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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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Design Development of Dubai Creek Tower 100% Complete

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15 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for Dubai Creek Tower. The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point. Read more.


Concrete Work on Dubai’s Palm Tower Passes 80 Percent Mark

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12 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Palm Tower in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah has passed the 80 percent mark in terms of concrete work, with 42 floors complete. The 52-story tower will include a 289-room hotel, 432 luxury residences and a public viewing deck. Read more.


Jeddah Tower Reaches 63rd Floor as Infrastructure Works Progress

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08 Feb 2018, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Construction on Saudi Arabia’s $1.5 billion Jeddah Tower has reached the 63rd floor, with shell and cladding work to be completed next year. Scheduled for a 2020 completion date, Jeddah Tower will be more than 1,000 meters tall. Read more.


Developer Appoints Sales Agent for Dubai Residential Tower as Construction Progresses

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22 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has chosen a lead sales agent for an under-construction residential tower in Dubai. The 32-story, 53,000-square-meter high-rise will include 244 units and is expected to complete in 2019. Read more.


Developer’s New Dubai Island Destination Revealed

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18 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emaar Development unveiled a private gated island destination on the Arabian Gulf in Dubai that will include a twin-tower development of 33 stories and 26 stories. Residents will have access to swimming pools, gyms, and parking areas. Read more.


New Ibis Hotel Planned for Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle

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10 Jan 2018, Dubai, United

A developer and a hotel operator have signed a management agreement for the Ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle. The 252-room hotel will span 11,705 square meters across 16 floors and is expected to open in 2021. Read more.


Dubai’s Opus Set to Open

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08 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Opus, a 19-story mixed-use development designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is set to open on 15 January. The tower will offer more than 5,200 square meters of office space, a club, several restaurants, and a hotel. Read more.


Dubai Frame Opens to the Public

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03 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Frame, a 150-meter-high observation platform connected with a 93-meter long skybridge, opened to the public on New Year’s Day. The tourist attraction offers visitors 360-degree views of the city. Read more.


Saudi British Bank Future Head Office Breaks Ground in Riyadh

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22 Dec 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The competition-winning design for the Saudi British Bank (SABB) has broken ground in Riyadh.The building will be a 46,544-square-meter commercial office development comprised primarily of a 135-meter-tall office tower. Read more.


Dubai Court Dismisses Arbitration Against Real Estate Firm in Burj Daman Case

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18 Dec 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A real estate firm has won a favorable judgment in the Dubai Courts of Appeal in its long-running dispute with a contractor, relating to the Burj Daman real estate project in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Read more.


Dubai’s Gate Avenue Aims to Lease 90% of Units Before Completion

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14 Dec 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's financial free zone, aims to lease 90 percent of units at its Dh1billion (US$272 million) Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018. Read more.


New Pixel Project Precinct Makes Splash in Abu Dhabi

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07 Dec 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates

An upcoming 76,000-square-meter tower precinct will become the centerpiece of the new Makers District in Abu Dhabi. Called Pixel, the project will facilitate a range of uses in seven towers, wrapping around the central plaza. Read more.


Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Undergo Major Renovations in 2018

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06 Dec 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai will be shutting its doors for a few months next year while it undergoes major renovations from mid-May to early October 2018. The hotel will relaunch in time for its 21st anniversary celebration in December 2018. Read more.


New Residential Development in Beirut Completed

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05 Dec 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Designed to respond directly to the site and culture of Beirut, Lebanon, the 3Beirut residential tower has completed, and will create a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. Read more.


New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity

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06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia

The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.


Dubai’s Langham Opens to Buyers Ahead of 2020 Completion

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02 Nov 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Modeled after The Langham hotel and residences in London, Langham Place Residences in Downtown Dubai will start selling units on Monday, November 6, ahead of opening its doors in the third quarter of Dubai’s Expo 2020. Read more.


Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor

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18 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the construction of the 77-story, interconnected twin-tower project. Read more.


Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone

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02 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai. Read more.


World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai

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19 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar tower, the tallest yet built in a solar farm. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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11 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’ residential, tourism, and hospitality sectors. Read more.


Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch

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01 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high cantilevered observation corridor affixed to one of the two towers in Downtown Dubai’s Address Sky View development. Read more.


Local Construction Firm Wins Dubai Tower Contract

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23 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A local construction company has been awarded an AED175-million (US$47.6-million) contract to build a 34-story residential building, West Bay Tower, in Dubai’s 5.9-million-square-meter Business Bay. Read more.


New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower

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17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.


New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District

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11 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential space, as well as a 928-meter tower. Read more.


107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul

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09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.


Proposed 111-Story Ramat Gan Tower Could Become Israel’s Tallest

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26 Jul 2017, Ramat Gan, Israel

A 111-floor high-rise office complex has been approved by the Ramat Gan Local Planning and Building Committee. When completed, the 440-meter-tall tower could become Israel's tallest building. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Massive Multi-Tower Districts in Dubai

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26 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has awarded a US$163 million contract to a Dubai-based engineering and contracting company to build the first two districts of its Midtown project in Dubai Production City, near Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Develop Emirates Business Park in Dubai

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25 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor has been selected to develop the mixed-use US$1.4 billion Emirates Business Park project, unveiled earlier this month, which will expand the emirate's financial free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Read more.


Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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03 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City before the end of this year. Read more.


Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development

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30 Jun 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but said that the project would take 30 years to build out. Read more.