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CTBUH 'Latest' Archive, 2015

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December 2015

Top 12 Tall Happenings of 2015, Month-by-Month
The past year was defined by numerous landmark moments in the tall building world. Relive 2015 by seeing our top news story from each month, as well as our predictions for what’s in store for 2016.

December 2015

Milan Celebrates the 2015 Best Tall Building: Bosco Verticale
An event was held in Milan to celebrate Bosco Verticale receiving the “2015 Best Tall Building Europe” and the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

December 2015

CTBUH Iran Sets Goals for the Future
CTBUH Iran organized a session to introduce themselves and announce their mission and future undertakings during the Second National Conference on High-Rise Buildings.

December 2015

Monroe Building Tour
As part of their annual holiday celebrations, the CTBUH staff was given a guided tour of the Monroe Building, an iconic turn-of-the-century high-rise along Michigan Avenue.

December 2015

2015-2016 Design Research Studio Kicked Off in Miami
“Network Reshaping Downtown: Transit-Oriented Mega-Development within the Miami Revitalization Plan,” is a collaborative design studio undertaken by Tongji University with support from CTBUH and Arquitectonica.

December 2015

CTBUH Sri Lanka Forum 2015
CTBUH Sri Lanka hosted a highly attended forum in Kandy focusing on the design and engineering of building envelopes for major structures.

December 2015

CTBUH 2016: First Diamond Sponsors and Networking Locations Confirmed
CTBUH is delighted to announce that the developers behind the tallest buildings in each of the three conference cities have confirmed their support as top Diamond sponsors of the conference.

December 2015

Second CTBUH Demolition Working Group Meeting
CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco and CTBUH Research Assistant Martina Belmonte, both members of the CTBUH Demolition Working Group, attended a meeting at the head office of Despe, a firm specializing in advanced demolition.

December 2015

CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting
After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since its last meeting in 2014, Height Committee Chairman Peter Weismantle led a discussion on a series of topics that rose to the forefront over the past year.

December 2015

Take the CTBUH 2015 Tall Building Quiz
During the 2015 New York Conference in October, delegates were asked six thought-provoking questions related to the impacts that tall buildings have on their immediate surroundings. This survey, sponsored by Arcadis, is now available online, so test your skyscraper know-how at the link below!

December 2015

IJHRB 2015 Volume 4 No. 4 Published
In coordination with CTBUH Korea, CTBUH has released the next issue of The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, featuring eight papers from industry leaders.

December 2015

S. R. Crown Hall Roundtable: Tall Buildings
IIT Architecture hosted a series of four roundtables on October 2nd and 3rd to celebrate the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The third roundtable focused on the question: "Is Chicago still the “Silicon Valley” of Tall Building Expertise and Export?"

December 2015

CTBUH Qatar is on the Rise
On November 18, 2015 CTBUH Qatar organized a successful technical seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Doha entitled “Building Envelope Design for Major Structures.” The seminar was jointly organized by CTBUH Qatar and Grace Construction Products.

December 2015

Order the 2015 Best Tall Buildings Book Today!
Now in its eighth year of publication, purchase Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2015 Skyscrapers to complete your collection of this annual global snapshot of skyscraper completions.

December 2015

CTBUH Staff Member Peng Du Receives his PhD
We are very pleased to announce that CTBUH Researcher Peng Du has just completed his doctoral dissertation focusing on sustainable vertical urbanism at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.

December 2015

CTBUH Beijing Future Places Workshop
The second CTBUH Beijing chapter workshop took place on November 18, placing a particular emphasis on the subject of future workplaces, the importance of a robust marketing campaign for tall buildings, and an update on the Council’s activities in China.

November 2015

2015 Leaders Meeting Highlights Council’s Global Reach
The Annual Leaders Meeting brought together 100 of the Council’s group leaders, regional representatives, trustees, committee chairs, and staff from around the world to discuss new ways to champion the organization’s mission.

November 2015

Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
The second meeting for the CTBUH research project entitled “A Study on the Damping Technologies Available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety” was held at the Grand Hyatt in New York on October 26, 2015 as part of the CTBUH 2015 International Conference.

November 2015

Three Weeks Left to Submit for the CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards
Submit your project to the inaugural China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat China Tall Building Awards before the deadline of December 14.

