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CTBUH in the Media, 2008 Archive

  December 24, ENR
Shanghai Skyscraper named "Best Tall Building"

The Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat has named the Shanghai World Financial Center the “Best Tall Building Overall” for 2008. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and completed last year, the building was chosen from among four “Regional Tall Building” winners...more

  December 15, ENR
Europe's Height-Record Buster Is on Russia's Cutting Edge

Moscow's Federation Tower is well on the way to becoming Europe's tallest building. This article examines the buildings changing structure and construction process and features CTBUH height rankings and diagram...more

  December, The Big Project
CTBUH Announces 'Best Tall Building' Awards

THE COUNCIL on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winners of its annual "Best Tall Building" awards for 2008, recognising one exceptional tall building from each of four geographical regions around the globe for seamless integration of sustainable design strategies, architectural form, structure, buildhg systems...more

  November 27, AME Info
Bahrain World Trade Center wins Best Tall Building in MENA region


The GCC's Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) has been named 'Best Tall Building' in the Middle East and Africa region for 2008 by the world's leading body dedicated to the field of tall buildings, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), at an awards ceremony held in Chicago, US...more

GoStructural.com   November 24, GoStructural.com
"Best Tall Building" Awards for 2008 recognize worldwide trend toward
green innovations in sustainable design


The CTBUH, the world's leading authority on tall building design and construction, designated the Shanghai World Financial Center the world's "Best Tall Building Overall" in 2008 at its annual awards ceremony in Chicago...more

Shanghai World Financial Center   November 22, Chicago Tribune
Chicago group names Shanghai World Financial Center the world's top tall building for 2008


The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named the Shanghai World Financial Center the winner of its annual "Best Tall Building" award for 2008...more

Shanghai World Financial Center   November 21, World Architecture News
KPF takes it all


Shanghai World Financial Center has been named ‘Best Tall Building Overall’ at the  CTBUH international Tall Building Awards last night. The Centre, designed by KPF, was commended at the awards ceremony in Chicago for its “clear and elegant form, dramatic at all scales through a connection metaphorically of the earth and sky”’...more

Bill Baker   November 18, Times Online
Burj Tower: the world's tallest cloud buster


Tom Dyckhoff of the Times interviews William Baker, CTBUH Trustee and structural engineer on the Burj Dubai about the Burj's amazing achievements...more

Lime Street   November 11, New Civil Engineer
Global green trend highlighted by 2008 "Best Tall Building" Awards


Tall buildings do not necessarily have to be carbon-guzzling behemoths according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s "Best Tall Building" awards. On 20 November, the awards will honour one exceptional tall building from each of four geographical regions around the globe for seamless integration of sustainable design strategies, architectural form, structure, building systems and life safety for the building's occupants...more

Building Design and Construction   November 10, Building Design and Construction
New York Times building, Shanghai World Financial Center among 'Best Tall Building' award winners


The CTBUH announced the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2008, recognizing one exceptional tall building from each of four geographical regions around the globe...more

Shanghai World Financial Center   November 8, Biz China Update
Shanghai World Financial Centre Wins Tall Building Award


The Shanghai World Financial Centre has been named the winner of the 2008 "Best Tall Building" award for the Asia/Australasia region, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)...more

Smart City Radio   November 6, Smart City Radio
Tall Buildings and Public Spaces


Smart City Radio talks to two people who are attempting to re-imagine public spaces both inside and out. Antony Wood is the Executive Director of the CTBUH. He discusses the revolution  that is needed in tall buildings to transform them into livable structures for the 21st century. Smart City Radio also talks with David Dixon, the principal of Planning and Urban Design with Goody Clancy and Associates...listen to the podcast

Must skyscrapers be bird-killers? Not necessarily   November 4, 'The Skyline': Blair Kamin Blog
Must skyscrapers be bird-killers? Not necessarily


Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, discusses the pros and cons of lighting tall building spires at night. David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, argues "If you just turned everything off, you would lose a lot of the [urban] vibrancy. Many skyscrapers around the world, particularly in Hong Kong, are now lit with LEDs that use far less energy than conventional spotlights"...more

