22 October 2009

What Every Tenant Wants

In parts of the world, higher levels of sustainable building performance is being driven by legislation. In other parts, including the US, it is primarily...

22 October 2009

American Commerce Center

US cities such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco have attracted much of the US attention for skyscrapers in the boom of the past...

22 October 2009

Shanghai Tower: Completing a Supertall Trio

Located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in the heart of Shanghai’s Pudong neighborhood, Shanghai Tower rises to complete a trio of towers including...

22 October 2009

Gazprom Tower: The Politics of High Rise

The subject of intense debate when proposed in the historic city of St. Petersburg, this headquarters for the Russian energy giant Gazprom seems to be...

22 October 2009

East Coast / West Coast Tall – Commonalities and Differences

There is a healthy rivalry between the different regions of the US, that extends to construction and tall buildings. Increasingly with climate change in recent...

22 October 2009

A Lifetime of Tall, From an Architect-Developer’s Perspective

John Portman is the recipient of the CTBUH 2009 Lynn S. Beedle lifetime achievement award, which will be conferred at the awards dinner during the...