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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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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.

Façade Installation Underway at the Stratosphere in London


23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.

L’Avenue Nears Completion in Montréal


20 Jan 2017, Montréal, Canada

Progress on L'Avenue – a 50-story condominium in Montréal – has been steady, with most of the blue and black curtain wall glazing installed and the tower's pointy crown bringing the sloping elevations to an appropriate conclusion. Read more.

Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City


16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.

New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete


13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.

Foundation Pour Complete for Brickell Flatiron in Miami


12 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Construction contractor Moss & Associates completed a 24-hour continuous concrete foundation pour for Brickell Flatiron, an incoming 64-story project nestled in Miami's expanding financial district. Read more.

Bridgestone Americas Tower Approaching Final Height in Nashville


11 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Construction progress has been advancing steadily at the site of the Bridgestone Americas Tower in downtown Nashville. The 30-story office tower is already becoming a fixture on the local skyline, on track for its late 2017 opening. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Downtown Nashville’s 222 2nd Avenue South


09 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Progress has been moving steadily at the site of 222 2nd Avenue South in downtown Nashville, where a 26-story office tower is now well underway. Now just over halfway to the top, the tower is on schedule for its 2017 completion. Read more.

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.