22 December 2023

IIT Design/Build: Library & Community Center, Vietnam

Frank Flury, Colleen Humer, Jonah LaDuca, Jason Pion, Jayhawk Reese-Julien & Alejandro Noe Reyes,

In the summer of 2023, the IIT Design/Build Studio traveled to Vietnam to build an addition to a library in Gia Bac for the not-for-profit...

30 April 2018

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study

Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers

This paper summarizes the Stage 1 results of the CTBUH Research Division’s project “Cyclone-Glazing and Facade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” The project was possible...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

31 December 2014

Interactive Study on Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

06 November 2014

The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics

Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas

An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural...

16 September 2014

Two-In-One Tower: An Expansion in Typology and Technology in Hanoi

Matthias Olt, Callison; Hi Sun Choi, Thornton Tomasetti

Standing 267m tall, Lotte Center Hanoi is Vietnam’s second tallest tower and set to open this summer. Innovative high-rise design solutions were incorporated that respond...

11 June 2014

Highest Helipads

CTBUH Research

In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The...

31 December 2012

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012

Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH

For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial...

10 October 2011

Prediction and Compensation of Column Shortening for Bitexco Financial Tower

Seongdeok Kang, Jaesung Choi, Hakseong Kim & Inki Kim, Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates

The effects of column shortening, both elastic and inelastic, take on added significance need special consideration in design and construction. Axial shortening of columns due...

11 September 2011

The Global Impact of 9/11

Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH

Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most...