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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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Iglu Brisbane City Completes as Student Residents Move In

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25 Apr 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Iglu Brisbane City, the latest student accommodation in Brisbane’s central business district, has opened its doors for over 250 students following confirmation from the city government that it meets all occupancy approval requirements. Read more.


Communal Student Housing Completes in Odense

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21 Apr 2016, Odense, Denmark

The 15-story Campus Kollegiet student housing at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects has completed and is now fully occupied by a mix of Danish and international students. Read more.


Singapore’s Oasia Downtown Officially Completes After Hotel Opening

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18 Apr 2016, Singapore, Singapore

After nearly four years of construction beginning in 2012, the 27-story Oasia Downtown in Singapore’s central business district (CBD) was officially completed on April 18, when the hotel began accepting guests. Read more.


Staircase-Inspired Tower Added to Oslo’s Fast-Developing Waterfront

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09 Feb 2016, Oslo, Norway

Designed to looks like a giant staircase, a finished Oslo office block by Dark Arkitekter completes the trio of buildings housing the headquarters of DNB Bank, created in collaboration with MVRDV and A-Lab. Read more.


Seamarq Hotel in Gangneung, South Korea Completes before 2018 Winter Olympics

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04 Feb 2016, Gangneung, South Korea

Richard Meier & Partners has completed Gangneung’s Seamarq Hotel in South Korea. The project is composed of two main buildings and supporting facilities nestled into a hill of dense pine trees. Read more.


50-Meter Cube Completed in Beirut

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03 Feb 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

The Cube, a 50-meter high residential tower has recently been completed in Beirut, Lebanon. The building contains 19 apartments, ranging in size from 90 to 180 square meters, which offer fantastic views of Beirut and the Mediterranean. Read more.


World Reaches 100 Supertall Skyscrapers with Completion of 432 Park Avenue

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13 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

There are now officially 100 supertall (300-plus-meter) skyscrapers in the world following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The total number of supertalls has doubled from 50 to 100 in just five years. Read more.


Tallest French Tower Outside of Metro Paris Now Complete in Lyon

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08 Jan 2016, Lyon, France

Dominated for more than 30 years by the Tour de Credit Lyonnais, the skyline of Lyon now has a new pinnacle with the completion of the Tour Incity. The 200-meter skyscraper is the tallest in France outside of Metro Paris. Read more.


Shanghai Tower Has Completed, Now the Second-Tallest Building in the World

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07 Jan 2016, Shanghai, China

The CTBUH has recognized the completion of Shanghai Tower, which is now the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. The tower was finished in late-2015 at a height of 632 meters. Read more.


Chicago’s Wolf Point West Apartment Tower to Open in January

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06 Jan 2016, Chicago, United States

Wolf Point West, a new and highly anticipated 48-story LEED Silver apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, has officially set its opening for January 2016, with the first move-ins scheduled for Monday, January 11. Read more.


Wanda Reign Hotel in Chengdu Officially Opens

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06 Jan 2016, Chengdu, China

Wanda Hotels & Resorts recently announced the official opening of their new Wanda Reign hotel in Chengdu as part of its premium hotel brand. The Chengdu property is its second development to be under this brand. Read more.


Pyongyang’s “Scientists Street,” Featuring a 53-story High-Rise, Completes in Under a Year

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17 Dec 2015, Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea recently held a ceremony to celebrate a new residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea that includes a number of high-rise structures, including a 53-story tower. Read more.


First Downtown High-Rise Apartments in 50 Years Completes in Kansas City

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15 Dec 2015, Kansas City, United States

The Cordish Companies and the Kansas City Power & Light District officially celebrated the opening of One Light Luxury Apartments, downtown Kansas City’s first new high-rise apartment tower in 50 years. Read more.


Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening

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08 Dec 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will be a landmark on the evolving city skyline. Read more.


KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China

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03 Dec 2015, Kunshan, China

One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Read more.


Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes

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01 Dec 2015, Tokyo, Japan

After 11 years, a London-based architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo's Futako-Tamagawa area. The 20-hectare complex is the city's largest building project of the last decade. Read more.


Mixed-Use Development Opens in Chengdu

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30 Nov 2015, Chengdu, China

Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on November 20, 2015. Read more.


Luxury Miami Beach Condo Completes

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18 Nov 2015, Miami Beach, United States

Miami-based development firm Terra has officially completed construction of its newest luxury development, GLASS, an 18-story boutique condominium with only 10 full-floor units designed by architect Rene Gonzalez. Read more.


50-Story Naza Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur

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11 Nov 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Naza Group has launched its 50-story Naza Tower headquarters at KLCC's Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The Grade A office building joins two other high-rises in the complex. Read more.


18-Story University of Luxembourg Building Completes in Esch-sur-Alzette

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09 Nov 2015, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

A recently completed multipurpose building at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, combines an 18-story tower with a horizontal volume that cantilevers at both ends. Read more.


New Amsterdam Office Building Claims to be World’s Most Sustainable

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25 Sep 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PLP Architecture’s new 40,000-square-meter office for Deloitte claims to be the world’s most sustainable office building, having been awarded the highest rating ever recorded by the Building Research Establishment. Read more.


Phase One of Roche’s Basel HQ Opens With 41-Story Office Tower

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24 Sep 2015, Basel, Switzerland

In Basel, global healthcare company Roche has opened a new office building that forms part of the firm’s expanded headquarters. Named Building 1, the 41-story tower is heated entirely with waste heat from the site. Read more.


Richmond’s Newest Skyscraper Celebrates Grand Opening

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22 Sep 2015, Richmond, Virginia

Gateway Plaza, downtown Richmond’s newest office tower, celebrates its grand opening on September 23. US Senator Timothy Kaine heads a list of local and state officials who will be on hand to help dedicate the 18-story building. Read more.


Moscow Class A Office Building Offers Inventive Façade Design

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16 Sep 2015, Moscow, Russia

This 15-story project is located off of Leningradsky Prospect on the northwest side of Moscow. It was designed as a Class A office space for a leading Russian developer seeking international architectural and interior design expertise. Read more.


Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower Completes in Nanchang

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15 Sep 2015, Nanchang, China

American firm SOM has completed a new tower in Nanchang, China. Rising 56 stories, the Jiangxi Greenland Zifeng Tower is located in Gaoxin, a growing high-tech district, and features an exterior diagrid system. Read more.


Tai’an Hotel Opens With 283 Guest Rooms

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14 Sep 2015, Tai'an, China

The newly opened Wanda Realm Tai’an is located in Tai’an’s central business district and forms part of the Wanda Plaza Complex, adjacent to the Taishan International Conference & Exhibition Centre. Read more.


Downtown Pittsburgh’s Tower at PNC Plaza Set for October First Opening

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24 Aug 2015, Pittsburgh, United States

Downtown Pittsburgh's newest skyscraper is set for an October 1 opening. The date for the opening of the $400 million Tower at PNC Plaza was announced in an invitation sent by PNC CEO William Demchak. Read more.


Civic Centre Tower Completes in Lagos

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11 Aug 2015, Lagos, Nigeria

A new 17-story office building, which is being described as Nigeria’s first intelligent structure, has completed and opened for business on the crowded Ozumba Mbadiwe Way in Victoria Island, Lagos. Read more.


Tallest Tower Completes in Petaling Jaya Township

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06 Aug 2015, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Menara Mitraland is now officially open. Standing as the tallest structure in Kota Damansara, the opening of the 30-story building marks a significant milestone for the township, which lies just north of Petaling Jaya. Read more.


Fuzhou Apartment Tower with Rippled Façade Completes

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30 Jul 2015, Fuzhou, China

Rippled façades create curved balconies for the residents of the Fuzhou Shouxi Building. The recently completed high-rise is situated within the historic center of the Fuzhou, and features 400 apartment units. Read more.