World Architecture News   November 4, World Architecture News
CTBUH announce tall building award winners to compete for overall prize


The awards that prove that size is everything, the Best Tall Building’ awards presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), have announced this year’s four geographical winners. Topping out in the Americas is the New York Times Building; in Europe, the Willis Building; in the Middle East/Africa, the Bahrain World Trade Centre and in Asia/Australia is the Shanghai World Finance Centre...more

David Scott   November 1, Site Selection Magazine, November 2008, p.912
High Hopes: Middle East projects vie for tallest tower title


David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, discusses how height is no longer an obstacle in the race for the title of world's tallest tower. "What is happening is that, since the Burj Dubai, the landscape of tall building design has changed enormously. It has enabled architects, engineers and developers to see that taller is actually feasible...more

Rotating Tower   November 1, ERealEstateExec
Upwardly Mobile: Rotating Towers Becoming a Reality


Brenda Calvin, CTBUH Member and the Broker of The Calvin Group, LLC, talks to Dynamic Architecture’s David Fisher about his proposals  for the 80-story Rotat ing Tower Dubai...more

Undaunted, Skyscrapers Reach Higher   October 15, Business Week Online
Undaunted, Skyscrapers Reach Higher


The global financial crisis seems to have done little to dampen the sky-high ambitions of architects and developers racing to build the world's tallest buildings. "New skyscrapers are the opposite of the typical tall building of the past 100 years" says Antony Wood, executive director of the CTBUH. Click here to read the article, or  to view the CTBUH's tallest 20 buildings currently under construction, click here.

2.4km tower plan not yet on tallest buildings list   October 9, Emirates Business, p.9
2.4km tower plan not yet on tallest buildings list


The 2.4km building image, which is the next contender of the tallest building in the world has been circulated widely but is not yet on the Council for Tall Buildings and Urabn Habitats (CTBUH) list, says the Chairman, David Scott...more

Shanghai highrises could worsen rising seas threat   October 6, Reuters
Shanghai highrises could worsen rising seas threat


David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, discusses how highrise construction would cause only minor land subsidence in Shanghai. "The weight of big buildings is generally not a big problem" he says...more


Tall buildings body gets GCC presence   October 5. Emirates Business, p.34
Tall buildings body gets GCC presence


Three of the seven newly created initial board of trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have a GCC presence. The list comprises David Scott, Chairman, New York; Ron Klemencic, Vice Chair, Seattle, Antony Wood, Executive Director, Chicago; Charles Killebrew, Treasurer, New Haven; William Maibusch, Secretary, Abu Dhabi; Sabah Al-Rayes, Kuwait and William Baker, Chicago...more

Verso L'Infinito   October 1, Modulo, Vol. 345, p.963 - 969 & 1112
Verso L'Infinito. E Oltre


Philip Oldfield, CTBUH Research Coordinator, discusses the Tallest 20 in 2020 in an article by Dario Trabucco. Text in Italian...more

South Korea Enters Race With Start of 567-Meter Tower   October 1, Engineering News Record
South Korea Enters Race With Start of 567-Meter Tower


The planned 587-meter 151 Incheon has started the journey toward becoming one of
the world’s tallest buildings. Incheon would also be competing with Dubai’s 618-m Pentominium, under way, and the proposed 632-m Shanghai Center, also set for 2014 completion, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat....more

Towering Ambition   October1, RICS Business, October, 2008, p.14 - 17
Towering Ambition


From the Tower of Babel to the Burj Dubai, mankind has always had an obsession with tall buildings. Alastair Collins, a Partner at Davis Langdon and CTBUH Member says "building tall towers is rooted in the world's history. Through the ages they have been built to demonstrate wealth. Sheer shortage of developable land - in Hong Kong and Singapore for example, has also driven building skywards, as has, in some cases, corporate ego"...more

  October/November, Architecture interieure CREE (French Magazine)
Going Up? Going Down?


