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.

Latest Study

12 January 2021 | Tall Buildings in Numbers

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 series. The report, kindly sponsored this year by Schindler, shows that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2020, a 20 percent decline from 2019,...

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...

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...

20 March 2020 | CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue II

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality
In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The Projected World’s Tallest 20 Skyscrap...

30 January 2020 | CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2019
In 2019, 126 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This was a 13.7 percent decrease from 146 in 2018. The total number of 200-meter-plus buildings worldwide n...