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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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“Kaleidoscopic” High-Rise Planned for Downtown Los Angeles Moves Forward


11 Oct 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A “kaleidoscopic” high-rise, called the Olympic Tower, has been approved in Los Angeles. The 58-story tower will feature vertical vegetation mingling with digital images, and 6,038 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.

Milwaukee’s East Town to See 21-Story Timber Composite Building


10 Oct 2018, Milwaukee, United States

Plans for a 21-story timber-composite apartment building slated for Milwaukee’s East Town neighborhood have been released. The 38,090-square-meter tower will contain 201 units and residential amenities. Read more.

Auckland Landmark Tower Competition Winner Announced


10 Oct 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

A design has been chosen as the winning scheme for a new landmark tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The 180-meter high-rise will include 226 apartments, a 233-room hotel, and a market on the ground floor. Read more.

Plans for a 60-Story Tower Near Oslo Provoke Locals’ Concerns


10 Oct 2018, Oslo, Norway

Recently announced plans for a 60-story blue glass tower have evoked concerns from local residents of Norway’s Fornebu district, west of Oslo. The project is proposed to house an ocean research center’s headquarters. Read more.

15 Penn Plaza Concept Renderings Emerge in New York City


09 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

New concept renderings have emerged for 15 Penn Plaza in New York City, which include a 260,128 square-meter office building with potential sky parks and greenery at height. The development would replace Hotel Pennsylvania. Read more.

Catholic Archdiocese Plans 70-Story Skyscraper in Sydney


09 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia

Plans have been submitted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney for a 70-story, 234-meter residential skyscraper on Liverpool Street with an estimated AU$162 million (US$114 million) construction cost. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Residential Towers at London’s King’s Cross


09 Oct 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has submitted plans for a 158-home development in London’s Kings Cross which would include three buildings rising from four to 15 stories with 98 apartments for rent and 60 reserved as part of an affordability scheme. Read more.

Developer to Launch Sales on 34- and 16-Story Towers in Penang


03 Oct 2018, Penang, Malaysia

A developer plans to launch sales for two high-rise projects on the Malaysian island of Penang. The 34- and 16-story towers will deliver a total of 660 units, as well as landscaped gardens and residential facilities. Read more.

High-Rise Hotel to be Replaced With Mixed-Use Tower in New York’s Times Square


02 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

A New York City Times Square hotel will be replaced with a new 46-story, 550,000 square foot (51,097 square meter) skyscraper, which will also integrate the 105-year old Palace Theater. Read more.

Orlando Could be Getting New Tallest Skyscraper


02 Oct 2018, Orlando, United States

A developer has filed a master plan with the city for a 450-foot (137-meter) tower with 41 stories, which could be Orlando’s new tallest skyscraper. The tower would have mixed residential, retail, office and commercial space. Read more.

Adelaide Considers Application to Build Tall Student Housing Tower


02 Oct 2018, Adelaide, Australia

Plans to build what could be the world’s tallest student-only accommodation are under review in Adelaide’s CBD. The tower would stand at 124.2 meters tall with 38 stories and would have 510 beds. Read more.

Global Hotel Brand to Open in Miami’s Proposed Next Tallest


01 Oct 2018, Miami, United States

A prominent hotel brand is planned to open in a new 316-meter tower planned for Miami, which may become one of the city’s tallest. The building, which resembles a pile of stacked cubes, will be divided between hotel and residential uses. Read more.

New “Stalinist”-Style Tower to Join Moscow’s Skyline


01 Oct 2018, Moscow, Russia

A 31-story hotel and office project designed to imitate the “Stalinist” style is set to rise in Moscow. Foundation works have already been completed on the building, which is slated to be delivered in 2021. Read more.

750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn


28 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York City’s Brooklyn borough have been released. The project will join the area’s Pacific Park scheme, a development that spans 9 hectares. Read more.

South London Planners Reject Tower Projects Near Conservation Area


27 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

The local government has rejected separate proposals from two area architects to replace a south London garage and low-rise offices with a 23-story residential tower and a 10-story mixed-use project. Read more.

