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May 2010
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Taipei Financial Center Corp.

WH-P GmbH Beratende Ingenieure

Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Glass Wall Systems

Godrej Partners Limited

Canderel Management, Inc.

East Coast / West Coast Tall - Commonalities and Differences
Clark Manus, CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference, October 22

Case Study: The Standard Hotel
Todd Schliemann, Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre, Megan Miller, Mark Plechaty,
Erik Madsen, & Craig Tracy

Concentrated Solar Collecting Tower
Matthew Lacey, Illinois Institute of Technology
IIT College of Architecture end of year show
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 7 May, 2010
Join us to see the results of the 2010 CTBUH-IIT Mumbai high rise studio, as well as other student work, at the IIT College of Architecture end of year show...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
9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, 25-29 July, 2010
With the theme of "Reaching Beyond Borders," the 9USN/10CCEE is scheduled for July 25-29, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Technical tours are planned for the SkyDome on Sunday and the CN Tower Monday evening...more
The Rise of Wall Street
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, NY, until October 2010
The Rise of Wall Street is an exhibition that charts the architectural evolution of one of the world's most famous locales. "Wall Street" is a broad metaphor for the American center for global finance...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

Engineers say eco-friendly buildings should 'talk' to each to other
Exec. Director Antony Wood spoke at the National Academy of
Engineering Grand Challenges
Medill Reports Chicago, April 22, 2010

Bill Baker of SOM: Tall Buildings
and the Burj Khalifa

CTBUH Trustee, William
Baker, is interviewed
Chicago Window Expert, April 22, 2010

Competitive Cities and
the Tall Building Landscape

CTBUH Advisory Group Member Steve Watts writes on competitive cities
Infrastructure Today, April, 2010

