Evolution of the Skyscraper Conference: CTBUH Chicago

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Evolution of the Skyscraper Conference Chicago

CTBUH Event in Chicago, United States of America

CTBUH Event Chicago

CTBUH Chicago Conference 2009

CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) 2009 Conference
Evolution of the Skyscraper: new challenges in a world of global warming and recession

Photos courtesy of Jan Klerks (CTBUH) from July 2009 early morning helicopter tour of Chicago:

View to southwest suburbs ; Grant Park and Millenium Park
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photos courtesy of Jan Klerks

Date: 22-23 Oct 2009

Venue: Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Aqua Tower ; Marina City towers
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photos courtesy of Jan Klerks

Tall Buildings have enjoyed two decades of unprecedented development – built in greater number, height and geographical spread than at any time in history. That position is now under threat from the twin challenges of global climate change and a severe international economic recession. Many projects are being cancelled, put on hold or reducing their pace of moving forward as the recession tightens, and questions are increasingly being asked of the sustainable credentials of high rise. The world’s leading experts will convene at this conference to outline their reflections on the successes and excesses of the past two decades, and outline their thoughts on what tall buildings need to become. Will the skyscraper rise up to meet the challenges of the future?

View north from downtown ; View southwest from downtown
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photos courtesy of Jan Klerks

Key speakers include His Excellency Mohamed Ali Alabbar of Emaar (owner-developer of the tallest building in the world – the Burj Dubai); Eric Trump of the Trump Organization who will talk about Trump Tower; Adrian Smith who will talk about the upgrade to Sears/Willis Tower; Richard Tomasetti of Thornton Tomasetti who will talk about the Chicago Spire, a senior representative of the Willis Group to talk about their motivations behind occupying the Sears/Willis building; AIA President-elect Clark Manus of Heller Manus architects; John Portman of Portman Holdings; Arthur Gensler of Gensler; and many more.

North America’s tallest ; Sears Tower and South Loop neighborhood
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photos courtesy of Jan Klerks

For further information, see http://ctbuh2009.ctbuh.org

CTBUH Chicago Conference – 2010

CTBUH Awards – 2010

CTBUH Awards 2009


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Chicago Architecture

Chicago Architecture Design – chronological list

Chicago Architecture Tours – city walks by e-architect

Chicago Skyscrapers – Selection:

Aqua Tower
Aqua Tower Chicago Skyscraper
picture from the architects

Sears Tower Chicago modernization and hotel
Sears Tower Chicago
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago Buildings




World Skyscrapers – Selection

Burj Dubai skyscraper, Dubai
Burj Dubai skyscraper
image from Edelman

Guangzhou TV Tower, China
Guangzhou TV Tower
image : Information Based Architecture

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

Absolute Tower, Canada
Absolute Tower Canada
picture from the architects

Sears Tower

Skyscraper Designs

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