CTBUH features seminal tall buildings as case studies. These projects, typically either recently completed or historically significant, are examples of influential tall building development, design, engineering, and/or construction. Click a project to view more information about it.
1 January 1970 | Beijing
CITIC Tower is the flagship building of Beijing’s comprehensively planned 30-hectare central business district core.
1 April 2021 | Shanghai
Located at the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower is one of the most sustainably advanced tall buildings in the world.
18 March 2021 | St. Petersburg
Lakhta Center, an 87-story office building, is currently the tallest building in Europe.
3 March 2021 | San Pedro Garza García
Torre KOI, a 65-story mixed-use building, is currently the second tallest building in Mexico.
16 February 2021 | Dubai
Burj Royale is a 58-story residential building under development in Downtown Dubai.
3 February 2021 | New York City
One Vanderbilt is the second tallest building to complete in 2020 at 427 meters.
21 January 2021 | New York City
Central Park Tower is the tallest building to complete in 2020 at 472 meters.
7 January 2021 | Wuhan
Rising from its site on the Yangtze River waterfront in Wuhan, the 476-meter supertall uses a triangular floor plan that narrows along its height to provide extra stability against wind
2 January 2020 | Kuala Lumpur
The three tower complex is located on the edge of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and features apartments, offices, shops, and restaurants.
1 August 2019 | Seoul
Best Tall Building winner in the 100-199 Meters category at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Amorepacific Headquarters' atrium connects this tower to its urban context.
1 July 2019 | New York City
277 Fifth Avenue's transparency, glass, and expansive views are the defining characteristics of the building, which is cantilevered over an existing five-story brownstone.
1 June 2019 | Shenzhen
Hanking Center Tower's pioneering offset core creates a dramatic, slender profile; the tower is the tallest offset-core building in the world.
1 April 2019 | Beirut
Beirut Terraces is a unique 25-floor, 110-meter waterfront residential tower, located in Beirut’s Central District, the most desirable residential area in Lebanon.
1 March 2019 | Philadelphia
The tower features 13, three-story skygardens that bring vegetation through the height of the tower, as well as a sky bar, 269 meters above ground.
1 February 2019 | Beijing
Chaoyang Park Plaza’s single-curved, cold-bent, dark, reflective glass imitates Shan shui landscape painting by resembling a mountain naturally rising above the ground.
1 January 2019 | Copenhagen
Once a grain-storage silo in Copenhagen's industrial Nordhavn district, this building has found new life through an innovative project transforming it into a modern apartment complex.
1 December 2018 | Paris
Completed in 2017, Tribunal de Paris consists of a plinth five-to-eight-stories high, on top of which stands a tower of three superimposed parallelepipeds, creating a stepping profile.
1 November 2018 | Sydney
The EY Centre’s striking timber and glass closed-cavity-façade, and its innovative smart-building technology, distinguish this 38-story office building in the Sydney skyline.
1 October 2018 | Sydney
International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.
1 September 2018 | New York City
56 Leonard's irregularly projecting floors, as well as the irregular spacing and location of the balconies throughout its 57 stories have nicknamed the building the "Jenga".