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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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Excavation Work Completes on MBL Residence in Dubai


26 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Shoring, piling, and excavation work has completed on the 40-story MBL Residence high-rise in Dubai. The project will include 472 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as amenities including a gym and outdoor swimming pool. Read more.

Top Floors of Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka PNB118 to House Upscale Hotel


06 Mar 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An upscale hotel chain will occupy the top 17 floors of the 118-story Merdeka PNB118, which is currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur. The building is on track to become the world’s third-tallest building once completed in 2021. Read more.

First Segment of Skybridge at Raffles City Chongqing Complete


02 Mar 2018, Chongqing, China

CapitaLand has announced the completion of the first section of a skybridge that will eventually connect four 250-meter-tall high-rises in Chongqing. The $3.8 billion development will also include two 350-meter-tall mixed-use towers. Read more.

A Historic Milwaukee Freemason Building Gets a Second Life as a Hotel


22 Feb 2018, Milwaukee, United States

A historic Freemason center in Milwaukee is undergoing a $60 million renovation that will see the three-story building add a 14-story hotel tower on top of its roof. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more.

Guitar-Shaped Hotel Passes Halfway Mark Near Miami


19 Feb 2018, Hollywood, United States

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is rising fast outside of Hollywood, Florida. Construction of the 140.5-meter guitar-shaped hotel tower recently passed the halfway mark and is expected to be completed by mid-2019. Read more.

111 Murray Street Nears the Finish Line in New York’s Tribeca


15 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

The 64-story 111 Murray Street, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, is now fully clad in its glass façade. The tower contains 157 apartments ranging from two-bedrooms that start at $4.3 million to five-bedroom units that could fetch $18.9 million. Read more.

Architects Team Up to Design Raffles Place Development in Singapore


12 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Two architects have teamed up to design a 51-story high-rise development in Singapore’s financial district. The 276-meter tower, which is under construction, will contain office space, serviced residential units, and retail. Read more.

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


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.

Video Footage Shows Balneario Camboriu’s Millennium Palace Swaying in the Wind


09 Feb 2018, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

Video footage shows a jacuzzi in Brazil’s tallest tower, Millennium Palace in the southern city of Balneário Camboriú, overflowing due to the swaying of the tower in a strong windstorm. The 177.3 meter tower was completed in 2014. Read more.

Jeddah Tower Reaches 63rd Floor as Infrastructure Works Progress


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.

Architects Combine on Frankfurt High-Rise Complex


07 Feb 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

Four new high-rise towers are set to transform Frankfurt’s skyline as two architects have joined forces to carry out work on the FOUR Frankfurt complex. The mixed-use high-rises will range in height from 100 to 229 meters. Read more.

Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Reaches Final Height in Fort Lauderdale


01 Feb 2018, Fort Lauderdale, United States

The two-tower Auberge Beach Residences & Spa development in Fort Lauderdale has reached its final height along the Atlantic coast. The 171-unit project now stands at 23 and 17 stories, and contains units ranging from one to five bedrooms. Read more.

Foundation Work Underway on The Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi


31 Jan 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Foundation work is underway at The Pinnacle Tower, which will be Africa’s tallest skyscraper once completed in 2020. The high-rise will stand 320 meters and 70 stories tall, with a 275-meter observation deck with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Read more.

Developer Appoints Sales Agent for Dubai Residential Tower as Construction Progresses


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.

Design Team Has Been Chosen to Build New Neighborhood in Nice


19 Jan 2018, Nice, France

A design team has been chosen to build a new neighborhood in Nice, France, that will include 800 residential units, a range of retail outlets, offices, and a hotel. The €275 million project is expected to open in 2021. Read more.

Architect Designs Office Block Containing a 60-Meter-High Urban Farm in Sweden


19 Jan 2018, Linköping, Sweden

An architecture firm is building a 60-meter-tall building that will be split equally between office space and an urban farm in Linköping, Sweden. The 17-story tower is under construction and expected to be completed in 2020. Read more.

China Builds World’s Tallest Air Purifier in Xi’an – and Plans 500-Meter-Tall Successor


17 Jan 2018, Xi’an, China

A 100-meter-tall experimental air purifier has been built in Xi’an, the capital of China’s central Shaanxi province. The tower is being tested by researchers from the Institute of Earth Environments at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read more.

New Rendering for Pacific Park’s Full Build-Out in New York Show Its Tallest Skyscraper


16 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for the Pacific Park mega-project near Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn that indicate that the development's tallest tower will be around 243.8 meters in height. Read more.

Melbourne’s 140 Lonsdale Tower Gets Approval


16 Jan 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has received development approval from the Victorian government for a new 22-story office tower in Melbourne’s central business district. The tower is part of the AU$600 million Wesley Place development. Read more.

Malaysia's Upcoming Tallest skyscraper, The Exchange 106, Has Signed Up Major Tenants


12 Jan 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s upcoming tallest tower, The Exchange 106, has signed up tenants for nearly half of its floor space to large institutions. The tower will top out at 492 meters and replace the Petronas Twin Towers as the countries tallest. Read more.

Mezzanines Coming to Bank of America Center in Houston


10 Jan 2018, Houston, United States

The owners of Houston’s Bank of America Center have hired an architect to carry out a $15 million renovation that will include a new mezzanine at the tower’s base, adding approximately 2,787 square meters of new space. Read more.

Houston’s Hanover River Oaks Tower Gets Underway


08 Jan 2018, Houston, United States

Hanover River Oaks, a luxury apartment tower, broke ground in Upper Kirby in December 2017. The 39-story tower will contain 370 residential units and nearly 929 square meters of ground-floor retail space, and include a 24-hour fitness club. Read more.

Crews Begin Working on Spire of St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center


05 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia

Construction work on Lakhta Center, St. Petersburg – Europe's next tallest building has now shifted to the crown and spire. The 462-meter skyscraper, boasting 87 floors, will become the headquarters of Russian natural gas company Gazprom. Read more.

City Releases a Vision for London’s Skyline in 2026


03 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

The City of London Corporation has released renderings of the city’s expected skyline in 2026, based on projects that are currently planned or under construction. The City of London has 1.37 million square meters of office under development. Read more.

Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge


15 Dec 2017, Chongqing, China

Raffles City Chongqing, a distinctive complex of buildings in the heart of the city, has begun the weeklong process of lifting a 300-meter-long platform into its final position, where it will bridge four tall towers. Read more.

Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture Emerges in Taipei


13 Dec 2017, Taipei, China

The emerging Lè Architecture building in the Nangang district of Taipei, Taiwan – which drew design inspiration from the shape of river pebbles – is set to redefine the city’s rapidly developing skyline. Read more.

As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year


08 Dec 2017, Milan, Italy

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a food hall, restaurants, cafés, shops, and a cinema. Read more.

Norwegian Tall Timber Building Nearly Reaches Halfway Point


07 Dec 2017, Brumunddal, Norway

A Norwegian developer is claiming to be constructing the world's next tallest timber building, which has nearly reached the halfway point. Spanning over 18 floors, the mixed-use building will reach 80 meters high. Read more.

54-Story Tower at 43-22 Queens Street in New York City Nears Completion


29 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The 54-story Eagle Electric Factory’s redevelopment at 43-22 Queens Street almost has its full façade, as construction nears the finish line. The forthcoming tower will comprise 790 new rental apartments. Read more.

New Photos Show Miami’s Park Grove Towers Taking Shape


27 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

New photographs have emerged, revealing the significant progress being made on a trio of towers for Miami's Coconut Grove. Set for completion in 2018, the Park Grove complex is being built in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. Read more.