Tall buildings are commanding an increasing amount of attention world-wide as the new millennium moves toward its second decade. Includes the CTBUH Tallest 20 in 2020 projection and interview with Executive Director ,Antony Wood. English summary and partial translation at end of document...more

Earthquake Resistant   September 20, ArabianBusiness.com
Earthquake Resistant


Hundreds of people evacuated tall buildings in Dubai last week when  temblors from an earthquake in Iran caused structures to shake. While most people seem to agree that the UAE is a low-risk zone for earthquakes, the CTBUH says caution still needs to be shown. "Their ‘tall' is not the kind of ‘tall' that the world is used to so the codes have to be re-examined with this in mind," said CTBUH Seismic Design co-chair Michael Willford...more

Alastair Collins   September 19, The Nation
Meraas dreams of a city in the sky


It may seem like a tall order, but a Dubai developer is considering building a tower three times the height of the Burj Dubai. Alastair Collins, of the international CTBUH, said that height was the easy part with skyscrapers. “The hardest part is the servicing of the height: the transportation, power, water and waste disposal,” he said...more

Engineer's reaction strong to Seven WTC collapse report   September 8, Engineering New Record, p.13 - 14
Engineer's reaction strong to Seven WTC collapse report


Though experts agree with the federal finding that the local trigger for the global progressive collapse of the 47 -story Seven World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was thermal expansion, many oppose the report's recommendation for change. David Scott, principal at Arup and CTBUH, chairman agrees with NIST's recommendation. "The alternative is that we consider it accepable for buildings to collapse if sprinklers do not work"...more

Ron Klemencic   September 3, The Structural Design of Tall & Special Buildings, Vol 17, No. 3
Ron Klemencic and Robert McNamara named Structural Engineers of the Year


The CTBUH would like to congratulate CTBUH Vice Chair Ron Klemencic  and Robert McNamara for being selected as Structural Engineers of the Year 2007...more

Burj Dubai Hits a New High  

September 2, Emirates Business, front cover & p.25
Burj Dubai Hits a New High


Burj Dubai, the iconic tower being developed by Emaar Properties, has reached another record height of 688m (2,257ft). When completed, the tower will meet all four criteria listed by the CTBUH which classifies the world's tallest structures...more


For a limited time only...   August 29, World Architecture News
For a limited time only...


Standing at 494m tall from sidewalk level to the tip, the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) in China falls short of the World’s Tallest Building title by 142m at the current measurements for the Burj Dubai. But according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) the tower is the tallest in two out of four categories: Highest Occupied Floor and Height to Roof...more

Antony Wood   August 28, 2008
Safety and Security; Expecting the Unexpected


CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Member Peter Bressington of Arup Fire have co-authored Chapter 9 of the Fire Safety 2009, Special Report: Comprehensive research and guidance on meeting your responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order...read more

Rob Smith  
August 27, 2008
Best Journal Paper of the year 2007


The CTBUH would like to congratulate Rob Smith and Michael Willford of Arup who have been selected as recipients for the Best Journal Paper of the Year (2007) for their paper entitled: ‘The Damped Outrigger Concept for Tall Buildings’ published in the CTBUH / Wiley special edition of the journal The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings...read more

Up in the World's Tallest Building   July 27, The News & Observer
Up in the World's Tallest Tower


The CN Tower claims to be the world's tallest building, and on that it has the Guinness World Records to back it up. But the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization does not consider the CN Tower a building because less than half of its height is occupied by usable floor space...read more

Terrace Envy; Outdoor Space at Height   July 14, E RealEstateExec Online
Terrace Envy: Outdoor Space at Height


CTBUH member Brenda Calvin of Calvin Group LLC, discusses the advantages and opportunities high-rise terraces provide...read more



It's a Jungle Up There   July 11, Daily Telegraph, July 11, 2008
It's a Jungle Up There


CTBUH Steering Group member, Ken Yeang of Llewelyn Davies Yeang, presents his latest design - Fusionopolis - Singapore's most eco-friendly building and also discusses his ideas behind the sustainable design of tall buildings...read more

Michael Willford   July 11, Gulf News
Guidelines Drawn up to Safeguard Tall Buildings


New guidelines to protect tall buildings from major earthquakes have been drawn up as current building codes are inappropriate, said a design expert. Micheal Willford, the man behind the new rules and co-chair of the CTBUH working group on the Seismic Design of Tall Buildings, said buildings higher than 50m are introducing new challenges that must be met...read more

