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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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Updated Plans Released for Quebec’s Le Phare Development


21 Jun 2018, Quebec, Canada

Plans for the Le Phare development in Quebec have been updated, raising the project’s budget by $117 million. Alongside four towers, the scheme includes a public square, a 1,200-seat theater, and an underground transportation hub. Read more.

Plans for 40-Story Tower in Downtown Grand Rapids Shrinks to 13 Stories


18 Jun 2018, Grand Rapids, United States

A developer has altered a proposal for what was originally planned as a 40-story high-rise in Grand Rapids, removing the apartment portion of the project. The building will now rise 13 stories and 49 meters, and contain a hotel. Read more.

Updated Plans for Punta del Este Tower Reduce Height


18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.

New Designs Unveiled for London’s Stratford Waterfront


05 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

New renderings for a development on part of the former 2012 Olympics site in London have been revealed. A major broadcaster is set to relocate to the site, alongside a theater, a museum, and 600 new homes. Read more.

Dubai Creek Tower Pile Cap Construction Complete


30 May 2018, Dubai, UAE

The Dubai Creek Tower has surpassed a construction milestone, the completion of the pile cap, two months ahead of schedule. The concrete placement work to date weighs 120,000 tons. The Emaar Properties / Dubai Holding project has also undergone aerodynamic shape optimization studies. Read more.

First Interior Images of Stockholm’s Gasklockan Tower Have Been Released


21 May 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

The interior concept for a tower in the Stockholm Royal Seaport development has been unveiled. The building will have a round shape with protruding “v-shaped” arms, comparable to villa architecture. Read more.

Master Plan Unveiled for Government Complex in Amaravati, India


16 May 2018, Amaravati, India

Foster + Partners has unveiled the official design for a sustainable government complex in the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. The legislative assembly will be housed in a 250-meter-tall building that sits at the center of a lake. Read more.

New Neighborhood Proposed for Chicago’s South Loop Riverfront


11 May 2018, Chicago, United States

Related Midwest and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have revealed plans for The 78, a new mixed-use neighborhood proposed for 25 hectares along the Chicago River. The project will include numerous high-rises on the site’s eastern half. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed of Twisting High Line Towers in New York


24 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Updated renderings for The Eleventh, a twin-tower mixed-use complex designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, have been released. Located near New York City’s High Line elevated park, the complex will reach a final height of 122.5 meters. Read more.

New Images Show Adjusted Design for Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower


20 Apr 2018, Boston, United States

A new set of renderings showing an updated design for the proposed Winthrop Square Tower in Boston have been revealed. The developers of the 211-meter mixed-use high-rise hope to gain city approval to begin construction in 2018. Read more.

Stalled Los Angeles Development Revives as 'Hollywood Center'


19 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Handel Architects has unveiled plans for a $1 billion high-rise complex slated for downtown Hollywood in Los Angeles. The project includes two towers rising to 35 and 46 stories, plus a pair of mid-rise apartment blocks. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for Denver’s Block 162


16 Apr 2018, Denver, United States

An updated design has been released for a 30-story office tower designed by Gensler in Downtown Denver. Known as Block 162, the 55,277-square-meter high-rise will feature an 11th-floor rooftop terrace accessible to office tenants. Read more.

Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development


11 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street, the tower will rise 202.4 meters and contain 480 units. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for Queens Residential Tower in New York City


06 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A new rendering has been revealed for a residential tower that could be the tallest in the Queens borough of New York City once complete. Designed by Handel Architects, the 216-meter high-rise will feature 900 units. Read more.

New York City’s 1710 Broadway Site Up for Sale


02 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The site at 1710 Broadway in New York City is being sold. Originally planned for a commercial skyscraper, the site is now being marketed for a residential building that could rise 60 stories. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for ALTA LIC Tower in New York City


30 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for ALTA LIC, a residential high-rise currently under construction in Queens in New York City. The 43-story tower will feature a coworking lounge, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a golf simulator. Read more.

Developers Tweak Plans for Tallest Tower in Chicago’s Fulton Market


29 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of the proposed 51-story high-rise at 170 N. Peoria St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market have cut down their plans by eight floors to win neighborhood approval. Now standing at 43 stories, the tower would still contain 300 condos. Read more.

Eurocity Set to Rise in Gibraltar


08 Mar 2018, Gibraltar, Gibraltar

New renderings have been revealed for Eurocity, a three-tower, 366-home mixed-use development set to rise in Gibraltar. The upscale project includes the city's future tallest building, which will rise 70 meters and 22 floors. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for Pair of Los Angeles Apartment Towers


06 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a pair of under-construction residential towers, which will rise 31 and 40 stories in Los Angeles. The 730-unit development will include 843 parking spots and 6,503 square meters of retail space. Read more.

Plans Revealed for 33-Story “Giant Clamp” Tower in Leeds City Center


28 Feb 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom

An architect has revealed plans for a 33-story mixed-use residential, hotel, and co-working tower, shaped like a giant clamp, at the western gateway to Leeds city center. Depending on the final height, the tower could become the tallest in Leeds. Read more.

Chicago’s Aon Center Owners Float Plan for Exterior Elevator to New Observation Deck


26 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s Aon Center are planning to add a glass-sheathed elevator tower to the skyscraper’s exterior to ferry visitors to and from a new observation deck. Once completed, Chicago would have three high-rise observation decks. Read more.

Architect Plans Unique Residential Project in Le Havre


26 Feb 2018, Le Havre, France

An architect plans a twisting 19-story residential tower in Le Havre, France. The 70-unit project, overlooking the city’s docks as well as the reconstructed city center, will offer unique floor plans that can be personalized upon request. Read more.

Architect Designs Hotel on Vietnam’s Halong Bay


26 Feb 2018, Halong, Vietnam

Aedas has designed the Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel, a 39-story luxury hotel tower in Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s biggest tourist attractions. The hotel will offer unobstructed views of the UNESCO World Heritage bay and its limestone isles. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Design Monterrey Tower


19 Feb 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

An architecture firm has won a design competition for Constitución 999, a 227-meter high-rise in Monterrey, Mexico. The mixed-use building, which would be the city’s tallest, would feature a web-like exoskeleton. Read more.

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya to Open in March 2018


19 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Midtown Hibiya office tower is about to open across Hibiya Park and just a few blocks south of the Marunouchi business district. The 188,000-square-meter building will replace an historic structure that was demolished in 2005. Read more.

Tokyo Plans World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper by 2041


15 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A Japanese developer and architect have joined forces to announce plans for what could be the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper. The 350-meter building, to be located in Tokyo, would require approximately 184,059 cubic meters of wood to build. Read more.

Design Development of Dubai Creek Tower 100% Complete


15 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for Dubai Creek Tower. The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 80 Flatbush


14 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings and updated information has been released for 80 Flatbush, a multi-tower development in Downtown Brooklyn. Nearly 900 apartments will be created, with 200 designated as affordable under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Read more.

With Sale Finalized, Singapore’s Iconic Pearl Bank Apartments Will be Demolished


14 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

The 1976-built Pearl Bank Apartments in Singapore has been sold to a developer for S$728 million. This means the building would not be saved, and instead demolished to make way for a new high-rise development by 2023. Read more.

Developer Changes Brisbane Proposal from Student Housing to Office


14 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council for the development of a 31-story commercial office tower on Ann Street, moving away from the current proposal for a 36-story student accommodation tower. Read more.