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 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.

1 March 2019 | Philadelphia

Comcast Technology Center

The tower features 13, three-story skygardens that bring vegetation through the height of the tower, as well as a sky bar, 269 meters above ground.

1 February 2019 | Beijing

Chaoyang Park Plaza

Chaoyang Park Plaza’s single-curved, cold-bent, dark, reflective glass imitates Shan shui landscape painting by resembling a mountain naturally rising above the ground.

1 January 2019 | Copenhagen

The Silo

Once a grain-storage silo in Copenhagen's industrial Nordhavn district, this building has found new life through an innovative project transforming it into a modern apartment complex.

1 December 2018 | Paris

Tribunal de Paris

Completed in 2017, Tribunal de Paris consists of a plinth five-to-eight-stories high, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed parallelepipeds, creating a stepping profile.

1 November 2018 | Sydney

The EY Centre

The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.

1 October 2018 | Sydney

Barangaroo South/International Towers

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

1 September 2018 | New York City

56 Leonard

56 Leonard's irregularly projecting floors, as well as the irregular spacing and location of the balconies throughout its 57 stories have nicknamed the building the "Jenga".