CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

April 2017

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Student Design and Research Competitions Launched. Sign Up!

The Council encourages students to sign up for these two annual competitions, which include over $40,000 in combined prizes.

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed

The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and promotion of activities ahead of CTBUH 2017, starting on October 30.

Global Tall Building News

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Ping An Finance Center

The 115-story Shenzhen supertall is now the fourth tallest building in the world at 599 meters.

Construction Contractor Named for Africa’s Tallest Tower

Hass Towers is nearing an official construction start with news that a contractor has been selected.

Experts Warn of Skyscraper-Induced Motion-Sickness

A new research study is examining whether wind-induced swaying in skyscrapers causes health issues.

Proposed Occitanie Tower to be First Skyscraper in Toulouse

Architects have announced plans for a 150-meter, spiraling vegetated high-rise for the city center.

Chicago Authorities Approve Plans for 51-Story Office Tower

The 244-meter tower will rise along the Chicago River and feature connections to the waterfront.

CTBUH Executive Director Talks Future of Vertical Urbanism

While travelling to Australia, Antony Wood received extensive media attention for his university lectures.

Architects Reveal Plans for Grotius Towers in The Hague

The new two-tower residential project will offer over 500 apartments in The Hague’s central business district.

Approval Granted for Melbourne Quarter Tower

The newly approved tower will inject almost 55,000 square meters into the growing precinct.

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2017 International Research Seed Funding Launches

The "Call for Proposals" is now live, and winners can expect $20,000 in funding from SHKP.

CTBUH Celebrates New Office Launch in Chicago

Only its third office in (almost) 50 years, the Council is proud to introduce its new space to members and guests.

2016 Awards Archive Now Live. See all videos and reports!

Relive the 15th annual awards event with a comprehensive catalog of related materials.

CTBUH Participates in IIT Research Studio Interim Review

With support of Gensler, the Council is leading a two-semester long research studio.

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Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center was completed as the fourth tallest building worldwide at 599 meters.

Latest Publication: IJHRB 2017 Volume 6 Number 1

Issue 1 of the 2017 IJHRB, a scholarly journal produced in conjunction with CTBUH Korea, has been released.

Research Paper: Sustainable Structural and Fire Engineering

8 Chifley’s structural performance and efficiency is examined by the building’s structural engineer, Arup.

Video: Best of Both Worlds – VIA 57 WEST, New York City

Alexander Durst of the Durst Organization and Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG discuss Via 57 West at the awards.

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Upcoming Events

Façades+ New York City Conference

Metropolitan West,
New York, USA,
6–7 April

ENR Award of Excellence Dinner

New York Hilton Midtown,
New York, USA,
13–14 April

AIA Orlando – CTBUH Panel Discussion

Orange County Convention Center,
Orlando, USA,
28 April

CTBUH 2017 Sydney Conference

Hyatt Regency,
Sydney, Australia,
30 Oct – 3 Nov
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