Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Press Conference:
Ruling on Height of One World Trade Center

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November 11, 2013

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) will hold a press conference to announce the determination of its Height Committee with respect to the architectural height of One World Trade Center, New York.

Rendering of One World Trade Center

Two conferences will take place simultaneously on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) in Chicago and 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) in New York.



Illinois Institute of Technology Tower
10 W. 35th St.
16th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60616
Parking: 15 parking spaces have been reserved in lot D5 from 9:00am-Noon

New York:

2 Rector Street, 25th Floor
New York, NY, 10006


Representatives will be available for interviews and to answer questions following the announcement.


Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director
Peter Weismantle, Chair, CTBUH Height Committee; Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

New York:

Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman; Design Partner, NBBJ

About the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat:

Founded in 1969, the Council’s mission is to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form.

The Council is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction professionals. The CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured, and thus the title of “The World’s Tallest Building” determined.

About the Height Committee:

The CTBUH Height Committee was created to establish and, when necessary, refine the official tall building Height Criteria. As such, the Height Committee meets on an annual basis to discuss the latest developments in the tall building industry and possible additions or revisions to the Height Criteria text.

For further information, please contact:
Daniel Safarik
Editor / Media Relations