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June 2008
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
Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum
17 June 2008, Las Vegas
Forum to provide an overview of Intelligent Buildings and illustrate how Intelligent Buildings deliver on sustainability 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". CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to speak on ‘A Tall Order? Skyscrapers and Zero Energy’. 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
"Cloudbuster" - Engineering News Record, May 12th, 2008.
"Cranes Mounted Atop Finished Skyscraper are Odd Sight but Serve Higher Purpose" - Engineering News Record, May 5th, 2008.
"Towering Ambition" - Chicago Magazine, May 2008.
Canderel Management, Inc.
DeStefano + Partners
Nick Berci
Abdulaziz Bukhatir
Niall Collins
Stanley A. Cousins
Tom Glasby
Hubert Quick
NDH Search Inc.
Peter Smolenski
A. Jake Soyugenc
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CTBUH-Wiley TAL Journal: Call for Papers New Staff Positions
The second CTBUH Annual Special multi-disciplinary edition of the John Wiley & Sons “Journal of the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings" will be published this December. The theme for this second issue is 'Tall Buildings and Sustainability'. Deadline for receipt of final papers is Friday 18th July. Papers addressing the theme within or across any discipline should be in the region of 4000-6000 words in length, plus images. If you would like to submit, contact special issue editor Antony Wood at
Applications for the 3 new full-time staff positions, in conjunction with IIT Chicago, are now coming in. Deadline for receipt of applications is 30th June 2008. Interviews will take place in late July. Applications for the new CTBUH Research Manager should be submitted directly to CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, at . Applications for the Communications Director and Production Assistant posts should be submitted on-line via the IIT jobs portal at More detailed job descriptions can be found here.
Portland condominium tower project earns national bragging rights
There are dozens of platinum-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design buildings in the United States. But only one of those buildings is a condominium tower, and it’s located in Portland with 61 units, the building achieved 55 LEED credits, three more than needed for platinum
UAE pushes sustainable green buildings
While sustainability is the current buzz word for construction, Middle East developers – or certainly those in the Gulf region – have stolen a march and begun creating many environmentally friendly development .the developments have grabbed world attention and flush with oil money, these countries are now embracing the idea of going green as well.
Foster & Partners new green complex for Singapore
A new green complex from world renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners will be adding more than a dash of green to the Singapore skyline. As sustainability becomes an essential ingredient to development in this island nation, the UK-based firm is leaving no stone unturned to make good use of alternative energy sources in this...mixed-use project.
Making a mark on Manhattan
The building will boast a dramatic, highly decorative exterior inspired equally by the applied metal facades of Tribeca’s 19th century cast iron architecture and such contemporary sources as couture fashion, with its dramatic seams and construction techniques. Gleaming black horizontal ribbons of metal will wrap the facades, twisting and torquing into functional elements - balconies, terraces, and
Monterrey Tower Planned Under A Loop Of Stars
The Mexican city of Monterrey could soon have a funky new skyscraper adorning its skyline if proposals put forwardare given the green-light. Working with...Mexican architectural firm TEN Architects along with Alberto Vidal and David Rockwell, the team has come up with a rather spiffing skyscraper named Torre Fundadores or Founders
Chairman's Message
At the end of April I had the pleasure of my first visit to India. The purpose of the trip was to give the keynote address at the National Workshop on High Rise Buildings...more
CD of Dubai Congress Proceedings now available
A digital version of the proceedings, containing all 101 papers is now available to order for $60+Shipping. Click here to download an order form.
CTBUH Seismic Working Group set up World Tour
Following the draft release of the CTBUH Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings, the authors have announced a world tour to present the significant findings from this research....more
IABSE conference, 17-19 Sept 08
The final brochure for the IABSE Congress: Creating and Renewing Urban Structures - Tall Buildings, Bridges and Infrastructure", Chicago, Illinois is now out. For more information visit here
CTBUH joins World Architecture Community
CTBUH joins new web portal created to build a network between architects from all countries ...more
CTBUH Member awarded Doctor Honoris Causa
Dan M. Frangopol has been awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Liège, Belgium....more
Clark Manus interview on CTBUH...more
Blair Kamin and Chicago Tribune win Engineering Journalism Award....more, original article
Watching Aqua--that curvaceous, 82-story skyscraper--grow (Chicago, USA)....more
Tall buildings are sign of confident city going places (Birmingham, UK)....more
Greening the desert...more
Giving Up the ‘Ugliest Skyscraper’ Title (New York, USA))...more
Architects should focus on 'safe and smart' high rises...more
AIA Evaluates Green Building Rating Systems....more
Chicago's Michigan Avenue 'street wall' named to list of nation's 11 most endangered places....more
Kuwait City gets Dhown...more
Namibia: Green Skyscraper for Capital...more
Skyscraper projects forLondon may never materialize....more
Military to Approve 112-Story Tower near Seoul Airport...more
Benidorm Casino tower wraps up...more
GREENPIX Zero Energy Media Wall Lights up Beijing...more
KPF Pen Wharf Tower For News International...more
On the roof, wind turbines to bring power (Tel Aviv)...more
Limelight reveals Manchester theatre tower....more
Atkins P-17 design unveiled (Abu Dhabi)...more
Turkey's Green Building Association focuses on standards...more
Green design nets results, study shows...more
Doha's diamondesque Nouvel tower rises...more
Zaha Hadid unveils plan for Warsaw skyscraper....more
Another Dubai supertall grows...more
Living Walls, Vertical Gardens & Sky Farms....more
Merrill restarts talks to move to WTC site: WSJ....more
Seasons of change (Baltimore, USA)....more
Mile-High Skyscrapers and Floating Cities That Never Were...more
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