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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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Vietnam’s Bitexco Financial Tower Among World’s 50 Most Innovative Buildings


27 Feb 2015, Tuoitre News

Touitre News, a Vietnamese news agency, discusses the inclusion of Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City on CTBUH's list of the world's 50 most influential skyscrapers. It is ranked 32nd on the list. Read more.

Recording Tall Tales: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat


25 Feb 2015, Urban Hub

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH Journal Editor and newly appointed China Office Director at CTBUH, introduces his organization to Urban Hub and provides insight into the history, status quo and future of tall buildings, as well as their role in urbanization. Read more.

Making a Case for Tall Timber


24 Feb 2015, Minn Post

Minn Post cites a CTBUH interview with Michael Green, where he discusses the possibility of tall timber construction. He is the lead architect for a proposed tall timber high-rise in downtown Minneapolis. Read more.

Why the US is Seeing Fewer Skyscrapers


21 Feb 2015, CBS

CBS This Morning interviews CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, who speaks about worldwide skyscraper trends that indicate a general shift in construction from North America to countries in Asia and the Middle East. Read more.

From Dubai to Quebec


19 Feb 2015, Le Journal de Montreal

Le Journal de Montreal speaks with CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik, getting his take on the new Le Phare de Québec proposal that would become a dominant force in the city's skyline, which is historically low-rise. Read more.

CTBUH Involved in Re-Measurement of Washington Monument Height


17 Feb 2015, World Media

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) height criteria was used by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) to determine the true architectural height of the Washington Monument. Read more.

Shanghai Talks: Toronto City Planner James Parakh Talks Skyscraper Design


16 Feb 2015, Architect's Newspaper

This Fall, Chris Bentley served as a special media correspondent for the 2014 CTBUH Conference in Shanghai. Among the many architects, engineers, and others he interviewed was City Planner James Parakh. Read more.

CTBUH Winter Spaces Tour: Shanghai


05 Feb 2015, Gensler On

Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee Member Tom Ford (Gensler) provides a first-person account of the Winter Spaces Walking Tour in Shangahi, which took place on January 29, 2015. Read more.

The Architecture of Tall Buildings Toward Vertical Sustainable Urbanism


04 Feb 2015, Manila Times

Philippines Country Representative and CTBUH Fellow Felino Palafox Jr. imparts his wisdom on the global shift of tall building development to Asia, citing many of the findings that the Council has uncovered over the past year. Read more.

Chicago Architect Praises S.F.’s Architecture “Ecosystem”


03 Feb 2015, San Francisco Chronicle

In the view of Awards Jury Chair (2013-2014) Jeanne Gang, San Francisco embodies a rich "ecosystem" that values diversity on the street level, thereby broadening the possibilities of its vertical future. Read more.