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CTBUH Global News

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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New Pixel Project Precinct Makes Splash in Abu Dhabi


07 Dec 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates

An upcoming 76,000-square-meter tower precinct will become the centerpiece of the new Makers District in Abu Dhabi. Called Pixel, the project will facilitate a range of uses in seven towers, wrapping around the central plaza. Read more.

Approval Granted for Beachfront Tower in Gold Coast


07 Dec 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A six-star development on Broadbeach’s Wharf Road has been granted planning permit approval by the Gold Coast City Council. The beachfront tower will be among the most slender towers in the world, standing at 165 meters high and 12 meters wide. Read more.

Multi-Tower Development Announced for Dallas’ Midtown


06 Dec 2017, Dallas, United States

A New York real estate investor is teaming up with a Dallas developer to build up to 1 million square feet (92,903 square meters) of office space as part of a mixed-use project in Far North Dallas. Read more.

Milan World Expo Site to be Redeveloped into Theme Park


06 Dec 2017, Milan, Italy

The winners of an international competition to reimagine Milan’s former World Expo site will build a 10-million-square-foot (929,030-square-meter) theme park for science and technology that includes a neighborhood for self-driving cars. Read more.

Planning Permission Granted for Modular Tower in London


05 Dec 2017, London, United Kingdom

Planning permission has been granted for a 44-story tower that will be built from nearly 1,500 modules manufactured offsite. The development will provide 546 homes to rent, an art gallery, and a café. Read more.

Honolulu “Poor Door” for High-Rise Renters Under Fire


04 Dec 2017, Honolulu, United States

A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: one for high-income residents and another for low-income earners. Read more.

Montreal’s Arbora to Become One of World’s Largest Mass Timber Projects


04 Dec 2017, Montreal, Canada

Comprising three eight-story buildings totaling just shy of 600,000 square feet (55,741 square meters), the Arbora Complex near downtown Montreal is one of the largest mass timber projects in the world. Read more.

Plans Lodged for Oakland’s Next Tallest Building


01 Dec 2017, Oakland, United States

A new project aims to bring the Oakland's East Bay its newest – and tallest – mixed-use tower. The forthcoming 36-story building will be located at 1261 Harrison Street and comprise 185 apartment units, office space, and commercial uses. Read more.

Two 30-Story Towers Coming to Downtown Hamilton, Canada


01 Dec 2017, Hamilton, Canada

A CAD300 million (USD235 million) residential development is coming to Hamilton's downtown. The two-tower scheme is planned for the corner of King and Hughson streets, and would put an indelible stamp on the skyline. Read more.

Japan's Condo Developers Spot Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Urbanization


30 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

As people around the world are adopting urban lifestyles at an increasing rate, Japanese companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their overseas operations, especially in building commercial and residential complexes. Read more.

London Mayor Wants Tall Buildings Review, 50% Affordable Housing


29 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

Sadiq Khan has set out proposals for a 50 percent affordable housing target, and has shined a spotlight on good design in his recently published London Plan draft. He is also planning a strategic overview of tall building locations across London. Read more.

44-Story Condo Tower Proposed in Toronto’s Midtown


29 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans are in the works to redevelop a 10-story building in Midtown Toronto into a 44-story mixed-use building with ground-floor-retail and condominium units above. The project will be located at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. Read more.

Developer Launches Marketing for Gold Coast Tower


28 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer is making its debut on the Gold Coast with the launch of Elysian, a 21-story apartment project in Broadbeach. The approved tower will contain 65 apartments on an 825-square-meter site. Read more.

Planned New York City Tower Triples in Size


28 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The developer of a planned residential high-rise in New York City has purchased an additional 18,673 square meters of air rights. The added height would make the 236-meter tower the tallest on the Upper West Side. Read more.

Hotel With Tiny “Pod” Units Planned for Melbourne


27 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 910-square-meter site at 63-69 City Road, Southbank is back on the market with a permit for a 30-story hotel with 270 pod-style rooms. The site is expected to sell for around AU$15 million (US$11.45 million). Read more.

Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon


21 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794 homes and 35,000 square meters of office space. Read more.

Singaporean Developer Pours $177M Into Ho Chi Minh City Residential Project


21 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Singaporean property developer has announced that it is planning to build its latest residential development in Ho Chi Minh City's District 4. The proposed scheme will contain three 24-story towers and span 1.45 hectares. Read more.

Landmark London Hotel to be Replaced by Mixed-Use Development


20 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern part of the site, allowing for the creation of a “garden square.” Read more.

Redevelopment Proposed for Richview Square in Suburban Toronto


17 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a redevelopment project in the Toronto suburbs. The proposal merges two sites – Richview Square and 4620 Eglinton Avenue West – making up approximately 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of land. Read more.

Jersey City’s First New Office Tower in Decades Revealed


17 Nov 2017, Jersey City, United States

Renderings have been released of Jersey City's first new commercial office building in decades. Dubbed Harborside Tower, the building is getting ready to rise at 136 Greene Street, and will stand 557 feet (170 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

Long Island City Riverside Scheme Would Bring Queens, New York City, Its Tallest Tower


16 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The family that owns most of the land along the artificial Anable Basin inlet is proposing to replace its warehouses with a $3 billion project, including an apartment tower that would rise 70 stories. Read more.

Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension


16 Nov 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in three new pavilions and an 80-meter tower. Read more.

Plans for Forested “Empire City” Towers Revealed in Ho Chi Minh City


15 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Plans have been unveiled for a 333-meter-high skyscraper in Vietnam's largest city, which will be built on the east side of the Saigon River, and mimic the topography of the country's natural landscape. Read more.

Proposal Made for What Could Be Portland’s Next Tallest Building


15 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A redevelopment plan has been released for Portland’s US Postal Service (USPS) headquarters that includes a 970-foot (296-meter) skyscraper, designed to be the tallest building in the city, and possibly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.

Proposals for Connected Bristol Towers Under Evaluation


14 Nov 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol City Council is evaluating a proposal for a 375-home development on the site of a former ambulance base. The scheme includes 26-story and 10-story towers over a 420-square-meter convenience store and leisure facilities. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2


14 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2, which would be located at 266 George Street. If approved, the 36-story “suspended commercial tower” would be one of the tallest commercial towers in Brisbane. Read more.

Developer Wins Planning for Office Building Trio in London


13 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer has won planning for three buildings on a 7-hectare plot at White City Place in west London. Together, the three buildings on site will provide more than 100,000 square meters of mostly office space. Read more.

Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney


13 Nov 2017, Sydney, Australia

A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to International House Sydney. Read more.

Mixed-Use Project in LA's Koreatown Adds New Architect


13 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A mixed-use project slated for Los Angeles’ Koreatown has added a new architect to its project team. The Wilshire Gate will include affordable housing units, as well as 250 condominium units and a 200-key hotel. Read more.

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


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.