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India Related Initiatives

CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum
23 Feb 2017, Colombo – Event Report
The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global Lift and Escalator Expo at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Draft Code Technical Discussion Held by CTBUH India
11 Apr 2015, Mumbai – Event Report
CTBUH India organized a half-day technical discussion on the draft code with twenty-one prominent practicing structural engineers discussing it's theoretical background
CTBUH Presents Keynote at Mumbai Awards Event
12 Oct 2012, Mumbai – Event Report
Speaking to the CW Architects and Builders Awards, Public Affairs Manager Kevin Brass addressed the latest trends in the industry and challenges facing future development.
CBM Engineers and Sterling Engineering Present on Palais Royale Tower
21 Sep 2012 – Conference Video and PPT
India, with its relatively young tall building industry, is now beginning to experiment with the supertall, a handful of which are now under construction in Mumbai. The first of these scheduled to complete is the 320-meter Palais Royale Residential…
CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012, New Delhi – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson, of NBBJ, and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, of Samsung, recently spoke at a CTBUH seminar on building technology.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
2010 Mumbai Conference Report
Feb 2011, Mumbai – CTBUH Publication
The Mumbai Post Conference Review celebrates some of the best moments of the 2010 Mumbai Conference. The report summarizes and profiles a number of the many memorable messages.
2009-2010 Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai – Final Review
30 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The completion of an intense semester of work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT advanced architectural studio was marked by the final reviews.
The Remaking of Mumbai Field Visit
26 Jan-7 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
With the support from the CTBUH and RoMF, twelve advanced architectural students from the IIT left the cold winter of Chicago for a two week visit to the project site, in the C-ward.
2010 Mumbai World Conference: Remaking Sustainable Cities
3-5 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Conference Report
Rapid urbanization of developing countries such as India and China over the past decade have resulted in almost 200,000 people migrating from rural to urban regions every day.
C - Ward
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
The C Ward of Mumbai consists of some of the oldest localities of the city. These areas have been urbanized since the past 100 years and accommodate a large population.
Palais Royale
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
Located in Worli, Mumbai, Palais Royale is a first-of-its-kind residential project by Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Ltd : it is India’s first and largest green residential building.
Kanchanjunga Apartment Tower
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
In Mumbai, a building has to be oriented east-west to catch prevailing sea breezes and to open up the best views of the city.
Dharavi
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
India’s largest slum, Dharavi, lies on prime property right in the middle of India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay). It is home to more than a million people.
South Mumbai Cultural Tour
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
Mumbai, a melting pot of cultures, pulsates with activity. India’s financial powerhouse and also the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai dazzles the visitor.
Mumbai 2010: Conference Dinner
3 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
The Conference Dinner was held in the evening after the first day’s proceedings, and took place amidst the lovely ambiance of the terraced garden of the Renaissance Hotel and Conference
Mumbai 2010: Welcome / VIP Reception
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
Amidst the spectacular setting of the Renaissance Hotel’s upper garden terrace, the Welcome/VIP Reception took place the evening before the conference.
Trustees Meeting 2010, Mumbai
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
The 2010 annual Trustees meeting took place prior to the CTBUH 2010 World Conference Mumbai, in the same venue as the conference, the Renaissance Hotel Mumbai.
Promotional Tour for Mumbai Conference
Dec 2009, Mumbai – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood undertook a promotional tour of India for the Mumbai conference. The tour took in Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
Antony Wood Presents at ET Think Turf Round-table Discussion
1 Dec 2009 – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood participates in a round table discussion at the Times of India headquarters in Mumbai, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai - Final Reviews
7 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT ‘Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai’ advanced architectural studio.
The Remaking of Mumbai, Tour
1-11 Feb 2009, Mumbai – Tour Report
Ten advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Prof. Antony Wood to engage in the urban issues of the C-ward district of Mumbai.

Featured Tall Buildings in India

Imperial Towers

Imperial Towers, Mumbai

Among the tallest twin towers in the world, Imperial Towers completed as the tallest building in India in 2010 and have helped redefine luxury towers on the Mumbai skyline.

Kanchanjunga Apartments

Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai

One of the best known towers in India, Kanchanjunga Apartments reinterpret Indian traditional living patterns in the sky, rooting the design in its cultural context.

Residence Antilia

Residence Antilia, Mumbai

Antilia is a residential complex that at the time of completion, in 2010, was reported to be the most expensive home in the world – it includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.

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India Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in India, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Patron

Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
WIND ENGO ENVE

Donor

Larsen & Toubro Larsen & Toubro
CON STRC MEP FIN

Contributor

DB Realty Ltd. DB Realty Ltd.
DEV CON
Radius Developers Radius Developers
DEV

Participant

ARK Studio Inc. ARK Studio Inc.
ARCH URB INTR
BluEnt BluEnt
COMP
Capacite Infraprojects Ltd. Capacite Infraprojects Ltd.
CON
DSP Design Associates DSP Design Associates
ARCH URB INTR
Glass Wall Systems (India) Glass Wall Systems (India)
MATR CON FAC
Kalpataru Limited Kalpataru Limited
PROP DEV FIN OWN

Academic

Ansal University Ansal University
ACAD

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CTBUH India

CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum

23 Feb 2017, Event Report – The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global…

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 Aug 2016, CTBUH Research – CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of…

