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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
July 2014
Top CTBUH News
First Award Winners Announced
Four regional Best Tall Building award winners and the inaugural Urban Habitat award winner have been announced. More to come!
First Conference Speakers Announced
Prominent owner representatives from China’s next three tallest buildings, and many more speakers have been announced. Sign up now!
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World’s 100th Topped-Out Supertall: Nanchang Twin Towers
The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza is the 100th supertall (300 meters or higher) building to be topped out or completed around the world. The 303-meter Jiangxi project is now the tallest building complex in Nanchang, and there are now 80 completed supertalls worldwide.
SOM Wins Contest for Swedish Skyscraper
The London office of SOM has beaten four other finalists, including Zaha Hadid and Ian Simpson, in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia, a 230-meter mixed-use tower in Gothenburg. More than 50 global firms entered the contest for the waterfront project.
Megatall Pair Envisioned for Wuhan
Renderings have been unveiled of the twin 1,000-meter Phoenix Towers in Wuhan, China, which if completed would be the world’s tallest pair of skyscrapers. The towers are outfitted with wind turbines, solar panels, thermal chimneys and rainwater harvesting systems.
Frankfurt Tower Will Be Solar Aktivhaus
The Kaminiarz, a remarkable apartment tower at the Skyline Plaza complex in Frankfurt, will produce not only the tallest residential building in Germany, exceeding a planned Frank Gehry project by about 10 meters, but will also be an Aktivhaus (“Active House”) project, embodying strict sustainability principles.
Mori Sees Tokyo’s Toranoman Hills as Tip of Pre-Olympian Iceberg
Mori Building Co., one of Japan’s largest developers, on the verge of opening the 256-meter Toranoman Hills tower, plans more projects in central Tokyo worth an estimated 1 trillion yen (US$9.7 billion). Mori plans to develop about 10 projects over the next decade in the area, said Mori’s president and CEO.
Cape Town Gets First New High-Rise in 21 Years
The completion of Portside, a 32-floor office tower, marks the first high-rise to hit the Cape Town skyline in 21 years, and could prompt the building of more iconic, high-rise developments other South African inner cities. The 142-meter tower is now Cape Town's tallest.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Cathy Yang

Brazil needs zoning liberalization to allow more tall buildings as much as China needs its tall buildings to be more reflective of its many unique urban cultures.
Next CTBUH Chairman:
David Malott

David Malott will become Chairman after current CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson's term expires, at the Shanghai Conference in September.
New Website Launch:
Regional Resource Pages

CTBUH has significantly improved the experience of its online resources across regions around the world, through the creation of “country” Web pages.
Two New Expert Review
Committees Created

CTBUH has established the Expert Peer Review and Expert Chinese Translation Review committees, composed of industry leaders.
CTBUH Visits 1, 4, 7 WTC
Just six months after the CTBUH Height Committee confirmed One World Trade Center's height, Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel toured the World Trade Center complex.
CTBUH San Francisco
Hosts Capacity Crowd

