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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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San José Experiencing High-Rise Building Boom

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09 May 2016, San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rican cities across the Greater Metropolitan Area are experiencing a major high-rise building boom fueled by a combination of changing consumer preferences, more attractive housing credit, and quality of life concerns. Read more.


Waterfront Master Plan Development Proposed for Johor Bahru

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29 Apr 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Planned as a major new integrated community, Tebrau Waterfront Residences will incorporate waterfront villas and high-rise residential apartments complemented by commercial and hotel uses as well as a new village retail concept. Read more.


Proposal for Brooklyn’s First Supertall is Approved

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21 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

On Tuesday April 19, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story apartment building that is set to become the first supertall in New York outside Manhattan. Read more.


New Master Planned Scheme for Stanley Street in Brisbane

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19 Apr 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Three separate development applications (DAs) have been lodged for 825-847 Stanley Street and 6-24 Trafalgar Street, Woolloongabba – one of the largest land holdings within Brisbane’s Woolloongabba Core. Read more.


30-Story London Tower Receives Planning Consent After Height Reduction

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14 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom

A 30-story tower by Squire & Partners has won planning after eight stories were lopped from the height. Westminster council approved the 700-home West End Green development at a meeting on April 12. Read more.


Hanoi Regulates High-Rise Building Areas

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07 Apr 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued regulations on the general planning and management of high-rises in the five main districts of Hanoi. The regulations specify conditions on the location and construction of the buildings. Read more.


Toronto Considers Requiring More Space Between Tall Buildings

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06 Apr 2016, Toronto, Canada

As part of TOcore – a study by Toronto's City Planning on positively managing growth downtown – a public consultation was held for downtown residents who had a chance to discuss appropriate distances between high-rise buildings. Read more.


Atkins Awarded Design Contract for New TOD Scheme in Jakarta

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31 Mar 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia

Architecture firm Atkins has been awarded the design contract to provide a transit oriented development (TOD) master plan along the new Jakarta-Bandung high speed rail corridor, Indonesia's first high speed rail project. Read more.


International Property Group to Develop Sydney Suburb Master Plan

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31 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia

Global property developer Greenland Australia is bringing its world-leading expertise to Macquarie Park as it prepares to unveil plans for a state of the art mixed-use community at Lachlan’s Line. Read more.


Riverside Master Plan Proposed for Vienna as Part of Design Competition

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22 Mar 2016, Vienna, Austria

Two architecture firms have teamed up to design a master plan for a site along the Danube riverfront as part of an international design competition. The proposal would add density to the site through the addition of several high-rises. Read more.


London Skyscraper Report Claims 436 Proposed Skyscrapers in the City

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10 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom

The number of tall buildings earmarked for London’s skyline has grown by more than 100 in less than a year, according to a new report on proposed skyscrapers in the city. The total number of proposed skyscrapers now stands at 436. Read more.


Ambitious Forest City Development Planned for Malaysia

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08 Feb 2016, Iskandar, Malaysia

Sasaki Associates recently unveiled some preliminary details regarding an ambitious mixed-use development. Dubbed Forest City, the multi-phase project is billed as a potential new cultural and economic hub for the region. Read more.


Auckland Developments to Benefit from City Rail Link Plan

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27 Jan 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The government of New Zealand has agreed to help support important transit connections with a City Rail Link plan that is intended to spur transit-oriented tall building development in Auckland. Read more.


Waterfront Master Plan Revealed in Metropolitan Cebu

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04 Jan 2016, Cebu, Philippines

An idle 20-hectare waterfront property at a reclamation area in Mandaue – part of Metropolitan Cebu, the Philippine’s second city – will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community aimed at becoming a lifestyle destination. Read more.


Eyeing Rapid Results, Egypt Takes Charge of Building New Capital Outside of Cairo

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11 Dec 2015, Cairo, Egypt

Built to escape Cairo's overcrowding and pollution, the new administrative capital is expected to cost a total $300 billion and feature a new central business district with a cluster of high-rises. Read more.


