Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Tall Building Information & Resources
The Council provides a large number of significant tall building resources to its members and the general public as indicated below.

The Skyscraper Center

The interactive CTBUH Skyscraper Center contains project and statistical information on 10,000+ buildings, including downloadable images. This information is searchable by a number of parameters, including year, location, type and more. The Database also allows user-defined lists to be generated and downloaded.

Height & Statistics

The CTBUH is internationally known as the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured, and the title of "World's Tallest" determined. This section includes the CTBUH Height Criteria and extensive statistical studies on aspects of tall buildings and cities.

Featured Tall Building

Every two weeks the Council publishes a new Featured Tall Building. Featured buildings, typically projects recently or nearly completed, demonstrate the cutting edge of tall building development, design, engineering and/or construction. Read about the industry's latest accomplishments here.

Research Paper

The Research Papers Library contains many hundreds of papers published by architects, engineers and academics on a range of multi-disciplinary subjects. The papers cover every facet of tall building design, construction and occupation and are searchable by author, topic and category

Research Division

The CTBUH Research Division provides support and advocacy for building research that promotes resilient and sustainable building development. It also assists researchers in their efforts to locate funding, information, technical expertise and objective review. 

Academic / Student Work

The Council is connected with numerous higher-education institutes around the world. A selection of the tall building-related work completed at these institutions is available here, including architectural design studios, student dissertations and PhD's.

Video Library

The CTBUH Video Library is a collection of presentations from Council events and initiatives including conference presentations, interviews with tall building professionals, design research videos, media interviews and more.

CTBUH Resource Center

The CTBUH Tall Building Resource Center, housed at the CTBUH Academic Office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, contains most books, conference proceedings and reports published in the field of tall buildings. The Library Catalogue is available here.