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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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Beijing’s Sunshine Insurance Headquarters Scheduled for 2020 Completion


13 Dec 2018, Beijing, China

New images have been revealed of the Sunshine Insurance Headquarters in Beijing, a 220-meter building with a mix of residential and retail functions. The tower is scheduled for a 2020 completion date. Read more.

Modular Project Completes Core Structure in London


12 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

The concrete cores have been completed in a modular tower development at 101 George Street in London. The next stage of the process will see the completed modules installed, offering 546 homes for rent when complete. Read more.

Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen Scheduled for 2020 Completion


11 Dec 2018, Shenzhen, China

An architect and an insurance firm are working together on the Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen, a 160-meter building featuring green corridors and elevated walkways. The 61,316-square-meter project is scheduled for a 2020 completion. Read more.

A Three-Tower Residential Complex is Under Construction at Eko Atlantic, Lagos


07 Dec 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

Azuri Peninsula, a three-tower luxury residential complex, is under construction as part of the Eko Atlantic master plan in Lagos, which is proposed to span 10 districts and could become a central business hub in Africa. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Founder International Financial Center in Wuhan


06 Dec 2018, Wuhan, China

Renderings of an under-construction commercial high-rise in Wuhan have been revealed. The two-tower development features a 238-meter and a 150-meter tower with a three-level retail podium. Read more.

Queens Plaza Park Begins Rising in New York City


05 Dec 2018, New York City, United States

Queens Plaza Park, a 67-story high-rise at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, has begun rising to its planned height of 230 meters. The building will include 958 residential units, with 300 of them designated as affordable housing. Read more.

Fire Extinguished at Karachi’s Bahria Icon Tower


26 Nov 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

A fire broke out on the eighth story of a 273-meter tower in Karachi, Pakistan. The blaze has reportedly been contained within the under-construction tower, which is planned to become one of the tallest in the city. Read more.

Demolition Complete for Tree-Topped Skyscraper in New York City


21 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

The demolition for a planned 40-story, tree-topped skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in New York City, is now complete. If permits are approved, the new 229-unit residential tower could reach completion sometime in 2021 or 2022. Read more.

Century Plaza Rebuild Well Underway in Los Angeles


20 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

The Century Plaza Development in Los Angeles is scheduled for a 2019 completion. The project includes two 46-story towers that house a combined 300 luxury condominiums, in addition to the 400-guestroom hotel with commercial space. Read more.

Detroit’s Monroe Blocks to Break Ground in December 2018


16 Nov 2018, Detroit, United States

Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Development is on schedule for a December 2018 groundbreaking. The site will include 75,994 square meters of office space, 170,000 square meters of retail space and 482 residential units. Read more.

Main Construction Contract Signed for $81 Million Jewelz Residential Development in Dubai


13 Nov 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The main construction contract for a 463 residential-unit property in Dubai, Jewelz, has been awarded and is scheduled for an early 2020 completion. Jewelz joins an investment group's AED1.4 billion (US$381 million) property portfolio. Read more.

Unit Sales Continue for Zaragoza’s Rising Tower


05 Nov 2018, Zaragoza, Spain

More than 70 percent of homes that will be delivered in Zaragoza’s 106-meter Torre Zaragoza have been purchased. Construction on the high-rise began in June 2018 and is scheduled to complete in 2021. Read more.

Sales Pre-Launched for Asunción Complex’s Second Tower


31 Oct 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

Two high-rise residential towers, which are set to join Asunción’s Santa Teresa Avenue in Paraguay, have launched to market. The buildings will deliver 228 units, with completion dates set for 2019 and 2021. Read more.

Dubai’s $149 Million Business Bay Tower Gets Main Construction Contractor


30 Oct 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A construction contractor has been appointed to work on the Mag 318 mixed-use development in Dubai, a 23-story, 439-unit building with 1,600 square meters of leasable retail space that is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Read more.

New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start


03 Oct 2018, Boston, United States

Following a 50 percent investment from a real estate group, a proposed 161-meter office tower is slated to begin construction in mid-2019 in Boston. The project will rise over an existing garage as part of a six-building redevelopment of the site. Read more.

Construction Underway on Twisted Tower in Mexico’s San Andrés Cholula


01 Oct 2018, San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

Construction on the concrete core of a 143-meter project in San Andrés Cholula, Mexico, has been completed. The residential high-rise’s design resembles a propeller, which suspends 30 percent of each floor in the air. Read more.

Tour Hekla Phase One Nearing Completion in Paris’ La Défense


26 Sep 2018, Paris, France

The first phase of a two-tower complex is nearing completion in Paris’ La Défense district, as revealed by recent site images. The 22- and 45-story buildings will be joined by terraces, restaurants, and a vegetated walkway. Read more.

First Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower


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


14 Sep 2018, Córdoba, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.