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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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Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate


16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given planning for a shorter design of 59 stories. Read more.

New Renderings Released for LA’s massive Crossroads of the World Complex


16 May 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings of the Crossroads of the World complex in Hollywood have been released. The 132,850-square-meter redevelopment project, currently pegged to cost between $500 and $600 million to develop, would add a trio of new towers. Read more.

Possible Renderings Revealed for Chicago’s 300 North Michigan Avenue


16 May 2017, Chicago, United States

An apartment tower is quietly in the works to replace a low-rise building at 300 North Michigan Avenue. Thanks to a handful of images posted on a development monitoring forum, there is an unconfirmed idea of what could rise at the site. Read more.

Japanese Lamp-Inspired Office Tower Proposed in Vancouver


15 May 2017, Vancouver, Canada

With a design inspired by a Japanese lamp, a new high-rise planned for 400 West Georgia Street could become a bright spot on Vancouver's architectural design scene. The 24-story tower features offset cubes sprouting from a central stem. Read more.

Demo Permits Filed for Site of Proposed Supertall in New York City


12 May 2017, New York City, United States

After a long-gestating but never-executed plan to develop buildings at 80 South Street and 163 Front Street in the South Street Seaport, the site’s owner has officially filed demolition permits at both locations. Read more.

Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans


12 May 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø, the complex will offer residential, retail, and conference uses. Read more.

Heritage Recommendation Advances Design for Nobu Residences in Toronto


11 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto city staff have recommended approval for Nobu Residences' heritage plan, moving the project a step forward. Up next will be a May 18 review at the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB), which will continue the approvals process. Read more.

Beacon Tower Proposed for Downtown Cleveland


01 May 2017, Cleveland, United States

Rising to 19 stories, the new 187-unit Beacon tower will sit atop an existing eight-story parking structure in the city’s downtown. Targeting Millennials, most of the units are one- and two-bedrooms, with flexible configurations. Read more.

Houston’s The Allen Highlighted in New Renderings


28 Apr 2017, Houston, United States

New renderings showing a redesigned scheme for The Allen in Houston have been released. Images showcase the exterior and interior design of the futuristic development, located at the corner of Allen Parkway and Gillette Street. Read more.

Developers Consider Changes to St. Michael’s Development in Manchester


28 Apr 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have recruited Stephen Hodder to help them win planning permission for a controversial scheme dubbed St. Michael's. The team is now considering changes to the design of the 31- and 21-story towers. Read more.

Plans for 260 Kent Avenue Finalized in New York City


28 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The final designs for 260 Kent Avenue have been revealed. The new 42-story tower is part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment mega-project, which will have a total build-out of five buildings once complete. Read more.

Proposed Downtown Los Angeles High-Rise Refined


27 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans for a residential building in Downtown Los Angeles have been refined to better address surrounding properties. The 125-meter building will feature 248 residential units, 45 percent of which will be set aside for affordable housing. Read more.

New Renderings Unveiled for LA’s Future 3rd Tallest Building


26 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have emerged for Figueroa Centre in Downtown Los Angeles. The tower could become the third tallest building in Los Angeles, following the topped-out Wilshire Grand Center and 1990-built US Bank Tower. Read more.

First Interior Photos Revealed for 56 Leonard in New York City


26 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga Building,” inspired by its cantilevered balconies. Read more.

Construction Progresses at 138 East 50th Street in New York City


21 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

In December 2016, a new 62-story condo at 138 East 50th Street began its 245-meter climb. Now, new renderings of the tower’s porte-cochere and swimming pool have been revealed as the tower continues to rise in the heart of Midtown East. Read more.

Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Gets LED Art Installation Ahead of Opening


17 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150 Media Stream” is an ever changing digital installation comprising 89 LED blades. Read more.

New Renderings Unveiled for Promenade 2035 Development in Los Angeles


13 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings for the Promenade 2035 development in Los Angeles’s Woodland Hills neighborhood offer a more detailed look at the proposed $1.5 million mixed-use complex in the master-planned Warner Center business development. Read more.

New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition


12 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design incorporates 10 stories of office and mixed-use space that will sit atop the existing store. Read more.

Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase


04 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the tower upwards to 220 meters, adding 11,148 square meters of GFA. Read more.

Interior Designers Named for Waterline Square Tower Trio in New York City


30 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

The development team behind Waterline Square has announced the trio of designers who will shape the interiors of the three-tower complex. Construction of the development is ongoing, with an anticipated delivery date of 2019. Read more.

New Observatory Attractions Planned as Part of Renovation of Chicago’s Willis Tower


23 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk." Upgrades would also double the attraction's capacity. Read more.

Revised Plans Submitted for Two-Tower Midtown Toronto Project


22 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following input from the Toronto City Planning Department and the community, the recently re-submitted 200 Soudan Avenue project has been scaled down and re-conceptualized in an attempt to better fit the surrounding context. Read more.

New Details Emerge for Orlando’s Proposed “Skyscraper” at Skyplex


13 Mar 2017, Orlando, United States

While the official opening date for the 174-meter Skyscraper at Skyplex observation tower in Orlando has been pushed back to 2020 due to ongoing permitting, several additional attractions have been announced for the entertainment center. Read more.

Reworked Vauxhall Tower Scheme Approved in London


10 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

Following discussions, the revised plans for three buildings, which include a 37-story residential tower set for 12-20 Wyvil Road in the Vauxhall neighborhood of South London, have been approved by councilors. Read more.

New Cladding Installation in Progress at Hanwha Headquarters in Seoul


08 Mar 2017, Seoul, South Korea

The 1998-built Hanwha Headquarters in downtown Seoul is set to be revamped as part of an ambitious remodeling project to be completed by 2018. New cladding is currently making its way up the tower. Read more.

Major Redesign Needed for London’s Olympicopolis Over Sightline Policy


06 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Olympicopolis proposal in Stratford, east London, which features a 30- and 40-story tower, is being reduced in height as part of a major redesign following a row over protected views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Istanbul's Under-Construction G Tower


24 Feb 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

New details have emerged on the under-construction G Tower. Recognizable by its unique façade, the tower – the third of an existing two-tower development – draws inspiration from and addresses the unique context and culture of the city. Read more.

Design Concept for Atlanta’s Ascent Midtown Revealed


17 Feb 2017, Atlanta, United States

A new "Canopy"-branded hotel concept is coming to Midtown Atlanta, currently under construction on West Peachtree Street, according to a press release. The 176-room hotel will be part of Ascent Midtown. Read more.

Revised Artists’ Alley Presented at Design Review Panel in Toronto


15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 45 Park Place


10 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile, depictions inside the future tower have also been released. Read more.