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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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Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

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06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.


Construction Commences on Adelaide’s Next Tallest Building

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27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.


9 DeKalb Avenue Gets Ready to Rise in Downtown Brooklyn

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29 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise will contain 500 apartments and 30,480 square meters of retail. Read more.


Shoreline Gateway East Tower, Long Beach’s Tallest Building, Set to Break Ground

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18 Aug 2017, Long Beach, United States

Ground has been broken on Long Beach’s next tallest building, the 127-meter Shoreline Gateway East Tower. The 315-unit residential building will usurp the current title-holder, the 121-meter One World Trade Center, upon completion. Read more.


New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower

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17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.


Mountain-Like Tower Underway at LUMA Arles in the South of France

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10 Aug 2017, Arles, France

A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.


107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul

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09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.


Construction Underway at 36-Story 159SW Tower in Toronto

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28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.


Miami’s Hyde Beach House Launches Construction as Sister Property Completes

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26 Jul 2017, Miami, United States

The Hyde Beach House project in Hollywood, Florida, is going vertical this summer after breaking ground late last year. There will be 77 residential units and 265 resort-style condominiums across its one-hectare site. Read more.


First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

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27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.


Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago

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23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.


First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland

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07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States

A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.


Banc Apartments Riverfront Tower to Start Construction in Brisbane

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31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for First Domino Sugar Building as Construction Commences in New York City

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31 May 2017, New York City, United States

Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne

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16 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer recently celebrated the start of construction for its latest premium-grade office building in Melbourne with a groundbreaking ceremony on site. The project, called Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, is on track to complete in 2020. Read more.


Work Begins on High-Rise Hospital in Philadelphia

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12 May 2017, Philadelphia, United States

Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story, 1975-built Penn Tower Hotel, which was demolished in 2016. Read more.


Construction Begins on Four-Phase Residential Project in Rostov-on-Don

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10 May 2017, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Construction has begun on the first phase of a new four-tower residential project, called The Seasons. The project will be developed in four phases, comprising almost 1,100 apartments to be completed by the end of 2021. Read more.


Aspen West Campus Student Housing Tower on the Rise in Austin

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10 May 2017, Austin, United States

The co-developer of The Independent is witnessing their latest project come to life near the University of Texas campus. The $60 million Aspen West Campus student housing tower is now under construction at 1909 Rio Grande Street. Read more.


Public Transport Emphasized at St. Leonards Square Groundbreaking in Sydney

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02 May 2017, Sydney, Australia

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for St. Leonards Square, which is part of the larger 472-520 Pacific Highway complex. At the ceremony, the developer's CEO stated that the success of the project hangs on the availability of public transport. Read more.


Foundation Work Completes for Phase One of Winnipeg’s True North Square

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26 Apr 2017, Winnipeg, Canada

The owner of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets continues the transformation of a downtown parcel set to become home to a mixed-use district. Thus far, foundation work has completed on phase one of the four-tower True North Square complex. Read more.


Construction Scheduled for Lightbox at MediaCityUK in Salford

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12 Apr 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

The next phase of construction at MediaCityUK – one of the UK’s largest technology hubs – is starting with a new, luxury residential apartment scheme known as Lightbox. Construction is set to commence on the site at the end of April. Read more.


Construction Underway on 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne

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07 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Currently on the rise in the South Yarra district of Melbourne, 661 Chapel Street will continue the current development spree that the area has seen lately, adding 30 stories and 127 luxury units to the northern end of the neighborhood. Read more.


Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland

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05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.


First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower

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05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.


Construction Date Set for Cape Town’s Tallest Tower

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21 Feb 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The construction of a USD$115 million mixed-use building in Cape Town, South Africa, is scheduled to commence in April 2017. Known as Zero2ONE, it is set to be the tallest building in the city upon completion. Read more.


Three Snowhill Poised to Realize Birmingham's "Big City Plan"

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20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.


Apartment Sales Launched at Majakka Tower in Helsinki

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15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.


38-Story Seattle Office Tower Set to Begin Construction

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07 Feb 2017, Seattle, United States

A developer is set to start work on 2&U, a lifted, 37-story, 665,000-square-foot (62,000-square-meter) office tower in Seattle’s urban core. The $392 million building is named for its location, at Second Avenue and University Street. Read more.


Construction Work Underway on Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center

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27 Jan 2017, Fuzhou, China

Construction is underway for the Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center in Fuzhou, China. The new, 29-story corporate building is set for a site along the Minjiang River in the Straights Financial Street Development of Fuzhou’s Taijian District. Read more.


Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction

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25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary

An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.