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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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Architectural Insight: Behind China's Circular Skyscraper


11 Mar 2014, Sourceable

Sourceable references CTBUH data in an article that explores various circular architectural structures and their broader ideological significance. One recent example of this is the Guangzhou Circle. Read more.

No Spire on Dubai's Burj 2020 to Get into Record Books


09 Mar 2014, Emirates 24|7

Emirates 24|7 cites CTBUH's Projected Tallest Ten Upon Completion of One World Trade Center to lay claim to the world's tallest commercial tower title without the addition of a "vanity height" spire. Read more.

Osaka Tests Tokyo Dominance with Japan's Tallest Skyscraper


06 Mar 2014, Bloomberg

Bloomberg News cites CTBUH height criteria to announce the opening of Japan's tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, which is 300 meters tall. The 60-floor complex represents the latest attempt to bolster the Tokyo's economy. Read more.

Inside the Niche of Mega-Tall Skyscrapers


03 Mar 2014, Crain's Chicago Business

In an article that concentrates on Kingdom Tower and megatall trends, Crain's quotes CTBUH editor, Daniel Safarik, on the scale of mega-tall buildings and the community in which they are supported. Read more.

CTBUH Outrigger Study Republished in Tall Buildings Magazine


01 Mar 2014, Tall Buildings Magazine

A section of the Council's Technical Guide on Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings has been republished in the dual-language Russian / English publication Tall Buildings Magazine. Read more.

CTBUH Data Informs Study on Chicago's Impact on China's Skyscraper Boom


23 Feb 2014, Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune feature, The Global City, cites CTBUH data in a three-part report that reveals China's urbanization and the role that Chicago architects are playing in the reshaping of China's cityscapes. Read more.

Falling Ice Cracks New York City's Cool Facade


21 Feb 2014, The Wall Street Jouranl

The Wall Street Journal quotes CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, who shares that glass-skinned buildings are less likely to collect snow and moisture that can freeze into ice than older buildings with many architectural details and window sills. Read more.

CTBUH Executive Director Discusses Falling Ice on CBS Chicago


18 Feb 2014, CBS 2 Chicago

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood speaks with CBS2 Chicago about the perennial issue of falling ice from tall buildings. According to the report, there have been four official complaints related to falling ice so far this year. Read more.

Future Cities Discussion Includes CTBUH Executive Director, Trustee


17 Feb 2014, The New York Times

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Board of Trustee Member William Baker join a wide-ranging New York Times podcast to discuss the role of skyscrapers and sustainability in the world’s future cities. Read more.

World's Largest Concrete Pour: L.A. Awaits 'Ballet of Construction Trucks'


14 Feb 2014, The Guardian

The Guardian quotes CTBUH editor Dan Safarik in an article that questions the motivation to build tall in relation to other countries that have eclipsed the United States in both pace and scale. Read more.