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September 2008

Towards a 21st Century Post Carbon Urbanized Society
Lee Morris, Dubai, 2008

Advances in Elevator Technology: Sustainable and Energy Implications
Johannes de Jong, March 2008

Solar - Thermal Tower
Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007-08
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
New Civil Engineer Conference: Engineering Tall Buildings
17 Sept 2008, London
Engineering Tall Buildings is NCE’s flagship event of the structures portfolio. 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, supported 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 2008 Awards Dinner
20 Nov 2008, Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago
The CTBUH issues seven Tall Building awards annually five recognizing excellence in design and construction and two established lifetime achievement awards...more
Vertical Cities: Hong Kong & New York
17 July 2008 - Feb 2009, New York
Vertical Cities will examine the parallels during two major development booms and defining moments in the vertical identity of each city: New York in the 1920s and 1960s and Hong Kong in the mid-1980s-1990s and today For more information visit here
RETECH Renewable Energy Technology Conference
25-27 Feb 2009, Las Vegas
This three-day technology conference and exhibition features a trade show with 250+ exhibitors and six tracks of top CEO-led business conference sessions by technology, as well as multiple business-to-business side events. For more information visit here
SEI/ASCE Structures Congress
30 Apr - 2 May 2009, Austin, TX
This congress will include a CTBUH session which will focus on the latest advances in the field of the seismic design of tall buildings, presenting and illustrating the design recommendations from the CTBUH Seismic Design Working group, which are intended for application around the globe across all levels of seismic hazard.....more
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The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings
Aug 27 2008

Safety and Security; Expecting the Unexpected
Aug 28, 2008
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, LLP

