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CTBUH in the Media, 2010 Archive

December 31, People Asia
Felino Palafox Jr.: Leaving an Imprint

CTBUH country representative, Felino A. Palafox Jr. has gained a reputation as a visionary who turns idea into reality. Standing by his convictions for a sustainable future, he discusses the preservation of the forest of Subic, the importance of the architect as an educator, and his firm’s pledge to the 2030 challenge.

December 19, Construction Week
Top 10 tallest freestanding towers

The past decade was something of a golden era for skyscraper construction. Seven of the 10 tallest buildings were built from 2004 to last year, including six in the past three years. CTBUH Communications Manager, Jan Klerks, and Trustee, Bill Maibusch, are quoted.

December 10, How Stuff Works
Mumbai’s High-rise Graveyard

“Where to put the deceased?” you ask, and architects answer: “in a skyscraper.” Designers Yalin Fu and Ihsuan Lin, students at Illinois Instute of Technology / CTBUH High-rise Design Studio, have proposed a high-rise cemetery solution for Mumbai that promises to be both efficient and architecturally pleasing.

December 9, Business Insider
The 20 Most Ridiculously Tall Buildings Of The Future

There was a time when all the tallest buildings were in America, but times are changing. By 2016, 11 of the world's 20 tallest buildings will be in China and only three will be in the US, based on CTBUH data. CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, is quoted.

December 5, Associated Press
China's skyscraper boom buoys global industry

The 121-story Shanghai Tower is more than China's next record-setting building: It's an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders. Shanghai Tower, and dozens of other tall buildings is rushing ahead, powered by a buoyant economy and providing a steady stream of work to architects and engineers. CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood is quoted.

November 27, Construction Week
Top 10 world's tallest concrete buildings

The following is a list of tallest buildings that use concrete as their main structural element. While it’s true that all concrete buildings use steel rebar to reinforce the structure, this list (and others compiled using Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat data) uses the following definitions.

November 27, Emirates Business 24/7
World's tallest residential tower will be ready next year

The 107-storey Princess Tower in Dubai Marina, billed to be the tallest residential tower in the world, will be ready for delivery by fourth quarter of 2011.According to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Q1, located on the Gold Coast, Australia, is the current tallest residential building in the world, standing 323-metre high with 78 floors.

November 26, Gulf Times
Dohaland to play host for regional meet on urban planning

Dohaland will host the 3rd regional meeting of the CTBUH Qatar Chapter at the floating Knowledge Enrichment Centre (KEC) on November 30, a spokesperson said yesterday. Prominent businessmen, architects, engineers and construction professionals from across the world are expected to attend, an official said.

November 25, BizNews Asia
Felino A. Palafox Jr.

Leading the way in planning, architecture, design, and environmental sustainability in a time of global climate uncertainty, CTBUH Philippine’s country representative, Felino A. Palafox Jr. advocates a focus on environment, social equity, and economy.

November 23, ArchiTeam
On Architecture and Skyscrapers

CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, is interviewed by the ArchiTeam website on the subjects of architectural tourism, travel in relation to architecture, and the role of the skyscraper in cities' skylines. He also gives his top ten buildings worldwide that he considers to be "must visit" buildings.

November, Architectural Record
Award Winners

William Pedersen won the 2010 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Pedersen, a founding partner at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, was honored during an October 21st ceremony in Chicago, where the Council is headquartered.

October 29, New York Times
City’s Skyscraper Title Is Going, Going...

The city’s transition from skyscraper custodian to technology exporter made for an interesting juxtaposition last week at the annual award dinner of the CTBUH. Among the buildings the group recognized this year was the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest at 2,717 feet. That skyscraper was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

October 29, M.A.D. Corporate Services
The highest building in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia - Blue Sky Tower

Currently the tallest building in Mongolia, Blue Sky Tower stands at a height of 105 meters and is located at the heart of Ulaanbaatar, facing the Sukhbaatar square. Last month, Blue Sky Tower was featured in the list of tallest buildings in the world recorded by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


October 28, Chicago Tribune
CTBUH Global Icon Award Winner Burj Khalifa Celebrated in Chicago Tribune

In celebration of the Global Icon Award given to the Burj Khalifa at the CTBUH 2010 Awards Dinner, Turner Construction published a full-page article in the Chicago Tribune. The article featured brief interviews from Turner’s Nicholas Billotti, Ali Odeh and David Bradford on the subject of the construction of the Burj Khalifa.

