Featured Tall Buildings

CTBUH features seminal tall buildings as case studies. These projects, typically either recently completed or historically significant, are examples of influential tall building development, design, engineering, and/or construction. Click a project to view more information about it.

Latest Featured Tall Building

1 January 1970 | Jakarta

Sequis Tower

Taking inspiration from the local Banyan tree, the tower rises organically from the ground as a series of finely scaled elements.

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1 January 1970 | Sydney

Brookfield Place Sydney

Brookfield Place Sydney has transformed the central Sydney CBD district around Wynyard station into a vibrant and modern mixed-use precinct.

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1 January 1970 | Dubai

Museum of The Future

Occupying a prime location adjacent to the Emirates Towers, the Museum of The Future is a expressive and dynamic landmark.

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15 October 2011 | Shanghai

Shanghai World Financial Center

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

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1 January 1970 | New York City

35 Hudson Yards

The building features private residences, a hotel, fitness club and spa, office space, and retail, stacked vertically on floorplates of different sizes

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1 January 1970 | Shenzhen

Shimao Qianhai Center

Shimao Qianhai Center, located in Shenzhen, China, is a Best Tall Office Building 2021 Award of Excellence winner.

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1 January 1970 | Milwaukee

Ascent

The mass engineered timber building has structurally topped off and is set to be complete in June 2022.

3 February 2021 | New York City

One Vanderbilt

One Vanderbilt is the second tallest building to complete in 2020 at 427 meters.

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1 January 1970 | Tel Aviv

Azrieli Sarona Tower

The Azrieli Sarona Tower is both the first "twisted” and the tallest building in Israel.

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1 January 1970 | Chicago

110 North Wacker

Located along the South Branch of the Chicago River, 110 North Wacker was constructed upon a trapezoidal shaped site, creating desirable lease spans and a publicly accessible riverwalk.

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1 January 1970 | Addis Ababa

African Union Headquarters

The building was designed to be an icon of the African Union’s progression, symbolizing the stabilization, rejuvenation, and peace of the united continent.

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1 January 1970 | Shenzhen

One Excellence Tower 1

Interior Design Award 2021 Award of Excellence Winner

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1 January 1970 | Chongqing

Raffles City Chongqing

Raffles City Chongqing is a comprehensive mixed-use development with an overall gross floor area of approximately 1,100,000 square meters.

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1 January 1970 | Santiago

Torre Costanera

At 300 meters, Torre Costanera is South America's first supertall building and upon completion was the second tallest building in the southern hemisphere behind Q1 in Sydney.

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1 January 1970 | Changsha

Changsha Hua Center

Changsha Hua Center Phase II project, located in the center of the old city of Changsha, was a CTBUH Best Tall Building 100-199 meters 2021 Award of Excellence winner.

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1 January 2011 | Hong Kong

International Commerce Centre

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

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1 January 1970 | New York City

One Manhattan West

Featured in the 2021 CTBUH Awards Program.

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1 January 1970 | Dubai

The Address Beach Resort

Three key contextual considerations drive the design of The Address Beach Resort: the urban skyline, site location and pedestrian connectivity.

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1 January 1970 | Sydney

ARC by Crown Group

ARC by Crown Group was designed as a contemporary tower that respects the historical context of its surrounding urban fabric.

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