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17 May 2016, Shanghai, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. Read more.
03 May 2016, Toronto, Canada
On May 3, the long-anticipated removal of a crane on L Tower finally began. The crane on the building's east façade has been in place despite the fact that the tower topped out in 2013 and completed in 2014. Read more.
29 Apr 2016, Shanghai, China
The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of Honor placed within the tower. Read more.
06 Apr 2016, Toronto, Canada
As part of TOcore – a study by Toronto's City Planning on positively managing growth downtown – a public consultation was held for downtown residents who had a chance to discuss appropriate distances between high-rise buildings. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada
The first community consultation on the proposal for a 19-story office tower at 65-75 King Street East was attended primarily by lawyers, developers, City of Toronto planning officials, and a few area residents. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-story tower at around $900 million. Read more.
21 Mar 2016, Moscow, Russia
Preservationists are imploring Russian president Vladimir Putin to take decisive measures to restore Shabolovka Tower – a deteriorating Constructivist masterwork in Moscow. Efforts include an online petition and an awareness campaign. Read more.
21 Mar 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for luxury residential tower, 1/JBR. The 46-story project – officially announced during Cityscape in 2015 – is located at the entrance of Jumeirah Beach Residence. Read more.
04 Mar 2016, Miami, United States
An official groundbreaking was held for the Miami Worldcenter – the United States’ second-largest mixed-use urban development. The first phase of construction includes a 60-story residential tower. Read more.
02 Mar 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Following an extensive review, the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden's office building LEED Platinum certification. The honor was presented during the launch of the new Smart Prosperity initiative at TELUS Garden. Read more.
14 Jan 2016, Toronto, Canada
A hockey rink was installed at the top of the 32-story 120 Adelaide Street West in Toronto’s financial district over the last month and a half for a commercial shoot. The rink is roughly half the size of an NHL professional hockey rink. Read more.
13 Nov 2015, Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Jury selected Bosco Verticale as the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner. Read more.
28 Jul 2015, London, United Kingdom
The Top of the Tower restaurant at BT Tower will reopen to contest winners as part of the celebration for the tower's golden anniversary. The restaurant was once a watering hole for London's social elite. Read more.
22 Jun 2015, Cincinnati, United States
In anticipation of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held in Cincinnati, the City is decorating its skyscrapers with pill-box hats and mustaches to resemble the Red's mascot, Mr. Redlegs. Read more.
02 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
One World Trade Center’s observation deck opened May 29, offering breathtaking sights from the nation’s tallest building. At 387 meters, it is now the highest observation deck in New York and third-tallest in North America. Read more.
26 May 2015, San Diego, United States
A San Diego property developer is looking to the public to name its under-construction condo tower along the downtown waterfront. The 41-story project is expected to offer units starting at around $1 million each when it opens by 2017. Read more.
13 Apr 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A daredevil climber known as “French Spiderman” scaled the world’s tallest twisted skyscraper without a safety harness. French climber Alain Robert climbed Dubai's 306-meter Cayan Tower with nothing more than sticky tape and chalk. Read more.
24 Mar 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
A Guinness World Record holder has cycled up 3,139 steps in the Taipei 101 tower, formerly the tallest building in the world. Polish extreme cyclist Krystian Herba pedaled up the Taiwan landmark in two hours and 13 minutes. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, Toronto, Canada
On November 19, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted a tour of the Lanterra Developments condominium project known, maybe all too appropriately in this instance, as Ïce. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 13th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner. Read more.
03 Nov 2014, Chicago, United States
Daredevil acrobat Nik Wallenda gingerly crossed two wires, at one point blindfolded and without a safety harness or a net, strung between two sets of Chicago skyscrapers on November 2 in a derring-do high-wire act above the Windy City. Read more.
30 Oct 2014, Shanghai, China
In late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. The conference provided a venue for discussing tall building trends in China. Read more.
29 Sep 2014, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Daredevil Alain Robert, who is known as “The French Spiderman,” due to his extreme climbs, has successfully ascended the tallest building in Russia outside of Moscow, the Vysotsky tower in Yekaterinburg. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, Chicago, United States
A Chicago-based developer has broken ground for 4 East Elm, the first new condominium high-rise to begin construction on Chicago’s North Side in five years and the first in the Gold Coast since 2007. Read more.
05 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
For the next three months, Related Companies is holding an exhibition showcasing the Hudson Yards plan and the newly announced flagship Neiman Marcus store that will occupy a quarter of the 93,000 square-meter Shops at Hudson Yards. Read more.
13 Aug 2014, Panama City, Panama
A group of adrenaline junkies has built the world's largest urban zipline - stretching a staggering 2,000 feet (610 meters) across a city. The zipline was attached to the White Tower skyscraper in Panama City. Read more.
06 Jun 2014, Omaha, United States
Omaha is celebrating the 45th birthday of the Woodmen Tower, a 30-story, 146-meter office tower by Leo A Daly opened in 1969. It was built to serve as the headquarters for the Woodmen of the World insurance company. Read more.
15 May 2014, Hong Kong, China
Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently celebrated its opening day. The 15-story building has the capacity for 1,450 students and will house the university’s design education and research institute. Read more.
12 May 2014, Chicago, United States
Chicago’s John Hancock Center has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to skyscraper thrills with its newest attraction, Tilt, a window that actually tilts out over the streets, giving visitors a unique and terrifying tower experience. Read more.
23 Apr 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In an event that claimed the new Guinness World Record title of Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, two men took the jump of a lifetime off the 828-meter Burj Khalifa in Dubai, a feat almost three years in the making. Read more.