20 October 2018

Towering Aspirations in Dubai and Beyond

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties

In 2008, CTBUH held its Eighth World Congress in Dubai, at which time the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was still under construction. His...

05 February 2018

2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year

This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

26 October 2015

Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower

Dan Kaplan & Fatin Anlar, FXFOWLE; Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

In this era of globalization, societies and cities struggle with the need to modernize and remain competitive against the desire to show deference to historical...

24 August 2015

Istanbul: Impact of High-Rises on a Historic, Yet Contemporary, City

Ayşin Sev & Bahar Başarır, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

High-rise buildings have a significant impact on cities and their metropolitan areas in a variety of ways, most notably on cities with extensive historic built...

31 December 2014

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in...

13 June 2013

The History of the European Skyscraper

Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH

Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow...

10 October 2011

Design Criteria for High-Rise Buildings in Historical Cities: The Case of Istanbul

Aysin Sev, Aydan Ozgen & Bahar Basarir, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

High-rise building construction, which is occuring at an expanding pace in many cities all over the world, is also accelarating in Istanbul. A large number...

31 December 2010

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010

CTBUH Research

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

03 March 2008

Oppressive Impact of High Rise Office Buildings on Inhabitants through an Istanbul Case Study

Hande Ünlü & Kotaroh Hirate, The University of Tokyo; Munakata Jun, Chiba University

In this research, high-rise office buildings are categorized into three types by their “interaction generating factors” qualities. A questionnaire survey was held in Istanbul and...