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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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Architects Propose Melbourne Apartment Tower Set Above Rail Lines

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21 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is garnering public opinion prior to submitting plans with city authorities for a residential building that would be the nation's first to be set above rail lines, according to developers. The 24 Chapel Street tower would rise 20 stories. Read more.


Proposed Gold Coast Residential High-Rise features 1:13 Slenderness Ratio

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16 Mar 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has unveiled the architectural design for a USD$154 million, cutting edge residential tower on a prime beachfront site in Surfers Paradise. A development application for the tower was lodged with City of Gold Coast. Read more.


Historic Broadway Hotel to be Centerpiece of Brisbane Redevelopment

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15 Mar 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Brisbane developer is progressing with its plans to transform Woolloongabba’s historic Broadway Hotel and surroundings into a world class residential, commercial, and food and dining destination. Read more.


Redevelopment of Melbourne’s Historic Tea House to Include 39-Story Tower

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10 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

One of Southbank’s historic structures, The Robur Tea Building, is in line for a major new addition, with plans for a hotel and high-end apartments to be housed in a new 145-meter tower extending from its southern façade. Read more.


Hotel Named for Sloped Sydney High-Rise

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09 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia

A new hotel featuring a 10-story hanging garden will open in Central Sydney in 2020, reportedly worth around USD$46 million. The 17-story tower at 430 Pitt Street will feature a sloping roof and “green waterfalls.” Read more.


Singaporean Investors Purchase Hilton South Wharf Hotel in Melbourne

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08 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Singapore-based investors have snapped up the 396-room Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne for USD$174 million in the city's biggest hotel deal in 2017 so far. The hotel will be converted to a Pan Pacific within about three months. Read more.


Luxury Residential Tower 35 Spring Street Completes in Melbourne

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06 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with protected terraces and views of the cityscape. Read more.


Twin Towers Proposed for Kangaroo Point in Brisbane

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02 Mar 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted to develop a vacant parcel of land into a twin 20-story residential development. The project’s architectural statement says that the development represents a climate responsive design. Read more.


New Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Office Building

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28 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a 16-story commercial office tower at 11 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead, Brisbane, with construction anticipated to start in the first half of 2017. Read more.


Conceptual Design Revealed for Sirius Building in Sydney

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24 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia

An Australian architecture studio has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the iconic Sirius building in Sydney. The firm proposes the conceptual scheme as an alternative to demolishing the brutalist social housing building. Read more.


New Residential Supertall Planned for the Gold Coast

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20 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The 22-story International Beach Resort in Surfers Paradise will soon make way for a new 90-story residential tower at 84-88 The Esplanade. The developer has purchased the site for USD$44.5 million in a deal that closes on February 28. Read more.


Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved

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16 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today, would be Australia’s tallest building. Read more.


30-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Wharf Street in Brisbane

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13 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted an application to build a 30-story residential tower at 152 Wharf Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The proposal consists of 197 apartments of varying layouts and three ground-floor retail tenancies. Read more.


Timber Office Tower Proposed for Brisbane

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10 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Continuing the trend for innovative timber construction, 5 King – a high-performance office building proposed for the Brisbane Showgrounds – is to become the tallest engineered timber building in Australia, according to developers. Read more.


Local Broker Discusses Development in Sydney

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09 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia

In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Sydney. Read more.


Local Broker Discusses Development in Melbourne

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06 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Sydney, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Melbourne. Read more.


Melbourne’s Upcoming Collins Arch Project Selects Hotel Brand

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03 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Developers have confirmed that W Melbourne will open in 2020 as part of its USD$769 million mixed-use luxury precinct Collins Arch. The hotel will be located in the eastern core of the project, offering 294 spacious guestrooms across 15 levels. Read more.


Marco Melbourne Residential Tower Complex Completes

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02 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The signature dual towers of Marco Melbourne recently reached completion, creating a prominent presence on Melbourne’s skyline and a new residential address within the heart of Melbourne at Southbank. Read more.


19-Story Jardino Building Planned for Kangaroo Point in Brisbane

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31 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a development application for a new 19-story residential tower located at 12 Hamilton Street, Kangaroo Point. Its design has borrowed concepts and ideas from the City Council’s new subtropical design guide. Read more.


Major Australian Bank to Relocate to Under-Construction Melbourne Tower

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30 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A major Australian bank is set to take up the anchor tenancy at 839 Collins Street. Located in the Docklands precinct, the tower will rise to 20 stories and feature 38,000 square meters of grade-A commercial office space. Read more.


New Victoria Police Tower Gets the Green Light in Melbourne

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27 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The City West Police Complex, headquarters for the Victorian police force in Melbourne, has been given the green light to add a new, 39-story, high-security tower. The addition, set for 311 Spencer Street, is estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.


New Tower to Complete South Brisbane Student Accommodation Precinct

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26 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new 17-story-tall student accommodation tower designed by Plus Architecture that would include 471 rooms will see the completion of an entire precinct block of student accommodation developments in South Brisbane. Read more.


Hotel Redevelopment Boosts Darling Harbour Rejuvenation in Sydney

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25 Jan 2017, Sydney, Australia

Darling Harbour’s rejuvenation has taken another step forward following the recent redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency Sydney at 161 Sussex Street. The redevelopment process took place over a two-year period beginning in December 2014. Read more.


Permit-Ready Purchase Lays Foundation For New South Melbourne Residential Tower

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24 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Salvo Property Group has secured almost a full hectare site at 60-82 Johnston Street for more than AUD$40 million (USD$30.4 million), with a permit for four residential towers in the Fishermans Bend precinct. Read more.


Land Sale Brings the Gold Coast’s Orion Towers One Step Closer to Reality

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20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.


New World Trade Centre Could be Perth's Next Tallest Building

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18 Jan 2017, Perth, Australia

A 75-story World Trade Centre that would be Perth's biggest skyscraper will be built in the center of the city by private developers under plans backed by the Western Australia Government. The project also includes a 36-story tower. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Tower Planned for 320 George Street in Brisbane

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12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 30-story mixed-use tower located at 320 George Street in Brisbane. Lodged by Lionmar Holdings Pty Ltd, the development has been designed by architectural firm Ferro Arch. Read more.


Six-Star Beachfront Hotel Tower Proposed for the Gold Coast

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09 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A new USD$323 million hotel has been proposed for the Gold Coast. Located on a prime beachfront position in Surfers Paradise, the six-star, 50-story tower will include 580 rooms, as well as premier dining and entertainment facilities. Read more.


Student Accommodation Tower Proposed for Brisbane

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05 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Singapore-based firm has submitted a development application for a new 918-room student accommodation for 71-97 Turbot and 62-80 Ann Streets. The project includes the 38-story tower as well as the restoration of several heritage structures. Read more.


Construction Start Planned for Brisbane Vertical Forest

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23 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is set to begin on what will be one of Brisbane’s most iconic river-side developments. The standout feature of the project will be a vertical forest with full-size trees and mature shrubs growing throughout the building. Read more.