Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH 'Latest' Archive, 2013

This page contains links to articles that have previously appeared on the CTBUH homepage...


December 2013

Happy Holidays!
Best wishes on behalf of our entire organization. Please note CTBUH Headquarters is closed from December 24th through January 1st.
Click to see if you can identify the buildings in our holiday card

December 2013

CTBUH Staff Given Tour of AMA Plaza
In keeping with its annual tradition, CTBUH staff enjoyed a tall-building tour as part of its holiday party. The surroundings were appropriately festive – the newly remodeled AMA Plaza, the last building designed by Mies van der Rohe, was completed in 1972.

December 2013

Top 12 Tall Happenings of 2013, Month-by-Month
This was a banner year for skyscrapers, particularly in terms of news-media interest and frothy debates about the role of skyscrapers in the context of environmental sustainability.

December 2013

Deadline for Submitting Shanghai Conference Abstracts is Approaching
The 2014 conference will convene on the overall conference theme: “Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.” CTBUH members interested in presenting at the event are now encouraged to compile a one-page abstract by the January 17, 2014 deadline.

December 2013

CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Buildings Book Now Available!
CTBUH is pleased to announce the availability of Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2013 Skyscrapers, a high-quality hardcover book that chronicles the annual awards process in which CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations in cities across the world.

December 2013

CTBUH Steers IIT Cloud Research Studio With Sustainable Cities Study
Executive Director Antony Wood and research associates Payam Bahrami and Dario Trabucco led a one-semester-long Research Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The participants received a challenge to respond to an apparently simple question: “What contributes to the sustainability of cities?”

December 2013

New York’s New Delirium
In the city where the “death of the skyscraper” was proclaimed 12 years ago, today, nothing could be further from the truth. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further, meeting with some of the most influential developers behind the booming scene.

December 2013

CTBUH Canada: Design, Cost and Return on Investment
The CTBUH Canada Chapter is pleased to announce its January 2014 event: “Design, Cost and Return on Investment,” a breakfast meeting and panel discussion to be held Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, at the University of Toronto Faculty Club.

November 2013

2012 Shanghai Post-Congress Report Released
All the Papers, Presentations and Videos from the 9th World Congress in Shanghai are now available in the just-released 2012 Post-Congress Report. Meanwhile, plans for the 2014 Shanghai Conference are gathering pace, the deadline for submitting abstracts is swiftly approaching: Jan. 17, 2014.

November 2013

Journal 2013 Issue IV Now Published
The latest issue features a case study of Gate Towers and papers on Designing Tall to Promote Physical Activity in China, The Monadnock Building, Thermal Breaks in High-Rise Balconies, and the question: Demolition or Renovation?

November 2013

Leaders’ Meeting Focuses on Increasing and Energizing Membership
The top global leadership of the CTBUH, comprised of members of the Board of Trustees, Advisory Group and Country Representatives, met in Chicago, with the primary goals of setting expectations of Country Representatives and the Advisory Group and devising ways of energizing the membership.

November 2013

Tongji University Students Visit Chicago
“Towards Zero Carbon,” a collaborative design studio between Tongji University, CTBUH and the Illinois Institute of Technology, made a week-long visit to Chicago in November.

November 2013

CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height at 1,776 Feet (541.3 meters)
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to evaluate its criteria for determining the official height of buildings, and to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New York.

November 2013

Ruling on Height of One World Trade Center to be Announced
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will hold a press conference to announce the determination of its Height Committee with respect to the architectural height of One World Trade Center, New York.

November 2013

CCTV Headquarters Named "Best Tall Building Worldwide"
As part of a nearly year-long selection process, the Awards Jury selected CCTV Headquarters as the Best Tall Building Worldwide at the 12th Annual Awards.

November 2013

CTBUH Canada Given Inside Look at Aura Tower
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour of Canada’s future tallest residential building, Aura, on October 29, 2013. When completed, the building will be 272 meters tall.

