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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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OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Renderings Unveiled of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue in New York City


11 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue, where COOKFOX is the design architect; on-site renderings have been up for quite some time, but until now, the actual tower’s appearance was hidden. Read more.

Four Projects Under Design at Jeddah Gate


23 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian developer Emaar Middle East says it is developing four projects at its flagship mixed-use Jeddah Gate development in Jeddah's downtown district. Each tower will feature 270 units. Read more.

Nashville’s 505 CST to be Residential Tower


23 Jul 2014, Nashville, United States

Giarratana Development’s planned 505 CST skyscraper project will offer residential units above street-level retail space and will stand 750 feet (229 meters) tall, Nashville Business Journal reports. Read more.

Record-Breaking Moscow-City Skyscraper Gets Extra Floors


08 Jul 2014, Moscow, Russia

City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is still under construction. Read more.

TD Bank in Talks to Anchor New York’s One Vanderbilt


27 May 2014, New York City, United States

TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Read more.

Adco Submits Revised San Francisco Tower Design


22 May 2014, San Francisco, United States

Developer Adco is reviving design plans for a new 36-story condominium high-rise for San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill. The proposed 262-unit tower, designed by SLCE Architects and MWA Architects, would rise to a height of 416 feet (127 meters). Read more.

Fix for London’s Walkie Talkie to Begin This Month


19 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

Work to alter Rafael Viñoly Architects‘ 20 Fenchurch Street – first called the “Walkie Talkie” due to its unusual shape, and then the “Walkie Scorchie” after it created a heat-focusing ray strong enough to melt cars last summer – is due to start in late May 2014, after planning permission for the additions was granted in April. Read more.

Make Replaced on London City Road Tower Scheme


16 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman have replaced Make on a landmark London residential scheme at 145 City Road. The two architecture firms will take over the design of a 39-story tower and an adjacent 10-story building. Read more.

New York’s High Line To Gain Vertical Addition


16 May 2014, New York City, United States

Curbed New York reports that the angular New York High Line tower proposed by Chicago-based Studio/Gang Architects is in the works again, after community opposition and zoning restrictions caused a delay in the project from its announcement in late 2012. Read more.

Mumbai Affordable Housing Geared to Clear Hurdle


14 May 2014, Mumbai, India

The only building currently under construction for Mumbai’s Dharavi redevelopment plan should be allowed to rise as tall as 18 floors, or approximately 75 meters, despite its close proximity to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Read more.