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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

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#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

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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

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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

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The future of Oakridge Centre Redevelopment in Vancouver, Canada, is set to be decided by the end of November 2019. Projected to be comprised of more than 10 buildings, the re-purposed mall site is intended to enliven the surrounding community.

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Sean A. Ahrens will be speaking about the importance of a proactive security strategy for tall building projects at the 10th World Congress following the Council’s latest release: Tall Building Security, Resilience & Protective Design. Now available on the webshop for only $40!

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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

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A carbon-neutral social housing project is coming to Milan, Italy. Part of Milan’s strategic plan to transform underused railway areas on the site of a former freight terminal, the L’INNESTO project has been designed to achieve a zero-carbon balance throughout its life cycle.

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A German company recently purchased the Reforma Diana Corporate Tower in Mexico City, marking one of the largest transactions made by a foreign investor in Mexico City. The tower features various sustainable design elements in one of the highest-value sectors of Mexico.

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Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower apartment, a must-see destination for architecture fans, could be saved from demolition by a new potential investor. As a surviving icon of Japan’s Metabolism movement of the 1970’s, many are rooting for its preservation.

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A new Melbourne skyscraper recently topped out in the city’s central business district. Part of a developing mixed-use plan, the 80 Collins Street project is set to bring retail space, residential units, and hotel functions to the area by 2021.

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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

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Construction of New York City’s Sutton 58, is progressing rapidly. Set to become one of the tallest structures in the surrounding neighborhood once completed in 2021, Sutton 58 will rise 258 meters into the sky.

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Situated on a corner site adjacent to the Flemish Opera house in Belgium, Antwerp Tower is an existing office building currently under redevelopment. Part of the Keyserlei area renovation, this tower will will stand at 100 meters tall upon completion.

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Have you ordered your copy of the Tall Building Security Technical Guide yet? This newly-released reference on how to assess and best prepare for risk factors is not to be missed for any tall building stakeholder. Order now from the CTBUH webshop for only $40.

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Special thanks to @chicagoideas for the insightful panel about the future of cities and ways to improve our systems. #chicagoideas #urbanlife #citylife #chicago #urbandesign #urbanplanning #globalization

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Introduced in 1993, the Madrid Nuevo Norte project in Spain has finally been given its planning go-ahead. The development is promising to transform the Chamartín district and shape the Madrid skyline through three new towers and 348 new buildings.

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Construction at the Paramount Miami Worldcenter condominiums in Miami is now complete. Set to provide 569 residential units and 41,806 square meters of street retail, this 11-hectare master plan is expected to go into closing in the near future.

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Construction on two new Guatemala City skyscrapers has progressed significantly in recent months. The developing skyscrapers are set to cover a 64,000-square-meter area and utilize a “disruptive” design in the heart of the 4 Grados Norte cultural district.

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A new tower in Singapore designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF ) and Architects 61 has reached completion. The design seeks to synthesize physical surroundings, cultural context, and sustainable practices to distinguish the building within the city-state’s urban fabric.

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#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

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Construction of one of the largest mixed-use real estate projects in Laval, Canada, kicked off on 11 June 2019. Located in the heart of Laval, Espace Montmorency is hoping to stimulate intergenerational meetings in the developments social spaces.

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A 50-meter residential tower in Paris, France, is bringing a kindergarten, retail space, and other community resources to the 17th arrondissement of the city. The development is hoping to breathe new life into the area and establish a new vibrancy to the city.

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A 120-meter tall office tower is being planned in Tokyo, Japan for completion in May 2024. The V-shaped design of the building is intended to provide an example of an energy- and resource-saving design for skyscrapers.

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A 20-floor residential and research tower inspired by the shape of shark fins is being constructed in Puerto Cancún. The sustainable building will be designed to be water- and energy-efficient and is expected to become operational in 2021.

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A new research and development center has broken ground in Dongguan, China. A major initiative of Dongguan to boost the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the under-construction towers are set to span over 82,000 square meters upon completion.

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Tall Building Security, Resilience & Protective Design is now available on the CTBUH webshop for only $40. This practical guide is packed with information on how to best assess context-specific risks and create and implement a proactive security strategy.

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The former Deutsche Bank building of Barcelona, Spain, has been transformed into a luxury residential skyscraper. At 20 stories tall, the units of the Mandarin Oriental are selling for approximately US$5.6 million each and feature access to a variety of hotel-like amenities.

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Two 40-story towers were recently completed in Singapore. Utilizing modular and prefabrication construction processes, the ambitious project was completed six months ahead of its initial timeline. Watch here to learn more.

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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.

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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

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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.

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