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

1 August 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

New York City Scrapers

New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New York has b...

13 April 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings

Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and...

31 December 2010 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010

In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building fi...

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...