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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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Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City

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10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.


Weingart Towers Will Bring More Affordable Housing to Los Angeles

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10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.


Portland Timber High-Rise to Include Affordable Housing

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09 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A timber high-rise in Portland, Oregon has received a $6 million grant to include 60 units of affordable housing in one of the first earthquake-resilient buildings of its kind in the United States. Read more.


Zoning Application Submitted to City of Toronto for Davenport Road Mixed-Use Project

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09 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that traced the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois. Read more.


Docklands Mixed-Use Towers Facing Refusal

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09 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

East London councilors have signaled they are likely to refuse plans for two residential towers on grounds of density, height, and massing, as well as the scheme’s impact on the “stepping” effect envisaged in local planning policy. Read more.


High-Rise Tower Planned Near LA’s Grand Hope Park

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09 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use high-rise development in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. The 27-story tower would replace a three-story plaster office building at 949 S. Hope Street. Read more.


Proposal Revealed for Massive Four-Tower Development in Edgewater, New Jersey

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08 Nov 2017, Edgewater, United States

Designs have been revealed for a massive new development at 615 River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Plans include four residential buildings atop a large 50-foot (15-meter) podium structure, which will yield rooftop gardens. Read more.


Developer Commits Funding to Perth+ Project

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08 Nov 2017, Perth, Australia

A developer has committed funding to the Perth+ project, which includes one of Perth's tallest buildings, and includes a five-star hotel, luxury apartments, office space, bars, restaurants, and retail facilities. Read more.


Existing Structures on 32 Smith Street to Transform Into Parramatta's "Northern Gateway"

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07 Nov 2017, Parramatta, Australia

A collection of existing structures at 93-95 Phillip Street and 32 Smith Street in Parramatta will be redeveloped into a super-site for a new commercial building. The scheme will act as a "northern gateway" to the city. Read more.


New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity

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06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia

The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.


Norwegian Design Firm To Overhaul New York City’s Iconic AT&T Building

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06 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A Norwegian design firm has released plans to overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building with a massive undulating glass façade, which will override the monumental postmodern composition of the tower. Read more.


First Images Unveiled of 56-Story Tower in London

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03 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The first images have been unveiled of a proposed 56-story tower in the City of London. The building will rise next to the 52-story Leadenhall Building and is expected to house a major insurance company. Read more.


Luminous Mixed-Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France

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03 Nov 2017, Saint-Malo, France

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, the 55-meter Semaphore building is broken into three distinct volumes, and features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable ecosystem. Read more.


Skyscraper With Lancet Windows to Rise in New York City’s NoMad Neighborhood

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02 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A 479-foot (146-meter) residential skyscraper is coming to New York City's NoMad district. The tower's façades feature vertical strips of glazing between light-toned stone cladding which curves to form lancet windows. Read more.


Developer Submits $1.5 Billion Mixed-Use Scheme for Melbourne’s Fisherman’s Bend

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01 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Plans have been released for a mixed-use development on a 10,000-square-meter site in Melbourne's Fisherman's Bend precinct. The AU$1.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) scheme will include nearly 800 residential and serviced apartments. Read more.


Miami’s Tallest Planned Tower Unveils New Renderings, Design

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01 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

300 Biscayne, one of several planned towers in Miami, has launched its website and unveiled a batch of exterior renderings. When complete, the building will be the tallest residential high-rise south of New York. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 27-Story Tower in New York City’s Greenwich Village

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31 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

A new, 36-unit condo tower is being planned at 14 Fifth Avenue, between West 8th and West 9th Streets in Greenwich Village. The new tower will rise 367 feet (112 meters) and 27 floors to its rooftop parapet. Read more.


Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up

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31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.


Paddington Hotel Tower Approved by London Local Council

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30 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans for a 20-story hotel in London have been approved by Westminster council. The 200-room scheme will be part of British Land’s Paddington Central development, and will replace a management suite on the Sheldon Square site. Read more.


Two Passive House Towers Proposed for Vancouver

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30 Oct 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Two Passive House towers have been proposed for 1400 Alberni Street in Vancouver. The joint venture development will feature two condo towers at 43 and 48 stories, and will aim to minimize energy consumption and maximize comfort. Read more.


Approved Manhattan Supertall is Russian Architecture Firm’s First US Building

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27 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

A Moscow–based architecture firm has gained approval for the tallest project by a Russian firm in the US, a 1,001–foot (305-meter) supertall in Manhattan. The tower will feature 41 luxury apartments with 180-degree views of Manhattan. Read more.


Phu Quoc to Transform Old Airport Into New Urban Zone

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26 Oct 2017, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Government officials in Phu Quoc have unveiled a plan to turn the Vietnamese island's old airport into a new urban development featuring an administrative center, shopping mall, office buildings, hotels, and apartment blocks. Read more.


Renderings Revealed for One Chicago Square

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25 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

Teaser images have been released of One Chicago Square, which includes a proposed 76-story residential skyscraper in Chicago's River North district. Expected to cost over $700 million, the project will rise just west of Holy Name Cathedral. Read more.


Vertical Forest to Rise East of Paris

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24 Oct 2017, Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Rising 54 meters and supported by a timber structure, the first "Vertical Forest" in France will be created in the town of Villiers-sur-Marne, in the eastern quadrant of the Parisian metropolitan area, and boast a tree-covered façade. Read more.


Approval Granted for Student Housing Tower in Manchester

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24 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Planning approval has been granted to a 30-story student housing tower in Manchester. The scheme on New Wakefield Street, which is close to a number of listed buildings, includes 573 bedrooms, bike parking, and commercial space. Read more.


Developer Resubmits Plans for London’s Former Police Headquarters

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23 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The firm behind the redevelopment of the Metropolitan Police’s former headquarters in Westminster has submitted a new planning application for the scheme, after its efforts to hike its new-homes count by 10% ran afoul of the mayor. Read more.


Historic Stockholm Gasometers to be Upcycled into Residential Complex

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23 Oct 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Several old gasometers in Stockholm’s Hjorthagen district are being repurposed into a vibrant new residential complex, which will include a 170-meter residential tower with lush green space snaking through the development. Read more.


New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel

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20 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new supertall proposals to recently hit Toronto. Read more.


High-Rise in Los Angeles’ Westlake Approved by Planning Commission

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20 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved the mixed-use tower Lake on Wilshire in the Westlake neighborhood. It's developers plan to bring 478 market-rate apartments and 39 affordable units to the area. Read more.


Three Mega-Development Sites Unveiled in Chicago

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19 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s development community has had a lot to chew on in recent days. In a bid to secure the coveted Amazon second corporate headquarters (HQ2) for the Windy City, developers have officially taken the wraps off two sites. Read more.