Second Century of the Skyscraper

Author: Council on Tall Buildings & Urban
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468465813
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tenant is looming in importance. The owner is having more influence on the building. As Gerald D. Hines has said, there are indications that the desire for more discretionary time will lead to more residential high-rises dose to or in the midst of downtown office buildings. Downtown living could become the desired alternative. Tall buildings will be approached increasingly from the standpoint of an urban ecology - that what happens to apart can influence the whole. Provid ing for public as well as private needs in a tall building project is just one example (facilities for schools, shops, religious, and other needs). More attention will be paid to maintaining streets as lively and interesting places. Will a new "world's tallest" be built? Will we go a mile high? The answer is probably "yes" to the first, "no" to the second. With the recent spate of super-tall buildings on the drawing boards, going to greater heights was in the back of many people's minds at the Chicago conference. But in the U nited States, at least, buildings of 70 to 80 stories would appear to provide needed space consistent with economy. The future, then, is described in depth by papers that go into specific areas.

Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Author: Lynn Beadle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020346754X
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This book, the result of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 6th World Congress: Cities in the Third Millennium, examines the issues which must be addressed if we are to have a common understanding of the forces of change. Experts in architecture, engineering and planning contribute a commentary on the existing condition of urban design, sociology and tall buildings, and expand the boundaries of new construction and engineering technology.

Tall Building Criteria and Loading

Author: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Examines different classes of loads to which tall buildings are subjected, thereby aiming to give a precise definition of the related structural requirements that are necessary before a client's needs can be translated into a safe design. This book also explores quality control and over-all safety considerations and probabilistic methods.

Best Tall Buildings 2013

Author: Antony Wood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415737173
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world's foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in cities across the world. One winner is chosen from each of four geographical regions (Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa). The title of overall Best Tall Building Worldwide is then presented to one of the four regional winners. The CTBUH Innovation Award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in the tall building industry that has been incorporated into the design of, or significantly tested in, the construction, operation, or refurbishment of a tall building project. The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance (across one or more of a wide range of criteria) after a building has been complete and in operation for at least a decade. Additionally, the CTBUH awards two annual Lifetime Achievement awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings. More than an awards book, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, providing in-depth description of the buildings' design and significance and accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings and plans. The book also features the official current list of the "100 Tallest Buildings in the World" as the CTBUH is the internationally recognized official arbiter of tall building height. This book provides fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.

Tall Building Criteria and Loading

Author: Leslie E. Robertson
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784475751
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Prepared by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat of ASCE. This report examines the loads to which tall buildings are subjected so that engineers can precisely define the related structural elements that are necessary before translating a client's needs into a safe design. The report explores five different classes of loads?gravity loads and temperature affects, earthquake loads, wind loading and wind effects, fire, and accidental loads?as well as quality control and overall safety considerations.ØSteel buildings, which hold the record for height, tax the designer's ingenuity to provide adequate resistance to lateral loading. Concrete buildings are both more numerous and widely distributed, and for them vertical gravity loads may be the chief problem. Both steel and concrete buildings and lateral and vertical loads are addressed. Other subjects covered include: dead, live, cyclic snow, construction, and combined loads; code requirements; meteorological and environmental factors in design; firefighting provisions; and modeling. Contributions came from more than 800 contributors, all international and professional and heavily representing design and industrial firms. Condensed references follow each chapter, and a glossary is included.

Best Tall Buildings 2011

Author: Antony Wood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415683265
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world's foremost authority on tall buildings. This book is the culmination of the annual awards process in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings from the past year. One winner is chosen from each of four geographical regions (Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) and a further award presents the title of Best Tall Building "Worldwide" to one of the four regional winners. Additionally the CTBUH awards two annual lifetime achievement awards to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings. The book provides an overview of the winning, finalist and nominee projects (and careers of the Lifetime Achievement winners). Winning and finalist projects are fully profiled with stunning images, as well as detailed drawings and plans, which accompany an in-depth account of the buildings' architectural design, structural design, and any innovations in fields such as program or sustainability. The book also features the official current list of the "100 Tallest Buildings in the World" as the CTBUH is the internationally recognized official arbiter of tall building height. Highlighting the best tall building construction from 2011, Best Tall Buildings 2011 seeks to represent those projects with the most innovative design and those which strive to advance the profile of the tall building as an integrated sustainable element in cities across the world. Fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design and construction of tall buildings.

100 of the World s Tallest Buildings

Author: Ivan Žaknić
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781875498321
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Presents a spectacular selection of the tallest and most fascinating skyscrapers that have been constructed around the globe.