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CTBUH Global News

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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Zurich Voters Greenlight New Stadium and High-Rise Complex


28 Nov 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

A new 18,000-seat football stadium complex is to be built in Zurich, Switzerland, following local voter approval. The project, which includes two adjacent 137-meter high-rises, has a total estimated cost of $571 million. Read more.

Funding Secured for Birmingham Development’s Tower II


26 Nov 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

A funding agreement has been secured to develop a 33-story residential tower in Birmingham as the second phase of a scheme. The proposed 217-unit building is scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.

New York City’s Plans for Amazon HQ2 Swing Into Action


14 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

A prominent e-commerce company has released plans for its new headquarters in New York City’s Long Island City. The company is also slated to lease 92,903 square meters of a 50-story tower in the area. Read more.

New Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi’s “Leaning” Tower


09 Nov 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A prominent hospitality brand has opened a new hotel in an iconic leaning tower in Abu Dhabi, which boasts an 18-degree incline. The 189-room facility occupies floors 18 to 33 of the high-rise, which also contain restaurants and a spa. Read more.

Works to Begin on High-Rise Complex in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill Sector


07 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A complex initially lodged in 2004 has received the necessary funding to begin construction works in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood. The project includes a 20-story hotel, a 39-story residential tower, retail, and public space. Read more.

Unit Sales Continue for Zaragoza’s Rising Tower


05 Nov 2018, Zaragoza, Spain

More than 70 percent of homes that will be delivered in Zaragoza’s 106-meter Torre Zaragoza have been purchased. Construction on the high-rise began in June 2018 and is scheduled to complete in 2021. Read more.

Sales Pre-Launched for Asunción Complex’s Second Tower


31 Oct 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

Two high-rise residential towers, which are set to join Asunción’s Santa Teresa Avenue in Paraguay, have launched to market. The buildings will deliver 228 units, with completion dates set for 2019 and 2021. Read more.

Five-Star Hotel Opens in Seville’s Tallest Tower


29 Oct 2018, Seville, Spain

A hospitality group celebrated the opening of a five-star hotel within the Torre Sevilla in Seville, Spain, following a renovation of the building’s upper floors. The facility features 257 rooms with panoramic city views. Read more.

Toronto’s Sugar Wharf Towers to Feature Family-Focused Design


26 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada

The first two towers of a complex are set to rise 64 and 70 stories, respectively, near Toronto’s central waterfront. The complex’s 1,444 units feature two- and three-bedroom layouts, which will be joined by family-focused residential amenities. Read more.

Hotel Chain to Join 43-Floor Scheme on Buenos Aires Waterfront


26 Oct 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A prominent hotel brand intends to join a 43-floor scheme slated for the Puerto Madero waterfront of Buenos Aires. The development, which will be the hospitality chain’s first in South America, is planned to begin works in 2019. Read more.

Head Contractor Appointed for Melbourne’s Next Residential Tower


24 Oct 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A head contractor has been appointed for 61-story residential project slated for Melbourne’s Southbank district. The high-rise features a three-dimensional diamond-patterned façade, as well as an integrated LED installation. Read more.

Three-Tower Condominium Complex to Develop in Mandaluyong


17 Oct 2018, Mandaluyong, Philippines

Following the success of a four-tower condominium scheme in Mandaluyong, a developer has invested $137 million to develop an additional three-tower complex in the city. The project’s first tower is slated to rise 39 stories. Read more.

Construction Contract Awarded for 55-Floor Morocco High-Rise


15 Oct 2018, Rabat, Morocco

A design and construction firm has signed a contract with a developer to deliver a 55-floor high-rise in Rabat, Morocco. The tower, which is planned to begin rising in November, will host a hotel, offices, and apartments. Read more.

Santiago’s Supertall to Open Following Key Mitigation Works


10 Oct 2018, Santiago, Chile

The municipality of Santiago has released a document outlining urban works that would allow for the opening of the Costanera Center Complex's supertall tower, which reached completion in 2014. Read more.

Despite Court Order, Excavations Continued at Mexico City Property


05 Oct 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Despite a court-ordered suspension of construction activity, excavations to build a 34-story tower continued at a site in Mexico City, which was only zoned for three-story single-family homes. Read more.

