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October 2008

Wanted: Tall Buildings Less Iconic, More Specific
Jeanne Gang, Dubai, 2008

The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Alastair Collins, Steve Watts & Mark McAlister, March 2008

Skyframe, Ahmad Barclay
University of Nottingham, UK
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
High-Rise Safety International Conference
24-26 Nov 2008, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
This conference is a unique opportunity to work out the whole complex of questions regarding high-rise building safety in close contact with representatives of Government institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan....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
For a full list of upcoming and recent events click here

Earthquake Resistant
Sept. 20, 2008

Meraas dreams of a city in the sky
Sept. 19, 2008

Engineer's reaction strong to Seven WTC collapse report
Sept. 8, 2008
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Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc.

United States Gypsum Company

Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.
Changes to CTBUH Governance Awards Dinner Tables Filling Rapidly
In line with its expanding operation, the CTBUH is undertaking changes to its Governance, including the creation of a new Board of Trustees. For more on the changes, and confirmation of the new Board of Trustees, click here.
Following the announcement of the CTBUH 2008 Award Winners, places at the dinner to be held at Crown Hall Chicago on 20th November are filling rapidly. Confirmed table sponsors so far are Atkins in conjunction with the Bahrain World Trade Center, Kohn Pedersen Fox in conjunction with the Mori Building Corp, Ove Arup Ltd, Perkins & Will, SOM and Thornton Tomasetti. For more information on the event and to book a seat/table, click here.
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One’s Huge, the Other’s Crazy
Normally New York frowns on building shapes that do anything more daring than go up and down or side to side. Sure, we have a venerable corkscrew in the Guggenheim, but we don’t have much truck with blobs, birds’ nests, leaning towers, or glass pretzels. A pair of soon-to-be-built condos nudge at that resistance to foreign forms, though, and suggest that even a weakened housing market still has some architectural
The regeneration of La Defense gets a green emblem in Generali Tower
As part of the recently launched campaign “renouveau de la Défense,” the Group Gererali have unveiled a new office tower designed by Valode & Pistre Architects. Sustainability is at the heart of the architectural concept; the building’s innovative structure and envelope, as well as the choice of its technical and mechanical equipments - opening windows, suspended gardens at all levels - will enhance the user’s comfort whilst reducing energy
Dubai City Tower – 2.4km Tall
The Dubai City Tower design consists of 400 habitable stories topped by a 400m tall energy producing spire. Each floor to floor height is 5m making the overall height of the building 2400m (1.5miles). The overall mass of the building is broken down into 6 independent buildings - 3 rotating clockwise and 3 counter clockwise about a central
New 600m Plus Under Construction In Tianjin
Compared to towers of a similar height elsewhere in the world it has begun with a whimper, not a bang, but that doesn't stop the China 117 Tower in Tianjin from vying for the title as one of the tallest buildings in the world. Largely office in use, it will soar to over 600 meters when the tips of the fins are counted with 117 stories of space in it above
Cape Town approves city’s tallest building
Cape Town has given the go-ahead for a new addition to the city's skyline – a R1,2-billion,150m-tall mixed use development, which, once completed, will hold the accolade of being of the city's tallest building. The development will comprise 24 office floors above a 10-storey hotel and retail component, with parking on five basement and eight above-ground
Teaching blocks stacked spirally create Hung Hom bay campus
The project is an 18-storey institutional building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University- Hong Kong Community College. The form composes of various teaching blocks stacked spirally in the air, which are separated with sky gardens at different levels. The various blocks have different degrees of opacity made possible by varying the density of ceramic painted dots patterned glass and the solid
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Chairman's Message
