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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 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.


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.


Media Round-Up: Lotte World Tower Takes Title of World's Fifth Tallest Building

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14 Apr 2017, World Media

According to criteria established by the CTBUH, Lotte World Tower is officially complete. Its height of 555 meters makes it the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world, drawing significant international media attention. Read more.


Media Round-Up: Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

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04 Apr 2017, World Media

The CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters, it is the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world – an achievement that has received international media coverage. Read more.


Media Round-Up: CTBUH Executive Director Talks Future of Vertical Urbanism in Australia

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13 Mar 2017, World Media

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood received significant media attention for a selection of talks he gave on the future of vertical urbanism while traveling to Sydney and Melbourne ahead of the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference. Read more.


CTBUH Board of Trustees Secretary Appointed CEO of CallisonRTKL

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08 Mar 2017, Arcadis

On March 8 it was announced that CTBUH Board of Trustees Secretary Tim Neal, Global Director – Buildings, Arcadis, will become CEO of CallisonRTKL – the company's architecture arm – as of June 1, 2017. 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.


2017 CTBUH International Conference Launch Covered by ArchitectureAU

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01 Feb 2017, ArchitectureAU

Following the launch of the CTBUH 2017 Conference, ArchitectureAU picked up the announcement in a recent article. The annual conference will take place in Sydney with the theme of Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure. Read more.


CTBUH Philadelphia Representative Awarded SMPS Philadelphia’s Honoring Legends Award

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25 Jan 2017, The Harman Group

The CTBUH is proud to congratulate our Philadelphia Representative, Kirk Harman, for receiving SMPS Philadelphia’s Legends Award. Kirk was selected due to his years of service and dedication to the region’s A/E/C community. 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.