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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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FL 4300 Complex Emphasizes Public Space in São Paulo


20 Jul 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

Completed earlier in 2015, FL 4300 is a mixed-use complex located in São Paulo consisting of three towers deployed in a “U” shape on a 13,000-square-meter site. The complex incorporates a central public space to activate the site. Read more.

Nishi-Nippon Railroad to Open First Overseas Hotel in Seoul


16 Jul 2015, Seoul, South Korea

The recently completed Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong has begun accepting online reservations. A grand opening ceremony for the 22-story hotel, which is located in the center of Seoul, will be held in September. Read more.

Telus Garden in Vancouver Opens its Doors to Employees


26 Jun 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Telus employees are starting to move into the company’s new downtown headquarters, Telus Garden, which is being billed as one of the most sustainable developments in North America. Read more.

Zurich Building Incorporates the Façade of a Century-Old Warehouse


17 Jun 2015, Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss architects have extended the façade of an old Zurich warehouse to create a new rehearsal space for the city's opera house, while adding a 60-meter-high apartment block onto one side of the structure. Read more.

JW Marriot and Ritz-Carlton Hotels Open in Macau


04 Jun 2015, Macau, China

Marriott International, Inc. marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau in southern China. Read more.

Italian Bank Tower in Turin Opens to the Public


21 May 2015, Turin, Italy

A 166-meter office building for the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has opened its doors in Turin after five years of construction. The building has been designed as an "environmental and social laboratory." Read more.

Amazon Tall Tower Observatory Completes in Rainforest Near Manaus


18 May 2015, Manaus, Brazil

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (Atto) has been built deep in the heart of the Amazon to monitor chemical changes in the air that could shed new light on global climate change. At 325 meters, it is the tallest structure in South America. Read more.

Toshima Ward Office, Residents to Share New High-Rise in Tokyo


06 May 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Visitors to the new Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo may wonder why it’s housed in a high-rise when it opens May 7. It’s the first time in Japan that a municipal government office and residential apartments will share the same building. Read more.

Construction of Malmö Cultural Center Completes


01 May 2015, Malmö, Sweden

After four years, the new high-rise cultural center in Malmö has been completed. The building, Malmö Live, demonstrates contemporary Scandinavian aesthetics and hopes to embody the spirit of the diverse city. Read more.

Sheraton Zhanjiang Hotel Opens Its Doors


01 May 2015, Zhanjiang, China

The five-star Sheraton Zhanjiang Hotel announced its opening on April 26, 2015. The sea view hotel is situated close to the subtropical shore of the South China Sea, and fully embraces its relationship with the water. Read more.

Cascina Merlata in Milan Represents New Take on Social Housing


06 Apr 2015, Milan, Italy

In anticipation of Expo 2015 in Milan, three residential towers have been constructed that will be used by attendees during the upcoming Expo and converted into social housing after the event’s conclusion. Read more.

Minton Housing Provides Amenities Laden With Natural Appeal In Singapore


01 Apr 2015, Singapore, Singapore

A new high-rise housing project in Singapore offers a diverse assortment of open space and vegetation. It also features an interconnected system of bridges and sky terraces that allow residents to enjoyably navigate the complex. Read more.

SHoP’s Pair of Long Island City Towers Near the Finish Line


27 Mar 2015, New York City, United States

SHoP Architects' two-tower project in the Hunters Point South development is wrapping up construction. It is reported that 92,700 applicants had been received for the development’s 924 affordable units. Read more.

Paris Receives First Housing Project Of 50 Meters Since 1970s


25 Mar 2015, Paris, France

Earlier in 2015, French architects completed the first housing project of 50 meters to be built in Paris since the 1970s. The form of the building eases the transition from a linear city to a vertical one. Read more.

Moshe Safdie’s Sky Habitat Nears Completion In Singapore


23 Mar 2015, Singapore, Singapore

A new residential development is nearing completion in Singapore. Sky habitat is a 38-story complex representative of the high-density, high-rise housing that remains in great demand across many Asian cities. Read more.

SOM Designs New Four Seasons In Bahrain


13 Mar 2015, Manama, Bahrain

The distinguished hotel chain Four Seasons has opened its doors in Bahrain’s capital city Manama in the form of a new tower, becoming the tallest building in the country. The 68–story hotel acts as a striking gateway to the fast-evolving city. Read more.

BSB Builds 57-Story Prefabricated Skyscraper in Changsha


10 Mar 2015, Changsha, China

Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has released a time-lapse video of the construction of J57, the company’s latest building: a 57-floor, 80,000-square-meter skyscraper, fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced, Lego-like blocks. Read more.

Los Angeles High-Rise is Complete, But Developer Still Faces Legal Challenges


02 Feb 2015, Los Angeles, United States

Construction has been completed on “Sunset and Gordon,” a $76.2 million, 22-story luxury high-rise residential apartment building in Los Angeles, but legal challenges still loom for the project’s developer. Read more.

Ninety-Seven Buildings of 200 Meters and Higher Completed in 2014: An All-Time Record


14 Jan 2015, Chicago, United States

The CTBUH has released the 2014 Tall Building Data Research Report, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series. Key findings indicate a record-setting year in 200-meter-plus building completions. Read more.

High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg


12 Dec 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which includes the city’s new tallest building at 100 meters. Read more.

Charleroi Police Headquarters Tower Completes

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21 Nov 2014, Charleroi, Belgium

In Belgium, Charleroi’s police headquarters has been expanded with a 75-meter tower on a site that also houses a local dance studio. A lively and accessible urban space has been created as a result, activating the surrounding neighborhood. Read more.

Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants


18 Nov 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates offices, apartments, gardens, and retail amenities. Read more.

Goettsch Partners Celebrate Opening of Grand Hyatt Dalian


18 Nov 2014, Dalian, China

The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views of the meandering coastline. Read more.

Cyprus Tower Promotes Hellenic Culture


03 Nov 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Leventis Art Gallery combines its primary use with restaurants and apartments for the AG Leventis Foundation, a private foundation supporting educational, cultural, and philanthropic causes, as well as promoting Hellenic culture. Read more.

New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November


27 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited completion of the 541-meter tower. Read more.

Irwinconsult’s Modular Soho Apartments Complete in Darwin


22 Oct 2014, Darwin, Australia

A 28-floor high-rise by Irwinconsult, Soho Apartments, has recently completed in the Australian city of Darwin. The high-rise features a seven-floor podium supporting 21 floors that were built using modular construction techniques. Read more.

Bosco Verticale Opens Its Doors in Milan


21 Oct 2014, Milan, Italy

Hines' Bosco Verticale has opened its door to residents, five years after construction started in Milan’s emerging Porta Nuova district. The project comprises two landscaped towers that contain 780 planted trees. Read more.

A Dozen Designers Create a Unique Experience at the Silken Puerta America Madrid


21 Oct 2014, Madrid, Spain

The Silken Puerta América Madrid features interiors that were designed by a dozen world-renowned architecture firms. Each studio designed one of the 12 interior floors, providing a unique experience on every level. Read more.

Canal Views Luxury Hotel Opens in Dubai


20 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lying just a couple of minutes from the world’s busiest shopping mall, the new Canal Views luxury hotel enjoys views over the Business Bay canal, looking towards the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Read more.

New Photos Released of Tour Majunga in Paris' La Defense District


10 Oct 2014, Puteaux, France

New photos have been released of the Tour Majunga, rising in the La Defense district outside Paris. This complete reinvention of an office block is distinguished notably by its articulated façades, composed of three vertical bands.Read more.