Seismic Design Experts Assess Earthquake Building Codes for High-Rise Structures   July 1, Building Design Construction, July 1, p.9
Seismic Design Experts Assess Earthquake Building Codes for High-Rise Structures


The CTBUH announced in Dubai that current codes of practice around the world are inadequate for the seismic design of tall buildings and have called for a more rigerous design approach. Includes quotes from Michael Willford and David Scott...read more

David Scott   June 28, Construction Week, Issue 228, June 28 - July 4, p.18
When Bigger can be Better


David Scott, Chairman of the CTBUH and Principal of design consultants Arup talks about Dubai's relationship with tall buildings and sustainable high-rise construction...read more

Mile High Tower Wars: How Tall is Too Tall?   June 18, The Independent, Art & Architecture
Mile-High Tower Wars: How Tall is Too Tall


The Burj Dubai will soar  800m above the Arabian Desert, but a new mile high tower is set to dwarf it. Jimmy Lee Shreeve of the Independent asks: how tall is too tall? Includes interviews with Ron Klemencic and David Scott...read more

Ahmad Abdelrazaq,   June 16, The National
Reaching for the Clouds


This article examines some of the tall buildings with breathtaking heights currently under construction or proposed around the world today. Includes an interview with Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Executive Director for High Buildings and Structural Engineering at Samsung and CTBUH Steering Group member...read more

Scraping the Sky, and Then Some   June 15, New York Times
Scraping the Sky, and Then Some


Nearly seven years after the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York portended a pull-back from cloud grazing construction, the world is in the midst of a huge wave of tall building construction, both in number and size. Some 36 tall buildings rise more than 300m today, with another 69 currently under construction according to the CTBUH...read more

Antony Wood   June 13, WGN Radio, Milt Rosenberg Show, 9-11pm
The Tallest Buildings in the World


Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic and Jay Pridmore, author of Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center, discuss the global boom in high-rise construction, sustainability and the future of the tall building on the Milt Rosenberg show...click here to listen or read the transcript here

Michael Willford      June 11, The National, p.8
High rises required to be earthquake proof

Michael Willford, Co-Chair of the CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group, explains how high rise buildings in the UAE need to undergo more rigorous performance tests at the building stage to make sure they can withstand an earthquake. Also includes comments by David Scott....read more


Sky High Limits  
June 9, The National
Sky High Limits


Andy Davids, Director at Hyder Consulting and CTBUH member, discusses the challengers that face super-skyscraper engineers and how the Burj Dubai will be a landmark defining Dubai for generations to come...read more


Joseph Burns at Chicago Spire Site  
June 4, WGN 9 News Chicago 'Around Town'
Around Town at the Construction site of the Chicago Spire


Ana Belaval of WGN 9 Morning News interviews Joseph Burns, Principal at Thornton Tomesetti, CTBUH member, and lead structural engineer on the Chicago Spire from the base of the Spire's cofferdam...read the transcript here

The Burning Issue  
June 3, ArabianBusiness.com
The Burning Issue


Tall buildings have unique challenges when it comes to fires. Fire has the potential to cause absolute disaster, but good design can minimize the damage and save lives. Includes an interview with Peter Weismantle, Associate Director at SOM and CTBUH member...read more

Jeanne Gang   June 1, Metropolis, June 2008, pp. 142 - 149
The Art of Nesting


Jeanne Gang, Principal at Studio Gang Architects and CTBUH Member, discusses her latest buildings and designs, including the 82-Storey Aqua Tower, currently under construction and set to be one of Chicago's tallest buildings...read more

Energy Matters  
June 1, Architectural Review, June 2008, p.94
Energy Matters


This article examines how energy considerations are starting to loom large in the world of office design and includes observations made at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai by Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects and Simon Allford of AHMM...read more

Blair Kamin  
May 16
Chicago Tribune wins AAES Engineering Journalism Award


The Chicago Tribune, led by architecture critic Blair Kamin, has won the American Association of Engineering Societies Engineering Journalism Award for its series, ‘How to Build Today’s Supertalls,’ devoting extraordinary resources and prominence to the new generation of supertalls in Chicago. Click here to see the AAES press release, or here for the winning article

