Media Coverage

Issue 1 2017   |  CLADGlobal
Green Developments: Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
AS+GG partner Gordon Gill believes the growing movement for urban environmentalism is being driven by a combination of opportunity and need... MORE

19 dec 16 | WBEZ: Curious City
The Willis Tower In 150 Years: Adapted, Demolished or Abandoned?
The answer has to do with the fate of Chicago in 2166... MORE

8 dec 16 | BuiltWorlds
Building & Designing the Theater of Tomorrow | Project Innovation: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
BuiltWorlds dons its hard hats to take you behind the scenes at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on the famous Navy Pier...MORE

29 nov 16 | Chicago Tribune
World renowned architect designs North Shore church
Smith's latest labor of love is a one-story building on a tight budget... MORE

7 nov 16  | Chicago Tribune
Planning an ambitious future for Pullman
Possibly in 2018, the Chicago Humanities Festival session on the past, present and future of the freshly minted Pullman National Monument could actually happen in a Pullman Historic District structure... MORE

2 nov 16 | AS+GG Press Release
Jin Mao Tower Architect, Adrian D. Smith, Reflects on the Building’s Legacy and Recent Accomplishments
As Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower approaches its 20th anniversary, Adrian D. Smith, Design Partner for the project at SOM in Chicago, reflects on the legacy of China’s – and his own – first supertall tower... MORE

2 nov 16 | Chicago Reader
Transforming Pullman into a National Park
The Positioning Pullman project aims to ease the south-side neighborhood’s transition... MORE

19 jul 16 | Engineering News-Record
Kazakhstan Seeks Attention With Multi-Billion-Dollar Expo Build
Former Soviet nation and US designer push energy-efficient innovations.. MORE

jun 16 | AS+GG Press Release
Astana Expo City 2017, Designed By Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Is Now Under Construction in Astana, Kazakhstan
Astana Expo City 2017, the site of the world’s next international exposition, is now under construction in Astana, Kazakhstan... MORE

17 may 16 | Newcity
A Lot You Got to Holler, Episode 5: Pullman's Past, Present, and Future
The neighborhood of Pullman on Chicago’s far South Side is a crucible of architectural, labor, industrial and civil rights history. It’s also a national monument, with big plans for renovation and redevelopment on the horizon... LISTEN

9 may 16 | Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture design 72,000-square-foot Church in Glenview, Illinois
Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture may be best known for its supertalls, but even though one of the offce’s current constructions, Willow Creek North Shore Church, is quite the opposite, it will still have its congregation looking up... MORE

may 16 | Design Diffusion
Playing with Angles
FKI Tower is a major addition to the skyline of Seoul, Korea... MORE

2 nov 16  | Chicago Reader
Transforming Pullman into a national park
The Positioning Pullman project aims to ease the south-side neighborhood’s transition... MORE

13 apr 16 | Curbed
A More Detailed Look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Expansion
New renderings from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offer a better look at the new facility... MORE

12 apr 16 | Curbed
Supertalls and Sustainable Skyscrapers: Architect Adrian Smith on the Mile-High Building
When you’re the architect who designed the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa), as well as the under-construction skyscraper (the Jeddah Tower) that will one day claim the title from your previous work, it would seem that you would be able to relax... MORE

6 apr 16 | World Architecture News
Wuhan’s supertall tower heads for the top
Construction on the Wuhan Greenland Center is well underway and when completed it will be the third tallest building in the world... MORE

24 mar 16 | Building Design + Construction
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture incorporates Biblical parable into church design
The mustard seed is such an appropriate parable that it was told three times in the Bible. As the story goes, the small, oblong seed grew into a large tree that attracted and housed a plethora of birds... MORE

2 mar 16  |  Chicago Sun-Times
Shakespeare Theater announces $35 million expansion on Navy Pier
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Wednesday announced a $35 million expansion project on Navy Pier... MORE

2 mar 16  |  Chicago Tribune
New Chicago Shakespeare stage will transform Navy Pier
Behold the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Chicago Shakespeare announced on Wednesday its long-anticipated plans to expand its footprint on Navy Pier and take over the space formerly occupied by the concert and performance venue known as the Skyline Stage.. MORE

18 feb 16  |  World Architecture News
WAN Future Project Civic Building 2015 Winner Announced
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's awarded first place with their Istanbul Cultural Center... MORE

18 feb 16  |  Building Design + Construction
How to make a 'pure' glass spere
Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to the test... MORE

