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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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Bolivia’s New Presidential Palace Tower Inaugurated in La Paz

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22 Jun 2018, La Paz, Bolivia

A new presidential palace called the “Great House of the People” has been inaugurated in La Paz. The 29-story building rises 120 meters and features a heliport, seven elevators, and a 1,068-square-meter presidential suite. Read more.


Malaysian Government to Inject $724 million to Complete Kuala Lumpur Development

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22 Jun 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A 28-hectare financial development in Kuala Lumpur will receive additional funding from the Malaysian government to complete the project. Two towers on the site have topped out and are scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.


Proposed Supertall Tower in Los Angeles Could Become Tallest in the US West

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22 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Renderings for a 337.7-meter tower have been submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The glass-wrapped tower will include 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, 2,667 square meters of commercial space, and a rooftop swimming pool. Read more.


Residential Supertall 35 Hudson Yards Tops Out

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21 Jun 2018, New York, United States

A 308-meter-tall high-rise has topped out in New York City. The project, part of six tower development at Hudson Yards, includes 137 residences, a 217-room hotel, retail space, a sky lobby, and spa amenities. Read more.


Updated Plans Released for Quebec’s Le Phare Development

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21 Jun 2018, Quebec, Canada

Plans for the Le Phare development in Quebec have been updated, raising the project’s budget by $117 million. Alongside four towers, the scheme includes a public square, a 1,200-seat theater, and an underground transportation hub. Read more.


Cartagena Development May be Demolished and Suspended Indefinitely

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21 Jun 2018, Cartagena, Columbia

A five tower project under construction near the Castillo Dan Felipe in Cartagena may be demolished and discontinued, as recommended by the government and UNESCO. The residential development proposes a threat to the city’s World Heritage status. Read more.


Images of New Tower at the Port of Aarhus Revealed

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21 Jun 2018, Aarhus, Denmark

Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new tower’s geometry will be constructed. Read more.


Supertall Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles

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20 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

The developers behind a proposed 310.9-meter-tall mixed-use high-rise have submitted their plans with the City of Los Angeles. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower will house a hotel, 120 condominiums, and 450 rental units. Read more.


Banking Giant Confirms New Dubai Headquarters to Open Next Month

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20 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A British banking giant expects to open its $250 million Middle East headquarters in Downtown Dubai in July 2018. The 20-story tower, reportedly built by Multiplex, was originally announced in January 2016. Read more.


Residential Tower Adds Color to São Paulo Skyline

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20 Jun 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

A colorful residential tower has recently been completed in São Paulo. The 85-meter building includes 123 units with large individual terraces, and common areas for residents such as a pool, restaurant, and parking. Read more.


Residential High-Rise in Dubai Designed to Look Like an iPod

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19 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 26-story building designed to look like an iPod is due to open in Dubai by the end of 2018. The 256-unit residential high-rise will feature technological amenities such as mood lighting, voice control, biometric locks, and mirrors that can monitor health. Read more.


The Pacifica’s ‘Super Penthouse’ in Auckland Hits the Market

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19 Jun 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A 178-meter mixed-use tower in Auckland is nearing completion, with a scheduled end date of 2020. The building will house 282 apartments, a five-star hotel, and a two-story, 1188-square-meter penthouse. Read more.


Vaughan Developer Proposes New Condo Scheme Next Door to Cancelled Project

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19 Jun 2018, Vaughan, Canada

Two high-rise condominium towers, rising 33 and 39 stories respectively, have been proposed near the site of an abruptly cancelled condo development in Vaughan. The new plans have been presented to the city council. Read more.


Major Automaker to Rehab Detroit's Michigan Central Station

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19 Jun 2018, Detroit, United States

The long-abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit has been purchased by a major automaker and is set to become part of a new technology center. The 18-story building was once the tallest train station in the world. Read more.


Plans for 40-Story Tower in Downtown Grand Rapids Shrinks to 13 Stories

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18 Jun 2018, Grand Rapids, United States

A developer has altered a proposal for what was originally planned as a 40-story high-rise in Grand Rapids, removing the apartment portion of the project. The building will now rise 13 stories and 49 meters, and contain a hotel. Read more.


Energy Efficient Office Tower to Join Toronto’s Skyline

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18 Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada

Construction is expected to begin in 2019 on a 240-meter-tall office tower in Toronto’s downtown area. The high-rise will feature 11,484 square meters of office space and 1,142 square meters of retail. Read more.


Updated Plans for Punta del Este Tower Reduce Height

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18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.


Commercial Tower Tops Out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour Precinct

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18 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-story commercial office tower has topped out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project is the latest of 23 buildings erected within the six-hectare sector since 2004. Read more.


Morpheus Hotel Opens in Macau

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15 Jun 2018, Macau, China

The 40-story Morpheus hotel has opened at an entertainment resort in Macau. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 770-room building features a twisting free-form exoskeleton that negates the need for internal walls or columns. Read more.


The 82-story 53W53 Tower Structurally Tops Out

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15 Jun 2018, New York, United States

New York City’s 82-story 53W53 condo development has structurally topped out, while façade installation for the 320-meter high-rise has reached the 73rd floor. Once complete, the building will feature 145 residential units. Read more.


Beauty Company Headquarters Completes in Seoul

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15 Jun 2018, Seoul, South Korea

A 30-story cube-shaped building has been completed in Seoul. The 100-meter square structure will house a beauty company’s headquarters, as well as a museum, auditorium, library, and childcare facility. Read more.


Office High-Rise Tops Out in Shenzhen

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14 Jun 2018, Shenzen, China

An office high-rise designed by WOHA has topped out in Shenzhen. The 150,000-square-meter scheme will include extensive landscaping at various heights to echo the area's topography, rising up to 246 meters. Read more.


Architect Wins Competition to Design High-Rise in Tempere, Finlan

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14 Jun 2018, Tempere, Finland

A Helsinki- and Copenhagen-based architecture firm has won a contest to revitalize the former industrial area of Tempere, Finland. The new scheme will include a public square and a 16-story residential tower. Read more.


Luxury High-Rise Hosts Grand Opening in Chicago’s South Loop

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14 Jun 2018, Chicago, United States

A new 33-story luxury high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop held its grand opening on June 14. The building contains 496 rental units, with amenities that include a movie theater, an in-house fitness center, a rooftop deck and a mini-bowling alley. Read more.


First Residents to Move into Melbourne’s Australia 108 Tower

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13 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents of the 100-story Australia 8 tower in Melbourne are scheduled to move into the building in June. If completed as planned and on schedule, the tower will become Australia’s second tallest building and Melbourne’s tallest. Read more.


Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road

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13 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel rooms, serviced apartments, meeting rooms, and food and beverage establishments. Read more.


Fifty-Story Building Proposed in Santa Clara

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13 Jun 2018, Santa Clara, United States

A development including a 50-story office building and a 35-story residential tower has been proposed for Santa Clara. If approved and completed as designed, the office tower may become the tallest Bay Area building outside of San Francisco. Read more.


Fire Breaks Out at Residential High-Rise in Mumbai

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13 Jun 2018, Mumbai, India

A fire broke out on the top floors of a residential high-rise in Mumbai on June 13. Firefighters were able to control the fire, and while 100 people were evacuated from the building, there were no reported fatalities. Read more.


New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China

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12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.


Investment Group Secures $20 million for the Construction of Millennium Plaza in San Salvador

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12 Jun 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

A new project in San Salvador is receiving upwards of US$103 million, and will include a 24-story office high-rise. Known as Millennium Plaza, the development is located in a prominent area, and aims to become an architectural icon of San Salvador. Read more.