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April 2016
Top CTBUH News
CTBUH 2016 Early Bird Registration Deadline April 20
Be sure to register before the deadline to secure the best rates and priority access to what will be an incredible Conference, including the four confirmed networking receptions in fantastic venues.
Student Design and Research Competitions Launched
Students / Professors may now submit entries for the 2016 Student Design Competition, and 2016 Student Research Competition, sponsored by KPF and Underwriters Laboratories respectively.
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Construction Underway at 15 Hudson Yards in New York
With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the far west side skyline. The residential tower will house nearly 400 units and soar to 279 meters upon completion. The façade will utilize curving, cold-bent glass to achieve its shape.
Nairobi’s Prism Tower Nears its Topping Out Point
Now under construction on a plot of land steps away from the traditional central business district, the 34-story Kings Prism Tower is designed to accommodate the needs of international corporations. If construction continues apace, the complex should be opening its doors by 2017.
La Défense High-Rise Plot Scaled Down and Redesigned
The ambitious 296-meter Tour Phare, originally conceived as France's tallest edifice and a symbol of La Défense’s ongoing renewal, has been redesigned as the Tours Sisters – comprising two shorter towers of 100 and 200 meters. The cost of the new project is estimated at USD$704.6 million.
Winner Announced in Competition for Nanjing Financial City II
German architecture practice gmp has won a competition for phase two of the Nanjing Financial City. The design for the large-scale financial center is based on intricate references to Nanjing’s historic city structure. The 65,000-square-meter site will be developed into an urban quarter with mixed uses.
Groups Petition Putin to Save Moscow’s Historic Shabolovka Tower
Preservationists are once again imploring Russian president Vladimir Putin to take decisive measures to restore Shabolovka Tower – a deteriorating Constructivist masterwork in Moscow that rises 160 meters and consists of stacked hyperboloid volumes.
Huge Blaze Hits UAE Residential Towers in Ajman
Firefighters extinguished a blaze that burned up the side of several towers in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman, the latest in a series of skyscraper infernos in the Gulf nation. Building and safety experts have attributed the spate of fires to aluminum composite panel cladding.
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News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Daniel Safarik

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we opened the CTBUH China Office. I’m glad to have this opportunity to share with you some of our accomplishments.
Attend/Sponsor the Inaugural China Awards Event
There’s still time to claim your spot at the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards Symposium, Dinner & Ceremony at Shanghai Tower on May 13.
Board of Trustees Meeting
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met on March 11 in Venice, Italy – home of the CTBUH Research Division – to chart the course for the continued growth of
the Council.
Research Seed Funding Deadline, May 31
The winner will be awarded $20,000, courtesy of funding from TAIPEI 101, to conduct their research, and be recognized at the CTBUH Conference in China. Submit now!
TJAD Hosts CTBUH China Year in Review Event
The event looked back at a record-setting 2015 from the perspective of the country with the most 200-meter-plus
tower completions.
CTBUH Supporting Sponsor of Façades+ in New York
The Council is proud to support this event, which covers the latest trends, materials, and methods pertaining to
building envelopes.
Other Industry News
Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete... more
Construction Start Imminent for Three-Tower Development in New York... more
66-Story Au Tower Proposed for Gold Coast... more
Construction Progresses on Pasig’s Capitol Commons... more
Construction Date Set for Luxury Residential Tower in Bonita Springs... more
Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Up for Sale 10 Months Before Completion Date... more
New Waterfront Development Proposed for Ha Long Bay... more
29-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Yonge North of Finch... more
Buffalo’s Former Freezer Queen Warehouse to be Replaced by Apartment Tower... more
Mixed-Use Tower Cluster Proposed for Frankfurt’s City Center... more
Palladium Residences Approved by LA City Council Ahead of Expected Legal Battle... more
Contractor Chosen for Dubai’s One at Palm Jumeirah... more
Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy... more
Arup Associates Submits Plans for 32-Story London Tower... more
Riverside Master Plan Proposed for Vienna as Part of Design Competition... more
New York City’s 80 South Street Site Sold for $390 Million... more
Plaza Designs Approved for San Francisco’s Future Second-Tallest Skyscraper... more
Groundbreaking Held for Luxury Tower 1/JBR in Dubai... more
Mexico's Tallest Tower Approaching Completion... more
Construction Worker Falls from Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles... more
Groundbreaking Held for 20-Story Infinity Building in Sydney... more
Construction Group to Build Headquarters in Nanterre... more
64-Story Tower Approved for King Street in Melbourne... more
Construction Progresses on Skyland Istanbul Towers... more
Winner Announced in Competition for High-Tech Campus in Zhuhai... more
40-Story Tower Tops Out at 2 North 6th Place in New York... more
Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete... more
Toronto Waterfront High-Rise Designed to Maximize the View... more
Groundbreaking Held for 414 Light Street in Baltimore... more
Hamptons-Style Resort Planned for Ho Tram... more
Two Tower Project Approved for Queen Street in Melbourne... more
Vegetated Towers Proposed for Bordeaux... more
Local Architects Win Contract to Design Khai Tower in Ho Chi Minh City... more
Cardiff Architect Wins Planning for Tallest Tower in Wales... more
First All-Residential Project in 30 Years Coming to La Défense... more
Skyscrapers Reshape Balneário Camboriú’s Skyline Amid Shadow Fears... more
Luxury Apartment Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur City Center... more
Proposed Future Tallest Seeks Durban Community Approval... more
35-Story 8X Tower Approved to be Built in Vancouver... more
Demolition of London’s Newcombe House Set for Approval Amid Controversy... more
Renderings Revealed for Turkish Consulate Building across from the UN... more
Bates Smart Wins Parramatta Tower Project... more
London Skyscraper Report Claims 436 Proposed Skyscrapers in the City... more
Future Tallest West Coast Skyscraper Structurally Tops Out in LA... more
High-Rise Rental Towers Proposed for Midtown Toronto... more
New Images Revealed of London’s Olympicopolis Development... more
Condo Sales Set to Launch at Ottawa’s ArtHaus... more
High-Rise Complex Named Arcology Skyscraper Designed for Hong Kong Harbor... more
Renderings Released for Brisbane’s South City Square... more
Solar Thermal Power Station Tower in Negev Desert to Provide Renewable Energy... more
Renderings Released for $3.5 Billion Schuylkill Yards Development in Philadelphia... more
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Miami’s Multi-Billion Dollar Worldcenter... more
Three Mid-Rise Residential Towers Planned for Toronto... more
New Members
Upgraded Supporting Contributor
New World Development Company
New Patron
Fly Service Engineering
Kuraray America
Upgraded Patron
New Donor
Guangzhou Yuexiu City Const. Jones Lang LaSalle Prop. Mngmt.
William Hare
New Contributor
GEI Consultants
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
New Participant
BVN Architecture
Yamashita Sekkei
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Building Case Study
Chifley Tower
Research Paper
Integrated and Intelligent Buildings
K. Romano et al., United Technologies Corporation
Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings
A. Durst, The Durst Organization
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Canada: Imports and Acquisitions
Toronto – April 13
CTBUH Seattle: Transforming Downtown Seattle for Kids
Seattle – April 14
Tall Building Conference Milano
Milan – April 19
2016 CCHRB Spring Seminar: The Rise of the Urban Hospital
Chicago – April 26
CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Research Manager Outlines Benefits of Height
Europe Real Estate interviews Dario Trabucco on the topic
CTBUH UK Chair Puts London Tower Boom in Perspective
Steve Watts outlines the need for rationality over form
SkyriseCities Covers 2016 China Tall Building Awardees
The article takes an in-depth look at the inaugural program

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