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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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80 Collins Street to See Major Transformation in Melbourne

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31 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A transformation of 80 Collins Street, scheduled for completion in 2020, will comprise a new premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and an array of retail and F&B facilities. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled for Two-Tower Perth+ Complex

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30 May 2017, Perth, Australia

Renderings have been unveiled for the Perth+ complex. The two towers will reach 19 and 54 stories, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space, 220 luxury apartments, as well as a 220-room hotel. Read more.


Future Tallest Tower in La Défense, Puteaux, Revealed

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30 May 2017, Puteaux, France

The Link is set to become the tallest tower in La Défense, outside Paris. The development appears to comprise a pair of connected tower cores of differing heights linked together by a central spine of 30 sky gardens. Read more.


Renderings Emerge of Proposed Wall Street Tower in New York

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24 May 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-story skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be the recently knighted architect's first skyscraper in New York City. Read more.


New Renderings & Photos Revealed for 425 Park Avenue in New York

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18 May 2017, New York City, United States

Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress and expected results. Read more.


Mountain Range-Inspired High-Rise Block Planned for Bratislava

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17 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

A Danish studio has developed a housing scheme which features a dramatically staggered roofline intended to echo the peaks of a mountain range. The proposed Južna Dolina complex comprises a 120,000-square-meter housing block. Read more.


Architects Reveal Renderings for Alai Complex in Cancún

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17 May 2017, Cancún, Mexico

Architects have unveiled the design for the Alai complex in Cancún, Mexico. The newly proposed development marries ecological considerations, engaging design, and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition. Read more.


Medical Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane

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17 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story specialist medical office tower at 484 Upper Edward Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The new facility would provide a range of healthcare options within one location. Read more.


New Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Tower Proposed for Milwaukee

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17 May 2017, Milwaukee, United States

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino recently announced its intentions to expand the hotel at its Milwaukee property with the construction of a second tower. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, pending application approval. Read more.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.