Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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.
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30 July, Sourceable
Skyscrapers: 2014 Mid-Year Trend Forecast

Sourceable takes a look a look at recent trends in skyscraper development, speaking with Editor Dan Safarik about innovative high-rise projects.

29 July, High Rise Facilities
Germany's Post Tower Wins CTBUH 10-Year Award for Performance

High Rise Facilities features the 2014 10 Year Award Winner Post Tower, which was recognized for displaying superior sustainable performance.

23 July, Bloomberg
Skyscraper Mania Grips China as Ambitions Trump Economy

Bloomberg covers the Chinese skyscraper boom, asking Executive Director Antony Wood about the balance between tall ambitions and economic realities.

21 July, Architects' Journal
CTBUH: "There's a Lack of Metro-Wide Guideline Consistency"

Architects’ Journal interviews CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik to learn more about why the Council supports the Skyline campaign in London.

21 July, ArchDaily
Hong Kong's ICC Wins Inaugural CTBUH Performance Award

ArchDaily explores the criteria used to select the winner of the 2014 CTBUH Performance Award, the International Commerce Centre (ICC).

21 July, Intelligent Building Today
BioSkin Wins Tall Building Innovation Award

Intelligent Building Today covers the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner BioSkin, which was implemented at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan.

18 July, Architect's Journal
Skyline: AJ Delivers Five Key Recommendations to Boris Johnson

Architect’s Journal notes the Council’s support for the Skyline campaign in London, which seeks to set higher standards for high-rises in the city.

17 July, DZN World
ICC | Winner of the 2014 CTBUH Performance Award

DNZ World takes a look at the winner of the 2014 CTBUH Performance Award, The International Commerce Centre (ICC).

15 July, Lehigh University
Unearthing "Hidden" Civil Engineering Collections

Lehigh University, where CTBUH was founded, is in the process of cataloguing over 5,000 slides and documents that are a part of the Council’s archives.

15 July, Sourceable
Rainwater Cooling Façade Takes Top Building Innovation Award

Sourceable provides an overview of the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner Bioskin, and the two finalists, Active Alignment and Living Walls.

10 July, Building Design + Construction
Bioskin Named Top Technical Innovation in High-Rise Design

Building Design + Construction covers the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award Winner Bioskin, which was used at the NBF Osaki Building in Tokyo, Japan.

8 July, Civil Engineering
Ambitious GSA Renovation Among Best Tall Buildings

Civil Engineering interviewed CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik to learn more about the criteria used to select the 2014 Best Tall Building Awards finalists.

6 July, Construction Week
Lifting Me Higher

In an article about construction in the Middle East, Construction Week Online cites the CTBUH study “The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers.”

2 July, Business Insider Australia
The Best New Tall Buildings on the Planet

Business Insider Australia features a slideshow showcasing the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards.

2 July, Daily News
CTBUH Forum Held in June

Sri Lanka's Daily News covers the 2014 CTBUH Colombo Forum held on June 10th which featured keynotes from Dr. Cecil Balmond and Professor Priyan Mendis.

1 July, Construction Week
Cayan Tower Wins CTBUH Middle East Section

Construction Week highlights the four regional winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards.

27 June, World Architecture News
The Interlace Named Winner of CTBUH Urban Habitat Award

World Architecture News talks about the 2014 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award winner The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren.

26 June, Architect's Newspaper
Such Great Heights: CTBUH Names World's Best Tall Buildings

Architect's Newspaper Blog provides an in-depth look at the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards. 

25 June, Curbed Chicago
What's Next for Santiago Calatrava's Troubled Chicago Spire?

Curbed Chicago reports on the distraught past of the Chicago Spire and speaks with CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the likelihood that it will be constructed.

25 June, Gizmag
CTBUH's Best Tall Buildings of 2014

Gizmag provides an overview of the four regional winners of the 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards. 

23 June, Domain
Tower Reaches for Top Ranking

Domain speaks about CTBUH's Best Tall Buildings of 2014, and One Central Park's chances for being named the Best Tall Building Worldwide. 

23 June, ArchDaily
CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014

ArchDaily discusses the winners of the four regional 2014 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Awards.

12 June, World Architecture News
KPF Principle Named New Chair of CTBUH

World Architecture News reports on the recent appointment of David Malott, Priciple at Kohn Pedersen Fox, as the new Chair of CTBUH.

June, Structure
Tall Building Numbers Again on the Rise

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik discuss the recent increase in tall building construction.

May/June, "Высотные" (Russian Tall Buildings)
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013

Tall Buildings magazine reproduces a dual-language Russian / English version of the CTBUH 2013 Year in Review research report.