Multi-Stage Urban Redevelopment Master Plan Proposed for Oslo

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03 Dec 2015, Oslo, Norway

Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen (SHL) has won an international competition to design an 87,000-square-meter master plan in central Oslo. Named Eureka Kvarteret, the project seeks to combine the diversity of the existing settlement. Read more.


High-Rise Greenwich Peninsula Plan Gets Green Light in London

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24 Nov 2015, London, United Kingdom

The Mayor of London has given his approval for the capital’s largest single regeneration development in the Greenwich Peninsula. Plans include several distinct high-rises, retail and commercial spaces, two schools, and two hotels. Read more.


Designs Unveiled for Urban Neighborhood Master Plan in Pittsburgh

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19 Nov 2015, Pittsburgh, United States

Danish architecture studio BIG has revealed its master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District, featuring sloped-roof buildings, a combination of low- and high-rise structures, and an extensive network of pathways. Read more.


Master Plan Vision Adds Vertical Density and Extreme Height to Basra

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17 Nov 2015, Basra, Iraq

An architecture firm has revealed a vision for vertical high-rise living in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Home to a bulk of Iraq’s oil reserves, the area is becoming one of the fastest-growing business centers in the world. Read more.


Foster + Partners Wins 35-Hectare Cairo Master Plan

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10 Nov 2015, Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) has announced that Foster + Partners has won the competition to design the master plan for the Maspero Triangle District in downtown Cairo. Read more.


Huge Docklands Scheme Scrapes Through Approvals in London

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14 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom

Councilors have approved plans for a 1,500-home scheme in London’s Docklands, three months after announcing their intention to refuse it. The Millharbour Village scheme includes eight buildings, six exceeding 100 meters in height. Read more.


Now Arriving: New Condos at Vancouver Train Stations

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03 Sep 2015, Vancouver, Canada

About 50 projects are under development along Vancouver’s now-49 miles of rapid-transit rail lines, representing more than C$15 billion ($11.4 billion) of development costs, according to officials at TransLink. Read more.


Sharjah Unveils $5 Billion Waterfront City

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25 Aug 2015, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

A new waterfront city is being built in Sharjah at the cost of around $5 billion that will accommodate 200,000 people in over 200 towers upon completion of 10 natural islands, which will be connected by bridges and canals. Read more.


Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council Green Lights Slew of High-Rise Projects

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17 Aug 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The total floor area of projects approved by Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council more than tripled in the second quarter of 2015 with the amount of land under development on course to be significantly higher in 2015 compared to 2014. Read more.


Lagos Plans to Build West Africa’s Answer to Dubai, Eko Atlantic

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14 Aug 2015, Lagos, Nigeria

The government of the state of Lagos – Nigeria’s former capital – has announced its intentions to build a new city that will become the new financial center of Nigeria, and perhaps West Africa. Read more.


2016 Start Determined for Manchester’s St. John’s Neighborhood

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12 Aug 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has completed planning applications for the final phases of its $2 billion redevelopment of the St. John’s neighborhood in Manchester. The new neighborhood will be made up of a cluster of mixed-use buildings of varying height. Read more.


Downtown Airport Closure Gives Rise to Edmonton’s Changing Skyline

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21 Jul 2015, Edmonton, Canada

Almost two years after the City Centre Airport closed, developers appear to be following through on their promise to build taller towers around downtown Edmonton as height restrictions that once protected flight paths have been removed. Read more.


Transit Oriented Development Policies Approved in Delhi

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15 Jul 2015, Delhi, India

The Union Ministry for Urban Development approved a transit oriented development (TOD) policy for Delhi on July 14, paving the way for the construction of high-rise buildings along the Delhi Metro corridor. Read more.


High-Rise Investors Overwhelm Hanoi’s Alleys

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24 Jun 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam

High-rise buildings and apartments are beginning to crowd small alleyways and residential areas in Hanoi, and as a result, investors are putting immense pressures on already weak infrastructure systems. Read more.


Sri Lanka Says Chinese-Funded Colombo Port City May Go Ahead After All

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19 Jun 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The government of Sri Lanka said June 18 that it would consider letting the suspended, $1.5 billion Port City project in Colombo continue development if it gets the appropriate environmental clearances. Read more.