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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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Issy-les-Moulineaux Project Brings Urban Renewal Along the Seine River

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30 Jun 2016, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Adjacent to the Pont d'Issy Bridge on the south bank of the Seine River, the latest project in Issy-les-Moulineaux is taking shape. The scheme will redevelop the area along the river with towers of contemporary building typologies. Read more.


Redevelopment Planned for Toronto’s 88 Queen Street East

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30 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A proposal is quickly taking shape for three towers of 29, 33, and 57 stories and an animated public realm planned for the underdeveloped 88 Queen Street East block near Toronto’s downtown core. Read more.


18-Story Office Tower Underway in New York City’s Meatpacking District

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30 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

New York City’s Meatpacking District will soon have a new 18-story office building at 412 West 15th Street. Currently under construction, the project also features the renovation of two adjacent buildings at 413-435 West 14th Street. Read more.


North Korean Government Orders Series of New High-Rises for Pyongyang

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29 Jun 2016, Pyongyang, North Korea

Hoping to show the world that his country is doing just fine despite foreign opposition towards its nuclear weapons program, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on a series of high-rises on Ryomyong Street. Read more.


New York Wheel Reaches Construction Milestone as Foundations Complete

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29 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Measuring 192 meters tall, The New York Wheel is set to rise on the northern end of Staten Island, as construction workers finished pouring its three-meter-deep foundations during the weekend of June 24. Read more.


Approval Granted for Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort, Despite Community Opposition

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29 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

The proposed waterfront Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort in Sydney’s Barangaroo neighborhood has been approved by local officials – a decision that the Australian Institute of Architects described as “disappointing.” Read more.


Topping Out Ceremony Held for Phnom Penh’s Exchange Square

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29 Jun 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Exchange Square, a mixed-use development in Phnom Penh’s emerging financial district, was formally topped out at a ceremony attended by government officials and project stakeholders. The tower is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Read more.


U.S. Bank Tower’s Glass SkySlide Now Open in Los Angeles

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28 Jun 2016, Los Angeles, United States

The U.S. Bank Tower’s new SkySlide – a glass slide suspended 305 meters above downtown Los Angeles – is now open for business. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the tower and extends 15 meters down to the 69th floor. Read more.


Approval Granted for 25-Story Brill Place Tower in London

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28 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

Planning approval has been granted for a 25-story apartment scheme, called Brill Place, close to London’s St. Pancras Station. The design of the structure features two linked masses with inclined scissor-shaped roof planes. Read more.


Hanoi Master Planned Development to House 108-Story Tower

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28 Jun 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam

A new complex centered around a 108-story tower has been proposed along the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai Highway in Hanoi. An estimated USD$1.55 billion will be required for the project, which is expected to be completed by 2025. Read more.


Site Excavation Marks Start of Montréal Condo Project

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28 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada

A new residential tower at 20 de Maisonneuve in Montréal will climb to 22 stories and boast a bold black, white, and red color scheme. Site work is already underway for the project, with crews expected to place the base for a tower crane soon. Read more.


Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open

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27 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building was able to achieve a Six-Star Green Star rating. Read more.


New 151-Meter Bank Headquarters Planned for Dubai

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27 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

After announcing plans for its relocation in January 2016, a Dubai-based bank has appointed a construction company to build its new headquarters building in downtown Dubai. Work is scheduled to begin in December 2016. Read more.


Approval Granted for 23-Story Waterfront Tower in Buffalo

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27 Jun 2016, Buffalo, United States

Buffalo lawmakers granted approval on June 21 to Queen City Landing, setting the stage for the 23-story apartment tower to be constructed on prime waterfront land. The glass and metal tower is expected to complete by the end of 2017. Read more.


3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York

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24 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final bucket of concrete was hoisted to the top of the 69-storey tower. Read more.


Sale Close to Finalizing for Chicago’s Tribune Tower

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24 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States

After narrowing the list of potential buyers down to three, Tribune Media is reportedly close to finalizing a deal that would see its 1925 neo-Gothic high-rise sold to LA-based CIM Group and local partner Golub & Company. Read more.


World’s Longest Tunnel Slide Opens to the Public in London

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23 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom can now boast about having the longest tunnel slide in the world after the nearly 183-meter-long and 76-meter-high ride, simply called The Slide, prepares to open to the public on June 24. Read more.


52-Story Apartment Tower Approved for Auckland

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23 Jun 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

A 52-story apartment building in downtown Auckland has received planning approval from the Auckland Council. The high-rise on Customs Street East is expected to take three to four years to complete. Read more.


Design Revealed for 3 Parramatta Square in Sydney

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23 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

A final proposal for 3 Parramatta Square has been revealed: the 16-story, 35,000-square-meter office tower will set a new benchmark for commercial property in Sydney’s Parramatta neighborhood. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for Montréal’s Alexandra Pier and Iberville International Maritime Terminal

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22 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada

Renderings of the restoration planned for Montréal's Alexandra Pier and the Iberville International Maritime Terminal have recently been released. The plans include a signature 100-meter maritime observation tower. Read more.


The Sky Lobby of Houston’s JPMorgan Chase Tower Now Closed to the Public

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22 Jun 2016, Houston, United States

After years of serving as an unofficial observation point, the 60th-floor Sky Lobby at the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Downtown Houston has recently closed to the public, according to a representative. Read more.


Trio of Skyscrapers Planned for Manchester

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22 Jun 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has won a contest to develop three residential towers within Manchester’s USD$1.9 billion St. John’s regeneration zone. The project will deliver 900 private rented sector homes overlooking the city’s Old Granada Studios. Read more.


Shenzhen to Receive Transit-Oriented Master Planned Development

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22 Jun 2016, Shenzhen, China

A massive development has been planned for the Shenzhen Route 6 Chang Zhen Station site. Dubbed the Shenzhen Metro Changzhen Depot TOD, the project will comprise multiple towers of varying heights and purposes. Read more.


Construction Underway on Mumbai’s Eon Tower

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21 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India

Construction is underway for a new residential high-rise in Parel, one of Mumbai's poshest neighborhoods. The 61-story Eon Tower is being built on a 6,000 square meter site, though no completion date has yet been announced. Read more.


37-Story Office Tower Proposed Near Leadenhall Market site in London

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21 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

A new 37-story office tower has been proposed for London on a site neighboring Leadenhall Market. Work could begin on the 65,000-square-meter project, known as 1 Leadenhall, as early as 2018. Read more.


Core Condos Tops Out in Toronto

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21 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A topping out ceremony was held for Core Condos after the 26-story tower rose to its final height on June 20, 2016. Cladding now climbs nearly two-thirds of the way up the tower, warranting a targeted fall completion date. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City

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21 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Plans have been revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 203 meters to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side of New York City. Demolition of the site's current occupant is underway. Read more.


Completion Date Scheduled for Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

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20 Jun 2016, Hamburg, Germany

Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of 110 meters, it will be the tallest building in the city. Read more.


London’s Tate Modern Extension Officially Open to the Public

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20 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

Switch House, an extension to Tate Modern, is officially open. The site now holds 60 percent more exhibition space for the gallery, which has become one of the city's most important cultural attractions. Read more.


Part of Detroit’s Riverfront Towers Complex Sold for $79.5 Million

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20 Jun 2016, Detroit, United States

Two of three buildings belonging to the luxury Riverfront Towers complex have been sold in a transaction totaling $79.5 million. The 26-story Tower 100 and the 29-story Tower 200 were a part of the deal. Read more.