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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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First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland

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07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States

A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.


Details Emerge for Proposed Mississauga Square Development in Toronto

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07 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short distance north of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. Read more.


Sphere-Topped Skyscraper Planned for Seattle

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07 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The building would include apartments above a few floors of office and retail space. Read more.


Architects Submit Planning Applications for 21-Story Salford Central Block

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07 Jun 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

Detailed planning permission is being sought for the tallest of three residential blocks designed for the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, UK. The 21-story block would contain 199 homes and accompany two shorter neighboring buildings. Read more.


SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha

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06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China

SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.


Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane

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06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Upcoming Terrace House

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06 Jun 2017, Vancouver, Canada

New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a contender for the title of world's tallest hybrid timber structure. Read more.


22-Story Tower Proposed Next to Historic Dimes Bank in New York City

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06 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Architects have unveiled plans for a new 22-story mixed-use tower integrated with the historic Dimes Saving Bank of Williamsburg in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dubbed The Dime, the project is targeting a 2019 completion. Read more.


Two-Tower Metro Martin Place Proposal Submitted in Sydney

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05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.


Bałtyk Tower Block Completes in Poznań

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05 Jun 2017, Poznań, Poland

An architecture practice has officially completed its first building in Poznań, Poland. The 16-story Bałtyk Tower resembles a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. Read more.


Dallas’s Fountain Place to Get a Sibling 45-Story Tower

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05 Jun 2017, Dallas, United States

A Chicago-based developer is building the tallest tower in Dallas in three decades. The 45-story apartment high-rise will go up on Field Street on downtown's north side and be sibling to the rocket-shaped Fountain Place tower. Read more.


28-Story Tower Dropped from One Cambridge Heath Road Plans in London

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05 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have substantially reworked plans for a retail and residential scheme in east London after the initial proposal was refused in 2016. The revised plans significantly reduce the height of a 28-story tower to eight floors. Read more.


Updated Renderings Released of Rosewood Tower in São Paulo

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02 Jun 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for Rosewood Tower, its 90-meter plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Manchester’s Angel Meadow Complex

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02 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted plans for a $303 million development in Manchester. The Angel Meadow complex will feature 756 new homes across four towers, including a centerpiece 40-story skyscraper and three shorter buildings. Read more.


Chicago Developer to Convert Downtown Office Towers to Residences

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02 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago developer is buying two vacant buildings on State Street from the federal government and plans to convert them into 429 apartments. Both buildings were built in the early 20th century. Read more.


Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Adds New Light and Water Show

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01 Jun 2017, Singapore, Singapore

In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to be displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. Read more.


Supertall Tower Proposed for 262 Fifth Avenue in New York City

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01 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

A slender, 305-meter residential skyscraper has been proposed for Midtown Manhattan. Conceived as a narrow tower wrapped in aluminum and glass, the supertall tower at 262 Fifth Avenue is slated to rise in the NoMad District. Read more.


Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Toronto’s Backstage on The Esplanade

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01 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are now wrapping up as the public realm takes shape. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for Boston’s Proposed 88 Seaport Tower

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01 Jun 2017, Boston, United States

Renderings have been unveiled for a 45,520-square-meter mixed-use retail and office project in Boston. Rising 18 stories, the project will be oriented toward Boston’s Fan Pier Green, taking shape along the water's edge in the Boston Seaport. Read more.


Banc Apartments Riverfront Tower to Start Construction in Brisbane

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31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for First Domino Sugar Building as Construction Commences in New York City

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31 May 2017, New York City, United States

Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.


80 Collins Street to See Major Transformation in Melbourne

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31 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A transformation of 80 Collins Street, scheduled for completion in 2020, will comprise a new premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and an array of retail and F&B facilities. Read more.


Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

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31 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the Spire will house 861 residences at West India Dock, near Canary Wharf. Read more.


Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah

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30 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure ever built. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled for Two-Tower Perth+ Complex

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30 May 2017, Perth, Australia

Renderings have been unveiled for the Perth+ complex. The two towers will reach 19 and 54 stories, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space, 220 luxury apartments, as well as a 220-room hotel. Read more.


Skyscraper Frenzy Divides Locals in Bulgarian Capital Sofia

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30 May 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

Projects to construct new skyscrapers in the trendiest parts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, have triggered fierce debates about city planning and the loose regulations on large-scale property investments. Read more.


Future Tallest Tower in La Défense, Puteaux, Revealed

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30 May 2017, Puteaux, France

The Link is set to become the tallest tower in La Défense, outside Paris. The development appears to comprise a pair of connected tower cores of differing heights linked together by a central spine of 30 sky gardens. Read more.


Chicago’s Union Station to be Redeveloped with Towers over Three Phases

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26 May 2017, Chicago, United States

A proposed $1 billion-plus Union Station redevelopment is expected to include up to two million square feet (186,000 square meters) of office space, 780 apartments, and 350 hotel rooms, all built over three phases. Read more.


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Pinnacle Towers in Nairobi

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26 May 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Construction is set begun on Africa’s tallest building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the country’s president. The Pinnacle Towers development will cost about $200 million. Read more.


Office Tenants Quick to Snatch up Collins Arch Space in Melbourne

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26 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12 months of commencing its leasing campaign. Read more.