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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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Condos at New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Are a Quarter Sold

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23 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has found buyers for 75 of its 285 condominiums. Read more.


Select Apartment Sales Set to Launch at Dubai’s Royal Atlantis Resorts

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23 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer is launching sales of apartments at its Royal Atlantis Resorts and Residences on the Palm as it banks on an upturn in Dubai’s real estate investor sentiment. Starting January 28, about 20 units will go on sale. Read more.


Façade Installation Underway at the Stratosphere in London

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23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.


L’Avenue Nears Completion in Montréal

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20 Jan 2017, Montréal, Canada

Progress on L'Avenue – a 50-story condominium in Montréal – has been steady, with most of the blue and black curtain wall glazing installed and the tower's pointy crown bringing the sloping elevations to an appropriate conclusion. Read more.


Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City

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16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.


New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete

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13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.


Foundation Pour Complete for Brickell Flatiron in Miami

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12 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Construction contractor Moss & Associates completed a 24-hour continuous concrete foundation pour for Brickell Flatiron, an incoming 64-story project nestled in Miami's expanding financial district. Read more.


Bridgestone Americas Tower Approaching Final Height in Nashville

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11 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Construction progress has been advancing steadily at the site of the Bridgestone Americas Tower in downtown Nashville. The 30-story office tower is already becoming a fixture on the local skyline, on track for its late 2017 opening. Read more.


Construction Progresses on Downtown Nashville’s 222 2nd Avenue South

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09 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Progress has been moving steadily at the site of 222 2nd Avenue South in downtown Nashville, where a 26-story office tower is now well underway. Now just over halfway to the top, the tower is on schedule for its 2017 completion. Read more.


Construction has Begun on Croatia’s Future Tallest Building in Split

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06 Jan 2017, Split, Croatia

Work on what developers claim will be the tallest building in Croatia has begun in Split on the Dalmatian coast. The new structure, part of the larger Westgate Towers complex, is expected to be completed by spring 2018. Read more.


Construction Progresses on The Sinclair in Chicago

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06 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

Currently under construction on the former site of a Jewel-Osco grocery store at the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, The Sinclair has now risen to roughly two thirds of its planned 37 stories. Read more.


Concrete Slab Facilitates Construction of Trinity Tower in Courbevoie

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05 Jan 2017, Courbevoie, France

Recent photos show steady progress on foundation works at the site of Trinity Tower in La Défense, Courbevoie. Once complete, the tower will add 3,500 square meters of public space and 50,000 square meters of office and retail to the area. Read more.


New Details Emerge as Construction on 125 Greenwich Reaches Ground Level

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04 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

After months of site preparation and foundation work, New York City’s next monumental skyscraper has reached street level and is now set to rocket skyward. Simply known as 125 Greenwich Street, the 71-story tower is targeting completion in 2018. Read more.


The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect

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03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.


Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen

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22 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all completed and under-construction buildings in Shenzhen. Read more.


Initial Building Permit Acquired for Chicago’s 123 East Cermak

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21 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States

A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention Center, is finally ready to be realized at 123 East Cermak. Read more.


Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure

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20 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel commented on this competition for the future tallest. Read more.


43-Storey Rental Tower Tops Out at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto

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16 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above ground, having recently topped out. Read more.


Conservationists Raise Concerns over London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens

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14 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky gardens, will mar a protected view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Read more.


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.