Slender 81-Story Tower to Join Mississauga’s M City Scheme


26 Sep 2018, Mississauga, Canada

A 81-story tower has been proposed to join a 6-hectare complex in Mississauga, Canada, which has recently begun site preparations for the scheme’s first two phases. The high-rise may become the tallest in the city if completed as planned. Read more.

Atlanta’s Sutton Tower To House Apartments Instead of Condominiums


24 Sep 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 21-story condo tower slated for Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has been forced to switch to leasable apartments, following a lack of unit sales. The luxury development is under construction, with completion scheduled for May 2019. Read more.

High-Rise Project Proposed for Rennes’ High-Speed Rail Station


24 Sep 2018, Rennes, France

A prominent European business service provider has announced plans to invest $141 million in the development of a five-building complex surrounding the EuroRennes railway station in Rennes, France. Read more.

Office Tower to Rise in Shanghai’s Suheman District


24 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A groundbreaking has been held on the site of a planned 42-story building in Shanghai, featuring an industrial-inspired façade and panoramic views. The office tower will rise near a public park, transportation, and underground mall. Read more.

Chilean Retailers and E-Commerce Group Set to Occupy New Buenos Aires Office Tower


21 Sep 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first phase of a multi-tower office park in Buenos Aires is planned to be occupied by an e-commerce group and a Chilean department store. The 30,000 square meters of office space will be accompanied by a connecting public plaza. Read more.

Slim Red Brick Tower Proposed for Manchester City Center


21 Sep 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A narrow 55-story tower designed to imitate Manchester’s red brick-chimney-filled skyline has been proposed to rise next to a transit station. The tower includes 850 student apartments and 750 square meters of co-working space. Read more.

Redesigned New York City Tower Proposal Approved to Proceed


21 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

Following height and floor area reductions, a development has been approved to move forward in Brooklyn by the New York City Council subcommittee on zoning. The revised plans feature 256- and 155-meter towers containing mixed uses. Read more.

Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District


21 Sep 2018, Guangzhou, China

An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s growing CBD. The scheme includes a public skydeck linking the two towers, which comprise office, hotel, and serviced apartment uses. Read more.

City of North Vancouver Council Approves 18-Story Building


19 Sep 2018, Vancouver, Canada

An 18-story mixed-use building has been approved to rise on the site of a medical building in North Vancouver, Canada. The project includes 2,947 square meters of office space and 1,703 square meters of commercial retail space. Read more.

60-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Transform Watamu, Kenya Skyline


19 Sep 2018, Watamu, Kenya

A 370-meter tower is planned to rise in the Kenyan town of Watamu. The 61-story scheme includes 180 serviced apartments, a casino, nightclub, retail mall, cinema, five-star hotel, and convention center. Read more.

Developer Submits Plans for 123-Meter Gold Coast Tower


14 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has submitted plans for a 40-story tower in the central Broadbeach sector of Gold Coast. The 123-meter project comprises 61 apartments, a retail tenancy, and an infinity symbol-shaped floorplate. Read more.

Three Residential Towers to be Built in Málaga


13 Sep 2018, Málaga, Spain

Three residential towers totaling about 255 units, the majority of them luxury units, will be constructed in Málaga, Spain. The units will have access to a pool, a gym, recreational space and co-working space. Read more.

Bank Aims to Occupy Proposed Chicago Union Station Tower


12 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

A bank may move its Chicago operations to a proposed 218-meter tower included in the Union Station redevelopment plans. The scheme, which recently announced revisions, includes mixed uses and a 6,070-square-meter park. Read more.

Architects Propose a "Wooden Skyscraper City" for Stockholm


11 Sep 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

Plans have been unveiled for a conceptual housing development on Stockholm’s waterfront, with 31 cross-laminated timber towers, which will be self-contained city blocks containing 3,000 homes and 30 restaurants. Read more.

Plans Lodged for First Phase of Brisbane’s Albion Redevelopment


10 Sep 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Phase one of a 4,900-square-meter transit-oriented scheme in the Brisbane suburb of Albion has been submitted for approval, with community feedback to begin soon. Towers reaching 30 and 23 stories, respectively, comprise the first stage. Read more.