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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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Chicago Residential Tower Prepares to Rise

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08 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Just two weeks after crews were spotted doing exploratory digging for potential buried radioactive waste, the 47-story residential high-rise slated for the vacant lot at 465 North Park is officially ready to rise. Read more.


Construction Set to Start at Miami’s Vice

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07 Jul 2016, Miami, United States

A plot of Miami land acquired by New York-based Property Markets Group in 2014 is seeing some action, as a large drilling rig now occupies the location of a future 32-story apartment tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard called Vice. Read more.


Site Excavation Marks Start of Montréal Condo Project

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28 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada

A new residential tower at 20 de Maisonneuve in Montréal will climb to 22 stories and boast a bold black, white, and red color scheme. Site work is already underway for the project, with crews expected to place the base for a tower crane soon. Read more.


Construction Underway on Mumbai’s Eon Tower

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21 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India

Construction is underway for a new residential high-rise in Parel, one of Mumbai's poshest neighborhoods. The 61-story Eon Tower is being built on a 6,000 square meter site, though no completion date has yet been announced. Read more.


Twin Zhejiang Gate Towers to Start Construction in Hangzhou

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16 Jun 2016, Hangzhou, China

Initial site work is underway on a pair of sustainable, mixed-use towers in Hangzhou, China. The Zhejiang Gate Towers will rise to heights of 282 meters, featuring a design theme inspired by Chinese characters. Read more.


Approval Granted for 97 Elizabeth Street in Brisbane

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27 May 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Student One at 97 Elizabeth Street has been granted approval. The AUS$150 million (USD$108 million) two-tower student residence at the former Elizabeth Arcade site in Brisbane’s CBD will commence construction in July 2016. Read more.


61-Story Melbourne Tower Project Launched

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26 May 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The 61-story 88 Melbourne – located at 88 Queensbridge – was officially launched by developers on April 30, 2016, marking its first major foray into the Melbourne market. Construction is scheduled to commence in late 2016. Read more.


Construction Begins on London’s Marble Arch Place

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25 May 2016, London, United Kingdom

Construction has begun on a USD$662 million redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End. The scheme will see the 23-story tower demolished and replaced by an 18-story, cylindrical-shaped skyscraper. Read more.


One Bennett Park Officially Begins Construction in Chicago

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25 May 2016, Chicago, United States

A combined for-sale condominium and rental apartment tower – dubbed One Bennett Park – is now officially under construction in Chicago. The 67-story building is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.


Construction Begins for Aktivhaus in Frankfurt

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13 May 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Construction has begun for what is set to become the tallest residential building in Germany. A key part of the Skyline Plaza complex in Frankfurt, the 47-story Aktivhaus will become a beacon of green design. Read more.


Construction Begins On New York City’s 3 Hudson Boulevard, Even Without Anchor Tenant

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11 May 2016, New York City, United States

A developer has decided to proceed with construction on 3 Hudson Boulevard, even without an anchor tenant in place. Work has already begun on the foundation of the 66-story building, as the developer continues to seek a tenant. Read more.


Construction Begins on Signature Tower in Kuala Lumpur

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03 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 439-meter Signature Tower has officially started construction with a foundation concrete pour. The building will not surpass the height of the Petronas Towers, but it is nonetheless expected to make a significant impact on the skyline. Read more.


Construction Commenced on Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai

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26 Apr 2016, Shanghai, China

Situated next to the Shanghai South Railway Station, phase three of the Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai has recently started construction. The architecture of the complex blends building with landscape in order to add greenery to the area. Read more.


Developer for Ryde Garden Complex in Sydney Finalizes Contract with Construction Firm

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25 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia

After negotiating since October 2015, the developer behind Sydney's Ryde Garden development at North Ryde has finalized a USD$204 million contract with the selected construction firm. Construction is expected to complete at the end of 2018. Read more.


