The Council has been awarded a grant by the FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing Program to support one of its most popular publications: the Tall Building Reference Guide.
The grant is earmarked to assist in the development of the CTBUH Reference Guide in 2012. The first edition of the guide was published in 2010 (see more here). The grant will help the CTBUH continue its ongoing mission to disseminate information about buildings and the built environment throughout the world.
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood expressed his appreciation for the assistance stating:
“We are excited to be able to develop an updated CTBUH Reference Guide for the public during 2012 and very grateful to FURTHERMORE Grants In Publishing for recognizing the unique contribution that our publications provide to understanding one of the most visible and iconic features of cities - tall buildings!”
Because of the support from the FURTHERMORE Program, the planned updated CTBUH Reference Guide will offer new features and will be a vastly improved and expanded publication from the previous guide. The first edition of the guide quickly established itself as a useful tool for building enthusiasts as well as professionals to examine global trends in tall building development. The first edition sold out within six months. The new guide’s various studies and feature articles will offer an easy-to-use format that captures statistical information as well as narrative descriptions of significant tall buildings all in one place.
An initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the New York based FURTHERMORE Program supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. Mr. Jacob Merrill Kaplan (1891-1987) established The J. M. Kaplan Fund in 1945 and was its president until 1977. The Fund was capitalized by profits from Mr. Kaplan's business operations, most notably the sale of the Welch Grape Company to the National Grape Co-operative Association in Westfield, New York. Ms. Joan K. Davidson, a daughter of the founder, currently heads the FURTHERMORE Program.