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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 Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise


12 Jul 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the area, will include 360 units, retail, and a roof terrace. Read more.

Tropical Tower of Hanging Gardens Planned for Da Nang


11 Jul 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam

A design for a narrow 21-story building covered in greenery and planted terraces has been released. The tower, slated for the historic town of Da Nang in Vietnam, includes a 129-room hotel, cafés, and a rooftop pool. Read more.

29-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Occupy Philadelphia’s Former Newman Center Site


11 Jul 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A 29-story building has been proposed to rise between two churches on the site of the former Newman Center in Philadelphia. The project includes 420 apartments, 372 square meters of retail, parking, and a sustainable outdoor public space. Read more.

Vancouver's Empire Landmark Hotel Being Erased from City Skyline


11 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Demolition has commenced on a 44-story hotel building in Vancouver. The project, which is estimated to complete by March 2019, will make way for two residential towers with cantilevered balconies. Read more.

Designs Unveiled for Hexagonal Prism High-Rise in Toronto


10 Jul 2018, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 48-story building in Toronto would feature a unique hexagonal shape and a façade inspired by the growth of plants. The development also includes a retail, restaurants, a redesigned park, and a public art installation. Read more.

Two New Towers to be Delivered in Surabaya


09 Jul 2018, Surabaya, Indonesia

A groundbreaking ceremony occurred for two towers planned to rise in Surabaya, Indonesia. The buildings, which are part of a greater five-tower scheme, have both launched to market and are scheduled for completion in 2021. Read more.

Retirement Tower to Rise in Repentigny Near Montréal


09 Jul 2018, Repentigny, Canada

A 30-story retirement building is slated to rise in Repentigny, near Montréal. The building is scheduled to be delivered by 2020 and will include 289 units, commercial space, and residential amenities. Read more.

65-Story Tower Would be Ottawa's Tallest


05 Jul 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A proposed 65-story building would become Ottawa’s tallest if approved as submitted and completed to schedule. The mixed-use development would rise near a transit station, offering 1,241 residential units, office space, and retail space. Read more.

London Planning Officers Recommend Approval for Proposed 263-Meter Tower


05 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Amid concerns about a project’s impact on local historical sites, the City of London planning officers have recommended approval for the 263-meter tower to rise in the city. The scheme includes office space, retail, and public viewing areas. Read more.

108-Story Residential Complex Approved for Moscow Business Center


03 Jul 2018, Moscow, Russia

A 108-story mixed-use complex has been approved in the CBD of Moscow. The 405-meter tower will include a shopping center, a recreation center, an observation deck, office space, and 195,400 square meters of residential space. Read more.

Mixed-Use High-Rise to Replace Downtown Phoenix Parking Lot


02 Jul 2018, Phoenix, United States

The Phoenix City Council has approved the sale of a lot where a 20-story mixed-use building has been proposed to rise. The high-rise will feature a 220-room hotel, two floors of office space, and 567 square meters of retail. Read more.

Melbourne’s Central Business District Poised to Gain Another Hotel Tower


02 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is seeking approval for a 36-story hotel development in Melbourne’s CBD. The owner of the site, the Uniting Church of Australia, plans to use the proceeds of the project for church operations. Read more.

Glass and Steel Tower Planned for Chicago’s Union Station


29 Jun 2018, Chicago, United States

Developers plan to build 404 residential units in a seven-story addition above Chicago’s Union Station, plus a 330-room hotel in the station’s top floors. The plan is part of an effort to capitalize on valuable real estate near and over the station. Read more.

Work Begins On 106-Meter Tower in Zaragoza


28 Jun 2018, Zaragoza, Spain

Site clearing has begun on the plot of a planned 106-meter tower in Zaragoza that could become the tallest in the Spanish Region of Aragon, if completed as planned. The $81 million project is slated for completion by 2021. Read more.

West London Residential Project Receives Green Light


28 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 20-story mixed-use project has been approved to rise on the site of a Pentecostal church. The development will include 85 new apartments, commercial space, a new church, a nursery, and community facilities. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for High-Rise on New York’s Lower East Side


27 Jun 2018, New York, United States

An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are expected to collectively deliver 2,775 new units to the area. Read more.

High-Rise Twin-Towers Approved in Coastal Suburb of Perth


27 Jun 2018, Perth, Australia

A twin-tower development has been approved for the coast of Scarborough, a suburb of Perth. The 43- and 33-story buildings will include 314 apartments and a 119-room hotel, complete with an art gallery and café on the top floor. Read more.

Brisbane’s 200-Meter Commercial Development Gains Approval


26 Jun 2018, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane City Council has approved a proposed high-rise office building. The project will include a new public thoroughfare alongside an amphitheater, child care center, underground supermarket, and retail. Read more.

Lawmakers Approve Bill for 46-Story Residential Project to Proceed in Providence


26 Jun 2018, Providence, United States

Plans for a 46-story high-rise building will proceed in Providence, as state lawmakers have approved necessary legislation for the project to progress. The 152-meter proposal is currently under evaluation by local officials. Read more.

Proposed Supertall Tower in Los Angeles Could Become Tallest in the US West


22 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Renderings for a 337.7-meter tower have been submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The glass-wrapped tower will include 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, 2,667 square meters of commercial space, and a rooftop swimming pool. Read more.

Images of New Tower at the Port of Aarhus Revealed


21 Jun 2018, Aarhus, Denmark

Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new tower’s geometry will be constructed. Read more.

Supertall Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles


20 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States

The developers behind a proposed 310.9-meter-tall mixed-use high-rise have submitted their plans with the City of Los Angeles. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower will house a hotel, 120 condominiums, and 450 rental units. Read more.

Vaughan Developer Proposes New Condo Scheme Next Door to Cancelled Project


19 Jun 2018, Vaughan, Canada

Two high-rise condominium towers, rising 33 and 39 stories respectively, have been proposed near the site of an abruptly cancelled condo development in Vaughan. The new plans have been presented to the city council. Read more.

Updated Plans for Punta del Este Tower Reduce Height


18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.

Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road


13 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel rooms, serviced apartments, meeting rooms, and food and beverage establishments. Read more.

Fifty-Story Building Proposed in Santa Clara


13 Jun 2018, Santa Clara, United States

A development including a 50-story office building and a 35-story residential tower has been proposed for Santa Clara. If approved and completed as designed, the office tower may become the tallest Bay Area building outside of San Francisco. Read more.

Second Timber Office Tower Approved for Sydney’s Barangaroo South


08 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A proposed timber office tower has been approved at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The project will consist of 10,000 square meters of commercial floor space and 680 square meters of retail. Read more.

Supertall Tower Approved for Tel Aviv


07 Jun 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Tel Aviv municipal government has approved the Bein Arim Tower, a 400-meter, 100-story hotel and office high-rise that could become Israel’s tallest upon completion. The building will contain 120,000 square meters of space for tenants. Read more.

Supertall Skyscraper Proposed for Punta del Este Site


06 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

A 300-meter tower has been proposed as part of a tourist complex development in the San Rafael beach district of Punta del Este. In total, the project would cover about 120,000 square meters of construction. Read more.

Office Block to be Built on $2.94 Billion Site in Hong Kong


05 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China

An office development is projected to rise at an expensive site in the Central district, with an estimated price of $1 million per square meter. The lot was the first commercial land to be sold by Hong Kong’s government in the area since 1996. Read more.