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March 2011
Supporting Contributor

BT-Applied Technology

Arabtec Construction LLC

Chinachem Group

Cosentini Associates

Ennead Architects LLP

Export Development Canada

UralNIIProject RAACS

Nishkian Menninger Consulting and Structural Engineers

The Ecoskyscraper:
Critical Regionalist Considerations

Dr. Ken Yeang,
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference

Tall Timber Buildings
Matthew Wells

Sky Forest Tower, Singapore
Matthew Bryant, David Calder & Pranali Shah, University of Nottingham
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
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.
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
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
How'd They Do That?!
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, 5 April, 2011
Past CTBUH Chairman Ron Klemencic will present a fast-paced, visual tour through the structural design of some of the more interesting and challenging structures in the world today...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

CTBUH Innovative 20
skyscraper crown

This study is the result of a research conducted by the Council
Intelligent Glass Solutions,
February 17, 2011

The Chicago Spire debacle
CTBUH Executive Director
Antony Wood quoted
Time Out Chicago, February 2, 2011

Skyscraper Craze Rages On,
Led by Asia

CTBUH is celebrating the accomplishments of 2011
ENR, January 26, 2011
To see more CTBUH in the Media articles, click here.
2011 Best Tall Building Awards -
Call for Nominations
2010 Interview videos now online
Under the leadership of newly named Awards Chair, Rick Cook (Cook + Fox Architects), nominations are now being accepted for the CTBUH's 10th Annual Awards program. The Council awards five Best Tall Building awards and two Lifetime Achievement awards annually...more
CTBUH interviewed several prominent professionals in attendance at the 2010 Awards Symposium, including Bill Pederson, Jim Loewenberg & KJ Kim. Listen to their views, including compilation videos across all interviewees on the past and future of tall buildings...more
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Hanoi skyscraper to be world's 11th tallest
Property developer Kinh Bac Corp will start building a 400-meter-high skyscraper in Hanoi which is expected to be the world's 11th tallest. It has submitted 24 designs for the US$1-billion, 100-story Lotus tower in Tu Liem District to city authorities for approval...more
New York's Downtown Skyscraper for the Digital Age
Many have been following the construction of the new residential tower at 8 Spruce Street with a mix of awe and trepidation. Only now, as the building nears completion, is it possible to appreciate what architect Frank Gehry has accomplished: one of the finest skyscraper in New York...more
Singapore: Asia Square's second tower to commence construction
The second tower of Asia Square, Singapore, will commence construction in 2011, with the construction contract awarded to Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Hyundai E&C is also overseeing construction of Asia Square Tower 1...more
Liverpool Princes Dock skyscraper approved
Plans for Liverpool's second tallest skyscraper were approved amidst suggestions from the council it may never be built. The application has been in the system for several years and had already been approved once. The plan is for a 34-story tower block and eight-story building alongside it...more
A new landmark in the heart of Hong Kong's vibrant Causeway Bay
The development of 'Podium Tower' buildings designed by Woods Bagot continue to prevail in Hong Kong due to local site coverage regulation, however, the design team transformed this potential constraint into an opportunity by creating exclusive open decks...more
Rethinking the 'smokeproof' enclosure
Stair pressurization systems in high-rise buildings must be properly designed to avoid creating adverse conditions for egress. Alternate methods to pressurizing the stair bear further evaluation. The current design standard for protecting stairwells is to provide a "smokeproof" enclosure...more
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CTBUH Leader's Message:
Tim Johnson

