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July 2010

SWA Group

SilverEdge Systems Software, Inc.

PDW Architects

Breuer Consulting Group



Leigh & Orange Ltd

Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architect
CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 22, 2009

The Vertical Garden City:
Towards a New Urban Topology

Chris Abel

Urban Ark (High Rise Endangered Animal Habitat)
Malik Ajose & Saul Moreno, Illinois Institute of Technology
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
ASEAN Conference on Energy
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 4-5 August, 2010
Jim Forbes from Hyder Consulting Pty. Ltd, Australia and long standing CTBUH Leader and contributor to the Council will be speaking on Sustainable Cities at the ASEAN Conference on Energy 2010...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 Ceremony & 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

Pinnacle@Duxton wins
'Best Tall Building'

Council named Pinnacle@Duxton Best Tall Building in Asia & Australasia
The Straits Times, June 18, 2010

World's Best Towers of 2010
CTBUH announces the
'Best Tall Buildings' of 2010
Telegraph, June 17, 2010

Burj Khalifa crowned best tall
building in the Middle East

CTBUH selected Burj Khalifa as
Best Tallest Building
Construction Week, June 16, 2010

The Remaking of Mumbai: A CTBUH-IIT Collaborative Architecture Studio
Advanced architectural studio for
New Building Materials & Construction World, June, 2010

Tall buildings focus of
Doha council meet

CTBUH organizes first regional meeting of tall buildings in Qatar
Trade Arabia, May 31, 2010

