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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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Proposed “Tulip” Tower to Begin Construction Soon in Miami


30 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A $300 million project that may surpass Miami’s current tallest building in height is planned to begin construction in the fall of 2018. The 70-story tower includes residential units, a 294-room hotel, and 8,361 square meters of office space. 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.

New Images Revealed of Shenzhen’s SBF Tower


27 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A design firm has released new images of a 208-meter tower nearing completion in Shenzhen. The building’s exterior features two alternating zones of smooth glass offices and cantilevered sky gardens. Read more.

Elevator Company Announces New High-Rise Test Tower and Innovation Center in Atlanta


27 Jul 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 128-meter elevator-testing tower and innovation complex will be built to serve as a German elevator company’s new US headquarters, outside Atlanta. The scheme includes testing space for the company’s ropeless elevator system. Read more.

London’s Chrisp Street Development Earns Council Approval


27 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Planning permission has been granted for a 18,000-square-meter development in London, which would include the demolition of several current structures and deliver 19 new buildings to the Chrisp Street Market area. Read more.

Images Revealed of Completed Shenzhen International Energy Mansion


26 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A 92,903-square-meter project featuring an energy-saving passive façade has reached completion in Shenzhen. The two-tower development includes an energy company’s headquarters, conference rooms, and retail. Read more.

30-Story Residential Tower of The Atria Complex Reaches Completion in Dubai


26 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 30-story residential tower of a two-tower complex has reached completion in Dubai. The building houses 219 units, while the accompanying 31-story tower will feature a 347-room four-star hotel. Read more.

Contractor Confirmed for Tallest Tower of Liverpool’s Infinity Development


26 Jul 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The developer of a three-tower project in Liverpool has selected a contractor to erect phase one of the development. Tower A, the tallest of the scheme at 39 stories, will include 416 new homes, 70 percent of which have been purchased. Read more.

Bank to Move Headquarters to New Detroit High-Rise


26 Jul 2018, Detroit, United States

A banking giant in Michigan has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new high-rise in Detroit. Construction on the 20-story mixed-use building is expected to begin in 2019, with completion slated for the end of 2020. Read more.

Plans Announced for a “Retail Metropolis” at Dubai Creek Harbour


25 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 2.6 million-square-meter retail facility master plan in Dubai has been revealed. Part of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega-development, Dubai Square includes retail, advanced technology, an arts district, a Chinatown, and event space. Read more.

Sun-Shaded Tower Debuts in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood


25 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A 27-story residential building has debuted in Chicago, with over 100 units occupied. The high-rise features a slanted window design, which aims to conserve energy and shield the interior from direct sun and heat. Read more.

41-Story Hotel and Apartment Complex Proposed for Auckland’s CBD


25 Jul 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Developers have proposed a 41-story building to rise in Auckland, which would include 24 apartments and a 225-room hotel. The project is part of a larger development in the city’s CBD, amid increased tourism in the area. Read more.

Nairobi’s Britam Tower Opens for Business


25 Jul 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

The second-tallest skyscraper on the African continent has opened for occupation. The 200-meter tower, which reached completion in 2017, includes 32,516 square meters of lettable space and advanced seismic and fire safety technology. Read more.

Building Permit Filed for Toulouse’s Next Tallest Building


24 Jul 2018, Toulouse, France

Building permits have been filed for a 150-meter green spiral tower to rise in Toulouse, France. The 30,000-square-meter project, located near a UNESCO World Heritage site, includes offices, residential units, a hotel, restaurants, and retail space. Read more.

Vancouver City Council to Vote on Tower That May Obstruct Mountain Views


24 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver City Council is due to vote on a proposed 122-meter tower, amid widespread criticism of the project’s violation of local “view cone” laws. These laws preserve views of the North Shore mountains, city skyline, and water. Read more.

121-Meter Hotel in Guiyang, China, Features 107-Meter Waterfall Attraction


24 Jul 2018, Guiyang, China

A 107-meter waterfall has been built on the side of a high-rise hotel in the central business district of Guiyang. The unique feature uses recycled water to operate and flows for a maximum of 20 minutes, as it costs $117 per hour to run. Read more.

Dubai's Supertall DAMAC Heights Welcomes First Tenants


23 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 335-meter residential tower in Dubai has opened the doors to its first tenants. The 640-unit high-rise, which features a view of Palm Jumeirah island, has an estimated value of $653 million. Read more.

Algorithm Developed at Coruña University to Predict the Vertical Growth of Cities


23 Jul 2018, A Coruña, Spain

Researchers at the Spanish University of Coruña have created an algorithm that aims to predict the skyline growth patterns of cities. The system draws inspiration from evolutionary patterns to produce urban growth trends. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for a 228-Meter Tower in New York’s Long Island City


23 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings for a 74-story proposed tower in the Queens borough of New York City have been revealed. The building is expected to yield 92,903 square meters of mixed-use space, including retail in the base of the structure. 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.

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Waterfront Condo Tower in San Francisco


20 Jul 2018, San Francisco, United States

A 20-story condominium tower has broken ground in San Francisco. The 120-unit building site, which is considered the final major residential development opportunity near the Embarcadero waterfront, will cost $300 million to develop. 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.

Buildings at Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Development Could Rise to 243 Meters


19 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has revealed the master plan for a 28-hectare development along the river, between Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The project may include commercial and residential buildings that rise to 70 stories. Read more.

Architects Selected for Sydney’s Newest Residential High-Rise


19 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 80-story tower is planned to rise over a cinema complex in Sydney, following the appointment of the project’s architects. The mixed-use building is expected to cost $1 billion and take five years to construct. Read more.

31-Story Residential Tower Proposed to Rise in Madrid’s Chamberí District


19 Jul 2018, Madrid, Spain

A proposed 42,401-square-meter development in the Chamberí district of Madrid has received initial approval. The project includes a 100-meter residential building, which remains subject to public evaluation and revision until August 6th. 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.

47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston


18 Jul 2018, Houston, United States

A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will occupy five floors and 14,400 square meters of space. The building features three urban gardens, retail space, and linear “sky atria” to draw in natural light. 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.