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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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Fire Breaks Out at Residential High-Rise in Mumbai

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13 Jun 2018, Mumbai, India

A fire broke out on the top floors of a residential high-rise in Mumbai on June 13. Firefighters were able to control the fire, and while 100 people were evacuated from the building, there were no reported fatalities. Read more.


New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China

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12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.


Investment Group Secures $20 million for the Construction of Millennium Plaza in San Salvador

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12 Jun 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

A new project in San Salvador is receiving upwards of US$103 million, and will include a 24-story office high-rise. Known as Millennium Plaza, the development is located in a prominent area, and aims to become an architectural icon of San Salvador. Read more.


Architect Wins Proposal for 25-Story Tower in South London’s Croydon

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12 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 25-story tower in Croydon has won approval by the South London council. The project, being delivered as part of a home building drive, will create 128 homes located above 815 square meters of office and commercial space. Read more.


Retrofitted Building in Madrid to Feature Stainless Steel Façade

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11 Jun 2018, Madrid, Spain

A 121-meter high-rise with 32 floors in Madrid is undergoing a major retrofit. The refurbished building will feature a new stainless-steel façade, while maintaining the original composition of the structure. Read more.


Construction Has Begun at Mississauga Square

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11 Jun 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction on a proposed 33-story condominium and townhome development has begun. The 392-unit building in Mississauga will feature one- to three-bedroom units ranging in size from 42.5 square meters to 194.2 square meters. Read more.


Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights

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11 Jun 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the market in July. The $914 million project will include 479 residential units, retail, and a rooftop with panoramic views of the coastline. Read more.


Supertall Debuts at New York’s World Trade Center Complex

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11 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

The fourth of five buildings in the new World Trade Center complex has opened. The 69-story tower is currently the fifth-tallest building in New York City, rising to a total height of 329 meters tall. Read more.


A High-Rise University Campus in Madrid is Under Construction

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08 Jun 2018, Madrid, Spain

A 181-meter tall vertical university campus tower is under construction near the former Real Madrid Sports Center site. The building will be able to accommodate 6,000 students and more than 500 employees. Read more.


Second Timber Office Tower Approved for Sydney’s Barangaroo South

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08 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A proposed timber office tower has been approved at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The project will consist of 10,000 square meters of commercial floor space and 680 square meters of retail. Read more.


Miami’s Midtown 8 Has Topped Off

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08 Jun 2018, Miami, United States

A 28-story residential tower and accompanying 10-story parking garage and retail center designed by Stantec have topped off in Miami's Midtown district. The two structures will be connected by seven bridges. Read more.


Supertall Tower Approved for Tel Aviv

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07 Jun 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Tel Aviv municipal government has approved the Bein Arim Tower, a 400-meter, 100-story hotel and office high-rise that could become Israel’s tallest upon completion. The building will contain 120,000 square meters of space for tenants. Read more.


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

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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.


Portsmouth Residents to Leave Large Panel System Blocks Following Safety Concerns

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07 Jun 2018, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

The Portsmouth Council has made the decision to move all 800 residents out of two 18-story apartment blocks, Leamington House and Horatia House, after structural surveys revealed the concrete was not as strong as expected. Read more.


Kaslik Resort to Begin Construction

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06 Jun 2018, Kaslik, Lebanon

A mixed-use resort is scheduled to rise along the Kaslik seafront north of Beirut. The project features a 28-floor, 120-room hotel, as well as retail, restaurants, residential chalets, and a yacht marina. Read more.


Supertall Skyscraper Proposed for Punta del Este Site

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06 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

A 300-meter tower has been proposed as part of a tourist complex development in the San Rafael beach district of Punta del Este. In total, the project would cover about 120,000 square meters of construction. Read more.


Winner Announced for Master-Planning Competition in Novorossiysk, Russia

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06 Jun 2018, Novorossiysk, Russia

The winner of a master-planning competition for Novorossiysk’s seafront has been announced. The proposed design spans 13.9 hectares and includes nine buildings, a new fishing port, a marina, and piers. Read more.


Office Block to be Built on $2.94 Billion Site in Hong Kong

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05 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China

An office development is projected to rise at an expensive site in the Central district, with an estimated price of $1 million per square meter. The lot was the first commercial land to be sold by Hong Kong’s government in the area since 1996. Read more.


New Designs Unveiled for London’s Stratford Waterfront

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05 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

New renderings for a development on part of the former 2012 Olympics site in London have been revealed. A major broadcaster is set to relocate to the site, alongside a theater, a museum, and 600 new homes. Read more.


$500 Million Mixed-Use High-Rise Planned for the Uptown District of Houston

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05 Jun 2018, Houston, United States

A 111,484 square-meter mixed-use development is projected to break ground in the Uptown district in 2019. The project includes a 32,516 square-meter office tower, with an estimated cost of $500 million. Read more.


Dubai's Address Downtown Opens Doors After Two-Year Closure

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04 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 63-story Address Downtown has completed renovations and reopened, after a fire damaged the building in 2016. The revamped hotel features a new interior, additional rooms and suites, and a lounge bar on the top floor. Read more.


'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out

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04 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An 18-story, 133-unit residential tower in New York City has topped out. The high-rise incorporates punched windows and a “prismatic corner” of glass, which reflects a collage depicting the diversity of the neighborhood. Read more.


Number of Homes Doubled in Reworked Maidenhead Development Plans

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04 Jun 2018, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

New plans for a proposed 1.3-hectare development, 100 meters from Maidenhead Station, have been submitted. The number of residential units included in the six-building project has increased from 225 to 519. Read more.


Western Sydney ‘Aerotropolis’ Gets Public Funding Boost

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01 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A new airport city in Sydney will receive a large investment of public funds to create an 'aerotropolis' that includes multiple high-rises, including a new World Trade Center, designed by Woods Bagot. Read more.


The Alexander in Philadelphia Celebrates Grand Opening

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01 Jun 2018, Philadelphia, US

The Alexander, a luxury high-rise with residential units stacked atop townhouses and ground-floor retail, had its Grand Opening this May 2018. The Harman Group brought the structural plans for the multi-use space to completion. Read more.


Orion Towers to Win Backing by Gold Coast Council

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31 May 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Two towers, the tallest of which is 328 meters and 103 stories, have been approved by the Surfers Paradise Council in Australia’s Gold Coast. They are slated to be among the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere, and will contain 1,127 dwelling units. Read more.


Dubai Creek Tower Pile Cap Construction Complete

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30 May 2018, Dubai, UAE

The Dubai Creek Tower has surpassed a construction milestone, the completion of the pile cap, two months ahead of schedule. The concrete placement work to date weighs 120,000 tons. The Emaar Properties / Dubai Holding project has also undergone aerodynamic shape optimization studies. Read more.


San Salvador’s La Zona Rosa is Revitalized with New Projects, Including Century Tower

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29 May 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador’s Zona Rosa is getting seven new projects, including the Insigne Corporate Building, a 18-story office building that includes a co-working space and brainstorming room. Other projects include a mix of residential, office and retail buildings. Read more.


Beirut's Burj El Murr, An Unfinished Skyscraper, Has Been Decorated

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29 May 2018, Beirut, Lebanon

An unfinished 34-story skyscraper in Lebanon’s capital, abandoned since 1975, has been adorned with brightly-colored, striped curtains in a temporary art installation by the artist Jad El Khoury. Read more.


Approval Granted for Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens

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25 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne will be getting another mixed-use tower in its CBD after receiving approval from the City. The tower will include 70 apartments over 25 levels, and 3,000 square meters of commercial space. Read more.