 m

785 ft

34

The Royalton

Pasig

230 m

755 ft

35

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Chicago

227 m

744 ft

36

Two Union Square

Seattle

226 m

740 ft

37

Marina One

Singapore

226 m

740 ft

38

Suning Plaza Tower 2

Zhenjiang

225 m

738 ft

39

River Point

Chicago

223 m

732 ft

40

BMO Tower

Chicago

222 m

727 ft

41

150 North Riverside

Chicago

221 m

724 ft

42

Seattle Municipal Tower

Seattle

220 m

722 ft

43

Suzhou Keyne Center Residential Tower

Suzhou

220 m

722 ft

44

The Summit

Hong Kong

220 m

721 ft

45

Museum Plaza

Louisville

212 m

696 ft

46

World Finance Tower

Shanghai

212 m

696 ft

47

21st Century Mansion

Shanghai

210 m

689 ft

48

111 South Wacker

Chicago

208 m

681 ft

49

340 on the Park

Chicago

205 m

672 ft

50

Wolf Point East Tower

Chicago

204 m

668 ft

51

Shihao Center Tower 1

Chengdu

200 m

656 ft

52

Lodha Altamount

Mumbai

195 m

640 ft

53

155 North Wacker

Chicago

195 m

638 ft

54

OBCC

Miami

193 m

634 ft

55

RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower

Makati

192 m

630 ft

56

Oceanwide Center Tower 2

San Francisco

191 m

627 ft

57

Viridian at Greenhills

San Juan (PH)

190 m

623 ft

58

The Avery

San Francisco

188 m

618 ft

59

One Rincon Hill South Tower

San Francisco

184 m

605 ft

60

Russell Investments Center

Seattle

182 m

598 ft

61

Pacific Plaza Tower 1

Taguig City

179 m

587 ft

61

Pacific Plaza Tower 2

Taguig City

179 m

587 ft

63

One Chicago Square West Tower

Chicago

175 m

574 ft

64

One Roxas Triangle

Makati

174 m

572 ft

64

Two Roxas Triangle

Makati

174 m

572 ft

66

Loews Chicago Hotel

Chicago

173 m

569 ft

67

RCBC Plaza Tower 2

Makati

170 m

558 ft

68

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

Milwaukee

169 m

554 ft

69

The Preston

Houston

167 m

549 ft

70

Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza

Seattle

166 m

543 ft

71

One Rincon Hill North Tower

San Francisco

165 m

541 ft

72

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences

Nashville

164 m

539 ft

73

2+U

Seattle

161 m

527 ft

74

Amazon Tower I

Seattle

160 m

524 ft

75

North Squared

Miami

159 m

522 ft

76

Amazon Tower II

Seattle

159 m

521 ft

77

Rise

Miami

159 m

520 ft

78

Amazon Tower III

Seattle

159 m

520 ft

79

One Delisle

Toronto

158 m

518 ft

80

CNA Center

Chicago

158 m

517 ft

81

EAST, Miami

Miami

157 m

516 ft

82

Rainier Tower

Seattle

157 m

514 ft

83

Fourth and Madison Building

Seattle

156 m

512 ft

84

Four Seasons Private Residences

San Francisco

156 m

510 ft

85

Reach

Miami

153 m

503 ft

86

Lodha Altia

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Dioro

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Elisium

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Enchante

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Estrella

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Evoq

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

86

Lodha Gardenia

Mumbai

153 m

502 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 45 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.

93

The Tides at Lakeshore East

Chicago

152 m

500 ft

94

500 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago

152 m

497 ft

95

No. 9 Walton

Chicago

151 m

494 ft

96

Pacific Plaza Condominiums

Makati

150 m

492 ft

97

Avila South Tower

Quezon City

150 m

492 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 44 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.

