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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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East Side Tower Plans Presented to Berlin Senate

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23 May 2018, Berlin, Germany

A proposal for a 140-meter office building known as East Side Tower has been presented to the Berlin Senate. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the tower features stair-like slits in its façade that will contain small green terraces. Read more.


Developer Wins Approval for Parramatta Skyscraper

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23 May 2018, Parramatta, Australia

A developer has won approval for a 33-story office tower in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Known by its address, 140 George Street, the high-rise will offer office space with large, open floor plates for maximum fit-out flexibility. Read more.


Public Square, Hotel and High-Rise Proposed in the Center of Oslo

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22 May 2018, Oslo, Norway

A new “urban life generator” project has been proposed for Oslo Central Station, consisting of a square, a hotel and a high-rise. The project, which includes roof gardens on terrace rings, seeks to devote 50 percent of the site to public space. Read more.


126-meter Residential Tower Proposed Near Mexico City

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22 May 2018, Huixquilucan, Mexico

A 36-floor luxury apartment complex in a Mexico City suburb is expected to complete by 2020. The gently rotating tower will feature 360-degree panoramic views for each unit, and will include a garden, spa, and pool. Read more.


Melbourne Approves Queen Victoria Market Project

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21 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for the AU$450 million (US$340 million) development in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market precinct have been approved. Construction on the city council-owned site is projected to begin in July. Read more.


Proposed Tower in Aarhus May Become Denmark’s Tallest Residential Building

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18 May 2018, Aarhus, Denmark

New details on the project teams, plus updated renderings, have been revealed for a 44-story residential tower along the Aarhus harbor. The building will include a reflective façade, more than 200 apartments, and an observation deck. Read more.


New Master Plan Submitted for Regeneration of London’s Canada Water

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17 May 2018, London, United Kingdom

The master plan for the proposed redevelopment of the Canada Water complex has been submitted. The project spans 21 hectares and will include 3,000 homes, 40 new buildings, three clusters of high-rise towers, and a new town center. Read more.


Designs for a Ride Share Company’s Flying-Car “Skyports” Unveiled

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17 May 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Several architecture firms revealed their proposals for conceptual “Skyports,” which would facilitate urban aerial ridesharing in global cities. All designs can accommodate 1,000 takeoffs and landings per hour. Read more.


Two Towers Planned for Former Chicago Spire Site

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16 May 2018, Chicago, United States

Related Midwest has unveiled plans for a two-tower development on the former Chicago Spire site. The 335- and 259-meter-tall high-rises would feature 550 apartments, a 175-room luxury hotel, and 300 condos. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 330-Meter Skyscraper in Melbourne

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15 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for what could become Melbourne’s tallest building at 330 meters. The 60-story apartment tower would be built on a small triangular lot. Most of the profits would go to the Royal Society of Victoria. Read more.


New Details Released for Downtown Des Moines High-Rise

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14 May 2018, Des Moines, United States

A proposed skyscraper in Des Moines will feature a boutique hotel and a lobby curated with modern art. The building, called The Fifth, was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and is set to rise 39 stories and 137.8 meters. Read more.


Sydney’s Martin Place Sees Objections from Lord Mayor

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14 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s Lord Mayor has expressed concern over the state government’s approval of two towers in historic Martin Place. The AU$637 million project would be built in one of the city’s most important civic spaces. Read more.


Plans Revealed for New Drone Company Headquarters in Shenzhen

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10 May 2018, Shenzhen, China

Foster + Partners has unveiled its design for the new headquarters of a robotics company in Shenzhen. The twin-tower project will combine research and development space with office functions, connected by a skybridge. Read more.


Work on Havana's Future Tallest Hotel Set to Begin in September

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10 May 2018, Havana, Cuba

Construction on what could become the tallest hotel in Cuba is set to begin in September. The building will rise to a height of 154 meters and 42 floors, and contain 565 rooms. Financing for the project will come exclusively from Cuba. Read more.


A 51-Story Mixed-Use Tower is Proposed for Atlanta’s Midtown

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09 May 2018, Atlanta, United States

Plans for a 51-story mixed-use high-rise set for 1125 Peachtree St. in Atlanta have been revealed. The tower will rise to 175 meters and include 271 hotel rooms, 70 condos, and 18,580 square meters of office space. Read more.


