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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 Northbank Goods Shed Clears Planning Hurdle

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16 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Future Melbourne Committee has announced its support of a revised mixed-use development along the Yarra River. The project includes a 17-story high-rise that will house a 180-room hotel and 250 apartments. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for Newark Residential Tower Dubbed “Vibe”

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16 Feb 2018, Newark, Unietd States

New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower in Newark. Dubbed “Vibe,” the 17-story, 64-meter building will feature 256 units across 27,914 meters of total space and feature a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.


London Mayor Backs Modular Croydon High-Rise

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16 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has approved plans to build a 21-story modular affordable apartment block in Croydon. The 153-unit project is expected to become one of the tallest modular towers in the UK, with 70% of homes available for first-time buyers. Read more.


Tokyo Plans World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper by 2041

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15 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A Japanese developer and architect have joined forces to announce plans for what could be the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper. The 350-meter building, to be located in Tokyo, would require approximately 184,059 cubic meters of wood to build. Read more.


Notting Hill Tower Plans in London Rejected Again

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15 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans for an 18-story tower in London’s Notting Hill have been rejected by officials for a second time. The scheme was revised to include nine affordable homes after a previous attempt to build the development was refused by the council. Read more.


Design Development of Dubai Creek Tower 100% Complete

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15 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for Dubai Creek Tower. The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point. Read more.


111 Murray Street Nears the Finish Line in New York’s Tribeca

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15 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

The 64-story 111 Murray Street, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, is now fully clad in its glass façade. The tower contains 157 apartments ranging from two-bedrooms that start at $4.3 million to five-bedroom units that could fetch $18.9 million. Read more.


“Carbon-Positive” 435-Home Scheme in Hemel Hempstead Submitted for Planning

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14 Feb 2018, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Plans for a “carbon-positive” 435-home scheme have been submitted in Hemel Hempstead. The development would feature solar panels, geothermal heat and waste water heat recovery, as well as a green planted façade. Read more.


Developer Changes Brisbane Proposal from Student Housing to Office

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14 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council for the development of a 31-story commercial office tower on Ann Street, moving away from the current proposal for a 36-story student accommodation tower. Read more.


With Sale Finalized, Singapore’s Iconic Pearl Bank Apartments Will be Demolished

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14 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

The 1976-built Pearl Bank Apartments in Singapore has been sold to a developer for S$728 million. This means the building would not be saved, and instead demolished to make way for a new high-rise development by 2023. Read more.


Updated Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 80 Flatbush

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14 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings and updated information has been released for 80 Flatbush, a multi-tower development in Downtown Brooklyn. Nearly 900 apartments will be created, with 200 designated as affordable under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Read more.


Stalled Las Vegas Casino Project Reborn as “The Drew”

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13 Feb 2018, Las Vegas, United States

The long-stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story blue glass tower will be transformed into The Drew Las Vegas under a new agreement. Read more.


New Development Brings High-End Modular Living to Amsterdam

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13 Feb 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An architect has revealed plans for Crossroads, a multi-tower high-rise development near Sloterdijk Station in Amsterdam. Crossroads is the result of a technologically innovative modular concept that focuses on flexible living spaces. Read more.


Chicago’s John Hancock Center Skyscraper Losing its Iconic Name

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13 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago is getting a name change as the owners search for a new naming-rights buyer. In the meantime, the 100-story, 343.7-meter tower will go by its street address, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Read more.


Architects Team Up to Design Raffles Place Development in Singapore

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12 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Two architects have teamed up to design a 51-story high-rise development in Singapore’s financial district. The 276-meter tower, which is under construction, will contain office space, serviced residential units, and retail. Read more.


Concrete Work on Dubai’s Palm Tower Passes 80 Percent Mark

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12 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Palm Tower in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah has passed the 80 percent mark in terms of concrete work, with 42 floors complete. The 52-story tower will include a 289-room hotel, 432 luxury residences and a public viewing deck. Read more.


