Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH in the Media, 2013 Archive

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.

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December/January, "Высотные" (Russian Tall Buildings)
Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems
 
Russian Tall Buildings publishes data from the Council's
2012 Outrigger Design Guide for High-Rise Buildings, including diaphragm floors, stiffness reduction, and thermal effects management.


24 December, Sourceable
Skyscrapers: 2014 Global Trend Forcast
 
Sourceable quotes CTBUH Editor, Dan Safarik, and CTBUH data to explore the changing purpose of the skyscraper going forward into 2014

23 December, World Architecture News
Festive Feature: Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
 
As part of their year end Festive Feature series WAN talks to CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik about the state of the industry in 2013 and looking ahead to 2014.

16 December, Bloomberg News
Shanghai Glut Rises with Tallest Tower: Real Estate
 
Bloomberg News cites CTBUH World's Tallest Building list in their article on Shanghai Tower.

December, Qatar Today
Inhabiting the Clouds
 
Qatar Today cites CTBUH research on the prominence of skyscrapers in the Middle East.

02 December, Lehigh University
Rare Air: Origins of the Council On Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 
Lehigh University describes the history of the Council and its founder Lynn S. Beedle and how it became the arbiter of tall building height.

16 November, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
NPR
 
The One World Trade Center height ruling is the subject of a question on the news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

14 November, Bloomberg Businessweek
A Mile-High Skyscraper Isn't a Fantasy. At Least Outside the U.S.
 
Bloomberg puts the One World Trade Center height ruling in context while talking about the possibility of a mile high tower.

13 November, National Geographic
Who Decides What Building is Tallest? An Expert Explains
 
CTBUH Chairman Tim Johnson sat down with National Geographic to discuss the Council’s work as the record-keeper for skyscraper statistics.

13 November, BBC
Altered States
 
BBC's Altered States provides perspective from residents of New York City and Chicago on the CTBUH ruling on One World Trade Center's height and talks with Executive Director Antony Wood.

13 November, Al Jazeera America
Size Matters
 
Al Jazeera America covers the One World Trade Center height decision in the context of the history and future of the world's tallest building.

13 November, MSNBC
Hardball with Chris Matthews
 
Chris Matthews checks the Hardball Scoreboard to show the decision by CTBUH to name One World Trade Center at the tallest building in the United States.

13 November, The Daily Show
Tower Record
 
One World Trade Center is named the tallest building in the United States by the CTBUH, igniting a rivalry between New York and Chicago.

13 November, All Things Considered
NPR
 
NPR provides perspective on the Council's One World Trade Center height decision.

12 November, Sina
CCTV Tower Wins World's Best High-Rise Building Award
 
Sina coverage on CCTV Tower in Beijing winning CTBUH's Best High-rise Buildign Award.

12 November, CNN
One WTC deemed U.S's tallest building
 
CNN reports that Chicago's Willis tower loses the height debate to the World Trade Center's Tower One citing the CTBUH ruling.

12 November, ABC World News
Sky's the Limit
 
ABC News Reports on the decision by the CTBUH that One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in America once completed.

12 November, BBC
Newshour
 
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson talks with BBC World Service's Newshour on the Council's One World Trade Center height ruling.

12 November, CBC News
One World Trade Center Tallest in US
 
CBC reports on the CTBUH's naming of One World Trade Center as the future tallest building in the US.

12 November, BBC
Business Matters
 
Executive Director Antony Wood discusses the ruling on the height of One World Trade Center with the BBC.

12 November, Chicago Sun Times
Short Sighted
 
The Chicago Sun Times interviews Executive Director Antony Wood in their coverage of the One World Trade Center vs. Willis Tower height debate.

12 November, NBC News
Spire Topped One World Trade Center, Tallest Building in US
 
CTBUH Chairman Tim Johnson announces the Council's ruling on the ultimate height of One World Trade Center at a live press conference held in New York.

12 November, ABC News
NYCs 1 World Trade Center Projected To Be Tallest Building in US
 
ABC News broadcast live the press conference in Chicago where Antony Wood revealed the announcement that One World Trade Center will be 1,776' tall.

12 November, BD
SOM's One World Trade Center Tower Confirmed as Tallest in US

BD picks up the One World Trade Center story, in which the Council announces its decision regarding the skyscraper's spire.

12 November, Chicago Tribune
Tallest Building Ruling: Willis Tower Loses to One World Trade Center

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin covers the CTBUH announcement ending the debate surrounding the One World Trade Center height.

12 November, Associated Press [via ArchRecord]
1 World Trade Center Named as Tallest US Building

The Associated Press trumpets the Council's announcement of its decision about the One World Trade Center spire, as reported at the CTBUH press conference on November 12.

08 November, Today Show
High Stakes, Does New York Now Have Tallest Building?
 
The Today Show examines the factors that will go into the decision on if One World Trade Center or Willis Tower will be the tallest building in the United States.

08 November, NBC Nightly News
Freedom Tower Spire Lights Tested for First Time
 
At 1,776 feet, the Freedom Tower may be the tallest building in the country due to the tall spire and beacon, which holds hundreds of LEDs. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

08 November, CBS News
Battle of the Hgh-rises: Which Tower is America's Tallest
 
CBS investigates the differences between the Willis Tower and the One World Trade Center as the debate over the title of the tallest draws to a close.

08 November, Associated Press
Height of 1 World Trade Center Debated in Chicago

The Associated Press article anticipates the announcement of the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center as decided by the Council.

08 November, ArchDaily
CCTV Headquarters Names "Best Tall Building Worldwide"

ArchDaily reports on the results of the CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards, in which OMA's CCTV Headquarters took the top prize.

08 November, dezeen
Rem "Kill the Skyscraper" Koolhaas Wins Tall Building Award

dezeen posts the announcement that CCTV by OMA has been recognized as the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Overall and includes Koolhaas' comments upon receiving the award.

