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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
April 2013
Top CTBUH News
London Conference Program Released The London Conference Program is now available, including great speakers, panels, networking events at The Gherkin, The Shard, and more. InfoArchive 2012 Released
The 2012 edition of CTBUH's annual InfoArchive, the compendium of tall building-related articles from around the globe, is now released.
Global Tall Building News
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Chinese Company Proposes Africa's First Supertall in Ethiopia
The Guangdong Chuan Hui Group has announced plans to develop the Chuan Hui International Tower in Addis Ababa. The mixed-use tower, tentatively named the Meles Zenawi International Center, will be 448 meters (1,470 feet), more than twice as tall as Africa's current tallest.
Long Island Development Marks Post-Sandy Recovery
Construction has officially begun on the first phase of the largest affordable housing project in New York City since the 1970s. When completed, this phase of the Hunter's Point South Project will include two high-rise residential buildings, an 1,100-seat school and a 5-acre waterfront park.
Make Proposes Pinnacle Revision Scheme
Make Architects is creating a proposal to replace the failed Pinnacle project in London. Founding partner Ken Shuttleworth is proposing to remove the "stump" that currently occupies the site and replace it with a simpler, more flexible tower, with residential and office space as well as hanging gardens.
Paramount Launches Major Four-Tower Project
Hollywood's Paramount Pictures is partnering with Dubai developer Damac Properties to build a US$1 billion hotel project in Dubai. The Damac Towers project is Paramount's first venture into the hotel and real estate industry and will include four 250-meter towers.
Istanbul Launches International Financial Center
Construction work has commenced on the US$2.6 billion Istanbul International Financial Center (IIFC) project in Turkey. The HOK-designed master plan is composed of four different districts, which are centered around culture, commerce, civic functions and government.
Seoul "Dream Hub" At Risk of Nightmarish Default
The Yongsan International Business District is on thin ice, as developers have defaulted on a major loan repayment in the midst of a real-estate slump. The owners missed a mid-March deadline to pay interest on asset-backed commercial paper worth US$179 million. The total value of the 56-hectare "Dream Hub" is US$28 billion.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Craig Gibbons

One of three new Trustees chronicles the work of the Council amidst rapid development in Asia, and in wood construction techniques.
CTBUH Awards Jury Announced
The CTBUH Awards Jury, chaired by Jeanne Gang, has been announced. Submissions for the 12th Annual Awards are due by April 30.
CTBUH Journal Issue I Now Available
The first issue of 2013 is now available, featuring a detailed case study of the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a review of tall building activity in 2012, and more.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Meet
The Board of Trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held its annual meeting at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, welcoming three new trustees.
Young Professionals Workshop Held at UIC
Architecture students met with industry professionals at the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee workshop, University of Illinois, Chicago, on March 20.
CTBUH Visits ArcelorMittal's Luxembourg Office
The team has made progress on the research project "A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings."
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Energy Tower to Rise in Midland, Texas...more
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Beijing Re-Imagined through "Light Park" Floating Skyscraper Competition Finalist...more
Sydney Greenland Center Planned as Australia's Tallest Residential Tower...more
Farm-scrapers Bring "Eco-vision" to Tall Buildings...more
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Japan Post Tower Celebrates Opening...more
Skyscraper Art Takes over Park Avenue...more
Indonesian Investors Buy Half-empty US Bank Tower...more
SkyHouse Houston Breaks Ground...more
Malaysian Residential Market Showing Signs of Recovery...more
Construction Begins on Taipei's "Jungle" Skyscraper...more
Hotel Demand Gives Rise to a Series of Tower Projects...more
Honolulu's First Affordable Skyscraper Sale Draws Long Lines...more
Baccarat Announces NYC Tower...more
OMA Tower Promotes Serious Sustainability Techniques...more
Wilshire Grand Architect Takes the Design Personally...more
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Iconic Williams Tower Sells for Record Price...more
Sellar's Canada Water Project Moves Forward...more
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Detroit Art Deco Skyscraper Poses Real Estate Opportunity...more
Bay-Adelaide Tower Signs Second Major Tenant...more
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Revitalizing the Berlin Square...more
Toranomon Hills to Rekindle Business in Tokyo District...more
TED2013 Features Wooden Skyscraper Designer...more
Milan's Garden Skyscrapers Excite Media Attention...more
Squatters and Politics Stall Elephant & Castle Tower Again...more
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National Museum of the American Indian, New York - April 10
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CTBUH in the Media
Kingdom Tower, Burj Khalifa and the Era of the Megatall Buildings
The National cites CTBUH 2012 Review, interviews Antony Wood
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Site Visit: Princess Tower
CTBUH ranked Princess Tower the world's tallest residential.
ConstructionWeekOnline, March 10
Chairman and President of the Broad Group to Speak at CTBUH Conference
Broad Group discusses the 838-meter SkyCity.
World Architecture News, February 28

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