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.
01 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico
A demonstration in protest of a mixed-use development, including a 62-story tower, blocked a busy avenue in the Xoco neighborhood of Mexico City. Locals report concerns that the 460,000-square-meter scheme will cause water shortages. Read more.
30 May 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
Projects to construct new skyscrapers in the trendiest parts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, have triggered fierce debates about city planning and the loose regulations on large-scale property investments. Read more.
19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.
21 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A developer is garnering public opinion prior to submitting plans with city authorities for a residential building that would be the nation's first to be set above rail lines, according to developers. The 24 Chapel Street tower would rise 20 stories. Read more.
20 Mar 2017, Bath and Exeter, United Kingdom
Skyscrapers may trigger motion-sickness, sleepiness, and depression because they sway slightly in the wind, according to experts who are launching a $USD8.6 million study to gauge their impact and work out how to prevent it. Read more.
28 Feb 2017, Paris, France
Seven proposed La Défense skyscrapers are being promoted as part of an attempt to woo businesses from post-Brexit London. They were promoted by French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during a visit to London last week. Read more.
24 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia
An Australian architecture studio has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the iconic Sirius building in Sydney. The firm proposes the conceptual scheme as an alternative to demolishing the brutalist social housing building. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Conservationists are calling on the secretary of state to hold a public inquiry into plans for the St. Michael’s development in Manchester. A primary concern is the planned demolition of historic buildings on Jackson’s Row near Town Hall. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Sydney. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Sydney, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Melbourne. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom
Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky gardens, will mar a protected view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Read more.
13 May 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is already known for its sweltering heat and tropical climate. Now, according to a local architect, riverfront high-rise development is poised to raise the temperature of the inner city by blocking cooling breezes. Read more.
12 Jan 2016, London, United Kingdom
Architect Terry Farrell has spoken out against Renzo Piano's proposed 72-story Paddington Place skyscraper and has drawn up a rival scheme. Farrell's plans feature a group of 10- to 18-story blocks rather than a skyscraper. Read more.
24 Nov 2015, New York City, United States
Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. To document this evolution, National Geographic, with assistance from the CTBUH, created an interactive study calling out these game-changing projects. Read more.
14 Oct 2015, Dubai, United Kingdom
The $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai has been named in the top 10 global influencers for new luxury developments, Knight Frank said in its “Global Development Report 2015.” Read more.
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.
02 Sep 2015, London, United Kingdom
A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie and officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded by Building Design magazine to a building judged to be the UK's worst. Read more.
20 Mar 2015, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dozens of police officers have been injured and hundreds of people detained after anti-austerity protesters clashed with riot police near the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) on the day of its inauguration. Read more.
26 Feb 2015, Hong Kong, China
In the thick of Hong Kong's concrete jungle lies the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has become a welcoming home for design professionals, students, and faculty. Read more.
30 Jan 2015, Lima, Peru
Officials see a future for the construction of skyscrapers on the hazy Lima horizon. The local economy is expected to continue to grow at a steady pace, and contractors are planning skyscrapers of 45 to 50 floors to complement the city's growth. Read more.
16 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has given a general thumbs-up to plans to densify the Kidbrooke Village scheme, but emphasized that the tower component must be "outstanding" to warrant its height. Read more.
08 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom
The long-awaited Skygarden in Rafael Vinoly’s Walkie Talkie building in the City of London has opened to the public. But the result has already taken a drubbing from architecture critics for failing to live up to the space that was promised. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar
A conceptual Qatar World Cup Memorial tower was recently designed to represent the grim statistics of the nation’s increasing laborer death toll, which currently stands at over 180 since the beginning of 2014. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the country. Koolhaas stresses that "CCTV is a very serious building." Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Millions of dollars in deposits from hundreds of apartment owners in Melbourne's most controversial skyscraper might need to be repaid if a rival developer succeeds in getting Tower Melbourne's planning permit canceled. Read more.
21 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
English Heritage and Design Council Cabe have launched a six-week consultation on their joint tall buildings advice. The consultation closes on November 30, with the new advice likely to be published in early 2015. Read more.
21 Oct 2014, Beijing, China
Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for an end to the "weird architecture" that has come as a result of China's construction boom. Xi attacked projects, including the Rem Koolhaas-designed CCTV headquarters in Beijing. Read more.
05 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
Thousands of residents fighting a fierce battle against plans to build one of the highest towers in Camden, London, could see their campaign amount to nothing after council planners have recommended granting permission for the scheme. Read more.
02 Sep 2014, Toronto, Canada
The "Manhattanization" of Toronto will be the best thing to happen to this city, according to Christopher Hume at The Star. Though the term has come to mean little more than a vertical city crammed with towers, there’s more to it than that. Read more.
26 Aug 2014, Sydney, Australia
The intervention by Australian aviation authorities to reduce Parramatta’s proposed Aspire tower by up to 30 stories could be replicated across all of Sydney, says the Urban Taskforce. Read more.