08 November, NPR
Podcast: Size Does Matter, At Least in the Tallest Building Debate

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed as part of National Public Radio's coverage of the One World Trade Center height debate, explaining the subtleties of the argument.

05 November, Forbes
Video: One World Trade Center Unveils New Marketing Offices

Forbes interviews key people involved in the recent launch of the One World Trade Center's sales center, and mention the involvement of the Council in determining the ultimate height of the building.

04 November, The Chicago Tribune
Tallest Building Council Decision Pushed Back to Next Week

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin blogs about the Council's impending decision on the height of the One World Trade Center, further examing the continuing controversy which clouds the skyscraper.

October/November, "Высотные" (Russian Tall Buildings)
Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

Russian Tall Buildings publishes portions of information from the Council's 2012 Outrigger Design Guide for High-Rise Buildings, including appropriate conditions for outrigger systems.

October, Construction Mongolia
Profile: Daniel Safarik

Construction Mongolia interviews CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik, for the 2013 International Conference & Expo. He explains his work with the Council and the future of international collaboration with Mongolia's construction industry.

October, Elevator World
Market Trends: North America and Mexico

Elevator World surveys tall-building and other construction trends in North America, citing CTBUH data and interviewing Editor Daniel Safarik about the  drivers behind the market trends.

October 21, The Wall Street Journal
Will WTC Spire Rise to the Top?

The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's architectural height.


October 14, China Dialogue
Is the Shanghai Tower the World's First Eco-friendly Skyscraper?

CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik explains the finer points of skyscraper development in terms of achieveing maximum sustainability.

11 October, BBC
Are We on the Brink of the First Mile-High Building?
 
CTBUH's catgorization for high-rises cited by Andre Schmidt of BIG in his article on the possibilities of a mile-high skyscraper.

9 October, The Architect's Newspaper Midwest
Tall Talk with Shankar Nair

AN publishes a full-page interview with former CTBUH Chairman Shankar Nair, covering the fullest extents of skyscraper construction possibilities and his work in the field of tall buildings.

September-October, Elevatori
CTBUH: Are Tall Buildings The Answer?

Italian Elevatori publishes CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik's article on the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, including an interview with Peter Wynne Rees, and quotes from several tall building industry experts at the conference.

September-October, Southeast Asia Building
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013

The CTBUH Awards story is published by SEAB, listing each of the regional Best Tall Building winners, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

September-October, GreenSource
Growing Pains

In an extensive interview, CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood explains vertical cities, and the impact of vertical expansion on the urban environment.

September, Elevator World
CTBUH Book on Tall Buildings

EW promotes the Tall Building ReferencesBook, quoting the Council's description as well as Executive Director Antony Wood, in a short review which will be published in the September edition of the magazine.

24 September, Wall Street Journal
Milwaukee Office Tower to Get Silicon Implant

Jon Pickard of Pickard Chilton cited CTBUH's tallest building list while discussing his latest project - Northwestern Mutual Tower - in Milwaukee.

23 September, The New York Times
Towers of Steel? Look Again

Bill Baker, CTBUH Trustee and structural engineering partner at SOM, explains to The Times his company's research into tall timber buildings.

12 September, World Architecture News
Tower that Surpasses Empire State Building to Overlook Central Park in NY

CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik comments on the latest tall building proposal by JDS in Manhattan, explaining the state of economics in New York and the attractions of building slender skyscrapers.

September 11, Gulfnews.com
'Vanity Height' Apart, Burj Khalifa Still Tallest in the World

CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik clarifies the finer points of the Council's report on tall building vanity heights.

September 10, Chicago Tribune
Aspiring to the Highest Heights

The front page of the Chicago Tribune extemporizes on the ultimate height of One World Trade Center. The article includes a half-page graphic pulled from the Council's recent Vanity Height report.

September 9, BD
It's Confirmed – The UAE has the World's Vainest Buildings

BD highlights the fact that buildings in the UAE have the most vanity height, quoting CTBUH's findings from its Tall Buildings in Numbers report.

September 9, The Atlantic Cities
Most of the World's Tallest Buildings Game the System with 'Vanity Height'

The Atlantic examines the Council's "Vanity Height" report, looking into how much space in the world's tallest building is actually inhabitable.

September 8, Apply Daily
via Tapei 101

The Taiwanese paper published in Mandarin an info graphic and accompanying article on Vanity Height, including images of the top ten most "vain" buildings.

September 7, Associated Press [via New York Daily News]
World's Tallest Skyscrapers? Only If 'Useless' Needles Count

The AP covers the continuing interest in the Council's Tall Buildings in Numbers report on "Vanity Height," specially mentioning the One World Trade's 408-foot needle.

September 6, Wired.co.uk
Report Names and Shames Vanity Skyscrapers with Unnecessary Spires

Wired.co.uk explains the CTBUH Tall Buildings in Number report on Vanity Height, quoting CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik on the Council's motives for completing the study.

September 6, World Architecture News
List of Supertall Towers with Highest Percentages of 'Vanity Height'

WAN reports that buildings in the UAE have the most vanity height, quoting CTBUH's findings from its Tall Buildings in Numbers report.

September 5, BBC World Service
Newsday: Death Ray Building

On the BBC radio show, Philip Oldfield, CTBUH research working group chair, explains the prevalence of intense glare reflected by tall buildings, as well as some viable solutions to solve the problem, beginning at 22:40.

September 5, NBC World News
United Arab Emirates has 'Vainest' Skyscrapers in the World

NBC profiles CTBUH's latest Tall Buildings in Numbers report, which highlights vanity heights of the world's skyscrapers. CTBUH Trustee Steve Watts explains some of the motivations behind such extreme vanity heights.

