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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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Pritzker Prize Winner Álvaro Siza's Commissioned to design 611 W. 56th Street in New York City


29 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

Renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has been commissioned to design his first American project, a 34-story condo building located in the Midtown neighborhood of the city. Read more.

$10 Billion Wanda Industrial City to be Built near Delhi


29 Jan 2016, Delhi, India

China’s largest property company is planning a massive $10 billion commercial property launch in India with the creation of a 13-square-kilometer city near Delhi, dubbed Wanda Industrial New City. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Hub on Causeway in Boston


29 Jan 2016, Boston, United States

Developer representatives were joined by government officials on Wednesday, January 27 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the 139,255-square-meter Hub on Causeway development, which will add two high-rises to the area. Read more.

Mumbai High Court Rules on Illegal Construction at the Palais Royale


28 Jan 2016, Mumbai, India

In a fresh setback for the Palais Royale, the Bombay High Court held on January 27 that the top 13 floors of the 56-story building, as well as a 15-story public parking tower next to it, were “completely illegal.” Read more.

56-Story Entertainment District Tower Proposed in Toronto


28 Jan 2016, Toronto, Canada

Another high-rise tower could be coming to Toronto's Entertainment District. Although the project is still in the pre-submission phase, a recent community ward consultation brought to light the first details of a 56-story tower. Read more.

New Tower Addition Proposed for Old Main Post Office in Chicago


28 Jan 2016, Chicago, United States

A new plan for 1,500 apartments and a new tower addition has emerged for the Old Main Post Office in Chicago, which has been vacant since 1997. Several plans have been introduced throughout the years for the landmark site. Read more.

Auckland Developments to Benefit from City Rail Link Plan


27 Jan 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The government of New Zealand has agreed to help support important transit connections with a City Rail Link plan that is intended to spur transit-oriented tall building development in Auckland. Read more.

Brisbane’s Mary Lane Development Fast-Tracked


27 Jan 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The 38-story Mary Lane residential development in Brisbane has been fast-tracked in response to market demand, and has also been granted approval to significantly increase the size of the project. Read more.

Designs Released for V on Shenton in Singapore’s Central Business District


27 Jan 2016, Singapore, Singapore

Designs have been released for a pair of office and residential 23- and 53-story towers called the V on Shenton. The complex will be built in the heart of the city's central business district. Read more.

London Mayor Urged to Reject Revamp of Tolworth Tower


27 Jan 2016, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has been urged by residents to throw out a plan to revamp Seifert and Partners’ Tolworth Tower in Kingston, which would see four additional mid-rise blocks raised on the site. Read more.

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to Expand its Footprint with Massive Floating Deck Shipped from Finland


26 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s iconic sail-shaped hotel, the Burj Al Arab, is about to undergo a dramatic expansion of its footprint with the addition of a huge 5,000-ton deck extending out over the waters of the Gulf. Read more.

Platinum Tower Topped Out in Southbank, Melbourne


26 Jan 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A major milestone has been reached on Salvo Property Group’s Platinum Tower. The building’s main contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, recently announced that they have topped out the 52-story residential apartment building. Read more.

UAE-Based Developer Pitches Mixed-Use Scheme in Cairo


26 Jan 2016, Cairo, Egypt

A UAE-based developer is campaigning to develop an 800,000-square-meter mixed-use property scheme in Cairo similar to an under-construction complex in Dubai. The development hinges on Egyptian stability. Read more.

18-Story Apartment Tower Planned on Milwaukee River Site


26 Jan 2016, Milwaukee, United States

A local developer plans to demolish a dilapidated building along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee and replace it with an 18-story tower that will include 57 high-end apartments, office space, and a restaurant. Read more.

Proposed West Palm Beach High-Rises Feature Luxury Amenities


25 Jan 2016, West Palm Beach, United States

The city of West Palm Beach recently approved billionaire developer Jeff Greene’s $250 million mixed-use project for a pair of 30-story towers, designed like stacked blocks, on 550 North Quadrille Boulevard. Read more.

