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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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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.

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.