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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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Updated Proposal for AT&T Building Revealed in New York City


13 Dec 2018, New York City, United States

A proposal to overhaul New York City’s 550 N. Madison, a postmodern building that gained landmark status, has been updated. The new proposal, which includes updated retail, leaves the majority of the building intact. Read more.

A 22-Story Office Building is Proposed for Uptown Dallas


10 Dec 2018, Dallas, Texas

A developer has announced plans for a 22-story, 300,000-square-foot (27,870-square-meter) office tower, paying almost $400 per square foot ($4,304 per square meter) for the 0.4-hectare building site. Read more.

Historic England Objects to Proposed Tulip Tourist Tower in London


10 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

Historic England has expressed concerns about the proposed 305-meter-tall, Tulip tower, saying it could encroach on views of the Tower of London. London City Airport has joined in saying the tower could interfere with radar. Read more.

Group of Residential Towers in Salford May Rise to 45 Stories


07 Dec 2018, Salford, United Kingdom

Proposals have been drawn for a series of blocks in Salford Quays that could rise up to 45 stories. The buildings would contain residential apartments, student accommodation and co-living units. Read more.

A 22-Story Luxury Tower Will Rise in San Salvador


06 Dec 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

Construction is planned to begin in 2019 on a new luxury residential tower in the suburb of San Benito, San Salvador called Casa Uno Cinco Nueve. The building will offer 88 units ranging in size from 138 to 191 square meters. Read more.

Norwich Tower and 4.5-Hectare Scheme Set for Approval


04 Dec 2018, Norwich, United Kingdom

A £270 million (US$344 million) scheme in Norwich has been recommended for approval by city planners. The development would include a 20-story high-rise, 11,000 square meters of retail and commercial space, a hotel and a cinema. Read more.

Artist Submits Application for 20-Story Surfers Paradise Tower in Gold Coast


04 Dec 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A Gold Coast artist has submitted an application to develop a 57-apartment tower in Surfers Paradise. The largest of the four penthouse apartments will comprise four bedrooms within a 509-square-meter layout. Read more.

Architect Submits Plans for 42-Story Residential Tower in London


30 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has proposed a plan to build a 42-story residential tower opposite Ilford station in east London. The scheme would include 380 apartments, with 144 affordable apartments built on a separate site. Read more.

A 24-Story Residential Tower and Townhouse Project is Being Built in Tegucigalpa


30 Nov 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Urbánica, an El Salvador-based real estate developer, will be starting construction on a 24-story residential high-rise in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa in mid-2019. The project will include seven townhouses in addition to the apartment units. Read more.

Updated Plans Submitted for $1.4 Billion Development in Olympic Park in London


29 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Updated plans for a $1.4 billion development in London’s Olympic Park have been submitted. The plan, which has undergone height cutbacks after a dispute over views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, could reach completion in 2022 if approved. Read more.

Sydney’s Transit-Oriented Waterloo Tower Scheme Proceeds to Next Stage


28 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia

Planning for a new transit-oriented tower development in Sydney has proceeded to the next stage. A new station is set to be accompanied by 29-, 25-, and 23-story towers, as well as mid-rise buildings and a public plaza. Read more.

Mixed-Use Development Set for Newport, Kentucky, Near Cincinnati


28 Nov 2018, Newport, United States

A 14-hectare project featuring 464,515 square meters of residential, commercial, and public space is planned to develop in Newport, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Construction on the $1 billion scheme will begin in 2019. Read more.

Zurich Voters Greenlight New Stadium and High-Rise Complex


28 Nov 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

A new 18,000-seat football stadium complex is to be built in Zurich, Switzerland, following local voter approval. The project, which includes two adjacent 137-meter high-rises, has a total estimated cost of $571 million. Read more.

Two-Tower Complex Joined by Illuminated Skybridge Proposed for Montreal


28 Nov 2018, Montreal, Canada

Developers have submitted a proposal for a two-tower mixed-use development to join Montreal’s downtown skyline. The 51- and 53-story towers are planned to host 1,500 new units and will be connected by an illuminated skybridge. Read more.

Four-Tower Southall Scheme in West London Approved


27 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has secured approval for a 575-home, four-tower scheme in west London. The $254 million project will include 2,100 square meters of office space as well as 926 cycle spaces, communal gardens and public space. Read more.

