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The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Rosewood Sanya and Sanya Forum / Goettsch Partners

19:00 - 13 April, 2018
Rosewood Sanya and Sanya Forum / Goettsch Partners, © Shen Zhonghai
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Goettsch Partners Wins Competition for 1,312-Foot-Tall Tower and Mixed-Use District in Wuhan

16:15 - 18 May, 2017
Goettsch Partners Wins Competition for 1,312-Foot-Tall Tower and Mixed-Use District in Wuhan, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners has been announced as the winners of an international competition for the design of the new Optics Valley Center complex in Wuhan, China. Being developed by prominent developer Greenland Group, the project will consist of 3.4 million square feet (315,000 square meters) of mixed-use space across three buildings, including a landmark 1,312-foot-tall (400-meter-tall) office tower that will “symbolize the future vision of Wuhan as the perfect balance between modern development and the environment.”

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150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners

13:00 - 4 May, 2017
150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
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  • Architects

  • Location

    150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Jim Goettsch, Joachim Schuessler, Erik Harris
  • Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Al Hilal Bank Office Tower / Goettsch Partners

22:00 - 3 January, 2017
Al Hilal Bank Office Tower	 / Goettsch Partners, © Lester Ali
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Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners

18:00 - 22 November, 2016
Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners, © James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

The Names and Numbers Behind the World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

16:10 - 14 October, 2016
The Names and Numbers Behind the World’s 100 Tallest Buildings, via CTBUH
via CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released some of the facts and figures behind the projects appearing in their recent book, 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings. The construction of tall buildings requires collaboration between many different companies and firms and the efforts of hundreds of people, but a few select firms have been responsible for more of the design and engineering achievements than any other.

Continue reading to see the 18 design architects that have contributed multiple buildings to the top 100 list.

R&F Yingkai Square / Goettsch Partners

22:00 - 12 September, 2016
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Northwestern University Ryan Center / Goettsch Partners

10:00 - 6 October, 2015
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Goettsch Partners Design 605-Foot "Park Tower" for San Francisco

16:07 - 24 June, 2015
Goettsch Partners Design 605-Foot "Park Tower" for San Francisco , © GP
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Goettsch Partners (GP) has been commissioned to design a 605-foot-tall "Park Tower" for San Francisco. Planned to rise in the SOMA district, on the corner of Howard and Beale streets, across from the new Transbay Transit Center, the new building will feature a variety of office space, flanked by a series of outdoor terraces - "mini-parks in the sky," hence the tower's name.

Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower

15:00 - 15 March, 2015
Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

Envisioned with a height of 130-meters and comprising a combined total of 41 floors and 63,800-square-meters, the bipartite Mennica Legacy Tower project in Warsaw has been slated for construction, to commence in the last quarter of 2015. Featuring two adjacent towers designed by Chicago-based international firm Goettsch Partners, the project is located at the site of the former headquarters of the Mint of Poland.

On completion, Mennica Legacy Tower will function predominantly as an office complex, integrating secondary retail and commercial functions. View selected images and learn more about the project after the break.

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Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay / Goettsch Partners

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
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Sowwah Square / Goettsch Partners

00:00 - 16 July, 2013
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CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013

00:00 - 4 July, 2013
Winner: CCTV; Beijing, China / OMA © Philippe Ruault
Winner: CCTV; Beijing, China / OMA © Philippe Ruault

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named _ distinctive towers from Canada, China, the UK and UAE as the best tall buildings in the world for 2013. Each selected project, judged by a panel of industry executives, have been selected for their “extraordinary contribution in the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, as well as for achieving sustainability at the broadest level.”

“The winners and finalists include some of the most striking buildings on the global landscape,” said Jeanne Gang, awards jury chair and principal of Studio Gang Architects. “They represent resolutions to a huge range of contemporary issues, from energy consumption to integration with the urban realm on the ground.” 

The 2013 winners are...

Chicony Plaza / Goettsch Partners

00:00 - 1 September, 2011
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China Diamond Exchange Center / Goettsch Partners

00:00 - 19 August, 2011
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Pazhou Masterplan / Goettsch Partners

12:00 - 28 June, 2011
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

A master plan by Goettsch Partners (GP) has been selected as the winning scheme in the design competition for a prominent site in the new Pazhou district in Guangzhou, China. The Pazhou Masterplan will consist of three urban parcels that form a triangular site, which is planned for seven buildings totaling 428,000 square meters. The client and developer is Poly Real Estate (Group) Co., Ltd., China’s leading state-owned real estate company.

Read on for more on this project after the break.

Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower / Goettsch Partners

17:00 - 16 November, 2010
street view
street view

Occupying a central parcel in the city’s newly planned business district, Goettsch Partners (GP) has been commissioned by developer Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. Ltd. to design a new 294,570-square-meter mixed-use tower in the city of Tianjin, China which is scheduled for completion in 2015 and will be among the country’s tallest at 439 meters. Their design responds not only to the programmatic needs of each function, but also to the decreasing size of the core while creating a relationship with the history of the city. More images and project description after the break.