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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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Dubai's Infinity Tower Completed


05 Jun 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabian developer Cayan Investment & Development will celebrate the inauguration of Dubai's Infinity Tower next Monday, June 10. The 75-story building spirals 90 degrees from base to tip and was designed and built by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and contractor Arabtec. Read more.

Marina Bay Celebrates Official Opening


20 May 2013, Singapore, Singapore

The Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) celebrated its official opening May 15 in Singapore's central business district. The four-tower mixed-use development, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), has been under construction since 2006. Read more.

Shanghai's L'Avenue Tower Celebrates Opening


17 May 2013, Shanghai, China

Last month marked the opening of the L'Avenue Shanghai commercial development, including a 28-story office tower and four-story retail podium. Located in the Changning district, the project features sustainable features such as rainwater recycling, high energy efficiency and reduced water consumption. Read more.

Nanterre Apartment Blocks Cultivate Neighborly Interaction


01 May 2013, Nanterre, France

Parisian firm X-Tu Architects has completed its Nanterre Apartment Blocks in the Nanterre suburb of Paris. The original client specifications for the project inspired the clustered form of the nine-story buildings, as well as its strong vertical fenestration and a broken skyline silhouette. Read more.

MassArt Welcomes Klimt-Inspired Art Tower


25 Apr 2013, Boston, United States

The $52 million Tree House Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MassArt, has reached completion. The 21-story tower was created by ADD Inc. with the collaborative input of students, faculty and the neighboring community. Read more.

Japan Post Tower Celebrates Opening


13 Mar 2013, Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Post Tower will celebrate the formal grand opening for all commercial space on Friday, March 21. The JAHN-designed skyscraper will house the renovated headquarters of the Tokyo Central Post Office, an academic and cultural museum, office space and a retail galleria. Read more.

The Shard Celebrates Foggy Opening Day


04 Feb 2013, London, United Kingdom

London's Shard officially acquired the title of Europe's tallest skyscraper with the opening of the viewing platform on February 1. Designed by Italian Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano, the building will serve as an icon for the city of London, although it has attracted both opposition and admiration. Read more.

Pakistan's Tallest Nears Completion


24 Jan 2013, Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan's future tallest building is reportedly nearing completion in the nation's capital. The US$71.4 million Ocean Tower will surpass the country's current tallest by 4 meters (12 feet) and will function as a retail and office tower. Read more.

India State Inaugurates 122-meter Tower in New Business District


11 Jan 2013, Gujarat International Finance Tech-City, India

Officials in the India state of Gujarat this week formally inaugurated a 122-meter tower that is part of the Gujarat International Financial Tec-City. The tower is the first project to launch in the center, which is planned to include 110 towers. Read more.

Argentina Welcomes Its Newest Condo Building


18 Dec 2012, Rosario, Argentina

Los Angeles-based firm P-A-T-T-E-R-N Architects has completed its Argentinian condo building. Jujuy Redux is an eight-story, 13,500-square foot apartment building located in the growing city of Rosario, about 200 miles north of Buenos Aires. Read more.

Asahi Shimbun Tower Celebrates Completion


08 Nov 2012, Osaka, Japan

The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Co. celebrated the opening of its headquarters, the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, in Osaka this week. The 200 meter (656 foot) tower became the fourth tallest building in the city upon its completion. Read more.

‘Hotel of Doom’ Announces Opening Date


01 Nov 2012, Pyonyang, North Korea

The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of months. The Ryugyong Hotel will “partially, probably” open in mid 2013, Reto Wittwer, CEO of hotel operator Kempinski AG, said Thursday. Read more.

Devon Tower Celebrates Grand Opening


24 Oct 2012, Oklahoma City, United States

The 50-story Devon Energy Building, the tallest building completed in the U.S. this year, celebrated is official opening on Tuesday. The 844-foot (257-meter) Devon Tower has been open since March, but yesterday marked the invitation-only commemoration ceremony. Read more.