As buildings grow taller and occupy more of the world’s climatic zones, the field of steel construction will continue to evolve. The Steel Advances workshop at the 10th World Congress will address the many challenges of the steel industry, including how to prevent seismic performance by incorporating more flexibility into the strength properties of steel, and considering how this fully recyclable material can be kept intact for reuse after a building reaches the end of its life cycle. Visit the link in our bio to learn more and register for this workshop. #FeaturedProgramFriday #CTBUH2019 #CTBUH #steel #workshop #strength #building #construction
#ForgottenChicago enthusiasts and architectural history buffs might recognize this faded photograph as the Home Insurance Building, (1890–1931 ) which is often considered the world’s first skyscraper due to its height and early use of a structural steel frame. But can the city of Chicago truly claim that the world’s first skyscraper was built downtown on LaSalle Street? Some say the steel’s supplementation with masonry disqualifies it from the running or ask that the quality of a skyscraper hinge on some other criteria, such as the use of elevators in the Equitable Building. To be privy to this exciting debate, don’t miss the First Skyscrapers symposium, taking place on 31 October during the CTBUH 10th World Congress. This one-day only special event, kindly sponsored by @Otiselevatorco and presented in conjunction with the Society of Architectural Historians @sah1365 , will feature the world’s foremost thinkers trying to settle the score once and for all: what was the world’s first skyscraper? Tickets are limited. https://ctbuh2019.com/first/registration-rates/ #TBT #50Fwd50Back Arguments referenced in this post are credited to the following academics, who will be among those presenting the day of the symposium! Mir M. Ali, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign @illinois1867 Gerald Larson, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Cincinnati @uofcincy Session 1 of the First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts is chaired by Geoffrey Baer of @wttwchicago
Tall Building Tuesday! Jin Mao Tower, a mixed-use complex containing offices, convention space and hotel in Shanghai, was completed on August 28, 1999, and remains one of the longest-operated significant tall buildings in China. After receiving LEED certification in 2013, it has been awarded for its high performance in operations and management – it was most notably recognized for implementing a computerized energy management system, in order to become more sustainable. Jin Mao Tower recently commemorated its 20th year of operation. To coincide with this milestone, CTBUH gave this building an early opportunity to recognize its status as one of the 50 Most Influential Buildings of the Last 50 Years. More buildings on this list will be revealed in the near future -- stay tuned. #TallBuildingTuesday #Shanghai #China #CTBUH #architecture #tallbuilding #building #skyscraper #development
The 10th World Congress is fast approaching and we’ll be hosting a variety of workshops, including this one on Interior Spaces. Experts will review some key changes in cultural expectations that have influenced the development of the ideal office, residential and retail interiors. Visit the link in our profile to learn more and register for this workshop. #FeaturedProgramFriday #CTBUH #InteriorDesign #InteriorSpace #Design #CTBUH2019
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood is still being considered to speak at SXSW about skybridges and the impact that they have on the future of urban life. Help his chances of being selected by going to the link in our bio, creating a free account, and voting for "Skybridges: Impacting the Future of Urban Life." Voting ends this Friday! #sxsw2020
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood is still being considered to speak at SXSW about skybridges and the impact they have on the future of urban life. Help his chances of being selected by going to SXSW.com/panelpicker, creating a free account and voting for "Skybridges: Impacting the Future of Urban Life." #SXSW #SXSW2020 #urbanplanning #architecture #CTBUH #city #urbanlife #urban #buildings #design
#CTBUH is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Awards Program, honoring projects and individuals who contribute to the advancement of #urbanliving and #sustainability Interested applicants have until Sept. 27 to submit their projects for consideration (link available in bio ). . . . #CTBUHAwards #development #skyscrapers #tallbuildings #urbanhabitat #awards #greenliving #urbanlife #architecture #construction #engineering #urbanplanning
Hotel Alsik, part of a masterplan by Frank Gehry, transformed a previously industrial waterfront site in Sønderborg, Denmark, into a new cultural and commercial centerpiece for the town. Featuring a hotel, wellness facilities, restaurants, and event spaces, the development doubled the overnight capacity of the city. Watch here to learn more.
The CTBUH 10th World Congress is fast approaching! Featuring presentations from distinguished professionals, workshops, off-site events, social gatherings, networking receptions, and more, the World Congress should not be missed. This event will take place in Chicago, US, from 28 October to 2 November, 2019. Tickets and more information available at ctbuh2019.com #50Forward50Back
Westmount place, a major mixed-use project in Waterloo, Canada, is attempting to bring multiple 11–25 story buildings to their developing urban center. The development site is just a kilometer from the region’s new ION light rail transit system, providing the project with a link to downtown Toronto. Watch here to learn more.