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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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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.

Reworked Proposal for London Docklands Tower Set for Approval


17 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story east London skyscraper is set for approval after its developers significantly reworked their earlier proposals. Major changes to the 225 Marsh Wall scheme include a reduced height and width. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton


17 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a one-story commercial structure, spans from 1185-1193 Broadway.Read more.

Seventy-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles


17 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a 70-story, Mid-Century Modern-inspired tower slated for Downtown Los Angeles, which will house 794 apartments and 12,504 square feet (1,160 square meters) of ground floor commercial space. Read more.

Affordable Housing Development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park Gets Government Approval


16 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A $2.2 billion affordable housing development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park has received government approval. It is part of the government’s Communities Plus program to redevelop and grow its social housing portfolio. Read more.

Long-Stalled Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles Files for Construction Permits


15 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The long-stalled, Frank Gehry-designed project has been given a new lease on life, as building permits have been filed with the City of Los Angeles. The new proposal calls for the construction of two high-rise buildings with open terraces. Read more.

Austrian Construction Group to Complete Krakow Tower Left Unfinished Since 1979


15 Aug 2017, Krakow, Poland

An Austrian construction group will turn a Krakow high-rise, left unfinished since construction began in 1979, into the city’s tallest tower. Unity Tower will be part of a five-building development in the city's center. Read more.

Two Development Giants Partner on Washington, DC-Area Office Tower


14 Aug 2017, Tysons, United States

Two development giants have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build The Boro in Tysons, Virginia, a 20-story trophy office tower, which is part of the $825 million, 15-acre mixed-use project, The Boro. Read more.

Mixed-Use San Diego Development Will Include Satellite Campus and Affordable Housing


11 Aug 2017, San Diego, United States

A new mixed-use development in San Diego will dedicate space for a University of California San Diego satellite campus, and will earmark a portion of the residential units for affordable housing. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Copenhagen’s IKEA-Adjacent Cactus Towers


10 Aug 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renderings have been released of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky façades, overlooking a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. The towers will include 500 compact "youth rooms." Read more.

Permits Filed For Pair of Towers at 520 West 41st Street in New York


10 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Permits have been filed for a pair of skyscrapers at 520 West 41st Street, previously the site of an old Mercedes dealership. The towers will include a total of 1.6 million square feet of residential and commercial space. Read more.

Los Angeles Office Tower’s Unusual Design Previewed in New Fly-Through Video


09 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new fly-through video shows the unusual design of Los Angeles high-rise, the (W)rapper, which will rise next to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson station. Read more.

Liverpool Green-Lights Two More Towers, Despite UNESCO Concerns


09 Aug 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool City Council has approved the construction of 31-story and 15-story residential blocks near the historic Pier Head area, just weeks after being warned its UNESCO World Heritage site status was under threat. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for Upcoming 76-Story Skyscraper in Chicago


09 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been released for 1000M, an 832-foot skyscraper that will replace a vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Updated designs include a green and blue glass curtain wall and a hovering metallic mesh crown. Read more.

Co-Working Startup Inks Deal to Build 36-Floor Mixed-Use Co-Living Space in Seattle


07 Aug 2017, Seattle, United States

New York City-based co-working startup is expanding its co-living residential program to Seattle at a 36-story mixed-use building—designed as a place to live, work, and play—in the Belltown neighborhood. Read more.

Proposed 62-Story Mixed-Use Tower Would Be Austin’s Tallest


07 Aug 2017, Austin, United States

A San Antonio-based developer is planning an 850-foot (260-meter) skyscraper downtown, which would make it the city’s tallest building. The development would house office and retail space, as well as luxury apartments. Read more.

New Manchester Student Tower Would Replace Music Venue


04 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a 30-story, 573-bedroom student housing block have been submitted for approval, but would require the demolition of a music venue and a neighboring disused industrial building. Read more.

New Renderings Reveal Crooked, Pixelated Tower in Los Angeles


04 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have revealed a new, slanted look with a pixelated motif for a long-delayed 45-story, mixed-use residential tower project proposed for Los Angeles’ historic core. Read more.

Proposed Toronto Tree Tower to be Built from Cross-Laminated Timber


03 Aug 2017, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 18-story residential tower would have a cross-laminated timber structure, be clad in wood, and sprout trees from apartment balconies, to contrast the city's ubiquitous steel, concrete, and glass. Read more.

Plans Revealed For 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Tribeca


03 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 265 Broadway tower have recently been released, and show a 510-foot (155-meter) glassy skyscraper spanning 144,000 square feet (13,400 square meters) with both commercial and residential space. Read more.

Government Rejects Gold Coast Casino Development in Favor of Community-Led Plan


03 Aug 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated a proposed development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. The decision was based on ensuring the best long-term solution for the Gold Coast. Read more.

German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai


02 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo area on the Huangpu River. Read more.

London Council Approves Scheme for 162-Home Battersea Project


02 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

Wandsworth Council has approved a scheme for 162 homes as part of the £15 billion Nine Elms Development in Battersea, south London. The proposals include four buildings ranging in height from nine to 16 stories. Read more.

Long Island City’s Latest Mixed-Use Development Will Include Factory Space


01 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Long Island City’s booming waterfront could see yet another high-rise, mixed-use project—this time with factory space—spanning 4.5 acres (18 hectares) at 5-40 44th Drive and 4-99 44th Drive. Read more.

New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower

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31 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs from the project. Read more.

Construction Underway at 36-Story 159SW Tower in Toronto


28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.

Design Evolves for Trinity Ravine Towers in Toronto


27 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

A site plan application for Scarborough's Trinity Ravine Towers contains a number of design changes, including the heights of the towers – now 27 and 29 stories – and the number of residential units. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Grapevine-Draped Stone Tower in Stuttgart


27 Jul 2017, Stuttgart, Germany

A competition-winning design has been selected for a new mixed-use residential tower located at Mailänder Platz in Stuttgart, Germany. The tower will be draped in grapevines and feature a dynamic façade of shifting stone. Read more.