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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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Master Plan with 1,500 Homes Has Been Proposed in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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23 Oct 2018, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

A 1,500 home “urban village” has been proposed in Newcastle, which would include a hotel and up to 10,605 square meters of commercial, community and leisure space. The proposed development is estimated to cost £250 million ($324 million). Read more.


The Chicago Plan Commission Approves Nine High-Rise Projects

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23 Oct 2018, Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Planning Commission has approved plans for nine high-rises ranging from 168 meters to 290 meters in height. Within the approvals is the River District megadevelopment, which is slated to provide 4,100 apartments. Read more.


41-Story Condo Tower Receives Approval of Minneapolis Planners

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22 Oct 2018, Minneapolis, United States

The Minneapolis Planning Commission has granted approval for a proposed 167-meter condominium building to develop in the city’s Mill district. The tower, which is set to begin construction in 2019, may become the tallest in Minnesota. Read more.


Major Banks to Finance New Headquarters at Tashkent Urban Development Site

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19 Oct 2018, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Three major banks in Uzbekistan have pledged to finance high-rise projects on the sixth land plot of an urban development in Tashkent. The site’s 26-, 33-, and 33-floor towers are planned to facilitate the financial groups’ head offices. Read more.


London’s Contentious Canary Wharf Tower Approved at Appeal

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19 Oct 2018, London, United Kingdom

Despite a 49-story scheme’s initial rejection, the 332-unit tower has been approved by the London planning inspector to rise near Canary Wharf in the Docklands area. The project will also deliver 1,000 square meters of commercial space. Read more.


New Plans Lodged for 49-Story Sydney Redevelopment

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19 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has lodged new plans to redevelop a historic Sydney site into a 49-story tower, following the rejection of a prior proposal. The $149 million project includes 246 residential units and a 100-room hotel. Read more.


Bronze-Clad Tower Proposed to Join St. Julian’s Skyline

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17 Oct 2018, St. Julian's, Malta

A 25-story tower featuring a bronze-clad exterior has been proposed to replace several existing villas in the Paceville district of St. Julian’s. The high-rise includes offices, apartments, and a hotel, as well as two public plazas. Read more.


Toronto High-Rise Achieves Zoning Approval Following Height Reductions

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17 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada

A proposed mixed-use tower has achieved zoning approval in Toronto, after height and density alterations. The revised scheme will rise 32 stories, including a two-story outdoor terrace located in the mid-section of the building. Read more.


Three-Tower Condominium Complex to Develop in Mandaluyong

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17 Oct 2018, Mandaluyong, Philippines

Following the success of a four-tower condominium scheme in Mandaluyong, a developer has invested $137 million to develop an additional three-tower complex in the city. The project’s first tower is slated to rise 39 stories. Read more.


Construction Contract Awarded for 55-Floor Morocco High-Rise

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15 Oct 2018, Rabat, Morocco

A design and construction firm has signed a contract with a developer to deliver a 55-floor high-rise in Rabat, Morocco. The tower, which is planned to begin rising in November, will host a hotel, offices, and apartments. Read more.


Office Tower Complex with Rooftop Gardens Proposed for Downtown San Jose

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15 Oct 2018, San Jose, United States

A 17-story multi-tower office complex has been proposed to rise in Downtown San Jose, California. The project spans a total of 53,976 square meters, including 1,858 square meters of retail and rooftop gardens with multi-level terraces. Read more.


High-Rise Featuring Cubic Design Slated for Historic Tarragona Site

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15 Oct 2018, Tarragona, Spain

A 20-floor building, featuring a cubic design and large windows, is slated to rise in the Spanish city of Tarragona. The 318-unit tower is scheduled to begin construction in early 2019, as site-clearing has been completed. Read more.


A 33-Story "Urban Tree Farm" Tower Planned to Develop in Quito

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12 Oct 2018, Quito, Ecuador

A design team has released plans for a 33-story residential building in Quito, Ecuador. The project features a twisted modular structure, allowing each floor to support native plants and trees. Read more.


Application Filed for 54-Story Downtown Vancouver Tower

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12 Oct 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Fresh renderings and a rezoning application have been submitted to the City of Vancouver for a 54-story tower to rise. Plans include a total of 455 units, as well as 2,094 square meters of commercial and retail space. Read more.