September 5, Popular Science
The World's Tallest Skyscrapers Have a Dirty Little Secret

Popular Science looks into the latest CTBUH Tall Buildings in Numbers report, Vanity Height, quoting CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik on the effects of vanity height on a building and its surroundings.

September 5, dezeen
Space-wasting "Vanity" Skyscrapers Revealed

dezeen re-published CTBUH's Vanity Height report, posting it on the main site and including it as the first item in its daily digest, citing CTBUH data and infographics from the study.

September, Blueprint
Between Heaven and Earth

Blueprint reports from CTBUH's 2013 London Conference and speaks to BROAD Group's chairmain Zhang Yue about Sky City.


August, Canadian Architect
New Girls in Town

Canadian Architect profiles The Absolute Towers in Mississauga, on pages 14-20 of the linked document, including a reference to the buildings’ receiving the 2012 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Americas award.

August, Elevator World
A New Product Designed to Reach New Heights

Elevator World publishes a two-page spread on KONE's UltraRope innovation, mentioning that the product was launched at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

August 27, The New York Times
Across China, Skyscrapers Brush the Heavens

The New York Times profiles China Broad Group's Sky City project and quotes CTBUH data on the height of global skyscraper projects.

August 27, The New York Times
An Ambitious Construction Schedule Using Prefab Modules, With Questions

The Times investigates the progression of Sky City in Changsha, quoting recent CTBUH Past Chairman David Scott on the feasibility of the project.

August 26, WBEZ
Chicago's Next Supertall Building?

WBEZ's Chris Bentley interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the future of supertall construction in the city of Chicago.

August 21, High Rise Facilities
Jeanne Gang to Host CTBUH's 2013 Awards Symposium

High Rise Facilities reports that Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, CTBUH 2013 Awards Jury Chair, will lead the Awards Symposium and Awards dinner on November 7 at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

August 20, Estates Gazette
Battle of the Skyscrapers – USA vs China

Estates Gazette uses CTBUH data to create an infographic profiling the combined heights of the top 100 office buildings around the world.

August 16, Sourceable
Tall Buildings Shift East

Sourceable profiles the latest report by EC Harris on tall building construction, a research paper which extensively cites CTBUH data on global tall building use, size and location.

August 13, Christian Science Monitor
China's City in the Sky: Just a Fantasy?

Beijing correspondent Peter Ford interviews CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik, Laing O'Rourke's David Scott, Knight Frank's Regina Yang and China Broad Chairman Zhang Yue on the plausibility of Sky City.

August 8, Sourceable
Skyscraper Ambitions: No Ego, Just Purpose

City Representative Melbourne Matthew Gaal is featured in this interview, as he discusses with the website the very important roles of skyscrapers in global communities, using CTBUH data to support his arguments.

August 2, Shanghai Television
Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out
 
In honor of the topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Television broadcast this Chinese-language video, featuring Executive Director Antony Wood.

August 1, Crain’s Chicago Business
He Needs Structure

In a Chicago Real Estate Daily profile of structural engineer Robert Sinn, CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik is quoted on how private and public funds affects tall building development.

July 30, Engineering News-Record
China Firm Plans to Erect World's Tallest Building in Seven Months

As part of the coverage of Sky City, ENR posts the video from the CTBUH 2013 London Conference of BSB Chairman Zhang Yue, as well as comments on the project from Executive Director Antony Wood.

July 30, ASCE
CTBUH Announces Best Tall Building Awards

Jenny Jones at ASCE writes about the CTBUH 2013 Awards, expanding on each of the regional winners as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award winners. 


July 24, ArchDaily
The Gherkin Receives CTBUH's Inaugural 10 Year Award

ArchDaily reports that 30 St. Mary's Axe has won the first CTBUH 10-Year Award, including jury comments and a summary of the building's achievements.

July 23, World Architecture News
Nine-Month Construction of World's Next Tallest Building Gets Underway

In an article marking the Sky City ground breaking, WAN quotes Chairman Zhang Yue's remarks on the project at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

July 22, FM Link
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings Worldwide for 2013

The facilities management site reports on the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, listing the regional winners, quoting jury members and promoting the Awards Book, which will be published in time for the Awards Symposium.


July 22, Archello
Linked Hybrid Complex

As part of its continuing CTBUH Awards coverage, Archello reported on Stephen Holl's Linked Hybrid Complex, the 2009 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia winner.

July 22, e-architect
CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner

e-architect picks up the story of the first-ever CTBUH 10-Year Award recipient, London's 30 St. Mary Axe, popularly known as The Gherkin.

July 17, The BuzzBuzz
Tall Building Construction on the Rise Across the Globe

In an article on the future of global tall building development, CTBUH data is referenced to report that 600 buildings over 200 meters are under construction or in the planning stages.

July 16, Buro Happold
Can Tall Buildings Improve Historic Cities?

Andrew Keelin summarizes his experiences at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference for the Buro Happold employee blog, including debates on the key topic of planning in the City of London.

July 16, The Wall Street Journal
Skyscraper Builders Reach for the Stars Once Again

The Journal quotes CTBUH data on the number of 200-meter buildings under construction around the globe and interviews CTBUH Research, Academic and Postgraduate Working Group Co-Chair Philip Oldfield.


July 15, Toronto Sun
'Holy Grail' of Elevator Cable Around the Corner

CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik explains the implications of KONE's UltraRope innovation in the context of global urbanization.

July 10, KONE
KONE Awarded CTBUH's 2013 Innovation Award for KONE UltraRope

KONE celebrates its accomplishment in winning the CTBUH 2013 Innovation Award, quoting CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood comments on their UltraRope technology.

July 10, Bustler
CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building, Middle East & Africa

Bustler continues its CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Awards coverage, profiling Sowwah Square and including extra images and descriptions from the architect.