13 May, Sourceable
Are Composite Megacolumns the Future of Skyscrapers?

Sourceable talks about the use of composite materials in tall buildings, referencing the 2013 Roadmap for the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings and the recent research grant from ArcelorMittal. 

6 May, Jerry Agar Show
How tall can skyscrapers go?
Will we ever see a kilometer-tall building in the GTA?

CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt talks with the Jerry Agar Show about the Kingdom Tower, the world's first kilometer high and future tallest building.

6 May, Sourceable
Contenders Aim for the World’s First Net Zero Energy Tower

CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik weighs in on the debate over creating a net zero energy building and the challenges of achieving this goal.

5 May, The Globe and Mail
World’s first kilometre-high tower faces unique challenges

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

1 May, Urban News Digest
CTBUH starts second research project from ArcelorMittal

Urban News Digest reports on the CTBUH / ArcelorMittal research project: "A study on the constructability and engineering properties of composite megacolumns."

May, Elevator World
CTBUH Announces Staff Changes

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.

May, Elevator World
CTBUH's Newest Books, DVDs Available

Elevator World promotes the Shanghai 2012 Post-Congress Report and the 2013 Best Tall Buildings Awards book, the Council's most recent publications.

30 April, Bloomberg
Tallest U.S. Skyscraper Dream Kept Alive by Irish Builder

Bloomberg interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood for color commentary on developer Grant Kelleher's plans to revive the stalled Chicago Spire project.

22 April, Time
1,776 Feet: The Spire and the Bragging Rights

Time Collector's Edition discusses the height ruling for One World Trade Center in November 2013.

22 April, BBC
World Business Report

BBC interviews Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher.

19 April, The Economist
Building the Dream

The Economist reports on the urban condition and construction climate in China, referencing CTBUH data for tall buildings in the United States and China.

15 April, Oak Leaves
Survey Looks at Oak Parkers' Sustainability Habits

Local Oak Park newspaper interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the CTBUH Urban-Suburban study.

12 April, La Libre Belgique
La folie des hauteurs

Leading French-language newspaper in Belgium chronicles study trip to the UAE conducted by CTBUH country leader Georges Binder and EMI.

27 March, Sourceable
Tomorrow's Skyscraper: Trading Height for Purpose
Sourceable interviews CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik about the trends away from pure iconicity and toward sustainability in tall buildings.

27 March, Puget Sound Business Journal
Here's What Seattle's Tallest Tower Could Look Like, If It's Built
A journalist uses the occasion of the CTBUH Seattle Committee's inaugural event to "spy" on a host Gensler's proposal for Seattle's proposed next tallest building, 888 Second Avenue.

22 March, The Science Show
New Approach to Living in the Sky
Australian radio show interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Awards Juror Saskia Sassen at AAAS Symposium on future cities. Transcript here.

20 March, Sourceable
New Research Assesses the Life Cycle of Skyscrapers
An article in Sourceable reports on the CTBUH research project, A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings.

14 March, Gizmodo
London is Building 230 New Towers and 80 Percent of Them Are Residential
Gizmodo reports on finding by think tank New London Architecture, and looks to CTBUH editor, Daniel Safarik, to clarify the numbers.

13 March, NBC 5 Chicago
Falling Ice Problems
NBC Channel 5 Chicago interviews CTBUH Editor, Daniel Safarik, about the perceived danger presented by ice falling from buildings.

13 March, Medill Reports
AECOM is bigger. But is that better?
Medill Reports quotes Daniel Safarik, CTBUH Editor, to share his perspective on the characterization of AECOM Technical Corp., the largest general architectural and engineering design firm in the world.

11 March, Sourceable
Architectural Insight: Behind China's Circular Skyscraper
Sourceable references CTBUH data in an article that explores various circular architectural structures and their broader ideological significance.

11 March, Elliott Wave International
This Economic Indicator has a History of Calling Major Turns
Elliott Wave International cites CTBUH height data to support forboding report that the tall luxury building boom could go before a fall, if the Skyscraper Index is an indication.

9 March, Emirates 24|7
No Spire on Dubai's Burj 2020 to Get into Record Books
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.

6 March, Bloomberg News
Osaka Tests Tokyo Dominance with Japan's Tallest Skyscraper
Bloomberg News cites CTBUH height criteria to announce the opening of Japan's tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, which is 300 meters tall.

3 March, Crains Chicago Business
Inside the Niche of Mega-Tall Skyscrapers
Crain's quotes CTBUH editor, Daniel Safarik, on the scale of mega-tall buildings and the community in which they are supported.

February/March, "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 information about load paths, construction sequencing, and seismic design considerations.

