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CTBUH Global News

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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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.

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.