The analysis of the functional purpose of high-rise buildings in Russia and abroad is presented. The dynamics of the growth of construction of ultra-tall buildings for the period 2000-2020 is considered. The trend towards the use of composite materials in the construction of ultra-high buildings is revealed. The dynamics of growth of construction of high-rise buildings in Russia is considered. Revealed changes in the functional purpose of high-rise buildings in Russia on the example of the tallest buildings in the Russian Federation. Changes in the use of construction technologies and materials in the construction of high-rise buildings and their impact on the quality of buildings under construction are presented.
Keywords: high-rise buildings, construction, building materials