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Autumn in New York: Join Us at the CTBUH 2015 Conference

The challenges and opportunities of skyscraper cities

This year’s sold-out Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conference is taking place at the Grand Hyatt in New York from the 26th – 30th October. The conference theme is ‘The resurgence of the skyscraper city’ and will see over 1,200 delegates from around the world to hear and share the latest thinking on all things high-rise.

Designing global skylines

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is hosting a special two-day event during the conference entitled Designing Global Skylines: The Challenges and Opportunities of Skyscraper Cities. We have a varied and thought-provoking program delivered by an array of industry experts – ranging from David Penick, Managing Director of Hines, on creating a new landmark for New York to James Parakh, from the city of Toronto’s planning division, on developing skylines with personality via a number of leading architects and enlightening case studies.

See our full program.

Download our program in PDF format.

Download host rooms plan.

If you would like to come along to any of our sessions please contact Julie.Guppy@wspgroup.com to register your interest.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff engineers in the limelight

If you have registered for the main CTBUH conference, we also have two colleagues presenting on the main stage:

Silvian Marcus, Director of Building Structures at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the USA, and a world-renowned structural engineer, will discuss the engineering design of New York’s super-skinny skyscrapers. In his presentation “The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York”, he will profile several of our projects, including 432 Park Avenue and 111 West 57th Street, which will be the most slender building in the world.

See Silvian: Monday, October 26, 15:45–17:15 PM – Session 3e: The Super Slim

Vincent Tse, an expert in Vertical Transportation Systems for super tall (600 m+) towers, and a Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Greater China, will chair a session on advances in vertical transport. Vincent Tse is a CTBUH Trustee Board Member and has worked on projects such as the Shanghai Tower, Wuhan Greenland Centre, Tianjin 117 and Singapore Marina Bay Sand Resorts.

See Vincent: Monday, October 26, 13:45–15:15 PM - Session 2b: Advances in Vertical Transport