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 | 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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1 January 1970 | Vancouver

Vancouver House

The inverted massing turns the inefficient triangle into optimal rectangular floor plates for living spaces at its top, while freeing up public space at its base.

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1 January 1970 | Amsterdam

Hourglass

With architecture inspired by the geometric works of a Romanian sculptor, excess volume around the upper and lower atria was chiseled away to reveal an “hourglass” shape.

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1 January 1970 | Taichung

Sky Green

Featuring greenery on all sides, the tower’s plantings include 60,000 trees and shrubs, as well as 21 creeper plants in 19 sky gardens, and 142 balconies.

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1 January 1970 | Beijing

CITIC Tower

CITIC Tower is the flagship building of Beijing’s comprehensively planned 30-hectare central business district core.

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1 April 2021 | Shanghai

Shanghai Tower

Located at the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower is one of the most sustainably advanced tall buildings in the world.

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18 March 2021 | St. Petersburg

Lakhta Center

Lakhta Center, an 87-story office building, is currently the tallest building in Europe.

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3 March 2021 | San Pedro Garza García

Torre KOI

Torre KOI, a 65-story mixed-use building, is currently the second tallest building in Mexico.

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16 February 2021 | Dubai

Burj Royale

Burj Royale is a 58-story residential building under development in Downtown Dubai.

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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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21 January 2021 | New York City

Central Park Tower

Central Park Tower is the tallest building to complete in 2020 at 472 meters.

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7 January 2021 | Wuhan

Wuhan Greenland Center

Rising from its site on the Yangtze River waterfront in Wuhan, the 476-meter supertall uses a triangular floor plan that narrows along its height to provide extra stability against wind

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2 January 2020 | Kuala Lumpur

The Troika

The three tower complex is located on the edge of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and features apartments, offices, shops, and restaurants.

1 August 2019 | Seoul

Amorepacific Headquarters

Best Tall Building winner in the 100-199 Meters category at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Amorepacific Headquarters' atrium connects this tower to its urban context.

1 July 2019 | New York City

277 Fifth Avenue

277 Fifth Avenue's transparency, glass, and expansive views are the defining characteristics of the building, which is cantilevered over an existing five-story brownstone.

1 June 2019 | Shenzhen

Hanking Center Tower

Hanking Center Tower's pioneering offset core creates a dramatic, slender profile; the tower is the tallest offset-core building in the world.

1 April 2019 | Beirut

Beirut Terraces

Beirut Terraces is a unique 25-floor, 110-meter waterfront residential tower, located in Beirut’s Central District, the most desirable residential area in Lebanon.