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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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First Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower

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19 Sep 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents have begun to move into the first 336 apartments of a 941-unit residential tower in Melbourne, which is slated to be the tallest in the city’s CBD. The 269-meter building features residential, retail, and office uses. Read more.


Phase Two of Cordoba’s Capitalinas Complex to Open in 2019

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14 Sep 2018, Cordoba, Argentina

The second building of a 100,000 square-meter development in Cordoba, Argentina is set to open to office tenants in June 2019. The 34-story tower includes a convention center, a hotel, and 14,000 square meters of office space. Read more.


Tech Giant to Open New Toronto Headquarters in CIBC Square

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12 Sep 2018, Toronto, Canada

A tech giant has announced plans to occupy 12,263 square meters of office space within a 49-story building under construction in Toronto. The company’s new headquarters are slated for completion in 2020. Read more.


2,000 of Brussels’ Public Service Officers Set to Occupy Rising 30-Floor Tower

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12 Sep 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The local government of Brussels has announced the relocation of 2,000 public service officers to a 136-meter office tower, which is currently under construction along the Boulevard Saint-Lazare. Read more.


The Cidade de Xustiza (City of Justice) in Vigo Has Been Idling for Four Months

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11 Sep 2018, Vigo, Spain

Progress on the renovation of a former hospital into a courthouse in Vigo, containing at least 35 courts, has slowed substantially, however, the government has offered assurances that the project is moving forward. Read more.


Engineering Firm Selected to Construct Kuala Lumpur’s Oxyley Towers

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10 Sep 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A construction and engineering firm has been selected to erect a complex in Kuala Lumpur, which includes three towers rising 79, 49, and 29 floors, respectively. The complex is slated to feature two hotels, residences, and office space. Read more.


The World’s Tallest Timber Tower Finishes Frame in Brumunddal

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06 Sep 2018, Brumunddal, Norway

The frame of the tallest timber building in the world, located in in Brumunddal, is complete. The building will stand 85.4 meters tall and will contain apartments, a swimming pool, a hotel, offices, a restaurant and common areas. Read more.


Monterrey Building’s Height Increased in Bid to Become Mexico’s First Supertall

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05 Sep 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

The tallest tower of a development in Monterrey, Mexico has received a height extension, and is now planned to rise to 300 meters. The high-rise, which is currently under construction, may become the country’s first supertall. Read more.


Multi-Tower Complex Progressing Towards Completion in Noida, India

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31 Aug 2018, Noida, India

Two 44-story residential towers in a complex have reached completion and opened for occupation in Noida, India, with a third high-rise tower, at 80 stories, progressing towards that status in the next couple of years. Read more.


Ritz-Carlton Residences Colombo Completes Level 16

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30 Aug 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Colombo, has completed its Banquet Hall at Level 16. The Residences are part of a complex called The One, a development in Sri Lanka that is set to introduce some of the tallest buildings in South Asia. Read more.


Foundation Works Proceed on First of Two Uptown Dubai High-Rises

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27 Aug 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Foundation works have begun for the first of two high-rise towers in a Dubai complex. The scheme includes hotel rooms, restaurants, grade-A office space, and 237 residential units, as well as a two-level central plaza within the podium. Read more.


Tower with Shifted Floorplates Takes Shape in Frankfurt

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21 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

New construction photos of Frankfurt am main's Omniturm tower have been revealed, including progress of the glass cladding on the office portion of the tower. The 45-story, mixed-use project includes residential programming. Read more.


Tallest All-Residential Tower in Germany Reaches Full Height in Frankfurt

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13 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

At 172 meters, the tallest all-residential tower in Germany has reached its full height. The 401-unit building comprises 55,000 square meters of gross floor space and is slated for occupancy in 2019. Read more.


Seoul’s Largest Department Store to Join Landmark Parc 1 Complex Development

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08 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea

Construction is progressing on a mixed-use complex on Seoul’s Yeouido Island, which includes two high-rise office towers, a hotel, and an 89,100-square-meter department store. The project is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.


First Units of Santa Fe’s ProCreAr Housing Complex to be Delivered Soon

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07 Aug 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina

The mayor of Santa Fe, Argentina inaugurated a 10-block paving development adjacent to a two-tower collective housing complex, which is nearing completion. The two towers will deliver a total of 368 units to the neighborhood. Read more.


Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark

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02 Aug 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated completion date of mid-2019. Read more.


Phase Three Launched for Asunción’s Torres Mirador Complex

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27 Jul 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

A developer has announced plans to proceed with the final phase of a three-tower residential development in Asunción, Paraguay. The residential towers, rising 21, 18, and 14 stories, respectively, feature a total of 183 apartments. Read more.


38-Story Tower Approaches Final Height in Paris’ La Défense District

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20 Jul 2018, Paris, France

The new headquarters for a construction material manufacturer has nearly reached its final 165-meter height in the La Défense district of Paris. The building includes an observation deck within a multi-story glass cube atop the tower. Read more.


Underground Levels Taking Shape at Mississauga’s Wesley Tower

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20 Jul 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction is progressing on the foundation of a pair of condominium towers in Mississauga, which will rise 19 and 43 stories, respectively. The complex features a five-story podium, housing amenities and outdoor spaces for residents. Read more.


Tower in Bogotá’s Atrio Scheme Aims to Become Colombia’s Tallest

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18 Jul 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A two-tower scheme, one of which may become Colombia’s tallest, is well underway in Bogotá. The 201- and 268-meter buildings include residential, office, and hotel units, as well as 10,000 square meters of publicly accessible space. Read more.


Pair of Triangular Skyscrapers Designed for Colombo, Sri Lanka

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18 Jul 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Two parallel towers connected by a 54-meter-long skybridge are under construction near along the Sri Lankan coast in Colombo. The pre-certified LEED Platinum complex will house a hotel and luxury homes, and is due to complete in 2021. Read more.


Indonesia’s Future Tallest Building Has Risen to 32 Floors in Jakarta

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18 Jul 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Construction on a 333-meter tower in Jakarta, which is poised to become the tallest in Indonesia upon completion, has progressed to the 32nd floor. The mixed-use building is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.


Construction Plans for Kuwait's $86 Billion “Silk City” Revealed

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17 Jul 2018, Madinat Al Hareer, Kuwait

A project company will be established to implement Kuwait’s $86 billion Silk City development, as revealed by construction plans. The project includes a 1,001-meter tower and is estimated to complete in stages over 25 years. Read more.


Permits Filed For 43-Story Hotel at New York’s Hudson Yards

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17 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Permits to begin construction have been filed for a 148-meter tower in New York’s Hudson Yards development. The high-rise will include 531 hotel rooms and 19,775 square meters of commercial space. Read more.


Benidorm’s Tallest Building Launches Sale of Luxury Apartments

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11 Jul 2018, Benidorm, Spain

A 269-apartment residential tower in Benidorm has launched to market, following a change in ownership in 2017. The 192-meter high-rise, which will be the tallest residential building in Spain, is slated for completion in 2019. Read more.


Raffles City Complex in Chongqing is 80 Percent Complete

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05 Jul 2018, Chongqing, China

A 1.12 million square-meter mixed-use megastructure in Chongqing featuring a 250-meter-high sky bridge is on track to open in phases by mid-2019. Six of the eight towers of the $4.9 billion development have topped out. Read more.


150-Meter Tower on the Rise in Paris' La Défense Business District

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02 Jul 2018, Paris, France

Construction on a 38-story tower in the La Défense business district of Paris is underway, and has now risen five stories above grade. The high-rise will include a 2,000-square-meter forecourt in an effort to pedestrianize the neighborhood. Read more.


Coquimbo’s New Consistorial Building to Cost $39 Million

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26 Jun 2018, Coquimbo, Chile

The budget for a new 15-story consistorial building in Coquimbo has been increased to cover seismic code modifications and construction costs. The site is expected to open to the public by 2020. Read more.


Residential High-Rise in Dubai Designed to Look Like an iPod

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19 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 26-story building designed to look like an iPod is due to open in Dubai by the end of 2018. The 256-unit residential high-rise will feature technological amenities such as mood lighting, voice control, biometric locks, and mirrors that can monitor health. Read more.


The Pacifica’s ‘Super Penthouse’ in Auckland Hits the Market

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19 Jun 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A 178-meter mixed-use tower in Auckland is nearing completion, with a scheduled end date of 2020. The building will house 282 apartments, a five-star hotel, and a two-story, 1188-square-meter penthouse. Read more.