World Trade Center Towers – 9/11 New York

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World Trade Center Towers : 9/11 – Ten Years On

WTC New York – Manhattan Skyscraper Building Design

9 Sep 2011

World Trade Center New York

“9/11 – Ten Years On : CTBUH Reflections”

In the week that we mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 events and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has commissioned a number of articles from industry leaders, reflecting on how the world of tall buildings has changed since then. What has been the direct impact of 9/11 on the typology? How has that impact varied with geography and culture around the world? What has become of the predictions of the end of the skyscraper typology which immediately followed the event? Has too much changed, or too little?

9/11 – BBC Link
guided tour + zoomable image from Mar 2011
New York World Trade Center – external link

The new World Trade Center Towers, within the Manhattan skyline:
200 Greenwich Street
image : Foster + Partners

Contributors include Leslie Robertson, William Baker, Eugene Kohn, Paul Goldberger, Gene Corley and others.

The whole collection of 9/11 articles has been published in CTBUH Journal 2011 Issue III, a special edition of the quarterly-produced CTBUH Journal.

The 8 articles re 9/11 + WTC:

Tall Buildings as a Viable Proposition
Leslie Robertson, LERA; William Baker, SOM; & Eugene Kohn, KPF

Talking Tall: The Global Impact of 9/11
CTBUH Leaders / Country Representatives

Debating Tall: Are the Twin Towers Missed?
Tim Johnson, NBBJ & Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker

Evolution of Building Code Requirements in a Post 9/11 World
David Drengenberg & Gene Corley, CTL Group

Urban Terrorism: An Overview
Sofia Dermisi, Walter E. Heller College

Case Study: The New One World Trade Center
Kenneth Lewis & Nicholas Holt, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: The World Trade Center in Context
Jan Klerks, CTBUH

Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH

9/11 – World Trade Center Towers

World Trade Center Towers
World Trade Center Towers
Ground Zero New York photo : Andrew McRae, 2007
Article by e-architect editor Adrian Welch on Ground Zero / World Trade Center

New York World Trade Center
Freedom Tower New York
Freedom Tower New York image received 260511

World Trade Center Towers – photos of existing buildings + images of new designs
World Trade Center Towers
image : dbox Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

200 Greenwich Street
200 Greenwich Street
image : Foster + Partners

World Trade Center Tower
World Trade Center Tower
image : dbox Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

World Trade Center Architectural Drawings
World Trade Center Architectural Drawing
photo courtesy of Wright


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15 Jun 2011

CTBUH Best Tall Buildings 2011

Four Skyscrapers Named Regional “Best Tall Buildings” for 2011 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

This year’s recipients of the Council’s two lifetime achievement awards were selected by the CTBUH Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Chairman Sang Dae Kim: Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award) and Dr. Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal). Both men were selected for their lifetime’s work towards the development and advancement of tall buildings.

CTBUH Awards Regional Best Tall Buildings

Best Tall Building Americas

Eight Spruce Street, New York, USA

Rippling Building
image © dbox

CTBUH Best Tall Building Americas – 2011 : Eight Spruce Street

CTBUH Awards‘Best Tall Buildings’ for 2010

World Tallest Building
image from Emaar

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa

Chicago Skyscrapers
Chicago Skyscraper
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks

CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall – 2010 : Burj Khalifa

Skyscrapers – Selection

Burj Dubai skyscraper, Dubai
Burj Dubai skyscraper
Image from Edelman

Empire State Building, New York
Empire State Building
photo © Andrew McRae

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