Dubai's Cloudbuster   May 12, Engineering News Record, pp.26 - 33
Dubai's Cloudbuster: Out of this World

All the latest news on the construction of the Burj Dubai, 668m high at the time of writing. Includes an interview with CTBUH Steering Group member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung’s Executive Vice President for high-rise and structural engineering...read more

Cranes Mounted Atop Skyscraper   May 5, Engineering News Record, p.20
Cranes Mounted Atop Finished Skyscraper are Odd Sight but Serve Higher Purpose

The latest developments on the addition of 24 floors to the top of the previously completed 33-story Blue Cross Blue-Shield building in Chicago. Includes an interview with CTBUH Chairman David Scott...read more

Towering Ambition  
May 1, Chicago Magazine, May 2008, p.106 - 109 & 121 - 127
Towering Ambition


The Chicago Spire aims to be the tallest skyscraper in North America. But will it get built? This article covers the twisting tale so far. Includes an interview with CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood...read more

Midwest Construction   May, Midwest Construction
Vertical Extension: 33 Storey Blue Cross Tower Sprouting 24 more floors


The 33 storey Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower in Chicago's loop is getting an additional 24 floors as part of a $270m vertical extension. Vertical extensions are "quite rare" according to David Scott, CTBUH Chairman and Principal at Arup New York...more

Full Speed in the Desert   April 26, der Standard
Full Speed in the Desert


The construction boom in the United Arab Emirates raves from one stage to another without any tempo limit. Architects and Engineers are waiting in queue for the Sheikhs, in order to jump onto the reality 'express'...read more


David Scott   April 26, The Hindu
High Rises to Dominate Construction Prices


Hyperbad: Construction prices in the coming days are going to be dominated more and more by super tall towers, David Scott, Chairman of the CTBUH observed...read more

Clark Manus   April 18, www.AIA.org
Clark D. Manus Interview


Clark Manus, CEO and design principal of Heller Manus Architects in San Francisco, vice president on the AIA Board of Directors and CTBUH member discusses the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai...read more

Antony Wood   April 13, Cityscape Market Intelligence Service
Sustainable Development: An Experimental Phase


Antony Wood, Executive Director of the CTBUH, discusses whether the international community is doing enough to combat the challenges of climate change...read more


Clyde Baker   April 7, Engineering News Record, April 7/14, pp.2 - 12
Clyde N. Baker Jr wins ENR Award of Excellence


The CTBUH would like to congratulate Clyde Baker of STS/AECOM, a CTBUH member, on being awarded the Engineering News-Record's Awards of Excellence for firming up the science of soil to support the skyscrapers of tomorrow...read more

Brenda Calvin   April 5, E RealEstateExec Online
Dubai - City of Dreams


Brenda Calvin of the Calvin Group LLC, discusses her experiances of the CTBUH 8th World Congress, and the recent boom in high-rise construction in Dubai...read more

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Sprawl to Tall   April 1, Middle East Architect, April 2008, pp.14 - 26
Sprawl to Tall


The editors of Middle East Architectcatch up with some of the world's leading experts at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Includes interviews with Adrian Smith, Ken Yeang, Shaun Killa, Hani Rashid, Leslie Robertson and others...read more

Going Green and Tall   April 1, Gulf Construction, April 2008, pp.88 - 93
Going Green and Tall


As a trendsetter in the region, Dubai has embarked on a mission to ensure the environmentally-friendliness of its built environment. As the boom continues, the emirate is battling to ensure that its economy and infrastructure can sustain this frantic pace of growth...read more

Ahmad Abdelrazaq   April 1, Gulf Construction, April 2008, pp.127 - 134
Building the Burj


As work gets under way on the structural steel-braced frame which will top of the Burj Dubai, Gulf Construction puts the spotlight on a paper presented by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, CTBUH Steering Group member, at the 8th World Congress in Dubai...read more


Rotating Wonder Looks Beyond Design   April 1, Gulf Construction, April 2008, pp.78 - 84
Rotating Wonder Looks Beyond Design