July 9, High Rise Facilities
High-rise Construction Innovations Recognized by CTBUH

High Rise Facilities reports on the CTBUH 2013 Innovation Awards, mentioning that BSB and KONE were recognized for their advancements in the tall building industry.

July 9, Bustler
CTBUH Selects the Four Best Tall Buildings for 2013

Bustler picks up the Archinect story, which profiles the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, including an image and information for each of the regional winners as well as the finalists in each of the categories.

July 9, Archinect
CTBUH Selects the Four Best Tall Buildings for 2013

Archinect profiles the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, including an image and information for each of the regional winners, as well as the finalists in each of the categories.

July 9, Plus Mood
Sowwah Square Wins CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Buildings Award

The CTBUH Awards story is picked up by the architecture and design site, hightlighting the Best Tall Building in Middle East & Africa, with multiple images and a description from the architects.


July 9, Emirates 24/7
Revealed: Actual Site of World's Tallest Commercial Tower in Dubai

As part of coverage of the proposed DMCC supertall, Emirates 24/7 quotes CTBUH data on the world's tallest commercial towers.

July 8, world-architects
Best Tall Buildings 2013

world-architects profiles the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards and explains the finer points of the Council's regional categories to its readership.

July 6, Kompas
Mungkinkah Signature Tower Terbangun? (Could Signature Tower Be Built?)

The paper reports on the progress of Jakarta's Signature Tower, quoting the CTBUH definition of a supertall building as well as CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood's comments regarding the project. See: Indonesian / English.

July 4, New Civil Engineer
Pioneering Spirit

David Scott discusses innovation in tall building engineering in an NCE feature article, which mentions the Sky City presentation at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

July 4, ArchDaily
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013

ArchDaily spotlights the Council's 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, naming the four regional winners as well as the finalists for each category.

July 3, The National
Jumeirah Lakes Towers Looks To Claim World's Tallest Commercial Tower for Dubai

The National cites CTBUH skyscraper data regarding the height of the world's tallest commercial towers.

July 2, Sourceable
CTBUH Announces Best Tall Buildings for 2013

Sourceable, a sister site of DesignBuild Source, posts photos and descriptions of the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards as well as the Lifetime Achievement award winners.


July 2, Emirates 24/7
World's Tallest Commercial Tower in Dubai

Emirates 24/7 quotes CTBUH data on some of the Middle East's tallest commercial towers.

July 2, Property Magazine International
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013

Property Magazine posts the announcement of the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, including the list of each region's winners and finalists.


July 1, Skyscraper News
CTBUH 2013 Winners

Skyscrapernews.com comments on the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, expressing some opinions on each of the regional winners.

July 1, High Rise Facilities
CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings

The CTBUH Awards story is picked up by High Rise Facilities, listing each of the regional Best Tall Building winners, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

June, Architecture Today
Height and Heritage

Architecture Today publishes a story written by CTBUH Journal Editor Dan Safarik describing the highlights of the 2013 London Conference, including speakers, topics and building tours.

June, Hilson Moran
CTBUH 2013 Conference: 20 Fenchurch St. Technical Tour

Alan Cronin, Hilson Moran's divisional director of vertical transportation, blogs about his experiences at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, highlighting his opportunity to attend the Walkie Talkie technical tour.

June, Brookfield Multiplex
Constructing Tall at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Brookfield outlines its participation in the CTBUH 2013 London Conference as part of the company newsfeed, highlighting Geoff Pontefract's presentation in the Constructing Tall speaker session.

June, KONE People Flow
The Only Way Is Up

In its customer/external stakeholder magazine, People Flow, KONE profiles the CTBUH, as well as Executive Director Antony Wood as he explains the Council's role in the tall building world.

June 30, Building.hk
CCTV Beijing Names the Best Tall Building in Asia

Building.hk highlights the selection of CCTV as CTBUH's 2013 Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia, as well as other regional winners, Asia & Australasia finalists, and the Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

June 30, Emirates 24/7
UAE's Sowwah Square is MENA's Best Tall Building

Emirates 24/7 reports on the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, highlighting Sowwah Square, the Best Tall Building in the Middle East & Africa category.

June 30, e-architect
CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards

e-architect reports on the announcement of the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Awards, listing the winners in each regional category, as well as Best Tall Building Award winners from past years.


June 28, DesignBuild Source
New Hoist Technology Will Improve Viability of Superscrapers

DesignBuild Source reports on KONE's launch of its UltraRope system at the 2013 CTBUH International Conference in London, quoting CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

June 24, World Architecture News
The Ups and Downs of Vertical Living

WAN quotes John Mizon's remarks at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, in which he spoke about the Torre David in Caracas.


June 21, Bouwkroniek
Verguisde Torens Worden Iconen (Maligned Towers are Icons)

The Dutch-language magazine reports on comments made by CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.


June 20, Monocle 24 - The Urbanist
Conference Circuit

Hosted by Andrew Tuck, the radio show interviews Steve Watts, Kent Jackson, Carmine Bilardello, Graham Stirk and Peter Rees about their involvement in the Conference and the role of skyscrapers in the city.

June 19, Bloomberg Businessweek
China Billionaire Invests $1.6 Billion in London Land, Boats

Bloomberg refers to the Council and the Skyscraper Center, listing the HSB Turning Torso Tower as the current tallest residential tower in Western Europe.

June 18, BD
The Gherkin Deserves Protected Views

Ken Shuttleworth expresses his loyalty to The Gherkin at the CTBUH London Conference and calls for its protection from future development.

June 18, World Architecture News
International Experts Meet in London for CTBUH Event

WAN Editor Sian Disson, who contributed to the CTBUH London Conference coverage, describes her experiences there in her column, detailing speakers, events and notable quotes.

