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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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Ground Broken for 45-Story Tower in Phnom Penh

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II Breaks Ground

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12 May 2014, Shanghai, China

A recent press release by JAHN announces that the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II office complex broke ground on April 18, 2014, beginning the second phase of the two-tower, 130,000-square-meter headquarter center. Read more.


Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai

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09 May 2014, Mumbai, India

Developer Ornate Spaces held a groundbreaking ceremony for Grove Towers, a mixed-use, multi-tower project in Mumbai, designed by 3XN. The 38-story, 136-meter project is reportedly inspired by Mumbai’s mangrove trees. Read more.


Mountain Towers Form in Beijing’s Chaoyang Park

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29 Apr 2014, Beijing, China

As one of the first built MAD projects to realize studio founder Ma Yansong’s Shan-Shui City concept, the studio has recently broken ground on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a nature-influenced development in the heart of Beijing’s central business district. Read more.


Cordish Breaks Ground on Luxury Apartment Building

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24 Apr 2014, Kansas City, United States

The Cordish Companies and Kansas City officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the 25-story luxury apartment building One Light, the first residential tower to be constructed in downtown Kansas City in years. Read more.


Nairobi Skyline to Gain Academic Skyscraper

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22 Apr 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

In order to accommodate a growing student population and to add a unique touch to a sprawling city skyline, the University of Nairobi, Kenya’s leading institution of higher learning, is currently building a 22-story skyscraper. Read more.


Vantage to Offer Serviced Apartments in Jumeirah Village

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14 Apr 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

DAMAC Properties has announced the release of its latest luxury tower, Vantage, offering serviced living in 388 units in Jumeirah Village, Dubai. Work has already started on the 33-story project. Read more.


Azorim to Begin Construction on Israel’s Next Tallest

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04 Apr 2014, Ramat Gan, Israel

Azorim Investment, Development and Construction will soon begin construction of Israel's tallest building, a 256-meter, 65-floor residential building on the site of the old Elite factory in Ramat Gan. Read more.


Work Begins on Samsung HQ in Beijing

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03 Apr 2014, Beijing, China

Construction work has begun on the 250-meter Samsung Chinese headquarters in Beijing. Designed by Chicago-based SMDP, the office tower will also contain a museum, day care, cafeteria, auditorium and retail spaces. Read more.


Construction Begins on Hartford Bank Tower Residential Conversion

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31 Mar 2014, Hartford, United States

Construction work began Monday, March 31 on the $45 million conversion of Hartford, Connecticut’s Bank of America skyscraper from office to residential use. The project is part of a continuing effort to create more housing in the downtown area. Read more.


Miami Approves Plan to Save Archaeological Find on High-Rise Site

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28 Mar 2014, Miami, United States

City commissioners have approved a plan to preserve the remains of a 2,000 year-old Native American village, found on the site of the Met Miami project, whose construction had been temporarily halted by the discovery. Read more.


Ground Broken for Guangxi Financial Investment Center

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27 Mar 2014, Nanning, China

Architect John Portman & Associates has announced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Guangxi Financial Investment Center, a 400-meter tower set along the city’s primary east-west corridor, Minzu Boulevard.Read more.


Above-Ground Work to Start on Kingdom Tower

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21 Mar 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Above-ground work on the 1-kilometer-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begin next month, according to Building Design. Construction will start on April 27 and will be managed by UK project managers EC Harris and Mace. Construction is set to take 63 months, finishing in 2019. Read more.


Work Begins on Residential Tower Trio in Jersey City

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21 Mar 2014, Jersey City, United States

Construction has begun on Journal Squared, a three-tower residential complex in the recently invigorated Journal Square section of Jersey City. The tallest tower will be 222 meters, and it will be joined by two neighbors of 193 and 175 meters, respectively.Read more.


Residential Tower at Block37 Moves Forward in Chicago’s Loop

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10 Mar 2014, Chicago, United States

CIM Group, the owners of Block 37, a mixed-use complex that includes a mall and 16-story office tower, will soon begin construction on its residential component, a 206-meter tower, which will meet the increased demand for housing within Chicago’s CBD. Read more.


Seagram Building’s New Neighbor Begins Construction

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05 Mar 2014, New York, United States

Foster + Partners-designed 610 Lexington will rise 168 meters alongside Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Buiding and SOM’s Lever House, both groundbreaking mid-century towers that redefined the New York skyscraper in the 1950s.Read more.


Executive High-Rise Construction Underway in West Bay

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03 Mar 2014, Doha, Qatar

Fraser Suites West Bay Doha, an art-deco inspired 46-story tower developed by Al Rabban Holding, is under construction in Qatar, and will offer 396 one to three bedroom executive suites.Read more.


Samsung Breaks Ground for Headquarters in Beijing

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27 Feb 2014, Beijing, China

Kim Chang-soo, president of Samsung Life Insurance, government officials, and contractors participated in a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the 260-meter Samsung office tower. Read more.


Sequis Centre Tower Breaks Ground

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20 Dec 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia

KPF announced the Sequis Centre Tower’s groundbreaking in Jakarta. The 210-meter tower is being touted as Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building, and is situated in the capital region next to the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex. Read more.


Transbay Block 6 Breaks Ground

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19 Dec 2013, San Francisco, United States

Ground has been broken for a 32-story tower and accompanying townhome development on Block 6 of the Transbay site on Folsom Street in San Francisco. The tower will house 409 market-rate apartments. Read more.


Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai

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04 Dec 2013, Shanghai, China

Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River. The 420,000-square meter (4.5 million-square foot) complex will feature two 180-meter (590-foot) office towers at the end of Shanghai's waterside street, The Bund. Read more.


Construction at 181 Fremont Begins

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21 Nov 2013, San Francisco, United States

Ground was officially broken on 181 Fremont St., a 54-story, 684,000-square foot (63,546 square-meter) residential and office tower near the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. The $500 million project's developer is the Jay Paul Co., which took over the project last April from SKS Investments. Read more.


Newest Tower Coming to South China Singapore City

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19 Nov 2013, Foshan, China

CPG Singapore has launched construction on its Thrive United office tower in the South China Singapore City in the Nanhai District of Foshan. The building project will be part of a multi-tower mixed-use complex which will include residential, school, retail, hotel and office spaces. Read more.