November 2013

Inaugural Regional Meeting of CTBUH Dubai
Join the Inaugural Regional Meeting of CTBUH Dubai on the evening of Wednesday, November 27th on "The Resurgence of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Development in the UAE."

November 2013

Shanghai 2014 Conference Launches at Greenland’s Office
Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days, in order to secure strong support for the conference, as well as to progress the establishment of the first new CTBUH office outside the United States.

November 2013

CTBUH Joins Launch of Mongolian Tower
Editor Daniel Safarik attended and spoke at the launch of the Morin Khuur Tower at the Construction Mongolia 2013 Expo.

November 2013

CTBUH London Conference Archive Now Available
The London Post-Conference Website is now live! With 24 presentations, 5 panel discussions, and 36 exhibitors, the London Conference drew a wide variety of industry professionals from all over the globe. View high-quality video and presentations from the event.

October 2013

World Architecture Day Prefab Panel Debates the Merits of “Factory-Made”
World Architecture Day 2013 provided numerous opportunities to consider skyscrapers from new angles. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood led a panel focused on the exigencies of pre-fabrication and modular construction.

October 2013

Two Weeks to Go to Awards Symposium
There are still places available for the free Awards Symposium on November 7th in Chicago preceding the sold-out Awards Dinner.

October 2013

One Week to Go to Facades+ Symposium
CTBUH is a supporting sponsor of Facades+, Chicago, October 24–25. All CTBUH members can benefit from an exclusive discount.

October 2013

CTBUH Canada Hosts Aura Tour
CTBUH Canada and Canderel are pleased to offer 30 participants the opportunity for small group guided tours, each demonstrating the various aspects of construction.

October 2013

The Next Five Years in Fire and Electrical Safety
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood will be giving a presentation entitled "The Changing Urban Landscape" at the NFPA symposium to be held in Washington, DC on November 13-14, 2013.

October 2013

Qatar Meeting Focuses on Tall-Building Technological Advances
A regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter was held in Doha, Qatar on October 2nd. More than 60 people attended the event at Mövenpick Tower & Suites, which was sponsored by Samsung C&T Corporation, one of the largest contractors in the world and builders of numerous supertall towers.

October 2013

2013 Awards Dinner Sold Out; Free Spaces at Symposium Still Available
The 2013 CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner tables have sold out – but there are still places available for the free Symposium preceding the awards. This is your chance to hear some of the most influential practitioners in the tall-building industry, convened in one place on one day.

October 2013

San Francisco Committee to Host Panel Discussion
The CTBUH San Francisco Committee will host its next event: "Livability/Workability in Urban Design" on Thursday, October 24 at Arup’s San Francisco office

October 2013

Journal 2013 Issue III Now Published
The latest issue features a case study of The Bow, historical reviews and futuristic visions, plus new applications for stainless steel and wood in tall buildings and more.

October 2013

CTBUH Increases World Architecture Day Role
CTBUH increases involvement at World Architecture Day to include a panel discussion hosted by Executive Director Antony Wood. CTBUH members are eligible for a 15% discount.

September 2013

Young Professionals Tour Medical Tower Under Construction
On September 12th, the CTBUH’s Young Professionals Committee was treated to a tour of the under-construction Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Care Pavilion, led by Thornton Tomasetti and Lend Lease.

September 2013

CTBUH Canada Breakfast Presentation Examines Urban Growth Pattern
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a presentation at the University of Toronto Faculty Club entitled “The GTA: A Region in Transition.” Presenter Iain Dobson, owner of Real Estate Search Corp., gave an extraordinarily insightful overview of commercial construction across the Greater Toronto Area.

September 2013

CTBUH Launch 2014 Conference: Call for Papers, Sponsors and Committees
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) will hold its next international conference in Shanghai, China from 16 to 19 September, 2014. Entitled Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism, the conference will focus on holistic thinking around buildings and cities.

September 2013

2013 Awards Dinner Tables Going Fast
Three-Quarters of the available places at the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Dinner have been taken. We expect a full house --
reserve today!

