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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

42-Story Luxury Residential Tower Ready for the Market in Melbourne’s CBD


04 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 42-story luxury apartment building at 141 La Trobe Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) is now in the marketing stage. The building occupies two sites in the CBD – 141 La Trobe Street and 25 Bennetts Lane. Read more.

La Défense High-Rise Plot Scaled Down and Redesigned


23 Mar 2016, Puteaux, France

The ambitious 296-meter Tour Phare, originally conceived as France's tallest edifice and a symbol of La Défense’s ongoing renewal, has been redesigned as the Tours Sisters – comprising two shorter towers of 100 and 200 meters. Read more.

Bates Smart Wins Parramatta Tower Project


10 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia

Architecture firm Bates Smart has been chosen to design Walker Corporation’s Aspire Tower in Parramatta following a design competition. Initially proposed in 2012, the tower has seen a number of iterations and redesigns. Read more.

South Michigan Avenue Tower in Chicago Trimmed During Design Change


01 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States

A South Michigan Avenue tower has been redesigned after an initial reveal in 2015. The proposal, which cuts the tower's height by nearly 200 feet (60 meters), would still be the tallest along the historic stretch of road. Read more.

Updated Renderings Approved for South London’s Vauxhall Square


17 Feb 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Lambeth Council has granted permission to developers to increase the amount of office space for the Vauxhall Square mixed-use complex within the Vauxhall Nine Elms regeneration area of south London. Read more.

London’s Paddington Pole to be Radically Redesigned After Public Opposition and Planning Withdrawal


15 Feb 2016, London, United Kingdom

Irvine Sellar’s controversial 72-story “Paddington Pole” may be halved in height after the tower was withdrawn from planning. Architect Renzo Piano recently produced fresh sketches for the project. Read more.

33 Avenue Road Redesigned as Toronto’s First “Vertical Forest”


04 Feb 2016, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood could become the site of the city's first “vertical forest.” New renderings for the long-awaited 33 Avenue Road project bring to light a new design aesthetic for the project. Read more.

London Mayor Urged to Reject Revamp of Tolworth Tower


27 Jan 2016, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has been urged by residents to throw out a plan to revamp Seifert and Partners’ Tolworth Tower in Kingston, which would see four additional mid-rise blocks raised on the site. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for BIG’s 76 Eleventh Avenue in New York City


14 Jan 2016, New York City, United States

In November 2016, the first renderings were released for 76 Eleventh Avenue. Now a new set of images are available for the project that show major tweaks to the former design as a result of programming adjustments. Read more.

Toronto’s The One Grows Taller as Design Continues to Evolve


05 Jan 2016, Toronto, Canada

Already set to become Canada's tallest building, the ongoing evolution of The One has seen the height of the Toronto tower increased to 341 meters, up from the 330-meter height previously proposed. Read more.