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CTBUH Global News

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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Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture in Taipei Nears Completion


31 Aug 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

A developer has released new renderings and photos of Lè Architecture, located along the Jilong River in the Nangang District of Taipei, as the 18-story building approaches completion. Its design is meant to imitate a moss-covered pebble. Read more.

Future of London’s 22 Bishopsgate Unclear as Investors Weigh Options


31 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

Investors behind the 62-story 22 Bishopsgate tower project in the City of London are weighing their options; they could either stick to a plan to continue work, delay the project, or sell it, with the last option thought to be the least likely. Read more.

Chicago’s Tribune Tower Sold for Up to $240 Million


31 Aug 2016, Chicago, United States

Developers have agreed to purchase Tribune Tower for up to $240 million, marking the end of media ownership for the historic North Michigan Avenue building and the beginning of a new chapter, likely as part of a mixed-use redevelopment. Read more.

Aedas Unveils Mixed-Use Project with Literary Inspiration in Chongqing


30 Aug 2016, Chongqing, China

Based on an ancient Chinese prose that states “knowledge brings wealth,” a high-rise proposal aims to integrate the concept of a book with the cultural elements of Chongqing to create an interactive commercial space at its base. Read more.

Rabat Master Plan Moves Closer to Reality


30 Aug 2016, Rabat, Morocco

A visionary scheme for Morocco’s capital, Rabat is underway, incorporating low-, mid-, and high-rise elements clustered along the Bouregreg River. The inspiration for the scheme began with an investigation into the country's rich cultural history. Read more.

Construction Scheduled to Begin on Abu Dhabi’s Meera Shams Towers


29 Aug 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A developer has announced that construction work on its two 26-story Meera Shams towers, located in the Shams area of Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, will start immediately. The project will comprise 400 apartments overlooking a park. Read more.

Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok


29 Aug 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place among the skyline when it turns on its lights in a flashing, glowing ceremony in celebration of its completion. Read more.

Construction Progressing at 520 Park Avenue in New York City


29 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

The 54-story tower at 520 Park Avenue is now 30 stories tall. Recent photos show that the residential building is hovering high above its neighbors, with installation underway on its limestone façade and some of the windows already in place. Read more.

28-Story Office Tower Rising in Downtown Sapporo


29 Aug 2016, Sapporo, Japan

A one-hectare site located in the downtown core of Sapporo – Japan's fourth largest city – is being redeveloped as a part of the North 1 West 1 District redevelopment plan, which includes a 28-story office tower. Read more.

Construction Ahead of Schedule on Vancouver’s Brock Commons


26 Aug 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The 18-story timber tower, Brock Commons, has been rising on the horizon of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus at an impressive speed, reported to be ahead of schedule. At this rate, it should be open by spring of 2017. Read more.

Design Changes Made to 30 Albert Street in Brisbane


26 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The proposal for a new 91-story residential tower at 30 Albert Street has been redesigned, now featuring a striking blue and gold glass design. The updated application would replace the previously council-approved submission. Read more.

All Units Sold at The Carlyle on Wilshire in Los Angeles


26 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States

After six years on the market, all of the luxury residential units at The Carlyle on Wilshire, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, have been sold, grossing a total of $275 million, or an average of $11,238 per square meter. Read more.

City Planning Moves Forward with Application for 247 Cherry Street


26 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

The Department of City Planning is moving forward with an application to build a new 305-meter residential tower in the fast-growing neighborhood just north of the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges in New York City. Read more.

Melbourne’s Latest Highly Anticipated Residential Address Receives Approval


25 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one step closer to innovative, next-generation living following the planning minister’s approval of Melbourne Quarter’s residential buildings, which are planned to be home to 3,000 residents. Read more.

Qatar Investment Authority Purchases Stake in the Empire State Building


25 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the country a 9.9 percent stake in the structure. Read more.

Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers


25 Aug 2016, Seoul, South Korea

As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate their accomplishments, according to Lotte Corp. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Nan Shan Plaza Development in Taipei


24 Aug 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

Construction is progressing on the 274-meter, 45-story Nan Shan Plaza development, with cladding installation already underway. If completed today, the tower would be the third tallest building in Taiwan. Read more.

London’s 1 Leadenhall Tower Submitted for Planning


24 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

A proposal for a 37-story tower at 1 Leadenhall has been submitted for planning. The developer has said that work on the new tower could begin by 2018, with demolition and construction to last up to three years. Read more.

Solar-Powered Apartment Tower Proposed for Melbourne


24 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The 60-story Sol Invictus Tower could be the first skyscraper in Australia environmentally engineered to include solar cells in its façade, creating a far greater surface area for catching the sun's rays. Read more.

73-Story Office Tower Up for Sale in Hong Kong


24 Aug 2016, Hong Kong, China

A property firm has put up for sale one of its marquee office towers, located in the old Central District of Hong Kong. The Center, a 73-story office building, could fetch several billion dollars. Read more.

Developer Awards Contract to build Aykon London One Tower


23 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Dubai-based developer Damac has appointed Australian property construction and development company Lendlease to build its Aykon London One tower, a 50-story residential tower featuring 450 units. Read more.

Newstead Riverpark Towers Proposed for Brisbane


23 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Mirvac has submitted a developmental proposal to build a dual tower residential development located at 43 Evelyn Street and 15 Gordon Streets in Newstead. Named Evelyn, the development comprises a total of 283 apartments. Read more.

Strong Sales Support Brickell Flatiron Construction in Miami


23 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

While much has been made about Miami’s current condo boom slowing down, Brickell Flatiron’s sales have remained strong – the project has seen approximately $75 million in sales completed in the first two quarters of 2016. Read more.

Sydney’s Darling Harbour Under Redevelopment


22 Aug 2016, Sydney, Australia

Plans for an office complex at Darling Harbour have been dropped; instead, developers are looking to build a taller, skinnier apartment tower as part of a proposed USD$305 million redevelopment of the Harbourside Shopping Centre. Read more.

220 Central Park South Now Two-Thirds Erected in New York City


22 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

According to reports, the tower at 220 Central Park South in New York City is now two-thirds of the way up, with construction having completed about 183 meters of the tower’s eventual 290-meter height. Read more.

Tower Development in London’s Whitechapel District Recommended for Approval


22 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer's plans for a multi-tower complex in London's Whitechapel district have been recommended for approval. The scheme includes towers of 25 and 18 stories, a separate eight-story building, and attached low-rise buildings. Read more.

New Images of 30 Journal Square Revealed as Jersey City Approves Tower Proposal


19 Aug 2016, Jersey City, United States

Plans for 30 Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, were first revealed in March of 2014. Now, the city has approved plans for it to rise, though they will differ dramatically from what was previously posted. Read more.

35-Story Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at Jarvis and Shuter in Toronto


19 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada

Among a number of ongoing developments in the area, the northeast corner of Jarvis and Shuter, just east of Toronto's downtown core, could see another surface parking lot replaced by a high-rise tower. Read more.

Construction Underway for Broadway Tower in Portland


19 Aug 2016, Portland, United States

Construction is underway for Broadway Tower, a new mixed-use building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group. The 254-foot (77-meter) tower will include 180 hotel rooms and eleven floors of office space. Read more.

Opening Date for New York Wheel Pushed to 2018


18 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

New Yorkers will have to wait just a little bit longer to take in the sight of the city by Ferris wheel, because the grand opening of Staten Island’s 192-meter tourist attraction has once again been delayed, pushed back to 2018. Read more.