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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 Inspires Conversation on Feasibility of Future Giants

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20 Oct 2016, ConstructConnect

According to the CTBUH, we are entering into the era of the “megatall." Currently, there are only three such structures, but by 2020, that number is estimated to at least double. ConstructConnect discusses the feasibility of future giants. Read more.


ArchDaily Covers CTBUH’s 100 Tallest Top Company Rankings

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14 Oct 2016, ArchDaily

The CTBUH has released some of the facts and figures behind the projects appearing in their recent book, 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings. ArchDaily covered 18 design architects that have contributed multiple buildings to the top 100 list. Read more.


Australia’s Slimmest Tower To Be Showcased at the CTBUH 2016 International Conference

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13 Oct 2016, Urban Developer

A Bates Smart representative will present Collins House at the CTBUH 2016 International Conference held in Shenzhen, China. A preview of the discussion, titled “A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne” is available. Read more.


CTBUH Global News Story Inspires Investigation into Real Estate Superstitions

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07 Oct 2016, Mansion Global

A recent CTBUH Global News story announced the sale of 333 Kent Street to a Chinese developer for AUD$88,888,888. The news inspired Mansion Global to investigate how “Luck and Superstition Sell Luxury Real Estate.” Read more.


UrbanToronto Covers CTBUH Site Tour of Harbour Plaza Residences

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21 Sep 2016, UrbanToronto

Currently under construction in Downtown Toronto, the Harbour Plaza Residences complex includes the prominent One York address and two condominium towers. The CTBUH was able to organize a tour of the site on August 30. Read more.


CTBUH Executive Director Discusses Engineering Innovations in the Tall Building Industry

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13 Sep 2016, New Civil Engineer

Cities across the globe strive to build ever taller; the challenge lies in how to create supertall buildings that are also super "smart." The CTBUH's Executive Director discusses how innovations have matched the appetite for taller buildings. Read more.


Former CTBUH Chairman Discusses Tower Construction Post-9/11

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10 Sep 2016, Rediff

In light of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Rediff interviewed Dr. Shankar Nair, who was chairman of the CTBUH just before the terrorist attacks. The interview highlights changes to tall building construction post-9/11. Read more.


Trending Mixed-Use Building Typology Explained by CTBUH Communications Manager

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02 Sep 2016, Mansion Global

CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel spoke to Mansion Global regarding the growing popularity of mixed-use building typologies, citing factors such as feasibility, cost, and economic uncertainty as reasons for this trend. Read more.


CTBUH Executive Director Comments on Habitability of Tall Buildings

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31 Aug 2016, New Civil Engineer

“This was an environment built, not for man, but for man’s absence,” JG Balllard once wrote of high-rises – so what is being done to make skyscrapers more habitable? CTBUH's Executive Director discusses ways to rethink tall building design. Read more.


Elevator Conference Features CTBUH Research Manager as Keynote Speaker

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31 Aug 2016, Elevator World

From April 18 to 19, the Radisson Blu in Rome, Italy played host to the annual European Lift Association (ELA) Conference. The first day of the event began with a presentation from CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco. Read more.