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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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Houston Chronicle Highlights Local Tall Demolished Buildings Included in CTBUH Study

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01 Jun 2018, Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle utilized a CTBUH “Tall Buildings in Numbers” data study in its coverage of three Houston towers that are among the world’s tallest demolished buildings. The tallest of the trio, at 107 meters, was torn down in 2011. Read more.


CTBUH Study Informs New Atlas Story on Tallest Demolished Buildings

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22 May 2018, New Atlas

New Atlas cited a CTBUH "Tall Buildings in Numbers" data study in a story on the tallest demolished buildings. The publication also spoke to CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik on the adaptive reuse of tall buildings. Read more.


Media Round Up: Global Media Cite CTBUH’s World’s Tallest Demolished Buildings Study

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18 May 2018, World Media

International news publications referenced a CTBUH “Tall Buildings in Numbers” (TBIN) research study, which examines the 100 tallest buildings in history to have been dismantled by their owners. Read more.


CTBUH Members, Editor, Provide Comment on Forthcoming Chicago Spire Site Plans

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15 May 2018, Crain's Chicago Business

Related Midwest plans to unveil its proposal for a two-tower development on the site of the unrealized Chicago Spire. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik spoke to Crain's Chicago Business about the project's potential. Read more.


CTBUH Provides Statistical Insights on Nairobi High-Rise

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08 May 2018, Africa Check

With conflicting local reports on the status of Africa's future-tallest building, the Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi, Skyscraper Database Editor Shawn Ursini provided context on CTBUH height criteria to Africa Check. Read more.


Announcement on Willis Tower Elevator Retrofit Cites CTBUH Data

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03 May 2018, Chicago Sun Times

The elevators in Chicago's Willis Tower are getting a major overhaul by Otis Elevator Company as part of a larger retrofit of the building. The Sun-Times cited CTBUH data in mentioning that the building is the second-tallest in the US. Read more.


Chicago Tribune Draws on CTBUH Data in Feature on Tribune Tower Redevelopment

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18 Apr 2018, Chicago Tribune

In a feature article on the proposed supertall tower set to rise behind the historic Tribune Tower, the Chicago Tribune utilized CTBUH data in determining the heights of the tallest buildings in the city. Read more.


Gearing up for CTBUH’s Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

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11 Apr 2018, Construction Specifier

The finalist projects in the CTBUH annual awards program from the Americas – including those in the Best Tall Building: Americas and Construction Awards categories – were featured in the Construction Specifier. Read more.


CTBUH Study on Density vs. Sprawl Examined by Sourceable

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10 Apr 2018, Sourceable

Sourceable provided an analysis of CTBUH's research report on urban sustainability, Dense Downtown vs. Suburban Dispersed, which compared the sustainability of Chicago high-rises with suburban homes in nearby Oak Park. Read more.


CTBUH Announces Student Tall Building Design Competition

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05 Apr 2018, DesignMENA

CTBUH is now accepting submissions for the 7th International Student Tall Building Design Competition, with the goal of shedding new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society Read more.