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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
May 2014
Top CTBUH News
Shanghai 2014 Confirms More Sponsors
The developer behind the Bund Finance Center has confirmed as a Platinum sponsor of the conference. There are now only four sponsorship packages remaining…
CTBUH Secures Second Research Grant
The CTBUH Research Division has recently secured its second significant research grant from Arcelor Mittal: $150,000 to study composite megacolumns.
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ThyssenKrupp Test Tower to Support Highest View Deck in Germany
Elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp plans to build a test tower in Rottweil, Germany, that will also support the nation’s highest viewing platform, open to the public. Helmut Jahn has teamed up with Werner Sobek to design the twisting tower.
Glasgow Games Blast Plans Scotched
Controversial plans to implode five of Glasgow’s six remaining Red Road public housing towers as part of the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremonies have been canceled, after strong public criticism that the plan was insensitive to former residents.
San Francisco’s Next Tallest to be Renamed “Salesforce Tower”
Software company will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be renamed "Salesforce Tower" as part of the deal.
Azorim to Begin Construction on Israel’s Next Tallest
Azorim Investment, Development and Construction will soon begin construction of Israel's tallest building, a 256-meter, 65-floor residential building on the site of the old Elite factory in Ramat Gan.
Work Begins on Samsung HQ in Beijing
Construction work has begun on the 250-meter Samsung Chinese headquarters in Beijing. Designed by Chicago-based SMDP, the office tower will also contain a museum, day care, cafeteria, auditorium and retail spaces.
Bergen to Be “Treet”ed to Tallest Timber Residential Building
Work began in April on what is set to be the world’s tallest wooden apartment block, combining two contemporary tall trends -- building with structural timber and modular construction.
News from the Council
Leader's Message:
David Malott

Our annual CTBUH Conference in Shanghai is a signal of the Council’s commitment to China, and our members’ continued interest in the region.
Seed Funding Deadline
Rapidly Approaching

The deadline for the 2014 CTBUH International Research Seed Funding program is rapidly approaching – May 12, 2014 – submit now!
CTBUH Brazil
Launches Chapter

CTBUH Brazil held its inaugural event “Toward Sustainable Verticalism” at the Millennium Convention Center April 8th.
CTBUH Seattle Holds
First Event

A new committee of CTBUH has been established in Seattle, and held its first public event on March 25 at the Seattle offices of Gensler.
CTBUH Belgium Takes
UAE Study Trip

Georges Binder, CTBUH Belgium Country Leader, joined EMI to conduct a study trip on United Arab Emirates' tall buildings.
CTBUH Qatar Meeting
Focuses on Aspire Tower

A meeting of the Qatar chapter shed light on the design and construction process behind its host building, the Aspire Tower.
Other Industry News
Brookfield Multiplex “Surfs” Up New Gold Coast Residential High-Rise ... more
New Developments on Madison’s Old University Avenue... more
Nautical-Themed Skyscraper to Rise in Portsmouth's Harbor District... more
Calgary’s 3 Eau Claire Project Stalls... more
London’s Gherkin Faces Financial Pickle ... more
Deyaar Announces New Premium Hotel Tower in Business Bay... more
Skyscrapers Cast Shadows for Concerned Residents... more
UNStudio Plans Flashy Façade for Hanwha Headquarters ... more
Foster + Partners Submit Plans for South Quay Plaza Tower... more
Renderings Revealed for KPF’s Slender Skyscraper ... more
Cordish Breaks Ground on Luxury Apartment Building ... more
Aria Adds Another Tower to South Brisbane Plan... more
Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building... more
Tree-Like Wright Tower to Open to the Public... more
Portman Poised to Revisit Peachtree Street Project... more
High-Rise Development May Compromise “Living Skies”... more
Nairobi Skyline to Gain Academic Skyscraper... more
Sarawak Sees Increase in Demand for High-Rise Properties ... more
Hitachi to Deliver World’s Fastest Elevators by 2016... more
Arabtec Committed to Russian Projects Despite Ukraine Disputes... more
Settlement Reached for Iran-Linked Manhattan Skyscraper ... more
Burnaby’s Shape Tower Approved... more
In Sao Paolo, “Frogger” Joins “Gamescraper” Ranks... more
Turnberry Plans 52-Story High Rise for Miami... more
Lagos Tower May Be World’s Tallest Curved Sprayed-Concrete Structure... more
Plan for Hertsmere Tower Deemed “Unrealistic” by Rivals... more
REX Goes Retractable in Doha... more
McCormick Place Redevelopment Plans Updated... more
Future Cloudy for New Zealand’s First Skyscraper... more
Mall-as-Landscape at Base of Tower Group... more
Harmon Hotel Will Come Down, Eventually, Without a Bang... more
New Economic Zone in Kenya to Host Some 20 Skyscrapers... more
1 Vanderbilt Pushes Ahead... more
Foreigners and Overseas Workers Offered Free Travel to See Manila High-Rises... more
HENN Unveils Wenzhou Tower... more
Gotham Tower Fever Spreads – to Newark... more
Design Unveiled for Inner Harbor Tower... more
Vantage to Offer Serviced Apartments in Jumeirah Village... more
SkyBar Lounge May Lose Lofty Spot in Stott... more
One Dead in Fall From Malaysian Tower Build... more
High-Rise Columbarium Goes Ahead - 10 Stories Shorter Than Planned... more
West Loop Split on Tower Proposal... more
Xianyung Building Split in Half During Demolition... more
Tilting Tower for Tianjin... more
Boston’s Healthy Tower Market Could be Boosted by New Mayor’s Tune... more
Infinity by Crown to Grace “Green Square”... more
Barnett Bank Tower to Get New Lease on Life... more
New Riverside Project in Parramatta... more
Meier on Rothschild to Open March 2015... more
Honolulu High-Rise Climate Heats Up... more
In Hong Kong, Tall Can Also Mean (Really) Small... more
More Accidents at Lotte World Site... more
Another ZOM to Zoom Over Miami... more
Swiss See Skyscraper Spree... more
High Roller Takes Vegas... more
New Photos from Zhongxun Times Build... more
First and Mission Project Gets New Architects - Again... more
New Members
Guild of Ural Builders
Irwinconsult Pty., Ltd.
Dam & Partners Architecten
Azorim Construction Ltd.
David Engineers Ltd.
Eight Partnership Ltd
Madeira Valentim & Alem
Surface Design
TMG Partners
Yaron Offir Engineers LTD
Search Members by Expertise
Building Case Study
New Babylon
The Hague
Research Paper
Improving the Social Sustainability of High-rises
Suruchi Modi
Curvature, Sky Gardens & Diagrids: The Bow, Calgary
Jack Matthews & Nigel Dancey
2013 Awards Presentation
Upcoming Events
2014 International Research Seed Funding
Deadline for submission -
May 12
CTBUH Israel – New Topics in High-rise Buildings
Exposition Gardens, Tel Aviv -
May 15
CTBUH 2014 Student Competition
Deadline for submission -
July 1
CTBUH Shanghai 2014 International Conference
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai -
September 16-19
CTBUH in the Media
1,776 Feet: The Spire and the Bragging Rights
Time Collector's Edition discusses the height ruling for One World Trade Center.
Time, April 22
World Business Report
BBC interviews Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher.
BBC, April 22
New Research Assesses the Life Cycle of Skyscrapers
Report covers CTBUH research on tall-building structural life cycles.
Sourceable, March 20

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