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

17 Sep 2015, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of…

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Girish Dravid

Country Representative

Girish Dravid
Sterling Engineering, Mumbai

Charu Thapar

CTBUH Trustee

Charu Thapar
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc, Mumbai

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Charu Thapar

CTBUH Trustee

Charu Thapar
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc, Mumbai

Girish Dravid

Country Representative

Girish Dravid
Sterling Engineering, Mumbai

Anil Hira

City Representative

Anil Hira
Buro Happold, Mumbai

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Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad
23 Nov 2016 – Hyderabad, India
The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's…
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World’s Tallest Religious Skyscraper Under Construction in Vrindavan, Mathura
9 Nov 2016 – Mathura, India
A 213-meter structure which, upon completion, could be the world’s tallest religious tower, is currently under construction in Vrindavan, Mathura. Work is already…
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Contractor Named for Residential Scheme in Mumbai
13 Oct 2016 – Mumbai, India
Leighton Asia has entered into an agreement to deliver a major residential scheme in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The so-called Ten BKC scheme, owned by Radius…
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Construction Underway on Mumbai’s Eon Tower
21 Jun 2016 – Mumbai, India
Construction is underway for a new residential high-rise in Parel, one of Mumbai's poshest neighborhoods. The 61-story Eon Tower is being built on a 6,000 square meter…
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Luxury Residential High-Rise Launched in Mumbai
9 Jun 2016 – Mumbai, India
Located in Prabhadevi, the 51-story Sumer Trinity Vertical has officially launched sales. Currently under construction, the luxury residential tower is the third building…
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Bombay High Court Demands Demolition of Mumbai High-Rise
29 Apr 2016 – Mumbai, India
On April 29, The Bombay High Court ordered the demolition of a high-rise building known as Adarsh for violation of green norms. The building was allegedly constructed in…
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Proposed South Bay Skyscraper in Mumbai Designed to Resemble a Ship
29 Feb 2016 – Mumbai, India
A 70-meter residential high-rise – dubbed The South Bay – has been designed to resemble a luxurious cruise ship ready to set sail. To complete the illusion, residences…
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Hyperions Project Envisions High-Rise Ecosystem for New Delhi
23 Feb 2016 – New Delhi, India
Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a high-rise vision called Hyperions, a study that aims to combine sustainable food systems, sky bridges, and mixed-use…
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Indian IT Company Proposes World’s Tallest Free Standing Clock Tower in Mysore
8 Feb 2016 – Mysore, India
An IT company has announced plans to build the tallest free standing clock tower in the world in the southern Indian city of Mysore. The tower, which will be built on its…
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$10 Billion Wanda Industrial City to be Built near Delhi
29 Jan 2016 – Delhi, India
China’s largest property company is planning a massive $10 billion commercial property launch in India with the creation of a 13-square-kilometer city near Delhi, dubbed…
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Mumbai High Court Rules on Illegal Construction at the Palais Royale
28 Jan 2016 – Mumbai, India
In a fresh setback for the Palais Royale, the Bombay High Court held on January 27 that the top 13 floors of the 56-story building, as well as a 15-story public parking…
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France’s Bouygues Debuts in India with Four Luxury Condo Towers
25 Jan 2016 – Mumbai, India
Property developer Oberoi Realty has awarded a contract for the construction of two condominium complexes in Mumbai to a joint venture comprising Bouygues Bâtiment…
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Vijayawada Tower Will Feature Modular Elements That Residents Can Personalize
19 Aug 2015 – Vijayawada, India
An architecture studio has devised a modular façade system for a high-rise block in Vijayawada, India, that will allow residents to customize the appearance of the…
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Mumbai Gets 90-Meter Snorkel to Combat High-Rise Fires
18 Aug 2015 – Mumbai, India
Three years after planning to import a new snorkel to combat high-rise fires, the Mumbai Fire Brigade unveiled the brand new 90-meter device. The hydraulic platform can…
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“Containerscraper” Poses Housing Solution for Mumbai
12 Aug 2015 – Mumbai, India
A vision aiming to find a temporary housing solution for the densely populated Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India would employ shipping containers as a volumetric unit of…
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Beirut-Based Firm Wins $78.5 Million Contract in Gurgaon
10 Aug 2015 – Gurgaon, India
A Beirut-based construction firm has just won its sixth major construction contract in India four years after its entry into the market. The firm has played a role in…
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High Court Restricts Developer from Constructing Illegal High-Rises in Mumbai
17 Jul 2015 – Mumbai, India
The Bombay high court, in an important interim order on July 16, restrained developers from carrying out any further construction on two plots in the Khotachiwadi…
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Transit Oriented Development Policies Approved in Delhi
15 Jul 2015 – Delhi, India
The Union Ministry for Urban Development approved a transit oriented development (TOD) policy for Delhi on July 14, paving the way for the construction of high-rise…
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Superstructure of Mumbai’s World One 70 Percent Complete
29 Jun 2015 – Mumbai, India
Construction on World One in India is now progressing at a rapid pace, with 70 percent of the superstructure completed. Company sources said that construction of the…
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The Atmosphere Residential Complex in Kolkata Nears Completion
22 Jun 2015 – Kolkata, India
Atmosphere is a high-rise residential development nearing completion in Kolkata, India. Located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and bordered by wetlands, the 80 unit-…
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Kolkata’s Future Tallest Residential Skyscraper Formally Launched
3 Jun 2015 – Kolkata, India
A consortium of four builders is set to formally launch Kolkata’s tallest residential tower – a 62-story skyscraper on Chowringhee Road. The building, known as The 42,…
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Land-Pooling Policies in Delhi Set the Stage for High-Rise Developments
27 May 2015 – Delhi, India
Nearly 2.5 million new homes may be constructed within the National Capital Region over the next few years following the adoption of land-pooling policies that favor 15-…
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New Safety Norms Considered in India Following Nepal Earthquake
27 Apr 2015 – Delhi, India
The recent earthquake in Nepal has brought earthquake safety norms into focus in India, where high-rises above 20 and 30 floors are quickly becoming the norm. Most…
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Ahuja Towers Launch Sales in Mumbai
24 Apr 2015 – Mumbai, India
A Mumbai-based real estate developer has launched sales of a new 55-story, 78-apartment luxury residential project called Ahuja Towers in the Worli district of Mumbai,…
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Bandra Kurla Complex Emerging as Epicenter of Mumbai’s Bustling Financial District
3 Apr 2015 – Mumbai, India
Mumbai’s financial district has moved to a different part of this bustling city—and real estate developers are in hot pursuit. A number of high-rise projects are being…
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Agra High-Rise Allows Residents To Use Prepaid Electricity Meters
24 Mar 2015 – Agra, India
In a bid to encourage self-regulation of electricity consumption in the power deficit city, Agra is set to introduce prepaid meters starting April 1 in the newly built…
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Bangalore to Allow Helipads Atop 20 High-Rise Buildings
5 Mar 2015 – Bangalore, India
As Bangalore’s elite look skywards for a way out of the city's traffic congestion, 20 high-rise buildings, including 10 residential towers, have been given clearances to…
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Contractor Chosen for East Delhi Hub Tower
27 Feb 2015 – Delhi, India
State-owned National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) signed an agreement on Feb. 27 with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to construct a 30-hectare…
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Apartments in Mumbai’s World One Go On Sale
16 Feb 2015 – Mumbai, India
Luxury apartments in Mumbai's forthcoming tallest skyscraper have gone on sale in London as the developers target wealthy Mayfair residents. The under-construction tower…
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Mumbai to Redefine High-Rise Height Minimums to Expedite Development
12 Feb 2015 – Mumbai, India
In a move that could change Mumbai’s skyline drastically, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to simplify the procedures involved in constructing…
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Fire in Under-Construction Mumbai High-Rise Takes 14 Hours to Douse
20 Jan 2015 – Mumbai, India
On January 16, a fire that broke out in an under-construction Mumbai high-rise was followed by one of the city’s longest fire-fighting operations in recent times. The…
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A Luxury Condo in Mumbai Will Have a Private Swimming Pool on Every Balcony
7 Jan 2015 – Mumbai, India
The Bandra Ohm, a residential high-rise in Mumbai, is offering the latest extravagance in luxury condos: a private balcony swimming pool for every unit. The 30-story…
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Delhi Dreams Big, to Stand Tall With 120-Floor High-Rise
17 Dec 2014 – Delhi, India
The city government is planning a skyscraper that may reach 120 floors and become the tallest building in north India. Construction of the tower is expected to begin…
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$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days
11 Dec 2014 – Mumbai, India
Registered bookings have been made to the tune of over Rs 500 crore (US $80 million) for an ultra-luxurious residential project in Mumbai, three years after it was…
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Officials Aspire to Build World’s Tallest Tower in Hyderabad
25 Nov 2014 – Hyderabad, India
The Telangana government convened on November 22 and decided to build the world's tallest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar Lake in the heart…
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Chennai Looks to the Skies
4 Nov 2014 – Chennai, India
With the relaxation of height restrictions, several skyscrapers have started coming up around the city, especially in south Chennai towards the Old Mahabalipuram Road,…
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Vizag Considers Design Reinforcement for Forthcoming High-Rises
31 Oct 2014 – Visakhapatnam, India
In the aftermath of a severe cyclone, Visakhapatnam (Vizag) is seriously contemplating requiring that buildings be constructed to endure such natural calamities,…
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Foundation to be Laid on World’s Tallest Temple in Vrindavan
30 Oct 2014 – Vrindavan, India
Construction work has begun on the pilings of the Chandrodaya Mandir, a development that backers say will be the tallest Sri Krishna Temple at 213 meters. The temple will…
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Forthcoming Skyscrapers Seek to Enhance Delhi National Capital Region
24 Oct 2014 – New Delhi, India
The amenities promised by developers in many of the skyscrapers under construction in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) have been a hit with the well-heeled…
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Work on Lulu Cyber Tower 2 to Begin Soon in Kochi
9 Sep 2014 – Kochi, India
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Lulu Cyber Tower 2, an office tower located in a tech-focused employment district called Infopark, will be held by the end of September…
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Lifted Height Restrictions Allow Influx of High-Rises in Mumbai
8 Sep 2014 – Mumbai, India
A Mazgaon high-rise has become the first in south Mumbai since 2010 to get BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) approval after height restrictions for high-rises…
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Trump Eyes Mumbai for Next Eponymous Tower
13 Aug 2014 – Mumbai, India
American businessman Donald Trump is well known for his love of skyscrapers. And now, the man behind New York's gleaming Trump Towers is planning to build another luxury…
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UAE Firm Secures Contract for 81-Story Tower in Noida
16 Jul 2014 – Noida, India
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a contract by realty organization Brys Group to build an 81-story tower in Noida, a…
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Construction Underway on Transcon Flora Tower in Mumbai
9 Jul 2014 – Mumbai, India
Plans have been released for a new residential tower in Mumbai, with an emphasis on creating an eco-friendly environment. As such, the Transcon Flora tower is leaving a…
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First Pre-Certified LEED Platinum Office Tower Unveiled in Thane
25 Jun 2014 – Thane, India
DIL Limited Venture has announced the development of Thane One, an Information Technology/Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITES) business hub in Thane,…
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New High-Rise Fire Safety Rules for Bangalore
5 Jun 2014 – Bangalore, India
Buildings taller than 60 meters will be subject to new fire-safety rules in Bangalore and the surrounding Indian state of Karnataka. The Police, Fire and Emergency…
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New Mixed-Use Tower for Bangalore
4 Jun 2014 – Bangalore, India
MAA Enterprises has selected Vernekar Associates to create a 90-meter-tall mixed-use development in Bangalore, blending 300 luxury apartments, 12 penthouses, and a sky…
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Bangalore’s Prestige Khoday Tower Ordered Vacated
2 Jun 2014 – Bangalore, India
A recently constructed tower in Bangalore has been ordered vacated by the mayor’s office. The Prestige Khoday Tower is the subject of an argument between state and city…
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Mangalore’s Tallest to be Inaugurated
21 May 2014 – Mangalore, India
A 26-story skyscraper, considered the tallest building in Mangalore, will be officially opened at the end of the month, marking the culmination of the “dream project” for…
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Mumbai Affordable Housing Geared to Clear Hurdle
14 May 2014 – Mumbai, India
The only building currently under construction for Mumbai’s Dharavi redevelopment plan should be allowed to rise as tall as 18 floors, or approximately 75 meters, despite…
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Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai
9 May 2014 – Mumbai, India
Developer Ornate Spaces held a groundbreaking ceremony for Grove Towers, a mixed-use, multi-tower project in Mumbai, designed by 3XN. The 38-story, 136-meter project is…
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Glitzy Skyscrapers Could Ruin Mumbai’s Skyline
6 May 2014 – Mumbai, India
Following recent declarations to turn Mumbai into India’s Shanghai, the city is facing concerns about several oddly-designed skyscrapers currently under development, many…

