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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 Held for Luxury Tower 1/JBR in Dubai


21 Mar 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for luxury residential tower, 1/JBR. The 46-story project – officially announced during Cityscape in 2015 – is located at the entrance of Jumeirah Beach Residence. Read more.

Mexico's Tallest Tower Approaching Completion


18 Mar 2016, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is progressing on the 246-meter Torre Reforma – characterized by its diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its sides – which is set to become Mexico's future tallest. Read more.

Construction Worker Falls from Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles


18 Mar 2016, Los Angeles, United States

According to fire officials, a construction worker died after he fell from the 53rd floor of the Wilshire Grand Center – the future tallest building in Los Angeles and the US, west of the Mississippi River. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for 20-Story Infinity Building in Sydney


18 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia

Developers and city officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony held for the planned 20-story Infinity building – part of the transformation of Green Square from an industrial zone into a thriving residential hub. Read more.

Construction Group to Build Headquarters in Nanterre


18 Mar 2016, Nanterre, France

A French construction group plans to build itself a headquarters in Nanterre. The 74,000-square-meter complex will accommodate the 4,000 employees currently working in the company's present headquarters. Read more.

64-Story Tower Approved for King Street in Melbourne


17 Mar 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has received approval for its proposed mixed-use tower at 295 King Street in Melbourne. The project, which is predominantly residential, comprises two existing sites at the northwestern corner of King and Little Lonsdale streets. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Skyland Istanbul Towers


17 Mar 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

In the outskirts of Istanbul, steps away from the Seyrantepe subway station and the Türk Telekom Arena, a local developer is currently building a three-tower mixed-used complex known as Skyland Istanbul, designed by Broadway Malyan. Read more.

Winner Announced in Competition for High-Tech Campus in Zhuhai


17 Mar 2016, Zhuhai, China

Aedas recently won a competition to design the Zhuhai Hengqin International Hi-Tech Innovation Park, located in Hengqin, one of the newly announced Free Trade Zones in China. The project aims to become a space for the high-tech industry. Read more.

40-Story Tower Tops Out at 2 North 6th Place in New York


17 Mar 2016, New York City, United States

A tower on the Williamsburg waterfront officially topped out on March 16 at 2 North 6th Place. By the time construction wraps, the tower will hold 554 rental apartments and 512,755 square feet (48,000 square meters) of residential space. Read more.

Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete


16 Mar 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has already reached the 37th floor and is on track for completion by 2018. Read more.

Toronto Waterfront High-Rise Designed to Maximize the View


16 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada

A proposed residential building in Toronto – part of the city's Bayside development – would allow nearly all occupants access to views of the waterfront thanks to its novel twisting form, inspired by the way plants follow the sun. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for 414 Light Street in Baltimore


16 Mar 2016, Baltimore, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 15 for a planned luxury-apartment building at 414 Light Street in Baltimore. The $160 million, 44-story building is scheduled to open in March 2018. Read more.

Hamptons-Style Resort Planned for Ho Tram


16 Mar 2016, Ho Tram, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City urbanites can soon look forward to a Hamptons-style holiday, as a Vietnamese rendition of the famed American destination is on the horizon. The resort will be located a mere two hours from the city. Read more.

Two Tower Project Approved for Queen Street in Melbourne


15 Mar 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian State Government has approved a $750 million two-tower development on Queen Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). The two 79-story towers at 350 Queen Street will include almost 1,600 apartments. Read more.

Vegetated Towers Proposed for Bordeaux


15 Mar 2016, Bordeaux, France

Sou Fujimoto has teamed up with French practice Laisné Roussel to propose a series of timber towers that climb to a total height of 50 meters. Titled Canopia, the mixed-use scheme includes residential units, offices, and retail outlets. Read more.

Local Architects Win Contract to Design Khai Tower in Ho Chi Minh City


15 Mar 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

After beating out 15 other competitors, a local architecture firm has won the contract to design Ho Chi Minh City’s newest office building, The Khai Tower, which is to be located in District 7's Phu My Hung. Read more.

