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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
March 2015
Top CTBUH News
China Office Launch Reception,
March 18, Shanghai
Join us for the official launch of the new CTBUH China Office, located at Tongji University, Shanghai, on March 18.
Registration Open for 2015
New York Conference

Limited spots at the One World Trade Center VIP Reception still available for the first 100 conference registrants.
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London’s Pinnacle to be Demolished and Re-Built in $460 Million Deal
Under new plans, the current site of the Pinnacle will be demolished and a new skyscraper, with a fresh design, will be built from scratch. Set to be completed in 2018, the building will be called 22 Bishopsgate and is poised to be the tallest building in the City of London.
Moscow-City is Expected to Sit Half-Vacant During 2015
Moscow-City, a financial district of glass-fronted skyscrapers meant to be Russia's answer to New York's Wall Street, will be nearly half-vacant in 2015, according to a Moscow-based real estate consulting company. The district is home to some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers, including Mercury City Tower.
Apartments in Mumbai’s World One Go On Sale
Luxury apartments in Mumbai's forthcoming tallest skyscraper have gone on sale in London as the developers target wealthy Mayfair residents. The under-construction World One was designed by Pei Cobb Free & Partners and will deliver 300 homes when it is completed in 2016.
Fire Breaks Out at Dubai’s Torch
Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world's tallest residential buildings on February 21st when fire swept through The Torch, an 86-story skyscraper. The fire was extinguished several hours after the first fire alarm went off around 2 a.m.
Thirteen Major Developments to Drastically Alter the Jersey City Skyline
New Jersey has recently seen an uptick in new residential construction, especially along the northeastern coast in Jersey City. Developers believe that the increase is largely due to the improved economy and the desire of younger generations to be closer to New York City and mass transit.
Cape Town’s Tallest Skyscraper Achieves Green Rating
Glittering in the sun, the 139-meter Portside is Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper and has recently achieved a 5-Star Green Star SA rating. Portside is the first tall building in the country to be certified with a green rating, representing a new awareness for environmental stewardship.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Mounib Hammoud

I am extremely proud to be addressing Council members for the first time as a CTBUH Trustee.
Job Opp: CTBUH Staff Writer / Communications Coordinator
The Council is seeking a suitable candidate to coordinate with press / media and manage the growing number of publications.
Seven Cities Walking Tour: A Great Success
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities.
Megacolumns Research Progresses in Beijing
The large research team working on the composite megacolumns research project gathered in Beijing to start the test campaign on the megacolumn samples.
Journal 2015 Issue I
Now Available

