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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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Office Towers Proposed in Sydney’s “Second CBD,” Parramatta

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18 Oct 2017, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s “second CBD,” Parramatta, may see a new pair of connected office towers at 48-50 Macquarie Street and 220-230 Church Street. An amalgamation of the sites will have redistributed floor space to create two new building programs. Read more.


Melbourne’s First “Leaning Building” Ready for Tenants

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17 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's first “leaning building” – the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne – is ready for tenants. The project features dramatic raking façades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 stories, in contrasting colors. Read more.


New Tower Proposed for Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend

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16 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

An application has been lodged for a 4,109-square-meter plot on the northern border of Fishermans Bend. Provisional plans include 396 apartments and 3,841 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.


Leading Investment Firm Takes Space at Melbourne Quarter

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13 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located near the central business district and the Docklands. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.


City of Melbourne Provides Conditional Approval to Southbank High-Rise

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09 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) will provide conditional approval to a 48-story tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The site’s current occupier, Europcar, will be replaced by the 161-meter tower. Read more.


Student Housing High-Rise Proposed for Perth

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06 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

A development application for a AU$70 million (US$54 million) student accommodation tower has been lodged in Perth’s central business district (CBD). The building will rise 30 stories and house 713 beds in 373 units. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Melbourne’s Mixed-Use Complex, West Side Place

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06 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A contractor has been selected for Melbourne’s AU$2 billion (US$1.55 billion) West Side Place apartment project and Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter of which will rise 270 meters, becoming the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere's. Read more.


Developer Submits Revised Proposal for 44-Story Tower in South Perth

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05 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development. The new plans supersede the original proposal for two buildings of 40 and 49 stories, lodged in February 2016. Read more.


New Design Revealed for Manning Street Tower in Brisbane

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02 Oct 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new design has been unveiled for the 30-story Manning Street Apartments. The residential tower will rise from 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane, comprise 261 apartments across 24 residential levels, and feature a large green wall. Read more.


Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

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28 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of Parramatta for a 33-story commercial tower with an estimated cost of over AU$208 million (US$163 million). Read more.


Construction Commences on Adelaide’s Next Tallest Building

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27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.


The Mayfair Clears Planning Approval in Melbourne

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26 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A British architecture firm has won planning approval for the £194 million ($260 million) Mayfair building, which will be built on St. Kilda Road, a major route through the central business district of the city. Read more.


Medium-Density Living at Heart of Master Plan for Sydney’s Rhodes Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A draft 20-year plan, prepared for the New South Wales (NSW) Government, would see several thousand more people living in the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in western Sydney, housed in medium-density buildings. Read more.


Japan-Based Developer Submits Proposal for Four Towers in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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15 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A Japan-based developer has submitted an application for a AUS$144 million (USD$115 million) residential project to the City of Parramatta. The four-tower complex will also include 6,574 square meters of common open space. Read more.


Melbourne’s Victoria Square Launches Second-Stage Building

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13 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

After selling 90 percent of the apartments in the first Victoria Square tower, the second stage of the development, which is located in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct, has recently launched. Read more.


Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

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12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.


Fourteen-Story Commercial Office Building Proposed for Melbourne Suburb

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11 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A private developer has proposed a AU$42 million (US$33.7 million) development for the rapidly changing Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The 14-story building will be tailored for commercial, office, retail, and food and drink uses. Read more.


$800 Million Mixed-Use Development Coming to Sydney’s “Auto Alley”

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08 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ambitious, $800 million mixed-used development aiming to revitalize an area of Parramatta colloquially known as “Auto Alley” has been given the green light by the Sydney West Planning Panel. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Sydney Office Tower Designed for the Millennial Worker

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01 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

Plans have been revealed for an office tower overlooking Sydney Harbour, which will comprise three distinct sections and a curving roofline that references the vaulted shells of the nearby Opera House. Read more.


Approval Granted for Triple-Tower Development in Sydney Metro

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31 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

The City of Parramatta approved a multi-building, mixed-use development at 12-22 Langston Place in Epping that will comprise three residential towers above a commercial ground floor. Read more.


Developer Submits Application for 18-Story Hotel on Sydney’s Goulburn Street

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30 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story hotel in Sydney's central business district. The proposal comprises ground-floor retail, 165 hotel rooms, and a residential penthouse with a shared open rooftop space. Read more.


Construction Firm Wins Bid to Build Adelaide’s Tallest Tower

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29 Aug 2017, Adelaide, Australia

A construction firm has been chosen to build Adelaide's tallest tower, Realm Adelaide. The high-rise will reach 40 stories and 132 meters in height, and contain 320 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for High-Rise Apartment Development in Sydney’s CBD

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24 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

First impressions of the soon-to-be-launched 26-floor King and Phillip Residences in the heart of Sydney’s legal precinct have been released. The USD$320 million apartment project will have its sales launch in September. Read more.


Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse

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18 Aug 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne. The complex will feature an automated car-stacking system that can park 157 resident vehicles, allowing 27 apartments to be built in the podium. Read more.


Affordable Housing Development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park Gets Government Approval

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16 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A $2.2 billion affordable housing development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park has received government approval. It is part of the government’s Communities Plus program to redevelop and grow its social housing portfolio. Read more.


Canberra High-Rise Development Scaled Back Due to Potential Traffic Impact

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15 Aug 2017, Canberra, Australia

Canberra residents have successfully lobbied for a proposed pair of 26-story residential towers in Gungahlin to be scaled back, following fears of its impact on the already problematic neighborhood traffic. Read more.


NSW Government to Crack Down on Dangerous Building Materials After Grenfell Fire

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08 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) government has unveiled a fire safety plan that it says is “Australia’s most comprehensive” response to the issues exposed by London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in June. Read more.


Government Rejects Gold Coast Casino Development in Favor of Community-Led Plan

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03 Aug 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated a proposed development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. The decision was based on ensuring the best long-term solution for the Gold Coast. Read more.


Dual Residential Towers Proposed at 60 Skyring Terrace in Brisbane

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24 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for two new residential towers at 60 Skyring Terrace, Newstead. The Shore comprises a 26- and 22-story tower with a four-story podium and ground-level retail. Read more.