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June 2010

Boston Properties

GHC Africa Projects Pty Ltd

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

The Korean Structural Engineers Association

The Trump Organization

Dr. Prabodh V. Banavalkar,
Ingenium, Inc.

CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 23, 2009

Historical evolution of the
service core

Dario Trabucco

2010 Mock Firm Skyscraper Challenge
Chicago Architecture Today
CTBUH 1st Annual Golf Day
Harborside International Golf Center, Chicago, 4 June, 2010
Join us for the Council's first annual golf day, 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
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 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Technical tours are planned for the SkyDome and the CN Tower...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 & Symposium
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 21 October, 2010
The dinner will celebrate the seven Tall Building awards issued annually - five for excellence in design and construction and two lifetime achievement awards. There will also be a half-day symposium before the dinner...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Latest guide on tall buildings released
This book by the Council provides a snapshot of tall buildings internationally
Emirates Business 24|7, May 23, 2010

For Earth Day, a menu of green architecture
CTBUH member Adrian Smith and CTBUH Awards Committee Chair Gordon Gill spoke on a panel in NY
Cityscapes, April 21, 2010

No Skyscraper, Build Mix Blocks in Bombay: CTBUH
The best and brilliant minds at the CTBUH 2010 Conference in Mumbai
MGS Architecture, April, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
Call for Country Representatives CTBUH Release Video Interviews
The Council has confirmed several new Country Representatives recently, but is seeking appropriate representatives for several countries with significant tall buildings, including Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam...more
CTBUH Special Media Correspondent, Jeff Herzer, interviewed many prominent speakers and award winners during the 2009 Chicago Conference/8th Annual Awards Ceremony. Interviews include: Dr. Prabadoh Banavalkar, Clark Manus, Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill, Richard Tomasetti, Carol Willis, and many the videos
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Moshe Safdie: Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Opens
Singapore's Marina Bay Sands (MBS) designed by architect Moshe Safdie opened its doors to the public, at a Feng Shui approved time of 15:18pm on April 27th, 2010. This first phase of MBS includes 963 hotel rooms, parts of a shopping mall and convention center along with the resort's casino, restaurant and bars...more
Latin America's Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum
Although not particularly known for its skyscrapers, Latin America will soon have its very own eco tower to add to the growing mix of green skyscrapers all over the world. Torre Reforma, designed by Mexico-based LBR&A Arquitectos, will be Latin America's tallest building coming in at 244 meters (766 feet)...more
Arabtec awarded contract to build Damac Heights at Dubai Marina
Damac Properties announced that it has awarded the main construction contract for its Damac Heights project at Dubai Marina to Arabtec. The Dhs500m contract was signed and work is expected to commence on site as soon as Zetas complete the enabling works. Damac Heights will be one of the company's most iconic supertall projects...more
Brisbane: Meriton Look To Infinity And Beyond
Soon to be rising in the Australian city of Brisbane is the Infinity Tower, an approved 236 meter tall skyscraper that will rise 73 floors in height. Standing on Northern Herschel Street, it has been designed to accommodate 414 luxury apartments and 10,000 square meters of office space on the lower floors...more
Hong Kong: One of the World's Highest Hotel to open
At street level Hong Kong is a teeming cacophony. Double-decker buses weave around bicyclists toting chunks of meat from market butchers, while narrow sidewalks, inconvenient crosswalks and crowded luxury shops make walking a task best suited for the nimble and patient. But 1,600 feet above the hoi-polloi, the city seems different...more
New York skyscraper wins highest 'green' rating
The U.S. Green Building Council gave the Bank of America Tower its highest rating for environmental performance and sustainability, meaning New York City's second-tallest building is also its greenest. The 54-story building completed in 2008 at a cost of $2 billion became the first commercial high-rise to win the "platinum" certification...more
Click here to go to the CTBUH news archive for more international tall buildings news coverage
CTBUH Leader's Message
The strength of CTBUH is that it brings together people of many different backgrounds, all of whom have an interest in tall buildings and the urban habitat. In the last CTBUH newsletter, Bill Baker described the enormous migration of people from the country to the city...more
Final Call: 1st Annual Golf Day This Friday
