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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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Wacker Tower Cited as Gloom-Breaker on Skyline


02 Jan 2014, Chicago, United States

The re-started 111 West Wacker Drive, stalled for several years during the recession, is cited as a symbol of the Chicago skyline’s rejuvenation by the Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin. Read more.

Huijin International Center Project Receives Luban Award


02 Jan 2014, Xiamen, China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the China Construction Industry Association have presented the Luban Prize, to the Huijin International Center (HIC), a project designed by Leo A Daly, reports Building.HK.Read more.

UNESCO Site Threatened by High-Rise


02 Jan 2014, Malacca, Malaysia

The approval of 22-story condominium blocks currently under construction in the Kampung Chitty section of Malacca, Malaysia, said to threaten a local UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now the subject of a ministerial inquiry. Read more.

Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa


02 Jan 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Always a place where “size matters,” Dubai kicked off 2014 with an appropriately gigantic fireworks display, launching more than 500,000 incendiaries in six minutes. The Burj Khalifa played a central role in the display. Read more.

Fall From High-Rise Investigated


02 Jan 2014, Surrey, Canada

A 19-year-old-woman fell from the 26th-floor balcony of one of the 36-story Infinity Towers at 13678 100th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, early on New Year’s Day, the latest of a string of apparently deliberate or forceful high-rise jumps recently.Read more.