Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Tall Buildings in Numbers
World’s Tallest Buildings with Dampers
July 2018
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As tall buildings continue to be built in seismically-active and cyclone-prone areas, the need to augment the structures of these buildings with dynamic modification devices (in this case, dampers) to counteract these forces is growing. This data report, which was published alongside an accompanying research paper in the CTBUH Journal (2018 Issue III), graphically summarizes the findings of a CTBUH Research project on damping technologies sponsored by Bouygues Construction. The comprehensive findings of this study are documented in the forthcoming publication entitled Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings: Theory, Design, Guidance and Case Studies.

Tallest 10 Completed Buildings with Dampers

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All 250 m+ Buildings with Dampers, by Location
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200 m+ Buildings with Dampers
Includes buildings under construction
No. Building City Height(m) Completed Structural Material Function Damper Type
1 Jeddah Tower Jeddah 1000+ 2020 composite residential,  serviced apartments, hotel TMD
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai 632 2015 composite hotel, office TMD
3 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen 599.1 2017 composite office TMD
4 TAIPEI 101 Taipei 508 2004 composite office TMD
5 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai 492 2008 composite hotel, office ATMD
6 R&F Guangdong Building Tianjin 468 2016 composite residential, hotel, office VD
7 Petronas Twin Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 451.9 1998 composite office TMD
8 Petronas Twin Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 451.9 1998 composite office TMD
9 Suzhou IFS Suzhou 450 2017 composite hotel, office, serviced apartments TLD
10 111 West 57th Street New York City 435.3 2018 concrete residential TMD
11 432 Park Avenue New York City 425.5 2015 concrete residential TMD
12 Princess Tower Dubai 413.4 2012 steel/concrete residential TLD
13 23 Marina Dubai 392.4 2012 concrete residential TMD
14 30 Hudson Yards New York City 386.6 2019 steel/concrete office TMD
15 Vista Tower Chicago 362.9 2020 concrete residential, hotel TLD
16 Almas Tower Dubai 360 2008 concrete office TMD
17 Emirates Tower One Dubai 354.6 2000 composite office TMD
18 Raffles City Chongqing T4N Chongqing 354.5 2019 concrete/steel hotel, office, retail VD
19 Raffles City Chongqing T3N Chongqing 354.5 2019 concrete/steel residential, retail VD
20 T & C Tower Kaohsiung 347.5 1997 composite hotel, office, retail HMD
21 Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 335.3 2017 composite hotel, office BRB
22 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 333.3 2006 concrete hotel, office, retail VD
23 Burj Al Arab Dubai 321 1999 composite hotel TMD
24 53 West 53rd New York City 320 2018 concrete residential TMD
25 Australia 108 Melbourne 316.7 2020 concrete residential TLD
26 Emirates Tower Two Dubai 309 2000 composite hotel TMD
27 35 Hudson Yards New York City 307.5 2019 concrete residential TMD
28 One57 New York City 306.1 2014 steel/concrete residential, hotel TLD
29 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 305 2011 composite residential, hotel, office VD
30 Abeno Harukas Osaka 300 2014 steel hotel, office, retail Mixed
31 Aspire Tower Doha 300 2007 composite hotel, office ATMD
32 Eureka Tower Melbourne 297.3 2006 concrete residential TLCD
33 Comcast Center Philadelphia 296.7 2008 composite office TLCD
34 Landmark Tower Yokohama 296.3 1993 steel hotel, office AMD
35 220 Central Park South New York City 289.6 2017 concrete residential TMD
