Tall Buildings

View From Six Regions


  • Gustavo Alvarez Correa Universidad de la Costa
  • Omar Ruiz Gaytán de León University of Guadalajara
  • Carlos Alberto Vásquez Jalpa National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico
  • Celene B. Milanes Universidad de la Costa-CUC

Palabras clave:

población, altura, edificios altos, regiones, conglomerado.


This article aims to identify different terms and concepts regarding tall buildings and evaluate the presence and hierarchy these buildings have on a global level. The methodology used considered the global database of tall buildings published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Six essential regions of the world were analyzed and classified as clusters. Forty-eight buildings were quantitatively described. As a result, thirteen terms and eighteen different concepts were found. The spatial configurations in terms of height and year of construction of each building, defined the population trends in the cities that make up each cluster. This research confirms a significant diversity of criteria for naming buildings in height. Tall buildings occupied by offices predominate in the clusters evaluated. Residential usage is not the most common occupation.


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Cómo citar

Alvarez Correa, G., Gaytán de León, O. R. ., Vásquez Jalpa, C. A. ., & B. Milanes, C. (2022). Tall Buildings: View From Six Regions. MÓDULO ARQUITECTURA CUC, 28(1), 279–284. Recuperado a partir de https://revistascientificas.cuc.edu.co/moduloarquitecturacuc/article/view/4202



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