CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

December 2018

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CTBUH 10th World Congress Launched: Accepting Abstracts

Get involved now in this premier Chicago event. Prospective speakers have until 30 January 2019 to submit an abstract for consideration.

Landmark Guide on Skyspaces in Tall Buildings Released

This groundbreaking Technical Guide analyzes how to approach urban habitat within tall buildings through large, multi-floor communal spaces at height.

Global Tall Building News

Tower in Tokyo to Get 230-Meter Observation Deck

The Shibuya Scramble Square, a 47-story skyscraper, has been scheduled for a 2019 completion.

Complex Planned for Midrand, South Africa

The high-rise residential development made $29.4 million in sales within a week of being listed.

Córdoba to Develop Three-Tower Pocito Social Life

The project would contain a mall at the base, 945 residential apartments, and office space.

The Tulip Observation Tower Proposed for London

The 305-meter tourist tower would include numerous attractions, and rise adjacent to 30 St Mary Axe.

LDS Church to Build 28-Story Office Tower in Salt Lake City

CTBUH data was referenced to see how the tower’s height would rank against others in the city.

Fire Extinguished at Karachi’s 62-Story Bahria Icon Tower

The fire broke out in the tower’s interior, where a cinema and marriage hall are under construction.

Glass Floor Observatory Opens Atop MahaNakhon in Bangkok

The 78-story tower has been outfitted with an outdoor glass observation deck called SkyWalk.

Demolition Works Make Way for Tree-Topped Tower in New York

If permits are approved, the incoming tower will be topped with a canopy of local tree species.

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John Jacobs Named CTBUH Chief Operating Officer

The COO will focus and direct internal operations during an exciting period of growth for the Council.

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2018 Conference

The group of over 150 leaders reflected on the past year’s work and set the agenda for 2019.

Student Design Competition Winners Announced

The first-place winner and four finalists received their awards at the 2018 Middle East Conference.

CTBUH Brisbane Holds Vertical Schools Seminar

The event explored the evolution and development of vertical schools in New South Wales.

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Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: Tribunal de Paris, Paris, France

The courthouse building emerges as three stacked rectangular blocks topped by hanging gardens.

Latest Publication: CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV

This special Conference issue focuses on the Middle East and the concept of urban polycentricity.

Research Paper: Height-Relative Variables for Design

This paper outlines the performance implications of height-variable phenomena for tall buildings.

Video: Best-Use Principles for People-Centric Cities

Richard Fennell, JLL, shows how best-use principles in tall buildings provide value over time.

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