On the first day of the conference, prior to the Opening Plenary, eighteen VIP Owner/Developers in attendance were invited to join CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Chairman David Malott on stage for a photo. Among the 18 were building representatives of 14 “City’s Tallest” and four “World’s Tallest” Title holders.


Front Row (left to right)

James Robinson
Executive Director, Hongkong Land

Jardine House
Hong Kong, 1973
179 m / 568 ft
Former Tallest in Asia (1973)

Irene Wai
General Manager, Sun Hung Kai Prop.

International Commerce Centre
Hong Kong, 2010
484 m / 1,588 ft
Tallest in Hong Kong

Joseph Chou
President, Taipei Financial Center Corp.

Taipei, 2004
508 m / 1,667 ft
Former Tallest in the World (2004–2010)

Irvine Sellar
Chairman, Sellar Property Group

The Shard
London, 2013
306 m / 1,004 ft
Tallest in the UK & Western Europe

Mounib Hammoud
CEO, Jeddah Economic Company

Jeddah Tower
Jeddah, 2018
1,000+ m / 3,281+ ft
Future Tallest in the World

Alexander Durst
CDO, The Durst Organization

One World Trade Center
New York City, 2014
541 m / 1,776 ft
Tallest in the Americas

Sorapoj Techakraisri
CEO, PACE Development

Bangkok, 2016
314 m / 1,031 ft
Future Tallest in Thailand

Datuk Hashim Wahir
CEO, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

Petronas Twin Towers 1 & 2
Kuala Lumpur, 1998
452 m / 1,483 ft
Former Tallest in the World (1998–2004)

Byung Yong Noh
CEO, Lotte Corporation

Lotte World Tower
Seoul, 2016
555 m / 1,819 ft
Future Tallest in Korea

John Kessler
President, Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Building
New York City, 1931
381 m / 1,250 ft
Former Tallest in the World (1931–1974)

Robert Pratt
Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

30 Rockefeller Center
New York City, 1933
259 m / 850 ft
New York / Global Skyscraper Icon since 1933

Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang
CEO, Shenzhen Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An Finance Centre
Shenzhen, 2016
599 m / 1,965 ft
Future Tallest in China


Joseph Moinian
CEO, Moinian Group

3 Hudson Boulevard
New York City, 2019
315 m / 1,034 ft
1.8 Million Square-Foot, LEED Platinum Tower

L. Jay Cross
President, Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards Development
New York City, 2019
387 m / 1,268 ft
Largest Private Development in US History

David Malott
Principal, KPF / CTBUH Chairman

China Zun Tower
Beijing, 2018
528 m / 1,732 ft
Future Tallest in Beijing

Antony Wood
Executive Director, CTBUH

Author: 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Published by CTBUH with Images Publishing
Hard cover, 295 pages, 2015
Photos, Drawings, & Data on the World’s 100 Tallest

Harry Macklowe
Chairman, Macklowe Properties

432 Park Avenue
New York City, 2015
426 m / 1,396 ft
Tallest Residential Building in the World

Ric Clark
CEO, Brookfield Properties

Manhattan West
New York City, 2019
303 m / 995 ft
5.4-Million Square Foot Development

Tengku Aziz Tengku Mahmud
CEO, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad

KL118 Tower
Kuala Lumpur, 2019
644 m / 2,113 ft
Future Tallest in Malaysia

Wing Ip (David) Ho
Head of Design, New World Development

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
Guangzhou, 2016
530 m / 1,739 ft
Future Tallest in Guangzhou