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April 2010
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Aidea Philippines, Inc.

Magellan Development Group LLC

Decarbonization of Our Central Cities
Adrian Smith, CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, October 23

Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Ali Sherif S. Rizk

Trinity Art Tower
Neha Shukla & Nishita Baderia, University of Nottingham
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
CTBUH partnering Greek Tall Building competition
Piraeus, Greece, Until 14 April, 2010
The initiative of this competition, supported by CTBUH, is the localization of urban issues and the attempt to resolve them through Architecture...more
Design and Construction of Safe and Sustainable Highrise Structures
Munich, Germany, 14-16 April, 2010
At this conference, engineers and researchers from around the world will share new ideas, experiences and knowledge within the field of High-rise Towers and Tall Buildings...more
NAE Grand Challenges for the 21st
Century: Chicago Summit 2010
Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, 21 April, 2010
The Chicago Summit 2010 is designed to stimulate the engineering, science and policy advances needed to solve the four grand challenges. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to take part in panel discussion...more
CTBUH partnering on Chicago Spire site competition
Chicago, USA, Until 3 May, 2010
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...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
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
Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group
Venice, Italy, 17-18, June, 2010
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...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Skyscrapers express wealth
and power of the city

CTBUH Chairman, Sang Dae Kim's writes an article on tall buildings following the Burj Khalifa opening
Emirates Business 24/7, March 10, 2010

Burj Khalifa is officially
the world's tallest

The Council has confirmed the
Burj Khalifa's status as the
world's tallest building
Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2010

