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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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First Phase of Montréal Residential Development Moving Forward

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06 Jul 2017, Montréal, Canada

A multi-phased project recently broke ground in the heart of Montréal's entertainment district. Work on the Laurent & Clark development has begun in earnest with its smaller first phase promising to deliver a 21-story condominium in 2019. Read more.


Megatall World Capital Centre Tower Proposed for Colombo

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06 Jul 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a US$2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) for what could be Asia’s second tallest building and the third tallest in the world. Read more.


New Details Emerge on New York City’s 80 Flatbush Avenue

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06 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Several key projects have been proposed for 80 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. One tower planned for the site, designed to soar 282 meters in the air, is among the tallest skyscrapers ever planned in the borough. Read more.


Architects Halve Size of London Tower to Appease Planners

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06 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have more than halved the size of their “co-living” scheme in Stratford, east London, following government consultations. Revisions include reducing the height of the main tower to 19 stories and removing the “apart-hotel.” Read more.


Seattle's Upcoming Nexus Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes

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05 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States

Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned at the edge of downtown Seattle as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amid a thriving rental market. The tower includes 367 residential units and 300 square meters of retail. Read more.


New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit

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05 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification of a settlement between the developer and the City of Toronto. Read more.


Four-Tower Freemasons Scheme Approved in Liverpool

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05 Jul 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool city council has approved proposals for a 656-unit residential scheme on the edge of the city center. Located on Leeds Street, the Freemasons development will consist of four separate residential towers rising up to 16 stories. Read more.


Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City

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03 Jul 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will take place across two phases, ultimately completing in 2021. Read more.


Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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03 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City before the end of this year. Read more.


Forum City Development Planned for Yekaterinburg

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03 Jul 2017, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Forum City is a proposed nine-building complex that curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and retail inside an archetypal city block. Read more.


West Police Center Headquarters Receives Green Light in Melbourne

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03 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Final approval has been granted to fund Cbus Property’s US$460 million City West Police Centre complex. The 65,000-square-meter tower will become the state’s first purpose-built headquarters in more than half a century. Read more.


Design Changes Revealed for 6220 West Yucca Tower in Hollywood, Los Angeles

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30 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Documents have revealed a new look for Hollywood's 6220 Yucca Street. The 20-story building would feature 197 residential units above a 136-room hotel and approximately 1,160 square meters of street-fronting retail and restaurant space. Read more.


Lakeshore East Developer Announces New Projects as Vista Rises in Chicago

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29 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

After breaking ground in September, Chicago's Vista Tower is beginning to pop up into the city's iconic skyline. Meanwhile, one of its developers is preparing to unveil plans for more than 2,000 homes and nearly 1,000 hotel rooms nearby. Read more.


New Westminster Council Approves Two-Tower Waterfront Project

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29 Jun 2017, New Westminster, Canada

New Westminster city council has approved plans that will see two new towers built on the waterfront. The Pier West development permit allows variances that allow for 43- and 53-story towers in addition to a three-story commercial building. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Toronto’s One Yonge Street Development

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28 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

New renderings have been revealed for the One Yonge Street development. The tallest of the proposed buildings will house residential units, a hotel, and retail in its base, rising 95 stories and 307 meters in height. Read more.


Proposal Submitted for Residential Tower in Los Angeles’s Financial District

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28 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

On June 23, a developer submitted an application to the Department of City Planning to construct a 780-unit residential tower on a vacant plot of land adjacent to the bustling Figat7th shopping center. Read more.


Updated Proposal Submitted for Brisbane’s Barry Parade

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27 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a revised development application on a recently acquired Fortitude Valley site – located at 44-100 Barry Parade in Brisbane – that would comprise two new residential towers. Read more.


Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North

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27 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and rumors of a pending start of construction. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 42-Story OPPO Tower Scheme in Chengdu

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27 Jun 2017, Chengdu, China

Plans have been reveled for a major mixed-use scheme in Chengdu featuring a 42-story tower. The development is backed by one of China’s largest electronics companies and will serve as their headquarters when complete. Read more.


“Three-Crowned” Cooltoren Tower Proposed for Rotterdam

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26 Jun 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, a 150-meter tower that, upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. Read more.


Victoria One Tops Out in Melbourne

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26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The core structure of the under construction Victoria One has topped out at 246 meters. The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on June 17 and took 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement. Read more.


Liuzhou Forest City Master Plan Breaks Ground in China

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26 Jun 2017, Liuzhou, China

A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools covered entirely by plants and trees. Read more.


Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago

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23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.


Dragon-Themed Tower Complex Proposed for Zhuhai

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23 Jun 2017, Zhuhai, China

Plans have been revealed for a dragon-inspired development in China’s southern Guangdong province. Phase Two of the Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters complex is sited in close proximity to a bridge that connects mainland China to Macau. Read more.


St. Michael’s Manchester Scheme Sees Design Team Changes Ahead of Imminent Project Revisions

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22 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have replaced the design team behind their controversial St. Michael's high-rise scheme in Manchester, signaling imminent project revisions. An exact timescale for the revised proposals is not yet known. Read more.


Towers Proposed to “Defend” Historic Church Site in Parramatta, Sydney

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21 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A historic church is to be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex, expanding the Parramatta Mission and the Uniting Church in Australia’s presence in the city. The project will also house new residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Read more.


Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Eight Eleven Uptown

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21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the Chicago development landed a full, $45 million construction permit on June 19. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

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21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.


Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017

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21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted permitting. A major investment in the city's transit system has also been announced. Read more.


Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition

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20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.