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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
April 2014
Top CTBUH News
Shanghai 2014: 300+ Already Registered
A third of all 1,000 delegates have registered, six months before the event itself. Register for the tall building event of the year today!
Awards Submissions Now Rolling In
The 2014 CTBUH Awards program has received a steady stream of entries. Don't delay – the deadline is April 30.
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Pentominium Resumes Construction
Dubai-based developer Trident International Holdings will resume work on the residential 516-meter Pentominium Tower, located in Dubai Marina, and will be second tallest building in Dubai, next to the Burj Khalifa.
Tall Timber Training Funded by US Department of Agriculture
The US Department of Agriculture will allocate funds towards the training of architects and engineers to utilize an environmentally friendly timber technology in place of steel, and even concrete.
Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya commissioned to begin the foundation pour.
Think Tank Predicts 236 Skyscrapers Will Sprout in London
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the majority designed for residential use in response to strong housing demand.
Melbourne's Latest Proposal Could be Tallest Residential Tower Yet
A 286-meter residential tower at 250 La Trobe Street in Melbourne is planned to rise just one meter under the city height limits, because the construction site is already on high ground, and is set to be the tallest residential tower in Melbourne.
Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Osaka
Abeno Harukas, which at 300 meters qualifies as supertall, opened in Osaka, and will surpass the 296-meter Landmark Tower in Yokohama in height to achieve "Tallest Skyscraper in Japan" status.
News from the Council
Leader's Message:
Craig Gibbons

I am pleased to report that the Council is on a very firm footing to build on its success to date.
Trustees Meeting Reflects CTBUH's Momentum
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met Feb. 28, setting the course for a number of strategic Council initiatives.
Key Staff Changes

In a continuing effort to support exciting new initiatives, the CTBUH announces key hires, promotions and opportunities.
London Post-Conference Report Released
The full-color, 74-page report covers the complete event, including presentations, networking and technical tours.
CTBUH Australia Hosts Brisbane Tech Event
More than 150 people attended presentations on 1 William Street – the second-highest number in chapter history.
Shanghai Conference Preparations Accelerate
Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to China once again, making new connections and developing further support.
Other Industry News
Macau's City of Dreams to Host a Hadid Hotel ... more
New Delhi Suburb to Be Crowned With Tiara... more
Construction Begins on Hartford Bank Tower Residential Conversion... more
Renderings Revealed for 235 Grand Street... more
Prominent Architects Join London Anti-Tall Chorus... more
Cairo Tower to Re-Open Soon... more
London High-Rise Residents "Lack Escape Plans"... more
More Tall Development to Come to Journal Square... more
Auto Dealership Moves to Make Way for Ottawa's Next-Tallest... more
Miami Approves Plan to Save Archaeological Find on High-Rise Site... more
Prince Charles to UK Cities: "Abandon Skyscraper Plans"... more
Washington Monument to Re-Open... more
Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center... more
Hotel Alessandra to Boast a Top-Floor Lobby... more
History of Daredevil Jumping Is as Long as It Is Tall... more
Hissing and Shouting Mars Newcastle High-Rise Debate... more
Height Concerns Persist at Toronto Site... more
Vertical Limestone Mansion 520 Park a Debutante on Billionaire's Row... more
Wellness-Themed Skyscraper Product of Re-development in Philadelphia... more
Andaz Hotel to Crown New Tokyo Skyscraper... more
Luxury Units at Four Seasons Place in Malaysia Selling Briskly – And Locally... more
Proposed Tallest Skyscraper Not Up to Code in Miami Beach... more
Modern Tall Tower Proposed for Neglected L.A. City-Center ... more
WOHA's 10-Tower Cuffe Parade to Complete by 2018... more
Sky Tower Lights Up for Charity... more
Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower... more
Work Begins on Residential Tower Trio in Jersey City... more
New Research Assesses the Life Cycle of Skyscrapers... more
Hudson Yards East Platform Construction Commences... more
Wang Jianlin to Purchase Historic Skyscraper in Madrid... more
Carless in Calgary... more
Renderings for West Loop Skyscraper Updated in Chicago... more
Architects Unite to Save Historic Russian Radio Tower... more
Super-Tall May Ascend to World's Tallest Residential Tower... more
OMA to Design Tower in San Francisco... more
Stockholm's Tallest Tower to Rise Taller and Light Up Like "Candy"... more
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Opens Second of Two Identical Towers... more
Rooftop Oasis to Provide Green View for Surrounding Towers... more
Jersey City Skyline to Benefit From Addition of 30 Journal Square... more
Beta Tenants Move Into Vattanac Capital Tower Office Space... more
Fire-Fighting Manpower Resources a Concern in Towering Vancouver... more
Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth... more
London is Building 230 New Towers and 80 Percent of Them Are Residential... more
Cyan to Bring New Color to Peachtree Street... more
Brooklyn's Tallest Tower Wears Short-Lived Crown... more
AECOM is bigger. But is that better?... more
Falling Ice Problems... more
Skyscraper Attempts to Top its Own Record as Video-Game Screen... more
Photos Reveal London's "Cheesegrater" Tower Simmering Along... more
Cantilevered Residential Tower in Boston Designed with Millennial in Mind... more
Elegant Design Unveiled for Wenling Sheraton in Zhejiang... more
Creative Montpellier Design Competition Winner Inspired by Tree... more
Malaysian Mixed-Use Community to Include Five Towers... more
Auckland's Tallest Skyscraper Plans are Modified for Wind... more
New York Mayor Victorious in Tall Affordable Housing Challenge... more
Residential Tower at Block37 Moves Forward in Chicago's Loop... more
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A Lifetime's Work
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2013 Awards Presentation
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Brazil - Towards Sustainable Verticalism
Milenium Centro de Convenções, São Paulo - April 8
2014 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series – Charles H. Thornton
Lehigh University, Bethlehem -
April 11
CTBUH 2014 Annual Awards
Deadline for submission -
April 30
2014 International Research Seed Funding
Deadline for submission -
May 12
CTBUH Shanghai 2014 International Conference
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai -
September 16-19
CTBUH in the Media
Falling Ice Problems
CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik interviewed about falling ice risks.
NBC 5 Chicago, March 13
No Spire on Dubai's Burj 2020 to Get into Record Books
CTBUH data used to support "tallest commercial building" claims.
Emirates 24|7, March 9
Osaka Tests Tokyo Dominance with Japan's Tallest Skyscraper
Report on Abeno Harukas cites CTBUH height criteria.
Bloomberg News, March 6

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