November 2015

Tall Tales: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders
CTBUH Atlanta held an event that offered expert perspectives on tall building issues relating to real estate design and development, wind engineering, and vertical transportation.

November 2015

October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place in advance of the 2015 CTBUH Conference. The purpose of the meeting was for the Board to discuss and reach an agreement on Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcome Trustees assuming new roles.

November 2015

CTBUH 2016 Conference Launch: Get Involved Now!
CTBUH has officially launched its 2016 Conference: Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism. The event will take place from 16-21 October, 2016, progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

November 2015

432 Park Avenue: Design and Engineering
On October 15, CTBUH New York City, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee (YPC), hosted more than 115 professionals for a presentation of the architectural and engineering design of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

November 2015

Tall Buildings: From Design to Construction and Maintenance
The 2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum took place on October 15-16 in Seoul, South Korea. This was the second annual forum held jointly between the CTBUH chapters of the three countries, with the first being held last year in China.

November 2015

Rutgers Professor Wins Research Seed Funding
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2015 International Research Seed Funding grant to Jason Barr, an economics professor at Rutgers University.

November 2015

Resurgence of the Skyscraper City Student Competition Results Announced
The final rankings in the CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition, sponsored by Plaza Construction, were decided at the 2015 New York Conference. First place went to the London Vertical Campus Project by Tianyi Geng and Teng Li of the University of Nottingham.

November 2015

“100 of the World's Tallest Buildings” new CTBUH Publication now Available!
Discover a radical new generation of skyscrapers that is taking shape around the world, one with twists and turns, horizontal connections, and sky gardens, and social spaces at height. Add the previous version of the book, 101 of the World’s Tallest Buildings for just $20!

November 2015

CTBUH Names Bosco Verticale “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards Jury named the Bosco Verticale, Milan, as the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner held November 12 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

November 2015

Journal 2015 Issue IV Now Published
The latest issue features a Case Study of Hudson Yards and papers on Perspectives on the Skyscraper City, economics, luxury superslims, adaptive reuse, and more.

November 2015

Final Chance to Attend FREE “Best Tall Buildings” Symposium, and Awards Dinner/Ceremony
There are now just a few places left for the 14th Annual CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards Dinner & Ceremony, to be held in historic Crown Hall on IIT’s campus on Thursday, November 12.

October 2015

Activity at the CTBUH New York Conference
See the highlights from the tall building event of the year…
October 25, Pre-Conference October 26, Day 1
October 27, Day 2 October 28, Day 3


October 2015

Tall Buildings in Numbers – New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory
As we head to New York City for the CTBUH 2015 Conference, we'd like to share this brand-new study, New York: The Ultimate Skyscraper Laboratory. This new Tall Buildings in Numbers study offers insights on tall building construction in New York City over more than a century through several interactive features.

October 2015

Be Part of the CTBUH Awards Symposium, Dinner & Ceremony
There are still spots remaining at the 14th Annual CTBUH Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Thursday, November 12, and the free daytime Symposium, but they are filling up quickly!

October 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
Following up on the popular 7 Cities Walking Tours, the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its biggest-ever initiative. On September 17 groups around the globe embarked on guided tours focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.

October 2015

CTBUH 2015: All Papers Now Online
All Conference papers, across the four Conference publications, are now online. Please take a moment to explore the program and papers today. These recently added technical papers offer a glimpse of the fantastic content which will be on display at CTBUH 2015.

October 2015

CITAB & CTBUH Launch China Tall Building Awards
The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have launched a joint Tall Building Awards program for China. The China Tall Building Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a prestigious panel of experts.

October 2015

CTBUH Releases New Study on World’s Highest Observation Decks
CTBUH released the latest in its series of original tall building data research taking a look at the history of observation decks, which are arguably some of the most universally enjoyable functions of tall buildings where, often, the public has access to unmatched views of a city from great heights.

October 2015

CTBUH Mongolia Inaugural Event
CTBUH Representatives in Mongolia are pleased to announce the success of their inaugural event, which was held on October 7, 2015. The event – sponsored by Archetype Group – was attended by over 85 people comprising various clients and VIP personnel.