October 26, Construction Week
Burj Khalifa 'a global icon'

The Burj Khalifa has been designated a global icon by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, the Chicago-based organization that sets the guidelines for tall buildings worldwide. The Dubai tower was given the new award at the organization's awards ceremony last week, with judges claiming that the classification 'Best Tall Building' was not lofty enough for the Burj Khalifa.

October 26, Go Structural
Burj Khalifa becomes first recipient of new Tall Building ‘Global Icon’ Award

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has bestowed a new award on the Burj Khalifa. The new “Global Icon” award recognizes those very special tall buildings that make a profound impact, not only on the local/regional context, but on the genre of tall buildings globally.

October 26, World Architecture News
Burj Khalifa recognized by CTBUH Global Icon award

At 828m in height, Burj Khalifa has been awarded the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) highest accolade – the ‘Global Icon’ award. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and officially opened at the beginning of this year, Burj Khalifa also scooped the CTBUH award for ‘Best Tall Building in the Middle East & Africa’ region.

October 25, Berlogos
Tall Building development in a Russian context

During his visit to the Siberian city of Yekaterinburg to speak at a conference, CTBUH Communications Manager and Journal Editor Jan Klerks was interviewed by a Russian Web log on urban development about the Council and his observations on tall building development of the city. 
[View in original Russian]


October 13, Wall Street Journal
Tallest Building Title May Return to New York

The tallest building in the US title belongs to Chicago’s Willis Tower, which is 1,450 feet high. But that is soon to be eclipsed by the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center in New York that is now under construction, according to Marshall Gerometta, database editor for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Chicago.

October 2, Arabian Business
Top 10 steel skyscrapers

There was a time when building skyscrapers with steel as the main structural element was core to constructing tall buildings. The list presenting 10 steel skyscrapers has been drawn up using data gathered by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and also uses the Council's definition for steel towers.

September 17, China Radio International
Tall Building Motivations


Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director is interviewed on the subject of tall buildings, explaining some of the reasoning behind the CTBUH Height Criteria, the changing motivations behind tall buildings, and the important role that tall buildings can play in the densification of more sustainable cities.


September 17, China Radio International
Beijing's Tallest Skyscraper


Brian Lee, CTBUH member through architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, is interviewed on his firm’s recently completed China World Trade Center III in Beijing. At 330 meters it is the tallest building in the city. Brian discusses the motivations behind the design of the building.


September 16, evolo
Tall and Green: The Remaking of Mumbai

‘Tall and Green: The Remaking of Mumbai’ was design studio lead by Antony Wood (Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Nottingham.  The purpose of the studio was to investigate on an architectural green future for the city of Mumbai, India.

September 1, Routledge
CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Buildings Book

Routledge has highlighted the upcoming CTBUH publication, "2010 Best Tall Buildings: CTBUH International Award Winning Projects" as its featured Architectural Book of the month. The CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Buildings book will be released at the 2010 Awards Ceremony on October 21, 2010.

August 19, Construction News
Tall building boom on the cards

CTBUH Member Kamran Moazami, director of structural engineering firm WSP Cantor Seinuk, was quoted in this “Construction News” article on some of the difficulties faced in the construction of tall buildings due to movement and height. “The UK went through a tall building boom in the last decade with nine of the countries skyscrapers built.

August 18, Construction Week Online
Top 10 world's tallest freestanding towers

Construction Week Online, with the help of the CTBUH’s extensive tall building database, has published an article on the world's ten tallest freestanding towers. "When it comes to ranking the world's tallest structures, freestanding towers have a long and proud history of displacing skyscrapers as the loftiest construction projects on earth.

August, Architectural Record
Beyond Limits

CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and CTBUH member Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, are interviewed on the design and construction of the Burj Khalifa in Architectural Record’s August edition. “Skeptics question the logic behind building a supertall skyscraper in the middle of the desert."

August, Elevator World
CTBUH Names "Best Tall Buildings"

The CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building awards announcement is covered in Elevator World. “The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named its ‘Best Tall Building’ awards for 2010. The awards recognize outstanding tall buildings from four geographic locations. The awards include.

July/August, Civil Engineering Surveyor
The best tall buildings of 2010

The CTBUH has named its top four buildings of 2010. Entrants were judged on several criteria, including design, sustainable attributes, technical innovations and the enhancement they will provide to the communities in which they are built. The four regional winners will now vie for the title of overall best tall building to be awarded in October.

July 18, BBC Radio World Service
Tall Buildings in London

CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, comments on the newly completed Strata tower, a high-rise residential tower in the city of London, and the importance of tall buildings in densifying our cities and reducing suburban spread to create more sustainable cities.

