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January 2011

Shanghai Construction (Group)
General Co. Ltd.

CCL Qatar w.l.l.

Inmobiliaria Titanium S. A.

M Moser Associates

Case Foundation Company

ELU Konsult AB


The Bank of America Tower
at One Bryant Park

Lisa Shpritz & Richard Cook,
CTBUH 2010 Awards Symposium

Application of Tuned Liquid Dampers for the Efficient Structural Design of Slender Tall Buildings
David Lee & Martin Ng

Swadeshi Tower
[Textile Tower]

Nishant Modi & Hiren Patel,
Illinois Institute of Technology
Vertical Urban Factory
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, NY, opens 12 January 2011
Vertical Urban Factory features the innovative architectural design, structural engineering, and processing methods of significant factory buildings from the turn of the 20th century to the present...more
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
CTBUH China Workshop
Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 16 May, 2011
Around 10 invited speakers from inside and outside China will present at the workshop on various topics relevant to new development of tall buildings...more
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Why Tall? Green, Humanity & Safety
COEX, Seoul, South Korea, 10-12 October 2011
The 2011 CTBUH international conference will take place in Seoul - the heart of the rapidly developing country of South Korea.

Mumbai's High-rise Graveyard
Illinois Institute of Technology/CTBUH High-rise Design Studio project featured
How Stuff Works, December 10, 2010

China's skyscraper boom
buoys global industry

CTBUH Executive Director
Antony Wood quoted
Bloomberg, December 5, 2010

Step up to a worthy cause
CTBUH Willis Tower runners interviewed; Antony at 2:34, John at 2:55
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, December, 2010
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
New CTBUH Staff Positions CTBUH Launches new-look Website
We are now advertizing for two new colleagues to join us: a Research and Working Groups Manager (a joint faculty position with IIT), and a new Operations Manager. We hope that both will come with experience of the tall building industry so please help us by alerting colleagues...more
We are pleased to announce a complete revamp of our website, with new material such as the 'featured tall building' section, as well as better organizational / navigational systems to unlock the wealth of information on tall buildings and urban habitat. Check it out here...more
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Dubai: World's tallest residential tower will be ready 2011
The 107-story Princess Tower in Dubai Marina, billed to be the tallest all-residential tower in the world, will be ready for delivery by the fourth quarter of 2011. In the same quarter, the 91-story Elite Residence in Dubai Marina will also be completed and ready for handover...more
Piano's Shard central core is topped out
The team behind Renzo Piano's Shard of Glass celebrated the London building become the UK's tallest structure. Speaking at a press conference on the 24th floor of the emerging skyscraper, founder and chairman of Sellar Properties, Irvine Sellar, informed that the Shard's 72-storey central core had been topped out...more
In Rare Bow to Public, Russian Tower to be moved
The city authorities in St. Petersburg intend to relocate a planned 1,299-foot glass-and-steel tower for the state energy company Gazprom, saying it has caused too much dissension among architects and residents for it to be built at the chosen site in the city's historic center...more
Canton Tower in Guangzhou
Its 610 meters of height and its elegant silhouette promise to turn the Canton Tower into the new landmark of this up-and-coming metropolis. The television tower rests on 24 bored piles, each four meters in diameter. Its dynamic effect is due to a simple geometrical twist: two ellipses, one at ground level and the other 450 meters above...more
Devon Tower progress, Oklahoma
The skyline is quickly transforming as workers continue to make progress on the Devon Energy Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. Developers say they have completed 22 floors since March. In the next few weeks, crews will start work on the interior of the building. "We just want to build the entire project as efficiently as possible"...more
London: Billionaire brothers present 140m tower to rival the Gherkin
Sunday Times Rich Listers Simon and David Reuben have submitted plans for a 41 story residential tower at their prosperous Paddington Basin site in London's West End. The 140m skyscraper will also incorporate a 90 room boutique hotel and a public sky bar with panoramic views across the capital's increasingly busy skyline...more
Click here to go to the CTBUH news archive for more international tall buildings news coverage
CTBUH Leader's Message:
Sang Dae Kim

