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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
September 2011
Top CTBUH News
Next CTBUH Chairman Announced
The Board of Trustees has elected Tim Johnson, Design Partner for NBBJ, to be the next Chairman of the Council from Oct 2011–2013.
  CTBUH Launch New Research Journal
The new 'International Journal of High-Rise Buildings' aims to provide a forum for a broad range of technical papers and applications.
Global Tall Building News
Fire Hits Vietnam’s Tallest Building
A fire broke out in Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam , at 2:00 pm on August 27. According to some workers who are working on the 7th floor of the building’s garage, the fire took place due to workers’ carelessness while installing air-conditioners.
Dramatic New Office Tower Set to Rise on Avenue of the Americas
Developers announced the development of an iconic new trophy-class office tower on Avenue of the Americas overlooking Bryant Park, New York. The planned 28-story tower will be built as an as-of-right project within existing zoning guidelines. Demolition has been completed, allowing construction to start as early as 2012.
AS + GG Designs Kingdom Tower
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has announced that it is designing Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea. The tower will be over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) with a total construction area of 530,000 square meters (5.7 million square feet).
Troubled Harmon Tower in Las Vegas to Be Imploded
The Harmon was envisioned as a 49-story gateway to CityCenter, a warren of luxury hotels and boutiques dreamed up during the Las Vegas Strip's go-go years. Instead, the Norman Foster building was lopped in half because of construction defects and a recession that snuffed out demand for its condo-hotel rooms.
Wuhan Reaches for Sky with Towering Plan
Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, could be home to the nation's tallest building if new plans get off the drawing board. The Wuhan Planning and Designing Institute said that a 666-meter skyscraper, if built according to the plans, would be the highest building in China.
Ten Skyscrapers that Take Vertical Farming to A New High
Wheat on the seventh floor and rice on the twelfth. Finally, enough food grown over an 18-story tower that can feed a city of 50,000 citizens. This simple thought would one-day become a reality. Thanks to the vertical farms or sky farms, where various crops will be grown in eco-friendly skyscrapers.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Bill Maibusch

CTBUH Trustee Bill Maibusch, of Turner International, discusses some of the many changes that have occurred in the tall building industry since 9/11, and welcomes the next CTBUH Chairman.
New Working Groups: Foundations and Outriggers
The Council has established two new working groups: a Foundations Working Group and an Outriggers Design Working Group. Both are in the advanced stages of publishing industry guides.
Taipei 101 Installs CTBUH Signboard
Taipei 101, the world’s 2nd tallest, has inaugurated a CTBUH Signboard recognizing the height achievements of the building at a ceremony to celebrate its environmental upgrade.
2011 Seoul Conference: 6 Weeks to Go
The 2011 Seoul Conference is quickly approaching! Samsung C&T, Hyundai Elevators, Viracon, Cox Gomyl and Thornton Tomasetti are all confirmed sponsors of the event.
"Best Tall Buildings 2011" Book Available for Pre-order
The 2011 edition of the CTBUH Awards book, which profiles 80+ tall buildings from around the globe in fantastic text, images and drawings, is now available for pre-order.

London: Bucking a Western Trend?
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter, including discussions on a possible 2013 CTBUH London conference.
Other Industry News
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Taipei Nangang Office Tower...more
Eight High-rise Towers to be Developed Over Belmont Racecourse...more
Wangjing Soho, Beijing...more
Aldar's Desert Disc is Simply Unique...more
Steven Holl Architects’ Horizontal Skyscraper Wins American Architecture Award...more
Shining a Light on Green Energy in Mojave...more
From California, Advice for Next Time: Stay Inside New Yorker...more
Bangkok's Radical Answers to Global Warming...more
Frank Lloyd Wright's Mile-high Building for Chicago...more
New U.S. Postal Stamp Makes a Landmark out of Manhattan Apartment Building...more
Three Qualify for Algeria's Grand Mosque Project...more
UNCC Hub Opens in 'Rubik's Cube' Building Uptown Charlotte...more
China's Wall of Air Conditioners' Building...more
One East Delaware in Chicago Earns LEED EB Silver Certification...more
36-Story Apartment Tower Could Rise Near Loring Park in Minneapolis...more
Xiamen to Upgrade Fire Fighting Apparatus to Combat High-Rise Fires...more
London Skyscraper Gamble Faces Low Tenant Appetite...more
Spiraling Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida...more
There's Nothing Small about the Future in Sydney’s CBD...more
Timber Hybrid Construction to Start in Dornbirn, Austria...more
RTKL to Design Tower in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province...more
Ghostscrapers – Top Ten Abandoned Skyscrapers...more
Compliments and Complaints about Hilton's Master Plan in Honolulu...more
Beijing: China's Manhattan Knock-Off...more
Colombo's Changing Skyline...more
Breaking Ground in Chicago...more
Jakarta’s Mixed-use Marvels...more
Chelsea Tower New York Comes Back to Life...more
Living Large on Stuart Street in Boston...more
Malta’s Pender Place Developers Lower High-rise Towers...more
Leicester Residents Concerned over Student Skyscraper...more
Burnaby: Metro Vancouver HQ is in Hot Water – and Happy About It...more
New York City Hotel Sues Ground Zero Developers for $8 million...more
Cape Town to Get New Tallest Building...more
The Earthscraper, Mexico City...more
Two Marriott Brands are to Share Space in Manhattan Tower...more
University of Indonesia (UI) Developing Green, Earthquake-Proof Hospital in Depok...more
Kuala Lumpur’s TTDI’s Future Landmarks...more
Fatwa Means Late Break of Fast for Top Floors of Burj Khalifa...more
Suspended for 13 Years, Xiamen's Tallest Skyscraper to be Resumed...more
9/11 Memorial, New York: An Exclusive Look...more
London: Job done, Canary Wharf Completes Plan...more
Portsmouth Student Tower Sprinkler Plan Criticized...more
New York: Vornado’s Port Authority Tower Low on Gas...more
Macquarie Street Tower Design in Sydney Won the Design Excellence Competition...more
Developers Cancel Louisville’s Museum Plaza...more
Continued Construction on the E Tower in Eindhoven...more
New Members
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
BDSP Partnership
Eser Contracting & Industry Co.
Institute BelNIIS, RUE
Shimizu Corporation
Taisei Corporation
VDA (Van Deusen & Associates)
Building Case Study
Design Research
Marina Tower, Leamouth, UK
T. Heneke/L. Y. Liang/J. Mukadam/S. Riswadkar
University of Nottingham
Technical Paper
Urban Sustainability in London
Peter Rees
Greening the World’s Tallest
Cathy Yang
CTBUH Conference Video
Upcoming Events
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, USA July 2011 - January 2012
High-rise: Idea and Reality
Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland, August 31, 2011 - January 2, 2012
2011 Fazlur R. Khan Lecture Series
David Billington, Princeton University, USA September 9, 2011
2011 Fazlur R. Khan Lecture Series
Masayoshi Nakashima, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA, September 23, 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, November 3, 2011
Structural Engineers Foundation 2011 Fall Lecture
Chicago Architecture Foundation, USA, November 8, 2011
Future Concrete 2011
Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE, December 12-14, 2011
CTBUH in the Media
The Man Behind the Towers
Former CTBUH Chairman Leslie E. Robertson interviewed
AM New York, July 27
Expert Says 2 Kilometers Tower is Now Possible
CTBUH’s Chairman Prof. Sang Dae Kim interviewed
Construction Week Online, August 3
From Above: Pros and Cons of High-rise
Jan Klerk is asked how high tall buildings can be built.
HP DE TIJD, August 5

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