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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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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.

Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’


29 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia

An AU$650 million office tower has been proposed for Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle.’ The 40-story building at 370 Queen Street will comprise basement car parking, a podium with gym and childcare facilities, and 50,000 of office space. Read more.

Architect Debuts 34-Story Salford Tower in Greater Manchester


28 Mar 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architect has submitted a proposal for a 34-story residential tower on the waterfront in Salford just outside Manchester. The high-rise would contain 216 units plus ground-floor commercial space as well as a rooftop terrace. Read more.

Developer Calls for Groundwork Bids for Tallest Tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah


28 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Palm 360 project in Dubai has called for ground preparation proposals to begin work on the two-tower development. Palm 360 will feature a hotel with 125 rooms as well as 331 residential units. Read more.

New Plans Emerge for Melbourne Convention Center Site


28 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

An AU$800 million apartment and hotel complex has been unveiled on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The plans call for three towers that will rise up to 33 stories and contain 500 residential units and 167 hotel rooms. Read more.

Metro Martin Place Proposal in Sydney Gains Key Approval


27 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The proposed Martin Place Metro Towers complex in Sydney has gained approval from the state government. The project includes two office towers that would be connected by a podium to the existing 50 Martin Place building. Read more.

First Renderings Revealed for Cumulus Tower in LA


27 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Initial renderings for a major mixed-use project in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles have been revealed. The development, called Cumulus, features a 30-story tower designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Read more.

Twin-Tower Project Gets Greenlight in Gold Coast


26 Mar 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast City Council has approved the twin-tower Wanderlust project being developed by EG Funds Management in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the high-rises will reach 56 and 72 stories. Read more.

Floating Sky Gardens and Rooftop Terraces Adorn Proposed Tower in Taichung


23 Mar 2018, Taichung, Taiwan

Aedas has unveiled plans for a 200-meter high-rise that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of “floating” sky gardens and glass boxes. The 40-story proposed tower would contain a bank headquarters and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Melbourne’s 671 Chapel Street Approved for Construction


23 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposed high-rise at 671 Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Forrest Hill precinct has been approved for construction after several years of community push-back. The 22-story tower will feature 158 apartments, plus office and retail space. Read more.

Plans Revealed for “Horizontal Skyscrapers” in Moscow


22 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans have been revealed for two apartment blocks built on stilts as part of a redevelopment of an abandoned brewery in Moscow. The elevated towers have been dubbed “horizontal skyscrapers” by the project’s architect. Read more.

Architect Designs “Phantasmagoric” Hotel Topped with a House in Metz


21 Mar 2018, Metz, France

Plans have been revealed for a 14-story hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on its roof. The hotel, which will contain 119 rooms, was designed to resonate with nearby redevelopments in the city. Read more.

Canberra Gives Green Light to New Tallest Building


20 Mar 2018, Canberra, Australia

The Canberra government has given the green light for a developer to build the city’s tallest building as part of an AU$1 billion multi-tower development dubbed Republic. The tallest tower will rise 113 meters and 32 stories. Read more.

Demolition Begins for 50 West 66th Street in New York City


19 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

Demolition has begun on the last structural occupant on the site of the upcoming 50 West 66th Street, a 263.2-meter tower in New York City. The new building will be separated into two distinct sections by an outdoor terrace on the 16th floor. Read more.

Architect Wins Permission for West London Culinary Quarter


19 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has won planning approval for a mixed-use development to be known as the Culinary Quarter in London. The project will include two towers of 26 and 36 stories, with spaces dedicated to researching, tasting and developing food. Read more.