CTBUH San Francisco held a panel discussion featuring the two tallest buildings in San Francisco (currently under construction), the Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont Street.
Other Industry News
Bouygues Construction Wins Contract for London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens... more
Proposed Toronto Tower Design to be “Simple and Logical”... more
FMC Tower Breaks Ground in Philadelphia... more
Boston Developer Proposes $1 Billion Two-Tower Project for Harbor Garage Site... more
Melbourne Planning Minister Approves Australia 108... more
Allianz Report Sets Out Risks of Supertall Towers... more
First Pre-Certified LEED Platinum Office Tower Unveiled in Thane... more
Bjarke Ingels' Hudson River Pyramid Growing on New York's 57th Street... more
Julia Barfield Blasts Design of Two London Towers... more
Pilings Complete on St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center... more
Seattle South Lake Union Project Moves Forward... more
Vancouver’s False Creek Co-op Concerned Over Future High-Rise Development... more
Las Vegas’ Harmon Hotel Begins Demolition... more
Luxury Residential Tower Tops Out in Beirut... more
China Life Buys London’s 10 Upper Bank Street... more
Push to Build 72-Story Skyscraper in Tampa... more
Miami Riverfront High-Rise Planned... more
Controversy Over Tower in London’s Kidbrooke Village... more
Mountain-Like Forms Envisioned for Istanbul Mixed-Use Complex... more
Hines Unveils Plans for 40-Story Denver Office Tower... more
New Policy Framework for Maltese High Rises... more
Wealthier Frankfurters Now Favor Higher Living... more
Singapore’s Skyterrace@Dawson to Feature Green Bridges... more
John Hancock Center Owners Want to Rock Chicago’s Streets... more
One Vanderbilt May Rise to New York’s Number-Two Height Rank... more
Perth Gets Its Own “Mr. Skyscraper”... more
Abu Dhabi’s Capital House Completed... more
New Renderings of Sacramento Commons Project... more
Melbourne Neighborhoods “Lock Out” High-Rise Development... more
Foster, Rogers Towers Start Work on London’s Albert Embankment... more
Renderings Revealed of New York’s 101 Tribeca... more
Chicago Mayor Decries Trump Sign... more
Ground Broken for 45-Story Tower in Phnom Penh... more
Four Seasons Hotel/Condo Tower to Rise in Boston... more
London Skyline Debate Hits City Hall... more
Make Wins Sydney Central Redo Job... more
Miami’s Future Tallest Set to Begin Construction... more
Copenhagen Considering Student High-Rise... more
Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s Revolving Restaurant Revamped... more
Foshan New Town to Get Supertall... more
Thirteen High-Rise Proposals Over Melbourne’s Limit... more
Make Submits Plans for Tower in London’s Isle of Dogs... more
New Financing Plan for Warsaw’s Zlota 44... more
Groundbreaking Held for Honolulu’s Waiea... more
Disused High-Rise and Bridge Demolished Simultaneously in Maotai County... more
Orlando to Host World’s Tallest Roller Coaster... more
“Killer Litter” Remains a Problem in Singapore... more
London’s Shell Centre Revamp Given Green Light... more
Preparatory Work Begins on Brighton i360 Tower... more
Nanjing Zendai Models Debut at Venice Biennale... more
Omaha’s Woodmen Tower Celebrates its 45th Birthday... more
KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job... more
New High-Rise Fire Safety Rules for Bangalore... more
Buffalo’s Largely Vacant Tallest Building Slowly Filling Up... more
Second Downtown Dubai Tower Launched... more
Hong Kong’s Mount Parker Residences Complete... more
Renderings Revealed for New York’s 55 Hudson Yards... more
Several Chicago Skyscrapers Changing Hands... more
New Mixed-Use Tower for Bangalore... more
New Members
New Supporting Contributor
Suzhou Zhongnan Center Development
New Donor
BALA Engineers
TAV Construction
New Contributor
PACE Development Group
New Participant
AMP Capital Investors
Archetype Group
EC Harris
Matthews Holdings Southwest Inc.
Somdoon Architects
Waxman Govrin Geva
Search Members by Expertise
Building Case Study
Pearl River Tower
Research Paper
Is Net-Zero Tall Possible?
Neil Chambers
Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal
Upcoming Events
Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings
Museum of the City of New York, New York -
July 16
VAA International Student Workshop & Competition 2014
Palazzo Giustinian Lollin,
Venice, Italy -
July 7-18
2014 China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum
Tongji University, Shanghai -
July 18
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
Tower Reaches For Top Ranking
Coverage of One Central Park and other CTBUH Award winners.
Domain, June 23

KPF Principal Named New Chair of CTBUH
Coverage of David Malott’s chairmanship announcement.
World Architecture News, June 12

Tall Building Numbers Are Again on the Rise
Reprint of the CTBUH 2013 Year in Review data report.
Structure, June 1

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