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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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Philippines' Urban Planning Shortcomings Discussed by CTBUH Country Representative

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12 May 2017, Manila Times

The Philippines' economy is being held back in part by an “obsolete” approach to urban planning, noted CTBUH Philippines Country Representative Felino Palafox to attendees of The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities Forum. Read more.


Conversation on the Purpose of Spires Framed by CTBUH Data & Height Criteria

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03 May 2017, The Philly Voice

The sky-reaching spires atop tall towers may be pleasing to the eye, but don't seem to have an obvious reason to exist, so what gives? The Philly Voice used CTBUH data and height criteria to answer questions surrounding spires. Read more.


CTBUH Data Cross-Referenced in Comparison Study on Governance Structures & Skyscraper Construction

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03 May 2017, Quartz

Cross-referencing CTBUH data, via the Skyscraper Center database and 2016 Year in Review report, researchers found that autocracies are more likely than democracies to build giant skyscrapers – even when their countries don't need them. Read more.


CTBUH Editor Discusses Tall Buildings on the Voice of America Podcast

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24 Apr 2017, Voice of America News

In a recent podcast, which doubles as a tool for those honing their English skills, the Voice of America interviewed CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik on various topics related to the tall building industry. Read more.


Media Round-Up: Lotte World Tower Takes Title of World's Fifth Tallest Building

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14 Apr 2017, World Media

According to criteria established by the CTBUH, Lotte World Tower is officially complete. Its height of 555 meters makes it the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world, drawing significant international media attention. Read more.


Media Round-Up: Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

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04 Apr 2017, World Media

The CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters, it is the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world – an achievement that has received international media coverage. Read more.


Ceylon Today Covers CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Tall Building Forum

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03 Apr 2017, Ceylon Today

An unprecedented collaboration between CTBUH Sri Lanka and the CTBUH India Chapter resulted in the inaugural Regional Tall Building Forum. The successful event was covered by Ceylon Today. Read more.


CTBUH Research Manager Discusses Future of Vertical Transportation

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15 Mar 2017, Medium

CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco discusses the implications of MULTI elevator technology, currently being investigated by the CTBUH. He described the impacts this innovation can have on the future of tall building development. Read more.


Media Round-Up: CTBUH Executive Director Talks Future of Vertical Urbanism in Australia

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13 Mar 2017, World Media

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood received significant media attention for a selection of talks he gave on the future of vertical urbanism while traveling to Sydney and Melbourne ahead of the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference. Read more.


CTBUH Board of Trustees Secretary Appointed CEO of CallisonRTKL

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08 Mar 2017, Arcadis

On March 8 it was announced that CTBUH Board of Trustees Secretary Tim Neal, Global Director – Buildings, Arcadis, will become CEO of CallisonRTKL – the company's architecture arm – as of June 1, 2017. Read more.