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CTBUH TALL BUILDING NEWSLETTER
August 2010
NEW MEMBERS
Supporting Contributor

Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Contributor

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Qatar
Participant

Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co. Ltd.

RVES Holding BV

Studio Altieri S.p.A.
UPGRADED MEMBERS
Donor

Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

FEATURED VIDEO

John Portman,
John Portman & Associates

CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 22, 2009
FEATURED TECH PAPER

The Tall Building, Reconsidered...
Simon Allford & Paul Monaghan
FEATURED DESIGN RESEARCH PROJECT

Nirashray Tower (Homeless Tower)
Nashrah Noor & Amee Sonani,
Illinois Institute of Technology
UPCOMING EVENTS
Korean CTBUH Conference 2010
Hyundai Hillstate Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 27-28 August, 2010
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 will reinforce the exchange of technological information on tall buildings, and offer networking within the East Asian region...more
Paris La Defense Seine Arche Carte blanche to Alex MacLean
Ca'Asi, Venice, Italy, 29 August - 19 September 2010
La Defense and Seine Arche have chosen to highlight the work of the American photographer Alex MacLean. The exhibition presents the development studies for the "boulevard circulaire"...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
ASEAN Conference on Energy
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 4 October, 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
Deep Foundation Institute,
Annual Conference
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA, 13-15 October 2010
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to deliver dinner presentation at the Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 14 during the DFI Conference...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
Franco-Vietnamese conference CIGOS-2010, "High-Rise Buildings and Underground Structures"
Paris, France, 18-19 November, 2010
The conference is organized by the Association of Civil, Mechanic and Material Engineering and the Network of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts in France. The main objectives are to create a forum for French and Vietnamese engineers...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here
CTBUH IN THE MEDIA

Tall Buildings in London
Exec. Director Antony Wood interviewed
BBC World Service Radio, July 18, 2010

The best tall buildings of 2010
The CTBUH has named its
top four buildings of 2010
Civil Engineering Surveyor,
July/August, 2010

Skyscraper Awards Spotlight Originality
Best Tall Building award
winners recognized
International Property Journal,
July 9, 2010

IIT Student Proposals for C-Ward
This article describes the
various design proposals
Marathi Newspaper, July 8, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
TOP NEWS
New CTBUH Web Shop launched 2010 Annual Awards Dinner & Symposium: Registration Now Open
The Council has recently launched its on-line shop / payment gateway. You can now purchase publications, register for events or renew your membership online. Members automatically have their member discount calculated once logged in...more
Reserve your place for the 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony, or the free Symposium - both to be held on Thursday October 21 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Speakers include Bill Pedersen, Ysrael Seinuk, and the teams behind the Best Tall Building winners...more
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INTERNATIONAL TALL BUILDING NEWS
Mexico City: R432 by Rojkind Arquitectos
This skyscraper is about to commence construction in Mexico City. Called R432, the project unites 12 plots of land and will extend 52 floors into the air. The first floors will accommodate restaurants and shops, with residential apartments above them...more
New Calgary skyscraper to 'top off' at 58 stories
A 14-meter-long vertical steel girder was added to a Calgary skyscraper under construction, a step that will make the Bow tower (218m) the tallest building in Canada outside Toronto. The girder is the first link in the steel skeleton that makes up the 55th through 57th floors...more
London's Strata: Skyscraper with Built-in Wind Turbines
It rises 143 meters above central London, making it the district's tallest residential structure, and is the first skyscraper to have electricity-generating wind turbines built into its "fabric", designed by BFLS for developer Brookfield. Taking advantage of one of Londonís most plentiful resources: wind...more
High rise towers at Sydney's CUB site Broadway get approval
Frasers Property has gained project approvals for the first stages of its massive Central Park building project at Broadway in Sydney. Two residential towers designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, with 593 apartments, have been approved. They will sit above a five-level retail podium...more
Kenzo Tange Do Chongqing Supertall
The enormous scheme called Jiangbei District spans three city blocks, and is of the scale that many of the larger property developers are aiming for - no longer are single buildings enough for them, they want to develop entire urban districts where development can be done en masse...more
Using elevators in fires
Engineers in the United States are rethinking the traditional stairwell centered approach to emergency egress from buildings and embracing a more holistic strategy that includes all aspects of building design and operation. Elevators are a key component of this strategy...more
Click here to go to the CTBUH news archive for more international tall buildings news coverage
NEWS FROM THE COUNCIL
CTBUH Leader's Message:
Sabah Al-Rayes

I have been with the Council for more than 35 years and it has never been more active. The many publications, regular media coverage, a daily-changing website, and the active role of the Board of Trustees leads me to believe that the continuity of the CTBUH is not in doubt any more...more
CTBUH Venice Research Meeting Report
On 17-18 June 2010, the CTBUH held the inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group at IUAV, Venice. 76 researchers representing 60 institutions from 18 countries attended, to set out a detailed plan for tall building research into the future...more
CTBUH Journal 2010,
Issue III

