16 October 2023

Livability in Cities and Tall Buildings: Global Case Studies

Katrin Förster

Marrying design and function in harmony helps deliver tall buildings that impress the visitor and gather the esteem and loyalty of occupants. Through these essential...

03 April 2023

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2022: World Surpasses 2,000 Buildings of 200 Meters or Greater Height


This report shows that 147 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2022, a 25 percent increase from 2021, when 118 such...

11 October 2019

The Garden City in Three Dimensions

Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects

With a career spanning back to the Habitat ’67 residential complex in Montréal, Moshe Safdie’s work has always evoked images of utopian science fiction, yet...

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...

01 September 2017

Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Design and Construction of Skyscraper Cluster

Aaron J. Wang, CapitaLand China Corporate

Designed by star architect of Moshes Safdie, Raffles City Chongqing includes a total of 6 mega high-rise towers 250 to 380m tall, a sky conservatory,...

08 August 2017

Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design

Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial...

10 January 2017

Interactive Study on Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for...

17 October 2016

Wind Induced Structure Responses Study on RCCQ Project

Xiangdong Du, Jon Galsworthy & Greg Thompson, RWDI; Aaron Wang, CapitaLand China

The Raffles City Chongqing project is one of the largest developments in the world. Located between Chao Tian Men Square and Jiefangbei in Yuzhong District,...

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...

17 October 2016

Raffles City Chongqing Conservatory: Studies For a New Bridging Building Type

Jeffrey Huggins, Safdie Architects

One of the outgrowths of dense vertical urbanism is the challenge of interconnecting tall buildings at multiple levels in the sky. In order to have...