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September 2009

Mooyoung Architects & Engineers

Intelligent Engineering

Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

P&T Group

Ronald Lu & Partners

VOA Associates Incorporated


SAMOO Architects & Engineers

CTBUH Video Interview
Shaun Killa, Atkins Middle East

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 20th November, 2008

The Effects of Complex Geometry on Tall Towers
David Scott, David Farnsworth, Matt Jackson and Matt Clark

Tropicana Tower
Wei Gu, Pi-Lin Quek & Qiao Yang, University of Nottingham
Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - Breakfast Seminar 2
Brisbane, Australia, 10 September, 2009
This presentation by Tristram Carfrae, Principal at Arup looks at cultural changes in Structural Engineering Solutions across the globe and features Tristram's Kurilpa Bridge. Column and beam with an occasional Arch or Dome have been supplemented with a vast array of alternatives where computer programs analyze structures...more
The Net-Zero Energy Buildings Conference II
McGraw-Hill Headquarters, New York, 7-8 October, 2009
Net-zero energy buildings are necessary and technically possible. But, because of cost and the technical sophistication required, few buildings have received this status. The conference presents advanced systems and materials, case studies, and speakers with unique points of view...more
CTBUH Chicago Conference 2009
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 22-23 October, 2009
Evolution of the Skyscraper New challenges in a world of global warming and recession
This two-day event will convene the world's experts to debate the successes and excesses of recent times, and outline their thoughts on what tall buildings need to become...more
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Dinner
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 22 October, 2009
The dinner to be held in conjunction with the Chicago Conference, will celebrate the seven Tall Building awards issued annually - five recognizing excellence in design and construction in five geographical regions, and the two established lifetime achievement awards...more
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. 3-5 February, 2010
Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age
This 3-day, triple-track conference and accompanying exhibition will debate the pressures on existing cities, and examine some of the new, sustainable cities that are being proposed. How can existing urban agglomerations re-invent themselves as sustainable cities of the future, and how can tall buildings contribute?...more
2010 Khan Lecture Series at Lehigh University
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, various dates, 2010
The Khan Lecture Series honors Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan's legacy of excellence in structural engineering and architecture.
1st Lecture: ZDENEK P. BAZANT "Progress Engendered by Collapses of Record Setting Structures" - Friday, February 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm...more
2nd Lecture: RON KLEMENCIC "Outrageous!" - Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:10 pm...more
3rd Lecture: JOHN E. BREEN "The ABCD's of Bridge Building" - Friday, April 16, 2010 - 4:10 pm...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

India is the Next Destination
Interview with Executive Director
Antony Wood
Times of India, August 24, 2009

At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai
Introduction of CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
Times of India, August 22, 2009

