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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: CTBUH Names Fastest Elevators and Longest Runs

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10 Oct 2017, World Media

CTBUH has released an original "Tall Buildings in Numbers" research study that identifies the world's fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs. "Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration" has received international media coverage. 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.


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 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.


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 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 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.


International Media Picks Up CTBUH’s Twisting Tall Buildings Study

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18 Aug 2016, World Media

The latest report from the CTBUH has revealed that there are now 28 skyscrapers with twisted structures that have either been built or are under construction. This report has received international coverage, sampled here. Read more.


CTBUH Conference Speaker and Seed Funding Recipient Discusses Manhattan’s Skyscrapers

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18 Aug 2016, The Economist

A book by Jason Barr, a previous CTBUH seed funding recipient and a speaker for the upcoming CTBUH 2016 International Conference in China, was recently reviewed in an article by The Economist. Read more.