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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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Mixed-Use Tower Complex Proposed for Bahrain Bay, Manama

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30 Sep 2015, Manama, Bahrain

Architects have proposed a dynamic scheme sited in the emerging district of Bahrain Bay in Manama. Rising to a height of 49 stories and composed of two towers, the project will host housing, offices, retail, and public amenities. Read more.


Virgin Hotels Breaks Ground on Tower in New York City’s Burgeoning NoMad Neighborhood

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30 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

Developers have broken ground on a 145-meter 38-story tower on the southwest corner of 30th Street and Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan that will be the location of a new Virgin Hotel. Read more.


Development Application Submitted for 30-Story South Bank Tower in Brisbane

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30 Sep 2015, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a proposed 30-story tower at 13-17 Manning Street in Brisbane. Along with a four-level podium, a further 26 levels of residential apartments will bring the total residences to 345. Read more.


Sales Launched for Makati Office Tower

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29 Sep 2015, Makati City, Philippines

A new office development on the site of a 19-story abandoned structure is expected to be the most expensive office space in the city, with $124 million generated in sales on the first day of its launch. Read more.


Chicago’s South Loop Development Boom Continues with Proposed 48-Story Tower

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29 Sep 2015, Chicago, United States

The owner of the Essex Inn in the South Loop has jumped into the South Michigan Avenue development fray, revealing plans for a 48-story apartment tower next to the hotel at 800 South Michigan Avenue. Read more.


Mixed-Use Scheme Could be the Tallest in Luxembourg City When Completed

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29 Sep 2015, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The government of Luxembourg has announced that Arquitectonica has been chosen to complete a major mixed-use project in Luxembourg City that could be the tallest in the country if it surpasses 107 meters in height. Read more.


Trio of Towers Planned for Ho Chi Minh City

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28 Sep 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Vietnamese design studio has unveiled plans for a trio of 22-story housing towers in Ho Chi Minh City linked by aerial bridges and shielded from the harsh tropical sunlight by swathes of bamboo. Read more.


Height Added to 45 Park Place in New York After Design Update

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28 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

The developer of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" has shifted his attention towards developing a luxury condominium tower on the site, which has recently undergone design changes that have increased its height. Read more.


Developer Plans 2016 Start for River Street Tower in Manchester

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28 Sep 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom

The construction of a 42-story residential building next to Mancunian Way is back on track after the acquisition of the site by new owners. Following the approval of a resubmitted planning application, construction could begin in 2016. Read more.


Stantec Tower in Edmonton Set to be Canada’s Tallest Outside Toronto

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25 Sep 2015, Edmonton, Canada

The Stantec Tower under construction in Edmonton’s downtown Ice District has quietly grown to 66 stories from 62, making it Canada’s seventh-highest skyscraper and the tallest outside of Toronto when completed. Read more.


New Amsterdam Office Building Claims to be World’s Most Sustainable

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25 Sep 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PLP Architecture’s new 40,000-square-meter office for Deloitte claims to be the world’s most sustainable office building, having been awarded the highest rating ever recorded by the Building Research Establishment. Read more.


Proposed Beijing Office Tower Would Have World’s Tallest Atrium

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25 Sep 2015, Beijing, China

Architects have revealed a proposal for a 46-story skyscraper in southwest Beijing that will feature the world’s tallest atrium – a 200-meter-high space which extends nearly the full height of the tower. Read more.


Phase One of Roche’s Basel HQ Opens With 41-Story Office Tower

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24 Sep 2015, Basel, Switzerland

In Basel, global healthcare company Roche has opened a new office building that forms part of the firm’s expanded headquarters. Named Building 1, the 41-story tower is heated entirely with waste heat from the site. Read more.


Goldin Finance 117 Tops Out in Tianjin

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24 Sep 2015, Tianjin, China

Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China, has topped out at 597 meters. The building is among the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in China, ranking third among completed or topped-out structures. Read more.


