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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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Vienna Plans World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper


03 Mar 2015, Vienna, Austria

A wooden skyscraper, which would be the tallest of its kind in the world, is to be built in 2016. The 84-meter HoHo project will house a hotel, apartments, a restaurant, wellness center, and offices. Read more.

Monterrey Set for Supertall


03 Mar 2015, Monterrey, Mexico

Torre Insignia is a new supertall skyscraper that would rise to a height of 330 meters. The extreme height of the scheme is inspired by the famous mountains around Monterrey that dominate its backdrop. Read more.

William Barak Apartment Tower Portrait Revealed in Melbourne


03 Mar 2015, Melbourne, Australia

An 85-meter portrait of indigenous leader William Barak has been carved into the balconies of a new 530-unit apartment building at the former Carlton United Brewery site on Swanston Street. Read more.

BIG Inverts the Traditional Skyscraper with Kuala Lumpur Proposal


02 Mar 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a unique tower that creates a visual counterpoint to the city's existing structures. The tower steps out as it rises, effectively turning the shape of a typical skyscraper upside down. Read more.

Bid to Construct Egypt’s Highest Tower to Debut at March Summit in Cairo


02 Mar 2015, Cairo, Egypt

A 200-meter tower called the Zayed Crystal Spark, which would be Egypt’s tallest, will be unveiled at the upcoming economic summit scheduled in March, Egypt’s Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly stated February 25. Read more.

Jean Nouvel Makes Third Attempt at a Skyscraper Design in Paris


02 Mar 2015, Paris, France

Since 2013, Jean Nouvel has been working on Tour Hekla, a new skyscraper to stand in La Défense, the main tall building cluster of Paris. Developed by Hines, it will have 47 floors and consist almost entirely of office space. Read more.