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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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Skyscraper Proposed for Site Near Historic Manchester Central Station

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22 May 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans for a residential tower block have been submitted for consideration. The proposal calls for two buildings, one of which will rise 40 stories on a site opposite the Grade II*-listed former Manchester Central Station. Read more.


Indianapolis’s Tallest Building Rebranded to Salesforce Tower

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22 May 2017, Indianapolis, United States

On May 20, customer relationship management (CRM) firm Salesforce celebrated the opening of its new offices in the rebranded Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, the tallest building in the state of Indiana. Read more.


Sky Bridge Installed at the Address Residences Sky View Complex in Dubai

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19 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address Residences Sky View complex in Downtown Dubai. Read more.


Tysons Corner to Get New Tallest Tower

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19 May 2017, Tysons Corner, United States

If Fairfax County, Virginia, approves the plans, a skyscraper taller than any in the Chesapeake Bay region could soon rise in Tysons Corner. If built, the proposed Tower 1 at The View at Tysons would stand 48 stories, or 188 meters. Read more.


Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development

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19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.


High-Rise Proposed for 2305 Webster Street in Oakland

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19 May 2017, Oakland, United States

A proposal is currently under review by city departments for a small, 0.12-hectare site at 2305 Webster Street in Oakland. Plans call for the construction of a 24-story mixed-use project with 130 residential units and 280 square meters of retail. Read more.


Western Sydney University Unveils its First Vertical Campus

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18 May 2017, Sydney, Australia

Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world-class, technologically advanced teaching and research spaces. Read more.


New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York

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18 May 2017, New York City, United States

Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress and expected results. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center

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18 May 2017, Wuhan, China

A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings, the project features a 400-meter-tall office tower. Read more.


Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer

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18 May 2017, Chicago, United States

The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and naming rights up for sale, possibly by late summer. Read more.


Mountain Range-Inspired High-Rise Block Planned for Bratislava

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17 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

A Danish studio has developed a housing scheme which features a dramatically staggered roofline intended to echo the peaks of a mountain range. The proposed Južna Dolina complex comprises a 120,000-square-meter housing block. Read more.


Architects Reveal Renderings for Alai Complex in Cancún

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17 May 2017, Cancún, Mexico

Architects have unveiled the design for the Alai complex in Cancún, Mexico. The newly proposed development marries ecological considerations, engaging design, and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition. Read more.


Medical Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane

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17 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story specialist medical office tower at 484 Upper Edward Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The new facility would provide a range of healthcare options within one location. Read more.


New Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Tower Proposed for Milwaukee

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17 May 2017, Milwaukee, United States

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino recently announced its intentions to expand the hotel at its Milwaukee property with the construction of a second tower. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, pending application approval. Read more.


Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate

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16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given planning for a shorter design of 59 stories. Read more.


New Renderings Released for LA’s massive Crossroads of the World Complex

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16 May 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings of the Crossroads of the World complex in Hollywood have been released. The 132,850-square-meter redevelopment project, currently pegged to cost between $500 and $600 million to develop, would add a trio of new towers. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne

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16 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer recently celebrated the start of construction for its latest premium-grade office building in Melbourne with a groundbreaking ceremony on site. The project, called Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, is on track to complete in 2020. Read more.


Possible Renderings Revealed for Chicago’s 300 North Michigan Avenue

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16 May 2017, Chicago, United States

An apartment tower is quietly in the works to replace a low-rise building at 300 North Michigan Avenue. Thanks to a handful of images posted on a development monitoring forum, there is an unconfirmed idea of what could rise at the site. Read more.


Supertall Tower Planned for Imperial Square in Gold Coast

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15 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for a massive supertall tower in Southport, which would contain more floors than the Empire State Building and reportedly take the title as Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building. Read more.


New Owners Rebrand Seattle High-Rise Project

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15 May 2017, Seattle, United States

The team behind the Potala Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower under construction in downtown Seattle, is rebranding the development as Arrivé. The tower is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. Read more.


Construction Contractor Declares Melbourne’s EQ Tower Officially Complete

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15 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has just completed work on the 63-story EQ Tower, delivering the brand new residential building to Melbourne’s CBD skyline. The tower comprises a total of 633 apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Read more.


Japanese Lamp-Inspired Office Tower Proposed in Vancouver

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15 May 2017, Vancouver, Canada

With a design inspired by a Japanese lamp, a new high-rise planned for 400 West Georgia Street could become a bright spot on Vancouver's architectural design scene. The 24-story tower features offset cubes sprouting from a central stem. Read more.


Mountain-Shaped Tower Complex Nears Completion in Beijing

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12 May 2017, Beijing, China

New images offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of Chaoyang Park Plaza. Construction began on the project in 2012, with the main focus being a pair of asymmetrical skyscrapers modeled on the shapes of rock formations. Read more.


Demo Permits Filed for Site of Proposed Supertall in New York City

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12 May 2017, New York City, United States

After a long-gestating but never-executed plan to develop buildings at 80 South Street and 163 Front Street in the South Street Seaport, the site’s owner has officially filed demolition permits at both locations. Read more.


Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans

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12 May 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø, the complex will offer residential, retail, and conference uses. Read more.


Work Begins on High-Rise Hospital in Philadelphia

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12 May 2017, Philadelphia, United States

Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story, 1975-built Penn Tower Hotel, which was demolished in 2016. Read more.


Heritage Recommendation Advances Design for Nobu Residences in Toronto

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11 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto city staff have recommended approval for Nobu Residences' heritage plan, moving the project a step forward. Up next will be a May 18 review at the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB), which will continue the approvals process. Read more.


New Commercial Tower Planned as Part of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Renewal

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11 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane City Council has recommended approval of plans for a new office tower in Fortitude Valley. The 23-story tower will encompass the first phase of a US$368.5 million, multi-stage development. Read more.


Unit Closings Underway at Miami’s Biscayne Beach Development as Construction Completes

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11 May 2017, Miami, United States

Joint developers are moving forward with unit closings at Biscayne Beach in East Edgewater. Construction of the 51-story bayfront tower is now complete and an initial temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) has been issued. Read more.


Bandar Malaysia Complex on Hold as Government Cancels Development Deal

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11 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s biggest real estate project, the Bandar Malaysia complex, is in turmoil after the government canceled – without warning – a deal with its Chinese-Malaysian master developer, citing repeated failure to meet payment obligations. Read more.