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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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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.

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.