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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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Designs for Liverpool Skyscraper Revealed

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17 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Images have emerged of a 42-story tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, which could become the tallest in the city. It is one of two high-rise residential buildings planned as part of a complex. Read more.


Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City

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16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.


Funding Acquired for Angel Gardens Tower in Manchester

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16 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A new residential tower at Angel Gardens – the USD$184 million development by Manchester’s Victoria Station – has come a step closer to realization after builders secured a loan from a German bank to build the 35-story property. Read more.


Excavation Underway for Vancouver’s 1575 West Georgia Street

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16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada

More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point

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13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.


New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete

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13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.


Chiswick Curve Refused Planning in London

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13 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Planning officers have rejected plans for the 32-story Chiswick Curve in west London, saying its location, scale, and design would “cause harm, including substantial harm” to a range of designated heritage assets and conservation areas. Read more.


Foundation Pour Complete for Brickell Flatiron in Miami

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12 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Construction contractor Moss & Associates completed a 24-hour continuous concrete foundation pour for Brickell Flatiron, an incoming 64-story project nestled in Miami's expanding financial district. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Tower Planned for 320 George Street in Brisbane

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12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 30-story mixed-use tower located at 320 George Street in Brisbane. Lodged by Lionmar Holdings Pty Ltd, the development has been designed by architectural firm Ferro Arch. Read more.


One Mission Bay Tops Out in San Francisco

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12 Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Read more.


Construction Begins in Warsaw on Poland’s Future Tallest Building

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11 Jan 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Construction has begun on Varso Place – a mixed-use development in the Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000-square-meter scheme include Poland's future tallest tower and two mid-rise buildings of 21 and 19 stories, respectively. Read more.


Architect Reveals Plans for Bamboo-Inspired Office Tower in Shenzhen

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11 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China

Plans have been released for Gmond International Building – a regeneration project located in the old town area of Shenzhen, China. The design of the 200-meter building is inspired by the traditional form of Chinese bamboo. Read more.


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.