2020 Awards Now Accepting Submissions

1 Aug-27 Sep 2019, Chicago

CTBUH is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Awards Program. Interested applicants can submit their materials through 27 September 2019.

Full Program Now Available

14 Aug 2019, Chicago

The program and speaker list for the 10th World Congress is now available. This event will explore the most significant advancements in cities from the last 50 years and the next 50.

Skybridges Research Team Visits Major Projects in China, Malaysia

31 Jul 2019, Shenzhen

Three researchers from the CTBUH Skybridges Research Team visited four key skybridge-linked projects in Shenzhen, Chongqing, Beijing, and Kuala Lumpur.

Initial Delegate List Now Available on the CTBUH Events App

30 Jul 2019, Chicago

We are pleased to release the list of delegates registered so far for the CTBUH 10th World Congress. The list will continue to grow as the date approaches.

CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #7

29 Jul 2019, Chicago

CTBUH Moment in History #7 documents the making of the current CTBUH Journal, from it’s founding as a mailed newsletter in 1970.

Now Available: Tall Building Security Technical Guide

25 Jul 2019, Chicago

This guide explores critical tall building security factors—such as site context, asset identification, access control systems, and positioning.

CTBUH Holds Half-Day Skybridges Symposium

18 Jul 2019, Beijing

More than 100 attendees gathered at Linked Hybrid for a symposium held in conjunction with the forthcoming skybridge research project, “Bringing the Horizontal Into the Vertical Realm.”

CTBUH 10th World Congress: Initial Keynote Speakers Announced

17 Jul 2019, Chicago

Take a look at the initial keynote speakers for the CTBUH 10th World Congress who'll share their perspectives on tall buildings and urban development.

10th World Congress Reception: Step Onto the Willis Tower Ledge

11 Jul 2019, Chicago

This special reception will give VIPs the opportunity to let loose in the fantastic setting of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Chicago’s current tallest building (442 meters).

CTBUH 10th World Congress Workshops Confirmed

9 Jul 2019, Chicago

A series of half-day, on-site workshops in Chicago on important industry subjects will be held in conjunction with the CTBUH 10th World Conference.

6th China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum Held in Nara, Japan

5 Jul 2019, Nara

Organized under the theme, "Visiting Old, Learn New," this year's CTBUH-sponsored China-Japan-Korea Tall Building Forum drew more than 80 participants from five countries.

CTBUH 2019 Global Walking Tour: 50 Forward | 50 Back

27 Jun 2019, Chicago

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its sixth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 25 cities around the world.

10th World Congress: Initial Speakers Announced

26 Jun 2019, Chicago

CTBUH is pleased to announce the initial speakers for the CTBUH 10th World Congress, 50 Forward | 50 Back: The Recent History and Essential Future of Sustainable Cities.

Ninth Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference

25 Jun 2019, Milan

The ninth Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference drew some 350 participants for presentations and discussions featuring leading international experts.

CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #6

24 Jun 2019, Chicago

CTBUH Moment in History #6 covers the emergence of the CTBUH Technical Guide in 2002. Designed for seekers of greater knowledge in best practices, designing, & operating tall buildings.

CTBUH CEO Keynotes Egypt's First Skyscraper Conference

19 Jun 2019, Cairo

Egypt’s first ever Skyscrapers Conference was held on 19 June, 2019 in Cairo, with the aim of showcasing the latest tall building technology and architecture.

Wind Effects on Tall Building Façade Systems

18 Jun 2019, Istanbul

CTBUH Turkey organized an educational seminar on the effects of wind on tall building façade systems, featuring presentations by academic and professional experts.

Latest Publication: The Sustainable Tall Building

17 Jun 2019, Chicago

The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer is an accessible and highly illustrated guide, which primes those involved in the design and research of tall buildings.

First Skyscrapers | Skyscrapers First: Full Program Announced

6 Jun 2019, Chicago

View the full program for The First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts Symposium, held in conjunction with the CTBUH 10th World Congress in Chicago.

CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #5

5 Jun 2019, Chicago

CTBUH Moment in History #5 reviews the significant expansion of the CTBUH Awards Program since its inception in 2002.

CTBUH Hosts Building Tall Lecture Series: Skyscrapers for All?

4 Jun 2019, Chicago

CTBUH hosted the latest installment in its ongoing lecture series, Building Tall, at the Chicago Architecture Center on June 4, 2019, examining the applicability of affordable housing.

Latest Publication: Ropeless Elevator Systems

30 May 2019, Chicago

In CTBUH's latest publication the implications of multidirectional elevator systems in tall buildings are explored in this new research report.

Timber Rising Program Room: Call for Abstracts

29 May 2019, Chicago

CTBUH is issuing a Call for Abstracts to all members with an involvement in the development, design, engineering, operation or occupancy of mass timber structures.

Research Seed Funding & Student Research Competition

23 May 2019, Chicago

Offering over $60,000 in funding and prizes, submissions due on 31 May for Research Seed Funding & Student Research Competition.

CTBUH Brisbane Holds Successful Cities Seminar: QDesign

23 May 2019, Brisbane

The CTBUH Australia Chapter's Brisbane Committee held the second seminar in its 2019 series on the topic of QDesign.

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC

22 May 2019, Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH hosted a panel discussion at the CAC on the topics of new construction, refurbishment and affordability in relation to the city of Chicago.

IIT Final Reviews and Annual Open House

3 May 2019, Chicago

Final reviews were held for the “Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards Net-Zero Carbon Skyscrapers”, undertaken by the IIT College of Architecture, with assistance from CTBUH and SOM.

CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #4

2 May 2019, Chicago

CTBUH Moment in History #4 discusses the controversial claim by the Petronas Towers for the title of “World’s Tallest Building” over the record holder at the time, Willis Tower.

CTBUH New York Presents: What Lies Beneath

1 May 2019, New York City

Seventy attendees gathered for the CTBUH New York Chapter‘s seminar on seismic design, hosted at Langan’s New York office.

CTBUH NYC Chapter Volunteers with Pratt Architecture Students

1 May 2019, New York City

CTBUH New York visited Pratt architecture students for their year-end presentations, where students shared their research, findings and models about urban design issues.

Latest Publication: Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat, Vol. 2

23 Apr 2019, Chicago

Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat: Volume 2, explores the projects, technologies, and approaches currently reshaping skylines and urban spaces worldwide.

Latest Publication: CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

23 Apr 2019, Chicago

The CTBUH Journal 2019 , Issue II containing case studies on Baidu Headquarters, Shenzhen, Tallest Offset-Core Buildings and much more is now available for purchase!

Mjøstårnet, “Tallest Timber Building in the World” Signboard

22 Apr 2019, Brumunddal

Mjøstårnet, in Brumunddal, Norway becomes the “Tallest Timber Building in the World” after its CTBUH signboard inauguration.

CTBUH Seattle Presentation: Partnerships & Creating Forward Progr

22 Apr 2019, Seattle

CTBUH Seattle hosted its first installment in a series of forums that explore the city's progress over the past 50 years of growth, and prospects for future development.

Seismic Resilience of Buildings

17 Apr 2019, Istanbul

CTBUH Turkey held a seminar discussing seismic resilience strategies, featuring presentations from a panel of experts in engineering, design, and financial sectors.

Skybridges Research: CTBUH / IIT Studio Visit

11 Apr 2019, New York City

As part of the Skybridges research project, CTBUH and IIT College of Architecture traveled to NYC for presentations, workshops, and meetings regarding Skybridge designs.

Ping An Finance Center Confirmed as the World’s Tallest All-Offic

8 Apr 2019, Shenzhen

During the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Ping An Finance Center was confirmed as the world’s tallest all-office building and the tallest building in Southern China.

CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #3

28 Mar 2019, Chicago

"CTBUH 50th Anniversary: Moments in History #3" explores the impact that CTBUH Chairman Fazlur R. Khan, partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, had on the tall building industry.

