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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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Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul


19 Oct 2016, Seoul, South Korea

A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in 2017, the tower will rise 23 stories, or in other words, 110 meters. Read more.

Tel Aviv Tower Set to Become Israel's Tallest Building


13 Oct 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to include the tallest building in Israel. Currently under construction, ToHA will comprise two glazed towers. Read more.

101 West 28th Street Nearing Completion in New York City


13 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

Since topping off at this time last year, progress has been moving along nicely at 101 West 28th Street, the 28-story Hyatt House Hotel that is now nearing completion. The tower will soon open its doors to those seeking accommodation. Read more.

Lawsuit Filed Against Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach


12 Oct 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach is nearing completion, but could suffer a pricey hiccup after the condo association behind the neighboring Millennium Tower filed a lawsuit for alleged damages received during its construction. Read more.

Construction Progressing on Jeddah’s Upcoming Sail Tower


23 Sep 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design is inspired by the local dhow ships on the Red Sea. Read more.

New York’s One Seaport Climbs Above Grade


15 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Fortis Property Group’s One Seaport is rising as the first large all-glass residential building along the East River waterfront at 161 Maiden Lane in Manhattan. It has now begun its 670-foot (240-meter) climb into the downtown skyline. Read more.

Construction Progressing on London's Scalpel


14 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Currently under construction, the 39-story tower at 52-54 Lime Street – known as The Scalpel – will climb 192 meters above the City of London, culminating with a peaked roof that extends the building's overall distinctive shape. Read more.

Brisbane’s Abian Botanic Gardens Nears Topping Out Point


08 Sep 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Abian Botanic Gardens is a 40-story residential skyscraper currently under construction in Brisbane located adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens. The project is one of Brisbane's few luxury high-rise developments in recent years. Read more.

Developer Resumes Work on $1 Billion Al Maryah Project in Abu Dhabi


01 Sep 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign to make it more affordable to buyers. Read more.

Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture in Taipei Nears Completion


31 Aug 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

A developer has released new renderings and photos of Lè Architecture, located along the Jilong River in the Nangang District of Taipei, as the 18-story building approaches completion. Its design is meant to imitate a moss-covered pebble. Read more.

28-Story Office Tower Rising in Downtown Sapporo


29 Aug 2016, Sapporo, Japan

A one-hectare site located in the downtown core of Sapporo – Japan's fourth largest city – is being redeveloped as a part of the North 1 West 1 District redevelopment plan, which includes a 28-story office tower. Read more.

Construction Progressing at 520 Park Avenue in New York City


29 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

The 54-story tower at 520 Park Avenue is now 30 stories tall. Recent photos show that the residential building is hovering high above its neighbors, with installation underway on its limestone façade and some of the windows already in place. Read more.

Construction Ahead of Schedule on Vancouver’s Brock Commons


26 Aug 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The 18-story timber tower, Brock Commons, has been rising on the horizon of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus at an impressive speed, reported to be ahead of schedule. At this rate, it should be open by spring of 2017. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Nan Shan Plaza Development in Taipei


24 Aug 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

Construction is progressing on the 274-meter, 45-story Nan Shan Plaza development, with cladding installation already underway. If completed today, the tower would be the third tallest building in Taiwan. Read more.

220 Central Park South Now Two-Thirds Erected in New York City


22 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

According to reports, the tower at 220 Central Park South in New York City is now two-thirds of the way up, with construction having completed about 183 meters of the tower’s eventual 290-meter height. Read more.

Opening Date for New York Wheel Pushed to 2018


18 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

New Yorkers will have to wait just a little bit longer to take in the sight of the city by Ferris wheel, because the grand opening of Staten Island’s 192-meter tourist attraction has once again been delayed, pushed back to 2018. Read more.

1000 Museum Begins to Take Shape in Miami


17 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Currently under construction in Miami, 1000 Museum has progressed to its 15th of 60 floors. Conceived as “a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture,” the tower is set to complete in 2018. Read more.

Major Development to Reshape Dublin Docklands District


17 Aug 2016, Dublin, Ireland

Currently under construction, the mixed-use, waterfront Capital Dock development will offer 29,900 square meters of office space across three new buildings, plus an additional 21,052 square meters of residential and retail space. Read more.

Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City


15 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower will be launched in late 2016. Read more.

The Grove at Grand Bay Prepares for Opening in Miami


11 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Construction on the two-tower Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming a new architectural icon for south Miami. Finishing touches are now being put on the units before the scheduled September 2016 grand opening and move-in. Read more.

Edmonton’s Stantec Tower Completes Foundation Concrete Pour


05 Aug 2016, Edmonton, Canada

The 66-story Stantec Tower, set to become the tallest skyscraper in Western Canada, reached a construction milestone on August 4 when construction crews completed the concrete pour for its foundation. Read more.

Kalea Bay’s First Tower Close to Topping Out in North Naples


04 Aug 2016, Naples, United States

Kalea Bay, a gated, resort-lifestyle community located on Vanderbilt Drive in north Naples, is close to topping out after reaching its 21st floor. If construction continues as scheduled, the tower should be topped out by the third week of August. Read more.

Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled


03 Aug 2016, Seoul, South Korea

The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able to open at the end of 2016 as initially planned. Read more.

Delayed Chicago Riverline Complex to Break Ground with Building D


03 Aug 2016, Chicago, United States

The upcoming Riverline complex is facing a temporary delay due to a hold-up in Chicago’s bond process. This process is expected to be resolved soon, but in the meantime, the city hopes to push forward construction on Building D. Read more.

Jade Signature Tower Nears Completion in Sunny Isles Beach


28 Jul 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

Construction began on the 55-story Jade Signature tower in 2013, with the structure in the Miami region now nearing finalization ahead of its slated 2017 completion. Residences include 198 units, in addition to six guest suites. Read more.

Rio 2016 Athletes’ Village Remains Unfinished Ahead of Olympic Games


28 Jul 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More than half of the 17-story buildings set to house athletes during the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are still not fully ready, with less than two weeks to go until the start of the games. Read more.

Wind Tests Complete on World’s Future Tallest Supported-Tower Structure


27 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has confirmed that it has completed advanced wind tunnel tests. Read more.

Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai


27 Jul 2016, Shanghai, China

A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway exterior to a building in the world, rising 340 meters above the ground. Read more.

Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai


26 Jul 2016, Zhuhai, China

A Hong Kong-based design firm has won the second phase of a scheme for a new convention and exhibition center in Zhuhai, China. Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin in late 2016 for completion in 2020. Read more.

Seattle’s Midtown21 Nearing Completion


25 Jul 2016, Seattle, United States

A new office block, dubbed Midtown21, is nearing completion at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in the heart of the Denny Triangle neighborhood. Tenants are expected to begin moving into the complex by the end of 2016. Read more.