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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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Architect Presents an Algae-Covered Building Proposal for Hangzhou


03 May 2018, Hangzhou, China

A Paris-based architecture firm has released plans for a proposed high-rise complex that would occupy a new district in Hangzhou. Called “French Dream Towers”, the mixed-use project would support a bio-façade covered with algae. Read more.

Office Tower Unveiled for Midtown Atlanta


02 May 2018, Atlanta, United States

An Atlanta developer has released plans for a 30-story office tower in the city’s Midtown district. At 152.4 meters, the Pickard Chilton-designed high-rise could become the tallest new office building in Midtown in nearly a decade. Read more.

Plans for 40-Story High-Rise in New York’s Greenpoint are Moving Forward


02 May 2018, New York City, United States

Plans have been submitted for a 40-story residential tower in the Greenpoint neighborhood of New York City. The application lists Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the applicant of record, although no formal announcement has been made. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Coming to Sydney Suburb of Epping


01 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Construction on a three-tower residential complex proposed for the Sydney suburb of Epping is set to begin in 2019. Rising to 19, 25, and 29 stories, the three towers designed by Architectus will feature a total of 463 apartments. Read more.

Demolition in Chicago's River West Makes Space for 23-Story Apartment High-Rise


01 May 2018, Chicago, United States

A single-story commercial building in Chicago’s River West has received its demolition permit, signaling that a 23-story residential high-rise planned for the site is ready to move forward. The tower will include 226 apartments. Read more.

Timber Tower Proposed for Philadelphia


27 Apr 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A proposal has been issued for a mass timber-based high-rise complex in Philadelphia. The project would consist of two 62-story office buildings and a residential tower that includes a school and ground-floor retail. Read more.

Sales Launch for 158-Unit Residential Tower in Montréal


26 Apr 2018, Montréal, Canada

The condominium phase of the Humaniti project launched sales for its 158-unit, 39 story tower. The units range in size from 37 to 278.9 square meters. Amenities include a swimming pool and sky lounge. Read more.

Proposed Skyscraper Would be Tallest in Moscow


25 Apr 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans for a proposed skyscraper that would rise 108 floors and 404 meters in Moscow have been revealed. The project would house offices, residential units, and an observation platform that would feature 360-degree views of the city. Read more.

Jacksonville Jaguars Propose a Master-Planned Neighborhood


25 Apr 2018, Jacksonville, United States

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that the National Football League team is partnering with local and national investment firms to build a 394,837-square-meter mixed-use neighborhood around its waterfront stadium. Read more.

Developer Releases Plans for a 33-Story Melbourne Hotel


25 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has made its first foray into the hotel sector, releasing plans for a 33-story project in Melbourne. The hotel will be located in the city’s West End and offer more than 270 rooms, as well as a rooftop communal area. Read more.

Work to Begin on 57-Story Mexico City Skyscraper


24 Apr 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction of a 57-story skyscraper that will rival Mexico City’s tallest building will go ahead after facing seven years of obstacles and delays. Known as Reforma 432, the project will feature high-end offices and retail space. Read more.

Developer Lodges Proposal for Spring Street Tower in Melbourne


24 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for a new 35-story residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD has been submitted to the city. Designed by Bates Smart, the building will feature 84 apartments ranging from one-bedroom units to a dual-level penthouse. Read more.

Architect Wins Approval for Leeds South Bank Scheme


20 Apr 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds City Council has unanimously approved plans by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for its £350 million South Bank scheme, which includes a proposal for the city’s future tallest high-rise. The project includes towers ranging from five to 40 stories. Read more.

Plans for a 580-Meter High-Rise in Nanjing Have Been Released


19 Apr 2018, Nanjing, China

New details have been revealed for a supertall skyscraper in Nanjing. The project, known as Hexi Yuzui Tower A, is planned to rise to 580 meters, which would make it the city’s tallest if completed according to plan, ahead of any competitors. Read more.

Mountain-Inspired Skyscraper Precinct Set for Chengdu


18 Apr 2018, Chengdu, China

Plans for Vanke Tianfu Cloud City, a new mixed-use quarter designed by Aedas for Chengdu, China, have been revealed. The development occupies four plots of land connected by a central green axis. Read more.