July 09, International Property Journal
Skyscraper Awards Spotlight Originality

Pondering this year’s Best Tall Building award winners, architecture geeks will find much to love and loath. To their credit, CTBUH judges don’t simply pander to the outrageous towers designed to gain attention, projects that offer plenty of bells and whistles on the outside, but little engineering on the inside.

July 08, Marathi Newspaper
IIT Student Proposals for C-Ward

A Marathi newspaper has covered the output of CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood's Illinois Institute of Technology advanced studio designs for the redevelopment of a portion of the C-Ward section of Mumbai. The article describes the various proposals and asks the local population to give their thoughts on the design concepts.

July, CTPONTEJIbCTBO
CTBUH 2010 Awards

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the winners of the annual awards from four continents from around the world. Note: Article is in Russian.


June/July, Russian Tall Buildings Journal
Best Tall Buildings 2010, Tallest Completed in 2009

The latest edition of the Russian Journal on Tall Buildings features articles on the CTBUH’s Best Tall Building Awards and the Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009. “On June 15, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2010.


June 24, hg.hu
Best Tall Buildings of 2010

This Hungarian architecture news site reported that this year, the world's best skyscrapers were elected by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The world's four regions were each represented in this annual event, and it is no surprise that in the Burj Khalifa, which opened in January, took the win for the Middle East.

June 18, The Business Times
Pinnacle@Duxton wins Chicago award

The Pinnacle@Duxton has been named Asia and Australasia's 'Best Tall Building' by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat. HDB's 50-storey residential project in Tanjong Pagar was named alongside Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and winner for Middle East and Africa at the annual 'Best Tall Building' awards.

June 18, The Straits Times
Pinnacle@Duxton named 'Best Tall Building'

Singapore's tallest public housing project has gained international recognition - and could now be in line for an even higher award. The Pinnacle@Duxton - a 50-storey Housing Board residential project in Tanjong Pagar - was named the 'Best Tall Building' by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It won the accolade for the Asia and Australasia region.

June 17, Telegraph
CTBUH Announces the 'Best Tall Buildings' of 2010

Broadcasting Place, a 23-storey student complex built for Leeds Metropolitan University, was named alongside the spectacular Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai which is 10 times as high. It was chosen as one of four winners of the annual ‘Best Tall Building’ awards by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

June 17, The Independent
'Freakish' Leeds tower slips into bracket of top four in world for 2010

A building in Leeds less than 70m tall and made of deliberately rusted steel has just been bracketed with three megastructures as one of the four best towers erected in 2010 in the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) decided that this architecturally eccentric David, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, was more than equal to the Goliaths.

June 17, Guardian Leeds
Rusty Leeds tower is 'best tall building in Europe'

A 23-storey tower in Leeds has been recognised as the 'best tall building' in Europe. The Independent reports that Broadcasting Place in Woodhouse Lane - which stands less than 70m tall and is made of deliberately rusted steel - has just been bracketed with three megastructures as one of the four best towers erected in 2010.

June 16, Trade Arabia
Burj Khalifa wins 'best tall building' award

Burj Khalifa has won a 'Best Tall Building' award for 2010 from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an international organisation based in Chicago. These awards recognise outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions, and this year are awarded to: Bank of America Tower, New York.

June 16, Skyscraper News
Broadcasting Place Wins CTBUH Award

Broadcasting Place in Leeds has won one of the CTBUHs annual regional awards for its architectural and design excellence - Best Tall Building in Europe. Incredibly, this isn't a top of the level commercial skyscraper aimed at a bank with a near unlimited budget but rather another building for Leeds Metropolitan University that has been built on a limited budget and developed.

June 16, WBEZ 91.5
Chicago Architecture Firm Nets International Prize

A building designed by a Chicago-based firm just made the list of Best Tall Buildings. When the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai, it officially became the world's tallest building. Now the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is calling it one of the best tall buildings for 2010. George Efstathiou was the partner in charge of the project for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

June 16, Emirates Business 24|7
Burj Khalifa bags 'Best Tall Building' award

The Burj Khalifa, with three others, has bagged the best tall buildings in the world award, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. "We are pleased to announce the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2010. These awards recognize outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions, and this year are awarded to.

June 16, Construction Week
Burj Khalifa crowned best tall building in the Middle East

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces four winners every year, one from the Americas, Asia and Australiasia, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. CTBUH said that the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world, was selected for its design and technical innovations, sustainable attributes, and the enhancement it provides.

