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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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Architecture Firm Named for Two-Tower Shenzhen Scheme


24 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China

A new 129,000-square-meter, two-tower office complex in Shenzhen will sport a design by Goettsch Partners after the Chicago-based practice was announced as the winner of an intensive design competition. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Revealed for New High-Rise at Chicago’s Roosevelt Collection


23 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a high-rise proposed for the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago's South Loop, as well as information that preliminary bids for the project are expected to be forthcoming. Read more.

Land Sale Brings the Gold Coast’s Orion Towers One Step Closer to Reality


20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.

Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre Redevelopment Granted Approval in London


20 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Proposals for the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Ripple Road in Barking, east London – billed as “a rival” to the nearby Westfield center in Stratford – were approved by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on Monday, January 16. Read more.

Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago


20 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could allow conceptual plans for a 115-story tower to proceed. Read more.

244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago


19 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

A team led by Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development have taken the wraps off a dramatic 800-foot (244-meter) office building proposed for 110 N. Wacker Drive along the Chicago River. Read more.

Chinese Construction Giant to Build the Tallest Towers in Strategic Djibouti


19 Jan 2017, Djibouti, Djibouti

Construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has laid the foundation stone for a $70 million, 23-story twin-tower development in Djibouti, set to be the tallest structures in the east African port country. Read more.

New World Trade Centre Could be Perth's Next Tallest Building


18 Jan 2017, Perth, Australia

A 75-story World Trade Centre that would be Perth's biggest skyscraper will be built in the center of the city by private developers under plans backed by the Western Australia Government. The project also includes a 36-story tower. Read more.

Plans for Boston’s Tallest Residential Tower in Jeopardy


18 Jan 2017, Boston, United States

There could be trouble in the skies for Winthrop Square Tower in Boston after concerns were raised on the tower's potential impact on the nearby airport's takeoff corridor. Plans for the project are likely to change as a result. Read more.

Planners Recommend London’s 54 Marsh Wall for Approval


18 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 42-story tower proposal at 54 Marsh Wall for east London's Canary Wharf has been recommended for approval by Tower Hamlets councilors. The project would deliver 216 apartments between the main tower and a linked 16-story sister block. Read more.

Site Plan Filed for Max Condos on Mutual Street in Toronto


17 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a successful rezoning appeal in October of 2016, a proposal for Max Condos at 81 Mutual Street is back before the City of Toronto's planning department. The residential tower is now slated to be 36 stories tall. Read more.

Designs for Liverpool Skyscraper Revealed


17 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Images have emerged of a 42-story tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, which could become the tallest in the city. It is one of two high-rise residential buildings planned as part of a complex. Read more.

Funding Acquired for Angel Gardens Tower in Manchester


16 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A new residential tower at Angel Gardens – the USD$184 million development by Manchester’s Victoria Station – has come a step closer to realization after builders secured a loan from a German bank to build the 35-story property. Read more.

Excavation Underway for Vancouver’s 1575 West Georgia Street


16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada

More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point


13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.

Chiswick Curve Refused Planning in London


13 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Planning officers have rejected plans for the 32-story Chiswick Curve in west London, saying its location, scale, and design would “cause harm, including substantial harm” to a range of designated heritage assets and conservation areas. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Tower Planned for 320 George Street in Brisbane


12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 30-story mixed-use tower located at 320 George Street in Brisbane. Lodged by Lionmar Holdings Pty Ltd, the development has been designed by architectural firm Ferro Arch. Read more.

Architect Reveals Plans for Bamboo-Inspired Office Tower in Shenzhen


11 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China

Plans have been released for Gmond International Building – a regeneration project located in the old town area of Shenzhen, China. The design of the 200-meter building is inspired by the traditional form of Chinese bamboo. Read more.

Two-Tower Via Bloor Condos Planned for Toronto Redevelopment Site


11 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

A developer has revealed plans for recently purchased properties at the eastern end of a wedge-shaped block at a redevelopment site in Toronto, where a two-tower residential and retail development called Via Bloor has been proposed. Read more.

New Details for Faceted Tower Planned for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core


10 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New details are emerging for a striking tower designed for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core. The proposed 28-story Spring Street Hotel will replace an existing parking lot and will feature a 170-room hotel. Read more.

Six-Star Beachfront Hotel Tower Proposed for the Gold Coast


09 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A new USD$323 million hotel has been proposed for the Gold Coast. Located on a prime beachfront position in Surfers Paradise, the six-star, 50-story tower will include 580 rooms, as well as premier dining and entertainment facilities. Read more.

Developer Reveals Fresh Renderings for 92-Story One Bayfront Plaza in Miami


09 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

New, high-resolution renderings have been revealed for the proposed 92-story One Bayfront Plaza on South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The plans call for a tower with mixed hotel, residential, office, and retail uses. Read more.

Joint Venture To Add New Resort to Multi-Tower Deira Islands Complex in Dubai


09 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developer Nakheel has signed a joint venture with Thailand-based Centara Hotels and Resorts, paving the way for a USD$136 million beachfront resort on its multi-tower Deira Islands project in Dubai. Read more.

New Details Emerge on The Wyatt as it Nears Construction in Toronto


06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.

Fresh Renderings Unveiled for New York City’s Court Square City View Tower


05 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

An architecture firm has revealed new renderings for an ambitious residential project, dubbed the Court Square City View Tower. Rising to 66 stories, the tower is set to be the tallest in Long Island City, according to developers. Read more.

Student Accommodation Tower Proposed for Brisbane


05 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Singapore-based firm has submitted a development application for a new 918-room student accommodation for 71-97 Turbot and 62-80 Ann Streets. The project includes the 38-story tower as well as the restoration of several heritage structures. Read more.

24-Story Tower Approved for London’s Orchard Wharf Development


05 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 24-story tower has been granted planning permission in east London. Work on the tower, which is part of a larger scheme known as Orchard Wharf, is expected to start in 2017 with a completion date scheduled for 2019 or 2020. Read more.

New Details Emerge as Construction on 125 Greenwich Reaches Ground Level


04 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

After months of site preparation and foundation work, New York City’s next monumental skyscraper has reached street level and is now set to rocket skyward. Simply known as 125 Greenwich Street, the 71-story tower is targeting completion in 2018. Read more.

Brutalist Bunker to be Converted into Tower in Eindhoven


04 Jan 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A Rotterdam-based architecture firm has unveiled plans to convert a 1960s-built brutalist bunker in Eindhoven, Netherlands into high-rise housing. Upon completion in 2019, the tower will rise 37 stories. Read more.

Lagos Design Competition Features Conceptual Wooden Tower


04 Jan 2017, Lagos, Nigeria

As part of the City Above The City competition, a Cameroonian architecture practice has revealed a striking concept for a wooden tower in the heart of Ikory, Lagos. The 26-story tower is designed as four distinct parts centered around a shared core. Read more.