Structal-Heavy Steel Construction

Building Design International

Lucien Lagrange Architects
CTBUH Award Winners Announced CTBUH Journal 2008, Issue 2 released
The CTBUH issues seven Tall Building Awards annually; this year’s winners are The New York Times Building (Americas), 51 Lime Street (Europe), Bahrain World Trade Center (Middle East & Africa) and Shanghai World Financial Center (Asia & Australasia) with the best overall tall building awarded from one of these four on the night of the Awards Dinner. Individual awards go to Cesar Pelli (Lynn S. Beedle Award) and William Baker (Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal) …more
This issue includes several new features such as an expanded global news section, book reviews, an events diary, ‘Tall Buildings in Numbers’ and much more. Papers in this issue are on the Shanghai World Financial Center, sustainability through greener concrete, sustainable rating systems around the world and fire safety in the context of unique facade here to view a PDF copy of the Journal. If you are interested in submitting a paper for future editions of the CTBUH Journal, please click here.
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Shanghai World Financial Center Opens for Business
The SWFC is now officially recognized by the CTBUH as the Tallest Building in the World in two of its four categories; ‘Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Roof’. The Council also welcomes Mori Building – the tower’s developer – as a CTBUH Supporting
NIST WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse
The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, was primarily due to fires, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced following an extensive, three-year scientific and technical building and fire safety
Burj Dubai Soon to Reach Ultimate Height
The Burj Dubai tower is about to reach its ultimate height. To celebrate, David Hobcote has taken a series of amazing high resolution pictures from the air which give an exact impression of the breathtaking, massive scale of this
Piling Starts at Riverside South
Piling work is finally underway on the Riverside South site in Canary Wharf. The towers will stand at 235 and 189 meters tall with a 66 meter tall building between them. The 235m tower will be the tallest building built to roof height since One Canada Square which has dominated Canary Wharf for almost 15
Trump Tower "topping out" vindicates those who said skyscrapers would go after 9/11
The topping out of the 92-story Trump Tower in Chicago represents more than just a construction milestone. It marks a vindication for those who downplayed dire predictions that no more supertall skyscrapers would be built in the United States after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 felled the twin towers of the World Trade
Zaha unveils seven Singapore towers
Zaha Hadid Architects' has revealed designs for Singapore's largest residential development. The £1.1 billion project, called Farrer Road, is located on an 83,500m2 site and includes seven 36-storey towers and 12
Putting the soul back into Seoul
Five major architects have been shortlisted to redesign the business hub of South Korea’s capital city. Asymptote (with Hargreaves Associates), Foster + Partners, Jerde Partnership, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Studio Daniel Libeskind have been given US $1m to submit designs to the Yongsan Development Co. for the US$27bn rejuvenation of the Yongsan international business
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Chairman's Message
Last week the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) issued its draft report on the fire and collapse of World Trade Center 7. This document is very interesting reading for all tall building designers ....more
CTBUH forms 'Legal Aspects of Tall Buildings Working Group'
Co-chaired by Cecily Davis and Marnix Elsenaar, the working group will report on legal issues and trends on planning and procurement. more
CTBUH Welcomes New Country Leaders
The Council welcomes Peyman Askari Nejadas of Hyder Consulting and Alan JALIL of SOCOTEC as the Country Leaders for Iran and France. Click here for more info on Country Leaders
CTBUH Resource Center
The Council graciously thanks the following donators to the Resource Center: Jan Klerks, Ken Yeang, Heather Whaley, and Johannes de Jong. For a listing of publications, visit here
Urban Design Strategy Report on Tall Buildings in Malta
Report on Fulbright Mission on tall buildings in Malta by Steering Group member, Mir Ali....view pdf
CTBUH Members Passing
The Council was saddened to learn of the passing of two long-time CTBUH smembers: Prof. Bruno Thurlimann and Dr. T. N. Subba Rao. For a brief profile of each, click here
Why we should live in skyscrapers (Belfast)...more
Guangzhou going live...more
Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper...more
Doon Street tower wins approval (London)...more
In Beijing, No Making Heads or Tails of a New Building...more
New York's famous skyline may be getting a new addition: Wind turbines...more
Plastic fantastic (London)...more
Structures so green they give back to the environment...more
In This Century City You Can Swim In The Stars (Manila)...more
Revealing the pyramids of the future (Dubai)...more
Foster Tries Again in Upper Manhattan...more
Panama Towers Grand Curves...more
A “Gold” for China: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award...more
Architect defends city high-rise after attack (Darwin)...more
Analysis presents options for building (San Diego)...more
High-profile towers fall prey to crunch (Liverpool / Birmingham)...more
The future of 'nowhere' (Bellevue)...more
Skyscraper wars, part five: Egos clash and cultures collide as Chicago architects reshape Asia's skylines...more
Skyscraper wars, part four: Egos clash and cultures collide as Chicago architects reshape Asia's skylines ...more
Skyscraper wars, part three: Egos clash and cultures collide as Chicago architects reshape Asia's skylines...more
Skyscraper wars, part two: Egos clash and cultures collide as Chicago architects reshape Asia's skylines ...more
Skyscraper wars, part one: Egos clash and cultures collide as Chicago architects reshape Asia's skylines...more
London buildings: Grate expectations...more
Skyscraper falling glass injures three (New York)...more
Dockside Green: The World’s First LEED Platinum Community (British Columbia)...more
The Worlds Tallest Anthill (Istanbul)...more
A view to thrill (US)...more
New York Vs. Hong Kong at Skyscraper Museum...more
HOK Served Up With A Twist (Incheon)..more
The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub...more
Triumph of the high-rise (Malta)...more
The King of Central Park West (New York)...more
CCTV, the new state television headquarters, will broadcast China's rise (Beijing)...more
Reaching for the Clouds in Dubai...more
The Spire: Aspiring to great heights (Chicago)...more
By 2025, Dubai Likely To Have 3000 Towers...more
Foggo Associates reveals neighbor for Foster's Gherkin (London)...more
Plans for Foster's U2 Tower halted amid market turbulence (Dublin)...more
Green building rating tool to be launched in November (South Africa)...more
Time Equities breaks ground on 65-story green hotel/residential tower (New York)...more
Former East German parliament steel headed to Dubai...more
Data center gets highest green-building rating (Sacramento)...more
These amazing bird’s eye views show Britain as it looks from above...more
The $1 bln race for Zorlu Center heats up (Istanbul)...more
A city built on impermanence -- and that's OK (Shanghai)...more
Zaha unveils seven Singapore towers...more
Stanhope and Arup's breakthrough study that could rock the commercial construction world...more
Behind Beijing's icons...and how what we see on TV will be different than what Chicago wants to build for the 2016 Olympics...more
Philippe Rondeaus Stepped Shenzen Tower...more
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