June, CTPONTEJIbCTBO
CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference

The Council and Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held annual world conference in Mumbai with great success of participation from both local and international. Note: Article is in Russian.

Arquitectura Sustentable

June, Arquitectura Sustentable
Sustainability, the new skyscraper vernacular

CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, was published in this Spanish magazine, on the subject of the built environment as the main tributary of climate change and the role that sustainable design in tall buildings can play in our cities reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions.

June, New Building Materials & Construction World
The Remaking of Mumbai: A CTBUH-IIT Collaborative Architecture Studio

Remaking of Mumbai Federation (RoMF) together with Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director and Associate Professor, decided to utilize the spheres of both industry and academia at CTBUH-IIT by holding an advanced architectural studio for IIT students based on the real project in Mumbai. Antony, along with twelve architecture students from IIT, visited Mumbai to study this staggering city.

May/June, Elvatori
CTBUH Research & Academic Working Group

This Italian magazine announces the inaugural meeting of the CTBUH Research & Academic Working Group meeting to be held in Venice Italy on the 17-18 of June, 2010. Whilst much research is currently being undertaken in the field of tall buildings, there does currently seem to be a genuine absence of communication and collaboration between those involved.

May 31, AME Info
CTBUH organizes first regional meeting of tall buildings in Qatar

The purpose of the meeting, which is the first to be held in the region, is to provide a platform for professionals in the development, design, and construction industries to connect and share knowledge and creative ideas with views to creating a better built environment in Doha and the region.

May 31, Trade Arabia
Tall buildings focus of Doha council meet

Tall buildings and sustainable urban environments will be the highlight of a meeting of a Doha council dedicated to urban construction.The CTBUH will hold its first meeting May 31 in Doha at the Qipco Tornado Tower to provide a platform for professionals in construction industries to share knowledge and ideas with views to creating a better built environment in the region.

May 23, Emirates Business 24|7
Latest guide on tall buildings released

The CTBUH has released its 2010 CTBUH Reference Guide. All lists of the tallest buildings included in the guide are accurate as at January 4, 2010, and coincide with the opening of the world's tallest building – Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The book provides a snapshot of tall buildings internationally, through 124 pages of data, graphs and statistics.


May, Steel Construction
Tallest Trends and the Burj Khalifa

Steel Construction published a CTBUH press release regarding current trends in tall building construction and the completion of the Burj Khalifa.The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has received and examined detailed drawings of the Burj Khalifa submitted by building owner Emaar.

April 22, Medill Reports Chicago
Engineers say eco-friendly buildings should ‘talk’ to each to other

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood spoke at the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Summit in Chicago along with other tall building and sustainability experts. The 2010 Chicago Summit focused particularly on the need for advancement in engineering, science and policy to solve issues involved in clean water, carbon, energy and climate.


April 22, Chicago Window Expert
Bill Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Tall Buildings and the Burj Khalifa

CTBUH Trustee, Bill Baker, is interviewed. Bill Baker is the partner in charge of Structural and Civil Engineering for the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. One of his most recent accomplishments is completion of the world’s tallest building, the 160 story, 2,717 foot, Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai) in Dubai.


April 21, Cityscapes
For Earth Day, a menu of green architecture

CTBUH member Adrian Smith and CTBUH Awards Committee Chair Gordon Gill, partners at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, spoke on a panel in New York City, labeled "Green Giants: Retrofits for the Twenty-First Century: Practice and Theory." The panel examined Smith and Gill's planned greening of the Willis Tower as well as the greening of.


April 1, Construction Week
Burj's observation deck could drop to 4th highest

CTBUH Building Database editor, Marshall Gerometta, is quoted in this article on The Burj Khalifa observation deck, which will drop to the position of world's fourth highest, according to statistics  from Chicago-based world skyscraper authority, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).


April, Infrastructure Today
Competitive Cities and the Tall Building Landscape

CTBUH Advisory Group member Steve Watts, partner at Davis Langdon LLP, writes extensively on competitive cities in the April cover story of Infrastructure Today. “As the world’s major cities become competitive with one another and continue to grow at the tremendous pace they are, tall buildings will be imperative for economic.

April, People Flow
Finding the Balance

CTBUH Communications manager Jan Klerks is interviewed in People Flow on climate change. Be they skeptic, activist, or just perplexed, people these days can scarcely avoid a discussion on climate change and its possible impacts. How do we know what we need to concentrate on if we are to truly combat global warming?

