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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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World Trade Center 3 Tops Out in Jakarta

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12 Apr 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

World Trade Center 3 has officially topped out. It is the latest development at the prestigious World Trade Center Complex. When complete in early 2018, the tower will complement the existing buildings in the complex. Read more.


Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards

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12 Apr 2017, Milan, Italy

Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The five visions emerged from a workshop held in December 2016. Read more.


Construction Scheduled for Lightbox at MediaCityUK in Salford

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12 Apr 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

The next phase of construction at MediaCityUK – one of the UK’s largest technology hubs – is starting with a new, luxury residential apartment scheme known as Lightbox. Construction is set to commence on the site at the end of April. Read more.


New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition

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12 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design incorporates 10 stories of office and mixed-use space that will sit atop the existing store. Read more.


Two-Tower Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Seattle

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11 Apr 2017, Seattle, United States

A two-tower mixed-use development has been proposed. Known as Minor + Stewart Towers, the project will add nearly 88,000 square meters of gross floor area to the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and the downtown core. Read more.


Apartment Sales Launched for The Foundry in Sydney’s Paper Mill Precinct

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11 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia

A developer is preparing to release the final apartment offerings in its master planned community along the rejuvenated Georges River in Liverpool. The offering will include a range of units from one- to three-bedroom apartments. Read more.


Auberge Miami Canceled Amid Cooling Condo Market

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11 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

Auberge Miami, originally planned as a 60-story, 290-unit condo development in downtown Miami, has been canceled and deposits have already been returned to buyers, according to multiple reports. Read more.


Waterfall-Inspired Tower Planned for 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane

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10 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer has submitted a new development application for a striking 33-story residential tower at 77 Hope Street in south Brisbane, inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and sub-tropical climate. Read more.


Structural Details Visible on Miami’s Under-Construction One Thousand Museum

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10 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

As construction on One Thousand Museum progresses, the building’s unique design and structural system are coming into view. Due to complete in 2018, the project features a curvaceous exoskeleton that makes quite the statement. Read more.


Carillon Tower in Chicago Rejected Due to Traffic Concerns

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10 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A proposed 60-story tower will not be moving forward, a local alderman says. The Carillon Tower would have been the tallest tower built in River North in nearly a decade, but the community is concerned it would negatively impact traffic. Read more.


Mexico City’s Reforma Towers 80 Percent Built

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07 Apr 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

In just a few months the skyline of Paseo de la Reforma – one of the main corridors in Mexico City and the heart of the financial district – will welcome a brand new mixed-use building complex, Reforma Towers. Read more.


Construction Underway on 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne

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07 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Currently on the rise in the South Yarra district of Melbourne, 661 Chapel Street will continue the current development spree that the area has seen lately, adding 30 stories and 127 luxury units to the northern end of the neighborhood. Read more.


Russian Developer Planning Hermitage Plaza Complex in La Défense

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07 Apr 2017, Courbevoie, France

Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two skyscrapers, part of the Hermitage Plaza complex. Read more.


First Tenants Move into New York’s American Copper Buildings

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06 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street along Manhattan's East River waterfront, confirming that the pair of skyscrapers has completed. Read more.


New 16-Hectare Vertical Village Planned for Bangkok

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06 Apr 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

A pair of developers has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16-hectare mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been appointed the master planner for the complex. Read more.


San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out

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06 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-tallest building in San Francisco has now reached its full height. Read more.


Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland

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05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.


First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower

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05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.


Conceptual Plans Unveiled for “Hanging Gardens of Digbeth” in Birmingham

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05 Apr 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Conceptual plans have been revealed for a housing scheme at 175 High Street in Birmingham, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The vision manifests as a network of roof-garden terraces rising up a pair of towers. Read more.


Pair of Mixed-Use Towers to Rise at 80 Flatbush Avenue in New York City

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05 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans to build a pair of mixed-use towers at 80 Flatbush Avenue. Construction will occur in phases, the first being a 38-story triangular building that will contain residential, office, and retail space. Read more.


CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

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04 Apr 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Read more.


Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase

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04 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the tower upwards to 220 meters, adding 11,148 square meters of GFA. Read more.


Site of Proposed Brisbane Residential Tower Sold, Scrapping Plans

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04 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has bought a prime inner city office building that was previously the center of plans for one of the city’s most significant residential projects. With this new development, it is unlikely that those plans will be realized. Read more.


25-Story Bank Building Proposed for Downtown Milwaukee

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03 Apr 2017, Milwaukee, United States

As downtown Milwaukee continues its unprecedented construction boom, a 25-story building has been proposed as an addition to the BMO Harris Bank Center complex. Construction is due to start on the 102-meter building later in 2017. Read more.


Fire Breaks Out at Under-Construction Dubai Skyscraper

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03 Apr 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A large fire broke out early on the morning of April 3 at an under-construction high-rise building near Dubai's largest shopping mall, sending thick gray smoke billowing over the heart of the city. Read more.


Adelaide High-Rise Complex Targets Local Downsizers

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03 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia

An AUD$150 million (USD$114 million) two-tower project on the southern edge of Adelaide’s CBD is set to launch ahead of a 2017 construction start. The development is primarily seeking to attract locals looking to downsize. Read more.


New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017

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31 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the second half of 2017, if all goes according to plan. Read more.


23-Story Junction City Tower Completes in Yangon

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31 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar

A new office tower in Yangon is ready to be occupied by tenants following its official opening. Known as Junction City Tower, the 23-story building features around 33,400 square meters of Grade-A office space in the heart of the capital. Read more.


Architecture Firm Tapped to Design New Stations for the Sydney Metro

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31 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The firm also picked up the commission for the USD$1.1 billion Circular Quay tower. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Edmonton Condominium Tower

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31 Mar 2017, Edmonton, Canada

New details have emerged on a 43-story tower set to be Edmonton's tallest condominium-only building, according to developers. Located at the corner of 103rd Street and 102nd Avenue, the tower will feature 179 units when complete. Read more.