CTBUH Platinum Member

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

About

Member Since: 1977

Member Offices: Chicago, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Washington D.C.

Website: http://www.som.com/

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Since its founding more than 80 years ago, SOM has earned a reputation for design excellence with a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment.

The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with nearly 2,000 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Interior Design; Landscape Architecture; Marketing / Sales; Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing; Structural Engineering; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

1977

Member Offices

  • Chicago

  • Dubai

  • Guangzhou

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Los Angeles

  • New York City

  • San Francisco

  • Seattle

  • Shanghai

  • Washington D.C.

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

Burj Jumeira

550 m / 1,804 ft

3

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

4

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

5

Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

521 m / 1,709 ft

6

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

499.8 m / 1,640 ft

7

Greenland Centre

498 m / 1,634 ft

8

Guohua Financial Center Tower 1

465 m / 1,526 ft

9

175 Park Avenue

453 m / 1,486 ft

10

Zifeng Tower

450 m / 1,476 ft

Awards

One Manhattan West

Award of Excellence: One Manhattan West

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Luke Leung

Luke Leung

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2014 – Present

Chicago

Zhexiong Chai

Zhexiong Chai

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2018 – Present

Chicago

Bin Pan

Bin Pan

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2018 – Present

Shanghai

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

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Research

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Global News

27 July 2021

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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

