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

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...