Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH Chicago Conference, 2006

Thinking Outside the Box: Tapered, Tilted, Twisting Towers
Chicago, October 25 - 26, 2006

Chicago 2006: Thinking Outside the Box       The CTBUH was delighted to return to Chicago, the home of the Council, with offices based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. Chicago was the perfect venue for a conference on tall buildings, with its great skyline of spectacular towers and many more under construction. Many nations were represented by owners, architects, engineers, builders, building officials and technical specialists of all types related to the building industry.

The conference theme "Thinking Outside the Box: Tapered, Tilted, Twisted Towers" was addressed by many of the world's leading experts in architecture, engineering and construction, with detailed investigations into many different aspects of these unusual articulated towers.



Wednesday, October 25

David Scott   
 
Day 1 Welcome & Opening Remarks
David Scott (CTBUH Chairman)

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Rob Smilowitz   Progressive Collapse: Report on Council Working Group Activities
Craig Gibbons, Arup; Rob Smilowitz, Weidlinger

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Simon Lay   Fire & Life Safety: Report on Council Working Group Activities
Simon Lay, WSP Cantor Seinuk

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Session 1


Sabah Al Reyes   Session 1 Chair and Introduction
Sabah Al Reyes, President, PACE-Kuwait

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Charles Reid   The Purpose of Iconoclastic Buildings in Modern Urban Design
Charles Reid, Gale International

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Jamie Von Klemperer   Curving Korea
Jamie Von Klemperer, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

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Shigeru Hikone   Twisting in Tokyo: Unusual Buildings in High Seismic Regions
Professor Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shigeru Hikone, Arup





Session 2


Robert Schubert   Session 2 Chair and Introduction
Robert Schubert, Vice President, Boston Properties

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Marc Zobek   Facade Opportunities for the Irregular Building
Marc Zobec, Permasteelisa

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Karel Vollers   Glass Reflections in Articulated Buildings
Karel Vollers, Delft University

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Lee Herzog
  Achieving the Impossible? Cleaning Systems for Complex Towers
Lee Herzog, Chairman, Citadel Consulting Group


Questions & Answers Session 2   Q & A - Session 2


Session 3


David Scott   Session 3 Chair and Introduction
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman

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Shahab Lufti   How the Irregular Adds Value
Shahab Lutfi, Dubai Properties

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Patrik Schumacher   Keynote Talk - Thinking Outside the Box
Patrik Schumacher, Founding Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects

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Questions and Answers Session 3   Q & A - Session 3

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Session 4


Douglas Mass
  Session 4 Chair and Introduction
Douglas Mass, PE, President, Consentini


Robert Halvorson   The Tapered of Tilted, Twisted and Tapered: Moscow City Tower
Robert A. Halvorson, Halvorson & Partners

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Sam Crignano   Building a New Form of Tower From Competition to Implementation
Sam Crignano, Cityzen Development Corporation

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Yansong Ma   Out of the Box in China and Toronto
Yansong Ma, MAD Design; Yosuke Hayano, MAD Design

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Jeanne Gang   Materials Process and Tools: Towards the 'Particular'
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

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Questions and Answers, Session 4   Q & A - Session 4

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Thursday, October 26


Antony Wood   Opening Remarks
Antony Wood (CTBUH Executive Director)

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Michael Willford   Report on Council Working Group Activities: Seismic Design and Sustainable Design
Mike Willford, Arup; Antony Wood, CTBUH

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Session 5


Mark Frisch   Session 5 Chair and Introduction
Mark Frisch, AIA, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

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Sam Assefa   The Role of Articulated Towers in the Urban Fabric
Lori T. Healy, Commissioner, City of Chicago
Sam Assefa, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago


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Peter Wynne Rees   How I Squeezed the Gherkin
Peter Wynne Rees, Chief Planner, City of London

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Questions & Answers, Session 5   Q & A -  Session 5

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Session 6


Robert Halvorson   Session 6 Chair and Introduction
Robert Halvorson, President, Halvorson & Partners

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Nicholas Billotti   Construction of Articulated Towers
Nicholas Billotti, Turner Construction

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William Baker   Tapered and Twisted Towers
William Baker, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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Jonathan Knowles   Leveraging Technology to Eliminate Communication Delays and Streamline Building Workflows
Amar Hanspal, Jonathan Knowles, Autodesk Collaboration Solutions
Darren Rizza, Skidmore Owings & Merrill


Question & Answers, Session 6   Q & A -  Session 6

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Session 7


David Scott   Challenges of Iconic Towers - Introduction for Daniel Libeskind
David Scott, CTBUH Chairman

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Daniel Libeskind   Keynote Talk - Breaking Ground
Daniel Libeskind, Studio Daniel Libeskind

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Questions & Answers, Session 7   Q & A - Session 7

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Session 8

Chair: Simon Strzelecki, Bovis Lend Lease

Roy Denoon   Predicting Wind Effects and Performance of the Irregular
Roy Denoon, CPP

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Michael Willford   New Structural Design Concepts for High-Rise Buildings of the 21st Century
Michael Willford, Arup

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Paul Morrell   The Economics of the Unusual
Paul Morrell, Partner, Davis Langdon Seah International

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Antony Wood   Beyond Sculpture: Tall Buildings and Place
Antony Wood, CTBUH

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Ken Yeang   Designing Dark Green Skyscrapers
Ken Yeang, Director, Llewellyn Davies Yeang

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Questions & Answers, Session 8   Q & A - Session 8

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David Scott  

Closing Remarks

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