There have been several big changes happening in the Council this past month. Firstly the Steering Group have unanimously approved a new governance structure and new operating procedures for the Council. These changes are a direct product of our continuing success and expansion....more
Ron Klemencic named Structural Engineer of the Year 2007
The CTBUH would like to congratulate Immediate Past Chairman Ron Klemencic for being selected as Structural Engineer of the Year 2007 in the journal ‘The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings’, published by John Wiley and Sons...more
Introduction of the Korean CTBUH
The Korean Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a new Asian branch of the CTBUH that has recently been launched in Seoul, Korea...more
CTBUH Resource Center
The Council graciously thanks the following donators to the Resource Center: Jay Pridmore, Joesph Korom, David Scott, and Helen Castle. For a listing of publications, visit here
As part of the CTBUH Fire & Safety Working Group, the Council is collecting comments and observations from the NIST Report with a view to presenting the opinion of our members to NIST. To join in the discussions on our forum, click here.
CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue 2
This issue of the Journal includes papers on the Shanghai World Financial Center, sustainability through greener concrete, sustainable rating systems around the world and much here to view a PDF copy of the Journal
Trump Tower: Ready to get spired (Chicago)...more
September 23 is Earth Overshoot Day...more
Materialising a classic (Abu Dhabi)...more
Angel Delight (London)...more
Tour Axas Overhaul (Paris)...more
City's Spectacular New West Side Story (New York)...more
San Jose welcomes luxury high-rise living (San Jose)...more
Why ecotourists should head to high-rise resorts (Benidorm)...more
HOK And Murphy Jahn Team Up In Slovenia (Ljubljiana)...more
Fourth and Madison Tower: A few simple elements lead to serious sustainability (Seattle)...more
The You You is set to become one Shanghai's most exciting (Shanghai)...more
Brisbane skyscraper nets $50 million in first week (Brisbane)...more
Hello, Columbus: A New York public space, once a mess, brims with new life (New York)...more
Praise for new 'landmark' tower in Cork (Cork)...more
More Tall Buildings? (Reading)...more
Long-Stalled Lotte Group’s Skyscraper Plan to Sail Ahead (Seoul)...more
La Défense' new kid on the block (Paris)...more
Skyscraper to be built over Milton Rd (Brisbane)...more
Glass Falls Again From Bank of America Tower (New York)...more
SOM New York Tower Takes Chamfers To Extremes (New York)...more
60% uncomfortable working in high-rise towers (Dubai)...more
PUC's green dreams fade as budget sees red (San Francisco)...more
How to make Chicago better (Chicago)...more
Color and sequence in urban design (Almere)...more
THE SUPERSTAR: Self-Sustaining City of the Future (Beijing)...more
RMJMs Grand Entrance (Suzhou)...more
High-rise work under scrutiny (Vietnam)...more
Stanhope And Schroders Win Croydon Battle (London)...more
Skyports Futuristic Look (Istanbul)...more
Benchmarking 9/11: Terrorism, Hurricanes, and Climate-Change Challenges (New York)...more
Luxurious green sky villas for Mumbai (Mumbai)...more
Ground Zero Pavilion Unveiled (New York)...more
Tribeca’s new transparent gateway (New York)...more
Is the China Boom Over? (China)...more
Call for new seismic code for high-rise towers (Dubai)...more
OMA has designs on the Big Apple (New York)...more
Making the Skyline Shine (Grand Rapids)...more
Fosters Atlantic Quarter Trio Uncorked (Cork)...more
Chicago Spire: Modest beginnings for a skyline icon (Chicago)...more
Solar Updraft Towers to Generate Food and Energy (Namibia)...more
High noon for urban high-rise: it's 37-storeys or none at all (Dublin)...more
$150M Newark Mixed-Use Project Moves Forward (New Jersey)...more
And Then They Were Two (Sheffield)...more
Mumbai could soon become the next Shanghai (Mumbai)...more
Evidence Of Survivors Of 9/11 Will Help Save Lives In Future High Rise Evacuations (UK)...more
Towers will aid growth, says BDF (UK)...more
High-rise may collapse, Abu Dhabi tenants fear (Dhabi)...more
Dharavi, India's largest slum, eyed by Mumbai developers (Mumbai)...more
Agency Fights Building Code Born of 9/11 (Washington)...more
The Glass Stampede (New York)...more
A Look At Alsops Putney Place (London)...more
MVRDV wins urban ecological masterplan (Tirana)...more
Another Day Another Paris Skyscraper (Paris)...more
Work Begins On Paris Twin Towers (Paris)...more
Pictured: The incredible vanishing skyscraper (New York)...more
Make Are Gleaming The Cube (Kuwait)...more
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