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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
June 2013
Top CTBUH News
London Conference Kicks Off June 11
Delegates are flocking to London for the highly anticipated CTBUH International Conference. On-site registration is available. New participants can register on-site at the event itself.
Regional Events Planned in Asia
Chapter activity ramps up in Bangkok and Jakarta as CTBUH fulfills its mission of greater outreach in Southeast Asia. Representatives of the next tallest buildings in each city will present.
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing, design and construction, after the destruction of the original World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Crown Hotel Sydney Announces Design Winner
Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won the bid to design the new Crown Hotel in Sydney as part of a larger AU$6 billion Barangaroo Redevelopment Master Plan. The design finds its roots in an abstraction of three stems growing out of the ground and twisting as they reach the top of the structure.
Emaar Mogul Hints Again at New Supertall
The Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar, continues to vaguely reference his next skyscraper project, which is supposed to be the world's next tallest building. The Chairman most recently hinted that the supertall may be located in Dubai, near his previous accomplishment, the Burj Khalifa.
Developer Plans Tallest Building in Singapore
Singapore-based developer GuocoLand is planning to build Singapore's tallest building as part of the Tanjong Pagar Centre development. The SOM-designed Guoco Tower will be 290 meters when it is completed in 2016 and will contain 38 stories of office space and nearly 200 residential units.
Shard Secures First Office Tenant
Financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps has signed a contract to lease about 20,000 square feet (1,806 square meters) of office space in the Shard. The firm joins the unopened Shangri-La hotel and the View from the Shard observation deck as the tower's only tenants.
Video: China Broad J220 Animation
Broad Sustainable Building has released an animation of its much anticipated Sky City skyscraper in Changsha, which, if completed, would be the world’s tallest building. The short film illustrates the prefabricated process that would be used in its construction.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Steve Watts

Tall building design and urban Planning must engage in healthy, productive dialogues to assure their mutual success.
YPC Hosts Panel
on Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower's designers presented to a capacity crowd May 22, at a CTBUH Young Professionals Committee event.
1 WTC Topping-Out Drives Media Interest
The crowning of One World Trade Center spurred intense media interest in CTBUH’s height criteria and verification process.
CTBUH San Francisco Holds Launch Event
The CTBUH San Francisco chapter held its first event on May 14, drawing more than 100 guests to a discussion on the SOMA district.
Skyscraper Center Adds New, Improved Features
The Skyscraper Center, the CTBUH’s primary tall-buildings database, has added new and improved features, including information on helipad heights and energy labels.
CTBUH Awards Jury Deliberates in June
The CTBUH has received more than 60 outstanding submittals, including a record number of Innovation Award entries. The results will be announced on July 1.
Other Industry News
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Sandton City Tower to Undergo Renovation...more
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Emaar Revives Lagoons Project With 1,000-Meter Tower Plan...more
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Houston's First Skyscraper Re-Imagined as Hotel...more
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Shanghai's L'Avenue Tower Celebrates Opening...more
AJ Examines UN Studio's Canaletto Tower...more
The Chicago Spire Site Attracts Developer Attention...more
Dubai Frame to Be Monument to Past and Future...more
Ottawa Developers Compete for Tallest...more
Jewel-Osco Tower Renderings Released...more
Video: Be Hoisted Up Brisbane’s Tallest...more
New Images Released of One Yonge Development...more
Residential Tower Launches Near Future Amazon HQ...more
Barangaroo's Crown Hotel Competition Heats Up...more
Langham Chicago Coming To Mies' Last Tower...more
Krueck + Sexton Planning Major Glass Tower...more
Parachutes May be a New Means of Egress...more
A Fresh Look for Dallas's Tallest Tower ...more
Viscous Damping Saves Boston Properties US$5 million...more
Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa...more
Renzo Piano Plans Resurrection of Milan's Steel District...more
AS+GG Wins Imperial Tower Competition...more
Glasgow Demolishes Failed Housing Projects...more
Major Convoys Wharf Redevelopment Plan Submitted...more
Architecture Students Create Skyscraper for Bees in Buffalo...more
Researchers Develop Silent Turbine System...more
Meydan Group to Launch 111-Story Tower...more
Nanterre Apartment Blocks Cultivate Neighborly Interaction...more
Taiwanese Tower Façade to Generate Power from Wind...more
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Building Case Study
Broadgate Tower
Design Research
Alternative for a Parking Lot, Finland
Juuso Valtteri Iivonen
Tampere University of Technology
Technical Paper
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
William Murray
How High Can We Go (and Why Should We?)
R. Tomasetti/T. Long/V. Tse/
R. Viñoly
2013 Shanghai Congress
Upcoming Events
ENR Global Construction Summit 2013
McGraw-Hill Headquarters, New York - June 6-7
CTBUH London 2013 International Conference
The Brewery, London -
June 11-13
CCHRB 2013 Seminar
Harris Bank Building, Chicago - June 13
Bollinger + Grohmann – Behind the Scenes
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt - June 15 – Sept. 1
Charles Correa: India's Greatest Architect
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London - until September 4
CTBUH in the Media
Analysis: Toronto Tall Building Design Guidelines
Richard Witt, Chair of the CTBUH Canada, explains the city's development explosion.
May 27, The Toronto Star
"Expect More UK Skyscrapers" Declares CTBUH Chair
CTBUH Timothy Johnson discusses UK skyscraper growth.
Architects' Journal
(registration required), May 9
Exclusive Video Interviews: Height & Heritage
World Architecture News interviews with 15 CTBUH Conference speakers.
World Architecture News, May 7

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