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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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CTBUH Sets The Record Straight on Willis Tower Height

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28 Nov 2017, Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic Blair Kamin cited the CTBUH in a piece reviewing a number of architecture publications. Read more.


ArchDaily Cites CTBUH in Piece on Skyscraper Height Measurement

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12 Oct 2017, ArchDaily

In an ArchDaily article on the different methods to measure skyscraper height, three CTBUH measurement methods are cited: Architectural Top, Highest Occupiable Floor, and The Tip. Read more.


Archinect Draws on CTBUH Research for Piece on Elevator Speed

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07 Sep 2017, Archinect

In an article discussing increasing elevator speeds and new elevator technologies, Archinect drew upon CTBUH's research paper, Vertical Transport: Ascent & Acceleration, to deepen its reporting. Read more.


CTBUH Data Informs Commentary on China's Skyscraper Boom

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23 Jul 2017, CNN

Published in CNN's Style section, an article on the skyscraper boom in Shenzhen, China, and China at large, bolstered its research through CTBUH data concerning building heights and twisting buildings. Read more.


Latest CTBUH Report Reveals Insights on Tall Timber Development

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27 Jun 2017, Dezeen

France, Nigeria, and Austria are to become home to the world's tallest wooden buildings according to a new report by the CTBUH, which has also found Europe to be leading the timber construction movement. Read more.


CTBUH Confirms Completion of Tallest Building West of Mississippi River

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24 Jun 2017, Associated Press

Wilshire Grand Center officially opened its doors on June 23. The building’s completion has been confirmed by the CTBUH, which recognizes the tower as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Read more.


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.