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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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Design Unveiled for Hotel and Apartment Tower Near Los Angeles’ Chinatown

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23 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang has signed on to design an eye-catching 26-story apartment and hotel tower between Chinatown and Union Station in Los Angeles, its first in the city. Read more.


New Images Show Adjusted Design for Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower

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20 Apr 2018, Boston, United States

A new set of renderings showing an updated design for the proposed Winthrop Square Tower in Boston have been revealed. The developers of the 211-meter mixed-use high-rise hope to gain city approval to begin construction in 2018. Read more.


Competition-Winning Entry for Sofia Mixed-Use Project is Revealed

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20 Apr 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

An architect has released its competition-winning design for the final phase of Garitage Park, a 16.5-hectare complex in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project features three high-rises, including two residential towers and an office building. Read more.


Architect Wins Approval for Leeds South Bank Scheme

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20 Apr 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds City Council has unanimously approved plans by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for its £350 million South Bank scheme, which includes a proposal for the city’s future tallest high-rise. The project includes towers ranging from five to 40 stories. Read more.


Stalled Los Angeles Development Revives as 'Hollywood Center'

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19 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Handel Architects has unveiled plans for a $1 billion high-rise complex slated for downtown Hollywood in Los Angeles. The project includes two towers rising to 35 and 46 stories, plus a pair of mid-rise apartment blocks. Read more.


Plans for a 580-Meter High-Rise in Nanjing Have Been Released

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19 Apr 2018, Nanjing, China

New details have been revealed for a supertall skyscraper in Nanjing. The project, known as Hexi Yuzui Tower A, is planned to rise to 580 meters, which would make it the city’s tallest if completed according to plan, ahead of any competitors. Read more.


Two-Tower Project Breaks Ground in Guatemala City

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19 Apr 2018, Guatemala City, Guatemala

An upcoming mixed-use development that includes two high-rises recently broke ground in Guatemala City. Known as “Quo,” the project will include towers of 16 and 17 stories that include residential, office, and retail spaces. Read more.


Mountain-Inspired Skyscraper Precinct Set for Chengdu

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18 Apr 2018, Chengdu, China

Plans for Vanke Tianfu Cloud City, a new mixed-use quarter designed by Aedas for Chengdu, China, have been revealed. The development occupies four plots of land connected by a central green axis. Read more.


Hybrid Wooden “Vertical Village” Complex Wins Paris Competition

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18 Apr 2018, Paris, France

A group of architects has won a design competition to build a new mixed-use development in Paris called "Vertical Village". The project will be built primarily out of timber, with only the core and lower floors made of concrete. Read more.


Developer Says Dubai Marina Project Set for 2019 Completion

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18 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of LIV Residence Dubai Marina, a 28-story waterfront high-rise, has announced that the project is set for completion in 2019. The development will offer luxury elements, such as membership to a 5-star beach and tennis club. Read more.


Developers Plan Chicago’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper Next to New Tribune Tower Condos

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17 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

Developers have revealed plans for Chicago’s second-tallest skyscraper, a tapering shaft of metal and glass designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture that would soar 433 meters, behind the historic Tribune Tower. Read more.


London’s Grenfell Tower Refurbishment Fueled Fire, Draft Report Claims

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17 Apr 2018, London, United Kingdom

A report commissioned by the Metropolitan Police Investigators in London found that the recladding of Grenfell Tower failed to meet standards set out in the building regulation covering fire safety, and therefore helped spread the fire. Read more.


Residential Tower Proposed for Yorkville Avenue in Toronto

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17 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a 62-story residential tower on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, plus a two-story retail building on Cumberland Avenue. The 212.5-meter tower would contain 716 residential units. Read more.


Developer Gets Green Light for 49-Story Melbourne Skyscraper

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17 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A new residential high-rise in Melbourne is now moving forward after the developer modified the tower’s design in order to comply with Victoria’s updated design standards. The building will rise 49 stories and contain 208 units. Read more.


The Link Tower Near Paris Approved by Authorities

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16 Apr 2018, Paris, France

Government officials have approved the construction of The Link, a 52-story, 244-meter high-rise in Puteaux that could become France’s tallest upon completion. The plan initially stalled due to a disagreement between officials. Read more.


Updated Renderings Revealed for Denver’s Block 162

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16 Apr 2018, Denver, United States

An updated design has been released for a 30-story office tower designed by Gensler in Downtown Denver. Known as Block 162, the 55,277-square-meter high-rise will feature an 11th-floor rooftop terrace accessible to office tenants. Read more.


Horizon Towers on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island Ready for Handover

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16 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With construction on the Horizon Towers in Abu Dhabi now complete, the complex is ready to be handed over to a property management company. The project comprises two towers of 63 and 44 floors, with a total of 924 units. Read more.


Construction Delays Continue on Skyscraper in Bogotá

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16 Apr 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

Construction delays continue to stall the completion of BD Bacatá, which at 216 meters was set to become the tallest building in Bogotá. Once finished, the tower will contain office space, 405 apartments, and 319 hotel rooms. Read more.


Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City is Now Under Construction

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13 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The open-air observation deck planned at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City is currently under construction. At 341.7 meters high, the 697-square-meter observation deck will be one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Read more.


Design Firm Completes Its First Residential Tower in São Paulo

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13 Apr 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

An Italian design studio known for its transportation projects has completed its first residential high-rise in São Paulo. Dubbed Cyrela by Pininfarina, the 23-story tower contains 92 studio apartments, each with a large balcony. Read more.


Delayed Couture High-Rise on Milwaukee’s Lakefront to Break Ground by October

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13 Apr 2018, Milwaukee, United States

The long-delayed Couture apartment high-rise planned for downtown Milwaukee's lakefront is expected to begin construction by October 2018. The 44-story, 154.5-meter tower will be connected to the new downtown streetcar system. Read more.


Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta

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13 Apr 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219 meters and features a rooftop mosque. Read more.


New Wacker Drive Office Tower in Chicago Scores its First Construction Permit

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12 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

A 52-story office tower known as 110 N. Wacker has received its first construction permit. The high-rise, designed by Goettsch Partners, will rise along the Chicago River and include an extension of the city’s Riverwalk at its base. Read more.


The Summit Complex Completes in Suzhou, China

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12 Apr 2018, Suzhou, China

The Summit, a two-tower mixed-use development in Suzhou, China, has completed. The south tower rises 39 stories and 167 meters, and includes a four-story retail base topped by 16 stories of office space and 17 levels of luxury rentals. Read more.


Collins Square Nears Completion in Sydney

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12 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

The final high-rise in the five-tower Collins Square development in Sydney has topped out. The AU$126 million tower, designed by Woods Bagot and built by Multiplex, has reached its final height of 33 stories and 117 meters. Read more.


Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development

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11 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street, the tower will rise 202.4 meters and contain 480 units. Read more.


Mining Giant to Move to New Headquarters in Adelaide

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11 Apr 2018, Adelaide, Australia

An Australian mining giant will relocate its headquarters to a new AU$250 million office tower in Adelaide’s CBD. The A-grade commercial high-rise is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019. Read more.


Under-Construction King Blue Towers Reach 18th Floor in Toronto

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11 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

The two towers currently under construction at the King Blue development in Toronto’s Entertainment District have nearly reached the halfway point. Set to rise 44 and 48 stories, the high-rises will contain 872 condos and a 122-room hotel. Read more.


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.