June 18, Radio Liberty
Carbon-Fiber Tape Takes Elevators to New Heights

The European blog describes KONE's advancements in elevator technology with UltraRope, which was launched at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

June 17, Architects’ Journal
English Heritage Leader Slams Planning Approval for Elizabeth House

The AJ reports that Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, presented his doubts about the approval of Elizabeth House at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

June 17, The Independent
UltraRope: 'Revolutionary Breakthrough' in Skyscraper Lifts

Reporting on KONE's newly launched UltraRope elevator cable, the site quotes CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on the value of the advancement of elevator technology.

June 17, Daily Mail
World's Tallest Skyscrapers Set to DOUBLE

Reporting on KONE's newly launched UltraRope elevator cable, the site quotes Antony Wood on the value of the advancement of elevator technology.

June 17, Building.co.uk
Make Designs 46-story Berlin Tower (registration required)

Ken Shuttleworth announced at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference that his firm has designed a 46-story tower to be built in Berlin.

June 17, Emirates 24/7
World's Tallest Tower in China Will be Ready by March 2014

Emirates 24/7 reports that, at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, Broad Group Chairman Zhang Yue announced the date when construction will begin on Sky City, which could be the next world's tallest building.


June 15, Construction Week
Convincing Kingdom Tower Investors Took 20 Months

The story is about the Kingdom Tower, featuring information from Talal Al Maiman's presentation at the Shanghai Congress as well as the CTBUH graphic of the tallest buildings completed and under construction.


June 15, The Economist
The Other Mile-high Club

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood describes KONE's UltraRope system, which was launched at the 2013 London Conference, as one of the biggest breakthroughs in elevator technology.


June 14, DesignBuild Source
Battle of the Tallest: 432 Park Avenue vs. One World Trade Center

While comparing the future heights of 432 Park and One World Trade, DesignBuild Source references the Council's involvement in the decision regarding the One World Trade Center's ultimate height classification.


June 14, Hilson Moran
Peter Rees Closes the CTBUH Conference with Thames River Boat Tour

Hilson Moran, independent multidisciplinary consultancy for the built environment, posts a summary of the Peter Rees Boat Tour which took place after the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

June 14, Engineering.com
UltraRope Extends the Reach of Architects Beyond a Kilometer

Engineering.com reports on KONE's launch of its UltraRope system at the 2013 CTBUH International Conference in London, quoting CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.

June 13, BBC London
The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross

Beginning at 2:44:30 in the broadcast, the radio show reports on the CTBUH London Conference, interviewing former CTBUH Chairman David Scott about the role of tall buildings in historic cities like London.

June 13, New Civil Engineer
Don't Seek to Build Tall for the Sake of It

NCE reports on Peter Rees's presentation at the CTBUH London Conference, in which he described successful and unsuccessful strategies for building tall in historic cities.


June 13, New Civil Engineer
Cable Boost for Tall Building Lifts

NCE describes KONE's advancements in elevator technology with UltraRope, which was launched at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.


June 13, BD
Architects Dismiss UNESCO's Bid to Protect Westminster

As part of its coverage of the ongoing UNESCO threat to the World Heritage status of London's Parliament Square, BD references Sir Terry Ferrell's and Graham Stirk's presentations at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.


June 13, High Rise Facilities
CTBUH Holds Annual Tall Buildings Conference

High Rise Facilities profiles the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, including descriptions of presentations by Antony Wood, Peter Rees, Carmine Bilardello, Dennis Poon, Irvine Sellar and Chairman Zhang Yue.

June 13, Interpon
AzkoNobel Reaches New Heights with Tall Building Innovation

Interpon reports that AzkoNobel's Protective Coatings Global Director Ian Walker addressed the future of the field of protective architectural coatings at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.

June 12, Dawn.com
Video: Lift Technology Reaches New Heights

The site posts the Reuters video about KONE's UltraRope technology, including soundbites of elevator experts explaining the system and CTBUH Executive Direct Antony Wood praising the company's accomplishment.


June 12, Building.co.UK
London Towers 'Must Include Public Realm' (subscription required)

Quoting Graham Stirk's presentation at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, in which he told delegates that developers and architects have a responsibility to make the city economically accessible to everyone.


June 12, Emirates 24/7
How 1km-high Kingdom Tower Stacks Up

Emirates 24/7 reports on the progress of the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, featuring information from Talal Al Maiman's presentation at the CTBUH Shanghai Congress in 2012.


June 11, KONE Corporation
Reaching for the Skies with KONE UltraRope

KONE publishes its UltraRope promotional video, in which CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood describes KONE's UltraRope system as one of the biggest breakthroughs ever in elevator technology.


June 11, Reuters
Lift Technology Reaches New Heights

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood explains to Reuters that KONE's just-launched UltraRope technology will enable tall buildings to be built much higher than before.


June 11, ArchDaily
New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers

ArchDaily reports on KONE's launch of its UltraRope system at the 2013 CTBUH International Conference in London, quoting CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.


June 11, New Scientist
Ultra Elevator Takes You Higher with Carbon-fibre Tape

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood describes KONE's UltraRope system, which was launched at the 2013 London Conference, as one of the biggest breakthroughs in elevator technology.


June 11, Building Design + Construction
Finnish Elevator Technology Could Facilitate Supertall Building Design

Reporting on KONE's newly launched UltraRope elevator cable, the site quotes Antony Wood on the value of the advancement of elevator technology.


June 10, High Rise Facilities
Carbon Fiber Rope is the Next Big Leap in High-rise Building Design

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Advisory Group member Johannes de Jong explain that KONE's UltraRope technology will enable tall buildings to be built much higher than before.

June 10, The Financial Times
Kone Reaches for the Skies with Carbon Cable for Lifts (registration required)

In its report on KONE's newly launched UltraRope elevator cable, FT quotes Antony Wood on the value of the advancement of elevator technology, as well as the Council's data on the number of 600 meter plus buildings worldwide.


