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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
November 2013
Top CTBUH News
Shanghai 2014 Conference Launches
At Greenland Group’s Office
A four-city tour, featuring meetings with more than 30 companies in 10 days, yields strong support for next year’s conference.
Last Chance to Register for Free Awards Symposium, November 7
Confirmed speakers include: Rem Koolhaas, Sunny Wang (BROAD Group), and Henry Cobb (Pei Cobb Freed) – reserve now!
Global Tall Building News
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57th Street's Super-Skinny Tower Clears First Approval
The new residential tower at 111 West 57th planned for New York may soon be able to lay claim to the title of "skinniest skyscraper in the world." The design, by SHoP Architects, took a major step towards becoming a reality after it was granted approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Lagoon Revival Arrives with a Splash
The world's largest man-made lagoon is to be constructed as part of Dubai’s planned Mohammed Bin Rashid City District One, which will include the Dubai Twin Towers. Meydan Group and Sobha Group, through a joint venture, will build the AED26 billion (US$7 billion) residential development centering on the new Crystal Lagoons.
Stock Exchange Tower Completed in Shenzhen
OMA has completed the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the heart of the city's Central Business District. As one of OMA's best-known designs, the 250-meter skyscraper, nicknamed "the Miniskirt," features a three-story podium elevated 36 meters above the ground.
Greenland Takes Major Stake in Atlantic Yards
Chinese state-owned property developer Greenland Holdings Group signed a preliminary deal to take a majority stake in Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn's 9-hectare residential and commercial project. Under the proposed joint venture, Shanghai-based Greenland would acquire a 70% stake in the project.
Marina 101 Gets Dreamy Rename
Real-estate company Dream has announced its next international hotel project, Dream Dubai, in the under-construction Marina 101. Dream officials disclosed that the hotel group has completed a deal that will rename Marina 101 to Dream Dubai Marina, in what is set to become Dubai's second-tallest building.
New Hotel Brand Launches Major Global Initiative; Next Stop Singapore
glh., a London-based international hotel subsidiary of GuocoLand Leisure Group, has launched a new luxury hotel and private residences brand, Clermont. The Clermont brand will begin with three developments on two continents, with a gross development value of US$3.4 billion.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Craig Gibbons

Are there different approaches to structure that can be explored at the less-extreme, more-human scale of tall buildings?
CTBUH Journal Issue III
Now Available

The latest issue features a case study of The Bow, new uses for stainless steel and wood in tall buildings, and more.
CTBUH London Conference Archive Now Online
The London Post-Conference Website is now live! View high-quality video and presentations from the event.
CTBUH Joins Launch
Of Mongolian Tower

CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik spoke at the launch of the Morin Khuur Tower at Construction Mongolia 2013.
Qatar Chapter Hosts
Burj Khalifa Expert

More than 60 people attended Ahmad Abdelrazaq’s lecture, "Technological Advances in Tall and Complex Building Design and Construction: Case Studies & Best Practices.”
At World Architecture Day 2013, CTBUH Sets Tone
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood spoke and hosted a panel of prominent designers on the implications of skyscraper prefabrication at World Architecture Day.
Other Industry News
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Millennium Tower Boston Breaks Ground...more
Guangzhou International Financial City Commences Construction...more
Abandoned Apartment Building Becomes Graffiti Gallery...more
Nordstrom Wins Cantilevered Approval...more
Opening Day Announced for Japan's Tallest...more
HENN Tops Cenke Tower Competition...more
Causes Still Unknown in LA Apartment Fire...more
Galliard Launches Baltimore Tower...more
Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs...more
Portland Restarts Park Avenue Tower Project...more
"Rooftopper" Produces Set of Skyscraper Rooftop Photos...more
Coit Tower to Close for Renovations...more
Green Skin Connects Morph Tower to Landscape...more
RFR Re-imagines 285 Madison Avenue...more
CTBUH Brings Tall Thoughts to WAD13...more
PLP's Southwark Towers Plan Wins Approval...more
Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower...more
Traveler's Tower Renovation Proceeding...more
BHP Billiton Constructing Its Newest Office Tower...more
MAG Steams Ahead with Four Major Developments...more
Greenland Engages Goettsch for Two Huge Projects...more
Crane Mishap All Too Familiar...more
The Times Interactive Films Chronicle High-rise History...more
Vancouver's Future Tallest to Rise in Delta...more
Foster Building Designed With Sandy's Flooding in Mind...more
Video: Sagrada Familia Animation Illustrates the Final Basilica Vision...more
Skyscraper Powerhouse Extell Plans Next Pair of Towers...more
SOM Tower Coming to Main Street, Salt Lake City...more
First KONE UltraRope Installation at Marina Bay...more
Aqua Doppel-Gang-er Sprouting in Houston...more
Developers Launch Tower at Triangular Site...more
Jon Pickard Details Milwaukee Tower’s Gestation...more
Reunion Tower Reopens With High-Tech Deck...more
610 Lexington Avenue Is Back, This Time with a New Architect...more
CTBUH Leader Addresses High-Rise Living in London...more
Aedas’ Composite Building Re-interprets Hong Kong's Past...more
New Members
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Building Case Study
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Research Paper
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Doha Tower:
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P. Terrell
2012 Awards Presentation
Upcoming Events
SEAOI 2013 Structures Symposium
Maggiano's Little Italy, Chicago - November 6
CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
S.R. Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago – Nov 7
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NFPA Symposia: The Next Five Years in Fire and Electrical Safety
District Architecture Center, Washington, D.C. - November 13-14
Singapore Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper
Closing submission due December 2
CTBUH Shanghai 2014 International Conference
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai -
September 16-19, 2014
CTBUH in the Media
Will WTC Spire Rise to Top?
Chronicles the upcoming CTBUH decision on OneWTC.
The Wall Street Journal, October 21
Profile: Daniel Safarik
Construction Mongolia interviews CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik, for the 2013 International Conference & Expo.
Construction Mongolia, October
Tall Talk with Shankar Nair
An interview with former CTBUH Chairman Shankar Nair.
The Architect's Newspaper, October 9

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