September 2013

CTBUH Qatar Plans Next Meeting: Technology and Tall Buildings
CTBUH Qatar invites you to join the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd as they hold their next Regional Meeting at Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha in West Bay.

September 2013

Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on the recently released CTBUH Tall Buildings in Numbers study of Vanity Height.

September 2013

CTBUH Seeks New International Events Manager
Events have become an essential part of the CTBUH’s mission to provide best-practice information and high-quality networking for the global tall building industry. Consequently, CTBUH is now seeking an experienced, highly energetic candidate for this full-time Events Manager role, based at our Chicago, USA headquarters office.

September 2013

Vanity Height: the Use-less Space in Today’s Tallest
CTBUH has investigated the increasing trend towards extreme spires and other extensions of supertall (300-meter-plus) buildings that do not enclose usable space, and created a new term to describe this – Vanity Height.

September 2013

The GTA, a Region in Transition
The CTBUH Canada Chapter announces its September event: “The GTA, a Region in Transition,” a breakfast meeting to be held Wednesday, September 25, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., Toronto.

September 2013

CTBUH Canada Chapter Tours Hullmark Centre
More than 40 people attended the Canada chapter’s first tall building tour, an under-construction mixed-use project in Toronto.

September 2013

CTBUH Supporting Facades+ Symposium
CTBUH is a supporting sponsor of Facades+, Chicago, October 24–25. CTBUH members receive Early Bird Special rate of US$275 before September 20.

August 2013

Global News Enhancements Go Live
The CTBUH is pleased to announce several significant enhancements to the Global News section, making it easier than ever to put the latest global tall-building news to work.

August 2013

Finding the Forest Through the Trees: Building Tall with Timber
In the upcoming CTBUH Journal Issue 2013-III, Michael Green talks about the case for building tall buildings using mass timber. Preview the Q & A here.

August 2013

2013 Awards Events – Speaker Program Announced
The agenda for the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards, Dinner and Symposium has been set, with high-caliber speakers confirmed.

August 2013

Atlantic Yards B2 – Modular on the Rise
It seems increasingly evident that 2013 will be remembered as The Year of Prefab in the tall-building community. At 32 stories, B2 promises to become the world’s tallest modular building, however briefly.

August 2013

CTBUH Research Team Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
Dario Trabucco of the CTBUH Research Team, involved in the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal, visited Despe Spa on July 17.

August 2013

CTBUH Melbourne Committee Launches
At the end of July, the Melbourne City Representatives for the CTBUH held the inaugural event for the newly-formed Melbourne Committee.

August 2013

Register for the 12th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner
Registration is open for the 12th Annual CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony and Dinner. All award winners will be recognized and awards conferred at the iconic S. R. Crown Hall, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The event will take place on November 7, 2013.

August 2013

CTBUH Supporting World Architecture Day
CTBUH is participating in World Architecture Day in New York, October 6-8, 2013. Members receive a 15% discount on admission.

July 2013

Join the CTBUH Canada: Hullmark Centre Tour
Building on the successful inaugural CTBUH Canada event, the first in a series of tall building and urban site tours will commence at the Hullmark Centre at Yonge and Sheppard in North York on August 13th, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

July 2013

CTBUH Announces Inaugural 10 Year Award
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced its first 10 Year Award recipient: 30 St. Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom, popularly known as “The Gherkin.”

July 2013

2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews Available
Interviews were conducted by CTBUH Special Media Correspondent Jeff Herzer, in conjunction with the 2012 Shanghai Congress.

July 2013

CTBUH, IIT to Lead Symposium on The Future of Cities at AAAS Meeting
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology, will facilitate a symposium at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago, Feb. 14-17, 2014.

July 2013

CTBUH Launches Indonesia Chapter
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat launched its Indonesia chapter on July 5, at the site of the future Signature Tower. The event was hosted by PDW Architects and Signature Tower Jakarta, drawing more than 100 participants.