June 10, Engineering News Record
UltraRope Lightweight Elevator System Can Double Maximum Run to 1 Km

ENR reports that KONE launched its new UltraRope system at the 2013 CTBUH International Conference in London, quoting CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood.


June 7, The London Evening Standard
Property: High-rises Strive to Meet Lofty Aims

Peter Bill heralds the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, posing tough questions about the implications of vertical development in a historic city, especially for developers.


June 7, UBM's Future Cities
Towers of London Have Met Historic Challenge

In anticipation of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, David Glover describes solutions used by tall building designers working in London, trying to promote skyscraper growth while also respecting the history of the city.


June 5, Betamax
2012 Shows Reduction in Tall Building Development

Betamax picks up the Council's annual Tall Trends report, which states that the total number of skyscrapers constructed around the world in 2012 failed to increase for the first time in six years.


May, Realtà Mapei
Tall Buildings

In an issue dedicated to Daniel Libeskind, the Italian magazine mentions that the architect spoke at the IUAV and CTBUH event “The Technological Constraints of High-rise Buildings,” organized by Dario Trabucco.


May 31, World Architecture News
Dow Corning Sponsors CTBUH Height and Heritage

World Architecture News announces that global building solutions company Dow Corning has been confirmed as a sponsor of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, which will take place June 11 - 13.


May 30, The New York Times
Heights of Fancy

The Council is referenced as the organization that certifies a building's height, as a Times op-ed piece explains the implications of the One World Trade Center debate and the subtleties of the Council's varying height categories.


May 27, The Toronto Star
New Toronto Tall Building Design Guidelines Aim to Protect

Richard Witt, Chair of the CTBUH Canada, explains the city's development explosion as well as the purpose behind regulations of vertical expansion.

May 24, Building Design
Countdown to Council on Tall Buildings Event

BD highlights the quickly approaching 2013 London Conference, outlining the event's theme, speakers and technical tours. Also included is an advertorial, featuring the full list of speakers and the Conference's signature skyline.

May 23, Colorcoat
Skyscraper Growth Could Rise, Claims CTBUH Chair

Sustainable building blog profiles CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson's interview with Architects' Journal, highlighting his comments on the future of skyscraper development in China and the United Kingdom.

May 22, City of Toronto
Toronto Becoming a Skyscraper City

Toronto profiles its march toward vertical development, corroborated by the data from the Council that 25 buildings taller than 100 meters are under construction and scheduled for completion in the next three years in the city.

May 18, Architects 24
CTBUH Monthly Video Series

Architects 24 picks up the CTBUH Monthly Video Series, listing the latest industry leaders featured, as well as other recent videos posted by the Council.

May 17, The Peninsula
Doha Tower Bags Another Award

As the Doha Tower wins The GCC Building Project of the Year award for "outstanding looks and unique features," The Peninsula references the tower's Best Tall Building Middle East and Africa award from the Council in October 2012.

May 17, The San Francisco Gate
Now On the Scene: The Arbiter of All Things Tall

The SF Gate reports on the inaugural event of the CTBUH San Francisco local committee, which took place at Gensler's offices in the city, promoting the development of quality tall building neighborhoods.

May 10, NBC5 Chicago
Tallest Building Title Pits Willis vs. WTC

In a short television clip, Executive Director Antony Wood explains the 1WTC controversy to NBC News, discussing the architectural differences between antennas and spires which will ulitmately determine the tower's height.

May 10, National Public Radio
Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches to 1,776 Feet

NPR explains the Council’s process in determining the height of tall buildings, including its distinction between spires and antennas.

May 10, Fox 32 Chicago
Willis Tower vs. 1WTC

Fox Chicago reports on the topping out of the One World Trade Center in New York and it implications for Chicago’s own Willis Tower, interviewing Former CTBUH Chairman R. Shankar Nair.

May 10, The Verge
Is One World Trade Center Really the Tallest Building in the West?

The Verge reports that the Council is planning to make its decision regarding the official height of the One World Trade Center and its antenna or spire after the 2013 Awards Symposium in November.

May 10, WPIX-TV
1WTC: Is It the Tallest in the Americas and Does That Even Matter?

New York’s Channel 11 explains the One World Trade Center controversy as CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson explains that the Council is waiting for the building’s completion and the receipt of final drawings before rendering a decision.

May 9, BD
Ian Simpson: How I lost millions in Unpaid Fees

As part of an interview with tall building designer Ian Simpson of Ian Simpson Architects, BD reports that he will be speaking at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference in June.

May 9, Canadian Consulting Engineer
International Tall Buildings Council Launches in Canada

CCE reports on the inaugural breakfast of the CTBUH Canada Chapter in Toronto, featuring an address by CTBUH Director Antony Wood and Cityzen Development president Sam Crignano.

May 9, Chicago Real Estate Daily
Measuring Up: Architect Faces Tall Tower Call

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood explains the role of the Council’s Height Committee in the One World Trade Center debate and its history regarding the Petronas Towers v. Sears (now Willis) Tower controversy.

May 9, The Wall Street Journal
Five Questions: One World Trade Tops Out; What’s Next?

The Wall Street Journal asks about One World Trade Center: "Is this the tallest building in the Western hemisphere?" and cites CTBUH as the final arbiter of its height.

May 9, The Globe and Mail
Boosters of Tall Buildings Set Sights on Toronto

The Globe and Mail profiles the CTBUH Canada's inaugural event, outlining the tall building topics covered at the event as well as the implications of vertical expansion in the Toronto area. View newspaper scan.

May 9, Architects' Journal
'Expect More UK Skyscrapers' Declares CTBUH Chair

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) chair Timothy Johnson discusses UK skyscraper growth ahead of the council’s London conference on 11-13 June.