October 2015

New York Conference: 15 Free Programs in Themed Host Rooms
If you are in New York City October 26–27, don’t miss the 15 Host Rooms at the CTBUH 2015 Conference, featuring exciting programs throughout both days. Located on the floor directly below the main ballroom level.

October 2015

CTBUH Wins 2015 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the winner of the illustrious 2015 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction.

October 2015

New Leaders Join the Council
Following the recent “Call for Leaders,” two new Trustees, six Advisory Group members, and numerous others are joining the CTBUH Leader groups.

October 2015

Five Student Competition Finalists Selected
The second-round jury has selected five finalists who will present their projects at the CTBUH New York Conference, as well as be featured in an exhibit on-site.

October 2015

New Publishing Contract Reached with Tongji Press
Zhi Wenjun, TJUP, and Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Director, recently signed an agreement covering several publications, including a Chinese language version of the CTBUH Journal.

September 2015

High-Rise Construction 100+ Forum Russia
Dr. Kwangryang Chung (chairman of CTBUH Korea and president of DONGYANG Structural Engineers Co., Ltd.), was invited by CTBUH Russia’s Country Representative, Elena Shuvalova, to present at their annual “100+ Forum” held this year on September 23-25 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

September 2015

IJHRB 2015 Volume 4 No. 3 Published
With CTBUH Korea, CTBUH has released the next issue of The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, featuring seven papers from industry leaders.

September 2015

How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?
CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane, Queensland. Delegates from the construction and property industries, including developers, design consultants, and academics spent a half day in Brisbane’s historic Customs House hearing from both local and international speakers.

September 2015

Rights of Light Breakfast Seminar
CTBUH UK and legal firm Fieldfisher held a highly successful event entitled Rights of Light, which featured presentations covering the age-old topic of access to light in dense cities.

September 2015

CTBUH Supporting Facades+ Chicago
CTBUH is pleased to be a supporting sponsor of Facades+, a two-day symposium / workshop event on building façade technologies, hosted at Chicago’s world-renowned Merchandise Mart, on November 5 and 6.

September 2015

Become an Expert on Tall Buildings!
Get a crash course in tall buildings with one or more of the publications featuring technical content produced by CTBUH ranging from Technical Guides to Publications to the CTBUH Journal and more.

September 2015

Main Conference Fully Booked: Host Rooms Will Still Be Open to All For Free
This year's Conference is now completely sold out and registration is closed. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please complete this form. Although registration for the main Conference is closed, we encourage you to attend the Host Rooms at the event, which are FREE and do not require registration.

September 2015

Latest Publication Now Available: Tall Buildings of China
This new CTBUH publication – available in both English and Chinese on the CTBUH Web Shop – showcases more than 100 skyscrapers in China across more than 25 cities.

September 2015

2015 New York Conference: Less Than 100 Places Remaining
We fully expect all registration places to be filled this week. See the nearly 1,100 people already registered to attend the event. Register for the Conference now before it’s too late!

August 2015

CTBUH Accredits Cardiff University Course in "Sustainable Mega-Buildings"
A new course focusing on the sustainable analysis and design of "mega-buildings" has been accredited by the CTBUH. Run at the Welsh School of Architecture, University of Cardiff, it aims to train students to adopt the role of planners and designers of large-scale urban buildings.

August 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours
Following up on the popular 7 Cities Walking Tours, the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee is planning a brand-new group of tours, this time covering twice as many cities! The tours will explore the urban habitat around tall buildings in cities around the globe.

August 2015

Journal 2015 Issue III Now Published
The latest issue features a Case Study of the European Central Bank and papers on Sustainable Retrofitting, Fire Safety for Penthouse Designs, Istanbul: The Impact of High-Rises, A “Flight Manual” for Air Plants, and more.

August 2015

Registration Now Open for the 14th Annual Awards Events
The CTBUH 2015 Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 12, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. The Awards Symposium features some of the most prominent voices in the world of tall buildings.

August 2015

Ivan Harbour on Design Excellence
On July 29th, CTBUH Sydney welcomed Ivan Harbour, of Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, to share his thoughts and experiences with international design excellence competitions.

August 2015

CTBUH Announces 10 Year Award Winner for 2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the 10 Year Award, Malmö’s Turning Torso. The 10 Year Award recognizes tall buildings a decade after their completion that have proven to be valuable to their cities and communities.

