CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

September 2018

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Small Number of Exhibiting Opportunities Still Available

There are four exhibition booths, one salon, and one exhibition suite remaining. Secure your company's spot at the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference now!

CTBUH 2019 Awards Submissions Due 30 September

Major changes to the program include 7 new categories and a restructured Best Tall Buildings track based on height and function. Submit your project today!

Global Tall Building News

210-Meter High-Rise Breaks Ground in Phnom Penh

The project comprises offices, a five-star hotel, a restaurant and a sky bar distributed along 46 stories.

Tower with Shifted Form Takes Shape in Frankfurt

Changes in function are externally expressed through a progression of offset floor plates.

“Green Spine” Selected to Rise in Melbourne

The project’s multifaceted, green spine is created by splitting open the structure at its core.

Oregon is First US State to Permit Tall Timber

The decision permits timber buildings to exceed six stories without special approval.

Emerging Elevator Tech Heralds Bright, Tall Future

CTBUH helped Les Echos curate and explore a list of advancements in vertical transportation.

Budapest’s Next Tallest Begins Construction

The project was approved despite a widespread ban on buildings over 90 meters throughout the city.

34-Story Glass Prism Tower Completed in Nairobi

The tower incorporates a number of green features, including a rainwater harvesting system.

Caracas’ Torre de David Damaged by Earthquake

Five of the topmost floors are now tilting by 25 percent, with possible damage to columns due to tremors.

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2018 Research
Seed Funding
Winner Announced

Dr. Ye Yu will research the health and social impacts of public spaces near and around tall buildings.

“Walking on Water” Tours Occur Across 24 Cities Worldwide

For the 5th year, the CTBUH Urban Habitat Committee organized simultaneous global walking tours.

Study on Tallest Buildings with Dampers Released

This report breaks down the structural and geographic locations of these technologies.

Winner Selected for Student Research Competition

The student research team will explore tall building façades that collect and repurpose rainwater.

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Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: 56 Leonard in New York City

The building incorporates residences on cantilevering floor slabs as a rejection of the extruded glass tower.

Latest Publication: CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III

This issue examines high-rise construction over rail lines, functional earthquake recovery, and more.

Research Paper: Inter-Story Isolation Systems (ISS)

Two ISS-equipped buildings are examined and cross-referenced with the latest design practices.

Video: Humanizing Cities with Transit-Based Urban Design

Fred Clarke, Pelli Clarke Pelli, imparts how transport infrastructure can harmonize with people.

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CTBUH Canada Breakfast Seminar

Toronto, Canada
12 September 2018

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21 September 2018

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9 October 2018

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