On behalf of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, I would like to wish all of our members, supporters and contributors a happy and prosperous New Year. Although the year of 2010 has been a difficult year for the tall building industry, there have been some remarkable achievements as well...more
CIB, CTBUH and UNESCO Announce joint Research Roadmap
The CIB, CTBUH and UNESCO are very pleased to announce the formation of an international working group to deliver a 'Roadmap' on the future research needs of tall buildings. This roadmap is likely to set the agendas for tall building research in the short to mid-term future...more
Another Successful Qatar Meeting
CTBUH Chairman Professor Kim was in attendance for the third meeting of the CTBUH Qatar Chapter, held with the kind support of DohaLand and the Musheireb project at the Knowledge Enrichment Center in Doha. John Rose was the keynote speaker...more
New CTBUH Country Representatives confirmed
As 2011 begins, the Council is pleased to announce three new Country Representatives; Antonio Macedo, Filho EcoBuilding Consulting for Brazil; Simon Longuet-Higgins, Beca Group for New Zealand; and Khaled Al-Sallal, UAE University for the UAE...more
Jeweler's Building Tour
On Friday, December 17, the CTBUH staff enjoyed a tour of the famous Jewelers Building, including a visit to the Cupola on the top of the tower. The Chicago landmark was presented by tenant Murphy/Jahn and building manager DUS...more
Tall Building Student Workshop in Venice
The Venice Architectural Association, and CTBUH launch "THE tall STONES OF VENICE" an International Student Workshop & Competition for the high rise redevelopment of a derelict industrial zone on the Venice Lagoon borders...more
Council Approves New York's Riverside Center...more
Aedas and Rogers Stirk Harbour win Hong Kong government competition...more
Calgary's Eighth Avenue Place recognized for environmental design...more
Shanghai hotel aims to set height record...more
Top 10 tallest freestanding towers...more
Venezuelan squatters bank on the future in office tower...more
St. Petersburg: RMJM left in the dark as Gazprom plans change...more
Grand Plans For Downtown Los Angeles...more
Gold Coast: High-profile high-rise placed in receivership...more
Giuseppe Vultaggio: Tower in Manhattan...more
Construction underway on Four Seasons Bahrain...more
Taiwan Tower Competition Entry, Aedas R&D...more
Lend Lease given approval to build high-rise over water...more
The Austonian Wins National Construction Award for Luxury High Rise Project...more
Skyscraper coming up in Mangalore...more
Weekly World Trade Photo Update...more
Most high-rise buildings in Kuala Lumpur have fire safety features...more
Proposed Brooklyn Skyscraper District Gets Mixed Reviews at LPC Hearing...more
Seattle debates adding corporate signs to skyline...more
Vietnams Tropical Peacock...more
Density and Urbanity...more
Himmelbau Kreuzberg, Berlin...more
Rush of new high-rise for Adelaide's skyline...more
Sports Tower, London...more
First post-GFC tower opens in Sydney...more
Plans evolve for Regina's first highrise in 18 years...more
Mumbai: Creating The Happiest Place!...more
Ho Chi Minh City Skyscraper Boom Continues...more
From the tallest tower to a vibrant urban park...more
In Rare Bow to Public, Russian Tower to be Moved...more
W Austin Hotel opens in $300 million downtown high-rise project...more
Wuhan: Construction Begins on what could become World's Third-Tallest Skyscraper...more
London: Shard of Glass progress celebrated...more
Chicago Spire developer loses control of site...more
Big controversy over 'Brooklyn's Skyscraper District' plan...more
St. Petersburg skyscraper fate to be decided soon...more
China: Broad Sustainable Building construct a 16 storey hotel in less than 6 days...more
Sleeping Giants: The World's Top 10 Scrapped Skyscrapers...more
Vertical Safari, Buenos Aires / Influx_Studio...more
Phnom Penh Buckles Under Megagrowth...more
Canberra's Woden high-rise may be downsized...more
London: Southwark Council approves Spparc's Quill tower...more
New Zealand firm helps create pool in the sky...more
Najib dismisses concerns about 100-story project...more
Brisbane City Council set to approve high-rise hotel...more
Can Super Tall be Super Green?...more
Equation: Formula for Calculating a Skyscrapers' Sway...more
Taichung Echo Wind Tower Project in Taiwan...more
Samsung offers solution for high rise buildings...more
Mumbai: Anil Ambani new house under construction after Mukesh's 'Antilla'...more
Sleeping Giants: The World's Top 10 Scrapped Skyscrapers...more
Saudi Arabia: Skyscraper builders told to go deeper...more
Will Brooklyn Get The First Historic Skyscraper District?...more
Moderne high-rise project seeks city street work permit...more
Vietnam Towers break ground...more
New York: After 30 Years, Times Square Rebirth Is Complete...more
Shard London Bridge becomes the UK's tallest structure...more
Taiwanese skyscraper with blimps and wind power to start construction in 2012...more
Oklahoma City : Devon Tower progress and future plans...more
Stadium for International Lunar Olympics / Brian Harms & Keith Bradley...more
Philippines: A high-rise Cebu's rich and famous can call home...more
Dubai: World's tallest residential tower will be ready next year...more
Top 10 concrete skyscrapers...more
Like Marilyn herself, the Absolute Tower is smart, sexy, built to impress...more
HIGHRISE, a NFB's innovative documentary experiment...more
Gen Building, Santiago by Assadi + Pulido...more
C. F. Moller Architects won the Science Tower in Central Copenhagen...more
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