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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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Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building

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13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.


Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall

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12 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016. But site work is now beginning for the project. Read more.


Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Toronto’s Backstage on The Esplanade

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01 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are now wrapping up as the public realm takes shape. Read more.


Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah

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30 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure ever built. Read more.


Paradigm Mall in Johor Baru to Open in November 2017

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25 May 2017, Johor Baru, Malaysia

Paradigm Mall Johor Baru is set to open its doors in November this year. The project comprises commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential uses across 120,770 square meters of lettable gross floor area, capped by a 24-story tower. Read more.


China Unveils Giant Spokeless Ferris Wheel in Weifang

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24 May 2017, Weifang, China

On the Bailang River bridge in Weifang, China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of “World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel,” according to developers. The ride measures a total height of 140 meters. Read more.


Contractor Named for Dubai Supertall Tower

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23 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction contractor Arabtec has announced it won a Dh1.46 billion (US$397 million) contract to build Al Wasl Tower in Dubai. The mixed-use tower is being developed on a site on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Mall. Read more.


Sky Bridge Installed at the Address Residences Sky View Complex in Dubai

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19 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address Residences Sky View complex in Downtown Dubai. Read more.


Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development

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19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.


New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York

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18 May 2017, New York City, United States

Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress and expected results. Read more.


Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate

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16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given planning for a shorter design of 59 stories. Read more.


New Owners Rebrand Seattle High-Rise Project

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15 May 2017, Seattle, United States

The team behind the Potala Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower under construction in downtown Seattle, is rebranding the development as Arrivé. The tower is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. Read more.


Construction Contractor Declares Melbourne’s EQ Tower Officially Complete

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15 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has just completed work on the 63-story EQ Tower, delivering the brand new residential building to Melbourne’s CBD skyline. The tower comprises a total of 633 apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Read more.


Mountain-Shaped Tower Complex Nears Completion in Beijing

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12 May 2017, Beijing, China

New images offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of Chaoyang Park Plaza. Construction began on the project in 2012, with the main focus being a pair of asymmetrical skyscrapers modeled on the shapes of rock formations. Read more.


Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans

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12 May 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø, the complex will offer residential, retail, and conference uses. Read more.


Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to Open in Summer of 2017

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10 May 2017, Shenzhen, China

Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will house 258 rooms, varying in size and layout. Rooms will feature a mix of the brand's usual music-inspired décor as well as modern Chinese elements. Read more.


Construction Progresses on The Opus in Dubai

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09 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Opus is steadily nearing completion in Dubai. At the moment, the interior of the building remains a forest of scaffolding, and the only guide to its eventual appearance are the renderings produced by the architects. Read more.


Jarvis Street Residence Tops Out in Toronto

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09 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 30-story Jarvis Street Residence has been steadily growing upwards since reaching grade in mid-2016. Roughly one year since this milestone was met, the building is now topped out at its final height. Read more.


Oak Park High-Rise Tops Out and Gets Another New Name

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04 May 2017, Oak Park, United States

Crews have topped out a new mixed-use tower next to the central transit hub of Oak Park, a close-in Chicago suburb. The project, which consists of a 20-story tower and a five-story low-rise component, is expected to open in late 2017. Read more.


Miami’s Aria on the Bay Tops Out with 80 Percent of its Units Sold

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02 May 2017, Miami, United States

Aria on the Bay has become Miami’s latest luxury condominium to top out, with the 648-unit tower rising to 53 stories in Edgewater. The development is 80 percent sold and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Read more.


Construction Progresses on Astoria Complex in Colombo

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28 Apr 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Construction is steadily progressing on the Astoria complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The development, which is scheduled to be opened to the public before the end of 2017, comprises three towers totaling 608 apartments. Read more.


Cladding Climbs up 242 West 53rd Street in New York

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25 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

Another Manhattan skyscraper continues to vertically mature, with a contrasting black and white façade now being added to the exterior of 242 West 53rd Street. The 426-unit rental tower will include 1,500 square meters of retail. Read more.


Rise Condos Nears Completion in Toronto

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24 Apr 2017, Toronto, Canada

Construction is well underway at the site of the 21-story Rise Condos. Nearing completion at the intersection of Bathurst and St. Clair, construction on the tower has reached its 19th floor. Read more.


New York City’s 606 West 57th Street Tops Out

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24 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

By late January, progress on the 111,500-square-meter development at 606 West 57th Street reached a couple of dozen stories above ground. Just three months later, construction has officially topped out on the residential project. Read more.


Europe’s Tallest Modular Tower Places Final Module in London

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21 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

Europe’s tallest modular tower has seen its final module lowered into place in north London. The 29-story structure is a student accommodation scheme with over 580 rooms that will be ready for students to move into for the fall term. Read more.


Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City

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21 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter climb. Now, new renderings of the tower’s porte-cochere and swimming pool have been revealed as the tower continues to rise in the heart of Midtown East. Read more.


New Parker Fulton Market Tower Up For Sale in Chicago

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19 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

The developers of the 29-story Parker Fulton Market – a 227-unit residential building located at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted Streets – have put the "For Sale" sign up, even before taking the "For Rent" sign down. Read more.


Construction Nears Halfway Point on Canvas Condos in Miami

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19 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

Currently rising from a corner of downtown Miami, Canvas Condos has begun to redefine the local skyline. Located in the new Omni Arts and Entertainment District, the tower joins other high-profile projects in the up-and-coming neighborhood. Read more.


Brisbane’s Aveo Newstead Sets May Sales Launch Date

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19 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Construction continues on a 19-story vertical retirement community in Newstead, which has been met with increasing demand from retirees looking for lifestyle-led apartment living. Unit sales are set to launch in May. Read more.


Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Gets LED Art Installation Ahead of Opening

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17 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150 Media Stream” is an ever changing digital installation comprising 89 LED blades. Read more.