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,...

29 April 2015 | CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue II

Japan: A History of Tall Innovations
Japan is one of the world’s most densely populated nations, at an average of 339 people per square kilometer. It is also one of the world’s most active seismic zones. The combinati...

31 December 2014 | CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and st...

6 November 2014 | CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV

Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many pro...

16 September 2014 | CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III

Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
The latest CTBUH technical guide, Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings, provides a thorough investigation of the methods used around the world for implementation of vertical vegetati...

11 June 2014 | CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II

Highest Helipads
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat surprising...

31 December 2013 | CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completio...