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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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High-Rise Project Proposed for Rennes’ High-Speed Rail Station


24 Sep 2018, Rennes, France

A prominent European business service provider has announced plans to invest $141 million in the development of a five-building complex surrounding the EuroRennes railway station in Rennes, France. Read more.

Office Tower to Rise in Shanghai’s Suheman District


24 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A groundbreaking has been held on the site of a planned 42-story building in Shanghai, featuring an industrial-inspired façade and panoramic views. The office tower will rise near a public park, transportation, and underground mall. Read more.

João Pessoa Inaugurates Geneve Tour


24 Sep 2018, João Pessoa, Brazil

At 183 meters, one of Brazil’s tallest buildings has been inaugurated in the Altiplano sector of João Pessoa. The 51-floor tower includes residential, office, and commercial space, as well as vegetation-lined walls and an AQUA sustainability seal. Read more.

Chilean Retailers and E-Commerce Group Set to Occupy New Buenos Aires Office Tower


21 Sep 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first phase of a multi-tower office park in Buenos Aires is planned to be occupied by an e-commerce group and a Chilean department store. The 30,000 square meters of office space will be accompanied by a connecting public plaza. Read more.

Slim Red Brick Tower Proposed for Manchester City Center


21 Sep 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A narrow 55-story tower designed to imitate Manchester’s red brick-chimney-filled skyline has been proposed to rise next to a transit station. The tower includes 850 student apartments and 750 square meters of co-working space. Read more.

Redesigned New York City Tower Proposal Approved to Proceed


21 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

Following height and floor area reductions, a development has been approved to move forward in Brooklyn by the New York City Council subcommittee on zoning. The revised plans feature 256- and 155-meter towers containing mixed uses. Read more.

Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District


21 Sep 2018, Guangzhou, China

An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s growing CBD. The scheme includes a public skydeck linking the two towers, which comprise office, hotel, and serviced apartment uses. Read more.

Edmonton City Council Approves Residential Tower on Small Lot


20 Sep 2018, Edmonton, Canada

The Edmonton city council approved a controversial residential tower on a small lot in the city’s Oliver neighborhood. The developer reduced height to 23 stories and increased its street setback. Read more.

Dalian Wanda Group Sells Stake in Chicago’s Vista Tower


20 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group has entered a deal to sell its 60 percent share of Chicago’s under-construction supertall Vista Tower to Canadian shopping mall builder Triple Five Group. Read more.

Plan Unveiled to Retrofit Milan Office Tower


20 Sep 2018, Milan, Italy

PLP Architecture has unveiled €160 million ($188.2 million) plans to breathe new life into a 1962 office tower in Milan that has lain empty for years. The retrofit will result in lower energy consumption. Read more.

First Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower


19 Sep 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents have begun to move into the first 336 apartments of a 941-unit residential tower in Melbourne, which is slated to be the tallest in the city’s CBD. The 269-meter building features residential, retail, and office uses. Read more.

City of North Vancouver Council Approves 18-Story Building


19 Sep 2018, Vancouver, Canada

An 18-story mixed-use building has been approved to rise on the site of a medical building in North Vancouver, Canada. The project includes 2,947 square meters of office space and 1,703 square meters of commercial retail space. Read more.

Holiday Inn Hotel to Open in Riga’s Preses Nams Tower in 2022


19 Sep 2018, Riga, Latvia

A prominent hospitality brand has signed an agreement to open a hotel in Riga’s Preses Nams tower. The 280-room facility, which is planned to launch in 2022, will include a restaurant, conference hall, and fitness center. Read more.

60-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Transform Watamu, Kenya Skyline


19 Sep 2018, Watamu, Kenya

A 370-meter tower is planned to rise in the Kenyan town of Watamu. The 61-story scheme includes 180 serviced apartments, a casino, nightclub, retail mall, cinema, five-star hotel, and convention center. Read more.

London’s Finsbury Tower to be Redeveloped


18 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been announced for the redevelopment of an existing 15-story office building in London’s tech district into a 29-story mixed-use structure with more contemporary accommodations. Read more.

