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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
June 2014
Top CTBUH News
Zhongnan Group Confirmed
For Shanghai 2014
The developers of China’s next three tallest buildings – Shanghai Tower, Ping An Financal Centre and Zhongnan Tower, are the three top Diamond sponsors of the conference.
CTBUH Announces Urban-Suburban Research Project
The study researches the contributing factors of “sustainability” in both high-rise urban and low-rise suburban contexts using Chicago area neighborhoods and projects as subjects.
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Lippo Reveals Millennium Village Vision for Tangerang
Developer Lippo Karawaci has announced Millennium Village, a 70-hectare project just west of Jakarta. The master plan features three skyscrapers: the Gateway Tower and the Super Tower, at 75 stories each, and the 100-story Iconic Tower, all designed by Singapore-based DPA.
Silverstein Envisions Supertall for New York’s Eleventh Avenue
Confusion and controversy reign over Silverstein Properties’ plans to develop a residential/retail tower project at 514 Eleventh Avenue on Manhattan’s far West Side, which may be more than 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall and may consist of two towers linked at the top.
Jinan Evergrande Tower Joins China's Supertall Race
British architect Terry Farrell's firm has unveiled plans for a 560-meter-high skyscraper in Jinan, which could become one of China's tallest buildings. The tower would form part of an 11-hectare residential and office complex in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.
Mikou Studio Reveals Design for Brazzaville’s Africanews Headquarters
Paris-based Mikou Design Studio has unveiled plans for its competition-winning new addition to Brazzaville, Congo’s skyline, a 53-meter wood-clad tower that will be the headquarters for Africanews, a Euronews sister channel.
Gehry Skyscraper Feared Too Heavy for Berlin’s Alexanderplatz
The proposal for a Frank Gehry-designed skyscraper for Alexanderplatz is facing concerns that it would be too heavy for its potential site. Officials are worried that the planned tower would be built too close to the U5 metro line.
Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground
Chicago architecture firm JAHN announced that the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II office complex broke ground on April 18, 2014, beginning the second phase of the two-tower, 130,000-square-meter headquarters center.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Steve Watts

Cities around the world are facing a variety of challenges at diverse stages of their development, but there would be appear to be a common theme.
Tall and Supertall Buildings
Book Released

Featuring 30 global experts from the CTBUH member network, this book describes tall-building design features and engineering techniques.
Research Seed Funding Receives 30 Proposals
The CTBUH’s third research seed funding initiative has received 30 proposals from 11 countries. Including 38 universities and firms.
Holds Launch Event