Finding the Balance
CTBUH's Jan Klerks is interviewed
on climate change
People Flow, April, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
Join us for the Council's 1st Annual
Golf Day
2009 Chicago Conference Report now published
Join us for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's first annual golf day, to be held on Friday 4th June at the Harborside International Golf Center, Chicago. The day promises to be a great opportunity for social and business networking, as well as golf!...more
The 48 page post conference review celebrates the best moments of the Conference, including a two hour video highlights DVD and CD with PDF's of every presentation. The video highlights are also now available to view on the CTBUH website...more
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Vietnam's tallest high-rise to open in October 2010
A 68-level skyscraper under construction in Ho Chi Minh City will be inaugurated October 2010 as the country's tallest high-rise, providing more office space in the southern economic hub. The Bitexco Financial Tower, with a shape of a lotus bud, is situated in the city's center, just a few steps from the Saigon River bank in District 1...more
NHN Corporation opens building in Bundang, South Korea
A collaboration between UK company Flexible Office in London Ltd, Samoo Architects & Engineers, construction management company HanmiParsons and Hyundai Engineering & Construction is complete. The completed structure in Seoul will act as the headquarters for Korea's internet company, NHN Corporation...more
London: Heron Tower Tops Out
The tallest building in the City of London, Heron Tower, topped out almost a decade after it first surfaced. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox and built by Skanska for Heron International, the tower is 202 meters to roof and will have a 44 meter tall spire on the top of it giving it a total height of 246 meters...more
Sparch Architects: Rihan Heights, Abu Dhabi
International firm Sparch have designed 'Rihan Heights', a luxury residential development as part of the Arzanah masterplan. Located at the gateway point to Abu Dhabi Island and the Grand Mosque District, Arzanah is a 1.4 million sqm mixed-use development encompassing residential, commercial, sports and leisure components...more
Japan's new skyscraper becomes the nation's tallest structure
The Tokyo Sky Tree, Japan's new skyscraper under construction for Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting, became the nation's tallest structure at 338 meters. The tower in downtown Tokyo will be one of the world's tallest. It surpassed the height of Tokyo Tower, a 333-meter radio and television transmission tower in the capital...more
High hopes for Melbourne's skyscrapers as recovery kicks in
The race is on to build Melbourne's first skyscraper since the Eureka Tower 2006, with a Southbank developer lodging plans for a 66-storey building. Office furniture manufacturer Tony Schiavello is seeking government approval for resurrected plans for a 225-meter apartment tower on Queens Bridge Street...more
Click here to go to the CTBUH news archive for more international tall buildings news coverage
CTBUH Leader's Message
Last month, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day--an occasion which challenges our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, not only as private citizens, but as design professionals.Over the last 25 years, our industry has made great strides in advancing environmentally responsible design...more
IIT College of Architecture end of year show, May 7th
Join us to see the results of the 2010 CTBUH-IIT Mumbai high rise studio, as well as other student work, at the IIT College of Architecture end of year show. IIT's Crown Hall will be transformed into an exhibition hall, as the year's most innovative work is displayed...more
Trump Tower Chicago, CTBUH Height Signboard inaugurated
On a rainy Wednesday, April 6, the CTBUH gathered with members of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago project team for the inauguration of the building signboard which recognizes Trump Tower's place in the international tall building world...more
CTBUH Journal 2010, Issue II now online
The second edition of the year includes articles on the Shanghai Tower, the Vertical Garden City and the CTBUH 'Innovative 20'. Members should already have received their hard copy. Please note that in future the full digital copies of the Journal will be available to members only, and by request...more
2010 Mock Firm Skyscraper Challenge
On Friday, April 16, the Congress Hotel in Chicago was the host for the finale of the 2nd National Mock Firms Skyscraper Challenge. Like last year, CTBUH's Antony Wood and Jan Klerks cooperated as jurors. Klerks also presented on Global Trends in Tall Buildings...more
CTBUH Research Meeting Venice gathering pace
The response to the call for attendance at this meeting is clear indication that this initiative has tapped into something much needed in the industry, with over 60 high-profile researchers from 50 institutions and 21 countries confirmed for the June 17th-18th event...more
22 Floor Tower Planned At Mast Quay, London...more
Armani hotel opens in Dubai's Khalifa tower...more
Oslo's waterfront development, Bjorvika Barcode...more
Callison: The Pearl Qatar...more
Sydney: Grocon To Go Ahead With Castlereagh Skyscraper...more
Bravern turns one condo tower in Seattle into rentals...more
Kansas City: Hotel plan gets more backing...more
San Francisco's One Hawthorne tower heeds architectural context ...more
Construction starts at Toronto's Aura...more
Gensler completed mixed-use tower in Pittsburgh...more
New York: Once Upon a Condo...more
Stockholm's Alvik Tower...more
It took 100 years but a tower in Toronto begins to rise ...more
Chicago: Natural Selection...more
Birmingham's tallest skyscraper given go ahead...more
Steel Fibers Show Promise As 'Rebar Decongestants'...more
Winnipeg: Hydro building wins green award...more
Fire suppression equipment added to new high-rises in Kelowna...more
Alain Robert: 'French Spiderman' on his death-defying stunts...more
Broadway Malyan: Dubai's Commercial City...more
Futuristic Saudi Cultural Complex Gets Underway...more
New zig-zag shopping experience in Hong Kong...more
For Earth Day, a menu of green architecture...more
Construction begins on major regeneration scheme in Lewisham Town Centre...more
Is this a glimpse of the future Montreal?...more
Benson & Forsyth wins competition to design Islington towers...more
New York: Mainstreaming Modernist Landmarks...more
New system lets you download tour information about great Chicago skyscrapers...more
Checking Out New York...more
Mecanoo, Delft...more
London: Twin Peaks Challenge...more
Fire Engineering - High-Rise Buildings...more
Luanda: Risco reach for the sky...more
Chicago: High hopes and a developer laid low - 7 South Dearborn...more
Balancing the Burg, New Brooklyn...more
Islington towers win go-ahead...more
Spiraling Eco Tower Provides Suburban-Style Living in the City...more
"The Rise of Wall Street" Opens at The Skyscraper Museum, New York...more
While Dubai Stumbles, Abu Dhabi Marches On...more
'49 Cities' in San Francisco: Insight into city building...more
City of London Skyscraper on Sale for $462 Million...more
Two New Highrises Planned For Waikiki...more
Council to approve Dublin's skyscraper proposal...more
Seattle high-rise found unsafe; hundreds ordered out...more
Sculpting Toronto's skyline...more
Show Us The Money: 10 Cold, Hard Central Bank Buildings...more
Leicester's Elliptical Student Tower Plans...more
Toothpick City II: Temples & Towers, New York...more
London's One Crown Place Planned By KPF...more
Djamaa el Djazair - Algiers' new mosque...more
'Spider-man' scales Paris skyscraper...more
San Francisco's W Hotel Makes LEED history...more
Washington: The Last Monument...more
New York: SHoP Floats...more
Sea-Based Vertical Skyscraper Farm Has Advantages Over Land-Based...more
Chicago welcomes the opening of 215 West...more
Abu Dhabis Twin Glass Eggs...more
KCAP wins Keqiao Water City competition in Shaoxing...more
Tricolour Rises Above Moscow...more
Designs for Australia's Cities 2050+...more
Miami: Crystalline Tower by Oppenheim Architecture + Design...more
Innovation and the American Metropolis...more
Taj Lands End: Taj Hotel, Mumbai - Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design...more
Istanbul's skyscraper race: a tale of necessities and sustainable heights...more
New High Rise Buildings Coming to Columbia's Vista?...more
Green Giants: Retrofits for the 21st Century...more
World's tallest tower in Dubai reopens observation deck...more
Central Saint Giles, London...more
PTW architects: City Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City...more
Dubai's Burj Khalifa goes solar; sun power heats 140,000 liters of water per day...more
Portland: Students pitch ambitious Pearl gateway design...more
New York's Liberty Tower: A Storied Skyscraper With Much to Celebrate...more
Tokyo's Fashion Fantasy...more
Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation...more
KPF redraws Pinnacle with public viewing area...more
The man who plans to tower over London...more
The World's Tallest Green Buildings...more
British Land may revive Cheesegrater in recovery...more
ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor...more
Kids belong in high rises (and everywhere else) ...more
Abre Etteh: Kuro Maku...more
Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed 'Living Wall' Skin...more
71-story energy-efficient tower topped in China...more
Downtown NYC Towers Empty as Best Market Falters...more
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