This month the Council has released its annual international list of the “Tallest 10 Buildings Completed in 2006”. Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong tops the list at 319m. The second tallest, the Sports City Tower in Doha at 300m, has incredibly only 36 floors and is reflective of the increasing flexibility of tall buildings to house a range of mixed-use, non-traditional functions. Of further relevance in the list is the fact that the UAE region has displaced China by having the most buildings in the list. Four out of the tallest ten are located in the UAE which is a reflection of the massive building boom that continues in the Middle East. A summary image of the buildings can be seen below. To view the detailed list, visit our web site at http://www.ctbuh.org.
The Council is looking for articles about tall buildings. If you feel strongly about any aspect of tall building design or construction, please send your articles to Geri Kery at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have opportunities available to help our members publish their views in the CTBUH Journal, at our conferences, and in peer reviewed magazines that the Council has agreed to sponsor. More details about these latter initiatives next month.
We hope you are as pleased as we are with the new format of our CTBUH News Bulletin which was issued last month. Many thanks to the editors, Natalie Brush email@example.com and Antony Wood.firstname.lastname@example.org, for their efforts. Coming soon is the new web site.
The date for the CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Dinner has been set – Thursday, October 25, 2007. The venue will once again be the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago. Recipients of this year’sLynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal will be honored, plus we have plans to recognize team achievements in tall building excellence with the creation of two new awards: the ‘CTBUH Best Tall Building Award’ and ‘CTBUH Best Sustainable Tall Building Award’. More on these initiatives – including a call for nominations – will be announced next month. The day of the awards dinner will also coincide with the first meeting of the new CTBUH Steering Group, following plans to reorganize this important committee – more on this below.Finally, the Council is pleased to announce a collaboration with Marcus Evans on the organization of a Tall Buildings Conference in Shanghai, China on 9~10th July, 2007. More details on this conference will be contained in the March email update.