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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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Forge Apartments Tower Tops Out in Melbourne

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.