April, CASA&mercado magazine
Burj Khalifa Completed

The Brazilian magazine CASA&mercado has published an article in Portuguese on the completion of the Burj Khalifa as the CTBUH recognized "Tallest Building in the World. CTBUH Communications Manager, Jan Klerks, is quoted throughout the article speaking on the Burj Khalifa and the motivations behind tall buildings generally.


March/April, MGS Architecture
No Skyscraper, Build Mix Blocks in Bombay: CTBUH

The best and brilliant mind of the building world recently descended to Bombay to hammer out a solution to the congestion of the metropolitan city by applying their classic and collective building caliber. They were all a part of the CTBUH World Conference 2010, titled ‘Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age.


March 29, Construction Weekly
Burj observation deck is world's most expensive

It costs twice as much to get into the Burj Khalifa’s observation deck, despite it being only the second highest in the world, as it does to enter the world’s highest viewing deck in the Shanghai World Financial Centre in China. Antony Wood, CTBUH executive director confirmed this saying “the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa is lower than the Shanghai World Financial Centre.”


March 28, Hotelier Middle East
Burj Khalifa observation deck not world's highest

At The Top, the currently closed observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, is only the second highest in the world, preceded by the Shanghai World Financial Centre in China, Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has confirmed. It is an authority on the official height of tall buildings and last month awarded the title of ‘The World’s Tallest Building’ to the Burj Khalifa.


March 11, Emirates Business 24/7
Burj Khalifa officially claims 'the world's tallest' title

Burj Khalifa surpassed the previous “World’s Tallest” (Taipei 101) by 320 metres.Burj Khalifa has been declared “the world’s tallest building” at a height of 828.00 metres (2716.54 feet) by the Chicago-based The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) The Burj Khalifa exemplifies four major trends in current tall building construction, with respect to location, function, structural material and height.


March 11, New Civil Engineer
Burj Khalifa officially confirmed as world's tallest building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has confirmed the Burj Khalifa’s status as the world’s tallest building at a height of 828m, following detailed examination of drawings submitted by building owner Emaar. With the official completion of the building on January 4, the Burj Khalifa surpassed the previous “World’s Tallest”, Taipei 101, by 320m - an unprecedented increase of 61%.


March 10, Emirates Business 24/7
Skyscrapers express wealth and power of the city

CTBUH Chairman, Sang Dae Kim, writes an article following the opening of the new World's Tallest Building, the 828m Burj Khalifa. The article examines the past, present and future of the supertall building and addressing many of the questions the CTBUH received following the building's opening.


March 4, Gulf News
Final Word Awaited

Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) says Burj Khalifa builder Emaar has not shared blueprints in order for the 828-metre Dubai skyscraper to be truly certified as the world's tallest structure. "No, we haven't got a blueprint yet, but we'll probably get one sooner or later," Jan Klerks, CTBUH spokesman, told XPRESS.


March 3, Chicago Sun-Times
Over the Top

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – More than a dozen of us filed into the dark elevator, ready to be whisked up 1,483 feet to the observation deck of the newly minted tallest building in the world. The smooth 60-second ride delivered us to the Burj Khalifa’s 124th floor. People of all ages were making their way around the viewing platform.


March 1, The Institution of Structural Engineers
Bill Baker to receive Institution’s Gold Medal Award 

William F. Baker, PE, CE, SE, FIStructE, FASCE is to receive the Institution’s highest accolade, the Gold Medal, for his work as an internationally acclaimed structural engineer. The Gold Medal is awarded to an individual for ‘exceptional and outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering’. The award was first presented in 1922 to Professor Henry Adams.


March 1, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
David Scott Elected as Fellow 

David Scott, CTBUH Vice-Chairman has been elected by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) as one of of 48 new UK and International Fellows to its 1500-strong Fellowship of experts in the sciences, arts, humanities, the professions, industry and commerce. The new Fellows were elected after a rigorous four-stage selection process.


March, Southeast Asia Building
Trump Tower named tallest completed in 2009 

The CTBUH is published in as a feature in Southeast Asia Building. Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago has been named as the tallest building completed in 2009. The tower, designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and developed by the Trump Organization is now the 7th tallest building in the world.


March, Southeast Asia Building
World's Tallest Building Opens in Dubai

The Burj Khalifa, formerly known as the Burj Dubai, officially opened its doors on January 4, 2010 amid a spectacular fireworks display. At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building, surpassing the height of the previous holder, Taipai 101 standing at 508 meters. It has also broken two other impressive records.

March, Modulo [Form]
Tall Buildings 2009

This Italian Magazine has published an article on the Tallest buildings completed in 2009. Trump International Hotel & Tower and was declared by CTBUH the tallest building completed in 2009. The tower, designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and developed by the Trump Organization and at the end of 09 was the world's sixth tallest building.


