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CTBUH in the Media

This section tracks interviews and articles conducted by the Council as well as significant use of, or reference to, CTBUH-generated tall building facts in the international media.

In 2015 we launched an enhanced version of the In the Media section and are in the process of moving historical articles over to this system. For now you may browse older articles by visiting the Pre-2015 Archive.

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Media Round-Up: MULTI’s Impact on Future Tall Buildings Detailed by CTBUH Executive Director

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13 Jul 2017, World Media

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood has commented on the implications of the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system on the tall building industry, an announcement that has received worldwide media attention. Read more.


New CTBUH Country Representative Appointed for United Arab Emirates

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27 Jun 2017, DesignMENA

The CTBUH has announced Christian Vasquez, architect and business development executive at the National Engineering Bureau (NEB), as the organization’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) country representative, starting July 1 of this year. Read more.


MULTI’s Impact on Future Tall Buildings Detailed by CTBUH Executive Director

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23 Jun 2017, Construction Index

Described as the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system, MULTI has been unveiled at a test tower in Rottweil. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood commented on the implications for its use in the tall building industry. Read more.


CTBUH Fellow Supports “Stay-Put” Rule In Wake of High-Rise Fire

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17 Jun 2017, Associated Press

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counter-intuitive rule for people in tall buildings: if the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, then stay put and wait for instructions. Read more.


Philippines' Urban Planning Shortcomings Discussed by CTBUH Country Representative

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12 May 2017, Manila Times

The Philippines' economy is being held back in part by an “obsolete” approach to urban planning, noted CTBUH Philippines Country Representative Felino Palafox to attendees of The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum. Read more.


CTBUH Editor Discusses Tall Buildings on the Voice of America Podcast

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24 Apr 2017, Voice of America News

In a recent podcast, which doubles as a tool for those honing their English skills, the Voice of America interviewed CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik on various topics related to the tall building industry. Read more.


CTBUH Research Manager Discusses Future of Vertical Transportation

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15 Mar 2017, Medium

CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco discusses the implications of MULTI elevator technology, currently being investigated by the CTBUH. He described the impacts this innovation can have on the future of tall building development. Read more.


Year in Review Report Interpreted by CTBUH China Office Director

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14 Feb 2017, South China Morning Post

In a discussion with the South China Morning Post, CTBUH China Office Director Daniel Safarik discussed the implications of the data revealed by the CTBUH’s annual Year in Review report on future Chinese tall building development. Read more.


CTBUH Communications Manager Informs Discussion on High-Rise Living

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04 Feb 2017, The Guardian

In an interview with The Guardian, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel informed a discussion on high-rise living, citing advances in tall building technology as reasons for this trend. Read more.


CTBUH Executive Director Named Among ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016

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18 Jan 2017, Engineering News-Record

Recognized by ENR for his contributions to the building industry, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood has been named among the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016 for "propelling the global skyscraper authority into a new era." Read more.