Council Names 2009's Best Tall Buildings
CTBUH announced 2009 Tall Building Award Winners
Civil Engineering Magazine
August, 2009
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference - early bird registration deadline 4th Sept 2009 CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Dinner - Bookings now closed
22-23 Oct. More than 200 delegates are already registered, representing 25 countries. Thornton Tomasetti have currently registered the most delegates, with 9 colleagues attending. For a list of all delegates and companies sending the most delegates so far, click here. The early bird registration deadline of 4th September is fast approaching - register now...more
22 Oct. With 300 confirmed attendees, bookings for the dinner are now closed. Conference registrants will now only be able to register at the 'conference only' rate. Confirmed Table Sponsors include Aecom, Arup, CICO Consultants, CTBUH, CTBUH Korea, Gensler, IIT, John Portman & Associates, Perkins + Will, KONE, RJA, Smith Carter, SOM, Viracon and Walsh Construction...more. For more on the 2009 award winners, click here.
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Final cladding panel to be put on Burj Dubai within weeks
Construction work on Burj Dubai is nearing completion as the final cladding panel is to be placed within weeks. The tower consists of 24,348 glass, aluminum and steel panels. Arabian Aluminum Company started work on the exterior cladding of Burj Dubai in April 2007 and is now entering the final phase with the manufacture...more
World's Tallest Wooden Building Planned for Norway
The Norwegian Barents Secretariat have announced plans for a new cultural center that is being touted as the world's tallest wooden building. The new tower will be located in Kirkenes, Norway and will be 16-17 stories tall and constructed from natural materials with innovative and environmental solutions in all parts of the building...more
Goldman Sachs World Headquarters nears completion, New York
As Goldman Sachs continues to keep the details of its New Headquarters Building near Ground Zero under wraps, there is no denying what the eyes can see. The 43-storey glass and steel tower located on West Street is expected to open later in 2009. When it does, it will house more than 9,000 employees in 2.1 billion sq ft of space...more
Work to resume on Arthur Erickson-designed Vancouver high-rise
Construction of an Erickson-designed luxury hotel and condo project is set to resume after the developer re-jigged the plans. It was originally developed as the Ritz-Carlton Vancouver, but excavation work on the $500 million twisting tower was halted in October 2008. The recession forced developer, Holborn Group to develop a new strategy...more
Atasehir financial district, Istanbul
The 372,000sqm development - designed by RMJM - is located in the Atasehir district of Istanbul which the Turkish government intends to transform into the country's new financial district and business centre. The development includes a 60-storey tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices and conference facilities...more
Third Time Lucky For Make's Trafalgar Way, London
UK architecture firm Make have secured planning permission for their twin tower scheme. The 35- and 29-storey residential towers rise above, a restaurant occupying the ground floor, to a maximum height of 120 meters. The design of the scheme is notable for the stainless steel cladding and the melted effect between the two towers...more
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Chairman's Message
There are now only 4 days to our early-bird registration deadline for the Chicago Conference. Well over 200 people have signed up, from over 25 countries. If we continue at this rate we will surpass the CTBUH 2006 numbers. The Awards Dinner has been so popular that we have now stopped taking bookings...more
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age.

