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Lerch Bates, Inc.

About

Member Since: 1993

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.lerchbates.com/

Lerch Bates is an international consulting services firm with 37 offices throughout North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and India. Since their founding in 1947 as the first independent elevator consulting firm in the US, they have added offices and capabilities around the world, bringing industry leading expertise and technology to their work with clients on diverse and challenging projects.

Their influence as innovators of design concepts is seen, as many of their “firsts” have become industry standards that can be recognized in many of the world’s tallest buildings.

In 1986 Lerch Bates became an employee owned consulting firm. Much like the early days, each employee/owner takes an entrepreneur's interest in providing the service, quality and ingenuity that clients expect and deserve.

Fields of Expertise

Façade Design / Engineering; Façade Systems; Other; Vertical Transportation Consultant

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Lotte World Tower

554.5 m / 1,819 ft

3

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

4

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

5

International Commerce Centre

484 m / 1,588 ft

6

Wuhan Greenland Center

475.6 m / 1,560 ft

7

Chengdu Greenland Tower

468 m / 1,535 ft

8

Lakhta Center

462 m / 1,516 ft

9

FORZA Tower

460 m / 1,509 ft

10

Suzhou IFS

450 m / 1,476 ft

Associated companies

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

2

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

Suzhou

729 m

2,392 ft

3

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

636 m

2,087 ft

4

Lotte World Tower

Seoul

555 m

1,819 ft

5

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

6

TAIPEI 101

Taipei

508 m

1,667 ft

7

International Commerce Centre

Hong Kong

484 m

1,588 ft

8

Wuhan Greenland Center

Wuhan

476 m

1,560 ft

9

Chengdu Greenland Tower

Chengdu

468 m

1,535 ft

10

Lakhta Center

St. Petersburg

462 m

1,516 ft

11

FORZA Tower

Bogota

460 m

1,509 ft

12

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou

450 m

1,476 ft

13

World One

Mumbai

442 m

1,450 ft

14

Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

Jinan

428 m

1,404 ft

15

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

16

Two International Finance Centre

Hong Kong

412 m

1,352 ft

17

Guiyang International Financial Center T1

Guiyang

401 m

1,316 ft

18

Okhta Centre

St. Petersburg

396 m

1,299 ft

19

China Resources Tower

Shenzhen

393 m

1,288 ft

20

PIF Tower

Riyadh

385 m

1,263 ft

21

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Abu Dhabi

381 m

1,251 ft

22

The Address Boulevard

Dubai

370 m

1,214 ft

23

Qingdao Hai Tian Center

Qingdao

369 m

1,210 ft

24

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

25

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

26

Spring City 66

Kunming

349 m

1,145 ft

27

85 Sky Tower

Kaohsiung

348 m

1,140 ft

28

Comcast Technology Center

Philadelphia

339 m

1,112 ft

29

Wilshire Grand Center

Los Angeles

335 m

1,100 ft

30

Guangzhou International Cultural Center

Guangzhou

320 m

1,050 ft

31

MahaNakhon

Bangkok

314 m

1,030 ft

32

Poly Pazhou C2

Guangzhou

311 m

1,020 ft

33

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

34

The Shard

London

306 m

1,004 ft

35

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

35

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

37

Greenland Center North Tower

Yinchuan

301 m

988 ft

38

Lokhandwala Minerva

Mumbai

300 m

984 ft

39

Tour Phare

Puteaux

296 m

971 ft

40

Dayabumi

Kuala Lumpur

291 m

953 ft

41

Prestige Liberty North Tower

Mumbai

290 m

951 ft

42

World One

Mumbai

280 m

919 ft

43

Guiyang International Financial Center T2

Guiyang

275 m

902 ft

44

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

45

Al Faisaliah Center

Riyadh

267 m

876 ft

46

Tour Generali

Courbevoie

265 m

869 ft

47

Samsung China Headquarters

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

48

Beijing Greenland Center

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

49

Commerzbank Tower

Frankfurt am Main

259 m

850 ft

50

Central Market Hotel Tower

Abu Dhabi

255 m

837 ft

51

Permata Sapura Tower

Kuala Lumpur

253 m

828 ft

52

Torre Cepsa

Madrid

248 m

815 ft

53

FKI Tower

Seoul

246 m

805 ft

54

Haitian Center Tower 3

Qingdao

245 m

804 ft

55

CCTV Headquarters

Beijing

234 m

768 ft

56

Salesforce Tower

London

230 m

755 ft

57

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, One Dalton Street

Boston

228 m

748 ft

58

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

59

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

Philadelphia

