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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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Investment Bank Leases More Frankfurt Office Space Ahead of Brexit

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05 Oct 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Goldman Sachs has signed a lease for the top eight floors of Frankfurt's under-construction Marienturm tower which would allow it to add 800 staff in the German financial capital as it gears up to shift jobs out of the UK ahead of Brexit. Read more.


Developer Submits Revised Proposal for 44-Story Tower in South Perth

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05 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development. The new plans supersede the original proposal for two buildings of 40 and 49 stories, lodged in February 2016. Read more.


Developer Plans High-Rise Residential Tower Across from Minneapolis Convention Center

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05 Oct 2017, Minneapolis, United States

A local developer plans to build a slim, high-rise residential tower across from the convention center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm presented its plans on October 3 to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association. Read more.


Revised Plans Approved for London’s Prussian Blue

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04 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans have been approved for the Prussian Blue tower in central London. The stacked three-block scheme will add another 35 meters to its height, topping out at 220 meters and 40-stories. Read more.


Leeds Hybrid Planning Application Features 40-Story Tower

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03 Oct 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for a £350 million ($464 million) mixed-use scheme in Leeds, including proposals for a 40-story tower. The project will overhaul a 3.52-hectare plot covering four sites. Read more.


Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

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03 Oct 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary. Located in southern Budapest, the 28-story building places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for 35-Story Tower in Nairobi’s Kilimani Neighborhood

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02 Oct 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

A three-tower complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area is set to begin construction in November 2018. The tallest of the three towers will rise 35 floors and 150 meters, and the development will sit on a four-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land. Read more.


Proposed 90-Story Tower Would be Denver’s Tallest

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29 Sep 2017, Denver, United States

A Manhattan developer plans to bring a mammoth skyscraper to downtown Denver. The structure would not only stand as the city’s tallest building, it would dwarf its closest competition by 286 feet (87 meters). Read more.


Hip-Hop Museum and Affordable Housing Complex to Rise in New York’s South Bronx

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28 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A new project in the South Bronx will create an affordable housing tower and a hip-hop museum. Additional plans for the property include a public multiplex theater, a waterfront esplanade, and an outdoor performance space. Read more.


Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

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28 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of Parramatta for a 33-story commercial tower with an estimated cost of over AU$208 million (US$163 million). Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Portuguese Architect’s First US Building in NYC

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27 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings show work is continuing apace on a 35-story luxury tower at 611 West 56th Street in Manhattan. The building boasts a landscaped roof garden and a sun deck offering views of the Hudson River. Read more.


Antwerp Tower Renovation Will Make It the City's Third-Tallest

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27 Sep 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

By extending the tower to 100 meters tall, the new design for Antwerp Tower will make it the third-tallest building in Antwerp, and is meant to provide a hub of activity to an already vibrant part of the city. Read more.


New Eco-Resort Aims to Revitalize the Philippines

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26 Sep 2017, Palawan, Philippines

Plans have been unveiled for a new eco-tourism complex in Palawan, Philippines. The "zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty" project will be built from reused and/or recycled materials from the archipelago. Read more.


The Mayfair Clears Planning Approval in Melbourne

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26 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A British architecture firm has won planning approval for the £194 million ($260 million) Mayfair building, which will be built on St. Kilda Road, a major route through the central business district of the city. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower

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26 Sep 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for Birmingham’s tallest residential tower – a 42-story skyscraper, dubbed 2one2 Broad Street, that will comprise 481 apartments and feature a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.


Timber Tower Emerges in São Paulo

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25 Sep 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

A forest management company has devised a scheme for a mixed-use structure built entirely out of cross-laminated Brazilian timber. The tower will rise 13 floors and sit on a 1,025-square-meter site in the Vila Madalena neighborhood. Read more.


Manchester Residential Towers Get Green Light from Council

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25 Sep 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester’s Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans for 363 private rented sector (PRS) homes. The project is part of a £50 million ($67 million) scheme and will be built at the end of Chester Road. Read more.


Permits Filed for Office Tower in New York’s Downtown Brooklyn

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25 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

After several design iterations, work is finally set to begin on a new office tower at 420 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn. The tower will now rise 36 floors and 495 feet (150 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.


Overhaul of 1970s Frankfurt Office Block Will Create Jenga-Like Apartment Tower

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25 Sep 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Plans have been unveiled for a project that will overhaul a 1970s Frankfurt office block into a 23-floor residential tower. The structure's striking new shape will resemble blocks in the board game Jenga. Read more.


Los Angeles' Broadway Theater District to See Condo Tower Priced for First-Time Buyers

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22 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A Chinese developer is building a $300 million condominium skyscraper with office space operated by WeWork in the historic Broadway Theater District. The 25-story tower will be priced for first-time buyers. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Mixed-Use Office Tower in Cape Town

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21 Sep 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Plans have been unveiled for a new mixed-use office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct, which, while currently underdeveloped, is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial center. Read more.


World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai

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19 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar tower, the tallest yet built in a solar farm. Read more.


Government Rejects Developer’s Appeal for London Apartment Complex

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19 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

The government has rejected an appeal by the developer for hundreds of flats in southwest London – even though the visions for the site were praised by the council and a planning inspector. Read more.


Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark

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19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.


52-Story Tower Set To Rise In Jersey City At 25 Columbus Drive

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19 Sep 2017, Jersey City, United States

Final approvals were recently granted for a 52-story tower in Jersey City, which will rise above a new public school, four storefronts, and a public plaza, each of which is part of the development plan. Read more.


Waterfront Residential Complex Designed for London's Greenwich Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A complex of residential towers has been designed for London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The project comprises a series of cascading towers containing one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as executive suites. Read more.


Proposed Tower for LA's Fashion District Gains Key Approval

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18 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A proposal to construct a mixed-use high-rise development in the Fashion District has gained the unanimous approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. The tower will contain 452 apartments and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.


Medium-Density Living at Heart of Master Plan for Sydney’s Rhodes Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A draft 20-year plan, prepared for the New South Wales (NSW) Government, would see several thousand more people living in the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in western Sydney, housed in medium-density buildings. Read more.


Financing Completed for $171 Million New Jersey Arts Center

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15 Sep 2017, New Brunswick, United States

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center is nearing completion in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, now that financing has been completed for the $171 million mixed-use project. Read more.