The Brookings Institute predicts that in the next 40 years civilization will need to 'build itself again'. It goes on to describe that half of that amount will be created from scratch, a quarter will be existing buildings torn down and rebuilt, and a quarter of existing will be renovated...more
Seoul Conference launches E-submission system for abstracts
The conference organizing team in Korea have launched an on-line portal for abstract submissions for the 10-12th October 2011 event. Many abstracts have already been submitted so members are encouraged to get involved soon...more
CTBUH Study Collection established at IIT's GRC
The Council is proud to announce the creation of the "CTBUH Study Collection" at IIT College of Architecture's Graham Resource Center.
The Council has donated a set of historical publications, including books produced by the CTBUH to the library...more
Shard London Bridge Visit
While in London, CTBUH's Jan Klerks took the opportunity to visit the future tallest building of the European Union as UK Country Representative and David Langdon / AECOM director Steve Watts had kindly organized a tour of the Shard London Bridge...more
William Baker Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
William F. Baker, CTBUH Trustee and Structural Engineering Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership in the development of innovative structures...more
The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul
Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology visit Seoul to work on a hypothetical tall building design project at the kind invitation and sponsorship of Daelim Construction...more
Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto / WZMH Architects...more
Then & Now: The Stunning Speed of Urban Development...more
Tallest skyscraper by a British Architect tops out in Shenzhen...more
Plaza Residences, Mexico City...more
High-rise condos heighten sense of community...more
Calgary: Sky's the limit for students...more
Richmond train station, Fisherman's Bend set to be transformed...more
Tempe's Centerpoint towers sold for USD 30M, will be renamed West Sixth...more
Cuba Street Tower Consultation...more
High 5 Stars: Checking Out The World's 10 Tallest Hotels...more
'Double Wall' for Cleveland federal building...more
100% Renewable Energy by 2050?...more
London: Westminster paves way for Reubens' Paddington skyscraper...more
MRCB to develop luxurious high-rise project in Kuala Lumpur...more
High achievers: the world's great skyscrapers...more
New York: CB12 Has Questions For WaHi Skyscraper Developer...more
Neva Hybrid, St. Petersburg - Ferdinand Sauerbruch & Felix Lupatsch...more
Water-Scraper: A Green Metropolis in the Deep Blue...more
Valerio Dewalt Train's EnV tower in Chicago gets LEED certification...more
Coral Reef - Matrix for the Construction of 1000 Passive Houses in Haiti...more
Barangaroo is shrinking - city tower is cut down to size ...more
Allies and Morrison Masterplan Vauxhall Square in London...more
Italy: Winners of the Solar Park South Design Competition...more
Battersea Power Station, London - First phase architects named...more
In Vietnam, Design Lessons Learned...more
SHoP Scores First Apartment Building at Atlantic Yards in New York City...more
Swansongs of a superpower: Russia's secret architecture...more
Dominique Perrault: Fukoku Tower, Japan...more
Classics: Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa...more
Oakland's Tribune Tower awaits second act...more
Architecture PLB unveils Portsmouth Blade...more
Istanbul Spine Tower Shows Back Bone...more
Singapore: Asia Square's second tower to commence construction...more
Sydney: 'Heart of Chifley' reveals what makes iconic skyscraper tick...more
BIG selected to Design 600-unit Residential Building in New York City...more
New H-pile sizes permit higher design loads in steel buildings and bridges...more
A Costa Blanca company has won the contract to build a 44 story building in Doha...more
TATA Tower, Mumbai / Seth Ellsworth + JaYoung Kim...more
New York: Industry Grows Up...more
Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space...more
A Developer Aims High in Long Island City...more
'Lake Wobegon' in the sky: Apartment high-rises are above average...more
Beijing: Farrells Pen Half KM Chinese Supertall...more
Vancouver: Squamish band considers building two high-rise towers...more
Long Island City: Team chosen for huge affordable housing project...more
Egg-shaped office building in Mumbai blends natural shape with technology...more
UK: No change for Cucumber despite CABE salvo...more
Instanbul: Hyder reaches high with skyscraper contract...more
How Skyscrapers Can Save the City...more
DeMoines: Equitable Building supervisor to plead guilty in asbestos case...more
Cambodia struggles to realize skyscraper dreams...more
Seattle: Federal Way tower project could be dead...more
First Skyscraper in Russian Far East to be Built on Sakhalin...more
San Francisco: Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building...more
New Orleans: Plan for high-rise will go to historic landmarks panel...more
Qatar Sprouts a Towering Cactus Skyscraper...more
Moscow: City Hall Cancels High-Rise Projects...more
Jersey Shore: J.P. Morgan snaps up Jersey high-rise for $300M...more
Towering Insult in Mumbai...more
New guide helps engineers design safer skyscrapers...more
Farrell's Supertall for Shenzhen Sets New British Record...more
2011 Zerofootprint Re-skinning Awards...more
On the rise...more
Mesa West Provides $70 Million in Debt Financing on 43-Story Denver High Rise...more
Dubai: Striking vertical street takes tall building category, international award...more
London's Shard: a symbol of towering ambition...more
Los Angeles: High-rise apartments planned for key Koreatown intersection...more
Tower could be the catalyst to change Preston...more
Walls of glass part of Calgary highrise...more
Boston: The John Hancock Tower receives the Twenty-Five Year Award...more
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