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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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Two UAE Towers Make CTBUH Helipad List


27 Jul 2014, Emirates 24|7

Emirates 24/7 analyzes the Council’s Tall Buildings in Numbers report Highest Helipads, highlighting several high-rises in the UAE that make the list, as well as discussing the tallest in the world. Read more.

Lifting Me Higher: Elevators in the Middle East


06 Jul 2014, Construction Week

In an article about construction in the Middle East, Construction Week Online cites the CTBUH study “The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers” as part of their analysis of elevator building in the region. Read more.

Why Can't We Build Skinny Skyscrapers Everywhere?


26 Jun 2014, City Lab

City Lab poses the question “why can’t we build skinny skyscrapers everywhere?” In order to help answer that question, they cite CTBUH criteria for supertall and megatall buildings as a resource. Read more.

Tall Building Numbers Again on the Rise


01 Jun 2014, Structure

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Editor Daniel Safarik's article on the advancements of skyscraper construction in 2013 was featured in Structure magazine. The article also makes predictions for 2014. Read more.

Building the Dream


19 Apr 2014, The Economist

The Economist reports on the urban condition and construction climate in China, referencing CTBUH data for tall buildings in the United States and China. China's urban population is expected to grow to about 1 billion by 2030. Read more.

London is Building 230 New Towers and 80 Percent of Them Are Residential


14 Mar 2014, Gizmodo

Gizmodo reports on findings by think tank New London Architecture that estimate around 230 towers are coming to the city. Gizmodo looks to CTBUH editor, Daniel Safarik, to clarify the numbers. Read more.

Architectural Insight: Behind China's Circular Skyscraper


11 Mar 2014, Sourceable

Sourceable references CTBUH data in an article that explores various circular architectural structures and their broader ideological significance. One recent example of this is the Guangzhou Circle. Read more.

This Economic Indicator has a History of Calling Major Turns


11 Mar 2014, Elliott Wave International

Elliott Wave International cites CTBUH height data to support a forboding report, which states that the tall luxury building boom could occur before an economic decline, if the Skyscraper Index is any indication. Read more.

No Spire on Dubai's Burj 2020 to Get into Record Books


09 Mar 2014, Emirates 24|7

Emirates 24|7 cites CTBUH's Projected Tallest Ten Upon Completion of One World Trade Center to lay claim to the world's tallest commercial tower title without the addition of a "vanity height" spire. Read more.

Osaka Tests Tokyo Dominance with Japan's Tallest Skyscraper


06 Mar 2014, Bloomberg

Bloomberg News cites CTBUH height criteria to announce the opening of Japan's tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, which is 300 meters tall. The 60-floor complex represents the latest attempt to bolster the Tokyo's economy. Read more.