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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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Former Nestle Headquarters in London Set for Radical Makeover

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09 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom

Renovation work is now in full swing following the strip out of St. George's House, better known as the former Nestle Headquarters in central Croydon. The redevelopment will transform the site into residential apartments. Read more.


New Renderings Released for 75 Nassau Street in New York City

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05 Jun 2015, New York City, United States

In April, preliminary images were revealed for 75 Nassau Street. Now, a new set of images have been released for the 40-story building, which will soon rise on the corner of Nassau and Fulton Streets in the Financial District. Read more.


New Designs Revealed for Toronto’s The One

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29 May 2015, Toronto, Canada

The design of The One, an 80-story retail and residential skyscraper, which could become Canada's tallest building, is evolving. This week, the building made its first appearance at Toronto's Design Review Panel. Read more.


Revised Proposal in the Works for Theatre District Condos in Toronto

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13 May 2015, Toronto, Canada

A new proposal for Theatre District Condos updates the building with recent changes seeing a height decrease from 51 to 47 stories. The new proposal also calls for significantly fewer parking spaces. Read more.


Nordstrom Tower Could Become Tallest in New York, Report Says

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12 May 2015, New York City, United States

A new report claims that 217 West 57th Street received a height boost that would make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. However, CTBUH has not ratified or made any definitive rulings on this height change. Read more.


Plans for 320-meter Skyscraper in Shenzhen Cut by Half due to Aviation Requirements

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11 May 2015, Shenzhen, China

A property developer in Shenzhen will cut the height of a skyscraper it plans to build in the Qianhai special economic zone by more than half to meet aviation safety requirements. The planned 320-meter skyscraper will now be 153 meters. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Residential High-Rise at 172 Madison, New York City

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06 Mar 2015, New York City, United States

According to the developer, every feature, service, and amenity of the 34-floor 172 Madison Avenue has been tailored to fit the genuine needs and “wish list” items of the current Manhattan condominium buyer. Read more.


Permit Filings Reveal Updated Design for New York’s 35 Hudson Yards

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30 Jan 2015, New York City, United States

A new building permit application revealed new designs and programming details for 35 Hudson Yards, the mixed-use tower set to rise at the southeastern corner of 33rd Street and 11th Avenue. Read more.


New Details on the Retail Component of Istanbul’s Metropol Tower

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03 Dec 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

Roy Higgs International has announced the firm’s appointment to design the retail portion of Metropol Istanbul, a global mixed-use project that is rising within the borders of the city's International Financial Center. Read more.


New Design Considered for HAP Tower in Jersey City

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02 Dec 2014, Jersey City, United States

A new design has been proposed for 500 Summit Avenue in Journal Square. The scheme now stands well over 50 stories and has a form that indicates a shift towards condominiums rather than rental units. Read more.


OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos

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26 Nov 2014, Miami, United States

To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut Grove district of Miami, as well as of the open luxury living units. Read more.


Redesigned South Street Seaport Tower Revealed

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25 Nov 2014, New York City, United States

One of the most contested developments in New York City has received a design update. Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by 10 stories, now topping off just shy of 500 feet (152 meters). Read more.


Design Update Adds Floors to Seattle’s Rainier Square

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12 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States

The developer behind Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper has proposed the addition of more floors for luxury apartments, which if built would be the highest in the city. The update raises the tower’s height to 260 meters. Read more.


New Team Set to Take Over London’s Stalled Pinnacle

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10 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom

A team including PLP Architecture is understood to be in line to take over the stalled Pinnacle tower scheme. The takeover could see new designs for the 288-meter-tall tower drawn up and submitted before the end of 2014. Read more.


London Tower Plans Spell End for Make’s Chiswick Octopus

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05 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom

The developers behind Make Architects’ Chiswick Octopus have shelved proposals for the sea-creature-shaped, LED-clad building in favor of a 42-story tower block for the key west London site. Read more.


PLP Works Up Alternative Vauxhall Cross Towers in London

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31 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom

PLP Architecture has drawn up alternative proposals for the Vauxhall Cross Towers site that feature the towers getting a substantial uplift to 140 meters and 170 meters, with the taller building to the north. Read more.


Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101

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28 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and will feature a club and restaurant on the 101st floor. Read more.


Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World

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14 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it smashes the previous record held by Canton Tower at 488 meters. Read more.


Richard Meier Reveals 163-meter Skyscraper in Taichung

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14 Oct 2014, Taichung, Taiwan

Designs have been unveiled for a 163-meter-high skyscraper that is already under construction in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. The Taichung Condominium Tower will offer 110 luxury apartments in the center of the city. Read more.


Celebrity Hotelier Unveils Images of 215 Chrystie in New York City

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14 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

New images of the tower at 215 Chrystie in Manhattan have been unveiled. The building will contain both hotel rooms and apartments, which will be separated by two distinctly articulated built typologies. Read more.


Master Plan Presented for Evergrande IFC Landmark Tower in Jinan

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09 Oct 2014, Jinan, China

Design of the Evergrande Jinan IFC Landmark Tower and master plan was recently completed. The design comprises the 560-meter tower, serviced apartment towers, SOHO offices, retail mall, and support facilities. Read more.


New Designs Revealed for 45 Park Place in New York City

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09 Oct 2014, New York City, United States

A fresh set of renderings has been released for 45 Park Place. The design rises in a piecemeal fashion, defined by sharp angles and gradual setbacks; the tower bends outwards as it climbs, seemingly leaning over Park Place. Read more.


High-Rise Blocks Return to London’s Kidbrooke Village With 25-Story Tower

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07 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom

High-rise blocks are returning to Kidbrooke Village, with a £1 billion (US $1.6 billion) estate set to include a 25-story tower, more than twice the size of any of the buildings demolished to make way for it. Read more.


Tower at New York's 1 Manhattan West to Seek Supertall Status

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18 Sep 2014, New York City, United States

Per a new building permit filed at the New York Department of Building, it has been uncovered that 1 Manhattan West will be just over 300 meters tall, which would achieve the supertall classification. Read more.


London’s Pinnacle Design Has Been Scrapped

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17 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom

The design for the long-delayed Pinnacle has been scrapped. A fresh planning application with an entirely new design is currently being worked on for the mothballed site in the City of London’s eastern cluster. Read more.


Design Updates Revealed for Tower at New York City’s 250 Ashland Place

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16 Sep 2014, New York City, United States

Design updates have been released for 250 Ashland, a 52-story mixed-income tower soon to rise in downtown Brooklyn. New images depict the building’s south façade, as it will be seen from Lafayette Avenue. Read more.


Broadway Malyan to Design Residential Estates in $1bn Manila Township Project

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11 Sep 2014, Manila, Philippines

Broadway Malyan has been named the lead architect of McKinley West - an ultra-high-end township on a 34.5-hectare former JUSMAG (Joint US Military Assistance Group) property in Fort Bonifacio, adjacent to Forbes Park and Manila Polo Club in Manila, Philippines. Read more.


Nordstrom Tower in New York City Receives Updated Designs

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09 Sep 2014, New York City, United States

The design of 217 West 57th Street remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints that were made public earlier in May 2014 — for the tentatively 1,775-foot (541-meter) tower — its overall impact on the skyline can now be rendered. Read more.


New York Developer Makes Changes to “Poor Door” Design

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03 Sep 2014, New York City, United States

A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, city officials and the developers said on August 29. Read more.


Details Emerge for New York City’s Manhattan West Development

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26 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project highlighted a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot (500,000-square-meter) multi-building development in the Hudson Yards District. Read more.