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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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Montreal’s Two-Tower YUL Condominium Reaches Ground Level


08 Apr 2016, Montreal, Canada

In December 2015, YUL – a two-tower condominium development in Montreal – showed below-grade work progressing on the five-floor underground parking garage. Since then, the project has hit ground level. Read more.

Asymmetrical Towers at 626 First Avenue Top Out in New York City


30 Mar 2016, New York City, United States

A pair of asymmetrical, copper-clad towers at 626 First Avenue – a 35-story, 143-meter southeastern tower and a taller 46-story, 165-meter northwestern tower – have architecturally topped out. Read more.

Distinctive Pinnacle of Brisbane’s Future Tallest Tower Nearly Complete


29 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its pinnacle is nearly complete. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Pasig’s Capitol Commons


28 Mar 2016, Pasig, Philippines

Capitol Commons – a 10-hectare mixed-use development in Pasig – will include two residential towers, already under construction. Upon completion, The Royalton will stand at 65 stories while The Imperium will be 63 stories in height. Read more.

Nairobi’s Prism Tower Nears its Topping Out Point


24 Mar 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Now under construction on a plot of land steps away from the traditional central business district, the 34-story Kings Prism Tower is designed to accommodate the needs of international corporations. Read more.

Mexico's Tallest Tower Approaching Completion


18 Mar 2016, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is progressing on the 246-meter Torre Reforma – characterized by its diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its sides – which is set to become Mexico's future tallest. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Skyland Istanbul Towers


17 Mar 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

In the outskirts of Istanbul, steps away from the Seyrantepe subway station and the Türk Telekom Arena, a local developer is currently building a three-tower mixed-used complex known as Skyland Istanbul, designed by Broadway Malyan. Read more.

Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete


16 Mar 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has already reached the 37th floor and is on track for completion by 2018. Read more.

Porsche Design Tower at Sunny Isles Beach Nearly Sold Out


02 Mar 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

Slated for completion in June 2016, 94 percent of the units in the 60-story Porsche Design Tower have already sold – 22 of them to billionaires. The building's selling-point is its unique hydraulic car lift. Read more.

Developer Commits to Abuja World Trade Center Complex as Surveyors Laud Project


29 Feb 2016, Abuja, Nigeria

The World Trade Center (WTC) Abuja complex, a mixed-use development consisting of luxury residences, AAA offices, and high-end retail, is among several high-profile real estate developments set to be completed in the city by 2016. Read more.

Major Construction Milestone Reached for The Opus in Dubai


29 Feb 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developers have announced that The Opus' offices will be ready and accessible by the second quarter of 2016, and then work will begin on the planned serviced apartments and hotel, scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2017. Read more.

New York’s Via 57 West set to Open in March


25 Feb 2016, New York City, United States

Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and developed by the Durst Organization, is preparing to welcome its first group of tenants in March. Read more.

Contractor Chosen for Leonardo Building in Sandton


15 Feb 2016, Sandton, South Africa

Legacy Hotels and Resorts Group has awarded construction firm Aveng Grinaker-LTA with a contract to build the Leonardo Building at 75 Maude Street in Sandton. Nedbank is the developer of the project. Read more.

Grove at Grand Bay, a Pair of Twisting Towers, Nears Completion in Miami


05 Feb 2016, Miami, United States

The Grove at Grand Bay, a pair of twisting 20-story towers, is currently nearing completion in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. All of the apartments in the building have sold except for a $28 million full-floor penthouse. Read more.

Famous Ho Chi Minh City Hotel to Get High-Rise Addition


02 Feb 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Since last June, a developer has resumed expansion of The Majestic, a five-star luxury hotel overlooking the riverfront. The expansion of the historic 1925 hotel will add a 25-story high-rise with an additional 353 rooms. Read more.

Brisbane’s Mary Lane Development Fast-Tracked


27 Jan 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The 38-story Mary Lane residential development in Brisbane has been fast-tracked in response to market demand, and has also been granted approval to significantly increase the size of the project. Read more.

New York’s 125 Greenwich to House 275 Condos


21 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

The soaring condominium at 125 Greenwich Street, developed by Michael Shvo, Bizzi & Partners, and New Valley, will house 275 units – nearly 150 more than early renderings for the Financial District tower indicated. Read more.

58-Story Tower Breaks Ground in Austin


12 Jan 2016, Austin, United States

On January 11, developers broke ground on The Independent, a 58-story, 210-meter tower that will reshape Austin's skyline when it opens in about three years at West Third Street and West Avenue downtown. Read more.

Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns


22 Dec 2015, Shanghai, China

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-covered mountains” and features 400 terraces. Read more.

Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion


10 Dec 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is entering its final stages. Read more.

Safety Concerns over Crane Holding Up Completion of L Tower in Toronto


23 Nov 2015, Toronto, United States

A little rust-colored derrick crane is being blamed for delaying completion of the distinctive L Tower condo building in downtown Toronto. It is the cause of a work stoppage order that his been in place since June. Read more.

Construction Progresses on The Exchange in Vancouver


28 Oct 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Construction has nearly reached ground level on The Exchange, a 31-story office tower in Vancouver. The $240 million development will become the second tallest office building in Canada with LEED Platinum status. Read more.

Construction Progresses on the Brighton i360 Tower


27 Oct 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

New photographs have been released showing the latest work on the Brighton i360 Tower, which is now two-thirds built. When completed next summer, the $61 million steel structure will stand 162 meters tall. Read more.

Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Enters Final Stage of Construction


23 Oct 2015, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Família basilica has entered its final stage of construction, over 100 years since its foundation stone was laid and 90 years after its designer, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, died. Read more.

Twin Tower Development Brings 596 Condominium Units to Downtown Montreal


12 Oct 2015, Montreal, Canada

After a few decades of economic and demographic stagnation, Montreal is back on the path to growth with several office and residential towers planned or currently under construction in the downtown area, including Le Roccabella. Read more.

“55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower Underway in Taipei


23 Sep 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Meier has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. Read more.

Builder Pulls Out of $267 Million Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi "After Not Being Paid"


23 Sep 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A Malaysian construction company that was supposed to be building a multi-tower mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, has said it is terminating its construction agreement because it has not been paid. Read more.

Abuja’s World Trade Center Expected to Complete in 2016


08 Sep 2015, Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria's capital city of Abuja is about to get a brand new World Trade Center complex. The development is expected to open to the public in early 2016 after the completion of the first phase of construction. Read more.

Sky Towers in Kiev Intended to Raise the Economic Profile of the City


02 Sep 2015, Kiev, Ukraine

Sky Towers, designed by Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architecture & Engineers (HK) Limited (DLN), is set to be one of the tallest commercial developments in Eastern Europe, intended to solidify Kiev’s position as a new business hub. Read more.

Emerald Park Condos Approaching Completion in North York, Toronto


25 Aug 2015, Toronto, Canada

Emerald Park Condos is closing in on completion, as residents and businesses replace construction workers in the 42- and 33-story condo towers at Yonge and Bogert in the North York area of Toronto. Read more.