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 2011 | Hong Kong
Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.
1 January 1970 | New York City
Featured in the 2021 CTBUH Awards Program.
1 January 1970 | Dubai
Three key contextual considerations drive the design of The Address Beach Resort: the urban skyline, site location and pedestrian connectivity.
1 January 1970 | Sydney
ARC by Crown Group was designed as a contemporary tower that respects the historical context of its surrounding urban fabric.
1 January 1970 | Vancouver
The inverted massing turns the inefficient triangle into optimal rectangular floor plates for living spaces at its top, while freeing up public space at its base.
1 January 1970 | Amsterdam
With architecture inspired by the geometric works of a Romanian sculptor, excess volume around the upper and lower atria was chiseled away to reveal an “hourglass” shape.
1 January 1970 | Taichung
Featuring greenery on all sides, the tower’s plantings include 60,000 trees and shrubs, as well as 21 creeper plants in 19 sky gardens, and 142 balconies.
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.