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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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Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower

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02 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

George Brown College in Toronto has revealed finalists for the design of a wooden tower on its campus, which will house a new Tall Wood Research Design Institute, alongside George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Precinct Planned for Perth

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30 Mar 2018, Perth, Australia

Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use precinct designed by Woods Bagot in Perth. Dubbed Applecross Central, the project proposes more than 160,000 square meters of space across multiple towers of varying height. Read more.


Plans Released for Mixed-Use Development on Dubai Canal

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30 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A twin-tower development that connects at the base and curves into a “U” shape as it rises has been proposed along the Dubai Canal. The towers will rise to 18 and 19 stories and feature a total of 347 residential units. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for ALTA LIC Tower in New York City

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30 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for ALTA LIC, a residential high-rise currently under construction in Queens in New York City. The 43-story tower will feature a coworking lounge, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a golf simulator. Read more.


Developers Tweak Plans for Tallest Tower in Chicago’s Fulton Market

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29 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of the proposed 51-story high-rise at 170 N. Peoria St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market have cut down their plans by eight floors to win neighborhood approval. Now standing at 43 stories, the tower would still contain 300 condos. Read more.


Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’

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29 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An AU$650 million office tower has been proposed for Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle.’ The 40-story building at 370 Queen Street will comprise basement car parking, a podium with gym and childcare facilities, and 50,000 of office space. Read more.


Architect Wins Competition to Build Spiraling ‘Capo Grande Tower’ in Koper, Slovenia

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29 Mar 2018, Koper, Slovenia

An architect has won a competition to design a supported structure that will soar 111 meters above the port in Koper, Slovenia. Dubbed “Capo Grande Tower,” the structure will connect the region’s coastline to the mountainous terrain above. Read more.


Architect Debuts 34-Story Salford Tower in Greater Manchester

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28 Mar 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architect has submitted a proposal for a 34-story residential tower on the waterfront in Salford just outside Manchester. The high-rise would contain 216 units plus ground-floor commercial space as well as a rooftop terrace. Read more.


Developer Calls for Groundwork Bids for Tallest Tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

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28 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Palm 360 project in Dubai has called for ground preparation proposals to begin work on the two-tower development. Palm 360 will feature a hotel with 125 rooms as well as 331 residential units. Read more.


New Plans Emerge for Melbourne Convention Center Site

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28 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

An AU$800 million apartment and hotel complex has been unveiled on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The plans call for three towers that will rise up to 33 stories and contain 500 residential units and 167 hotel rooms. Read more.


Façade Installation Begins for 1050 Sixth Avenue in New York

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28 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

Façade installation has begun on 1050 Sixth Avenue, a 24-story residential high-rise in New York City. The 79.6-meter-tall Midtown tower will feature 62 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom and include ground-floor retail. Read more.


Metro Martin Place Proposal in Sydney Gains Key Approval

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27 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The proposed Martin Place Metro Towers complex in Sydney has gained approval from the state government. The project includes two office towers that would be connected by a podium to the existing 50 Martin Place building. Read more.


New Elevator Test Tower Opens in Zhongshan, China

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27 Mar 2018, Zhongshan, China

A 248-meter elevator test tower from thyssenkrupp has opened in Zhongshan, China. The tower’s 13 shafts will be used to test new products and concepts, including the world’s first rope-free elevator system, MULTI. Read more.


First Renderings Revealed for Cumulus Tower in LA

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27 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Initial renderings for a major mixed-use project in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles have been revealed. The development, called Cumulus, features a 30-story tower designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Read more.


Portland’s Three Finalists for Post Office Redevelopment Don’t Include Twin Skyscrapers

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26 Mar 2018, Portland, United States

Economic development agency Prosper Portland has chosen three finalists for the city’s downtown post office redevelopment. An earlier proposal for two high-rises connected by a skybridge was not included as a finalist. Read more.


Twin-Tower Project Gets Greenlight in Gold Coast

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26 Mar 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast City Council has approved the twin-tower Wanderlust project being developed by EG Funds Management in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the high-rises will reach 56 and 72 stories. Read more.