Houston Pinnacle

Houston

1611 m

5,285 ft

2

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

828 m

2,717 ft

3

Chow Tai Fook Centre

Wuhan

808 m

2,651 ft

4

Chicago World Trade Center

Chicago

701 m

2,300 ft

5

Chicago World Trade Center

Chicago

665 m

2,182 ft

6

Tower of Russia

Moscow

648 m

2,126 ft

7

Seoul Light DMC Tower

Seoul

640 m

2,101 ft

8

Grand Rama 9 Tower

Bangkok

615 m

2,018 ft

9

Diamond Mansion

Guangzhou

600 m

1,969 ft

10

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

Nanjing

600 m

1,969 ft

11

Kowloon MTR Tower

Hong Kong

574 m

1,883 ft

12

Burj Jumeira

Dubai

550 m

1,804 ft

13

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

14

Wolf Point

Chicago

532 m

1,745 ft

15

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin

530 m

1,739 ft

16

Pertamina Tower

Jakarta

523 m

1,716 ft

17

Guizhou Culture Plaza Tower

Guiyang

521 m

1,709 ft

18

Busan Lotte Town Tower

Busan

510 m

1,674 ft

19

Songdo Daewoo Town

Incheon

510 m

1,673 ft

20

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

Nanjing

500 m

1,640 ft

21

Greenland Centre

Xi’an

498 m

1,634 ft

22

7 South Dearborn

Chicago

478 m

1,567 ft

23

Columbus Circle Project

New York City

468 m

1,535 ft

24

Guohua Financial Center Tower 1

Wuhan

465 m

1,526 ft

25

175 Park Avenue

New York City

453 m

1,486 ft

26

Kuningan Persada Tower

Jakarta

451 m

1,480 ft

27

Samsung Tower

Seoul

450 m

1,476 ft

28

Zifeng Tower

Nanjing

450 m

1,476 ft

29

Willis Tower

Chicago

442 m

1,451 ft

30

One Bangkok O4H4

Bangkok

436 m

1,431 ft

31

Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

Jinan

428 m

1,404 ft

32

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago

423 m

1,389 ft

33

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

421 m

1,380 ft

34

International Finance Square

Guangzhou

420 m

1,378 ft

35

Transbay Transit Center and Tower

San Francisco

419 m

1,375 ft

36

Al Hamra Tower

Kuwait City

413 m

1,354 ft

37

LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower

Busan

412 m

1,350 ft

38

Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

Ningbo

409 m

1,342 ft

39

Bank of Southwest Tower

Houston

404 m

1,325 ft

40

103 Tower

Fuzhou

400 m

1,312 ft

41

Lulu Island Tower

Abu Dhabi

400 m

1,312 ft

42

COFCO Landmark Tower

Tianjin

390 m

1,280 ft

43

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1

Shenzhen

388 m

1,273 ft

44

Saigon Centre 2

Ho Chi Minh City

386 m

1,266 ft

45

Plaza Rakyat Office Tower

Kuala Lumpur

382 m

1,253 ft

46

Guiyang World Trade Center Landmark Tower

Guiyang

380 m

1,247 ft

47

Platinum Tower

Kuala Lumpur

380 m

1,247 ft

48

Al Sharq Tower

Dubai

365 m

1,198 ft

49

Post and Telecommunications Building

Xiamen

364 m

1,193 ft

50

Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Suzhou

358 m

1,175 ft

51

OKO - Residential Tower

Moscow

354 m

1,162 ft

52

Guohong Center

Wenzhou

350 m

1,148 ft

53

Dearborn Center

Chicago

346 m

1,135 ft

54

875 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago

344 m

1,128 ft

55

Diagonal Tower

Seoul

343 m

1,127 ft

56

Nanjing Jinling Hotel Phase II

Nanjing

341 m

1,119 ft

57

LCT The Sharp Residential Tower A

Busan

339 m

1,113 ft

58

Tianjin Modern City Office Tower

Tianjin

338 m

1,109 ft

59

Tianjin World Financial Center

Tianjin

337 m

1,105 ft

60

400 North Lake Shore Drive South Tower

Chicago

335 m

1,100 ft

61

LCT The Sharp Residential Tower B

Busan

333 m

1,093 ft

62

Tianjin Kerry Center

Tianjin

333 m

1,093 ft

63

Shenzhen Foreign Trade Center

Shenzhen

333 m

1,093 ft

64

China World Tower

Beijing

330 m

1,083 ft

65

Qingdao Landmark Tower

Qingdao

327 m

1,074 ft

66

Nanchang IFC

Nanchang

327 m

1,073 ft

67

Crown Las Vegas

Las Vegas

324 m

1,063 ft

68

250 Water Street

New York City

321 m

1,052 ft

69

Lopez Centre

Manila

320 m

1,050 ft

69

Sinar Mas Center 1

Shanghai

320 m

1,050 ft

71

Jiuzhou Bay Tower

Zhuhai

319 m

1,045 ft

72

Zhongtian Future Ark City Window Office Tower

Guiyang

314 m

1,030 ft

73

Madison Square Garden Project Tower 1

New York City

312 m

1,024 ft

74

CITIC Financial Center Tower 1

Shenzhen

312 m

1,024 ft

75

Poly Pazhou C2

Guangzhou

311 m

1,020 ft

76

New Port Tower

Jersey City

310 m

1,017 ft

77

AVIC Plaza

Shenzhen

310 m

1,017 ft

78

Greenland Center 1

Hangzhou

310 m

1,017 ft

78

Greenland Center 2

Hangzhou

310 m

1,017 ft

80

Pearl River Tower

Guangzhou

309 m

1,015 ft

81

Chengdu Poly International Plaza

Chengdu

309 m

1,014 ft

82

The Franklin - North Tower

Chicago

307 m

1,007 ft

83

Cayan Tower

Dubai

306 m

1,005 ft

84

35 Hudson Yards

New York City

305 m

1,000 ft

85

One Manhattan West

New York City

304 m

996 ft

86

Greenland Puli Center

Jinan

