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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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Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg


17 Jul 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architectural firm has won a design competition for a new train station development in the Altona borough of Hamburg. The proposal features two towers, a base level with public amenities, and a roof landscape that includes a park. Read more.

Developers Reveal Scheme to Build 25-Story Residential Building in Cork


17 Jul 2018, Cork, Ireland

Plans for a residential development, including a 25-story apartment tower, have been submitted to Cork’s An Bord Pleanála. The scheme would bring 413 units across five buildings to the area, as well as additional cycleways and walkways. Read more.

Permits Filed For 43-Story Hotel at New York’s Hudson Yards


17 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Permits to begin construction have been filed for a 148-meter tower in New York’s Hudson Yards development. The high-rise will include 531 hotel rooms and 19,775 square meters of commercial space. Read more.

700-Meter Tower to Rise in Kuala Lumpur


16 Jul 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A mega-development, including a 700-meter-tall tower, has been proposed to rise in Kuala Lumpur’s city center. The project includes three office towers, retail, and parking, alongside a new mass rapid transit station. Read more.

First Images of Updated Elizabeth House Plans in London Unveiled


16 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A set of new proposals for a site near London’s Waterloo Station has been released for public consultation. The project would bring a high-rise tower, a new public square and garden promenade, and a commercial street to the area. Read more.

Designs Released for Two-Tower Development in Hangzhou’s CBD


16 Jul 2018, Hangzhou, China

Designs for two high-rise towers with a shared podium in Hangzhou, China have been released. The 13,969-square-meter development will feature office space, a podium roof garden, and entertainment space. Read more.

Apartment Tower Scheme Proposed for Cardiff


13 Jul 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The center of Cardiff will be getting a new, 25-story private residential tower, which will include 270 apartments, office and retail space. The office space is currently fully leased, generating a rental income of around £300,000 (US$396,000). Read more.

Office Space and Parking in Chicago’s Former John Hancock Center is Sold


13 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A firm has bought the office and parking portions of Chicago’s fourth-tallest building, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, for more than $300 million. The 100-story tower’s acquisition could garner additional gains by selling naming rights. Read more.

Echo Brickell Reaches Completion in Miami


12 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A 57-story residential hotel has reached completion in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The high-rise features a curved building design and a 42,525-liter aquarium on the ground floor, which houses various tropical fish. Read more.

Architecture Firm Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise


12 Jul 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the area, will include 360 units, retail, and a roof terrace. Read more.

Metabolist-Inspired Tower with Hexagonal Façade Coming to Brooklyn, New York City


12 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 16-story long-term care home is set to rise in the Sheepshead Bay district of Brooklyn, New York. The C-shaped building includes a hexagonal façade consisting of white concrete and a living green wall. Read more.

Tropical Tower of Hanging Gardens Planned for Da Nang


11 Jul 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam

A design for a narrow 21-story building covered in greenery and planted terraces has been released. The tower, slated for the historic town of Da Nang in Vietnam, includes a 129-room hotel, cafés, and a rooftop pool. Read more.

Benidorm’s Tallest Building Launches Sale of Luxury Apartments


11 Jul 2018, Benidorm, Spain

A 269-apartment residential tower in Benidorm has launched to market, following a change in ownership in 2017. The 192-meter high-rise, which will be the tallest residential building in Spain, is slated for completion in 2019. Read more.

29-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Occupy Philadelphia’s Former Newman Center Site


11 Jul 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A 29-story building has been proposed to rise between two churches on the site of the former Newman Center in Philadelphia. The project includes 420 apartments, 372 square meters of retail, parking, and a sustainable outdoor public space. Read more.

Vancouver's Empire Landmark Hotel Being Erased from City Skyline


11 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Demolition has commenced on a 44-story hotel building in Vancouver. The project, which is estimated to complete by March 2019, will make way for two residential towers with cantilevered balconies. Read more.

Hospitality Company Relaunches Panama City Hotel


10 Jul 2018, Panama City, Panama

A major hospitality company has signed a management agreement to relaunch an iconic hotel in Panama City that has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. The 284-meter tower is the tallest building in Central America. Read more.

