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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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Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Developer Resumes Work on $1 Billion Al Maryah Project in Abu Dhabi

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01 Sep 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign to make it more affordable to buyers. Read more.


Design Changes Made to 30 Albert Street in Brisbane

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26 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The proposal for a new 91-story residential tower at 30 Albert Street has been redesigned, now featuring a striking blue and gold glass design. The updated application would replace the previously council-approved submission. Read more.


New Name and Height for Gold Coast High-Rise

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05 Aug 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

Forise Holding’s under-construction skyscraper at 3 Trickett Street has undergone a design change and received a new name – Spirit. The building has increased in height, and is poised to become Australia’s second tallest tower. Read more.


Approval Granted to 8150 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles

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01 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A tweaked configuration for a $300 million design for 8150 Sunset Boulevard was recently approved by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, marking a big step forward for what could be one of LA’s newest architectural icons. Read more.


Developer to Take One Year to Revise Bishopsgate Goodsyard in London

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25 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer has announced that it will spend a year redesigning its controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in east London in an attempt to win the backing of skeptical London City Hall officials. Read more.


New Renderings Released of Dubai Skyscraper Featuring a Rainforest

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18 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New renderings have been released for a large-scale luxury development in Dubai – called the Rosemont – which will feature a rainforest and 4D animations. Currently under construction, the project plans to complete by 2018. Read more.


Controversial Paddington Pole Plans Replaced by 18-Story Office Building

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18 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

The latest proposal for a major development site in Paddington was unveiled at a recent three-day public exhibition that began on July 16. The new plans follow the abandonment in January of the controversial Paddington Pole tower. Read more.


18-Story Office Tower Underway in New York City’s Meatpacking District

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30 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

New York City’s Meatpacking District will soon have a new 18-story office building at 412 West 15th Street. Currently under construction, the project also features the renovation of two adjacent buildings at 413-435 West 14th Street. Read more.


Approval Granted for Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort, Despite Community Opposition

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29 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

The proposed waterfront Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort in Sydney’s Barangaroo neighborhood has been approved by local officials – a decision that the Australian Institute of Architects described as “disappointing.” Read more.


World’s Longest Tunnel Slide Opens to the Public in London

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23 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom can now boast about having the longest tunnel slide in the world after the nearly 183-meter-long and 76-meter-high ride, simply called The Slide, prepares to open to the public on June 24. Read more.


The Tower at Dubai Creek Will Dwarf Burj Khalifa by 100 Meters

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07 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Tower, which will center the Dubai Creek Harbour development, will rise 100 meters higher than the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, according to the developer. Work is scheduled to begin on the site in July 2016. Read more.


Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s Mirvish Village

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07 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

Extensive plans for the redevelopment of the massive Mirvish Village site in Toronto are beginning to unfold. The latest updates to the plan involve a reconfiguration of density and height for the tallest structures on the site. Read more.


Floor Plans Released for Toronto’s Diamond Condos on Yonge

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24 May 2016, Toronto, Canada

As sales for Toronto’s Diamond Condominiums on Yonge get underway, the floor plans for the project have been released. The building contains 385 units, of varying sizes and layouts, with plans offering an early look at the suite interiors. Read more.


Developers Add 12 Floors to Tour des Canadiens 2 in Montreal

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10 May 2016, Montreal, Canada

Sales have been so successful since the launch of Tour des Canadiens 2 that developers have announced the addition of 12 more floors to the Montreal condo. The tower will now include 575 units housed within 49 stories. Read more.


Dubai’s Akyon City to Feature 285-Meter-High Glass-Bottomed Viewing Capsule

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27 Apr 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new adrenaline-fueled attraction for Akyon City in Dubai will feature a glass-bottomed viewing capsule located at about 285 meters in the air. The "Akyon Dare" will also allow visitors in harnesses to venture out to the building's edge. Read more.


Sky One Planned for Melbourne Despite Decreasing Demand

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20 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is pressing on with its latest project in Box Hill, 14 kilometers east of Melbourne’s central business district. Called Sky One, the residential tower comes at a time of decreasing housing demand in the area. Read more.


Victorian Planning Minister Approves Shorter Version of 447 Collins Street

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06 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Construction is expected to begin on the mixed-use 447 Collins Street skyscraper before the end of 2016, after Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne reached agreement with the developer on a scaled-down version of the project. Read more.


Developers Behind 22 Bishopsgate Win Controversial "Rights to Light" Battle

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06 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom

Developers behind 22 Bishopsgate have won a controversial battle with neighboring landlords. City planners have overridden opposition from the community, which has claimed that the development would infringe upon their "rights to light.” Read more.


Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes

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05 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes after a previous recommendation. Read more.


Sales Launched for 60-Story Auberge Residences & Spa in Miami

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04 Apr 2016, Miami, United States

A 60-story luxury residential tower – Auberge Residences and Spa – is now entering the sales phase. The building incorporates billowing floor plates, creating uniquely shaped balconies with the goal of maximizing views of Biscayne Bay. Read more.