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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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Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai

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07 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district. Read more.


New Renderings Reveal Crooked, Pixelated Tower in Los Angeles

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04 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have revealed a new, slanted look with a pixelated motif for a long-delayed 45-story, mixed-use residential tower project proposed for Los Angeles’ historic core. Read more.


New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower

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31 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs from the project. Read more.


New Images Revealed for 565 Broome SoHo Tower in New York City

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28 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Currently under construction, 565 Broome SoHo is expected to open its doors in 2018. With sales now underway, further images of the development have been revealed, detailing the scheme’s luxury interiors and wide-ranging amenities. Read more.


Design Evolves for Trinity Ravine Towers in Toronto

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27 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

A site plan application for Scarborough's Trinity Ravine Towers contains a number of design changes, including the heights of the towers – now 27 and 29 stories – and the number of residential units. Read more.


Proposed Hobart Towers Jump in Height, Stirring Controversy

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19 Jul 2017, Hobart, Australia

The Singapore-based Fragrance Group has increased the height of two proposed hotels at 28-30 Davey Street and 2-6 Collins Street, which has led to controversy since they exceed planning scheme height restrictions. Read more.


Designs for Chicago’s Supertall Vista Tower Updated as Construction Continues

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18 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

The design of the upcoming 98-story Vista Tower is still being refined, and recent updates include the replacement of residential space on the 83rd floor with an open-air “blow-through,” which can offer relief from high wind forces. Read more.


New Renderings Unveiled for Mixed-Use Development in Vilnius

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13 Jul 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

New renderings and details have been revealed for a mixed-use tower development located in the downtown business district of Vilnius, Lithuania, as the project has secured funding. The project is currently estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.


New Designs Unveiled for St. Michael’s Scheme in Manchester

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12 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A revised design has been unveiled for the controversial St. Michael's scheme in Manchester. New plans see a single tower with nickel-colored curtain walling, standing two meters shorter than the previous scheme at 134.5 meters. Read more.


Meeting Reveals Details on New Developments in Chicago’s Lakeshore East

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11 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Even as it builds what will become the city's third-tallest skyscraper, a Chicago real estate developer is pushing ahead on a new wave of towers in its 11.3-hectare Lakeshore East project near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Read more.


Architects Halve Size of London Tower to Appease Planners

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06 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have more than halved the size of their “co-living” scheme in Stratford, east London, following government consultations. Revisions include reducing the height of the main tower to 19 stories and removing the “apart-hotel.” Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.


Seattle's Upcoming Nexus Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes

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05 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States

Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned at the edge of downtown Seattle as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amid a thriving rental market. The tower includes 367 residential units and 300 square meters of retail. Read more.


New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit

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05 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification of a settlement between the developer and the City of Toronto. Read more.


Final Renderings for Lilli Midtown Reveal Building’s Final Look in Atlanta

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30 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

At Peachtree and 3rd streets, high-end apartment tower lilli Midtown is nearing its final height, and the unique building’s cladding is offering a glimpse of what the completed project will look like next year. Read more.


Design Changes Revealed for 6220 West Yucca Tower in Hollywood, Los Angeles

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30 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Documents have revealed a new look for Hollywood's 6220 Yucca Street. The 20-story building would feature 197 residential units above a 136-room hotel and approximately 1,160 square meters of street-fronting retail and restaurant space. Read more.


New Westminster Council Approves Two-Tower Waterfront Project

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29 Jun 2017, New Westminster, Canada

New Westminster city council has approved plans that will see two new towers built on the waterfront. The Pier West development permit allows variances that allow for 43- and 53-story towers in addition to a three-story commercial building. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Toronto’s One Yonge Street Development

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28 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New renderings have been revealed for the One Yonge Street development. The tallest of the proposed buildings will house residential units, a hotel, and retail in its base, rising 95 stories and 307 meters in height. Read more.


St. Michael’s Manchester Scheme Sees Design Team Changes Ahead of Imminent Project Revisions

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22 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have replaced the design team behind their controversial St. Michael's high-rise scheme in Manchester, signaling imminent project revisions. An exact timescale for the revised proposals is not yet known. Read more.


Details Emerge on Proposed 8 Phillip Street Development in Sydney

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22 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Fresh details describing the "world-class design" for 8 Phillip Street in Western Sydney have emerged, along with new renderings. Poised to rise 56 stories in Parramatta, the landmark development will contain 314 apartments. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney

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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. 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.


Details Emerge for Proposed Mississauga Square Development in Toronto

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07 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short distance north of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. 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.


SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha

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06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China

SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.


Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane

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06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Upcoming Terrace House

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06 Jun 2017, Vancouver, Canada

New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a contender for the title of world's tallest hybrid timber structure. Read more.


28-Story Tower Dropped from One Cambridge Heath Road Plans in London

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05 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have substantially reworked plans for a retail and residential scheme in east London after the initial proposal was refused in 2016. The revised plans significantly reduce the height of a 28-story tower to eight floors. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for Boston’s Proposed 88 Seaport Tower

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01 Jun 2017, Boston, United States

Renderings have been unveiled for a 45,520-square-meter mixed-use retail and office project in Boston. Rising 18 stories, the project will be oriented toward Boston’s Fan Pier Green, taking shape along the water's edge in the Boston Seaport. Read more.


Banc Apartments Riverfront Tower to Start Construction in Brisbane

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31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.