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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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Construction Begins on Aurora Melbourne Central


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.

Work Begins on Australia 108 in Melbourne


16 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia

A giant new landmark is climbing into Melbourne's skyline, as construction officially begins on the Australia 108 skyscraper. Work has now started on the foundations of what will be the southern hemisphere's tallest apartment building. Read more.

Construction Begins on the Thu Thiem Development in Ho Chi Minh City


06 Oct 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The first – and perhaps most significant – of the mega-developments planned for Thu Thiem in Ho Chi Minh City broke ground the week of September 28, signaling the peninsula’s evolution from swampland to modern urban center. Read more.

Virgin Hotels Breaks Ground on Tower in New York City’s Burgeoning NoMad Neighborhood


30 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

Developers have broken ground on a 145-meter 38-story tower on the southwest corner of 30th Street and Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan that will be the location of a new Virgin Hotel. Read more.

Builder Appointed for Australia 108 in Melbourne


17 Sep 2015, Melbourne, Australia

A Singaporean developer has formally appointed Brookfield Multiplex as builder for Australia 108, with on-site piling to commence in October. When completed, the building will be Australia's first supertall skyscraper. Read more.

Dubai Developer Launches First Phase of Massive Midtown Development


31 Aug 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A local developer has announced the launch of the first phase of its Midtown master plan in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone. Sales for the district will begin in September, and construction will start before the end of 2015. Read more.

Construction Begins on Dollar Bay Residential Tower in London


20 Aug 2015, London, United Kingdom

Construction of Dollar Bay in Canary Wharf has recently been announced. Named for the site's World War Two heritage, the premier residential tower will feature 121 residential apartments, each provided with an insulated winter garden. Read more.

Construction Begins on One Thousand Museum in Miami


17 Aug 2015, Miami, United States

The concrete pour will soon begin on Zaha Hadid Architect's new residential tower overlooking downtown Miami's Museum Park. The 62-story tower, located at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, includes "museum-quality" town homes. Read more.

Construction Ready to Begin on Pricey Chicago Condo Tower


12 Aug 2015, Chicago, United States

One of Chicago's priciest condo developments is ready to begin construction in the Gold Coast. The No. 9 Walton tower has just been issued a building permit by the city to begin work on the building's foundation and first floor. Read more.

Construction Set to Start on Long-Delayed Philadelphia High-Rise


05 Aug 2015, Philadelphia, United States

After 14 years of attempted development, there will finally be a groundbreaking ceremony on August 8 for Bridge, a 17-story high-rise at 205 Race Street that will bring a new look to the riverfront in Old City. Read more.

Construction Underway on 35-Story Apartment High-Rise in San Francisco


04 Aug 2015, San Francisco, United States

Hines and Invesco Real Estate recently began construction on 41 Tehama, a new 389,000-square-foot (36,000-square-meter) luxury, multi-family high-rise complex in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Read more.

Construction begins on Vietnam’s Tallest Tower in Ho Chi Minh City


03 Aug 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

British architect Atkins has started work on the 460-meter Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, which is set to become the tallest building in Vietnam upon completion. The 81-story skyscraper will surpass the Landmark 72 in Hanoi. Read more.

Bahrain’s $650 million Villamar Project to Restart


03 Aug 2015, Manama, Bahrain

The developer of the long-delayed Villamar project – launched in 2007 close to the Bahrain Financial Harbour complex – said that work is restarting after the restructuring of the project’s finances. Read more.

Gold Coast Apartment Tower Breaks Ground in Chicago


28 Jul 2015, Chicago, United States

Two developers broke ground July 24 on a $100 million, 33-story apartment building in downtown Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. The joint venture is a 373-unit luxury apartment project known as 833 North Clark. Read more.

Passive House Tower Breaks Ground on Roosevelt Island in New York


17 Jun 2015, New York City, United States

An apartment tower on Roosevelt Island that began construction in June will be the tallest passive-house high-rise in the world when it is completed in 2017, and at about 25,000 square meters, it will also be the largest. Read more.

Ground Broken on 40-Story Skyscraper in Downtown Denver


11 Jun 2015, Denver, United States

Denver’s skyline is about to change again after crews with international real estate firm Hines broke ground on a 40-story skyscraper on June 9. The 188-meter tower will include 27 stories of office space and 13 stories of retail. Read more.