23 February, Chicago Tribune
Designed in Chicago, Made in China
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.

21 February, The Wall Street Journal
Falling Ice Cracks New York City's Cool Facade

The Wall Street Journal quotes CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, who shares that newer buildings are better designed to handle snow and ice.

19 February, PBS
Super Skyscrapers
PBS Video Series cites CTBUH data in One World Trade Center, and consults CTBUH Leader Peter Irwin, who led the design team for the Shanghai Tower, in The Vertical City.

18 February, CBS Channel 2 Chicago
Rising Temps Lead to Ice Falling from Downtown Buildings
CBS Channel 2 in Chicago interviews Antony Wood, executive director of CTBUH, to give perspective on the effects of ice falling from tall buildings.

17 February, The New York Times
The Future Skyline
Audio podcast of five experts, including CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Trustee Bill Baker, to gain their perspectives on urban issues, skyscrapers, and cities of the future.

14 February, The Guardian
World's Largest Concrete Pour: L.A. Awaits 'Ballet of Construction Trucks'

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.

13 February, CBS News
Expert: Newer High-Rises Can be Prone to Falling Ice
CBS News cites the expertise of CTBUH executive director Antony Wood
and a CTBUH report, Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Skyscrapers, as evidence to support why newer buildings may be a danger.

12, February, WCBS New York
WCBS New York Radio
WCBS New York Radio shares insight from CTBUH report, Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings, to listening audience.

11 February, The New York Times
On the Lookout for Falling Ice Amid Manhattan's Towers
The New York Times cites CTBUH report,
Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings, to explain the science behind ice falling from New York City skyscrapers, and quotes insight from CTBUH director, Antony Wood.

10 February, Sourceable
North America's Tallest Slender Hotel Building Opens
Sourceable utilizes CTBUH's
"Year in Review: Tall Trends in 2013" report to lend credibility to the claim that New York City's Marriott Hotel is the tallest structure built in 2013 at 221 meters.

04 February, Civil Engineering
Tall Building Construction Increased Slightly in 2013
Civil Engineering Magazine cites CTBUH
Report 'Year in Review: Tall Trends in 2013,' and quotes CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik in article detailing construction recovery in the last year.

06 February, USA TODAY
Tallest Building in the Western U.S. to Start with Big Pour
USA TODAY credits CTBUH panel for height decision of One World Trade Center, and cites CTBUH data to illustrate integrated diagram.

03 February, The Globe and Mail
Slimmer, Taller Buildings Brave the Winds
The Globe and Mail calls upon the expertise of CTBUH's Agha Hasan, Peter Irwin, and Daniel Safarik to explain how thin, tall buildings stand up to wind.

23 January, Engineering News-Record
CTBUH Leader Johannes de Jong in ENR Top 25
Johannes de Jong is recognized in Engineering News-Record's Top 25 for "The Biggest Change in Elevators Since 1853."

21 January, Building Design + Construction
2013: The Year of the Super-Tall Skyscraper
Building Construction + Design cites CTBUH's "Year in Review: Tall Trends in 2013" report to inform their readers of the latest supertall skyscraper data.

20 January, The Times of India
Number of Skyscrapers Up 318% in 13 years
The Times of India cites CTBUH report, "Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2013 Year in Review," to illustrate the increase in tall building over the last decade.

20 January, The Orange County Register
O.C. Towers Rise, to a Point

The Orange County Register quotes CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik in an article questioning the place urbanization has in the suburban county.

17 January, International Business Times
25 Facts That Prove City Skylines Grew Exceptionally Tall in 2013
International Business Times cites CTBUH report, "Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2013 Year in Review," to prove how skylines grew in 2013.

16 January, New Civil Engineer
2013 a Strong Year for the Sector
New Civil Engineer cites CTBUH's "Year in Review: Tall Trends in 2013" to note 2013 was the second biggest year for the completion of tall buildings over 200 meters.

16 January, The Sun Daily
Build It and They Will Believe, Says Defiant China Tycoon
The Sun Daily quotes CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood in an article which shares the grandiose plans of the Broad Group.

15 January, The Commercial Observer
The City's Tallest Building, at Hudson Yards?
The Commercial Observer cites CTBUH data in story about the Hudson Yards becoming home to the world's tallest skyscraper.

08 January, International Business Times
Tallest Hotel In North America Opens In New York
International Business Times cites CTBUH data when talking about the tallest hotel in the Americas, which doesn't even break the top 10 tallest hotels in the world.

06 January, Society of Fire Protection Engineers Blog
Carl F. Baldassarra Takes Office as President

CTBUH Advisory Group member Carl Baldassarra takes up Presidency of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for 2014.

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