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CTBUH Global News

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 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.

Stalled Las Vegas Casino Project Reborn as “The Drew”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Construction Commences on Adelaide’s Next Tallest Building


27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.

9 DeKalb Avenue Gets Ready to Rise in Downtown Brooklyn


29 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise will contain 500 apartments and 30,480 square meters of retail. Read more.

Shoreline Gateway East Tower, Long Beach’s Tallest Building, Set to Break Ground


18 Aug 2017, Long Beach, United States

Ground has been broken on Long Beach’s next tallest building, the 127-meter Shoreline Gateway East Tower. The 315-unit residential building will usurp the current title-holder, the 121-meter One World Trade Center, upon completion. Read more.

New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower


17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.

Mountain-Like Tower Underway at LUMA Arles in the South of France


10 Aug 2017, Arles, France

A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.

107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul


09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.

Construction Underway at 36-Story 159SW Tower in Toronto


28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.

Miami’s Hyde Beach House Launches Construction as Sister Property Completes


26 Jul 2017, Miami, United States

The Hyde Beach House project in Hollywood, Florida, is going vertical this summer after breaking ground late last year. There will be 77 residential units and 265 resort-style condominiums across its one-hectare site. Read more.

First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt


27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.

Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago


23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.

First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland


07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States

A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.

Banc Apartments Riverfront Tower to Start Construction in Brisbane


31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for First Domino Sugar Building as Construction Commences in New York City


31 May 2017, New York City, United States

Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.