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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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Luxury Residential Tower 35 Spring Street Completes in Melbourne

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06 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with protected terraces and views of the cityscape. Read more.


Major Redesign Needed for London’s Olympicopolis Over Sightline Policy

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06 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Olympicopolis proposal in Stratford, east London, which features a 30- and 40-story tower, is being reduced in height as part of a major redesign following a row over protected views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Read more.


52-Story NYC Skyscraper Secures International Financing

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06 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

Following the success of the supertall 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ next New York City project has moved a step closer to realization after developers received a $269 million construction loan. Read more.


Dual 25-Story Towers Granted Planning Permission in London

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03 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

On February 28, Lambeth’s Planning Applications Committee approved proposals for the final redevelopment site at Albert Embankment in Nine Elms, which would create two new 25-story buildings and preserve a historic Victorian warehouse. Read more.


Architecture Firm Selected for New York City’s Largest Fully Affordable Passive House Building

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03 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

City officials have selected an architecture firm for the 100 percent affordable SustaiNYC East 111th Street development site. The proposal is set to become the largest Passive House project in the nation. Read more.


Five-Tower Proposal Revealed for Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats Neighborhood

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03 Mar 2017, Ottawa, Canada

Following plans going back more than a decade, a developer has unveiled its latest proposal to build a five-tower residential complex within Ottawa's long-forgotten LeBreton Flats neighborhood, just west of downtown. Read more.


Design Firm Announced for Landmark Mixed-Use Development in Frankfurt

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03 Mar 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

An architecture firm has won an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. The new mixed-use development will consist of four high-rise towers. Read more.


Chinese Developer Inks Deal to Buy The Leadenhall Building in London

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02 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is conditional on approval by the purchaser's shareholders. Read more.


Vancouver’s TallWood House Boasts Top Fire-Safety Measures

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02 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada

The 18-story building known as TallWood House at Brock Commons is the largest mass timber building in the world. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services has worked to ensure the project achieves top fire safety measures. Read more.


76-Story Tower Proposed for Miami’s Brickell District

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02 Mar 2017, Miami, United States

A proposed 76-story residential tower rising to 290 meters is set to become the latest in a string of high-rise projects now under construction in the rapidly changing Brickell district of downtown Miami. Read more.


Twin Towers Proposed for Kangaroo Point in Brisbane

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02 Mar 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted to develop a vacant parcel of land into a twin 20-story residential development. The project’s architectural statement says that the development represents a climate responsive design. Read more.


Hotel in Renovated Silo Opens in Cape Town

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01 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

A new hotel that forms one half of a renovated grain silo has opened in Cape Town. Towering above the city’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront, The Silo hotel is housed within six floors of the grain elevator portion of the historic complex. Read more.


Leasing Launched at Jersey City Urby

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01 Mar 2017, Jersey City, United States

In just a few months, one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings – the 69-story Jersey City Urby – will welcome its first residents, and today the development team has launched its initial phase of leasing. Read more.


Firm Contracted to Manage Hamburg’s Überseequartier Süd Project

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01 Mar 2017, Hamburg, Germany

A US-based project management firm has announced that it has won a contract for Überseequartier Süd in Hamburg – a $1 billion dollar mixed-used scheme that will form the centerpiece of the HafenCity redevelopment project. Read more.


Trump International Hotel & Tower Celebrates Grand Opening in Vancouver

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01 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Trump International Hotel & Tower celebrated its grand opening on March 1 in Vancouver, but questions over the building's total floor count have been raised due to the practice of not counting certain floors for superstitious reasons. Read more.


36-Story San Francisco Hotel Proposed for Transbay Neighborhood

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28 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

New York City-based Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developer Pacific Eagle have revealed renderings for 555 Howard, a new, mixed-use hotel project slated for San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood. Read more.


French Presidential Candidate Promotes Skyscraper Construction in La Défense

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28 Feb 2017, Paris, France

Seven proposed La Défense skyscrapers are being promoted as part of an attempt to woo businesses from post-Brexit London. They were promoted by French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during a visit to London last week. Read more.


New Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Office Building

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28 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a 16-story commercial office tower at 11 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead, Brisbane, with construction anticipated to start in the first half of 2017. Read more.


Skyscraper Community Mourns Loss of Famed London Developer

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27 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

Fashion retailer-turned-property magnate Irvine Sellar, best known for his role in developing London’s iconic Shard, died at aged 78 on February 26, after a short illness. He leaves a wife, three children, and five grandchildren. Read more.


53-Story Hotel Proposed for 1300 Figueroa Street in Los Angeles

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27 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A developer recently filed an application to build a 53-story hotel at 1300 Figueroa Street, across from the LA Convention Center’s South Hall. The new project would require the demolition of the 100-unit City Lights building on site. Read more.


Investors in Stalled Abu Dhabi Project Refuse to Settle

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27 Feb 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Investors who bought flats in an Abu Dhabi complex where development stalled said they were offered half the cash they were owed in exchange for dropping lawsuits against the developer. Most have refused the deal. Read more.


Plans for Canada’s Future Tallest Tower Revealed in Toronto

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27 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Rising to an incredible 98 stories, Toronto's – and Canada's – next tallest building could be coming to the southeast corner of Yonge and Gerrard Streets. The supertall YSL Residences would feature a mix of retail, office, and residential space. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Istanbul's Under-Construction G Tower

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24 Feb 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

New details have emerged on the under-construction G Tower. Recognizable by its unique façade, the tower – the third of an existing two-tower development – draws inspiration from and addresses the unique context and culture of the city. Read more.


Marketing and Leasing Launched for Solar Carve Tower in New York City

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24 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

The Solar Carve Tower office building, located at 40 Tenth Avenue in New York City’s Meatpacking District, is now ready for the light of day, with marketing and leasing efforts officially underway. The building should open in early 2019. Read more.


Planning for London’s Paddington Cube Stalled for Review

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24 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

Communities Secretary Savid Javid has put the brakes on the controversial Paddington Cube after issuing a notice under Article 31 preventing Westminster City Council from issuing formal planning consent for the scheme. Read more.


Conceptual Design Revealed for Sirius Building in Sydney

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24 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia

An Australian architecture studio has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the iconic Sirius building in Sydney. The firm proposes the conceptual scheme as an alternative to demolishing the brutalist social housing building. Read more.


52-Story Tower Revealed for Downtown Detroit

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23 Feb 2017, Detroit, United States

New details have been released for Hudsons Tower. The development is proposed to feature 139,000 square meters of gross floor area and a 224-meter tower. If built, it would be the new tallest building in the city. Read more.


Samsung China Headquarters Tops Out in Beijing

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23 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

The Samsung China Headquarters, designed by smdp and located in Chaoyang, central Beijing, has architecturally topped out at 57 stories and 260 meters. The tower forms a central component of Beijing’s newest CBD. Read more.


Proposed Residential Tower in Quito Could be City’s Tallest

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23 Feb 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Developers have proposed a residential tower known as YOO Quito, which could become the tallest tower in the Ecuadorian capital. The tower relies on improved infrastructure connections to facilitate transit-oriented development. Read more.


Initial Study Released for $2 Billion 6AM Development in Los Angeles

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23 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The mixed-use 6AM development continues to move forward in LA’s Arts District with the release of the project's initial impact study. The complex would rise from a nearly 15-acre (six-hectare) site at 6th and Alameda Streets. Read more.