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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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Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to Open in Summer of 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Construction on London’s Atlas Tower Reaches 50-Meter Mark


17 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

Construction crews have reached the 50-meter mark on the under-construction Atlas tower. Images from the site show the distinct floor plate taking shape above the streets of Hackney, London, but no cladding has yet been applied to the structure. Read more.

Panorama Tower Tops Out in Miami


17 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

The Miami skyline has reached new heights with the topping out of Panorama Tower – a massive 252-meter skyscraper located in the Brickell Financial District. Developers held an event on April 13 to celebrate the construction milestone. Read more.

San Francisco’s Park Tower at Transbay Climbs Above Grade


14 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Park Tower at Transbay will offer Bay views from 70 percent of its flexible floors. So far, the site has given way to the central concrete core and perimeter supporting columns, a sign that the development has just begun its ascent. Read more.

New York City’s 520 Park Avenue Tops Out


14 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer's latest Manhattan project, 520 Park Avenue, is putting in place its final crowning members, cementing the skyscraper as the tallest building on the Upper East Side. Completion is anticipated for 2018. Read more.

World Trade Center 3 Tops Out in Jakarta


12 Apr 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

World Trade Center 3 has officially topped out. It is the latest development at the prestigious World Trade Center Complex. When complete in early 2018, the tower will complement the existing buildings in the complex. Read more.

Structural Details Visible on Miami’s Under-Construction One Thousand Museum


10 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

As construction on One Thousand Museum progresses, the building’s unique design and structural system are coming into view. Due to complete in 2018, the project features a curvaceous exoskeleton that makes quite the statement. Read more.

Mexico City’s Reforma Towers 80 Percent Built


07 Apr 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

In just a few months the skyline of Paseo de la Reforma – one of the main corridors in Mexico City and the heart of the financial district – will welcome a brand new mixed-use building complex, Reforma Towers. Read more.

Interior Designers Named for Waterline Square Tower Trio in New York City


30 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

The development team behind Waterline Square has announced the trio of designers who will shape the interiors of the three-tower complex. Construction of the development is ongoing, with an anticipated delivery date of 2019. Read more.

Foundation Work Completes on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour


27 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Foundation works have been laid for the construction of what could become the world’s tallest structure. More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for the tower, which serves as the centerpiece for a larger development. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Kuala Lumpur Supertall


24 Mar 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Project stakeholders announced in December 2016 that the 236-key hotel portion of the 65-story Four Seasons Place will open in early 2018, and as the date nears, new details have emerged on rest of the mixed-use tower’s offerings. Read more.

Multifaceted Massing Materializing at Massey Tower in Toronto


21 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 60-story Massey Tower is steadily rising above Yonge Street, north of Queen Street. The undulating curved design of the tower's floor plates is becoming ever clearer, though the structure still lacks any finishing materials. Read more.

Cladding Installation Continues on Topped Out Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin


20 Mar 2017, Tianjin, China

Cladding is climbing on the Goldin Finance 117 following its topping out in 2015. Like other major Asian skyscrapers, this tower is designed to be the center of a new CBD, and at 597 meters, it is set to be the tallest building in Tianjin. Read more.

Construction Contractor Named for Africa’s Tallest Tower


15 Mar 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Hass Group has announced that it has signed a $194 million agreement with the world’s largest construction company, CSCEC, to construct Hass Towers in Nairobi’s Upper Hills business district. Read more.

New Cladding Installation in Progress at Hanwha Headquarters in Seoul


08 Mar 2017, Seoul, South Korea

The 1998-built Hanwha Headquarters in downtown Seoul is set to be revamped as part of an ambitious remodeling project to be completed by 2018. New cladding is currently making its way up the tower. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Istanbul's Under-Construction G Tower


24 Feb 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

New details have emerged on the under-construction G Tower. Recognizable by its unique façade, the tower – the third of an existing two-tower development – draws inspiration from and addresses the unique context and culture of the city. Read more.