CTBUH Gold Member

The Durst Organization

About

Member Since: 1999

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.durst.org/

For nearly a century, The Durst Organization has been a family-run real estate company grounded in simple but profound principles: innovation, integrity, community and sustainability.

Today, those founding principles continue to guide The Durst Organization, prompting its leadership in environmentally responsible building practices and informing the company’s long-term approach to development.

The Durst Organization is committed to providing the highest value and best service to their tenants, residents, and partners. They establish enduring relationships by developing sustainable workplaces and homes that benefit the environment.

Fields of Expertise

Developer; Owner (Buildings, Land)

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

1999

Member Offices

  • New York City

Buildings

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

One World Trade Center

541.3 m / 1,776 ft

2

Bank of America Tower

365.8 m / 1,200 ft

3

4 Times Square

246.5 m / 809 ft

4

Sven

230.1 m / 755 ft

5

The Epic

187.4 m / 615 ft

6

1133 Avenue of the Americas

168.3 m / 552 ft

7

825 Third Avenue

159.1 m / 522 ft

8

1214 Fifth Avenue

156.4 m / 513 ft

9

1155 Avenue of the Americas

155.8 m / 511 ft

10

855 6th Avenue

152.2 m / 499 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

09 July 2018

Five Minutes With: Carla Swickerath

Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Libeskind, sat down with CTBUH to discuss the design approach and urban impact of the World Trade Center complex in New...

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Research

12 January 2021

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2020

The tall buildings completed in 2020 have pushed the global average height of the 100 tallest buildings to 399 meters. Across the year, 14 buildings...

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Global News

04 August 2020

Concave Curtain Wall Nears Parapet For Queens Residential Building in New York City

Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 755-foot-tall (230.1-meter-tall) mixed-use skyscraper at 29-27 41st Avenue in Long Island...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

One World Trade Center

New York City

541 m

1,776 ft

2

Bank of America Tower

New York City

366 m

1,200 ft

3

4 Times Square

New York City

247 m

809 ft

4

Sven

New York City

230 m

755 ft

5

The Epic

New York City

187 m

615 ft

6

1133 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

168 m

552 ft

7

825 Third Avenue

New York City

159 m

522 ft

8

1214 Fifth Avenue

New York City

156 m

513 ft

9

1155 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

156 m

511 ft

10

855 6th Avenue

New York City

152 m

499 ft

11

VIA 57 WEST

New York City

142 m

467 ft

12

Helena

New York City

122 m

401 ft

13

U.S. Trust Building

New York City

118 m

386 ft

14

Xerox Building

New York City

115 m

376 ft

15

Lorillard Building

New York City

109 m

357 ft

16

The Chesapeake

New York City

95 m

313 ft

17

Diamond National Building

New York City

86 m

283 ft

18

29-27 Queens Plaza North

New York City

63 m

207 ft

19

Hallets Point 1

New York City

- m

- ft

19

Hallets Point 2

New York City

- m

- ft

19

Hallets Point 3

New York City

- m

- ft

19

Hallets Point 4

New York City

- m

- ft

19

Hallets Point 5

New York City

- m

- ft

19

Hallets Point 6

New York City

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

33 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (61%), 11 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (54%), 7 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 18 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 13 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 18 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

09 July 2018 | Chicago

Five Minutes With: Carla Swickerath

Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Libeskind, sat down with CTBUH to discuss the design approach and urban impact of the World Trade Center complex in New...

29 January 2018 | London

"Geometry of Tall Buildings" - a CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Event

The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry...

30 October 2017 | Copenhagen

Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise

Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

2016 Awards - Session 3 Q&A

Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Managing Director,...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Best of Both Worlds: VIA 57 WEST

By incorporating the social sustainability of a mid-rise structure with the efficiency and density of a high-rise, the distinctive massing and appearance of VIA 57...

03 November 2016 | Chicago

Interview: VIA 57 WEST

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG, and Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding VIA 57 WEST, New York City,...

19 October 2016 | Guangzhou

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how...

15 April 2016 | New York City

Monthly Video: Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels, BIG, discusses new building parameters and how they have influenced the design of two of New York City's most unique projects, 2 World...

12 November 2015 | Chicago

Interview: One World Trade Center

Chicago, IL. Kenneth A. Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, & Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, are interviewed by Chris...

12 November 2015 | Chicago

A New Icon for an Evolving City: One World Trade Center, New York City

Yoram Eilon, Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kenneth Lewis, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall...

12 January 2021

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2020

CTBUH Research

The tall buildings completed in 2020 have pushed the global average height of the 100 tallest buildings to 399 meters. Across the year, 14 buildings...

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality

CTBUH Research

In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The...

30 January 2020

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2019

CTBUH Research

In 2019, 126 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This was a 13.7 percent decrease from 146 in 2018. The total number...

31 January 2019

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

CTBUH Research

In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it...

28 July 2018

Using Height-Relative Variables To Design Tall Buildings

John Jory, Queensland University of Technology

This paper investigates height-variable phenomena in the urban context, and their relevance to the design and performance of tall buildings. It proposes a design approach...

01 July 2018

Towards Resource-Generative Skyscrapers

Mohamed Imam & Branko Kolarevic, University of Calgary

Rapid urbanization, resource depletion, and limited land are further increasing the need for skyscrapers in city centers; therefore, it is imperative to enhance tall building...

01 February 2018

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017

CTBUH Staff, CTBUH

In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the...

08 August 2017

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

Leading Women in Tall Buildings

Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held,...

17 October 2016

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

04 August 2020

Concave Curtain Wall Nears Parapet For Queens Residential Building in New York City

Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 755-foot-tall (230.1-meter-tall) mixed-use skyscraper at 29-27 41st Avenue in Long Island...

15 April 2019

New Architects Brought in for Manchester’s St. Michael’s Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been brought in to deliver Hodder + Partners’ controversial Saint Michael’s tower in Manchester, with the local practice kept...

01 March 2019

As One Chicago Lakefront Project Gets a New Deadline, Another is Announced

The owner of the Chicago Spire site could have another year to begin developing the lakefront site, four months after a downtown alderman rejected a...

21 January 2019

“Tower Fifth” Could Become New York City’s Second-Tallest

For decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall (381-meter) Empire State Building. But 17 “supertall” skyscrapers — defined as...

06 April 2018

New Rendering Revealed for Queens Residential Tower in New York City

A new rendering has surfaced for the massive residential tower taking shape at 29-55 Northern Boulevard, adjacent to Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower, revealing...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving The Durst Organization

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

4 Times Square + Bank of America Tower Sustainable Tech Tour

28 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 4 Times Square and Bank of America Tower which are a fantastic look at two generations of towers that focus on sustainability and quality of environment.

World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour

28 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured One World Trade Center Office Building which is the current tallest building in the Americas.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Platinum Sponsor

26–30 October 2015

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.

Opening VIP Reception

25 October 2015

This special reception held on the eve of the Conference gave VIPs a unique opportunity to mingle in the fantastic setting of the new One World Trade Center.

VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development

09 July 2015

At the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”