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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
August 2014
Top CTBUH News
Shanghai 2014 Final Sponsors Confirmed
CITIC Pacific and Shum Yip Land round out 2014 Conference support. Normal Registration deadline fast approaching: 15th August. Register here.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.
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Designs Revealed for Jakarta’s 7point8
Broadway Malyan has unveiled designs for 7point8, a major mixed-use tower development in central Jakarta, Indonesia. The design was inspired by local historic town squares, featuring two towers oriented around a central open space, with the tallest standing 298 meters.
Renderings Surface for New York’s 520 West 41st Street
Preliminary renderings have been released for Silverstein Properties’ 520 West 41st Street via the project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement. The report affirms the building’s status as one of the largest in Manhattan, given it will stand 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall.
Melbourne Planning Minister Approves Australia 108
After a number of design revisions, Melbourne is set to host what will become the southern hemisphere’s tallest building, with a 100-story apartment tower approved for Southbank. Australia 108 will stand at 319 meters and will feature 1,100 residential units.
Continuation of London’s Canary Wharf District Approved
Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning approval for a 6.5 million-square-foot (604,000-square-meter) mixed-use development at Wood Wharf, which will boast 3,100 new residential units, 100 street shops, a primary school, a cylindrical 56-story tower and an NHS medical center.
Dream Dubai Marina Set for 2015 Completion
Construction on the soon-to-be second-tallest tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dream Dubai Marina, is more than 80 percent complete. The Project will stand 427 meters and will be the tallest tower in the growing Dubai Marina district.
Glistening Residential Tower Opens in Warsaw
The Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 luxury residential tower is now open. The tower is 160 meters high, with 236 fully furnished apartments over 44 floors. The building is designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm JAHN and is the first structure in Poland for the firm.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Bill Maibusch

As I ponder over the last six years of service, I wanted to look back at how far the Council has come since I joined the Board.
Innovation, Performance, 10 Year Awards Announced
The Innovation, Performance and 10 Year award winners were announced; Lifetime Achievement and Best Tall Building Worldwide are next.
New Fellows

Johannes de Jong, KONE, and Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, have been named Fellows.
CTBUH Presents at China-Japan-Korea Forum
CTBUH China, Japan and Korea chapters and Executive Director Antony Wood, participated in a tall building forum, drawing multidisciplinary attendees.
CTBUH Romania Joins Earthquake Conference
CTBUH Romania presented in an earthquake engineering conference at the Technical University of Civil Engineering.
VAA Student Workshop
Rethinks Venice

A two-week workshop supported by CTBUH yielded some promising designs for tall buildings in the challenging Venice Lagoon environment.
Other Industry News
“Endless City” Skyscraper Design Wins London Competition... more
Permits Filed for New York City’s 262 Kent Avenue, Domino Site A... more
Duplex Apartments Developed for Urban Living in Sao Paulo... more
Renderings Revealed for Twin Condo Towers in Los Angeles... more
Brisbane’s Vision Tower Set to Begin Development... more
Twin Skyscrapers to be Linked by Three Skybridges in Vancouver... more
Renderings Surface of New York City’s 215 Chrystie Street... more
Z Residences High-Rise Project Completed in Kuala Lumpur... more
Tower 10 Approved for Melbourne’s Docklands Precinct... more
Construction Contract Awarded for London’s Helix Twin Towers... more
Building Permits Filed for 606 West 57th Street in New York City... more
Official Renderings Unveiled of OMA’s Miami Condo Towers... more
Four Projects Under Design at Jeddah Gate... more
Nashville’s 505 CST to be Residential Tower... more
Zhengzhou Le Meridien Hotel Receives Contemporary Overhaul... more
Crown Sydney Architect Favors Taller Towers... more
New York Officials Approve “Poor Door” for Luxury High-Rise ... more
Squatters Evicted from “Tower of David” Slum in Caracas... more
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower... more
Construction Begins on 144-Meter Tower in Melbourne... more
Foundation Work Begins For 220 Central Park South in New York City... more
Details Revealed on Stern’s First Chicago Tower... more
Brookfield Multiplex Completes Green Office High-Rise in Melbourne... more
Controversial Vancouver High-Rise Moves Closer to Breaking Ground... more
Opening of Dubai’s DuBioTech Headquarters Set for 2015... more
Los Angeles’ Tallest Building to Get Observation Deck... more
Construction Contract Secured For Manchester University Hotel... more
Calgary High-Rise Project to Include an Apple Orchard... more
Construction Progressing on 56 Leonard in New York City... more
UAE Firm Secures Contract for 81-Story Tower in Noida... more
Southbank Skyscraper to Soar Over Melbourne... more
New Antwerp Skyscraper to be “Vertical Social Community”... more
Record-Size Residential Tower Set to Rise in Downtown Houston... more
New Members
New Patron
Ridley & Co.
New Contributor
Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P.
New Participant
Bosa Properties Inc.
Goldstein Hill & West Architects
Ledcor Construction
Murchie Consulting Pty Ltd
Search Members by Expertise
Building Case Study
Burj Khalifa
Research Paper
High Life in the Sky? Mortality Rates in Swiss High-rises
R. Panczak, University of Bern; B. Galobardes, Bristol University; A. Spörri, ISPM;
et al.
The Shard:
Building Europe’s Tallest
Bill Price, WSP;
Dave Elder, Mace
Upcoming Events
Design Green! Skycourts & Skygardens
National Design Centre (NDC), Singapore - September 1-21
CTBUH Shanghai 2014 International Conference
Grand Hyatt Jin Mao, Shanghai -
September 16-19
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago - November 6
CTBUH in the Media
Skyscraper Mania Grips China as Ambitions Trump Economy
Interview with Executive Director Antony Wood.
Bloomberg, July 23
ICC Wins CTBUH Performance Award
Coverage of the 2014 Performance Award Winner.
Arch Daily, June 21

BioSkin Takes Top Building Innovation Award
Coverage of the 2014 Innovation Award Winner.
Sourceable, July 15

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