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

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...

1 June 2012 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II

A New Leader for Telecom Towers

With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished from buil...

31 December 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011

The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a...

1 November 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV

South Korea: Past, Present and Future

As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are now 124 buildings 150+ meters in height completed, w...