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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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New 49-Story Tower Set to Rise in Frankfurt


22 Oct 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

The foundation stone has been laid for a 49-story mixed-use tower in Frankfurt. The project includes a 375-room hotel, office space, and a freely accessible sky bar on the building’s top floor. Read more.

Torre Universal Starts Construction in San José


18 Oct 2018, San José, Costa Rica

Construction has begun on a 22-story commercial complex as part of San José’s TEC City, an effort to create a technology hub in the Costa Rican capital. One major tech firm has already confirmed its regional offices will be located there. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Melbourne’s Sapphire by the Gardens


15 Oct 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A groundbreaking was celebrated on the site of a 62- and 60-tower development in Melbourne. The scheme features a five-star, 500-room hotel, as well as 300 residential apartments and a sky lounge joining the two towers on the 46th floor. Read more.

Vegetation-Focused Complex Under Construction in Shanghai


14 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A multi-tower development has begun construction in the Yangpu district of Shanghai, with a projected completion date of 2020. The development, inspired by the landscapes of rural China, includes a plaza with gardens and public art. Read more.

210-Meter High-Rise Breaks Ground in Phnom Penh


22 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A 210-meter, 46-story high-rise building has broken ground on Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island. The total investment is estimated to be US$160 million and includes offices, a five-star hotel and a restaurant. Read more.

Residential “Forest” Rising in Asunción


10 Aug 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

Construction has commenced on the site of a 24-story residential tower in Asunción, Paraguay. The high-rise features two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a pool, gym, permanent water supply, and family-focused amenities. Read more.

45-Story Tower Moves Towards Construction in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend


09 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Construction is set to commence soon on a 45-story tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend neighborhood development, as piling works are underway. The 1,518-square-meter site will facilitate 244 new units within the 139-meter high-rise. Read more.

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Waterfront Condo Tower in San Francisco


20 Jul 2018, San Francisco, United States

A 20-story condominium tower has broken ground in San Francisco. The 120-unit building site, which is considered the final major residential development opportunity near the Embarcadero waterfront, will cost $300 million to develop. Read more.

47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston


18 Jul 2018, Houston, United States

A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will occupy five floors and 14,400 square meters of space. The building features three urban gardens, retail space, and linear “sky atria” to draw in natural light. Read more.

High-Rise Building Breaks Ground in Dallas Arts District


09 Jul 2018, Dallas, United States

A residential high-rise slated for Dallas’ Arts District has broken ground. The 41-story building will include 364 luxury units, 52 mixed income artists’ lofts that include 43 affordable artist residences, and gallery space. Read more.

Apartment High-Rise in Melbourne’s South Yarra District Proceeds to Construction


29 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Hickory Group has announced that the company has been chosen as the builder for Yarra One, a 27-story apartment building in Melbourne. Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the project will include 256 apartments and take 25 months to build. Read more.

Construction Underway on Mixed-Use High-Rise in Monterrey


27 Jun 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

Construction has begun on a 40-floor mixed-use development in Monterrey. The project includes 42,000 square meters of office space, a 2,700-square-meter commercial area, terraces, and a sky lobby. Read more.

Construction Has Begun on a High-Rise Condominium Scheme in Seattle


25 Jun 2018, Seattle, United States

A residential tower under construction in Downtown Seattle will be delivered as condominiums for sale, rather than apartments for rent as originally planned. The 41-story building is designed to include 352 units. Read more.

Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road


13 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel rooms, serviced apartments, meeting rooms, and food and beverage establishments. Read more.

Construction Has Begun at Mississauga Square


11 Jun 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction on a proposed 33-story condominium and townhome development has begun. The 392-unit building in Mississauga will feature one- to three-bedroom units ranging in size from 42.5 square meters to 194.2 square meters. Read more.

A High-Rise University Campus in Madrid is Under Construction


08 Jun 2018, Madrid, Spain

A 181-meter tall vertical university campus tower is under construction near the former Real Madrid Sports Center site. The building will be able to accommodate 6,000 students and more than 500 employees. Read more.