Architect David Fisher says his Rotating Tower project ushers in a new era in architecture and environmental sustainability of 'eco buildings', and indicates that in the future most buildings will be produced within an industrial set-up...read more

CTBUH 8th World Congress Highlights Dubai as a Model of Sustainable Urban Future   April 1, Acari Magazine, April 2008, p.20 - 21
CTBUH 8th World Congress Highlights Dubai as a Model of Sustainable Urban Future


The CTBUH ended its 8th World Congress with participants agreeing that Dubai is well suited to lead the world in creating sustainable dense cities, if it followed new radical fundamental planning and sustainable design strategies...read more

der Plan   April 1, DerPlan, No. 1, April 2008, p.16
Experts Among Each Other


Ute Waltron reports on the CTBUH 8th World Congress where world-leading architecture and engineering companies discussed the future. Article originally published in German...read more (first page English translation, second page original article)

Antony Wood
  April 1, Brand Eins Wirtschaftsmagazin, April 2008, pp.26-38
Höhenrausch (Exhilaration)


Never before has there been so many skyscrapers under construction. And never before were so many lofty hopes connected with them. A new generation of green skyscrapers should re-activate the inner cities, stop the urban sprawl and save the environment. Includes interviews with Adrian Smith (AS GG Architects), Russel Gilchrist (SOM), Antony Wood (CTBUH) and Peter Wynne Rees (the City of London)...read more

Who's Tall Now   April 1, Architecture Magazine, April 2008, p.38
Who's Tall Now?


Philip Oldfield, CTBUH Research Coordinator, discusses current trends in the contruction of the world's tallest buildings...read more

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Dubai Model Hailed as Sustainable   April 1, Gulf Business, p.144
Dubai Model Hailed as Sustainable


Participants of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai, agree that the city is well suited to lead the world in creating sustainable dense cities, if it followed new radical planning and sustainable design strategies...read more

Tall Buildings Reach for Sustainability   April 1, Cityscape Magazine, April 2008, p.62 - 63
Tall Buildings Reach for Green Sustainability


The CTBUH promotes skyscrapers as the energy efficient answer to increasing populations and expanding communities. Includes interviews with Antony Wood (CTBUH) and Kerry Galbraith (KEO International Consultants)...read more

CTBUH Dubai Congress   April 1, Gilishnoe stroitelstvo (Housing Construction), April 2008,
p.28 - 30
CTBUH World Congress, Dubai


An article on the CTBUH 8th World Congress held in Dubai March 3 - 5, 2008. Text in Russian...read more

Dan M. Frangopol   March 20
Doctor Honoris Causa Awarded to Dan M. Frangopol


Dan M. Frangopol, Member of CTBUH, the first holder of the Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University and Professor of Civil Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, has been awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) by the University of Liège, Belgium...read more

Building Sector Needs Reeducation   March 17, Engineering News Record
Building Sector Needs Reeducation


This article reports from the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai, where tall building designers say their pursuit of sustainable high-rises is stymied by a dearth of performance metrics to validate their green building system modelling...read more

Lateral Growth Chokes the City   March 5, Property Weekly, pp.74 - 75
Lateral Growth Chokes the City


Property Weekly speaks to David Scott, Chairman of the CTBUH about tall buildings and sustainability...read more

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Burj Dubai will Inspire Architects of the Future   March 5, Emirates Business, p.1 & 31
Burj Dubai will Inspire Architects of the Future


An overview of Emaar Chairman H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar's plenary presentation at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai...read more

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CTBUH World Congress Kicks Off  
March 4, Gulf Today, p.22
CTBUH World Congress Kicks Off


The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat began its 8th World Congress at a Dubai hotel under the theme "Tall & Green: Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future"...read more

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More Green Towers Expected in Dubai   March 3, City 7 News Dubai
More Green Towers Expected in Dubai


CTBUH Chairman David Scott & Executive Director Antony Wood are interviewed for the top story on City 7 News Dubai, on the opening day of the CTBUH 8th World Congress. Also interviewed is HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality...watch the video or read the transcript here

Reaching for the Stars   March 1, Modern Steel Construction, March 2008.
Reaching for the Stars


