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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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New Observatory Attractions Planned as Part of Renovation of Chicago’s Willis Tower

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23 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk." Upgrades would also double the attraction's capacity. Read more.


Revised Plans Submitted for Two-Tower Midtown Toronto Project

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22 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following input from the Toronto City Planning Department and the community, the recently re-submitted 200 Soudan Avenue project has been scaled down and re-conceptualized in an attempt to better fit the surrounding context. Read more.


New Details Emerge for Orlando’s Proposed “Skyscraper” at Skyplex

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13 Mar 2017, Orlando, United States

While the official opening date for the 174-meter Skyscraper at Skyplex observation tower in Orlando has been pushed back to 2020 due to ongoing permitting, several additional attractions have been announced for the entertainment center. Read more.


Reworked Vauxhall Tower Scheme Approved in London

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10 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

Following discussions, the revised plans for three buildings, which include a 37-story residential tower set for 12-20 Wyvil Road in the Vauxhall neighborhood of South London, have been approved by councilors. Read more.


New Cladding Installation in Progress at Hanwha Headquarters in Seoul

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08 Mar 2017, Seoul, South Korea

The 1998-built Hanwha Headquarters in downtown Seoul is set to be revamped as part of an ambitious remodeling project to be completed by 2018. New cladding is currently making its way up the tower. Read more.


Major Redesign Needed for London’s Olympicopolis Over Sightline Policy

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06 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Olympicopolis proposal in Stratford, east London, which features a 30- and 40-story tower, is being reduced in height as part of a major redesign following a row over protected views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Istanbul's Under-Construction G Tower

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24 Feb 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

New details have emerged on the under-construction G Tower. Recognizable by its unique façade, the tower – the third of an existing two-tower development – draws inspiration from and addresses the unique context and culture of the city. Read more.


Design Concept for Atlanta’s Ascent Midtown Revealed

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17 Feb 2017, Atlanta, United States

A new "Canopy"-branded hotel concept is coming to Midtown Atlanta, currently under construction on West Peachtree Street, according to a press release. The 176-room hotel will be part of Ascent Midtown. Read more.


Revised Artists’ Alley Presented at Design Review Panel in Toronto

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15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 45 Park Place

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10 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile, depictions inside the future tower have also been released. Read more.


City Officials Reveal $500 Million Plans to Rejuvenate Chicago’s Willis Tower

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01 Feb 2017, Chicago, United States

City officials have released renderings of proposed improvements for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building. The $500 million plans include six floors of new retail, an outdoor deck, and a "winter garden." Read more.


Proposed St. Michael’s Development in Manchester Submitted with Updated Cladding

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30 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

The revised designs for the proposed St. Michael’s development – which include a color change from black to bronze – were revealed as the 31- and 21-story towers close to Manchester Town Hall were finally submitted for planning. Read more.


Chicago’s Newest Residential Tower Opens in River North

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27 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The recently opened Exhibit on Superior draws its name from its location in the heart of River North’s art gallery and furniture showroom district. The cream colored high-rise contains a variety of unit layouts starting at about $1,700 per month. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point

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13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.


Developer Reveals Fresh Renderings for 92-Story One Bayfront Plaza in Miami

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09 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

New, high-resolution renderings have been revealed for the proposed 92-story One Bayfront Plaza on South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The plans call for a tower with mixed hotel, residential, office, and retail uses. Read more.


New Details Emerge on The Wyatt as it Nears Construction in Toronto

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06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Unveiled for New York City’s Court Square City View Tower

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05 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

An architecture firm has revealed new renderings for an ambitious residential project, dubbed the Court Square City View Tower. Rising to 66 stories, the tower is set to be the tallest in Long Island City, according to developers. Read more.


The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect

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03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.


New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City

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22 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.


Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s 18-30 Erskine Avenue

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14 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, plans for a high-rise residential tower set for Midtown Toronto's 18-30 Erskine Avenue continue to evolve. Increased in height from 32 to 35 stories, the project will now include 315 units. Read more.


62-Story Residential Tower Proposed for 259 Clinton Street in New York City

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14 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Architects recently revealed renderings for a 62-story residential tower at 259 Clinton Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side waterfront. Preliminary plans include 732 apartments, with about 183 of those planned to be affordable. Read more.


Revised Design Emerges for Toronto’s Artists’ Alley Development

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12 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Located on an extended city block just west of University Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets in Downtown Toronto, a revised proposal for Artists' Alley replaces a three-story concrete office building. Read more.


Winning Design Selected for Sydney’s Ritz Carlton @ The Star

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09 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia

A design has been selected for a new six-star hotel and residential tower planned for Sydney. Set for completion in 2021, the proposed Ritz Carlton @ The Star is a 228-meter tower which could cost around USD$372.8 million to build. Read more.


Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards

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09 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed the achitect designing the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. Read more.


Two Towers Proposed for 260 South Street in New York City

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08 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Additional plans for the residential project at 260 South Street have been revealed, showing increased heights of 69 and 62 stories for the two towers, or 798 and 728 feet (243 and 222 meters), respectively. Read more.


18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles

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07 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Read more.


Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate

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06 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London features a 59-story building standing at 255 meters. Read more.


New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck

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05 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an indoor–outdoor observation deck. Read more.


Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower

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23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.


Details Emerge on Waterline Square Development in New York City

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18 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Located between 61st Street and 59th Street, and next to the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan, the Waterline Square development will add three new glassy towers and a 1.2-hectare landscaped park. Read more.