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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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Bridgestone Americas Tower Approaching Final Height in Nashville

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11 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Construction progress has been advancing steadily at the site of the Bridgestone Americas Tower in downtown Nashville. The 30-story office tower is already becoming a fixture on the local skyline, on track for its late 2017 opening. Read more.


Two-Tower Via Bloor Condos Planned for Toronto Redevelopment Site

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11 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

A developer has revealed plans for recently purchased properties at the eastern end of a wedge-shaped block at a redevelopment site in Toronto, where a two-tower residential and retail development called Via Bloor has been proposed. Read more.


New Details for Faceted Tower Planned for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core

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10 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New details are emerging for a striking tower designed for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core. The proposed 28-story Spring Street Hotel will replace an existing parking lot and will feature a 170-room hotel. Read more.


Recently Completed Gaia Building in Quito Utilizes Molded Façade System

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10 Jan 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Located in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the recently completed Gaia Building has been built as a new landmark for the city. It comprises a total of 15,000 square meters of mixed-use space and is topped with a large rooftop garden. Read more.


Construction to Begin on Student Housing Tower in London

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10 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Work is set to start on architects Hodder & Partners’ biggest project to date, after client the University of London announced it had finalized funding for the £105 million ($128 million) student-housing tower. Read more.


Construction Progresses on Downtown Nashville’s 222 2nd Avenue South

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09 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Progress has been moving steadily at the site of 222 2nd Avenue South in downtown Nashville, where a 26-story office tower is now well underway. Now just over halfway to the top, the tower is on schedule for its 2017 completion. Read more.


Six-Star Beachfront Hotel Tower Proposed for the Gold Coast

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09 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A new USD$323 million hotel has been proposed for the Gold Coast. Located on a prime beachfront position in Surfers Paradise, the six-star, 50-story tower will include 580 rooms, as well as premier dining and entertainment facilities. Read more.


Developer Reveals Fresh Renderings for 92-Story One Bayfront Plaza in Miami

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09 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

New, high-resolution renderings have been revealed for the proposed 92-story One Bayfront Plaza on South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The plans call for a tower with mixed hotel, residential, office, and retail uses. Read more.


Joint Venture To Add New Resort to Multi-Tower Deira Islands Complex in Dubai

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09 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developer Nakheel has signed a joint venture with Thailand-based Centara Hotels and Resorts, paving the way for a USD$136 million beachfront resort on its multi-tower Deira Islands project in Dubai. Read more.


Rio de Janeiro Hotel Resumes Operations After 20-Year Closure

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06 Jan 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After being shuttered for over 20 years, the Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janerio, Brazil has reopened. Following a one-month soft opening of only 60 rooms, all 413 rooms will begin operation on January 15. Read more.


Construction has Begun on Croatia’s Future Tallest Building in Split

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06 Jan 2017, Split, Croatia

Work on what developers claim will be the tallest building in Croatia has begun in Split on the Dalmatian coast. The new structure, part of the larger Westgate Towers complex, is expected to be completed by spring 2018. Read more.


Construction Progresses on The Sinclair in Chicago

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06 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

Currently under construction on the former site of a Jewel-Osco grocery store at the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, The Sinclair has now risen to roughly two thirds of its planned 37 stories. Read more.


New Details Emerge on The Wyatt as it Nears Construction in Toronto

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06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.


Concrete Slab Facilitates Construction of Trinity Tower in Courbevoie

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05 Jan 2017, Courbevoie, France

Recent photos show steady progress on foundation works at the site of Trinity Tower in La Défense, Courbevoie. Once complete, the tower will add 3,500 square meters of public space and 50,000 square meters of office and retail to the area. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Unveiled for New York City’s Court Square City View Tower

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05 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

An architecture firm has revealed new renderings for an ambitious residential project, dubbed the Court Square City View Tower. Rising to 66 stories, the tower is set to be the tallest in Long Island City, according to developers. Read more.


Student Accommodation Tower Proposed for Brisbane

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05 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Singapore-based firm has submitted a development application for a new 918-room student accommodation for 71-97 Turbot and 62-80 Ann Streets. The project includes the 38-story tower as well as the restoration of several heritage structures. Read more.


24-Story Tower Approved for London’s Orchard Wharf Development

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05 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 24-story tower has been granted planning permission in east London. Work on the tower, which is part of a larger scheme known as Orchard Wharf, is expected to start in 2017 with a completion date scheduled for 2019 or 2020. Read more.


New Details Emerge as Construction on 125 Greenwich Reaches Ground Level

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04 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

After months of site preparation and foundation work, New York City’s next monumental skyscraper has reached street level and is now set to rocket skyward. Simply known as 125 Greenwich Street, the 71-story tower is targeting completion in 2018. Read more.


Brutalist Bunker to be Converted into Tower in Eindhoven

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04 Jan 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A Rotterdam-based architecture firm has unveiled plans to convert a 1960s-built brutalist bunker in Eindhoven, Netherlands into high-rise housing. Upon completion in 2019, the tower will rise 37 stories. Read more.


Lagos Design Competition Features Conceptual Wooden Tower

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04 Jan 2017, Lagos, Nigeria

As part of the City Above The City competition, a Cameroonian architecture practice has revealed a striking concept for a wooden tower in the heart of Ikory, Lagos. The 26-story tower is designed as four distinct parts centered around a shared core. Read more.


The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect

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03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.


Three-Tower Development Revealed for Downtown Los Angeles

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03 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States

LA's Olympia development, proposed for the city’s South Park neighborhood at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Harbor Freeway, will include a trio of connected high-rises featuring public shopping, dining spaces, and outdoor areas. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Trio of Residential Towers in Liverpool

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03 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has lodged plans for a three-tower residential scheme in Liverpool's growing business district. Set for completion in 2019, the USD$305.5 million development comprises 39-, 33-, and 27-story towers. Read more.


Construction Start Planned for Brisbane Vertical Forest

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23 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is set to begin on what will be one of Brisbane’s most iconic river-side developments. The standout feature of the project will be a vertical forest with full-size trees and mature shrubs growing throughout the building. Read more.


Office Tower Proposed for Site near Philadelphia City Hall

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23 Dec 2016, Philadelphia, United States

Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,000-square-meter of gross floor area. Read more.


Century Plaza Renovations Begin in Los Angeles

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23 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles’s Century City business district. Read more.


Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen

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22 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all completed and under-construction buildings in Shenzhen. Read more.


New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City

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22 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.


Proposed 31 Parliament Street Tower Headed for Redesign

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22 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

An ambitious proposal for a 49-story tower at 31 Parliament Street in Toronto’s Distillery District was recently presented to the city's Design Review Panel, where it received some tough love and strong words from panel members. Read more.


CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

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21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou, China

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. Read more.