Melbourne Residential Tower Tops Out Ahead of Schedule

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12 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 167-meter residential tower currently under construction in Melbourne’s CBD has topped out ahead of schedule. The developers cite their use of a new construction methodology in getting the tower topped out earlier than planned. Read more.


Design Contest Winner Chosen to Build Hamburg’s Tallest Building

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12 Feb 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architect has won a design competition to build Hamburg’s future tallest tower. At 230 meters tall, the Elbtower would be located in the massive Hafencity development. Construction is expected to start in 2021 and take four years to complete. Read more.


Architect Proposes Two New Towers for Chicago Area

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12 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Renderings have been revealed for two residential high-rises in the Chicago area that appear to be designed by the same architect. One would rise more than 30 stories in Chicago, while the other would stand 27 stories in suburban Oak Brook. Read more.


New York’s Brooklyn Point to Host Sky-High Swimming Pool

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09 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for the rooftop recreation terrace on top of Brooklyn Point, a 219-meter-tall tower located in Downtown Brooklyn. The 68-story building will feature an infinity pool overlooking Manhattan’s skyline. Read more.


Video Footage Shows Balneario Camboriu’s Millennium Palace Swaying in the Wind

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09 Feb 2018, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

Video footage shows a jacuzzi in Brazil’s tallest tower, Millennium Palace in the southern city of Balneário Camboriú, overflowing due to the swaying of the tower in a strong windstorm. The 177.3 meter tower was completed in 2014. Read more.


Boddingtons Brewery Site in Manchester Sees Two Residential Towers Proposed

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09 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a £175 million residential scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester. The proposal is for a 26-story tower and a 17-story tower with a combined 556 units. Read more.


Jeddah Tower Reaches 63rd Floor as Infrastructure Works Progress

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08 Feb 2018, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Construction on Saudi Arabia’s $1.5 billion Jeddah Tower has reached the 63rd floor, with shell and cladding work to be completed next year. Scheduled for a 2020 completion date, Jeddah Tower will be more than 1,000 meters tall. Read more.


London Approves Controversial ITV Centre Plans

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08 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect’s plans to redevelop the London Television Centre with a taller tower and replacement headquarters building have won planning permission. The two-part scheme includes a 31-story tower with 213 new homes. Read more.


New York City’s 250 West 81st Street Condo Tower Tops Out

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08 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

The Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street condo tower in Manhattan’s Upper West Side has now topped out. Standing at 72.8 meters tall, the 18-story building will feature 31 apartments. Read more.


Architects Combine on Frankfurt High-Rise Complex

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07 Feb 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

Four new high-rise towers are set to transform Frankfurt’s skyline as two architects have joined forces to carry out work on the FOUR Frankfurt complex. The mixed-use high-rises will range in height from 100 to 229 meters. Read more.


Smart Brickell Hotel and Residential Complex Coming to Miami

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07 Feb 2018, Miami, United States

A developer is planning a three-tower hotel and residential project in downtown Miami that’s set to open in 2020. The complex will feature 170 condominiums and 150 hotel rooms across the three 20-story-plus towers. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Multi-Building Project in Melbourne

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07 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A property developer has submitted plans for a new AU$350 million residential development in Melbourne’s newest high-rise suburb, Box Hill. The project includes two 18-story towers and one six-story building. Read more.


Student Tower to Rise in Preston

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06 Feb 2018, Preston, United Kingdom

A 20-story, 72-meter student housing tower would become the second-tallest building in the northern English city of Preston, plugging a gap in the city’s skyline as well as providing much-needed accommodation. Read more.


Three-Tower Office Project to Rise in Zhengzhou

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06 Feb 2018, Zhengzhou, China

The Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project is to rise along the Yellow River in Zhengzhou. The blocks are connected by shared facilities and rooftop terraces to deliver three-dimensional vertical urban spaces. Read more.