CTBUH Silver Member

Lerch Bates, Inc.

About

Member Since: 1993

Member Offices: Littleton

Website: http://www.lerchbates.com/

Lerch Bates is an international consulting services firm with 29 offices throughout North America, the Middle East, Asia and India. Since their founding in 1947 as the first independent elevator consulting firm in the US, they have added offices and capabilities around the world, bringing industry leading expertise and technology to their work with clients on diverse and challenging projects.

Their influence as innovators of design concepts is seen, as many of their “firsts” have become industry standards that can be recognized in many of the world’s tallest buildings.

In 1986 Lerch Bates became an employee owned consulting firm. Much like the early days, each employee/owner takes an entrepreneur's interest in providing the service, quality and ingenuity that clients expect and deserve.

Fields of Expertise

Façade Design / Engineering; Materials / Products / Systems Supplier; Vertical Transportation Consultant

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

1993

Member Offices

  • Littleton

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

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

3

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

4

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

5

International Commerce Centre

484 m / 1,588 ft

6

Wuhan Greenland Center

475.6 m / 1,560 ft

7

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

8

Suzhou IFS

450 m / 1,476 ft

9

Trump International Hotel & Tower

423.2 m / 1,389 ft

10

Two International Finance Centre

412 m / 1,352 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

19 September 2012

“Skytrak” – An Elevator System for the 21st Century

The dream of having more than two passenger elevators travelling in one lift shaft has been around for 50 years or more. This presentation will...

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Research

16 September 2014

Vertical Transportation and Logistics in Mixed-Use High-Rise Towers

The mixed-use vertical city is a concept as an option created from the necessities of ever increasing urban densities in maturing cities around the world....

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Global News

08 February 2021

An Aspen Tree-Inspired Mixed-Use Complex is Coming to Denver

Studio Gang has revealed its latest project, a 14-story, mixed-use tower slated to rise on a triangular lot in downtown Denver. Once complete, Populus, the...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

