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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
January 2015
Top CTBUH News
Top 12 Happenings in 2014, and 2015 Predictions…
See the top stories from 2014, a year wreathed in green and full of impressive "firsts," and find out what’s coming up in 2015.
2015 New York Conference:
Abstracts Due January 30

The deadline is approaching to submit abstracts for consideration to present at the next CTBUH International Conference.
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Dubai-Based Company to Build $1 Billion Skyscraper in Morocco
A Dubai-based company is to build Africa’s tallest skyscraper in Morocco. The 540-meter skyscraper, to be built in Casablanca, is over twice the height of the current tallest tower in Africa, the 223-meter Carlton Centre in Johannesburg.
Tender Issued for Iconic Katara Towers in Doha
Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will host hotels and branded apartments for permanent residents.
Construction Begins on 15 Hudson Yards in New York
Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers at the site of the West Side rail yard in the West 30s.
Developer Releases Renderings for Art-Infused Tower Duo in Toronto
The newly proposed towers at Block 22 will form two new peaks on the Toronto skyline. The crowns of each building, along with strips running up all corners of both towers, will be reserved for artwork to enliven the exterior.
Construction of Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is wrapping up, and the complex is set to be completed by 2018.
London Mayor Approves Vast Wood Wharf Scheme
The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the addition of 30 new buildings.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
David Malott

As my first full year as Chairman lies ahead of me, it is difficult to overstate my excitement and eagerness to get started on a range of initiatives.
China Office Director

An experienced tall-building professional is needed to lead strategic initiatives from the China office at Tongji University, Shanghai.
CTBUH Dubai Holds
Inaugural Event

The Dubai Committee of CTBUH UAE held its inaugural event, attended by industry professionals and the press.
Tall Timber Working Group
Holds First Meeting

The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at Iuav Venice.
Tongji Travelling Studio
Visits New York

A collaborative tall-building design studio from CAUP, Tongji University, aided by CTBUH and KPF, kicked off at KPF headquarters in New York.
Major Media Interest
In “Dream Deferred”

CTBUH's Tall Buildings in Numbers report that presented statistics on the tallest “Never Completed” buildings grabbed the attention of the media.
Other Industry News
Aldar in Talks to Add Hotel to its Astana Complex... more
Delhi Dreams Big, to Stand Tall With 120-Floor High-Rise... more
41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop... more
Scotland’s Tallest Residential High-Rise Flats Coming Down in Glasgow... more
535 Carlton Breaks Ground in New York City... more
High-Rise Developers in Abu Dhabi Marketing Storage Spaces as “Maid’s Quarters”... more
Dubai-Based Company to Build $1 Billion Skyscraper in Morocco... more
Proposal Submitted for Tallest Building in Minneapolis... more
Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City... more
World Trade Center of the Americas Proposed in Miami... more
High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg ... more
Tallest Building in Sydney to Rise 264 Meters... more
$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days ... more
London Mayor Approves Vast Wood Wharf Scheme... more
Fairmont Residences on Abu Dhabi Breakwater Go On Sale... more
Renderings Released for 1 West End Avenue in New York’s Riverside Center... more
Local Imagery Defines Yangon Hotel Complex... more
Construction Moves Forward on OMA’s Stockholm Skyscrapers ... more
Skanska Signs Contract to Construct London’s Scalpel... more
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Presents The Hub in New Brunswick... more
Construction on Apartments at Dubai Maritime City Begins... more
Planning Application Submitted for 488-494 La Trobe in Melbourne... more
Los Angeles Complex Fire Scorches Two Adjacent Towers... more
Offshore Hotel in Gulf Planned for Qatar 2022 World Cup in Doha... more
Manila Turns Luxurious With the Rise of London-Themed Condo... more
Denver Luxury High-Rise The Confluence Breaks Ground... more
Qatar World Cup Memorial Tower Raises Awareness of Construction-Death Toll... more
Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City... more
Builders Sought to Construct The Palm Gateway in Dubai... more
New Details on the Retail Component of Istanbul’s Metropol Tower... more
FXFOWLE Selected to Design 28-Story Tower in Fuzhou... more
Los Angeles’ Palladium Towers Plan Includes Restoration of Its Namesake... more
Design of Skinny Queen Street Tower Challenged by Melbourne Authorities... more
Landmark Tower Planned for Paphos... more
New Design Considered for HAP Tower in Jersey City... more
ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI Elevators Will Go Up, Down, and Sideways... more
Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015... more
New Residential Tower Revealed for Manchester’s NOMA... more
Seattle’s Newest Skyscraper Underway... more
Tower Melbourne Planning Fight Threatens Investor Funds... more
Curvaceous Towers Coming to London’s South Bank... more
Derelict Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur May Finally Continue Construction... more
OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos... more
Redesigned South Street Seaport Tower Revealed... more
Work on Dubai Pearl to Restart in December... more
Officials Aspire to Build World’s Tallest Tower in Hyderabad... more
Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City... more
CTBUH Hosts Tour Through Toronto’s Ïce Condominiums... more
Emirates Pearl Hotel Taking Shape in Abu Dhabi... more
Charleroi Police Headquarters Tower Completes... more
Skinny Skyscraper Floorplans Revealed in New York City... more
Selby Condo Plans Turn Heads in Toronto... more
Six-Tower Office Complex Proposed for Shenzhen... more
Manhattan West Platform Completed in New York City... more
High-Rise Resort in Zhengzhou to Open in 2018... more
New Proposal for Glengall Bridge Revealed in London... more
Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower... more
Samsung C&T to Build $310M High-Rise Complex in Kuala Lumpur... more
New Tower Breaks Boxy Mold in New York's Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood... more
Bid to Save New Zealand’s First Skyscraper in Auckland... more
Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants... more
New Members
Upgraded Donor
Henning Larsen Architects
New Contributor
DCI Engineers
Related Midwest
YKK AP Façade Pte Ltd
Upgraded Contributor
Alimak Hek
Elenberg Fraser
Palafox Associates
New Participant
Broccolini Construction
Danya Cebus Ltd
Edificadora Centroamericana Rapiparedes
Harbour P/S
MT Hojgaard A/S
PHL Architects
Sereca Fire Consulting Ltd
Search Members by Expertise
Building Case Study
One Central Park
Research Paper
The Emergence of Asian Supertalls
Jonathan Hsu & Cynthia Chan
CBRE Asia-Pacific Headquarters
The Logic of Luxury: New York’s New Super-Slender Towers
Carol Willis
Skyscraper Museum
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Finland Launch: Tall Buildings as Part of the Urban Habitat
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland - January 14
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference: Global Interchanges
Call for Abstracts - January 30 (closing)
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series 2015: William Pedersen
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA - February 20
Green Cities 2015
Grand Hyatt Melbourne - March 17-19
CTBUH in the Media
The Sky's the Limit for Student Architects at Brooks Middle School
Antony Wood leads a skyscraper design contest at a local school.
Chicago Tribune,
December 5
A Review of the CTBUH 2014 Shanghai International Conference
Summary of several speeches from the 2014 Shanghai Conference.
Time + Architecture,
December 1
Council on Tall Buildings Uncovers Data on Unfinished Skyscrapers
Coverage of “Dream Deferred” research report.
Architect Magazine,
December 1

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