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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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“Three-Crowned” Cooltoren Tower Proposed for Rotterdam


26 Jun 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, a 150-meter tower that, upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. Read more.

Victoria One Tops Out in Melbourne


26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

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

Liuzhou Forest City Master Plan Breaks Ground in China


26 Jun 2017, Liuzhou, China

A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools covered entirely by plants and trees. Read more.

Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago


23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.

Dragon-Themed Tower Complex Proposed for Zhuhai


23 Jun 2017, Zhuhai, China

Plans have been revealed for a dragon-inspired development in China’s southern Guangdong province. Phase Two of the Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters complex is sited in close proximity to a bridge that connects mainland China to Macau. Read more.

St. Michael’s Manchester Scheme Sees Design Team Changes Ahead of Imminent Project Revisions


22 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have replaced the design team behind their controversial St. Michael's high-rise scheme in Manchester, signaling imminent project revisions. An exact timescale for the revised proposals is not yet known. Read more.

Towers Proposed to “Defend” Historic Church Site in Parramatta, Sydney


21 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A historic church is to be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex, expanding the Parramatta Mission and the Uniting Church in Australia’s presence in the city. The project will also house new residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Read more.

Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Eight Eleven Uptown


21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

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

Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne


21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

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

Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017


21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

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

Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition


20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.

Bauhaus Condos Proposed for Downtown Toronto


20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.

Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney


19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.

Atlanta’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Proposed for the Midtown District


19 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will soon be home to the city’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. No. 2 Opus Place is a proposed 53-story glass tower set to house 232 apartment units, aiming for completion in 2020. Read more.

Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane


19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.

Multi-Tower, Transit-Oriented Master Plan Proposed for Cyberjaya


16 Jun 2017, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for Cyberjaya – a growing city of high-tech firms and universities. Read more.

Proposal Submitted for 82-Story No. 1 Brisbane Tower


16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.

Architects Submit Revised Proposal for City of London Tower


15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

KPF has submitted revised proposals for a new 19-story tower in Bevis Marks in London’s Aldgate. The scheme replaces an earlier 16-story concept for the site at 21-24 Bevis Marks on the eastern edge of the City’s high-rise cluster. Read more.

New Images Released of Vermont Corridor Project in Los Angeles


15 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Gensler has released new renderings for a proposed mixed-use development in Los Angeles’s Koreatown neighborhood that would extend a spur of dense, urban development northward along Vermont Avenue. Read more.

Seattle Space Needle Upgrades Depicted in New Renderings


15 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the structure’s 55-year history. Read more.

Design Firm Appointed for Da Nang’s Cocobay Towers


14 Jun 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam

A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the focal point of Cocobay – a 31-hectare entertainment and hospitality hub. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal


13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

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

Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building


13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

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

Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne


12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled for Recently Approved Nairobi Tower


12 Jun 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

New renderings depict a wedge-shaped tower that has just been granted planning permission in Nairobi, Kenya. Offices and apartments will fill the main body of the tower, with penthouse suites occupying the uppermost floors. Read more.

Residential High-Rise Selected in Stockholm Design Competition


09 Jun 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Read more.

311 Spencer Street Gains City of Melbourne Support


09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.

Tallest Building in Detroit to Break Ground in 2017


08 Jun 2017, Detroit, United States

Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Ave. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York


08 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building being built as part of the complex on Manhattan's west side. Read more.

Two-Tower Proposal Granted Planning Approval in London


08 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Developers have won planning permission for a two-tower residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village in east London. The development would include 524 residential units across a 26 and 31 story tower. Read more.