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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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Design Announced for Fractalized Residential Tower in Quito


10 Sep 2018, Quito, Ecuador

The design for a new residential tower, which is set to become one of Quito’s tallest, has been unveiled. The 24-story project features staggered stacks of units, which create private indoor and outdoor spaces for residents. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Released for 57-Story Tampa Bay Tower


10 Sep 2018, Tampa, United States

New images have been unveiled for a mixed-use tower planned for Tampa’s Riverwalk promenade, which feature the project’s ship-inspired design. The 57-story building will include office space, condos, and a sky deck. Read more.

Multiple Proposals Revealed for Landmark High-Rise Project in Auckland


07 Sep 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Several proposed designs for a new mixed-use tower in Auckland have been released. The winning design for the hotel and apartment building, which is set to be announced in October, will rise in the city’s entertainment district. Read more.

Zoning Adjustments Requested for Dallas High-Rise on Long-Stalled Development Site


05 Sep 2018, Dallas, United States

A high-rise building has been proposed on a decades-old planned 42-story tower site in Dallas. The one-hectare site, slated for office and hotel uses, was originally part of a 57-hectare urban renewal project in the 1980s. Read more.

Developer Lodges Application for Slim 31-Story Gold Coast High-Rise


05 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has proposed a 31-story residential tower to rise in Gold Coast’s Surfer’s Paradise sector on a narrow 607-square-meter site. The 50-unit high-rise includes communal recreation facilities and an automatic car valet system. Read more.

Proposed 40-story Skyscraper Would be Long Beach’s Tallest


04 Sep 2018, Long Beach, United States

A recently unveiled development in Long Beach includes a 40-story tower that would offer 694 residential units close to downtown. The project would also include a few shorter buildings with a variety of uses. Read more.

Developers Revise Plans for Chicago’s Lakeshore East Towers


31 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

The developers of Chicago’s Lakeshore East have announced revised plans for three proposed high-rise buildings, following requests for changes from a government official. The complex includes 1,700 new residential units. Read more.

Planning Authority Approves Extension of Birkirkara’s Multi-Tower Office Scheme


31 Aug 2018, Birkirkara, Malta

The Malta Planning Authority has approved a 20 percent floor space extension to a four-tower office development in the Mrieħel area of Birkirkara. The project includes a parking garage, supermarket, and commercial space. Read more.

High-Rise Tower Approved to Surpass Height Limit in Downtown Kelowna


31 Aug 2018, Kelowna, Canada

A 26-story residential tower has been approved to rise on Kelowna, Canada’s main downtown street. Sales for the 178-unit building, which is the first of three towers planned for the site, are set to begin in September. Read more.

Development Partners Announced for New Bank Headquarters in Montreal


29 Aug 2018, Montreal, Canada

The design and development team has been announced for a 46-story bank headquarters in downtown Montreal. The 92,903-square-meter building, which is planned to complete in 2022, will include technology-driven workspaces. Read more.

A Decade After Originally Proposed, 300-Meter Tower to Rise in Cairo


29 Aug 2018, Cairo, Egypt

A 300-meter tower, which was originally proposed in 2007, is slated to rise in Cairo’s Maspero sector alongside a government redevelopment of the area. The tower features panoramic views of the Nile River and the pyramids. Read more.

High-Rise Complex Pitched for Carling Travelodge Site in Ottawa


28 Aug 2018, Ottawa, Canada

Councilors on the city of Ottawa’s planning committee will vote next week on a plan for a tower complex consisting of three towers at over 20 stories to replace a hotel. The new complex would be able to house an estimated 2,000 residents. Read more.

38-Story Condo Tower Plans Supported by Toronto City Council


20 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

Updated plans for a 38-story condominium tower have received support from the Toronto City Council, following a settlement with the Planning Department. The tower rises from a four-floor podium and is planned to host 560 suites. Read more.

Zhuhai CBD Complex to Feature Signature Skybridge


20 Aug 2018, Zhuhai, China

New images of a four-tower complex featuring a signature skybridge have been revealed. The development, slated for the New Hengqin District of Zhuhai, includes Grade-A office space, retail, leisure facilities, and outdoor terraces. Read more.