The first CTBUH Journal of 2015 has been released, featuring the 2014 Year in Review and Case Study of Bosco Verticale.
Shanghai 2014 Post-Conference Report Now Available
This publication summarizes the fantastic event in Shanghai, and contains all the papers and presentations in digital format on an accompanying CD.
Other Industry News
Another High-Rise Proposal Propels Debate on Prague’s High-Rise Future... more
Two 44-Story Towers Coming to Jersey City... more
Martin Place Makeover With 32-Story, $583 Million Office Tower in Sydney... more
Three-Tower Project Proposed in Istanbul... more
Colombo Port City in Doubt as Government Insists on Probe... more
Cape Town’s Tallest Skyscraper Achieves Green Rating... more
Skyscraper Pair Coming to Long Island City in New York... more
Mott MacDonald to Manage Foxconn’s New Tower in Shanghai... more
CBRE to Manage Tallest Tower in Paris ... more
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi 90 Percent Leased... more
Minneapolis Planners Pick 36-Story Tower for Nicollet Hotel Block... more
BIG’s Curvaceous Calgary Skyscraper Breaks Ground... more
Studio Gang’s Solstice in the Park May Still See Light of Day in Chicago... more
Brookfield Multiplex to Construct Apartment Tower in Melbourne... more
Durst Closes on Final Parcel Needed for Hallets Point Megaproject in New York City... more
Developer Proposes 64-Story Tower in Toronto’s Yorkville... more
Construction Well Underway on Manila’s Noble Place... more
Parisian Macao to Open in 2016, Complete With Half-Scale Eiffel Tower... more
Eclipse Set to Become Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Building... more
New York’s 252 East 57th Street Rising to Prominence... more
Work to Start on Dubai’s Aladdin City in 2016... more
Mumbai to Redefine High-Rise Height Minimums to Expedite Development... more
Abu Dhabi Rebrands Sowwah Square as “Global Market Square”... more
Tianjin’s Replica of Manhattan Stands Empty as Chinese Economy Slows... more
New Spin on Classic Chicago Building Establishes Fresh Work Culture... more
Nashville Breaks Ground on 30-Story Tower in SoBro... more
Applications Filed for London’s Wood Wharf A1... more
Proposal Provides First Glimpse of Toronto’s 1 Eglinton East... more
Next Phase of Construction Begins for San Francisco's 181 Fremont... more
Planning Application Filed for 295-309 King Street in Melbourne... more
KPF Wins Consent for Canary Wharf Tower in London... more
Owner Says “Time is Right” to Sell Frankfurt’s TaunusTurm ... more
Dubai’s Marina 101 Now Four Years Behind Schedule... more
Major Redevelopment Proposed at 400 Front West in Toronto... more
New York to Receive 172 Madison Avenue in Midtown... more
Collapsed High-Rise Floor Kills Two in Manila... more
Phase Two of Dubai’s $4 Billion Sobha Hartland to Start in Q2... more
Wuhan Aims to Make Most of Sustainable Capabilities With Park Place... more
Luxury Residences to Replace New York’s American Bible Society Building... more
Developer Seeks Approval to Build Ottawa’s Tallest Building... more
Atkins Behind 400-Meter China Tower... more
Parry Tipped for Tallest Tower in London... more
Six Proposals Made to Replace the Never-Built Chicago Spire... more
Gem of a Hotel May Come to Dubai ... more
Los Angeles High-Rise is Complete, But Developer Still Faces Legal Challenges... more
Canning Town Phase Two to Start in East London... more
Phnom Penh’s Olympia City Project to Add Four High-Rises... more
MAKE Wins Planning for 53-Story Isle of Dogs Tower in London... more
Permit Filings Reveal Updated Design for New York’s 35 Hudson Yards... more
Contractors Have High Hopes for Lima... more
Planning Awarded for 169-Home Lewisham Towers In London... more
Minneapolis Rejects 80-Story Tower Scheme... more
Judge Tosses Out Permit for Vancouver High-Rise... more
Foster’s London Towers to Feature One Bike Parking Space Per Bedroom... more
New York’s 30 Park Place Nears Topping-Out... more
Melbourne’s 57 Haig Street Seeks Extra Height... more
Renderings Revealed for New York’s Virgin Hotel... more
London’s Centre Point to Get New Lease on Life... more
New Members
New Patron
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
New Donor
PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Berhad
SAMOO Architects & Engineers
SHoP Architects
Sika Services AG
Upgraded Donor
ALT Cladding, Inc.
New Contributor
Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner GbR (gmp)
Upgraded Contributor
Brunkeberg Industriutveckling AB
Soyak Construction
New Participant
Cayan Group
Eric Parry Architects
Kingold Group Companies Ltd.
Sweco Structures AB
Vidaris, Inc.
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Building Case Study
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Research Paper
When Buildings Attack Their Neighbors
Vicente Montes-Amoros, CDC
Towards 2050 – The Challenge for Tall Buildings
Craig Gibbons, Arup
Upcoming Events
CTBUH Australia: Superslims: Collins House and the Phoenix
University of Melbourne, Melbourne - March 5
CTBUH Atlanta: Vertical Communities: The Future of Sustainable Atlanta
Gensler, Atlanta - March 30
CTBUH Supports Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue
Global - April 2
Chicago BCO Conference
Chicago - May 20-22
CTBUH in the Media
CBS This Morning Interviews Antony Wood
Wood discusses global tall building trends
CBS, February 21
CTBUH Editor Puts Tower Proposal Into Context
Daniel Safarik gives his take on the Le Phare de Québec proposal
Le Journal de Montreal, February 19
CTBUH Informs New Washington Monument Height
CTBUH height criteria was used to re-measure the Washington Monument
World Media, February 16

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