CTBUH Brisbane Hosts Successful Cities Seminar: Valley Vision

21 Mar 2019, Brisbane

The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Brisbane Committee held its first seminar in the 2019 series on “Successful Cities,” featuring the Valley Vision development.

10th World Congress 50 Forward | 50 Back | Nominations

19 Mar 2019, Chicago

Tell us about the tall buildings and urban interventions that changed cities forever, and the innovations poised to do the same.

CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height

14 Mar 2019, Brumunddal

CTBUH has verified Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, as the “World’s Tallest Timber Building,” rising at 85.4 meters.

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums

13 Mar 2019, Toronto

CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story residential building designed by Safdie Architects and Quadrangle.

CTBUH New York Hosts Seminar: Linking Style with Function

28 Feb 2019, New York City

CTBUH New York Chapter hosted a presentation on LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, joined by speakers from the project's design teams.

2019 T+U Conference: Full Speaker Program Now Online

21 Feb 2019, Shenzhen

CTBUH is pleased to release the complete program and speaker list for the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference.

CTBUH Hosts First Lead-Up Event: “Leaning Out" with Les Robertson

21 Feb 2019, Chicago

The first of four “lead-up” events to the CTBUH 10th World Congress took place at the Chicago Architecture Center, with more than 100 people in attendance.

CTBUH Malaysia Hosts Seminar: The Public Realm of Tall Buildings

21 Feb 2019, Kuala Lumpur

CTBUH Malaysia hosted a seminar exploring the relationship between the design and planning of high-rise structures with the life and energy of the city that surrounds them.

CTBUH World Congress 2019 Steering Committee Holds Second Meeting

21 Feb 2019, Chicago

The Steering Committee for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress convened for its second session at the Chicago Architecture Center, discussing updates and changes to programming.

CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I

7 Feb 2019, Chicago

In the latest CTBUH Journal, you'll find a Case Study of SKYPARK, Hong Kong, "Talking Tall" with Wuren Wang, an expert's response to "How to Fire-Test cladding" and much more!

CTBUH 10th World Congress High Number of Abstracts Received

31 Jan 2019, Chicago

The CTBIUH 10th World Congress abstract submission portal is now closed with a high number of abstracts received for the tall building event of the year.

CTBUH UK Hosts Panel Discussion: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings

31 Jan 2019, London

The CTBUH UK Chapter hosted a panel discussion, speculating on the future of our built environment by reflecting on the lessons learned over the past 50 years.

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 Sky Concert Hall Signboard

29 Jan 2019, Shenzhen

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 in Shenzhen, China installed a CTBUH Signboard recognizing its incorporation of the “World’s Highest Concert Hall.”

CTBUH China Hosts Smart Technology Symposium

29 Jan 2019, Shanghai

CTBUH China hosted a symposium which explored the development of smart offices, addressing challenges brought by rapid technological advancements and growing populations.

CTBUH Guangzhou Symposium : Spatial Design

25 Jan 2019, Guangzhou

The CTBUH China Office successfully held a Symposium in Guangzhou revolving around the theme: "Spatial Design: Inside and Outisde of Skyscrapers."

Tall + Urban Innovation: Initial Speakers Announced

24 Jan 2019, Shenzhen

CTBUH is pleased to announce the 85 speakers confirmed so far for the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference.

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

22 Jan 2019, Chicago

Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!

Abstracts Due 30 January for CTBUH 10th World Congress

21 Jan 2019, Chicago

The deadline to submit a proposal is 30 January. Competition will be high, so be sure to submit your abstract today to be considered for a speaking role.

IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio Trip in China

21 Jan 2019, Shenzhen

IIT-CTBUH High Rise Studio, led by CTBUH China Office Director and Academic Coordinator, Dr. Peng Du, visited various high-rises throughout Shenzen.

Latest Publication: Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings

7 Jan 2019, Chicago

Get the industry’s most comprehensive technical publication providing practical advice on the selection, design, installation and testing of damping systems!

2018 Tall Building Year in Review Now Available

1 Jan 2019, Chicago

The 2018 Tall Building Year in Review is now available, showcasing the momentum of completions for buildings 200 meters and taller on a global scale.