Toronto “Future City” Vision Revealed, Includes Tall Timber


17 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

The vision for a “smart city” in Toronto’s Quayside port district has been unveiled. Plans include tall timber buildings reaching 50 stories, open air “stoas” or gathering spaces, and weather-modulating technological advancements. Read more.

Budapest’s Next Tallest Building to Proceed Despite Skyscraper Ban Announcement


16 Aug 2018, Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian government has announced a ban on the construction of buildings exceeding 90 meters in height in the capital city of Budapest. The ban will not alter approved plans for an oil company’s 120-meter new headquarters. Read more.

Late Award-Winning Architect’s Final London Scheme to Start Works


16 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 15-story corten steel-clad residential building is slated to begin works in London, following a refinancing of the project. Designed by a Stirling Prize-winning architect, the project will rise over an existing structure on the site. Read more.

Specialized Irrigation Solution Developed for Vertical Forest Building in Toronto


15 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

Researchers have developed a specialized monitoring and irrigation system for Toronto’s proposed “vertical forest” high-rise that would accommodate 450 trees. The developer of the 27-story tower is currently seeking approval from the city. Read more.

Heritage Group Criticizes Tower Heights Included in London’s Canada Water Scheme


14 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

The master plan for London’s Canada Water has received criticism from a government heritage group, which has raised concerns regarding clusters of tall buildings included in the scheme, which reach up to 162 meters’ height. Read more.

Discount Retail Company Announces Redevelopment in Tokyo’s Shibuya Sector


13 Aug 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A discount retail giant in Japan announced plans to redevelop the company’s Shibuya store site in Tokyo. The project includes a 120-meter, 28-story tower, which will facilitate retail, office space, and hotel uses. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Approved for Perth City Link Sector


10 Aug 2018, Perth, Australia

A two-tower complex has been approved, following years of redesign, to rise in Perth’s developing City Link sector. The 32-story and 23-story high-rises will be mixed-use, with apartments, a hotel, and restaurants on the ground level. Read more.

Basketball Legend Plans to Reside in His New 33-Story Tower in Newark


09 Aug 2018, Newark, United States

A 33-story residential tower, which is slated to become the tallest in Newark, New Jersey, has been approved by the Central Planning Board. A well-known NBA star, who is a partner in the project, plans to reside in the building upon completion. Read more.

Contractor Selected for Next Two Phases of Former Warsaw Brewery Residential Complex


09 Aug 2018, Warsaw, Poland

A developer has selected a contractor to construct the next two stages of a multi-building residential development on the site of the former Warsaw Brewery. The structures, the tallest of which will reach 18 stories, feature a brick façade. Read more.

Designs Revealed of a Multi-Block Interconnected Building on Stilts in Miami


08 Aug 2018, Miami, United States

Designs for a multi-block interconnected building on stilts set to be developed in Miami have been released. The project includes residential, office, retail, education, and public uses, with some of the Jenga-like blocks reaching 19 stories. Read more.

Brooklyn’s Second Supertall Earns New York City Planning Approval


07 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

The New York City Planning Commission has awarded unanimous approval to a proposed 300-meter high-rise slated for Brooklyn. The tower includes two schools, retail, and 900 apartments, 200 of which would be permanently affordable. Read more.

State Council Confirms 320-Meter Tower Complex in Paris’ La Défense


07 Aug 2018, Paris, France

A two-tower scheme has been approved to rise in Paris’ La Défense district, amid concerns from local building owners. The 320-meter towers include apartments, a hotel, a student residence, restaurants, and an art gallery. Read more.

Design Lead Selected for New 460-Meter Tower in Bogota, Colombia


03 Aug 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A firm has been selected to lead the design team of a new 460-meter tower slated for Bogota’s CBD. The mixed-use project includes class A office space, a five-star hotel, apartments, and commercial retail space, with a public amenity plaza. Read more.

Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb


03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.

Developer Files Zoning Application for 142-Meter Tower in Chicago’s Lincoln Park


03 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has submitted updated plans for a mixed-use project in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The development, which includes a 40-story 500-unit tower, requires approved zoning amendments in the area. Read more.

Government Officials Propose Height Reductions for Bratislava’s First Tall Tower


03 Aug 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia

Site approval for a 168-meter tower, which is part of the Eurovea Complex development on the waterfront of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been met with delays due to objections from the city’s government officials. Read more.