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December 2011
Top CTBUH News
Job Opportunity:
New Communications Manager

A Communications Manager is now sought; to develop new communications strategies, contribute to publications, coordinate press outreach and manage the CTBUH Journal.
  Shanghai 2012 World Congress: Registration Now Open
The congress website has been launched in Chinese, and on-line registration is now open. Deadline for abstracts is fast approaching: January 13. Submit your abstract now!
Global Tall Building News
Plans Change Again for World's Most Expensive Building in Seoul
The Yongsan Landmark Tower was originally intended to be 100 stories and 500 meters high, but the developers have decided to add 11 more stories and 120 meters to make it Korea's tallest building. The developers also decided to change the name from Landmark Tower to Triple One standing for 111.
Istanbul: High on ambition
Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on what its developers are billing as Europe's tallest tower, even though it will not stand in Europe. The plans highlight the scope of Istanbul's ambitions as Turkey's commercial capital and as a growing power within the region. The exact height of the building is not yet clear.
New York: How Hudson Yards Danced Its Way to Design Glory
Last spring, developer Related became disenchanted with the design of the first phase of Hudson Yards, the gargantuan project on top of a train yard along the Hudson River. The new rendering, recently unveiled, shows a different composition. The 30-story middle building is gone, replaced by two jagged towers.
Wind Experts Advise on Wind-powered Skyscraper in San Francisco
The infamous winds that gust through downtown San Francisco streets, overturning kiosks and sometimes toppling pedestrians, will help to power a revolutionary skyscraper set to open next fall – and could pave the way for new thinking for energy-generating wind turbines in buildings.
Take-offs Keep Brisbane Grounded
Brisbane's tallest building is expected to spring up from the site of a failed CBD tower. Brisbane City Council has approved a 90-story hotel and residential building that, on completion, will most likely be the city's tallest, and a 34-story commercial building to be known as 111+222.
Japan Looks at Creating World's First Backup City
Standby generators and batteries have been used extensively in industry, usually as a safeguard to keep vital production lines rolling. However a radical plan just unveiled by the Japanese Government for a standby city for Tokyo takes this concept to a whole new plane.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Steve Watts

CTBUH Trustee Steve Watts discusses the cost effectiveness of the future "sustainable" tall building, based on a hypothetical study recently undertaken in the UK.
CTBUH Journal Launches Direct Subscription Service
A yearly subscription service to the CTBUH Journal is now available. Colleagues within CTBUH organizational member firms can purchase an 'add-on' journal subscription for $80/year.
2011 Awards Symposium Overview
The CTBUH has named KfW Westarkade "Best Tall Building Worldwide" at its 10th Annual Awards. See an overview of the Awards Symposium, including video presentations.
Seoul Tall Building Tour Reports
As part of the 2011 Seoul Conference, several technical tours were held around Seoul, including: the Hyundai Elevator Facility, Lotte Super Tower and Three IFC.
CTBUH Fellow Award, Australia
CTBUH Trustee William Maibusch presented Country Representative Brett Taylor his 2011 CTBUH Fellow award at a meeting of the Australian Council in Brisbane.
Israel Trip: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood delivered a keynote presentation at the 7th National Congress of the Israeli Society of Civil Engineers, and toured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Other Industry News
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Toronto's Skyline Heads for the Clouds...more
Barangaroo Reveals 205 Meter-tall Office Building...more
International Design Competition Winner for Office Building in Warsaw Announced...more
Miami: How to Keep your Car Close - 57 Floors up...more
Noida to Get 300-meter High Building...more
Adnec Tower, Abu Dhabi Ready for Occupation...more
New Property Landmark In Foshan Announced...more
Boston: 47-story Copley Tower Gets Go-ahead...more
South African Billionaire to Take over Tower 42, London...more
Design Unveiled for Tower at Atlantic Yards, New York...more
Fifty-story High-rise to be Built in Downtown Yerevan?...more
Work on One-kilometer Tall Kingdom Tower Set to Begin in January...more
International Skyscraper Competition Winning Proposal for Shenzhen...more
One Millionth Tower: An Interactive Documentary Experiment...more
Hayward Place Condo Tower Breaks Ground in Boston...more
A Rippling Structure Brings Social Housing and a Health Care Together...more
Guinness Recognized Tokyo Sky Tree as World's Tallest Telecommunication Tower...more
Plan for New York's Bus Terminal Tower is Dropped...more
Britain Could Become Enormous Los Angeles-style Ghetto under Planning Reforms...more
Engineers Design Towering Skyscrapers to Withstand High Winds and Aging...more
Moscow's Federation Tower Set for Completion...more
Singapore's Latest "Green" Skyscraper...more
Technical Difficulties Halt Elbe Philharmonic Building in Hamburg...more
Buildings under Construction not Particularly Susceptible to Oklahoma Earthquakes...more
Tallest Skyscraper in Downtown Kuwait...more
High Hopes for the London's Walkie Talkie Tower...more
New Density, High-Rises Possible in Downtown Long Beach...more
Developer to Revive Condo Plans for Tribeca's 56 Leonard...more
Kuala Lumpur: Angkasa Raya by Buro Ole Scheeren...more
Office Developer Ready to Build in Uptown, Houston...more
State Clears 100-meter High Iconic Building in Surat...more
Plans to Develop the Tallest Towers in Delhi...more
One World Trade Center Gets its Glass Pedestal...more
Detroit's Historic Broderick Tower Showing off Renovations...more
Green Light for Hong Kong's Skyscraper Plan...more
Portland's Park Avenue West Tower to be Delayed for Two Years...more
Giarratana Unveils Trio of Proposed Skyscrapers in Nashville...more
Viridian Greenhills, San Juan: High-rise Designed for Good Fortune...more
Honolulu's Newest High-rise Condo Tower Opens...more
Dubai: Tameer's Elite Residence Reaches Final Height of 381 Meters...more
Businessman Plans to Erect 120-meter Tall Building in Helsinki's Pasila District...more
New Members
DCA Architects Pte. Ltd.
EW Cox
Hong Kong
Mutua Madrilena
City Developments
Greyling Insurance Brokerage
Kajima Overseas Asia
Metro Consultants India
Read Jones Christoffersen
Sauerbruch Hutton
University of Maryland
Building Case Study
KfW Westarkade
Design Research
Shell and Core, London
Eva Young
University of Nottingham
Technical Paper
The Subtropical Residential Tower
R. Kennedy / S. Thompson
Guangzhou IFC Towards An Elegant Simplicity
C. Wilkinson / M. Kwok
2011 Awards Symposium
Upcoming Events
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, until January 2012
High-rise: Idea and Reality
Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland, until January 2, 2012
Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
The Art Institute of Chicago, until January 15, 2012
Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment
Museum of the City of New York, until January 22, 2012
CTBUH Shanghai 2012 World Congress
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai, September 19-21, 2012
CTBUH in the Media
Building Tall to Fight Urban Sprawl
CTBUH plans to publish five design guidelines next year.
Daily Commercial News, November 11
Tall Buildings
CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker & past Chairman Leslie Robertson interviewed.
Princeton School of Eng. & Applied Science, October 17
Rare Opportunity at IIT
IIT College of Architecture seeks new Dean..
WAN, November 4

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