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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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Tallest All-Residential Tower in Germany Reaches Full Height in Frankfurt


13 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

At 172 meters, the tallest all-residential tower in Germany has reached its full height. The 401-unit building comprises 55,000 square meters of gross floor space and is slated for occupancy in 2019. Read more.

Seoul’s Largest Department Store to Join Landmark Parc 1 Complex Development


08 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea

Construction is progressing on a mixed-use complex on Seoul’s Yeouido Island, which includes two high-rise office towers, a hotel, and an 89,100-square-meter department store. The project is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.

First Units of Santa Fe’s ProCreAr Housing Complex to be Delivered Soon


07 Aug 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina

The mayor of Santa Fe, Argentina inaugurated a 10-block paving development adjacent to a two-tower collective housing complex, which is nearing completion. The two towers will deliver a total of 368 units to the neighborhood. Read more.

Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark


02 Aug 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated completion date of mid-2019. Read more.

Phase Three Launched for Asunción’s Torres Mirador Complex


27 Jul 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

A developer has announced plans to proceed with the final phase of a three-tower residential development in Asunción, Paraguay. The residential towers, rising 21, 18, and 14 stories, respectively, feature a total of 183 apartments. Read more.

38-Story Tower Approaches Final Height in Paris’ La Défense District


20 Jul 2018, Paris, France

The new headquarters for a construction material manufacturer has nearly reached its final 165-meter height in the La Défense district of Paris. The building includes an observation deck within a multi-story glass cube atop the tower. Read more.

Underground Levels Taking Shape at Mississauga’s Wesley Tower


20 Jul 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction is progressing on the foundation of a pair of condominium towers in Mississauga, which will rise 19 and 43 stories, respectively. The complex features a five-story podium, housing amenities and outdoor spaces for residents. Read more.

Tower in Bogotá’s Atrio Scheme Aims to Become Colombia’s Tallest


18 Jul 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A two-tower scheme, one of which may become Colombia’s tallest, is well underway in Bogotá. The 201- and 268-meter buildings include residential, office, and hotel units, as well as 10,000 square meters of publicly accessible space. Read more.

Pair of Triangular Skyscrapers Designed for Colombo, Sri Lanka


18 Jul 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Two parallel towers connected by a 54-meter-long skybridge are under construction near along the Sri Lankan coast in Colombo. The pre-certified LEED Platinum complex will house a hotel and luxury homes, and is due to complete in 2021. Read more.

Indonesia’s Future Tallest Building Has Risen to 32 Floors in Jakarta


18 Jul 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Construction on a 333-meter tower in Jakarta, which is poised to become the tallest in Indonesia upon completion, has progressed to the 32nd floor. The mixed-use building is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.

Construction Plans for Kuwait's $86 Billion “Silk City” Revealed


17 Jul 2018, Madinat Al Hareer, Kuwait

A project company will be established to implement Kuwait’s $86 billion Silk City development, as revealed by construction plans. The project includes a 1,001-meter tower and is estimated to complete in stages over 25 years. Read more.

Permits Filed For 43-Story Hotel at New York’s Hudson Yards


17 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Permits to begin construction have been filed for a 148-meter tower in New York’s Hudson Yards development. The high-rise will include 531 hotel rooms and 19,775 square meters of commercial space. Read more.

Benidorm’s Tallest Building Launches Sale of Luxury Apartments


11 Jul 2018, Benidorm, Spain

A 269-apartment residential tower in Benidorm has launched to market, following a change in ownership in 2017. The 192-meter high-rise, which will be the tallest residential building in Spain, is slated for completion in 2019. Read more.

Raffles City Complex in Chongqing is 80 Percent Complete


05 Jul 2018, Chongqing, China

A 1.12 million square-meter mixed-use megastructure in Chongqing featuring a 250-meter-high sky bridge is on track to open in phases by mid-2019. Six of the eight towers of the $4.9 billion development have topped out. Read more.

150-Meter Tower on the Rise in Paris' La Défense Business District


02 Jul 2018, Paris, France

Construction on a 38-story tower in the La Défense business district of Paris is underway, and has now risen five stories above grade. The high-rise will include a 2,000-square-meter forecourt in an effort to pedestrianize the neighborhood. Read more.

