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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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Discount Retail Company Announces Redevelopment in Tokyo’s Shibuya Sector

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13 Aug 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A discount retail giant in Japan announced plans to redevelop the company’s Shibuya store site in Tokyo. The project includes a 120-meter, 28-story tower, which will facilitate retail, office space, and hotel uses. Read more.


Two-Tower Development Approved for Perth City Link Sector

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10 Aug 2018, Perth, Australia

A two-tower complex has been approved, following years of redesign, to rise in Perth’s developing City Link sector. The 32-story and 23-story high-rises will be mixed-use, with apartments, a hotel, and restaurants on the ground level. Read more.


Basketball Legend Plans to Reside in His New 33-Story Tower in Newark

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09 Aug 2018, Newark, United States

A 33-story residential tower, which is slated to become the tallest in Newark, New Jersey, has been approved by the Central Planning Board. A well-known NBA star, who is a partner in the project, plans to reside in the building upon completion. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Next Two Phases of Former Warsaw Brewery Residential Complex

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09 Aug 2018, Warsaw, Poland

A developer has selected a contractor to construct the next two stages of a multi-building residential development on the site of the former Warsaw Brewery. The structures, the tallest of which will reach 18 stories, feature a brick façade. Read more.


Designs Revealed of a Multi-Block Interconnected Building on Stilts in Miami

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08 Aug 2018, Miami, United States

Designs for a multi-block interconnected building on stilts set to be developed in Miami have been released. The project includes residential, office, retail, education, and public uses, with some of the Jenga-like blocks reaching 19 stories. Read more.


Brooklyn’s Second Supertall Earns New York City Planning Approval

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07 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

The New York City Planning Commission has awarded unanimous approval to a proposed 300-meter high-rise slated for Brooklyn. The tower includes two schools, retail, and 900 apartments, 200 of which would be permanently affordable. Read more.


State Council Confirms 320-Meter Tower Complex in Paris’ La Défense

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07 Aug 2018, Paris, France

A two-tower scheme has been approved to rise in Paris’ La Défense district, amid concerns from local building owners. The 320-meter towers include apartments, a hotel, a student residence, restaurants, and an art gallery. Read more.


Design Lead Selected for New 460-Meter Tower in Bogota, Colombia

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03 Aug 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A firm has been selected to lead the design team of a new 460-meter tower slated for Bogota’s CBD. The mixed-use project includes class A office space, a five-star hotel, apartments, and commercial retail space, with a public amenity plaza. Read more.


Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.


Developer Files Zoning Application for 142-Meter Tower in Chicago’s Lincoln Park

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03 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has submitted updated plans for a mixed-use project in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The development, which includes a 40-story 500-unit tower, requires approved zoning amendments in the area. Read more.


Government Officials Propose Height Reductions for Bratislava’s First Tall Tower

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03 Aug 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia

Site approval for a 168-meter tower, which is part of the Eurovea Complex development on the waterfront of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been met with delays due to objections from the city’s government officials. Read more.


Three-Tower Development Unveiled for Melbourne’s Box Hill Suburb

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02 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for a three-tower development in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb have been unveiled. The 16-, 19-, and 29-story towers will include 273 residential units, 5,979 square meters of office space, 49 hotel suites, and retail. Read more.


Planning Permission Finalized for 26-Story Tower in Croydon, London

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02 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has received approval for a 26-story residential tower in Croydon, which will rise on the narrow site of a four-story office building. The project includes 92 units and a white-brick-framed façade. Read more.


Revised Plans for Austin’s Future Tallest Building Submitted to City Design Commission

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31 Jul 2018, Austin, United States

Updated plans for a 255-meter tower, which may become Austin’s tallest, have been submitted to the city’s design commission. The mixed-use project includes 349 residential units, office space, and retail on the ground floor. Read more.


Approved High-Rise Development Challenged by Residents in Perth’s Applecross Suburb

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31 Jul 2018, Perth, Australia

A development that would bring one 30-story and two 26-story towers to a suburb of Perth has been approved despite the area's 15-story limit, but height concerns lodged by local residents may overturn the approval. Read more.


Proposed “Tulip” Tower to Begin Construction Soon in Miami

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30 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

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


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

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27 Jul 2018, Atlanta, United States

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


London’s Chrisp Street Development Earns Council Approval

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27 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

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


Bank to Move Headquarters to New Detroit High-Rise

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26 Jul 2018, Detroit, United States

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


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

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25 Jul 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

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


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

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24 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

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


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

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23 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

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


Architects Selected for Sydney’s Newest Residential High-Rise

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19 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

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


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

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19 Jul 2018, Madrid, Spain

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


Developers Reveal Scheme to Build 25-Story Residential Building in Cork

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17 Jul 2018, Cork, Ireland

Plans for a residential development, including a 25-story apartment tower, have been submitted to Cork’s An Bord Pleanála. The scheme would bring 413 units across five buildings to the area, as well as additional cycleways and walkways. Read more.


700-Meter Tower to Rise in Kuala Lumpur

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16 Jul 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A mega-development, including a 700-meter-tall tower, has been proposed to rise in Kuala Lumpur’s city center. The project includes three office towers, retail, and parking, alongside a new mass rapid transit station. Read more.


Architecture Firm Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise

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12 Jul 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the area, will include 360 units, retail, and a roof terrace. Read more.


Tropical Tower of Hanging Gardens Planned for Da Nang

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11 Jul 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam

A design for a narrow 21-story building covered in greenery and planted terraces has been released. The tower, slated for the historic town of Da Nang in Vietnam, includes a 129-room hotel, cafés, and a rooftop pool. Read more.


29-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Occupy Philadelphia’s Former Newman Center Site

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11 Jul 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A 29-story building has been proposed to rise between two churches on the site of the former Newman Center in Philadelphia. The project includes 420 apartments, 372 square meters of retail, parking, and a sustainable outdoor public space. Read more.


Vancouver's Empire Landmark Hotel Being Erased from City Skyline

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11 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Demolition has commenced on a 44-story hotel building in Vancouver. The project, which is estimated to complete by March 2019, will make way for two residential towers with cantilevered balconies. Read more.