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November 2010

Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co., Ltd.

Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, PC

Paris La Defense

Housing and Development Board

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd


Mark Mitcheson-Low, Woods Bagot
CTBUH Headquarters, IIT, Chicago, October 23, 2009

Case Study: O-14 Folded Exoskeleton
Jesse Reiser, Nanako Umemoto & Jaime Ocampo

Colour My Thames
Chandni Chadha, Arham Daoudi, Elnaz Eidinejad & Akshay Sethi, University of Nottingham
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
Forthcoming Tall Buildings Lecture: Burj Khalifa
Manchester + London, UK, 10+11 November, 2010
Entitled 'The story behind the Burj Khalifa - Building an idea: Materials and Codes of Practice Challenges', this highly anticipated presentation is the result of a collaboration between a number of eminent professional societie...more
ACTBUH - 4th Breakfast Seminar
Brisbane, Australia, 11 November, 2010
The Vertical Architecture STudio is run by eminent academic and author Chris Abel. Chris has convened the studio at a number of higher education institutions around the world...more
Greenbuild 2010
McCormick Place, Chicago, 17-19 November, 2010
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood to moderate panel on tall buildings at this event, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council...more
CTBUH-IUAV Tall Building event, Venice
IUAV University of Venice, Italy, 22 November, 2010
The symposium 'Tall Buildings - Technical constraints of high rise buildings' gives an overview of selected technical aspects of high-rise design and include a presentation of the Federation Tower, Moscow and of St. Petersburg Bank...more
The 5th International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment
Tokyo, Japan, 7-8 March, 2011
CTBUH have agreed to be a co-operating organization, and CTBUH Chairman Prof. Sang Dae Kim will deliver a keynote presentation at this event...more

CTBUH Award Winner Burj Khalifa Celebrated in Tribune
New Global Icon award for Burj Khalifa
Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2010

New Global Icon award for Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Awards 2010:
Best Tall Buildings
Construction Week, October 26, 2010

Tallest Building Title May
Return to New York

Marshall Gerometta, database editor for the CTBUH on what could become US' tallest building
The Wall Street Journal,
October 13, 2010

Top 10 steel skyscrapers
Top 10 steel skyscrapers drawn up using data gathered by the Council
Arabian Business, October 2, 2010
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New Global Icon award for Burj Khalifa 2010 Awards Symposium a great success
In a surprise move, the CTBUH bestowed a new award on the Burj Khalifa at its annual "Best Tall Buildings Awards Ceremony" on Thursday evening, 21st October. The new "Global Icon" award recognizes those very special tall buildings that make a profound impact on the genre of tall buildings globally...more
With renown figures such as lifetime achievement winner Bill Pedersen speaking, the over 400 people in attendance at the Council's first free awards symposium on 21st October witnessed a high octane afternoon. The winning 'best tall building' teams had flown in from Singapore, Dubai, the UK and New York...more
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China finds a new supermodel
Stealing the title from the CN Tower in Toronto, the swirling Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower by Information Based Architecture has opened to the public at a staggering 610m in height. During celebratory events, the Mayor of Guangzhou declared the structure open and revealed its official title...more
Kuala Lumpur: 100-story tower to be PNB new HQ
The 100-story tower that forms part of Warisan Merdeka will be the new headquarters of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) as the fund manager is already thinking about redeveloping its existing head office. Come 2016, its main building on Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, will be 30 years old...more
Basel: Roche HQ Redesigned
Approval has been given for a new tower project in the Swiss city of Basel by Herzog & de Meuron. The plans originally saw a 154 meter tall tower elliptical tower which featured staggered floor plates with interestingly unique angular, curving facades. Unfortunately these plans have been replaced...more
Mumbai: India's richest man builds world's first billion-dollar home
An Indian businessman has built the world's most expensive home - valued at $1 billion, with three helipads, its own air traffic control, a six-floor car park, a staff of 600, a four-story hanging garden and a cinema. The 173-meter tall mansion is called Antilia, after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean...more
Liverpool developer lures Chinese investors with 'Shanghai Tower'
A plan to attract Chinese investors to Liverpool by building the tallest building outside London and calling it the "Shanghai Tower" was submitted for planning approval. Peel Holdings, a Manchester-based developer, wants to build a 55-storey skyscraper on the Mersey waterfront...more
Giant Makkah clock to be ready in November 2010
A giant clock tower constructed in Islam's holiest city of Makkah as one of the world's highest towers will be completed next month and will be linked to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The third face of the clock skyscraper has been completed while the fourth side will be finished in early November...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
Charles Killebrew

