On June 3, 2015 our announcement of the start of construction was covered by over 100 media outlets across the globe. Below are some great articles about the announcement.
Engineering.com: World’s Largest Earthbound Telescope to Outperform Hubble
Popular Mechanics: The Biggest Telescope in the World Is About to Begin Construction
ABC Los Angeles: VIDEO: GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
Business Insider Australia: Australia will help build the world’s largest telescope which could detect other life within the universe
Chicago Tribune: Largest telescope gets approval for construction