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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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Cladding Installation Underway at Ten York Street in Toronto


20 Jul 2016, Toronto, Canada

Now reaching a height of 17 stories in the South Core area, Ten York Street is beginning to take shape. As the 65-story condominium development continues to grow taller, the first elements of its exterior envelope are now materializing. Read more.

New York City’s 32-Story 300 Ashland Nears Completion


19 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

The construction of a metal-clad residential tower in Brooklyn is almost finished, with tenants slated to move in by late summer 2016. Called 300 Ashland, the apartment tower is situated in the district of Fort Greene. Read more.

New Renderings Released of Dubai Skyscraper Featuring a Rainforest


18 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New renderings have been released for a large-scale luxury development in Dubai – called the Rosemont – which will feature a rainforest and 4D animations. Currently under construction, the project plans to complete by 2018. Read more.

Israel’s Next Largest Office Building Nears Completion in Tel Aviv


14 Jul 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

The developer behind Tel Aviv's three-tower Azrieli Center, which contains some of Israel's tallest buildings, is currently building the country's largest office tower, called Azrieli Sarona, in an adjacent plot. Read more.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Nears Completion in Chicago


12 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Work is wrapping up on the new home for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, soon to be Streeterville’s newest medical building. With construction progressing on time, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab should open by early winter 2016. Read more.

Huge Observation Wheel in Dubai Begins to Take Shape


11 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction of what is claimed to become the world’s tallest observation wheel has reached a significant milestone. Ain Dubai has had its hub and spindle lifted into place, creating a new feature on Dubai’s dramatic skyline. Read more.

Issy-les-Moulineaux Project Brings Urban Renewal Along the Seine River


30 Jun 2016, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Adjacent to the Pont d'Issy Bridge on the south bank of the Seine River, the latest project in Issy-les-Moulineaux is taking shape. The scheme will redevelop the area along the river with towers of contemporary building typologies. Read more.

18-Story Office Tower Underway in New York City’s Meatpacking District


30 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

New York City’s Meatpacking District will soon have a new 18-story office building at 412 West 15th Street. Currently under construction, the project also features the renovation of two adjacent buildings at 413-435 West 14th Street. Read more.

New York Wheel Reaches Construction Milestone as Foundations Complete


29 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Measuring 192 meters tall, The New York Wheel is set to rise on the northern end of Staten Island, as construction workers finished pouring its three-meter-deep foundations during the weekend of June 24. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Montréal’s Alexandra Pier and Iberville International Maritime Terminal


22 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada

Renderings of the restoration planned for Montréal's Alexandra Pier and the Iberville International Maritime Terminal have recently been released. The plans include a signature 100-meter maritime observation tower. Read more.

Core Condos Tops Out in Toronto


21 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A topping out ceremony was held for Core Condos after the 26-story tower rose to its final height on June 20, 2016. Cladding now climbs nearly two-thirds of the way up the tower, warranting a targeted fall completion date. Read more.

Completion Date Scheduled for Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg


20 Jun 2016, Hamburg, Germany

Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of 110 meters, it will be the tallest building in the city. Read more.

Sales Launched for Brisbane Quarter as Construction Continues


17 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space offered to the market for lease. Read more.

Twin 27-Story Residential Towers Under Construction in Jebel Ali, Dubai


14 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor has been named for a pair of 27-story residential towers. Already 70 percent complete, both buildings should be finished by the third quarter of 2017 if construction remains on schedule. Read more.

Luxury Residential High-Rise Launched in Mumbai


09 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India

Located in Prabhadevi, the 51-story Sumer Trinity Vertical has officially launched sales. Currently under construction, the luxury residential tower is the third building to be added to the Sumer Trinity Towers complex. Read more.

Plans for Changsha’s 838-Meter Sky City Officially Scrapped Amid Environmental Concerns


08 Jun 2016, Changsha, China

Central China’s Hunan province finally announced a halt on its ambitious plan to build what was proposed to be, at the time of its 2012 inception, the next “world’s tallest tower” – Sky City – on the site of the Daze Lake wetland. Read more.

Cladding Goes Up on Midtown Five in Miami


06 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The residential Midtown Five is rising quickly in the Midtown neighborhood of Miami. Offering scenic views of Biscayne Bay, South Beach, and Downtown Miami, the 24-story tower will hold 400 apartment units of varying sizes and layouts. Read more.

56 Leonard Nears Completion in New York City


02 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a section of external elevator scaffolding remaining on one side. Read more.

Social Housing Tower at Vancouver’s 1107 Seymour Street on the Rise


01 Jun 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Currently rising at the corner of Seymour and Helmcken Streets in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood, a 15-story social housing tower at 1107 Seymour has made significant construction progress. Read more.

New York City’s 3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Height


31 May 2016, New York City, United States

The World Trade Center development is beginning to come together. One of the complex’s skyscrapers, 3 World Trade Center, has now reached supertall height, meaning it is taller than 300 meters, as defined by CTBUH. Read more.

30-Story Mixed-Use Tower Rising in Dhaka


25 May 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka has responded to a population boom by approving many new building projects, including the Banani DCC-Unique Complex. The 30-story, mixed-use tower is currently under construction in the city's business hub. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Midrand’s PwC Tower


24 May 2016, Midrand, South Africa

The 26-story PwC Tower, which will be a focal point in the up and coming Waterfall City development, is currently under construction in Midrand, just north of Johannesburg. The tower is set to complete in 2018. Read more.

South Korean Banking Firm Constructing New HQ in Seoul


23 May 2016, Seoul, South Korea

One of the largest banks in South Korea is converting its old headquarters into an updated, 26-story building. To continue business as usual, the bank has temporarily moved its headquarters to the Gran Seoul Building in Changjindong. Read more.

New York’s 21-Story William Vale Hotel to Open July 11


19 May 2016, New York City, United States

Initially touted to open in April 2016, the William Vale hotel on 111 North 12th Street is now due to open on July 11. Climbing 21 stories, the $130 million hotel has already topped out at 250 feet (76 meters). Read more.

Jeddah Tower Delayed after Contractor Problems


18 May 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The developer behind the one-kilometer-tall Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, has said that it is looking to get back up to speed after funding issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group caused delays. Read more.

Mass Timber Building Begins to Take Shape in Vancouver


18 May 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Brock Commons Phase 1 is beginning to take shape at the University of British Columbia. Beyond the concrete core, the structure will be composed of cross-laminated timber floor slabs, glulam columns, and steel connectors. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper


05 May 2016, Beijing, China

Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is expected to complete in 2018, becoming the city's tallest building. Read more.

Construction on Metropol Tower Istanbul Progresses


22 Apr 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Upon completion, Metropol Tower Istanbul is expected to be one of the tallest buildings in the city. Already structurally topped out, the 250-meter development, characterized by a curvy glass façade on one of its sides, is expected to complete in 2017. Read more.

Lebanon’s Tallest Building Almost Fully Clad


12 Apr 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

The soon-to-be tallest building in Lebanon is rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, its largest city. The tower's position in Beirut's Sodeco area puts it within arm's reach of numerous shops, theaters, and restaurants. Read more.

Photos Show Construction Progress for Bogotá’s Tallest Skyscraper


08 Apr 2016, Bogotá, Colombia

The BD Bacatá complex’s two towers – 216 and 260 meters in height – are the first skyscrapers to be built in Colombia in 35 years. More notably, the project is the very first in the world to be financed through crowdfunding. Read more.