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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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Details Emerge for New York City’s Manhattan West Development


26 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project highlighted a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot (500,000-square-meter) multi-building development in the Hudson Yards District. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue in New York City


11 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue, where COOKFOX is the design architect; on-site renderings have been up for quite some time, but until now, the actual tower’s appearance was hidden. Read more.

Four Projects Under Design at Jeddah Gate


23 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian developer Emaar Middle East says it is developing four projects at its flagship mixed-use Jeddah Gate development in Jeddah's downtown district. Each tower will feature 270 units. Read more.

Nashville’s 505 CST to be Residential Tower


23 Jul 2014, Nashville, United States

Giarratana Development’s planned 505 CST skyscraper project will offer residential units above street-level retail space and will stand 750 feet (229 meters) tall, Nashville Business Journal reports. Read more.

Record-Breaking Moscow-City Skyscraper Gets Extra Floors


08 Jul 2014, Moscow, Russia

City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is still under construction. Read more.

TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt


27 May 2014, New York City, United States

TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Read more.

Adco Submits Revised San Francisco Tower Design


22 May 2014, San Francisco, United States

Developer Adco is reviving design plans for a new 36-story condominium high-rise for San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill. The proposed 262-unit tower, designed by SLCE Architects and MWA Architects, would rise to a height of 416 feet (127 meters). Read more.

Fix for London’s Walkie Talkie to Begin This Month


19 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

Work to alter Rafael Viñoly Architects‘ 20 Fenchurch Street – first called the “Walkie Talkie” due to its unusual shape, and then the “Walkie Scorchie” after it created a heat-focusing ray strong enough to melt cars last summer – is due to start in late May 2014, after planning permission for the additions was granted in April. Read more.

Make Replaced on London City Road Tower Scheme


16 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman have replaced Make on a landmark London residential scheme at 145 City Road. The two architecture firms will take over the design of a 39-story tower and an adjacent 10-story building. Read more.

New York’s High Line To Gain Vertical Addition


16 May 2014, New York City, United States

Curbed New York reports that the angular New York High Line tower proposed by Chicago-based Studio/Gang Architects is in the works again, after community opposition and zoning restrictions caused a delay in the project from its announcement in late 2012. Read more.

Mumbai Affordable Housing Geared to Clear Hurdle


14 May 2014, Mumbai, India

The only building currently under construction for Mumbai’s Dharavi redevelopment plan should be allowed to rise as tall as 18 floors, or approximately 75 meters, despite its close proximity to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Read more.

Gehry Skyscraper Feared Too Heavy for Berlin’s Alexanderplatz


13 May 2014, Berlin, Germany

The proposal for a Frank Gehry-designed skyscraper for Alexanderplatz is facing concerns that it would be too heavy for its potential site. Officials are worried that the planned tower would be built too close to the U5 metro line. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Tower to Replace Chicago’s HoJo Building


13 May 2014, Chicago, United States

Renderings have recently been revealed that show the potential design for the proposed 38-story residential tower designed by bKL Architecture that will replace the iconic Howard Johnson Inn in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Read more.

Rooms with a (Raunchy) View from London’s Shard


13 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

Visitors to London’s Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard may be impressed initially with the ceiling-to-floor glass walls that offer unparalleled sweeping views of the city, but they may be surprised in a different way once they settle in. Read more.

London’s Pinnacle Salvation Plan, Dissected


09 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

The Estates Gazette has published a first look at the financial wrangling behind the plan to save the Pinnacle, the planned 288-meter skyscraper that was started in 2008 but has been on hold for several years due to financial issues. Read more.

Geometric Façade Adds Stately Touch to Wanda Reign Hotel


07 May 2014, Wuhan, China

International architecture practice Make Architects has designed a unique façade for the Wanda Reign Hotel, a 30-story luxury hotel located in Wuhan’s city center. The geometric design features 902 reflective hexagonal aluminum modules. Read more.

Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline


07 May 2014, Chicago, United States

Despite mixed sentiments from Chicago residents, preparations to install the potentially 20-foot-high (6-meter) Trump logo to the 423-meter, Adrian Smith-designed Trump International Hotel & Tower have begun. Read more.

Portland’s Pearl District to Get Height Record-Breaker


02 May 2014, Portland, United States

Summer 2014 will see a groundbreaking for Block 15, which will be the tallest building yet constructed in Portland’s up-market Pearl District. The 28-story condominium tower is to rise 104 meters, which would render it the sixth-tallest building in the city. Read more.

New Renderings for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards


01 May 2014, New York City, United States

Graphics firm Piranha NYC has released new renderings of the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. The tower is estimated to rise 325.5 meters and 62 stories above street level, and contain 2.3 million square feet of space. Read more.

Melbourne’s Australia 108 Height Reduced


30 Apr 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Developers have resubmitted shorter plans for Australia 108, after it was determined that the 388-meter tower would violate aviation regulations limiting building heights to 375 meters, so as to avoid interfering with flight paths to nearby Essendon Airport. Read more.

Foster + Partners Submit Plans for South Quay Plaza Tower


24 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for the 73-story skyscraper at Canary Wharf. Set to become the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, the skyscraper will shape part of the South Quay Plaza development in east London. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for KPF’s Slender Skyscraper


24 Apr 2014, New York City, United States

Additional information and renderings have been revealed for the KPF-designed condominium skyscraper at 41 East 22nd Street. At 237 meters, it will become the tallest building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan when completed. Read more.

Burnaby’s Shape Tower Approved


18 Apr 2014, Burnaby, Canada

The first residential tower in the redevelopment of Vancouver suburb Burnaby’s Brentwood mall has been approved, despite concerns raised by Burnaby residents about potential impacts the development will have on the area. Read more.

McCormick Place Redevelopment Plans Updated


17 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority revealed an updated master plan for the McCormick Place Convention Center district in Chicago, which will include a 55-story Marriott Marquis Hotel designed by Gensler. Read more.

Design Unveiled for Inner Harbor Tower


14 Apr 2014, Baltimore, United States

Chicago’s Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been announced as the architect of the future 414 Light St., a 43-story residential tower set to rise in Baltimore’s resurgent Inner Harbor. The building would be one of Baltimore's three tallest. Read more.

High-Rise Columbarium Goes Ahead - 10 Stories Shorter Than Planned


11 Apr 2014, Hong Kong, China

Following a reduction in proposed height and capacity, Hong Kong's first high-rise private columbarium has been approved by town planners, pending approval of site re-zoning. The original plan was rejected on the basis that it would increase traffic in the area. Read more.

New Photos from Zhongxun Times Build


07 Apr 2014, Chongqing, China

Construction continues on the Zhongxun Times development, the first part of a multi-tower project that will comprise 800,000 square meters of space in downtown Chongqing when ultimately completed. Read more.

First and Mission Project Gets New Architects - Again


07 Apr 2014, San Francisco, United States

Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San Francisco’s recent tall-building development. Read more.

Museum Tower Hires Firm to Stop Glare


03 Apr 2014, Dallas, United States

International developer Hines has been hired to help resolve solar glare issues of the Museum Tower that have impacted the collections of the Nasher Sculpture Center for the past two years. Read more.

Claremont Group Appointed to Bring More Buzz to Brys


01 Apr 2014, Noida, India

Brys Group, the developers of the Brys Buzz apartment building in the New Delhi suburb, have appointed Claremont Property Group to be the sole UK leasing agent for the luxury development. Read more.