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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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North Kensington Gate Development Granted Planning Approval in London

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24 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

An architecture firm is planning to build over 200 homes across two towers – including a 22-story building known as North Kensington Gate South – on Scrubs Lane in west London’s Old Oak Opportunity Area. Read more.


Proposed Four-Tower Residential Development Receives Backing from City of Melbourne

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21 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Toyota has received an endorsement by the City of Melbourne for their proposal to develop 1,000 new apartment units. The proposal includes a four-tower apartment project over its dealership, which is located just outside of the city’s CBD. Read more.


17-Story Tower in Ann Arbor, Michigan Granted Air Rights Approval

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21 Apr 2017, Ann Arbor, United States

The City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has voted in favor of selling air rights to a project that is set to become one of the tallest in the city. The Collective is proposed to be a 17-story mixed-use development in the busy Midtown District. Read more.


Liverpool Council Approves Five Tower Proposals

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20 Apr 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool City Council has approved plans for five towers across three developments. With work expected to commence on the various projects over the coming year, the city is poised to see a number of construction cranes. Read more.


Kodo to Take Shape in Adelaide as Construction Officially Commences

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20 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Ground officially broke on the AU$100 million (US$75 million), 30-story Kodo apartment development on Angas Street in the Adelaide central business district. Construction is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Read more.


New Orleans Warehouse District Condo Tower Construction to Begin Following Legal Dispute

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20 Apr 2017, New Orleans, United States

A 16-story, $70 million condo tower on Annunciation Street in the Warehouse District will begin construction later this year after developers settled a marathon fight with neighbors over the building's height. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Antwerp Tower

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19 Apr 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

A competition-winning design has been selected for a 25-story apartment and office tower, called Striga 3, in Antwerp, Belgium. The project sits in the center of the Nieuw Zuid master plan – an urban extension to the south of the city. Read more.


Plans Resurrected for Kuala Lumpur’s Plaza Rakyat Development

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19 Apr 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The once abandoned Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur will soon be redeveloped into a landmark that the developer says will be the most significant addition to the city since the Petronas Towers. The project is expected to complete in 2022. Read more.


Plans Revealed for York Region's Tallest Building, Part of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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14 Apr 2017, Vaughan, Canada

North of Toronto, York Region's tallest building could reach a height of 55 stories, adding 553 units of residential density to Vaughan's nascent downtown. Announced on April 12, Transit City Condos will target a 2020 completion date. Read more.


411-Meter Building Planned for Nanjing Business District

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13 Apr 2017, Nanjing, China

Architects are designing an ensemble of five high-rise buildings in Nanjing. The project will feature the firm’s tallest building at 411 meters, qualifying it for supertall status under the standards set by CTBUH. Read more.


Developer Submits Plans for 40-Story Manchester Tower

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13 Apr 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted plans for a $375 million mixed-use tower block scheme in Manchester. The 750,000-sqaure-foot (70,000-square-meter) city center scheme will include a 40-story residential building and 14-story office block. Read more.


Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards

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12 Apr 2017, Milan, Italy

Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The five visions emerged from a workshop held in December 2016. Read more.


New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition

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12 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design incorporates 10 stories of office and mixed-use space that will sit atop the existing store. Read more.


Apartment Sales Launched for The Foundry in Sydney’s Paper Mill Precinct

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11 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia

A developer is preparing to release the final apartment offerings in its master planned community along the rejuvenated Georges River in Liverpool. The offering will include a range of units from one- to three-bedroom apartments. Read more.


Two-Tower Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Seattle

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11 Apr 2017, Seattle, United States

A two-tower mixed-use development has been proposed. Known as Minor + Stewart Towers, the project will add nearly 88,000 square meters of gross floor area to the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and the downtown core. Read more.


Auberge Miami Canceled Amid Cooling Condo Market

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11 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

Auberge Miami, originally planned as a 60-story, 290-unit condo development in downtown Miami, has been canceled and deposits have already been returned to buyers, according to multiple reports. Read more.


Waterfall-Inspired Tower Planned for 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane

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10 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer has submitted a new development application for a striking 33-story residential tower at 77 Hope Street in south Brisbane, inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and sub-tropical climate. Read more.


Carillon Tower in Chicago Rejected Due to Traffic Concerns

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10 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A proposed 60-story tower will not be moving forward, a local alderman says. The Carillon Tower would have been the tallest tower built in River North in nearly a decade, but the community is concerned it would negatively impact traffic. Read more.


Construction Underway on 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne

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07 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Currently on the rise in the South Yarra district of Melbourne, 661 Chapel Street will continue the current development spree that the area has seen lately, adding 30 stories and 127 luxury units to the northern end of the neighborhood. Read more.


Russian Developer Planning Hermitage Plaza Complex in La Défense

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07 Apr 2017, Courbevoie, France

Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two skyscrapers, part of the Hermitage Plaza complex. Read more.


New 16-Hectare Vertical Village Planned for Bangkok

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06 Apr 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

A pair of developers has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16-hectare mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been appointed the master planner for the complex. Read more.


Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland

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05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.


First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower

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05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.


Conceptual Plans Unveiled for “Hanging Gardens of Digbeth” in Birmingham

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05 Apr 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Conceptual plans have been revealed for a housing scheme at 175 High Street in Birmingham, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The vision manifests as a network of roof-garden terraces rising up a pair of towers. Read more.


Pair of Mixed-Use Towers to Rise at 80 Flatbush Avenue in New York City

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05 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans to build a pair of mixed-use towers at 80 Flatbush Avenue. Construction will occur in phases, the first being a 38-story triangular building that will contain residential, office, and retail space. Read more.


Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase

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04 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the tower upwards to 220 meters, adding 11,148 square meters of GFA. Read more.


Site of Proposed Brisbane Residential Tower Sold, Scrapping Plans

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04 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has bought a prime inner city office building that was previously the center of plans for one of the city’s most significant residential projects. With this new development, it is unlikely that those plans will be realized. Read more.


25-Story Bank Building Proposed for Downtown Milwaukee

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03 Apr 2017, Milwaukee, United States

As downtown Milwaukee continues its unprecedented construction boom, a 25-story building has been proposed as an addition to the BMO Harris Bank Center complex. Construction is due to start on the 102-meter building later in 2017. Read more.


Adelaide High-Rise Complex Targets Local Downsizers

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03 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia

An AUD$150 million (USD$114 million) two-tower project on the southern edge of Adelaide’s CBD is set to launch ahead of a 2017 construction start. The development is primarily seeking to attract locals looking to downsize. Read more.


New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017

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31 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the second half of 2017, if all goes according to plan. Read more.