CTBUH News

Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.

CTBUH New York City Chapter Presents: 175 Park Avenue Redevelopment

8 Dec 2021, Online Event

Developers RXR and TF Cornerstone and architect SOM will present the redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt site located adjacent to New York's Grand Central Station. This project excels in many ways including complex urban redevelopment, integration with transit, high-rise innovation, and fine grained human scaled urban habitat development.

CTBUH Seattle Chapter Presents: Climate Pledge Arena Tour

2 Dec 2021, Seattle

Join the CTBUH Seattle Chapter for a site tour of the newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena, home of the Seattle Kraken NHL team and event arena with modern sustainability features. The event will be limited to the fist 40 registrants and will be followed by a happy hour generously hosted by Mortenson Construction, the contractor for the arena.

CTBUH Looks Back Through 2021

1 Dec 2021

The Council took 2021 in stride amidst an ongoing pandemic, pivoting to virtual events when necessary but also holding in-person events when conditions allowed. In addition, many achievements were celebrated. Here are some high-level highlights over the months.

CTBUH Journal 2021 Issue IV Available Now

1 Dec 2021

The special conference edition of the CTBUH Journal 2021, Issue IV, sponsored by Schindler, coincided with the CTBUH 2021 International Conference, tracking along the theme of “The Future City: Addressing Carbon, Climate, and Societal Crises.” The issue covers whether we will see a megacity pick up from the coast and move inland away from rising seas, using plastic bottles as a direct construction material, designing well-being into hybrid work, and the tension between densification and social distancing, among other salient topics.

Meet the CTBUH: Victor Montero-Dien

1 Dec 2021

Victor Montero-Dien is the CEO and president of the Regenerative Built Environment Institute (REGENBE), in San José, Costa Rica. He has been the chair of the CTBUH Costa Rica Chapter since 2015.

Timber Trail Starts Here. Ascent Puts Milwaukee on Map for Mass Timber Design

19 Nov 2021

CTBUH CEO Antony Wood discussed sustainability and the new mass timber project Ascent, the tallest timber structure in the world, with Milwaukee Business Journal Article reporter Sean Ryan.

CTBUH 2021 Student Design Competition Winner Announced

18 Nov 2021

The 10th International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by TK Elevator, concluded on 29 October 2021, with the presentations of four finalists from a pool of more than 150 entries. After spirited deliberation, the Student Design Competition Second-Round Jury selected Smart Cube +/Fast-Assembling COVID-19 Prevention Olympic Village as the first-place winner.

CTBUH 2021 International Conference at Shenzhen

18 Nov 2021, Shenzhen

The CTBUH 2021 International Conference held in Shenzhen (one of 19 events worldwide) took place on 11 November. Delegates gathered to discuss topics around the carbon, climate, and social crises that cities face. This report highlights the event's dynamic range of presentations from top individuals across varying disciplines.

Council Takes Stock of Challenges and Opportunities at CTBUH 2021 International Conference Event in Chicago

17 Nov 2021

The CTBUH 2021 International Conference event in Chicago (one of 19 worldwide) took place on 8 November, the rooms buzzing with excitement as delegates gathered in person for the first time in years. This report contains highlights from the conference's presentations, networking reception, and offsite tours.

CTBUH 2021 International Conference

8-12 Nov 2021

The CTBUH 2021 International Conference is unlike any other, comprising CTBUH chapter events staged across multiple times zones around the world.

Should Coastal Cities Abandon the Shoreline in Order to Survive Rising Seas?

11 Nov 2021

Climate change-driven sea level rise is anticipated to range from just over half a meter to perhaps as many as three meters over the course of the next hundred years or so. A substantial number of the world’s cities, with their coastal or low-lying locations, will have to contend with the rising tide in one way or another. This begs the question: Will we see a megacity forced to relocate inland?

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Living Off the Land

13 Oct 2021, Online Event

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) together with the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has assembled a panel of thought leaders for a symposium to address food security, public common space, and how architecture can provide a self sustaining physical, cultural, and economic model for cities.

2021 CTBUH Journal Issue III Available

29 Sep 2021

CTBUH Journal 2021, Issue III, addresses the topic of carbon from a variety of angles, including best practices in tall building design towards net-zero, emissions reduction strategies, and the role of embodied carbon, among others.

CTBUH Refutes Conspiracy Theories Regarding 9/11, and the Rejection of Science in Society

9 Sep 2021

Twenty years ago, the World Trade Center collapsed due to terrorist attacks on 9/11. We reject the promulgation of false information and affirm our support of the scientific evidence about the cause of the World Trade Center collapse.

CTBUH Study Reviews 30 Years of Data

8 Sep 2021

This data study explores tall building development, visualizing how many of the world’s tallest buildings were built since 2001 and the shifts in geographic growth of tall buildings, among other data. Was 9/11 a catalyst for skyscraper growth? Read more.