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Mumbai High-Rise Fire Kills Seven, Exposes Wide Safety Issues
16 Dec 2013 – Mumbai, India
A massive fire in the 26-story Mont Blanc tower in Kemps Corner, an upscale section of Mumbai, has killed seven residents and injured at least as many firefighters. The…
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Studio Heliopolis Tower Images Released
16 Aug 2013 – Mumbai, India
Indian architecture firm Planet 3 Studios has released images of its Heliopolis Tower, a "neo-Gaudi" apartment block designed for Mumbai. The firm was inspired by the…
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Officials in the Indian Capital Argue Over Vertical Expansion
1 Jul 2013 – New Delhi, India
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has announced high-rises would not be built in her city, "as long as I'm alive." She has come out in opposition to Union Urban…
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JPA Designs Luxury Housing Block in India
3 Jun 2013 – Chennai, India
International practice John Portman & Associates (JPA) has released the design of its True Value Homes (TVH) development in Chennai on the banks of the Adyar River. The…
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AS+GG Wins Imperial Tower Competition
6 May 2013 – Mumbai, India
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won Mumbai’s Imperial Tower competition with a 400-meter aerodynamic design. The Imperial Tower, which could become the…
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Video: Palais Royale Documentary
18 Apr 2013 – Mumbai, India
The team behind India's future tallest building, the Palais Royale in Mumbai, is featured in this 15-minute documentary. The 320-meter (1,050-foot) building is the nation…
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Namaste Tower on Track
6 Mar 2013 – Mumbai, India
The henna-inspired skyscraper under construction in Mumbai is on track to reach completion by 2015, eVolo reports in an article featuring the tower. The WS Atkins-…
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India State Inaugurates 122-meter Tower in New Business District
11 Jan 2013 – Gujarat International Finance Tech-City, India
Officials in the India state of Gujarat this week formally inaugurated a 122-meter tower that is part of the Gujarat International Financial Tec-City. The tower is the…
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Broadway Malyan Plans India's Largest Development
1 Nov 2012 – Bangalore, India
Bhartiya Group and Broadway Malyan have launched $2-billion Bhartiya City, a 125-acre integrated township in Bangalore. The project will reportedly be the largest urban…
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Developers Plan 300-Meter Tower in Delhi Area
31 Oct 2012 – Noida, India
The Delhi-based Brys Group on Monday announced plans to develop a 300-meter residential tower in Noida. The company reports that the building will cost INR10 trillion (US…

