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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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Supertall 53 West 53rd Begins to Take Shape in New York City

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28 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Vertical construction at the 53 West 53rd site has overtaken its neighbor, the 1965-built Financial Times Building. The Midtown Manhattan supertall boasts a unique metal and glass exoskeleton expressing the building's structural system. Read more.


Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North

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27 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and rumors of a pending start of construction. Read more.


Victoria One Tops Out in Melbourne

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26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The core structure of the under construction Victoria One has topped out at 246 meters. The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on June 17 and took 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement. 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.


Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Eight Eleven Uptown

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21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the Chicago development landed a full, $45 million construction permit on June 19. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

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21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.


Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017

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21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted permitting. A major investment in the city's transit system has also been announced. Read more.


Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

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20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.


45-Story Fort Lauderdale Tower to Open in September

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16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.


54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York

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14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. 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.


Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal

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13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.


Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building

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13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.


Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall

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12 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016. But site work is now beginning for the project. 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.


Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah

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30 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure ever built. Read more.


Paradigm Mall in Johor Baru to Open in November 2017

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25 May 2017, Johor Baru, Malaysia

Paradigm Mall Johor Baru is set to open its doors in November this year. The project comprises commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential uses across 120,770 square meters of lettable gross floor area, capped by a 24-story tower. Read more.


China Unveils Giant Spokeless Ferris Wheel in Weifang

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24 May 2017, Weifang, China

On the Bailang River bridge in Weifang, China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of “World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel,” according to developers. The ride measures a total height of 140 meters. Read more.


Contractor Named for Dubai Supertall Tower

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23 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction contractor Arabtec has announced it won a Dh1.46 billion (US$397 million) contract to build Al Wasl Tower in Dubai. The mixed-use tower is being developed on a site on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Mall. Read more.


Sky Bridge Installed at the Address Residences Sky View Complex in Dubai

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19 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address Residences Sky View complex in Downtown Dubai. Read more.


Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development

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19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.


New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York

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18 May 2017, New York City, United States

Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress and expected results. Read more.


Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate

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16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given planning for a shorter design of 59 stories. Read more.


New Owners Rebrand Seattle High-Rise Project

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15 May 2017, Seattle, United States

The team behind the Potala Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower under construction in downtown Seattle, is rebranding the development as Arrivé. The tower is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. Read more.


Construction Contractor Declares Melbourne’s EQ Tower Officially Complete

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15 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has just completed work on the 63-story EQ Tower, delivering the brand new residential building to Melbourne’s CBD skyline. The tower comprises a total of 633 apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Read more.


Mountain-Shaped Tower Complex Nears Completion in Beijing

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12 May 2017, Beijing, China

New images offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of Chaoyang Park Plaza. Construction began on the project in 2012, with the main focus being a pair of asymmetrical skyscrapers modeled on the shapes of rock formations. Read more.


Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans

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12 May 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø, the complex will offer residential, retail, and conference uses. Read more.