303 m

994 ft

87

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

87

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel B

Nanchang

303 m

994 ft

89

Wells Fargo Plaza

Houston

302 m

992 ft

90

Wangjing City

Beijing

300 m

984 ft

91

Madison Square Garden Project Tower 2

New York City

300 m

984 ft

92

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2

Shenzhen

299 m

982 ft

93

China World Trade Center Phase 3B

Beijing

296 m

970 ft

94

Block 319 Tower

Houston

294 m

965 ft

95

Union Station Tower

Chicago

292 m

958 ft

96

625 Fulton Street

New York City

287 m

942 ft

97

Two Manhattan West

New York City

285 m

935 ft

98

One Bangkok Phase 3 Tower 2

Bangkok

285 m

934 ft

99

Guoco Tower

Singapore

284 m

931 ft

100

Zhengdong Hotel

Zhengzhou

280 m

919 ft

101

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza

Zhengzhou

280 m

919 ft

102

Hangzhou Wangchao Center

Hangzhou

280 m

919 ft

103

Guohua Financial Center Tower 2

Wuhan

279 m

915 ft

104

One Bangkok Phase 2 Residential Tower

Bangkok

278 m

911 ft

105

One Bangkok Phase 1 Office Tower 1

Bangkok

274 m

900 ft

106

NYSE Tower

New York City

274 m

899 ft

107

Renaissance Tower

Dallas

270 m

886 ft

108

Magic Tower

Yekaterinburg

270 m

886 ft

109

Four Seasons Hotel

Manama

270 m

885 ft

110

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Nanchang

268 m

879 ft

111

400 North Lake Shore Drive North Tower

Chicago

267 m

875 ft

112

First Canadian Centre Phase 2

Calgary

265 m

869 ft

113

The Address Residence Sky View Tower 1

Dubai

264 m

867 ft

114

Tower Palace Three, Tower G

Seoul

264 m

865 ft

115

One Bangkok Phase 2 Office Tower

Bangkok

264 m

865 ft

116

4 Houston Center

Houston

262 m

860 ft

117

Brookfield Place

Toronto

261 m

856 ft

118

Three California Plaza

Los Angeles

260 m

853 ft

119

Beijing Greenland Center

Beijing

260 m

853 ft

120

400 North Lake Shore Drive North Tower

Chicago

259 m

850 ft

121

Philippine Bank of Communications

Makati

259 m

848 ft

122

Corporate Avenue 2

Chongqing

256 m

839 ft

123

Shenzhen AVIC Plaza

Shenzhen

254 m

833 ft

124

1930 Broadway

Oakland

252 m

827 ft

125

One Bangkok Phase 3 Residential Tower

Bangkok

251 m

824 ft

126

Corporate Avenue 10

Chongqing

250 m

820 ft

127

Midtown Tower

Tokyo

248 m

813 ft

128

28 Liberty

New York City

248 m

813 ft

129

100 Leadenhall Street

London

247 m

810 ft

130

Rolex Tower

Dubai

247 m

810 ft

131

Ningbo Bank of China Headquarters

Ningbo

246 m

808 ft

132

Karlatornet

Göteborg

245 m

804 ft

133

180 Allyn Street

Hartford

244 m

801 ft

134

International Commercial Trade Center

Changchun

242 m

794 ft

135

New World Center

Shenzhen

238 m

781 ft

136

555 California Street

San Francisco

237 m

779 ft

137

1 Worldwide Plaza

New York City

237 m

778 ft

138

The Address Residence Sky View Tower 2

Dubai

236 m

773 ft

139

WKL Hotel and Tropicana The Residences

Kuala Lumpur

235 m

771 ft

140

Torre BBVA

Mexico City

235 m

771 ft

141

Three First National Plaza

Chicago

234 m

767 ft

142

400 North Lake Shore Drive South Tower

Chicago

233 m

765 ft

143

Republic Bank Tower

Dallas

233 m

764 ft

144

Southeast Financial Center

Miami

233 m

764 ft

145

Kingtown International Center

Nanjing

231 m

759 ft

146

Enterprise Plaza

Houston

230 m

756 ft

147

383 Madison Avenue

New York City

230 m

755 ft

148

Philippine Stock Exchange

Taguig City

230 m

753 ft

149

Time Warner Center North Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

149

Time Warner Center South Tower

New York City

228 m

749 ft

151

Gas Company Tower

Los Angeles

228 m

749 ft

152

Kingold Century

Guangzhou

228 m

748 ft

153

7 World Trade Center

New York City

227 m

743 ft

154

One Liberty Plaza

New York City

227 m

743 ft

155

Wells Fargo Tower

Los Angeles

226 m

740 ft

156

JPMorgan Chase Tower

Dallas

225 m

738 ft

157

OKO - Office Tower

Moscow

225 m

736 ft

158

1540 Broadway

New York City

223 m

733 ft

159

Olympia Centre

Chicago

223 m

731 ft

160

3 Manhattan West

New York City

223 m

730 ft

161

Times Square Tower

New York City

221 m

726 ft

162

Istanbul Tower 205

Istanbul

220 m

722 ft

163

685 1st Avenue

New York City

219 m

719 ft

164

Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Financial Building

Chongqing

218 m

715 ft

165

252 East 57th Street

New York City

218 m

715 ft

166

Republic Plaza

Denver

218 m

714 ft

167

One Shell Plaza

Houston

218 m

714 ft

168

One Bangkok Phase 2 Tower 3

Bangkok

216 m

710 ft

169

JPMorgan Chase Tower

New York City

216 m

707 ft

170

Tianjin Kerry Center R1

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

170

Tianjin Kerry Center R2

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

170

Tianjin Kerry Center R3