Helmut Jahn Designing 86-Story South Loop Residential Tower in Chicago

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24 Sep 2015, Chicago, United States

Architect Helmut Jahn is designing an 86-story South Loop residential tower that would resemble a stack of four tall boxes, with the widest at the top. The glassy tower proposed for 1000 S. Michigan Avenue would be the designer's tallest. Read more.


At 101 Stories, Proposed Seattle Skyscraper Would Be West Coast’s Tallest

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23 Sep 2015, Seattle, United States

New information submitted to the City of Seattle shows that a skyscraper proposed for Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street will be 101 stories tall. If built as planned, the tower is likely to be the West Coast's tallest building. Read more.


Builder Pulls Out of $267 Million Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi "After Not Being Paid"

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23 Sep 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A Malaysian construction company that was supposed to be building a multi-tower mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi, has said it is terminating its construction agreement because it has not been paid. Read more.


“55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower Underway in Taipei

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23 Sep 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Meier has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. Read more.


Tower Proposal Could Be Chicago’s Tallest in the South Loop, Could Be a Twin

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23 Sep 2015, Chicago, United States

A long-vacant corner in Chicago might be getting a building worthy of its prominent position in the South Loop. Plans have been unveiled for a 272-meter-tall skyscraper at the location, which would be the tallest in the neighborhood. Read more.


Permission Granted for Two-Tower Paris Project

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22 Sep 2015, Paris, France

Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc., one of Canada’s largest property investors, has received permission from Paris City Hall to start building a two-tower development on the River Seine designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Read more.


Designs Unveiled for Phase One of Brisbane Mixed-Use Project

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22 Sep 2015, Brisbane, Australia

Designs have been unveiled for Stage One of the $565 million master planned, mixed-use West Village project, which is set to become a vibrant new destination for Brisbane. The first stage includes two 15-story residential buildings. Read more.


Richmond’s Newest Skyscraper Celebrates Grand Opening

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22 Sep 2015, Richmond, Virginia

Gateway Plaza, downtown Richmond’s newest office tower, celebrates its grand opening on September 23. US Senator Timothy Kaine heads a list of local and state officials who will be on hand to help dedicate the 18-story building. Read more.


Downtown Vancouver Church Plans to Build 56-Story High-Rise on Adjacent Lots

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21 Sep 2015, Vancouver, Canada

In an unusual partnership, the First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver is working with Westbank Projects and Bing Thom Architects to build a striking 168-meter residential tower behind its Gothic-style church at Burrard and Nelson. Read more.


Nha Trang Officials Seeking Permission to Build 60-Story Skyscrapers Along the Coast

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21 Sep 2015, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Officials in Nha Trang, a resort city, are proposing an increase to the height limit on its coastal buildings, pushing the cap to 60 stories. Despite developments already exceeding that limit, the cap is to remain in place until 2025. Read more.


Two New Skyscrapers Proposed in Shibuya, Tokyo

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21 Sep 2015, Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Sakura Gaoka neighborhood near Shibuya. The area approved for redevelopment encompasses about 2.6 hectares, and would include two high-rises. Read more.


Images Revealed of Moshe Safdie’s First New York Project

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18 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

Images of Moshe Safdie’s first New York project have been released. The 64-story mixed-use tower will feature a limestone base that compliments and serves its historic neighbor: the Marble Collegiate Church. Read more.


Pascal Residential Tower Explores Various Living Styles in São Paulo

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18 Sep 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

Pascal is a high-rise residential tower in São Paulo, Brazil that hosts several apartment types, which range from 34 square meters on the small end, to three-story suites up to 160 square meters. Read more.


"Carved Tower" Proposed for Downtown Vancouver

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18 Sep 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed a slender 40-story residential tower for a site in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver, which was purchased by Westbank earlier in 2015 at a cost of $47 million. Read more.


Proposals for Portland, New York Win US Tall Wood Building Prize

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17 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, has announced the winners of the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. Read more.


Consent Granted for Student Housing Towers in Liverpool

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17 Sep 2015, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The proposed regeneration of a site next to Liverpool Lime Street by a pair of residential tower blocks approximately 20 stories high has been awarded full planning consent. The towers are part of a larger complex geared toward student housing. Read more.