12 feb 16  | The American Institute of Architects
2016 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession... MORE

2 dec 15  | Chicago Tribune
Saudi Arabia plans to build the world's tallest skyscraper
Dubai's superlative-loving rulers are on notice: Saudi Arabia seems to be getting serious about stealing your crowning glory... MORE

28 oct 15  | Curbed Chicago
Imagining a Future Pullman National Park Campus
Now that the South Side's Pullman Historic District has officially been recognized as a National Monument for eight months, a team of stakeholders led by the National Parks Conservation Association and American Institute of Architects Chicago have released a blue print for what could become a new national park campus... MORE

5 oct 15  |  The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
Phoenix Architects Select 60 New Buildings and Urban Planning Projects as the Best 2015 Architectural Design in the United States
Awarded Projects to be Exhibited at the 3rd Chicago Architecture Biennial and Travel to Ismir, Turkey, Athens, Greece, and to other Museums in Europe... MORE

8 sep 15  |  Architect Magazine
The 2015 Top Firm and the 50 Top Firms in Business: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
For Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), ranked first overall and first in the business category, years of hard work paid off in a big way in 2014... MORE

5 may 15  | Newcity
The Pullman Plan: Place-Making a New (and Old) National Monument
Pullman National Monument, the new national park on Chicago’s South Side, tells a compelling story of urban design, industry and labor, and a movement to honor the cultural identity of a community... MORE

1 may 15  | Chicago Architecture
A Pullman Update: The Future Takes Shape With Community Planning Session
For years, the Pullman Historic District was positioned as the next logical addition to the National Park System. It finally happened on Feb. 19 when President Obama visited the site to officially make the designation... MORE

9 jul 15  | Time Magazine
Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Looks to Set a Record
Meet the architect behind the planet’s tallest towers... MORE

19 jun 15  | Architect's Newspaper
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Bronze the Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Bronze facade is inspired by Chinese historic architecture... MORE

4 jun 15  | The Guardian
Jeddah's Kingdom Tower: how much higher can skyscrapers go?
We end our History of Cities series with a monumental tower in Saudi Arabia that will become the world’s first kilometre-high skyscraper. So what does it say about the future of our cities? ... MORE

16 apr 15  | Chicago Tribune
Workshop kicks off to plot Pullman monument's future
In the two months since President Barack Obama named the Pullman factory district the city's first national monument, Chicagoans have been left to ponder what that designation will mean... MORE

14 apr 15  | DNA Info
Planners Dreaming Up What's Next for Pullman National Monument
Ever since President Barack Obama designated my neighborhood a national monument, there’s been one monumental unanswered question hovering over the historic district: Now what? ... MORE

31 mar 15  | Architect Magazine
Up and Running: Words of Advice for Young Firms
In our search for tips to give designers and design firms that are just starting out, we asked leaders of some successful architecture practices to look back to their early days... MORE

24 nov 14  |  Building Design + Construction
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed crystalline tower breaks ground in southwestern China
Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengdu... MORE

12 oct 14 | World-Architects Daily News
Studio Visit: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AS+GG is on a roll, with many high-performance skyscrapers in the works, one of them soon to be the world's tallest... MORE

