CTBUH Tall Building Newsletter

June 2019

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Call for Abstracts: Timber Rising Program Room

Contribute to the discussion around tall timber by submitting an abstract to the “Timber Rising” Program at the 2019 World Congress.

CTBUH Announces 2019 Global Walking Tour

Now in its sixth year, this event offers an interactive glimpse into the best urban features of cities around the world through organized tours.

Global Tall Building News

Construction Expected to Start on Rare Minneapolis High-Rise

After being nearly untouched for 20 years, the city skyline will receive a 35-story, mixed-use tower.

Steel World Headquarters Demolished in Bethlehem

A former symbol of the strength of the American steel industry, the 21-story building was imploded in under a minute.

Redevelopment Details Emerge for Stadium District in Tokyo

The proposal for the 17.4-hectare site includes a 40-story mixed-use tower and a rugby stadium.

Tallest Building in the City of London Tops Out

The 62-story skyscraper topped out at 278.2 meters and will feature a food market and the highest free public viewing gallery in London.

The First Vertical University Campus in Madrid Takes Shape on La Castellana

Currently under construction, the 36-story skyscraper is expected to top out in the summer of 2019.

Mosque with a 265-Meter Minaret Reaches Completion in Algiers

After seven years of construction, the mosque will be the largest in Africa and the world’s third biggest.

CTBUH Student Design Competition Featured in Architectural Review

CTBUH participated in a Q&A about what applicants should keep in mind for the 2019 Design Competition.

Vertical City Design Unveiled for Quito

The curved mixed-use tower’s herringbone-patterned cladding is an ode to a nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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CTBUH-IIT Design Studio Holds Final Review

The collaborative design studio saw students develop net-zero carbon skyscrapers for a site in Shenzhen.

Ropeless Elevators Research Report Now Available

The implications of multidirectional elevator systems in tall buildings are explored in this new research report.

CTBUH Bulgaria Holds Inaugural Regional Event

CTBUH held a seminar in Sofia on the development of the country’s tallest buildings across generations.

Moments in CTBUH History: Awards Program

Beginning in 2002, the Awards have evolved into a prestigious honor for the multidisciplinary urban landscape.

Tall Building Features

Building Case Study: Hanking Center Tower, Shenzhen

The world’s tallest off-set core building enables social workspaces through an uncluttered plan.

Featured Publication: Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat Vol 2

Get a copy of this annual overview of the world’s best tall buildings, urban spaces, and engineering feats.

Research Paper: Off-Set Core Trends in Tall Buildings

This paper explores the drivers behind off-set cores through the history of tall building layouts.

Video: Post Mannerism in Skyscraper Design

Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects, delves into the design of American Copper Buildings and others.

Upcoming Events

2019 CCHRB Seminar on Chicago Developments

Harris Bank Auditorium
Chicago, US
13 June 2019

CTBUH Serbia Regional Event

Hilton Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
19 June 2019

Ninth Italian Tall Building Conference

Triennale di Milano
Milan, Italy
25 June 2019

CTBUH 10th World Congress

Radisson Blue Chicago, Aqua Tower
Chicago, US
28 Oct–2 Nov 2019
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