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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
November 2014
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Get the Green Walls Technical Guide
This full-color guide, also in Chinese, includes 18 detailed case studies and expert recommendations on incorporating vertical vegetation in tall buildings.
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Last chance to register for the free Best Tall Buildings Awards Symposium at Illinois Institute of Technology, Nov. 6.
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Bosco Verticale Opens Its Doors in Milan
Hines' Bosco Verticale has opened its door to residents, five years after construction started in Milan’s emerging Porta Nuova district. The project comprises two landscaped towers that contain a total of 1,000 different species of trees, shrubs, and plants.
Aedas Creates Holistic “Palm Tree” Community in Jakarta
Centrally located between Jakarta's city center and the international airport, Ciputra International is a new tower project meant to become a new benchmark for premium development in the city. The open structure of the site, made to resemble a palm frond, allows it to withstand strong winds.
Helsinki Holding High-Rise Design-Build Competition for City Center
The State of Finland and the City of Helsinki are seeking a developer for the area close to the city center by means of a design-build competition. The competition calls for eight to 10 towers of at least 15 stories and the right to build will cover 20,000 to 35,000 square meters of floor space.
Borough Triangle Towers Proposed in South London
A new double high-rise scheme seeks to provide 170 new affordable apartments with a mixture of tenures, ranging from affordable rented apartments to shared ownership aimed at those already living in the Southwark area. The scheme is presently undergoing construction.
Megatall Tower Planned for Bangkok
The $554 million 615-meter Rama IX Super Tower is set for completion by 2019 on 11.7 hectares of land in the Grand Rama 9 mixed-use development site. If completed, the tower would dwarf the tallest building currently in Thailand, the Baiyok II tower, which tops out at 328.4 meters.
New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters
The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium tower's height now surpasses that of the Empire State Building (381 meters), and the Chrysler Building (319 meters). Completion is expected in 2015.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Vincent Tse

All CTBUH members could contribute to these interdisciplinary and sustainability initiatives.
Shanghai 2014 Conference: Delegate Feedback
What was the Shanghai Conference really like? Read feedback representing 1,017 delegates from 41 countries...
Big Improvements to Skyscraper Center
The world’s premiere database of tall building information just got better. Watch the video to learn about all the enhancements.
2014 Conference Books
Now Available

