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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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Tallest U.S. Skyscraper Dream Kept Alive by Irish Builder


30 Apr 2014, Bloomberg

Bloomberg interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood for color commentary on developer Grant Kelleher's plans to revive the stalled Chicago Spire project. Wood emphasizes the importance that the development would have for Chicago. Read more.

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood Interviewed on the Kingdom Tower


22 Apr 2014, BBC

BBC interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood on the Kingdom Tower and the fascination with building higher. He discusses current trends in skyscraper construction, noting where ideas have evolved over time. Read more.

1,776 Feet: The Spire and the Bragging Rights


22 Apr 2014, Time

Time Collector's Edition discusses the height ruling for One World Trade Center in November 2013. One World Trade Center brings up an interesting debate in the skyscraper community: What constitutes the top of a tower? Read more.

Building the Dream


19 Apr 2014, The Economist

The Economist reports on the urban condition and construction climate in China, referencing CTBUH data for tall buildings in the United States and China. China's urban population is expected to grow to about 1 billion by 2030. Read more.

Survey Looks at Oak Parkers' Sustainability Habits


15 Apr 2014, Oak Leaves

Local Oak Park newspaper interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood about the CTBUH Urban-Suburban study, which will help determine what factors contribute to sustainability in an urban/suburban context. Read more.

Here's What Seattle's Tallest Tower Could Look Like, If It's Built


27 Mar 2014, Puget Sound Business Journal

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. Read more.

Tomorrow's Skyscraper: Trading Height for Purpose


27 Mar 2014, Sourceable

Sourceable interviews CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik about tall building projects that go far beyond being just icons and instead try to achieve rigorous performance goals, like Nakheel Tower and Bosco Verticale. Read more.

CTBUH Executive Director Discusses the Future of the Vertical City


22 Mar 2014, The Science Show

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood discusses the future of the vertical city with Robyn Woods of the Science Show on the occasion of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Read more.

New Research Assesses the Life Cycle of Skyscrapers


20 Mar 2014, Sourceable

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. This research will be published in early 2015. Read more.

London is Building 230 New Towers and 80 Percent of Them Are Residential


14 Mar 2014, Gizmodo

Gizmodo reports on findings by think tank New London Architecture that estimate around 230 towers are coming to the city. Gizmodo looks to CTBUH editor, Daniel Safarik, to clarify the numbers. Read more.