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Construction Resuming on North Korea’s Notorious “Hotel of Doom” Skyscraper
19 Oct 2017 – Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong-un has ordered work to restart on North Korea's notorious Ryugyong Hotel (the “Hotel of Doom”). New photos show a number of construction trucks outside the 105-…
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Karachi Business Leaders Protest Ban on High-Rise Buildings
17 Oct 2017 – Karachi, Pakistan
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is supporting builders and developers who are demanding that Karachi’s authorities drop their…
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New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou
11 Oct 2017 – Hangzhou, China
A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main…
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Government Approves Plans for “Eco Resort” in Mui Dinh, Vietnam
6 Oct 2017 – Mui Dinh, Vietnam
The government has approved the master plan for a 1.1-million-square-meter “eco resort” on the east coast of Vietnam. The sprawling development will comprise seven hotels…
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New Eco-Resort Aims to Revitalize the Philippines
26 Sep 2017 – Palawan, Philippines
Plans have been unveiled for a new eco-tourism complex in Palawan, Philippines. The "zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty" project will be built from reused and/or…
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Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen
26 Sep 2017 – Shenzhen, China
The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the…
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Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes
14 Sep 2017 – Hangzhou, China
A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s “Ghost Tower” Seized as Collateral After Owners Fail to Repay Debt
13 Sep 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recently seized control of the unfinished Saigon One Tower – located in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown District One – as…
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Dramatically Pointed Skyscraper Will Transform Manila Skyline
7 Sep 2017 – Manila, Philippines
An international architecture company has just won a competition for a new landmark building, Icone Tower, in the heart of metro Manila. The high-rise combines Filipino…
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12 Staggered Skyscrapers Planned for Shenzhen’s North Station Business District
6 Sep 2017 – Shenzhen, China
A master plan is being developed for a Shenzhen project comprising 12 skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network, and a green urban park. The development’s main…
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Master Plan Revealed for Singapore’s New Jurong Lake District
31 Aug 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled the master plan for the city's Jurong Lake District. The master plan will be exhibited though mid-September…
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China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing
25 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower,…
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New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing
10 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the…
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Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai
7 Aug 2017 – Shanghai, China
Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district…
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German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai
2 Aug 2017 – Shanghai, China
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo…
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China Asks Waldorf Owner Anbang to Sell Assets Abroad
2 Aug 2017 – Beijing, China
Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The…
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New Office Building in Seoul Reflects the Passing of Time
1 Aug 2017 – Seoul, South Korea
A slim 14-story office building located next to the Namdeamun Market, the oldest and largest market in South Korea, has been completed, and acts as a counterbalance to…
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North Korea Gives Makeover to World’s Tallest Unoccupied Building
1 Aug 2017 – Pyongyang, North Korea
After years of stalled construction, Pyongyang recently unveiled the newly renovated Ryugyong Hotel: a pyramid-shaped building that is both the capital's biggest landmark…
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Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In
31 Jul 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports…
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Sri Lanka’s “Port City Colombo” Master Plan Marked for Completion in 2041
20 Jul 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
A major land reclamation project, known as Port City Colombo (PCC), will span 269 hectares and cost around $US15 billion upon completion in 2041. The master plan will…