August 2015

Final Three Exhibition Suites for New York Conference
Now that all Conference Sponsorship packages have been filled, your last chance to showcase your company’s projects at our high-profile event is through an Exhibition Suite. Act today because there are just three such suites remaining!

August 2015

New Tours for New York Conference
The recently added technical building tours include the 7 Bryant Park Office Building Tour, Brookfield Place Building Tour, Empire State Building Environmental Retrofit Tour, and Manhattan West Construction Tour.

August 2015

2015 CTBUH Fellows Announced
The Board of Trustees has named three new fellows for 2015: Simon Lay of AECOM, William Maibusch of DPR Construction, and Robert Pratt of Tishman Speyer.

July 2015

Interesting Results from Second Round of Tests in Megacolumn Project
CTBUH research division members attended the second round of tests at CABR headquarters in Beijing related to the Megacolumn Research project, sponsored by ArcelorMittal.

July 2015

CTBUH-Funded Research Project Comes to Fruition: Façade Retrofit
FacadeRetrofit.org is an online resource for the AEC community, funded by the CTBUH 2014 Research Seed Funding Initiative, which hosts hundreds of building projects, with completions spanning from 1950–2015, which have undergone or are in the process of a retrofit.

July 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Delegate List Released
We are pleased to release the list of delegates registered-so-far for the 2015 International Conference. Still over three months away from the conference, 917 delegates have already registered, leaving fewer than 300 spaces available.

July 2015

CTBUH, Tongji Press Sign Publishing Agreement
CTBUH signed the first of several planned publishing contracts with Tongji University Press for the proceedings and several books related to the 2016 CTBUH International Conference, which is to be held in China.

July 2015

CTBUH Announces 2015 Urban Habitat Award Winner
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has just announced the winner and finalists of its Urban Habitat Award. The 2015 winner of the Urban Habitat Award is the PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore.

July 2015

VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan
On July 9, at the Bank of America Tower in New York City, more than 200 professionals attended “VIA 57 West: Challenging Building Form and Urban Development in Manhattan.”

July 2015

Call for New Leaders: Get involved with CTBUH today!

Contribute to one of CTBUH’s Leader Groups to help us further our important mission! The Council seeks colleagues with a range of skills to support our valuable initiatives.

July 2015

The Skyscraper Center Editorial Board: 2014-2015 Overview

The Skyscraper Center, CTBUH’s comprehensive tall building database, is stewarded by an important editorial board. We had a remarkable number of submissions from contributors from around the world in the first year!

July 2015

CHI | DESIGN Competition

CTBUH is pleased to be a supporting partner of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s first ever design competition, soliciting ideas and visions for an imagined learning campus in downtown Chicago called the Chicago Architecture, Design + Education Center.

July 2015

Young Professionals Committee Holds Social Event at RAMSA

The YPC New York held an event at the RAMSA office in New York City, where attendees had an opportunity to network, and learn more the exciting projects RAMSA is developing.

July 2015

Panel Handles Mean, Green Questions at Architect @ Work in China

As part of its role as a strategic partner of the Architect @ Work China Conference in Shanghai, CTBUH hosted a panel discussion entitled “Greening the Vertical Habitat.”

July 2015

CTBUH Announces 2015 Performance and Innovation Award Winners
The CTBUH announced the winners and finalists of the Performance and Innovation Awards, as part of the 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards. This year’s Performance Award winner goes to Chifley Tower in Australia, and the Innovation Award goes to HOLEDECK®.

July 2015

Design Excellence Series: 130 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

The fourth Design Excellence event hosted by CTBUH Sydney was held on June 24, featuring a discussion by the short-listed architects of the 130 Elizabeth Street competition.

July 2015

New ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems
The fully revamped ASHRAE Design Guide addresses critical design issues for tall commercial buildings. It is a must-have for any architect, engineer, or HVAC professional.

July 2015

Free Regional City Tours
All registered 2015 New York Conference delegates are invited to attend one of six (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto) exciting regional city tours on Days 4 and 5.

July 2015

Trustees Bestow Lifetime Awards
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the recipients of its two Lifetime Achievement awards for 2015: Nick Billotti of Turner International, and the late Minoru Mori of Mori Building for their illustrious contributions to the industry.

