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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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New Student Hotspot Underway In Brisbane

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Construction Underway for Broadway Tower in Portland

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19 Aug 2016, Portland, United States

Construction is underway for Broadway Tower, a new mixed-use building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group. The 254-foot (77-meter) tower will include 180 hotel rooms and eleven floors of office space. Read more.


Construction Commences on Brisbane’s Mary Lane

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29 Jul 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Watpac has commenced construction on Mary Lane’s mixed-use development in the Brisbane CBD, following its exceptionally strong launch earlier in 2016, with almost half of the project’s units sold totaling more than AUS$60 million. Read more.


Chicago’s Vista Tower Expected to Begin Construction in August According to Developer

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22 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Construction of the supertall Vista Tower planned for Wacker Drive will begin in "the next week or two," its developer says. Initial site prep will come later in July, with foundation work starting "in earnest" by August. Read more.


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.