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CTBUH Global News

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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Major Construction Milestone Reached for The Opus in Dubai


29 Feb 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developers have announced that The Opus' offices will be ready and accessible by the second quarter of 2016, and then work will begin on the planned serviced apartments and hotel, scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2017. Read more.

New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March


25 Feb 2016, New York City, United States

Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and developed by the Durst Organization, is preparing to welcome its first group of tenants in March. Read more.

Contractor Chosen for Leonardo Building in Sandton


15 Feb 2016, Sandton, South Africa

Legacy Hotels and Resorts Group has awarded construction firm Aveng Grinaker-LTA with a contract to build the Leonardo Building at 75 Maude Street in Sandton. Nedbank is the developer of the project. Read more.

Grove at Grand Bay, a Pair of Twisting Towers, Nears Completion in Miami


05 Feb 2016, Miami, United States

The Grove at Grand Bay, a pair of twisting 20-story towers, is currently nearing completion in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. All of the apartments in the building have sold except for a $28 million full-floor penthouse. Read more.

Famous Ho Chi Minh City Hotel to Get High-Rise Addition


02 Feb 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Since last June, a developer has resumed expansion of The Majestic, a five-star luxury hotel overlooking the riverfront. The expansion of the historic 1925 hotel will add a 25-story high-rise with an additional 353 rooms. Read more.

Brisbane’s Mary Lane Development Fast-Tracked


27 Jan 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The 38-story Mary Lane residential development in Brisbane has been fast-tracked in response to market demand, and has also been granted approval to significantly increase the size of the project. Read more.

New York’s 125 Greenwich to House 275 Condos


21 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

The soaring condominium at 125 Greenwich Street, developed by Michael Shvo, Bizzi & Partners, and New Valley, will house 275 units – nearly 150 more than early renderings for the Financial District tower indicated. Read more.

58-Story Tower Breaks Ground in Austin


12 Jan 2016, Austin, United States

On January 11, developers broke ground on The Independent, a 58-story, 210-meter tower that will reshape Austin's skyline when it opens in about three years at West Third Street and West Avenue downtown. Read more.

Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns


22 Dec 2015, Shanghai, China

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-covered mountains” and features 400 terraces. Read more.

Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion


10 Dec 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is entering its final stages. Read more.

Safety Concerns over Crane Holding Up Completion of L Tower in Toronto


23 Nov 2015, Toronto, United States

A little rust-colored derrick crane is being blamed for delaying completion of the distinctive L Tower condo building in downtown Toronto. It is the cause of a work stoppage order that his been in place since June. Read more.

Construction Progresses on The Exchange in Vancouver


28 Oct 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Construction has nearly reached ground level on The Exchange, a 31-story office tower in Vancouver. The $240 million development will become the second tallest office building in Canada with LEED Platinum status. Read more.

Construction Progresses on the Brighton i360 Tower


27 Oct 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

New photographs have been released showing the latest work on the Brighton i360 Tower, which is now two-thirds built. When completed next summer, the $61 million steel structure will stand 162 meters tall. Read more.

Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Enters Final Stage of Construction


23 Oct 2015, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Família basilica has entered its final stage of construction, over 100 years since its foundation stone was laid and 90 years after its designer, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, died. Read more.

Twin Tower Development Brings 596 Condominium Units to Downtown Montreal


12 Oct 2015, Montreal, Canada

After a few decades of economic and demographic stagnation, Montreal is back on the path to growth with several office and residential towers planned or currently under construction in the downtown area, including Le Roccabella. Read more.

“55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower Underway in Taipei


23 Sep 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Meier has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. Read more.

Builder Pulls Out of $267 Million Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi "After Not Being Paid"


23 Sep 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A Malaysian construction company that was supposed to be building a multi-tower mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, has said it is terminating its construction agreement because it has not been paid. Read more.

Abuja’s World Trade Center Expected to Complete in 2016


08 Sep 2015, Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria's capital city of Abuja is about to get a brand new World Trade Center complex. The development is expected to open to the public in early 2016 after the completion of the first phase of construction. Read more.

Sky Towers in Kiev Intended to Raise the Economic Profile of the City


02 Sep 2015, Kiev, Ukraine

Sky Towers, designed by Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architecture & Engineers (HK) Limited (DLN), is set to be one of the tallest commercial developments in Eastern Europe, intended to solidify Kiev’s position as a new business hub. Read more.

Emerald Park Condos Approaching Completion in North York, Toronto


25 Aug 2015, Toronto, Canada

Emerald Park Condos is closing in on completion, as residents and businesses replace construction workers in the 42- and 33-story condo towers at Yonge and Bogert in the North York area of Toronto. Read more.

Shanghai Joint-Venture Under Construction in Jingan District Renamed


20 Aug 2015, Shanghai, China

A new name has recently been announced for a Shanghai joint-venture formerly known as the Dazhongli project. Now known as HKRI Taikoo Hui, the complex comprises a retail mall, two office towers, and three hotels/serviced apartments. Read more.

Construction Progressing Smoothly on Exhibit Residences in Toronto


31 Jul 2015, Toronto, Canada

Located in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood, the Exhibit Residences continues its ascent as construction progresses through the summer. The much-anticipated 32-story condo tower has surpassed the halfway point in its height. Read more.

Work Continues at One at Palm on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, Penthouse Price Announced


22 Jul 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Work continues on the One at Palm, a 25-story luxury residential tower located at the entrance to the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The penthouse apartment has recently been listed with a $54 million price tag. Read more.

The Westin Hamburg to be Housed Within the Elbphilharmonie


21 Jul 2015, Hamburg, Germany

Starwood Hotels has announced that it will open The Westin Hamburg in the much-anticipated Elbphilharmonie in 2016. The 205-bedroom hotel will be housed within a glass-fronted building that sits atop a historic warehouse. Read more.

Construction Continues on New Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters in Kuwait City


13 Jul 2015, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Construction continues on the 220-meter KEO-designed Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters in Kuwait City, which is inspired by traditional Islamic design, and will rise to 40 stories. Read more.

Superstructure of Mumbai’s World One 70 Percent Complete


29 Jun 2015, Mumbai, India

Construction on World One in India is now progressing at a rapid pace, with 70 percent of the superstructure completed. Company sources said that construction of the tower has reached the 83rd floor. Read more.

Brighton Marina Campaigner’s Appeal Rejected


29 Jun 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

Campaigners against the construction of Brighton Marina have been refused permission for a judicial review to halt the development. The project was approved in 2006, and work began on the first two buildings at the end of 2013. Read more.

The Atmosphere Residential Complex in Kolkata Nears Completion


22 Jun 2015, Kolkata, India

Atmosphere is a high-rise residential development nearing completion in Kolkata, India. Located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and bordered by wetlands, the 80 unit-tower represents a new housing typology for the city. Read more.

Oriental DreamWorks Moves Forward on a New Complex in Shanghai


11 Jun 2015, Shanghai, China

In Shanghai, construction on a new headquarters for Oriental DreamWorks is moving full speed ahead. The complex, dubbed Shanghai DreamCenter, will include two high-rise office towers, studios, and entertainment venues. Read more.

ICE Condos East Tower Nearing Completion in Toronto


20 May 2015, Toronto, Canada

The ICE Condominiums development consists of a 57-story and a 67-story tower which have expanded Toronto's downtown skyline south over the past four years. The taller tower is nearing completion, with tenants expected to move in shortly. Read more.