223 m

730 ft

60

Istanbul Tower 205

Istanbul

220 m

722 ft

61

The Edge

Beirut

220 m

722 ft

62

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Headquarters

Xi’an

217 m

713 ft

63

AFD Tower 1

Almaty

216 m

709 ft

63

AFD Tower 2

Almaty

216 m

709 ft

65

One Thousand Museum

Miami

213 m

699 ft

66

The Independent

Austin

211 m

694 ft

67

China Merchants Tower

Shenzhen

211 m

692 ft

68

Haitian Center Tower 1

Qingdao

210 m

689 ft

69

Hudsons Tower

Detroit

207 m

680 ft

70

Oceanwide Plaza Tower I

Los Angeles

206 m

677 ft

71

Golden Tower

Jeddah

205 m

673 ft

72

Sichuan Airlines Center

Chengdu

204 m

669 ft

73

Kohinoor Square Tower A

Mumbai

202 m

662 ft

74

25 Canada Square

London

201 m

659 ft

75

Prestige Liberty South Tower

Mumbai

200 m

656 ft

76

Tadawul Tower

Riyadh

200 m

656 ft

77

8 Canada Square

London

200 m

655 ft

78

Intercontinental Guangzhou Exhibition Center

Guangzhou

198 m

648 ft

79

Warsaw Trade Tower

Warsaw

187 m

614 ft

80

OneEleven

Chicago

187 m

613 ft

81

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

New York City

186 m

610 ft

82

Tour T1

Courbevoie

185 m

607 ft

83

Tours DUO 1

Paris

180 m

591 ft

84

Tour Saint-Gobain

Courbevoie

180 m

590 ft

85

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 2

Chengdu

173 m

568 ft

86

Cirrus

Chicago

171 m

562 ft

87

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Turin

166 m

545 ft

88

Chengdu Greenland Center Tower 3

Chengdu

166 m

545 ft

89

Oceanwide Plaza Tower II

Los Angeles

162 m

530 ft

89

Oceanwide Plaza Tower III

Los Angeles

162 m

530 ft

91

The Broadgate Tower

London

161 m

529 ft

92

Tribunal de Paris

Paris

160 m

524 ft

93

Rondo 1

Warsaw

159 m

522 ft

94

3001 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

156 m

512 ft

95

The Reed

Chicago

136 m

447 ft

96

Providence Tower

London

136 m

446 ft

97

MILA

Chicago

136 m

444 ft

98

The Willis Building

London

125 m

409 ft

99

Kohinoor Square Tower B

Mumbai

124 m

406 ft

100

Faria Lima B32 Office Tower

São Paulo

123 m

404 ft

101

Cascade

Chicago

123 m

403 ft

102

Tours DUO 2

Paris

122 m

400 ft

103

Port Baku Business Center

Baku

120 m

394 ft

104

One Crown Place

London

114 m

375 ft

105

Omni Louisville Hotel

Louisville

113 m

370 ft

106

Equus 333 Torre 1

San Pedro Garza García

112 m

368 ft

106

Equus 333 Torre 2

San Pedro Garza García

112 m

368 ft

108

The Heron

London

112 m

367 ft

109

3025 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia

110 m

361 ft

110

Ontario Tower

London

106 m

346 ft

111

Skylight

Warsaw

105 m

344 ft

112

Equus 333 Torre 3

San Pedro Garza García

96 m

316 ft

113

Grove at Grand Bay North Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

113

Grove at Grand Bay South Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

115

20 Gracechurch

London

92 m

301 ft

116

181 Mercer Street

New York City

91 m

299 ft

117

lilli Midtown

Atlanta

91 m

297 ft

118

Heron East Tower

Tampa

89 m

291 ft

119

The Tree House Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston

85 m

280 ft

120

Four Winds Casino and Hotel Phase 2

South Bend

85 m

278 ft

121

St Georges Central

Leicester

82 m

269 ft

122

Moor House

London

82 m

268 ft

123

Obama Presidential Center

Chicago

72 m

235 ft

124

Fargo Block 9

Fargo

71 m

234 ft

125

Le Meridian Hotel Denver Downtown

Denver

70 m

231 ft

126

44 Hopton Street

London

63 m

207 ft

127

40 Tenth Ave

New York City

61 m

199 ft

128

Lumen

Warsaw

60 m

197 ft

129

Zeitz MOCAA

Cape Town

58 m

190 ft

130

Minneapolis Public Service Building

Minneapolis

53 m

173 ft

131

Populus

Denver

49 m

159 ft

132

THREE FOUR FIVE

Chicago

48 m

158 ft

133

GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School

Chicago

47 m

156 ft

134

Apex Plaza

Charlottesville

35 m

115 ft

135

Medina Towers

Tripoli

- m

- ft

136

10 BKC

Mumbai

- m

- ft

137

Unite Hale Village Tower

London

- m

- ft

138

Raleigh City Hall

Raleigh

- m

- ft

138

Raleigh Civic Campus Phase 2

Raleigh

- m

- ft

138

Raleigh Civic Campus Phase 3

Raleigh

- m

- ft

141

88 Seaport

Boston

- m

- ft

142

Paddington Development

London

- m

- ft

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Lerch Bates

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

04 April 2017

CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.

Façade Access Technical Guide Advances

12 February 2013

The Façade Access Working Group met to continue work on the upcoming Technical Guide, Façade Access and Maintenance in High-Rise Buildings.

Façade Access Technical Guide Kick Off

25 April 2012

At the end of April, the co-chairs of the Façade Access Working Group met to officially kick off work for the Façade Access and Maintenance Technical Guide.