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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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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.

Nashville Breaks Ground on 30-Story Tower in SoBro


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.