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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Stalled Las Vegas Casino Project Reborn as “The Drew”

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13 Feb 2018, Las Vegas, United States

The long-stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story blue glass tower will be transformed into The Drew Las Vegas under a new agreement. Read more.


Manchester High-Rise Construction Continues After Contractor Switch

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02 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kindgom

Work has restarted on the Angel Gardens Tower project in Manchester after a replacement contractor was found, following the previous firm’s collapse. The 466-unit, 110-meter project, part of the NOMA regeneration, has not suffered delays. Read more.


Brisbane’s Herston Quarter Approved for Construction

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31 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A pivotal component of Brisbane’s Herston Quarter health precinct is a step closer following the approval of an AU$347 million specialist rehabilitation care center. The health center will include numerous high-rise buildings. Read more.


Architect Awarded Multi-Tower Health Campus Design in Kunming

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24 Jan 2018, Kunming, China

John Portman & Associates has announced that, after winning a design competition in October 2017, the firm has finalized a contract to begin work on the Greenland Dian Lake International Health Town. Read more.


Saudi British Bank Future Head Office Breaks Ground in Riyadh

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22 Dec 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The competition-winning design for the Saudi British Bank (SABB) has broken ground in Riyadh.The building will be a 46,544-square-meter commercial office development comprised primarily of a 135-meter-tall office tower. Read more.


Detroit Breaks Ground on Its Next Tallest Tower

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15 Dec 2017, Detroit, United States

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The project is now expected to rise to 800 feet (244 meters). Read more.


Excavation Begins for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards

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21 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping chasm has appeared in the earth where it used to be. Read more.


Melbourne’s Wesley Place Stage One Begins Construction, Stage Two Still Seeks Approval

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17 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Signage from a multinational construction company has emerged across the site of the Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project still awaits approval. Read more.


Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York

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07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.


New Guitar-Shaped Hard Rock Hotel is Rising Near Miami

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26 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

The new Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood complex near Hollywood, Fla. is set to debut in summer 2019. The new, 638-room hotel is designed to resemble two back-to-back guitars, and will include a casino and beach club dining. Read more.


Excavation Begins for New York’s 200 Amsterdam Avenue

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24 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

Excavation work has begun on 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which is set to become the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side at 669 feet (204 meters) to the parapet. It will occupy 283,000 square feet (26,292 square meters) and house 112 condos. Read more.


Aston Martin Breaks Ground on Luxury Miami Waterfront Tower

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23 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

Aston Martin’s latest project swaps horsepower and acceleration for ocean views and private pools, as the maker of slinky sports cars breaks ground on a luxury waterfront tower in downtown Miami. Read more.


Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

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06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.