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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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CTBUH Director Pens Article on Maglev Elevators for The Daily Mail

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08 Aug 2017, The Daily Mail

CTBUH Director Antony Wood and CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco have written a piece for The Daily Mail in which they explain what a new ropeless elevator system could mean for the future of tall buildings. Read more.


Media Round-Up: MULTI’s Impact on Future Tall Buildings Detailed by CTBUH Executive Director

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13 Jul 2017, World Media

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood has commented on the implications of the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system on the tall building industry, an announcement that has received worldwide media attention. Read more.


New CTBUH Country Representative Appointed for United Arab Emirates

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27 Jun 2017, DesignMENA

The CTBUH has announced Christian Vasquez, architect and business development executive at the National Engineering Bureau (NEB), as the organization’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) country representative, starting July 1 of this year. Read more.


CTBUH Confirms Completion of Tallest Building West of Mississippi River

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24 Jun 2017, Associated Press

Wilshire Grand Center officially opened its doors on June 23. The building’s completion has been confirmed by the CTBUH, which recognizes the tower as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Read more.


MULTI’s Impact on Future Tall Buildings Detailed by CTBUH Executive Director

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23 Jun 2017, Construction Index

Described as the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system, MULTI has been unveiled at a test tower in Rottweil. CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood commented on the implications for its use in the tall building industry. Read more.


CTBUH Fellow Supports “Stay-Put” Rule In Wake of High-Rise Fire

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17 Jun 2017, Associated Press

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counter-intuitive rule for people in tall buildings: if the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, then stay put and wait for instructions. Read more.


CTBUH Data Cross-Referenced in Comparison Study on Governance Structures & Skyscraper Construction

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03 May 2017, Quartz

Cross-referencing CTBUH data, via the Skyscraper Center database and 2016 Year in Review report, researchers found that autocracies are more likely than democracies to build giant skyscrapers – even when their countries don't need them. Read more.


Media Round-Up: Lotte World Tower Takes Title of World's Fifth Tallest Building

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14 Apr 2017, World Media

According to criteria established by the CTBUH, Lotte World Tower is officially complete. Its height of 555 meters makes it the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world, drawing significant international media attention. Read more.


Media Round-Up: Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

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04 Apr 2017, World Media

The CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters, it is the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world – an achievement that has received international media coverage. Read more.


Media Round-Up: CTBUH Executive Director Talks Future of Vertical Urbanism in Australia

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13 Mar 2017, World Media

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood received significant media attention for a selection of talks he gave on the future of vertical urbanism while traveling to Sydney and Melbourne ahead of the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference. Read more.