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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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Upscale Condo Tower Planned Near Minneapolis Riverfront


08 Mar 2018, Minneapolis, United States

Developers have unveiled a 39-story condo tower slated to be built along the Minneapolis riverfront. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 101-unit tower could be the tallest and priciest condo project to rise in the city since the recession. Read more.

Japanese Giant to Build Condos in Gurgaon, India


08 Mar 2018, Gurgaon, India

A Japanese conglomerate has partnered with an Indian developer to begin Phase 1 of a 5,000-home development in the northern city of Gurgaon. The initial phase will see the construction of two 35-story condominium towers with 433 units. Read more.

Sydney Approves 50-Story Hotel Project


07 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Developers have been granted approval to build a 50-story mixed-use tower that would contain hotel, retail, and residential uses in Sydney’s CBD. The AU$426 million development follows a number of other high-rise proposals in the area. Read more.

Architect Envisions Super-Slender Cylindrical Skyscraper for New York


07 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

An architect has released a speculative proposal for a 400-meter-tall skyscraper in New York City that would be supported by spiraling steel cables rather than columns. The office tower would feature an observation deck on the 96th floor. Read more.

Sydney CBD Hotel Approved After Modifications


06 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The City of Sydney has granted a developer approval to build an 18-story hotel designed by Plus Architecture in the city’s CBD. The proposal for the AU$35 million hotel was the third application for the site to be submitted by the developer. Read more.

Upscale Hotel Set to Occupy Adelaide’s Future Tallest Building


05 Mar 2018, Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide’s future tallest high-rise, the under-construction Frome Central Tower One, is set to host an upscale hotel with 326 rooms that will open in 2020. The 134-meter-tall tower will also contain 83 residential units. Read more.

Questions Raised About Design Review of Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row Tower


05 Mar 2018, Philadelphia, United States

Following the release of renderings for a 24-story tower, a Philadelphia architecture critic has raised questions about the effectiveness of the city’s Civic Design Board, which was founded in 2011 to vet all large projects for architectural integrity. Read more.

Architect Urges Mayor to Step in on 550-Home West London Scheme


02 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has questioned London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision not to overrule a local council’s refusal of the firm’s 550-unit high-rise scheme, after the mayor recently intervened on behalf of an adjacent 472-unit proposal. Read more.

Developer Proposes 60-Story Office Tower in Toronto


01 Mar 2018, Toronto, Canada

A developer has announced plans for a 60-story office tower to be built in Downtown Toronto’s quickly transforming South Core. Branded The Hub, the building will contain 130,064 square meters of space, with a glassed-in winter garden at its top. Read more.

Double Helix Design Revealed for Tech Company’s Shenzhen Headquarters


28 Feb 2018, Shenzhen, China

GroupGSA has revealed its proposal in a design competition to build a tech company’s new headquarters in Shenzhen. The mixed-use tower design was inspired by the repeating hexagons of a carbon atom. Read more.

Twin Tower Development Green-Lighted in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast


28 Feb 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast City Council has approved a twin-tower hotel and residential project for a riverfront Surfers Paradise site. The two towers will rise 34 and 46 stories, and contain 503 apartments, 280 hotel rooms, and five ground-floor townhouses. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for Portland’s Twin Towers


27 Feb 2018, Portland, United States

An architect has revealed updated renderings of the firm’s proposal to build a pair of interlinking high-rises in Portland’s 13-hectare mixed-use Broadway Corridor site. The taller of the towers, reaching 296 meters, would be the tallest in the city. Read more.

Developer Awards $163 Million Main Contract for Dubai’s Aykon City Tower


27 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has awarded a $163 million contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation for the construction of a tower in its Aykon City master development. Work on the tower is expected to begin on March 1, 2018. Read more.

London Mayor Rescues Rejected High-Rise Housing Scheme


27 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has stepped in to rescue a locally rejected 427-unit residential scheme in West London. The development would see five towers built to house retail, office space, and residential units – 40 percent of which would be affordable. Read more.

