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December 2010

FC Beekman Associates, LLC

Fender Katsalidis


Beca Group

James McHugh Construction Co.

Jaros Baum & Bolles

Cook+Fox Architects

Grace Construction Products

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

40 Years of the CTBUH: Reflection
Charles DeBenedittis, Gilberto do Valle, Ron Klemencic, Shankar Nair, Leslie Robertson & David Scott

Proposed Methodology to Determine Seismic Performance Factors for Steel Diagrid Framed Systems
William Baker, Charles Besjak, Mark Sarkisian, Peter Lee, Chung-Soo Doo

Jalaashay Tower [Reservoir Tower]
Bojana Martinich & Teodora Vasilev, Illinois Institute of Technology
2011 Khan Distinguished Lecture Series at Lehigh University
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, various dates, 2011
The Khan Lecture Series honors Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan's legacy of excellence in structural engineering and architecture.
1st Lecture: DAVID SCOTT "Extreme Engineering" - Friday, February 18, 2011 - 4:10 pm...more
2nd Lecture: MASAYOSHI NAKASHIMA "Safeguarding Quality of Life: the Role of Large-Scale Testing" - Friday, March 25, 2011 - 4:10 pm...more
3rd Lecture: CHRIS D. POLAND "Building Disaster Resilient Communities" - Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:10 pm...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
Showcase for $20m energy retrofit at Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, New York, USA, permanent exhibition
A permanent exhibition at the Empire State Building in New York presents the $20 million energy retrofit project in the city landmark...more

City's Skyscraper Title
Is Going, Going...

CTBUH Trustees William Baker
and Antony Wood interviewed on Chicago's future
New York Times, October 29, 2010

On Architecture and Skyscrapers
CTBUH's Antony Wood is interviewed on architecture and skyscrapers
ArchiTeam, November 23, 2010

The highest building in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia - Blue Sky Tower
CTBUH credited in this article on
Blue Sky Tower and the tallest
buildings in the world
M.A.D. Corporate Services,
October 29, 2010
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CTBUH - IIT announce 5-year partnership extension Awards Symposium Presentations now on-line
The Council and the Illinois Institute of Technology are pleased to announce a 5-year extension of their current partnership, which sees the CTBUH located within the College of Architecture at IIT in Chicago. The collaboration has proven to be very beneficial for both sides. For an overview of some of the benefits CTBUH's presence at IIT brings to the University, and vice-versa, click here...
All the presentations - as well as video footage - of the 2010 Awards Symposium are now on-line, as well as photographs/ material from the event generally. Learn more about the award-winning buildings; Burj Khalifa Dubai, Bank of America New York, Broadcasting Place Leeds and the Pinnacle at Duxton Singapore, as well as lifetime achievement winners William Pederson and Ysrael Seinuk...more
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Vietcombank Tower breaks ground in Ho Chi Minh City
Ground was broken for Vietcombank Tower, the Ho Chi Minh City headquarters of Vietcombank and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' first building in Vietnam. Vietcombank Tower expands the bank's presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's financial capital and its fastest-growing city. The 35-story tower will be the tallest building on Me Linh Square...more
New Heights for Crisscross Toronto Tower
A new condo project worked on by property developers Lamb Development Corp has been approved to stand in the heart of Toronto, Canada. Although the slender tower at 224 King West completely dominates its more modest surroundings at a height of 157 meters, this is the cut down version...more
Special deal on Sydney's skyscraper
A giant residential tower - double the size of any other building in Circular Quay - is expected to be approved under a special deal that does away with height restrictions on the Harbor's edge. The as-yet-unnamed luxury apartment block will tower 191m above Circular Quay and will be built at 1 Alfred Street...more
New Super-Tall Building for Tianjin
Goettsch Partners has been commissioned by developer Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. Ltd. to design a new 294,570-square-meter mixed-use tower in the city of Tianjin, China. Occupying a central parcel in the city's newly planned business district, Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower will be one of China's tallest buildings at 439 meters...more
Skyrise Greenery Awards 2010
Green roofs, vertical greenery and gardens in the sky - skyrise greenery is greenery integrated into built-forms in the city. It has increasingly become an important component of sustainable urban development in the 21st century. The Skyrise Greenery Awards aims to promote and recognise greening efforts in high-rise developments...more
Rolex Tower inaugurated in Dubai
SOM has celebrated the inauguration of this 59-story mixed use tower in Dubai. Rolex Tower contains 30 floors of office space, 25 floors of residential apartments and is capped with two exclusive residential penthouses. A 9-story parking garage and entrance plaza leading to the tower's lobby provides easy access...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
David Scott

If ever there is a pandemic caused by international travel, then I am sure that architects and engineers will play a role. This has been an exceptionally busy month of travel for me, going to Wuhan, China; Paris, France; Montreal, Canada and Jeddah in Saudi, not to mention trips around the US, including the very successful CTBUH...more
CTBUH Journal 2010
Issue IV