2

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

3

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

636 m

2,087 ft

4

Lotte World Tower

Seoul

555 m

1,819 ft

5

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

6

TAIPEI 101

Taipei

508 m

1,667 ft

7

International Commerce Centre

Hong Kong

484 m

1,588 ft

8

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

476 m

1,560 ft

9

Chengdu Greenland Tower

Chengdu

468 m

1,535 ft

10

FORZA Tower

Bogota

460 m

1,509 ft

11

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou

450 m

1,476 ft

12

World One

Mumbai

442 m

1,450 ft

13

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

14

Two International Finance Centre

Hong Kong

412 m

1,352 ft

15

Guiyang International Financial Center T1

Guiyang

401 m

1,316 ft

16

China Resources Tower

Shenzhen

393 m

1,288 ft

17

PIF Tower

Riyadh

385 m

1,263 ft

18

The Address Boulevard

Dubai

370 m

1,214 ft

19

Haitian Center Tower 2

Qingdao

369 m

1,211 ft

20

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

21

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

22

Spring City 66

Kunming

349 m

1,145 ft

23

85 Sky Tower

Kaohsiung

348 m

1,140 ft

24

Comcast Technology Center

Philadelphia

339 m

1,112 ft

25

Wilshire Grand Center

Los Angeles

335 m

1,100 ft

26

Guangzhou International Cultural Center

Guangzhou

320 m

1,050 ft

27

Poly Pazhou C2

Guangzhou

311 m

1,020 ft

28

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

29

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

29

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

31

Greenland Center North Tower

Yinchuan

301 m

988 ft

32

Dayabumi

Kuala Lumpur

291 m

953 ft

33

World One

Mumbai

280 m

919 ft

34

Guiyang International Financial Center T2

Guiyang

275 m

902 ft

35

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

36

Samsung China Headquarters

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

37

Beijing Greenland Center

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

38

Permata Sapura Tower

Kuala Lumpur

253 m

828 ft

39

FKI Tower

Seoul

246 m

805 ft

40

Haitian Center Tower 3

Qingdao

245 m

804 ft

41

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

42

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

Philadelphia

223 m

730 ft

43

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Headquarters

Xi’an

217 m

713 ft

44

One Thousand Museum

Miami

213 m

699 ft

45

The Independent

Austin

211 m

694 ft

46

China Merchants Tower

Shenzhen

211 m

692 ft

47

Haitian Center Tower 1

Qingdao

210 m

689 ft

48

Hudsons Tower

Detroit

207 m

680 ft

49

Oceanwide Plaza Tower I

Los Angeles

206 m

677 ft

50

Golden Tower

Jeddah

205 m

673 ft

51

Sichuan Airlines Center

Chengdu

204 m

669 ft

52

Kohinoor Square Tower A

Mumbai

202 m

662 ft

53

Tadawul Tower

Riyadh

200 m

656 ft

54

Poly Pazhou C1

Guangzhou

198 m

648 ft

55

OneEleven

Chicago

187 m

613 ft

56

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

New York City

186 m

610 ft

57

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

Chengdu

173 m

568 ft

58

Cirrus

Chicago

171 m

562 ft

59

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

Chengdu

166 m

545 ft

60

Oceanwide Plaza Tower II

Los Angeles

162 m

530 ft

60

Oceanwide Plaza Tower III

Los Angeles

162 m

530 ft

62

3001 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

156 m

512 ft

63

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

64

MILA

Chicago

136 m

444 ft

65

Kohinoor Square Tower B

Mumbai

124 m

406 ft

66

Faria Lima B32 Office Tower

São Paulo

123 m

404 ft

67

Cascade

Chicago

123 m

403 ft

68

Omni Louisville Hotel

Louisville

113 m

370 ft

69

Equus 333 Torre 1

San Pedro Garza García

112 m

368 ft

69

Equus 333 Torre 2

San Pedro Garza García

112 m

368 ft

71

3025 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

110 m

361 ft

72

Equus 333 Torre 3

San Pedro Garza García

96 m

316 ft

73

Grove at Grand Bay North Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

73

Grove at Grand Bay South Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

75

lilli Midtown

Atlanta

91 m

297 ft

76

Four Winds Casino and Hotel Phase 2

South Bend

85 m

278 ft

77

Obama Presidential Center

Chicago

72 m

235 ft

78

Fargo Block 9

Fargo

71 m

234 ft

79

Le Meridian Hotel Denver Downtown

Denver

70 m

231 ft

80

40 Tenth Ave

New York City

61 m

199 ft

81

345 North Morgan Street

Chicago

48 m

158 ft

82

GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

Chicago

47 m

156 ft

83

10 BKC

Mumbai

- m

- ft

84

Raleigh City Hall

Raleigh

- m

- ft

84

Raleigh Civic Campus Phase 2

Raleigh

- m

- ft

84

Raleigh Civic Campus Phase 3

Raleigh

- m

- ft

87

Populus

Denver

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

5 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use (40%), 29 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (54%), 38 Buildings

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

Total: 72 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 70 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 73 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.

 

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

“Skytrak” – An Elevator System for the 21st Century

The dream of having more than two passenger elevators travelling in one lift shaft has been around for 50 years or more. This presentation will...

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Track 7: Vertical Transportation (I) Q & A

T7 panelists including: Johannes De Jong, KONE Corp; John Mizon, Schindler; and Adrian Godwin, Lerch Bates, take questions from delegates.

04 March 2008 | Dubai

Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers

Lee Herzog from Lerch Bates, discussed the design of façade access equipment with the advent of supertall towers at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in...

16 September 2014

Vertical Transportation and Logistics in Mixed-Use High-Rise Towers

Jeff Marsh, Eric Rupe & Robert Baker, Lerch Bates Inc.

The mixed-use vertical city is a concept as an option created from the necessities of ever increasing urban densities in maturing cities around the world....

19 September 2012

“Skytrak” – An Elevator System for the 21st Century

Adrian Godwin, Lerch Bates Ltd.

The dream of having more than two passenger elevators travelling in one lift shaft has been around for 50 years or more. This is because...

03 March 2008

Façade Access for the Burj Dubai and other Articulating Towers

Lee Herzog, Lerch Bates Inc.

With the advent of supertall towers, and in some cases, articulating architectural features, the designing of façade access equipment has necessarily become increasingly complex. However,...

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...

22 November 2019

Construction Stalls on Supertall Development in Wuhan

A subsidiary of China’s largest construction group has suspended work on one of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers after the developer became the latest in a...

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....

14 May 2019

Mega Mixed-Use Development Planned for Shanghai’s South Bund

Real estate developer Greenland Group has unveiled a master plan for its mega mixed-use project in Shanghai’s downtown Huangpu District, which is set to become...

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...

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...

28 February 2019

Regulatory Hurdles Cleared for Seoul’s Next Tallest Building

The administrative procedures have been completed to erect what could be the new tallest building in Korea, after Hyundai Motor Group applied for the construction...

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 Lerch Bates

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.

Façade Access Technical Guide Advances

12 February 2013

The Façade Access Working Group met to continue work on the upcoming Technical Guide, Façade Access and Maintenance in High-Rise Buildings.

Façade Access Technical Guide Kick Off

25 April 2012

At the end of April, the co-chairs of the Façade Access Working Group met to officially kick off work for the Façade Access and Maintenance Technical Guide.