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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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Melbourne’s First “Leaning Building” Ready for Tenants

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17 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's first “leaning building” – the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne – is ready for tenants. The project features dramatic raking façades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 stories, in contrasting colors. Read more.


London Borough Council Approves Rudolf Place Skyscraper

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17 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

London's Lambeth Council has approved plans for a £200 million ($263 million) mixed-use development in Vauxhall’s growing skyscraper cluster, featuring a 37-story student tower and a six-story office block. Read more.


Detailed Design of Manchester’s St. Michael's Scheme is Unveiled

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16 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs for St. Michael's, the contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, show how the façade of the lozenge-shaped, 134.5-meter-tall centerpiece skyscraper has been tweaked in response to a second round of public consultation. Read more.


Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

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16 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2021. Read more.


New Tower Proposed for Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend

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16 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

An application has been lodged for a 4,109-square-meter plot on the northern border of Fishermans Bend. Provisional plans include 396 apartments and 3,841 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.


Turkish Developers Plan 73-Story Tower in Downtown Miami

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16 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

Turkish developers are planning a 73-story tower called The Sterling on the site of a current parking lot in the heart of downtown Miami. The skyscraper will house a 300-room hotel, 363 dwellings, office and retail space, and a restaurant. Read more.


Approval Sought for Third Tower at Toronto’s West Village

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16 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 27- and 30-story first phase towers of Tridel's West Village Etobicoke development on Eva Road in Etobicoke have been finished for a couple of years, and now plans are advancing for the development's second phase. Read more.


115 Delancey Street Officially Tops Out in New York City’s Lower East Side

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13 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development at 115 Delancey Street has officially topped out. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, 98 of which will be affordable. Read more.


Milan’s Nearly-Finished Generali Tower to Open to Public for One Day

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13 Oct 2017, Milan, Italy

The 170-meter Generali Tower, due for completion in early 2018, will take part in the FAI Autumn Open Day on Sunday, October 15 by opening its doors to the public, offering spectacular views of the city. Read more.


Plans Lodged for 27-Story Residential Tower in London’s Woolwich District

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13 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a triangular 27-story tower residential development in Woolwich, southeast London. The tower forms phases three and four of the Woolwich Central development, which will house nearly 1,000 new flats. Read more.


Leading Investment Firm Takes Space at Melbourne Quarter

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13 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located near the central business district and the Docklands. Read more.


Delayed Plans for a 15-30 Building District in Reno May Still Go Ahead

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12 Oct 2017, Reno, United States

More than a year after the release of a plan to redevelop several city blocks just west of downtown Reno, construction crews have yet to break ground. But the developer says he is getting closer to making the project a reality. Read more.


Foundation Work Complete For 51-Story Tower in New York City’s Midtown South

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12 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

New photos show that foundation work has completed on the 51-story 126 Madison Avenue tower. The mixed-use high-rise will total just over 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters) and house retail space and condo units. Read more.


Major Mixed-Use London Scheme Halves Towers' Height

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12 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The £1.3 billion ($1.32 billion) Olympicopolis scheme has more than halved the height of its twin towers in order to preserve views of St. Paul's Cathedral. The revision may leave the Victoria and Albert Museum looking for an additional site. Read more.


Developer Plans 76-Story Residential Tower Next to Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

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11 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based developer plans to spend more than $700 million on a luxury housing project in River North that would include a 76-story tower, which if built would become one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Council Rejects Plans for London Marsh Wall Block, Despite Earlier Revisions

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11 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story residential tower has been refused planning permission by the Tower Hamlets council, despite a reworking of earlier plans that saw a seven-story height reduction, as well as a reduction in the number of units. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.


34-Story Tower to Join Toronto’s ME Living Community

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10 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's upcoming ME Living Condos community is adding a 34-story condominium tower. Originally set to rise 39 stories, the height was reduced after the city's planning department refused the original proposal in spring 2017. Read more.


Sinuous Hotel Tower Coming to Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip

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10 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans for a sinuous hotel tower in the Sunset Strip have been submitted for approval to the City of West Hollywood, an independent city surrounded by Los Angeles. The 19-story tower would also include retail space and an art gallery. Read more.


Rottweil Elevator Test Tower Opens to the Public

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10 Oct 2017, Rottweil, Germany

An elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany is now in full operation, welcoming the public to experience its rope-less, high-speed elevators, as well as a 360-degree view of the Black Forest and Swabian Alps. Read more.


City of Melbourne Provides Conditional Approval to Southbank High-Rise

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09 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) will provide conditional approval to a 48-story tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The site’s current occupier, Europcar, will be replaced by the 161-meter tower. Read more.


Air Rights Secured for Spiral Tower in New York City’s Hudson Yards

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09 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The final air rights have been secured for The Spiral, a 65-story, $3.2 billion new tower set to rise in New York City's Hudson Yards. To date, the project's developer has spent $265 million on air rights alone. Read more.


Planning Approved for Trimmed South London Housing Scheme

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09 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans for a 21-story residential scheme in Abbey Wood, southeast London, have been approved. The changes include a reduction in height, an increase in units, and an increase in commercial floor space. Read more.


New Apartment Tower Rises on Seattle Skyline

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09 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

The 40-story 970 Denny Way apartment building in downtown Seattle has just made its debut above ground. The tower is set to contain 461 units and over 15,000 square feet (1,394 square meters) of retail. Read more.


Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

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06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.


Student Housing High-Rise Proposed for Perth

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06 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

A development application for a AU$70 million (US$54 million) student accommodation tower has been lodged in Perth’s central business district (CBD). The building will rise 30 stories and house 713 beds in 373 units. Read more.


Government Approves Plans for “Eco Resort” in Mui Dinh, Vietnam

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06 Oct 2017, Mui Dinh, Vietnam

The government has approved the master plan for a 1.1-million-square-meter “eco resort” on the east coast of Vietnam. The sprawling development will comprise seven hotels and 500 ocean-facing villas. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Melbourne’s Mixed-Use Complex, West Side Place

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06 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A contractor has been selected for Melbourne’s AU$2 billion (US$1.55 billion) West Side Place apartment project and Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter of which will rise 270 meters, becoming the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere's. Read more.


Investment Bank Leases More Frankfurt Office Space Ahead of Brexit

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05 Oct 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Goldman Sachs has signed a lease for the top eight floors of Frankfurt's under-construction Marienturm tower which would allow it to add 800 staff in the German financial capital as it gears up to shift jobs out of the UK ahead of Brexit. Read more.