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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
January 2016
Top CTBUH News
CTBUH 2016 Conference: Abstracts Due Jan. 29. Sponsors Confirming.
The deadline is approaching to submit abstracts for consideration. A dozen sponsors now confirmed.
Top 12 Happenings in 2015, and 2016 Predictions…
See the top stories from 2015, a year defined by innovation and novelty at every turn, and find out what’s coming up in 2016.
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Egypt Takes Charge of Building New Capital Outside of Cairo
Built to escape Cairo's overcrowding and pollution, the new administrative capital is expected to cost a total $300 billion and feature a new central business district with a cluster of high-rises. The government is now focusing on phase one, which will cover 4,000 of the planned 77,000 hectares.
Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion
Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to complete soon. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is entering its final stages. The tower is the tallest of several new projects under construction or recently completed in the Polish capital.
Six Skyscrapers Planned for Melbourne Southbank Parking Lot
A huge parking lot in Southbank could become one of Melbourne's largest skyscraper projects, with plans to build six towers within a network of elevated gardens. The project would be delivered in five stages and would dramatically increase the amount of greenery in the area.
Developer Given Approval to Build up to 317 Meters in Miami
A developer received approval on December 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a 1,041-foot (317-meter) tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard. If built to that height, the tower could be the tallest in the city. The project is expected to include nearly 500 luxury condos.
Architects Break Ground on 18-Story Wooden Tower in Vancouver
Workers have begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) upper year and graduate students. The tower is poised to be the world’s tallest wooden residential tower.
Illegally Constructed Tianjin Skyscrapers Could be Demolished
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings, including one that is 65 stories high, as part of its ongoing campaign against corruption. The residential buildings, in the northern city of Tianjin, are up to 30 floors taller than originally planned.
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News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
David Malott

We are at the cusp of a building revolution which for the first time won’t be led by a developer, builder, architect, engineer, or urban planner…
China Awards Judging Period Kicks into High Gear
With the submission deadline now passed, the China Awards Jury will be selecting the Winners and Finalists for the inaugural program.
Tongji University Traveling Studio Visits Miami
A collaborative tall-building design studio from CAUP, Tongji University, aided by CTBUH and Arquitectonica, kicked off in Miami.
View the New York Conference Photo Gallery
Browse and download images from one of the Council’s most successful gatherings to date, free of charge and easy to share on social media.
IJHRB 2015 Issue IV Released
With CTBUH Korea, CTBUH has published the next issue of The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, featuring eight papers from industry leaders.
Demolition Group Holds Second Meeting
Members of the Demolition Working Group attended a meeting at the head office of Despe Spa to discuss the demolition of the Gallowgate Twins.
Other Industry News
Pyongyang’s “Scientists Street,” with a 53-story Building, Completes in Under a Year... more
Insurance Giant to Become Anchor Tenant of Proposed Chicago High-Rise... more
Troubled Benidorm Apartment Tower Put Up for Sale... more
Twin-Tower Apartment Complex Proposed in Adelaide... more
Development Application Submitted for 81-Story Brisbane Tower... more
First Downtown High-Rise Apartments in 50 Years Completes in Kansas City... more
Structural Engineer Appointed for SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila... more
$725 Million Circular Quay Project Approved in Sydney... more
Broadway Malyan’s 30-Story Tower Approved by Birmingham City Council... more
Wells Fargo Signs Deal to Move New York Office to Hudson Yards... more
39-Story Tower to Transform Auckland’s Skyline... more
Port Authority Approves Subsidies for 2 World Trade Center in New York... more
One Beale Developer Considers Adding Third Tower to Downtown Memphis Site... more
Wedge-Shaped Tower Proposed for Constrained Sydney Site... more
Designs Revealed for Pacific Park Residential and School Building in New York... more
Design Update Adds Height to 31 London Street... more
40-Story Condo Up for Approval in Toronto... more
Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening... more
London Shoreditch Hotel Gets Planning Permission... more
Sydney Residential Tower Sees Successful Launch... more
Construction Set to Begin on Evergrande International Financial Center in Hefei... more
New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London... more
New Residential Tower Proposed for Beirut... more
New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise... more
Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine... more
32-Story London Office Tower Plan Revealed... more
KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China... more
Multi-Stage Urban Redevelopment Master Plan Proposed for Oslo... more
Gatineau Mayor Mulls Referendum on Controversial Skyscraper Project... more
Luxury Brisbane Apartment Tower Sells Out Ahead of Schedule... more
Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen... more
Voters Back Bern Region’s First High-Rise... more
Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai... more
Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes... more
$300 Million Project Launched in Downtown Yangon... more
Three-Tower Complex Proposed in New York City... more
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Building Case Study
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel
Research Paper
The Inevitability of Global Adaptation
S. Luckino & P. Brannan, Arquitectonica
Facilitating the World’s Tallest Buildings
N. Billotti, Turner International
Upcoming Events
Powerhouse Museum Celebrates Engineering Excellence
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CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Qatar Hosts Successful Tech Seminar
Event places emphasis on envelope design for major structures
CTBUH City Rep Discusses Changing Dubai Landscape
Design MENA interviews CTBUH Dubai Representative Dean McGrail
CTBUH New York Conference Reaches New Heights
World Architecture News provides highlights of the 2015 Conference

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