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September 2010

East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Sanni, Ojo & Partners

Lerch Bates Ltd. Europe


RMIT University

Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle
CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 22, 2009

New Solar Initiatives in Supertall Buildings: The Spire at Ras Al Khaimah
Philip Castillo & Meiring Beyers

Khel Tower (Vertical Athletic Center)
Kent Hoffman & Mark Swingler, Illinois Institute of Technology
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
Midwest Clean Tech 2010
McCormick Place, Chicago, 14 - 15 September 2010
The Midwest Clean Tech 2010 exhibits excellence in Clean Technology innovation, products and services - connection innovators with financiers, business management expertise and the international community...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
International Skyrise Greenery Conference 2010
Singapore, 1-3 November, 2010
Conference topics will include aspects of skyrise greenery such as specifications and installation of rooftop greenery and vertical greenery systems...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
Showcase for $20m energy retrofit at Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, New York, USA, permanent exhibition
A new permanent exhibition has opened at the Empire State Building in New York, showcasing the $20 million energy retrofit project in the city landmark...more
For a full list of upcoming and recent events, click here

Top 10 world's tallest
freestanding towers

Article on the world's ten tallest freestanding towers based on the CTBUH tall building database
Construction Week Online,
18 August, 2010

Beyond Limits
CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker and
CTBUH Member Adrian Smith are interviewed on the Burj Khalifa
Architectural Record, August, 2010

CTBUH Names "Best Tall Buildings"
CTBUH announced 2010 Best Tall Building awards
Elevator World, August, 2010

The Upward Tack,
The Magnificent Four

CTBUH's Best Tall Building Awards and Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Russian Tall Buildings Journal, June/July, 2010
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Numerous Table Sponsors now confirmed for 2010 Annual Awards Dinner, Oct 21 CTBUH Accredit new Masters in Tall Buildings course at the University of Nottingham
Recently confirmed table sponsors include at VIP level: ARUP, Goettsch Partners, Illinois Institute of Technology, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (2 tables), Titanium Inmobiliaria Chile, and Turner Construction International. At Executive Level: Kohn Pedersen Fox (2 tables), KONE, Murphy/Jahn Architects, Perkins + Will, and Schindler LLC. Book soon to reserve your spot...more
The CTBUH have accredited the newly established 'Masters in Sustainable Tall Buildings' architectural course at the University of Nottingham, with CTBUH Exec. Director Antony Wood acting as External Examiner, having assessed the work in Nottingham in June. Over 20 of the latest design research projects to come out of the past studio are also now available online...more
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World's biggest clock begins ticking in Mecca
A giant clock on a skyscraper in Islam's holiest city Mecca began ticking at the start of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid hopes by Saudi Arabia it will become the Muslim world's official timekeeper. The Mecca Clock has four faces measuring 43 meters in diameter...more
Plan for Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel adds two 46-story towers
After backing down from a contentious proposal to demolish the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, the owner has unveiled plans to construct a high-rise real estate development next to the Space Age landmark that would dramatically alter the skyline...more
New skyscraper planned for Manchester
Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for a 33-story residential tower in the city center. Developer Student Castle and its contractor partner Shepherd Construction will build the 520-bed high rise, which will be used for student accommodation...more
Jean Nouvel: One Central Park, Sydney
'One central park' designed by French architect Jean Nouvel received approval. Plans were unveiled for the project back in 2008, but have faced government planning issues. Located on the site of a former brewery in Sydney, the 600 million AUD project is comprised of two towers...more
CMA CGM Headquarters, Marseille, Zaha Hadid architects
The new Head Office tower for CMA CGM rises in a metallic curving arc that slowly lifts from the ground and accelerates skywards into the dramatic vertical geometry of its revolutionary forms. The volumes of the tower are generated from a number of gradual centripetal vectors...more
World's largest virtual computer-generated skyscraper in Brazil
Koenigsberger Vannucchi Architects has entered the record books with the world's biggest augmented reality marker for its latest skyscraper. The Fibrasa Connection project allows customers and potential buyers to see the building in situ before construction work has even begun...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
William Maibusch

