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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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Riverwalk Completes in Westminster, London

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19 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

A Thames-side development of 116 luxury flats in Westminster, London has been completed. The complex, known as Riverwalk, consists of two curvaceous blocks of six and 17 stories. Read more.


Architects Inscribe Tower in Utrecht with Poetic Verse about Life in City

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15 Sep 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands

A new residential tower in Utrecht hopes to revitalize property design in an area typified by post-war reconstruction. Entitled “De Verkenner,” the building stands as a gatekeeper to the district of Kanaleneiland. Read more.


Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok

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29 Aug 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place among the skyline when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony in celebration of its completion. Read more.


The Grove at Grand Bay Prepares for Opening in Miami

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11 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Construction on the two-tower Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming a new architectural icon for south Miami. Finishing touches are now being put on the units before the scheduled September 2016 grand opening and move-in. Read more.


Tokyo Garden Terrace Opens

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10 Aug 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Garden Terrace recently opened in Kioicho – a neighborhood in the southern district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. The two-tower development consists of the 36-story, mixed-use Kioi Tower and the 21-story Kioi Residence. Read more.


Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed

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26 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has officially reached completion. Read more.


Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open

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27 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building was able to achieve a Six-Star Green Star rating. Read more.


London’s Tate Modern Extension Officially Open to the Public

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20 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

Switch House, an extension to Tate Modern, is officially open. The site now holds 60 percent more exhibition space for the gallery, which has become one of the city's most important cultural attractions. Read more.


Monarc at Met 3 Completes in Downtown Miami

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17 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The Monarc at Met 3 apartment tower in downtown Miami is officially open. MDM Development and ZOM have completed their 32-story 116-meter mixed-use tower roughly four years after beginning construction. Read more.


World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower Prepares to Welcome First Passengers in Brighton

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15 Jun 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom

The giant glass and steel doughnut that will transport passengers up and down the 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower is undergoing final tests ahead of its scheduled opening. Read more.


Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Tower Readies for Opening

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15 Jun 2016, Adelaide, Australia

Vue on King William has officially become Adelaide’s tallest residential building with the 89 meter, 27-story building scheduled to officially be opened by Deputy Premier John Rau in late June 2016. Read more.


Istanbul’s AND Office Tower Completes

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14 Jun 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

A split 110-meter office tower located in the Kozyatağı financial district has officially completed. The 26-story building has been succinctly named AND after the client, the multinational Anadolu Group. Read more.


Brisbane's 480 Queen Street Opens to Public

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10 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Grocon’s 480 Queen Street high-rise has officially opened. The development boasts a public park on level four and an open area on its tree-lined rooftop terrace that encourages public interaction with the building. Read more.


First Hudson Yards Tower Opens on Manhattan’s Far West Side

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03 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The first completed tower in the massive Hudson Yards development in New York has opened its doors. KPF designed the 52-story 10 Hudson Yards to straddle the top end of the popular High Line on Manhattan's far West Side. Read more.


LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Opens to Guests

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27 May 2016, Chicago, United States

Oxford Capital Groups and Curio have announced the eagerly awaited opening of LondonHouse Chicago at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. The luxury lifestyle hotel brings 452 rooms and suites to a dynamic location. Read more.


MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes

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04 May 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

MahaNakhon has officially completed following the handover of residential units in April, thereby meeting all of CTBUH’s criteria for building completion. At 314 meters, it has become Thailand’s tallest building. Read more.


Punggol Waterway Terraces Completes in Singapore

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02 May 2016, Singapore, Singapore

The newly completed Punggol Waterway Terraces by group8asia form a blueprint for 21st-century sustainable mass housing and mark a return to Singapore’s original ethos of community pride and identity. Read more.


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.