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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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Sydney Apartment Tower To Be Structural Steel First For Country

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30 Mar 2015, Sydney, Australia

The new 30-story Meriton serviced apartment tower in North Sydney will become the first Australian high-rise residential building to have its floors constructed out of structural steel instead of concrete. Read more.


Melbourne Tower To Change Color With The Weather

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26 Mar 2015, Melbourne, Australia

The 40-story building under construction at 888 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour, will be linked to the Bureau of Meteorology and light up every half-hour in a dazzling display according to the current weather. Read more.


Backstage On The Esplanade Approaching Final Height in Toronto

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10 Mar 2015, Toronto, Canada

Construction is approaching a major milestone at Backstage On The Esplanade, with the tower now very close to topping out. The 36-story building has been rising steadily across the street from the L Tower for several months now. Read more.


First Major Tower Deal at Liverpool Waters

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10 Mar 2015, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Developers will soon confirm a construction start date for the first major residential tower at the $8.3 billion Liverpool Waters scheme. The tower, located at Princess Dock, will cost $98 million and rise 40 stories. Read more.


William Barak Apartment Tower Portrait Revealed in Melbourne

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03 Mar 2015, Melbourne, Australia

An 85-meter portrait of indigenous leader William Barak has been carved into the balconies of a new 530-unit apartment building at the former Carlton United Brewery site on Swanston Street. Read more.


Thirteen Major Developments to Drastically Alter the Jersey City Skyline

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19 Feb 2015, Jersey City, United States

Jersey City is experiencing an increase in high-rise construction, which developers say is due to the improved economy and the desire of younger generations to be closer to New York City and mass transit. Read more.


Apartments in Mumbai’s World One Go On Sale

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16 Feb 2015, Mumbai, India

Luxury apartments in Mumbai's forthcoming tallest skyscraper have gone on sale in London as the developers target wealthy Mayfair residents. The under-construction tower is expected to be completed in 2016. Read more.


Construction Well Underway on Manila’s Noble Place

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13 Feb 2015, Manila, Philippines

The construction of Noble Place, the latest residential condominium project in Manila, is steadily progressing. The foundation has already been completed, and the contractor is beginning construction of the tower portion. Read more.


New York’s 252 East 57th Street Rising to Prominence

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12 Feb 2015, New York City, United States

252 East 57th Street’s evolution has taken nearly a decade, but the condominium tower is finally on its way out of the ground. New exterior shots of the building better illustrate its position in the overall skyline. Read more.


Tianjin’s Replica of Manhattan Stands Empty as Chinese Economy Slows

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11 Feb 2015, Tianjin, China

The replica of New York City in China that began construction in 2010, complete with knock-offs of Rockefeller Center and the Hudson River, is missing one key element that makes New York, New York: people. Read more.


Next Phase of Construction Begins for San Francisco's 181 Fremont

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09 Feb 2015, San Francisco, United States

The general contractor for 181 Fremont Street announced that it has initiated Phase Two of construction with the erection of the tower’s five-story basement, which is being built with the assistance of a Wolffkran 700 B Luffing tower crane. Read more.


Dubai’s Marina 101 Now Four Years Behind Schedule

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06 Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Marina 101, the residential building set to become Dubai's second-tallest tower, is now running four years behind schedule, according to a newly-filed document. The 427-meter tower was initially scheduled to open in 2012. Read more.


Canning Town Phase Two to Start in East London

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02 Feb 2015, London, United Kingdom

Bouygues is launching the second phase of the Hallsville Quarter project in East London’s Canning Town district, after reaching financial close. The $196 million phase is a major part of a $5.6 billion regeneration plan. Read more.


Miami’s Panorama Tower to Rise from the Ground in March

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23 Jan 2015, Miami, United States

To be the tallest residential building on the East Coast this side of New York, Panorama Tower is to rise 83 stories in the heart of Brickell in Miami. Foundation work began in June 2014 and will complete in late February. Read more.


Beirut’s Credit Libanais Tower Approaches Completion

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22 Jan 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

The $67 million Credit Libanais Tower is approaching completion in the Ashrafieh district of Beirut. The building, which features a host of green features, will be completed later in 2015. Read more.


Punggol Waterway Terraces Explore Future of Vertical Housing in Singapore

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20 Jan 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The Punggol Waterway Terraces represent an evolution in the vertical public housing typology of Singapore. Themed landscape elements are featured strongly throughout the scheme, reinforcing the concept of an urban oasis. Read more.


Dubai to Receive the Middle East’s First ME by Melia Hotel

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20 Jan 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Renderings have been released for the Middle East’s first “ME by Melia” hotel, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, in its flagship project The Opus. The hotel will feature an array of limited edition Hadid-designed furniture. Read more.


New York City’s B2 is Back in Business

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14 Jan 2015, New York City, United States

Construction has finally resumed on the 32-story modular residential building next to the Barclays Center, after a five-month hiatus stemming from a legal dispute over the pre-fabricated design. Read more.


Marketing Begins for Under-Construction Towers in Toronto’s Metrogate

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13 Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada

Marketing has started for the sixth high-rise development at the Metrogate community site in the Scarborough area. To be called Avani 2, the building will be the 35-story second phase of the Avani complex. Read more.


Kota Kinabalu Coast to Receive Mixed-Use Tower Development

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09 Jan 2015, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A construction contract has been awarded to build a 125,000-square-meter mixed-use development in Kota Kinabalu, a small touristic city in northern Borneo. The building is expected to complete in a little over a year. Read more.


The Mercer Approaching Completion in Toronto

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09 Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada

Over the past few months, The Mercer has gone through several major steps in construction: The crane has been removed, exterior hoists dismantled, and the finishing touches are being made to the building's glazing. Read more.


Brighton Marina Opponents Pin Hopes on Appeal Hearing

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06 Jan 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

Campaigners against the construction of 11 tower blocks in Brighton Marina are hoping that an Appeal Court hearing will halt the development. The apartment blocks range in height from six stories to 40, with a total of 853 flats. Read more.


Work Continues on Jakarta’s Pertamina Tower

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05 Jan 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

Construction work on Pertamina Tower, Jakarta, which began in January, 2014, is now well underway. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 530-meter, 99-story net-zero skyscraper is designed to generate as much energy as it uses. Read more.


Local Imagery Defines Yangon Hotel Complex

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10 Dec 2014, Yangon, Myanmar

A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more than 660 rooms with views of Inya Lake. Read more.


Skanska Signs Contract to Construct London’s Scalpel

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10 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom

Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to due complete in 2017. Read more.


Construction of Moscow’s Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018

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08 Dec 2014, Moscow, Russia

Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is wrapping up, and that the complex is set to be fully completed by 2018. Read more.


Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City

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04 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan, containing 108,000 square meters. Read more.


Builders Sought to Construct The Palm Gateway in Dubai

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04 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A tender has been floated for the construction of The Palm Gateway on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The project consists of three towers to be constructed on an existing car parking podium. Read more.


Tender Issued for Iconic Katara Towers in Doha

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02 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar

Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will host hotels and branded apartments for permanent residents. Read more.


Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015

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01 Dec 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower will have 118 stories and is estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Read more.