Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Green lawn and walkway in downtonw Houston park with skyline in background.

Promoting Infill Development for a Denser Houston

An advocacy group is calling for ‘sustainable, vertical’ mixed-use urbanism in the famously sprawling city.

March 19, 2024 - Urban Edge

Skyscrapers and Architects

When Architects Dress Like Buildings

The 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball immortalized the architects who participated by dressed like famous buildings. Will a 2019 version of the event achieve a contemporary version of the same fame?

October 31, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Willis Tower and John Hancock

The 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years

Sure to stir controversy, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has compiled a list of the 50 most influential tall buildings of the last 50 years.

October 31, 2019 - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Manhattan Skyline

More Skyscrapers Coming Soon to New York City's Skyline

After a decade of skyward expansion, even more skyscrapers are on the horizon in Manhattan.

June 21, 2019 - The New York Times

Los Angeles Skyline

Tall Building Construction Continues to Smash Records and Redefine Skylines

There are 402 percent more tall buildings in the world than there was in 2000.

December 19, 2017 - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Skyscraper Construction Continues Record Breaking Pace

The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.

January 24, 2016 - Dezeen

Report: 2014 the 'Tallest Year Ever' for New Skyscrapers

The heights of the building envelope saw unprecedented expansion in 2014.

January 13, 2015 - Dezeen

The Shard London

The Year's Best Skyscrapers

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has recognized the best tall buildings of 2013. The regional winners include The Bow in Calgary, CCTV in Beijing, The Shard in London, and Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi.

July 6, 2013 - CTBUH

Reviewing a Smaller Year in Taller Buildings

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report on the state of skyscraper construction. Worldwide, 2012 witnessed the completion of 66 buildings taller than 200 meters, including the second tallest in the world.

January 13, 2013 - The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Studies

Toronto Reaches for the Skies

With fifteen skyscrapers over 45 stories under construction, Toronto is erecting more tall buildings than any other city in the Western Hemisphere. By 2015, the city is expected to have more than triple the number of skyscrapers than in 2005.

December 18, 2012 - The Star

How Tall Can They Crawl?

Nate Berg asks what the practical limit is to the seemingly endless quest to design and construct the world's tallest building.

August 17, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Best Towers of 2012 Recognized

It seems a bit early in the year to be bestowing "best of" honors, but that hasn't stopped the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) from naming their best tall buildings of 2012. These towers are certainly worth paying attention to.

June 18, 2012 - Business Insider

In Race to Be the Tallest, Who Has Final Say?

As developers around the world seek to steal the coveted title of "World's Tallest Building", Carl Bialik looks at what defines a building, and who gets to decide.

May 15, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

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