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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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Melbourne’s First “Leaning Building” Ready for Tenants

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17 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's first “leaning building” – the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne – is ready for tenants. The project features dramatic raking façades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 stories, in contrasting colors. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Stamford’s Mixed-Use Atlantic Station Nears Opening

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04 Oct 2017, Stamford, United States

The doors will soon be opening for a new 26-story high-rise in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The development at 355 Atlantic Street houses 325 apartment units and 20,520 square feet (1,906 square meters) of retail space. Read more.


31-Story Block of Flats Completes in London’s Docklands

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21 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 31-story, 125-unit block of flats in London’s Docklands has been completed. Dollar Bay is one of three major residential projects in London by the same architect, all of which are due to complete by 2018. Read more.


Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes

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14 Sep 2017, Hangzhou, China

A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Read more.


Melbourne’s Victoria Square Launches Second-Stage Building

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13 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

After selling 90 percent of the apartments in the first Victoria Square tower, the second stage of the development, which is located in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct, has recently launched. Read more.


Canada's Largest Observation Wheel Opens in Montréal

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07 Sep 2017, Montréal, Canada

La Grande roue de Montréal, a 60-meter-tall observation wheel and the largest of its kind in Canada, was officially unveiled to the public on Friday. The riverside wheel will offer views of the city's extensive skyline and heritage buildings. Read more.


Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse

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18 Aug 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne. The complex will feature an automated car-stacking system that can park 157 resident vehicles, allowing 27 apartments to be built in the podium. Read more.


New York’s 33-Story One Hudson Yards Begins Leasing

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08 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

A New York City real estate company has announced the leasing launch at One Hudson Yards, a collection of high-design luxury rental residences with a curated collection of art, wellness, and lifestyle amenities and services. Read more.


Art and Science-Inspired Hotel Tower Opens in Downtown Chicago

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02 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

The 22-story, 195-room Hotel EMC2 has opened in downtown Chicago, and contains 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 120-seat restaurant, and interior designs inspired by the intersection of art and science. Read more.


New Office Building in Seoul Reflects the Passing of Time

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01 Aug 2017, Seoul, South Korea

A slim 14-story office building located next to the Namdeamun Market, the oldest and largest market in South Korea, has been completed, and acts as a counterbalance to the colorful frenzy of the market’s nonstop activity. Read more.


One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong

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17 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising a three-story retail podium, F&B facilities, and office space. Read more.


New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower

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07 Jul 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within the dense central business district. Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.


Repurposed Grain Silo Completes in Copenhagen

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29 Jun 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galvanized steel panels now form faceted balconies and windows that surround the exterior of a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which a Danish studio has finished converting into an apartment building. Read more.


Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

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26 Jun 2017, Miami, United States

After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a hand-painted mural on the façade of the building's lower eight floors. Read more.


Wilshire Grand Center Completes in Los Angeles

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23 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Wilshire Grand Center, now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, will officially open its doors today, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Read more.


New’R Residential Tower Completes in Nantes, France

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23 Jun 2017, Nantes, France

A developer has completed a new housing tower composed of an angular core wrapped in undulating balconies. New’R is located in Nantes and pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera. Read more.


Chicago’s Optima Signature Welcomes First Residents

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22 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

Two years after foundation permits were first issued, the 57-story Optima Signature high-rise in Streeterville has formally opened and welcomed its first tenants this month. The 490-unit apartment project is currently 20 percent leased. Read more.


Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana

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14 Jun 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium. Read more.


Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut

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13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.


Bałtyk Tower Block Completes in Poznań

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05 Jun 2017, Poznań, Poland

An architecture practice has officially completed its first building in Poznań, Poland. The 16-story Bałtyk Tower resembles a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. Read more.


Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Toronto’s Backstage on The Esplanade

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01 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are now wrapping up as the public realm takes shape. Read more.


Class-AA Office Building Completes in Charlotte

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26 May 2017, Charlotte, United States

John Portman & Associates (JPA) has announced the grand opening of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte. A celebration was held on Thursday, May 18 with Charlotte business leaders and commercial real estate professionals. Read more.


Vending Machine-Inspired Tower Dispenses Luxury Cars in Singapore

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22 May 2017, Singapore, Singapore

A 15-story tower in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles – including Bentleys, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis – and is the largest “vending machine” in the world. The showroom opened in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots. Read more.


Unit Closings Underway at Miami’s Biscayne Beach Development as Construction Completes

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11 May 2017, Miami, United States

Joint developers are moving forward with unit closings at Biscayne Beach in East Edgewater. Construction of the 51-story bayfront tower is now complete and an initial temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) has been issued. Read more.


Architect Reflects on Huangshan Mountain Village Following April Opening

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05 May 2017, Huangshan, China

Huangshan Mountain Village, comprising towers of five to 21 stories, has opened after five years of construction. In an interview with Wired, MAD’s founder and principal partner, Yansong Ma, reflects back on the design process for the complex. Read more.


Mixed-Use Torre Américas 1500 Completes in Guadalajara

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03 May 2017, Guadalajara, Mexico

Rising 28 stories, Torre Américas 1500 is the first building to complete as part of a new complex off Américas Avenue – one of the principal highways in Guadalajara – which is emerging as Mexico's architecture hotspot. Read more.


First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City

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26 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga Building,” inspired by its cantilevered balconies. Read more.


120-Meter Beirut Terraces Residential Tower Completes

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18 Apr 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Architects have completed a 120-meter-tall high-rise in the heart of Beirut featuring a series of layered floor plates that float above the ground, referring to the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history. Read more.