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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
August 2012
Top CTBUH News
2012 Awards Symposium & Dinner
Open for Registration

Speakers to include Helmut Jahn, Christoph Ingenhoven, Henry Cobb, Yangsong Ma, Peter Oborn, Charlie Thornton & Mark Sarkisian
  Panelists Confirmed for Shanghai Congress Debate
Richard Tomasetti, Rafael Vinoly, Vincent Tse & Tony Long will debate "How High Can We Go (and Why Should We?)."
Global Tall Building News
The Shard's Inaugural Ceremonies
London officially welcomed Renzo Piano's Shard to its skyline with a laser light show and royalty-studded ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Prince Andrew and Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, which backed the development.
Macedonia Launches Tower Project
Macedonian leaders and Turkish developers officially launched Macedonia's largest and tallest residential construction project. The EUR300 million (USD365 million), four-tower complex is located in the country's capital city of Skopje.
Manchester May Get New Tower
London-based Chelmer Developments has submitted a planning application to build a 410-foot (125-meter) tower on River Street in Manchester. The tower was designed by Ian Simpson architects which also designed Beetham Tower, currently the tallest building in the city.
Sydney Group Approves "Super Slim" Skyscraper
A city planning group in Sydney has approved a Kannfinch-designed mixed-use development, 115 Bathurst Street, for a site in Sydney's CBD. The development includes a "super-slim," 240-meter (787-foot) tower which would be the third tallest building in the city.
Seville Keeps UNESCO Status Despite Skyscraper Concerns
UNESCO decided not to place Seville's old town on the "danger list," despite concerns about the impact of a 178-meter (584-foot) tower designed by Cesar Pelli. UNESCO had objected to the construction of the EUR300 million (US$368.5 million) project, which will house the headquarters of Cajasol Bank.
Judge OKs Demolition of Harmon Hotel
A Nevada state judge granted MGM Resorts International permission to implode the flawed hotel tower that was partially built but never opened. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez's pretrial ruling is a prelude to the trial next year in a massive construction defect case.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
William Maibusch

The quantity and quality of projects in development around the world suggest the industry may have turned a corner, especially as urban centers continue to grow.
Second Issue of Research Journal Available
The latest issue of the CTBUH's International Journal of High Rise Buildings focuses on the environmental engineering of tall buildings.
YPC Hosts Tour of New Chicago Project
The CTBUH Young Professionals Committee organized a tour of Coast at Lakeshore East, a 49-story high-rise under construction in the Windy City.
Venice Workshop Draws International Students
More than 50 students from eight countries participated in a tall building workshop staged by IUAV University of Venice, in conjunction with the CTBUH.
Executive Director Speaks at Museum Exhibition
Executive Director Antony Wood discussed the latest tall buildings trends at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as part of Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity.
CTBUH Supports McGraw-Hill Innovation Conference
CTBUH members will receive a discount for the October conference, which will focus on innovators, new projects and new achievements in supertall buildings.
Other Industry News
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World's Tallest Observation Wheel Planned for Las Vegas...more
Three World Trade Center Searches for Tenants...more
Developer Plans Waikiki High-rise...more
Proposed Vancouver Towers to Augment City's Residential Scene...more
Urban Housing Initiative Breaks Ground...more
Article Explores the Realities of Working in China...more
Debate Starts on Raising D.C. Height Limits...more
Blair Kamin Hails Evidence of a "New Sobriety"...more
Skyscrapers May be Permitted in Malaysian City...more
Proposed Venetian Skyscraper Concerns Citizens...more
Sri Lankan Hotel Project Re-launched...more
Proposal Revealed for Paris Tower...more
One World Trade Center Signs Major Lease...more
JLL Forecasts Building Boom in Jakarta...more
Video: Thatching Skyscrapers May Solve Aesthetic Problems...more
Developer Starts Second Phase of San Francisco Project...more
Rem Koolhaas Discusses the CCTV Tower...more
Video: Robotic Solution to Falling Glass in Toronto...more
Eco-Friendly Communities Sprout in China...more
Developer Proposes "Couture" in Milwaukee...more
Pritzker Prize Winners Compete to Design New York Skyscraper...more
Grand Central May See New, Taller Neighbors...more
Clothing Retailer Confirmed for The Shard...more
Dutch Housing Project Opens...more
New Tower Planned for South Street Seaport...more
Retrospective on Philippe Gazeau Urban Renewal Project...more
Washington Monument Repairs Move Slowly...more
Title of Tallest Lego Tower Returns to England...more
Plan Revealed for Columbia University's Medical Center...more
Lafayette Towers in Foreclosure...more
Images Released of Singapore Project....more
Plans Unveiled for Montreal Residential Tower...more
Dominique Perrault Wins Swiss Competition...more
Workers Install Enormous Net in Tower Project...more
Video: The Canopy, a Landscaped Skyscraper...more
New Members
Upgraded Supporting Contributor
Permasteelisa Group
PT Gistama Intisemesta
Laing O'Rourke
CBRE Group, Inc.
BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)
Building Case Study
Guangzhou International Finance Center
Design Research
Clean Tower, Chicago
K. Bigart / P. Binggeser
Illinois Institute of Technology
Technical Paper
Environmental Performance of the TTDI
S. Bhatla / J. Goncalves
How have tall building become safer since 9/11?
Compilation of 2011 Awards Symposium Interviewees
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Shanghai 2012 World Congress
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai - September 19-21
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture against Gravity
Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago - until September 23
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago - October 18
The Unseen City: Design for A Future Chicago
Chicago Architecture Foundation - until November 4
URBAN FABRIC: Building New York's Garment District
The Skyscraper Museum,
New York - until Jan 20, 2013
CTBUH in the Media
Reach for the Sky
Chairman Timothy Johnson is featured in this article, which focuses on skyscrapers.
Discovery Channel Magazine, July
The Tower of 1776
Explores the significance of One World Trade Center, including the CTBUH's role.
The New Yorker, July 4
Clean Tower High-rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River
Inhabitat features Clean Tower project from CTBUH High-Rise, Low-Carb studio.
Inhabitat, July 3

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