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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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Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

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20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.


Bauhaus Condos Proposed for Downtown Toronto

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20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.


Grenfell House Cladding Identified as Cheaper and More Flammable Option

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19 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

The cladding used in the Grenfell House renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety. The aluminum-composite panels were installed prior to a devastating fire at the 24-story tower. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney

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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.


Atlanta’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Proposed for the Midtown District

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19 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will soon be home to the city’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. No. 2 Opus Place is a proposed 53-story glass tower set to house 232 apartment units, aiming for completion in 2020. Read more.


Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane

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19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.


London Government to Inspect Tower Blocks Following Grenfell House Fire

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16 Jun 2017, London, United Kindom

Following a devastating fire that took place in a 24-story residential high-rise in West London on June 14, all 4,000 high-rise tower blocks in the UK similar to Grenfell House are to face inspections, a communities secretary has announced. Read more.


Multi-Tower, Transit-Oriented Master Plan Proposed for Cyberjaya

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16 Jun 2017, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for Cyberjaya – a growing city of high-tech firms and universities. Read more.


45-Story Fort Lauderdale Tower to Open in September

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16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.


Proposal Submitted for 82-Story No. 1 Brisbane Tower

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16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.


Architects Submit Revised Proposal for City of London Tower

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15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

KPF has submitted revised proposals for a new 19-story tower in Bevis Marks in London’s Aldgate. The scheme replaces an earlier 16-story concept for the site at 21-24 Bevis Marks on the eastern edge of the City’s high-rise cluster. Read more.


New Images Released of Vermont Corridor Project in Los Angeles

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15 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Gensler has released new renderings for a proposed mixed-use development in Los Angeles’s Koreatown neighborhood that would extend a spur of dense, urban development northward along Vermont Avenue. Read more.


Seattle Space Needle Upgrades Depicted in New Renderings

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15 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the structure’s 55-year history. Read more.


Design Firm Appointed for Da Nang’s Cocobay Towers

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14 Jun 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam

A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the focal point of Cocobay – a 31-hectare entertainment and hospitality hub. Read more.


Fatal Fire Engulfs London’s 24-Story Grenfell House

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14 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

A fire transformed Grenfell House, a high-rise apartment tower in West London, into an inferno early Wednesday morning, sending at least 74 people to hospitals and raising fears that others might have been trapped inside. Read more.


Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana

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14 Jun 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium. Read more.


54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York

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14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.


Lebanon’s Tallest Building Completes in Beirut

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13 Jun 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s tallest building has completed after a seven-year construction period. Rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, the 52-story Sama Beirut houses several components on a 5,220-square-meter property. Read more.


Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal

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13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.


Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building

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13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled for Recently Approved Nairobi Tower

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12 Jun 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

New renderings depict a wedge-shaped tower that has just been granted planning permission in Nairobi, Kenya. Offices and apartments will fill the main body of the tower, with penthouse suites occupying the uppermost floors. Read more.


Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne

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12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.


Site Work Begins at Brooklyn Supertall

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12 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

All has been quiet at the site of 9 DeKalb since the supertall tower got approval to proceed after the Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared its ascent in April 2016. But site work is now beginning for the project. Read more.


Residential High-Rise Selected in Stockholm Design Competition

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09 Jun 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Read more.


New York’s MetLife Building to Get New Logo

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09 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand new typeface. The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building’s sign has changed since 1993. Read more.


311 Spencer Street Gains City of Melbourne Support

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09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.


Tallest Building in Detroit to Break Ground in 2017

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08 Jun 2017, Detroit, United States

Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Ave. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York

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08 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building being built as part of the complex on Manhattan's west side. Read more.


Two-Tower Proposal Granted Planning Approval in London

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08 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Developers have won planning permission for a two-tower residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village in east London. The development would include 524 residential units across a 26 and 31 story tower. Read more.


22-Story Dormitory Tower Coming to Downtown Long Beach, California

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08 Jun 2017, Long Beach, United States

Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia announced a new partnership between Shooshani Developers and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will bring an 800-bed student housing tower to downtown Long Beach. Read more.