Bill Baker, SOM discusses concrete
in tall building construction

CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker interviewed
Detail, March, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
Fantastic Response: Research Meeting,
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference -
now online
Over 40 high-profile researchers, representing 29 institutions and 15 countries, have already confirmed their attendance at the inaugural meeting of the CTBUH Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group, June 17th-18th at the University of Venice. Click here to see who has confirmed attendance and to find out more about the meeting...more
All the presentations, images and several reports from the spectacular Mumbai conference in February are now on-line. View each of the 72 presentations that were given under the theme of 'Re-making Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age', including material by Charles Correa, Ken Yeang, David Nelson, Cathy Yang and many more...more
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Height of Burj Khalifa ratified, trends noted
The CTBUH has examined detailed drawings of the Burj Khalifa submitted by building owner Emaar, and can now confirm the official building height at 828.00 meters (2716.54 feet). The building exemplifies four major trends in current tall building construction, with respect to location, function, structural material and height...more
Moscow skyscraper to be completed
Alfa Bank is to invest around $240 million in Mirax Group to continue construction of a Moscow skyscraper, planned as one of the world's tallest buildings. The Federation tower is part of the Moscow City development in the west of Moscow. The project is expected to be completed after 2016...more
Wind turbines being installed in London's Strata tower
Work to install three wind turbines in a huge new Hamiltons-designed tower in south London is almost complete. The turbines are designed to contribute 8% of the 43-storey Strata building's total energy consumption when the 408-apartment block at Elephant & Castle is completed...more
International Tourism Complex Hangzhou by Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects of New York have won a competition to design a major urban quarter on a former industrial site beside a lake at Hangzhou, China. The project, which includes several residential towers and an exhibition center, is based on Shan-Shui - a Chinese landscape painting style...more
UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions'
The world's mega-cities are merging to form vast "mega-regions" which may stretch hundreds of kilometers across countries and be home to more than 100 million people. The phenomenon of the so-called "endless city" could be one of the most significant developments - and problems - in the next 50 years...more
New York: At the Corner of Grit and Glamour
Architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a shining new LEED Certified skyscraper on 11th avenue in New York City. The building features a stunning facade composed of 1,700 different panes of glass and is described by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect as a "vision machine"...more
Click here to go to the CTBUH news archive for more international tall buildings news coverage
CTBUH Leader's Message
Time is passing in a flash, because it has already been five months since I was installed as Chairman of the CTBUH on October 22nd 2009. A while ago Ron Klemencic, former Chair of the Council, mentioned that his daytime job was in his company and his nighttime job was the work for the Council...more
CTBUH staff changes
The Council is announcing some changes to its organizational and staffing structure for 2010 and beyond. Following the relocation of the Council Headquarters to Chicago in 2004, CTBUH Manager of Operations Geri Kery - who has been with the Council for the past 28 years - will be stepping down at the end of this year...more
Founding of CTBUH chapter in South Africa
In its move to expand tall building knowledge & sustainable best practice internationally, the Council has established a Chapter in South Africa. The initiative is driven by Alastair Collins, recently retired as Davis Langdon's Global Chief Exec, and now CTBUH country representative for South Africa...more
Best Tall Building Awards - deadline this month
The Council awards five Best Tall Building and two Lifetime Achievement awards annually. All nominated buildings must have been completed between 1st Jan 2009 - 1st Oct 2010. Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30th, 2010. For awards criteria and submission procedure see...more
Recent Passings
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is saddened to learn of the recent passing of several CTBUH members and architects who have made significant contributions to the field of tall buildings. Lalit Gandhi, Bruce Graham, Yuri Granik, Der Scutt, Frank Williams and Professor Ding Dajun...more
William Baker & David Scott honored
Two CTBUH Trustees have recently received significant honors. William F. Baker of SOM has been recognized with the Gold Medal from The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), and David Scott of Arup has been recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh...more
Two New Towers May End the Impasse at Ground Zero...more
Maeckler & KSP build towers in Frankfurt...more
Critics claim Make tower will destroy London views...more
WAI architecture: Vertical Omotesando...more
Teesside: Planning granted for Heatherwick's new biomass power station...more
New York's Tallest Residential Tower Is Frank Gehry 'Demystified'...more
eVolo Magzine 2010 Skyscraper Competition...more
UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions'...more
Roman Ruins Hold Up Nouvels Beirut Scraper...more
London: Noise fears could curtail landmark tower's turbines...more
London's Walkie-Talkie skyscraper seeks joint partner...more
Singapore: Live among skyscrapers with 76 Shenton Way...more
Iconic Architecture in the Digital Age...more
A Look At The Revised Heron Plaza in London...more
Rain Collector Skyscraper...more
New York's Riverside Redo...more
Abu Dhabi: The world's most inclined building...more
Towering Achievements: Incredible Industrial Towers...more
Millennium Partners revives San Francisco high-rise, museum...more
Dubai: Reaching new heights...more
Las Vegas' Trump project will cut smaller checks...more
Auckland's Greenest High Rise Tower Opens...more
Promising Signs Emerge For London's Cheesegrater...more
Solar City Tower for Rio Olympics...more
Jean Nouvel scraps plans for Paris skyscraper...more
Australian Council On Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat - Breakfast Seminar 1...more
Mine the Gap - Competition schedule confirmed...more
Green light for Windsor Hotel redevelopment...more
Water Harvesting Skyscrapers to Solve Sudan's Drought...more
Frank Williams, New York High-Rise Architect, Dies...more
Felipe Campolina's Portability Skyscraper...more
Willis Tower owners rethinking $350-million 'green' project...more
Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC...more
Moshe Safdie and Associates: Singapore's Marina Bay Sands...more
Australian cities must transform for population growth...more
San Francisco: Urbanity, Not Just Density...more
Valdrade skyscraper in New York...more
Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade...more
Chicago: Elegance proves elusive; Elysian's traditional is topped with a hat...more
Cities of Tomorrow - Will Rio lead the way?...more
Development comes full circle at Waterside Regeneration on Granary Wharf...more
The Age of Concrete...more
Art of Building High - Skyscraper in Paris...more
JDS architects unveil new project in Guadalajara...more
Pearl Dubai partners with Sotheby's...more
Shenzhen's Wind Friendly Tower...more
Bangalore masterplan launched...more
Frank Williams, Architect of Skyscrapers, dies at 73...more
Victory Towers To Rise In Kyiv...more
London's 2012 Eco-tower at Royal Docks...more
Tallest Indian skyscraper gets its act together...more
Bruce Graham, architect of Willis Tower & John Hancock Center, dies at age 84...more
Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta's Rivers...more
Qatar: Colossal KEO design completes...more
Oak Park readies to discuss--and vote on--the plan for its tallest skyscraper...more
Bogota Skyscraper Steps Up...more
Itty Bitty Cities: 22 Models That Miniaturize the World...more
Things are starting to look up for a revamped Hollywood high-rise...more
Dubai: World Record: Final word awaited...more
Sydney's Barangaroo towers breach height limits, says design architect...more
Dubai: Over the Top...more
Doubts Surface On London's Lewisham Gateway Plans...more
New York: I.M Pei on the Hyperboloid...more
Chicago: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive refurbishment by Krueck & Sexton...more
The greening of the Empire State Building and other topics...more
Rem Koolhaas Loses His Star Designer...more
New York: The Height of Sustainability...more
Riyadh: Nikken sign contract to design SAR1 billion Saudi Stock Exchange...more
Traditional moorings inspire Doha realty plan...more
With new name, tenants and amenities, the shine is back on Willis Tower...more
London's Heron Tower sprouts over Tower 42 to take top spot in the city...more
Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai...more
Developer Henry Taic constructing high-rise, hotel on Tel Aviv beachfront...more
The end of the high-rise shortfall...more
Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects: One Central Macau...more
Proposed Newark high-rise would become city's tallest building...more
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