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December 2009
Supporting Contributor

Doosan Construction & Engineering

HAEAHN Architecture, Inc.

ALHOSN University

CDC Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc.

CityLife S.r.l.

Conwood Realty Pvt. Ltd.

Stauch Vorster Architects

Trainor Glass Company

Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam: Referencing Culture Through Modern Architecture
Matthias Olt & James Rothwell, CTBUH 8th World Congress Dubai, March 3, 2008

Case Study: Nakheel Tower
The Vertical City

Mark Mitcheson-Low, Ahmad Rahimian & Dennis O'Brien

Neva Hybrid
Ferdinand Sauerbruch & Felix Lupatsch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
International Housing Conference 2010 Singapore
Singapore, 26-29 January, 2010
The Housing & Development Board (HDB) is celebrating 50 years of public housing in Singapore. HDB contributed to Singapore's national building process and transformed the way Singaporeans live, work, learn and play. The conference aims to bring together experts and practitioners to look at sustainable development, with a focus on housing...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
Fifth International Conference on Pedestrian & Evacuation Dynamics
Gaithersburg, USA, 8-10 March, 2010
In many countries, an aging population, increasing obesity and more people with impairments are bringing new challenges to the management of routine and emergency people movement. This conference will address pedestrian and evacuation dynamics...more
McGraw Hill 2010 Global Construction Summit
New York, USA, 7-8 April, 2010
This two-day event will bring together dignitaries and leaders of the world's largest engineering and constructions firms from around the world. The Summit is being held in conjunction with ENR's 45th Annual Award of Excellence program...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Tel Aviv 50th in number of skyscrapers
According to CTBUH Tel Aviv has 59 skyscrapers more than 100 meters tall
Haaretz, November 19, 2009

Trump Tower a little more towering
CTBUH changed its criteria for measuring the height of skyscrapers
Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2009

Trump Tower up to No. 6
CTBUH's Jan Klerks on the Council's
height criteria change
Chicago Sun-Times, November 18, 2009

