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March 2010

Altus Group

DSP Design Associates Pvt Ltd

KEO International Consultants

Iv-Consult b.v.

Chicago Spire: Technical
Twisting and Turning

Richard Tomasetti, CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, October 22

Five Energy Generations
of Tall Buildings

Philip Oldfield, Dario Trabucco,
Antony Wood

Symbiosis Tower
Dommu Krishna Chaitanya & Jeevan Mohan, University of Nottingham
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.
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
NAE Grand Challenges for the 21st Century: Chicago Summit 2010
Fairmont Hotel, Chicago,
21 April, 2010
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to take part in panel discussion at Chicago Summit 2010. The summit is designed to stimulate the engineering, science and policy advances needed to solve the four grand challenges...more
Building Motion Simulator Workshop
St John's, Newfoundland, Canada,
20-21, May, 2010
RWDI arranged a 2-day May workshop to experience full-scale and realistic building motions that represent the true wind-induced behaviour of high-rise towers, using a special motion simulator...more
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 21 October, 2010
The dinner 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
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here
CTBUH Tallest Database goes online
Architects Magazine, February 16, 2010

Realtors seek rationalization
of FSI, tax sops

Daniel Ringelstein, SOM spoke
on Business Standard at the
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai conference
Rediff Business, February 8, 2010

Vertical city: How to go up
without going down

Antony Wood interviewed at CTBUH 2010 Conference Mumbai
TV 9 Mumbai. February 4, 2010

Chicago Conference Marks
CTBUH's 40 Years

An overview of the CTBUH 2009
Chicago Conference
Elevator World Magazine,
February, 2010

