CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

January 2018

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CTBUH Kicks Off the New Year with a Data Reflection on 2017

The 2017 Tall Buildings Year in Review data study shows that more cities and countries completed 200-meter-plus buildings than ever before.

CTBUH 2018 Conference: Abstracts Due by 31 January

Prospective speakers have until the end of the month to submit a proposal for this year’s Middle East Conference; Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism.

Global Tall Building News

Baltimore’s Tallest Residential Tower Tops out

In advance of its expected 2018 occupancy, Baltimore’s newest skyscraper has topped out at 44 stories.

Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge

The 300-meter-long skybridge will contain a viewing deck, a fine-dining area, and a sky club.

Tianjin CFT Finance Centre Officially Tops Out

The 530-meter-tall, 96-story tower will comprise office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel.

Norwegian Tall Timber Building Nearing Halfway Point

A Norwegian developer is claiming to be constructing the world’s next tallest timber building at 80 meters.

UK Cities Spend Billions in Post-Grenfell Retrofits

Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire safety measures in tower blocks have cost UK councils billions in retrofits.

CNN Examines CTBUH 2017 Year in Review

China once again completed the majority of 200-meter-plus buildings, although it was less dominant than previous years.

New Residential Development in Beirut Completed

Located in Beirut Central District, the scheme is made up of three limestone-clad towers.

Contractor Appointed for Kuala Lumpur’s Skywheel Project

A main contractor has been appointed for the supertall, mixed-use Skywheel project that will reach 317 meters when complete.

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2017 Conference Workshop Reports Now Online

Themes included modular construction, tall timber, and fire performance, among others.

CTBUH Staff Explore Wolf Point West in Chicago

As a treat for a long year of hard work, the CTBUH staff took a top-to-bottom tour of Wolf Point West.

Final Reviews held
for IIT Student Design Studio

The final review for the students and tutors of “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism" was 1 Dec.

CTBUH Canada Hosts Supertall Breakfast Event

The event showcased The One, which is currently under construction and will be Toronto’s first supertall.

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Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Turin's tallest high-rise maximizes energy performance with its double-skinned façade.

Latest Publication: Urban v. Suburban Sustainability

This study examines the environmental and social sustainability of high-rise and low-rise lifestyles.

Research Paper: Height Criteria in the Context of Tall Timber

The challenges presented by timber as a structural material are thoroughly studied in this paper.

Video: CTBUH Interview: Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri Architetti discusses the development of Bosco Verticale in Milan.

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Upcoming Events

CTBUH Turkey Inaugural Event

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti
Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
17 Jan 2018

Chicago Lecture Series: Greening Tall

Chicago Architecture
Chicago, United States,
1 Feb 2018

Fazlur R. Khan Lecture Series: Surendra P. Shah

Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, United States,
23 Feb 2018

CTBUH 2018 Innovation Conference

Radisson Blu Aqua,
Chicago, United States,
30-31 May 2018
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