The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, launched on April 30 with an event at 8 Chifley, one of Sydney's newest tall buildings.
CCHRB Seminar: “Refurbish, Repurpose or Replace?”
CTBUH is a co-sponsor of The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings' (CCHRB) Spring Seminar, with a $25 registration discount for CTBUH members.
Student Competition Deadline Approaching
The registration deadline for the 3rd International Student Competition is June 23 and the submittal deadline is July 1– don’t miss out!
Other Industry News
Makati’s Century Spire to Open in 2018... more
New 52-Story Mixed-Use Tower for Melbourne... more
Permits Filed for Thin, Tesselating Tower in New York’s Maiden Lane... more
More Towers Approved for Burnaby... more
Several Architects Shortlisted for Swedish Skyscraper... more
Hotel Kapok Completed in Shenzhen... more
TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt... more
Quay House Tower Planned for London’s Canary Wharf... more
Luxury Mixed-Use High-Rise Approved for Miami Arts District... more
Acton Ostry Architects Design Mixed-Use District in Vancouver... more
That’s “Salesforce Tower” to You Too, London... more
Developer Harry Macklowe Buys New York's One Wall Street... more
Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel Rises... more
Adco Submits Revised San Francisco Tower Design... more
Mangalore’s Tallest to be Inaugurated... more
Contractor Balfour Beatty Selected for Houston High-Rise... more
Chicago's River North Tower Design Approved... more
Capital One Fairfax Tower to Rival Washington Monument Height... more
Hanhai Luxury Condos to Provide “Cloud” for Zhengzhou... more
Record-Setting Chicago Skyscraper Sale... more
Grid Architects Submit Plans for Tower in London’s Swiss Cottage... more
Fix for London’s Walkie Talkie to Begin This Month... more
New York’s High Line To Gain Vertical Addition... more
Make Replaced on London City Road Tower Scheme... more
Stacked Geometries Create Playful Atmosphere for Wollongong Development... more
San Francisco's Coit Tower Reopens After Repairs... more
Hadid’s Hong Kong Tower Opens... more
“A Lotte” Safety Concerns for Seoul Skyscraper Project... more
Site Work Begins for Brooklyn’s BAM South Tower... more
Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza Completes $70 Million Upgrade... more
Mumbai Affordable Housing Geared to Clear Hurdle... more
Rooms with a (Raunchy) View from London’s Shard... more
Renderings Revealed for Tower to Replace Chicago’s HoJo Building... more
Renderings Revealed for New York’s 470 Eleventh Avenue... more
Video: Chicago’s John Hancock Center Tilts for Thrills... more
Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai... more
Rainer Square Tower Planned for Seattle... more
London’s Pinnacle Salvation Plan, Dissected... more
Resorts World Las Vegas Design Revealed... more
“Vintage” Hong Kong High-Rise Apartments Back in Vogue... more
First Applications in to Preserve Singapore’s Pearl Bank... more
Pre-2007 Bangkok Towers Need Seismic Check... more
Geometric Façade Adds Stately Touch to Wanda Reign Hotel... more
Boston Financial District Tower in the Works…Maybe... more
Future Potentially Cloudy for Russia’s Tall Building Market... more
Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline... more
Tishman Speyer to Develop New York’s Hudson Spire... more
Northpoint Twenty Tops Off in Cambridge... more
Glitzy Skyscrapers Could Ruin Mumbai’s Skyline... more
Beam Falls from Philadelphia’s Kennedy House... more
Indian Supreme Court Stops Demolition of Two Towers... more
Murky Demolition Plans for Scottish High-Rises... more
Imagining the Sydney Skyline of 2050... more
Portland’s Pearl District to Get Height Record-Breaker... more
Kunming Iron and Steel Building Nears Completion... more
Atelier Blur Designs “Great Wall” in Shenzhen... more
Amot Atrium Tower First in Israel to be LEED Pre-Certified... more
New Renderings for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards... more
London Grapples With Skyline Campaign... more
Melbourne’s Australia 108 Height Reduced... more
Chicago’s Mired Spire to Get Another Shot... more
First Phase of Azerbaijani Mega-Project to be Completed by May... more
“Dell” Dorm at University of Texas to Get Makeover... more
Mountain Towers Form in Beijing’s Chaoyang Park... more
Big, Tall, Sustainable: Solar Wind Downdraft Tower Planned for Arizona... more
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Building Case Study
Tour Total
Research Paper
Skyscrapers and Skylines: New York and Chicago, 1885–2007
Jason Barr
A New Environmental Paradigm for the Middle East: Sowwah Square
J. Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
2013 Awards Presentation
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Colombo Forum
Kings Court, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo -
June 10
CCHRB 2014: Existing High-Rise Buildings: Refurbish, Repurpose, or Replace?
Harris Bank, Chicago -
June 12
Facades+ Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago -
July 24-25
CTBUH Shanghai 2014 International Conference
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai -
September 16-19
CTBUH in the Media
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
Tall Buildings magazine reproduces the CTBUH 2013 Year in Review report.
Высотны, May/June

Are Composite Megacolumns the Future of Skyscrapers?
References the 2013 Research Roadmap and ArcelorMittal research grant.
Sourceable, May 13

World’s First Kilometre-high Tower Faces Unique Challenges
CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt discusses the Kingdom Tower.
The Globe and Mail, May 5

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