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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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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.

Video Captures Construction of Tour Saint-Gobain in Courbevoie


22 Feb 2017, Courbevoie, France

A new video highlights a complex construction site in La Défense that will soon give way to a 39-story office tower. Simply named Tour Saint-Gobain after its primary tenant, the 178-meter skyscraper is set to complete in 2019. Read more.

New Photos Reveal Progress on NYC’s Nearly Complete Madison Square Park Tower


22 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New photos reveal progress on the glassy exterior and thinly sculpted form of the nearly completed Madison Square Park Tower – a slender 237-meter, 63-story apartment building in the Flatiron District slated to open later in 2017. Read more.

Completion Date Announced for London’s Buckingham Green Refurbishment


22 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

The developers behind the reworking of a 64-meter central London tower – renamed Buckingham Green – that was once the headquarters of Rolls Royce have announced that the scheme is on track to complete in 2018. Read more.

Cladding Installation Underway at Ryerson University’s Jarvis Street Residence in Toronto


22 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Part of a master plan to boost the number of student beds to 2,000 from a mere 850, Ryserson University is developing a new student residence south of Dundas and Jarvis Streets. The project is anticipated to open September 2018. Read more.

Cladding Installation Begins for Toronto’s Axiom Condos


21 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Just east of Sherbourne Street, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Axiom Condos, a two-tower residential development. Read more.

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images


17 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When complete, the China Zun Tower will climb to a height of 528 meters across 108 floors. Read more.

Design Concept for Atlanta’s Ascent Midtown Revealed


17 Feb 2017, Atlanta, United States

A new "Canopy"-branded hotel concept is coming to Midtown Atlanta, currently under construction on West Peachtree Street, according to a press release. The 176-room hotel will be part of Ascent Midtown. Read more.

Structural Forming Nears Completion for Ottawa’s ArtHaus Residences


17 Feb 2017, Ottawa, Canada

A potential landmark is soon to top off in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market area. The 23-story, mixed-use development – ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court – will enrich this area of the nation's capital through an unprecedented mix of uses. Read more.

Construction of Leeza Soho in Beijing Reaches Level 20


16 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top out in September, with final completion in late 2018. Read more.

Skyscraper Construction Failure Forces Evacuation of Over a Dozen Buildings in San Francisco


16 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

A construction failure at a partially built skyscraper in downtown San Francisco forced the evacuation of a dozen nearby buildings in the SoMa neighborhood, the city's fire department said on Wednesday, February 15. Read more.

Stalled Seoul Supertall Could be Resuming Construction


14 Feb 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Construction of the Parc1 complex has been on hold since 2011, but the long-stalled site appears to have some life yet, as crews check erosion and structural stability ahead of the anticipated re-installation of a tower crane. Read more.

Beirut Terraces Tower Takes Shape in Lebanon


14 Feb 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

In 2010, Herzog & de Meuron revealed plans for Beirut Terraces, the firm’s first residential project in Lebanon. Now, with the project nearing full completion, photographs detail the building’s distinct layered composition. Read more.

Glazing Climbs Up 30-Story Pierce Boston


13 Feb 2017, Boston, United States

Construction work on Pierce Boston – a triangular, 30-story residential tower – is steadily progressing. Recent photos show that crews are now applying much of the concrete building with its royal blue skin. Read more.

Podium in Place for 33-Story Alter in Toronto


13 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

In the time since construction began on Toronto's Alter in November 2016, work on the four-story podium has advanced and is now wrapping up, marking a major milestone in the project's gradual ascent to a height of 33 stories. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 45 Park Place


10 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile, depictions inside the future tower have also been released. Read more.

Construction Progresses at 5Pointz Complex in New York City


08 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

Recent photos reveal that construction has now reached 15 stories above street level on the taller tower of the two-building, 1,115-unit mixed-use 5Pointz complex. Foundation work is also underway on the shorter tower. Read more.

Viceroy Jumeirah Village Dubai to Delay Completion Until Summer 2018


08 Feb 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor is working to get its Viceroy Jumeirah Village Dubai back on track following a 2016 fire at the site. The 65-story project was initially scheduled for completion in 2017, but is now targeting an opening in 2018. Read more.

Foundation Pours Advance Construction of Supertall Towers in New York and Chicago


07 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

On Saturday February 4, construction workers in New York and Chicago completed concrete foundation pours for One Vanderbilt and Vista Tower, respectively. The two supertall towers are set to rise after this construction milestone. Read more.

Cladding Continuing to Rise at Telus Sky in Calgary


03 Feb 2017, Calgary, Canada

Cladding is continuing to rise up the base of Telus Sky in downtown Calgary, where the 59-story tower is set to become a signature piece of the local skyline. If construction remains on pace, the project should be on track to complete by 2018. Read more.

Major Australian Bank to Relocate to Under-Construction Melbourne Tower


30 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A major Australian bank is set to take up the anchor tenancy at 839 Collins Street. Located in the Docklands precinct, the tower will rise to 20 stories and feature 38,000 square meters of grade-A commercial office space. Read more.

Edmonton’s Stantec Tower Rises Above Ground


30 Jan 2017, Edmonton, Canada

Stantec Tower is beginning its ascent from the heart of Edmonton’s ICE District. Recent photos show progress on the building's steel-framed commercial podium, which has climbed about seven stories thus far. Read more.

Condos at New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Are a Quarter Sold


23 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has found buyers for 75 of its 285 condominiums. Read more.

Select Apartment Sales Set to Launch at Dubai’s Royal Atlantis Resorts


23 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer is launching sales of apartments at its Royal Atlantis Resorts and Residences on the Palm as it banks on an upturn in Dubai’s real estate investor sentiment. Starting January 28, about 20 units will go on sale. Read more.