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CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter
April 2015
Top CTBUH News
New CTBUH Japan Chapter:
Symposium Launch, May 22nd

A half-day symposium, supported by the Mori Corporation and KPF, will take place May 22 at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.
Zhongtian Group Confirmed
As Top NYC Sponsor

Zhongtian Group are now confirmed as a Diamond sponsor of CTBUH 2015, and sponsor of the “Asia & Australasia Room.”
Global Tall Building News Follow Us:   
Even More Towers Planned for London, Study Shows
According to the annual London Tall Buildings Survey, carried out by New London Architecture and property consultant GL Hearn, 263 tall buildings over 20 stories are either proposed, have been approved, or are currently being built in the city. Housing is the biggest driver behind this appetite for tall buildings.
Safdie Architects’ Sky Habitat Nears Completion In Singapore
A new residential development is nearing completion in Singapore. Sky habitat is a 38-story complex representative of the high-density, high-rise housing that remains in great demand across Asia. The scheme is formed of two staggered tower blocks linked at the base, and then via three skybridges.
Melbourne Tower to Change Color with the Weather
The 40-story building under construction at 888 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour, will be linked to the Bureau of Meteorology and light up every half-hour in a dazzling display that changes with the current weather. The tower will be illuminated by 50-meter-high vertical beams of LED light.
City Planning Commission Approves Evacuation Elevators In NYC
The Fire, Buildings, and City Planning Departments in New York are writing rules to govern what are called “occupant-evacuation elevators” — cars that can be used to move people down in an emergency. Experts believe that this is a necessary motion as extremely tall skyscrapers continue to pierce the skyline.
Industrial Johannesburg Tower to Become Plant-Covered Apartments
Architects have unveiled a proposal to transform a 1970s-era industrial building in Johannesburg into luxury apartments and a hotel, with balconies covered in plants. Set to complete in May 2016, the Hallmark House redevelopment is the first in a series of projects planned for the area.
Paris Receives First Housing Project Reaching 50 Meters Since 1970s
Earlier in 2015, French architects completed the first housing project of 50 meters to be built in Paris since the 1970s. The project connects the strict rigidity of the neighboring Avenue de France, the entrance to the adjacent Ivry suburb and ultimately, the transition from a linear city to a vertical one.
News from the Council
Leader’s Message:
Timothy Johnson

Tall buildings must find ways to integrate horizontally into their urban surroundings and provide a greater diversity of use and variety of spaces as they rise vertically.
CTBUH Asia Headquarters
Officially Launched

In the presence of new China board members and CTBUH staff, a historic moment was celebrated as the Council inaugurated its China Office in Shanghai.
Student Design Competition:
Call for Entries

Students may now submit their entries for the 2015 Student Design Competition. Help spread the word!
Awards 2015:
Call for Entries

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th Annual CTBUH Awards program. Entries are due by April 30.
Board of Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met March 9, charting the course for the continued growth of the Council.
CTBUH Supporting Sponsor of Facades+ New York
CTBUH is holding a tall buildings panel on April 16, following a presentation by Executive Director Antony Wood.
Other Industry News
First Look at 100 Varick Street in New York City... more
Architects Appointed for Canada Water Housing in London... more
BDP Designs New Business District For Burgeoning Wuhan... more
Extreme Gardening Research Progressing On Top Of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower... more
Extreme Cyclist Pedals Up Taiwan’s Taipei 101... more
Agra High-Rise Allows Residents To Use Prepaid Electricity Meters... more
London’s Leadenhall Building Bolt Replacement To Cost $1.5 Million... more
Saudi Arabia Progressing With $100 Billion King Abdullah Economic City... more
Construction of Monde Condos Begins This Spring In Toronto... more
Frankfurt’s European Central Bank Besieged By Protests Amid Ribbon Cutting ... more
Architect Chosen For Next Tranche Of Granada Studios Work... more
Gensler Is Adding A Smaller Sibling To The JW Marriott At L.A. Live... more
Swiss Plan For Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper In Vals... more
London’s Guy’s Tower Reclaims Status As World’s Tallest Hospital... more
Elenberg Fraser’s 380 Lonsdale Street Approved For Melbourne... more
Architects Selected To Design Am Hirschgarten In Munich... more
Blaze Breaks Out At Top Of Paris Skyscraper... more
Sales Launched For High-Rise Complex In Quezon City... more
SOM To Design New Egyptian Capital City Near Cairo... more
Architects Selected To Design A 31-Story Skyscraper In Vienna... more
Wooden High-Rise Complex Proposed in Stockholm... more
NBBJ London Proposal Offers A Solution To Skyscraper Shadows... more
SOM Designs New Four Seasons In Bahrain... more
65-Story, Garden-Centric Condo Tower Planned For East 37th In New York City... more
The One Would Be Toronto’s Tallest... more
RSHP Reveals Tower Project in Bogotá... more
$500 Million 706 Mission St. to Break Ground in San Francisco... more
New Renderings Emerge for West Loop Mixed-Use High-Rise in Chicago... more
$700 Million Mixed-Use Project Launched in Sabah Al Ahmed Sea City... more
Fire Scorches Wisma Kosgoro Building in Jakarta... more
BSB Builds 57-Story Prefabricated Skyscraper in Changsha... more
Backstage On The Esplanade Approaching Final Height in Toronto... more
First Major Tower Deal at Liverpool Waters... more
High-Rise Project in the Works Near Tokyo Station... more
Oklahoma Architects Plan Tornado-Shaped Skyscraper in Tulsa... more
Plans for 50-Story Skyscraper in Birmingham Are Ditched... more
New Members
New Contributor
Benson Industries
RMC International
Upgraded Contributor
Global Wind Technology Services
Surface Design
New Participant
Studor Limited
Dezer Development
Glas Trösch
Search Members by Expertise
Building Case Study
De Rotterdam
Research Paper
Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort
M. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T
Rethinking The Tall Building
Philip Oldfield, CTBUH / University of Nottingham
Upcoming Events
Innovative Technologies for the Construction of Tall Buildings
Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy – April 9
New York Chapter:
Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering Megatall

Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York – April 15
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series 2015: Peter Marti
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA – April 17
Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond
Academy Hills Auditorium, Tokyo – May 22
CTBUH in the Media
CTBUH Launches New Office in China
China Daily covers the Council’s Asian expansion
China Daily, March 20
Antony Wood Praises
No Shadow Tower

Wood explains the feasibility of harnessing the sun’s rays
Construction Manager, March 17
IIT Magazine Interviews Researcher Peng Du
Du discusses his current research for the Council
IIT Magazine, March 10

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