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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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Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Enters Final Stage of Construction

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Lotte Officially Reopens Facilities at Seoul Skyscraper

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12 May 2015, Seoul, South Korea

The 123-story Lotte World Tower, set to be South Korea's tallest structure upon its completion in 2016, officially reopened its lower section nearly five months after parts of it were shut down due to safety concerns. Read more.


Toronto’s Studio on Richmond Nears Phase One Completion

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12 May 2015, Toronto, Canada

In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, the finishing touches are currently being installed on phase one of the Studio on Richmond condominiums, while the development's taller second phase is rising to the southwest. Read more.


Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower

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11 May 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the elevator cars, will then progress as the Kingdom Tower’s central structure rises over the coming years. Read more.


Renderings Released for Nordstrom Tower in New York City

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21 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

Renderings of the tallest of Manhattan’s supertall towers have been revealed. The under-construction building has been dubbed “Nordstrom Tower” for the department store that will occupy its base. Read more.


Parkhouse Harumi Towers Take Shape in Tokyo

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08 Apr 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Situated on the waterfront promenade of Tokyo Bay, a new residential development is becoming a focal point for the Harumi district. Krono Residence is the first residential tower to be completed, with 883 apartments and 49 stories. Read more.


Beach Road Towers Take Shape in Singapore

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06 Apr 2015, Singapore, Singapore

In downtown Singapore, a mixed-use development is nearing completion. Conceived as a sustainable urban quarter, the project combines new construction with the restoration of the site’s existing buildings. Read more.


Bandra Kurla Complex Emerging as Epicenter of Mumbai’s Bustling Financial District

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03 Apr 2015, Mumbai, India

Mumbai’s financial district has moved to a different part of this bustling city—and real estate developers are in hot pursuit. A number of high-rise projects are being erected in a wave of luxury real estate. Read more.


Construction Surpasses 100th Story in Seoul’s Lotte World Tower

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31 Mar 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011. A ceremony was held by The Lotte Group to commemorate the achievement. Read more.


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.