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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.

See Chinese coverage | 查看中文报道

Contenders Aim for the World’s First Net Zero Energy Tower

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06 May 2014, Sourceable

CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik weighs in on the debate over creating a net zero energy building and the challenges of achieving this goal. Safarik states that measurable results have yet to been seen in this aspect of tall buildings. Read more.


World’s First Kilometre-High Tower Faces Unique Challenges

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05 May 2014, The Globe and Mail

CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt discusses the challenges of building the world's first kilometer-high tower, the Kingdom Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Witt speaks to the feasibility of the project. Read more.


CTBUH 2013 Year in Review Presented in Russian

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01 May 2014, Tall Buildings Magazine

Tall Buildings magazine reproduces a dual-language Russian / English version of the CTBUH 2013 Year in Review research report for the second volume of their 2014 magazine. Read more.


CTBUH's Newest Books, DVDs Available

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01 May 2014, Elevator World

Elevator World promotes the Shanghai 2012 Post-Congress Report and the 2013 Best Tall Buildings Awards book, the Council's most recent publications. Both are available for purchase at the CTBUH Store. Read more.


CTBUH Announces Staff Changes

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01 May 2014, Elevator World

Elevator World reports on recent staff changes, including Steve Henry's promotion to Associate Director and the appointment of Jessi Rinkel as Leader Coordinator and Events Manager. Read more.


CTBUH starts second research project from ArcelorMittal

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01 May 2014, Urban News Digest

Urban News Digest reports on the CTBUH / ArcelorMittal research project: "A study on the constructability and engineering properties of composite megacolumns." Findings for this study will be presented in 2015. Read more.


Tallest U.S. Skyscraper Dream Kept Alive by Irish Builder

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30 Apr 2014, Bloomberg

Bloomberg interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood for color commentary on developer Grant Kelleher's plans to revive the stalled Chicago Spire project. Wood emphasizes the importance that the development would have for Chicago. Read more.


CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood Interviewed on the Kingdom Tower

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22 Apr 2014, BBC

BBC interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher. He discusses current trends in skyscraper construction, noting where ideas have evolved over time. Read more.


1,776 Feet: The Spire and the Bragging Rights

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22 Apr 2014, Time

Time Collector's Edition discusses the height ruling for One World Trade Center in November 2013. One World Trade Center brings up an interesting debate in the skyscraper community: What constitutes the top of a tower? Read more.


Building the Dream

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19 Apr 2014, The Economist

The Economist reports on the urban condition and construction climate in China, referencing CTBUH data for tall buildings in the United States and China. China's urban population is expected to grow to about 1 billion by 2030. Read more.