Contemporary architectural press covers architects with great fanfare - but where are the “Star-Engineers” that make their projects possible? The article includes an interview with CTBUH Chairman David Scott, and many of the world's leading tall building engineers...read more

Standing Tall  
March 1, Middle East Architect, March 2008, pp.14 - 15
Standing Tall


David Scott, Chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and Principal of Arup, talks about Dubai and its unique relationship with tall buildings...read more

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World's Top Tall Buildings Highlights   February 17, Al Khaleej, p.6
World's Top Tall Buildings Highlights


An interview with CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood with text in Arabic...read more


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Green Buildings Offer Clean Life   February 16, Gulf News, The Nation, p.2
Green Buildings Offer Clean Life


David Scott, CTBUH Chairman, extols the benefits of skyscrapers with low carbon footprints...read more

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Dubai's Tall Claims to Fame  
February 13, Property Weekly, p.54.
Dubai's Tall Claims to Fame


While the Burj Dubai is just months away from completion, another tower in Dubai made it to the top of the ten tallest buildings completed during 2007. At 333m high and 72 storeys, the Rose Rotana Tower has been accorded this status by the CTBUH...read more

What's the best way out of a skyscraper  
February 7, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, February 7th, p. 4&8.
What's the Best Way Out of a Skyscraper?


Inventors dream up personal escape devices for building evacuations, but experts say the future is strengthening stairs, elevators and even sky-bridges for escape. Includes interviews with Ron Klemencic (CTBUH Immediate Past Chairman) and Antony Wood (CTBUH Executive Director)...read more

The Tallest 20 in 2020   February 1, The Big Project, February 2008, pp.36 - 39
The Tallest 20 in 2020


Philip Oldfield, CTBUH Research Coordinator, examines the currect boom in tall building construction and anticipates what will be the tallest 20 buildings in the world in 2020...read more


Tall Buildings need to be reinvented  
February 1, Gulf Construction, February 2008, p. 49 & 51
Tall Buildings 'Need to be Reinvented'


Future tall building design needs to be inspired by both the physical and environmental aspects of the location and reinvent itself as the ideal solution for both a dense, sustainable city and all-inclusive urban living says Antony Wood...read more
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Reinventing the High-Rise  
February 1, Cityscape Magazine, February 2008, pp.60 - 63
Reinventing the High-Rise


As Dubai prepares to host the UAE's first tall buildings world congress next month, the future of sky high development is set for hot debate...read more

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Developers Resisting Green Norms are sure to Struggle for Survival in the Future   January 30, Property Weekly, p.53
Developers Resisting Green Norms are sure to Struggle for Survival in the Future


Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, explains how new projects need to adopt sustainable concepts at the design stage itself...read more

Better Building Designs and Green Initiatives Critical to Cut CO2 Levels   January 25, Gulf News, p.48
Better Building Designs and Green Initiatives Critical to Cut CO2 Levels


The right mix of appropiate design and greater use of energy saving technologies can substantially reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the building sector, which accounts for 30-40 per cent of global energy use according to Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director...read more

San Francisco's 590ft Skyscraper Lifts Seismic Design's Stature   January 21, Engineering News-Record, 2008, p. 22 - 25.
San Francisco's 590ft Skyscraper Lifts Seismic Design's Stature


This article examines the performance-based seismic design of the Infinity Towers and One Rincon Hill in earthquake prone San Francisco and looks at the pioneering involvement of structural engineer and Immediate Past Chairman of the CTBUH, Ron Klemencic...read more
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Tall Storeys   January 5, Construction Week, Issue 203, pp.20 - 24
A Tale of Tall Cities


Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, discusses the sustainability credentials of Dubai, Chicago, Franfurt and London, the technical achievements of the Burj Dubai and the possibility of incorporating skybridges between tall buildings...read more
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Green or Grey   January 1, The Big Project, Januray 2008, pp.65 - 86
Green or Grey: The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability


This article, by Antony Wood, outlines the viability of the tall building as a sustainable element in our future cities and examines several 'sustainable' case studies such as the National Commerical Bank (Jeddah), Bahrain World Trade Center (Manama) and the Conde Nast Building (New York)...read more


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