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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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Toronto High-Rise Achieves Zoning Approval Following Height Reductions

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17 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada

A proposed mixed-use tower has achieved zoning approval in Toronto, after height and density alterations. The revised scheme will rise 32 stories, including a two-story outdoor terrace located in the mid-section of the building. Read more.


Hudson's Tower in Detroit May Grow to 278 Meters in Height

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05 Oct 2018, Detroit, United States

A skyscraper being built in Detroit, which will be among Michigan’s tallest buildings, is potentially getting 100 feet (30 meters) taller to reach a possible height of 912 feet (278 meters). Read more.


Edmonton City Council Approves Residential Tower on Small Lot

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20 Sep 2018, Edmonton, Canada

The Edmonton city council approved a controversial residential tower on a small lot in the city’s Oliver neighborhood. The developer reduced height to 23 stories and increased its street setback. Read more.


London’s Finsbury Tower to be Redeveloped

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18 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been announced for the redevelopment of an existing 15-story office building in London’s tech district into a 29-story mixed-use structure with more contemporary accommodations. Read more.


Chicago’s Willis Tower Base Renovation Name, Tenants Announced

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17 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s Willis Tower have revealed that its nearly 28,000 square-meter podium addition will be called “Catalog,” in recognition of the tower’s original developer, Sears, Roebuck & Company. Read more.


Developers Revise Plans for Chicago’s Lakeshore East Towers

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31 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of Chicago’s Lakeshore East have announced revised plans for three proposed high-rise buildings, following requests for changes from a government official. The complex includes 1,700 new residential units. Read more.


Planning Authority Approves Extension of Birkirkara’s Multi-Tower Office Scheme

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31 Aug 2018, Birkirkara, Malta

The Malta Planning Authority has approved a 20 percent floor space extension to a four-tower office development in the Mrieħel area of Birkirkara. The project includes a parking garage, supermarket, and commercial space. Read more.


Wuhan High-Rise, Designed to be China’s Tallest, Receives Height Cuts

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27 Aug 2018, Wuhan, China

The Wuhan government has imposed a 20 percent height reduction on a planned 126-story tower, amid airspace zoning concerns. The tower, originally designed to become China’s tallest, has now received approval to rise to 500 meters. Read more.


Toronto “Future City” Vision Revealed, Includes Tall Timber

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17 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

The vision for a “smart city” in Toronto’s Quayside port district has been unveiled. Plans include tall timber buildings reaching 50 stories, open air “stoas” or gathering spaces, and weather-modulating technological advancements. Read more.


Renderings Unveiled of 31-Story Tower Slated to Replace Vancouver Government Building

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16 Aug 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Renderings for a 31-story downtown Vancouver office tower with a striped façade have been released. The 116-meter tower is planned to replace an existing 11-story government building, offering 33,352 square meters of new office space. Read more.


Casino License Consultation Progresses Athens Mega-Development

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15 Aug 2018, Athens, Greece

The casino license consultation process has begun for a mega-development on the marina of Athens, Greece. The integrated casino resort, which includes a high-rise tower, is part of the first phase of the 6.2 million-square-meter scheme. Read more.


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.