Tianjin

215 m

705 ft

173

Four Seasons Tower

Tianjin

215 m

704 ft

174

Georgia Pacific Tower

Atlanta

213 m

697 ft

174

Hancock Whitney Center

New Orleans

213 m

697 ft

176

345 California Center

San Francisco

212 m

695 ft

177

Poly Cultural Plaza

Wuhan

212 m

695 ft

178

China Merchants Tower

Shenzhen

211 m

692 ft

179

700 1st Avenue Tower 3

New York City

210 m

689 ft

180

Maincourt Tower

Amsterdam

210 m

689 ft

181

Solow Building

New York City

210 m

689 ft

182

Petron Megaplaza

Makati

210 m

689 ft

183

Marine Midland Building

New York City

210 m

688 ft

184

Trammel Crow Center

Dallas

209 m

686 ft

185

Random House Tower

New York City

209 m

684 ft

186

Shangri-La Hotel

Cixi

208 m

682 ft

187

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Ningbo

208 m

682 ft

188

Bay-Wellington Tower

Toronto

207 m

679 ft

189

Ningbo Guohua Financial Tower

Ningbo

207 m

677 ft

190

AT&T Building

Atlanta

206 m

677 ft

191

One Magnificent Mile

Chicago

205 m

673 ft

192

One Court Square

New York City

205 m

673 ft

193

Al Rajhi Bank Tower

Riyadh

205 m

673 ft

194

10 West 57th Street

New York City

205 m

672 ft

195

Palace Hotel Residential Tower

San Francisco

204 m

669 ft

196

Sichuan Airlines Center

Chengdu

204 m

669 ft

197

33 South 6th Street

Minneapolis

204 m

668 ft

198

708 1st Avenue

New York City

203 m

666 ft

199

Carlton Centre

Johannesburg

201 m

660 ft

200

Philamlife Tower

Makati

200 m

656 ft

201

DPC Tower

Istanbul

200 m

656 ft

202

Jumeirah Hangzhou Hotel

Hangzhou

200 m

656 ft

203

Otemachi One Tower

Tokyo

200 m

656 ft

204

CITIC Financial Center Tower 2

Shenzhen

200 m

656 ft

204

Corporate Avenue 9

Chongqing

200 m

656 ft

206

Poly Pazhou C1

Guangzhou

198 m

648 ft

207

Qingdao Landmark Center - Tower B

Qingdao

195 m

640 ft

208

Ayala Triangle Gardens North

Makati

195 m

638 ft

209

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 1

Shanghai

194 m

635 ft

210

Grace Plaza

New York City

192 m

630 ft

211

700 1st Avenue Tower 2

New York City

192 m

630 ft

212

RCBC Plaza Yuchengco Tower

Makati

192 m

630 ft

213

NBC Tower

Chicago

191 m

627 ft

214

Waldorf Astoria New York

New York City

191 m

625 ft

215

San Felipe Plaza

Houston

191 m

625 ft

216

Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower

Guangzhou

190 m

622 ft

217

Olympic Tower

New York City

189 m

620 ft

218

Techno Mart 21

Seoul

189 m

620 ft

219

Gold Peak Centre B

Chongqing

188 m

616 ft

220

919 3rd Avenue

New York City

188 m

615 ft

221

Tower 49®

New York City

187 m

615 ft

222

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

New York City

186 m

610 ft

223

Gold Peak Centre A

Chongqing

186 m

609 ft

224

Chicago Place

Chicago

185 m

608 ft

225

AIA Central

Hong Kong

185 m

607 ft

226

KPMG Tower

Los Angeles

185 m

606 ft

227

250 West 55th Street

New York City

183 m

602 ft

228

U.S. Bank Center

Milwaukee

183 m

601 ft

229

700 1st Avenue Tower 1

New York City

183 m

600 ft

230

50 Fremont Center

San Francisco

183 m

600 ft

231

1166 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

183 m

600 ft

232

500 West Monroe Street

Chicago

183 m

600 ft

233

One Bangkok Phase 1 Office Tower 2

Bangkok

183 m

599 ft

234

Madison Plaza

Chicago

183 m

599 ft

235

270 Greenwich Street

New York City

182 m

597 ft

236

Tipco Tower

Bangkok

180 m

591 ft

237

Jiang Dong Tower

Ningbo

180 m

591 ft

237

Tour Charenton

Charenton-le-Pont

180 m

591 ft

239

Tour Areva

Courbevoie

178 m

584 ft

240

LG Gangnam Tower

Seoul

177 m

581 ft

241

ASEM Tower

Seoul

177 m

579 ft

242

No.8 One Thames City

London

176 m

577 ft

243

300 Madison Avenue

New York City

175 m

575 ft

244

Park Avenue Plaza

New York City

175 m

574 ft

245

Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center 3

Chongqing

175 m

573 ft

246

One Roxas Triangle

Makati

174 m

572 ft

246

Two Roxas Triangle

Makati

174 m

572 ft

248

Onterie Center

Chicago

174 m

570 ft

249

780 3rd Avenue

New York City

174 m

570 ft

250

450 Lexington Avenue

New York City

173 m

568 ft

251

Sinar Mas Center 2

Shanghai

172 m

563 ft

252

US Bank Plaza I

Minneapolis

171 m

561 ft

253

RCBC Plaza Tower 2

Makati

170 m

558 ft

254

Shanghai Grand Center

Shanghai

170 m

558 ft

255

Kula Belgrade

Belgrade

168 m

551 ft

256

Esentai Tower

Almaty

168 m

551 ft

257

Gemdale Plaza Tower A

Beijing

168 m

551 ft

258

Quantum 2

Toronto

165 m

541 ft

259

1285 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

165 m

540 ft

260

The Avenues T1

Riyadh

164 m

538 ft

261

Hollandse Meester

Zoetermeer

164 m

538 ft

262

Shaklee Terrace Building

San Francisco

164 m

538 ft

263

The Franklin - South Tower

Chicago

164 m

538 ft