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February 2011

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Broadcasting Place,
George Downing & Alex Whitbread

CTBUH 2010 Awards Symposium, Chicago

A new urbanity: the relationship between towers and urbanism
Stefan Krummeck

Botanical Tower
Aurelia Li, Nu Long & Andrew Tang, University of Nottingham
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
12th Annual University of Illinois Structural Engineering Conference
Champaign, IL, 31 March, 2011
The primary objective of the conference is to educate professionals with regard to new developments in the field of structural engineering, job-related information, and networking...more
CTBUH China Workshop
Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 16 May, 2011
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, Safety & Humanity
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...more

China snares Chicago's
skyscraper crown

CTBUH lists eight of the 15 tallest completed buildings in China
Chicago Sun Times, January 21, 2011

7 tall solutions for Mumbai's
biggest problems

Collaborative design studio led by CTBUH Exec. Director Antony Wood
CNN, January 12, 2011

CTBUH expect China, Middle East projects in 2011
CTBUH Chairman Sang Dae Kim quoted
Construction Week, January 5, 2011

The sky's the limit for tower developers
CTBUH's Jan Klerk and
Bill Maibusch interviewed
The National, January 4, 2011
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference -
Call for Speakers
CTBUH Journal 2011,
Issue I now published
Why Tall? Green, Safety & Humanity. COEX, Seoul, 10-12 October 2011.
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the CTBUH 2011 conference which will tap into the considerable tall building activity being undertaken in Asia. CTBUH members are encouraged to submit a brief abstract for presentation...more
The Council is pleased to bring you the first issue of the CTBUH Journal 2011. Digital copies are available to CTBUH members on request. Content includes papers on the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the origin of the skyscraper, and the world's tallest steel shear walled building...more
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Z15 Tower - Bringing Beijing CBD to life
The design by TFP Farrells, BIAD, ARUP and MVA could be the tallest building in Beijing. The 'Z15' Tower, located in Beijing at the heart of the new CBD extension, will be over 120 stories, and more than 500m high. It's part of a 30-hectare masterplan at the core of this district...more
'World's highest restaurant 'At.mosphere' opens in Burj Khalifa
The world's highest restaurant has opened in the world's tallest building in Dubai. At.mosphere, envisaged as one of the finest luxury dining and lounge experiences in the world, has opened doors to guests at Burj Khalifa, a lifestyle destination, described as 'The Centre of Now'...more
Paris skyscraper gets green light
Morphosis has won planning for this 300m-high Paris skyscraper, the Phare Tower. Designed for the La Defense region on the north-west edge of the historic center, it is the city's tallest new building since the Eiffel Tower. The tower has taken years to get through...more
Mumbai: Pen Henna Inspired Tower
Clasping hands have long been a welcoming symbol for those extending hospitality to guests, an image that WS Atkins has pushed to the full with plans for a new luxury 380-bedroom hotel, plus assorted other uses, in the Indian city of Mumbai. With a height of 300 meters and 62 floors...more
Hanoi goes green
Hanoi is to receive a highly sustainable urban district courtesy of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill following an international competition for the Green Tech City project, instigated by Blenheim Properties. The masterplan intertwines elements of local culture and urban heritage...more
London: Work starts again on Rogers' Cheesegrater
Work has started again on Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners' GBP 340 million Cheesegrater tower in the City after a string of delays. Contractors are back on site and pressing ahead with piling works which will underpin the tapering 47-story Leadenhall building...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
Jan Klerks

