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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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Residential Superstructure Development in Moscow Revealed

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29 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Kengo Kuma and Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, that would feature four residential superstructures adjacent to the Moscow City business district. Read more.


Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei

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28 Nov 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected to be completed in September 2017. Read more.


Mixed-Use Tower at 383 La Trobe Receives Approval in Melbourne

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28 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Victoria’s planning minister has approved the USD$524 million mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. The 242-meter, 70-story tower will accommodate 488 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and a 196-room hotel. Read more.


Window Washing System Out of Commission at New York City’s One World Trade Center

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28 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

A majority of the windows at New York City’s One World Trade Center haven’t been washed since 2015 because the system used to suspend the washers isn’t safe, according to a representative of the building's developer. Read more.


Trio of Residential Towers Proposed for Frankfurt am Main

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28 Nov 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Competition-winning plans to design three new residential high-rises in the center of Frankfurt am Main have been revealed. The proposal comprises an ensemble of three towers, ranging in height from 44, 56, and 84 meters. Read more.


The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Undergoes Ground Engineering Testing

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23 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Read more.


Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower

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23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.


Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad

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23 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India

The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. Read more.


32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York

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22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. Read more.


Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower

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22 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London Corporation planners. The No. 1 Undershaft scheme would be 290 meters tall. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for 40-Story Coney Island Tower

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22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Despite opposition from the community, the project at 532 Neptune Avenue, known as Neptune/Sixth, is moving ahead, as new renderings from S9 Architecture have been revealed of the 470-foot (143-meter) building. Read more.


Plant-Covered Housing Block Completes in Paris

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21 Nov 2016, Paris, France

A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame for plants, allowing their seeds to spread across the city. Read more.


Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes

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21 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China

A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture and interior of the office tower, originally constructed in 1998. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Master Planning for Mashhad Retail Project

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21 Nov 2016, Mashhad, Iran

The practice behind MediaCity UK in Salford has won master planning for a massive multi-tower shopping center scheme in Mashhad, Iran – its first project in the country. The firm will design Jahan Mall, located in central Mashhad. Read more.


Stacked Box Tower Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles

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21 Nov 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A rendering for the 30-story project proposed for 222 West 2nd Street in Downtown LA shows a highly articulated tower with sections of grouped, projecting floor plates jutting out at various heights along all sides. Read more.


Details Emerge on Waterline Square Development in New York City

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18 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Located between 61st Street and 59th Street, and next to the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan, the Waterline Square development will add three new glassy towers and a 1.2-hectare landscaped park. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for 20-Story South Cardiff Tower

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18 Nov 2016, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Plans for a 20-story residential tower, which will afford spectacular views across Cardiff and the Bristol Channel, have been revealed for a key land site in Cardiff Bay. The project is still in the early consultation stage. Read more.


India-Based Developer Reveals Imperial Avenue Project for Dubai

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18 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Mumbai-based developer has already begun piling works on the US$350 million, 45-story Imperial Avenue residential tower to be located in Dubai's Business Bay. The project is the company's first outside of India. Read more.


Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw

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17 Nov 2016, Warsaw, Poland

Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the largest private residential amenities floor in operation in Europe. Read more.


South Loop High-Rise Hotel Quietly Starts Construction in Chicago

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17 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s South Loop construction boom continues as crews and equipment arrive on-scene to prepare the southeast corner of Wabash and 11th Street for a new 306-foot (93-meter), 281-room hotel tower. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow

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16 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of the district, the Neva Towers should complete in 2019. Read more.


Trump Name to Be Removed from New York City Apartment Complex

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16 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Trump Place on Manhattan's Upper West Side is about to drop the president-elect's name after an outcry by residents; instead, the three buildings at 140, 160, and 180 Riverside Boulevard will be renamed for their street addresses. Read more.


Liverpool, Sydney’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out

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16 Nov 2016, Sydney, Australia

The first stage of Skyhaus – Liverpool, Sydney’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower – recently reached a construction milestone with its topping out. Construction has now reached the top of the 31-story tower located at 420 Macquarie Street. Read more.


Designs Updated for Québec City’s Next Tallest Tower

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16 Nov 2016, Québec City, Canada

The project team behind the four-tower Le Phare de Québec complex, set for a site located along Boulevard Laurier in Québec City, has released a brand new set of images to coincide with an informative press conference. Read more.


LED Lighting Scheme Installed on 432 Park Avenue in New York

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15 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline, but now, a new architectural feature is being added to the building that will make it pop even more. Read more.


27-Story Office Tower Approved for Adelaide Festival Plaza Redevelopment

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15 Nov 2016, Adelaide, Australia

The Walker Corporation’s AUD$500 million private commercial and retail development at the Adelaide Festival Plaza has been approved by the Development Assessment Commission (DAC) and is expected to start in 2017. Read more.


18-Story Senior Housing Development Proposed for Chicago’s Edgewater Neighborhood

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15 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

According to the local alderman, a plan to bring a new 55-and-over housing development to Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is preparing to move forward. The 18-story tower would replace a parking lot at 5440 North Sheridan Road. Read more.


Development Application Submitted for Gold Coasts’ Orion Towers

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14 Nov 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

The Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building is set to tower over Surfers Paradise at an astonishing 103 stories, planned for a site between Enderley and Markwell Avenues. A second tower will rise 75 stories, together housing 1,127 units. Read more.


Connected Two-Tower Development Proposed for Melbourne

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14 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Having secured 308 Exhibition Street in early 2016, a developer now hopes to gain approval for a pair of towers connected at the 49th and 50th floors by a sky bridge. The towers are to be greater in height than the city’s 251-meter Rialto Towers. Read more.


Second Construction Contractor Walks From London’s One Nine Elms Complex

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14 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Chinese developer behind the One Nine Elms complex in London has seen a second construction contractor walk away from the chance to build it. The USD$1.2 billion project features two mixed-use towers of 58 and 42 stories. Read more.