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,...

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...

30 October 2017 | CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV

Australia: Rising Up Down Under
Australia is one of the world’s least densely-populated countries, and yet it has one of the highest proportions of urban dwellers, a figure that is increasing. A boom in tall buil...

8 August 2017 | CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest elevator run of all commerci...

20 April 2017 | CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue II

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
In the past few years, the tall building industry has become increasingly interested in the use of timber as a major structural element in skyscrapers. This has resulted in a now-w...