Cardiff Architect Wins Planning for Tallest Tower in Wales


15 Mar 2016, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff practice Rio Architects has won planning for Wales’s tallest tower. The 42-story block of student flats will be built by developer and builder Watkin Jones on a derelict plot in the center of Cardiff. Read more.

First All-Residential Project in 30 Years Coming to La Défense


14 Mar 2016, Puteaux, France

Developers have proposed the first all-residential building for La Défense in 30 years – part of a broader scheme known as Les Jardins de l'Arche, which aims to revitalize the area with a mix of residential, office, cultural, and entertainment spaces. Read more.

Skyscrapers Reshape Balneário Camboriú’s Skyline Amid Shadow Fears


14 Mar 2016, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

A resort town on the northern coast of the southern state of Santa Catarina will soon be home to some of the tallest buildings in South America; however, there are concerns over the shadows cast by the buildings onto the beach. Read more.

Luxury Apartment Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur City Center


14 Mar 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Developer I-Berhad has unveiled plans for the high-end 8 Kia Peng residences in Kuala Lumpur’s city center – the company’s first project outside of its flagship 72-acre (29-hectare) i-City “ultrapolis” development in Shah Alam. Read more.

Proposed Future Tallest Seeks Durban Community Approval


11 Mar 2016, Durban, South Africa

Durban may become home to the tallest skyscraper in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere; that is, if the ambitious proposal for a USD$394 million 88-story skyscraper receives approval. Read more.

35-Story 8X Tower Approved to be Built in Vancouver


11 Mar 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Developers have announced approval for the 35-story, 34,000-square-meter 8X Tower, to be built on the western corner of Richards and Helmcken Streets in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighborhood. Read more.

Demolition of London’s Historic Newcombe House Set for Approval Amid Controversy


11 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom

Planning officers have recommended the go-ahead on controversial plans for an 18-story residential tower in Notting Hill Gate, which will involve the demolition of the historic 1950s Newcombe House. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Turkish Consulate Building across from the UN


10 Mar 2016, New York City, United States

On March 8, new renderings were revealed for the Turkevi Center, a 32-story mission, consulate, and residential building for the Republic of Turkey to be built on Manhattan’s East Side. Read more.

Bates Smart Wins Parramatta Tower Project


10 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia

Architecture firm Bates Smart has been chosen to design Walker Corporation’s Aspire Tower in Parramatta following a design competition. Initially proposed in 2012, the tower has seen a number of iterations and redesigns. Read more.

London Skyscraper Report Claims 436 Proposed Skyscrapers in the City


10 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom

The number of tall buildings earmarked for London’s skyline has grown by more than 100 in less than a year, according to a new report on proposed skyscrapers in the city. The total number of proposed skyscrapers now stands at 436. Read more.

Future Tallest West Coast Skyscraper Structurally Tops Out in LA


09 Mar 2016, Los Angeles, United States

The future tallest West Coast skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles, hit a milestone on March 8 when crews hoisted the final beam to the roof of the tower’s upper-most story, structurally topping out the building. Read more.

High-Rise Rental Towers Proposed for Midtown Toronto


09 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada

Two rental towers have been proposed at the corner of Soudan and Brownlow Avenues in Midtown Toronto. Located at 200 Soudan, the development would add approximately 463 residential units to the area, distributed among the two towers. Read more.

New Images Revealed of London’s Olympicopolis Development


08 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom

The latest images of the proposed Olympicopolis development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been revealed. The site will include a 600-seat theater and a university campus alongside two high-rise residential towers. Read more.

Condo Sales Set to Launch at Ottawa’s ArtHaus


08 Mar 2016, Ottawa, Canada

A Montreal developer is preparing to launch sales for a unique project that combines residential units at height with signature public and commercial components in Ottawa’s downtown core. Read more.