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

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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

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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.


Rio de Janeiro Hotel Resumes Operations After 20-Year Closure

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06 Jan 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After being shuttered for over 20 years, the Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janerio, Brazil has reopened. Following a one-month soft opening of only 60 rooms, all 413 rooms will begin operation on January 15. Read more.


Construction has Begun on Croatia’s Future Tallest Building in Split

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06 Jan 2017, Split, Croatia

Work on what developers claim will be the tallest building in Croatia has begun in Split on the Dalmatian coast. The new structure, part of the larger Westgate Towers complex, is expected to be completed by spring 2018. Read more.


Construction Progresses on The Sinclair in Chicago

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06 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

Currently under construction on the former site of a Jewel-Osco grocery store at the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, The Sinclair has now risen to roughly two thirds of its planned 37 stories. Read more.


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

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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.


Concrete Slab Facilitates Construction of Trinity Tower in Courbevoie

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05 Jan 2017, Courbevoie, France

Recent photos show steady progress on foundation works at the site of Trinity Tower in La Défense, Courbevoie. Once complete, the tower will add 3,500 square meters of public space and 50,000 square meters of office and retail to the area. Read more.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


The Opus in Dubai to Feature Permanent Memorial to its Architect

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03 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A major hotel and apartment building currently under construction in Dubai is set to include a memorial to its architect, the late Zaha Hadid. The project, dubbed The Opus, unites two 20-story tower cores as a single cube with a void at its center. Read more.


Three-Tower Development Revealed for Downtown Los Angeles

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03 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States

LA's Olympia development, proposed for the city’s South Park neighborhood at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Harbor Freeway, will include a trio of connected high-rises featuring public shopping, dining spaces, and outdoor areas. Read more.


Plans Submitted for Trio of Residential Towers in Liverpool

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03 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has lodged plans for a three-tower residential scheme in Liverpool's growing business district. Set for completion in 2019, the USD$305.5 million development comprises 39-, 33-, and 27-story towers. Read more.


Construction Start Planned for Brisbane Vertical Forest

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23 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is set to begin on what will be one of Brisbane’s most iconic river-side developments. The standout feature of the project will be a vertical forest with full-size trees and mature shrubs growing throughout the building. Read more.


Office Tower Proposed for Site near Philadelphia City Hall

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23 Dec 2016, Philadelphia, United States

Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,000-square-meter of gross floor area. Read more.


Century Plaza Renovations Begin in Los Angeles

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23 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles’s Century City business district. Read more.


Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen

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22 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all completed and under-construction buildings in Shenzhen. Read more.


New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City

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22 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.


Proposed 31 Parliament Street Tower Headed for Redesign

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22 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

An ambitious proposal for a 49-story tower at 31 Parliament Street in Toronto’s Distillery District was recently presented to the city's Design Review Panel, where it received some tough love and strong words from panel members. Read more.


CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

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21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou, China

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. Read more.


Site Prep Underway for 35-Story 8X on the Park in Vancouver

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21 Dec 2016, Vancouver, Canada

A new 35-story residential tower will soon climb high in Vancouver. Sited at 1111 Richards Street in the city's Yaletown neighborhood, 8X on the Park will express itself through a dynamic prism-like aesthetic. Read more.


Developer Awards Construction Contract for 170-Meter One Tower in Limassol

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21 Dec 2016, Limassol, Cyprus

A joint-venture contract has been awarded to two construction companies that will build a 170-meter-tall luxury residential tower, dubbed One, at a seafront site in Limassol, Cyprus. The project is expected to complete in 2019. Read more.


Initial Building Permit Acquired for Chicago’s 123 East Cermak

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21 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States

A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention Center, is finally ready to be realized at 123 East Cermak. Read more.


Dueling Construction Timelines Create Competition for World’s Tallest Structure

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20 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel commented on this competition for the future tallest. Read more.


Conceptual Plans Revealed for Integrated Resort Development on the Gold Coast

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20 Dec 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has unveiled its latest concept plan to deliver a new world-class coastal icon called the Integrated Resort Development, earmarked to become the largest Gold Coast tourism resort project in decades. Read more.


Connected Residential Towers Planned for Pearl-Qatar Island in Doha

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20 Dec 2016, Doha, Qatar

The developer behind the Pearl-Qatar has secured financing of up to USD$ 200.5 million to fund the construction of the connected Al Mutahidah Towers on the man-made island off the coast of Doha. Read more.


Construction Underway on Coda at Tech Square in Atlanta

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20 Dec 2016, Atlanta, United States

An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. Construction is scheduled to complete in early 2019. Read more.