New York City’s One Seaport Tops Out


18 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

One Seaport, in New York City’s Financial District, has topped out. The 204-meter building is notable for its protruding balconies wrapping around its smooth, rectilinear glass façade. Read more.

Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018


17 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown Group in central Sydney by mid-October 2018. The building will host will host 73 serviced apartments among 179 residential apartments. Read more.

Chicago’s Willis Tower Base Renovation Name, Tenants Announced


17 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s Willis Tower have revealed that its nearly 28,000 square-meter podium addition will be called “Catalog,” in recognition of the tower’s original developer, Sears, Roebuck & Company. Read more.

Phase Two of Cordoba’s Capitalinas Complex to Open in 2019


14 Sep 2018, Córdoba, Argentina

The second building of a 100,000 square-meter development in Cordoba, Argentina is set to open to office tenants in June 2019. The 34-story tower includes a convention center, a hotel, and 14,000 square meters of office space. Read more.

Top Knocked Off the Last of Grimsby's Iconic High-Rise Towers


14 Sep 2018, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Six tower blocks are being demolished in the East Marsh area of Grimsby, with the final tower set to be flattened by September 15. A community stadium or a housing development have been proposed to rise on the former towers’ site. Read more.

Vegetation-Focused Complex Under Construction in Shanghai


14 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A multi-tower development has begun construction in the Yangpu district of Shanghai, with a projected completion date of 2020. The development, inspired by the landscapes of rural China, includes a plaza with gardens and public art. Read more.

Developer Submits Plans for 123-Meter Gold Coast Tower


14 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has submitted plans for a 40-story tower in the central Broadbeach sector of Gold Coast. The 123-meter project comprises 61 apartments, a retail tenancy, and an infinity symbol-shaped floorplate. Read more.

New Photos Released of a 38-Story Residential Tower in Honolulu


13 Sep 2018, Honolulu, United States

Photos have been released of a 311-unit condominium in Honolulu, as part of a 60-acre (24-hectare) master plan. The building features a cantilevered saltwater pool 4.5 meters from the edge of the seventh floor. Read more.

Sydney's Martin Place Development Going Forward


13 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A financial group has signed a deal with the New South Wales government to develop two towers near Sydney’s historic 50 Martin Place as part of the Martin Place integrated station development. The timeline for the project is six years. Read more.

Three Residential Towers to be Built in Málaga


13 Sep 2018, Málaga, Spain

Three residential towers totaling about 255 units, the majority of them luxury units, will be constructed in Málaga, Spain. The units will have access to a pool, a gym, recreational space and co-working space. Read more.

Tech Giant to Open New Toronto Headquarters in CIBC Square


12 Sep 2018, Toronto, Canada

A tech giant has announced plans to occupy 12,263 square meters of office space within a 49-story building under construction in Toronto. The company’s new headquarters are slated for completion in 2020. Read more.

Bank Aims to Occupy Proposed Chicago Union Station Tower


12 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

A bank may move its Chicago operations to a proposed 218-meter tower included in the Union Station redevelopment plans. The scheme, which recently announced revisions, includes mixed uses and a 6,070-square-meter park. Read more.

2,000 of Brussels’ Public Service Officers Set to Occupy Rising 30-Floor Tower


12 Sep 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The local government of Brussels has announced the relocation of 2,000 public service officers to a 136-meter office tower, which is currently under construction along the Boulevard Saint-Lazare. Read more.

Architects Propose a "Wooden Skyscraper City" for Stockholm


11 Sep 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

Plans have been unveiled for a conceptual housing development on Stockholm’s waterfront, with 31 cross-laminated timber towers, which will be self-contained city blocks containing 3,000 homes and 30 restaurants. Read more.

The Cidade de Xustiza (City of Justice) in Vigo Has Been Idling for Four Months


11 Sep 2018, Vigo, Spain

Progress on the renovation of a former hospital into a courthouse in Vigo, containing at least 35 courts, has slowed substantially, however, the government has offered assurances that the project is moving forward. Read more.