Kaslik Resort to Begin Construction


06 Jun 2018, Kaslik, Lebanon

A mixed-use resort is scheduled to rise along the Kaslik seafront north of Beirut. The project features a 28-floor, 120-room hotel, as well as retail, restaurants, residential chalets, and a yacht marina. Read more.

Office Tower with Rooftop Wading Pool Begins Construction in Chicago Loop


25 May 2018, Chicago, United States

A new office tower is starting construction in the Chicago Loop, six months after acquiring its permit. The tower’s amenities include a wading pool and indoor lounge, table tennis, billiards, golf simulators and a bar. Read more.

San Diego’s Manchester Pacific Gateway Development Begins Construction


21 May 2018, San Diego, United States

A multi-phase project spanning eight ocean-fronting city blocks in San Diego has entered the construction stage. The development will include a new 17-story Navy building, a 29-story office tower, and a 1,100-room convention hotel. Read more.

Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre Breaks Ground


15 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to kick off construction of the Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre. Upon completion, the RMB50 billion tower may become the tallest in Shenzhen at 668 meters. Read more.

New Tower to Punctuate Montréal Skyline With Art Deco-Inspired Design


03 May 2018, Montréal, Canada

Construction is about to begin on a 35-story condominium tower in Montréal. The Art Deco-inspired high-rise located at 628 Saint-Jacque will contain 258 units, ranging in size from 43 square meters up to 371 square meters. Read more.

Construction Begins on Perth’s $AU3.8 Billion “Transformative” Belmont Park Project


03 May 2018, Perth, Australia

A developer has broken ground on the first stage of the AU$3.8 billion Belmont Park development in Perth. Once complete, the project will include 4,500 residences, offices, and retail space across several buildings, rising up to 42 stories. Read more.

Puerta Del Alma Condominium Towers to Rise in Antiguo Cuscatlán


26 Apr 2018, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador

A new condominium complex, Puerta Del Alma, began construction on its first tower, which has 112 apartments. The project is estimated to cost over $60 million, and is part of a trend toward urban core apartments in El Salvador. Read more.

Two-Tower Project Breaks Ground in Guatemala City


19 Apr 2018, Guatemala City, Guatemala

An upcoming mixed-use development that includes two high-rises recently broke ground in Guatemala City. Known as “Quo,” the project will include towers of 16 and 17 stories that include residential, office, and retail spaces. Read more.

Builder Named for Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney


05 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million investment. Multiplex has been appointed to build the 50-story commercial tower, which is expected to complete in 2021. Read more.

Apartment Tower is Ready to Rise in Chicago’s Hyde Park


23 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

A 26-story apartment tower is ready to break ground in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood after receiving its first construction permit on March 19. The high-rise will contain 246 rental units, retail space and 172 parking spots. Read more.

Ground Broken on Phnom Penh’s Thai Boon Roong Twin Towers


21 Mar 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Initial construction work on the Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Center in Phnom Penh began on March 20. Composed of two 133-story skyscrapers, the project will include residential units, offices, retail and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Work to Begin on Dubai’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper in 2018


19 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Work will soon resume on Entisar Tower, which will become the second-tallest building in Dubai at 570 meters and 122 stories. The mixed-use high-rise will contain residential units on the first 100 floors and a luxury hotel on the top 22 stories. Read more.

Tour des Canadiens 3 Breaks Ground in Downtown Montreal


05 Mar 2018, Montreal, Canada

Developers Cadillac Fairview and Canderel are kickstarting construction on the third building in the Tour des Canadiens development. The 53-story high-rise will contain 565 residential units, including a dozen townhouses at the base of the tower. Read more.

St. Louis’ One Hundred Apartment Tower Breaks Ground


02 Mar 2018, St. Louis, United States

St. Louis officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for The One Hundred, an apartment tower designed by Studio Gang. The $130 million project, which sits across from Forest Park, will rise 117.3 meters and contain 316 units. Read more.