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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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Concrete Foundation Pour for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Begins

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12 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

The first concrete pour that will solidify to become the foundation mat for the upcoming Essex on the Park high-rise took place July 11. The permit authorizing foundation work was issued back in April, and now full tower permits have been secured. Read more.


New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower

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07 Jul 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within the dense central business district. Read more.


Site Prep Begins for Wolf Point East in Chicago

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07 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Within a few weeks of receiving construction permits, crews are wasting little time getting to work at the site of the future 62-story apartment tower known as Wolf Point East, part of the larger Wolf Point complex in Chicago. Read more.


Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

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07 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the 175-meter Principal Place is split into three slim volumes of varying heights. Read more.


First Phase of Montréal Residential Development Moving Forward

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06 Jul 2017, Montréal, Canada

A multi-phased project recently broke ground in the heart of Montréal's entertainment district. Work on the Laurent & Clark development has begun in earnest with its smaller first phase promising to deliver a 21-story condominium in 2019. Read more.


Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City

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03 Jul 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will take place across two phases, ultimately completing in 2021. Read more.


West Police Center Headquarters Receives Green Light in Melbourne

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03 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Final approval has been granted to fund Cbus Property’s US$460 million City West Police Centre complex. The 65,000-square-meter tower will become the state’s first purpose-built headquarters in more than half a century. Read more.


Final Renderings for Lilli Midtown Reveal Building’s Final Look in Atlanta

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30 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

At Peachtree and 3rd streets, high-end apartment tower lilli Midtown is nearing its final height, and the unique building’s cladding is offering a glimpse of what the completed project will look like next year. Read more.


Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development

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30 Jun 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but said that the project would take 30 years to build out. Read more.


Lakeshore East Developer Announces New Projects as Vista Rises in Chicago

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29 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

After breaking ground in September, Chicago's Vista Tower is beginning to pop up into the city's iconic skyline. Meanwhile, one of its developers is preparing to unveil plans for more than 2,000 homes and nearly 1,000 hotel rooms nearby. Read more.


Supertall 53 West 53rd Begins to Take Shape in New York City

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28 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Vertical construction at the 53 West 53rd site has overtaken its neighbor, the 1965-built Financial Times Building. The Midtown Manhattan supertall boasts a unique metal and glass exoskeleton expressing the building's structural system. Read more.


Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North

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27 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and rumors of a pending start of construction. Read more.


Victoria One Tops Out in Melbourne

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26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The core structure of the under construction Victoria One has topped out at 246 meters. The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on June 17 and took 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement. Read more.


Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

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26 Jun 2017, Miami, United States

After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a hand-painted mural on the façade of the building's lower eight floors. Read more.


Wilshire Grand Center Completes in Los Angeles

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23 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Wilshire Grand Center, now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, will officially open its doors today, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Read more.


New’R Residential Tower Completes in Nantes, France

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23 Jun 2017, Nantes, France

A developer has completed a new housing tower composed of an angular core wrapped in undulating balconies. New’R is located in Nantes and pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera. Read more.


Chicago’s Optima Signature Welcomes First Residents

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22 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

Two years after foundation permits were first issued, the 57-story Optima Signature high-rise in Streeterville has formally opened and welcomed its first tenants this month. The 490-unit apartment project is currently 20 percent leased. Read more.


Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Eight Eleven Uptown

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21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the Chicago development landed a full, $45 million construction permit on June 19. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

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21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.


Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017

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21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted permitting. A major investment in the city's transit system has also been announced. Read more.


Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

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20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.


45-Story Fort Lauderdale Tower to Open in September

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16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.


54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York

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14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.


Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut

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13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.


Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal

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13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.


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.