June 2015

IJHRB Research Journal 2015 Volume 4 Number 2 is Now Available Free!
Featuring articles on the following topics: Genesis of a Vertical City in Hong Kong, Vertical Space System of Mixed-Use Complex, Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age, The Environmental Impact of Tall vs Small, Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise, and more...

June 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Program Confirmed
The full speaker program for the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference is now available. We are extremely pleased to offer five full days of programming, embracing 86 speakers, 19 building and urban tours, and six regional tours.


June 2015

CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is proud to announce the names of winners and finalists of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of the 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards. This year’s selection was the most competitive yet, with winners selected from a pool of 123 entries.


June 2015

CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter Launches in London
CTBUH UK launches its newest chapter in London at an event at the BT Tower. The day's discussion focused especially on the renaissance of high-rise development in London, strategies for creating a high-quality, sustainable urban environment.


June 2015

CTBUH Summer Sale: 15% Off Your Webshop Order (30%+ for Org Members)
Use the code SUMMER15 at checkout to save 15% off your entire order. Offer does not apply to Membership or Registration sales. Coupon code expires June 30, 2015. The 15% discount will be applied to your order balance after your membership discount has been automatically applied. Members must log in to their Web shop account with previously supplied details to receive automatic membership discount.

June 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference: Tours Added! Register Now
Building and Regional Tours have been confirmed for the conference, and are now available to all paid registrants. There are 19 Building, Construction, and Urban Tours and six post-conference Regional City Tours.

June 2015

The Future of Tall Buildings in Scandinavia
CTBUH Scandinavia held a successful inaugural event in Copenhagen, with the support of Henning Larsen Architects and Danish Architecture Center, featuring keynote presentations by internationally renowned tall building experts.


June 2015

CTBUH Chicago The Ability Institute of RIC
CTBUH Chicago hosted a tour of Gensler's Ability Institute of RIC within the Northwestern University Medical Center complex which is currently under construction and set to become the sixth-tallest hospital in the world.


June 2015

Hudson Yards to Host Closing Reception at Time Warner Center
A third Conference Networking Reception has been added on Tuesday, 27 October, 6:00–8:00 pm, kindly hosted and sponsored by Hudson Yards. The reception will provide attendees an opportunity to meet and network with their fellow delegates in the incredible Time Warner Center.

June 2015

Research Publication on Vertical Greenery Now Available!
CTBUH's newest Research Report is an in-depth examination of the innovative Bosco Verticale building in Milan which incorporates an incredible living green façade. Features photography and original data presented in engaging graphic formats.

June 2015

Hudson Yards Confirms as Final Diamond Sponsor for New York Conference
We are pleased to announce Hudson Yards as the fourth and final Diamond Sponsor of the 2015 New York Conference. In addition to Hudson Yards sponsoring the Americas Room, they will also be hosting the Closing Conference Networking Reception at the Time Warner Center.

June 2015

Research Seed Funding Draws Diverse Proposals From 16 Countries
The CTBUH’s fourth Research Seed Funding Initiative has received 28 proposals from applicants at research institutions, universities, and private companies from around the globe.

June 2015

CTBUH Canada Presents "Sky High and The Logic of Luxury"
Building up momentum for the CTBUH 2015 International Conference in New York City, CTBUH Canada held its most recent event on “Sky High and the Logic of Luxury,” a presentation by Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum, on the New York trend of supertall, super-slim luxury residential towers.

June 2015

The 4th Biannual IACIE Conference for Structural Engineers
The 4th Conference for Structural and Bridge Engineering organized by the Israel Engineers Association for Construction and Infrastructure (IEACI) was held on May 11, 2015 at the Dan Panorama hotel with sessions led by CTBUH.

June 2015

Plaza Construction Sponsors Student Design Competition
Plaza Construction has been confirmed as sponsor for the 2015 Student Tall Building Design Competition, through their Gold sponsorship of the New York Conference.

June 2015

First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research
More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the launch of the Bouygues Construction-funded damping initiative and discuss goals.

May 2015

Themes Confirmed for Host Rooms and Exhibition Suites at NY Conference
There will be 15 Host Rooms at the Conference, accommodating presentations, seminars, and discussions on select themes. In addition, there are 11 Exhibition Suites within the actual conference ballrooms where the main presentations will take place.

