11 October 2019

CTBUH France Chapter Secretary: Ariane Dienstag

Ariane Dienstag, Ariane Dienstag SAS

Ariane Dienstag, founder, Ariane Dienstag SAS, is the CTBUH France Chapter Secretary, based in Paris, where she has played a strong role in increasing participation...

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

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

17 October 2016

What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?

Winy Mass, MVRDV

It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always...

04 February 2016

The Other Side of Tall Buildings: The Urban Habitat

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

A growing number of tall buildings recognized by the CTBUH, through its international awards programs and research, are noteworthy not so much because of their...

19 January 2016

Interactive Study on Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015

Jason Gabel, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for...

26 October 2015

Reflecting on the Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2010

Pierre Marcout, Prisme Entertainment Inc & Prisme International

Dubai is a city that emerged in only a decade. Though facing successive challenges it has built an attractive reputation around the world. Criticized and...

26 October 2015

The TopDownWay: An Innovative System for Skyscrapers’ Controlled Demolition

Stefano Panseri & Riccardo Castracani, Despe Spa

The future calls for vertical cities, which will inevitably get rid of what no longer works, is not tall enough or is no longer efficient....

24 August 2015

World’s Highest Observation Decks

CTBUH Research

Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the...

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...