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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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New York’s 50 West Street Completes

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14 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are expected to start moving in over the next few months. Read more.


888 Boylston Street Completes in Boston

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03 Feb 2017, Boston, United States

As the last development site within the Prudential Center complex, the recently completed 71-meter 888 Boylston Street creates a new front door to one of the world’s most successful urban, commercial environments. Read more.


Marco Melbourne Residential Tower Complex Completes

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02 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The signature dual towers of Marco Melbourne recently reached completion, creating a prominent presence on Melbourne’s skyline and a new residential address within the heart of Melbourne at Southbank. Read more.


Curvy Hangzhou Gateway Completes in China

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01 Feb 2017, Hangzhou, China

Architects have completed the 16-story Hangzhou Gateway office building in China. The tower's curvy signature form is derived from two large voids carved into the structure’s mass – a feature inspired by Chinese rice fields. Read more.


Chicago’s Newest Residential Tower Opens in River North

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27 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The recently opened Exhibit on Superior draws its name from its location in the heart of River North’s art gallery and furniture showroom district. The cream colored high-rise contains a variety of unit layouts starting at about $1,700 per month. Read more.


New Photos Reveal Completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha

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24 Jan 2017, Doha, Qatar

OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in exclusive photographs. The building comprises a large 57-meter-tall cube with a façade of precast white concrete. Read more.


Recently Completed Gaia Building in Quito Utilizes Molded Façade System

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10 Jan 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Located in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the recently completed Gaia Building has been built as a new landmark for the city. It comprises a total of 15,000 square meters of mixed-use space and is topped with a large rooftop garden. Read more.


CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

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21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou, China

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. Read more.


Major Residential Complex Completes on Outskirts of Taiyuan

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15 Dec 2016, Taiyuan, China

People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights Residences is set to house 10,000 people. Read more.


City Center Tower Completes in Manila

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14 Dec 2016, Manila, Philippines

Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure's early December completion. Read more.


First of Three Jersey Squared Towers Completes in Jersey City

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12 Dec 2016, Jersey City, United States

Journal Squared 3, a 175-meter and 53-story apartment tower, has completed in Jersey City. With a rectangular form and gridded windows, the tower draws comparisons to 432 Park Avenue in nearby Manhattan. Read more.


Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney

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08 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia

The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master plan for the central business district. Read more.


First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade in Toronto

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01 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now home to its first residents. Read more.


Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes

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30 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings. Read more.


32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York

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22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. Read more.


Plant-Covered Housing Block Completes in Paris

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21 Nov 2016, Paris, France

A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame for plants, allowing their seeds to spread across the city. Read more.


Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes

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21 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China

A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture and interior of the office tower, originally constructed in 1998. Read more.


Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne

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09 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) – has been delivered. Read more.


Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Announces its Completion in Lights

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02 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

Elbphilharmonie has announced its completion to Hamburg in huge illuminated letters. The façade of the building was lit up to spell out "FERTIG" – German for "COMPLETED" – marking the end of a nearly 10-year construction period. Read more.


Residential Garden Tower Completes in Köniz

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31 Oct 2016, Köniz, Switzerland

The 17-story residential Garden Tower has been completed in Köniz. The tower's unique form emerges from a polygonal footprint that extends its floor area as it rises vertically, open on all sides to emphasize its relationship with the landscape. Read more.


Broadway On Ann Project Reaches Completion in Brisbane

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11 Oct 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane apartment market has become a little larger with the completion of Broadway on Ann in Fortitude Valley. With the official completion last week, move-ins across the tower’s 247 sold-out apartments are now underway. Read more.


Riverwalk Completes in Westminster, London

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19 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

A Thames-side development of 116 luxury flats in Westminster, London has been completed. The complex, known as Riverwalk, consists of two curvaceous blocks of six and 17 stories. Read more.


Architects Inscribe Tower in Utrecht with Poetic Verse about Life in City

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15 Sep 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands

A new residential tower in Utrecht hopes to revitalize property design in an area typified by post-war reconstruction. Entitled “De Verkenner,” the building stands as a gatekeeper to the district of Kanaleneiland. Read more.


Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok

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29 Aug 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place among the skyline when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony in celebration of its completion. Read more.


The Grove at Grand Bay Prepares for Opening in Miami

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11 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Construction on the two-tower Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming a new architectural icon for south Miami. Finishing touches are now being put on the units before the scheduled September 2016 grand opening and move-in. Read more.


Tokyo Garden Terrace Opens

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10 Aug 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Garden Terrace recently opened in Kioicho – a neighborhood in the southern district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. The two-tower development consists of the 36-story, mixed-use Kioi Tower and the 21-story Kioi Residence. Read more.


Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed

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26 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has officially reached completion. Read more.


Sydney’s 200 George Street Tower is Now Open

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27 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building was able to achieve a Six-Star Green Star rating. Read more.


London’s Tate Modern Extension Officially Open to the Public

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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.


Monarc at Met 3 Completes in Downtown Miami

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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.