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,...

14 November 2013 | CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV

The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this ca...

10 October 2013 | CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III

Vanity Height: the Use-less Space in Today’s Tallest
CTBUH has investigated the increasing trend towards extreme spires and other extensions of supertall (300-meter-plus) buildings that do not enclose usable space, and created a new...

1 June 2013 | CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II

The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages...

31 December 2012 | CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.

1 December 2012 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV

Canada Grows Taller
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.

23 September 2012 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III

The Tallest 15 Cities in China
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239 buildings 200 mete...