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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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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.

Beijing’s Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Ready to Open


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.