8 sep 14  | Architect Magazine
The 2014 Architect 50
Here are the top firms of the year...
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1 au 14  | CTBUH
Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows
The Board of Trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two new fellows for 2014...
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6 may 14  | Architizer
Why the High-Tech Chengdu Tower Represents the Future of Western Chinese Cities
Sometimes it's necessary to look beyond typical typologies...
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20 mar 14  | Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Architects Gordon Gill and Adrian Smith on Building the World's Tallest Towers
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a building of superlatives. At 828 meters, it’s the tallest in the world...
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1 mar 14  | Crain's Chicago Business
Emerging talents with grand designs: Inside the niche of mega-tall skyscrapers
Alejandro Stochetti exemplifies Chicago's Long tradition as an exporter of high-profile architecture, the kind of design work that turns into structures that define cities far beyond their borders...
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mar 14  | Architectural Record
Big Bigger Biggest
Big Bigger BiggestThe future looms large for seven forthcoming projects around the globe that demonstrate ambition in scale and form...
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mar 14  | Architectural Record
Tower Ambition
The architects and engineers behind an office building in rapidly expanding Guangzhou put super green before supertall...
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25 feb 14  | Civil Engineering
Angled Facade Boosts Energy Efficiency
The Federation of Korean Industries building, in Seoul, South Korea, features a high-performance curtain-wall system that deflects sunlight and generates energy...
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10 feb 14  | Chicago AIA
2014 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession...
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28 jan 14  | Architect Magazine
The New Seoul Skyscraper
The FKI tower designed by AS+GG serves as a testament to how creativity and technology drive the Korean economy...
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24 jan 14  | World Architecture News
Unique facade for FKI headquarters
Federation of Korean Industries open the doors to their new AS+GG-designed offices...
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jan 14  | Architect Magazine
Architecture and the Third Industrial Revolution
Ready for the next revolution? ...
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sep 13  | GreenSource
Growing Pains
Whether a master plan for density or a single tower, designers seek to balance all the systems for maximum sustainability...
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12 aug 13  | The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
New York Architects Select Prestigious International Architecture Awards for 2013
Winning projects to be exhibited at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture Buenos Aires in September...
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15 feb 13  | Popular Science
Rise of the Supertalls
Engineering advances have architecs striving for the mile-high skyscraper...
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11 feb 13  | Arch One
Alumnus who designed world's tallest building to receive honorary doctorate degree
Adrian Smith will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from Texas A&M at spring commencement...
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8 feb 13 | AIA
2013 FAIA Announcement
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession...
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17 dec 12  | Crain's Chicago Business
Overseas planning gigs: A closer look
Chicago architecture firms increasingly are looking overseas not only for architectural commissions but for urban-planning gigs...
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25 oct 12  | Popular Science
China is Building a Brand New Green City from Scratch
Chengdu Tianfu District Great City is supposed to be a prototype that can be replicated elsewhere throughout China...
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16 oct 12  | WGN Radio
Sunday Night Radio Special - Adrian Smith
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano talk to architect Adrian Smith about designing...
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sep 12  |  Civil Engineering
Ancient Architecture Inspires Contemporary Tower Complex
A two tower complex  is being designed as part of a new development in Seoul, South Korea...
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21 sep 12  | The Wall Street Journal 
Designing Towers to Catch the Sky
Gordon Gill, an architect in Chicago who specializes in very tall, energy-efficient structures, doesn't spend much time looking at buildings...
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26 jul 12  | ted.com
Supertall and Super Sustainable
Gordon Gill's talk at TedXMidwest Youth...
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28 jun 12 | Crain's Chicago
High-rise, low-carb buildings offer new ideas for sustainable skyscrapers
An exhibit of six green buildings
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17 may 12  | Architecture Source
Breathing Life into Korean Architecture Feat
The concept of biomimicry is the architectural process whereby a building or structure takes its form from the imitation of organic systems and processes...
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11 may 12  | World Architecture News