May 2015

Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo
CTBUH held its inaugural Japan Symposium at the Academy Hills lecture hall of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills bringing together leading international and Japanese experts

May 2015

BCO Members Tour IIT Campus
As a supporting partner of this year’s British Council for Offices Conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat hosted more than 40 visitors from the BCO for an event on its home campus at the Illinois Institute of Technology on May 22, 2015.

May 2015

Second CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
The Tall Timber Buildings Working Group held their second meeting  with a discussion on defining parameters for categorizing Tall Timber Buildings and focusing on creating a manual.

May 2015

Join the NFPA Chicago Conference & Expo, June 22-25
The CTBUH is proud to announce that it is a Supporting Partner of the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo to be held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Widely regarded as the industry's largest and most comprehensive event, it is the year's most important event for the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries.

May 2015

CTBUH Research Manager Tours the Allianz Project
CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco and building design team visited the recently completed Allianz Tower in Milan, a potential candidate for new CTBUH research entitled “A Study on the Damping Technologies Available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety.”

May 2015

Final Reminder: 2015 International Research Seed Funding Deadline
The Call for Proposals deadline for the CTBUH's 2015 International Research Seed Funding is one week away, Friday, May 29 
– culminating with an award of US $20,000. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.

May 2015

Journal 2015 Issue II Now Published
The latest issue features a Case Study of Abeno Haruka, papers on Innovative Façade Systems of Japan, the Fire-Resistant Design of Tokyo Sky Tree, Advanced Structural Technologies For High-Rise Buildings In Japan, and more.

May 2015

Empire State Building to Host CTBUH 2015 Networking Reception
The Conference Networking Reception on Monday, 26 October, kindly hosted by Empire State Realty Trust and sponsored by Schindler as part of their Platinum Sponsorship, will be held on the 80th Floor of the historic Empire State Building, with incredible views of the New York City skyline.

May 2015

CTBUH Plays Role in Facades+ New York City
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood recently visited New York City, venue for this October’s CTBUH 2015 International Conference, to participate in the Facades+ conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper.

May 2015

CTBUH Members Invite: Chicago - Continuing Home of the Skyscraper?
Join CTBUH for an afternoon of skyscrapers and The Illinois Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the upcoming British Council for Offices annual conference. CTBUH Members are invited to join this event reflecting on Chicago's past and future as the home of the skyscraper.

May 2015

CTBUH Beijing Inaugural Event
CTBUH Beijing held their inaugural event at the office of Arup Beijing.
The event featured two presentations, The Implication of New Fire Code on Tall Building Architectural Design and The Development Plan for Public Space in Beijing’s Central Business District with nearly 70 professionals in attendance.

May 2015

Pace Confirmed as Diamond Sponsor for New York Conference
Pace Development, who are building the tallest tower in Thailand—MahaNakhon—are confirmed as a top Sponsor of the 2015 conference. They will be sponsoring the Future of Tall Buildings Room.

May 2015

Job Opportunity: China Office Associate Director
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the role of China Office Associate Director, to be based in the new CTBUH China Office at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Shanghai.

April 2015

CTBUH Sydney 2015 Opening Event - Design Excellence
The CTBUH in New South Wales, Australia, held its opening event for 2015, which was a continuation of the Design Excellence in Sydney, along with a special evening hosted by HASSELL.

April 2015

YPC New York Presents Pioneering Megatall: Ping An Finance Center
The inaugural event of the CTBUH YPC New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates on April 15. CTBUH Chairman David Malott and CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon presented on the exciting new Ping An Finance Center tower, which they have collaborated on for many years.

April 2015

Tall Buildings in Numbers – Japan: A History of Tall Innovations
In recognition of the inaugural CTBUH Japan Chapter Symposium and VIP Reception, Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond, the CTBUH has created a visually-rich Tall Building in Numbers study, which examines a fascinating selection of the most significant tall achievements in modern Japanese history.

April 2015

Draft Code Technical Discussion Held by CTBUH India
CTBUH India organized a half-day technical discussion on the draft code, Ductile Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Forces, which will soon be published officially by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

April 2015

2015 Awards Deadline in Just One Week, April 30: Submit Now!
The deadline for CTBUH 2015 Awards submissions is coming up next week, April 30. Submit your tall building projects to be considered under eligible categories below using our intuitive online submission portal, and have them profiled in the annual Best Tall Buildings book and promoted around the world.

