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March 2008
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
Lehigh Khan Lecture Series
Bethlehem, USA
3 Part Lecture Series: (2 remaining)
14 Mar 2008 - "Structural Design for Security"
18 Apr 2008 - "Overcoming Barriers to Durable Steel Buildings"
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


Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG

AKF Engineers

Saudi Ogers Ltd.

BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
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2008 CTBUH 8TH WORLD CONGRESS - March 3-5, 2008
With less than a week to go, the final arrangements for the congress could hardly be more positive, with recent keynote confirmations from their excellencies Hussain Nasser Lootah of the Dubai Municipality and Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar. We now have over 750 delegates registered and expect final attendance to go well over 800. Currently there are 42 countries represented. Several companies have registered significant delegations, including AECOM (27 delegates), Arup (22), Atkins (21), Davis Langdon (14) and Turner (13). It is not too late to register (though all social-networking events are now sold out): See you in Dubai!
Full Moon Rising, Azerbaijan
Hotel Full Moon is essentially a disc with rounded edges and a hole in one of the top corners that appears radically different to the view depending on the angle it is seen from. The frontage thanks to the bulging centre makes it appear more like a glass death star whilst the side profile is more than a little
A new angle on Seattle's skyline
The developer who saved the historic First United Methodist Church sanctuary last year has unveiled plans for an asymmetrical skyscraper next door that could be a striking addition to the downtown Seattle skyline. At 660 feet, Daniels Development Co.'s Fifth and Columbia Tower would be the city's fifth-tallest building, and the tallest constructed since
Making Over Mumbai
The state government of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is the capital, wants to raze dozens of slums like Dharavi for redevelopment and new infrastructure as part of its multibillion-dollar plan to turn the city into a world-class financial center by
Lucien Lagrange Design Chicago Condo Towers
Lucien Lagrange Architects has designed a couple of slick new condo towers to stand in Chicago. Standing at 137 metres and 115 metres respectively, the two residential towers called X/O Condominiums have rather nice kinks in the middle making them look like they are boogying down on the dance
Robert AM Stern unveils Manhattan skyscraper
The project, commissioned by New York property mogul Larry Silverstein, harks back to the Neo-Gothic style of the 1920s and 1930s with its use of limestone and cast-stone materials. The scheme will house a 175-room Four Seasons hotel over 22 floors. The rest of the building will be residential space.
Chairman's Message
As I write this month’s message there is only a week left before our World Congress in Dubai.....more
CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group
View the Working Group's Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-rise Buildings pdf
Australian CTBUH
The ACTBUH, our affiliate organization, wish to report another successful year. ...more
CTBUH Exec Director in Gulf Construction Magazine
Future tall building design needs to be inspired by both the physical and the environmental aspects of the location...more
CTBUH Exec Director in Cityscape Magazine
"Reinventing the high-rise" - the future of sky high development is set for hot pdf
CTBUH Members quoted in article on high rise safety
"What's the best way out of a skyscraper?" ...more
Prince Charles: Planners vandalise our skylines....more
Planned skyscraper to dwarf Pudong giants...more
Construction of high-rise "Shanghai Center" to start...more
RP’s most luxurious residential enclave rises in Makati...more
Green buildings offer clean life...more
Hyder designing skyscraper twice as tall as Burj Dubai...more
Heerim Architects Pen SOCAR Tower...more
The world's tallest towers...more
Oslo may get new skyscraper...more
Construction underway on Goettsch Partners' 155 North Wacker...more
Pelli Wins Seville Scraper Competition...more
Majestic views from Buckingham Palace saved...more
New technologies key to constructing sustainable buildings in Gulf region, says expert..more
Norwegians are building skyscraper in Murmansk...more
New 52 Floor Residential Proposed In Los Angeles...more
City planning boss backs Prince Charles’ anti-tower harangue...more
City Seeking Tougher Rules for High-Rise Construction...more
EPA And Partners Launch "Green Infrastructure" Plan...more
Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE...more
Unique Ecoscraper Planned in Qatar...more
Pace Of Work On Burj Dubai Accelerated...more
Building at World Trade Center is a showcase of terrorproof technologies...more
Never mind the height of a building - feel its intelligence...more
Largest Remaining Site In Perth Set For Tower...more
Tower project revived in Vaud...more
A beautiful green building for Embarcadero...more
Best New Skyscraper of 2007 Stands in The Hague...more
UAE youth’s towering mission a success...more
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