July 2013

2013 CTBUH Awards Dinner & Symposium Registration Now Open
The CTBUH 2013 Award Winners will be recognized and awards conferred at the CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner on November 7th, 2013.

July 2013

CTBUH Researchers Meet ACME, Uncover Cost of Steel Recycling Process
The CTBUH research team made a short trip to visit ACME Refining to collect more information regarding the energy involved in steel scrap and the processes employed in the scrap facility’s inputs and outputs.

July 2013

MahaNakhon Hosts Thailand Chapter Launch
As part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, the CTBUH Thailand Chapter launched on the site of Thailand’s next tallest building in Bangkok, June 24.

July 2013

CTBUH Announces 2013 Innovation Award Winners
Presented with an extremely strong set of submissions, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two winners of its 2013 Innovation Award. The highlighted innovations stand to revolutionize the technology, sustainability and efficiency of tall building construction and operation.

July 2013

CTBUH Researchers Tour MBL Recycling Plant
The CTBUH research team made a visit to MBL Recycling to gather more information for the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project, funded by ArcelorMittal.

July 2013

CTBUH Announces 2013 Awards Winners
Regional winners from Canada, China, UK and UAE; 11 finalists; Lifetime achievement awards: Henry Cobb, Clyde Baker.

July 2013

The Tall Building Reference Book: Fundamental Resource Now Available
The CTBUH has released The Tall Buildings Reference Book, a comprehensive volume that encompasses the wide range of technical knowledge across the CTBUH community.

July 2013

Wind Tunnel Testing Guide Now Released
The CTBUH has released Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings, a technical guide that sets forth general guidelines for wind tunnel tests, as they apply to tall buildings, in a format that is useful to building professionals and regulatory authorities involved in tall buildings, as well as wind specialists.

July 2013

Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows
Two individuals have been named as Fellows of the CTBUH: Ahmad Abdelrazaq of Samsung C&T Corporation and Felino Palafox Jr. of Palafox Associates.

July 2013

London Conference Draws Tall Buildings’ Best
The CTBUH 2013 Conference was a resounding success, gathering more than 750 professionals for enlightening sessions, networking and technical tours.

June 2013

Italian Team Wins Research Seed Funding
A research team from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, was named the winner of the CTBUH’s second research seed funding grant during the 2013 London Conference Dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

June 2013

Journal 2013 Issue II Now Published
The second journal issue of the year is now available, with papers on The Leadenhall Building, Building Tall in a 2,000-Year-Old City, Office vs. Residential, Engineering Tall in Historic Cities, Limiting Tall, and more.

June 2013

Elevator Technology Attracts Global Attention

KONE has launched its UltraRope technology, which is “one of the biggest breakthroughs in elevator technology since the advent of the Otis safety elevator.”


June 2013

Activity at the CTBUH London Conference

Tall Building Industry Gathers in London
See the highlights from the tall building event of the year…

June 10, Pre-Conference June 11, Day 1
June 12, Day 2 June 13, Day 3

June 2013

Online Conference Registration Closed / On-Site Registration Available
On-site Registration will be available from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Monday, 10 June and beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday, 11 June at The Brewery.

June 2013

London Conference Kicks Off June 11
Delegates are flocking to London for the highly anticipated CTBUH International Conference. New participants can register at the event location.

June 2013

Regional Events Planned in Asia
Chapter activity ramps up in Bangkok and Jakarta as CTBUH increases outreach in Southeast Asia. Representatives of the next tallest buildings in each city will present.

June 2013

The Skyscraper Center Upgraded
The Center now tracks tall-building helipad heights and energy labels, while the ranking navigation buttons and “Create List” function, have been made smoother.

May 2013

Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
The designers of Shanghai Tower presented to a capacity crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, at an event hosted by the Young Professionals Committee. More than 150 people attended a detailed multidisciplinary presentation by Grant Uhlir, Gensler; Dennis Poon, Thornton Thomasetti and Christian Von Holten, Cosentini Associates.

