CTBUH 2016 Conference Comes to Close

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For as long as the CTBUH has held conference events, they have been operated and managed on a “rain or shine” basis, but it is more than simply rain that bore down on Hong Kong during Day Five of CTBUH 2016 – it was typhoon Haima. At 6:30 a.m. on Friday, the Hong Kong Observatory, the government department responsible for forecasting weather and issuing warnings on weather-related hazards, issued a No. 8 Gale Signal, indicating a strong likelihood that severe gale-force winds would occur in the city. Under this signal, everyone in the Hong Kong area was advised to seek shelter and remain indoors until the worst had past. Over and above the dangers posed by the weather, vital services, such as public transportation, were limited or stopped altogether for the day.

Unfortunately, the timing of the typhoon coincided with Friday’s programming and the Council was forced to cancel all conference activities for the day. After all, the safety of delegates is of prime importance. The range of sessions, receptions, tours, travel, and technical content incorporated into this year’s event was unlike any previous year and the Council regrets that it was not able to bring you the fantastic set of programs scheduled for the final day.

In the absence of an official closing for the event, we hope you will enjoy a selection of images taken over its duration, so that we all might take a moment to reflect on the first conference taking place across multiple cities, and the largest CTBUH conference to date.

Until next year…

Scenes from the Conference