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January 2008
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
06 - 09 Feb 2008, New Orleans
"Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for Earthquake Risk Reduction" is the theme of the 60th Annual Meeting. Visit here for more information.
Lehigh Khan Lecture Series
Bethlehem, USA
CTBUH 8th World Congress
03 - 05 Mar 2008, Dubai
Dubai: "Tall & Green: Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future". Visit here to register or for program information and updated details
Remaking of Mumbai Summit
23 Apr 2008 - 24 Apr 2008, Mumbai
The Inaugural Real Estate Summit will focus in-depth on the regeneration of the Mumbai city centre and suburbs. For more information visit here
ASCE Structures 2008 Congress
24 Apr 2008 - 26 Apr 2008, Vancouver
The Structures ’08 Congress is the first Congress to be held outside the continental United States with a theme of “Crossing Borders.” For more information visit here
IABSE Congress
17 Sept 2008 - 19 Sept 2008, Chicago
"Creating and Renewing Urban Structures - Tall Buildings, Bridges and Infrastructure", Chicago, Illinois. For more information visit here

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The highlights of the latest edition of the CTBUH Journal include a look at stack effect in the Burj Dubai; how sky courts may be the future of tall buildings; contemplating BIM; how Maglev could revolutionize high-rise vertical transportation and the Tallest 20 in 2020. Download the online version of this journal and many past journals here.

TALLEST 20 in 2020
'The Tallest 20 in 2020 research postulates what will be the tallest 20 buildings in the world in 12 years time. To access this data click here....
Dubai, UAE
Mar 3-5, 2007

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood's December visit to Dubai to finalize arrangements for the congress was a great success, with a high level of press interest generated. There are now over 300 delegates already registered for the congress and attendance figures have been revised to an expectation of 800-1200. As you read this, the 850-page proceeding containing papers from every presenter has been sent to print. Further major sponsors have also been confirmed, including Autodesk, De Simone Engineers and Hyder Consutling at Gold, FX Fowle and Som at Silver, and the NFPA at Bronze. The confirmed prorgamme for the Congress is now available at
Indian Plans For Sci Fi Super City
India is soon to have a massive boom in construction with the arrival of the Gujarat International Finance Tech-City. Located at Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, the project will see the building of seventeen towers, the tallest being the Diamond Tower which will stand at 400 metres on a man made
Five teams compete to develop 12m sq ft Hudson rail yards site
Five teams are in the running to develop a 26-acre site owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and located in Midtown Manhattan. All teams have been asked to provide about 12 million square feet of residential and commercial space, a cultural building, retail and
World’s biggest building to be constructed in Moscow
The skyscraper, dubbed as the Crystal Island, is 449.88 meters high. When completed, the building will look like a spiraling pyramid. The foot of the pyramid will be 701 meters in diameter. The Crystal Island has already earned the reputation of the most ambitious building project in the world. The construction is evaluated at four billion dollars.
Dubai's Mother of Pearl
The ever expanding skyline of Dubai could finally get its pearl by developer, the Al-Fahim Group. The project, named the Dubai Pearl was announced way back in 2002 and originally consisted of nine mixed use towers but a lot of water, architects and developers have passed under the bridge since then and now another set of plans has been revealed to the
'Tower of tomorrow' unveiled at World Future Energy Summit
The unveiling of a conceptual design for a skyscraper that can do “everything a tree can do except replicate” will be one of the highlights of the inaugural World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi next month. Fortune magazine commissioned designer to come up with a design for a skyscraper office block that would overcome the environmental drawbacks of conventional
Chairman's Message
On behalf of the Council I would like to wish all our members, friends and colleagues, Seasons Greetings....more
New CTBUH Web site
The Council has improved and is continuing to expand it's web site and internet resources ...See it now
Time to Realize the Dream
The CTBUH promotes a sustainable urban vision for Dubai in the 7 Days
Wood discusses Congress
Antony Wood discusses the 2008 Dubai World Congress and more on Radio Station Dubai Eye...listen here
Wiley Tal Journal
The on-line version of the CTBUH special edition of the John Wiley journal is now published on-line here
ASCE Structures Congress
Crossing Borders is the theme of the first Structures Congress to be held outside the continental US. ...more
Dubai is built on a platform of confidence...more
How Green is Your Neighborhood?...more
Airborne Wind Turbines...more
Libeskind Puts The Boot Into Toronto...more
Newsom Launches Stricter Control of Carbon Emissions...more
High rise apartments with built-in greenhouse...more
Tackling challenge of building green skyscrapers...more
Evanston panel signs off on tower...more
The World of Tomorrow...more
Warsaw's Second Tallest Penned By Zaha...more
Busan to Have 117-Story Building...more
Waves along the Bombay waterfront...more
Proposed Skyscraper Would Be Tallest In Cincinnati...more
Antismog Is In The Paris Air...more
Reach for the sky...more
Space Age Comes To Sydney...more
ADAG-Sobha to build India's Tallest Tower...more
JB Group takes prime spot with 'diamond' skyscraper JB Tower in heart of new Dubai...more
Need To Focus On Sustainable Energy Modeling For High Rise Buildings...more
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