May 2013

CTBUH San Francisco Holds Inaugural Event
The new San Francisco chapter of the CTBUH held its first public event on May 14 at Gensler headquarters, drawing more than 100 guests to a panel discussion on the future of the burgeoning South of Market Area.

May 2013

600+ Now Registered for London Conference. Secure Your Place Today!
Only four days remain to secure standard registration rates for the CTBUH International Conference, “Height and Heritage,” 11-13 June, at the Brewery, London. The closing date for standard registration rates is this Friday, May 24. After this time, late-registration fees – a 15 percent increase – will apply.

May 2013

Only 2 Weeks to Go for Standard London Conference Registration
Only two weeks remain to secure standard registration rates for the CTBUH International Conference, “Height and Heritage,” 11-13 June, at the Brewery, London.

May 2013

World Architecture News Interviews Conference Speakers
Fifteen architects, engineers, and industry experts, set to speak at the CTBUH Conference in London 11-13 June, talk to World Architecture News about building tall.

May 2013

Newly Formed CTBUH Canada Chapter Holds First Event
The first event organized by the new CTBUH Canada Chapter in Toronto drew more than 65 participants from across the tall building community. The event centered around a presentation entitled “Canada and the Global Movements in Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges” from Executive Director Antony Wood.

May 2013

Join the San Francisco Committee's Inaugural Event
Please join the CTBUH Local Committee for the San Francisco inaugural event featuring an expert panel on the future of the SOMA district.

May 2013

London Conference to Host Launch of Two CTBUH Books
The CTBUH Tall Buildings Reference Book and CTBUH Wind Tunnel Testing Technical Guide will be launched during a special breakfast session on Day 2 of the CTBUH London Conference June 12th, with Taylor & Francis Publishers, and the kind sponsorship of RWDI.

May 2013

CTBUH Journal Issue II to Focus on Europe
In coordination with the Council on Tall Buildings’ London Conference 11-12 June, the next edition of the CTBUH Journal reflects the growing global reach of the Council and the rapid pace of tall construction in Europe.

April 2013

Shanghai Tower: Creating The World’s Second Tallest Building
The CTBUH Young Professionals Committee is pleased to announce a multidisciplinary presentation on the Shanghai Tower’s design and construction process at the Chicago Architecture Foundation on May 22, 5:30-9:00pm.

April 2013

CTBUH Videos Now on YouKu
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to develop a presence on YouKu, China’s most popular video service.

April 2013

Photos Released of China's Future Tallest
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial Center. The structure is now China's second-tallest, and will be the tallest upon completion in 2014.

April 2013

Willis Group Confirmed for London Conference
Rounding out the roster of substantial owner-developers involved in the London Conference, Willis Group has confirmed its sponsorship of the event, kindly sponsoring the opening breakfast on June 11. In addition, Carmine Bilardello, Senior VP of Willis Group, will be a keynote speaker.

April 2013

Canada and the Global Movements in Tall: Trends, Drivers, Challenges
The CTBUH Canada Chapter announces its inaugural event, a breakfast meeting to be held Thursday May 2nd, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., Toronto.

April 2013

Diverse Research Proposals Received from 12 Countries
The CTBUH’s second research seed funding initiative has generated 40 proposals from around the world. The seed funding initiative, sponsored by ARUP, will award $20,000 to help a research team develop a relevant research idea and attract more funding.

April 2013

CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards: April 30th Deadline Approaching
There are now only three weeks to go before the submission deadline for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's 12th Annual Awards program. Submit your tall building projects for consideration for one of the Council’s Best Tall Building awards.

April 2013

CTBUH Researchers, Clark Construction Meet
The CTBUH research team met with Senior Project Manager Chris Phares of Clark Construction Group to discuss details the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal.

April 2013

400 Registered So Far for London Conference: See Who's Attending
With two months to go to the event itself, almost 400 people from 29 countries are already registered for the Conference. The London Conference promises to be one of the most significant events in the Council’s 44-year history.