May 9, Glass on Web
Permasteelisa Group at the CTBUH International Conference in London

The glass resource site profiles Permasteelisa Group as a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 CTBUH London Conference, and reports that the company's Klaus Lother will be a member of a panel discussion there.

May 7, World Architecture News
Exclusive Video Interviews: Height & Heritage

World Architecture News hosted a pre-session of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, featuring interviews with 15 architects, engineers and industry experts who will be speaking at the event.

May 3, Gawker
How Tall is the Freedom Tower?

In an editorial on the One World Trade issue, Gawker extensively covers the CTBUH's involvement as well as other mitigating factors in the debate.

May 2, Reuters
Spire Hoisted Atop New York’s One World Trade Center

The Council is referred to by Reuters as the arbiter of tall building heights and CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik explains the future of the One World Trade Center.

May 2, The Wall Street Journal
After Hoisting Crown, 1WTC Nears Its Top

The Wall Street Journal cites the CTBUH as the arbiter of tall buildings, mentioning that no decision will be made regarding the One World Trade Center until the tower is completed.

May 2, Associated Press
US Flag-covered Spire Hoisted to NY's WTC Roof

The Associated Press refers to the Council as the authority on tall building heights in its continuing coverage of the One World Trade Center in New York.

May 2, The Guardian
Will One World Trade Center Really Be the Tallest Building in the West?

The Guardian covers the Council's policies for the determination of the heights of the world's tallest buildings and its involvement in the One World Trade Center debate.

May 2, Emirates 24/7
111-Story Tower Coming up on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road

Emirates 24/7 quotes the CTBUH Tall Trends 2012 data that the UAE ranks third among countries having most buildings taller than 200 meters.

May 1, The National
Burj Khalifa Developer Considers New World's Tallest Tower

The National uses the CTBUH's Tallest 20 in 2020 report to create an interactive graphic comparing building heights.

April 30, NBC New York
Rise to the Top: What You Need to Know About One World Trade Center

Journalist An Phung inteviews CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik in an exploration into the future of the One World Trade Center as it tops out in New York.


April 30, Forbes
Rise of the Super Towers: The Next Big Thing in Luxury Housing


CTBUH research on the global shift toward high-rise dwelling is referenced by Forbes in its roundup of ultra-expensive luxury residential towers.

April 30, NBC News Travel
Symbolic One World Trade Center Aspires with Spire


In its coverage of the One World Trade Center, NBC News questions CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik and CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson about the Council's classification system for tall buildings.

April 21, Bloomberg
World's Tallest Broadcast Tower Shows Tokyo's Green Push


In an article outlining the Tokyo Skytree's energy efficiency efforts, Bloomberg references the Council to compare the Skytree to the Tokyo Tower and the Empire State Building.

April 10, Science Omega
Reach for the Sky: Building Tall in Europe's Big Cities


CTBUH Representatives Mark Lavery and Elena Shuvlova contribute to the article, explaining the implications of building tall in European cities, including economic impacts and cultural considerations.

April 7, Eat Drink Explore

The California-based lifestyle radio show interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the race to build the West's tallest building between the Transbay Tower in San Francisco and the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles.

April 3, The Wall Street Journal
Moscow Business Complex Sees Rebirth


The CTBUH is cited as the source of a graphic depicting the relative height of the Moscow Mercury City Tower against other tall buildings around the world.


March 31, San Mateo County Times
San Francisco, Los Angeles Vie for Tallest Skyscraper


The CTBUH is referenced as the leading authority on tall buildings. Executive Director Antony Wood also explains their impact on the branding of a company and of a city.


March 30, Emirates 24/7
Height of Hospitality: Tallest Hotels in the World


As part of its list of the world's tallest hotels, Emirates 24/7 cites the Skyscraper Center, stating that six of the ten tallest completed hotels in the world are located in Dubai.


March 10, Construction Week Online
Site Visit: Princess Tower


In its feature on the recently completed 414-meter (1,358-foot) Princess Tower, Construction Week notes that the CTBUH has designated the building as the World's Tallest Residential Building.


February-March, Tall Buildings (Высотные здания)
The Mosfilmovskaya Building: Splendent Skyscraper


The Russian-language magazine, in a feature piece about Moscow's Mosfilmovskaya Building, mentions that the skyscraper was nominated for the CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Europe Award.


February 28, World Architecture News
Zhang Yue to Speak at CTBUH Conference


World Architecture News publishes the CTBUH announcement that the Chairman of the Broad Sustainable Building, the company behind the Sky City proposal for the world's next tallest building, will speak at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.


February 26, Skyscraper News
Prefab Skyscraper to be Shown Off


Skyscraper News reports that Chairman Zhange Zue of China Broad Group will present the work of his company and the Sky City proposal at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference.


February 26, New Jersey.com
As Spire Grows Higher, 1WTC is Manhattan's New Skyline Centerpiece


In an article spotlighting the progress of the One World Trade Center in New York, CTBUH spokesman Kevin Brass is quoted as he explains the impact of tall buildings in a city, especially when they have emotional importance.


February 26, Invezz
Dubai Stands Tall -- Home to Six of World's Seven Highest Hotels


Invezz covers the CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012, noting that in 2012 the UAE completed six of the world's
seven tallest hotel towers.


February 15, Popular Science
The Rise of the Supertalls


Popular Science profiles CTBUH Trustee Bill Baker of SOM, his prolific career in supertall skyscraper engineering and what he sees for the future of the industry, citing CTBUH's definition of supertall buildings.

February 12, The Weather Channel
World's Tallest Buildings (PHOTOS)


The Weather Channel profiles the eight tallest buildings in the world, including a short description of each project coupled with a series of photographs, citing the CTBUH's list of the World's 100 Tallest Buildings.