Record Wave of Skyscrapers
Due This Year

CTBUH's Phil Oldfield comments
on the skyscraper boom
International Property Journal,
February, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
2010 Best Tall Building Awards - Call for Nominations Research Group - First Meeting planned
The Council awards five Best Tall Building awards and two Lifetime Achievement awards annually. All nominated buildings must have been completed in the 20-month period between 1st January 2009 - 1st October 2010. Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30th, 2010. For awards criteria and submission procedure see...more
This new Research Working Group aims to bring together all those who are undertaking formal, funded research in multi- disciplinary aspects of tall buildings internationally. The first meeting of the group will take place in Venice on 17th / 18th June 2010. All active Researchers are encouraged to attend...more
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Tokyo Sky Tree to become a new peak for Tokyo
Despite the economic recession, Tokyo's pursuit of height shows no sign of slowing down, providing a lot more opportunities for its residents to enjoy the new facets of the city. The Tokyo Sky Tree, a broadcasting tower under construction in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, is visible from various locations as it grows taller...more
LAVA: Tower Skin for Sydney Skyscraper
LAVA has developed a simple, cost effective, easily constructed skin that promises to transforms aged 1960's buildings into sustainable, iconic buildings. A speculative project, 'Tower Skin' for the University of Technology (UTS) Broadway Tower in Sydney offers a unique opportunity to transform the once state of the art building...more
Tallest tower in Liverpool redesigned again
Plans to build the tallest skyscraper in Liverpool have moved a step forward. Developers have secured funding for the first phase of a 165m (541ft), 54-storey high building on the city's historic waterfront near Leeds Street. If the council grants planning permission, it will loom over the city's highest building, the West Tower, by 25m (82ft)...more
Work Begins On South Korea's Tallest Residential
Groundwork has begun on what will be the tallest solely-residential building in South Korea once it is finished. The four tower Lake Park scheme at Cheongna Posco in the Korean city of Incheon has been designed by Heerim Architects and features buildings up to 190 meters and 58 floors tall...more
Construction progresses at Singapore's OUB Tower 2
With completion due in 2011, construction of the 38 storey addition to the Overseas Union Bank Centre in Singapore is well underway. The 280 m OUB Tower was designed by Japanese Architect Kenzo Tange, and much celebrated upon its completion in 1988 as the tallest building outside of the United States...more
Chicago: Suburban sprawl, meet suburban tall
Skyscraper! The word conjures up soaring towers of steel-and-glass--along with congested streets and blotted-out patches of sky. For years, Chicago has been defined by its skyscrapers, its suburbs by their single-family houses. Yet this age-old dichotomy has little to do with the way we live and work today...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message
As the short grey days of winter blanketed the northern hemisphere, many of us found an oasis in Mumbai, India for the CTBUH 2010 World Conference - Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age that was held on February 3 - 5, 2010. The conference was attended by over 1000 delegates, representing 488 companies from 29 countries...more
CTBUH partnering Chicago Spire site competition
The Council is pleased to announce its support of the 2010 Chicago Prize Competition: MINE THE GAP - organized by The Chicago Architectural Club. The competition seeks theoretical design proposals for the Chicago Spire site - a large hole in the ground until (hopefully) the project picks up again...more
Building Motion Simulator Workshop - few places left
There are a few places left on this RWDI-arranged 2-day May workshop to experience full-scale and realistic building motions that represent the true wind-induced behaviour of high-rise towers, using a special motion simulator at the Centre for Marine Simulation, St. John's, Canada...more
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference a full success
Early February, the tall building world gathered in Mumbai for the CTBUH 2010 World Conference. An impressive 1067 delegates attended the event, featuring 76 world class speakers. We are proud to be able to say that it was yet another success!...more
Peter Weismantle and Philip Castillo new AIA Fellows
The Council would like to congratulate Peter A. Weismantle, director of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Chairman of the CTBUH Height Committee and Philip Castillo, executive principal at Murphy/Jahn and CTBUH Member for their elevation to AIA Fellows...more
CTBUH partnering Greek Tall Building competition
The Council announces its support of the "Piraeus Tower 2010 - Changing the Face/ Facades Reformation" competition organized by With this competition continues its actions and aims for the development and promotion of architecture in Greece...more
The Zero Prize...more
Sydney's Harbor high-rise breaks all the rules...more
Fujian's tallest building in the making at Xinglin Bay...more
Canary Wharf Has 25 Churchill Place Redone...more
London: Land Securities relaunches skyscraper...more
Last beam laid on Long Island City skyscraper...more
Mexican Tower Takes Diagrids To New Heights...more
High-rise recycling success...more
Architect backs plan for Plymouth city centre tower...more
Faulders Studio: Geotube...more
Kokkugia: Fibrous Tower...more
How Would You Design London's Skyline...more
Sands to open part of Singapore resort in April, 2010...more
Hope Rise For Leicester Business Gateway...more
Tokyo Sky Tree to become a new peak for Tokyo -- but of what?...more
Finnish architecture exports to China booming...more
New York: Tower on Hudson River nears completion...more
Tower Rises In Ghent's Flanders Fields...more
Beijing: WAI Architecture: The story of the tower...more
274 entries rejected in Mercedes competition for Yerevan, Armenia...more
New skyscraper planned for Gdansk...more
Tel Aviv planning to redraw city skyline with high-rise blocks...more
Oppenheim's Sloping Beach Tower Hides a Green Oasis Inside...more
Lifestyle classes from Matthew Darbyshire's Elis building in London...more
New York: Developer nixes plans for 79-story Tower 2 at Ground Zero...more
What's Powering China's Skyscraper Boom...more
Dubai strikes again as Meydan City projects go to tender...more
Birmingham's Latest Student Tower Underway...more
AS+GG completes first phase of Chicago DeCarbonization Plan...more
Erick van Egeraat Tower, Mahler4, Amsterdam...more
45-story condo tower proposed for low-profile Federal Way, Seattle...more
Vienna's Town Town by Coop Himmelb(l)au...more
Houston: Historic downtown Chase building sold...more
Dubai: Burj Khalifa and its machines...more
Is This What London Will Look Like in 2012?...more
Developer insists work on Hull's tallest tower will start on time...more
Toren completes adding to new heights for New York borough...more
SOM Unveils Plans For a Green Geothermal District in Beijing...more
Chameleons in the port - Residential towers in Antwerp ...more
Hanois Holiday Inn To Start Groundwork...more
Siptu set to lodge new Dublin Liberty Hall plan with 'sky pod' top...more
Vancouver's Skyline by Committee...more
Grand opening for Pinnacle tower in Nashville...more
Madrid: Spain's high rise to stardom...more
Unveiled: Federation of Korean Industries Tower, Seoul...more
'Battle royal' brewing over planned San Francisco tower...more
Austria's tallest skyscraper to be built in Vienna...more
Czech architects DaM see landmark office project in Prague near completion...more
London: Farrells Project Skylines Revealed...more
The Hubris of Skyscrapers...more
Round two: Filling the Chicago Spire hole...more
Zoomorphic Mexican Museum Takes Shape...more
City of New Orleans considers demolishing the World Trade Center...more
Burj Khalifa observation deck incident is minor case, says official...more
China Prepares to Salvage TVCC Tower...more
Gold Coasts Main Place Swooshes In...more
MAD architects: Phoenix Island, China...more
Turnaround? Condos Sell Out In Los Angeles' K-Town...more
The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper...more
Dubai: Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building, shuts down observation deck one month after opening...more
Mumbai: MMRDA woos global investors for funding...more
AEG's chief is a force in Los Angeles...more
San Francisco's Trinity Plaza offers optimism, and some dread...more
Leeds: Lumiere Planning Consent Withdrawn...more
Towering 23-storey skyscraper on mill site will take Yorkshire to new heights...more
Mandarin Oriental Atlanta site foreclosed...more
Squire & Partners' Shoreditch Art'otel bags approval...more
10,000 new homes to be built in centre of Croydon...more
London's Vauxhall Sky Gardens Re-Jigged...more
Vertical city: How to go up without going down...more
New York: Freedom At 200 Feet...more
Cisco's Big Bet on New Songdo: Creating Cities From Scratch...more
KPF Design Their Third Chongqing Supertall...more
Toren Tower Completed, Brooklyn's Newest Residential High-rise...more
Carrollton developer buys Stoneleigh condo tower in Dallas...more
Kuwait tower is now 43rd tallest in the world...more
Abu Dhabi: Grace under fire...more
Simpson's Beetham tower in Manchester to finally lose its 'hum'...more
2020 Budapest Olympics?...more
London: Land Sec Ponders Walkie Talkie Restart...more
New life for 76-story Park Fifth skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles? Maybe...more
No elevation for Dublin's U2 Tower until 2011...more
Specter of Skyscraper...more
The Next Page: An Acre of Possibilities, 841 Feet in the Sky of Pittsburgh...more
Overcoming the Ugly Factor in Building-Integrated Solar Design...more
Want the Medal? Keep the Metrics...more
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