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Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen
22 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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Major Residential Complex Completes on Outskirts of Taiyuan
15 Dec 2016 – Taiyuan, China
People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights…
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40-Story Tower Proposed on Site of Demolished Heritage Structure in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Just a couple months after Ho Chi Minh City’s 136-year-old Tax Center met a sudden and untimely end, a Japanese hotel firm has announced a partnership with the Saigon…
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City Center Tower Completes in Manila
14 Dec 2016 – Manila, Philippines
Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure'…
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Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen
6 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a…
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Three-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Zhuhai
5 Dec 2016 – Zhuhai, China
Located at the heart of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the proposed Novotown development is just five minutes away from Macau and is positioned as both a tourist destination…
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Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City
1 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential…
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Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing
30 Nov 2016 – Chongqing, China
A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD
30 Nov 2016 – Xi'an, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in…
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Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei
28 Nov 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan
In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected…
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Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes
21 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture…
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Office and Retail Tower Inspired by Clouds Proposed for Shanghai
8 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai, near the historic Changde Road and in close proximity to two…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B
4 Nov 2016 – Beijing, China
Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall…
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Proposed High-Rise Development in Shanghai Incorporates Traditional Architecture
25 Oct 2016 – Shanghai, China
EID Architecture looked to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's newly proposed high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area…
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Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul
19 Oct 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in…
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Firm Wins Design Competition for Shanghai's Massive Suzhou Creek Complex
26 Sep 2016 – Shanghai, China
A US-based architecture firm has won an international competition to redesign Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China. The new mixed-use development will strengthen connections…
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Major Tokyo Redevelopment Project Breaks Ground
22 Sep 2016 – Tokyo, Japan
Construction is now underway on SOM’s OH-1 redevelopment project in the Otemachi District of Tokyo. Covering a 20,000-square-meter site, the project constitutes one of…
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 148-Meter Hai Phong Skyscraper
19 Sep 2016 – Hai Phong, Vietnam
A local realty conglomerate held a groundbreaking at the site of an upcoming 45-story tower in Hai Phong. According to the developer, the tower will become the tallest of…

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Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns
22 Dec 2015 – Shanghai, China
Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-…
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Pyongyang’s “Scientists Street,” Featuring a 53-story High-Rise, Completes in Under a Year
17 Dec 2015 – Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea recently held a ceremony to celebrate a new residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea that includes a number of high-rise…
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Illegally Constructed Tianjin Skyscrapers Could be Demolished
16 Dec 2015 – Tianjin, China
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever…
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Structural Engineer Appointed for SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila
15 Dec 2015 – Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall…
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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Found Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine
4 Dec 2015 – Nanjing, China
The developers of the 450-meter Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of sunshine, and will have to compensate residents…
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KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China
3 Dec 2015 – Kunshan, China
One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan…
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Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen
2 Dec 2015 – Shenzhen, China
New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, a power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects. The design for the site provides three…
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Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes
1 Dec 2015 – Tokyo, Japan
After 11 years, a London-based architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo's Futako-Tamagawa area. The 20-hectare complex is the city's largest building…
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$300 Million Project Launched in Downtown Yangon
1 Dec 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
A $300 million mixed-use project located in the center of Yangon was formally launched by property developers at a press conference on November 30. The development is…
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Mixed-Use Development Opens in Chengdu
30 Nov 2015 – Chengdu, China
Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on…
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Proposed Astana High-Rise to Include Ski Slope
30 Nov 2015 – Astana, Kazakhstan
A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000-foot (305-meter) ski slope running from the roof of the structure to the ground.…
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53-Story Dragon Tower Proposed in Ho Chi Minh City
25 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Van Kiet is quickly becoming a favorite thoroughfare for Ho Chi Minh City developers. The latest development for the riverside expressway is the 53-story Dragon Tower…
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Fire Halts Construction of Myanmar’s Tallest Building
18 Nov 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
City engineers in Yangon were busy inspecting the site of what has been planned as Myanmar’s tallest building after a fire broke out in the early-morning hours of…
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50-Story Naza Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur
11 Nov 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Naza Group has launched its 50-story Naza Tower headquarters at KLCC's Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The Grade A…
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CapitaLand Pulls out of Talks to Buy Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1
5 Nov 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
After a November 4 announcement, Property developer CapitaLand has pulled out of talks to buy the Asia Square Tower 1 office building – a deal which could have been…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Neglected Thuan Kieu Plaza to get Upgrade with New Ownership
2 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A 20-year-old, 100,000-square-meter complex that hosts three multistory apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City is set for a revamp after being neglected for years, the…
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Japanese Construction Firm Admits to Faulty Construction in Yokohama
26 Oct 2015 – Yokohama, Japan
Following several media reports, one of Japan’s largest chemical companies, has admitted that a subsidiary that builds residential homes performed substandard work and…
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Plans Called Off For Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper
23 Oct 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The plan to replace Menara DBKL 2 with a new high-rise building has been called off. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the redevelopment project…
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Architects Selected to Design New Financial Center in Xiamen
19 Oct 2015 – Xiamen, China
An architect has been selected in an international competition to design the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center. Located on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island, the 500,…

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96 Iconic Tower Unveiled for Colombo
24 Dec 2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
Designs have been released for 96 Iconic Tower. The concept of the tower is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four…
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Singapore Skyscraper Allows Residents to Park Their Cars in the Living Room
24 Dec 2014 – Singapore, Singapore
Hamilton Scotts, a high-class apartment and condominium tower in Singapore, is offering residents the ultimate luxury in terms of parking – an individual two-car garage…
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Concept Developed for an Earthly Residential Tower in Taipei
22 Dec 2014 – Taipei, Taiwan
In a design competition, a concept was developed for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool, and plants growing out of every crevice…
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Construction Worker Found Dead at Lotte World Tower in Seoul
19 Dec 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
A worker was found dead at the construction site of the 123-story Lotte World Tower in southeastern Seoul on December 16, police officers said. The cause of death is…
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Talks Underway to Add Hotel to Astana Complex
17 Dec 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
Talks are taking place to incorporate a hotel that will form part of Abu Dhabi Plaza (ADP), a major mixed-use development located near the President’s palace in the…
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Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2014 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected…
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Local Imagery Defines Yangon Hotel Complex
10 Dec 2014 – Yangon, Myanmar
A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more…
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Manila Turns Luxurious With the Rise of London-Themed Condo
5 Dec 2014 – Manila, Philippines
A real estate developer in Manila plans to transform the city landscape, with the development of its newest residential project, the Covent Garden. Two high-rises will…
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FXFOWLE Selected to Design 28-Story Tower in Fuzhou
3 Dec 2014 – Fuzhou, China
FXFOWLE has been selected to design a new 28-story corporate tower. The design is responsive to Fuzhou's natural landscape – the bending of the adjacent Minjiang River…
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Rem Koolhaas: “Chinese Architecture Will Benefit” From Beijing’s CCTV Building
2 Dec 2014 – Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Derelict Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur May Finally Continue Construction
26 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After 20 years in limbo, the metaphorical gates of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project will finally open as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken vacant possession of…
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Six-Tower Office Complex Proposed for Shenzhen
21 Nov 2014 – Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will…
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High-Rise Resort in Zhengzhou to Open in 2018
20 Nov 2014 – Zhenhgzhou, China
Projected to open in 2018, the 350-room Fairmont Zhengzhou hotel will be part of a new mixed-use high-rise development in the central business district of Zhengdong New…
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Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower
19 Nov 2014 – Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its…
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Samsung C&T to Build $310M High-Rise Complex in Kuala Lumpur
19 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Samsung C&T has signed a $310 million deal to construct the Star Development in the central business area of the city. It encompasses the construction of three luxurious…
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Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants
18 Nov 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates…
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Goettsch Partners Celebrate Opening of Grand Hyatt Dalian
18 Nov 2014 – Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views…
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World Trade Center Nanjing Complex Progresses, Main Tower Lagging Behind
14 Nov 2014 – Nanjing, China
The World Trade Center Nanjing is a mixed-use development that will include a luxury five-star hotel and two residential towers. The complex remains under construction,…
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First 60-Floor Residential Skyscraper in Japan to Go on Sale in January
11 Nov 2014 – Tokyo, Japan
Apartments at the 209-meter-tall Parkhouse Nishi Shinjuku Tower 60 are set to go on sale in January. The tower, still under construction, will be the first residential…