Developers Plan Chicago’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper Next to New Tribune Tower Condos


17 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

Developers have revealed plans for Chicago’s second-tallest skyscraper, a tapering shaft of metal and glass designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture that would soar 433 meters, behind the historic Tribune Tower. Read more.

Residential Tower Proposed for Yorkville Avenue in Toronto


17 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a 62-story residential tower on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, plus a two-story retail building on Cumberland Avenue. The 212.5-meter tower would contain 716 residential units. Read more.

Developer Gets Green Light for 49-Story Melbourne Skyscraper


17 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A new residential high-rise in Melbourne is now moving forward after the developer modified the tower’s design in order to comply with Victoria’s updated design standards. The building will rise 49 stories and contain 208 units. Read more.

The Link Tower Near Paris Approved by Authorities


16 Apr 2018, Paris, France

Government officials have approved the construction of The Link, a 52-story, 244-meter high-rise in Puteaux that could become France’s tallest upon completion. The plan initially stalled due to a disagreement between officials. Read more.

Delayed Couture High-Rise on Milwaukee’s Lakefront to Break Ground by October


13 Apr 2018, Milwaukee, United States

The long-delayed Couture apartment high-rise planned for downtown Milwaukee's lakefront is expected to begin construction by October 2018. The 44-story, 154.5-meter tower will be connected to the new downtown streetcar system. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Sama Gardens Supertall in Dubai


10 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Architecture firm Diar Consult has released new images and additional details about its planned supertall high-rise, dubbed Sama Gardens, in Dubai. The 70-story supertall tower will rise 360 meters and contain 488 apartments. Read more.

Architect Reveals Plans for Modular High-Rise in Dubai


09 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a 310-meter-tall modular high-rise for the Dubai Marina business district. The tower, which will connect to the city’s public transit system, will contain 300 hotel rooms and 450 residential units. Read more.

Triangular Residential Tower Planned for Rotterdam


06 Apr 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A Rotterdam-based architect has released its design for a 110-meter-tall residential tower that would be located in the city’s Maritiem District. The building’s base tapers down on its bottom four stories to meet the ground with a sharp angular form. Read more.

Design Revealed for Hangzhou Wangchao Center


04 Apr 2018, Hangzhou, China

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has released its design for the Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a new mixed-use tower in Hangzhou, China. The high-rise will stand 288 meters and 54 stories tall, and is slated for completion in 2021. Read more.

Miami’s One Brickell City Centre Resubmitted to FAA


04 Apr 2018, Miami, United States

Developer Swire Properties has resubmitted plans with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a supertall tower at Brickell City Centre in Miami. Dubbed One Brickell City Center, the tower will rise 317 meters and 80 stories. Read more.

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier Set for Revamp


03 Apr 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier is set to transform into a business and leisure destination that would include two new high-rises. The Queensland government has appointed a developer to undertake a feasibility study for the project. Read more.

Official Renderings Revealed for New Office Tower at 3 West 29th Street in New York City


03 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Official renderings have been released for an upcoming office high-rise at 3 West 29th Street in New York City. Application materials for the tower, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, show it will rise 34 stories and 168 meters once complete. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Precinct Planned for Perth


30 Mar 2018, Perth, Australia

Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use precinct designed by Woods Bagot in Perth. Dubbed Applecross Central, the project proposes more than 160,000 square meters of space across multiple towers of varying height. Read more.

Plans Released for Mixed-Use Development on Dubai Canal


30 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A twin-tower development that connects at the base and curves into a “U” shape as it rises has been proposed along the Dubai Canal. The towers will rise to 18 and 19 stories and feature a total of 347 residential units. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Build Spiraling ‘Capo Grande Tower’ in Koper, Slovenia


29 Mar 2018, Koper, Slovenia

An architect has won a competition to design a supported structure that will soar 111 meters above the port in Koper, Slovenia. Dubbed “Capo Grande Tower,” the structure will connect the region’s coastline to the mountainous terrain above. Read more.