98

Ten Thousand

Los Angeles

147 m

483 ft

99

The Century

Los Angeles

146 m

478 ft

100

PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Office Tower

Riyadh

145 m

474 ft

101

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Chicago

143 m

469 ft

102

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

140 m

460 ft

103

One Union Square

Seattle

139 m

456 ft

104

The Shoreham

Chicago

137 m

450 ft

105

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

106

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

107

MILA

Chicago

136 m

444 ft

108

Marriott Marquis Chicago

Chicago

135 m

444 ft

109

AMLI Arc Tower

Seattle

135 m

442 ft

110

340 Fremont Street

San Francisco

134 m

440 ft

111

Cirrus

Seattle

134 m

440 ft

111

West Edge Tower

Seattle

134 m

440 ft

113

Mira

San Francisco

130 m

427 ft

114

Phoenix Observation Tower

Phoenix

130 m

427 ft

115

The Infinity II

San Francisco

128 m

420 ft

116

Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana

Honolulu

127 m

418 ft

117

2 East Erie

Chicago

127 m

415 ft

118

600 Canal Place

Richmond

126 m

413 ft

119

State and Chestnut

Chicago

125 m

410 ft

120

Aspira Apartments

Seattle

124 m

407 ft

121

399 Fremont

San Francisco

122 m

400 ft

122

United States Federal Courthouse

Seattle

119 m

390 ft

123

7Seventy7

Milwaukee

118 m

387 ft

124

8 NEMA

San Francisco

118 m

387 ft

125

The Lumen

Cleveland

116 m

382 ft

126

Century Square

Seattle

116 m

381 ft

127

100 Above The Park

St. Louis

116 m

381 ft

128

Hotel Palomar

Chicago

116 m

380 ft

129

Hilton Cleveland

Cleveland

116 m

380 ft

130

JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

Indianapolis

115 m

376 ft

131

Omni San Diego Hotel and The Metropolitan

San Diego

114 m

375 ft

132

LPM Apartments

Minneapolis

114 m

374 ft

133

Arkadia Tower

Chicago

112 m

369 ft

134

5th & Brazos

Austin

109 m

357 ft

135

The Helix

Arlington

108 m

354 ft

136

The Infinity I

San Francisco

107 m

350 ft

137

Gio Midtown

Miami

106 m

348 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 31 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.

138

River East

New York City

105 m

344 ft

139

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 3

Arlington

102 m

336 ft

140

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 2

Arlington

102 m

335 ft

141

Amazon PenPlace Site, Tower 1

Arlington

102 m

333 ft

142

PP 10 Parcel 3.04 Residential Tower

Riyadh

98 m

320 ft

143

200 Park Avenue

San Jose

91 m

300 ft

144

River North Marriott Suites

Chicago

91 m

298 ft

145

Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters

Cambridge

91 m

297 ft

146

Avila North Tower

Quezon City

85 m

279 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 25 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.

147

IBM Building

Seattle

84 m

276 ft

148

PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Office Tower

Riyadh

83 m

274 ft

149

Millennium Tower

Seattle

83 m

272 ft

150

643 North Spring Street

Los Angeles

82 m

270 ft

151

The Regent

Salt Lake City

81 m

265 ft

152

18 NEMA

San Francisco

75 m

245 ft

153

Luma

Seattle

73 m

240 ft

154

One South Market

San Jose

73 m

238 ft

155

Le Meridian Hotel Denver Downtown

Denver

70 m

231 ft

156

Shinsegae International

Seoul

69 m

226 ft

157

PP 10 Parcel 3.05 Residential Tower

Riyadh

67 m

220 ft

158

Tower Building

Seattle

67 m

220 ft

159

Xavier

Chicago

61 m

201 ft

160

Seattle Central Library

Seattle

60 m

196 ft

161

Aloft Chicago City Center, Fairfield Inn River North, Hyatt Place River North

Chicago

58 m

190 ft

162

City Hyde Park

Chicago

52 m

172 ft

163

The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons

Chicago

50 m

164 ft

164

T3

Minneapolis

26 m

85 ft

164

T3 West Midtown

Atlanta

26 m

85 ft

166

Maven Tower 1

Pasig

- m

- ft

167

New Cuffe Parade Tower 10

Mumbai

- m

- ft

167

New Cuffe Parade Tower 11

Mumbai

- m

- ft

167

New Cuffe Parade Tower 12

Mumbai

- m

- ft

167

New Cuffe Parade Tower 8

Mumbai

- m

- ft

171

One Filinvest

Pasig

- m

- ft

172

Maven Tower 2

Pasig

- m

- ft

172

NAIOP Office Building of the Future

Seattle

- m

- ft

174

700 Canal Place

Richmond

- m

- ft

175

Lodha Excelus

Mumbai

- m

- ft

175

Shihao Center Tower 2

Chengdu

- m

- ft

175

The Net

Seattle

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (47%), 66 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (67%), 89 Buildings

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

Total: 140 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 133 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 141 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 Magnusson Klemencic Associates

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2013 – Present

Don Davies

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Ron Klemencic

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Jeremy Hasselbauer

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Joey Piotrowski

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Seattle, 2017 – Present

Alex Wiley

18 May 2017 | Chicago

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the second event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by...

18 May 2017 | Chicago

What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper? (Highlights)

Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the second event in the Building Tall lecture series featured presentations by...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill;...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Finding Tailored Solutions to Common Problems

As Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Ron Klemencic has played an active role in shaping the direction of the structural engineering community. His...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Interview: Ron Klemencic

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, discusses some of his personal favorite projects with Chris Bentley, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at...

18 October 2016 | Shenzhen

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith,...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

To help advance Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for building systems, this presentation reviews the history and state of LCA practice in the U.S. from a...

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 04 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Don Davies, MKA; Mark Sarkisian, SOM; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH / Iuav University...

04 February 2013 | Chicago

2013 CTBUH YPC Presentation

The Young Professionals organized a Student Workshop at IIT to cover the design and construction of Roosevelt Tower. The presentation was led by: Joe Dietz,...

20 December 2012 | Chicago

Future Vision: Where is the tall building heading in the future and what will the next generation of supertall

Industry leaders answering this question include: Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects;...

17 October 2016

Engineering Properties of Composite Mega-Columns with Separately Encased Hot Rolled Steel Profiles

Congzhen Xiao & Chen Tao, China Academy of Building Research; Fei Deng, Tsinghua University; et al

This paper presents an experimental study on the behavior of composite mega-columns with separately encased steel profiles. Ten scaled composite columns were designed, including six...

