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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
August 2013
Top CTBUH News
Book Now for Awards Events
Book now for the November 7 event honoring Best Tall Buildings, Innovation, 10-Year and Lifetime Achievement recipients.
Thailand & Indonesia Chapters Launch
CTBUH global outreach campaign grows with chapter launch events on site at Thailand’s and Indonesia’s future tallest buildings.
Global Tall Building News
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China Broad Breaks Ground on Sky City – Or Does It?
The company hoping to build the world's tallest skyscraper in record time held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, July 20, in Changsha, China. But since then, media reports have circulated claiming that Broad Sustainable Building has failed to obtain government approval for the project.
TELUS Launches Sky Tower by BIG
TELUS, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, is set to begin construction on a 58-story tower in Calgary's downtown core. The TELUS Sky tower, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will incorporate office space, retail stores and 341 residential rental suites.
50 United Nations Tops Out
Manhattan's Foster + Partners-designed tower at 50 United Nations Plaza has topped out, reaching its full 44-story height in less than eight months. The building will feature 88 residences ranging from one-bedrooms to a duplex penthouse measuring nearly 10,000 square feet (929 square meters).
Dubai Creek Harbor Is Happening
Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings have begun construction of their new central business district project, the Dubai Creek Harbor. The companies created the venture to develop the project in early July, and have since engaged in serious construction efforts on the site of the recession-halted Dubai Lagoons, Gulf News reports.
Struggling City Pride Proposal Clears Major Hurdle
The 239-meter (784-foot) tower in London's Docklands has been approved after a planning decision was unexpectedly deferred. The City Pride Tower on Westferry Road, planned by Chalegrove Properties, is expected to be the tallest residential building in the UK, and the nation's second tallest overall.
Two Supertalls Squashed in Melbourne
Plans to build what may have been the southern hemisphere's tallest skyscraper in Melbourne have been abandoned. Fender Katsalidis Architects has confirmed it is redesigning plans for Australia 108 after a series of code requirements rendered the proposal "impossible."
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Cathy Yang

Alongside the CTBUH Awards recipients, Council members’, researchers’ and staff’s persistent support of innovation also deserves recognition.
Shanghai 2012 Interview Videos Now Available
All 35 interview videos taken at the 2012 CTBUH World Congress in Shanghai join the full session coverage available online, displaying a wide range of expertise and insight.
CTBUH Supporting
World Architecture Day

CTBUH is participating in World Architecture Day in New York, October 6-8, 2013. Members receive a 15% discount on admission.
Canada Chapter to Visit Hullmark Centre Aug 13
Building on the inaugural Canada chapter event’s success, the chapter’s first tour will begin at the Hullmark Centre on August 13.
Accepted by AAAS

The CTBUH-IIT symposium "The Future of Cities: Dense or Dispersed?" will convene at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, February 2014.
Research Team Tours Lifecycle Sites
The CTBUH Research Team, sponsored by ArcelorMittal, visited numerous sites for recycling building materials as part of its research mission.
Other Industry News
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New Members
Upgraded Supporting Contributor
Otis Elevator Company
Upgraded Contributor
Ronald Lu & Partners
Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.
MKPL Architects
Pte Ltd
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Building Case Study
Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Kuwait City
Design Research
Meeting •
J. Esquembre
Technical Paper
Office vs. Residential: The Economics of Building Tall
J. Barton / S. Watts
City Planning and Tall Buildings: Custodian to 4000 Years of History
P. Wynne Rees
2013 London Conference
Upcoming Events
Seoul City Vertical Farm and Botanical Gardens Skyscraper
Online Competition - closes August 16
Bollinger + Grohmann – Behind the Scenes
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt - until September 1
Charles Correa: India's Greatest Architect
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London - until September 4
World Architecture Day
Center for Architecture, New York City - October 6-8
CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony and Dinner
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – November 7
CTBUH in the Media
Skyscraper Builders Reach for the Stars Once Again
The WSJ quotes CTBUH statistics and interviews Phillip Oldfield.
Wall Street Journal, July 16
CTBUH Selects the Four Best Tall Buildings for 2013
Archinect profiles the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Buildings award winners.
Archinect, July 9
Pioneering Spirit
David Scott discusses innovation in tall building engineering.
New Civil Engineer, July 4

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