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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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Amazon Tall Tower Observatory Begins Construction Near Manaus


22 Sep 2014, Manaus, Brazil

On August 15, construction began on the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), a 325-meter-tall cable-supported tower that will monitor weather and take long-term measurements of greenhouse gases. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for Twin Residential Towers in Jakarta


12 Sep 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

Construction has begun on the Verde II residential towers in Jakarta, designed by Johnson Fain. The two towers are both anchored by separate Residents’ Lounges and the majority of social facilities are located beneath the east tower. Read more.

Work on Lulu Cyber Tower 2 to Begin Soon in Kochi


09 Sep 2014, Kochi, India

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Lulu Cyber Tower 2, an office tower located in a tech-focused employment district called Infopark, will be held by the end of September. The tower is expected to be complete in early 2017. Read more.

Construction Begins on 551 West 21st Street in New York City


22 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Construction is underway on 551 West 21st Street – a new, 19-story luxury condominium overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea. The high-rise will feature 44 large-scale residences, including three penthouses. Read more.

Tower is First to Break Ground in a Decade in Chicago’s Gold Coast


15 Aug 2014, Chicago, United States

A 24-story, Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed glass tower breaking ground at 4 E. Elm St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast this fall will be the neighborhood's first high-rise condominium building erected in nearly a decade. Read more.

Work Underway at First Residential Project on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island


14 Aug 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A developer held a meeting with property agents to market its $1 billion waterfront Maryah Plaza project, comprising three residential towers and one mixed-use tower with serviced apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail space. Read more.

Construction Begins on Jersey City’s Massive Three-Tower Project


12 Aug 2014, Jersey City, United States

Construction on "Journal Squared," a massive three-tower project that will include the tallest residential building in New Jersey, has begun in Jersey City's Journal Square. The development's Phase I tower is expected to be complete by 2016. Read more.

“One More” Tower Begins Construction in Kaohsiung


05 Aug 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on spatial practice’s first residential tower "One More" in Kaohsiung City, in close proximity to the city’s Art Museum Park. Read more.

Work Starts on Brighton’s i360 Tower


30 Jul 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom

Building work has officially started on the i360, the UK’s tallest observation tower outside London. The structure, designed by Marks Barfield Architects and Jacobs, is being built on the old West Pier site in Brighton. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower


21 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony took place July 18 at Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower, featuring more than 150 workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily condo development. Read more.

Construction Begins on 144-Meter Tower in Melbourne


21 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne One, an AUS $120 million (US $113 million) new apartment tower by Doig Architecture, will include a nine-story podium that incorporates the existing heritage-listed façade designed by architect Charles Rice in 1911. Read more.

UAE Firm Secures Contract for 81-Story Tower in Noida


16 Jul 2014, Noida, India

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a contract by realty organization Brys Group to build an 81-story tower in Noida, a fast-developing new town near Delhi. Read more.

Construction Underway on Transcon Flora Tower in Mumbai


09 Jul 2014, Mumbai, India

Plans have been released for a new residential tower in Mumbai, with an emphasis on creating an eco-friendly environment. As such, the Transcon Flora tower is leaving a significant area of the plot open to landscaping. Read more.

Construction Begins for 29-Story Apartment Tower in Chicago


08 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

The last undeveloped piece of land north of Roosevelt Road along Clark Street in Chicago is close to becoming the home of a new apartment tower boasting 469 units, plus a number of perks that take advantage of the lot's large footprint. Read more.

Work to Begin on London’s Massive Ruskin Square Project


03 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

Contractor Midgard is set to start work on the first phase of the massive £500 million (US $857 million) Croydon Ruskin Square scheme, which will include five buildings with up to 625 homes, offices, retail units, and a car park. Read more.

Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower Hits a Milestone


01 Jul 2014, Toronto, Canada

Over the past month, Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre has been showing significant progress as crews continue working on the 215 meter-tall tower in Toronto. The concrete core of the building has hit a milestone.Read more.