26 October 2015

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.”...

16 September 2014

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

Donald Davies & Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

To help advance Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for building systems, this paper reviews the history and state of LCA practice in the U.S. from a...

14 September 2014

Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution...

19 September 2012

Performance-Based Seismic Design – State of Practice 2012

Ron Klemencic & J. Andrew Fry, MKA; Guo-Qiang Li, Tongji University

A summary and synthesis of the Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) procedures and standards around the world is presented. The summary information draws from the papers...

19 September 2012

Tall Buildings in Future Development of Metropolitan Universities

Christopher Groesbeck, VOA Associates; Jon DeVries & John McDonald, Roosevelt University; Ron Klemencic, MKA

In the future, the University will need to consider vertical models to co-exist within their urban cores and create a living and working balance. With...

19 September 2012

Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity

Ron Klemencic, Donald Davies, Derek Beaman & Ola Jonhansson, MKA

This paper explores the sustainability and longevity of today’s residential building construction. It makes the case for 100-year design criteria for building frames and enclosure...

01 September 2012

Performance Based Seismic Design – State of Practice 2012 in the United States of America

Ron Klemencic, J. Andrew Fry, John Hooper, et al., Magnusson Klemencic Associates

This paper presents a summary of the state of the practice for Performance Based Seismic Design (PBSD) in the United States. While it is not...

03 March 2008

A Tale of Two Cities: Collaborative Innovations for Sustainable Towers

John Lahey & Martin Wolf, Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Ron Klemencic & Ola Johansson, MKA

Policies in a number of American cities encourage increased residential density and height, as well as new standards for sustainability. However, creative and sensitive responses...

01 December 2006

Performance of Post-Tensioned Slab-Core Wall Connections

Ron Klemencic & J. Andrew Fry, MKA; Gabriel Hurtado & Jack P. Moehle, University of California Berkeley

The use of post-tensioned floor slabs and reinforced concrete core walls has become increasingly popular in highrise construction. Questions have arisen concerning the performance of...

25 November 2020

Chicago’s Third Tallest Building Gets A New Name

The soaring Vista Tower, the newest addition to Chicago’s famed skyline, now has a new name: St. Regis Chicago. The skyscraper also has a new...

20 October 2020

James Loewenberg, Developer of Chicago High-Rises, Dies at 86

James Loewenberg, a Chicago architect-turned-developer with a portfolio that includes the Aqua and Vista Tower skyscrapers in downtown Chicago, has died at age 86 after...

20 October 2020

James Loewenberg, Developer of Chicago High-Rises, Dies at 86

James Loewenberg, a Chicago architect-turned-developer with a portfolio that includes the Aqua and Vista Tower skyscrapers in downtown Chicago, has died at age 86 after...

31 July 2020

Chicago Developer to Buy Out Supertall Building's Partner for US$270 million

The Chicago developer building the 101-story Vista Tower on the Chicago River has agreed to buy out its majority Chinese partner for US$270 million, ending...

31 March 2020

Architecture Firm in Chicago Uses 3D Printer to Create Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

bKL Architecture, a firm headquartered at the Aqua tower in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood, is doing its part to be of service during the COVID-19...

18 October 2019

Construction Suspended on San Francisco High-Rise Due to Rising Costs

Chinese developer Oceanwide Holdings suspended construction on a 605-foot (184-meter) tower in San Francisco’s Transbay district, one of the city’s largest projects, as it grapples...

20 June 2019

New 28-Story Skyscraper to be Built in Oakland

The CEO of Kaiser Permanente announced 17 June 2019 that the company will be constructing a new headquarters in Oakland and will call it The...

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...

05 December 2018

New Images of the 272-meter NEMA Chicago Revealed

After quietly breaking ground nearly two years ago, the 893-foot (272-meter) apartment tower known as NEMA Chicago has grown to dominate downtown’s southern skyline. The...

04 April 2018

Miami’s One Brickell City Centre Resubmitted to FAA

Swire Properties has once again filed plans with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a supertall tower at Brickell City Centre in Miami. According...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Magnusson Klemencic Associates

2+U Site Tour

14 May 2019

Join the Seattle Chapter of the CTBUH for a site tour of the unique 2+U office development, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

21 February 2019

CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and planning of high-rise structures with the life and energy of the city that surrounds them.

Seismic Design Working Group Meets at 2018 Conference

20 October 2018

The CTBUH Performance-Based Seismic Design Working Group reconvened at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference in Dubai to outline an approach for updating their 2017 technical guide.

Ron Klemencic Wins ENR Award of Excellence

06 April 2018

Former CTBUH Chairman Ron Klemencic has been awarded the ENR 2018 Award of Excellence for his relentless pursuit of a better built environment.

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower

22 February 2018

CTBUH Seattle hosted a site tour of West Edge Tower in downtown Seattle on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.

6th Annual CTBUH International Student Design Competition

31 October 2017

The winner and final rankings for the CTBUH International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by Woods Bagot, were determined at the 2017 CTBUH Conference in Australia.