Skyhouse Nashville Could Become Midtown’s Tallest Tower

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20 Apr 2016, Nashville, United States

Skyhouse Nashville is a 25-story residential tower currently under construction at the intersection of 17th Avenue South and Broadway. Developers claim that the tower will become Midtown's tallest building at 88 meters above ground. Read more.


Construction Commences on Belgrade Waterfront’s “Kula Belgrade”

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18 Apr 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

After a groundbreaking ceremony, construction has begun on the Belgrade Waterfront complex’s Kula Belgrade – the tallest hotel and residential building in the master planned community situated along the Sava River in Belgrade. Read more.


Construction Underway at 15 Hudson Yards on New York’s West Side

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24 Mar 2016, New York City, United States

With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the burgeoning far west side skyline. The residential tower will house nearly 400 units. Read more.


Hamptons-Style Resort Planned for Ho Tram

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16 Mar 2016, Ho Tram, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City urbanites can soon look forward to a Hamptons-style holiday, as a Vietnamese rendition of the famed American destination is on the horizon. The resort will be located a mere two hours from the city. Read more.


Skyscrapers Reshape Balneário Camboriú’s Skyline Amid Shadow Fears

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14 Mar 2016, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

A resort town on the northern coast of the southern state of Santa Catarina will soon be home to some of the tallest buildings in South America; however, there are concerns over the shadows cast by the buildings onto the beach. Read more.


Excavation Begins for Drummond Condominiums in Montreal

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25 Feb 2016, Montreal, Canada

Construction on the two-tower Drummond Condominiums in Downtown Montreal is set to begin soon, with heavy machinery already excavating one floor below grade. The apartment complex is targeting "active professionals." Read more.


90-Story Tower in Parramatta, Sydney Seeks to Meet Strong Demand

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05 Feb 2016, Sydney, Australia

Developer Walker Corporation has recently launched a design competition among four major architectural firms for the design of its planned 90-story office-use Aspire Tower in Parramatta, Sydney. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Forbes Media Tower in Century City, Makati

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03 Feb 2016, Makati, Philippines

Century Properties Group joined Mitsubishi Corporation executives to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Forbes Media Tower. The 35-story office building is planned to have a total gross floor area of approximately 95,000 square meters. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Jersey City’s 99 Hudson

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03 Feb 2016, Jersey City, United States

Last week, Perkins Eastman, developer China Overseas America, and Jersey City officials officially broke ground on 99 Hudson, a 76-story, nearly 800-unit condominium tower that is set to be New Jersey‘s tallest building. Read more.


Construction Underway on Luxury Ten Thousand Tower in Los Angeles

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01 Feb 2016, Los Angeles, United States

Construction on Ten Thousand, a 40-story luxury high-rise residential tower at the edge of Century City and Beverly Hills, is currently underway. It will feature 283 two- and three-bedroom residences. Read more.


Work begins on Dubai Creek Residences

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13 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction has begun on the Dubai Creek Residences project in Dubai Creek Harbour. Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties has awarded the construction contract for the project to Al Basti & Muktha (ABM). Read more.


140-Meter Tower to be built over Paris Expressway in La Défense

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18 Dec 2015, Courbevoie, France

The 140-meter-tall Trinity is set to be built along the eastern side of the CNIT building in the heart of La Défense outside of Paris. It will stand over the Avenue de la Division Leclerc expressway. Read more.


Groundbreaking on 43-Story Residential Tower in Jersey City

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18 Dec 2015, Jersey City, United States

The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport section at the city’s northern end. Read more.


Construction to Start on Dallas Arts District Tower

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18 Dec 2015, Dallas, United States

Less than six months after buying the high-profile corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street in the Dallas Arts District, a developer is breaking ground on a 25-story office high-rise to be completed in 18 months. Read more.


Architects Break Ground on 18-Story Wooden Residential Tower in Vancouver

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17 Dec 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) upper year and graduate students. Read more.


Construction Begins on Aurora Melbourne Central

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22 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia

A Malaysian property developer has officially broken ground on its first Australian development, the $555 million Aurora Melbourne Central, in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). Read more.