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CTBUH Global News

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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Contractor Selected for Next Two Phases of Former Warsaw Brewery Residential Complex


09 Aug 2018, Warsaw, Poland

A developer has selected a contractor to construct the next two stages of a multi-building residential development on the site of the former Warsaw Brewery. The structures, the tallest of which will reach 18 stories, feature a brick façade. Read more.

Second of Two Lattice-Lined Twin Towers Debuts in Kuwait City


08 Aug 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Both towers of a twin-tower complex featuring a three-dimensional lattice façade have officially completed in Kuwait City. The 42-story office tower and 22-story hotel share a podium, and are both topped with a roof terrace. Read more.

Tower Plans Scrapped in Mexico City Following Adjacent Commercial Center Collapse


08 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Following the collapse of a Mexico City complex’s commercial center, developers have canceled plans to construct a 34-story building on the site. Instead, the commercial center will be joined by four office towers rising no more than 14 stories. Read more.

Designs Revealed of a Multi-Block Interconnected Building on Stilts in Miami


08 Aug 2018, Miami, United States

Designs for a multi-block interconnected building on stilts set to be developed in Miami have been released. The project includes residential, office, retail, education, and public uses, with some of the Jenga-like blocks reaching 19 stories. Read more.

Seoul’s Largest Department Store to Join Landmark Parc 1 Complex Development


08 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea

Construction is progressing on a mixed-use complex on Seoul’s Yeouido Island, which includes two high-rise office towers, a hotel, and an 89,100-square-meter department store. The project is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.

Brooklyn’s Second Supertall Earns New York City Planning Approval


07 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

The New York City Planning Commission has awarded unanimous approval to a proposed 300-meter high-rise slated for Brooklyn. The tower includes two schools, retail, and 900 apartments, 200 of which would be permanently affordable. Read more.

Coastal Resort Sector of Vietnam’s Van Don Mega-Development Approved


07 Aug 2018, Van Don, Vietnam

A 109.6-hectare sector of a 3,300-hectare mega-development has received approval from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee. The subdivision includes at least five high-rise hotel towers, with the highest rising to 88 stories. Read more.

First Units of Santa Fe’s ProCreAr Housing Complex to be Delivered Soon


07 Aug 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina

The mayor of Santa Fe, Argentina inaugurated a 10-block paving development adjacent to a two-tower collective housing complex, which is nearing completion. The two towers will deliver a total of 368 units to the neighborhood. Read more.

State Council Confirms 320-Meter Tower Complex in Paris’ La Défense


07 Aug 2018, Paris, France

A two-tower scheme has been approved to rise in Paris’ La Défense district, amid concerns from local building owners. The 320-meter towers include apartments, a hotel, a student residence, restaurants, and an art gallery. Read more.

28-Story Residential Building Completes in Sydney’s Green Square Town Center


06 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 28-story residential building has reached completion in Sydney’s Green Square district. The 600-unit ellipsoid-shaped tower is part of a $5.9 billion development in the town center, which is slated for completion in 2030. Read more.

Designs for St. Julian’s Heritage Mercury House Renovation Unveiled


06 Aug 2018, St. Julian's, Malta

An architecture firm has released plans for the renovation of a historic structure in St. Julian’s, Malta, and the redevelopment of the building’s 9,405-square-meter site, including the creation of a new public piazza. Read more.

Seattle’s Space Needle Debuts Rotating Glass Floor


06 Aug 2018, Seattle, United States

A revolving glass floor has debuted at the 152-meter level of Seattle’s Space Needle. Renovations of the 184-meter tower, which was first constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, also include 24 slanted glass benches at the observation deck level. Read more.

Design Lead Selected for New 460-Meter Tower in Bogota, Colombia


03 Aug 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A firm has been selected to lead the design team of a new 460-meter tower slated for Bogota’s CBD. The mixed-use project includes class A office space, a five-star hotel, apartments, and commercial retail space, with a public amenity plaza. Read more.

Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb


03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.

