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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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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.


66-Story Tower Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles

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30 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States

An architecture firm has released renderings of a new 66-story-tall mixed-use tower proposed for Downtown Los Angeles. the project would bring 200 condominium units and a 220-room hotel to 925 S. Figueroa. Read more.


Avani Broadbeach in Gold Coast Nearly Sold Out As Construction Progresses

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30 Mar 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Avani Broadbeach tower in Gold Coast has topped AUD$110 million (USD$84 million) in sales, meaning the residential development is now 90 percent sold out as construction passes the halfway mark. Read more.


Interior Designers Named for Waterline Square Tower Trio in New York City

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30 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

The development team behind Waterline Square has announced the trio of designers who will shape the interiors of the three-tower complex. Construction of the development is ongoing, with an anticipated delivery date of 2019. Read more.


Westminster Begins Consultation on Building Heights

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29 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Westminster city council has launched a public consultation on building heights in the borough. The consultation runs until May 22, and feedback from the initiative will be used during the statutory consultation on the City Plan later in 2017. Read more.


British Airways i360 Tower Closes Again in Brighton

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29 Mar 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom

The 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton has been forced to close again – the latest in a series of breakdowns that have plagued the seafront attraction since it opened in the summer of 2016. Read more.


New York’s Citicorp Center to Undergo Renovation

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28 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

Architects have revealed designs for a 200,000-square-foot (18,600-square-meter) renovation of the recently landmarked 601 Lexington Avenue, commonly known by its former title, Citicorp Center. Read more.


Glasgow Tower Due to Reopen to Public

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28 Mar 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The 417-foot (127-meter) Glasgow Tower on the banks of the River Clyde has been plagued by structural and mechanical problems since it was completed in 2001 and has been closed for the majority of its life. Read more.


New Renderings and Info Unveiled for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards Project

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28 Mar 2017, Philadelphia, United States

New images of the Schuylkill Yards project have been released, along with a film and a website that details new information on the project. Further, an interactive map outlines 12 of the 14 proposed new buildings for the site. Read more.


Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World

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27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen, China

Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest in China, and the fourth tallest in the world. Read more.


Foundation Work Completes on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

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27 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Foundation works have been laid for the construction of what could become the world’s tallest structure. More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for the tower, which serves as the centerpiece for a larger development. Read more.


Toronto Tower Evolves After Pre-Application Consultations

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27 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

A developer hosted the third and final pre-application consultation for their 40-story 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley in the heart of Toronto's Gay Village, producing an evolving tower design. Read more.


Israel’s Future Tallest Building Granted Approval in Tel Aviv

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27 Mar 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Measuring 400 meters in height, the 100-floor Intercity Tower in Tel Aviv has been granted planning approval. When completed, the new tower would become Israel’s tallest, stripping the Moshe Aviv Tower of that designation. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled for LA’s 333 South Alameda Street

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24 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Renderings have been released for a mixed-use, podium-style project on the eastern edge of LA’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. The project, if built as proposed, will continue the process of extending the Downtown Los Angeles skyline eastward. Read more.