United States

04 April 2022

Advancing Tall Timber, One Code Revision at a Time

Hans-Erik Blomgren, Timberlab

In 2021, several major obstacles were overcome in the path to adoption of mass timber as a viable option for high-rise construction in North America....

04 April 2022

State of Tall Timber 2022

Daniel Safarik, Jacob Elbrecht & William Miranda, CTBUH

The past few years have seen tremendous interest in the development of mass timber buildings of increasing height, in urban settings, many of which are...

11 October 2019

Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future

Shelley C. Finnigan, Nicoleta Popa, Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

This research aims to demonstrate recent developments in the partnership between steel and skyscrapers. It highlights steel’s sustainability characteristics and explores the impact that the...

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...

01 May 2011

From Eyesore to Urban Asset: The Transformation of Abandoned Railroad Structures in American Cities

Robert Lau, Roosevelt University

The high-line is a new 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards...