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CTBUH Global News

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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Construction has Begun on Croatia’s Future Tallest Building in Split


06 Jan 2017, Split, Croatia

Work on what developers claim will be the tallest building in Croatia has begun in Split on the Dalmatian coast. The new structure, part of the larger Westgate Towers complex, is expected to be completed by spring 2018. Read more.

Construction Progresses on The Sinclair in Chicago


06 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

Currently under construction on the former site of a Jewel-Osco grocery store at the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, The Sinclair has now risen to roughly two thirds of its planned 37 stories. Read more.

Concrete Slab Facilitates Construction of Trinity Tower in Courbevoie


05 Jan 2017, Courbevoie, France

Recent photos show steady progress on foundation works at the site of Trinity Tower in La Défense, Courbevoie. Once complete, the tower will add 3,500 square meters of public space and 50,000 square meters of office and retail to the area. Read more.

New Details Emerge as Construction on 125 Greenwich Reaches Ground Level


04 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

After months of site preparation and foundation work, New York City’s next monumental skyscraper has reached street level and is now set to rocket skyward. Simply known as 125 Greenwich Street, the 71-story tower is targeting completion in 2018. Read more.

The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect


03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.

Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen


22 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all completed and under-construction buildings in Shenzhen. Read more.

Initial Building Permit Acquired for Chicago’s 123 East Cermak


21 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States

A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention Center, is finally ready to be realized at 123 East Cermak. Read more.

Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure


20 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel commented on this competition for the future tallest. Read more.

43-Storey Rental Tower Tops Out at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto


16 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above ground, having recently topped out. Read more.

Conservationists Raise Concerns over London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens


14 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky gardens, will mar a protected view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Read more.

Forge Apartments Tower Tops Out in Melbourne


12 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Construction of the USD$150 million, 30-story Forge Apartments residential tower in Melbourne’s Yarra’s Edge riverside community has reached new heights, with the final level of the tower now topped out. Read more.

Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney


08 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia

The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master plan for the central business district. Read more.

18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles


07 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Read more.

Construction Progresses on the 49-Floor Vancouver House


02 Dec 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Construction has been moving along at the site of a 49-floor twisting tower, dubbed Vancouver House. Set to complete in 2018, the mixed-use tower is beginning to rise above grade in the heart of downtown Vancouver's Beach District. Read more.

Towers Begin to Rise at Manchester’s Great Jackson Street Complex


02 Dec 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Several towers at the Great Jackson Street complex are currently under construction in Manchester. The development comprises some 1,494 new apartments across a quartet of towers with heights varying from 122 to 201 meters. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City


01 Dec 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential developments, City Garden, which is set to feature two additional towers. Read more.

Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei


28 Nov 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected to be completed in September 2017. Read more.

Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower


23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.

Details Emerge on Waterline Square Development in New York City


18 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Located between 61st Street and 59th Street, and next to the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan, the Waterline Square development will add three new glassy towers and a 1.2-hectare landscaped park. Read more.

India-Based Developer Reveals Imperial Avenue Project for Dubai


18 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Mumbai-based developer has already begun piling works on the US$350 million, 45-story Imperial Avenue residential tower to be located in Dubai's Business Bay. The project is the company's first outside of India. Read more.

Liverpool, Sydney’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out


16 Nov 2016, Sydney, Australia

The first stage of Skyhaus – Liverpool, Sydney’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower – recently reached a construction milestone with its topping out. Construction has now reached the top of the 31-story tower located at 420 Macquarie Street. Read more.

Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London


11 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive collection of amenities, all set within a landscaped public garden. Read more.

Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne


09 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) – has been delivered. Read more.

Construction Progressing on Waterfront Ellipse Tower in Jersey City


09 Nov 2016, Jersey City, United States

A 43-story apartment tower known as Ellipse is currently under construction in Jersey City. Named for its signature curves, the structure now stands roughly 36 stories high with cladding already underway; it is likely to top off in the coming weeks. Read more.

World’s Tallest Religious Skyscraper Under Construction in Vrindavan, Mathura


09 Nov 2016, Mathura, India

A 213-meter structure which, upon completion, could be the world’s tallest religious tower, is currently under construction in Vrindavan, Mathura. Work is already underway on the 70-story Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir's foundation piles. Read more.

Renderings Reveal Interior Spaces of Boston’s Future Tallest Residential Tower


07 Nov 2016, Boston, United States

The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, the main structure of the Christian Science Towers complex, is now under construction in downtown Boston, set to become the city's tallest residential tower, upon completion. Read more.

New Renderings Released for Austin’s Future Tallest Tower


04 Nov 2016, Austin, United States

A 58-story residential tower, dubbed The Independent, is set to become Austin's tallest building. A series of new renderings offer a more in-depth look at how the structure will appear upon completion in 2018. Read more.

Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B


04 Nov 2016, Beijing, China

Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall development is set to become the city's second-tallest structure. Read more.

Montreal’s Icône Nord Nears Completion


02 Nov 2016, Montreal, Canada

The first tower of Icône Condos in Downtown Montreal is nearing completion. Recent photos of the complex show that glazing has gone up on the taller tower, dubbed Icône Nord, with only some small gaps in the façade remaining. Read more.

Niche 905 Residential Tower Nearing Completion in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood


25 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Since topping off back in the summer, progress has been moving along well at the site of Ascend Real Estate Group's Niche 905 in Chicago's rapidly rising River North district. The tower is now nearing completion. Read more.