March, Detail
CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker discusses concrete in tall building construction 

Concrete has become the dominant material for high-rise construction. The majority of tall buildings designed and constructed today feature primary structural systems utilizing either all-concrete or a composite system utilizing concrete and steel. All-steel structural systems utilized by such buildings as the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago.


February 23, Times Property Mumbai
CTBUH Delegates Visit Kalbadevi

More than 1000 delegates from 26 countries, 72 global speakers and eminent government officials came under one roof to discuss the way forward to remake our cities at the CTBUH 2010 World Conference - India held from February 3-5, 2010 at the Renaissance hotel and Convention Center, Mumbai. The conference, jointly organized by RoMF and the CTBUH brought people together to talk about building sustainable cities for the future.


February 23, It's My Biz
Enhancing the city infrastructure is the key

India is currently experiencing rapid urbanization, this is not just a burden on natural resources, but also creates a need for expanded infrastructure. How do we do this in a sustainable manner? That is exactly the question discussed at the CTBUH 2010 World Conference - Remaking Cities in the Vertical Age, which explored remaking of built cities and creation of new eco-friendly cities.


February 16, Architects Magazine
buildingdb.ctbuh.org

On Jan. 4, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa officially opened, as did the newest online version of the Tall Buildings Database, maintained by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). If you visited the site that day, you would have seen that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s blockbuster was coded blue (completed) instead of pink (construction) and that it topped the “tallest completed” list.


February 14, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Romantic Chicago

From twinkling skyline to lush parks, Chicago’s urban environment is packed with romantic settings. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Chicago Architecture Foundation asked local industry experts to describe their most romantic Chicago locations. CTBUH Executive Director, Antony Wood, talks about the John Hancock Center tower.


February 11, Times of India
CTBUH 2010 - India World Conference a Success

The CTBUH and RoMF sponsored Mumbai Conference held February 3-5th 2010, in Mumbai India was a successful event, with over 1000 delegates attending, 72 speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, and government dignitaries in attendance.

February 8, DNA Mumbai
MMRDA woos global investors for funding

Last week, MMRDA chief Ratnakar Gaikwad appealed to a world conference of architects, urban planners and investors being held in the city to pledge investments for the metropolitan region. At the conference, organised by the Chicago-based CTBUH along with the Remaking of Mumbai Foundation (RoMF), Gaikwad showcased the authority’s various projects, such as the 145-km metro corridor, the 100-km monorail, the iconic tower, innovation park, rental housing.

February 8, Rediff Business
Realtors seek rationalisation of FSI, tax sops

Daniel Ringelstein, director (urban design), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill suggested that India [ Images ] could explore an option of setting up a real estate investment trust like the US to provide funds for the realty sector and also give further tax sops. He was speaking to Business Standard on the sidelines of CTBUH 2010 conference on remaking sustainable cities in the vertical age.

February 8, International Property Journal
Record Wave of Skyscrapers Due This Year

Despite the economic downturn, 2010 will see more skyscrapers completed around the world than in any single year in history, according to the organization that tracks the industry. More than 100 buildings of 200 meters or taller are due to finish this year, which is more than the total already in existence in New York and Hong Kong combined, the CTBUH says.


February 5, Afternoon Mumbai
Mumbai not a planned city

Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshatriya spoke at the CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference, he confessed that the BMC's new budget has not proposed any major projects for 2010, simply because there are some incomplete projects and some pending projects as well. Besides this he also stated that Mumbai-s infrastructure and transport system needed a lot of redevelopment as well.

February 4, TV 9 Mumbai
Vertical city: How to go up without going down

Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director and associate professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, Chicago, is interviewed on TV 9 Mumbai News during a news story covering the CTBUH 2010 Conference, "Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age" held in Mumbai February 3-5th.


February 4, DNA Mumbai
CTBUH 2010 Conference - Mumbai

"We are not going to talk about tall buildings over the coming three days. In fact, I say, we should stop making tall buildings because there isn't infrastructure to support them" said Antony Wood, executive director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat while inaugurating the three day CTBUH world conference 2010.


February 4, Share Bajar Bhav
CTBUH 2010 Conference - Mumbai

Top government officials, global developers, architects and planners debate at RoMF and CTBUH's urban planning world summit which will address Mumbai's infrastructure issues. It will be India's first ever urban planning world conference in Mumbai, Justice PN Bhagwati, Ex Chief Justice of India said that the government is giving full support to the plan.


