Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH Tall Building Height Calculators

The three tall building height calculators below give estimates for tall building height based on a known number of stories. These have been developed following the criteria and assumptions outlined here.

The calculators will provide an approximate height for a single tall building, but as tall building characteristics vary significantly with location, structural material, form, profile, etc, in some instances estimates will vary considerably with actual building height. As such, the calculators are best utilized to determine heights in multiple building / statistical studies, where there are many unknown building heights. In these instances the greater number of buildings examined will reduce any overall variations.

Calculating the height of an Office Tall Building
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Number of stories: building height (m):
building height (ft):
Calculating the height of a Residential / Hotel Tall Building
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Number of stories: building height (m):
building height (ft):
Calculating the height of a Mixed-Use or Function Unknown Tall Building
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Number of stories: building height (m):
building height (ft):