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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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Architect’s Proposal for China Merchants Bank Headquarters in Shenzhen is Revealed

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02 Feb 2018, Shenzhen, China

A Dutch architect has revealed its design competition proposal for a major development in Shenzhen. Located along the city’s waterfront, the new global headquarters of a major Chinese bank seeks to form a part of the city’s coastline. Read more.


Architect Appointed for Zhejiang World Trade Center Redevelopment in Hangzhou

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30 Jan 2018, Hangzhou, China

An architect has been chosen to redevelop the Zhejiang World Trade Center complex in Hangzhou, China, which was originally built in 1987. The project will add underground commercial space connecting the complex to the Metro system. Read more.


New Supertall Skyscraper Could Rise Behind a Redeveloped Tribune Tower in Chicago

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25 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A skyscraper that could become Chicago’s second- or third-tallest building is planned for a parking lot next to the historic Tribune Tower. Expected to rise to 423 meters, the proposed development would contain residential units and a hotel. Read more.


Architect Awarded Multi-Tower Health Campus Design in Kunming

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24 Jan 2018, Kunming, China

John Portman & Associates has announced that, after winning a design competition in October 2017, the firm has finalized a contract to begin work on the Greenland Dian Lake International Health Town. Read more.


China Builds World’s Tallest Air Purifier in Xi’an – and Plans 500-Meter-Tall Successor

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17 Jan 2018, Xi’an, China

A 100-meter-tall experimental air purifier has been built in Xi’an, the capital of China’s central Shaanxi province. The tower is being tested by researchers from the Institute of Earth Environments at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read more.


Hong Kong’s Tung Chung New Town Extension Receives HK$12 Billion in Funding

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16 Jan 2018, Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering & Development Department has signed a HK$12.076 billion contract for reclamation work in Tung Chung East advance work for the Tung Chung New Town Extension project. Read more.


Completion of the Murray Hotel is Celebrated in Hong Kong

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11 Jan 2018, Hong Kong, China

The Murray Hotel, a 27-story former government building re-imagined and designed by Foster + Partners as a 336-room luxury hotel, officially marked its completion at a plaque unveiling ceremony in Hong Kong. Read more.


China Strengthens Fire Safety for High-Rise Buildings

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22 Dec 2017, Beijing, China

China's Ministry of Public Security has issued a draft regulation on fire safety for high-rise buildings and for public consultation, which includes a ban on shopping malls setting up on the third basement or below in high-rises. Read more.


Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge

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15 Dec 2017, Chongqing, China

Raffles City Chongqing, a distinctive complex of buildings in the heart of the city, has begun the weeklong process of lifting a 300-meter-long platform into its final position, where it will bridge four tall towers. Read more.


Chaoyang Park Plaza Completes in Beijing

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13 Dec 2017, Beijing, China

The Chaoyang Park Plaza, positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park, has completed. The 220,000-square-meter complex includes 10 buildings, which unfold as a classic shanshui painting on an urban scale. Read more.


Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture Emerges in Taipei

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13 Dec 2017, Taipei, China

The emerging Lè Architecture building in the Nangang district of Taipei, Taiwan – which drew design inspiration from the shape of river pebbles – is set to redefine the city’s rapidly developing skyline. Read more.


Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tops Out

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12 Dec 2017, Tianjin, China

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre has topped out in Tianjin, China, and is on pace to be completed in 2018. A striking new landmark, the 530-meter-tall, 96-story skyscraper will comprise office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel. Read more.


Maryland's Tallest Residential Tower Now Topped Out in Baltimore

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12 Dec 2017, Baltimore, United States

Baltimore's newest skyscraper has topped out, 44 stories above Light Street as it approaches its planned 2018 occupancy. 414 Light Street will be the tallest residential building in the state of Maryland. Read more.


Twin Towers Planned for Taipei

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12 Dec 2017, Taipei, China

Life insurers, property developers, and hotel operators have voiced an interest in a development project known as the “Gate of Taipei,” which will be built on a site near the Taipei Railway Station. Read more.


Man Attempting Climbing Stunt in Changsha Falls 54 Stories to His Death

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11 Dec 2017, Changsha, China

A Chinese “rooftopping” star fell to his death while performing a stunt in November 2017. Police have confirmed that Wu Yongning fell to his death from the 54-story Huayuan Centre in Changsha, Hunan. Read more.


Design Selected for Huafa International Seafront Garden in Zhuhai

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04 Dec 2017, Zhuhai, China

With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, an international partnership of architects and designers has been selected for a third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new financial hub of Zhuhai, China. Read more.


Apartment Fire Kills 10 in Tianjin

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01 Dec 2017, Tianjin, China

A skyscraper fire in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 10 and injured five early on Friday, December 1, 2017. The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. on the 38th floor of a serviced apartment building near the city center. Read more.


Hong Kong Office Tower 70% Leased Before Opening

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30 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China

The office component of the HK$20.3 billion (US$2.6 billion) New World Centre / Victoria Dockside complex in Kowloon, Hong Kong is already 70 percent leased, and will be fully rented by March or April 2018, when the entire building opens. Read more.


Recently Completed Huangshan Mountain Village Integrates With Nature

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14 Nov 2017, Huangshan, China

Built on a UNESCO Heritage Site in China’s Anhui province, the recently completed Huangshan Mountain Village provides the conveniences of modern living, while affirming the significance of the culturally important mountain range. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.


Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes

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14 Sep 2017, Hangzhou, China

A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Read more.


12 Staggered Skyscrapers Planned for Shenzhen’s North Station Business District

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06 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

A master plan is being developed for a Shenzhen project comprising 12 skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network, and a green urban park. The development’s main buildings range between 278 and 428 meters in height. Read more.


China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing

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25 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower, anchoring the under-construction central business district. Read more.


New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing

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10 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the height of the building. Read more.


Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai

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07 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district. Read more.


German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai

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02 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo area on the Huangpu River. Read more.


China Asks Waldorf Owner Anbang to Sell Assets Abroad

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02 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The company, however, said they have no plans to comply. Read more.


One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong

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17 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising a three-story retail podium, F&B facilities, and office space. Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.