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February 2010
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Starcatchers versus Skyscrapers: Building skylines of the future
Eric Kuhne, CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, October 23

Structural BIM: Discussion, Case Studies and Latest Developments
Clive Robinson

Cranked Towers
Prof. Peter Land, Illinois Institute of Technology
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
2010 NASCC The Steel Conference | The Structures Congress
Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Orlando, 12-15 May, 2010
Ahmad Abdelrazaq, member of the CTBUH Advisory Group and chairman of the ASCE/SE Tall Building committee, organized several sessions as part of the 2010 NASCC The Steel Conference...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Burj Dubai: Icon Rising
CTBUH featured extensively
in special issue
Emirates Business, January 4, 2010

Tallest Building
CTBUH's Jan Klerks discusses
tall buildings
Radio Islam, January 14, 2010

Tall trend continues as CTBUH announces tallest buildings of 2009
The Council released the ten tallest buildings completed in 2009
World Architecture News,
January 19, 2010

Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design
CTBUH comments in article on eight future contenders
Popular Mechanics, January 21, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference
3-5 Feb, Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai
The Ten Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
With only two days to go we're looking forward to what's undoubtedly going to be an information- packed and important business-networking event in Mumbai. There are over 600 people registered for the event, with 72 international and local speakers, to debate how existing cities can re-make themselves to support more sustainable patterns of life, and whether tall buildings can be a part of that...more
The year 2009 marked a successful 12 months for the American skyscraper, with three of the five tallest buildings completed during the year being located in the USA - Trump International Hotel & Tower (Chicago), Bank of America Tower (New York) and Aqua Tower (Chicago). For the full report, an extensive overview of tall construction in 2009 and a preview of what's coming up in here
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Dubai: World's tallest building opens for business
Burj Dubai, renamed Burj Khalifa in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi who came to Dubai's rescue during its financial crisis, is currently the world's tallest building. Designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the tower measures 828 meters from its base to the tip of its spire and has been recognized as the world's tallest...more
Fake Hills. China. MAD
Throughout China's ultra-rapid urbanization, attention has been focused on set-piece architecture. The majority of development in China takes the form of residential schemes, often standardized to guarantee a quick return for the developer. Is it possible to build high-density, economically viable housing which is also architecturally innovative?...more
Spiraling Skyscraper Pod City For a Future London
Design team Chimera has conceived of an incredible series of spiraling skyscrapers for London modeled after the complex ecosystems created by the mangrove tree. Dubbed Mangal City, the project is an "urban ecological system" composed of modular pod capsules that shift to adapt to environmental and contextual conditions...more
OIII Architects: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Proposal
Dutch firm OIII Architects received a special mention for their proposal in the competition to design the commercial bank of Ethiopia. The city's pattern of public roads, squares and parks is carried through into the CBE's design. By connecting five towers, a space is created which continues into the bank's immediate surroundings...more
Hines Huge Milan Project Takes Shape
One of the key developments under construction in the Italian city of Milan is Porta Nuova Garibaldi, a new commercial complex that's been designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. With 35 floors and a height of 145 meters to the roof, the building features a spire burj-like in nature that will push it to 215 meters at its tip...more
Istanbul: B199 / Oncuoglu Architecture
Oncuoglu Architecture designed the B199, a 74.500 sqm mix-use development for Istanbul, Turkey. Inspired by the urban landscape of Istanbul, the project occupies the intersection of the Gultepe and Buyukdere, two districts with different urban patterns. The project is designed to act as a "bridge integrating the spatial"...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message
The year 2010 has barely begun and already it's an exciting year for both CTBUH and tall buildings. The opening of the Burj Khalifa and the coinciding opening of our new interactive database of tallest buildings on the CTBUH Website has triggered a lot of worldwide media attention for the Council...more
CTBUH People in force at Burj Khalifa opening
Several CTBUH Leaders were in attendance in the VIP section at the Burj Khalifa official opening on 4th January, including CTBUH Trustee William Baker of SOM, Height Committee Chair Peter Weismantle of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and Advisory Group member Ahmad Abdelrazaq of Samsung Construction...more
Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings publication
Increasingly, reinforced concrete is the material of choice for the structure of tall buildings worldwide. However the unique geometries and rigorous performance requirements necessitate strong familiarity with the principles underlying reinforced concrete design and an intuitive understanding of the behavior of the material. This book by Dr. Bungale S. Taranath...more
CTBUH East Asia Country Representative Meeting
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim convened a meeting of the three East Asia Country Representatives and himself in Jeju, Korea, on 22-23 January, to discuss strengthening of CTBUH activities in the region. Attending the meeting were CTBUH Country Representatives: Masayoshi Nakai (Japan), Guo-Qiang Li (China), and JuHwan Cho (Korea)...more
