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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
July 2016
Top CTBUH News
2016 Tall Building Award Recipients Announced
CTBUH has revealed the winners and finalists for the 2016 Tall Building Awards. This year saw some of the most forward-looking entries yet, with 132 submissions vying for recognition.
See Who’s Speaking at the CTBUH 2016 Conference
We are pleased to offer five full days of conference programming, including 64 sessions, 20 off-site programs, five networking receptions, and more. The list of conference speakers is now available.
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Plans Revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City
Plans have been revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 203 meters to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side of New York City. The proposed tower’s 400,000 square feet (37,000 square meters) of gross floor area will feature 112 residences spread across 51 stories.
Completion Date Scheduled for Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of 110 meters, it will be the tallest building in the city, and is poised to include a hotel, private apartments, and three concert halls.
Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open
The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. The natural aesthetic and innovative façade of the tower provide an insight into the project’s aspiration to be one of Australia’s most technologically advanced and sustainable properties.
Istanbul’s AND Office Tower Completes
A split 110-meter office tower located in the Kozyatağı financial district has officially completed. The 26-story building has been succinctly named AND after the client, the multinational Anadolu Group, and it features a number of flexible and accessible work environments organized around a central service core.
World’s Longest Tunnel Slide Opens to the Public in London
The United Kingdom can now boast about having the longest tunnel slide in the world after the nearly 183-meter-long and 76-meter-high ride, simply called The Slide, opened to the public on June 24. The slide wraps around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower built for the London Olympics in 2012.
New 151-Meter Bank Headquarters Planned for Dubai
After announcing plans for its relocation in January 2016, a Dubai-based bank has appointed a construction company to build its new headquarters building in downtown Dubai. The firm is scheduled to begin construction in December under a 28-month contract, with the tower due for completion in April 2019.
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News from the Council
Seed Funding Garners Submissions from 12 Countries
The fifth Research Seed Funding Initiative has received 30 proposals from research institutions, universities, and private companies worldwide.
Events in Jakarta and Singapore Frame Local Tall Building Phenomena
The forums centered on Jakarta and Singapore’s place in the global tall building picture and was attended by local industry professionals.
Final Reminder for Student Design Competition
The deadline for the 2016 Student Design Competition is July 25. Prizes for winning submissions include $21,000 in cash and travel stipends.
Vertical Greenery Report Now Free to Download
The results of the 2013 Research Seed Funding grant on the high-rise vegetation of Bosco Verticale are now available to download for free in PDF format.
IJHRB Journal Issue II Released
The second journal issue of 2016 is now available for purchase, featuring a Case Study on The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburg, United States.
Most Active Skyscraper Center Editorial Board Member is Terri Meyer Boake
Terri will receive hotel and travel funds to attend CTBUH 2016. Learn how you can join the SCEB and support the world’s largest tall building database.
Other Industry News
U.S. Bank Tower’s Glass SkySlide Now Open in Los Angeles... more
Approval Granted for 25-Story Brill Place Tower in London... more
Hanoi Master Planned Development to House 108-Story Tower ... more
Site Excavation Marks Start of Montréal Condo Project... more
Approval Granted for 23-Story Waterfront Tower in Buffalo... more
3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York... more
Sale Close to Finalizing for Chicago’s Tribune Tower... more
52-Story Apartment Tower Approved for Auckland... more
Design Revealed for 3 Parramatta Square in Sydney... more
Renderings Revealed for Montréal’s Alexandra Pier and Iberville Maritime Terminal... more
The Sky Lobby of Houston’s JPMorgan Chase Tower Now Closed to the Public... more
Trio of Skyscrapers Planned for Manchester... more
Shenzhen to Receive Transit-Oriented Master Planned Development... more
Construction Underway on Mumbai’s Eon Tower... more
37-Story Office Tower Proposed Near Leadenhall Market site in London... more
Core Condos Tops Out in Toronto... more
London’s Tate Modern Extension Officially Open to the Public... more
Part of Detroit’s Riverfront Towers Complex Sold for $79.5 Million... more
Retrofit Approved for New York’s Time Warner Building... more
Sales Launched for Brisbane Quarter as Construction Continues... more
Monarc at Met 3 Completes in Downtown Miami... more
World’s Tallest Free-Fall Ride Envisioned for New York City’s Penn Station... more
30-Story Rental Tower Planned for Weston Village, Toronto... more
Twin Zhejiang Gate Towers to Start Construction in Hangzhou... more
World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower to Welcome Passengers in Brighton... more
Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Tower Readies for Opening ... more
Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 23 Park Row ... more
Refusal Imminent for 56-Story Tower Planned for Canary Wharf, London... more
16-Story Office Building Planned for Brooklyn Navy Yard... more
Twin 27-Story Residential Towers Under Construction in Jebel Ali, Dubai... more
Design Evolving for 40-Story Rental at Dundas and Auckland in Toronto... more
Gold Coast Tower Hit with Delay after Neighboring Residents’ Win Legal Battle... more
Renderings Released of Supertall Tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side... more
Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan... more
Sales Begin for Upcoming River North Condo Tower in Chicago... more
Brisbane's 480 Queen Street Opens to Public... more
Minneapolis Zoning Panel Approves 40-Story Tower, Overruling Preservationists... more
New Members
New Patron
Tencent Holdings Limited
Upgraded Donor
Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Woods Bagot
New Contributor
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
New Participant
PT Quadratura Indonesia
RBS Architectural Engineering Design Associates
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Building Case Study
Research Paper
Global Cities in a Local Context: The Case of Indonesia’s Urban Development
P. Adi and M. Danisworo, PDW Architects
A Forest in the Sky: Bosco Verticale, Milan
A. Catella, COIMA, and S. Boeri, Boeri Studio
Upcoming Events
2016 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
Tokyo – July 8
CTBUH Singapore Inaugural Event
Singapore – July 19
CTBUH Malaysia Inaugural Event
Kuala Lumpur – July 21
CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Research Paper Frames Discussion on Linear Greenways
An analysis of the High Line informs Sydney’s Greenway
New York Times Magazine Cites CTBUH Data Editor
The data was used to determine the tallest apartments in NYC
CTBUH Tall Building Awards Generates Media Interest
ArchDaily was the first major source to cover the announcement

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