Two Towers Proposed to Replace Office Building in Sydney’s St Leonards Precinct


10 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has proposed building two high-rises in St Leonards, a suburb north of Sydney. The towers would rise 63 and 45 stories, and could contain as many as 1,187 new units. The redevelopment could also include office space. Read more.

Designs Unveiled for Hexagonal Prism High-Rise in Toronto


10 Jul 2018, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 48-story building in Toronto would feature a unique hexagonal shape and a façade inspired by the growth of plants. The development also includes a retail, restaurants, a redesigned park, and a public art installation. Read more.

Three Tower Complex Completes in Albert Embankment District of London


10 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A three tower complex, rising to a height of 85 meters, has completed on the banks of the River Thames in London. The three buildings feature a customized curved floor plan and accommodate 253 apartments, offices, and restaurants. Read more.

High-Rise Building Breaks Ground in Dallas Arts District


09 Jul 2018, Dallas, United States

A residential high-rise slated for Dallas’ Arts District has broken ground. The 41-story building will include 364 luxury units, 52 mixed income artists’ lofts that include 43 affordable artist residences, and gallery space. Read more.

Two New Towers to be Delivered in Surabaya


09 Jul 2018, Surabaya, Indonesia

A groundbreaking ceremony occurred for two towers planned to rise in Surabaya, Indonesia. The buildings, which are part of a greater five-tower scheme, have both launched to market and are scheduled for completion in 2021. Read more.

Retirement Tower to Rise in Repentigny Near Montréal


09 Jul 2018, Repentigny, Canada

A 30-story retirement building is slated to rise in Repentigny, near Montréal. The building is scheduled to be delivered by 2020 and will include 289 units, commercial space, and residential amenities. Read more.

235-Meter High-Rise in Buenos Aires Slated to Become Argentina’s Tallest


06 Jul 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A 54-floor tower in Buenos Aires will become the tallest building in Argentina when complete. The building is scheduled to open to residents by the end of 2018, with plans to officially open in March 2019. Read more.

Pharmaceutical Company’s New Headquarters Opens in Tokyo


06 Jul 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The grand opening of a pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters occurred on July 2nd. The 24-floor building features art installations, office space, and public facilities such as a gym, restaurants, and conference rooms. Read more.

Tallest Tower in New York’s Hudson Yards Development Tops Out


05 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 73-story tower, the tallest in New York’s Hudson Yards mega-development, has officially topped out. The high-rise will feature a public outdoor observation deck on its cantilevered terrace which will also offer a restaurant, bar, and event space. Read more.

65-Story Tower Would be Ottawa's Tallest


05 Jul 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A proposed 65-story building would become Ottawa’s tallest if approved as submitted and completed to schedule. The mixed-use development would rise near a transit station, offering 1,241 residential units, office space, and retail space. Read more.

Raffles City Complex in Chongqing is 80 Percent Complete


05 Jul 2018, Chongqing, China

A 1.12 million square-meter mixed-use megastructure in Chongqing featuring a 250-meter-high sky bridge is on track to open in phases by mid-2019. Six of the eight towers of the $4.9 billion development have topped out. Read more.

London Planning Officers Recommend Approval for Proposed 263-Meter Tower


05 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Amid concerns about a project’s impact on local historical sites, the City of London planning officers have recommended approval for the 263-meter tower to rise in the city. The scheme includes office space, retail, and public viewing areas. Read more.

108-Story Residential Complex Approved for Moscow Business Center


03 Jul 2018, Moscow, Russia

A 108-story mixed-use complex has been approved in the CBD of Moscow. The 405-meter tower will include a shopping center, a recreation center, an observation deck, office space, and 195,400 square meters of residential space. Read more.

Designs Unveiled for Tel Aviv Tower Wrapped in Modular Arcades


03 Jul 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

Designs have been revealed for a 116-meter modular tower in Tel Aviv, featuring “cascading” archways and garden terraces. The residential building is expected to begin construction by 2019. Read more.