Planning Commission Backs 38-Story Tower in Los Angeles’ Historic Core


26 Feb 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles city planning commissioners approved a condominium tower in the city’s Downtown Historic Core. The building would contain 467 units and 860 parking spaces, which would be shared with nearby buildings. Read more.

Planning Minister Freezes AU$4.5 Billion Worth of Development in Melbourne


23 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian government has put on hold AU$4.5 billion worth of high-rise apartment projects at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne. A government statement said the 26 development applications would be referred to a committee for analysis. Read more.

Architect’s East London Scheme Gets Go-Ahead


23 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has won planning permission for a major mixed-use development on an 11-hectare site in Newham, East London. The scheme includes five buildings over 20 stories and two buildings in excess of 30 stories. Read more.

Chinese Developer Lodges Sydney Apartment Tower Plan


22 Feb 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Chinese developer has lodged an application with the City of Parramatta to develop a 21-story mixed-use apartment tower. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 76-meter high-rise will contain more than 100 apartments with retail at the base. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Launched in Sydney Suburb


21 Feb 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Chinese developer has launched the first stage of its three-tower development in St. Leonards, near Sydney. It will comprise two towers of 46 and 26 stories, accommodating 654 apartments, as well as a 15-story commercial and retail building. Read more.

London Mayor Backs Modular Croydon High-Rise


16 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has approved plans to build a 21-story modular affordable apartment block in Croydon. The 153-unit project is expected to become one of the tallest modular towers in the UK, with 70% of homes available for first-time buyers. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for Newark Residential Tower Dubbed “Vibe”


16 Feb 2018, Newark, Unietd States

New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower in Newark. Dubbed “Vibe,” the 17-story, 64-meter building will feature 256 units across 27,914 meters of total space and feature a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

Melbourne’s Northbank Goods Shed Clears Planning Hurdle


16 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Future Melbourne Committee has announced its support of a revised mixed-use development along the Yarra River. The project includes a 17-story high-rise that will house a 180-room hotel and 250 apartments. Read more.

Notting Hill Tower Plans in London Rejected Again


15 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans for an 18-story tower in London’s Notting Hill have been rejected by officials for a second time. The scheme was revised to include nine affordable homes after a previous attempt to build the development was refused by the council. Read more.

“Carbon-Positive” 435-Home Scheme in Hemel Hempstead Submitted for Planning


14 Feb 2018, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Plans for a “carbon-positive” 435-home scheme have been submitted in Hemel Hempstead. The development would feature solar panels, geothermal heat and waste water heat recovery, as well as a green planted façade. Read more.

New Development Brings High-End Modular Living to Amsterdam


13 Feb 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An architect has revealed plans for Crossroads, a multi-tower high-rise development near Sloterdijk Station in Amsterdam. Crossroads is the result of a technologically innovative modular concept that focuses on flexible living spaces. Read more.

Architect Proposes Two New Towers for Chicago Area


12 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Renderings have been revealed for two residential high-rises in the Chicago area that appear to be designed by the same architect. One would rise more than 30 stories in Chicago, while the other would stand 27 stories in suburban Oak Brook. Read more.

Boddingtons Brewery Site in Manchester Sees Two Residential Towers Proposed


09 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a £175 million residential scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester. The proposal is for a 26-story tower and a 17-story tower with a combined 556 units. Read more.

London Approves Controversial ITV Centre Plans


08 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect’s plans to redevelop the London Television Centre with a taller tower and replacement headquarters building have won planning permission. The two-part scheme includes a 31-story tower with 213 new homes. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Multi-Building Project in Melbourne


07 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A property developer has submitted plans for a new AU$350 million residential development in Melbourne’s newest high-rise suburb, Box Hill. The project includes two 18-story towers and one six-story building. Read more.

Newark Developers Propose 11-Story Timber High-Rise


05 Feb 2018, Newark, United States

Developers have planned an 11-story timber high-rise for the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark. The city’s building code currently restricts timber construction to six stories, but developers are hoping for an exemption. Read more.