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February 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
Supporting Contributor

W.S. Atkins & Partners Overseas

Winward Structures Pty. Ltd.

Hilson Moran
Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd.

O’Connor Sutton Cronin

Gulf Glass Industries

Emirates Specialities Co. LLC
The Council is looking for organizations to sponsor technical webpages in the Knowledge Center currently under construction and provide the Council and public their expertise on subject pertinent to the tall building industry. If you are interested in supporting the Council in this manner, please contact us by filling out a form here. Visit the Knowledge Base here
The Council is always in need of help and volunteers - whether you are active professionally, still in college or retired. If you would like to get more involved with the Council, please contact us here
The CTBUH is delighted to announce the tallest 10 buildings completed in 2007. Topping the list is the 333m Rose Rotana Tower in Dubai, which also becomes the world's tallest hotel-only building. Of the overall ten tallest buildings, four are located in the Middle East, four in Asia, one in North America and one in Europe. See list here.
Dubai, UAE
Mar 3-5, 2007
With only 4 weeks to go to the congress, final plans are falling into place well. The 875-page proceeding is currently being printed, and well over 400 delegates are now registered, representing 36 countries. Maximum numbers for the technical tours, welcome reception and congress dinner are now being reached - please register soon to avoid disappointment.
Dohas Horny 600m Tall TV Tower
National pride in something is a wonderful thing. So proud is Qatar of their national animal, the Oryx, that proposals have been put forward to build a super-tall skyscraper to honour it. Named non-surprisingly the Oryx Tower, it will stand an impressive 600 metres if it gets built and comes from the drawing board of Austrian architect Gerfried
Japan opens 'tallest lift tower'
Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has opened what it says is the world's tallest elevator testing tower. The 173m-high (567ft) structure is called Solae and dominates the skyline of Inazawa City. The company says it will use the tower to conduct research into high-speed elevators to serve the next generation of super-tall buildings.
Lilium Tower's uninterrupted views of Warsaw
The proposed addition to the Warsaw skyline is a light, transparent structure with a strong sense of identity and character. Rising to a height of 240 meters, the tower’s slender form complements the Palace of Culture and other towers in the vicinity, creating its own distinctive profi le within an emerging cluster of tall
Shenzens Avic Plaza
Busy architect firm SOM, has designed yet another skyscraper for the the Chinese city of Shenzhen. Sited in the Avic Plaza that runs along one of Shenzhen's major arterial highways, the tower will be the signature for the Plaza and is hoped to become a major landmark for the city. The tower will be surrounded by a series of smaller office and residential towers.
China puts twist on traditional skyscraper
As Beijing races to radically redesign its skyline for the summer Olympics, one of the most striking new structures is the headquarters for China's national TV broadcaster. It's billed as the second-largest office building on Earth — second only to the
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.....more
CTBUH Fall Journal
Download the online version of this journal and many past journals here
CTBUH Exec Director in Construction Week
It seems that the world has finally turned the corner on acknowledging climate pdf
CTBUH Knowledge Base
The Council thanks Arup and KONE for sponsoring a CTBUH Knowldge Base subject.. ...more
50 People who could save the planet
CTBUH Members Ken Yeang and Peter Head make the list of ultimate green heroes... read
Ron Klemencic in ENR
San Francisco’s 590-ft Skyscraper Lifts Seismic Design’s Stature ... read pdf
CTBUH congratulates Clyde Baker and Cary kopczynski on making ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers of 2007....more
Skyscrapernews 2007 International Greatest Hits...more
Greening the Glass Box: Preserving Midtown Modernism...more
A Magnetic Presence in the Heart of Orchard Road...more
The Big Project Magazine - The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability....more
Towering Vision In Dubai...more
Stratford skyscraper gets green light...more
Overhaul Is Sought in Monitoring Of High-Rise Construction Sites...more
1001 towers face identity challenge...more
Troubles Mount As New Trump Tower Grows...more
High-Rise Residential Construction Keeps Going...more
Cities of the Future, Part 1: The Hyperstructure Concept...more
William McDonough’s Treescraper Tower of Tomorrow...more
Liverpools King Edward Tower Gets Funding...more
Tale of early skyscraper builder provides lessons for today...more
Detroit reaches for the skyscraper...more
Jack Brod, Early Tenant of Skyscraper, Dies at 98...more
Cracked Windows at NY Times Tower Under Investigation...more
Unique Fun Ride Approved For Shanghai Expo...more
Report: High-Rise Towers Don't Always Mean High Profits...more
Construction starts on FXFOWLE's 60 storey tower in Mumbai...more
Dubai Gets Rocked...more
Cambodia to get first skyscraper...more
Aquarius Tower: Greenest Skyscraper on the Atlanta Skyline...more
Stern Seizes the Day: Tour Carpe Diem by Robert A.M. Stern Architects...more
Pakistan turmoil hits Mott MacDonald...more
New Design To Join Gherkin On London Skyline...more
New retail and office block nears completion...more
Bill Gleeson: The age of the skyscraper has finally ended...more
Merrill Lynch Delays Manhattan Building Project...more
Bouygues Construction unit wins 300 mln eur contract to renovate Paris tower...more
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