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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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Developers Secure $155M Loan to Begin Construction on Miami Beach High-Rise


07 Sep 2017, Miami, United States

The finalization of a construction loan is enabling vertical construction to begin on the Eighty Seven Park project in Miami Beach, Florida. The high-rise will house 66 units and include a two-acre (0.8-hectare) private park. Read more.

Banking Giant May Be Eyeing Move to NYC’s 2 World Trade Center


06 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A German banking giant has sent a request-for-proposals (RFP) to the leaseholder of 2 World Trade Center regarding a possible relocation. The move could help developers begin construction on the tower. Read more.

New Tree-Filled Mixed-Use Complex in Amsterdam Breaks Ground


06 Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

New images have been unveiled of Valley, a 75,000-square-meter mixed-use complex in Zuidas, Amsterdam’s central business district. The competition-winning design aims to transform the area into a more livable and complete urban quarter. Read more.

Large Non-Profit Theater Company Unveils Plans for Its Return to Evanston


06 Sep 2017, Chicago, United States

The north suburban Northlight Theatre plans to return to Evanston, the city of its birth, as a 37-story development replete with a boutique hotel, restaurant, high-end apartments, and 250 parking spaces. Read more.

12 Staggered Skyscrapers Planned for Shenzhen’s North Station Business District


06 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

A master plan is being developed for a Shenzhen project comprising 12 skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network, and a green urban park. The development’s main buildings range between 278 and 428 meters in height. Read more.

London Mayor Nixes Squire Towers Change for Insufficient Affordable Housing


05 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

Mayor Sadiq Khan has continued his tough stance on increasing the number of affordable housing units in new developments by refusing to amend plans for a 20-story residential tower on the site of a former Metropolitan Police HQ. Read more.

Upscale Gold Coast Condo Tower Gets Another Height Increase


05 Sep 2017, Chicago, United States

The Gold Coast luxury condo tower known as No. 9 Walton has been issued an updated construction permit allowing for a larger, taller, and more expensive penthouse unit with its own private swimming pool. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Sydney Office Tower Designed for the Millennial Worker


01 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

Plans have been revealed for an office tower overlooking Sydney Harbour, which will comprise three distinct sections and a curving roofline that references the vaulted shells of the nearby Opera House. Read more.

500-Key Hotel Planned for Water Street in Tampa


01 Sep 2017, Tampa, United States

Designed to attract conventions to a revitalized $3 billion waterfront district, a 500-key, 4-star hotel will be among the first buildings developed as part of a 9 million-square-foot (836,000-square-meter) mixed-use project. Read more.

New Honolulu Tower Will Make Wind Visible


31 Aug 2017, Honolulu, United States

A glass-clad 40-story residential tower is coming to Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood. It will be part of the 3.6-acre (1.5-hectare) community known as Ward Village, and will honor the unique environment while promoting Hawaiian lifestyle. Read more.

Approval Granted for Triple-Tower Development in Sydney Metro


31 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

The City of Parramatta approved a multi-building, mixed-use development at 12-22 Langston Place in Epping that will comprise three residential towers above a commercial ground floor. Read more.

Master Plan Revealed for Singapore’s New Jurong Lake District


31 Aug 2017, Singapore, Singapore

The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled the master plan for the city's Jurong Lake District. The master plan will be exhibited though mid-September, and the public is invited to share their views. Read more.

Curving Tower Coming to Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard


30 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A development team has revealed new renderings for 2900 Wilshire. The mixed-use high-rise development is slated to bring a 23-story tower with 644 apartments and 3,962 square meters of ground-floor commercial space to Koreatown. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Rebuild of London’s ITV South Bank


30 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A UK broadcaster has submitted plans to demolish its 45-year-old London Television Centre on the South Bank to make way for new offices and a residential block tower, which would stand at 31 stories and 104 meters. Read more.

Developer Submits Application for 18-Story Hotel on Sydney’s Goulburn Street


30 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story hotel in Sydney's central business district. The proposal comprises ground-floor retail, 165 hotel rooms, and a residential penthouse with a shared open rooftop space. Read more.