“Kaleidoscopic” High-Rise Planned for Downtown Los Angeles Moves Forward

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11 Oct 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A “kaleidoscopic” high-rise, called the Olympic Tower, has been approved in Los Angeles. The 58-story tower will feature vertical vegetation mingling with digital images, and 6,038 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.


Milwaukee’s East Town to See 21-Story Timber Composite Building

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10 Oct 2018, Milwaukee, United States

Plans for a 21-story timber-composite apartment building slated for Milwaukee’s East Town neighborhood have been released. The 38,090-square-meter tower will contain 201 units and residential amenities. Read more.


Auckland Landmark Tower Competition Winner Announced

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10 Oct 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A design has been chosen as the winning scheme for a new landmark tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The 180-meter high-rise will include 226 apartments, a 233-room hotel, and a market on the ground floor. Read more.


Plans for a 60-Story Tower Near Oslo Provoke Locals’ Concerns

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10 Oct 2018, Oslo, Norway

Recently announced plans for a 60-story blue glass tower have evoked concerns from local residents of Norway’s Fornebu district, west of Oslo. The project is proposed to house an ocean research center’s headquarters. Read more.


15 Penn Plaza Concept Renderings Emerge in New York City

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09 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

New concept renderings have emerged for 15 Penn Plaza in New York City, which include a 260,128 square-meter office building with potential sky parks and greenery at height. The development would replace Hotel Pennsylvania. Read more.


Catholic Archdiocese Plans 70-Story Skyscraper in Sydney

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09 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia

Plans have been submitted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney for a 70-story, 234-meter residential skyscraper on Liverpool Street with an estimated AU$162 million (US$114 million) construction cost. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Residential Towers at London’s King’s Cross

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09 Oct 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has submitted plans for a 158-home development in London’s Kings Cross which would include three buildings rising from four to 15 stories with 98 apartments for rent and 60 reserved as part of an affordability scheme. Read more.


Developer to Launch Sales on 34- and 16-Story Towers in Penang

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03 Oct 2018, Penang, Malaysia

A developer plans to launch sales for two high-rise projects on the Malaysian island of Penang. The 34- and 16-story towers will deliver a total of 660 units, as well as landscaped gardens and residential facilities. Read more.


High-Rise Hotel to be Replaced With Mixed-Use Tower in New York’s Times Square

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02 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

A New York City Times Square hotel will be replaced with a new 46-story, 550,000 square foot (51,097 square meter) skyscraper, which will also integrate the 105-year old Palace Theater. Read more.


Orlando Could be Getting New Tallest Skyscraper

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02 Oct 2018, Orlando, United States

A developer has filed a master plan with the city for a 450-foot (137-meter) tower with 41 stories, which could be Orlando’s new tallest skyscraper. The tower would have mixed residential, retail, office and commercial space. Read more.


Adelaide Considers Application to Build Tall Student Housing Tower

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02 Oct 2018, Adelaide, Australia

Plans to build what could be the world’s tallest student-only accommodation are under review in Adelaide’s CBD. The tower would stand at 124.2 meters tall with 38 stories and would have 510 beds. Read more.


Global Hotel Brand to Open in Miami’s Proposed Next Tallest

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01 Oct 2018, Miami, United States

A prominent hotel brand is planned to open in a new 316-meter tower planned for Miami, which may become one of the city’s tallest. The building, which resembles a pile of stacked cubes, will be divided between hotel and residential uses. Read more.


New “Stalinist”-Style Tower to Join Moscow’s Skyline

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01 Oct 2018, Moscow, Russia

A 31-story hotel and office project designed to imitate the “Stalinist” style is set to rise in Moscow. Foundation works have already been completed on the building, which is slated to be delivered in 2021. Read more.


750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn

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28 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York City’s Brooklyn borough have been released. The project will join the area’s Pacific Park scheme, a development that spans 9 hectares. Read more.


South London Planners Reject Tower Projects Near Conservation Area

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27 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

The local government has rejected separate proposals from two area architects to replace a south London garage and low-rise offices with a 23-story residential tower and a 10-story mixed-use project. Read more.


Slender 81-Story Tower to Join Mississauga’s M City Scheme

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26 Sep 2018, Mississauga, Canada

A 81-story tower has been proposed to join a 6-hectare complex in Mississauga, Canada, which has recently begun site preparations for the scheme’s first two phases. The high-rise may become the tallest in the city if completed as planned. Read more.