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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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Grenfell House Fire Provokes Investigation into Cladding on NSW Towers

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20 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the fatal blaze that occurred at Grenfell House in London was pinpointed as contributing to a past fire in a Melbourne high-rise, provoking investigation into cladding on NSW towers. Read more.


Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

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20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.


Grenfell House Cladding Identified as Cheaper and More Flammable Option

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19 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

The cladding used in the Grenfell House renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety. The aluminum-composite panels were installed prior to a devastating fire at the 24-story tower. Read more.


Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane

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19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.


London Government to Inspect Tower Blocks Following Grenfell House Fire

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16 Jun 2017, London, United Kindom

Following a devastating fire that took place in a 24-story residential high-rise in West London on June 14, all 4,000 high-rise tower blocks in the UK similar to Grenfell House are to face inspections, a communities secretary has announced. Read more.


45-Story Fort Lauderdale Tower to Open in September

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16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.


Design Firm Appointed for Da Nang’s Cocobay Towers

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14 Jun 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam

A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the focal point of Cocobay – a 31-hectare entertainment and hospitality hub. Read more.


Fatal Fire Engulfs London’s 24-Story Grenfell House

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14 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

A fire transformed Grenfell House, a high-rise apartment tower in West London, into an inferno early Wednesday morning, sending at least 74 people to hospitals and raising fears that others might have been trapped inside. Read more.


Sphere-Topped Skyscraper Planned for Seattle

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07 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The building would include apartments above a few floors of office and retail space. Read more.


Architects Submit Planning Applications for 21-Story Salford Central Block

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07 Jun 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

Detailed planning permission is being sought for the tallest of three residential blocks designed for the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, UK. The 21-story block would contain 199 homes and accompany two shorter neighboring buildings. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Manchester’s Angel Meadow Complex

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02 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted plans for a $303 million development in Manchester. The Angel Meadow complex will feature 756 new homes across four towers, including a centerpiece 40-story skyscraper and three shorter buildings. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for First Domino Sugar Building as Construction Commences in New York City

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31 May 2017, New York City, United States

Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.


Construction Contractor Named for Upcoming London Spire

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31 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the Spire will house 861 residences at West India Dock, near Canary Wharf. Read more.


Office Tenants Quick to Snatch up Collins Arch Space in Melbourne

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26 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12 months of commencing its leasing campaign. Read more.


Standard High Line Hotel Hits Market in New York City

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25 May 2017, New York City, United States

A firm is putting its trendy, 338-room Standard High Line up for sale after paying $400 million for the building only three years ago, sources said. Sources also added that the hotel has been quietly on and off the market for the past few years. Read more.


Orion Towers Complex Wins Backing by Gold Coast Council

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24 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Orion Towers complex proposed for Surfers Paradise has been given the green light by the Council Planning Committee. The project will comprise two towers, one rising 76 stories and the other reaching up to 103 stories. Read more.


Construction Firms Selected for Rabat Tower

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23 May 2017, Rabat, Morocco

According to reports from Chinese news agency Xinhua, construction firms from China and Morocco have been selected to build BMCE Tower in Morocco’s capital, Rabat. At 250 meters, the proposed tower could become Africa’s tallest high-rise. Read more.


Contractor Named for Dubai Supertall Tower

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23 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction contractor Arabtec has announced it won a Dh1.46 billion (US$397 million) contract to build Al Wasl Tower in Dubai. The mixed-use tower is being developed on a site on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Mall. Read more.


Kangaroo Point Project Receives Brisbane Council Approval after Height Reduction

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23 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

After sending developers back to the drawing board, Brisbane City Council has granted approval for development on the Point Residences project in Kangaroo Point, on condition that the plans scale back the development by 30 percent. Read more.


Developer Awards Construction Contract for Dubai’s Palm Gateway

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22 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Dubai-based developer says it has signed a construction contract worth nearly US$408 million for The Palm Gateway, a three-tower residential, retail, and beach club complex at the foot of the Palm Jumeirah. Read more.


Indianapolis’s Tallest Building Rebranded to Salesforce Tower

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22 May 2017, Indianapolis, United States

On May 20, customer relationship management (CRM) firm Salesforce celebrated the opening of its new offices in the rebranded Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, the tallest building in the state of Indiana. Read more.


High-Rise Proposed for 2305 Webster Street in Oakland

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19 May 2017, Oakland, United States

A proposal is currently under review by city departments for a small, 0.12-hectare site at 2305 Webster Street in Oakland. Plans call for the construction of a 24-story mixed-use project with 130 residential units and 280 square meters of retail. Read more.


Chicago’s Iconic John Hancock Center to Hit the Market in Late Summer

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18 May 2017, Chicago, United States

The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and naming rights up for sale, possibly by late summer. Read more.


New Owners Rebrand Seattle High-Rise Project

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15 May 2017, Seattle, United States

The team behind the Potala Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower under construction in downtown Seattle, is rebranding the development as Arrivé. The tower is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019. Read more.


Demo Permits Filed for Site of Proposed Supertall in New York City

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12 May 2017, New York City, United States

After a long-gestating but never-executed plan to develop buildings at 80 South Street and 163 Front Street in the South Street Seaport, the site’s owner has officially filed demolition permits at both locations. Read more.


Heritage Recommendation Advances Design for Nobu Residences in Toronto

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11 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto city staff have recommended approval for Nobu Residences' heritage plan, moving the project a step forward. Up next will be a May 18 review at the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB), which will continue the approvals process. Read more.


New Commercial Tower Planned as Part of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Renewal

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11 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane City Council has recommended approval of plans for a new office tower in Fortitude Valley. The 23-story tower will encompass the first phase of a US$368.5 million, multi-stage development. Read more.


Bandar Malaysia Complex on Hold as Government Cancels Development Deal

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11 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s biggest real estate project, the Bandar Malaysia complex, is in turmoil after the government canceled – without warning – a deal with its Chinese-Malaysian master developer, citing repeated failure to meet payment obligations. Read more.


Design Team Chosen for Etobicoke Civic Centre in Toronto

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10 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

A team has won a competition to design the new Etobicoke Civic Centre, beating out proposals from three other contenders. The development will include municipal offices, community services, and an expansive outdoor plaza. Read more.


Affordable Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at 495 Eleventh Avenue in New York City

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09 May 2017, New York City, United States

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has selected a development team to build an affordable 234-unit, mixed-use tower at 495 Eleventh Avenue, located between West 39th and 40th Streets in Hell’s Kitchen. Read more.