New Donations for CTBUH Tall Building Library
The Council would like to thank the following people for their recent donations: Dr. Bungale S. Taranath, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Daniela Davs, GACCOM; Zoeb Bootwala, Architect; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA; Alexios Vandoros, Alexios Vandoros & Partners; Moira Moser, M. Moser Associates Limited...more
CTBUH Posters
The Council has released its "Tallest 10 completed in 2009" poster for sale, including specific project information on each building, and has also updated its Height Criteria Poster to reflect the recently announced changes in the criteria. The "CTBUH Congress and Conference" and "Innovative 20" posters are also available for purchase...more
CTBUH partnering Greek Tall Building competition...more
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Announces 16th Annual Thea Award Recipients...more
SEAOI presents: Tallest building in the world 'Burj Khalifa'...more
New NASA Launch Facilities To Top Out...more
UN Embalms Faded Hopes in $1.9 Billion Restoration of Buildings...more
Housing Bubble Fears, And Prices, Soar In China...more
Construction of 1st Bulgarian Skyscraper Kicks off in Sofia...more
New York: Two Also-Rans of the Great Skyscraper Race...more
How Sandridge Natural Gas Could Turn Oklahoma City Into an Urban Hot Spot...more
Ukraine: 2b2 Architects - Ark...more
Jorge Ramos returns to build a high-rise in Makati...more
Freiburg converts old high-rise apartments into new "passive" units...more
Charlotte's newest residential high-rise sets completion date...more
Seattle's first LEED hotel-condo completes...more
Shanghai - The City of the Future Echoes the Past...more
Chicago: Wave Effect...more
SOM: Chengdu Steel District Redevelopment Plan...more
High-rise living: Australian cities in 2050...more
Shortlist unveiled for huge Enfield masterplan...more
Behringer Harvard Acquires Luxury High-Rise Multifamily Community Near Denver's Central Business District...more
Moscow's Mercury City Tower...more
Pyramid's view amazes San Francisco...more
Shanghai Skyscape vision of flowing water, folded paper, steepled fingers...more
China: SOM Pen Glitzy Ningbo Hotel...more
Construction Cinema...more
On Office: Turbine City Norway...more
Zhengzhou: SOMs High-Rise Pagoda...more
City council ponders extra tall buildings downtown Vancouver...more
Remaking Mumbai: A sustainable way...more
Allies & Morrison tower in London wins planning...more
Phoenix Condo High Rise Faces Trustee's Sale...more
Hadid Wins Beijing Skyscraper Competition...more
Shoreditch skyscraper fears: the first of a wall of towers?...more
Heller Manus Intelligent Shanghai Tower...more
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger finds the Burj Dubai more than just a tall tale...more
Las Vegas: Q&A with Veer Towers architect Helmut Jahn...more
Capping off Beijing...more
Checker Board Tower Planned In Birmingham...more
Topping Out Ceremony For New Skyscraper in Cincinnati...more
Tweed Heads to join high-rise set...more
Toronto: Skyline unlimited...more
A Hazy Future for U.S. Glassmakers...more
Firm completes $65M refinancing of Dallas downtown skyscraper...more
Squire Angled Alsop Replacement On London's City Road...more
Portland high-rise to get 250-foot-tall trellises...more
Doha looks to engage young Qatari architects...more
Downtown Los Angeles is puttin' up a Ritz...more
Chicago: Investors to be ready to build if market improves...more
Floating Mega Arcology for Boston's Harbor...more
Woods Bagot: Guangzhou International Finance Center...more
Innovations in Korean architecture on display in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi...more
Beijing CBD plans new landmark building...more
Benoy's 31 storey mall opens in Hong Kong...more
Daniel Libeskind: Milan's Arduino Tower...more
The Troika of Kuala Lumpur...more
UN renovation on schedule and moving back from the red towards its budget limit...more
Schirmer Engineering Renews House of Expertise Licenses in Dubai & Abu Dhabi...more
Vinoly's Brooklyn masterplan goes for planning...more
China Diamond Exchange opens in Shanghai...more
Sheraton Incheon Hotel, HOK...more
Guangzhou: Big Chinese Firms Take to the Skyline...more
Singapore: A vertical city made of glass...more
Jeddah's King Road Tower nears completion...more
New York: Living it up downtown...more
A Tour Of London's New Student Residence Skyscraper...more
Mumbai may scale new heights as highrises get airport nod...more
London: Assaels Colourful Wandsworth Residential...more
New plans floated for proposed 160-story building in Miami...more
Planners, Designers Mull Implications of Digital Surfaces...more
CZWG's Arsenal student tower goes for planning in London...more
Rotterdam / Euromax / KOW...more
London: SPPARC Draw Up Quill Changes...more
A heads up for Seoul...more
Construction to continue on Sevilla skyscraper...more
Swedbank office: Audrius Ambrasas Architects in Lithuania...more
World's tallest hotel opens doors in Dubai...more
Blair Kamin's Blog, Chicago Tribune - In the heart of Dubai's real estate crash - in search of the Swiss Cheese building...more
Belfast looks to open door to more skyscrapers...more
China's Richest Village to Finish Its Skyscraper in June 2010...more
Montreal: New Condo Tower Adds Golf to High-Rise Living...more
Green light for new European Central Bank HQ ...more
German firm to design CBE headquarters in Addis Ababa...more
The Burj Dubai-Burj Khalifa name change: Better change those T-shirts and caps in the gift shop...more
Builder of tallest tower aims higher still in Jeddah...more
CZWG Pen New Arsenal Student Tower in London...more
World's tallest building opens for business...more
Agency Seeks Investor for Ground Zero Tower...more
KONE wins an order for energy-efficient high-rise in Guangzhou...more
London: The Shard Starts To Climb...more
Atlantic Yards Closing: A Long Time Coming for New York...more
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