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January 2010
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Steven Holl Architects


Gazprom Tower:
The politics of High Rise

Tony Kettle, CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, October 22

Case Study: Trump International
Hotel & Tower

William F. Baker, Paul James, Richard F. Tomlinson, and Andrew Weiss

Lauran Searston, Elizabeth Bennett & Pengfei Zhang, University of Nottingham
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

Sustaining Growth in the Vertical Age
Antony Wood, Exec. Director joined a roundtable discussion in Mumbai on 'Remaking Sustainable Cities'
The Times of India, December 30, 2009

Burj Dubai to be world's tallest
building, how tall?

CTBUH's Jan Klerks comments on exact height of the Burj Dubai
Reuters, December 24, 2009

Awards: Greens are Winning
CTBUH announced 8th Annual Best
Tall Building Awards
'BbICOTHbIE' Russian Tall Buildings Magazine, December/January, 2010

The height of hairsplitting
Does the height of Freedom Tower change after the Council announced height criteria change
Chicago Tribune, November 23, 2009
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
3-5 Feb, Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai
New CTBUH Tall Building database launched
With only a month to go to the event, the program for the 3 days is now confirmed, with 78 speakers scheduled across 24 sessions. Sponsors for the event include Rizvi Builders; the Mumbai Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority; Peri; Schindler; Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP. It is not too late to register...more
The Council has launched a new interactive tall building database for 2010. Containing information on over 10,000 tall buildings - including images as well as location, height, function, number of floors, structural material and professional team information - users can create their own lists and export them to pdf...more
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Moscow's Federation Tower: lower but better
The management of MIRAX GROUP Corporation has made a decision to reduce the number of floors from 94 to 64 in the East Tower of the Federation business center in Moscow. The decision to reduce the number of floors is explained by the fact that the rates offered by banks are no lower than 25%, which makes the higher tower unprofitable...more
Triangle may beat Paris skyscraper ban
The dainty pyramid outside the Louvre museum in Paris looks set to gain a giant sister. Towering at a height of 180m, the new pyramid, known as Projet Triangle, will be nine times the size of the edifice that greets visitors to the main courtyard of the Palais du Louvre. No skyscraper has been built in the French capital for almost 20 years...more
Wirral Waters becomes largest planning application in UK history
Peel Group has submitted what it claims is the UK's biggest planning application - the 4.5 GBP billion Wirral Waters scheme. The firm, which operates Liverpool John Lennon Airport, is seeking to build a high-density and partial high-rise development to provide 13,000 homes at Birkenhead Docks on Merseyside...more
Add-on architecture: 300 East Randolph is captivating inside and out
Ever since it opened in 1997, the office building at 300 East Randolph St. has served as a kind of oversize text message display for Chicago, capturing in one line of letters (or two) the city's mood. The project is the most extensive piece of add-on architecture ever done in Chicago, architectural historians say...more
Pelli Clarke Pelli Add To Tianjin Supertalls
Leading architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli is working on one of the tallest supertall buildings planned for China, the Xiaobailou Union Plaza in downtown Tianjin. The development features as its main attraction, a 488 metres supertall skyscraper with approximately 108 floors above ground. The main tower is smooth skinned and fully glazed...more
Construction To Resume At Chile's Costanera Center Project
An investment of US$200 million was announced by holding firm Cencosud, enabling construction work to resume January 2010 on Santiago's Costanera Center project. The firm's president Horst Paulmann announced that the new investment would also coincide with government support for road construction around the site...more
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Chairman's Message
On behalf of the CTBUH, I wish you and your family all the best in 2010. I am honored to send you New Year greetings as the new Chair of the Council. In Asia, 2010 is called the "Year of the Tiger." Tigers are symbols of many things but the most important are courage and innovation. I hope the Council would progress towards courageous and innovative plans this coming year...more
CTBUH Journal 2010, Issue I now on-line
The first of four anticipated issues of the CTBUH Journal 2010 includes articles on the Standard Hotel, New York; The Remaking of Mumbai; The Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings, a report on the CTBUH height criteria change, and several features such as a review of Tall Buildings completed in 2009...more
Frank Zabel on the mend
We have received many good wishes and enquiries of concern regarding Frank Zabel, the architect of the Tornado Tower Qatar, who unfortunately collapsed on stage at our Chicago conference in October. We are very pleased to report that Frank is on the mend now and has sent a message to colleagues...more
CTBUH to play Accreditation role in new Nottingham Masters Course
The course, coordinated by Philip Oldfield and David Nicholson-Cole at the University of Nottingham, explores the sustainable design of tall buildings. CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, recently visited to undertake an initial review of the course, and to meet the students...more
