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

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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24 January 2022 | 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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7 January 2022 | 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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20 December 2021 | Milwaukee


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

29 November 2021 | New York City

One Vanderbilt

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

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10 November 2021 | Tel Aviv

Azrieli Sarona Tower

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

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2 November 2021 | 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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13 October 2021 | 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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