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 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...

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.