Excavation Work Completes on MBL Residence in Dubai

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26 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Shoring, piling, and excavation work has completed on the 40-story MBL Residence high-rise in Dubai. The project will include 472 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as amenities including a gym and outdoor swimming pool. Read more.


Floating Sky Gardens and Rooftop Terraces Adorn Proposed Tower in Taichung

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23 Mar 2018, Taichung, Taiwan

Aedas has unveiled plans for a 200-meter high-rise that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of “floating” sky gardens and glass boxes. The 40-story proposed tower would contain a bank headquarters and a five-star hotel. Read more.


Melbourne’s 671 Chapel Street Approved for Construction

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23 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposed high-rise at 671 Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Forrest Hill precinct has been approved for construction after several years of community push-back. The 22-story tower will feature 158 apartments, plus office and retail space. Read more.


Apartment Tower is Ready to Rise in Chicago’s Hyde Park

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23 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

A 26-story apartment tower is ready to break ground in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood after receiving its first construction permit on March 19. The high-rise will contain 246 rental units, retail space and 172 parking spots. Read more.


Automaker May Buy Detroit’s Abandoned Michigan Central Station

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22 Mar 2018, Detroit, United States

An automaker is in discussion to purchase the dilapidated Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. A redevelopment of the depot would be one of the most expensive local undertakings in recent history. Read more.


Plans Revealed for “Horizontal Skyscrapers” in Moscow

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22 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans have been revealed for two apartment blocks built on stilts as part of a redevelopment of an abandoned brewery in Moscow. The elevated towers have been dubbed “horizontal skyscrapers” by the project’s architect. Read more.


Trendy Hotel Coming to Brisbane Development

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22 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A trendy international hotel brand is coming to an under-construction tower in the Brisbane Quarter development. The hotel will have 305 rooms and 595 square meters of ballroom space, with the tower rising 121.1 meters. Read more.


Ground Broken on Phnom Penh’s Thai Boon Roong Twin Towers

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21 Mar 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Initial construction work on the Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Center in Phnom Penh began on March 20. Composed of two 133-story skyscrapers, the project will include residential units, offices, retail and a five-star hotel. Read more.


Architect Designs “Phantasmagoric” Hotel Topped with a House in Metz

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21 Mar 2018, Metz, France

Plans have been revealed for a 14-story hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on its roof. The hotel, which will contain 119 rooms, was designed to resonate with nearby redevelopments in the city. Read more.


Chinese Banks Agree to Finance Lion’s Share of Egypt’s New Capital East of Cairo

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21 Mar 2018, Cairo, Egypt

Chinese banks have agreed to provide 85 percent of the $3 billion needed to fund the first stage of a new capital for Egypt that includes a 345-meter high-rise, which China State Construction Engineering Corporation will build. Read more.


Developer Buys Tower Melbourne

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21 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A Singaporean company sold its stake in the Tower Melbourne project to an Australian developer for AU$55 million, following a protracted legal battle with a nearby property owner. The developer is expected to undertake a major mixed-use project. Read more.


Canberra Gives Green Light to New Tallest Building

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20 Mar 2018, Canberra, Australia

The Canberra government has given the green light for a developer to build the city’s tallest building as part of an AU$1 billion multi-tower development dubbed Republic. The tallest tower will rise 113 meters and 32 stories. Read more.


Capital Plaza Tower Demolished in Frankfort

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20 Mar 2018, Frankfort, United States

The Capital Plaza Office Tower, the tallest building in the US state of Kentucky’s capital Frankfort, was demolished on March 18 to make way for a new office building. The tower was completed in 1972 and stood at 103 meters and 28 floors. Read more.


Demolition Begins for 50 West 66th Street in New York City

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19 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

Demolition has begun on the last structural occupant on the site of the upcoming 50 West 66th Street, a 263.2-meter tower in New York City. The new building will be separated into two distinct sections by an outdoor terrace on the 16th floor. Read more.