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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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Zhuhai’s Tallest Opens to the Public

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22 Oct 2018, Zhuhai, China

A 328-meter hotel and office tower in Zhuhai, China has officially opened its doors to the public after reaching completion in 2017. The 66-floor tower, which is the tallest in the city, occupies a coastal 27-hectare site. Read more.


Mixed-Use High-Rise Debuts in New York City’s Brooklyn

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19 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

A 34-story mixed-use tower has officially opened for occupancy in New York City’s Brooklyn Borough. The building features 270 residential units, co-working office space, a sky lounge, and a 929-square-meter public plaza. Read more.


Modular High-Rise Hotel Completes in New York City

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12 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

A 20-story modular hotel has reached completion on the Lower East Side of New York City. The finished scheme features 300 rooms, local artwork, and an adjacent 316-square-meter landscaped plaza. Read more.


João Pessoa Inaugurates Geneve Tour

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24 Sep 2018, João Pessoa, Brazil

At 183 meters, one of Brazil’s tallest buildings has been inaugurated in the Altiplano sector of João Pessoa. The 51-floor tower includes residential, office, and commercial space, as well as vegetation-lined walls and an AQUA sustainability seal. Read more.


Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018

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17 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown Group in central Sydney by mid-October 2018. The building will host will host 73 serviced apartments among 179 residential apartments. Read more.


Certified Passive House High-Rise in Bilbao Aims for Tallest Designation

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07 Sep 2018, Bilbao, Spain

A recently completed 108-unit residential high-rise has achieved the Passive House energy efficiency standard in Bilbao, northern Spain. At 88 meters, the tower may be the tallest building with that designation. Read more.


Office Portion Opens in Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

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27 Aug 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A 60-story mixed-use tower, the tallest in Philadelphia, has officially opened its doors to employees. The 341-meter high-rise, which has not yet opened to the public, will include residential, office, entertainment, and hotel uses. Read more.


The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day

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23 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a new entrance for visitors and tourists. The new lobby features a two-story-tall model of the iconic building, allowing visitors to observe its detail up close. Read more.


272-Meter Office Tower Officially Joins Taipei Skyline

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14 Aug 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

A 272-meter tower and an adjoined retail building with a three-dimensional stainless-steel lattice façade have reached completion in Taipei. The finished high-rise hosts an insurance company’s offices, as well as restaurants on the top floors. Read more.


Lower Manhattan’s Newest Residential High-Rise Ready for Occupancy in New York City

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13 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

A 241-meter condominium tower has officially reached completion in Lower Manhattan, New York City, with its dwellings slated for immediate occupancy. The 157-unit building features a pool, fitness center, plaza, and private garden. Read more.


Glass Prism Tower Completed in Nairobi

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13 Aug 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

A 34-story glass-and-steel tower, designed to look like prisms stacked upon one another, has debuted in the Upper Hill sector of Nairobi, Kenya. The high-rise incorporates energy-conserving rain-harvesting systems in the design. Read more.


Second of Two Lattice-Lined Twin Towers Debuts in Kuwait City

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08 Aug 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Both towers of a twin-tower complex featuring a three-dimensional lattice façade have officially completed in Kuwait City. The 42-story office tower and 22-story hotel share a podium, and are both topped with a roof terrace. Read more.


28-Story Residential Building Completes in Sydney’s Green Square Town Center

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06 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 28-story residential building has reached completion in Sydney’s Green Square district. The 600-unit ellipsoid-shaped tower is part of a $5.9 billion development in the town center, which is slated for completion in 2030. Read more.


135-Meter Tower Debuts in Euroméditerranée District of Marseille

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31 Jul 2018, Marseille, France

A 135-meter tower featuring a multicolored façade has reached completion in Marseille, France. The tower includes 35,000 square meters of office space and 5,000 square meters of event, collaborative, retail, and public-use space. Read more.


New Images Revealed of Shenzhen’s SBF Tower

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27 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A design firm has released new images of a 208-meter tower nearing completion in Shenzhen. The building’s exterior features two alternating zones of smooth glass offices and cantilevered sky gardens. Read more.


Images Revealed of Completed Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

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26 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A 92,903-square-meter project featuring an energy-saving passive façade has reached completion in Shenzhen. The two-tower development includes an energy company’s headquarters, conference rooms, and retail. Read more.


30-Story Residential Tower of The Atria Complex Reaches Completion in Dubai

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26 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 30-story residential tower of a two-tower complex has reached completion in Dubai. The building houses 219 units, while the accompanying 31-story tower will feature a 347-room four-star hotel. Read more.


Sun-Shaded Tower Debuts in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood

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25 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A 27-story residential building has debuted in Chicago, with over 100 units occupied. The high-rise features a slanted window design, which aims to conserve energy and shield the interior from direct sun and heat. Read more.


Nairobi’s Britam Tower Opens for Business

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25 Jul 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

The second-tallest skyscraper on the African continent has opened for occupation. The 200-meter tower, which reached completion in 2017, includes 32,516 square meters of lettable space and advanced seismic and fire safety technology. Read more.


Dubai's Supertall DAMAC Heights Welcomes First Tenants

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23 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 335-meter residential tower in Dubai has opened the doors to its first tenants. The 640-unit high-rise, which features a view of Palm Jumeirah island, has an estimated value of $653 million. Read more.


Echo Brickell Reaches Completion in Miami

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12 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A 57-story residential hotel has reached completion in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The high-rise features a curved building design and a 42,525-liter aquarium on the ground floor, which houses various tropical fish. Read more.


Three Tower Complex Completes in Albert Embankment District of London

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10 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A three tower complex, rising to a height of 85 meters, has completed on the banks of the River Thames in London. The three buildings feature a customized curved floor plan and accommodate 253 apartments, offices, and restaurants. Read more.


Pharmaceutical Company’s New Headquarters Opens in Tokyo

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06 Jul 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The grand opening of a pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters occurred on July 2nd. The 24-floor building features art installations, office space, and public facilities such as a gym, restaurants, and conference rooms. Read more.


New European Patent Office Inaugurated in Risjwijk, the Netherlands

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29 Jun 2018, Rijswijk, Netherlands

The new European Patent Office building has been inaugurated in the Dutch town of Rijswijk, near The Hague. The tower rises 107 meters and 27 floors, with a slender design that includes rooftop solar panels and a double-skin façade. 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.


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.


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.


Supertall Debuts at New York’s World Trade Center Complex

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11 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

The fourth of five buildings in the new World Trade Center complex has opened. The 69-story tower is currently the fifth-tallest building in New York City, rising to a total height of 329 meters tall. Read more.


Pair of Sinuous Condominium Towers Completed in Penang

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16 May 2018, Penang, Malaysia

Construction on a residential development in the Malaysian city of Penang has been completed. The complex, which features a sinuous design of undulating balconies, includes a total of 460 apartments, a sky garden, terraces, and pools. Read more.