CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

October 2017

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CTBUH Now Accepting Annual Awards Submissions

Enter your projects to the eligible categories by November 30 to participate in the Council’s largest Annual Awards program to date.

Only 30 Places Remaining for CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference

With less than a month to go until opening day in Sydney, this is the last opportunity to register for the biggest tall building event of the year.

Global Tall Building News

Timber Tower Design Revealed for São Paulo

Rising 13 stories, the new mixed-use tower will be built entirely from cross-laminated Brazilian timber.

Mixed-Use Office Tower Proposed for Cape Town

The 24-story proposal aims to invigorate a section of Foreshore, the city's emerging financial district.

Upper Riverside Residential Complex Proposed for London Waterfront

The project comprises a series of cascading towers with open-roof terraces on Greenwich Peninsula.

Residential Towers Planned for Amsterdam Prison

The design team plans to add community green spaces with a network of new pedestrian and cycling bridges.

Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes

The project to replace the former Hudson’s department store will now top out at more than 244 meters.

CTBUH Data Cited in Story on Chicago Building Boom

Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic Blair Kamin reviewed the quality of high-rises built in the city since the recession.

Mixed-Use Development Coming to Sydney Suburb

Known as South Quarter, the scheme comprises three towers of up to 43 stories as well as two 10-story commercial buildings.

Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completed

UNStudio has completed a mixed-use development containing a hotel, offices, apartments and retail in the center of the city.

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CTBUH Announces New Chairman:
Steve Watts

Watts will officially succeed current Chairman David Malott at the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference.

CTBUH Releases Vertical Transport Data Study

This original report determines the buildings with the fastest and longest elevator runs in the world.

CTBUH Supports High-Rise Conference in Russia

Nearly two dozen speakers presented at the event hosted by Samara State Technical University.

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

CTBUH and the Urban Task Force held a "warm-up" event ahead of the 2017 Australia Conference.

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Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: 432 Park Avenue in New York City

The superslim tower features large glass windows set in a regular grid of exposed concrete.

Research Paper: Designing Superslim in Melbourne

The paper looks at Collins House Melbourne, which will be the most slender tower in Australia.

Latest Publication: Performance Based Seismic Design Guide

This technical guide, detailing the benefits and methodology of PBSD, is now available for purchase.

Video: What’s the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?

Watch the highlight video of this recent event, which details the risks associated with tall buildings.

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Upcoming Events

CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum

Seattle, United States,
10 Oct, 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference

Hyatt Regency,
Sydney, Australia,
30 Oct - 3 Nov, 2017

CTBUH Israel Regional Conference

Tel Aviv Convention Center, Tel Aviv, Israel,
13–16 Nov, 2017

Chicago Lecture Series: Living Tall

Chicago Architecture Foundation,
Chicago, United States,
16 Nov, 2017
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