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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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Developer Gets Green Light for 49-Story Melbourne Skyscraper


17 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A new residential high-rise in Melbourne is now moving forward after the developer modified the tower’s design in order to comply with Victoria’s updated design standards. The building will rise 49 stories and contain 208 units. Read more.

The Link Tower Near Paris Approved by Authorities


16 Apr 2018, Paris, France

Government officials have approved the construction of The Link, a 52-story, 244-meter high-rise in Puteaux that could become France’s tallest upon completion. The plan initially stalled due to a disagreement between officials. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for Denver’s Block 162


16 Apr 2018, Denver, United States

An updated design has been released for a 30-story office tower designed by Gensler in Downtown Denver. Known as Block 162, the 55,277-square-meter high-rise will feature an 11th-floor rooftop terrace accessible to office tenants. Read more.

Horizon Towers on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island Ready for Handover


16 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With construction on the Horizon Towers in Abu Dhabi now complete, the complex is ready to be handed over to a property management company. The project comprises two towers of 63 and 44 floors, with a total of 924 units. Read more.

Construction Delays Continue on Skyscraper in Bogotá


16 Apr 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

Construction delays continue to stall the completion of BD Bacatá, which at 216 meters was set to become the tallest building in Bogotá. Once finished, the tower will contain office space, 405 apartments, and 319 hotel rooms. Read more.

Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City is Now Under Construction


13 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The open-air observation deck planned at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City is currently under construction. At 341.7 meters high, the 697-square-meter observation deck will be one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Read more.

Design Firm Completes Its First Residential Tower in São Paulo


13 Apr 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

An Italian design studio known for its transportation projects has completed its first residential high-rise in São Paulo. Dubbed Cyrela by Pininfarina, the 23-story tower contains 92 studio apartments, each with a large balcony. Read more.

Delayed Couture High-Rise on Milwaukee’s Lakefront to Break Ground by October


13 Apr 2018, Milwaukee, United States

The long-delayed Couture apartment high-rise planned for downtown Milwaukee's lakefront is expected to begin construction by October 2018. The 44-story, 154.5-meter tower will be connected to the new downtown streetcar system. Read more.

Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta


13 Apr 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219 meters and features a rooftop mosque. Read more.

New Wacker Drive Office Tower in Chicago Scores its First Construction Permit


12 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

A 52-story office tower known as 110 N. Wacker has received its first construction permit. The high-rise, designed by Goettsch Partners, will rise along the Chicago River and include an extension of the city’s Riverwalk at its base. Read more.

The Summit Complex Completes in Suzhou, China


12 Apr 2018, Suzhou, China

The Summit, a two-tower mixed-use development in Suzhou, China, has completed. The south tower rises 39 stories and 167 meters, and includes a four-story retail base topped by 16 stories of office space and 17 levels of luxury rentals. Read more.

Collins Square Nears Completion in Sydney


12 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

The final high-rise in the five-tower Collins Square development in Sydney has topped out. The AU$126 million tower, designed by Woods Bagot and built by Multiplex, has reached its final height of 33 stories and 117 meters. Read more.

Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development


11 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street, the tower will rise 202.4 meters and contain 480 units. Read more.

Mining Giant to Move to New Headquarters in Adelaide


11 Apr 2018, Adelaide, Australia

An Australian mining giant will relocate its headquarters to a new AU$250 million office tower in Adelaide’s CBD. The A-grade commercial high-rise is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019. Read more.

Under-Construction King Blue Towers Reach 18th Floor in Toronto


11 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

The two towers currently under construction at the King Blue development in Toronto’s Entertainment District have nearly reached the halfway point. Set to rise 44 and 48 stories, the high-rises will contain 872 condos and a 122-room hotel. Read more.

REIT Considers Tearing Down Two Penn Plaza, New York City, to Make Way for New Tower


10 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The CEO of a major real estate investment trust said in a letter to investors that the firm is considering demolishing Two Penn Plaza in New York City to make way for a new tower that would double the current building’s footprint. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Sama Gardens Supertall in Dubai


10 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Architecture firm Diar Consult has released new images and additional details about its planned supertall high-rise, dubbed Sama Gardens, in Dubai. The 70-story supertall tower will rise 360 meters and contain 488 apartments. Read more.

1000M Leads Chicago in New Condo Sales, Eyes 2019 Groundbreaking


10 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

Condominium sales at 1000M, a 74-story high-rise designed by JAHN for Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, have kicked off at a steady pace. Developers are hoping to break ground on the project in early 2019. Read more.

Leicester May Demolish Tallest Remaining Large-Panel-System Block


10 Apr 2018, Leicester, United Kingdom

Proposals have been put forward to flatten Goscote House, a 23-story residential high-rise in Leicester, due to fears over the building’s structural stability. The tower was built using the Large Panel System technique. Read more.

Architect Reveals Plans for Modular High-Rise in Dubai


09 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a 310-meter-tall modular high-rise for the Dubai Marina business district. The tower, which will connect to the city’s public transit system, will contain 300 hotel rooms and 450 residential units. Read more.

New Photos Show Ho Chi Minh City’s Upcoming Tallest Skyscraper Has Topped Out


09 Apr 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Photos reveal that Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, set to become Vietnam’s tallest building upon completion, has architecturally topped out. The mixed-use tower, which rises 81 stories and 461.2 meters, was designed by Atkins. Read more.

Fire at New York City’s Trump Tower Kills One


09 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City on April 7, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured before the blaze was put out. The fire was contained to the 50th floor of the 58-story, 202.4-meter tower. Read more.

Triangular Residential Tower Planned for Rotterdam


06 Apr 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A Rotterdam-based architect has released its design for a 110-meter-tall residential tower that would be located in the city’s Maritiem District. The building’s base tapers down on its bottom four stories to meet the ground with a sharp angular form. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for Queens Residential Tower in New York City


06 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A new rendering has been revealed for a residential tower that could be the tallest in the Queens borough of New York City once complete. Designed by Handel Architects, the 216-meter high-rise will feature 900 units. Read more.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Opens for Business


06 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The AU$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has opened near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 347-room, four-star hotel rises to a height of 97 meters and 26 stories. Read more.

Builder Named for Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney


05 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million investment. Multiplex has been appointed to build the 50-story commercial tower, which is expected to complete in 2021. Read more.

Loggia-Wrapped New York City Condo Tower Starts to Rise


05 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Work on 130 William, a 61-story condo tower in New York City’s Financial District, has reached ground level. The 243.8-meter high-rise will contain 244 units and offer high-end amenities, such as a pet spa and an IMAX theater. Read more.

Shenzhen Chooses Australian Architect’s Plan for New Business District


05 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

Architecture firm Hassell has won a competition to design a mixed-use precinct in Shenzhen. The master plan envisages offices connected by an elevated walkway and interspersed with parkland and cultural buildings. Read more.

Design Revealed for Hangzhou Wangchao Center


04 Apr 2018, Hangzhou, China

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has released its design for the Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a new mixed-use tower in Hangzhou, China. The high-rise will stand 288 meters and 54 stories tall, and is slated for completion in 2021. Read more.

Miami’s One Brickell City Centre Resubmitted to FAA


04 Apr 2018, Miami, United States

Developer Swire Properties has resubmitted plans with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a supertall tower at Brickell City Centre in Miami. Dubbed One Brickell City Center, the tower will rise 317 meters and 80 stories. Read more.