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May 2008
Rockefeller Center @ 75
8 May 2008, New York
The Skyscraper Museum presents a cavalcade of New York scholars and story-tellers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Rockefeller Center and its 70-story signature tower, the RCA Building/30 Rockefeller Plaza. For more information visit here
MEED's Building Tall 2008
10 June 2008, Dubai
MEED's conference on Building Tall is your opportunity to address the issues around what makes an iconic structure and how to turn it into a successful business enterprise. 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
Architectural Record Innovation 2008
7 Oct 2008 - 8 Oct 2008, New York
"The Net-Zero Energy Buildings Conference" For more information visit here
Moscow Conference
22 Oct 2008 - 23 Oct 2008, Moscow
"Moscow Gaining Height." Ararat Park Hyatt, Moscow, Russia. More information coming next month
Ian Skelton, a Project Executive at Bovis Lend Lease (BLL) is undertaking an Engineering Doctorate at Loughborough University, titled ‘Innovative Construction Techniques for Tall Buildings in the UK'. As part of these studies, Ian is asking members of the CTBUH to complete a short survey on Innovations in Tall Building Construction, which can be downloaded here
Dagher Engineering
Nishkian Menninger
Nishkian Menninger Consulting and Structural Engineers
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 New CTBUH Journal Released Online
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.
Our first issue of 2008 celebrates the tremendous success of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Our authors this quarter present papers on several of the most daring un-built tall building projects of the 20th century, trends and shifts relating to building use from North America to Asia, and the evolution of new technologies in high-rise residential buildings in the United States. We hope you enjoy the issue. Download it here.
Dubai Tower Becomes World's Tallest Structure
Mohammed Ali Alabbar, chairman of state-owned development company Emaar - one of the builders of the tower - was quoted by the paper as saying the building is now higher than the 628.8-meter (2,063-foot) television transmission mast in North Dakota, U.S. The mast had held the title of highest structure for 45
Could mega tower could be solution to city housing?
Plans to create a vertical super-city within London are under way and could solve the city's housing crisis. The 1500 meter 'New Town Tower' designed by Popularchitecture would be the world's tallest building and provide affordable housing for 100,000
World's First Building-Integrated Wind Turbines
Three wind turbine blades have been successfully installed on the Bahrain World Trade Center, a twin skyscraper complex. This is the first time that a commercial development has integrated large-scale wind turbines within its design to harness the power of the wind.
French Quarter To Set Brisbane Height Record
Brisbane in Australia is currently having a boom in proposals and approvals for skyscrapers now it seems height limits in the city may be lifted by the powers that be. One of the most recent green-lights will see a two tower project that will house the most expensive apartments in the city. Named the French Quarter
Exclusive first look at Stern’s Central Park Palazzo
Architect Robert A. M. Stern literally wrote the book on New York architecture. So it should not come as a surprise that the architect’s latest building, 15 Central Park West, demonstrates a learned understanding of the finer qualities of New York’s grandest apartment houses. As a testament to the building’s appeal, the apartments, which include some of the priciest units in the city, pre-sold prior to
Chairman's Message
The issue of sustainable design is now a significant part of the design process for most tall buildings and its significance continues to grow. The Council is an advocate for developing sustainable cities and sustainable tall buildings. And as discussed in Dubai there are ....more
Results of Dubai Congress Delegate Feedback now On-Line
The summary of feedback forms from delegates attending the 8th World Congress Dubai is now on-line. 93% of attendees either strongly agreed or agreed that they gained new knowledge and insights through attending the Congress. ....more
CTBUH Call for Awards 2008
Deadline for receipt of nominations is 6th June 2008. For more and to download the 2008 Awards Brochure, click here...more
CTBUH Congress Press Coverage
The Dubai Congress continues to get major press coverage in the Middle Eastern Press. Click here for downloads of articles ...more
CTBUH Member Wins ENR Award of Excellence
The CTBUH would like to congratulate Clyde Baker on being awarded the ENR Awards of Excellence ....more
CTBUH Chair speaks out on lack of Star- Engineers
Contemporary architectural press covers architects with great fanfare — but where are the “Star-Engineers” that make their projects possible?....pdf
Coastal Fog Tower Harvests Chilean Mist...more
"Sprawl to Tall"....more
A new 'green heart' for surfers paradise....more
Towering ambition....more
High-rise towers joined by wind turbines....more
Progressive and inspirational architecture planned for Kiev....more
QIB signs QR178m deal for tower ....more
Acari Magazine Article on CTBUH Congress....more
Dubai—City of Dreams....more
Norman Foster's Green Tower in Siberia...more
"Building the Burj"....more
Chicago Boxes With A Difference...more
Kazakh Tower Offers High Energy...more
Wind-powered rotating skyscraper in Dubai...more
Architects design vertical farms...more
SDL complete iconic tower bringing the Cincinnati skyline into the 21st Century...more
Metropolia Flowers In Moscow...more
Sustainable Development: An Experimental Phase....more
Wroclaws Angel Wings Reach For The Sky...more
Tall Buildings 2008...more
Builders feeling steel price pinch...more
Sustainable structure for Guangzhou...more
Austin company creates wind power for high-rise buildings...more
Now That's A Waterfront...more
The Apple Of Rotterdams Eye...more
Vibrant mix of work and living space attracts Kiev to new tower...more
Gulf Construction Article on "Going Tall and Green"....more
Burj Dubai is the height of success ...more
eVolo Architecture website....more
Mangalore: Tallest Building to Dot City's Landscape Very Soon...more
"Tall Buildings Reach for Green Sustainability"....more
Korea To Become No.1 in Global Skyscraper Race...more
Tata Housing aims to develop Bangalore’s tallest building...more
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