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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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Bauhaus Condos Proposed for Downtown Toronto


20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.

Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney


19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.

Atlanta’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Proposed for the Midtown District


19 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will soon be home to the city’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. No. 2 Opus Place is a proposed 53-story glass tower set to house 232 apartment units, aiming for completion in 2020. Read more.

Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane


19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.

Multi-Tower, Transit-Oriented Master Plan Proposed for Cyberjaya


16 Jun 2017, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for Cyberjaya – a growing city of high-tech firms and universities. Read more.

Proposal Submitted for 82-Story No. 1 Brisbane Tower


16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.

Architects Submit Revised Proposal for City of London Tower


15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

KPF has submitted revised proposals for a new 19-story tower in Bevis Marks in London’s Aldgate. The scheme replaces an earlier 16-story concept for the site at 21-24 Bevis Marks on the eastern edge of the City’s high-rise cluster. Read more.

New Images Released of Vermont Corridor Project in Los Angeles


15 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Gensler has released new renderings for a proposed mixed-use development in Los Angeles’s Koreatown neighborhood that would extend a spur of dense, urban development northward along Vermont Avenue. Read more.

Seattle Space Needle Upgrades Depicted in New Renderings


15 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the structure’s 55-year history. Read more.

Design Firm Appointed for Da Nang’s Cocobay Towers


14 Jun 2017, Da Nang, Vietnam

A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the focal point of Cocobay – a 31-hectare entertainment and hospitality hub. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal


13 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months later, the high-rise block has begun to take its shape. Read more.

Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building


13 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully operational and tenanted during the hotel's construction. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled for Recently Approved Nairobi Tower


12 Jun 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

New renderings depict a wedge-shaped tower that has just been granted planning permission in Nairobi, Kenya. Offices and apartments will fill the main body of the tower, with penthouse suites occupying the uppermost floors. Read more.

Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne


12 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the original 82-story proposal for the site. Read more.

Residential High-Rise Selected in Stockholm Design Competition


09 Jun 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

An architect firm has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a community-focused high-rise in the neighborhood of Kista, a district known as the city’s tech hub that is in need of attractive, contemporary living options. Read more.

311 Spencer Street Gains City of Melbourne Support


09 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

At its recent Future (Planning) Committee, the City of Melbourne resolved to provide conditional support to Cbus Property's development at 311 Spencer Street. The 40-story tower will be the headquarters of the Victorian Police. Read more.

Tallest Building in Detroit to Break Ground in 2017


08 Jun 2017, Detroit, United States

Construction on what would be the tallest building in Detroit could begin by the end of 2017. The 52-story skyscraper would be located at the site of the now demolished J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Ave. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New York


08 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

With construction of the Hudson Yards megadevelopment moving ahead at full steam, new renderings have been released of One Hudson Yards, the second residential building being built as part of the complex on Manhattan's west side. Read more.

Two-Tower Proposal Granted Planning Approval in London


08 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Developers have won planning permission for a two-tower residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village in east London. The development would include 524 residential units across a 26 and 31 story tower. Read more.

22-Story Dormitory Tower Coming to Downtown Long Beach, California


08 Jun 2017, Long Beach, United States

Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia announced a new partnership between Shooshani Developers and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will bring an 800-bed student housing tower to downtown Long Beach. Read more.

First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland


07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States

A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.

Details Emerge for Proposed Mississauga Square Development in Toronto


07 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short distance north of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. Read more.

Sphere-Topped Skyscraper Planned for Seattle


07 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States

Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The building would include apartments above a few floors of office and retail space. Read more.

Architects Submit Planning Applications for 21-Story Salford Central Block


07 Jun 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

Detailed planning permission is being sought for the tallest of three residential blocks designed for the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, UK. The 21-story block would contain 199 homes and accompany two shorter neighboring buildings. Read more.

Development Plans Submitted for Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane


06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Upcoming Terrace House


06 Jun 2017, Vancouver, Canada

New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a contender for the title of world's tallest hybrid timber structure. Read more.

22-Story Tower Proposed Next to Historic Dimes Bank in New York City


06 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Architects have unveiled plans for a new 22-story mixed-use tower integrated with the historic Dimes Saving Bank of Williamsburg in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dubbed The Dime, the project is targeting a 2019 completion. Read more.

Two-Tower Metro Martin Place Proposal Submitted in Sydney


05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.

Dallas’s Fountain Place to Get a Sibling 45-Story Tower


05 Jun 2017, Dallas, United States

A Chicago-based developer is building the tallest tower in Dallas in three decades. The 45-story apartment high-rise will go up on Field Street on downtown's north side and be sibling to the rocket-shaped Fountain Place tower. Read more.

28-Story Tower Dropped from One Cambridge Heath Road Plans in London


05 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have substantially reworked plans for a retail and residential scheme in east London after the initial proposal was refused in 2016. The revised plans significantly reduce the height of a 28-story tower to eight floors. Read more.