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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
March 2016
Top CTBUH News
Global Awards 2016: Call for Entries
The submission period has been initiated for the 15th Annual CTBUH Global Awards program, signaling the beginning of yet another search for the world’s best tall buildings. Entries are due by April 29.
2016 Conference Receptions Now Open for Registration
Registration for three of the four networking receptions, in the tallest buildings in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong respectively, is now open.
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Plans Submitted for 73-Story Tower that would be Brooklyn’s Tallest
Two developers have submitted plans in recent weeks for a 1,066-foot (325-meter) building in Downtown Brooklyn, which would be almost twice as tall as anything surrounding it and the first supertall in New York City outside Manhattan. A commission hearing is scheduled for March 15.
Construction Date Set for the Hyundai Global Business Center in Seoul
Seoul city officials announced that construction is scheduled to begin on the Hyundai Global Business Center’s 105-story main tower in early 2017 after all the necessary permit and documentation procedures are completed. The complex will have a total floor area of 920,000 square meters.
Cape Town’s Triangle House to be Converted into Hotel and Apartments
The 114-meter Triangle House is in the process of being converted from an office tower into a hotel and apartment high-rise. When completed, the building will be home to the tallest residential units in the city. The apartments and penthouses will be ready for occupancy by the end of October 2016.
London’s Paddington Pole to be Radically Redesigned
Irvine Sellar’s controversial 72-story Paddington Place − nicknamed the “Paddington Pole” − may be halved in height after the tower was withdrawn from planning. Architect Renzo Piano recently produced fresh sketches for Sellar and his backer, Singaporean billionaire Ong Beng Seng.
External Cladding Audit Finds Fault with 83 Melbourne High-Rises
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) says just over half of 170 buildings audited buildings were found to be non-compliant in using external wall cladding materials that failed the combustibility requirements for a high-rise. Non-compliant buildings are now undergoing full safety inspections.
New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March
Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and developed by the Durst Organization, is preparing to welcome its first group of tenants in March 2016. The tower contains 709 rental units and a host of amenities.
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News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Donald W. Davies

The CTBUH is the ideal international forum where one can advance the world of tall buildings and urban infrastructure design.
First Two Issues of Chinese CTBUH Journal Available!
The new Chinese-language edition of the CTBUH Journal, Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, has launched and is now available for purchase.
CTBUH Design Research Studio Reaches Final Review
Five groups of Tongji University architecture students presented their final high-rise proposals for the Brickell City Centre complex in Miami.
Green Living Technologies Research Launched
Participate in this undertaking, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, by becoming a member of the Peer Review Committee.
CTBUH UK Event Talks Motorsports and Skyscrapers
A packed audience of 120 industry professionals gathered to hear how lessons from motorsports can be applied to tall buildings.
IJHRB 2016 Volume 5 No. 1 Published
With CTBUH Korea, the Council has published the next issue of The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, featuring seven papers from industry leaders.
Other Industry News
Biscayne Boulevard Church to be incorporated into Condominium in Miami... more
87-Story Water-Front Skyscraper Proposed in Brisbane... more
Chicago’s Marina City Complex Officially Named City Landmark... more
Excavation Begins for Drummond Condominiums in Montreal... more
Renderings Revealed for Radical Complex Design in Toronto... more
Competition Winners Announced for Shanghai’s Financial Street Railway Station... more
Controversial New Scotland Yard Towers Poised for Approval in London... more
Six-Tower Luxury Complex Launched in Dubai... more
Hyperions Project Envisions High-Rise Ecosystem for New Delhi... more
British Government Approves Proposal for Theatre Square in London... more
Pacific Gate Opens for Preview in Downtown San Diego... more
Architectural Firm Chosen for 152 East 87th Street in Manhattan... more
Planners Approve West India Quay’s Hertsmere House... more
Inventive Skyscraper Hotel Proposed in Berlin... more
Developers Launch Sales for Affordable Condominium Complex in Cebu... more
Construction to Begin on New Streeterville Residential Tower in Chicago... more
Fate Uncertain for Unfinished Potala Tower in Seattle... more
Updated Renderings Approved for South London’s Vauxhall Square... more
Curving Residential Tower Proposed for Aarhus, Denmark... more
Luxury Residential High-Rise Announced for San Antonio Riverwalk... more
Site Prep Begins on Melbourne’s Skinniest Tower... more
New Members
New Donor
UltraTech Cement Sri Lanka
New Contributor
Kinemetrics Inc.
New Participant
DNA Barcelona & Partners
Master Builders
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Building Case Study
Tour Carpe Diem
Paris (Courbevoie)
Research Paper
Tall Buildings as Extensions of Urban Infrastructure and Vitality
P. Du et al., CTBUH
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
R. Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Upcoming Events
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series 2016: John Zils
Bethlehem – April 15
Tall Building Conference Milano
Milan – April 19
2016 CCHRB Spring Seminar: The Rise of the Urban Hospital
Chicago – April 26
2015–2016 Steel Student Design Competition
United States – May 25
CTBUH In the Media
Elevator World Covers CTBUH 2015 Awards Event
The article takes an in-depth look at the annual program
CTBUH Spokesperson Weighs in on Global Supertalls
Communications Manager Jason Gabel speaks with Newsweek
Skyscraper Center Data Frames African Development
Guardian Africa covers the CTBUH Year in Review

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