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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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The Tulip Tourist Tower Proposed in London

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19 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 305-meter tourist tower called The Tulip has been proposed adjacent to 30 St. Mary Axe in London. The proposal includes glass slides and gondola pod rides, with completion estimated for 2025. Read more.


Webster Place Owner Plans Residential Expansion in Chicago

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19 Nov 2018, Chicago, United States

The New York-based developer behind the 12,541-square-meter Webster Place shopping center has plans to expand with two 20-story residential, office and retail towers on an adjacent land parcel. Read more.


Fire Breaks Out at The 42, a 260-Meter Building in Kolkata

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19 Nov 2018, Kolkata, India

A fire broke out on 17 November 2018 at The 42, a 260-meter-tall building in Kolkata that is currently under construction. The fire spread through nylon netting surrounding the project’s air conditioners. No casualties has been reported. Read more.


Residential Amenities Revealed for 15 Hudson Yards in New York City

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16 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

A first look at residential amenities from New York City's 15 Hudson Yards includes an open-air rooftop deck enclosed by an 18-meter glass screen wall, and adjacent to a lounge, private kitchen and dining room. Read more.


South Tower at Deansgate Square Tops Out in Manchester

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16 Nov 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A topping out ceremony was held for the 200.5-meter South Tower at Deansgate Square, a four-tower development in Manchester that ranges in height from 38 to 66 stories and incorporates 1.1 hectares of public space. Read more.


Detroit’s Monroe Blocks to Break Ground in December 2018

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16 Nov 2018, Detroit, United States

Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Development is on schedule for a December 2018 groundbreaking. The site will include 75,994 square meters of office space, 170,000 square meters of retail space and 482 residential units. Read more.


Six Tourists Rescued After Being Stuck in 875 N. Michigan Elevator in Chicago

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16 Nov 2018, Chicago, United States

Six people were rescued by the Chicago Fire Department in a blind-shaft elevator inside the former John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan on Nov. 16, 2018. Firefighters had to breach a brick wall to reach those trapped inside. Read more.


Atlanta Approves Controversial $5-Billion Development

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15 Nov 2018, Atlanta, United States

A controversial $5 billion proposal for “The Gulch” was approved, potentially adding 12 buildings to the city. Meanwhile, Colony Square received a cash infusion, which includes the revitalization of its retail component and a new office building. Read more.


Plans for 32-Story Skyscraper in Sheffield Approved

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15 Nov 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom

A 32-story skyscraper has gained outline planning approval by Sheffield City Council. The project would consist of residential apartments and retail, and would create a pedestrian link between The Moor and Sheffield City Centre. Read more.


Planned Residential Complex in Midrand Includes Four Towers

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15 Nov 2018, Midrand, South Africa

Ellipse Waterfall, a new high-rise residential development in Midrand with 590 units, has made US$29.4 million in sales within the first week of being listed. The project consists of four towers, which are scheduled to be completed by 2021. Read more.


New York City’s Plans for Amazon HQ2 Swing Into Action

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14 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

A prominent e-commerce company has released plans for its new headquarters in New York City’s Long Island City. The company is also slated to lease 92,903 square meters of a 50-story tower in the area. Read more.


New Wave of London Bridge Schemes Emerges

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14 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Developers have unveiled designs for the regneration of the London Bridge sector, which will undergo review by London’s Southwark Council. The schemes include retail and office buildings, as well as a tower featuring an “origami-style” façade. Read more.


Three-Tower Complex Proposed for Córdoba, Argentina

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14 Nov 2018, Córdoba, Argentina

A three-tower complex rising 110 meters has been proposed for Córdoba, Argentina. The 127,000-square-meter project is planned to contain a mall and 750 parking spaces, 945 residential apartments, and office space. Read more.


Sugar-Cane-Inspired Tower to Rise 41 Stories in Honolulu

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14 Nov 2018, Honolulu, United States

An architecture firm’s first project in Honolulu is slated to rise 41 stories and is designed to imitate the curve of the area’s native red sugar cane. The 570-unit tower is set to join a 24.3-hectare development in the Ward Village district. Read more.


Property Developer Resubmits Plans to Outbuild North Sydney Neighbors

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13 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia

A property developer has submitted an amended development application to the North Sydney Council for a hotel and office building, taking it from 35 to 48 stories, which would make it the tallest in the neighborhood.Read more.


