Measuring New Heights: SOM's Tallest Buildings

Session: Track E: Measuring New Heights: The World's 118 Tallest Buildings, Part 2

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Scott Duncan
Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Chicago

Now more than ever, architects are challenged to think outside of the box to push the limits of project size, efficiency and design. Skidmore, Owings & Merill has been championing an interdisciplinary approach to design, which brings engineers, planners and myriad specialists into the creative process from the earliest sketches in order to bring some of the most innovative feats in tall building construction like the world’s tallest, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Other examples of buildings that SOM has designed and reached significant statures of over 300 meters are the Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) and Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in Tianjin.