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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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Tower Plans Scrapped in Mexico City Following Adjacent Commercial Center Collapse

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08 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Following the collapse of a Mexico City complex’s commercial center, developers have canceled plans to construct a 34-story building on the site. Instead, the commercial center will be joined by four office towers rising no more than 14 stories. Read more.


Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.


Details Emerge on 62-Story Twin-Tower Project in Phnom Penh

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01 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A large-scale building model and renderings have been revealed for a 62-story twin-tower complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The development includes residential, office, and retail space, as well as a skybridge joining the two towers. Read more.


Plans Announced for a “Retail Metropolis” at Dubai Creek Harbour

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25 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 2.6 million-square-meter retail facility master plan in Dubai has been revealed. Part of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega-development, Dubai Square includes retail, advanced technology, an arts district, a Chinatown, and event space. Read more.


Building Permit Filed for Toulouse’s Next Tallest Building

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24 Jul 2018, Toulouse, France

Building permits have been filed for a 150-meter green spiral tower to rise in Toulouse, France. The 30,000-square-meter project, located near a UNESCO World Heritage site, includes offices, residential units, a hotel, restaurants, and retail space. Read more.


Buildings at Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Development Could Rise to 243 Meters

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19 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has revealed the master plan for a 28-hectare development along the river, between Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The project may include commercial and residential buildings that rise to 70 stories. Read more.


First Images of Updated Elizabeth House Plans in London Unveiled

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16 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A set of new proposals for a site near London’s Waterloo Station has been released for public consultation. The project would bring a high-rise tower, a new public square and garden promenade, and a commercial street to the area. Read more.


Designs Released for Two-Tower Development in Hangzhou’s CBD

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16 Jul 2018, Hangzhou, China

Designs for two high-rise towers with a shared podium in Hangzhou, China have been released. The 13,969-square-meter development will feature office space, a podium roof garden, and entertainment space. Read more.


Metabolist-Inspired Tower with Hexagonal Façade Coming to Brooklyn, New York City

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12 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 16-story long-term care home is set to rise in the Sheepshead Bay district of Brooklyn, New York. The C-shaped building includes a hexagonal façade consisting of white concrete and a living green wall. Read more.


Designs Unveiled for Tel Aviv Tower Wrapped in Modular Arcades

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03 Jul 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

Designs have been revealed for a 116-meter modular tower in Tel Aviv, featuring “cascading” archways and garden terraces. The residential building is expected to begin construction by 2019. Read more.


Twin Residential Towers Designed to Resemble Vancouver's Diverse Streetscape

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03 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

A pair of 48-story towers have been designed to reflect the urban environment of Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. The two high-rises are comprised of cubic volumes of varying sizes and will provide social housing, as well as market rate units. Read more.


New Rendering Revealed for High-Rise on New York’s Lower East Side

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27 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are expected to collectively deliver 2,775 new units to the area. Read more.


Designs Revealed for a 41-Story Residential Development in Toronto

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25 Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a residential development in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood have been released. A 41-story tower complete with private terraces will rise on the site near a new public plaza and a relocated heritage building. Read more.


Updated Plans Released for Quebec’s Le Phare Development

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21 Jun 2018, Quebec, Canada

Plans for the Le Phare development in Quebec have been updated, raising the project’s budget by $117 million. Alongside four towers, the scheme includes a public square, a 1,200-seat theater, and an underground transportation hub. Read more.


Plans for 40-Story Tower in Downtown Grand Rapids Shrinks to 13 Stories

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18 Jun 2018, Grand Rapids, United States

A developer has altered a proposal for what was originally planned as a 40-story high-rise in Grand Rapids, removing the apartment portion of the project. The building will now rise 13 stories and 49 meters, and contain a hotel. Read more.


Updated Plans for Punta del Este Tower Reduce Height

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18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.


New Designs Unveiled for London’s Stratford Waterfront

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05 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

New renderings for a development on part of the former 2012 Olympics site in London have been revealed. A major broadcaster is set to relocate to the site, alongside a theater, a museum, and 600 new homes. Read more.


Dubai Creek Tower Pile Cap Construction Complete

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30 May 2018, Dubai, UAE

The Dubai Creek Tower has surpassed a construction milestone, the completion of the pile cap, two months ahead of schedule. The concrete placement work to date weighs 120,000 tons. The Emaar Properties / Dubai Holding project has also undergone aerodynamic shape optimization studies. Read more.


First Interior Images of Stockholm’s Gasklockan Tower Have Been Released

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21 May 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

The interior concept for a tower in the Stockholm Royal Seaport development has been unveiled. The building will have a round shape with protruding “v-shaped” arms, comparable to villa architecture. Read more.


Master Plan Unveiled for Government Complex in Amaravati, India

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16 May 2018, Amaravati, India

Foster + Partners has unveiled the official design for a sustainable government complex in the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. The legislative assembly will be housed in a 250-meter-tall building that sits at the center of a lake. Read more.


New Neighborhood Proposed for Chicago’s South Loop Riverfront

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11 May 2018, Chicago, United States

Related Midwest and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have revealed plans for The 78, a new mixed-use neighborhood proposed for 25 hectares along the Chicago River. The project will include numerous high-rises on the site’s eastern half. Read more.


Updated Renderings Revealed of Twisting High Line Towers in New York

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24 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Updated renderings for The Eleventh, a twin-tower mixed-use complex designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, have been released. Located near New York City’s High Line elevated park, the complex will reach a final height of 122.5 meters. Read more.


New Images Show Adjusted Design for Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower

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20 Apr 2018, Boston, United States

A new set of renderings showing an updated design for the proposed Winthrop Square Tower in Boston have been revealed. The developers of the 211-meter mixed-use high-rise hope to gain city approval to begin construction in 2018. Read more.


Stalled Los Angeles Development Revives as 'Hollywood Center'

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19 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Handel Architects has unveiled plans for a $1 billion high-rise complex slated for downtown Hollywood in Los Angeles. The project includes two towers rising to 35 and 46 stories, plus a pair of mid-rise apartment blocks. Read more.


Updated Renderings Revealed for Denver’s Block 162

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16 Apr 2018, Denver, United States

An updated design has been released for a 30-story office tower designed by Gensler in Downtown Denver. Known as Block 162, the 55,277-square-meter high-rise will feature an 11th-floor rooftop terrace accessible to office tenants. Read more.


Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development

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11 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street, the tower will rise 202.4 meters and contain 480 units. Read more.


New Rendering Revealed for Queens Residential Tower in New York City

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06 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A new rendering has been revealed for a residential tower that could be the tallest in the Queens borough of New York City once complete. Designed by Handel Architects, the 216-meter high-rise will feature 900 units. Read more.


New York City’s 1710 Broadway Site Up for Sale

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02 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The site at 1710 Broadway in New York City is being sold. Originally planned for a commercial skyscraper, the site is now being marketed for a residential building that could rise 60 stories. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for ALTA LIC Tower in New York City

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30 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for ALTA LIC, a residential high-rise currently under construction in Queens in New York City. The 43-story tower will feature a coworking lounge, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a golf simulator. Read more.


Developers Tweak Plans for Tallest Tower in Chicago’s Fulton Market

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29 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of the proposed 51-story high-rise at 170 N. Peoria St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market have cut down their plans by eight floors to win neighborhood approval. Now standing at 43 stories, the tower would still contain 300 condos. Read more.