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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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One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong

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17 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising a three-story retail podium, F&B facilities, and office space. Read more.


New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower

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07 Jul 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within the dense central business district. Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.


Repurposed Grain Silo Completes in Copenhagen

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29 Jun 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galvanized steel panels now form faceted balconies and windows that surround the exterior of a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which a Danish studio has finished converting into an apartment building. Read more.


Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

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26 Jun 2017, Miami, United States

After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a hand-painted mural on the façade of the building's lower eight floors. Read more.


Wilshire Grand Center Completes in Los Angeles

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23 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Wilshire Grand Center, now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, will officially open its doors today, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Read more.


New’R Residential Tower Completes in Nantes, France

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23 Jun 2017, Nantes, France

A developer has completed a new housing tower composed of an angular core wrapped in undulating balconies. New’R is located in Nantes and pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera. Read more.


Chicago’s Optima Signature Welcomes First Residents

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22 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

Two years after foundation permits were first issued, the 57-story Optima Signature high-rise in Streeterville has formally opened and welcomed its first tenants this month. The 490-unit apartment project is currently 20 percent leased. Read more.


Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana

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14 Jun 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium. Read more.


Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut

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13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.


Bałtyk Tower Block Completes in Poznań

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05 Jun 2017, Poznań, Poland

An architecture practice has officially completed its first building in Poznań, Poland. The 16-story Bałtyk Tower resembles a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. Read more.


Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Toronto’s Backstage on The Esplanade

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01 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are now wrapping up as the public realm takes shape. Read more.


Class-AA Office Building Completes in Charlotte

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26 May 2017, Charlotte, United States

John Portman & Associates (JPA) has announced the grand opening of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte. A celebration was held on Thursday, May 18 with Charlotte business leaders and commercial real estate professionals. Read more.


Vending Machine-Inspired Tower Dispenses Luxury Cars in Singapore

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22 May 2017, Singapore, Singapore

A 15-story tower in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles – including Bentleys, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis – and is the largest “vending machine” in the world. The showroom opened in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots. Read more.


Unit Closings Underway at Miami’s Biscayne Beach Development as Construction Completes

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11 May 2017, Miami, United States

Joint developers are moving forward with unit closings at Biscayne Beach in East Edgewater. Construction of the 51-story bayfront tower is now complete and an initial temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) has been issued. Read more.


Architect Reflects on Huangshan Mountain Village Following April Opening

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05 May 2017, Huangshan, China

Huangshan Mountain Village, comprising towers of five to 21 stories, has opened after five years of construction. In an interview with Wired, MAD’s founder and principal partner, Yansong Ma, reflects back on the design process for the complex. Read more.


Mixed-Use Torre Américas 1500 Completes in Guadalajara

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03 May 2017, Guadalajara, Mexico

Rising 28 stories, Torre Américas 1500 is the first building to complete as part of a new complex off Américas Avenue – one of the principal highways in Guadalajara – which is emerging as Mexico's architecture hotspot. Read more.


First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City

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26 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga Building,” inspired by its cantilevered balconies. Read more.


120-Meter Beirut Terraces Residential Tower Completes

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18 Apr 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Architects have completed a 120-meter-tall high-rise in the heart of Beirut featuring a series of layered floor plates that float above the ground, referring to the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history. Read more.


“Ultra-Modern” Skyscraper Complex Revealed in Pyongyang, With No Hot Water

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14 Apr 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Jong-Un has unveiled a huge new skyscraper complex hailed by officials as “ultra modern,” despite the most luxurious penthouse apartments having no hot water. The tallest of the buildings is a 770-foot (235-meter), 70-story tower. Read more.


First Tenants Move into New York’s American Copper Buildings

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06 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street along Manhattan's East River waterfront, confirming that the pair of skyscrapers has completed. Read more.


CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

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04 Apr 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Read more.


23-Story Junction City Tower Completes in Yangon

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31 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar

A new office tower in Yangon is ready to be occupied by tenants following its official opening. Known as Junction City Tower, the 23-story building features around 33,400 square meters of Grade-A office space in the heart of the capital. Read more.


Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

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27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen, China

Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest in China, and the fourth tallest in the world. Read more.


Luxury Residential Tower 35 Spring Street Completes in Melbourne

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06 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with protected terraces and views of the cityscape. Read more.


Hotel in Renovated Silo Opens in Cape Town

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01 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

A new hotel that forms one half of a renovated grain silo has opened in Cape Town. Towering above the city’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront, The Silo hotel is housed within six floors of the grain elevator portion of the historic complex. Read more.


Leasing Launched at Jersey City Urby

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01 Mar 2017, Jersey City, United States

In just a few months, one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings – the 69-story Jersey City Urby – will welcome its first residents, and today the development team has launched its initial phase of leasing. Read more.


Trump International Hotel & Tower Celebrates Grand Opening in Vancouver

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01 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Trump International Hotel & Tower celebrated its grand opening on March 1 in Vancouver, but questions over the building's total floor count have been raised due to the practice of not counting certain floors for superstitious reasons. Read more.


New York’s 50 West Street Completes

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14 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are expected to start moving in over the next few months. Read more.


888 Boylston Street Completes in Boston

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03 Feb 2017, Boston, United States

As the last development site within the Prudential Center complex, the recently completed 71-meter 888 Boylston Street creates a new front door to one of the world’s most successful urban, commercial environments. Read more.