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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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Architects Win Competition for First Dutch Vertical Forest in Utrecht

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07 Jul 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

The 90-meter-tall Hawthorne Tower is set to be the first “Dutch Vertical Forest.” The tower will be one of two new high-rise structures to rise in the city center of Utrecht, Netherlands, located near the Central Train Station. Read more.


Site Prep Begins for Wolf Point East in Chicago

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07 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Within a few weeks of receiving construction permits, crews are wasting little time getting to work at the site of the future 62-story apartment tower known as Wolf Point East, part of the larger Wolf Point complex in Chicago. Read more.


Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

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07 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the 175-meter Principal Place is split into three slim volumes of varying heights. Read more.


First Phase of Montréal Residential Development Moving Forward

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06 Jul 2017, Montréal, Canada

A multi-phased project recently broke ground in the heart of Montréal's entertainment district. Work on the Laurent & Clark development has begun in earnest with its smaller first phase promising to deliver a 21-story condominium in 2019. Read more.


Megatall World Capital Centre Tower Proposed for Colombo

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06 Jul 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a US$2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) for what could be Asia’s second tallest building and the third tallest in the world. Read more.


New Details Emerge on New York City’s 80 Flatbush Avenue

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06 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Several key projects have been proposed for 80 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. One tower planned for the site, designed to soar 282 meters in the air, is among the tallest skyscrapers ever planned in the borough. Read more.


Architects Halve Size of London Tower to Appease Planners

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06 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have more than halved the size of their “co-living” scheme in Stratford, east London, following government consultations. Revisions include reducing the height of the main tower to 19 stories and removing the “apart-hotel.” Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.


Seattle's Upcoming Nexus Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes

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05 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States

Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned at the edge of downtown Seattle as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amid a thriving rental market. The tower includes 367 residential units and 300 square meters of retail. Read more.


New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit

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05 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification of a settlement between the developer and the City of Toronto. Read more.


Four-Tower Freemasons Scheme Approved in Liverpool

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05 Jul 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool city council has approved proposals for a 656-unit residential scheme on the edge of the city center. Located on Leeds Street, the Freemasons development will consist of four separate residential towers rising up to 16 stories. Read more.


Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City

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03 Jul 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will take place across two phases, ultimately completing in 2021. Read more.


Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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03 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City before the end of this year. Read more.


Forum City Development Planned for Yekaterinburg

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03 Jul 2017, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Forum City is a proposed nine-building complex that curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and retail inside an archetypal city block. Read more.


West Police Center Headquarters Receives Green Light in Melbourne

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03 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Final approval has been granted to fund Cbus Property’s US$460 million City West Police Centre complex. The 65,000-square-meter tower will become the state’s first purpose-built headquarters in more than half a century. Read more.


Final Renderings for Lilli Midtown Reveal Building’s Final Look in Atlanta

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30 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

At Peachtree and 3rd streets, high-end apartment tower lilli Midtown is nearing its final height, and the unique building’s cladding is offering a glimpse of what the completed project will look like next year. Read more.


Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development

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30 Jun 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but said that the project would take 30 years to build out. Read more.


Design Changes Revealed for 6220 West Yucca Tower in Hollywood, Los Angeles

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30 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Documents have revealed a new look for Hollywood's 6220 Yucca Street. The 20-story building would feature 197 residential units above a 136-room hotel and approximately 1,160 square meters of street-fronting retail and restaurant space. Read more.


Hotel Brand to Open in Melbourne’s Upcoming 600 Collins Street Tower

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30 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the group’s first announced property in Australia. Read more.


Repurposed Grain Silo Completes in Copenhagen

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29 Jun 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galvanized steel panels now form faceted balconies and windows that surround the exterior of a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which a Danish studio has finished converting into an apartment building. Read more.


Lakeshore East Developer Announces New Projects as Vista Rises in Chicago

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29 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

After breaking ground in September, Chicago's Vista Tower is beginning to pop up into the city's iconic skyline. Meanwhile, one of its developers is preparing to unveil plans for more than 2,000 homes and nearly 1,000 hotel rooms nearby. Read more.


New Westminster Council Approves Two-Tower Waterfront Project

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29 Jun 2017, New Westminster, Canada

New Westminster city council has approved plans that will see two new towers built on the waterfront. The Pier West development permit allows variances that allow for 43- and 53-story towers in addition to a three-story commercial building. Read more.


Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September

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28 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a completely new coat of green paint on the exterior of each tower. Read more.


Supertall 53 West 53rd Begins to Take Shape in New York City

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28 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Vertical construction at the 53 West 53rd site has overtaken its neighbor, the 1965-built Financial Times Building. The Midtown Manhattan supertall boasts a unique metal and glass exoskeleton expressing the building's structural system. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Toronto’s One Yonge Street Development

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28 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New renderings have been revealed for the One Yonge Street development. The tallest of the proposed buildings will house residential units, a hotel, and retail in its base, rising 95 stories and 307 meters in height. Read more.


Proposal Submitted for Residential Tower in Los Angeles’s Financial District

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28 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

On June 23, a developer submitted an application to the Department of City Planning to construct a 780-unit residential tower on a vacant plot of land adjacent to the bustling Figat7th shopping center. Read more.


First Steel Column Installed at NYC’s One Vanderbilt

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27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.


Updated Proposal Submitted for Brisbane’s Barry Parade

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27 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a revised development application on a recently acquired Fortitude Valley site – located at 44-100 Barry Parade in Brisbane – that would comprise two new residential towers. Read more.


Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North

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27 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and rumors of a pending start of construction. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 42-Story OPPO Tower Scheme in Chengdu

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27 Jun 2017, Chengdu, China

Plans have been reveled for a major mixed-use scheme in Chengdu featuring a 42-story tower. The development is backed by one of China’s largest electronics companies and will serve as their headquarters when complete. Read more.