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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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Eurocity Set to Rise in Gibraltar


08 Mar 2018, Gibraltar, Gibraltar

New renderings have been revealed for Eurocity, a three-tower, 366-home mixed-use development set to rise in Gibraltar. The upscale project includes the city's future tallest building, which will rise 70 meters and 22 floors. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for Pair of Los Angeles Apartment Towers


06 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a pair of under-construction residential towers, which will rise 31 and 40 stories in Los Angeles. The 730-unit development will include 843 parking spots and 6,503 square meters of retail space. Read more.

Plans Revealed for 33-Story “Giant Clamp” Tower in Leeds City Center


28 Feb 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom

An architect has revealed plans for a 33-story mixed-use residential, hotel, and co-working tower, shaped like a giant clamp, at the western gateway to Leeds city center. Depending on the final height, the tower could become the tallest in Leeds. Read more.

Chicago’s Aon Center Owners Float Plan for Exterior Elevator to New Observation Deck


26 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s Aon Center are planning to add a glass-sheathed elevator tower to the skyscraper’s exterior to ferry visitors to and from a new observation deck. Once completed, Chicago would have three high-rise observation decks. Read more.

Architect Plans Unique Residential Project in Le Havre


26 Feb 2018, Le Havre, France

An architect plans a twisting 19-story residential tower in Le Havre, France. The 70-unit project, overlooking the city’s docks as well as the reconstructed city center, will offer unique floor plans that can be personalized upon request. Read more.

Architect Designs Hotel on Vietnam’s Halong Bay


26 Feb 2018, Halong, Vietnam

Aedas has designed the Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel, a 39-story luxury hotel tower in Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s biggest tourist attractions. The hotel will offer unobstructed views of the UNESCO World Heritage bay and its limestone isles. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Design Monterrey Tower


19 Feb 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

An architecture firm has won a design competition for Constitución 999, a 227-meter high-rise in Monterrey, Mexico. The mixed-use building, which would be the city’s tallest, would feature a web-like exoskeleton. Read more.

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya to Open in March 2018


19 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Midtown Hibiya office tower is about to open across Hibiya Park and just a few blocks south of the Marunouchi business district. The 188,000-square-meter building will replace an historic structure that was demolished in 2005. Read more.

Tokyo Plans World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper by 2041


15 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A Japanese developer and architect have joined forces to announce plans for what could be the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper. The 350-meter building, to be located in Tokyo, would require approximately 184,059 cubic meters of wood to build. Read more.

Design Development of Dubai Creek Tower 100% Complete


15 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for Dubai Creek Tower. The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 80 Flatbush


14 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings and updated information has been released for 80 Flatbush, a multi-tower development in Downtown Brooklyn. Nearly 900 apartments will be created, with 200 designated as affordable under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Read more.

With Sale Finalized, Singapore’s Iconic Pearl Bank Apartments Will be Demolished


14 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

The 1976-built Pearl Bank Apartments in Singapore has been sold to a developer for S$728 million. This means the building would not be saved, and instead demolished to make way for a new high-rise development by 2023. Read more.

Developer Changes Brisbane Proposal from Student Housing to Office


14 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council for the development of a 31-story commercial office tower on Ann Street, moving away from the current proposal for a 36-story student accommodation tower. Read more.

Design Contest Winner Chosen to Build Hamburg’s Tallest Building


12 Feb 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architect has won a design competition to build Hamburg’s future tallest tower. At 230 meters tall, the Elbtower would be located in the massive Hafencity development. Construction is expected to start in 2021 and take four years to complete. Read more.

New York’s Brooklyn Point to Host Sky-High Swimming Pool


09 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for the rooftop recreation terrace on top of Brooklyn Point, a 219-meter-tall tower located in Downtown Brooklyn. The 68-story building will feature an infinity pool overlooking Manhattan’s skyline. Read more.

Smart Brickell Hotel and Residential Complex Coming to Miami


07 Feb 2018, Miami, United States

A developer is planning a three-tower hotel and residential project in downtown Miami that’s set to open in 2020. The complex will feature 170 condominiums and 150 hotel rooms across the three 20-story-plus towers. Read more.

Architect’s Glass-and-Timber Tower to Adorn Oslo’s New Train Station


26 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

A project called Nordic Light has won a competition for a high-rise building and train station in the center of Oslo. The modular tower will contain hotels and offices and will be made of timber and glass, reflecting Oslo’s historic structures. Read more.

New Renderings Show Completed Wolf Point Skyscrapers in Chicago


26 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A set of renderings recently shared by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects provides an updated look at Chicago’s Wolf Point mega-development. The renderings reveal additional details about the site’s third tower, which will rise 289.5 meters. Read more.

Final Renderings Released for The Grand in Los Angeles


25 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Final renderings have been released for The Grand in downtown Los Angeles. The scheme includes a cinema, a 20-story, 314-room Equinox Hotel, and a 39-story residential tower containing 436 apartments, with retail at ground level. Read more.

Taipei’s Latest Skyscraper Inspired by the Shape of Bamboo Shoots


24 Jan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

Architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei's skyline – a 280-meter-tall, green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house two luxury hotels with a combined 500 rooms. Read more.

Developers Push Forward on Manchester’s St Michael’s Development


21 Dec 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have submitted their redesigned proposals for a large hotel, residential, and office development in Manchester city center. St Michael’s will house up to 189 apartments, a 216-room hotel, and 10 stories of commercial space. Read more.

New Renderings Show Design Shift in Upcoming New York Skyscraper


19 Dec 2017, New York City, United States

The Wall Street Tower, also known as 130 William Street, has seen another design shift, with new renderings revealing a substantial transformation to the exterior as compared to the most recent images. Read more.

New Details Emerge for Multi-Tower Block 675 Redevelopment in New York City


05 Dec 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for the Block 675 redevelopment, located just southwest of the Hudson Yards supertalls. The site sits on the corner of 30th Street and 11th Avenue, and will comprise more than 1,200 apartments. Read more.

Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon


21 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794 homes and 35,000 square meters of office space. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed of Redesigned Amenities for New Toronto Tower Duo


13 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, new renderings have been revealed for the first two 29- and 45-story towers of Auberge on the Park in Toronto, Canada. Read more.

Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York


07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.

Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up


31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.

City Approves Modifications to Three Towers at Toronto’s Pinnacle One Yonge


17 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The City of Toronto has approved modifications to three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 stories, which are to be constructed as part of Pinnacle One Yonge, a major downtown development. Read more.

Detailed Design of Manchester’s St. Michael's Scheme is Unveiled


16 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs for St. Michael's, the contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, show how the façade of the lozenge-shaped, 134.5-meter-tall centerpiece skyscraper has been tweaked in response to a second round of public consultation. Read more.

Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories


16 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2021. Read more.