Year of the Dragon: AS+GG unveils design for supertall mixed use towers for Seoul, South Korea
AS+GG unveils its design for Dancing Dragons...
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11 may 12  | inhabitat.com
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Dancing Dragons Towers with Scaly, Breathable Skin
When architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill design a new building, people tend to pay attention...
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may 12  | Architectural Record
Kingdom Come
An interview with Carol Willis, the director of New York City's Skyscraper Museum, explores the reasons for so many supertalls being built in in far-flung places. The Kingdom Tower by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill in Jeddah Saudi Arabia is also discussed...
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apr 12  | Discovery Channel Magazine
Reach for the Sky
They dominate our skylines, and reflect our hopes and dreams...
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13 apr 12  | Building Design + Construction
40 Under 40, the Class of 2012
Chosen from 223 applicants, these 40 young AEC professionals represent the Class of 2012...
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25 jan 12 |  Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago
Adrian Smith, recipient of the 2011 CTBUH Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award speaks about his tall buildings career...
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3 nov 11  | Nashville Post
Giarrantana unveils trio of proposed skyscrapers
Tony Giarratana reveals plans for three new towers...
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18 nov 11  | Nashville Business Journal
Tony Giarratana talks about his latest proposed office tower
High-profile developer Tony Giarratana has declined requests from the Nashville Business Journal and other media outlets to discuss his recently revealed ambitions to build a trio of towers in downtown Nashville...
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28 sep 11  | Huffington Post
A Call for Urban Doctors
In the United States, buildings are responsible for between 40 percent and 80 percent of carbon emissions in major cities...
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18 sep 11  | LakeForest-LakeBluff Patch
Local Legends Program Spotlights Tall Building Designer
Lake Forest resident Adrian Smith will discuss his work in an interview with Bill Kurtis...
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sep 11  | Young Architects Forum
Woman in Architecture
Architecture is a profession that is ever changing...
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sep 11  | Perspective
High up in the wind
Situated close to the meeting of hte Yangtze and Han rivers, Wuhan Greenland Centre is scheduled to be completed in about five years...
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5 sep 11  | World Architecture News
Why the big firms are reaching out to find new work
‘Cautious’, ‘economic uncertainty’ and ‘luck’ were the buzzwords this week...
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4 sep 11  | Los Angeles Times
Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11
Skyscrapers, viewed in many parts as signs of prestige, have experienced a building boom since the attacks...
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30 aug 11  | Arabian Business
Kingdom Tower architect grapples the wind at 3,000 ft
Kingdom Tower, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s project to erect the world’s tallest building in Jeddah, is designed to imitate the contours of a sprouting desert plant...
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aug 11  | The Big Project
The Big Players
They are the companies and projects rebuilding the region's construction industry...
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aug 11  | Civil Engineering
Wuhan Greenland Center
A curved, tapering form of a hotel and residential tower is planned for Wuhan, China...
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14 aug 11  | New York Magazine
Higher
At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of why we keep reaching for the clouds...
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4 aug 11  | WTTW Chicago Tonight
Kingdom Tower
AS+GG announced that it plans to design Kingdom Tower...
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aug 11  | Architectural Record
On the Boards: Wuhan Greenland Center
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won an international competition to design the Wuhan Greenland Center in central China...
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3 aug 11  | The Chicago Tribune
Chicago firm's design towers over the rest
The competition to design a new skyscraper in Saudi Arabia had a simple but lofty rule: The tower had to be the world's first kilometer-tall building...
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3 aug 11 | Construction Week
Kingdom Tower is next step in skyscraper design
The 1km-high Kingdom Tower to be built in Jeddah represents “an evolution and a refinement of an architectural continuum of skyscraper design,” according to Gordon Gill from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)...
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3 aug 11  | The Wall Street Journal
Saudis Plan World's Tallest Tower
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced plans to build the world's tallest building in Jeddah less than two years after the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai at a height that many thought wouldn't be surpassed for years...
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2 aug 11 | MSNBC