A 50-Meter Timber Tower to Rise on Paris’ Left Bank


27 Nov 2018, Paris, France

A timber tower on Paris’ left bank is scheduled for a 2021 completion. The residential project, known as the Wood Up tower, will rise 50 meters and 17 stories tall, and will accommodate 105 homes, ranging from studios to five-room apartments. Read more.

Funding Secured for Birmingham Development’s Tower II


26 Nov 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

A funding agreement has been secured to develop a 33-story residential tower in Birmingham as the second phase of a scheme. The proposed 217-unit building is scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.

29-Story Coquitlam Tower to Proceed Following Council Approval


26 Nov 2018, Coquitlam, Canada

The Coquitlam council has approved a 29-story tower to proceed with a rezoning application. The 251-unit high-rise is planned to replace a three-story condominium building in the city’s Burquitlam neighborhood. Read more.

The Tulip Tourist Tower Proposed in London


19 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 305-meter tourist tower called The Tulip has been proposed adjacent to 30 St. Mary Axe in London. The proposal includes glass slides and gondola pod rides, with completion estimated for 2025. Read more.

Webster Place Owner Plans Residential Expansion in Chicago


19 Nov 2018, Chicago, United States

The New York-based developer behind the 12,541-square-meter Webster Place shopping center has plans to expand with two 20-story residential, office and retail towers on an adjacent land parcel. Read more.

Plans for 32-Story Skyscraper in Sheffield Approved


15 Nov 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom

A 32-story skyscraper has gained outline planning approval by Sheffield City Council. The project would consist of residential apartments and retail, and would create a pedestrian link between The Moor and Sheffield City Centre. Read more.

New York City’s Plans for Amazon HQ2 Swing Into Action


14 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

A prominent e-commerce company has released plans for its new headquarters in New York City’s Long Island City. The company is also slated to lease 92,903 square meters of a 50-story tower in the area. Read more.

New Wave of London Bridge Schemes Emerges


14 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Developers have unveiled designs for the regneration of the London Bridge sector, which will undergo review by London’s Southwark Council. The schemes include retail and office buildings, as well as a tower featuring an “origami-style” façade. Read more.

Three-Tower Complex Proposed for Córdoba, Argentina


14 Nov 2018, Córdoba, Argentina

A three-tower complex rising 110 meters has been proposed for Córdoba, Argentina. The 127,000-square-meter project is planned to contain a mall and 750 parking spaces, 945 residential apartments, and office space. Read more.

Sugar-Cane-Inspired Tower to Rise 41 Stories in Honolulu


14 Nov 2018, Honolulu, United States

An architecture firm’s first project in Honolulu is slated to rise 41 stories and is designed to imitate the curve of the area’s native red sugar cane. The 570-unit tower is set to join a 24.3-hectare development in the Ward Village district. Read more.

Three Towers Proposed Near Ottawa’s Gladstone Village


12 Nov 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A developer is proposing three towers near the Gladstone Village planned community in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighborhood. The towers, which have proposed heights of 40, 36 and 31 stories, combine to offer 92,903 square meters of floor space. Read more.

Proposed Residential High-Rises to Go Before London, Ontario Planning Committee


09 Nov 2018, London (ON), Canada

Two high-rise projects are planned to go before the London, Ontario planning committee. The two-tower complex is set to deliver 480 new units to the downtown area, while the proposed 31-story building is slated to include 266 units. Read more.

Architects Selected to Build Smart City Outside Moscow


08 Nov 2018, Moscow, Russia

Architects have been selected to move forward with four million square meters of new buildings, including office and residential, for a smart city development in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, west of Moscow. Read more.

Apartment Tower Project Launched in Thu Dau Mot


07 Nov 2018, Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam

Developers have announced a new 24-floor apartment project planned for Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam. The X-shaped tower will contain 560 apartments, which are projected to launch to market in 2019, and commercial space on the ground floor. Read more.

Works to Begin on High-Rise Complex in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill Sector


07 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A complex initially lodged in 2004 has received the necessary funding to begin construction works in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood. The project includes a 20-story hotel, a 39-story residential tower, retail, and public space. Read more.