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Sequis Centre Tower Breaks Ground
20 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
KPF announced the Sequis Centre Tower’s groundbreaking in Jakarta. The 210-meter tower is being touted as Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building, and is situated in the…
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Curving High-Rise to Reference Rose Bud
19 Dec 2013 – Fushun, China
UA Studio 7 has released renderings of a twisting high-rise in Fushun, China, in the new town core of Shen-Fu. The 280-meter New City Flower building is part of the city’…
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Fire Engulfs Jianye Mansion
17 Dec 2013 – Guangzhou, China
An unfinished high-rise in central Guangzhou was ablaze for 11 hours before firefighters finally gained control. No deaths were reported, but 20 people were evacuated…
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High-Rise Columbarium for Hong Kong?
12 Dec 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Closely following a Norwegian proposal for a high-rise crematorium, Hong Kong has now entered the race to be the site of the world’s first “deathscraper…
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Marriott to Open Japan’s Highest Hotel Suite
11 Dec 2013 – Osaka, Japan
Marriott Hotels plans to offer Japan’s highest hotel suite on the 55th floor of the soon-to-open Abeno Harukas tower. For the princely sum of 350,000 yen ($3,410), guests…
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Atkins, Joy Air Launch New Town for 110,000 in Fuzhou
10 Dec 2013 – Fuzhou, China
Global architecture-engineering firm Atkins and AVIC Joy Holdings Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to create a new town for up to 110,000 people across 6 million…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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Ground Broken for Indonesian Supertall
10 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian energy company Pertamina has started construction of the 530-meter, 99-floor Pertamina Energy Tower project, according to Metro TV News. Commencement of the…
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Yangon Considers Limits on High-Rises
9 Dec 2013 – Yangon, Myanmar
Concerned about losing its cultural heritage to commercial development, Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, has set about creating its first zoning plan, which would…
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Turkish Tower Shortlist Revealed
6 Dec 2013 – Canakkale, Turkey
Eight teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design a 100 meter-high antenna tower with public amenities and observation areas in the Turkish town of Çanakkale…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013 – Shanghai, China
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-story I-Park 102 high-rise apartment building in Seoul, crashing to the ground and killing both pilots but harming none…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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Newest Tower Coming to South China Singapore City
19 Nov 2013 – Foshan, China
CPG Singapore has launched construction on its Thrive United office tower in the South China Singapore City in the Nanhai District of Foshan. The building project will be…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…
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Lerch Bates to Design Façade Access System for China Supertall
15 Nov 2013 – Suzhou, China
Lerch Bates was awarded the contract to design the exterior building maintenance equipment system for China's future tallest building, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. When…
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UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence
15 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
UNStudio recently completed the Ardmore Residence, a 36-story residential tower near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district in Singapore. Inspired by the lush gardens…
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Armani Takes a Fashionable Approach to Apartment Design
11 Nov 2013 – Makati, Phillippines
Phillippines-based real estate developer Century Properties recently announced a collaboration with globally renowned fashion designer Armani at its latest luxury project…
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Infamous High-Rise “Fortress” Coming Down
6 Nov 2013 – Beijing, China
The luxurious "mountain villa" built atop a Beijing high-rise is being torn down. The $4 million penthouse was built on the roof of an existing apartment building earlier…