April 2013

CTBUH Awards Jury Announced
The CTBUH Awards Jury, chaired by Jeanne Gang, has been announced. Submissions for the 12th Annual Awards are due by April 30, 2013.

April 2013

Annual InfoArchive 2012 Released
The 2012 edition of CTBUH's annual InfoArchive, the compendium of tall building-related articles from around the globe, is now released.

March 2013

London Conference Program Released
For the first time, see the list of speakers and events in the London Conference program, including social events at The Gherkin, The Shard and the Royal Courts of Justice.

March 2013

YPC Holds Student Workshop on Coast at Lakeshore East
The Young Professionals Committee hosted its first student workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Coast at Lakeshore East, covering the design and construction of the newest tower on Chicago's waterfront.

March 2013

Journal 2013 Issue I Now Published
The first journal issue of the year is now available, with papers on Kingdom Tower, Skyscraper Reborn in Venezuela, Vertical Universities, Fire Safety in Hong Kong, The Year in Numbers, and more.

March 2013

CTBUH Trustees Meet in Chicago to Discuss Council's Future
The board of trustees of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held its annual meeting at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on March 4. As a first order of business, the board welcomed three new trustees.

March 2013

CTBUH Research Seed Funding Opportunity Deadline Nearing
The deadline is fast-approaching for the CTBUH's 2013 International Research Seed Funding initiative, which will award $20,000 for an early-stage research project. Applications are due to the CTBUH by March 31.

March 2013

Young Professionals Committee Hosts Student Workshop
The workshop will include a presentation on the design and construction of The Coast at Lakeshore East and afterward Young Professionals Committee members will stick around to mingle with students and answer any questions on studio projects, the job market, and possible future presentation topics.

March 2013

CTBUH Meets with ArcelorMittal Research Office
The CTBUH visited ArcelorMittal’s research offices to make progress on the research project “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings,” funded by ArcelorMittal.


March 2013

Commemorating W. Gene Corley, Structural Engineering Giant
The Council was saddened to hear Dr. W. Gene Corley, long standing contributor to CTBUH and CTBUH leader, passed away on March 1, 2013 at the age of 77.


March 2013

Call for Awards; Best Tall Buildings, Innovation Award & "10 Year Award"
Submissions for the 12th Annual Awards are now being accepted, including the new "10 Year Award," with a submission deadline of April 30, 2013.


March 2013

Titans of UK Construction Confirmed for London Conference
UK construction giants Laing O'Rourke, Brookfield Multiplex and Skanska will present at the 2013 London Conference. The complete list of speakers confirmed so far can be found here.


March 2013

Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings Survey Two
Second survey launched on Evaluation and Ranking of Tall Building Research. The “Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings” is an initiative led by the CTBUH, CIB and UNESCO to identify topics that deserve priority research activities in the field of tall buildings.


February 2013

China Broad Chairman Zhang Yue to Present Plans on “Sky City”
After capturing the imagination of the world with the time lapse video of their 30-story pre-fabricated tower being erected in 15 days, the China Broad Group are now planning the next "World's Tallest”; the 838m pre-fabricated “Sky City.”


February 2013

CTBUH Seeking Contributors for Façade Access Technical Guide
The CTBUH is pleased to announce the next addition to its recent Technical Guide series, Façade Access and Maintenance in High-Rise Buildings, which will serve as the first major industry reference on the topic.


February 2013

CTBUH Launches YouTube Channel
On the newly launched CTBUH YouTube channel, view videos and playlists from the Council's extensive library of interviews and event coverage, including the recent Awards Symposium and the Shanghai Congress


February 2013

Latest work from Nottingham
The three recent design studios from the University of Nottingham look at environmentally friendly towers in Abu Dhabi, London, New York and Singapore in 25 new projects


February 2013

Finch, Murray, Tavernor & Thurley Confirmed for London Conference Debate
Longtime architectural and urban commentator Paul Finch has confirmed to chair a panel of prominent experts during the CTBUH 2013 London Conference focused on the event’s central theme – the challenges of developing tall buildings in historic cities.