Coquimbo’s New Consistorial Building to Cost $39 Million


26 Jun 2018, Coquimbo, Chile

The budget for a new 15-story consistorial building in Coquimbo has been increased to cover seismic code modifications and construction costs. The site is expected to open to the public by 2020. Read more.

Residential High-Rise in Dubai Designed to Look Like an iPod


19 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 26-story building designed to look like an iPod is due to open in Dubai by the end of 2018. The 256-unit residential high-rise will feature technological amenities such as mood lighting, voice control, biometric locks, and mirrors that can monitor health. Read more.

The Pacifica’s ‘Super Penthouse’ in Auckland Hits the Market


19 Jun 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A 178-meter mixed-use tower in Auckland is nearing completion, with a scheduled end date of 2020. The building will house 282 apartments, a five-star hotel, and a two-story, 1188-square-meter penthouse. Read more.

Energy Efficient Office Tower to Join Toronto’s Skyline


18 Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada

Construction is expected to begin in 2019 on a 240-meter-tall office tower in Toronto’s downtown area. The high-rise will feature 11,484 square meters of office space and 1,142 square meters of retail. Read more.

The 82-story 53W53 Tower Structurally Tops Out


15 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

New York City’s 82-story 53W53 condo development has structurally topped out, while façade installation for the 320-meter high-rise has reached the 73rd floor. Once complete, the building will feature 145 residential units. Read more.

First Residents to Move into Melbourne’s Australia 108 Tower


13 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents of the 100-story Australia 8 tower in Melbourne are scheduled to move into the building in June. If completed as planned and on schedule, the tower will become Australia’s second tallest building and Melbourne’s tallest. Read more.

Construction on 138 Willoughby in New York City Reaches 10th Floor


07 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

Construction at Extell Development’s 138 Willoughby in the Brooklyn borough of New York City has reached the 10th floor. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 212-meter-tall high-rise will feature 458 condominiums once complete. Read more.

Construction to Begin on Dubai's Dubawi Project


21 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction on a mixed-use tower in Dubai will begin soon. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the $410 million Dubawi project will include 500 hotel rooms and more than 500 apartment units and penthouses. Read more.

Updated Delivery Schedule Set for Miami Worldcenter Project


18 May 2018, Miami, United States

The developers of the Miami Worldcenter project released construction timelines for multiple buildings in the $2 billion mixed-use development. The concept will total 10.9 hectares spanning 10 city blocks. Read more.

New Details Emerge for The Well in Toronto


08 May 2018, Toronto, Canada

Additional details for The Well, a multi-tower development currently under construction in Toronto, have been revealed. The project includes 139,354 square meters of office and retail space, as well as 1,800 residential units. Read more.

Singapore’s Teck Whye Avenue Apartments Get Mondrian-Inspired Paint Job


08 May 2018, Singapore, Singapore

The façades of blocks 1 to 7 at Teck Whye Avenue, a high-rise residential complex in Singapore, have been painted with designs inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. The program started late in 2017 and was recently completed. Read more.

Construction on Sandton High-Rise Progressing


02 May 2018, Sandton, South Africa

Construction on The Leonardo, a 150-meter mixed-use tower in Sandton, South Africa, has surpassed the city’s current tallest building in height. The high-rise will contain apartments, office space, and retail, as well as luxury amenities. Read more.

China Resources Headquarters Nears Completion in Shenzhen


25 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

The supertall China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen is nearing completion, ahead of its opening later in 2018. The 392.5-meter skyscraper, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be the third-tallest building in the city once complete. Read more.

Developer Says Dubai Marina Project Set for 2019 Completion


18 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of LIV Residence Dubai Marina, a 28-story waterfront high-rise, has announced that the project is set for completion in 2019. The development will offer luxury elements, such as membership to a 5-star beach and tennis club. Read more.

Construction Delays Continue on Skyscraper in Bogotá


16 Apr 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

Construction delays continue to stall the completion of BD Bacatá, which at 216 meters was set to become the tallest building in Bogotá. Once finished, the tower will contain office space, 405 apartments, and 319 hotel rooms. Read more.