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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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City Officials Reveal $500 Million Plans to Rejuvenate Chicago’s Willis Tower


01 Feb 2017, Chicago, United States

City officials have released renderings of proposed improvements for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building. The $500 million plans include six floors of new retail, an outdoor deck, and a "winter garden." Read more.

Proposed St. Michael’s Development in Manchester Submitted with Updated Cladding


30 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

The revised designs for the proposed St. Michael’s development – which include a color change from black to bronze – were revealed as the 31- and 21-story towers close to Manchester Town Hall were finally submitted for planning. Read more.

Chicago’s Newest Residential Tower Opens in River North


27 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The recently opened Exhibit on Superior draws its name from its location in the heart of River North’s art gallery and furniture showroom district. The cream colored high-rise contains a variety of unit layouts starting at about $1,700 per month. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point


13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.

Developer Reveals Fresh Renderings for 92-Story One Bayfront Plaza in Miami


09 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

New, high-resolution renderings have been revealed for the proposed 92-story One Bayfront Plaza on South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The plans call for a tower with mixed hotel, residential, office, and retail uses. Read more.

New Details Emerge on The Wyatt as it Nears Construction in Toronto


06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Unveiled for New York City’s Court Square City View Tower


05 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

An architecture firm has revealed new renderings for an ambitious residential project, dubbed the Court Square City View Tower. Rising to 66 stories, the tower is set to be the tallest in Long Island City, according to developers. Read more.

The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect


03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City


22 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.

Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s 18-30 Erskine Avenue


14 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, plans for a high-rise residential tower set for Midtown Toronto's 18-30 Erskine Avenue continue to evolve. Increased in height from 32 to 35 stories, the project will now include 315 units. Read more.

62-Story Residential Tower Proposed for 259 Clinton Street in New York City


14 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Architects recently revealed renderings for a 62-story residential tower at 259 Clinton Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side waterfront. Preliminary plans include 732 apartments, with about 183 of those planned to be affordable. Read more.

Revised Design Emerges for Toronto’s Artists’ Alley Development


12 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Located on an extended city block just west of University Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets in Downtown Toronto, a revised proposal for Artists' Alley replaces a three-story concrete office building. Read more.

Winning Design Selected for Sydney’s Ritz Carlton @ The Star


09 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia

A design has been selected for a new six-star hotel and residential tower planned for Sydney. Set for completion in 2021, the proposed Ritz Carlton @ The Star is a 228-meter tower which could cost around USD$372.8 million to build. Read more.

Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards


09 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed the achitect designing the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. Read more.

Two Towers Proposed for 260 South Street in New York City


08 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Additional plans for the residential project at 260 South Street have been revealed, showing increased heights of 69 and 62 stories for the two towers, or 798 and 728 feet (243 and 222 meters), respectively. Read more.

18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles


07 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Read more.

Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate


06 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London features a 59-story building standing at 255 meters. Read more.

New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck


05 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an indoor–outdoor observation deck. Read more.

Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower


23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.

Details Emerge on Waterline Square Development in New York City


18 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Located between 61st Street and 59th Street, and next to the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan, the Waterline Square development will add three new glassy towers and a 1.2-hectare landscaped park. Read more.

Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw


17 Nov 2016, Warsaw, Poland

Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the largest private residential amenities floor in operation in Europe. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow


16 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of the district, the Neva Towers should complete in 2019. Read more.

Designs Updated for Québec City’s Next Tallest Tower


16 Nov 2016, Québec City, Canada

The project team behind the four-tower Le Phare de Québec complex, set for a site located along Boulevard Laurier in Québec City, has released a brand new set of images to coincide with an informative press conference. Read more.

LED Lighting Scheme Installed on 432 Park Avenue in New York


15 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline, but now, a new architectural feature is being added to the building that will make it pop even more. Read more.

Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London


11 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive collection of amenities, all set within a landscaped public garden. Read more.

Renderings Reveal Interior Spaces of Boston’s Future Tallest Residential Tower


07 Nov 2016, Boston, United States

The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, the main structure of the Christian Science Towers complex, is now under construction in downtown Boston, set to become the city's tallest residential tower, upon completion. Read more.

Highly Sustainable 17-Story Beacon Proposed for Hemel Hempstead


17 Oct 2016, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

The team behind the 17-story Beacon in the Hertfordshire commuter town of Hemel Hempstead believe that they have found the recipe for the greenest high-rise residential building in the UK. Read more.

City of London’s Future Tallest Tower Sees Reduction in Height


04 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom

Eric Parry Architects has dropped the height of its proposed 1 Undershaft skyscraper in the City of London by 4.66 meters to prevent it impinging on space allocated to London City Airport approach routes. Read more.

Construction Scheduled for Wolf Point’s Second Tower in Chicago


30 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

The developers behind the multi-tower Wolf Point complex are planning to launch the construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017 – the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near Merchandise Mart. Read more.

Updated W Hotel Los Angeles Proposal Features Massive Wrap-Around LED Screen


19 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States

An updated set of renderings for the proposed W Hotel Los Angeles development reveal the addition of a massive wrap-around LED screen that will envelop the lower perimeter of all three towers central to the project. Read more.