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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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SOM Designs New Four Seasons In Bahrain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Beijing’s Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Ready to Open

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08 Oct 2014, Beijing, China

The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, with a design that rises to a height of 97 meters, will be ready to open for business in November. As the name suggests, the architecture references the shape of the sun emerging above the horizon. Read more.


New York’s Rainbow Room Reopens

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06 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

Eighty years practically to the day since its debut on October 3, 1934 as what was then the world’s highest restaurant, New York’s fabled Rainbow Room atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza re-opened after a five-year hiatus. Read more.


Undulating Housing Complex Completes in Arcueil

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18 Sep 2014, Arcueil, France

For the recently completed ZAC du Coteau housing complex in Arcueil, France, architects have conceived two structures identified visually and functionally by their vermiculating balcony layouts. Read more.


Energy Tower to Supply Electricity and Heat Power for Roskilde

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04 Sep 2014, Roskilde, Denmark

Taking waste materials from nine municipalities in the nearby area as well as select international locations, The Energy Tower in Roskilde will generate electricity and heat through the process of incineration. Read more.


Lotte Center Opens in Hanoi

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29 Aug 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam

Five years after its groundbreaking, Lotte Center Hanoi, the 272-meter-high skyscraper in Hanoi constructed by Lotte Group, is finally ready to open on Vietnam’s National Liberation Day, September 2. Read more.


Leadenhall Building’s Public Realm Completes in London

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19 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom

The public realm at the foot of the 47-story Leadenhall Building has opened to the public. Spanning more than 2,000 square meters, the area is the largest public space to be created in the City of London for a decade. Read more.


Construction Completed on Abu Dhabi's WTC Residences

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30 Jul 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Construction on the World Trade Center Residences in Abu Dhabi has been completed. Aldar intends to open the tower, containing 474 rental residential units, in the last quarter of 2014. Read more.


Duplex Apartments Developed for Urban Living in Sao Paulo

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28 Jul 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Unitt Urban Living is a residential tower by Basiches Arquitetos Associados located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tower features 109-square-meter housing modules that can accommodate various family sizes. Read more.


Z Residences High-Rise Project Completed in Kuala Lumpur

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25 Jul 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malysia

The Z Residence condominium towers in Kuala Lumpur have recently been completed. The Z Residence project was initiated in 2011 with a total gross development value (GDV) of RM $580 million (US $183 million). Read more.


Glistening Residential Tower Opens in Warsaw

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22 Jul 2014, Warsaw, Poland

The Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 luxury residential tower is now open. The building is designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm JAHN and is the first structure in Poland for the firm. Read more.


Brookfield Multiplex Completes Green Office High-Rise in Melbourne

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18 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Construction has been completed on an approximately $384 million 47,000-square-meter mixed-use office building in Melbourne that will feature an impressive variety of sustainable features. Read more.


For Rent: South Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper

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11 Jul 2014, Songdo, South Korea

Since completing construction in 2011 and transferring ownership to Daewoo International Corp. in 2013, South Korea’s tallest skyscraper has finally opened on a tract of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea. Read more.


Docklands Housing Completed in London

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11 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

A five-block mixed-use development adjacent to east London’s historic Tobacco Dock has now been completed. The 34,470-square-meter scheme’s tallest element is 20 stories high and features a curved façade and sculptural terracing. Read more.


Sofia Prepares to Finish Its First Skyscraper

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10 Jul 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

Capital Fort, the first skyscraper in Sofia, is expected to be completed in 2015. The 126-meter-tall tower, which is located along Tsarigradsko Road, will offer 80,000 square meters of office space, Standart News reports. Read more.


Abu Dhabi’s Capital House Completed

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17 Jun 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Construction of a high-rise residential building within Abu Dhabi’s Capital Centre development is now complete. Capital House, located opposite Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), is a 93-meter-tall, 30-floor residential tower. Read more.