Day 0: Sunday, 25 October 2015

06:00–08:00 PM
Opening VIP Reception at One World Trade Center, Sponsored by: ThyssenKrupp

Day 1: Monday, 26 October 2015

Asia & Australasia Room Middle East Room Urban Issues Room "Future of Tall" Room Americas Room Host Rooms
08:00–09:00 AM
Registration + Breakfast, Sponsored by: Hongkong Land
09:00–09:15 AM
Opening Welcome – CTBUH Leaders
09:15–10:45 AM
Opening Keynote
"Tall Building Policy in New York"
Carl Weisbrod, Chairman
NYC Department of City Planning
Plenary 1 – Developing Tall in the New York Context
Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH / IIT / Tongji
Gary Barnett, President
Extell Development Corporation
Ric Clark, CEO
Brookfield Properties
Joseph Moinian, Founder and CEO
Moinian Group
Larry Silverstein, Chairman
Silverstein Properties
Q & A
10:45–11:15 AM
Coffee Break, Sponsored by: Jensen Hughes
11:15–12:45 PM
Session 1a: Zhongtian Project, Guiyang Session 1b: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah Session 1c: Public Space & Natural Environments Session 1d: The MahaNakhon Tower, Bangkok Session 1e: New New York Typologies Simultaneous
Programs in
Host Rooms
Chair: Eric Rupe, Lerch Bates Chair: Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Chair: Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM Chair: Anwar Naveed, AIT-Consulting Chair: Paul Goldberger, Vanity Fair
"Guiyang World Trade Center"
Scott Duncan, Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
"The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global"
Adrian Smith, Partner
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
"Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings"
Rafael Viñoly, Lead Designer
Rafael Viñoly Architects
"Bangkok Rising"
Ole Scheeren, Partner
Buro Ole Scheeren
"Efficient Energy Production for High Demand Tenants"
Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer
The Durst Organization
"The Guiyang Riverside Theatre Project"
Greg Yager, Senior Vice President
"Project Management to Maximize the Benefits of 'Vertical Cities'"
Keith Brooks, Client Development Director
"The Fifth Façade: Creating Connections to Nature"
Richard Cook, Partner
COOKFOX Architects
"Regional Materiality in the Asian Context"
Yuki Ikeguchi, Partner
Kengo Kuma and Associates
"432 Park Avenue"
Harry Macklowe, Chairman
Macklowe Properties
"Macro-Policy to Micro-Implementation: China’s Inward Migration in Guiyang"
Thomas Balsley, Principal Designer
Thomas Balsley Associates
"Analysis and Design of the Kingdom Tower Piled Raft Foundation"
George Leventis, Managing Principal
Alan Poeppel, Senior Principal
"Urban Open Space – A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower"
James Goettsch, CEO & Partner
Goettsch Partners
"One Vanderbilt Place"
James von Klemperer, President
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A
12:45–01:45 PM
Lunch Break, Sponsored by: ArcelorMittal
01:45–03:15 PM
Session 2a: Technological Advances in Asia Session 2b: Advances in Vertical Transport Session 2c: At the Urban Scale Session 2d: Construction Advances Session 2e: Tall Building Retrofit & Upgrade Simultaneous
Programs in
Host Rooms
Chair: SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates Chair: Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse, WSP Chair: Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Chair: Christopher Mills, Plaza Construction Corporation Chair: Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
"Structural Design of the Jamsil Lotte World Tower"
Jong-Ho Kim, CEO & Chairman
Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
"Enhancing Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators"
Santeri Suoranta, Director, High Rise Platforms, Major Projects
"Jersey City on the Rise"
Robert Cotter, Planning Director
Jersey City
"Constructing the MahaNakhon Tower"
Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Senior Manager
Bouygues Thai
"Empire State: Towards a 2nd Century"
Anthony Malkin, Chairman & CEO
Empire State Realty Trust
"Logistical Challenges of Building the World’s Tallest Statue"
William Howell, Project Manager
Turner International
"Elevator Designs for The Kingdom Tower"
James Fortune, Partner
Fortune Shepler Consulting
"The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings"
James Parakh, Urban Design Manager
City of Toronto Planning Department
"Modular Architecture in a Flat World"
David Wallance, Senior Associate
"United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon"
Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary General
UN Capital Master Plan
"A Non-Coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall for Chengdu"
Dennis Poon, Vice Chairman
Thornton Tomasetti
"Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator"
David Pilzer, Director, Division of Planning & Building Guidelines & Regulations
Israel Ministry of Finance
"The High Line Effect"
Craig Schwitter, Principal
BuroHappold Engineering
"Construction of High Rise Using Volumetric Modular Methodology"
Phil Gardiner, Managing Director
"EGWW Federal Building and the GSA’s Mid-Century Inventory"
Leslie Shepherd, Chief Architect
General Services Administration
Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A
03:15–03:45 PM
Coffee Break, Sponsored by: McNamara/Salvia
03:45–05:15 PM
Session 3a: Responding to Cultural Context Session 3b: Panel Discussion: Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders Session 3c: Social Issues Session 3d: Building Performance & Operation Session 3e: The Super Slim Simultaneous
Programs in
Host Rooms
Chair: Stefan Krummeck, Farrells Chair: Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Chair: Steven Henry, CTBUH Chair: Vince Ugarow, Hilson Moran Chair: Judith Dupré,
"Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm"
Moshe Safdie, Founder
Safdie Architects
Robert Pratt, Co-Head of Global Design & Construction
Tishman Speyer
Mounib Hammoud, CEO
Jeddah Economic Company
John Jacobsson, Executive Vice President
The Related Companies
Matthew Richards, International Director
Richard Wood, CEO
China Construction America/Plaza Construction
"Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within their Communities"
Michael George, Regional Director, Head of Premium Asset Group, Office - Asia Pacific
"ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance"
Patrick Leung, Sr. Technical Manger
Sun Hung Kai Properties
"The Logic of Luxury 2.0"
Carol Willis, Founding Director
The Skyscraper Museum
"Petronas Towers and KLCC: Urban Catalyst"
Faudziah Ibrahim, General Manager
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
"New Industries and Paradigms: Redefining the Commercial High-Rise"
Timothy Johnson, Design Partner
"Integrated and Intelligent Buildings"
Kelly Romano, President, Intelligent Building Technologies
United Technologies Corporation
"The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York"
Silvian Marcus, Director of Building Structures
"The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: East and West"
Samuel Luckino, Vice President
Peter Brannan, Managing Director - Asia & Middle East
"The Impact of Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings"
Rosemary Kennedy, Adjunct Associate Professor
Queensland University of Technology
"Di-BOSS: Buildings Finally Get a Brain"
Michael Rudin, Vice President
Rudin Management Company, Inc
"Supertall, Super Slender"
Stephen DeSimone, President
DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC
Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A Q & A
06:00–08:00 PM
Networking Reception, Empire State Building, Sponsored by: Schindler

Day 2: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Technical Tours – Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Construction Tours

Completed Building Tours

Renovation / Historical Tours

Urban Tours

Regional Tours – Thursday 29 October & Friday 30 October 2015