World's tallest building coming to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia unveiled plans Tuesday to build the world's tallest tower — a mixed-use structure that will rise two-thirds of a mile high — in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah...
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2 aug 11  | The Huffington Post
Kingdom Tower: Adrian Smith Talks Designing World's Tallest Building
At six feet, Adrian Smith is fairly tall for an architect. But now, with the announcement that his Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin construction this year, he may qualify as the world's tallest architect...
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2 aug 11  | World Architecture News
AS+GG confirmed for Kingdom Tower
After months of rumour and suspicion, AS+GG confirms it is designing a $1.2bn, 1000+m tower in Jeddah...
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2 aug 11  | The Chicago Tribune
Chicago architecture firm to design world's tallest tower
A tower designed by Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and to be built in Saudi Arabia will be the world's tallest building if completed, according to plans unveiled today...
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2 aug 11  | WBBM News Radio Chicago
Chicago Architects Unveil Plans for World's Tallest Building in Saudi Arabia
Two Chicago architects are in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Tuesday, unveiling plans for what would be the world’s tallest building...
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2 aug 11  | The Washington Post with BloombergBusinessWeek
Saudi presses forward with plans to build world's tallest tower, outdoing neighbor Dubai
Saudi Arabia took a key step forward Tuesday in its plan to build the world’s tallest tower and outdo Gulf neighbor Dubai, which inaugurated its own record-breaking skyscraper less than two years ago...
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2 aug 11  | The Baltimore Sun
Chicago architecture firm to design world's tallest tower
The proposed tower, which will rise more than 1,000 meters and take just over five years to complete, is the centerpiece of the planned Kingdom City...
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2 aug 11  | Financial Times
Saudi Arabia plans world's tallest tower
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, has announced that an associate company will partner with the country’s Bin Laden Group to build a tower near Jeddah...
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2 aug 11  | Emirates 24/7
Kingdom Tower to top reigning champ Burj Khalifa by 173 m
AS+GG has revealed the design for the Kingdom Tower, which is to be the world’s tallest building at 1 kilometre height...
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2 aug 11  | Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago firm designing new tallest building
The Chicago-based firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing what is to be the world’s tallest building, Kingdom Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea...
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25 jul 11  | designMENA
Burj Khalifa architect on jury for WAN Urban Design awards
Adrian Smith, the architect of the Burj Khalifa, is included on the jury of the WAN Urban Design competition...
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8 jul 11  | The Wall Street Journal
Architect Q&A: The State of Supert-Tall Towers
Adrian Smith, 66, is the senior design partner at Chicago-based Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture...
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30 jun 11  | bustler.com
Adrian Smith Honored with CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Award for Supertall Buildings
Adrian Smith is the 2011 winner of the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the CTBUH...
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28 jun 11  | World Architecture News
Gordon Gill on Chicago's changing climate
Gordon Gill is a Chicago-based architect and one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based design...
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21 jun 11 |  The Chicago Tribune
Smith and Gill win competition for supertall tower in China
Chicago-based architect Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have won a competition to design a Chinese skyscraper that will, according to the firm, be the world's fourth tallest building...
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21 jun 111  | World Architecture News
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Thornton Tomasetti and PositivEnergy Practice to design world's fourth tallest building
Fast becoming leaders in the design of tall buildings, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have just scooped another major project in China...
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21 jun 11 | Inhabitat
AS+GG's Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World's 4th Tallest Building
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveiled their competition winning design for the Wuhan Greenland Center, set to be the world's 4th tallest building...
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21 jun 11  | e-architect
Wuhan Greenland Center Tower
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is pleased to announce that it has won an international competition to design Wuhan Greenland Center...
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spring-summer 11  | One
(Re)Conceiving Cities
Whether building a city from scratch in Abu Dhabi or retrofitting the Chicago Loop, architect Adrian Smith says 21st-century cities need to be clean, green, and user-friendly... MORE