The third edition of the year includes articles on the O-14 Dubai Project: Folded Exoskeleton; New Solar initiatives at the Spire at Ras Al Khaimah and a paper on the use of Elevators for Evacuation. Digital copies of the Journal are available to members by request...more
CTBUH Japanese Chapter established
Building on similar chapters recently formed in Korea, South Africa and Qatar, a CTBUH Japanese Chapter has been established within the International Committee of the Japanese Society of Steel Construction, under the leadership of Professors Akira Wada, Yukio Tamura and Mr Masayoshi Nakai...more
The FBCI is looking for partners
The Form Based Codes Institute has received a generous challenge grant of $10,000 for three years from the Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust to offer Form-Based Codes education internationally. The FBCI is looking for partners in three countries to offer a week-long training on Form-Based Coding...more
Vertical Architecture STudio, 2010 Design Responses
The result of Chris Abel's latest Vertical Architecture STudio (VAST), conducted with architectural students at the University Of New South Wales Australia, is now available. VAST was created to explore the possibilities and implications of the new movement for tall building urban form...more
OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS
Hong Kong: Vertical Transportation Asia...more
CMA CGM Headquarters, Marseille, Zaha Hadid architects...more
A Solar Powered Metallic Cloud Museum for Xiamen ...more
Virtual computer-generated skyscraper in Brazil...more
Albert Speer & Partner in Shanghai wins 'North Bund' ideas competition...more
St Mowden Drop Queens Market Plans in London...more
Oak Park expects demolition to start soon for controversial tower...more
Woods Bagot: Shijiazhuang Exhibition and Convention Centre...more
Leicester: Design student looks to generate electrical power from high-rise waste water...more
Petra + Papaioannou: Tower of Piraeus...more
Luxury condo tower in Los Angeles is completed...more
Russian High Court Rules against St. Petersburg Skyscraper...more
Bradford's CityGate Rises From The Dead...more
Herzog & De Meuron: Beirut Terraces...more
Architecture firms re-imagine our future cities...more
Upstate Medical University buys Syracuse apartment buildings...more
The new 35-story upscale Waikiki condo holds its grand opening...more
Canary Wharf skyscraper finally ok-ed after 10-year battle...more
eVolo Skyscraper Competition...more
More Than Skin Deep...more
PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation to build a 528-m tower...more
Illa Del Mar, Barcelona, Spain...more
Korea to bankroll 'smart' Chicago skyscrapers...more
C.F.Moller: Harbour Stones, Gothenburg...more
Dnipropetrovsks Tower Bridges The Gap...more
Houston's $300 million skyscraper...more
Vote may clear way for Santa Ana skyscraper...more
Photos Of Singapore's Skyscraper Infinity Pool...more
Louisville developers plan to add more than 840 hotel room's downtown...more
A New Face for Hamburg's Harborfront...more
Belgian 'Museum Aan de Stroom' Completed in Antwerp...more
China's Instant Cities...more
China's urban disease...more
Skyscraper boom adds to HCM City traffic problem...more
Versace And Damac Team Up In Beirut...more
Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire...more
Penn Plaza tower OK'd...more
Tree Hotel...more
Periscope / Matter Design...more
London: High Hopes...more
HUD Gives Museum Plaza Leg Up...more
World's 10 Largest Construction Projects...more
Powering Up in New Haven...more
Taipei's Pixelated Apartment Complex Maximizes Light and Green Space...more
Russia's project approval body permits to build St. Petersburg skyscraper...more
Cincinnati: Great American Tower tiara gets topped out...more
Lab(au): Weather Tower, Brussels...more
H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam...more
KBS Realty To Buy Chicago Tower for Record $655M...more
The Sum Things: The Sprawl...more
Cie. Wins Seoul Gangnam District Housing Competition...more
Skyscraper Awards Spotlight Originality...more
Ahead of the curve...more
Keppie harness rugged beauty of China in masterplan for mixed use development...more
NYU Takes a Village with Campus Plan...more
Marco Acerbis: Piraeus Tower, Athens...more
New York: So You Want to Build a Skyscraper...more
Front-Runner Emerges for WTC Tower Partnership...more
State plans to seek Museum Plaza loan guarantee by Friday...more
Fosters Big Top Opens in Astana...more
UNITE Continues Growth...more
Skyscraper forced to replace faulty glass...more
New Calgary skyscraper to 'top off' at 58 stories...more
Fix calls for jacking up high-rise...more
High hopes...more
Damac Properties awards main contract for Al Jawharah Tower project in Jeddah...more
Devon skyscraper rising in downtown Oklahoma City...more
A&B buys Kakaako tower site...more
Bartlesville: New Tour Options At Price Tower Arts Center...more
Bank of America files foreclosure complaint against Newark's tallest skyscraper...more
Notice to government on Navy's NOC for Mumbai high-rise...more
Spiraling Triple Towered Eco Skyscraper for Cairo...more
Paris: The art of self defence...more
Crumpled Glass Tower Set For Istanbul...more
Waterfront Hotel and Residences, UAE...more
NL architects: Black Meadow, Ostrava...more
Mixed-use development, Suqian City, China...more
Tirana Promises To Be 4-ever Green...more
Park Lane Tower, Miami...more
Lexington: New CentrePointe Design Approved...more
Brooklyn's Embattled "New Domino" Project Scores Big City Council Win...more
The Rise of Urban Farming...more
BE Towers, Brussels...more
Towering Ambition - A Tale of Two Cities...more
Boston Arch Taking Off?...more
The Hanging Offices Of Guiyang...more
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