April 2015

New York Conference Early Bird Registration Closing April 30
The early bird deadline for the 2015 New York Conference is right around the corner: April 30, 2015. Be sure to register now to secure your place at what will be a fantastic Conference, featuring presentations from top developers and experts in the field and captivating tours of New York’s iconic skyscrapers.

April 2015

CTBUH Atlanta Hosts Vertical Communities Panel Discussion
On Tuesday, March 31, CTBUH Atlanta hosted its inaugural event. Gensler kindly sponsored the well-attended networking session, which was followed by a lively roundtable discussion featuring a cross-section of leaders in Atlanta’s development community.

April 2015

2015 Awards Jury Announced
The Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Awards Jury, led by Chair Mun Summ Wong, joint founding director of WOHA. The 2015 Technical Jury will be led by Chair David Scott (also on the Main Jury), Lead Structural Director at Laing O’Rourke.

April 2015

Tour of Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
CTBUH Qatar toured the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre project, an iconic building with a total approximate gross area of 47,700 square meters that includes five exhibit halls.

April 2015

Student Design Competition Officially Launched
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 4th International Student Tall Building Design Competition has opened for submissions. Students must submit their entries by August 10.

April 2015

Vertical Habitat – Vision 2020 and Beyond
Join the CTBUH Japan Chapter, in cooperation with Mori Building and KPF, for an inaugural symposium. The event will feature international speakers and a panel of Japan's key decision-makers who will discuss Tokyo's plans for 2020 and beyond.

March 2015

Zhongtian Group Confirms as Diamond Sponsor
Zhongtian Group are now confirmed as a Diamond Sponsor of the CTBUH 2015 New York International Conference, and sponsor of the “Asia & Australasia Room”.

March 2015

CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at the
College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception.

March 2015

Study on Damping Technologies Announced
CTBUH is proud to announce a new research project, “A Study on the Damping Technologies Available for Tall Buildings: Comfort and Safety,” which has received $230,000 in funding from Bouygues Construction.

March 2015

2015 International Research Seed Funding Launched
CTBUH is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 2015 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US $20,000. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.

March 2015

IJHRB Research Journal 2015 Volume 4 Number 1 is Now Available Free!
Featuring articles on the following topics: Structural Health Monitoring of Shanghai Tower, Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings, Health Monitoring of High-Rise Buildings, Seismic Performance, Tall Building Knowledge Support and Automation, and more...

March 2015

CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
The CTBUH Australia Chapter hosted its first lecture of 2015 in the newly completed University of Melbourne / Melbourne School of Design building. The lecture, titled “Superslim: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters.

March 2015

CTBUH Supporting Facades+
CTBUH is a Supporting Sponsor of Facades+, a two-day symposium / workshop event on building façade technologies. CTBUH is convening a special tall buildings panel on Day 1 of the Symposium, which will follow a presentation by CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

March 2015

Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year at McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT in Chicago. The Trustees reviewed 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.


March 2015

New York Conference Steering Committee Meeting
Exciting progress is being made on the 2015 CTBUH Conference, to be held in New York City October 26-30, following the second Conference Steering Committee meeting in New York City.

March 2015

CTBUH Chicago Talks Tall Timber
CTBUH Chicago and the Young Professionals Committee held a lecture entitled “Tall Timber Buildings: Trends and Research” on February 25. Graciously hosted at the SOM offices, the event drew over 90 attendees, who were all eager to hear about timber in tall buildings.

March 2015

Miami Grows Up
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH China Office Director and Journal Editor, visited Miami to engage with firms participating in the tour, welcome new members, and gain a better understanding of North America’s fourth-largest tall building market.

March 2015

CTBUH Supports "Light It Up Blue"
CTBUH is proud to announce its role as a Community Partner of Autism Speaks, the global autism science and advocacy organization. We are encouraging members and their clients to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2, 2015 – World Autism Awareness Day.

March 2015

CTBUH 2015 Tall Building Awards Launch: Submit Today!
CTBUH is proud to launch a new Awards website and online submission portal, making it easier than ever to submit your projects for consideration for this year’s awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30th.

