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,...

13 November 2010 | CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV

Tallest World Records
Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles such as t...

9 October 2010 | CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III

The Economics of High-rise
Includes comparative studies of high-rise construction costs based on location and building function. Key high-rise cost drivers = shape & geometry, size & regularity of floor pla...

12 June 2008 | CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II

The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from...