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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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A Circular Office Tower is Planned in Lódz


05 Feb 2018, Lódz, Poland

An architecture firm has released plans for a 13-story, 31,000-square-meter cylindrical office building across from the newly developed train station in Lódz, Poland. The developers will break ground in the summer of 2018. Read more.

Developer Launches Student Accommodation Tower in Brisbane


05 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer of student housing has announced the launch of Student One Wharf Street, a 753-bed, 40-story student accommodation high-rise in Brisbane. The AU$120 million, 122-meter high Wharf Street tower completed in 2017. Read more.

Architect’s Proposal for China Merchants Bank Headquarters in Shenzhen is Revealed


02 Feb 2018, Shenzhen, China

A Dutch architect has revealed its design competition proposal for a major development in Shenzhen. Located along the city’s waterfront, the new global headquarters of a major Chinese bank seeks to form a part of the city’s coastline. Read more.

Four Fulton Market Office Projects Top Chicago Plan Commission’s Agenda


02 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The development boom in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood looks to keep on rolling with no less than four new Fulton Market office projects slated to go before the city’s Plan Commission for approval in February. Read more.

Two 50-Story-Plus Residential Towers Proposed for Chicago’s Fulton Market District


01 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Developer Related Midwest presented plans for two residential buildings in Chicago’s booming Fulton Market district. One will rise 58 stories and contain 370 apartments, a hotel, and fitness club; the 51-story tower will contain 300 condos. Read more.

Proposal Submitted for ‘Subtropical’ Apartment Tower in Brisbane’s West End


01 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An application has been submitted to the Brisbane City Council for a 12-story residential tower in the heart of West End. The development comprises 446 units, retail space, and communal open space on the roof of the tower. Read more.

Architect Reveals Rendering of Mirrored “Crystal Rock” Office Block in Germany


01 Feb 2018, Esslingen, Germany

A Dutch architecture firm has unveiled plans for a 12-story office block with an interactive mirrored façade in the city of Esslingen in southern Germany. The square grid façade will give the building a 3D profile resembling a pixelated map. Read more.

Architect Appointed for Zhejiang World Trade Center Redevelopment in Hangzhou


30 Jan 2018, Hangzhou, China

An architect has been chosen to redevelop the Zhejiang World Trade Center complex in Hangzhou, China, which was originally built in 1987. The project will add underground commercial space connecting the complex to the Metro system. Read more.

New Supertall Skyscraper Could Rise Behind a Redeveloped Tribune Tower in Chicago


25 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A skyscraper that could become Chicago’s second- or third-tallest building is planned for a parking lot next to the historic Tribune Tower. Expected to rise to 423 meters, the proposed development would contain residential units and a hotel. Read more.

Details Emerge for Expo City 5 Tower Near Toronto


25 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

Additional details for Expo City 5, a proposed 61-story residential tower planned for the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, have emerged. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, the tower would feature a glazed podium with a landscaped rooftop area. Read more.

Architect References Moscow’s Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Design


23 Jan 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for a new mixed-use complex to be located near several important historic buildings in the city center of Moscow. Read more.

Commercial Tower Proposed for Chinatown Mall Car Park in Brisbane


22 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged a development application for an 18-story building in Brisbane’s Chinatown mall. The proposal includes the construction of a 12-story office building on top of the existing five-story mall carpark. Read more.

One Chicago Square Development Gets City Panel OK


19 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

A proposed residential development with a 76-story high-rise in Chicago’s River North neighborhood cleared a major hurdle, when a city panel approved the project. The development includes towers of 308 and 199 meters. Read more.

Architect to Design Campus Complex for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


18 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute has selected Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to design a new, 30,000 square-meter contemporary campus in Oslo. The complex will comprise two new buildings linked by a common entrance area across two levels. Read more.

Developer’s New Dubai Island Destination Revealed


18 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emaar Development unveiled a private gated island destination on the Arabian Gulf in Dubai that will include a twin-tower development of 33 stories and 26 stories. Residents will have access to swimming pools, gyms, and parking areas. Read more.

