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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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Foundation Work Completes for Phase One of Winnipeg’s True North Square


26 Apr 2017, Winnipeg, Canada

The owner of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets continues the transformation of a downtown parcel set to become home to a mixed-use district. Thus far, foundation work has completed on phase one of the four-tower True North Square complex. Read more.

Construction Scheduled for Lightbox at MediaCityUK in Salford


12 Apr 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

The next phase of construction at MediaCityUK – one of the UK’s largest technology hubs – is starting with a new, luxury residential apartment scheme known as Lightbox. Construction is set to commence on the site at the end of April. Read more.

Construction Underway on 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne


07 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Currently on the rise in the South Yarra district of Melbourne, 661 Chapel Street will continue the current development spree that the area has seen lately, adding 30 stories and 127 luxury units to the northern end of the neighborhood. Read more.

Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland


05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.

First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower


05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.

Construction Date Set for Cape Town’s Tallest Tower


21 Feb 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The construction of a USD$115 million mixed-use building in Cape Town, South Africa, is scheduled to commence in April 2017. Known as Zero2ONE, it is set to be the tallest building in the city upon completion. Read more.

Three Snowhill Poised to Realize Birmingham's "Big City Plan"


20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.

Apartment Sales Launched at Majakka Tower in Helsinki


15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.

38-Story Seattle Office Tower Set to Begin Construction


07 Feb 2017, Seattle, United States

A developer is set to start work on 2&U, a lifted, 37-story, 665,000-square-foot (62,000-square-meter) office tower in Seattle’s urban core. The $392 million building is named for its location, at Second Avenue and University Street. Read more.

Construction Work Underway on Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center


27 Jan 2017, Fuzhou, China

Construction is underway for the Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center in Fuzhou, China. The new, 29-story corporate building is set for a site along the Minjiang River in the Straights Financial Street Development of Fuzhou’s Taijian District. Read more.

Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction


25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary

An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.

Excavation Underway for Vancouver’s 1575 West Georgia Street


16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada

More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.

Construction Begins in Warsaw on Poland’s Future Tallest Building


11 Jan 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Construction has begun on Varso Place – a mixed-use development in the Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000-square-meter scheme include Poland's future tallest tower and two mid-rise buildings of 21 and 19 stories, respectively. Read more.

Construction to Begin on Student Housing Tower in London


10 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Work is set to start on architects Hodder & Partners’ biggest project to date, after client the University of London announced it had finalized funding for the £105 million ($128 million) student-housing tower. Read more.

New Details Emerge on The Wyatt as it Nears Construction in Toronto


06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.

24-Story Tower Approved for London’s Orchard Wharf Development


05 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 24-story tower has been granted planning permission in east London. Work on the tower, which is part of a larger scheme known as Orchard Wharf, is expected to start in 2017 with a completion date scheduled for 2019 or 2020. Read more.

Construction Underway on Coda at Tech Square in Atlanta


20 Dec 2016, Atlanta, United States

An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. Construction is scheduled to complete in early 2019. Read more.

Site Prep Underway for 76-story South Loop Tower in Chicago


16 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States

While the upcoming 887-foot (270-meter) skyscraper at 113 East Roosevelt has not officially started construction, site work has begun at the prime parcel located at the southern edge of Chicago’s Grant Park. Read more.

Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco


09 Dec 2016, San Francisco, United States

Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021, overtaking the 260-meter height of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Read more.

Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach


05 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa. Read more.

Construction Set to Begin for Brisbane 1 Complex


01 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has officially turned the first sod on the site of the Brisbane 1 development in South Brisbane. The complex on Cordelia Street will be the first Australian development built by R&F Properties. Read more.

South Loop High-Rise Hotel Quietly Starts Construction in Chicago


17 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s South Loop construction boom continues as crews and equipment arrive on-scene to prepare the southeast corner of Wabash and 11th Street for a new 306-foot (93-meter), 281-room hotel tower. Read more.

New Student Hotspot Underway In Brisbane


10 Nov 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is set to begin on a new 787-bed complex in Brisbane, developed by student accommodation provider Scape. National property and construction company Hindmarsh has been appointed as contractor for the project. Read more.

Foundation work underway on 416–420 Kent Avenue in New York City


01 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Foundation work is underway for a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River in New York City. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers. Read more.

15-Story Chicago Tower Lands First Construction Permit


27 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Though not expected to make a major dent in Chicago’s skyline, a glassy 15-story mixed-use development headed to 1411 South Michigan Avenue has been given the go-ahead by the City of Chicago to begin construction. Read more.

New York City Supertall Breaks Ground


18 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central Terminal and feature 158,000 square meters of gross floor area. Read more.

76-Story Chicago Tower Lands Construction Permit


18 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s third skyline-altering tower of 2016 has been given the official go-ahead from the city to begin foundation work. The building features a fresh take on the iconic stepped, bundled tube layout. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour


11 Oct 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will soar above the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest supported-tower, is set to commence following an official groundbreaking event held on October 10. Read more.

Major Tokyo Redevelopment Project Breaks Ground


22 Sep 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Construction is now underway on SOM’s OH-1 redevelopment project in the Otemachi District of Tokyo. Covering a 20,000-square-meter site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. Read more.

Chicago’s “Solstice on the Park” Will Begin Construction this Fall


20 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

The 26-story Studio Gang-designed tower known as Solstice on the Park is finally preparing to break ground just north of Jackson Park on Chicago’s south side after several delays and a significant redesign. Read more.