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Celebrating Jakarta’s Five Tallest
21 Dec 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
In anticipation of the proposed Signature Tower, the Jakarta Post has produced a piece examining the city’s five tallest completed buildings: Graha Energi, The Peak Twin…
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Ma Yansong Creates Mountain Towers
14 Dec 2012 – Guiyang, China
MAD Architects has revealed its design proposal for Shan-Shui City, which means the City of Mountains and Water. The complex, containing five skyscrapers, is inspired by…
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Builder Digs Foundations Around Grave
7 Dec 2012 – Taiyuan, China
Builders laying the foundation for a residential complex in Taiyuan, China have been forced to dig around a grave located on the site. The conflict arose because the…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…
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Yoo to Design Manila Tower
29 Nov 2012 – Manila, Philippines
Property developer Century Properties Group (CPG) has launched the fifth residential tower of its Acqua Private Residences complex in Mandaluyong. Yoo, the company…
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Jakarta to Receive a New Landmark Building
21 Nov 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
An international design team made up of MVRDV, The Jerde Partnership, ARUP and developer Wijaya Karya, have collaborated to create Peruri 88, a 400 meter (1,312 foot)…
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Ole Scheeren Reveals Singapore Towers Design
14 Nov 2012 – Singapore, Singapore
International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of towers in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013. The Twin Towers Duo will include a 186-…
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Officials Concerned About High-rise Earthquake Vulnerability
14 Nov 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok officials have discovered that some 2,000 high-rises in the city do not have anti-quake features, but can reportedly endure minor quakes. Buildings constructed…
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Asahi Shimbun Tower Celebrates Completion
8 Nov 2012 – Osaka, Japan
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Co. celebrated the opening of its headquarters, the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, in Osaka this week. The 200 meter (656 foot) tower…
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AS + GG Wins Qintai Center Competition
6 Nov 2012 – Wuhan, China
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won the competition to design the Qintai Center in Wuhan. The complex will include a 248 meter (814 foot) tall, mixed-use…
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‘Hotel of Doom’ Announces Opening Date
1 Nov 2012 – Pyonyang, North Korea
The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of…
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IGB to Build Taipei Twin Towers
31 Oct 2012 – Taipei, Taiwan
A consortium led by IGB Corp together with Japanese and Taiwanese partners has won the bid to build the Taipei Twin Towers. The project will reportedly cost of between…
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'Tower of Ring' Completed in China
25 Oct 2012 – Tianjin, China
The Japanese firm Eastern design office has completed a tower-shaped installation in a cultural square in Tianjin. Visitors cannot climb on or go in the tower. The piece…
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People's Daily HQ Nears Completion in Beijing
23 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Designboom has published the latest photos of the People's Daily Headquarters under construction in Beijing. The 100,000-square-meter tower consists of a concrete frame…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…
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Students Create a Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper for Beijing
5 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Mock firm 'ANDO | Andalucia Office' explores the concept of "mutant vertical cities" in Beijing with its NODO project. With this prototypical tower, the students studied…
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Bamboo Tower Design Addresses China's Housing Shortage
4 Oct 2012 – JingHong, China
China-based Tokamarch Architects has proposed a bamboo skyscraper to accommodate the Chinese population's housing needs. The firm's proposal mimics traditional Dai homes…
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Inside the Tower of Doom
3 Oct 2012 – Pyongyang, North Korea
New photographs have surfaced of the Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story skyscraper which has been under construction in Pyongyang since 1986. Finally, after decades of waiting…

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At CTBUH, Mumbai in February 2010 a new holistic approach to the planning and subsequent management of the transportation of building occupants was presented. Transit Management offered a methodology that promised both novel and more efficient use of…
Iconic, Luxurious, Supertall, Safe, Sustainable (and Conventional)
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Prior to 2009, high-rise residential towers in Mumbai mostly comprised the extrusion of mid-rise typologies to their maximum limit at approximately 50-55 storeys. Planning an iconic residential tower twice that height has involved reinvention of the…
High Rise SKY Towers, Mumbai - Construction Challenges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Amitabh Kumar, Indiabulls Real Estate Limited
Sky Towers consists of four high rises - Sky, Sky Forest (Twin Towers) and SKY Suites, 257 to 300+ meters height, under construction in Mumbai, India with area of about 8 million sq. ft. Significant Construction Challenges are faced due to the…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
Community as Partners in Urban Redevelopment
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Gautam Chatterjee, Mumbai Housing and Area Development Authority & Dharavi Redevelopment Project
The Dharavi Redevelopment project, under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority, is an attempt to convert a large informal settlement into an integrated township and its integration with the city of Mumbai. While built structures, aesthetics and economics…
Remaking of The C-Ward
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Lalit Gandhi & Mayank Gandhi, Remaking of Mumbai Federation
This presentation emphasizes the clear strategy of rebuilding the inner city of Mumbai on self financing basis vide cluster approach. A CPMC (City Planning and Monitoring Company) is proposed on PPP (Public Private Partnership) concept to overcome…
Integrated Approach to Slum Redevelopment
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Abis Rizvi, Rizvi Group
About 60 percent of Mumbai's population of 12 million are classified as urban poor and live in slums. A public-private partnership redevelopment model is being worked in Mumbai with mixed results. Redeveloping slums by giving them alternative…
India: High Rise & High Density
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Charles Correa Charles Correa Architects, Mumbai
Charles Correa, perhaps more than any other Indian architect, has devoted a life’s work to exploring appropriate architectural responses for Indian buildings that work to both a local-vernacular and global-modern palette. His architecture cuts across…
The Re-making of Mumbai in the Sustainable Age
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Shri Ratnaker Gaikwad, Mumbai Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency
India, along with China, is widely recognized as one of the largest emerging / developing markets in the world. Indian cities are witnessing massive growth and enormous strain on existing infrastructure. In this presentation we hear from the…
Design and Construction of Taller Towers in India
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Joseph Colaco, CBM Engineers
Over the last 10 years, India has seen the growth of ever taller buildings. The main growth center has been Mumbai, but taller structures are also being built in Gurgaon, Kolkatta, Bangalore and other cities. The challenges being faced are: (1) Code…
Decentralizing Cities: Lavasa City
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Ajit Gulabchand, Lavasa City
India has the second largest urban system in the world with 310 million living in 5161 cities and towns. Most Indian cities today are reeling under problems of infrastructure collapse because of increasing population, lack of planning and poor…
City, Multiplicity and Specificity
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; S. K. Das, SK Das Associated Architects
The city is a turf on which different sectarian interests fight and negotiate for space and presence. Aside from the obvious divide between the planned and the unplanned, the city in India today consists of many fragments of interests and communities…
The Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age
3 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood gives a presentation in Pune, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
ET Think Turf Round-table Discussion
1 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood participates in a round table discussion at the Times of India headquarters in Mumbai, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
The Remaking of Mumbai in the Sustainable Age
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Ramana Rachaprolu, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
India, along with China, is widely recognized as one of the largest emerging / developing markets in the world. Indian cities are witnessing massive growth and enormous strain on existing infrastructure. Tall Buildings are envisaged as part of the…
Addressing India’s Concerns With A Sustainable Approach To Building Tall
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sudhir Jambhekar & Peter Weingarten, FX Fowle
Sudhir Jambhekar and Peter Weingarten, FXFowle, discussed Mumbai’s proposed 60-story world-class hotel, retail and residential tower (India Tower) to illustrate the inherent variableness of building within a developing economy at the CTBUH 8th World…

