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CTBUH Global News

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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Construction of Toronto’s EY Tower Approaching Grade


22 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada

A block west of the construction site for the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, EY Tower will soon be rising from the ground. The foundation raft slab was poured during mid-July and two tower cranes are now working away on site. Read more.

Bosco Verticale Opens Its Doors in Milan


21 Oct 2014, Milan, Italy

Hines' Bosco Verticale has opened its door to residents, five years after construction started in Milan’s emerging Porta Nuova district. The project comprises two landscaped towers that contain 780 planted trees. Read more.

A Dozen Designers Create a Unique Experience at the Silken Puerta America Madrid


21 Oct 2014, Madrid, Spain

The Silken Puerta América Madrid features interiors that were designed by a dozen world-renowned architecture firms. Each studio designed one of the 12 interior floors, providing a unique experience on every level. Read more.

English Heritage and CABE Launch Tall Buildings Consultation in London


21 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom

English Heritage and Design Council Cabe have launched a six-week consultation on their joint tall buildings advice. The consultation closes on November 30, with the new advice likely to be published in early 2015. Read more.

Chinese President: “No More Weird Architecture”


21 Oct 2014, Beijing, China

Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for an end to the "weird architecture" that has come as a result of China's construction boom. Xi attacked projects, including the Rem Koolhaas-designed CCTV headquarters in Beijing. Read more.

New Jersey Residential Tower Begins Leasing


21 Oct 2014, Fort Lee, United States

Leasing began last month at the Modern, a 450-unit rental near the entrance to the George Washington Bridge. The 47-story tower offers residents in the penthouse floors unobstructed views of the Hudson River. Read more.

Phase Three of London’s Battersea Power Station Given Go-Ahead


20 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom

Wandsworth Council has granted planning for phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. This phase will include the construction of six high-rises: one designed by Norman Foster and five by Frank Gehry. Read more.

Redevelopment Imminent for Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South in New York


20 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

The imminent redevelopment of the Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South has become one of the most-talked about projects in New York over the last few weeks. New renderings show what the new tower could look like. Read more.

Canal Views Luxury Hotel Opens in Dubai


20 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lying just a couple of minutes from the world’s busiest shopping mall, the new Canal Views luxury hotel enjoys views over the Business Bay canal, looking towards the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Read more.

Aedas Creates Holistic “Palm Tree” Community in Jakarta


17 Oct 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

Centrally located between Jakarta's city center and the international airport, Ciputra International is a new tower project meant to become a new benchmark for premium development in the city. Read more.

Borough Triangle Towers Proposed in South London


17 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom

A new double high-rise scheme seeks to provide 170 new affordable apartments with a mixture of tenures, ranging from affordable rented apartments to shared ownership aimed at those already living in the Southwark area. Read more.

Toronto High-Rise Boasts All the Frills in Etobicoke


17 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada

A new project on the Etobicoke waterfront will deliver an impressive amenities package for every resident. No matter the cost or size of the suite, every buyer will have access to the 360-degree penthouse overlooking Humber Bay Park. Read more.

Condos in New York City’s Cantilevering Flatiron Tower to Start at $2.5 Million


16 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

The tower at 45 East 22nd Street will top off at 237 meters, besting the nearby One Madison by 46 meters. But unlike other towers going up around town, the floor plates for this project will expand as the building rises. Read more.

Helsinki Holding High-Rise Design-Build Competition for City Center


16 Oct 2014, Helsinki, Finland

The State of Finland and the City of Helsinki are seeking a developer for the area close to the city center by means of a design-build competition. The competition calls for eight to 10 towers of at least 15 stories. Read more.

Eroded Urbanism Proposal Created for Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition


16 Oct 2014, Shenzhen, China

For the Shenzhen Bay Super City Competition, a firm has proposed “eroded urbanism” as a prototype for flexible metropolitan development, which integrates various commercial, residential, cultural, and environmental forces. Read more.

Skyscraper Planned for Former Restaurant Site in Manchester


16 Oct 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom

A former city center restaurant site in Manchester is set to host a 28-story skyscraper. More than 300 apartments and six town homes are proposed for the plot on the border of Manchester and Salford. Read more.

Crystal-Inspired Towers Launched in Dubai


15 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The emirate’s first crystal-themed project, Sparkle Tower, has officially launched. The towers, situated in Dubai Marina, will have a jeweled décor that includes sparkling lighting applications and crystal enhancements in the interiors. Read more.

Danga Bay Luxury Condo Project Selling Well Despite Johor Bahru’s Softening Market


15 Oct 2014, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Despite recent reports indicating a slowdown in demand for property in the Iskandar region, the Aquaint Danga Residensi (ADR) project experienced a take-up rate of almost 80% at its October 12 launch. Read more.

New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters


15 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium's height now surpasses that of the Empire State Building (381 meters) and the Chrysler Building (319 meters). Read more.

CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Toronto’s Charles Street


15 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada

Another high-rise development is approaching its final height in Toronto. CHAZ Yorkville Condos has made significant progress over the past several months and work is now under way on the 47th and final residential floor. Read more.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World


14 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it smashes the previous record held by Canton Tower at 488 meters. Read more.

Megatall Tower Planned for Bangkok


14 Oct 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

The $554 million 615-meter Rama IX Super Tower is set for completion by 2019 on 11.7 hectares of land in the Grand Rama 9 mixed-use development site. The tower will accommodate offices and a hotel. Read more.

Richard Meier Reveals 163-meter Skyscraper in Taichung


14 Oct 2014, Taichung, Taiwan

Designs have been unveiled for a 163-meter-high skyscraper that is already under construction in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. The Taichung Condominium Tower will offer 110 luxury apartments in the center of the city. Read more.

Celebrity Hotelier Unveils Images of 215 Chrystie in New York City


14 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

New images of the tower at 215 Chrystie in Manhattan have been unveiled. The building will contain both hotel rooms and apartments, which will be separated by two distinctly articulated built typologies. Read more.

Metro Aid Sought to Build Nashville’s Tallest Skyscraper


13 Oct 2014, Nashville, United States

A developer is set to receive $12.5 million in aid from a Nashville government agency to help finance Nashville's tallest skyscraper, named 505 CST. The tower will rise 750 feet (229 meters), containing both condominiums and luxury apartments. Read more.

Skyscraper Complex Proposed for Fort McMurray


13 Oct 2014, Fort McMurray, Canada

If approved, the Golden Buffalo Centre would be constructed over three years beginning in spring 2015. It would include two skyscrapers offering more than 600,000 square feet (56,000 square meters) of office, hotel, and retail space. Read more.

Embassy Residences to Provide Luxury Housing in Phnom Penh


13 Oct 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Embassy Residences project, named for its location in the heart of Phnom Penh’s diplomatic district, will launch at the end of October. Construction of the high-rise complex is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more.

New Photos Released of Tour Majunga in Paris' La Defense District


10 Oct 2014, Puteaux, France

New photos have been released of the Tour Majunga, rising in the La Defense district outside Paris. This complete reinvention of an office block is distinguished notably by its articulated façades, composed of three vertical bands.Read more.

Work Begins on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Project


10 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that they have begun construction on their megaproject in Palm Jumeirah, breaking ground on the first building, One at Palm Jumeirah.Read more.

Delta Hotel to Occupy Edmonton Project


10 Oct 2014, Edmonton, Canada

Delta Hotels and Resorts will become the hotelier for the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) tower project, taking up residence in the shorter of two towers rising on the redevelopment site. Its scheduled opening is in early 2018. Read more.