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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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Dubai Blaze Raises Questions over Gulf Skyscraper Cladding

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04 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year's Eve – the emirate's third high-rise fire in three years – has raised fresh questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the region. Read more.


Waterfront Master Plan Revealed in Metropolitan Cebu

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04 Jan 2016, Cebu, Philippines

An idle 20-hectare waterfront property at a reclamation area in Mandaue – part of Metropolitan Cebu, the Philippine’s second city – will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community aimed at becoming a lifestyle destination. Read more.


Plans to Build a Larger Version of the Colossus of Rhodes have been Proposed

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04 Jan 2016, Rhodes, Greece

Plans to construct a new, larger inhabitable Colossus of Rhodes – that will stand almost four times taller than the original – have now been put in motion by a small collective of architects, engineers, and tourism agents. Read more.