Chicago’s 200 N Michigan Receives Foundation Permit


01 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

With the demolition of a concrete mid-rise building at 200 North Michigan Avenue completed, developer John Buck is ready to begin erecting a sleek 42-story glass tower on a site in Chicago. Read more.

Ground Loan Secured for 3 Hudson Boulevard


30 Jun 2014, New York City, United States

A recent report indicates that 3 Hudson Boulevard has secured a ground loan, which means that construction is imminent for the soon-to-be supertall tower in New York City’s Hudson Yards. Read more.

FMC Tower Breaks Ground in Philadelphia


27 Jun 2014, Philadelphia, United States

The long-awaited high-rise tower on Walnut Street in Philadelphia has broken ground and will be referred to as the FMC Tower, named after the twin headquarters of specialty-chemical company FMC Corporation, the anchor tenants.Read more.

Bjarke Ingels' Hudson River Pyramid Growing on New York's 57th Street


25 Jun 2014, New York City, United States

The so-called “courtscraper“—a marriage of the European courtyard block and the American skyscraper—by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is rapidly rising on New York City‘s Hudson River waterfront.Read more.

Pilings Complete on St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center


24 Jun 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pile foundations have been completed for the 463-meter Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. The last pile under the foundation was produced on June 17, 2014, and the project is on schedule, developers say. Read more.

Foster, Rogers Towers Start Work on London’s Albert Embankment


16 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom

Work has started on towers by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Foster + Partners in south London. The towers are located on brownfield land by the River Thames in Vauxhall, transforming the site into a hub of offices, residential, and retail units. Read more.

Ground Broken for 45-Story Tower in Phnom Penh


13 Jun 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Oxley World Bridge (Cambodia) Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Cambodia's World Bridge Land and Singapore's Oxley Holding International, on June 12 broke ground for a 45-story twin-towered building. Read more.

Miami’s Future Tallest Set to Begin Construction


12 Jun 2014, Miami, United States

Property owner Florida East Coast Realty has signed a contract with general California-based contractor Tutor Perini Building Corp. for the construction of Panorama Tower at 1101 Brickell Avenue in Miami, Florida. Read more.

Foshan New Town to Get Supertall


11 Jun 2014, Foshan, China

PLP Architecture's latest mixed-use development is currently under construction in the Chinese city of Foshan. The 318-meter tower sits on a 65,000 square-meter site and incorporates offices, shopping outlets, residential units and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for Honolulu’s Waiea


10 Jun 2014, Honolulu, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Waiea, a mixed-use residential / commercial tower in Honolulu’s Kakaako district. The Waiea will contain 171 luxury condominium units, with prices starting at $1.7 million. Read more.

Preparatory Work Begins on Brighton i360 Tower


06 Jun 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom

Preparatory work on the i360 seafront tower in Brighton has begun with construction expected to start in summer 2014. The 170-m tall i360 is designed, engineered, manufactured and promoted by the team responsible for the London Eye. Read more.

Makati’s Century Spire to Open in 2018


29 May 2014, Makati, Philippines

Century Properties Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Century Spire, a 60-story office and residential tower designed by Daniel Libeskind and Armani/Casa Interior Design in Makati, Philippines. Read more.

Hanhai Luxury Condos to Provide “Cloud” for Zhengzhou


20 May 2014, Zhengzhou, China

Construction recently began on a nine-tower condominium complex in Zhengzhou, China. The 353,767-square-meter project was designed by Los Angeles-based amphibianArc, and will feature three shorter buildings along with the nine residential high-rises. Read more.

Site Work Begins for Brooklyn’s BAM South Tower


14 May 2014, New York City, United States

Excavation work has begun for the newest addition to the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, BAM South, a 32-story, mixed-use tower located on a triangular plot of land at Ashland Place, Flatbush Avenue, and Lafayette Avenue. Read more.