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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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Media Round Up: Global Media Cite CTBUH’s World’s Tallest Demolished Buildings Study


18 May 2018, World Media

International news publications referenced a CTBUH “Tall Buildings in Numbers” (TBIN) research study, which examines the 100 tallest buildings in history to have been dismantled by their owners. Read more.

CTBUH Members, Editor, Provide Comment on Forthcoming Chicago Spire Site Plans


15 May 2018, Crain's Chicago Business

Related Midwest plans to unveil its proposal for a two-tower development on the site of the unrealized Chicago Spire. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik spoke to Crain's Chicago Business about the project's potential. Read more.

CTBUH Provides Statistical Insights on Nairobi High-Rise


08 May 2018, Africa Check

With conflicting local reports on the status of Africa's future-tallest building, the Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi, Skyscraper Database Editor Shawn Ursini provided context on CTBUH height criteria to Africa Check. Read more.

Announcement on Willis Tower Elevator Retrofit Cites CTBUH Data


03 May 2018, Chicago Sun Times

The elevators in Chicago's Willis Tower are getting a major overhaul by Otis Elevator Company as part of a larger retrofit of the building. The Sun-Times cited CTBUH data in mentioning that the building is the second-tallest in the US. Read more.

Chicago Tribune Draws on CTBUH Data in Feature on Tribune Tower Redevelopment


18 Apr 2018, Chicago Tribune

In a feature article on the proposed supertall tower set to rise behind the historic Tribune Tower, the Chicago Tribune utilized CTBUH data in determining the heights of the tallest buildings in the city. Read more.

Gearing up for CTBUH’s Tall + Urban Innovation Conference


11 Apr 2018, Construction Specifier

The finalist projects in the CTBUH annual awards program from the Americas – including those in the Best Tall Building: Americas and Construction Awards categories – were featured in the Construction Specifier. Read more.

CTBUH Study on Density vs. Sprawl Examined by Sourceable


10 Apr 2018, Sourceable

Sourceable provided an analysis of CTBUH's research report on urban sustainability, Dense Downtown vs. Suburban Dispersed, which compared the sustainability of Chicago high-rises with suburban homes in nearby Oak Park. Read more.

CTBUH Announces Student Tall Building Design Competition


05 Apr 2018, DesignMENA

CTBUH is now accepting submissions for the 7th International Student Tall Building Design Competition, with the goal of shedding new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society Read more.

ENR Selects Innovation Champion Ron Klemencic as 2018 Award of Excellence Winner


05 Apr 2018, Engineering News-Record

Former CTBUH Chairman Ron Klemencic has been awarded the ENR 2018 Award of Excellence for his relentless pursuit of a better built environment. Read more.

CTBUH 2016 Year in Review Informs Story on China's Real Estate Boom


29 Mar 2018, Financial Times

The Financial Times cited CTBUH data and referenced the 2016 Year in Review in a story on the importance of real estate to China's economic performance. Read more.