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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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Architect’s Glass-and-Timber Tower to Adorn Oslo’s New Train Station

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26 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

A project called Nordic Light has won a competition for a high-rise building and train station in the center of Oslo. The modular tower will contain hotels and offices and will be made of timber and glass, reflecting Oslo’s historic structures. Read more.


New Supertall Skyscraper Could Rise Behind a Redeveloped Tribune Tower in Chicago

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25 Jan 2018, Chicago, Unites States

A skyscraper that could become Chicago’s second- or third-tallest building is planned for a parking lot next to the historic Tribune Tower. Expected to rise to 423 meters, the proposed development would contain residential units and a hotel. Read more.


Final Renderings Released for The Grand in Los Angeles

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25 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Final renderings have been released for The Grand in downtown Los Angeles. The scheme includes a cinema, a 20-story, 314-room Equinox Hotel, and a 39-story residential tower containing 436 apartments, with retail at ground level. Read more.


Details Emerge for Expo City 5 Tower Near Toronto

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25 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada

Additional details for Expo City 5, a proposed 61-story residential tower planned for the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, have emerged. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, the tower would feature a glazed podium with a landscaped rooftop area. Read more.


Architect Awarded Multi-Tower Health Campus Design in Kunming

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24 Jan 2018, Kunming, China

John Portman & Associates has announced that, after winning a design competition in October 2017, the firm has finalized a contract to begin work on the Greenland Dian Lake International Health Town. Read more.


Taipei’s Latest Skyscraper Inspired by the Shape of Bamboo Shoots

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24 Jan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

Architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei's skyline – a 280-meter-tall, green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house two luxury hotels with a combined 500 rooms. Read more.


Chicago’s One Bennett Park Tops Off

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24 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

One Bennett Park, set to be the tallest all-residential skyscraper in Chicago, has officially topped out. The 254-meter, 67-story tower will feature a mixture of 69 condominiums and 279 rental apartments with high-end amenities. Read more.


Architect References Moscow’s Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Design

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23 Jan 2018, Moscow, Russia

An architect has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for a new mixed-use complex to be located near several important historic buildings in the city center of Moscow. Read more.


Miami Worldcenter’s CAOBA Tops Off

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23 Jan 2018, Miami, United States

Developers have topped-off construction at CAOBA, a 134.7-meter, 444-unit apartment tower within the Miami Worldcenter mixed-use complex. CAOBA will include more than 1,858 square meters of ground floor retail. Read more.


Commercial Tower Proposed for Chinatown Mall Car Park in Brisbane

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22 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged a development application for an 18-story building in Brisbane’s Chinatown mall. The proposal includes the construction of a 12-story office building on top of the existing five-story mall carpark. Read more.


Developer Appoints Sales Agent for Dubai Residential Tower as Construction Progresses

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22 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has chosen a lead sales agent for an under-construction residential tower in Dubai. The 32-story, 53,000-square-meter high-rise will include 244 units and is expected to complete in 2019. Read more.


ONE St. Petersburg to Become Florida City’s Tallest Building Upon Completion

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22 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, United States

Developers are nearing completion of ONE St. Petersburg, which at 41 stories and 137 meters tall will be the Florida city’s tallest building once complete. The tower will contain 253 condominiums and a 174-room hotel. Read more.


San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Opens for Business

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19 Jan 2018, San Francisco, United States

The 326-meter-tall Salesforce Tower in San Francisco officially opened on January 15. The new home of Salesforce is now the second-tallest building west of the Mississippi River, just behind the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles. Read more.


Architect Designs Office Block Containing a 60-Meter-High Urban Farm in Sweden

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19 Jan 2018, Linköping, Sweden

An architecture firm is building a 60-meter-tall building that will be split equally between office space and an urban farm in Linköping, Sweden. The 17-story tower is under construction and expected to be completed in 2020. Read more.


One Chicago Square Development Gets City Panel OK

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19 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

A proposed residential development with a 76-story high-rise in Chicago’s River North neighborhood cleared a major hurdle, when a city panel approved the project. The development includes towers of 308 and 199 meters. Read more.


