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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Architect Appointed for Green Square Project in Sydney

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04 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has chosen a Japanese architecture firm to design a new 19-story tower in Sydney. The design of the building, which will contain 384 residential units, depicts a plant-filled exterior that is reminiscent of a vertical forest. Read more.


Hôtel Monville Opens in Montreal

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04 Apr 2018, Montreal, Canada

Hundreds of new hotel rooms have been added to Montreal's Quartier International with the opening of Hôtel Monville. The 20-story, four-star hotel contains 269 rooms and features perks such as autonomous delivery robots. Read more.


Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier Set for Revamp

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03 Apr 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier is set to transform into a business and leisure destination that would include two new high-rises. The Queensland government has appointed a developer to undertake a feasibility study for the project. Read more.


Official Renderings Revealed for New Office Tower at 3 West 29th Street in New York City

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03 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Official renderings have been released for an upcoming office high-rise at 3 West 29th Street in New York City. Application materials for the tower, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, show it will rise 34 stories and 168 meters once complete. Read more.


Twin Towers at Creek Horizon Project in Dubai Reach Podium Level

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03 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction on the two-tower Creek Horizon residential project at Dubai Creek Harbour has reached ground level. The towers, which are being developed by Emaar Properties, will top out at 36 and 39 stories once complete. Read more.


New York City’s 1710 Broadway Site Up for Sale

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02 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The site at 1710 Broadway in New York City is being sold. Originally planned for a commercial skyscraper, the site is now being marketed for a residential building that could rise 60 stories. Read more.


Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower

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02 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

George Brown College in Toronto has revealed finalists for the design of a wooden tower on its campus, which will house a new Tall Wood Research Design Institute, alongside George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Precinct Planned for Perth

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30 Mar 2018, Perth, Australia

Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use precinct designed by Woods Bagot in Perth. Dubbed Applecross Central, the project proposes more than 160,000 square meters of space across multiple towers of varying height. Read more.


Plans Released for Mixed-Use Development on Dubai Canal

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30 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A twin-tower development that connects at the base and curves into a “U” shape as it rises has been proposed along the Dubai Canal. The towers will rise to 18 and 19 stories and feature a total of 347 residential units. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for ALTA LIC Tower in New York City

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30 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for ALTA LIC, a residential high-rise currently under construction in Queens in New York City. The 43-story tower will feature a coworking lounge, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a golf simulator. Read more.


Developers Tweak Plans for Tallest Tower in Chicago’s Fulton Market

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29 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of the proposed 51-story high-rise at 170 N. Peoria St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market have cut down their plans by eight floors to win neighborhood approval. Now standing at 43 stories, the tower would still contain 300 condos. Read more.


Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’

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29 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An AU$650 million office tower has been proposed for Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle.’ The 40-story building at 370 Queen Street will comprise basement car parking, a podium with gym and childcare facilities, and 50,000 of office space. Read more.


Architect Wins Competition to Build Spiraling ‘Capo Grande Tower’ in Koper, Slovenia

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29 Mar 2018, Koper, Slovenia

An architect has won a competition to design a supported structure that will soar 111 meters above the port in Koper, Slovenia. Dubbed “Capo Grande Tower,” the structure will connect the region’s coastline to the mountainous terrain above. Read more.


Architect Debuts 34-Story Salford Tower in Greater Manchester

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28 Mar 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architect has submitted a proposal for a 34-story residential tower on the waterfront in Salford just outside Manchester. The high-rise would contain 216 units plus ground-floor commercial space as well as a rooftop terrace. Read more.


Developer Calls for Groundwork Bids for Tallest Tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

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28 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Palm 360 project in Dubai has called for ground preparation proposals to begin work on the two-tower development. Palm 360 will feature a hotel with 125 rooms as well as 331 residential units. Read more.