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

18 January 2023 | Seattle


NEXUS EARNS COVETED GOLD NUGGET AWARD Judges have named Burrard Development as the Grand Awards winner which honors architectural design and planning excellence.

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8 December 2022 | Shanghai

Shanghai Tower

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

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5 December 2022 | 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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17 November 2022 | Chicago

The David Rubenstein Forum

The David Rubenstein Forum was designed to host events that promote inquiry, scholarly collaboration, and the open exchange of ideas.

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2 November 2022 | Mexico City

Chapultepec Uno R-509

The building uses terraces within a double-ventilated façade to give occupants the ability to go outside, enjoy the views, and circulate air to the interior spaces.

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19 October 2022 | Seattle

Rainier Square

It includes a 58-story tower containing 734,000 square feet of office space and 189 luxury apartment residences on its uppermost floors with 360-degree unobstructed views.

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6 October 2022 | Puteaux


Outdoor spaces: tree-lined terraces, loggias and balconies are accessible over the entire height of the tower.

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7 September 2022 | New York City

30 Hudson Yards

It has a triangular observation deck, known as The Edge at 1,100 feet, and is the highest outdoor observation deck containing optically transparent flooring in the world.

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24 August 2022 | Melbourne


It was the central hub for Victoria’s wool and agriculture industry. It was constructed in 1890 for and designed by William Pitt.

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15 August 2022 | New York City


20th tallest residential building in NYC

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29 July 2022 | London

22 Bishopsgate

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2022 Award of Excellence winner

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13 July 2022 | Courbevoie

Tour First

Tour First is a complete refurbishment of the 1970s tower designed by Pierre Dufau, which was one of France’s first skyscrapers.

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15 June 2022 | Tokyo

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building

The Shinjuku Sumitomo Building renovation not only upgraded the building, but also roofed over the public space of the site to connect the building and the surrounding neighborhood.

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1 June 2022 | Shenzhen

Dabaihui Plaza

Dabaihui Plaza, with its columnar outline and layered form, represents the high-quality urban visage of Shenzhen, China’s design capital.

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17 May 2022 | Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

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20 April 2022 | 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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6 April 2022 | 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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10 March 2022 | 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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3 February 2022 | 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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