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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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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.

Late Award-Winning Architect’s Final London Scheme to Start Works


16 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 15-story corten steel-clad residential building is slated to begin works in London, following a refinancing of the project. Designed by a Stirling Prize-winning architect, the project will rise over an existing structure on the site. Read more.

Casino License Consultation Progresses Athens Mega-Development


15 Aug 2018, Athens, Greece

The casino license consultation process has begun for a mega-development on the marina of Athens, Greece. The integrated casino resort, which includes a high-rise tower, is part of the first phase of the 6.2 million-square-meter scheme. Read more.

State Files Lawsuit Against Trump Tower Over Chicago River Pollution


15 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

The Illinois Attorney General has filed a complaint against a 92-story tower along the Chicago River, regarding a violation of water pollution regulations. The office is seeking a fine of $10,000 for each day the tower has violated pollution rules. Read more.

Dubai World Trade Center to be Preserved Under New Initiative


10 Aug 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Municipality has announced a new initiative to preserve landmark buildings from the 1960s and '70s, including the Dubai World Trade Center, the first tall building in the region. Read more.

Delhi High Court Orders Halt on High-Rise Construction Around Airport


31 Jul 2018, Delhi, India

The New Delhi High Court has ordered the discontinuation of high-rise building construction within the vicinity of Indira Gandhi International Airport, due to concerns for flight path safety. Read more.

Bank to Move Headquarters to New Detroit High-Rise


26 Jul 2018, Detroit, United States

A banking giant in Michigan has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new high-rise in Detroit. Construction on the 20-story mixed-use building is expected to begin in 2019, with completion slated for the end of 2020. Read more.

121-Meter Hotel in Guiyang, China, Features 107-Meter Waterfall Attraction


24 Jul 2018, Guiyang, China

A 107-meter waterfall has been built on the side of a high-rise hotel in the central business district of Guiyang. The unique feature uses recycled water to operate and flows for a maximum of 20 minutes, as it costs $117 per hour to run. Read more.

Benidorm’s Tallest Building Launches Sale of Luxury Apartments


11 Jul 2018, Benidorm, Spain

A 269-apartment residential tower in Benidorm has launched to market, following a change in ownership in 2017. The 192-meter high-rise, which will be the tallest residential building in Spain, is slated for completion in 2019. Read more.

Hospitality Company Relaunches Panama City Hotel


10 Jul 2018, Panama City, Panama

A major hospitality company has signed a management agreement to relaunch an iconic hotel in Panama City that has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. The 284-meter tower is the tallest building in Central America. Read more.

Coquimbo’s New Consistorial Building to Cost $39 Million


26 Jun 2018, Coquimbo, Chile

The budget for a new 15-story consistorial building in Coquimbo has been increased to cover seismic code modifications and construction costs. The site is expected to open to the public by 2020. Read more.

Malaysian Government to Inject $724 million to Complete Kuala Lumpur Development


22 Jun 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A 28-hectare financial development in Kuala Lumpur will receive additional funding from the Malaysian government to complete the project. Two towers on the site have topped out and are scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.

Wrigley Building Will Sell for $225 Million to Chicago Billionaire


23 May 2018, Chicago, United States

The Wrigley Building, one of Chicago’s best-known skyscrapers, will be sold to a local billionaire for $225 million. The 27-story building was completed in 1922, and features 43,850 square meters of office space overlooking the Chicago River. Read more.

Resident Wins Appeal Against Three-Tower Project in Brisbane


11 May 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A local resident has won an appeal against a high-rise development in Brisbane. The court’s decision was made on the grounds that the city planning scheme allows a maximum of 15 stories in height, while the proposal rises to 27 stories. Read more.

Chase Tower, Phoenix's Tallest Building, Sells in Foreclosure Deal


08 May 2018, Phoenix, United States

Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix has sold for almost $79 million through a foreclosure deal, and its new owners said plans are underway to renovate the tower built in 1972. The 40-story office high-rise is Arizona’s tallest building. Read more.

Developer Begins Handover of Dubai Marina Project Homes


02 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of The Residences at Marina Gate 1, a 52-story high-rise that recently completed in Dubai, has begun handover of the tower’s 399 units to buyers. The remaining two towers in the complex are progressing on schedule. Read more.

Mining Giant to Move to New Headquarters in Adelaide


11 Apr 2018, Adelaide, Australia

An Australian mining giant will relocate its headquarters to a new AU$250 million office tower in Adelaide’s CBD. The A-grade commercial high-rise is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019. Read more.

1000M Leads Chicago in New Condo Sales, Eyes 2019 Groundbreaking


10 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

Condominium sales at 1000M, a 74-story high-rise designed by JAHN for Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, have kicked off at a steady pace. Developers are hoping to break ground on the project in early 2019. Read more.

Trendy Hotel Coming to Brisbane Development


22 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A trendy international hotel brand is coming to an under-construction tower in the Brisbane Quarter development. The hotel will have 305 rooms and 595 square meters of ballroom space, with the tower rising 121.1 meters. Read more.

Chinese Banks Agree to Finance Lion’s Share of Egypt’s New Capital East of Cairo


21 Mar 2018, Cairo, Egypt

Chinese banks have agreed to provide 85 percent of the $3 billion needed to fund the first stage of a new capital for Egypt that includes a 345-meter high-rise, which China State Construction Engineering Corporation will build. Read more.

Developer Buys Tower Melbourne


21 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A Singaporean company sold its stake in the Tower Melbourne project to an Australian developer for AU$55 million, following a protracted legal battle with a nearby property owner. The developer is expected to undertake a major mixed-use project. Read more.