Join us for the Council's first annual golf day, to be held on Friday 4th June at the beautiful Harborside International Golf Center, Chicago. The day promises to be a great opportunity for social and business networking, as well as golf!...more
Mine the Gap
What to do with a big hole in the ground? This question was the focus of the 2010 Chicago Prize Competition called MINE THE GAP, an international design ideas competition organized by the Chicago Architecture Club. The CTBUH acted as supporter and co-juror of the competition...more
Final Call: Research Meeting, Venice
Wim Bakens, Secretary General of the CIB (the International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation), has confirmed his attendance and presentation at the June 17th-18th meeting. 70+ researchers now attending. This is the final call for attendance...more
CTBUH Releases New "Tall Buildings Reference Guide"
The CTBUH is proud to announce the release of its newest publication: "Tall Buildings: the 2010 CTBUH reference guide of the what, when and where of tall and urban." The Reference Guide provides a snapshot of tall buildings internationally...more
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. To find out more of the purpose of the Society click here...more
Gensler launches Facebook page for Shanghai Tower...more
Seoul: Why dream of a high-rise apartment?...more
Atelier Ramdam Architects: "Castle in the Sky" for Italy...more
DLF eyes 90-storey Mumbai skyscraper...more
New York's tallest skyscrapers go green...more
HUD approval for Milwaukee's Moderne project expected within 60 days...more
Land Securities confirms plans for Walkie Talkie skyscraper...more
6 Future City Concepts...more
JP Morgan in dilemma over costly London skyscraper...more
Pelican Builders unveils Highland Tower...more
Miami's Drive-In Theater ...more
HSBC mulls abandoning its signature skyscraper ...more
'Stovepipe' skyscraper was once planned for Dallas Convention Center hotel site...more
Filling the Chicago Spire hole--with a load of whimsy...more
Kremlin chief supports UN call to halt Gazprom tower...more
Hamburgs Dancing Towers Rise...more
KPF Pen Chinas Future Tallest Skyscraper...more
Return of the skyscraper shows London on road to recovery...more
Bank of New York Mellon may sell 1 Wall Street...more
Hong Kong: The World's Highest Hotel to open...more
Pinnacle Building reopens...more
One World Trade Center and Conde Nast: a fairytale New York marriage?...more
New hotel high-rise for Brisbane...more
Construction plans for London's 290m Cheese Grater tower revived...more
Chicago Spire developer scales back on sales office...more
Oregon Sustainability Center's Living Building Tower...more
Proposal for the Lexus Tower in Japan ...more
Dubai: Where modern meets ancient...more
Manchester: Planned Crown Building Faces Demise...more
Saving the '60s: Modern buildings become eligible for historic preservation...more
Carlson creating first U.S. 'Radisson Blu' in Chicago's Aqua...more
Solar-Powered Eco Tower is Perfect for Hot Climates...more
London: 200 Aldersgate Street Set For Makeover...more
Fear for Leeds Lumiere skyscraper deposits...more
Toronto's SickKids Research Tower by Diamond and Schmitt breaks ground...more
London: Battle of Britain monument plan unveiled...more
New Green High Rise In Denver...more
Allies and Morrison Rejig Crown Wharf, London...more
New Hollywood headquarters resembles its audio products...more
St. Louis: Lewis and Clark Towers to Open in Southern Ill...more
Bio Towers in Lauchhammer, Germany...more
High-Rise Architecture and the Remaking of China's Gateway to the World...more
Prop: Tokyo Mode...more
New York: Bloomberg's surprisingly unchanged city...more
Chicago's Aqua lands a hotel...more
New York: Progress on all WTC sites - at last...more
HDR Inc's designs for major new healthcare campus in Abu Dhabi...more
Online map highlights Manchester's architecture...more
BRE takes detailed look at rooftop turbine positioning...more
Debate stirs over Canadian falls hotel plan...more
With Flyovers, a Solar Map of New York...more
High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities...more
Canary Wharf in talks to build City tower...more
Game Teaches City Planners to Tackle Water, Energy Problems...more
New York: Edgar Street Towers by IwamotoScott...more
Tempers soar over highrises in Pimpri-Chinchwad, India...more
Chicago: A tale of two urban plazas...more
Contractors cited at Hanoi high-rise...more
Meeting about giant Miami ad towers casts little light...more
High Rise Performing Arts Center in Newark...more
Downtown Dallas' Elm Place tower goes up for sale for $19M...more
New York: UWS sliver building wins 10-year battle over city, but is the fight over?...more
Supertall Tianjin Masterplan from SOM...more
Vancouver Skyline is looking up...more
Rocker Lange Architects: Fashion Museum Omotesando...more
Studio Gang sets new heights for the Chicago skyscraper...more
The business, the practitioners, the outlook...more
Singapore's gamble...more
Bringing a new sense of home to Toronto mixed-use building...more
New York: Goldman Blends In With New Tower...more
A French look at the Americanization of Paris...more
Why the New York Should Let Jean Nouvel Build His Tower...more
Luna's on the rise within Beltline area, Calgary...more
Sublime Skylines: 21 Panoramic Shots of City Skyscrapers...more
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