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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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Conversation on the Purpose of Spires Framed by CTBUH Data & Height Criteria

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03 May 2017, The Philly Voice

The sky-reaching spires atop tall towers may be pleasing to the eye, but don't seem to have an obvious reason to exist, so what gives? The Philly Voice used CTBUH data and height criteria to answer questions surrounding spires. Read more.


CTBUH Data Cross-Referenced in Comparison Study on Governance Structures & Skyscraper Construction

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03 May 2017, Quartz

Cross-referencing CTBUH data, via the Skyscraper Center database and 2016 Year in Review report, researchers found that autocracies are more likely than democracies to build giant skyscrapers – even when their countries don't need them. 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.


International Media Picks Up CTBUH 2016 Year in Review

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01 Feb 2017, World Media

CTBUH has once-again compiled its annual report on skyscraper construction in which 2016 saw the completion of 128 200-meter-plus buildings. Naturally, this record-breaking year in tall building development received global coverage. Read more.


CTBUH Media Round-Up: Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Completes as Fifth Tallest Skyscraper in the World

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11 Jan 2017, World Media

The CTBUH has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters, it is the second tallest building in China and fifth tallest worldwide – an achievement that has received international media coverage. Read more.


CTBUH Research Paper Informs Discussion on London’s Upcoming Second-Tallest Tower

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30 Nov 2016, BisNow

A paper by Eric Parry, presented at the CTBUH 2016 International Conference, was used to inform a discussion on the recently approved No. 1 Undershaft, highlighting in detail the project's prioritization of public amenities. Read more.


CTBUH Media Round-Up: 100 Tallest Company Rankings

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14 Nov 2016, World Media

The CTBUH has released some of the facts and figures behind the projects appearing in their recent book, 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings, including the top 100 companies involved in their development. Read more.


Dubai Companies Dominate CTBUH List of World’s Tallest Tower Developers

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22 Oct 2016, Arabian Business

The CTBUH has released figures behind the projects in their recent book, 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings. Arabian Business highlighted the Dubai-based developers that have dominated this list, contributing many to the top 100. Read more.


CTBUH Inspires Conversation on Feasibility of Future Giants

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20 Oct 2016, ConstructConnect

According to the CTBUH, we are entering into the era of the “megatall." Currently, there are only three such structures, but by 2020, that number is estimated to at least double. ConstructConnect discusses the feasibility of future giants. Read more.