This fourth issue of the year signals the establishment of the Journal firmly as a quarterly publication. Content in this issue includes the Hong Kong International Commerce Centre, the Vertical Living Kids Research Project, Educational Studio: The Remaking of Mumbai (II), and the Tallest World Records...more
CTBUH Keynote Speaker at Yekaterinburg Conference
Communications Manager and Journal Editor Jan Klerks was invited to represent the CTBUH at this Russia gathering and, as such, he presented on and discussed the topic of 'The Development of Tall Buildings in a European Context'...more
Running up the Willis Tower
Sunday, 14 November 2010 was that time of the year when one is allowed to climb up all of the 2,109 stairs to the 103rd floor of Chicago's Willis [Sears] Tower. Representing the tall building industry, several CTBUH staff considered this a unique opportunity...more.
London Tall News Round-up
A new newsletter from Davis Langdon - spearheaded by CTBUH Country Representative for the UK and Advisory Group member Steve Watts - gives an overview of the latest Tall developments in London and the UK generally...more. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.
2010 Mumbai Conference Report Now Published
The Mumbai Post Conference Review celebrates some of the best moments of the 2010 Mumbai Conference, held February 3-5, 2010. Included is a two hour video highlights DVD which serves as excellent Continuing Education material. Purchase here...
Crab wins second place in Taiwan Tower competition...more
SILO Recycling Competition for YEOSU-EXPO, South Korea ...more
Oklahoma City Defies Recession...more
London: Herzog & de Meuron's 'Shardettes' towers face the chop...more
Barangaroo developer unveils plan...more
Pay As You Go Flats Pioneered In Istanbul...more
Times Square's Newest Skyscraper: An Interview with Dan Kaplan of FXFOWLE...more
London: Great Portland Estates Sees Encouraging Results...more
OODA + OOIIO wins Merit Award in Taiwan Conceptual Tower Competition...more
New York's Behemoth Tower Packs 2.83 Million Square Feet of Blight...more
Echoes of Mayan history...more
London: Campaigners lose their battle to prevent King's Cross tower...more
Seoul's Lotte tower reaches for sky...more
Dohaland to host third Regional Meeting of the CTBUH...more
518m Tall Starts Construction In Dalian...more
London: Billionaire brothers present 140m tower to rival the Gherkin...more
NL architects: Taiwan's Tower of Power...more
London's Shard Overtakes One Canada Square...more
Safdie Architects Selected to Design Golden Dream Bay Complex in China...more
Toronto: Bay Adelaide Centre merges seamlessly with 1920s classic architecture...more
Foster's incomplete Vegas hotel faces demolition...more
Paolo Cucchi Architects: Taiwan Tower Proposal...more
London: Plans By Arup For Guys Appear...more
Rudolph's LOMEX in Retrospect...more
South Korea: 413 tall buildings fail fire check...more
Chicago's Marina City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its groundbreaking...more
New York University Scraps Plan for Tallest Tower in Greenwich Village...more
Dubai: Zabeel's Blooming In The Wind...more
Singapore: A Building That Will Earn $1 Billion a Year, Built in Just Five...more
Classics: Lloyd's of London Building / Richard Rogers...more
A Turning Point for Serious Environmental Problems In Dubai...more
Architecture LEED Gold Veer Towers Soar Over CityCenter in Las Vegas ...more
New York's World Trade Center Tower Begins to Show Its Shimmering Face...more
Taichung's Little Tower...more
Structures tested in giant fire test lab...more
Surbana International Consultants win Skyrise Greenery Awards 2010...more
Hochtief takes over facility management at Frankfurt high-rise Tower 185...more
Henn Architekten to Design Wenzhou Central Business District...more
Architectural Association Design Thesis: Vertical Landscraper...more
Louisville: Museum Plaza update / REX...more
Futuristic Solar Skyscraper Wins the Taiwan Tower Competition...more
Huge green roof sprouts at New York's Union Square...more
St. Petersburg's Okhta-Centre: pro et contra...more
Strange Skyscrapers: 14 of the World's Weirdest Towers...more
Skyscraper Hotel Planned for Tel Aviv...more
Paul Rudolph's Manhattan Megastructure...more
London: Shard skyscraper noise reduction efforts win national award...more
Classics: Marina City, Chicago / Bertrand Goldberg...more
Benoy and Arup lead UK charge in China trade mission...more
Reviving industrial glory in Romania...more
Reach for the sky...more
Sky Forest Tower, Singapore...more
A Reconfigurable Los Angeles River-Powered Skyscraper...more
New York's Next Frontier: The Waterfront...more
Dubarch completes new office building in Dubai ...more
Pei Scale for New York University's Silver Towers Site?...more
Controversy over 30% glass limit on buildings...more
URBAN TREE: Floating Solar Mega Cubes in the Sky ...more
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