February 3, Architecture & Design
Global round up

The CTBUH 2010 World Conference, focusing on 'Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age', is currently being held in Mumbai. The event will run for three days and will be based around the sustainability of existing rather than new cities. Architectural associations from around the world, high profile practices such as NBBJ and SOM.


February, The Remaking Times
Chicago Conference Marks CTBUH's 40 Years

More than 1150 delegates from 16 countries, 72 global speakers and eminent government officials came under one roof to discuss the way forward to remake our cities in the CTBUH 2010 World Conference India held from the 3rd-5th Feb 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai. The conference, jointly organized.


February, Elevator World Magazine
Chicago Conference Marks CTBUH's 40 Years

With the theme "Evolution of the Skyscraper: New Challenges in a World of Global Warming and Recession" the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held its 2009 conference in Chicago on October 22-23, 2009. The event, which drew speakers and delegates from around the world, was held on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology.


February, Lifestyle Mumbai
The Sky is the Limit

Experts from around the world will be in Mumbai for the CTBUH Global conference on tall buildings. Today is an exciting day for all those who wish to see Mumbai becoming a world-class city. The world's leading experts on tall buildings will be converging at the Renaissance hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai, for a major global conference.


February, Lifestyle Mumbai
Putting Mumbai on the World Map

The World Conference of the CTBUH that will be held February 3-5th 2010 in the city of Mumbai will see the best minds from the world of construction and infrastructure sharing their views. With an ever-increasing population (both from within and outside India), Mumbai poses a gigantic challenge to urban planners.


January 30, Times Property Mumbai
Time to "Remake Mumbai"

We all have several suggestions to make Mumbai a world-class city but nothing is materializing as we do not know from where to start. For the first time in India's planning history, construction professionals from across the globe and our country along with top government officials will come under one roof to discuss and take forward the suggestions put forth by experts at the CTBUH 2010 World Congress.


January 21, Popular Mechanics
Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design

The Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest tower in the world, officially opened in Dubai on Jan. 4. So what buildings could be the next to rise up and steal the Burj Khalifa’s crown? Here are eight future contenders. CTBUH Height Committee Chair, Peter Weismantle, and CTBUH Database Coordinator, Marshall Gerometta are quoted.


January 20, Contract Magazine
U.S. Skyscraper Designs ‘Trump’ Competition

America is standing tall—literally. Three of the top five tallest building projects completed in 2009 are located in the United States, according to data released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat yesterday, topping the list is Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower standing at 1,389 feet.

January 19, World Architecture News
Tall trend continues as CTBUH announces tallest buildings of 2009

Building big is nothing new. In 1885, the ten storey Home Insurance Building, credited with the invention of the skyscraper, rose from the streets of Chicago. From then on the aspiration to construct tall, taller and tallest has fuelled the minds of architects and developers. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat released the ten tallest buildings completed in 2009.

January 18, Engineering News-Record
Dubai Supertall is 'Supersensored'

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, keeper of building height records, has yet to verify the burj's height. But assuming the numbers released on Jan. 4 by developer Emaar Properties are accurate, the burj is the tallest building in the world based on height to architectural top, height to highest occupied floor and height to tip.

January 14, Radio Islam
Tallest Building

Jan Klerks, CTBUH Communications Manager talks with Radio Islam on the subject of tall buildings. Topics include: the new World's Tallest Building - Burj Khalifa, seismic design of tall buildings, and the motivations behind building tall.

January 10, The Financial Express
India's Vertical Quest

As the world's’ tallest building, Burj Khalifa, alters the skyline of Dubai, other nations look on to join the race of tallest skyscrapers! Countries across the globe have been modifying their policies to innovate and explore new designs. Where does India stand in this race? Do we have policies or guidelines that can make these skyscrapers a reality in India in the next ten years? The answers are still uncertain.CTBUH's Jan Klerks is quoted and CTBUH statistics referenced.


January 4, Emirates Business
Burj Dubai: Icon Rising, CTBUH featured in special issue

The CTBUH is featured extensively in this special supplement of Emirates Business on the design, construction and completion of the Burj Dubai (now Burj Kalifa). The issue includes interviews with CTBUH Trustee William Baker of SOM, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and other CTBUH members Emaar (building owner) and Samsung (contractor). Also featured are the CTBUH 2009 - A Tall Building Review and an overview of the CTBUH Height Criteria.

