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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
June 2011
Top CTBUH News
New CTBUH InfoArchive Publication
The inaugural edition of this new annual publication is a collection of previously-published articles on tall buildings across a wide range of international trade press sources.
  2011 Seoul Conference Update
Early Bird Registration Deadline of July 10, 2011 is approaching, we encourage you to register now to secure your seat. Read the latest Conference Newsletter.
Global Tall Building News
Paris Inaugurates Tallest Skyscraper
The French capital has unveiled its tallest skyscraper in the La Defense business district. At 231 meters high, the Tour First is just 21 meters taller than the city's previous tallest office building; Tour de Montparnasse. Tour First still comes in shorter than the city's tallest and most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
TFP Farrells' Kingkey 100 in Shenzhen Tops Out
China's newest landmark tower, the TFP Farrells' designed Kingkey Finance Tower, known as the Kingkey 100, has topped out at a special ceremony to mark the occasion. When completed, the 442-meter, 100-story tower will be one of the ten tallest buildings in the world.
Pittsburgh Plans "World's Greenest Skyscraper"
The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. has announced that it plans to construct what it says will be the world's most environmentally friendly skyscraper. The Tower at PNC Plaza will be a roughly 40-story building and about 800,000 square feet. The skyscraper would be PNC's largest Pittsburgh building.
Heller Manus' New Design Projects in Shanghai and Guangzhou
Having won the Shanghai Yangpu Waterfront urban design competition in 2010, Heller Manus has now been awarded the architectural design contract for a project located on the Yangpu waterfront in Shanghai. They have also been leading the design of the International Fashion Center in Guangzhou.
Ninety-story Building Planned for Brisbane's Vision Tower Site
The site of the failed Vision Tower in the Brisbane CBD has been earmarked for what is being touted as Brisbane's tallest building. The property new owners have lodged a development application for a 297-meter tall development proposing two towers for the site. The project will be known as 111+222.
World Trade Center Progress Report
After 9/11, it took nearly a decade to locate and kill Osama bin Laden, perhaps giving the nation some sense of closure. It will take much longer than that to heal the gaping wound in the Lower Manhattan cityscape. But after spending much time on cleanup and foundation work, progress is ever more visible.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Peter Irwin

The development of tall buildings has seen explosive growth since the beginning of the twentieth century, as the urbanization of the world's population has taken place and continues to do so.
Skyscraper Archive Donated by Norman Ramsey
A fantastic collection of thousands of books, articles and postcards documenting decades of tall building history has been donated to the Council by Norman Ramsey.
CTBUH Website Developer Job Position
Council staff numbers continue to grow and a Website Developer is now sought to lead the next stage of development of the Council's websites including the global Tall Buildings Database.
Prof. Wada New President of Architectural Institute of Japan
Dr. Akira Wada, the chair of the CTBUH Japan Chapter, was elected as the new president of the AIJ for a two year term beginning June 1st.
Shanghai & Beijing Trip Report
CTBUH Leaders recently traveled to China to attend a CTBUH-Tongji University workshop, and begin the planning of the anticipated 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.
Record Number of 2011 Award Submissions
A record-breaking number of tall building submissions have been received for the Awards program, with the jury now deliberating, look for winners to be announced by mid-June.
Other Industry News
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Hotel Grand Chancellor, Christchurch to Be Razed Level by Level...more
South Korea Building Boom...more
Can West Michigan's Buildings Handle a Tornado?...more
Buenos Aires: Vertical Safari...more
Menara Binjai, Kuala Lumpur Cycles towards Dual Green Certificates...more
Birmingham Set for Skyscraper Makeover...more
Tall Order for Supertalls...more
Japan Should Stop Building Skyscrapers after Quake...more
New Condé Nast NYC HQ Will Be High-Tech, Green and Ultrasafe...more
Has Renzo Won the Hearts and Minds of Londoners?...more
Emaar Properties and the LEGO Group Launch Burj Khalifa Architecture Series Model...more
OCBC Center Receives Green Mark Gold Award in Singapore...more
The Greenest Skyscrapers in the World...more
Manhattan Developers Plan Biggest Decade for Skyscrapers Since the 1980s...more
The View from Brisbane's Highest Office...more
Construction Reaches the Top Floors on Absolute World Tower in Mississauga, Ontario...more
"The French Spiderman" Scales Turkey's Tallest Building in Istanbul...more
Tall Timber Alters the Eyeline of Sydney's Skyline...more
Dubai: Emirate Envy...more
London: City Leaps at Vacant Space...more
Liverpool Waters Scheme Could Damage World Heritage Site...more
New Jersey's Tallest Residential Towers Open...more
Hollywood: Capitol Records Tower Redevelopment Plan...more
Davis Langdon Sets Up Tall Buildings Team for Aecom...more
Sydney's Paddle Pop - Building on a Stick could be City's Tallest...more
First Look at Chicago's Proposed High-rise at Halsted & Kinzie...more
London Locals Tear Down Proposed Tower...more
The Leaning Hotel of Copenhagen Opens its Doors...more
Winnipeg Office Buildings Putting on a Brave New Face...more
Herman's Square, Slovenia...more
Hilfiger Has Plan to Convert NY's MetLife Clock Tower to Hotel...more
"Walkie Talkie" Backers Want Tower Protected from Light Blocking Claims...more
Melbourne: Tower Packs More in a Small Space...more
Hatten City will be Tallest Building in Historical City Malacca...more
City to Pursue Landmark Status for Former Chicago Motor Club Building...more
CN Tower to Offer Outside Walk 356 Meters up in the Air...more
New Members
Supporting Contributor
NV. Besix SA
Hyundai Steel Company
B+H Architects
Upgraded Members
Otis Elevator Company
Building Case Study
Bank of America Tower
New York, USA
Design Research
Khel Tower, Mumbai
K. Hoffman & M. Swingler
Illinois Institute of Technology
Technical Paper
Vibration Control of Connected Towers
A. Nishimura
Tall Buildings: The Future
Compilation of Speakers
2010 Awards Interviews
Upcoming Events
CCHRB Seminar on Tall Buildings
Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB), Chicago, USA, June 9, 2011
Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, June 11, 2011
ATLAS ON DENSITY: The Battle of Cities for Sustainability
IE School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain, July 8-15, 2011
LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition
National Building Museum, Washington D.C., USA, Until September 5, 2011
CTBUH Seoul Conference: Why Tall? Green, Humanity & Safety
COEX, Seoul, South Korea,10-12 October, 2011
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago USA, 27 October, 2011
CTBUH in the Media
CTBUH Awards Jury
H.E. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar part of jury
Al Bawaba, May 18
Tallest Residential
Dubai has 4 tallest residential towers according to CTBUH
Emirates 24/7, May 9
Norman Ramsey Collection Donated to CTBUH
Passion for Tall Buildings Leads to 70-year Collection
Eastern Iowa Life, May 2

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