Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards, 2003
Charles A. DeBenedittis      The Council’s move to the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in 2003 was celebrated by holding the Second Annual Awards Dinner in IIT’s S. R. Crown Hall.  With a full house of more than 200 distinguished guests from around the world, the dinner honored Mr. Charles A. DeBenedittis, director of Tishman Speyer Properties, as the second recipient of the Lynn S. Beedle Achievement Award.  A long time friend of the Council and of Dr. Beedle, Mr. DeBenedittis was selected based on his reputation as a high quality developer of landmark projects around the world, his leadership and advancement of building construction and operations, and his steadfast support of the Council. 

Due to his failing health Dr. Beedle was unable to attend the dinner and, sadly, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on October 29th of 2003.