3-5 Feb. This 3-day, triple- track conference will debate the pressures on existing cities, and examine some of the new, sustainable cities and tall buildings that are being proposed...more
Latest University of Nottingham design research online
Entitled 'Vertical Communities', this design studio called for mixed-use planning, acknowledging the human factor in a socially, economically and environmentally-sustainable future as perhaps the most important element neglected by tall building designs...more
CTBUH and World Architecture News collaboration
CTBUH and WAN have announced an intention to work more closely on topics of shared interest. Initially, WAN will be helping publicize the CTBUH Chicago conference, with CTBUH assisting in publicizing the WAN Awards - Commercial to WAN.
Next CTBUH Chair visits CTBUH HQ
Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University, due to take over as CTBUH Chair in October 2009, visited the CTBUH offices in August for a 2-day meeting with current Chair David Scott and Executive Director Antony Wood to discuss longer term plans for the Council...more
TowerTech Qatar
12-15 October. CTBUH Research & Communications Manager Jan Klerks and Trustee William Maibusch will represent CTBUH at the 2009 TowerTech event in Doha. Klerks will give a presentation about the latest developments in skyscrapers ...more
Foster + Partners: Major Sustainable Plan in Incheon, South Korea...more  
Boris to set historic precedent with Columbus Tower decision (London)...more  
Gazprom Tower May Cost St. Petersburg Heritage Status...more  
Masdar Centre design revealed (UAE)...more  
The Heron Set To Rise In 2010 (London)...more  
Glass plummets from CBD high-rise (Brisbane)...more  
Architecture That Imitates Life...more  
Birmingham twin towers project shelved...more  
Perkins + Will's innovative design for downtown Chicago...more  
BBJ: Architects look ahead to future of Boston skyline...more  
Building Integrated Photovoltaic's (Hamburg)...more  
The Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (London)...more  
Third New York Trade Center Site Goes to Silverstein...more  
Tower Plans To Transform Barry Island (Wales)...more  
Mock Firms International Skyscraper Challenge (Chicago)...more  
Golden Palace climber scales Mexico City skyscraper...more  
Foster revises Bishop's Place plan to save Light Bar (London)...more  
A Farm on Every Floor...more  
High-stakes battles for St. Petersburg high-rise Signature Place...more  
Controversial Ashby high-rise gets green light...more  
Water leak prompts evacuation of Prudential Center (Boston)...more  
At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai...more  
What's 'that thing' atop the Aon Center? (Chicago)...more  
Jewelry Center construction hits six year snag (Las Vegas)...more  
Glass plummets from Old Broad Street tower (London)...more  
High-rise housing for Cape Town...more  
A. Asadov Architectural Studio: Olympic Rings Island (Sochi)...more  
CZWG Design Huge New Wembley Hotel...more  
WTC Exceptionalism (New York)...more  
New Midrise & Highrise Plans - What it means for the CD (Seattle)...more  
Germany Unveils World Class Sustainable ECO CITY (Hamburg)...more  
CABE Give 30 Pall Mall A Kicking (Liverpool)...more  
Moscow court freezes skyscraper developer's assets...more  
NOAH: Mammoth Pyramidal Arcology Designed for New Orleans...more  
Aedas Pen Huge Wuxi Office Scheme (China)...more  
DAMAC Properties' Ocean Heights tower tops 70 floors at the Marina (Dubai)...more  
A skyscraper in Stockholm at last?...more  
Lange Jan & Lange Lies Apartment Towers (Heerlen, Netherlands)...more  
The future of Scottish housing is high-rise, argues Germaine Greer...more  
Is high-rise living really the way forward? (Scottland)...more  
Bangkok Rising: Construction to Begin on Ole Scheeren / OMA's MahaNakhon...more  
Beirut's property scene climbs skywards...more  
Neglected high-rise flats pose fire risk, say experts (United Kingdom)...more  
Devon shortens plans for tower (Oklahoma City)...more  
Sackville Tries Again With Station Hill (Reading)...more  
Top Five 'Green' Buildings That Defeat The Point of Being Green...more  
New island set for China (Ningbo)...more  
Enter The Intermark (Kuala Lumpur)...more  
Innovative wind turbines to top new downtown Portland high-rise...more  
Four Competing Designs For Istanbul Skyscraper...more  
Steel Columns Hoisted at Trade Center Site (New York)...more  
Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm...more  
From the archives: Palestra by Will Alsop (London)...more  
Pei Cobbs Soyak Plaza (Istanbul)...more  
Planners sign off on midtown high-rise request (Gainesville)...more  
'Shard' Defies Crisis as Qataris Lift London Skyline...more  
Songdo City Rising (Incheon)...more  
W Highrise Needs New Financing...more  
Deutsche Building Razing Stalling WTC Raising (New York)...more  
Ciutat de la Justicia by David Chipperfield Architects (Barcelona)...more  
Adrian Smith to be honored (Chicago)...more  
MADs Three Chongqing Supertall Designs (New York)...more  
Gracing Chicago's skyline...more  
Four Towers in One Competition (Shenzhen)...more  
Los Faros de Panama (Panama City)...more  
Sustainable Urban Development Resource Guide...more  
The Two Towers (Xuhui, China)...more  
Kuwaits Twisting Tower Approaches Finish...more  
Wuhan Pebbles await next stage of design development as planning approved...more  
Jakarta to Build 2,000 High Rise Apartments...more  
NFPA releases high-rise fire study...more  
Entangled Bank: Sustainable Urban Skyscraper for Dallas...more  
Burj Dubai: World's tallest building opens 2 December (Dubai)...more  
Developer Rejects Paterson's Proposals for Ground Zero Towers (New York)...more  
San Francisco Transforming Toxic Site into UN Global Warming Center...more  
Now Velocity Plan Student Housing (Sheffield)...more  
Family Lives Alone In 32-Story High-Rise (Miami)...more  
High-rise plans go flat in Las Vegas...more  
Eco-Friendly Urban Center: Sustainable City of the Future (South Korea)...more  
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