Al Hosn University joins US conference
University joined CTBUH conference on impact of recession and global warming
AME Info, November 10, 2009
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
3-5 Feb, Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai
CTBUH changes height criteria
Burj Dubai & Trump Tower increase
With two months to go to the event, we now have 160 people registered. Confirmed new speakers include renowned Indian architect Charles Correa, and Cathy Yang presenting on the planned green upgrade of Taipei 101. Confirmed sponsors include Rizvi Construction, Schindler Elevators and Skidmore Owings and Merill...more
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - the international body that arbitrates on tall building height and determines the title of 'The World's Tallest Building' - has announced a change to its height criteria, as a reflection of recent developments with several super-tall buildings...more
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Taipei 101 LEED GOLD
'How to fight against global warming' has become a significant issue worldwide, and the world's current tallest building Taipei 101 is not absent from saving our environment. Taipei 101 announced that it will apply for LEED certification, aiming to become the first skyscraper to obtain LEED Gold certification for existing buildings...more
Abu Dhabi's iconic tower reaches final height of 160 meters
Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi's iconic leaning tower, has topped out its central core and reached its final height of 160 meters, marking one of the most significant milestones in its construction. Capital Gate leans an incredible 18 degrees - 14 degrees more than the famous leaning tower of Pisa. The tower forms the focal point of the Capital Center development...more
Back with a bang: London's BT Tower hosts firework display
For years it has stood unvisited and was considered an unfashionable 1960s monolith with an uncertain future. But with the flick of a switch, launching fireworks and a new 500ft-high Olympics countdown screen, central London's BT Tower has been given a new burst of life. And it seems the rotating restaurant will reopen to the public...more
Helsinki plans to build skyscrapers in Pasila district
According to new plans, ten high skyscrapers are to be built in Helsinki's district of Pasila, on the southern side of the Pasila railway station. The tall buildings would be Finland's first real skyscrapers and the plan is to build them in 2020. The tallest structure would be about 170 meters above sea level. The tallest building would be more than 150 meters high...more
HKS design futuristic Dallas mixed-use development
Future sustainable urban living will depend largely on man's ability to create holistic architectural solutions that harvest the regenerative power of a site's natural systems. This project offers a self-sustaining, 'off-the-grid' urban community using a city block in Dallas. The choice for a renewable energy source was a geothermal cogeneration plant...more
The Zerofootprint Foundation is offering the $10 Million ZEROprize to the design team who can take an older concrete high-rise structure and, using re-skinning along with other retrofitting technologies, reduce its carbon, water, and energy footprint to net zero while also maintaining the highest architectural design standards...more
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Chairman's Message
The end of a year is always a good time for reflections, and although I have been the CTBUH chairman for only just a month, this is a remarkable year to look back upon. 2009 was of course a very challenging year as we faced a massive global financial crisis, which has had a profound impact on the whole industry...more
Chicago Conference: images, feedback and reports now online
A month after the conference, a summary of delegate feedback together with all the images taken at the event and a range of written reports covering the varying aspects are now on-line. Videos and the published post-conference report will be coming early in 2010...more
Doosan's support & Korean Language Assistant
The Council would like to acknowledge the kind support of Doosan Engineering and Construction, Korea in sponsoring a Korean language intern to work at CTBUH Headquarters in support of new CTBUH Chair Professor Sang Dae Kim. Crystal Yeojin Jeon joined us in October...more
Willis/Sears Tower tour
Members of CTBUH staff were fortunate to experience a base to tip tour of Willis/Sears tower as a post-Chicago conference bonus, courtesy of owners American Landmark Properties. The tour included the new cantilevering glass 'ledges' and a trip to the roof of America's tallest...more
CTBUH Linked In
The CTBUH Skyscraper Group on the LinkedIn networking Web site has now over 200 members and counting. Within this group, LinkedIn members can discuss tall building related topics, post news articles or meet other international tall building professionals...more
New CTBUH Journal website launched
Visitors will now find a more structured page giving direct access to our featured Case Studies, the informative Tall Buildings in Numbers statistics, the newly added CTBUH Reviews covering books and exhibitions, and of course the archive of all past journal editions...more
Seoul: Why Prestige Apartments Are as Popular as Ever...more  
Sun setting on Dubai World...more  
An Architectural Proposition for Sydney by Linda Bennett...more  
MVRDV: China Hills - A Vision of Future Cities...more  
Gensler unveils massive expansion plans for southern Mecca...more  
Forwarding Dallas Hill-Filled Design Wins Re:Vision Dallas Competition!...more  
2 high-rise office towers for last phase of Mid Valley City...more  
Herzog & de Meurons Stockholm Syndrome...more  
Eden Falls: Skyscraper Zoo Topped With a Waterfall, Buenos Aires...more  
Emaar India Unit to Sell Shares in Coming Weeks, Chairman Says...more  
Redevelopment Project in Vancouver Doubles as Social Experiment...more  
Dublin - Arise: in defence of skyscrapers...more  
Roosevelt University in Chicago to construct 32-story building...more  
MAD Architects Studio Visit : Sinosteel International Plaza, Beijing...more  
Toronto Office Vacancies May Top Boston, Manhattan...more  
Carlsberg design develops in Copenhagen...more  
Repositioning Guangzhou...more  
Sustainable Skyscraper...more  
Does the New York Freedom Tower still stack up to 1776 feet?...more  
Hydro line alters plan for core Winnipeg highrise...more  
Dan M. Frangopol Named Honorary Professor of Tongji University...more  
Emergency preparedness management system...more  
New skyscraper gets 'green' rating...more  
Santiago Skyscraper Provides Clue to Chile's Economic Future...more  
London: Concern over Hackney's approval of Foster plan...more  
New York: Surface Tension...more  
Milwaukee: Moderne detractor has ties to competing developer...more  
Bruce Ratner, Frank Gehry Mark Final Phase of Beekman Tower Construction in New York...more  
Atkins snatches up partner from Foster (China)...more  
Formation Architects Embrace The Vertical (London)...more  
Atkins innovation rewarded (Bahrain)...more  
The Cube, Birmingham by Make...more  
New 196m Tall Planned In Istanbuls Levent...more  
Trump's tower is now world's sixth tallest as council changes standards for tall building height...more  
Philippine floods spur move to high-rises...more  
London: Levitt Bernsteins First Stratford Tower...more  
The tallest building in the borough is NOT the ugliest! (New York)...more  
Sparch takes a strong design angle at newly completed Raffles City in Beijing...more  
Mumbais Eight-Sided Scraper...more  
Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes...more  
Toronto: The (welcome) return of the office tower...more  
Moving Forward: 1415 Mission, With Green Wall in Tow (San Francisco)...more  
HSBC agrees sale of London HQ for $1.3 billion...more  
Kyiv starts building 160-meter skyscraper...more  
London's Cheese grater site set to be city farm...more  
Top 5 most innovative Green Bridges on the Planet...more  
Phnom Penhs Golden Skyscraper Plans...more  
WOHA: The Met Residential Skyscraper, Bangkok...more  
Is the financial capital, Mumbai ready for skyscrapers?...more  
London, AJ interview: how the KPF 'breakaway five' became 65...more  
Lighting The Regal Tower in Birmingham...more  
Singapore Waterfront flats unveiled...more  
Feilden Clegg Bradley's Leeds complex completed...more  
Huge Urban Park Plans In Guangzhou...more  
London: Digital cloud plan for city skies...more  
Rochester, NY: Strong Opinions on City High-Rise's Bold New Look...more  
Squires Bubbly Hoxton Art'otel, London...more  
Burj Dubai enters final leg of construction...more  
New York's Luxe Bronx condos hit auction block...more  
$8.5 billion Las Vegas City Center to open in December...more  
Hotel ME Barcelona...more  
San Francisco: New towers coming to Transbay site?...more  
Sweden: Enough quaint picturesque homes - bring on the high-rise...more  
Shanghai's Sun Valleys near completion at World Expo 2010...more  
Foster and Rogers battle it out for 1GBP billion Sydney Barangaroo project ...more  
30-storey skyscraper to come up in Surat...more  
Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd complete tallest tower at TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong...more  
Panter Hudspith reveals Elephant & Castle tower in London...more  
Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos design new commercial complex in Havana, Cuba...more  
Shenyangs Epic Lotte World...more  
Chicago: Trump spire lights up - what's your verdict?...more  
It's no tall tale: World's highest skyscraper in Dubai won't open until January 2010...more  
Salt Lake City high rise is ready for occupancy on Main...more  
Greenpoint Rising in New York...more  
Gateshead's Derwent Tower to be demolished...more  
Grand Visions for a Faded Bronx Boulevard...more  
New York: Woolworth Building Stake May Be Purchased By Italian Investor...more  
Mumbai: Egg-shaped building plan shelved...more  
New York: Your Name Here...more  
Tallest LEED-CS Gold certified building in Philadelphia in the United States...more  
Chicago: Willis Tower looks to go green, from the rooftops on down...more  
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