The costume-wearers at the 2019 Congress Dinner, dressed as their favorite buildings, gather together for a photo at the conclusion of the night’s festivities
The finalists of the evening's costume contest recreate the iconic photo from the 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball. From left to right: Darin Cook, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects as Petronas Twin Towers; Alexia Cavazos, Design Team Member, Studio Gang as Aqua at Lakeshore East; David Farnsworth, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; Andrew Johnson, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; and David Scott, Lead Director of Structural Engineering, Laing O’Rouke as Marina Bay Sands; Charys Clay, Engineer, Arup as Torre Reforma; James Goettsch, Chairman & Co-CEO as 150 North Riverside; Luo Zhenyu, Assistant, CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD. as CITIC Tower; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Senior Executive Vice President, Samsung C&T as Lakhta Center.
James Goettsch, Chairman, Co-CEO, Goettsch Partners, arrives in a costume mirroring 150 North Riverside.
Moshe Tzur, Head Designer, Co-Owner & COB poses with Orna Tzur, Co-Owner & CEO, Moshe Tzur Architects and Town Planners Ltd, dressed as Azrieli Sarona Tower.
Mark Garland, President, LCL Builds, mirrors 1201 Third Avenue in Seattle.
Irene Wai, General Manager, Property Management, Sun Hung Kai Properties, dons a reflective gown modeled after International Commerce Centre.
CTBUH China Office Associate Director Jiaqi Qu (left) and CTBUH Vice President of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives Peng Du (right) stand next to Richard Lee, Technical Manager, C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners, who represents TAIPEI 101 with a 3-D printed headdress (center) at the CTBUH 10th World Congress Dinner. 
Delegates enjoy the costume contest, inspired by the Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, at a table with an illuminated TAIPEI 101 centerpiece.
Leaders of the world’s tall building industry engage in lively conversation at the 2019 Congress Dinner.
Riley Wypiszenski, Interior Designer, Gensler, as Shanghai Tower, Shanghai. 
CTBUH Bulgaria Representative Manuela Belova, Founding Partner, VA Architects, as Buzludzha, the Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party near Kazanlak.
Alexia Cavazos, Design Team Member, Studio Gang, dons an intricate headdress and detailed gown inspired by Aqua at Lakeshore East.
Susana Drago, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli, wears a faceted, tapered headpiece and shoulder detail to represent Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile.
From left to right: David Farnsworth, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; Andrew Johnson, Principal in Structural Engineering, Arup; and David Scott, Lead Director of Structural Engineering, Laing O’Rouke, dressed as Marina Bay Sands.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, represents The Shard, London.
Pinting Liu, Deputy Director, Guangzhou Pearl River Tower Properties Ltd. wears Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou.
Scott Duncan, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as 875 North Michigan Ave; Charles Besjak, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as One World Trade Center; Xuan Fu, Parner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Willis Tower; Bill Baker, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as Burj Khalifa.
The costume contest was won by Darin Cook, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with his dazzling outer-space inspired take on the Petronas Twin Towers.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting gives Yin Chen, Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Modern Land (China) Co., Limited a plaque for Linked Hybrid, Beijing, naming it as one of the 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
Robert Pratt, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer and Louis Nowikas, Vice President - Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Planning, Hearst Corporation receive a plaque for Hearst Tower, New York City, naming it as one of the 50 Most Influential Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts presents Pinting Liu, Deputy Director, Guangzhou Pearl River Tower Properties Ltd. with a plaque naming Pearl River Tower as one of the 50 Most Influential Buildings of the Last 50 Years.
The costumes were each rated on a scale of 0-10 by a 5-member jury. Pictured: Karl Fender, Founding Partner, Fender Katsalidis Architects & Lynn Osmond, President & CEO, Chicago Architecture Center.
Dan Kaplan, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative wearing a headpiece representing 4 Times Square, New York City and Sara Davis, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative wearing Allianz Tower, Istanbul pose for a photo at the pre-dinner cocktail reception.
CTBUH Chicago Chapter Chair Shelley Finnigan, Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing, ArcelorMittal walks down the red carpet with a stylish headpiece and a dress made of all rights reserved photographs of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, Milwaukee.
Delegates mingle at the CTBUH 50th Anniversary Dinner.