Data Studies

The Research & Thought Leadership division of the CTBUH performs objective research at all scales and distributes findings in the form of data studies that highlight critical issues facing tall buildings and future cities.

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19 May 2021 | CTBUH Journal 2021 Issue II

CTBUH Awards Through the Years

The CTBUH has operated its Awards program since 2002, evolving from a single honor (the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award) to 29 categories today. Participation has always...

12 January 2021 | CTBUH Journal 2021 Issue I

Tall Buildings in 2020: COVID-19 Contributes To Dip in Year-On-Year Completions

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

12 January 2021 | CTBUH Journal 2021 Issue I

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2020

The tall buildings completed in 2020 have pushed the global average height of the 100 tallest buildings to 399 meters. Across the year, 14 buildings entered the list of the world’s...

23 September 2020 | CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue IV

The Post-Crisis Tall Building

This data study proposes a “generic” 200-meter office building, located in Chicago, displaying several key modifications that could take place if certain indicative public-health r...

1 August 2020 | CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue III

Skybridges of Significance

Linking tall buildings with horizontal spaces, whether purely for circulation or containing programming, has been a subject of fascination for as long as tall buildings have existe...

20 March 2020 | CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall,” assessing the...