Architecture Firm Defends Proposal for London Tower Project


17 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

Zaha Hadid Architects has defended proposals for a mixed-use scheme in London following, criticism over its size and location. The firm submitted plans for two towers of 53 and 42 stories linked by an 11-story podium. Read more.

“Vertical Forest” in Eindhoven is the First to be Used in Social Housing


15 Jan 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed a 75-meter high-rise for Eindhoven that would be the first to integrate a vertical forest into an affordable housing skyscraper. Approximately 5,200 shrubs and 125 trees will be planted on the structure. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Area Northwest of Los Angeles' Downtown


15 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A large-scale residential and hotel complex will be proposed for the former headquarters campus of the Metropolitan Water District on Sunset Boulevard as Los Angeles’ development boom expands into blocks northwest of downtown. Read more.

New Towers Coming to New York’s High Line


12 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

Two residential towers have been proposed for either side of New York City’s High Line. The 39,483-square-meter development will contain 181 condos split between the two towers, as well as 1,579 square meters of retail space. Read more.

Revised Obama Center Design Filed with City of Chicago


12 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

The Obama Foundation has submitted revised plans with the city of Chicago for the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park. The submission includes a more slender 71.6-meter, 8-story stone-and-wood-clad museum tower. Read more.

Two New Office Towers to be Built in Tallinn City Center


11 Jan 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

A new high-rise complex comprised of three towers is planned for the plot opposite the Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn's city center. The development will add 80,000 square meters of office, retail, and service space to the city. Read more.

London’s Battersea Regeneration Plans Revealed


10 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

The first set of new proposals to redevelop a south London estate have been lodged with the local council. The development includes a new 20-story tower, a low-rise housing block, and a six-story community building. Read more.

New Ibis Hotel Planned for Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle


10 Jan 2018, Dubai, United

A developer and a hotel operator have signed a management agreement for the Ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle. The 252-room hotel will span 11,705 square meters across 16 floors and is expected to open in 2021. Read more.

Investor Proposes 30-Story Towers at St. Clair and Bathurst


09 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

An investor has submitted a rezoning application to the City of Toronto, proposing three towers rising to 30 stories each. The development would contain 944 residential units, with 531 parking spaces and 2,264 square meters of retail space. Read more.

High-Rise Apartments Planned For Shuttered Retail Site in Wollongong


09 Jan 2018, Wollongong, Australia

Another set of new plans for the old Sam’s Warehouse site has been lodged with Wollongong City Council. Developers have applied to build a 17-story mixed-use complex that will contain 122 homes, 131 parking spaces, and 56 bicycle spaces. Read more.

Vancouver’s Terrace House Receives Permit to Begin Construction


08 Jan 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Terrace House in Vancouver, reportedly set to become the tallest hybrid timber tower in North America once complete, has received its building permit and can begin construction. The 19-story, 71-meter condo tower, will contain 20 luxury units. Read more.

Architect Gets OK for New Tallest Building in Bristol


05 Jan 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

A 26-story residential building, destined to become Bristol’s tallest, has been approved. The project will also include a 10-story block and another building fronting Castle View Park. The scheme will include 300 rental units and 75 affordable homes. Read more.

42-Story Addition Proposed for 415 Yonge Street, Toronto


04 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for 415 Yonge Street, proposing a 42-story residential addition above the existing 19-story office building. The addition would bring 450 residential rental units to the Yonge Street corridor. Read more.

Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower’s Proposed Height Shrinks Again


04 Jan 2018, Boston, United States

The developer behind the Winthrop Square Tower has again shrunk the proposed high-rise, which was expected to be the tallest residential tower in New England. The building’s proposed height of 210 meters is 25.6 meters shorter than the original plan. Read more.

Toronto Condo Proposal Seeking Density Increase


02 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

An updated proposal has been received by the City of Toronto for 2180 Lawrence Avenue East. The project has evolved to now include a 21-story mixed-use tower as well as a mid-rise building and three blocks of townhomes. Read more.