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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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New Rendering Revealed for High-Rise on New York’s Lower East Side

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27 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are expected to collectively deliver 2,775 new units to the area. Read more.


High-Rise Twin-Towers Approved in Coastal Suburb of Perth

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27 Jun 2018, Perth, Australia

A twin-tower development has been approved for the coast of Scarborough, a suburb of Perth. The 43- and 33-story buildings will include 314 apartments and a 119-room hotel, complete with an art gallery and café on the top floor. Read more.


Brisbane’s 200-Meter Commercial Development Gains Approval

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26 Jun 2018, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane City Council has approved a proposed high-rise office building. The project will include a new public thoroughfare alongside an amphitheater, child care center, underground supermarket, and retail. Read more.


Lawmakers Approve Bill for 46-Story Residential Project to Proceed in Providence

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26 Jun 2018, Providence, United States

Plans for a 46-story high-rise building will proceed in Providence, as state lawmakers have approved necessary legislation for the project to progress. The 152-meter proposal is currently under evaluation by local officials. Read more.


Proposed Supertall Tower in Los Angeles Could Become Tallest in the US West

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22 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Renderings for a 337.7-meter tower have been submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The glass-wrapped tower will include 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, 2,667 square meters of commercial space, and a rooftop swimming pool. Read more.


Images of New Tower at the Port of Aarhus Revealed

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21 Jun 2018, Aarhus, Denmark

Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new tower’s geometry will be constructed. Read more.


Supertall Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles

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20 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

The developers behind a proposed 310.9-meter-tall mixed-use high-rise have submitted their plans with the City of Los Angeles. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower will house a hotel, 120 condominiums, and 450 rental units. Read more.


Vaughan Developer Proposes New Condo Scheme Next Door to Cancelled Project

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19 Jun 2018, Vaughan, Canada

Two high-rise condominium towers, rising 33 and 39 stories respectively, have been proposed near the site of an abruptly cancelled condo development in Vaughan. The new plans have been presented to the city council. Read more.


Updated Plans for Punta del Este Tower Reduce Height

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18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.


Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road

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13 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel rooms, serviced apartments, meeting rooms, and food and beverage establishments. Read more.


Fifty-Story Building Proposed in Santa Clara

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13 Jun 2018, Santa Clara, United States

A development including a 50-story office building and a 35-story residential tower has been proposed for Santa Clara. If approved and completed as designed, the office tower may become the tallest Bay Area building outside of San Francisco. Read more.


Second Timber Office Tower Approved for Sydney’s Barangaroo South

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08 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A proposed timber office tower has been approved at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The project will consist of 10,000 square meters of commercial floor space and 680 square meters of retail. Read more.


Supertall Tower Approved for Tel Aviv

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07 Jun 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Tel Aviv municipal government has approved the Bein Arim Tower, a 400-meter, 100-story hotel and office high-rise that could become Israel’s tallest upon completion. The building will contain 120,000 square meters of space for tenants. Read more.


Supertall Skyscraper Proposed for Punta del Este Site

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06 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

A 300-meter tower has been proposed as part of a tourist complex development in the San Rafael beach district of Punta del Este. In total, the project would cover about 120,000 square meters of construction. Read more.


Office Block to be Built on $2.94 Billion Site in Hong Kong

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05 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China

An office development is projected to rise at an expensive site in the Central district, with an estimated price of $1 million per square meter. The lot was the first commercial land to be sold by Hong Kong’s government in the area since 1996. Read more.


$500 Million Mixed-Use High-Rise Planned for the Uptown District of Houston

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05 Jun 2018, Houston, United States

A 111,484 square-meter mixed-use development is projected to break ground in the Uptown district in 2019. The project includes a 32,516 square-meter office tower, with an estimated cost of $500 million. Read more.


Number of Homes Doubled in Reworked Maidenhead Development Plans

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04 Jun 2018, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

New plans for a proposed 1.3-hectare development, 100 meters from Maidenhead Station, have been submitted. The number of residential units included in the six-building project has increased from 225 to 519. Read more.


East Side Tower Plans Presented to Berlin Senate

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23 May 2018, Berlin, Germany

A proposal for a 140-meter office building known as East Side Tower has been presented to the Berlin Senate. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the tower features stair-like slits in its façade that will contain small green terraces. Read more.


Developer Wins Approval for Parramatta Skyscraper

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23 May 2018, Parramatta, Australia

A developer has won approval for a 33-story office tower in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Known by its address, 140 George Street, the high-rise will offer office space with large, open floor plates for maximum fit-out flexibility. Read more.


Public Square, Hotel and High-Rise Proposed in the Center of Oslo

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22 May 2018, Oslo, Norway

A new “urban life generator” project has been proposed for Oslo Central Station, consisting of a square, a hotel and a high-rise. The project, which includes roof gardens on terrace rings, seeks to devote 50 percent of the site to public space. Read more.


126-meter Residential Tower Proposed Near Mexico City

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22 May 2018, Huixquilucan, Mexico

A 36-floor luxury apartment complex in a Mexico City suburb is expected to complete by 2020. The gently rotating tower will feature 360-degree panoramic views for each unit, and will include a garden, spa, and pool. Read more.


Melbourne Approves Queen Victoria Market Project

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21 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for the AU$450 million (US$340 million) development in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market precinct have been approved. Construction on the city council-owned site is projected to begin in July. Read more.


Proposed Tower in Aarhus May Become Denmark’s Tallest Residential Building

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18 May 2018, Aarhus, Denmark

New details on the project teams, plus updated renderings, have been revealed for a 44-story residential tower along the Aarhus harbor. The building will include a reflective façade, more than 200 apartments, and an observation deck. Read more.


New Master Plan Submitted for Regeneration of London’s Canada Water

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17 May 2018, London, United Kingdom

The master plan for the proposed redevelopment of the Canada Water complex has been submitted. The project spans 21 hectares and will include 3,000 homes, 40 new buildings, three clusters of high-rise towers, and a new town center. Read more.


Designs for a Ride Share Company’s Flying-Car “Skyports” Unveiled

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17 May 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Several architecture firms revealed their proposals for conceptual “Skyports,” which would facilitate urban aerial ridesharing in global cities. All designs can accommodate 1,000 takeoffs and landings per hour. Read more.


Two Towers Planned for Former Chicago Spire Site

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16 May 2018, Chicago, United States

Related Midwest has unveiled plans for a two-tower development on the former Chicago Spire site. The 335- and 259-meter-tall high-rises would feature 550 apartments, a 175-room luxury hotel, and 300 condos. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 330-Meter Skyscraper in Melbourne

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15 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for what could become Melbourne’s tallest building at 330 meters. The 60-story apartment tower would be built on a small triangular lot. Most of the profits would go to the Royal Society of Victoria. Read more.


New Details Released for Downtown Des Moines High-Rise

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14 May 2018, Des Moines, United States

A proposed skyscraper in Des Moines will feature a boutique hotel and a lobby curated with modern art. The building, called The Fifth, was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and is set to rise 39 stories and 137.8 meters. Read more.


Sydney’s Martin Place Sees Objections from Lord Mayor

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14 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s Lord Mayor has expressed concern over the state government’s approval of two towers in historic Martin Place. The AU$637 million project would be built in one of the city’s most important civic spaces. Read more.


Plans Revealed for New Drone Company Headquarters in Shenzhen

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10 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

Foster + Partners has unveiled its design for the new headquarters of a robotics company in Shenzhen. The twin-tower project will combine research and development space with office functions, connected by a skybridge. Read more.