Content from all sessions of the 2014 Shanghai Conference, including the special project rooms, is now available in high-quality print format.
Megacolumns Research Progressing
Progress is being made on the CTBUH megacolumns research project, with a case study and laboratories selected for the destructive tests.
CTBUH Chapters in Qatar, UAE Host Saudi Delegation
Officials from a Saudi Arabian company looking to build a new headquarters visited projects in Qatar and UAE, courtesy of CTBUH chapters in the region.
Other Industry News
Basel Pharmaceutical Research Campus to Incorporate High-Rise Towers... more
Glory Restored to David Whitney Building in Detroit... more
Brisbane Skytower Approved for Launch... more
Miami’s Echo Brickell Condo Project Secures Construction Loan... more
Glass Safety Tests Planned for London Office Block After Large Pane Falls... more
Irwinconsult’s Modular Soho Apartments Complete in Darwin... more
US Dept of Agriculture Launches $2 Million Tall Wood Building Prize Competition... more
Construction of Toronto’s EY Tower Approaching Grade ... more
A Dozen Designers Create a Unique Experience at the Silken Puerta America Madrid... more
English Heritage and CABE Launch Tall Buildings Consultation in London... more
Chinese President: “No More Weird Architecture”... more
New Jersey Residential Tower Begins Leasing... more
Phase Three of London’s Battersea Power Station Given Go-Ahead... more
Redevelopment Imminent for Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South in New York... more
Canal Views Luxury Hotel Opens in Dubai... more
Toronto High-Rise Boasts All the Frills in Etobicoke... more
Condos in New York City’s Cantilevering Flatiron Tower to Start at $2.5 Million... more
Eroded Urbanism Proposal Created for Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition... more
Skyscraper Planned for Former Restaurant Site in Manchester ... more
Crystal-Inspired Towers Launched in Dubai... more
CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Toronto’s Charles Street... more
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World... more
Richard Meier Reveals 163-meter Skyscraper in Taichung... more
Celebrity Hotelier Unveils Images of 215 Chrystie in New York City... more
Metro Aid Sought to Build Nashville’s Tallest Skyscraper... more
Skyscraper Complex Proposed for Fort McMurray... more
Embassy Residences to Provide Luxury Housing in Phnom Penh... more
New Photos Released of Tour Majunga in Paris' La Defense District... more
Work Begins on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Project... more
Delta Hotel to Occupy Edmonton Project... more
New York’s Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal... more
High-Rise Super Hospital Under Construction in Montreal... more
Master Plan Presented for Evergrande IFC Landmark Tower in Jinan... more
New Designs Revealed for 45 Park Place in New York City... more
Beijing’s Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Ready to Open... more
Maison Manuvie to Be Built in Downtown Montreal... more
Eiffel Tower Gets Glass Floor in Paris... more
Bid to Preserve New York City’s Park Lane Hotel is Rejected by Local Board... more
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre to Open Early 2016... more
Construction Has Begun on the Tallest Residential Tower in Bat Yam... more
Ground Broken on Chicago’s 200 North Michigan Avenue... more
High-Rise Blocks Return to London’s Kidbrooke Village With 25-Story Tower... more
Plotting the “High Life” at a Low Cost in Singapore... more
Lutheran Church to Develop a 33-Story High-Rise Building in Tallinn... more
New York’s Rainbow Room Reopens... more
London Mayor Rejects Most Skyline Campaign Proposals... more
Pelli-Designed Office Tower Planned for Boston... more
Tokyo’s Futuristic Capsule Tower Threatened With Demolition... more
ME Living Condos Proposed for Masterplanned Community in Toronto... more
Monaco’s Tallest Building Nears Completion... more
Seoul Approves Opening of Lotte World Tower’s Lower Sections ... more
Alternate Proposal Presented for Silvercup Studios in New York City... more
Riverside Square to Transform Toronto Neighborhood... more
Seifert’s Tower 42 in London Refused Listing... more
Rotana Announces Istanbul Hotel Project... more
Fire Breaks Out at Shangri-la Hotel in Ulaanbaatar... more
New Ward Village Condo High-Rise Planned for Downtown Honolulu... more
New Members
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CS Group
Guangzhou Design Institute
JiangSu Golden Land Real Estate
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Upgraded Contributor
Nikken Sekkei, Ltd.
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Takenaka Corporation
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WTM Engineers International GmbH
New Participant
Carunungan & Partners Co.
Crone Partners Pty Ltd.
PT Design Global Indonesia
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Research Paper
Developing Hybrid Timber Construction For Sustainable Tall Buildings
Carsten Hein
Tree House Residence Hall:
Students in the Sky

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Upcoming Events
CTBUH Canada – Imports and Acquisitions (Part 1)
Toronto Faculty Club, Toronto - November 5
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
S.R. Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago - November 6, 2014
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CTBUH Brisbane: Breakfast Seminar on Emerging Technology: Greenland Centre, Sydney
Brisbane Club, Brisbane - November 6
CTBUH in the Media
China's Obsession With Vertical Cities
Takeaways from the Shanghai Conference regarding China’s vertical ambitions.
The Guardian, Oct. 30
Shanghai Talks: How to Avoid Homogenous Skylines
The 2014 Shanghai Conference Special Media Correspondent reports.
Architects’ Newspaper, Oct. 16
A Lot More Than Just Reaching for the Sky
Executive Director Antony Wood and Editor Dan Safarik put the rapid pace of China’s skyscraper development into context.
China Daily, Sep. 19

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