January, Elevatori
9th CTBUH World Congress


The Italian elevator magazine describes the highlights of the CTBUH World Congress, outlining the "all-embracing approach" to designing vertical cities which was strongly encouraged by the speakers at the event.

January 31, Bloomberg Businessweek Technology
Otis Elevator Vies for the Ultratall Skyscraper Market


BusinessWeek references the CTBUH Tall Trends 2012 report and quotes Executive Director Antony Wood on the implications to the elevator industry of growing building heights.

January 31, Daily Commercial News
Trump Tower in Toronto Tallest Building in North America

 
The Daily Commercial News profiles the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, noting that CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012 indentified the skyscraper as "the tallest new building in North America."

January 29, Earth Techling
Japanese Firm Invents Skyscraper-Eating Demolition

 
In a report on the Japanese company Taisei Corp.'s demolition methods, the Council's report Tall Trends 2012 is referenced, stating that the number of 200 meter buildings worldwide has tripled in only 12 years.

January 28, Scientific American
How to Demolish Super-tall Buildings? From the Inside Out

 
In its coverage of the low-impact demolition methods developed Taisei Corp., Scientific American cites CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012, reporting that the number of 200 meter-plus buildings has tripled since 2000.

January 27, Al Jazeera
London Evolution Raises Eyes to the Sky

 
In an article about the complexities of building in London, Al Jazeera mentions CTBUH's approaching London conference in June, which will be dealing with the same issue, quoting Public Affairs Manager Kevin Brass on the importance of tall development.

January 25, Equipment World
Tall Building Completions Decrease Worldwide in 2012

 
Equipment World reports on CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012, noting the number of buildings completed regionally and citing land scarcity as the biggest motivator of tall building development.

January 22, Architecture Source
Number of Tall Buildings Completed Drops in 2012

 
Architecture Source picks up the Council's annual report, which states that the number of skyscrapers constructed failed to increase for the first time in six years.

January 17, Architecture and Design
Study Shows Fall in Tall Building Construction

 
Architecture and Design writes about the CTBUH Tall Trends 2012 report, focusing on development in Australia and concerns about a future construction slowdown.

January 14, Smart Planet
Not a Big Year for Tall Buildings: the World's New Skyscraper Count is Low

 
The online publication reports the findings of the CTUBH's Tall Trends 2012 and celebrates the high number of Canadian skyscrapers completed in 2012.

January 13, Construction Week Online
GCC has Eight of Top 20 Supertalls Completed in 2012

 
Construction Week covers the CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012, noting that Gulf countries completed eight of the 20 supertalls in 2012, including the two tallest residential towers.

January 12, Emirates 24/7
Dubai's Towering Achievements of 2012

 
Emirates 24/7 published an article featuring CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012, in which Dubai's high number of completed tall buildings is highlighted.

January 12, Gulf News
Dubai Hosts a Fifth of the Tallest 100 Towers

 
Gulf News follows the CTBUH annual review, noting the high numbers of skyscrapers located in Dubai, as well as the presence of the World's Tallest Residential Building.

January 11, The Atlantic Cities
Skyscraper Record Breaker of the Day: Mecca

 
The Atlantic Cities cites CTBUH research that found Mecca was the individual city with the most new 200-meter-plus skyscrapers completed in 2012.

January 11, The Construction Index
World Sees Slow-down in Completions of 200m-plus Towers

 
The British magazine features CTBUH's Tall Trends 2012 report and mentions that the decrease in skyscraper completions is the result of the global economic crisis and ensuing construction delays.

January 11, Wired
The Few, the Proud, the Supertall: 2012's Largest New Skyscrapers

 
Wired covers the CTBUH 2012 review, focusing on the decrease in tall building completions in 2012, while noting that the CTBUH expects completions to increase in 2013.

January 11, BD Online
Tall Building Completions Down First Time in Six Years

 
BD Online reports on the CTBUH publication on Tall Trends of 2012, commenting on the number of buildings completed on each continent last year.

January 11, Architects' Journal
Shock Worldwide Decline in Completed Tall Buildings

 
The AJ article focuses on the causes of the decline in tall building completions detailed in the Council's latest Tall Trends of 2012 report.

January 11, Realty Today
Construction of High-rise Buildings to Shoot up in 2013

 
Realty Today writes about the CTBUH Tall Trends 2012 report, blaming the decrease in skyscraper completions on the global economic crisis and construction delays.

January 11, World Architecture News
Number of Tall Buildings Completed in 2012 Falls for the First Time in Six Years

 
World Architecture News writes that the number of completed tall buildings in 2012 is lower than the previous year, citing CTBUH's recently published Tall Trends of 2012.

January 10, Dezeen
Skyscraper Construction Stalled in 2012

 
Executive Director Antony Wood's report on his visit to the China Broad Sustainable Buildings Changsha headquarters is quoted as part of an exploration of the company and its legendary skyscraper ambitions.

January, Elevator World
Asia Ascending: Age of the Sustainable Skyscraper
 
Dr. Lee Gray profiles his experiences at the CTBUH Shanghai World Congress, focusing on outstanding presentations. The article also features a profile of the CTBUH 2012 Best Tall Buildings.


January 10, Architects' Journal
Tall Building Council Seeks Research Proposals
 
Architect's Journal picks up the Council's annual report, which states that the total number of skyscrapers constructed around the world failed to increase for the first time in six years.

January 4, China Daily
Broad Sets Pace of Green Construction
 
Executive Director Antony Wood's report on his visit to the China Broad Sustainable Buildings Changsha headquarters is quoted as part of an exploration of the company and its legendary skyscraper ambitions.

January 1, Bloomberg
Double-deck Elevators Rise as Tallest Towers Test Limits
 
Bloomberg hails a rebounding global economy, citing an increase in CTBUH's expected skyscraper completions in 2013.


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