London High-Rise Begins Construction Without Securing Tenants


13 May 2015, London, United Kingdom

The world’s largest office developer has given London a $1.6 billion vote of confidence, pushing the button on construction of the 172-meter 100 Bishopsgate, one of the city’s biggest skyscraper, without tenants in place. Read more.

High-Rise Complex Breaks Ground Near Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles


07 May 2015, Los Angeles, United States

More construction cranes are on the horizon for Downtown Los Angeles, as yet another high-rise development begins work across the street from the LA Live complex. Plans for the property include a pair of 36-story buildings. Read more.

$4 Billion Malaysian Mega-Casino Breaks Ground in Las Vegas


06 May 2015, Las Vegas, United States

A $4 billion Chinese-themed resort in Las Vegas broke ground May 5 with heavy fanfare. When it is completed, the 22 million-square-foot (two million-square-meter) development will have four towers with more than 6,500 rooms. Read more.

Greenland Group to Break Ground on King Blue Condos in Toronto


30 Apr 2015, Tornoto, Canada

Shanghai-based Greenland Holding Group enters the Canadian housing market with King Blue Condominiums, which is set to break ground May 8. Sales of the twin-tower residential and hotel development have already commenced. Read more.

Antalya Tower to be Built in Turkey


17 Apr 2015, Antalya, Turkey

Construction is due to commence later in 2015 on Antalya Tower, the winning entry of “The Expo 2016 Antalya Tower” competition. The completion of the observation tower will coincide with the “World Botanic Expo 2016,” to be held in Antalya. Read more.

Construction Underway on Shenzhen Mixed-Use Tower


15 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China

Construction is underway on a new tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen. When completed, Hanking Center Tower will house retail, office, and residential space with the goal of integrating the various programs. Read more.

High-rise Buildings to Alter Eldoret's Skyline


09 Apr 2015, Eldoret, Kenya

More than 12 commercial buildings are under construction in Eldoret, Kenya. The upcoming buildings will all rise to more than 14 stories tall, which is the height of the Kerio Valley Development Authority's building, currently Eldoret's tallest. Read more.

Construction on Brisbane's Tallest Tower Set to Begin


07 Apr 2015, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is only weeks away from beginning on Skytower, Brisbane's tallest skyscraper, a 270-meter-high tower at 222 Margaret Street that will house 1,119 apartments. Read more.

Work Begins on Wanda Ridong Jewel Hotel in Gold Coast


03 Apr 2015, Gold Coast, Australia

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Wanda Ridong Jewel development, which is due for completion in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The complex will comprise three ocean-side mixed-use towers. Read more.

Construction of Monde Condos Begins This Spring In Toronto


23 Mar 2015, Toronto, Canada

A milestone is about to be reached for the next residential development coming to the East Bayfront, Monde Condominiums by Great Gulf Homes: robust sales mean that the building is about to go under construction. Read more.

$500 Million 706 Mission St. to Break Ground in San Francisco


12 Mar 2015, San Francisco, United States

After more than a decade of planning, workers will break ground this summer on San Francisco’s 706 Mission St., a $500 million luxury condo and office high-rise, and the future home of the Mexican Museum. Read more.

Brighton’s i360 Tower Moves Above Ground


26 Feb 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

Construction of Brighton’s i360 observation tower has moved above ground. The tower reached a major turning point the week of February 16, when a 25-meter pile rig arrived on site at the old entrance of the Grade I-listed West Pier. Read more.

BIG’s Curvaceous Calgary Skyscraper Breaks Ground


17 Feb 2015, Calgary, Canada

Construction is now underway on the 66-story Telus Sky Tower in Calgary. The 70,000-square-meter skyscraper, which was first unveiled by BIG in 2013, broke ground the week of February 9 on 7th Avenue. Read more.

Parisian Macao to Open in 2016, Complete With Half-Scale Eiffel Tower


13 Feb 2015, Macau, China

Construction of the 3,000-room hotel The Parisian Macao is in full swing. The French-themed hotel will have five-star public spaces, authentic French restaurants, and a half-scale Eiffel Tower, with an observation deck and a restaurant. Read more.