New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start


03 Oct 2018, Boston, United States

Following a 50 percent investment from a real estate group, a proposed 161-meter office tower is slated to begin construction in mid-2019 in Boston. The project will rise over an existing garage as part of a six-building redevelopment of the site. Read more.

Developer to Launch Sales on 34- and 16-Story Towers in Penang


03 Oct 2018, Penang, Malaysia

A developer plans to launch sales for two high-rise projects on the Malaysian island of Penang. The 34- and 16-story towers will deliver a total of 660 units, as well as landscaped gardens and residential facilities. Read more.

Global Hotel Brand to Open in Miami’s Proposed Next Tallest


01 Oct 2018, Miami, United States

A prominent hotel brand is planned to open in a new 316-meter tower planned for Miami, which may become one of the city’s tallest. The building, which resembles a pile of stacked cubes, will be divided between hotel and residential uses. Read more.

Rental Company Plans to Deliver 4,000 New Units Outside Mexico City


28 Sep 2018, Huixquilucan, Mexico

The first 180 apartments of a developer’s five-tower project outside Mexico City are set to debut in January 2019. The rental company plans to rent out 15 floors of each 31-floor building, while the remaining units are listed for sale. Read more.

Atlanta’s Sutton Tower To House Apartments Instead of Condominiums


24 Sep 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 21-story condo tower slated for Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has been forced to switch to leasable apartments, following a lack of unit sales. The luxury development is under construction, with completion scheduled for May 2019. Read more.

Chilean Retailers and E-Commerce Group Set to Occupy New Buenos Aires Office Tower


21 Sep 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first phase of a multi-tower office park in Buenos Aires is planned to be occupied by an e-commerce group and a Chilean department store. The 30,000 square meters of office space will be accompanied by a connecting public plaza. Read more.

Dalian Wanda Group Sells Stake in Chicago’s Vista Tower


20 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group has entered a deal to sell its 60 percent share of Chicago’s under-construction supertall Vista Tower to Canadian shopping mall builder Triple Five Group. Read more.

Holiday Inn Hotel to Open in Riga’s Preses Nams Tower in 2022


19 Sep 2018, Riga, Latvia

A prominent hospitality brand has signed an agreement to open a hotel in Riga’s Preses Nams tower. The 280-room facility, which is planned to launch in 2022, will include a restaurant, conference hall, and fitness center. Read more.

Bank Aims to Occupy Proposed Chicago Union Station Tower


12 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

A bank may move its Chicago operations to a proposed 218-meter tower included in the Union Station redevelopment plans. The scheme, which recently announced revisions, includes mixed uses and a 6,070-square-meter park. Read more.

2,000 of Brussels’ Public Service Officers Set to Occupy Rising 30-Floor Tower


12 Sep 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The local government of Brussels has announced the relocation of 2,000 public service officers to a 136-meter office tower, which is currently under construction along the Boulevard Saint-Lazare. Read more.

East London High-Rise Development to Launch Sales Soon


05 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

A two-phase residential development featuring a 30-story building plans to launch unit sales soon at Goodluck Hope. The East London complex comprises 804 studio-to-three-bedroom flats, with 30 percent earmarked for affordable housing. Read more.

Development Partners Announced for New Bank Headquarters in Montreal


29 Aug 2018, Montreal, Canada

The design and development team has been announced for a 46-story bank headquarters in downtown Montreal. The 92,903-square-meter building, which is planned to complete in 2022, will include technology-driven workspaces. Read more.

Guadalajara Tower Construction Terminated Following Adjacent Property Collapse


17 Aug 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico

Construction on a 24-story apartment building has been terminated in Guadalajara, following the collapse of part of an adjacent property. The local municipality plans to allow shoring work on the site to prevent further collapses. Read more.

Nairobi Governor Halts Construction of 43-Story Hotel Tower


17 Aug 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

The Nairobi Governor has halted the construction of a 43-story hotel tower, amid claims that the high-rise encroaches on public roads, and the contractors of the structure have not followed county planning laws. Read more.

Budapest’s Next Tallest Building to Proceed Despite Skyscraper Ban Announcement


16 Aug 2018, Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian government has announced a ban on the construction of buildings exceeding 90 meters in height in the capital city of Budapest. The ban will not alter approved plans for an oil company’s 120-meter new headquarters. Read more.