New Renderings Released of Park Grove Towers in Miami


30 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

A new set of images provides a closer look at the trio of towers proposed for Miami's Coconut Grove. Currently under construction, the Park Grove development occupies the last open waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. Read more.

Architect Lands £275m Regeneration Project in London


29 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

Farrells has been appointed to work on a £275 million regeneration project in west London. The new mixed-use scheme will provide new council offices as well as 471 new homes, 50 percent of which will be affordable. Read more.

Construction Firm Wins Bid to Build Adelaide’s Tallest Tower


29 Aug 2017, Adelaide, Australia

A construction firm has been chosen to build Adelaide's tallest tower, Realm Adelaide. The high-rise will reach 40 stories and 132 meters in height, and contain 320 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. Read more.

UK Architect Gets OK for £80m Gibraltar Scheme


28 Aug 2017, Gibraltar, United Kingdom

A UK architecture firm has been given planning permission for an £80 million mixed-use scheme in Gibraltar. The development comprises three lozenge-shaped towers sitting atop podiums that rise to 70, 67 and 58 meters high, respectively. Read more.

Architect Unveils Figure-Eight-Shaped Housing Complex in Utrecht


28 Aug 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

An Italian architecture firm won an international competition for the Looping Towers, a 260-unit residential development in Utrecht. The figure-eight-shaped design will contain 35,000 square meters of space and contain a rooftop running track. Read more.

Architect Wins Approval for £200m Manchester Towers


25 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

The Manchester City Council has approved plans for a £200 million development that will provide 756 new units across four buildings, including residential towers of 40, 22 and 17 stories, plus a 12-story building containing apartments and town homes. Read more.

Danish Architects Reveal Plans for Monroe Blocks Development in Downtown Detroit


25 Aug 2017, Detroit, United States

A Danish architecture firm has released visuals for its first US project, a mixed-use development in Detroit overlooking the city's historic theater district. The development will consist of a 35-story office tower and a 26-story residential building. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for High-Rise Apartment Development in Sydney’s CBD


24 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

First impressions of the soon-to-be-launched 26-floor King and Phillip Residences in the heart of Sydney’s legal precinct have been released. The USD$320 million apartment project will have its sales launch in September. Read more.

A Developer is Building a £600 Million “Versace-branded” Skyscraper in Central London


24 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer was awarded a £250 million (US$320 million) contract to build the first-ever "Versace-branded" skyscraper in London. The 50-story residential tower will contain 450 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms.Read more.

New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes


23 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in New York. Nicknamed the “courtscraper,” the residential tower will host apartments that rent for $1,000 a month cheaper than an average Manhattan home. Read more.

Developer Reveals New “Lozenge”-Shaped Tower for Controversial Manchester Project


23 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs have been revealed for a contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, which is backed by footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Changes include a reduced building height and the addition of a new grand stair. Read more.

Local Construction Firm Wins Dubai Tower Contract


23 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A local construction company has been awarded an AED175-million (US$47.6-million) contract to build a 34-story residential building, West Bay Tower, in Dubai’s 5.9-million-square-meter Business Bay. Read more.

200-Meter Tower to be Part of Fashion Company’s Headquarters in Small Denmark Town


22 Aug 2017, Brande, Denmark

A Denmark fashion company is building a new mixed-use headquarters in its hometown of Brande. The project will accommodate retail space for up to 30 shops, areas for offices, education, and public events, and hotel facilities. Read more.

Luxury High-Rise Planned for Toronto’s Yorkville


22 Aug 2017, Toronto, Canada

A New York-based design firm has been tapped to create a new residential landmark in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. Before submitting designs to the city, the developer will host a series of public consultations to collect community input. Read more.

Despite Objections, Rotterdam May Get a New Skyscraper


21 Aug 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

In early August 2017, the highest Dutch administrative court dismissed objections from locals to plans for a 215-meter tall mixed-use skyscraper in Rotterdam’s Zalmhaven. If completed, it would be the region's tallest. Read more.