Developer Files Zoning Application for 142-Meter Tower in Chicago’s Lincoln Park


03 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has submitted updated plans for a mixed-use project in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The development, which includes a 40-story 500-unit tower, requires approved zoning amendments in the area. Read more.

Government Officials Propose Height Reductions for Bratislava’s First Tall Tower


03 Aug 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia

Site approval for a 168-meter tower, which is part of the Eurovea Complex development on the waterfront of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been met with delays due to objections from the city’s government officials. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Unveiled for Melbourne’s Box Hill Suburb


02 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for a three-tower development in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb have been unveiled. The 16-, 19-, and 29-story towers will include 273 residential units, 5,979 square meters of office space, 49 hotel suites, and retail. Read more.

Planning Permission Finalized for 26-Story Tower in Croydon, London


02 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has received approval for a 26-story residential tower in Croydon, which will rise on the narrow site of a four-story office building. The project includes 92 units and a white-brick-framed façade. Read more.

Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark


02 Aug 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated completion date of mid-2019. Read more.

AT&T Building Earns Landmark Status in New York City


02 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

A postmodern high-rise featuring pink granite and a 33.5-meter arch has officially been declared a New York City landmark, following criticism of proposed plans to renovate the building’s exterior. Read more.

Demonstration Held in Protest of Mexico City’s Mítikah Development


01 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

A demonstration in protest of a mixed-use development, including a 62-story tower, blocked a busy avenue in the Xoco neighborhood of Mexico City. Locals report concerns that the 460,000-square-meter scheme will cause water shortages. Read more.

Multi-Tower Development Relaunched in Madrid


01 Aug 2018, Madrid, Spain

An urban plan that includes the construction of 365 new buildings and 10,500 new homes, including three high-rise towers, has officially been relaunched in Madrid. The first buildings of the project may be delivered in 2021. Read more.

New Podium Reanimates Block of Toronto’s St. James Town Rental Towers


01 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

A 43-story mixed-use tower redevelopment has reached completion and opened for occupation in Toronto’s St. James Town neighborhood. The project incorporates a new podium, retail space, and a supermarket. Read more.

Details Emerge on 62-Story Twin-Tower Project in Phnom Penh


01 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A large-scale building model and renderings have been revealed for a 62-story twin-tower complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The development includes residential, office, and retail space, as well as a skybridge joining the two towers. Read more.

135-Meter Tower Debuts in Euroméditerranée District of Marseille


31 Jul 2018, Marseille, France

A 135-meter tower featuring a multicolored façade has reached completion in Marseille, France. The tower includes 35,000 square meters of office space and 5,000 square meters of event, collaborative, retail, and public-use space. Read more.

Revised Plans for Austin’s Future Tallest Building Submitted to City Design Commission


31 Jul 2018, Austin, United States

Updated plans for a 255-meter tower, which may become Austin’s tallest, have been submitted to the city’s design commission. The mixed-use project includes 349 residential units, office space, and retail on the ground floor. Read more.

Approved High-Rise Development Challenged by Residents in Perth’s Applecross Suburb


31 Jul 2018, Perth, Australia

A development that would bring one 30-story and two 26-story towers to a suburb of Perth has been approved despite the area's 15-story limit, but height concerns lodged by local residents may overturn the approval. Read more.

Delhi High Court Orders Halt on High-Rise Construction Around Airport


31 Jul 2018, Delhi, India

The New Delhi High Court has ordered the discontinuation of high-rise building construction within the vicinity of Indira Gandhi International Airport, due to concerns for flight path safety. Read more.

Landmark 81's Retail Center Opens in Ho Chi Minh City


30 Jul 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The shopping center within a 461-meter tower, the tallest in Vietnam, has opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Spanning 50,000 square meters, the entertainment space occupies six floors and features retail, restaurants, and an indoor ice rink. Read more.

Firms Reveal Visions for Landmark Melbourne Southbank Development


30 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Six shortlisted schemes for Melbourne’s Southbank precinct have been revealed. The $2 billion project has drawn proposals for towers reaching above 300 meters that feature sky gardens, observatory decks, and innovative designs. Read more.