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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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Multi-Tower Development Planned for Foshan


11 Apr 2016, Foshan, China

Midea-Young covers a total site area of approximately 380,000 square meters, including a total of nine tower blocks planned to hold nearly 3,000 residential units. One of the main attractions of the project is its outdoor recreational facilities. Read more.

Winner Announced in Competition for Nanjing Financial City II


22 Mar 2016, Nanjing, China

German architecture practice gmp has won a competition for phase two of the Nanjing Financial City. The design for the large-scale financial center is based on references to Nanjing’s historic city structure. Read more.

Winner Announced in Competition for High-Tech Campus in Zhuhai


17 Mar 2016, Zhuhai, China

Aedas recently won a competition to design the Zhuhai Hengqin International Hi-Tech Innovation Park, located in Hengqin, one of the newly announced Free Trade Zones in China. The project aims to become a space for the high-tech industry. Read more.

High-Rise Complex Named Arcology Skyscraper Designed for Hong Kong Harbor


07 Mar 2016, Hong Kong, China

A trio of Hong Kong skyscrapers that "kiss" one another have been revealed. Proposed for Victoria Harbour, the high-rise complex is envisioned as a cluster of towers with heights of up to 440 meters, all arranged around a landscaped plaza. Read more.

Design Competition Winners Announced for Shanghai’s Financial Street Railway Station Complex


24 Feb 2016, Shanghai, China

Winners of the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter mixed-use complex in Shanghai have been announced. Developed by Financial Street Holdings Co. Ltd., it will be located just north of the Shanghai Railway Station. Read more.

Proposed Master Plan in Shenzhen Includes Two Supertalls


11 Feb 2016, Shenzhen, China

London-based PLP Architecture has revealed a master plan for a project in China that includes a concept for a 595-meter supertall tower composed of three rotated, interlocking volumes. Another 347-meter supertall is also proposed. Read more.

Winner Chosen for Kingdee Tower Competition in Shenzhen


21 Jan 2016, Shenzhen, China

HENN has won first place in the competition to design Kingdee Tower, the headquarters for software company Kingdee in Shenzhen, China. The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters. Read more.

Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World


07 Jan 2016, Shanghai, China

The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished in late-2015 at a height of 632 meters. Read more.

Wanda Reign Hotel in Chengdu Officially Opens


06 Jan 2016, Chengdu, China

Wanda Hotels & Resorts recently announced the official opening of their new Wanda Reign hotel in Chengdu as part of its premium hotel brand. The Chengdu property is its second development to be under this brand. Read more.

Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns


22 Dec 2015, Shanghai, China

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-covered mountains” and features 400 terraces. Read more.

Illegally Constructed Tianjin Skyscrapers Could be Demolished


16 Dec 2015, Tianjin, China

China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever intentionally demolished. Read more.

Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Found Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine


04 Dec 2015, Nanjing, China

The developers of the 450-meter Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of sunshine, and will have to compensate residents to the tune of 100,000 Yuan ($16,000). Read more.

KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China


03 Dec 2015, Kunshan, China

One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Read more.

Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen


02 Dec 2015, Shenzhen, China

New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, a power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects. The design for the site provides three high-rise buildings and a plinth-type podium. Read more.

Mixed-Use Development Opens in Chengdu


30 Nov 2015, Chengdu, China

Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on November 20, 2015. Read more.

Architects Selected to Design New Financial Center in Xiamen


19 Oct 2015, Xiamen, China

An architect has been selected in an international competition to design the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center. Located on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island, the 500,000-square-meter project will comprise four high-rise towers. Read more.

Proposed Beijing Office Tower Would Have World’s Tallest Atrium


25 Sep 2015, Beijing, China

Architects have revealed a proposal for a 46-story skyscraper in southwest Beijing that will feature the world’s tallest atrium – a 200-meter-high space which extends nearly the full height of the tower. Read more.

Goldin Finance 117 Tops Out in Tianjin


24 Sep 2015, Tianjin, China

Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China, has topped out at 597 meters. The building is among the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in China, ranking third among completed or topped-out structures. Read more.

Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower Completes in Nanchang


15 Sep 2015, Nanchang, China

American firm SOM has completed a new tower in Nanchang, China. Rising 56 stories, the Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower is located in Gaoxin, a growing high-tech district, and features an exterior diagrid system. Read more.

Tai’an Hotel Opens With 283 Guest Rooms


14 Sep 2015, Tai'an, China

The newly opened Wanda Realm Tai’an is located in Tai’an’s central business district and forms part of the Wanda Plaza Complex, adjacent to the Taishan International Conference & Exhibition Centre. Read more.

Shanghai Joint-Venture Under Construction in Jingan District Renamed


20 Aug 2015, Shanghai, China

A new name has recently been announced for a Shanghai joint-venture formerly known as the Dazhongli project. Now known as HKRI Taikoo Hui, the complex comprises a retail mall, two office towers, and three hotels/serviced apartments. Read more.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners’ Latest Skyscraper Destined for Shenzhen


13 Aug 2015, Shenzhen, China

Designs have been revealed for a new high-rise building in Shenzhen. The Minmetals Capital South Tower will rise 29 stories among a host of other glazed high-rise offices, with gently curving façades that evoke wind-filled sails. Read more.

Ennead Unveils Plans for Shanghai’s Taopu Sci-Tech City


05 Aug 2015, Shanghai, China

Taopu Sci-Tech City, a new research and development community, has been designed for Shanghai. Located on the city's western edge, the district will engage its context by establishing a multilayered pedestrian network. Read more.

Fuzhou Apartment Tower with Rippled Façade Completes


30 Jul 2015, Fuzhou, China

Rippled façades create curved balconies for the residents of the Fuzhou Shouxi Building. The recently completed high-rise is situated within the historic center of the Fuzhou, and features 400 apartment units. Read more.

Foundations for Sky City Used as Fish Farm in Changsha


15 Jul 2015, Changsha, China

The foundations of the 838-meter Sky City – which was planned to be the world’s tallest building – are being used as a fish farm in Changsha two years after the project stalled, according to a newspaper report. Read more.

World’s First Figure-Eight Ferris Wheel Nears Completion at Studio City in Macau


13 Jul 2015, Macau, China

An innovative figure-eight Ferris wheel has been implemented as the centerpiece to the topped-out Studio City complex in Macau. The Ferris wheel is embedded within the structure of the building. Read more.

Chaoyang Park Plaza Tops Out in Beijing


30 Jun 2015, Beijing, China

A topping-out ceremony has been held for Chaoyang Park Plaza, a mixed-use project located in Beijing's central business district. The scheme reaches a total height of 120 meters and is expected to complete in 2016. Read more.

Le Meridien Urban Resort Project in Zhuhai Names Design Firm


12 Jun 2015, Zhuhai, China

WATG has been selected to design the new Zhuhai ShiRong Le Meridien Hotel & Resort in Zhuhai, China. The building will be situated on a 12.5-hectare delta of natural wetlands and historical riverfront. Read more.

Oriental DreamWorks Moves Forward on a New Complex in Shanghai


11 Jun 2015, Shanghai, China

In Shanghai, construction on a new headquarters for Oriental DreamWorks is moving full speed ahead. The complex, dubbed Shanghai DreamCenter, will include two high-rise office towers, studios, and entertainment venues. Read more.

JW Marriot and Ritz-Carlton Hotels Open in Macau


04 Jun 2015, Macau, China

Marriott International, Inc. marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau in southern China. Read more.