36 Gama Tower Jakarta 285.5 2016 concrete hotel/office TLD
37 Columbia Center Seattle 284.4 1984 composite office VED
38 601 Lexington New York City 278.9 1977 steel office TMD
39 125 Greenwich Street New York City 278 2020 concrete residential TMD
40 Park Central North Tower Makati 276 2020 concrete residential VED
41 Nan Shan Plaza Taipei 273.6 2017 steel office TMD
42 Aura at College Park Toronto 271.9 2014 concrete residential TLD
43 Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort Sydney 271.3 2019 concrete/steel residential, hotel, casino TMD
44 21st Century Tower Dubai 269 2003 steel/concrete residential TMD
45 Raffles City Chongqing T2 Chongqing 265 2019 concrete/steel residential, retail VD
46 Raffles City Chongqing T5 Chongqing 265 2019 concrete/steel residential, retail VD
47 Raffles City Chongqing T3S Chongqing 265 2019 concrete/steel office, retail VD
48 Raffles City Chongqing T4S Chongqing 265 2019 concrete/steel hotel, office, retail VD
49 Triumph Palace Moscow 264.1 2005 concrete hotel, residential TMD
50 Trump World Tower New York City 262.4 2001 concrete residential TMD
51 The Address Residence Sky View Tower 1 Dubai 260.9 2018 concrete residential TLD
52 The 42 Kolkata 260 2018 concrete residential TLD
53 Grand Hyatt Metrocenter Taguig City 258.5 2016 concrete hotel, office VD
54 Greenland Center 1 Urumqi 258 2020 composite office VD
55 Greenland Center 2 Urumqi 258 2020 composite office VD
56 Park Tower Chicago 257.4 2000 concrete residential, hotel TMD
57 One Bloor Street East Toronto 257.3 2017 concrete residential TLD
58 One Bennett Park Chicago 257 2018 concrete residential TLD
59 Osaka World Trade Center Osaka 256 1995 steel office HMD
60 Rinku Gate Tower Izumisano 256 1996 concrete/steel hotel, office HMD
61 Toranomon Hills Tokyo 255.5 2014 steel hotel, residential, office Mixed
62 Highcliff Hong Kong 252.3 2003 concrete residential TLD
63 56 Leonard Street New York City 250.2 2016 concrete residential TLD
64 Beijing Yintai Center Beijing 250 2008 steel residential, hotel VD
65 Bloomberg Tower New York City 245.6 2004 concrete/steel residential, office TMD
66 Tencent Seafront Tower 1 Shenzhen 245 2017 composite office TMD
68 181 Fremont San Francisco 244.5 2017 steel residential, office VD
69 111 Murray Street New York City 241.4 2018 concrete residential TMD
70 200 Clarendon Boston 240.8 1976 steel office TMD
71 520 Park Avenue New York City 237.9 2018 concrete residential TMD
72 50 West New York City 237.1 2017 concrete residential TMD
73 Madison Square Park Tower New York City 237 2017 concrete residential TMD
74 Goldman Sachs Headquarters New York City 228.3 2010 steel office TMD
75 Two Union Square Seattle 225.6 1989 composite office VED
76 FMC Tower at Cira Centre South Philadelphia 222.5 2017 composite residential, office TLD
77 150 North Riverside Chicago 221.1 2017 composite office TLD
78 Metropolitan Tower New York City 218.2 1985 concrete residential, office TMD
79 Park Central South Tower Makati 217 2020 concrete residential VED
80 100 East 53rd Street New York City 216.7 2017 concrete residential TMD
81 The Independent Austin 209.7 2019 concrete residential TLD
82 Waldorf Astoria Chicago Chicago 209 2009 concrete residential, hotel TLD
83 Random House Tower New York City 208.5 2003 steel residential, office TLCD
84 The Austonian Austin 208.2 2010 concrete residential TMD
Types of Dampers
AMD = Active Mass Damper
ATMD = Active Tuned Mass Damper
BRB = Buckling Restrained Brace
HMD = Hybrid Mass Damper
TLCD = Tuned Liquid Column Damper
TLD = Tuned Liquid Damper
TMD = Tuned Mass Damper
VD = Viscous Damper
VED = Viscoelastic Damper

Tallest 50 Buildings with Dampers
Includes buildings under construction

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