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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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Japan's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Osaka


06 Mar 2014, Osaka, Japan

Abeno Harukas, which at 300 meters qualifies as supertall, opens in Japan this week, and will surpass the 296-meter Landmark Tower in Yokohama in height to achieve “Tallest Skyscraper in Japan” status. Read more.

One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"


06 Mar 2014, New York, United States

Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey it took to traverse tragedy to become an astounding “glass and steel exclamation point.” Read more.

Hong Kong Top-Floor Towers Fetch Double the Manhattan Rents


06 Mar 2014, Hong Kong, China

Premium office space is found at the topmost floors of skyscrapers across the globe, with Hong Kong in the lead, where the highest floor space goes for more than twice that of comparable space in Manhattan. Read more.

Seagram Building’s New Neighbor Begins Construction


05 Mar 2014, New York, United States

Foster + Partners-designed 610 Lexington will rise 168 meters alongside Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Buiding and SOM’s Lever House, both groundbreaking mid-century towers that redefined the New York skyscraper in the 1950s.Read more.

Adobe 318 Tower Slated for Completion This Year


05 Mar 2014, Melbourne, Australia

The frame-faceted 188-meter tower located at 318 Russell Street is on track for completion this year, and will join the ranks of Melbourne’s rising skyline. CTBUH data now shows 31 tall building projects currently under construction in the Australian city. Read more.

Winner Announced in Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition


05 Mar 2014, Çanakkale, Turkey

The competition to design Turkey’s Çanakkale Antenna Tower, which challenged participants to design a 100-meter observation and broadcast tower has been won by Inter.National.Design + Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with ABT. Read more.

Silver Spring Adds an Additional Skyscraper to Skyline


05 Mar 2014, Silver Spring, United States

Home Properties Inc. has opened a leasing office for Eleven55 Ripley, a towering energy-efficient development adjacent to the Silver Spring Transit Center, a hub that connects the community with the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Read more.

World's Highest Observation Deck Planned for Burj 2020


04 Mar 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developers of the 660-meter Burj 2020 plan to top the tower with an observation deck that will occupy its highest floor, thus aspiring to claim recognition for both the “world’s highest observation deck” and “world’s tallest commercial tower.” Read more.

"Tallest Building in Austria" Title Goes to DC Tower 1


04 Mar 2014, Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s tallest building, the Dominique Perrault Architecture-designed 220-meter DC Tower 1, is also Austria’s tallest and will be joined by the 168-meter DC Tower 2, with both featuring facades that will mirror the other, as well as the river and city. Read more.

Skyscraper Plans Revealed in London at Former Essex House Site


04 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom

A two-tower plan developed by Fairfield Ltd. was announced to be built near the East Croydon rail station, which once housed the headquarters of British Rail, Essex House. The 31- and 16-story towers are to be erected as a gateway to Croydon. Read more.

Half-Vacant U.S. Bank Building in L.A. Plans Reuse Reinvention


04 Mar 2014, Los Angeles, United States

Overseas Union Enterprise, the developer that bought the U.S. Bank Building last year, has hired architecture firm Gensler to adapt the commercial building into a structure that reflects the evolving needs for housing in downtown Los Angeles. Read more.

Moscow Accepting Proposals for Skyscraper Clusters


03 Mar 2014, Moscow, Russia

Regional authorities in Moscow have allocated land for the development of skyscraper clusters in the style of Moscow-City, which are hoped to solve overcrowding of transit, office, and residential space. Read more.

'Killer Litter' Thrown from High-Rises is an Escalating Offense


03 Mar 2014, Singapore, Singapore

Singapore’s National Environmental Agency reports that offenders caught littering from high-rise buildings have doubled since December, and pose a potential deadly threat by tossing cigarette butts and food waste from the sky onto the pavement below. Read more.

Vertical Development for Future Cities Proposed in Shanghai


03 Mar 2014, Shanghai, China

PinkCloud, an architecture collective in Copenhagen, has developed the proposal FLIP/CITY SHANGHAI, which vertically flips the horizontal urban streetscape, in the hope of preserving a sustainable community measured by a human scale. Read more.

Executive High-Rise Construction Underway in West Bay


03 Mar 2014, Doha, Qatar

Fraser Suites West Bay Doha, an art-deco inspired 46-story tower developed by Al Rabban Holding, is under construction in Qatar, and will offer 396 one to three bedroom executive suites.Read more.