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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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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.


Developer Submits Revised Proposal for 44-Story Tower in South Perth

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05 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development. The new plans supersede the original proposal for two buildings of 40 and 49 stories, lodged in February 2016. Read more.


Developer Plans High-Rise Residential Tower Across from Minneapolis Convention Center

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05 Oct 2017, Minneapolis, United States

A local developer plans to build a slim, high-rise residential tower across from the convention center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm presented its plans on October 3 to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association. Read more.


Stamford’s Mixed-Use Atlantic Station Nears Opening

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04 Oct 2017, Stamford, United States

The doors will soon be opening for a new 26-story high-rise in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The development at 355 Atlantic Street houses 325 apartment units and 20,520 square feet (1,906 square meters) of retail space. Read more.


Revised Plans Approved for London’s Prussian Blue

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04 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans have been approved for the Prussian Blue tower in central London. The stacked three-block scheme will add another 35 meters to its height, topping out at 220 meters and 40-stories. Read more.


Glass Defines Seattle Space Needle Renovations, New Renderings Show

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04 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

For the second time this year, new renderings have been released depicting the Seattle Space Needle renovations, which highlight multiple glass types, as well as a new dining room with wrap-around views. Read more.


Luxury Apartment Tower in Chicago’s Gold Coast Officially Open for Business

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03 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

The Sinclair Apartments in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood has officially opened. The new development, located at the northeast corner of Division and LaSalle Streets, is a 390-unit, 35-story luxury apartment community. Read more.


Leeds Hybrid Planning Application Features 40-Story Tower

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03 Oct 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for a £350 million ($464 million) mixed-use scheme in Leeds, including proposals for a 40-story tower. The project will overhaul a 3.52-hectare plot covering four sites. Read more.


Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

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03 Oct 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary. Located in southern Budapest, the 28-story building places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Read more.


Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone

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02 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for 35-Story Tower in Nairobi’s Kilimani Neighborhood

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02 Oct 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

A three-tower complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area is set to begin construction in November 2018. The tallest of the three towers will rise 35 floors and 150 meters, and the development will sit on a four-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land. Read more.


Drone Flights Banned Near St. Louis Arch, Other National Landmarks

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02 Oct 2017, St. Louis, United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is restricting drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of 10 national landmarks, including the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the Statue of Liberty. Read more.


New Design Revealed for Manning Street Tower in Brisbane

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02 Oct 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new design has been unveiled for the 30-story Manning Street Apartments. The residential tower will rise from 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane, comprise 261 apartments across 24 residential levels, and feature a large green wall. Read more.


Proposed 90-Story Tower Would be Denver’s Tallest

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29 Sep 2017, Denver, United States

A Manhattan developer plans to bring a mammoth skyscraper to downtown Denver. The structure would not only stand as the city’s tallest building, it would dwarf its closest competition by 286 feet (87 meters). Read more.


One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side

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29 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

One Manhattan Square has officially topped out at 847 feet (258 meters) and 72 floors, delivering New York City's "Lower" Lower East Side, a.k.a. Two Bridges, its first substantial skyscraper, which is slated to open by the end of 2018. Read more.


London’s Paddington Cube Project Faces Second High Court Challenge

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28 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

The controversial Paddington Cube proposal will face a second High Court challenge, just weeks after another bid to derail the project moved forward. The challenge centers on safe access for ambulances to the neighboring hospital. Read more.


Hip-Hop Museum and Affordable Housing Complex to Rise in New York’s South Bronx

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28 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A new project in the South Bronx will create an affordable housing tower and a hip-hop museum. Additional plans for the property include a public multiplex theater, a waterfront esplanade, and an outdoor performance space. Read more.


Two Vancouver Condo Buildings to be Demolished for a 39-story Residential Tower

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28 Sep 2017, Vancouver, Canada

A rezoning application has been filed to build a 39-story condo skyscraper that will replace two residential buildings on the southeast corner of Alberni and Bidwell Streets. The two buildings to be demolished are 27 and 37 years old. Read more.


Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

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28 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of Parramatta for a 33-story commercial tower with an estimated cost of over AU$208 million (US$163 million). Read more.


Construction Commences on Adelaide’s Next Tallest Building

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27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Portuguese Architect’s First US Building in NYC

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27 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings show work is continuing apace on a 35-story luxury tower at 611 West 56th Street in Manhattan. The building boasts a landscaped roof garden and a sun deck offering views of the Hudson River. Read more.


Second-Place Design Revealed for Paris’s Tour Montparnasse Competition

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27 Sep 2017, Paris, France

The second-place design has been revealed for the competition to renovate the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. This alternative proposal features a faceted façade and a rounded floor plan shape. Read more.


Antwerp Tower Renovation Will Make It the City's Third-Tallest

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27 Sep 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

By extending the tower to 100 meters tall, the new design for Antwerp Tower will make it the third-tallest building in Antwerp, and is meant to provide a hub of activity to an already vibrant part of the city. Read more.


New Eco-Resort Aims to Revitalize the Philippines

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26 Sep 2017, Palawan, Philippines

Plans have been unveiled for a new eco-tourism complex in Palawan, Philippines. The "zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty" project will be built from reused and/or recycled materials from the archipelago. Read more.


The Mayfair Clears Planning Approval in Melbourne

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26 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A British architecture firm has won planning approval for the £194 million ($260 million) Mayfair building, which will be built on St. Kilda Road, a major route through the central business district of the city. Read more.


Facebook Takes 181 Fremont, in San Francisco’s Largest Office Lease in Three Years

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26 Sep 2017, San Francisco, United States

Facebook Inc. signed San Francisco's largest office lease in three years, taking the entire office portion of 181 Fremont. The 802-foot-tall (244-meter) tower in the Transbay district is set to open by the end of 2017. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower

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26 Sep 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for Birmingham’s tallest residential tower – a 42-story skyscraper, dubbed 2one2 Broad Street, that will comprise 481 apartments and feature a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.