CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

February 2019

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2019 Innovation Conference:
Initial Speakers Announced

With the initial speakers and topics announced, and the Conference fast approaching, now is the best time to register before rates go up on 8 March!

CTBUH Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

In association with our 2018 Tall Building Year in Review, CTBUH has generated a number of predictions that provide a snapshot of the year to come.

Global Tall Building News

21-Story Timber Tower Wins Approval in Milwaukee

The 21-story Ascent would feature a building frame made with high-grade engineered timber.

Four Luxury Apartment Towers Coming to San José

The project emphasizes smart technologies and resource-efficient construction practices.

Five Workers Killed as Crane Collapses in Bangkok

Construction on the 35-story tower has been halted pending an investigation by local authorities.

Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Kiel, Germany

The proposal embraces a flexible design system that allows the scheme to adapt to future demands.

NYC Penthouse Now the Most Expensive Home in the US

The luxury penthouse property at 220 Central Park South in Manhattan was sold for $238 million.

Plans Submitted for 35-Story London Bridge Tower

The office-led tower would include an abundance of retail facilities, leisure space, and a public garden.

Totally Timber Smart City Proposed for Toronto

If the site is approved and developed as planned, it would become the largest timber project in the world.

Construction Begins on Cairo’s 385-Meter Iconic Tower

Pouring has begun on the foundations for Iconic Tower, which could become Africa’s tallest building.

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Ceremony Unveils "Highest Concert Hall" Signboard

The signboard was inaugurated in the concert hall of One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 in China.

21 February Event to Launch 10th World Congress

Join us in Chicago for a screening of Leaning Out, a documentary film on Leslie E. Robertson.

Now Available:
CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I

This issue examines communal green spaces at height, measuring tall building floor area, and more.

Moments in CTBUH History: The Council’s Inception

In recognition of our 50th Anniversary, this retrospective series will progress throughout 2019.

Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing, China

Sited near Beijing’s largest park, the complex is envisioned as an extension of its green space.

Latest Publication: Skyspaces in Tall Buildings

This Technical Guide highlights case studies of large, multi-floor communal spaces at height.

Research Paper: Modelling the Plasco Tower Collapse

This paper presents the most detailed analysis to date of the 16-story tower’s 2017 collapse in Tehran.

Video: A New Typology of High-Rise Schools for Australia

This seminar, held by the CTBUH Australia Chapter, examines a high-rise school project in Sydney.

Upcoming Events

10th World Congress Lead-Up Event #1

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States
21 February 2019

CTBUH Malaysia:
The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

Grand Hyatt,
Kuala Lumpur, MY
21 February 2019

CTBUH 2019 Innovation Conference

Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
08-10 April 2019

CTBUH 10th World Congress

Radisson Blu Chicago, Aqua Tower, Chicago, US
28 Oct – 02 Nov 2019
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