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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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Video Captures Construction of Tour Saint-Gobain in Courbevoie


22 Feb 2017, Courbevoie, France

A new video highlights a complex construction site in La Défense that will soon give way to a 39-story office tower. Simply named Tour Saint-Gobain after its primary tenant, the 178-meter skyscraper is set to complete in 2019. Read more.

New Photos Reveal Progress on NYC’s Nearly Complete Madison Square Park Tower


22 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New photos reveal progress on the glassy exterior and thinly sculpted form of the nearly completed Madison Square Park Tower – a slender 237-meter, 63-story apartment building in the Flatiron District slated to open later in 2017. Read more.

Completion Date Announced for London’s Buckingham Green Refurbishment


22 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

The developers behind the reworking of a 64-meter central London tower – renamed Buckingham Green – that was once the headquarters of Rolls Royce have announced that the scheme is on track to complete in 2018. Read more.

Cladding Installation Underway at Ryerson University’s Jarvis Street Residence in Toronto


22 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Part of a master plan to boost the number of student beds to 2,000 from a mere 850, Ryserson University is developing a new student residence south of Dundas and Jarvis Streets. The project is anticipated to open September 2018. Read more.

Architects Unveil Project at Start of Historic Maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou


21 Feb 2017, Guangzhou, China

Aedas has unveiled its plans for Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-Use Project, a new 80,762-square-meter building sited at the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou, China. Read more.

Construction Date Set for Cape Town’s Tallest Tower


21 Feb 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The construction of a USD$115 million mixed-use building in Cape Town, South Africa, is scheduled to commence in April 2017. Known as Zero2ONE, it is set to be the tallest building in the city upon completion. Read more.

Cladding Installation Begins for Toronto’s Axiom Condos


21 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Just east of Sherbourne Street, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Axiom Condos, a two-tower residential development. Read more.

New Residential Supertall Planned for the Gold Coast


20 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The 22-story International Beach Resort in Surfers Paradise will soon make way for a new 90-story residential tower at 84-88 The Esplanade. The developer has purchased the site for USD$44.5 million in a deal that closes on February 28. Read more.

Architects Reveal Competition-Winning Cradle Towers Proposal for Zhengzhou


20 Feb 2017, Zhengzhou, China

A London-based firm has released images of its competition-winning trade center complex in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers will comprise five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Read more.

Three Snowhill Poised to Realize Birmingham's "Big City Plan"


20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.

Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images


17 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When complete, the China Zun Tower will climb to a height of 528 meters across 108 floors. Read more.

Design Concept for Atlanta’s Ascent Midtown Revealed


17 Feb 2017, Atlanta, United States

A new "Canopy"-branded hotel concept is coming to Midtown Atlanta, currently under construction on West Peachtree Street, according to a press release. The 176-room hotel will be part of Ascent Midtown. Read more.

Structural Forming Nears Completion for Ottawa’s ArtHaus Residences


17 Feb 2017, Ottawa, Canada

A potential landmark is soon to top off in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market area. The 23-story, mixed-use development – ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court – will enrich this area of the nation's capital through an unprecedented mix of uses. Read more.

Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved


16 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today, would be Australia’s tallest building. Read more.

Construction of Leeza Soho in Beijing Reaches Level 20


16 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top out in September, with final completion in late 2018. Read more.

Skyscraper Construction Failure Forces Evacuation of Over a Dozen Buildings in San Francisco


16 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

A construction failure at a partially built skyscraper in downtown San Francisco forced the evacuation of a dozen nearby buildings in the SoMa neighborhood, the city's fire department said on Wednesday, February 15. Read more.

Apartment Sales Launched at Majakka Tower in Helsinki


15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.

Revised Artists’ Alley Presented at Design Review Panel in Toronto


15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Deemed Safe, for Now, as Legal Issues Continue


15 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

Although Millennium Tower has sunk 16 inches and titled two at its base, inspectors have deemed the building safe, at this time. Inspections entailed evaluation of electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems, among other components. Read more.

Stalled Seoul Supertall Could be Resuming Construction


14 Feb 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Construction of the Parc1 complex has been on hold since 2011, but the long-stalled site appears to have some life yet, as crews check erosion and structural stability ahead of the anticipated re-installation of a tower crane. Read more.

New York’s 50 West Street Completes


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.

Beirut Terraces Tower Takes Shape in Lebanon


14 Feb 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

In 2010, Herzog & de Meuron revealed plans for Beirut Terraces, the firm’s first residential project in Lebanon. Now, with the project nearing full completion, photographs detail the building’s distinct layered composition. Read more.

Glazing Climbs Up 30-Story Pierce Boston


13 Feb 2017, Boston, United States

Construction work on Pierce Boston – a triangular, 30-story residential tower – is steadily progressing. Recent photos show that crews are now applying much of the concrete building with its royal blue skin. Read more.

30-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Wharf Street in Brisbane


13 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted an application to build a 30-story residential tower at 152 Wharf Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The proposal consists of 197 apartments of varying layouts and three ground-floor retail tenancies. Read more.

Podium in Place for 33-Story Alter in Toronto


13 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

In the time since construction began on Toronto's Alter in November 2016, work on the four-story podium has advanced and is now wrapping up, marking a major milestone in the project's gradual ascent to a height of 33 stories. Read more.

Conservationists Call for Public Inquiry for St. Michael’s Development in Manchester


13 Feb 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Conservationists are calling on the secretary of state to hold a public inquiry into plans for the St. Michael’s development in Manchester. A primary concern is the planned demolition of historic buildings on Jackson’s Row near Town Hall. Read more.

Timber Office Tower Proposed for Brisbane


10 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Continuing the trend for innovative timber construction, 5 King – a high-performance office building proposed for the Brisbane Showgrounds – is to become the tallest engineered timber building in Australia, according to developers. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 45 Park Place


10 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile, depictions inside the future tower have also been released. Read more.

Toronto's CN Tower Reimagined as Residential High-Rise Covered in Wooden Pods


10 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Clusters of apartment units cling to the sides of the CN Tower in this conceptual proposal. According to the vision, the modular wooden residences would nestle between the giant concrete fins of the 553-meter communications tower. Read more.

Local Broker Discusses Development in Sydney


09 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia

In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Sydney. Read more.