France’s Bouygues Debuts in India with Four Luxury Condo Towers


25 Jan 2016, Mumbai, India

Property developer Oberoi Realty has awarded a contract for the construction of two condominium complexes in Mumbai to a joint venture comprising Bouygues Bâtiment International and VSL, each a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction. Read more.

New Renderings for Chinese Lantern-Inspired Skyscraper at 470 Eleventh Avenue in New York


25 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

A consortium of developers led by Siras Development hopes to begin construction in 2016 on a dramatic 220-meter skyscraper at 470 Eleventh Avenue, anchoring the southeast corner of Eleventh Avenue and 38th Street. Read more.

Experts Condemn Demolition of Heritage Manila Building, Fear High-Rise Replacement


25 Jan 2016, Manila, Philippines

Architects and other heritage experts have condemned the demolition of the iconic Philippine National Bank building on Escolta, fearing the addition of new high-rise buildings that wouldn't be sustainable for the city. Read more.

Renderings Released for Manhattan West Skyscrapers in New York City


22 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released new renderings of Manhattan West – a mixed-use development including a trio of towers that will be built next to New York's massive Hudson Yards. Read more.

Five-Billion-Dollar Investment for Development of Adelaide Riverbank


22 Jan 2016, Adelaide, Australia

Ground will soon be broken on a project that will deliver more than $5 billion in investment along Adelaide’s city riverbank, transforming it into a world-class Entertainment Precinct. Read more.

Approval Granted for Two Towers in Boston Redevelopment Plan


22 Jan 2016, Boston, United States

Following years of extensive planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors has approved the construction of the first two towers in a six tower plan on the site of the Government Center Garage. Read more.

Local Council Approves Barking Towers in East London


22 Jan 2016, London, United Kingdom

Studio Egret West recently received planning permission for four interlinked residential towers – the tallest at 26 stories high – in central Barking, east London. The scheme is set to deliver 225 homes for private sale. Read more.

Winner Chosen for Kingdee Tower Competition in Shenzhen


21 Jan 2016, Shenzhen, China

HENN has won first place in the competition to design Kingdee Tower, the headquarters for software company Kingdee in Shenzhen, China. The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters. Read more.

New York’s 125 Greenwich to House 275 Condos


21 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

The soaring condominium at 125 Greenwich Street, developed by Michael Shvo, Bizzi & Partners, and New Valley, will house 275 units – nearly 150 more than early renderings for the Financial District tower indicated. Read more.

New Office High-Rise Designed for Dubai’s First Bank


21 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Broadway Malyan has designed a 20-story office in Dubai for HSBC to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bank’s arrival in the emirate. The building is a collaboration between the architect’s Abu Dhabi and Lisbon studios. Read more.

Proposed Chicago High-Rise Stalls without Anchor Tenant


20 Jan 2016, Chicago, United States

Plans to build a 44-story mixed-use tower appear to be in a state of limbo until the developer can land a major tenant. If built, the tower would become Chicago's tallest building west of Clinton Street. Read more.

Student Accommodation Towers Proposed in Brisbane


20 Jan 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A Development Application (DA) has been submitted for new 25- and 32-story towers comprising primarily of purpose-built premium student accommodations, also incorporating a proposal for the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Arcade. Read more.

Work begins on Billion-Dollar Brookfield Place Tower in Dubai


20 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A joint venture has broken ground on a $1 billion-dollar development for the proposed Brookfield Place tower which is to be built within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) district. Read more.

New Jersey’s Future Tallest Tower Downsizes by 15 Meters


20 Jan 2016, Jersey City, United States

The skyscraper set for 99 Hudson Street on Jersey City's waterfront has been knocked down 15 meters, now 271 meters. Additionally, it’s no longer 95 stories, but will instead stand at a humble 76. Read more.

Lower Manhattan’s 2 World Trade Center Loses Anchor Tenant


19 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

21st Century Fox and News Corp. won’t be moving to the World Trade Center after all, as the separate media giants controlled by Rupert Murdoch have decided to keep their headquarters on Sixth Avenue in Midtown. Read more.