Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.

CTBUH 2020 Tall Building Year in Review

12 Jan 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat releases its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series.

Best Wishes from CTBUH: A Note from the CTBUH Chairman

22 Dec 2020

CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, reflects on the events of 2020, the achievements of the Council, and plans for 2021.

CTBUH Completes Timber Rising Engagement Program

17 Dec 2020

As part of the Timber Rising project, which investigates the role tall timber will play in our quest for a future, lower-carbon built environment, CTBUH has produced a series of outputs in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service, all of which provide key information on mass timber innovations to stakeholders in the tall building industry.

CTBUH Chicago FLC Presents: Wolf Point East

16 Dec 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee held a virtual presentation on Wolf Point East, the second tower in a series of three, situated on the historic Wolf Point site in Chicago.

2020 CTBUH Student Research Competition Launched

16 Dec 2020

This competition, kindly sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, challenges talented students, working in groups under the guidance of a professor, to focus on a relevant research question and create an engaging output as a response.

CTBUH Chinese Publication: Frontiers of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

8 Dec 2020

Frontiers of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: World Development and Case Studies (Volume 1), created by CTBUH and published by China Architecture & Building Press, is a useful tool for professional readers working in the urban and architectural fields in China.

Publication Available: First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts

18 Nov 2020

CTBUH held a one-day Symposium called First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts, centered around the question, “what was the first skyscraper?” Now, that illuminating discussion on fundamental turning points in skyscraper history is a 248-page book, featuring 28 essays by the leading architectural and real-estate historians of our time, on the enigmatic buildings that define our skylines.

2020 Live-Streamed Conference

17 Nov 2020, Online Event

Live-streamed from Singapore, London, and Chicago, this event discusses how cities can be more responsive and anticipatory in the face of the rapidly changing environment.

CTBUH China Presents: Healthy & Sustainable City Development

12 Nov 2020, Beijing

This event explores how health and sustainability are vital in the process of urbanization, and explores strategies from leading urbanists about how to balance nature and well-being in dense environments.

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Public Common Space

4 Nov 2020, Online Event

The CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter presents a virtual seminar on public common spaces and the impact of the institutions that govern it.

Journal 2020, Issue IV: Towards Post-Crisis Tall Buildings and Cities

4 Nov 2020

This special issue features "New Solutions for the New Normal", "Post-Pandemic HVAC Systems Strategies for High-Rise Office Buildings", and more.

CTBUH 2020 Conference: Check Out the Full Program!

29 Oct 2020

Times of crisis in the past have presented cities with the opportunity to rethink how they support health, social, and economic outcomes. What will the Post-Crisis City look like? See all the Speakers and view the Program from this event.

CTBUH 2020 Student Design Competition: Winner Announced

21 Oct 2020

The 9th CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition concludes on 14 October 2020, with live judging of the five finalists selected from 250 entries.

Lord Norman Foster Confirmed for 2020 CTBUH Conference

19 Oct 2020

Norman Foster, Executive Chairman and Founder, Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation, is interviewed in a special session during the CTBUH virtual conference.

Skybridges: Technical Guide, Data Report, and Journal Paper

12 Oct 2020

CTBUH has completed a major research project entitled "Skybridges: bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm". The purpose of this research project is to succinctly capture the state-of-the-art in skybridge design.