University of Toronto Plans Hybrid Timber Tower

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09 May 2018, Toronto, Canada

The University of Toronto is aiming to build a 14-story academic building that it said could be North America’s tallest mass timber hybrid tower. The university is waiting for the City of Toronto to change zoning rules that would allow timber towers. Read more.


REIT Proposes 52-Story Building in Toronto

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04 May 2018, Toronto, Canada

A developer is seeking a rezoning permit to build a 52-story mixed-use tower at 250 Dundas West in downtown Toronto. The high-rise would include 517 residential units, 12,295 square meters of office space, and ground-floor retail. Read more.


New Images Released of “Refreshed” £5 Billion Liverpool Waters Master Plan

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04 May 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom

New images have been revealed for the £5 billion Liverpool Waters development along the city’s waterfront. The 60-hectare site is to be transformed into a mixed-use quarter that will include a number of high-rise buildings. Read more.


Architect Presents an Algae-Covered Building Proposal for Hangzhou

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03 May 2018, Hangzhou, China

A Paris-based architecture firm has released plans for a proposed high-rise complex that would occupy a new district in Hangzhou. Called “French Dream Towers”, the mixed-use project would support a bio-façade covered with algae. Read more.


Office Tower Unveiled for Midtown Atlanta

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02 May 2018, Atlanta, United States

An Atlanta developer has released plans for a 30-story office tower in the city’s Midtown district. At 152.4 meters, the Pickard Chilton-designed high-rise could become the tallest new office building in Midtown in nearly a decade. Read more.


Plans for 40-Story High-Rise in New York’s Greenpoint are Moving Forward

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02 May 2018, New York City, United States

Plans have been submitted for a 40-story residential tower in the Greenpoint neighborhood of New York City. The application lists Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the applicant of record, although no formal announcement has been made. Read more.


Three-Tower Development Coming to Sydney Suburb of Epping

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01 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Construction on a three-tower residential complex proposed for the Sydney suburb of Epping is set to begin in 2019. Rising to 19, 25, and 29 stories, the three towers designed by Architectus will feature a total of 463 apartments. Read more.


Demolition in Chicago's River West Makes Space for 23-Story Apartment High-Rise

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01 May 2018, Chicago, United States

A single-story commercial building in Chicago’s River West has received its demolition permit, signaling that a 23-story residential high-rise planned for the site is ready to move forward. The tower will include 226 apartments. Read more.


Timber Tower Proposed for Philadelphia

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27 Apr 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A proposal has been issued for a mass timber-based high-rise complex in Philadelphia. The project would consist of two 62-story office buildings and a residential tower that includes a school and ground-floor retail. Read more.


Sales Launch for 158-Unit Residential Tower in Montréal

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26 Apr 2018, Montréal, Canada

The condominium phase of the Humaniti project launched sales for its 158-unit, 39 story tower. The units range in size from 37 to 278.9 square meters. Amenities include a swimming pool and sky lounge. Read more.


Proposed Skyscraper Would be Tallest in Moscow

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25 Apr 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans for a proposed skyscraper that would rise 108 floors and 404 meters in Moscow have been revealed. The project would house offices, residential units, and an observation platform that would feature 360-degree views of the city. Read more.


Jacksonville Jaguars Propose a Master-Planned Neighborhood

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25 Apr 2018, Jacksonville, United States

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that the National Football League team is partnering with local and national investment firms to build a 394,837-square-meter mixed-use neighborhood around its waterfront stadium. Read more.


Developer Releases Plans for a 33-Story Melbourne Hotel

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25 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has made its first foray into the hotel sector, releasing plans for a 33-story project in Melbourne. The hotel will be located in the city’s West End and offer more than 270 rooms, as well as a rooftop communal area. Read more.


Work to Begin on 57-Story Mexico City Skyscraper

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24 Apr 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction of a 57-story skyscraper that will rival Mexico City’s tallest building will go ahead after facing seven years of obstacles and delays. Known as Reforma 432, the project will feature high-end offices and retail space. Read more.


Developer Lodges Proposal for Spring Street Tower in Melbourne

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24 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for a new 35-story residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD has been submitted to the city. Designed by Bates Smart, the building will feature 84 apartments ranging from one-bedroom units to a dual-level penthouse. Read more.