CTBUH Debuts their Skyscraper Resource Site

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ( ) has launched The Skyscraper Center – a comprehensive resource for data and information on all buildings taller than 200 meters, whether they are completed or currently being developed. Detailed profiles and images reveal each towers global and regional size-ranking, as well as the projects latest updates and data. For example, recently completed Al Hamra Firdous Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ranks first in its city and national ranking, second in its regional ranking and is the thirteenth tallest building in the world.

“The new site builds on our database compiled through 40 years of research and adds valuable new functions, new information and extensive assets for both professionals and non-professionals exploring the world of skyscrapers,” said Timothy Johnson, chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

China dominates the top twenty, claiming eleven of the top twenty tallest buildings in the world. Meanwhile the Willis Tower in Chicago (formally known as Sears Tower) is the United States only building featured in the top ten.

In the next few months, CTBUH will be adding in-depth city and country profiles that will provide detailed graphs and statistics on specific regions.

Check out the interactive site here and feel free to send them new information and images on projects. In case you missed it, you must read this recent article featured here on ArchDaily: The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall by CTBUH.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "CTBUH Debuts their Skyscraper Resource Site" 23 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=211074>
  • jeb

    this is a great website.
    I look forward to Jody’s contributions.

  • wojtek

    Its as if this building was saying:
    “I put my hat and wizard robe on!”