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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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New York’s Brooklyn Point to Host Sky-High Swimming Pool

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09 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for the rooftop recreation terrace on top of Brooklyn Point, a 219-meter-tall tower located in Downtown Brooklyn. The 68-story building will feature an infinity pool overlooking Manhattan’s skyline. Read more.


Smart Brickell Hotel and Residential Complex Coming to Miami

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07 Feb 2018, Miami, United States

A developer is planning a three-tower hotel and residential project in downtown Miami that’s set to open in 2020. The complex will feature 170 condominiums and 150 hotel rooms across the three 20-story-plus towers. Read more.


Architect’s Glass-and-Timber Tower to Adorn Oslo’s New Train Station

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26 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

A project called Nordic Light has won a competition for a high-rise building and train station in the center of Oslo. The modular tower will contain hotels and offices and will be made of timber and glass, reflecting Oslo’s historic structures. Read more.


New Renderings Show Completed Wolf Point Skyscrapers in Chicago

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26 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A set of renderings recently shared by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects provides an updated look at Chicago’s Wolf Point mega-development. The renderings reveal additional details about the site’s third tower, which will rise 289.5 meters. Read more.


Final Renderings Released for The Grand in Los Angeles

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25 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Final renderings have been released for The Grand in downtown Los Angeles. The scheme includes a cinema, a 20-story, 314-room Equinox Hotel, and a 39-story residential tower containing 436 apartments, with retail at ground level. Read more.


Taipei’s Latest Skyscraper Inspired by the Shape of Bamboo Shoots

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24 Jan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

Architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei's skyline – a 280-meter-tall, green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house two luxury hotels with a combined 500 rooms. Read more.


Developers Push Forward on Manchester’s St Michael’s Development

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21 Dec 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have submitted their redesigned proposals for a large hotel, residential, and office development in Manchester city center. St Michael’s will house up to 189 apartments, a 216-room hotel, and 10 stories of commercial space. Read more.


New Renderings Show Design Shift in Upcoming New York Skyscraper

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19 Dec 2017, New York City, United States

The Wall Street Tower, also known as 130 William Street, has seen another design shift, with new renderings revealing a substantial transformation to the exterior as compared to the most recent images. Read more.


New Details Emerge for Multi-Tower Block 675 Redevelopment in New York City

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05 Dec 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for the Block 675 redevelopment, located just southwest of the Hudson Yards supertalls. The site sits on the corner of 30th Street and 11th Avenue, and will comprise more than 1,200 apartments. Read more.


Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon

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21 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794 homes and 35,000 square meters of office space. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed of Redesigned Amenities for New Toronto Tower Duo

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13 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, new renderings have been revealed for the first two 29- and 45-story towers of Auberge on the Park in Toronto, Canada. Read more.


Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York

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07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.


Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up

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31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.


City Approves Modifications to Three Towers at Toronto’s Pinnacle One Yonge

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17 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The City of Toronto has approved modifications to three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 stories, which are to be constructed as part of Pinnacle One Yonge, a major downtown development. Read more.


Detailed Design of Manchester’s St. Michael's Scheme is Unveiled

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16 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs for St. Michael's, the contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, show how the façade of the lozenge-shaped, 134.5-meter-tall centerpiece skyscraper has been tweaked in response to a second round of public consultation. Read more.


Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

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16 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2021. Read more.


Major Mixed-Use London Scheme Halves Towers' Height

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12 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The £1.3 billion ($1.32 billion) Olympicopolis scheme has more than halved the height of its twin towers in order to preserve views of St. Paul's Cathedral. The revision may leave the Victoria and Albert Museum looking for an additional site. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.


34-Story Tower to Join Toronto’s ME Living Community

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10 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's upcoming ME Living Condos community is adding a 34-story condominium tower. Originally set to rise 39 stories, the height was reduced after the city's planning department refused the original proposal in spring 2017. Read more.


Planning Approved for Trimmed South London Housing Scheme

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09 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans for a 21-story residential scheme in Abbey Wood, southeast London, have been approved. The changes include a reduction in height, an increase in units, and an increase in commercial floor space. Read more.


Revised Plans Approved for London’s Prussian Blue

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04 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans have been approved for the Prussian Blue tower in central London. The stacked three-block scheme will add another 35 meters to its height, topping out at 220 meters and 40-stories. Read more.


Glass Defines Seattle Space Needle Renovations, New Renderings Show

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04 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

For the second time this year, new renderings have been released depicting the Seattle Space Needle renovations, which highlight multiple glass types, as well as a new dining room with wrap-around views. Read more.


New Design Revealed for Manning Street Tower in Brisbane

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02 Oct 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new design has been unveiled for the 30-story Manning Street Apartments. The residential tower will rise from 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane, comprise 261 apartments across 24 residential levels, and feature a large green wall. Read more.


Antwerp Tower Renovation Will Make It the City's Third-Tallest

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27 Sep 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

By extending the tower to 100 meters tall, the new design for Antwerp Tower will make it the third-tallest building in Antwerp, and is meant to provide a hub of activity to an already vibrant part of the city. Read more.


Los Angeles Approves Changes to Massive Two-Tower City Center Development

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20 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings has been released depicting design changes for the $700 million L.A. City Center project, a two-tower complex planned for Downtown Los Angeles that was recently approved by the City Planning Commission. Read more.


Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes

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14 Sep 2017, Detroit, United States

An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the developer needs more time to complete it. Read more.


Upscale Gold Coast Condo Tower Gets Another Height Increase

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05 Sep 2017, Chicago, United States

The Gold Coast luxury condo tower known as No. 9 Walton has been issued an updated construction permit allowing for a larger, taller, and more expensive penthouse unit with its own private swimming pool. Read more.


Developer Reveals New “Lozenge”-Shaped Tower for Controversial Manchester Project

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23 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs have been revealed for a contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, which is backed by footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Changes include a reduced building height and the addition of a new grand stair. Read more.


New Renderings Surface for Supertall 50 Hudson Yards Tower in New York

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21 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have surfaced for the office behemoth 50 Hudson Yards, a.k.a. 451 Tenth Avenue, which will total 2.9 million square feet (267,000 square meters) of office space and top out at 985 feet (300 meters). Read more.


Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton

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17 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a one-story commercial structure, spans from 1185-1193 Broadway.Read more.