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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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Nashville Breaks Ground on 30-Story Tower in SoBro

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10 Feb 2015, Nashville, United States

Work began last week on the $232.6 million Perkins + Will-designed headquarters for Bridgestone Americas. At 30 stories, the new tower would be among the city’s tallest buildings and will bring 1,700 employees to the city center. Read more.


Work Begins on New York City’s 55 Hudson Yards

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21 Jan 2015, New York City, United States

Three developers have announced that they have partnered on the full capitalization of 55 Hudson Yards and have broken ground on the trophy office tower, which will be ready for tenant fit-out in 2017. Read more.


Work Begins on Toronto’s 101 Erskine

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16 Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada

Representatives gathered to officially kick off construction of the new 32-story 101 Erskine. The condominium tower will offer a selection of units that cater to a diversity of preferences and lifestyles. Read more.


Developer Breaking Ground on Boston’s Tallest New Skyscraper in 40 Years

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15 Jan 2015, Boston, United States

Construction has started on the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years — a 700-foot (213-meter) tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city’s second Four Seasons Hotel and some of its most expensive condominiums. Read more.


Construction Begins on Johannesburg’s Zendai Development

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13 Jan 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa

Despite widespread skepticism when the project was announced in 2014 that it would never take off, work has started on a small portion of the new “city” of Zendai being developed in a suburb of Johannesburg. Read more.


Stratosphere Scheme Underway in London

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09 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom

Work is getting underway on Stratosphere, yet another residential tower for London's fast-emerging neighborhood of Stratford. The scheme will be finished in 2017 and will offer over 300 apartments. Read more.


Work Begins on Merchant Square Tower in London

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07 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom

Construction work is getting underway on 1 Merchant Square. Colloquially known as "The Cucumber", the 149.7-meter, 42-floor tower will contain 222 luxury flats, a hotel with 90 rooms, and a double-height skybar with 360-degree views. Read more.


Chinese Developer Breaks Ground on Second Phase of L.A.’s Metropolis Complex

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23 Dec 2014, Los Angeles, United States

Ground has been broken on phase two of the mixed-use Metropolis complex, which will introduce two 39-story towers containing approximately 670,000 square feet (62,000 square meters) of space across 525 condo units. Read more.


Work to Begin on Toronto’s Garrison Point Development

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23 Dec 2014, Toronto, Canada

The first two towers of the much-anticipated Garrison Point development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted for the first phase of the development. Read more.


41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop

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17 Dec 2014, Chicago, United States

Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range of apartment sizes and amenities. Read more.


535 Carlton Breaks Ground in New York City

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16 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

The first fully affordable housing development in the controversial Pacific Park project broke ground on December 15. The tower, 535 Carlton Avenue, will contribute 298 apartment units at varying income thresholds. Read more.


Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City

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15 Dec 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected to open by the end of 2017. Read more.


Construction on Apartments at Dubai Maritime City Begins

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09 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction work has finally started on the first apartment block to be built at the long-awaited Dubai Maritime City. Ground was broken on the 48-story Anwa Tower, which will launch sales on December 10. Read more.


Construction Begins on 15 Hudson Yards in New York

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05 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers at the site of the West Side rail yard in the West 30s. Read more.


Denver Luxury High-Rise The Confluence Breaks Ground

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05 Dec 2014, Denver, United States

Ground has been broken on The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise tower in Denver. At 34 stories, The Confluence will offer studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging from $1,500 to $12,000. Read more.


Seattle’s Newest Skyscraper Underway

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01 Dec 2014, Seattle, United States

After being delayed for several years because of the economic downturn, work is underway on what will become one of Seattle's tallest and most distinct downtown skyscrapers, the 44-story Fifth + Columbia. Read more.


Work on Dubai Pearl to Restart in December

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25 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”, the developer’s chief executive has said. Read more.


Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City

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24 Nov 2014, New York City, United States

Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a mortgage. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018. Read more.


Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower

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19 Nov 2014, Chengdu, China

Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its architectural inspiration from the mountains that surround the city. Read more.


European Pension Fund Breaks Ground on Seattle Residential High-Rise

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06 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States

Construction has started on Luma, a 24-story, 168-unit condominium tower at 1321 Seneca Street in Seattle. The project is the first condominium high-rise building to be developed in the First Hill neighborhood since 1982. Read more.


Delayed Rogers Tower in London to Get Underway in 2015

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04 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom

Construction is to begin in January 2015 on 80 Newington Butts, also known as 360 London, which, once finished, will be the second-tallest building in the Elephant and Castle Cluster. The development is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.


Foundation to be Laid on World’s Tallest Temple in Vrindavan

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30 Oct 2014, Vrindavan, India

Construction work has begun on the pilings of the Chandrodaya Mandir, a development that backers say will be the tallest Sri Krishna Temple at 213 meters. The temple will be built to ensure a minimum life of 500 years. Read more.


Construction Begins on AKH Tower in Dammam

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29 Oct 2014, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Work has begun on AKH Tower. The aesthetically commanding tower comprises a seven-story podium and 27 standard office floors, while its envelope combines glazed curtain walls and aluminum composite cladding systems. Read more.


Brisbane Skytower Approved for Launch

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23 Oct 2014, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane’s tallest building, Brisbane Skytower, has been given the green light, with the AUS $1 billion (US $878 million) project set to rise 270 meters over the central business district. A five-year construction time has been forecast. Read more.


Embassy Residences to Provide Luxury Housing in Phnom Penh

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13 Oct 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Embassy Residences project, named for its location in the heart of Phnom Penh’s diplomatic district, will launch at the end of October. Construction of the high-rise complex is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more.


Work Begins on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Project

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10 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that they have begun construction on their megaproject in Palm Jumeirah, breaking ground on the first building, One at Palm Jumeirah.Read more.


Construction Has Begun on the Tallest Residential Tower in Bat Yam

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07 Oct 2014, Bat Yam, Israel

Construction has started on the Ashdar Tower project, which will have 164 housing units in a building that will be one of the tallest residential towers in Bat Yam. The tower was designed by CTBUH Tel Aviv City Representative Gil Shenhav. Read more.


Ground Broken on Chicago’s 200 North Michigan Avenue

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07 Oct 2014, Chicago, United States

On October 3, The John Buck Company broke ground on Michigan Avenue's first new skyscraper in five years: a 41-story residential apartment development with 2,045 square meters of retail space at 200 N. Michigan Ave. Read more.


Park Place Breaks Ground in Wuhan

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25 Sep 2014, Wuhan, China

Spanning over 20 acres (8 hectares) in Wuhan, China, Park Place is a large mixed-use development that just broke ground. It merges high-end retail, residential, and commercial spaces with an agrarian program. Read more.


Amorepacific HQ Breaks Ground in Korea

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24 Sep 2014, Seoul, South Korea

Work has begun on the new Seoul headquarters of Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. It will comprise offices, conference facilities, a museum, restaurants, and retail units when it completes in 2017. Read more.