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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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Pharmaceutical Company’s New Headquarters Opens in Tokyo


06 Jul 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The grand opening of a pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters occurred on July 2nd. The 24-floor building features art installations, office space, and public facilities such as a gym, restaurants, and conference rooms. Read more.

New European Patent Office Inaugurated in Risjwijk, the Netherlands


29 Jun 2018, Rijswijk, Netherlands

The new European Patent Office building has been inaugurated in the Dutch town of Rijswijk, near The Hague. The tower rises 107 meters and 27 floors, with a slender design that includes rooftop solar panels and a double-skin façade. Read more.

Banking Giant Confirms New Dubai Headquarters to Open Next Month


20 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A British banking giant expects to open its $250 million Middle East headquarters in Downtown Dubai in July 2018. The 20-story tower, reportedly built by Multiplex, was originally announced in January 2016. Read more.

Residential Tower Adds Color to São Paulo Skyline


20 Jun 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

A colorful residential tower has recently been completed in São Paulo. The 85-meter building includes 123 units with large individual terraces, and common areas for residents such as a pool, restaurant, and parking. Read more.

Morpheus Hotel Opens in Macau


15 Jun 2018, Macau, China

The 40-story Morpheus hotel has opened at an entertainment resort in Macau. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 770-room building features a twisting free-form exoskeleton that negates the need for internal walls or columns. Read more.

Beauty Company Headquarters Completes in Seoul


15 Jun 2018, Seoul, South Korea

A 30-story cube-shaped building has been completed in Seoul. The 100-meter square structure will house a beauty company’s headquarters, as well as a museum, auditorium, library, and childcare facility. Read more.

Supertall Debuts at New York’s World Trade Center Complex


11 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

The fourth of five buildings in the new World Trade Center complex has opened. The 69-story tower is currently the fifth-tallest building in New York City, rising to a total height of 329 meters tall. Read more.

Pair of Sinuous Condominium Towers Completed in Penang


16 May 2018, Penang, Malaysia

Construction on a residential development in the Malaysian city of Penang has been completed. The complex, which features a sinuous design of undulating balconies, includes a total of 460 apartments, a sky garden, terraces, and pools. Read more.

Miami’s 53-Story Aria on the Bay Completes Construction


10 May 2018, Miami, United States

Construction of Aria on the Bay, a 53-story residential high-rise in Miami, has completed. Designed by Arquitectonica, the 648-unit building features 929 square meters of commercial space, including office, retail, and restaurant units. Read more.

Construction Completes on Melbourne’s 661 Chapel Street


09 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A Malaysian developer has completed construction on its first Australian project, an AU$154 million apartment tower at 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne. Approximately 70 percent of the 29-story building’s 116 units have sold. Read more.

Horizon Towers on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island Ready for Handover


16 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With construction on the Horizon Towers in Abu Dhabi now complete, the complex is ready to be handed over to a property management company. The project comprises two towers of 63 and 44 floors, with a total of 924 units. Read more.

Design Firm Completes Its First Residential Tower in São Paulo


13 Apr 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

An Italian design studio known for its transportation projects has completed its first residential high-rise in São Paulo. Dubbed Cyrela by Pininfarina, the 23-story tower contains 92 studio apartments, each with a large balcony. Read more.

Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta


13 Apr 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219 meters and features a rooftop mosque. Read more.

The Summit Complex Completes in Suzhou, China


12 Apr 2018, Suzhou, China

The Summit, a two-tower mixed-use development in Suzhou, China, has completed. The south tower rises 39 stories and 167 meters, and includes a four-story retail base topped by 16 stories of office space and 17 levels of luxury rentals. Read more.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Opens for Business


06 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The AU$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has opened near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 347-room, four-star hotel rises to a height of 97 meters and 26 stories. Read more.

Hôtel Monville Opens in Montreal


04 Apr 2018, Montreal, Canada

Hundreds of new hotel rooms have been added to Montreal's Quartier International with the opening of Hôtel Monville. The 20-story, four-star hotel contains 269 rooms and features perks such as autonomous delivery robots. Read more.

Sunshine Insurance Tower Completes in Sanya


15 Mar 2018, Sanya, China

The Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza, a 160-meter mixed-use high-rise designed by Woods Bagot, recently completed in Sanya, China. The tower comprises office space, a 4-star hotel, a private clubhouse, and a rooftop pool. Read more.

Downtown Dallas’ Landmark Tower Petroleum Building is Reopening as a Hotel


23 Feb 2018, Dallas, United States

The 23-story Tower Petroleum Building in Dallas is being converted into a 177-room boutique hotel. Developers have announced that the Art Deco building, located next to the landmark Majestic Theater, is due to open February 27. Read more.

ONE St. Petersburg to Become Florida City’s Tallest Building Upon Completion


22 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, United States

Developers are nearing completion of ONE St. Petersburg, which at 41 stories and 137 meters tall will be the Florida city’s tallest building once complete. The tower will contain 253 condominiums and a 174-room hotel. Read more.

Architect Gets Approval for Birmingham’s Tallest All-Residential Tower


04 Jan 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

An architect has won approval for Birmingham’s tallest all-residential tower, a 42-story skyscraper on Broad Street. The £183 million (US$248 million) development will feature 481 apartments and a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.

New US Embassy in London Completes


18 Dec 2017, London, United Kingdom

The US Embassy in South London is finally complete, and will open in early 2018. The design, created by a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, was the winner of a competition launched by the US Department of State in 2008. Read more.

Chaoyang Park Plaza Completes in Beijing


13 Dec 2017, Beijing, China

The Chaoyang Park Plaza, positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park, has completed. The 220,000-square-meter complex includes 10 buildings, which unfold as a classic shanshui painting on an urban scale. Read more.

As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year


08 Dec 2017, Milan, Italy

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a food hall, restaurants, cafés, shops, and a cinema. Read more.

New Residential Development in Beirut Completed


05 Dec 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Designed to respond directly to the site and culture of Beirut, Lebanon, the 3Beirut residential tower has completed, and will create a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. Read more.

The Beach Apartments Completes in Gold Coast


22 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

Construction on the Beach Apartments, the latest tower in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach suburb, has been completed. The 108-meter-tall tower is within walking distance of the beach, the new light rail, and a popular dining precinct. Read more.

First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed


22 Nov 2017, Paris, France

The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the cramped accommodation of several different services around central Paris. Read more.

First Residents Move Into Downtown Brooklyn's The Lane


14 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Downtown Brooklyn's newest multi-family project, a 108-unit luxury rental building called The Lane, has completed, and boasts a façade of classic brick and contemporary glass to fit within the urban fabric of one of Brooklyn's oldest streets. Read more.

Recently Completed Huangshan Mountain Village Integrates With Nature


14 Nov 2017, Huangshan, China

Built on a UNESCO Heritage Site in China’s Anhui province, the recently completed Huangshan Mountain Village provides the conveniences of modern living, while affirming the significance of the culturally important mountain range. Read more.

Two-Tower Lakeside Residences Launching in Toronto


08 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

The new two-tower Lakeside Residences have launched, providing a new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community, a new cluster of tall buildings beside Sherbourne Common. Read more.

Residents Flock to London’s Nearly Sold-Out Canaletto Tower


07 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Canaletto Tower in London has sold most of its apartments. Plans were first unveiled for the tower back in 2013, when the area around Old Street roundabout was emerging as a hub for creative and technology businesses. Read more.