28 apr 11  | Nissan Technology Magazine
2025 the future of mobility and our cities
Predicting what cities will be like 25 years from now, and what they should be like at that time, are, of course, two different tasks...
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spring11  | Men's Book Chicago
Mr. Positive
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveils the world's first large-scale energy-positive building...
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21 aor 11  | Inhabitat
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s new Vantone Center will be Tianjin’s most sustainable LEED tower
At a whopping 607 feet, the Vantone Center designed by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill will be among Tianjin’s tallest new towers...
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7 mar 11 | Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's 2011 Coolest Chicago Offices: Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture
When Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill launched their firm, they drew up a list of amenities their new office needed...
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4 mar 11  | Archone
Adrian Smith visits students, presents Rowlett Lecture
Adrian Smith '66, designer of the world's tallest building and partner in a firm dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale, was featured at the 2011 John Miles Rowlett Lecture Series...
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17 jan 11  | Architect's Newspaper
Smart Grid City
Chicago invented the skyscraper. Can it pioneer the best urban sustainable-energy strategies as well? 
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jan 11  | That's Shanghai
The architect's architect
Adrian Smith talks about Jinmao, contextualism and designing the world's most sustainable super-tall building...
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6 dec 10  | The Columbia Chronicle
Chicago future home to national museum: interactive exhibits, new technology in design from renowned architecture firm
The Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry are a few of Chicago’s popular exhibit halls and tourist destinations. In the spring of 2015, a new institution will be added to Chicago’s list of prestigious museums...
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dec 10 | GreenSource
The rise of retrofit
Chicago shows what's next and what's needed to meet the city's ambitious performance goals...
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1 dec 10  | wbez.org
Plastic surgery for the old Rock Records building: Will structure become a sustainable-and snazzy-$45 million medical museum?
A Chicago foundation is seeking to raise $45 million to convert the former downtown home of Rock Records...
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29 nov 10  | Curbed Chicago
Futuristic Health & Medical Museum Planned for the Loop
Here's a proposed development that's guaranteed to add a bit of excitement to the Washington Street streetscape in the Loop...
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12 nov 10 | The Hindu
Standing Tall
Designer of many famous edifices across the world, Gordon Gill speaks of the action behind the scenes...
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29 oct 10 | inhabitat.com
Korean tower boasts one of the world's most efficient solar facades
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture recently announced the groundbreaking of the solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower in Seoul...
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25 oct 10 | e-architect
CTBUH Best Tall Building Award
Burj Khalifa honored as first recipient of CTBUH's new Tall Building "Global Icon" Award...
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18 oct 10 | World Architecture News
WAN Awards 2010: Urban Legends
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with JMD Design & City of Sydney and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture named winners of WAN AWARDS 2010 Urban Design sector...
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fall 2010 | McGraw-Hill Construction
Innovation Conference 2010
The Decarbonization of Chicago...
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25 sep 10 | The New York Times
Planning a Sustainable City in the Desert
Promoters of Masdar, a city under construction near Abu Dhabi, say that it will be the world's first carbon-neutral city...
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23 sep 10 | Autodesk
Masdar Headquarters Project
Multidisciplinary project team led by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill designs world's first large-scale positive-energy building with help from Autodesk BIM solutions...
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12 aug 10 | inhabitat.com
Dubai's Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis
Just because a building is in the desert doesn't mean it has to be hot...
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aug 10 | Architect 
2010 R+D Award in Sustainability: Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan
By now, most architects realize that in order to mitigate global warming, we need not only build more efficient new buildings, but also retrofit the existing building stock...
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aug 10 | Architectural Record
Burj Khalifa
The completion of the world's tallest skyscraper raises intriguing questions about the significance of this gleaming, spiraling form...
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25 may 10 | The National
Masdar showcased at a Smithsonian Institution's museum
Masdar Headquarters, the seven-story centrepiece of Masdar City, is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as part of the 2010 National Design Triennial, which runs until January 9 next year...
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jun 10 | Metropolis
Skyline: Willis Tower
An ambitious plan to green the former Sears Tower includes a zero-energy hotel...
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6 may 10 | The Chicago Tribune
A tale of two urban plazas
Trump's merits a big thumbs up; the Wrigley Building's, a Bronx cheer...
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may 10 | Concept Magazine
New Head Office of the Federation of Korean Industries
The new head office of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) in a simple and graceful appearance will be a symbolic building for the whole view of Seoul City...
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apr 10 | Perspective
Building for change
In a world struggling to deal with climate change, Chicago has set the pace with a bold carbon reduction plan – in which Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is playing a critical role...
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19 apr 10 | Cityscape Intelligence
Burj Khalifa: a true icon
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which forms the iconic centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, has been named the winner of the mixed use project award in the prestigious Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa...
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spring 10 | High Performance Building
Chicago's opportunity
The overall impact of energy savings from existing buildings can far exceed savings from new buildings due to the small amount of the building stock replaced each year. Achieving significant reduction goals for carbon emissions due to buildings will be possible only if existing buildings are substantially renovated...
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mar 10 | Architect Magazine