India Related Papers/Research

Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; John Prevc, Future Spaces Foundation
There is no easy answer to ensuring the world’s rapid urban population growth is managed sustainably and in a manner that promotes economic growth, social cohesion, and health and wellbeing. However, densification of existing urban areas is…
The SocialScraper
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Carlos Gomez, CRG Architects
Future projects should be adapted to local needs and requirements where they are to be built, using appropriate materials and construction systems for each location. We cannot continue building with the same concept or with the same materials in…
Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; John Prevc, Make Architects
The world’s urban population already accounts for more than half of the total population and is predicted to rise to 66% by 2050. Given that the majority of these urban dwellers still currently reside in cities with populations of fewer than one…
Preventing Mega Disasters in Megacities - Code & Construction Challenges in the Indian Subcontinent
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Steven Baldridge & Anantha Chittur, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.
Located adjacent to China, the Indian Subcontinent is also experiencing amazing concentrated urban growth facilitated in part by high-rise commercial and residential construction. These new projects are often of a magnitude and complexity…
Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jay Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Tall buildings in an urban context are not neutral: their presence is amplified by large populations; the consolidation of real estate; contrast with adjacent streets, open spaces, and buildings; and the simple fact of their significant visual…
Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE;
Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the media, leisure, and transportation industries. At the same time, urbanization is continuing at a…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Changing Market Forces and Their Impacts on Tall Building Planning and Design: A Case Study
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Ro Shroff, CallisonRTKL
This paper articulates how changing market conditions and other variables impact the design process for tall buildings in general and a 355m tall luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai, India, in particular. Although the contents define the…
Successful Sky Life
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Paul Scott, Make
There is no doubt more tall buildings are required to accommodate global population growth. However, the taller a building, the greater the disconnect between occupants and nature leading to a potential detrimental impact on wellbeing. Integrating…
Logistical and Structural Design Challenges of the World’s Tallest Statue
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; William Howell & Jairam Panch, Turner Construction; Mandar Nadkarni, Meinhardt; James Wisniewski, Michael Graves & Associates
The Statue of Unity, a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is slated to be the world’s tallest statue at 182 meters in height. It will be constructed at the Sadhu-Bet Island, 3.5 kilometers south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in the Narmada…
Ambitious Mumbai Project – Cluster Development for large scale Redevelopment of Urban Habitat
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Abbas Master & Girish Dravid, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
Urban decay is plaguing a majority of the world’s great cities. These cities, established at the turn of 20th century, have buildings and the accompanying infrastructure constructed over a century ago, which have become obsolete in the era of rapid…
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many projects have had torturously slow gestation periods; many more have…
Vertical Reality – How To Design Viable Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Paul Scott, Make Architects
In many ways, the technical design of tall buildings is straightforward. The real challenge is how to create successful vertical urbanism that forms part of an adaptable and authentic city. This paper tells Make’s story of designing vertical urbanism…
Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services
India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room for the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a substantial part of Mumbai’s population is undergoing a transition from low-rises to…
For Everyone a Sky Garden
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
A key principle of Moshe Safdie’s work over the last four decades has been to develop livable collective spaces within dense urban environments. This paper shares both technical breakthroughs and proposed conceptual frameworks for collective public…
The Design and Construction of the Palais Royale, Mumbai
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Joseph Colaco, CBM Engineers; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services; Vikas Kasliwal, Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure
This paper describes the design and construction of the Palais Royale Residential Tower in downtown Mumbai, India (the tower is 325 m. tall from the bottom of the raft to the top of the roof cap). When completed it will be the tallest building in…
High Rise SKY Towers, Mumbai - Construction Challenges
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Amitabh Kumar & Amit Singhai, Indiabulls Real Estate Limited
Sky Towers consists of four high rises - Sky, Sky Forest (Twin Towers) and SKY Suites, 257 to 300+ meters height, under construction in Mumbai, India with area of about 8 million sq. ft. Significant Construction Challenges are faced due to the…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
The Remaking of Mumbai (II) A CTBUH–IIT Educational Design Studio
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The CTBUH–IIT 2010 spring semester student design project undertaken between January and May 2010 was a continuation of the 2009 studio, thanks to the continued sponsorship support of the Remaking of Mumbai Federation (for a full description of last…
The Remaking of Mumbai: A CTBUH-IIT Collaborative Architectural Design Studio
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The five towers rise up from the urban plane, connected by a sinuous, landscaped bridge that starts at the ground and works its way up, around and between the towers, culminating in a giant urban park in the sky; a horizontal plane connecting the…
Addressing India’s Local Concerns With A Sustainable Approach To Building Tall
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sudhir Jambhekar & Pete Weingarten, Fox & Fowle Architects
In developing countries, places where builders are routinely confronted with challenges inherent to poor infrastructure, obstacles effecting constructability, and a lack of political will and state resources, the sustainable tall building provides a…
Tall Buildings in the Urban Context of Dhaka City
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Asif Iqbal, Bangladesh Consultants
The history and present status of development of tall buildings in Dhaka City is presented in the background of its evolution and growth. It is observed that the number of tall buildings has increased very fast in the last two decades. But there…
Asian Urban Futures
11 Feb 2000 – Architecture and Identity; Chris Abel, University of Sydney
Chris Abel writes on the development of the future Asian megacities and their urban landscapes.

Featured Tall Buildings in India

Kanchanjunga Apartments

Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai

One of the best known towers in India, Kanchanjunga Apartments reinterpret Indian traditional living patterns in the sky, rooting the design in its cultural context.

Imperial Towers

Imperial Towers, Mumbai

Among the tallest twin towers in the world, Imperial Towers completed as the tallest building in India in 2010 and have helped redefine luxury towers on the Mumbai skyline.

Residence Antilia

Residence Antilia, Mumbai

Antilia is a residential complex that at the time of completion, in 2010, was reported to be the most expensive home in the world – it includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.

India Facts

Population 1,192,280,000 (2011)
Area 3,287,263 km² • 1,269,212 mi²
GDP $4.96 trillion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 56 Completed57 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed • 4 Under Constr.
Tallest City Mumbai
Global Ranking #13 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building MVRDC (156 m, 1970)
Average Building Age 5 Years
Most Common Function Residential (88%)
Most Common Material Concrete (95%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.