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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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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower


21 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony took place July 18 at Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower, featuring more than 150 workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily condo development. Read more.

Construction Begins on 144-Meter Tower in Melbourne


21 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne One, an AUS $120 million (US $113 million) new apartment tower by Doig Architecture, will include a nine-story podium that incorporates the existing heritage-listed façade designed by architect Charles Rice in 1911. Read more.

Foundation Work Begins For 220 Central Park South in New York City


21 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

Excavation has been ongoing for several months at Vornado’s 220 Central Park South, but it appears that the process is now coming to a close; the first concrete is now pouring into the tower’s enormous pit. Read more.

Dream Dubai Marina Set For 2015 Completion


21 Jul 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction on the soon-to-be second-tallest tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dream Dubai Marina, is more than 80 percent complete. The Project will stand 427 meters and will be the tallest tower in the Dubai Marina district. Read more.

Details Revealed on Stern’s First Chicago Tower


18 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Peshtigo Court in the Streeterville neighborhood by Related Midwest. Read more.

Brookfield Multiplex Completes Green Office High-Rise in Melbourne


18 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Construction has been completed on an approximately $384 million 47,000-square-meter mixed-use office building in Melbourne that will feature an impressive variety of sustainable features. Read more.

Controversial Vancouver High-Rise Moves Closer to Breaking Ground


18 Jul 2014, Vancouver, Canada

A controversial condominium development planned for Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood is one step closer to reality after it was conditionally approved by the city's Development Permit Board. Read more.

Opening of Dubai’s DuBioTech Headquarters Set for 2015

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17 Jul 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has announced the opening of DuBiotech headquarters in 2015, which will comprise two iconic high-rise towers that provide over half a million square feet (46,500 square meters) of office space. Read more.

Los Angeles’ Tallest Building to Get Observation Deck


17 Jul 2014, Los Angeles, United States

The U.S. Bank Tower will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck will provide visitors with a sweeping view of the city. Read more.

Construction Contract Secured For Manchester University Hotel


17 Jul 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom

The University of Manchester has signed a deal to build a 19-story hotel and a teaching center for its Manchester Business School, awarding the $68 million construction contract to GB Building Solutions. Read more.

Calgary High-Rise Project to Include an Apple Orchard


16 Jul 2014, Calgary, Canada

The Orchard on Twelfth is a 31-story condominium development anchored by a one-acre (0.5-hectare) apple orchard that is poised to put Calgary on the map in terms of creative city planning. Read more.

Construction Progressing on 56 Leonard in New York City


16 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

The latest construction photos of 56 Leonard show progress at all levels of the tower; the superstructure continues to rise, balconies are spiraling upwards, and glass installation is underway along the first few floors. Read more.

UAE Firm Secures Contract for 81-Story Tower in Noida


16 Jul 2014, Noida, India

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a contract by realty organization Brys Group to build an 81-story tower in Noida, a fast-developing new town near Delhi. Read more.

Southbank Skyscraper to Soar Over Melbourne


15 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

A Southbank skyscraper proposed for City Road will soar 270 meters above the West Gate Freeway. The concrete- and metal-clad elliptical building at 334 City Road will dominate its corner location near the Melbourne Convention Centre. Read more.

New Antwerp Skyscraper to be “Vertical Social Community”


15 Jul 2014, Antwerp, Belgium

A residential tower in Belgium was designed with an emphasis on sustainability and cooperative living. This vertical community will pile different types of housing on top of each other, accepting a diverse range of inhabitants. Read more.

Record-Size Residential Tower Set to Rise in Downtown Houston


15 Jul 2014, Houston, United States

A developer plans to break ground next month on what will be Houston’s tallest residential tower, which is set to rise 40 stories and house 463 apartments built to almost-condominium standards. Read more.

Seoul’s Lotte World Tower Opening Put on Ice


15 Jul 2014, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte is seeking permission from the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to open the lower part of the 123-story building first, before completing construction on the rest of the tower in 2016. Read more.

Studio Gang Unveils Rippled San Francisco Tower


14 Jul 2014, San Francisco, United States

San Francisco's newest high-rise proposal has been unveiled - a rippled, 400-foot (122-meter) shaft that is Studio Gang's reinterpretation of the city's fabled bay windows - and will share a block with eight stories of affordable housing. Read more.

Plan to Build New Mega-Tower Angers Melbourne Residents


14 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

According to The Herald Sun, the Crown casino operator is in talks with a developer to construct a 400-room hotel inside what would be Australia’s second-tallest building, and would be connected to the casino by a translucent glass bridge. Read more.

Design Unveiled for RMK Headquarters in Yekaterinburg


14 Jul 2014, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Designs have been revealed for a new headquarters for Russian copper manufacturer RMK in Yekaterinburg. The 13-story building, which will be clad in bronze-colored steel panels, will feature a 12-meter-tall entrance lobby. Read more.

For Rent: South Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper


11 Jul 2014, Songdo, South Korea

Since completing construction in 2011 and transferring ownership to Daewoo International Corp. in 2013, South Korea’s tallest skyscraper has finally opened on a tract of land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea. Read more.

Foster + Partners Unveils New Images of New York’s 425 Park Avenue


11 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

Foster + Partners has released new images of 425 Park Avenue in New York, the project that turned heads in 2012 when videos of the four competing architects presenting their proposals were released to Youtube. Read more.

Docklands Housing Completed in London


11 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

A five-block mixed-use development adjacent to east London’s historic Tobacco Dock has now been completed. The 34,470-square-meter scheme’s tallest element is 20 stories high and features a curved façade and sculptural terracing. Read more.

“World's First Temperature-Controlled City” to be Built in Dubai


10 Jul 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The vast 48 million-square-foot (4.5 million-square-meter) project, Mall of the World, will contain the planet’s largest shopping mall and an indoor theme park, covered by a retractable glass dome that opens during winter months. Read more.

Discussions Surface for High-Rise Casino and Resort in Jersey City


10 Jul 2014, Jersey City, United States

A venture capitalist from Massachusetts has been quietly meeting with leading New Jersey politicians in recent months, pushing a proposal for a $4.6 billion casino and hotel rising 95 floors above New York Harbor. Read more.

Sofia Prepares to Finish Its First Skyscraper


10 Jul 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

Capital Fort, the first skyscraper in Sofia, is expected to be completed in 2015. The 126-meter-tall tower, which is located along Tsarigradsko Road, will offer 80,000 square meters of office space, Standart News reports. Read more.

Wanda Group Plans 350-Meter High Rise in Chicago


09 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

Wanda Group intends to build a 350-meter high, 89-floor skyscraper, which would have a gross floor area of 131,400 square meters. The building would also house a 240-room hotel as well as luxury apartments and a commercial center. Read more.

Sino-Singapore Knowledge City Taking Shape in Guangzhou


09 Jul 2014, Guangzhou, China

The Sino-Singapore Knowledge City (SSGKC) is progressively taking shape in the northern part of Guangzhou. Covering about 123 square kilometers, this new city will be developed over the coming 20 years. Read more.

New York City's Nordstrom Tower May Become World’s Tallest Residential Building


09 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

New York YIMBY has acquired the latest drawings of Nordstrom Tower, courtesy of an anonymous tipster close to the project. Scoping documents include height numbers: 225 West 57th Street’s facade will reach 1,477 feet (450 meters). Read more.

Construction Underway on Transcon Flora Tower in Mumbai


09 Jul 2014, Mumbai, India

Plans have been released for a new residential tower in Mumbai, with an emphasis on creating an eco-friendly environment. As such, the Transcon Flora tower is leaving a significant area of the plot open to landscaping. Read more.