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April 2008
Lehigh Khan Lecture Series
Bethlehem, USA
3 Part Lecture Series: (1 remaining)
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

DLA Piper


Nabih Youssef & Associates

APH Capital Partners

ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism

K.A.N. Development

Limitless LLc

Lobby Agency

World Academy of Sciences for Complex Security

Studio Gang Architects
Please visit the new tall buildings database section of the web site. We are currently looking for a leader for each country whose responsibility it would be to help maintain the list as well as keeping the Council up to date on activities within their respective country. If interested please contact 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
New CTBUH Staff Positions 8th World Congress a Major Success
In line with recent successes and growth, the Council is pleased to announce the creation of 3 new full-time staff positions; a Research Manager, a Communications Manager and a Production Assistant. More detailed job descriptions and the application procedure can be found here. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th June 2008. Interviews will take place in late July and it is hoped that the new staff will take up their positions at CTBUH HQ in Chicago in September.
March’s 8th World Congress Dubai was a huge success. Almost a thousand delegates attended the event, representing 43 separate countries. The Congress, centered on the theme “Tall and Green: Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future”, hosted presentations, seminars and workshops representing virtually every aspect of tall building development and sustainability. Visit the 8th World Congress overview and download all technical papers here.
Tour Signals Final Five
The competition is to design a new tower called Tour Signal which will be located on a site in La Defense in Paris... somewhere. So far a definite site hasn't been named although the towers do appear to have their own individual locations. Dozens of world renowned architects submitted plans but these have now been whittled down to a final
Beetham’s 51-storey Blackfriars tower goes to public inquiry
Developers Beetham hoped to avoid a lengthy and costly planning inquiry by reducing the height of the tower by 10 metres to address objections from English Heritage about the tower's impact on views from St James's Park and the lack of a joined-up planning strategy for tall buildings in north Lambeth and north
Worlds Tallest Arch Planned In Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain could soon make a huge leap onto the international architecture stage if a proposal by Muharaqui Studios is approved by high would be sited on one of the many man made islands that are being created to reclaim land from the sea and allow Manama to expand whilst preserving the desert to the south of the
New Skyscraper Could Join Philly Skyline
The American Commerce Center is a 63-story, 1,500-foot tall giant planned by Walnut Street Capital and designed by the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox...If built, [it] would tower approximately 525-feet over Philly's latest skyscraper. The building is planned to contain a 26-story hotel, several floors of retail, a public garden and plenty of office space.
Chengdu contract win for Atkins
Located in Chengdu, one of China’s biggest cities with a population of 6 million people, the project comprises three towers with a five star hotel, an apartment complex, and an office tower. The design is themed around a crystalline form split into three, creating a grand gateway and new public space at its
Chairman's Message
The world is starting to realize that buildings consume 50~60% of the world’s energy ...with the rapid growth in population ...the carbon footprint of cities is unsustainable. ...more
IABSE 2008 Congress
The CTBUH is proud to be a partner on IABSE’s 2008 Chicago Congress: 'Creating and Renewing Urban Structures - Tall Buildings Bridges and Infrastructure' 17th-19th September 2008. For more on the delegate and sponsorship opportunities, click here......more
CTBUH Call for Awards 2008
The prestigious CTBUH awards are being expanded this year, to recognize design and construction excellence across continental regions, as well as lifetime achievement. Deadline for receipt of nominations is 6th June 2008. For more and to download the 2008 Awards Brochure, click here. ...more
ENR article on the Resurgence of CTBUH
"Tall buildings are alive and well and so is the [CTBUH], an international group dedicated to improving the quality of skyscrapers and cities. fter nearly collapsing at the turn of the millennium, the 39-year-old group reports it has more than doubled its membership in 18 months"....pdf
CTBUH launches new tall building database
See the updated tall building lists in a variety of categories on the web ....more
CTBUH Journal Editor Receives Award
Zak Kostura was selected by ACEC as their Young Engineer of the Year for 2008 ...more
Lateral Growth Chokes the City....more
Eiffel tower extension, Paris, France....more
Moscows City Of Capitals....more
Build tall, save the world?...more
Sydney 2050: high-rise and car-free...more
A ‘Slam Dunk’ for developer of Brooklyn mega project...more
Tallest Tower Planned In Hull...more
New Skyscraper Proposed Near Comcast Center...more
CBD skyscraper reaches for 'sustainability' heights...more
Alsop Designs South West London Towers...more
Residential High-Rise May Rise at WTC Site...more
Ammans Tallest Designed By Fosters...more
Dubai delays opening of world's tallest building...more
Devon Energy Seeks Approval for High Rise in Oklahoma City...more
Turning Kuwaiti Super Tall Is Go...more
Arup launch new damping system for tall buildings...more
Chongqing Set For Pixelated Towers...more
Plans for Lexington skyscraper unveiled...more
Giving shape to big ambitions and tall buildings around the world...more
Bay skyscraper will be Wales’ tallest building...more
Hilton Aims For First Gold Coast Hotel ...more
Panamas Blades Of Glory...more
Daekwon Park’s Superstructure for Sustainable Skyscrapers...more
Dubai architecture: the tart turns tasteful...more
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