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CTBUH Global News

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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3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Retrofit Approved for New York’s Time Warner Building


17 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved a rooftop terrace addition to the Time Warner Building. KPF and preservation consultants Higgins Quasebarth & Partners are revamping an extension on the tenth floor. Read more.

Sales Launched for Brisbane Quarter as Construction Continues


17 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space offered to the market for lease. Read more.

Monarc at Met 3 Completes in Downtown Miami


17 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The Monarc at Met 3 apartment tower in downtown Miami is officially open. MDM Development and ZOM have completed their 32-story 116-meter mixed-use tower roughly four years after beginning construction. Read more.

World’s Tallest Free-Fall Ride Envisioned for New York City’s Penn Station


16 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Two Brooklyn developers want to turn the top of Penn Station into the world’s tallest free-fall tower ride – an idea that would be developed alongside all the renovations planned for the outdated transit hub. Read more.

30-Story Rental Tower Planned for Weston Village, Toronto


16 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A site at 22 John Street in Weston Village will soon be home to a 30-story rental tower, a new public space, and a local hub for Artscape. The project is scheduled to officially break ground during the week of June 20. Read more.

Twin Zhejiang Gate Towers to Start Construction in Hangzhou


16 Jun 2016, Hangzhou, China

Initial site work is underway on a pair of sustainable, mixed-use towers in Hangzhou, China. The Zhejiang Gate Towers will rise to heights of 282 meters, featuring a design theme inspired by Chinese characters. Read more.

World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower Prepares to Welcome First Passengers in Brighton


15 Jun 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom

The giant glass and steel doughnut that will transport passengers up and down the 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower is undergoing final tests ahead of its scheduled opening. Read more.

Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Tower Readies for Opening


15 Jun 2016, Adelaide, Australia

Vue on King William has officially become Adelaide’s tallest residential building with the 89 meter, 27-story building scheduled to officially be opened by Deputy Premier John Rau in late June 2016. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 23 Park Row


15 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Demolition is underway on the site of J&R Music and Computer World’s former flagship at 23-32 Park Row. A new 54-story at 23 Park Row will replace the building and three others in a development expected to cost $492 million. Read more.

Refusal Imminent for 56-Story Tower Planned for Canary Wharf, London


15 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

An application for a skyscraper at 225 Marsh Wall in Canary Wharf has been recommended for refusal by the Tower Hamlets Council, which has claimed that the 60-story tower would be an overdevelopment of the site. Read more.

Istanbul’s AND Office Tower Completes


14 Jun 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

A split 110-meter office tower located in the Kozyatağı financial district has officially completed. The 26-story building has been succinctly named AND after the client, the multinational Anadolu Group. Read more.

16-Story Office Building Planned for Brooklyn Navy Yard


14 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

A 16-story office tower, dubbed Dock 72, has been proposed for the western waterfront of The Brooklyn Navy Yard. Upon the project's completion in 2018, the primary tenant will occupy 20,500 of the building's 62,700 square meters. Read more.

Twin 27-Story Residential Towers Under Construction in Jebel Ali, Dubai


14 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor has been named for a pair of 27-story residential towers. Already 70 percent complete, both buildings should be finished by the third quarter of 2017 if construction remains on schedule. Read more.

Design Evolving for 40-Story Rental at Dundas and Auckland in Toronto


13 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a large-scale rental and retail development in Toronto's Six Points area are evolving, as developer Main and Main apply for Site Plan Control. New renderings are revealing a revised look for the 40-story tower. Read more.