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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
August 2011
Top CTBUH News
Special Edition: WTC Ten Years On
This issue of the CTBUH Journal focuses on the lessons learned since 9/11, in recognition of the upcoming tenth anniversary. Purchase a copy or subscribe to the journal.
  2011 Awards Events: Registration Open
Register for the Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner to be held in Chicago on Thurs 3rd November featuring the 2011 award winners.
Global Tall Building News
70-Story Hotel in Panama Becomes Tallest in Latin America
Donald Trump doesn't do anything small, so it is no surprise that his first building in Latin America is also the region's tallest. The 70-story Trump Ocean Club opened July 6, soaring 932 feet (284 meters) into the Central American sky. The high-rise reflects 'the modern sensibility of the new generation of luxury travel.'
China's Skyscraper Boom Goes West
Guangzhou has announced plans to build a more than 600-meter tall skyscraper called the "Diamond Mansion." The announcement highlights a trend in high-rise construction away from China's richer East Coast cities towards the county's interior, meaning those searching for China's best views will have to look further.
Toronto Suburb is Putting Curvaceous into Condominiums
People looking for the latest in twisting, gravity-defying architecture might start with the international cities of the Middle East or China, but you wouldn't expect them to look here, in the suburbs outside Toronto. But the first residents are moving into an extremely curvaceous, 56-story condominium tower.
Princess Tower in Dubai to Create One of the Tallest Clusters
While Downtown Dubai is graced by the 828m-high Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, the other end of the city, Dubai Marina, is host to an equally impressive record: one of the tallest clusters in the world. Here a bunch of supertall towers are clustered together in a single block, ranging from 250m to over 500m.
Rojkind Arquitectos' Designed Reforma 432 Breaks Ground
The ceremony celebrating the laying of the first concrete for Reforma 432 was recently held in Mexico City. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos, Reforma 432 promises to be one of the most luxurious skyscrapers in all Mexico. The project unites several lots of land into a single block stretching from Reforma Avenue to Tokio Street.
Skylines: A London Tall Building Newsletter
Another edition of "Skylines," a newsletter produced by Davis Langdon (an AECOM company), is now available. The newsletter covers a wide variety of tall building industry news, with a focus on projects within the UK. Follow this link to download the newsletter.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Sabah Al Rayes

CTBUH Leader Sabah Al Rayes discusses issues faced by the next generation of engineers, particularly those graduating in rapidly developing countries.
2011 Seoul Conference: Less than 3 months to go
The 2011 Seoul Conference is quickly approaching, reserve your spot today! See the latest conference news in the Seoul Conference Newsletter.
Nottingham 2011 Masters Course accredited
The University of Nottingham welcomed Executive Director Antony Wood on July 19th as part of the annual accreditation of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.
New Research Director Ramps up Operations
This initiative is directed at those involved in tall building-related research/development. Its goal is to promote grant proposal submissions and reduce barriers to research..
Sinclair Studio: High-rise in Calgary
Student designs from Professor Brian Sinclair's tall building studio, based at the University of Calgary, have now been added to the CTBUH's student work collection.
"2011: Why Tall?" Competition Deadline
As the CTBUH Student Design Competition deadline approaches, over 200 teams have registered. Registration deadline: August 12, Submission deadline: August 31.
Other Industry News
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Old Chicago Post Office Redevelopment Plan Unveiled...more
High Life Comes to London's Suburbs with 565-Foot 'Vertical Street'...more
Chicago's Wrigley Co. Leaving its Longtime Home...more
Doha: Head for Heights...more
Incredible Pictures of Ground Zero Show Progress Made in New York...more
Seoul Building's Mysterious Shaking Solved?...more
Magellan Breaks Ground on Rental High-Rise in Chicago...more
Skyscraper OK'd for Picturesque St. Petersburg, Russia...more
Los Angeles: High-Rise Skyline is Proposed...more
Handover of RAK Tower in Abu Dhabi on Schedule...more
CentrePointe Design Unveiling in Lexington...more
Construction on the Drake High-Rise in Calgary to Start...more
Judge Orders Fixes for Crumbling Wurlitzer Building in Detroit...more
Engineering Company Finds Harmon Tower Construction Defects "Pervasive"...more
Equitable Building in Atlanta Sells for 19 Million USD...more
Darling Residential Tower in London Approved...more
Chicago Developers Court Large Companies to Anchor New Office Buildings...more
U.N. Eyes Playground for Site of Second New York High-Rise...more
London: Planning Success for KPF's Reach Tower Redevelopment...more
Diced Up Dubai Office Towers Frustrate Big Clients...more
Shoreditch Skyscraper Finally Gets Go-Ahead near London...more
Toledo Possibly Pulling Out of "Tower on the Maumee" Project...more
Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Tower to Open Next Summer in Las Vegas...more
After Quake, Japanese Choose Peace of Mind Over Great View...more
EnviroMission Plans 2,625 Foot Solar Tower in Arizona...more
Oxford Unveils 35-Story Tower for Vancouver...more
Plaza Tower, New Orleans' Third Tallest, to be Sold at Auction...more
Real Estate Investor to Sue Romania Over High-Rise...more
Green Skyscraper Going Up in Miami...more
Yellowknife Mining Landmark Threatened with Demolition...more
New Towers to Make Kiryat Atidim Israel's Biggest Business Park...more
Houstonian II? Galleria area to get a new skyscraper...more
Abu Dhabi and Dubai Most Expensive Cities in Gulf...more
New Landmark at 70 Pine Street, New York...more
New Westminster OKs Controversial High-rise...more
Is Vietnam the New Frontier for Architects?...more
New Members
China Construction Design International
Grupo Elipse
Novosibirsky Promstroy-project
WZMH Architects
Building Case Study
One Madison Park
New York
Design Research
The Apasstaan (The Bridge), Calgary
N Esmaeili / B. Jovanovic
University of Calgary
Technical Paper
Validating Dynamics: The Burj Khalifa
Ahmed Abdelrazaq
Pinnacle @ Duxton
L. Pak / P. Kohh / B. Huang
2010 Awards Interviews
Upcoming Events
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, Jul 2011-Jan 2012
2011: Why Tall? International Student Competition
International, Submission Deadline August 31, 2011
LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition
National Building Museum, Washington D.C., USA, Until September 5, 2011
CTBUH 2011 World Conference Seoul: Why Tall?: Green, Humanity & Safety
COEX, Seoul, South Korea, October 10-12, 2011
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
S.R. Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago USA, 3 November, 2011
CTBUH in the Media
William Maibusch, CTBUH
Qatar Country Rep discusses tall buildings
Qatar Projects, July
Architect Q&A
CTBUH Award Winner Adrian Smith interviewed
Wall Street Journal, July 8
Parking Tower: TATA Tower
CTBUH Student project featured
Beyond, June

The State of Tall
Hong Kong Rep Stefan Krummeck and Antony Wood contribute to article
Architecture Today, May

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