February 2013

Young Professionals Student Workshop on Vertical University
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a student workshop at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Roosevelt Tower, covering the architecture, structure and construction of the vertical university in downtown Chicago. The presentation was led by members of the design and construction team.


February 2013

CTBUH Confirms Three New Trustees
The CTBUH has confirmed the next generation of industry leaders to join its Board of Trustees; the group that oversees and directs the Council’s strategy. The three new trustees are: Cathy Yang of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, Craig Gibbons of Arup and David Malott of Kohn Pedersen Fox.


January 2013

Key Stakeholders Meet to Launch Life Cycle Research Project
The Structural Engineering Peer Review Panel for the ArcelorMittal funded “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” research project met in Chicago for the first time to discuss the project in detail and agree to a framework for the research.


January 2013

Thornton Tomasetti Promotes CTBUH Outrigger Guide
Thornton Tomasetti celebrates CTBUH's recently published "Outrigger Design for High-rise Buildings" as an indispensible tool for tall building design. Engineers at the company were deeply involved in creating the guide, providing information from their previous work on supertalls.


January 2013

CTBUH Seeks Three New Staff, including new China Office Director
In line with recent significant growth, the Council is looking to make the following appointments, in conjunction with the prestigious College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago: International Operations Director, CTBUH Editor and Web Developer

January 2013

Qatar Chapter Meeting Focuses on Facades
More than 50 people gathered for 2013's first regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Doha. The event was held at Mövenpick Tower & Suites and sponsored by Gartner Steel and Glass GmbH, one of the world's largest fabricators and erectors of façades.


January 2013

Young Professionals Committee Hosts Student Workshop
The workshop will include a presentation on the design and construction of Roosevelt Tower, and afterward Young Professionals Committee members will stick around to mingle with students and answer any questions on studio projects, the job market, or working in the industry.

January 2013

London Conference Thames Boat Tour Hosted by Peter Rees
A unique opportunity to view London’s tall buildings and historical landmarks, from the River Thames, which has acted as a catalyst for London’s phenomenal growth over the last 500 years.

January 2013

New Monthly Video Series
Each month the CTBUH spotlights a short video featuring leaders in the tall building industry addressing key questions related to the field.

January 2013

Dessau Institute of Architecture Design Studios
The recent design studios, S(pace)maker and Tu(r)ning29, from the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) look at revitalizing two existing tall structures with new life.

January 2013

CTBUH 2012 Review Excites Extensive Media Coverage
The international media was quick to pick up on the CTBUH’s newly-published Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012, including the fact that the number of global tall building completions failed to increase for the first time in six years. Delays pushed many completion dates into 2013, when the completions are expected to rise again.

January 2013

Conference Early Bird Deadline Looming
Act now to take advantage of special low rates for the London 2013 Conference. The early bird deals end January 25, 2013! Click here to see the latest list of speakers.

January 2013

Global Tall Building Completions Drop, But Uptick Expected in 2013
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined in 2012, as the effects of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis became evident in tall building construction in many Western countries. Sixty-six buildings taller than 200 meters were completed during 2012, the third most in history. 

January 2013

CTBUH 2013 International Research Seed Funding
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2013 International Research Seed Funding initiative – culminating with an award of US$20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH International Conference to be held in London, UK from June 11-13, 2013.

January 2013

Executive Director Visits University of Nottingham to Accredit Masters
The University of Nottingham welcomed Executive Director Antony Wood to meet the students, view their latest work and to discuss the development of the Masters Course in Sustainable Tall Buildings.

January 2013

Interviews from 2012 Awards Event Online
Ten leading experts sat down for interviews during the recent CTBUH Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner to discuss the latest industry trends.


'Latest' Archive

For content from 2015 and older, please click one of the archive years below.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008