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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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Tower Design Approved for Assembly Building in Amaravati, India


14 Dec 2017, Amaravati, India

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has approved the design of the Amaravati Legislative Assembly building from two options. However, the final decision will only be made after public feedback. Read more.

Proposal for Chicago’s Lakeshore East Goes Back to Drawing Board


14 Dec 2017, Chicago, United States

An ambitious development that would fill in the last major piece of downtown Chicago’s multi-phase Lakeshore East neighborhood with three new high-rises will not move forward as presented in July 2017. Read more.

$2 Billion “Millennium Square” Precinct Launched in Brisbane


13 Dec 2017, Brisbane, Australia

News Corp. has confirmed plans to develop a AU$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) "world-class innovation and media hub," which will comprise 44,000 square meters of commercial space and 42,000 square meters of retail. Read more.

Twin Towers Planned for Taipei


12 Dec 2017, Taipei, China

Life insurers, property developers, and hotel operators have voiced an interest in a development project known as the “Gate of Taipei,” which will be built on a site near the Taipei Railway Station. Read more.

New Luxury Hotel Planned for Adelaide


11 Dec 2017, Adelaide, Australia

South Australia’s Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has conceived a plan to address Adelaide’s hotel shortage and attract tourism by building a six-star hotel on the River Torrens. Read more.

Los Angeles’ Proposed 32-Story Hill Street Tower Moves Forward


08 Dec 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A proposal to construct a high-rise building behind the popular Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will take an important step forward in December 2017, when the project goes before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Read more.

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.