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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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Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana


14 Jun 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium. Read more.

54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York


14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.

Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut


13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal


13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.

Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building


13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled for Recently Approved Nairobi Tower


12 Jun 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

New renderings depict a wedge-shaped tower that has just been granted planning permission in Nairobi, Kenya. Offices and apartments will fill the main body of the tower, with penthouse suites occupying the uppermost floors. Read more.

Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne


12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.

Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall


12 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016. But site work is now beginning for the project. Read more.

Residential High-Rise Selected in Stockholm Design Competition


09 Jun 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Read more.

New York’s MetLife Building to Get New Logo


09 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand new typeface. The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building’s sign has changed since 1993. Read more.

311 Spencer Street Gains City of Melbourne Support


09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.

Tallest Building in Detroit to Break Ground in 2017


08 Jun 2017, Detroit, United States

Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Ave. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York


08 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building being built as part of the complex on Manhattan's west side. Read more.

Two-Tower Proposal Granted Planning Approval in London


08 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Developers have won planning permission for a two-tower residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village in east London. The development would include 524 residential units across a 26 and 31 story tower. Read more.

22-Story Dormitory Tower Coming to Downtown Long Beach, California


08 Jun 2017, Long Beach, United States

Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia announced a new partnership between Shooshani Developers and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will bring an 800-bed student housing tower to downtown Long Beach. Read more.

First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland


07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States

A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.

Details Emerge for Proposed Mississauga Square Development in Toronto


07 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short distance north of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. Read more.

Sphere-Topped Skyscraper Planned for Seattle


07 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The building would include apartments above a few floors of office and retail space. Read more.

Architects Submit Planning Applications for 21-Story Salford Central Block


07 Jun 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

Detailed planning permission is being sought for the tallest of three residential blocks designed for the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, UK. The 21-story block would contain 199 homes and accompany two shorter neighboring buildings. Read more.

SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha


06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China

SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.

Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane


06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Upcoming Terrace House


06 Jun 2017, Vancouver, Canada

New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a contender for the title of world's tallest hybrid timber structure. Read more.

22-Story Tower Proposed Next to Historic Dimes Bank in New York City


06 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Architects have unveiled plans for a new 22-story mixed-use tower integrated with the historic Dimes Saving Bank of Williamsburg in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dubbed The Dime, the project is targeting a 2019 completion. Read more.

Two-Tower Metro Martin Place Proposal Submitted in Sydney


05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.

Bałtyk Tower Block Completes in Poznań


05 Jun 2017, Poznań, Poland

An architecture practice has officially completed its first building in Poznań, Poland. The 16-story Bałtyk Tower resembles a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. Read more.

Dallas’s Fountain Place to Get a Sibling 45-Story Tower


05 Jun 2017, Dallas, United States

A Chicago-based developer is building the tallest tower in Dallas in three decades. The 45-story apartment high-rise will go up on Field Street on downtown's north side and be sibling to the rocket-shaped Fountain Place tower. Read more.

28-Story Tower Dropped from One Cambridge Heath Road Plans in London


05 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have substantially reworked plans for a retail and residential scheme in east London after the initial proposal was refused in 2016. The revised plans significantly reduce the height of a 28-story tower to eight floors. Read more.

Updated Renderings Released of Rosewood Tower in São Paulo


02 Jun 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for Rosewood Tower, its 90-meter plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Manchester’s Angel Meadow Complex


02 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted plans for a $303 million development in Manchester. The Angel Meadow complex will feature 756 new homes across four towers, including a centerpiece 40-story skyscraper and three shorter buildings. Read more.

Chicago Developer to Convert Downtown Office Towers to Residences


02 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago developer is buying two vacant buildings on State Street from the federal government and plans to convert them into 429 apartments. Both buildings were built in the early 20th century. Read more.