January 4, ABC Radio Australia
Dubai to unveil height of world's tallest building

CTBUH Contry Representative for Australia, Brett Taylor is interviewed regarding the Burj Dubai's official opening. Dubai may be in financial turmoil, but later on Monday the Emirate officially opens perhaps its most incredible construction project yet. The Burj Dubai is set to become the world's tallest building. While its exact height has been a closely guarded secret, it's known to be more than eight-hundred metres high.

January 4, World Architecture News
World's tallest building opens for business

Burj Dubai, renamed Burj Khalifa is currently the world’s tallest building. Anthony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, said: “The Burj Dubai opening marks the culmination of an incredible technical and architectural adventure. Never before has the world’s tallest building been exceeded by another building by more than approximately 60 metres, but here we see the realisation of a building more than 300 metres taller than the previous record holder.

January 4, Khaleej Times
All Eyes on Burj Dubai 

One of the closely guarded secrets associated with the tower, the height of the world’s tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, has been much speculated with ‘experts’ from around the world making studied, informed and simulated projections. The CTBUH says that Burj Dubai will fulfil all three criteria for tall buildings, which are ranked on the basis of ‘Height to Architectural Top,’ ‘Height to Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Tip.'

January 3, The Associated Press
No tall tale: Dubai to open world's highest tower

Dubai is set to open the world's tallest building amid tight security on Monday, celebrating the tower as a bold feat on the world stage despite the city state's shaky financial footing.But the final height of the Burj Dubai — Arabic for Dubai Tower — remained a closely guarded secret on the eve of its opening. At more than 2,625 feet (800 meters), it long ago vanquished its nearest rival, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. CTBUH's Jan Klerks comments.

January 2, Times Property
Remaking Mumbai - CTBUH Seminar

There is a lot of confusion and lack of knowledge as to how to go about urban planning in India. Hence the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is organizing a World Conference in Mumbai in February 2010 so that information can be shared and queries can be raised. This three day conference will act as a planning school and should be attended by Real Estate Developers, Architects and Valuers, etc.

January 2, The National
Project will probably remain world’s tallest for the near future

An Interview with Jan Klerks, the research and communications manager for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat by The National. Questions include: What impact has the financial crisis had on tall building plans? Why do cities aim to build tall towers and how does being the tallest help to shape and define them? Burj Dubai is about 818 metres. What height will its eventual successor surpass and is it possible to keep building higher and higher?

January 2, The National
Building tall is a risky business

Even before the current global financial crisis, super-tall buildings have a long history of losing money for their backers reaching back to New York’s Empire State Building. Despite its turbulent early history, the Empire State has become one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Dubai will be hoping that its record-breaking tower will have the same transforming effect. CTBUH's Jan Klerks comments.

January, Its My Biz
Putting Mumbai on the World Map

The World Conference of the CTBUH that will be held in the city in February will see the best minds from the world of construction and infrastructure sharing their views. CTBUH Mumbai 2010 will provide insights on how to re-make existing cities in a sustainable way, debating urban and policy issues while also considering what role tall buildings and increased urban density will play.

January, Architectural Record
Getting the Lay of the Land

There was a slight tinge of irony when Linked Hybrid was named as Best Tall Building of 2009 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this past October. For one thing, Steven Holl Architect's well-known Beijing housing complex consists not of one, but nine towers, the tallest of which only rises 21-stories.


January, The Big Project
Sky's the Limit

The CTBUH, along with organizational members Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture and Samsung Corporation, is featured extensively in the Big Project's January issue. CTBUH advisor Ahmad Abdelrazaq and CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks were both interviewed for the article.

January, Civil Engineering
Criteria for Classifying World's Tallest Buildings Adjusted

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has adjusted its criteria for tall buildings in response to recent developments in building design. Based in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the council is the body that determines which building qualifies to be called the world's tallest. One of the new criteria measures height from the "lowest significant pedestrian.


.. January, Architectural Record
World’s Tallest Buildings Reconsidered

The CTBUH has changed the way it measures building height. Announced on November 17, the Chicago-based organization now includes below-grade, open-air pedestrian entrances in its calculations; previously, measurements were made from the sidewalk outside the main entrance. The revisions reflect “the most recent trends in tall-building related development around the world,” says Peter Weismantle, CTBUH height committee chairman.

January, 'BbICOTHbIE' Russian Tall Buildings Magazine
Awards: Greens are Winning

The CTBUH named Linked hybrid by Steven Holl Architects erected in Beijing the “Best Tall Building Overall - 2009”. The award was bestowed at the 8th annual awards Dinner and Ceremony held October 22nd in Chicago, USA. As usual, the shortlist consisted of four designs.


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