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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 Update Adds Height to 31 London Street


09 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom

The height of 31 London Street in Paddington has been increased by 10 percent, meaning it will now be 254 meters tall. The new plans were revealed at a two-day public exhibition held the first week of December. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London


07 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom

Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will contain 90,000 square meters of internal space. Read more.

New Renderings Show Fresh Views of New York’s One Vanderbilt


14 Oct 2015, New York City, United States

Preparations for One Vanderbilt are making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. Now, some new renderings give an overview of the tower within the context of its Midtown surroundings. Read more.

Height Added to 45 Park Place in New York After Design Update


28 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

The developer of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" has shifted his attention towards developing a luxury condominium tower on the site, which has recently undergone design changes that have increased its height. Read more.

Stantec Tower in Edmonton Set to be Canada’s Tallest Outside Toronto


25 Sep 2015, Edmonton, Canada

The Stantec Tower under construction in Edmonton’s downtown Ice District has quietly grown to 66 stories from 62, making it Canada’s seventh-highest skyscraper and the tallest outside of Toronto when completed. Read more.

“55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower Underway in Taipei


23 Sep 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Meier has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. Read more.

Design Update for 52-Story Rosedale on Bloor Condos in Toronto


14 Sep 2015, Toronto, Canada

A developer has released updated plans for a tower located a few blocks east of Toronto's Bloor-Yonge corner, complete with new details on what will become a mixed-used high-rise condo/hotel combination. Read more.

Redesigned 245-Meter Tower Proposed for Midtown, New York City


11 Sep 2015, New York City, United States

New plans for 138 East 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan have been revealed. The project will now be a condominium tower, and has received a significant height boost. It is slated to stand 64 stories and 803 feet (245 meters) tall. Read more.

New Images of The One in Toronto Revealed as Design Development Continues


21 Aug 2015, Toronto, Canada

The One, which will be Canada's tallest building upon completion, has undergone a number of design changes. Recent renderings reveal changes to the building's exterior façade. The new designs also improve ground-level interaction. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for Related’s 35 Hudson Yards


27 Jul 2015, New York City, United States

Construction is proceeding swiftly across the entirety of the Eastern Yards within Related’s greater Hudson Yards plan. Now, new renderings for 35 Hudson Yards have been released, which show that the tower will be mixed-use. Read more.

Plans Scrapped for Wind Turbine on Brighton i360


24 Jul 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom

Plans for a wind turbine on top of Brighton's new viewing tower are being dropped as it could make the structure sway in strong winds. The Brighton i360 team has applied for planning permission to remove the wind turbine from the designs. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for Wolf Point Towers in Chicago


15 Jul 2015, Chicago, United States

Construction is well underway on Wolf Point West Tower, which will be one of a trio of new buildings coming to the site, but the two other towers have just been given a fresh look by the architects at Pelli Clarke Pelli. Read more.

World’s First Figure-Eight Ferris Wheel Nears Completion at Studio City in Macau


13 Jul 2015, Macau, China

An innovative figure-eight Ferris wheel has been implemented as the centerpiece to the topped-out Studio City complex in Macau. The Ferris wheel is embedded within the structure of the building. Read more.

Video Explores Singapore’s Next Tallest Building


08 Jul 2015, Singapore, Singapore

A video documenting what will be Singapore’s tallest building upon completion has been revealed by developers Guocoland, exploring the 290-meter tower in more detail. The complex is set to be complete in 2016. Read more.

Tokyo Unveils Plans for Skyscraper Observatory in Shibuya


06 Jul 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district will get a 230-meter-high observation deck before the 2020 Olympics that could become more famous than its statue of Hachiko the dog or the “scramble crossing” by the nearby train station. Read more.

Tall Tower Replaces Octopus Design Scheme in London


23 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom

Plans for a new office tower near the Chiswick roundabout that some believed looked like a octopus have been ditched – and will now be replaced by a taller residential tower. The new scheme will be formally submitted this autumn. Read more.

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Scheme Gets More Height Reductions in London


19 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom

The developer behind the Bishopsgate Goodsyard project in east London has again lopped off more height from the two tallest towers in the controversial scheme. Work is expected to begin on the project at the end of 2016. Read more.

New York’s Nordstrom Tower Expected to Have Highest Roof in the US


18 Jun 2015, New York City, United States

Nordstrom Tower, slated for completion in 2018, will be the highest tower in the nation by roof height, reports YIMBY. Developed by Extell, documents describe the tower's curtain wall reaching 1,522 feet (464 meters) high. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for 125 Greenwich Street in New York City


15 Jun 2015, New York City, United States

Architects have released updated renderings for 125 Greenwich Street, which is expected to be the tallest residential building south of 57th street. The tower is expected to complete by 2018. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for New York’s 2 World Trade Center


09 Jun 2015, New York City, United States

New renderings have been revealed for 2 World Trade Center, which has been redesigned by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new stacked design will incorporate prominent setbacks as it rises to a height of 1,340 feet (408 meters). Read more.

Former Nestle Headquarters in London Set for Radical Makeover


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.