CTBUH Research &
Academic Working Group

Announcement of the inaugural meeting of the CTBUH Research & Academic Working Group
Elvatori, May/June, 2010
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CTBUH 2010 Awards announced From Shanghai Expo to Seoul Coex
CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building awards: Bank of America Tower, New York (Americas); Pinnacle@Duxton, Singapore (Asia & Australasia); Broadcasting Place, Leeds, UK (Europe); Burj Khalifa, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). Lifetime Achievement: William Pedersen (Lynn S. Beedle Award), & Ysrael Seinuk (Fazlur Khan Medal)...more
CTBUH Chair Prof Kim and Exec. Director Antony Wood recently undertook an important visit to Shanghai and Seoul. Mr Wood spoke at Shanghai Expo and he and Professor Kim began the organization of the anticipated CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference. For a report on the Shanghai visit, click here. For a report on the Seoul visit, click here.
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Construction of Seoul's second Lotte World gets nod
Lotte Group has received a green light from the Seoul Metropolitan Government to build a 123-story skyscraper, called the "Second Lotte World," in southeastern Seoul. The business group has been attempting to build the landmark near its famous indoor park, Lotte World, in Jamsil for years, but was unable to obtain approval...more
Toronto's Absolute Towers - Progressing Construction
The 'Absolute Towers' by MAD Architects is under construction, due to be complete in 2011. Also nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals, the project was the firm's first international winning project back in 2006, giving them worldwide attention. Located in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada the towers will be a landmark for the area...more
Louisville's Museum Plaza may resume with $100 million HUD loan
Nearly 2.5 years after stopping work on Museum Plaza in 2007, the project's developers are turning to the federal government in hopes of raising money to start building the skyscraper. The state plans to apply for a $100 million federal loan from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program...more
Lend Lease cuts back: size is everything for Sydney Harbor plan
Designers of the 6 billion USD Sydney Harbor development at Barangaroo have slashed the height and size of the "landmark" hotel they want to build out into the water. After months of criticism of the scale of the buildings in Sydney's biggest redevelopment project, Lend Lease has unveiled new plans...more
Mumbai, Dubai in Race to Build the Tallest Residential Tower
Developers in Mumbai and Dubai are in a race to build the world's tallest residential tower as they try to tap demand among swelling billionaire ranks for luxury homes costing more than $10 million. Lodha Developers launched one of the world's tallest residential buildings - the 450-meter (1,450-feet) high World One in Mumbai...more
Chicago's Inland Steel Eco Renovation
Even modern buildings are suitable candidates for historic preservation. Chicago's Inland Steel Building is set to undergo an eco renovation courtesy of SOM and Frank Gehry, who is part of the development team. In light of some of Gehry's comments about LEED, it may surprise some to learn that the renovation plan is targeting Platinum...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message
The month of May was filled with very meaningful activity for the CTBUH. After years of tall buildings being focused in the United States, since their beginning at the end of the 19th century, the Council has begun to establish focus and earnest activity in China, currently one of the most active countries in tall building design and construction...more
IIT-CTBUH 2010 Design Research: The Remaking of Mumbai
Design research projects from the recently completed tall building design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology are now available on the CTBUH website. The studio produced six individual projects that each address serious problems within the heart of Mumbai...more
Qatar Chapter first regional meeting a great success
On May 31, the CTBUH Qatar Chapter held its first regional meeting. Organized by CTBUH Qatar Country Representative Bill Maibusch, and CTBUH member Kerry Galbraith, the event was held at the Tornado Tower, winner of the CTBUH 2009 Best Tall Building Middle East...more
Piraeus Tower 2010 - Changing the Face
The results of the CTBUH supported Piraeus Tower architectural competition have been announced. The focus of the competition was the re-design of the face of the second tallest building in Athens, an unfinished project since 1974...more
CTBUH presents plaque to Maas Tower in Rotterdam
CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks handed over a height recognition plaque to OVG's Coen van Oostrom, recognizing the Maas Tower (Maastoren in Dutch) in Rotterdam as the new tallest building in the Netherlands at 164.75 meters / 541.52 feet...more
Marshall Gerometta wins the 1st CTBUH Golf Tournament
On June 4th, the first CTBUH Annual Golf Tournament took place at the Riverside course in Chicago. After adjustments for personal handicaps, CTBUH's database editor Marshall Gerometta emerged as the overall winner with an excellent score of 89. He won the inaugural trophy...more
Moscow: Luzhkov Wants Skyscraper Taken Down a Notch...more
Tel Aviv: Rothschild skyscraper grows higher...more
Backing loan for Toledo's Fiberglas project gains key converts...more
AREA to Help Finance Gerald Ronson's Luxury-Home Project in City of London...more
Brooklyn: Domino's $1.3 Billion Makeover Hits Trouble...more
Wuhan's Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China ...more
New York: Extell Has French Kiss for de Portzamparc...more
Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Skypark Opens...more
Dim View Of Brunei's High-rise Investments...more
London: Dexter Moren Revise Trocoll House Plans...more
New laws promote high rise corridors in Melbourne...more
Philippines: Amparo Suites Go Round The Twist...more
Cardiff's Skyscraper plan cut down to size...more
Urbanhive, Seoul: Kim In Cheurl...more
50 Years of London Architecture 1960-2010...more
New York: Opponents of MoMA Tower Accuse it of Brooding, Being Tall...more
Fairmont makeover a chance for San Francisco to shine ...more
High hopes: The new towers of London...more
Singapore: 'Best Tall Building'...more
Build New York University Skyscraper Near Wall Street...more
DeStefano Partners to build multipurpose development in China...more
Baltimore: Skyscraper plans could be revived...more
Bitexco plans new skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City...more
First Look at New York University's Tower Plan...more
Sonny Kahn to build luxury high-rise in Tel Aviv...more
Zagreb Crafts Centre / SANGRAD architects and AVP_arhitekti...more
Calgary: Developers team up for redesigned tower...more
Birmingham: Government Cuts Hit Landmark Projects...more
Architectural invasion in Rome...more
Chicago's Blue Sky Thinking...more
Museum Tower condo high-rise moving ahead in Dallas' Arts District...more
Korea Electric Power Corporation Headquarters, DRDS...more
DWP Architects: Everrich 2 Apartments, Ho Chi Minh City...more
Chongqing: From zero to hero...more
'Masterpieces' on hold, waiting for better times...more
Problems for the residents of Benidorm's second highest skyscraper...more
Chicago's University Tower...more UP - Tower Transformation...more
Transport for London no longer first tenant at skyscraper...more
Three luxury high rise condos to open in downtown Austin...more
$333M sale is San Francisco's largest since 2007...more
New York: The Triangle in the Sky...more
Rome: Skyscraper rises in Eternal City...more
London: Cladding Renzo Piano's Shard...more
XVStudio: Alpha Project, Doha...more
Highrise development planned for Winnipeg...more
Santa Monica Reaches for the Sky...more
Chicago: SOM Goes Retro on Inland Steel...more
Montreal: Seville highrise condo development begins work...more
Stefano Boeri Architects: Solid Waves, Kazakhstan...more
Waterfront wonders in Nanjing...more
Lodha aims for record tower in Mumbai...more
Australian architects imagine cities of the future...more
London: Vinoly's Walkie-Talkie inches closer...more
Metous Studio: Barrio de los Paracaidistas...more
Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers...more
Planning Commission Plays Nice with Boston's Domino...more
Abu Dhabi skyscraper 'leans four times more' than Tower of Pisa to claim record...more
Report Details Cash Saved in New York City on Green Retrofits...more
St Petersburg: Gazprom skyscraper 'legal'...more
Burj Khalifa and the Ledge at Willis Tower win top Illinois engineering honors...more
Regina's Next Skyscraper...more
Santa Ana: One Broadway developer wants concessions...more
Lodha to gift Mumbai world's tallest homes...more
Hawaii: Hotel and residential complex hopes to revitalize popular sunny escape...more
Henning Larsen Architects: Villas in the Sky, Riyadh...more
Russian leaders back opposition to RMJM's Gazprom tower in St Petersburg...more
De Stefano + Partners: Zenith Towers, Busan - Construction...more
Bamboo Towers Of Ho Chi Minh City...more
Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea ...more
London: Squire Redo Vauxhall Cross Island...more
The Legg Mason Tower, San Francisco...more
Guadalajara: Office, residential and hotel facilities combined in one...more
Toronto transforms City Hall podium roof into public oasis...more
Race for the fastest lift is on as China starts building skyward...more
Soon, high-rise buildings for Pimpri-Chinchwad...more
A Tour of Jolly Green Monster One Bryant Park in New York...more
Singapore developers score big...more
Architecture Animation...more
London: Central St Giles by Renzo Piano...more
Elevator makers seek to break record speeds...more
The Vue: First look inside Charlotte's newest high-rise...more
Singapore: New, Greener Version of Ivory Towers Proliferates...more
New York: Who Trumps Trump?...more
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