Main Construction Contract Signed for $81 Million Jewelz Residential Development in Dubai

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13 Nov 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The main construction contract for a 463 residential-unit property in Dubai, Jewelz, has been awarded and is scheduled for an early 2020 completion. Jewelz joins an investment group's AED1.4 billion (US$381 million) property portfolio. Read more.


Renderings of the 270 Park Avenue Replacement in New York City Revealed

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13 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

Two possibilities for a supertall tower in New York City's Midtown East have been revealed, with the main differentiating factors being the height of the tower and whether its public space is located internally or externally. Read more.


Three Towers Proposed Near Ottawa’s Gladstone Village

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12 Nov 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A developer is proposing three towers near the Gladstone Village planned community in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighborhood. The towers, which have proposed heights of 40, 36 and 31 stories, combine to offer 92,903 square meters of floor space. Read more.


The Victor, a 39-Story Luxury High-Rise, Launches in Dallas

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12 Nov 2018, Dallas, Texas

The Victor, a 39-story luxury apartment with 344 units, is slated for completion in Dallas in 2021. The units, which range from 50 to 279 square meters, will have access to amenities such as 882 square meters of ground-level retail space and an outdoor pool. Read more.


Mixed-Use Building, Including Hotel With 227 Guestrooms, to Open in Taipei

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12 Nov 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

The Courtyard by Marriott Taipei Downtown is scheduled to open on 12 December, 2018. The hotel features 227 guest rooms, event and meeting space, an outdoor terrace and provides views to buildings such as Taipei 101. Read more.


Office Tower and Retail Complex to Open in Shijiazhuang

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09 Nov 2018, Shijiazhuang, China

A 51,000-square-meter development that includes a shopping center and four tall buildings is slated to open in Shijiazhuang. The complex features a large sunken plaza, a 1,900-seat cinema, and an indoor amusement park. Read more.


Proposed Residential High-Rises to Go Before London, Ontario Planning Committee

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09 Nov 2018, London (ON), Canada

Two high-rise projects are planned to go before the London, Ontario planning committee. The two-tower complex is set to deliver 480 new units to the downtown area, while the proposed 31-story building is slated to include 266 units. Read more.


New Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi’s “Leaning” Tower

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09 Nov 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A prominent hospitality brand has opened a new hotel in an iconic leaning tower in Abu Dhabi, which boasts an 18-degree incline. The 189-room facility occupies floors 18 to 33 of the high-rise, which also contain restaurants and a spa. Read more.


One London Project Reduces Heights as City Releases 2036 Plan for More Skyscrapers

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08 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Two skyscraper updates in Central London reveal opposite directions: the revamped Goodsyard Scheme in Bishopsgate reduces its height significantly, while a 2036 vision scheme for the City of London includes over 10 skyscrapers. Read more.


JW Marriott Charlotte Hotel with 381 Rooms Announced for 2021

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08 Nov 2018, Charlotte, United States

The JW Marriott Charlotte, the first JW Marriott in North Carolina, is scheduled for a 2021 completion date. The 381-room hotel will include an outdoor terrace, a swimming pool and over 2,043 square meters of meeting and event space. Read more.


Architects Selected to Build Smart City Outside Moscow

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08 Nov 2018, Moscow, Russia

Architects have been selected to move forward with four million square meters of new buildings, including office and residential, for a smart city development in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, west of Moscow. Read more.


Apartment Tower Project Launched in Thu Dau Mot

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07 Nov 2018, Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam

Developers have announced a new 24-floor apartment project planned for Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam. The X-shaped tower will contain 560 apartments, which are projected to launch to market in 2019, and commercial space on the ground floor. Read more.


Works to Begin on High-Rise Complex in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill Sector

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07 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A complex initially lodged in 2004 has received the necessary funding to begin construction works in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood. The project includes a 20-story hotel, a 39-story residential tower, retail, and public space. Read more.


Planning Objection Delays Cork’s Planned Office Tower

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07 Nov 2018, Cork, Ireland

A 15-story office tower slated for Cork City is facing delays, following a late appeal from a local heritage body. If approved, the project would deliver 6,000 square meters of office space to the city center. Read more.


Mumbai Municipality Selects 36-Story Tower to Host Museum

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07 Nov 2018, Mumbai, India

Mumbai’s governing body has selected three floors of a 36-story tower to host an urban planning exhibition and art gallery. The museum project, which will occupy 2,462 square meters of the building, is part of a city art initiative. Read more.