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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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"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" Reacts to CTBUH Height Committee Decision

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16 Nov 2013, NPR

NPR’s "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" questions the Council’s Height Committee decision to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere based on the height of its spire. Read more.


Al Jazeera Contextualizes CTBUH Height Committee Decision

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13 Nov 2013, Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera America discusses the history of the world’s tallest skyscrapers in light of the recent Council decision to name One World Trade Center as the tallest building in the US as a means of contextualizing it. Read more.


Daily Show Lampoons NY-Chicago Competitive Streak After CTBUH Annoucement

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13 Nov 2013, Daily Show

The satirical show uses the announcement naming One World Trade Center as the tallest building in the US as an opportunity to playfully lampoon the decades-long competitive streak between New York and Chicago. Read more.


CTBUH Executive Director Discusses Height Commitee Decision

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13 Nov 2013, BBC

The BBC’s weekly Altered States program examines the recent decision by the CTBUH Height Committee to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere. Read more.


"All Things Considered" Examines CTBUH Height Committee Decision

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13 Nov 2013, NPR

NPR’s "All Things Considered" examines the Council’s Height Committee decision to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere. It replaces the Willis Tower. Read more.


CTBUH Chairman Announces Height Committee Decision

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12 Nov 2013, NBC

CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson announced the Council's ruling on the ultimate height of One World Trade Center at a live press conference held in New York. He described the process that the Height Committee took to make their decision. Read more.


ABC World News Examines CTBUH Height Committee Decision

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12 Nov 2013, ABC

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer examines the decision to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The report discusses the question of the building's spire. Read more.


CNN Covers CTBUH Height Committee Decision

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12 Nov 2013, CNN

CNN News offers an in-depth examination of the decision to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US. The cable news network dispatched reporters to both New York and Chicago to capture reactions on the ground. Read more.


CBC News Reacts to Council Height Committee Decision

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12 Nov 2013, CBC

CBC News reports on the decision to name One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US. There coverage focuses less on the distinction between spire and antennae and focuses more on the symbolic heights of the new tower. Read more.


CTBUH Names One World Trade Center Tallest Building in US

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12 Nov 2013, ABC

“America’s tallest building, when it completes next year, will be One World Trade Center,” began CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood at a press conference naming the new tallest US building. It replaces the Willis Tower. Read more.