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Written by:hostPrint
12/3/2012 11:43 AM 

The BBC, working with the CTBUH, has developed a series of reports spotlighting the state of the skyscraper around the world.

“It has been a landmark year for the world's tallest buildings,” BBC says. “BBC News looks at the continuing appeal of the skyscraper--and asks whether, in a world of financial uncertainty and environmental concerns, we should still be looking skywards when it comes to new buildings.”

CTBUH contributed to the early planning stages of the “Reaching for the Sky” series and helped supply experts and data. Features focus on everything from maintenance in the world’s tallest building to Kone’s lift-testing facility in Finland.

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood was also featured on the BBC World news program GMT, discussing the future of tall buildings. And CTBUH chairman Timothy Johnson is quoted in the report on China’s design issues.

The full series can be found here.

Topics include:

•    Running the Burj: Behind the scenes at the world's tallest building
•    Life on floor 74: The family who made a skyscraper their home
•    High-rise Heroes: What does it take to build a skyscraper
•    Streets in the Sky: Bringing the horizontal to vertical buildings
•    ‘Pants Building’: Opinions divide over latest skyscraper project
•    Going down? The lift testing facility 350m below ground.

Other topics include the latest in skyscraper design and a report on demolishing skyscrapers.