Design Team Has Been Chosen to Build New Neighborhood in Nice

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19 Jan 2018, Nice, France

A design team has been chosen to build a new neighborhood in Nice, France, that will include 800 residential units, a range of retail outlets, offices, and a hotel. The €275 million project is expected to open in 2021. Read more.


Developer’s New Dubai Island Destination Revealed

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18 Jan 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emaar Development unveiled a private gated island destination on the Arabian Gulf in Dubai that will include a twin-tower development of 33 stories and 26 stories. Residents will have access to swimming pools, gyms, and parking areas. Read more.


Architect to Design Campus Complex for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

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18 Jan 2018, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute has selected Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to design a new, 30,000 square-meter contemporary campus in Oslo. The complex will comprise two new buildings linked by a common entrance area across two levels. Read more.


A Developer and Pension Plan Team Up for £1.5 Billion London Build-to-Rent Project

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18 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

Lendlease and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have struck a £1.5 billion partnership to invest in a London build-to-rent private rental sector scheme in the city’s Elephant and Castle neighborhood. Read more.


China Builds World’s Tallest Air Purifier in Xi’an – and Plans 500-Meter-Tall Successor

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17 Jan 2018, Xi’an, China

A 100-meter-tall experimental air purifier has been built in Xi’an, the capital of China’s central Shaanxi province. The tower is being tested by researchers from the Institute of Earth Environments at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read more.


Architecture Firm Defends Proposal for London Tower Project

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17 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom

Zaha Hadid Architects has defended proposals for a mixed-use scheme in London following, criticism over its size and location. The firm submitted plans for two towers of 53 and 42 stories linked by an 11-story podium. Read more.


Hong Kong’s Tung Chung New Town Extension Receives HK$12 Billion in Funding

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16 Jan 2018, Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering & Development Department has signed a HK$12.076 billion contract for reclamation work in Tung Chung East advance work for the Tung Chung New Town Extension project. Read more.


Melbourne’s 140 Lonsdale Tower Gets Approval

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16 Jan 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has received development approval from the Victorian government for a new 22-story office tower in Melbourne’s central business district. The tower is part of the AU$600 million Wesley Place development. Read more.


New Rendering for Pacific Park’s Full Build-Out in New York Show Its Tallest Skyscraper

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16 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings have been released for the Pacific Park mega-project near Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn that indicate that the development's tallest tower will be around 243.8 meters in height. Read more.


Dozens Injured as Floor Collapses at Jakarta Stock Exchange

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15 Jan 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dozens of people were injured when a floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta collapsed. At least 77 people were taken to local hospitals. The cause of the collapse is unknown as of press time. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Area Northwest of Los Angeles' Downtown

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15 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A large-scale residential and hotel complex will be proposed for the former headquarters campus of the Metropolitan Water District on Sunset Boulevard as Los Angeles’ development boom expands into blocks northwest of downtown. Read more.


“Vertical Forest” in Eindhoven is the First to be Used in Social Housing

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15 Jan 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed a 75-meter high-rise for Eindhoven that would be the first to integrate a vertical forest into an affordable housing skyscraper. Approximately 5,200 shrubs and 125 trees will be planted on the structure. Read more.


New Towers Coming to New York’s High Line

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12 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

Two residential towers have been proposed for either side of New York City’s High Line. The 39,483-square-meter development will contain 181 condos split between the two towers, as well as 1,579 square meters of retail space. Read more.


Malaysia's Upcoming Tallest skyscraper, The Exchange 106, Has Signed Up Major Tenants

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12 Jan 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s upcoming tallest tower, The Exchange 106, has signed up tenants for nearly half of its floor space to large institutions. The tower will top out at 492 meters and replace the Petronas Twin Towers as the countries tallest. Read more.


Revised Obama Center Design Filed with City of Chicago

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12 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

The Obama Foundation has submitted revised plans with the city of Chicago for the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park. The submission includes a more slender 71.6-meter, 8-story stone-and-wood-clad museum tower. Read more.