Recently the news media has been focused on the devastation in the Gulf of Mexico that has been going on for months now. The anger, frustration, and destruction have been an emotional rollercoaster for many. Let's also remember what hit the same region five years ago - Hurricane Katrina...more
Receive 3 AIA/CES credits at Awards Symposium
Attendees of the October 21 Symposium, honouring the 2010 Award winners, can accumulate up to three total hours of Continuing Education Credits at this FREE event. All sessions qualify for Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design credits...more
CTBUH Journal Translated into Korean
The CTBUH Journal 2010, Issue III, has been translated into Korean, for distribution in Korea by the Korean CTBUH. Copies were distributed to participants of the Korean CTBUH Conference in Seoul on August 27th, and are also available for other professionals and scholars...more
Second meeting of the CTBUH Qatar chapter announced
On Monday September 27, the Qatar chapter of the CTBUH will organize its second regional meeting. Speakers from Texas A&M University and Davis Langdon will address the topic of "Form Over Function - Lessons Learned with Iconic Buildings"...more
2010 CTBUH Fellows Announced
The CTBUH is pleased to announce its 2010 Fellows, recognized for their contribution to the Council over a significant period of time: Thomas J. McCool, Turner Construction LLC, USA; Moira Moser, M. Moser Associates, Hong Kong; and Shankar Nair, Teng & Associates, USA...more
CTBUH Tall Building Database
As part of the ever-expanding database on tall buildings, major updates have been added to the Historical Tallest Buildings in the World and the Tallest Buildings by Nation list. The database contains information on 10,000+ buildings free for download and searchable by a number of parameters...more
ANZ to anchor new skyscraper in Sydney...more
New York: World Trade Center developer and Port Authority come to agreement...more
Peter Rees: The man who built the City of London...more
The 'new Dubai'? Libya open for business...more
KSP win Changsha Kai Fu Wanda Plaza Competition...more
Stockholm: Vision for a new era...more
Fosters Works Up Hangzhou Proposal...more
SOM's Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul...more
The Challenge of Making Hamburg's HafenCity Feel Neighborly...more
LHPA design Sanjay Khan's vision for new satellite city outside Bangalore...more
New York: Unwelcome Neighbor for Empire State Building...more
St Paul's Tower, Sheffield Completes...more
ICE architects: DK2, Hanoi...more
King Kong 2.0 as Tower Topples NYC Skyline...more
BLC Headquarters, Beirut by Atelier Hapsitus...more
Rooftop turbines draw attention to this new mixed-use high-rise in Portland...more
Mastodon Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter ...more
Richard Meier's Model Museum, Long Island City...more
New York: Workac, Plug Out...more
A Look At Wood Wharfs Tallest...more
Leeds Lumiere skyscraper firm seeks liquidation...more
New York's Beekman Tower...more
Point Supreme Architect: Piraeus Tower...more
Chicago: Developing Stories...more
Foster and Koolhaas unveil rival schemes for Hong Kong cultural district...more
Shiv Sena wants Mumbai to stop soaring for a while...more
Green Light For New High-rise Brum Hotel in Birmingham...more
Calgary: Netting urged for construction sites...more
Incheon Tower Offers New Angles...more
Top 10 world's tallest freestanding towers...more
Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing ...more
St. Petersburg: Axing of Russian cultural watchdog not decided...more
London: Take Two For Edward Woods Estate...more
New York: Defending the Empire: The Campaign Against the Giant Neighbor...more
Hong Kong: A purple, smog-eating skyscraper...more
Beyond City Limits...more
Westfield's 1800 Larimer Office Tower Achieves LEED Platinum Certification ...more
Dallas: Downtown's "green building" set for makeover...more
Skyscraper Farm Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops...more
New York: Empire State Building Goes Green, One Window at a Time...more
Tall stories cast long shadow on Sydney's harbor...more
Skygate, Nabil Gholam architects, Beirut...more
Huai'an Set For First Supertall Tower...more
New York: Battle of the Skyscrapers!...more
Featured category: skyscrapers...more
Skyscraper Competition proposal by Hunia Tarek Tomoum...more
Las Vegas: Lighting designers favor form over flash for CityCenter...more
Chicago's Inland Steel Building Walking Tour...more
Yard-Scraper Seeks to Change the Face of Brooklyn Sustainably...more
Cheungvogl: Sheik Zayed Library, Dubai Seven...more
Small Texan Town To Get 39 Floor Tower...more
Millionaires Get Slum Neighbors in Space-Challenged Mumbai...more
Dubai's Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis ...more
Couture To Dress Up Toronto Skyline...more
A Caution on Hong Kong Envy...more
One of New York's Tallest Residential Gets Arab Kick-Start...more
Croydon: Work finally set to start on skyscraper...more
Mayor's Office Rejects London's Tidal Basin Towers...more
Waikiki: The cooling wave...more
Chicago's Roosevelt University building a glass tower of its own...more
Architectural wonders can be a burden for businesses...more
Seattle skyscrapers may start posting billboards...more
New York: Richard Cook on Sustainable Architecture...more
Reflective giants: Chicago's building boom...more
Planning for Dublin's future proving to be a tall order...more
Empire may yet rise in Brisbane...more
Highrise from Onni a first for Port Coquitlam...more
Audio slideshow: Rise of London's Heron Tower...more
Bell Atlantic Tower sold to Brandywine Realty Trust...more
Cabe still unconvinced by Barking redevelopment proposals...more
Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris...more
Topping Out of Manhattan's Newest 60 Story Residential Skyscraper...more
Pittsburgh's BNY Mellon Center getting fresh coat of paint...more
Dubai: Sand castles in the sky...more
UK's largest planning application approved for Liverpool's Wirral Waters...more
Arch In Arch Planned In Beijing...more
Desitecture: Vertical City, Venezuela...more
New Zealand: Clip-On Plant Room Adds Green Space to Apartment Buildings...more
Construction of Oklahoma tower reaches key point...more
New York: Conde Nast to Move to Skyscraper at Ground Zero...more
CMC launches high-rise to feed demand on Bangkok's west side...more
Don-Stroi Agrees to Shorten Moscow High-Rise...more
China's Real Estate Bubble Threatens to Burst...more
Blackpool masterplan hangs in the balance despite boost for Tower...more
Brooklyn's New Domino edges closer to realization...more
Masdar City - Second Wind...more
SBF Tower by Hans Hollein in Shenzhen...more
London: BT Tower joins Open House line-up...more
Energy "Wind Lens" Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X...more
Architecture 112: Horologion, Piraeus Clock Tower...more
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