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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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Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Announces its Completion in Lights

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02 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

Elbphilharmonie has announced its completion to Hamburg in huge illuminated letters. The façade of the building was lit up to spell out "FERTIG" – German for "COMPLETED" – marking the end of a nearly 10-year construction period. Read more.


Montreal’s Icône Nord Nears Completion

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02 Nov 2016, Montreal, Canada

The first tower of Icône Condos in Downtown Montreal is nearing completion. Recent photos of the complex show that glazing has gone up on the taller tower, dubbed Icône Nord, with only some small gaps in the façade remaining. Read more.


Connected Residential High-Rises Could Become Miami’s Tallest

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02 Nov 2016, Miami, United States

Taking advantage of updated height limit regulations, a connected pair of proposed residential towers will top out at 320 meters in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. If built today, the towers would share the title of the city’s tallest building. Read more.


New Skyscraper Proposed in Cape Town, Would be City’s Tallest

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01 Nov 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

A brand new skyscraper is in the pipeline to be built in Cape Town. Comprising 42 stories, the tower would qualify as the city’s tallest building. This title is currently held by the city’s Portside Tower, which rises 32 stories. Read more.


Go-Ahead Given for Office Tower Project in Stratford, London

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01 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Developers have gained consent for the third major building in the International Quarter development at Stratford in east London. The large office project will rise to 21 stories, offering almost 74,322 square meters of space. Read more.


Foundation work underway on 416–420 Kent Avenue in New York City

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01 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Foundation work is underway for a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River in New York City. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers. Read more.