New 2010 Membership brochure
A new CTBUH membership brochure has been launched for 2010, showing succinctly what the CTBUH does and what the benefits of membership are. To download the brochure click here. Go to the updated membership section of the website to see our list of current organizational members, click here...
New CTBUH Trustees Tim Johnson & Peter Irwin
The CTBUH Board of Trustees welcomes the support of two industry leaders: Peter Irwin, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Canada and Tim J. Johnson, NBBJ, USA. The Board of Trustees oversee the work and direction of the Council. New plans of the Council are going to be discussed at the meeting February 2nd in Mumbai...more
Burj Dubai set to be the world's tallest building...more
Taipei 101 to hand over World's Tallest Building title to Dubai Tower...more
Mass Studies: S - Trenue, Seoul...more
San Francisco's Treasure Island utopia gets reality check...more
Discover the towering heights of Kuwait's Al Hamra tower...more
Central Pasila Tower Area Helsinki - Detailed Plan | Cino Zucchi Architetti...more
Emre Arolats Fragmented Istanbul Skyscrapers...more
Foster and Partners: Dream Hub Yongsan IBD Masterplan - Sam-Taeguk, Seoul...more
New York: World Product Centre backs out of Extell's proposed 34th Street skyscraper...more
Hanois Tricorn Triplet...more
Upgrade coming at stalled condo in San Diego...more
New York: Gehry Takes the Stage...more
Rogers beats Foster to 3bn GBP Barangaroo development for Sydney...more
3344 Peachtree Nears 90 Percent Leased (Atlanta)...more
Audio slideshow: The Empire State Re-building (New York)...more
TFP Farrells' latest Mixed Use & Commercial buildings in China...more
Warsaw skyscraper controversy...more
Mikou Design Studio: Lighthouse Tower, Rio de Janeiro...more
BEI-Teesside power plant by Heatherwick Studio...more
The Belvedere | Pirelli skyscraper in Milan...more
Asymptote: Dream Hub Yongsan, Seoul IBD Masterplan...more
Taxpayers Help Goldman Reach Height of Profit in New Skyscraper...more
Kolkata City may get 65-storey skyscraper...more
Speedy to Provide Onsite Rental Facility for Europe's Tallest Building...more
European Central Bank in Frankfurt by Coop Himmelb(l)au...more
Seouls Rippling Tower...more
Leeds: Fourth time lucky for doomed CASPAR site?...more
J.P. Morgan's 'Sweet Deal' in Downtown Manhattan...more
Portland's Good Working Neighbors...more
Go ahead for 100-storey building in Kuala Lumpur only if profitable...more
Tower by SOM Rising in Seoul...more
Tallest Student Tower Planned In Manchester...more
Millennium Tower Residences: San Francisco's New Luxury High-Rise...more
KNN Media Center, Busan | DRDS...more
New York: Kicked by the Curb...more
Bank of Taiwan May Build a High Rise in Shanghai...more
Dubai Receives $10 Billion Bailout From Abu Dhabi...more
CABE savages Aedas' plans for tallest building in Birmingham...more
Perkins Eastman Celebrates the Groundbreaking of New High-rise Building in Milwaukee for Independent Seniors...more
San Francisco's Transamerica Building Gets LEED Gold...more
Leaning Tower Of South Padre Island...more
Abu Dhabi's Masdar City Offers $150,000 Prize for Sustainable Concrete Mix...more
Chicago: Lack of sprinkler system in high-rise questioned...more
Peter Rees, London: 'It's difficult to plan gossip into a new development' ...more
Guangzhou's newest architectural marvel unveiled ...more
Beijing: Things that go 'bump' in the light......more
Never Say Never Again: Koolhaas builds vertical city in Rotterdam...more
Nanjing Set To Get 485m Tall Aedas Design...more
Foster reveals Biometropolis in Mexico City...more
Hyder wins MEP Consultancy of the Year...more
Denham torpedoes Foster and HKR 500 million GBP Ealing scheme...more
Shanghai: Firm has designs on a 1bn GBP future...more
Framing Milan's Solaria Tower...more
Deep-Seawater Air Conditioning System to Cool Honolulu...more
Tel Aviv: Bought a new place - but there's no way to get there!...more
London's Mayor gives go ahead to Foster's Bishop's Place...more
Largest high-rise apartment building for Australian tourist strip...more
100-storey skyscrapers planned for Kuala Lumpur...more
Residents worried Vancouver is allowing developers to demolish low-rise buildings and put up profitable highrise residences...more
One Crown Place Planned By KPF...more
High Hopes in San Francisco...more
The Donald Goes Hawaiian...more
Mumbai Can't be Shanghai...more
Dublins Liberty Hall Set To Be Replaced...more
Tall structures right remedy for Indian cities'...more
Netherlands' housing in the new 'old style'...more
Google facilitates your Shanghai skyscraper stalking...more
Vienna: Zechner & Zechner win architectural planning competition...more
Eco Tech: Accidental discovery could better solar panel efficiency...more
KPF Design New Luxury Vegas Hotel...more
Opening of world's tallest tower marks end of Dubai era...more
Woods Bagot Works On Huge Hefei Towers...more
Blackstone Builds City of London Tower for Students...more
RJA Licensed as House of Expertise in Abu Dhabi...more
Construction of Moscow-City is Ongoing...more
Crowning Tower Of Riyadhs Emerging CBD Approved...more
Famed architect unveils plan for Toronto's Queens Quay jewel...more
MAD Architects Unveil Urban Forest Skyscraper For China...more
Shade of green for Gold Coast high rise...more
WOHA: Masterplan for Singapore 2050...more
Minor Changes Made To London's' Riverside South...more
Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher to meet with leaders of AFL-CIO pension investment trusts...more
Gensler Architect boss: CityCenter 'changes the game' ...more
Oslos Barcode Progresses...more
New York: America's medieval new U.N. mission...more
Dubai realty debacle: Indian firms say they are unaffected...more
Chicago: 2010 Installment of Student-Based Mock Firms Skyscraper Design Competition Begins...more
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