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July 2008
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 - 24 Oct 2008, Moscow
This International Conference, partnered by the CTBUH, takes place as Moscow experiences an exciting boom in high rise construction and will focus on a range of tall building related issues...more
CTBUH Awards 2008
20 Nov 2008, Chicago
The CTBUH issues eight Tall Building awards annually six recognizing excellence in design and construction and two established lifetime achievement awards...more
"The Art of Nesting" - Metropolis, June 23, 2008.
"Reaching for the Clouds" - The National, June 20, 2008.
"Scraping the Sky, and Then Some" New York Times, June 15, 2008
"High rises required to be earthquake proof" - The National, June 12, 2008.
"Around Town at the Construction site of the Chicago Spire" - WGN 9 News Chicago 'Around Town'.
"The Burning Issue" -

Arabian Aluminum Co. LLC

Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
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CTBUH Dubai Congress Photos Now Online CTBUH Awards 2008 - Nominations Closed, Jury Confirmed
Click here to view over 300 photos of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai inlcuding speakers, technical trips, and social events. A CD-ROM version of the Congress Proceedings is also available, containing all 101 technical papers. Click here to order.

Nominations for the 2008 CTBUH awards have now closed. The jury panel, Chaired by Tim Johnson of NBBJ, will be deliberating during July, with an announcement on award winners made in August. The CTBUH Awards Dinner will take place in Chicago on November 20th....more
Comcast Center open for business
The new Comcast Corp. headquarters is open for business in downtown Philadelphia, officially marking its place as the tallest skyscraper between New York and Chicago. The 975-foot-tall headquarters opened Friday. It brought in 1,300 new workers to Philadelphia, including some relocated from southern New Jersey and
Breaking Ground on 151-Story Tower in South Korea
Songdo Landmark City, an international consortium led by Portman Holdings, have broke ground on the 151 Incheon Tower—a 151-story, mixed-use development just west of Seoul. The 587-meter tower, which is on target to become the second-tallest skyscraper in the world after Burj Dubai in the Middle East, will be completed by
Burj Dubai to be even taller than planned
Emaar said work raising the height of the mega-structure, which currently towers more than 636 meters above Dubai, was already underway. The developer also set a deadline of September 2009 for the building's completion. It said the final height of the Burj Dubai, which has been a closely guarded secret, would be revealed upon its
The New, New City
In both China and the Persian Gulf, cities comparable in size to New York have sprouted up almost overnight. Only 30 years ago, Shenzhen was a small fishing village of a few thousand people, and Dubai had merely a quarter million people. Today Shenzhen has a population of eight million, and Dubai’s glittering towers have become playgrounds for wealthy expatriates from Riyadh and
Gehry’s first NY residential tower unveiled
New York developer Forest City Ratner and architect Frank Gehry today unveiled a design for a new 76-storey residential tower that will redefine the skyline of Lower Manhattan. The Beekman, as the project is known, will be the tallest residential tower in the City and Gehry’s first residential project in New
Real Estate Boom in Cambodia's Capital
After spending most of the past three decades struggling to recover from the legacy of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal rule, Cambodia is in the midst of a real estate boom. If all goes as planned, the dirt at Monivong and Sihanouk will soon sprout the country's first skyscraper, a 42-story residential building funded by money from South
Chairman's Message
Many of you will know that the Council’s Seismic Working Group has issued a report that says that the prescriptive codes in the US and in Europe are inappropriate for the design of tall buildings in areas of severe seismicity...more
Moscow Gaining Height Conference
This International Conference, partnered by the CTBUH, takes place as Moscow experiences an exciting boom in high rise construction and will focus on a range of tall building related issues...more
New CTBUH Country Leader for Greece
The Council welcomes Alex Vandoros, of the Thessaloniki-based architectural firm Vandoros & Partners, as its newest country leader...more
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
Applications for the 3 new full-time staff positions; a Research Manager, a Communications Manager and a Production Assistant, have now closed with a high number of quality applicants. Interviews will take place at the end of July with the new staff announced in August' ...more
Mile-High Tower Wars: How Tall is Too Tall
The Burj Dubai will soar 800m above the Arabian Desert, but a new mile high tower is set to dwarf it. Jimmy Lee Shreeve of the Independent asks: how tall is too tall? Includes interviews with Ron Klemencic and David Scott....more
Lotte’s Dream for Skyscraper...more
Comcast Center open for business...more
Nouvel towers over Paris competition...more
Vibrant development in 'London's third city' regeneration gets go-ahead...more
Foster + Partners' first Amsterdam tower....more
Wachovias Green Charlotte Dream....more
Workers angry about high-rise fall deaths (Queensland)...more
Standing On Stilts In Sydney...more
Karachi may be building more high rises, but are they safe?...more
High-rise buildings in Vietnam must be quake proof: expert....more
Dramatic new images of Rafael Viñoly’s design for London’s iconic Battersea Power Station...more
Boris set to keep Rogers as adviser (London) ...more
Zoning bill marks 1st step toward 1,500-foot skyscraper here (Philadelphia)...more
London skyscrapers become latest must-have for Gulf investors....more
Lightning Rod (New York)...more
Poznans Giant Jenga Block ...more
Spain’s Stunning Teatro del Agua Solar Desalination Plant ...more
Building continues at Kuwait’s newest landmark...more
Conservationists slam new skyscraper project in Pankrác...more
Downtown residential high-rise looks out over Discovery Green (Houston)....more
How Trump Tower opened while still adding on floors (Chicago)...more
One Jackson Square: New LEED Living in Greenwich Village...more
Abu Dhabi to buy Chrysler Building....more
Dramatic and vibrant addition to Miami’s skyline....more
Port Authority to miss WTC Tower 2 deadline...more
Canadian City Plans Its Own Shard Of Glass....more
The Chicago Spire Emerges Below Ground ...more
Nakheel introduces green standard...more
Enter the Dragon (Beijing)...more
Las Vegas City Center Set to Green Sin City...more
Why high-rise blocks soar above the crunch (London) ...more
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city...more
Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline....more
AIA Requires Sustainability in Continuing Education...more
Can we build a better crane?...more
Smith and Gill's "eco-bridge": Coming to Chicago's lakefront?...more
Tall Fortune In Hangzhou...more
The Hagues Wine Port Quarter...more
2 Men Scale New York Times Building Hours Apart...more
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