Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH 'Latest' Archive, 2008
This page contains links to articles that appeared on the CTBUH homepage in 2008...

The Structural Design of Tall & Special Buildings     Dec. 2008

CTBUH 2nd Annual Edition of 'The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings' Released
The papers contained in this journal continue the theme and dialogue started at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai —that of ‘Sustainability in the Context of Tall’.


Aqua Tower Tour  

Dec. 2008

CTBUH Aqua Tower Tour, December, 2008
CTBUH staff had the great opportunity to receive an educational tour of the Aqua Tower guided, by Jim Loewenberg (Magellan Development Group), Randy Bullard (McHugh Construction) and Mauricio Sanchez (Studio Gang Architects).

CTBUH Journal Issue 3, 2008  

Dec. 2008

CTBUH Journal Issue 3, 2008 Released

This issue features a case study on the CCTV building by Arup,  research papers on Vertical Farming and Partial Occupancies for  Tall  Buildings and reports from the CTBUH Awards Dinner, Moscow Gaining Height Conference and CTBUH seminars in Australia.

Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Award Winning Projects Nov. 2008

Best Tall Buildings 2008 Book
To celebrate this year’s CTBUH Award winners, the Council has published this 128 page book in conjunction with publisher Elsevier / Architectural Press. The book profiles the winning buildings and honorable nominees in writing, photographs and drawings.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Nov. 2008

Shanghai World Financial Center named ‘Best Tall Building Overall’ at CTBUH Awards Dinner, Nov. 20
Also recognized were the New York Times Building, 51 Lime Street and the Bahrain World Trade Center. Lifetime  Awards went to Cesar Pelli and William Baker at a dinner attended by 240 people.


Nov. 2008

Antony Wood Presentation at the 'Chicago Humanities Festival'
As part of the 'Chicago Humanities Festival' held in Chicago on the 2nd of November 2008, Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council, gave the presentation, 'Tall, Taller, Tallest...!' an overview on the basics of tall buildings: Definitions, Trends, Drivers, Challenges.

Report on Seminars / Meetings with Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (ACTBUH), November, 2008  

Nov. 2008

Report on Seminars / Meetings with ACTBUH, November, 2008

Antony Wood reports back from Australia where he presented Urban Futures: Green or Grey? The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability” in both Brisbane and Sydney. Click
here for more information and to watch the video.

  Oct. 2008

‘Moscow Gaining Height’ Conference 
Held in the prestigious setting of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel Moscow, from the 22nd – 24th October 2008, the 120 delegates in attendance were treated to an inspiring three days of information and cultural exchange. Click
here for the full conference report and images.

  Oct. 2008

Chris Abel Presentation at IIT: Foster in China

Invited to talk by the CTBUH and College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, eminent academic and author Chris Abel presents a detailed overview of the Chinese work of architecture firm Norman Foster and Partners.

Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update   Oct. 2008

Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Update
Following meetings in August and  October of 2008, the Working Group have announced the chapter plan for  a 200-page, richly illustrated book,  entitled the ‘CTBUH Guide to  Sustainability for Tall Buildings in  Urban Environments’.

CTBUH Comments on NIST WTC7 Collapse Report   Oct. 2008

CTBUH Response to NIST WTC7 Report
The CTBUH have issued a response providing feedback on the NIST  WTC7 fire and collapse report. To view this document, click
The Council has also been collecting comments and observations on the NIST Report on our forum.

CTBUH Governance   Oct. 2008

Changes to CTBUH Governance
In line with its expanding operation, the CTBUH is undertaking changes to its Governance, including the creation of a new Board of Trustees. Learn more on the changes, and confirmation of the new Board of Trustees.

Nakheel Tower   Oct. 2008

Nakheel Harbour and Tower: Tallest Building Under Construction in the World
Nakheel have announced they are constructing a tower over a kilometer tall with over 200 floors. Although the exact height is unknown, foundation work has already commenced, making the tower the tallest building under construction in the world.

  David Scott, CTBUH Chairman and Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director will be presenting at a number of prestigious international conferences and events in the coming weeks.

CTBUH Journal

Sept. 2008

CTBUH Journal, 2008, Issue 2
This issue of the Journal includes papers on the Shanghai World Financial Center, sustainability through greener concrete, sustainable rating systems around the world, fire safety in the context of unique facade designs and much more.

Korean CTBUH   Sept. 2008

Introduction of the Korean CTBUH
This new Asian branch of the CTBUH recently launched at the 2008 International Symposium on Tall Buildings in Seoul, where CTBUH Chairman David Scott presented a certificate of appreciation to Professor Kim, Sang Dae for his work in establishing this organization.

Shanghai World Financial Center   Sept. 2008

CTBUH welcomes Mori Building as a Supporting Contributor as the Shanghai World Financial Center opens for business
The building is now the tallest in the world in the categories "highest occupied floor" and "height to top of roof".

IABSE Conference, 2008  
Sept. 2008

IABSE Conference, Chicago, 17-19 September, 2008

The CTBUH is proud to be a partner on IABSE’s 2008 Chicago Congress: 'Creating and Renewing Urban Structures - Tall Buildings Bridges and Infrastructure' 17th-19th September 2008. See additional information and instructions.

Sustainabiliy Working Group Meeting 1   Aug. 2008

CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability Working Group Inaugural Meeting
The meeting took place on August 1st, at the LEED Platinum rated Chicago Center for Green Technology and was attended by some of the world’s leading experts on tall buildings and sustainability.

New CTBUH Staff Positions  
July 2008

New CTBUH Staff Positions

In line with recent growth, the Council is pleased to announce the creation of 3 new full-time staff positions; a Research Manager, a Communications Manager and a Production Assistant. See more detailed job descriptions and the application procedures.

CTBUH Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings   June. 2008

CTBUH Seismic Design Working Group announce world tour to promote findings
The authors of the CTBUH
Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings are embarking on a world tour to promote the significant findings made. Click here for dates, venues and more.

May 2008

Photos and Videos of CTBUH Dubai Congress on-line

here to view over 300 photos of the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai, or here to watch videos of the presentations. A CD-ROM version of the Congress Proceedings is also available, containing all 101 technical papers.

Jan. 2008

Tallest 10 Buildings Completed in 2007

Topping the list is the 333m Rose Rotana Tower in Dubai, which also becomes the world's tallest hotel-only building. Of the overall ten tallest buildings, four are located in the Middle East, four in Asia, one in North America and one in Europe.

Jan. 2008

'Tall & Green' Student Design Proposals

The Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture and the CTBUH are delighted to present the student high-rise design projects from the 2007 / 08 ‘Tall & Green’ advanced architecture studio module. View
eight cutting-edge designs.

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