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

25 April 2019 | CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

Tall Buildings in Numbers: World's Tallest Offset-Core Buildings

There has long been an interest in separating the service cores of tall buildings from the main programmed areas – to create more column-free, easily-configured floor space; to sym...

31 January 2019 | CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue I

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2018

In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it brings the total number of 200-me...

20 October 2018 | CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or greater height. Ten years l...

27 April 2018 | CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II

World's Tallest Demolished Buildings

Although the world has more than 1,300 buildings of 200 meters or higher, no tall building of more than 187 meters has been demolished, with the exception of the World Trade Center...

5 February 2018 | CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017

In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings...

1 February 2018 | CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

The Global Tall Building Picture: Impact of 2017

In 2017, 144 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is the fourth record-breaking year in a row, and it brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings...