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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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New Rendering for Pacific Park’s Full Build-Out in New York Show Its Tallest Skyscraper

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16 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for the Pacific Park mega-project near Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn that indicate that the development's tallest tower will be around 243.8 meters in height. Read more.


Melbourne’s 140 Lonsdale Tower Gets Approval

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16 Jan 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has received development approval from the Victorian government for a new 22-story office tower in Melbourne’s central business district. The tower is part of the AU$600 million Wesley Place development. Read more.


Malaysia's Upcoming Tallest skyscraper, The Exchange 106, Has Signed Up Major Tenants

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12 Jan 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s upcoming tallest tower, The Exchange 106, has signed up tenants for nearly half of its floor space to large institutions. The tower will top out at 492 meters and replace the Petronas Twin Towers as the countries tallest. Read more.


Mezzanines Coming to Bank of America Center in Houston

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10 Jan 2018, Houston, United States

The owners of Houston’s Bank of America Center have hired an architect to carry out a $15 million renovation that will include a new mezzanine at the tower’s base, adding approximately 2,787 square meters of new space. Read more.


Houston’s Hanover River Oaks Tower Gets Underway

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08 Jan 2018, Houston, United States

Hanover River Oaks, a luxury apartment tower, broke ground in Upper Kirby in December 2017. The 39-story tower will contain 370 residential units and nearly 929 square meters of ground-floor retail space, and include a 24-hour fitness club. Read more.


Crews Begin Working on Spire of St. Petersburg’s Lakhta Center

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05 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia

Construction work on Lakhta Center, St. Petersburg – Europe's next tallest building has now shifted to the crown and spire. The 462-meter skyscraper, boasting 87 floors, will become the headquarters of Russian natural gas company Gazprom. Read more.


City Releases a Vision for London’s Skyline in 2026

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03 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

The City of London Corporation has released renderings of the city’s expected skyline in 2026, based on projects that are currently planned or under construction. The City of London has 1.37 million square meters of office under development. Read more.


Raffles City Chongqing Begins Lifting Giant Skybridge

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15 Dec 2017, Chongqing, China

Raffles City Chongqing, a distinctive complex of buildings in the heart of the city, has begun the weeklong process of lifting a 300-meter-long platform into its final position, where it will bridge four tall towers. Read more.


Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture Emerges in Taipei

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13 Dec 2017, Taipei, China

The emerging Lè Architecture building in the Nangang district of Taipei, Taiwan – which drew design inspiration from the shape of river pebbles – is set to redefine the city’s rapidly developing skyline. Read more.


As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year

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08 Dec 2017, Milan, Italy

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a food hall, restaurants, cafés, shops, and a cinema. Read more.


Norwegian Tall Timber Building Nearly Reaches Halfway Point

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07 Dec 2017, Brumunddal, Norway

A Norwegian developer is claiming to be constructing the world's next tallest timber building, which has nearly reached the halfway point. Spanning over 18 floors, the mixed-use building will reach 80 meters high. Read more.


54-Story Tower at 43-22 Queens Street in New York City Nears Completion

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29 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The 54-story Eagle Electric Factory’s redevelopment at 43-22 Queens Street almost has its full façade, as construction nears the finish line. The forthcoming tower will comprise 790 new rental apartments. Read more.


New Photos Show Miami’s Park Grove Towers Taking Shape

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27 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

New photographs have emerged, revealing the significant progress being made on a trio of towers for Miami's Coconut Grove. Set for completion in 2018, the Park Grove complex is being built in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. Read more.


Shoring Begins for St. Lawrence Condos in Toronto

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27 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a lengthy planning and approvals process, as well as a subsequent marketing campaign, construction is now underway for St. Lawrence Condos, a 26-story paired-tower project at the corner of Toronto's Sherbourne and Front intersection. Read more.


Gold Coast Tower for Sale Could Fetch At Least AU$180 Million

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10 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A 35-story, 279-apartment Gold Coast tower – which is in the early stages of construction – is now on the market, and price estimates sit at around the AU$180 million (US$138 million) mark. Read more.


Firm Chosen for Brisbane Resort Excavation Job, the Biggest in Queensland’s History

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06 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A construction firm has been selected for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane excavation job. With more than 450,000 cubic meters of materials to remove, this will be the biggest excavation job in Queensland's history. Read more.


Excavation Begins on New York’s 77 Greenwich Street

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20 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The future site of the 77 Greenwich Street tower has seen substantial progress since permits were filed in September 2016. Demolition of the site’s former occupants is now complete, and excavation is well underway. Read more.


Construction Resuming on North Korea’s Notorious “Hotel of Doom” Skyscraper

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19 Oct 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Jong-un has ordered work to restart on North Korea's notorious Ryugyong Hotel (the “Hotel of Doom”). New photos show a number of construction trucks outside the 105-story skyscraper in Pyongyong, and cranes on the ground around the site. Read more.


Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor

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18 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the construction of the 77-story, interconnected twin-tower project. Read more.


Foundation Work Complete For 51-Story Tower in New York City’s Midtown South

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12 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

New photos show that foundation work has completed on the 51-story 126 Madison Avenue tower. The mixed-use high-rise will total just over 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters) and house retail space and condo units. Read more.


New Apartment Tower Rises on Seattle Skyline

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09 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

The 40-story 970 Denny Way apartment building in downtown Seattle has just made its debut above ground. The tower is set to contain 461 units and over 15,000 square feet (1,394 square meters) of retail. Read more.


Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone

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02 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai. Read more.


New Manhattan Condo Tower Heads for the Sky

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08 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

Taking shape next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 53W53 tower recently reached 58 out of its 77 floors. When completed, the tower will achieve supertall status. Read more.


Dubai Skyscraper “Sky Walk” Attraction Set to Launch

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01 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A global property developer has announced the launch of Sky Walk, a 200-meter-high cantilevered observation corridor affixed to one of the two towers in Downtown Dubai’s Address Sky View development. Read more.


45 Park Place Gets Ready to Rise in New York’s Tribeca

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25 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Foundation work is progressing on 45 Park Place, a 43-story luxury condo high-rise under construction in Tribeca in New York City. The 50-unit tower will rise 213 meters above a slender base containing 93 square meters of retail space. Read more.


New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing

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10 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the height of the building. Read more.


Miami's Avant at Met Square Structurally Tops Off

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08 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

The fourth and final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami project, the 43-story mixed-use Avant at Met Square, has reached structural completion with the topping off of its concrete shell. Read more.


First Tower at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale Tops Out

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28 Jul 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

The development, sales, and construction teams responsible for Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale converged at the site of the two-building complex to mark the structural completion of the 17-story north tower. Read more.


Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City Phase 3 in Toronto

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25 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Construction is progressing on River City Condos Phase 3. The 29-story condominium development's dramatic massing utilizes a series of drawer-like volumes, giving it a distinctive character that sets the building apart from its surroundings. Read more.


Foundation Work Underway at The Warsaw HUB

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25 Jul 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Construction of the three-tower Warsaw HUB is gaining momentum, with foundation work now underway. The development is one of the most technologically advanced construction projects in Poland, according to the developers. Read more.