One of the most spectacular experiences in New York City is walking past the Empire State Building and not being aware that you're passing the Empire State Building. The 'invisibility-effect' is caused by the setbacks...more
CTBUH China Workshop, Shanghai - May
CTBUH and Tongji University are organizing this one-day workshop to explore several aspects of tall buildings. The number of attendees is limited to 100, so those wishing to attend should register soon...more
2010: A Tall Building Review
2010 saw the completion of more skyscrapers than any previous year in history, with China in the ascendancy. CTBUH data illustrates the 66 buildings with a height of 200+ meters completed in 2010...more
New CTBUH Staff Positions
There is still time to apply for the two new CTBUH staff positions; the Research and Working Groups Manager or the Operations Manager. Please help us spread the word on these opportunities...more
PEER Guidelines for the Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) at Berkeley University has published the above guide. Download the free PDF here...more
Tallest 20 in 2010 Poster
A fantastic addition to your office, the Council's research on the Tallest 20 buildings completed during 2010 is now available in poster format. This poster presents the 20 tallest buildings along with specific project information...more
'Double Wall' for Cleveland federal building...more
Council Approves New York's Riverside Center...more
What Next?...more
China to create largest mega city in the world with 42 million people...more
Dan M. Frangopol inducted as an ASCE Distinguished Member...more
Skyscraper Craze Rages On, Led by Asia...more
Mumbai: Skyscraper to floating city...more
Dallas' Arts District's One Arts Plaza put up for sale...more
New York: More details on skyscraper project emerge...more
A Sliver Shines Above New York's Midtown...more
Classics: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur / Cesar Pelli...more
31-storey Mumbai building to be pulled down...more
On the Waterfront Plan: Real Estate Dreams and Future Conflicts in New York...more
In China, a Radical Proposal to Turn an Old City Green...more
Toronto: A Pool With A View...more
NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings...more
Woermann Tower and Square, Las Palma, Gran Canaria...more
Bow's little brother back on track...more
Toronto: Highrise condos behind Queen's Park to proceed...more
A 'greener' downtown Chicago will require retrofitting...more
S-Trenue: Bundle Matrix, Seoul/ Mass Studies...more
Irvine Company's three high-rise office towers in Orange County gets LEED status...more
Shenzhen's Jenga Blocks...more
Celebrezze tower renovation in Cleveland...more
London: World's first skyscraper design up for auction...more
Renovations Planned for Daniel Burnham's Whitney Tower in Detroit...more
Chicago: Smart Grid City...more
Abu Dhabi: Aedas and Arup pioneer sun screen...more
Ronald Lu & Partners completes luxury housing on Hong Kong waterfront...more
Asia's First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India...more
Serial Architecture Hong Kong - Systems of Multiplicities...more
Adaptable Tower, Rotterdam - Kok Keong Tew & Linshou Wang...more
UK: Expert judging panel for student contest announced...more
Reading's Station Hill Development Partners Secured...more
Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design, Paolo Cucchi Architects...more
Chicago: Tony Radisson Blu to fill Aqua's vacant hotel space...more
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - Beijing CBD East Expansion...more
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010...more
One Madison Park, New York...more
London: Balfron Tower's human face...more
Milwaukee CBD Set For First Tower In Decades...more
Completion date for one of Jeddah's tallest tower pushed back...more
Shanghai tightens building construction regulations...more
Four Proposed Skyscrapers in Washington Heights Could Alter City's Skyline...more
Intelligent Cities...more
Auckland's Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building...more
Boston: Focusing on Fort Point...more
New York's 101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof...more
PERI climbs Canada's curves...more
Paris skyscraper gets green light...more
Maxwan Gives Leiden an Urban Overhaul...more
Getting real...more
London 70s city office tower set for revamp...more
Japan to Build a New Building-Type Wind Energy Generator...more
The Return of the Skyscraper Index...more
New York: Amusement Parks Stacked Up Like Skyscrapers...more
Hopes Rise For Competing Brighton Rides...more
Isozaki Atea, Bilbao, Spain...more
Herzog & de Meuron reveals Basel tower for Roche...more
New York: Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy...more
China plans Burj Khalifa copy...more
'Hyperlinks' An intersection of the digital and the spatial...more
Canada: Burlington highrise condo embraces green technology and city vibe...more
Xiamen to introduce 90-metre aerial ladder for high-rise fires...more
Albania: Tiranas Train Towers...more
CTBUH expects China, Middle East projects in 2011...more
Chicago: Highrise warns: quit smoking or leave...more
Seattle: Condemned Belltown Highrise To Be Demolished...more
Cincinnati: Great American Tower preps for opening...more
Santiago: Can An L-Shaped Skyscraper Scrub The Jordan River?...more
Council Approves New York's Riverside Center...more
Chicago: Skating in the Sky is here January 1st!...more
Dubai: World's highest fireworks usher in New Year in UAE...more
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