February 2015

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Report Now Available
CTBUH is pleased to announce the publication of the CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Report. This full-color, 84-page report covers the complete experience of the four-day conference, held in Shanghai on the theme of “Future Cities: Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.”

February 2015

Journal 2015 Issue I Now Published
The latest issue features papers on Bosco Verticale, papers on Mitigating “Death Rays,” Skylines Comparison, Sustaining a Historic High-Rise Structure, and a record-setting 2014 year in review.

February 2015

CTBUH Seeks Staff Writer / Communications Coordinator
The CTBUH Staff Writer / Communications Coordinator will join the CTBUH Headquarters staff in our Chicago office, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

February 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Registration Is Officially Open!
The first 100 registered, paid delegates will have the opportunity to attend the exclusive opening VIP reception at One World Trade Center, the evening before the conference, Sunday 25 October (maximum 3 colleagues per company).

February 2015

CTBUH Involved in Re-Measurement of Washington Monument Height
CTBUH height criteria was used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey to determine the true architectural height of the Washington Monument, 554 feet, 7 and 11/32 inches tall.

February 2015

Philip Oldfield Cloud Talk: Rethinking the Tall Building
Dr. Philip Oldfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham / Co-Chair, CTBUH Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group, will be presenting "Rethinking the Tall Building: Opportunities in the 21st Century Metropolis."

February 2015

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
Expanding its embrace of the “urban habitat” component of its mission in 2015, the new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities in the Northern Hemisphere on January 29.

February 2015

First Composite Megacolumns Test a Big Success
The large research team working on the “Study on the constructability and the engineering properties of composite megacolumns” research project, funded by ArcelorMittal, gathered on February 5th in Beijing at CABR to start the test campaign on the first megacolumn samples.

February 2015

CTBUH China Office Launch March 18th…Founding Sponsors Confirmed
The CTBUH is extremely pleased to announce that March 18th will see the official launch of its new China Office, located at Tongji University, Shanghai. All China-based members are invited to attend an evening cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of this new office and initiative.

February 2015

CTBUH Supports BCO Conference in Chicago
The British Council for Offices will be hosting its annual conference in the city of Chicago. This will include CTBUH hosted tours of the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

February 2015

Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For New Research Projects
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.

January 2015

YPC Holds New York Chapter Inaugural Event
The first meeting of the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) – New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox on December 17th.

January 2015

CTBUH Finland Launches with Urban Habitat Seminar
Having established that there is a need in Finland to enhance the level of discussion on tall buildings and urban habitat, the CTBUH Finland held a launch event and seminar at Finlandia Hall.

January 2015

Three Days Left to Submit Abstracts to the 2015 New York Conference
With many major sponsors confirmed and intensive planning underway for social events and tours, all of the pieces are falling into place to make for an outstanding conference. One of the most important remaining pieces is your contribution. To be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstracts is this Friday, 30 January!

January 2015

Media Roundup: 2014 Year in Review
On January 12, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat published the 2014 Year in Review. This study was featured in numerous media outlets around the world, triggering discourse on tall building trends and regional economies. Here is a sample of the international coverage of this study.

January 2015

“Network-3D” High-Rise Design Studio Culminates in Shanghai
January 18th, 2015 marked the culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in “Network-3D – Tall Buildings as Extensions of Urban Infrastructure and Vitality,” a collaborative design studio undertaken by CAUP at Tongji University, with assistance from CTBUH and KPF.

January 2015

Chinese Delegation Visits CTBUH Headquarters
In collaboration with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) PhD Program in Architecture hosted a delegation of nine Chinese architects. 

January 2015

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Abstracts Due in 10 Days!
The 2015 CTBUH Conference in New York, Oct. 26-30, is shaping up to be a spectacular event. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be considered for a presentation – the deadline for abstracts is January 30.

January 2015

First Sponsors Confirmed for CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
We are pleased to announce the first confirmed sponsors for the 2015 Conference, including the first Diamond Sponsor and six Platinum Sponsors. Get your company involved in the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference today!

January 2015

Tall Buildings 2014: The Year in Review and Numbers
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has determined that 97 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2014, including 11 supertalls – both new records.

January 2015

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
Expanding its embrace of the “urban habitat” component of its mission in 2015, the new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee is organizing a Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities in the Northern Hemisphere on January 29.


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