Burj Khalifa Curtain Wall
Designing the cladding for the record-setting 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa required simplifying technology and pushing its limits...
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26 feb 10 | Chicago Tribune
Five Chicago architects named to AIA's College of Fellows
The honorees are Martha Bell, Philip Castillo, Gunny Harboe, Jim Loewenberg and Peter Weismantle...
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25 feb 10 | Eco-Structure Magazine
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture offers a low-carb plan for Chicago
Moving forward on the Chicago Climate Action Plan in conjunction with city government, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) has released the first phase of its Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan...
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22 feb 10 | Inhabitat
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill hatch massive plan to DeCarbonize Chicago
Renowned architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) recently completed the investigation phase of a massive plan to “decarbonize" Chicago's Loop...
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18 feb 2010 | World Architecture News
AS+GG completes first phase of Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the first phase of a comprehensive Decarbonization Plan for the downtown Loop area of Chicago...
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11 feb 2010 | The Architect's Newspaper
Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries Tower
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Seoul tower features a pleated, BIPV-paneled facade...
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8 feb 2010 | The New Yorker
Castle in the Air
Dubai reaches for the sky...
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feb 10 | Forest & Bluff
The man who made it possible
On January 4,20 10, our very own Adrian Smith of Lake Forest attended the opening ceremony of the Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Burj Dubai, in downtown Dubai of the United Arab Emirates...
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1 feb 10 | Archone
Former student Adrian Smith '66 designs world's tallest building
When the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, officially opened Jan. 4 in Dubai amid a flurry of fanfare, former Texas A&M architecture student Adrian Smith '66 was among the honored guests...
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20 jan 10 | Architect Magazine
2010 P/A Awards Matrix Gateway Complex
What if an entire city could be housed under one roof?
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20 jan 10 | Chicago Sun-Times
Architect defends his stature
In reputation and marketability, Adrian Smith is Chicago's tallest architect...
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18 jan 10 | The Orange County Register
San Clemente gave architect of world's tallest building a foundation
Adrian Smith, who designed the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, grew up in San Clemente. At 65, he's competing to design a building in Saudi Arabia that may be even taller...
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11 jan 10 | e-architect
Chicago Architect Adrian Smith's Burj Khalifa, World's Tallest Building, Opens in Dubai
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai), officially opened Jan. 4 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Architect Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Khalifa while at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, attended the opening ceremonies. Burj Khalifa's official height was announced at 828 meters, or 2,716.5 feet...
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9 jan 10 | The National
Ancient practice of feng shui underpins soaring achievement
The Burj Khalifa has a towering fascination with the number 8...
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9 jan 10 | The National
Sky is still the limit for architect
The global downturn may have brought an end to many planned tall buildings around the world, but Adrian Smith, the Chicago-based designer of the Burj Khalifa, believes there is still a future for these epic structures, even in Dubai...
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7 jan 10 | The Providence Journal
David Brussat: Superman, meet Dubai's superscraper
Superman could not, if he were alive today, have leaped the newly opened Burj Dubai in a single bound. It is the tallest building in the world. He would have had to fly over it. And if he did fly over it, he might not, as the photo above attests, be able to see the ground (at least not without using his X-ray vision)...
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7 jan 10 | Lake Forester
Sky-high: Lake Forest's Adrian Smith designs world's tallest building in Dubai
He stands 5-feet-11 -- considered average height for a man -- but there's nothing average about Adrian Smith's work...
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7 jan 10 | Spiked
What's wrong with towering ambition?
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest manmade structure in history, stands in glorious contrast to the pessimism of the West...
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5 jan 10 | Emirates Business
The impossible transformed into reality
The biggest challenge during the building of the Burj Khalifa was to exercise caution, according to Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of developer Emaar Properties...
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5 jan 10 | Khaleej Times
Meet the architect of the world's tallest tower
Adrian Smith, creator of the Burj Khalifa and other iconic structures worldwide, has been a practising architect for over 40 years. Meet the man who designed the building that has smashed all world records...
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4 jan 10 | Emirates Business
Soaring to the Sky
It is important for architecture to reflect the ethos of its location...
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4 jan 10 | The Chicago Tribune
The Burj Dubai: New world's tallest building shows that nothing succeeds like excess
If ever a skyscraper was burdened with great expectations, it is the Burj Dubai, the colossal, half-mile-high tower designed by Chicago architects that opens here on Monday. This high-rise isn't simply meant to shatter height records...
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4 jan 10 | The New York Times
Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All
Burdened by debt and a devastating real estate crash, Dubai is doing what it does best: doubling down...
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3 jan 10 | The Chicago Tribune
The tallest building ever (brought to you by Chicago)
As a boy, growing up about two blocks from the beach in Southern California, Adrian Smith built towering sand castles -- only to watch the Pacific Ocean wash them away...
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1 jan 10 | Los Angeles Times
The Burj Dubai and architecture's vacant stare
One of the odder, more complicated moments in the history of architectural symbolism will arrive Monday with the formal opening of the Burj Dubai skyscraper...
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9 dec 09 | Engineering News-Record
Design Team Held to Competition Promises
Masdar Initiative reconvened competition jury halfway through design of its sustainable headquarters in Abu Dhabi to keep on positive-energy track...
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1 nov 09 | The Chicago Tribune
Willis Tower looks to go green, from the rooftops on down