October is always an exciting month at CTBUH and this year was no exception. We welcomed over 400 members on October 21st to the ninth annual Symposium and Awards Dinner held at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Recognizing the ongoing economic challenges many of our members are facing around the world...more
CTBUH 2010 Annual Leaders Meeting
Following the CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremony, the CTBUH Leadership team met again on the morning of Friday 22nd October, on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago for their annual Leaders Meeting. Thirty leaders gathered from around the world for input into the goals and initiatives of the Council...more
CTBUH Activities in Qatar
The final week of September saw much CTBUH activity in Qatar. The local CTBUH Chapter organized their second regional meeting, whilst CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks was invited to speak at the TowerTech trade fair in the capital city of Doha...more
CTBUH involved in DFI Los Angeles Conference
The Council was involved as a coordinating partner, exhibitor and speaker at Deep Foundation Institute's 35th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Hollywood, CA from Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 October 2010...more.
IIT PhD Research Studio Uploaded
As part of the Council's bid to expand the scope of its Design Research library, the CTBUH has added the first PhD in Architecture program to the website. The program, based at IIT, is comprised of three major research themes: Structure, Sustainability and Form; Computational Architecture; and Energy Efficiency...more
CTBUH-IUAV Tall Building event, Venice
The symposium 'Tall Buildings - Technical constraints of high rise buildings' on 22nd on November is organized by IUAV and CTBUH. The lectures give an overview of selected technical aspects of high-rise design and include a presentation of the Federation Tower in Moscow and of St. Petersburg Bank...more
New York: Selldorf's Paved Paradise...more
'Vertical Farm' envisions tall future for farming...more
Abu Dhabi's Wings Soon To Take Flight...more
NFU and SZU Advanced Technology Park, Jaeger and Partner Architects + sa_i...more
Bringing the Med to Malaysia...more
Wells Fargo celebrates Charlotte's Duke Energy Center...more
London: Vicarage Fields Expands Barking Regeneration...more
Perrault delivers a glass tower in Japan...more
Burj Khalifa becomes first recipient of new Tall Building 'Global Icon' Award...more
Houston: New downtown Hines tower lands major tenant...more
British Land To Restart London's Cheesegrater...more
Conran completes Sheffield's tallest building...more
Concept skyscraper to clean up a local river in Chile...more
Wind Turbine Built Inside Twisted Building to Provide Power...more
Kaohsiung Competition proposal by STL...more
Foster + Partners' first project in Vietnam breaks ground...more
Erick van Egeraat Builds the New Roskilde Incineration Line...more
New York: A metropolis is reinvented...more
India's high earners fuel demand for high-rise luxury...more
Menta Tries Again With Croydon Skyscraper...more
Curving residential block in historic centre of Mexico City...more
Istanbloom Flowers On The Skyline...more
Mumbai's Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself...more
Should Toronto have a maximum building height restriction?...more
Deal reached on London's Walkie Talkie skyscraper...more
Singapore: Highrise, skyrise, skyscape...more
Schneider Electric Fire and life safety design trends fuel innovation...more
Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition proposal...more
Unveiled: Dallas Arts District's Museum Tower...more
Riyadh's Towering ambition...more
Architect Jean Nouvel Makes His Mark on New York...more
Exen Plaza Continues Istanbul Boom...more
15,000km Long Eco City Revitalizes the Silk Road...more
A Forest of " Thin" Skyscrapers to Democratize City Living in South Korea...more
Underground Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Desert City...more
Paris: Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes...more
Istanbuls Tower Hype...more
Tallest Building Title May Return to New York...more
India's tallest commercial building to come up at Lower Parel...more
Tall and Green: The Remaking of Mumbai...more
Philadelphia: Silo Saved? Developer Bows to Community Pressure...more
Chicago: Trump Tower dressing up model units to spur sales...more
New York: Get Comfortable For This Mesmerising Skyscraper Light Show...more
Spire's likely demise a blow to Chicago architecture...more
Downtown San Diego's largest condo project sold...more
O.C. luxury rental towers called 'perfect'...more
Sprawling Supertalls Planned In Mecca...more
Russia: Petersburg skyscraper gets green light as protesters march...more
Spiral Garden is a Lacy Mesh......more
Chicago: Watching Cabrini disappear...more
Philippines: Royal Palm Residences soars high...more
Saudi Arabia: New Riyadh Hilton Unveiled...more
Canada: Province targets safety at high rise construction sites...more
Three high-rise projects could alter Tampa's skyline...more
New York: '15 Penn Plaza' Skyscraper Could Affect FM Signals...more
Will high-rise 'kampungs' solve Jakarta's waste woes?...more
Jaipur: Most high-rise buildings in city are incomplete...more
Real Estate Collapse Spells Havoc in Dubai...more
New York: Gehry on New Gehry Building ...more
High-Rise Office Developers Come Off the Sidelines...more
How the Empire State Building Is Pioneering the Future of Energy Efficiency...more
Boston Properties buys John Hancock Tower for $930M...more
London: More Towers Planned In Blackwall...more
Silent Skyscrapers: The Ghost Towers of Bangkok...more
Sky the limit for building ...more
San Francisco: Dan Goodwin crusades for skyscraper safety...more
South Korea: High-rise apartments defenseless against fire...more
Ohio: South Campus high-rise renovation to cost USD 171M...more
New York: First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center...more
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