Rooftop gardens part of plan to improve efficiency...
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29 oct 09 | Architectural Record
Adrian Smith Develops "Decarbonization" Plan for Cities
A Chicago architecture firm is producing a holistic planning approach to reduce carbon emissions in dense urban cores...
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20 oct 09 | The New York Times
New agency to lead global energy push
The International Renewable Energy Agency, set up this year to lead a global crusade for renewable energy development and sharing of technology between the developed and developing worlds, has come a long way in a short time...
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20 oct 09 | Environment Report
Lessons from a skyscraper
You might have heard the Sears Tower in Chicago is now called the Willis Tower. But there's more changing for America's tallest skyscraper. Soon, the Willis Tower will start an environmental facelift that could cut eighty-percent of its energy use. You might wonder: what could a homeowner learn from what the Willis Tower is doing? Shawn Allee thought it wouldn't hurt to ask, and went on a tour for the answer...
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20 oct 09 | KERA
Architecture & the future cities
What will our cities be like in 10, 20, or 100 years and what roll will sustainability play in their design? We'll talk this hour with Adrian Smith, principal at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Smith is in town to judge the 42nd Annual AIA Dallas Design Awards...
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14 oct 09| The Architect's Newspaper
They might be giants: Willis Tower
In 1973, it was enough to be the tallest building in the world. More than three decades later, Sears Tower, this year rechristened as Willis Tower, seems a bit of a slouch next to some of the current decade's shorter but greener buildings...
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10 oct 09 | The Toronto Star
Towering Example
Chicago skyscraper creates roof-top garden as part of retrofit project to slash energy use 80%...
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9 oct 09 | Maktoob Business (online)
Burj Dubai to open Dec. 2, chairman says
Emaar Properties, the Middle East's largest developer, plans to open the world's tallest tower Burj Dubai Dec. 2, the company's chairman told CNN in an interview Friday...
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8 oct 09 | CNN
Sexy architecture alive and well in the Middle East
With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital...
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13 sep 09 | Chicago Tribune
Adrian Smith: Building toward the stars like never before
Few, if any, architects in this generation can match Adrian Smith's imprint on Chicago...
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aug 09 | Architecture and Urbanism
Relationship between design and construction
Masdar Headquarters will be the world's first positive-energy building, using sustainable design strategies and systems to produce more energy than it consumes...
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10 jul 09 | Art Daily
Architect Adrian Smith to be honored by Streeterville residents
World-renowned architect Adrian Smith will be presented a special award on August 10, 2009, during BLUEPRINTs, an annual event by the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR)...
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30 jun 09 | The National
UAE to house Irena headquarters
Abu Dhabi triumphed yesterday in its hard-fought bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena)...
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25 jun 09 | World Architecture News
Sears follows Empire State example
Iconic Chicagoan tower gets eco-retrofit...
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25 jun 09 | The Wall Street Journal
Big hotel planned next to Sears Tower
A real estate investment group that owns the Sears Tower said it is pushing forward with plans to build a 500-room environmentally friendly hotel next door to North America's tallest building...
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25 jun 09 | The Chicago Sun-Times
Lofty green renovation for Sears Tower
Sears Tower is "going green" while keeping its attire of basic black. The tower's owners are planning a rooftop-to-plaza renovation to conserve energy and power up its financial performance...
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25 jun 09 | The Chicago Tribune
Sears Tower plans hotel, self-greening
Rooftop gardens, solar panels, wind turbines considered to improve energy efficiency...
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24 jun 09 | The New York Times
Sears Tower to be revamped to produce most of its own power
The Sears Tower, that bronze-black monument that forms the 110-story peak of the skyline here and stands as the tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will soon have another unique feature: wind turbines sprouting from its recessed rooftops high in the sky...
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24 jun 09 | Crain's Chicago Business
Sears Tower owners propose 5-star hotel
Amidst the sharpest downturn in the local hotel market since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Sears Tower's ownership group announced high-flying plans Wednesday to build a five-star hotel next to the 110-story skyscraper...
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24 jun 09 | Associated Press
$350 million green facelift for Sears Tower
Wind turbines, solar panels and rooftop gardens planned...
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26 mar 09 | Chicago Reader
Best of Chicago 2009 art & architecture
We no longer butcher many hogs or make much steel, but Chicago can still turn out talented architects—and Gordon Gill is one to keep an eye on...
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feb 09 | Riscaldamento Climatizzazione Idronica (translated from Italian)
Biomimicry in building design
Some examples of cutting-edge designs are created according to the principles of biomimicry...
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11 feb 09 | Blueprint Magazine
Reject the Dubai clichés
It is time to reassess the extreme clichés about Dubai. To many, it is a fabulous place, fast-forwarding into the future with stunning, drop-dead architecture...
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January 2009 | Space
Clean technology building
An embodiment of biomimicry, solar power and wind design in a symbiotic relationship with the local environment...
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29 jan 09 | Medill Reports
Local architects plan an eco-bridge to complete Burnham's plan
One hundred years after its inception, the vision of Daniel Burnham has inspired two Chicago architects to create an eco-bridge they hope will be completed with the help of a 2016 Olympic bid...
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15 jan 09 | L'espresso (Translated from Italian)
The new design is born
Every great architect has his own specialty. The Iraqi Zaha Hadid prefers fluid forms, the self-educated Tadao Ando is famous for his minimalist rigor...
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7 jan 09 | Building Design + Construction
CTBUH releases 11 technical papers on tall building design
Architect Gordon Gill's vision of "A tall, green future" and Yale professor Kyoung Sun Moon's breakthrough analysis on reducing material in tall buildings are among 11 new research papaers published...
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dec 08 | Millionaire
Yearning to soar
Structures that touch the sky have fascinated us from time immemorial... MORE