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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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New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing

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10 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the height of the building. Read more.


Permits Filed For Pair of Towers at 520 West 41st Street in New York

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10 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Permits have been filed for a pair of skyscrapers at 520 West 41st Street, previously the site of an old Mercedes dealership. The towers will include a total of 1.6 million square feet of residential and commercial space. Read more.


Mountain-Like Tower Underway at LUMA Arles in the South of France

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10 Aug 2017, Arles, France

A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.


Los Angeles Office Tower’s Unusual Design Previewed in New Fly-Through Video

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09 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new fly-through video shows the unusual design of Los Angeles high-rise, the (W)rapper, which will rise next to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson station. Read more.


Liverpool Green-Lights Two More Towers, Despite UNESCO Concerns

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09 Aug 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool City Council has approved the construction of 31-story and 15-story residential blocks near the historic Pier Head area, just weeks after being warned its UNESCO World Heritage site status was under threat. Read more.


107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul

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09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Upcoming 76-Story Skyscraper in Chicago

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09 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been released for 1000M, an 832-foot skyscraper that will replace a vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Updated designs include a green and blue glass curtain wall and a hovering metallic mesh crown. Read more.


Miami's Avant at Met Square Structurally Tops Off

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08 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

The fourth and final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami project, the 43-story mixed-use Avant at Met Square, has reached structural completion with the topping off of its concrete shell. Read more.


NSW Government to Crack Down on Dangerous Building Materials After Grenfell Fire

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08 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) government has unveiled a fire safety plan that it says is “Australia’s most comprehensive” response to the issues exposed by London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in June. Read more.


New York’s 33-Story One Hudson Yards Begins Leasing

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08 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

A New York City real estate company has announced the leasing launch at One Hudson Yards, a collection of high-design luxury rental residences with a curated collection of art, wellness, and lifestyle amenities and services. Read more.


Co-Working Startup Inks Deal to Build 36-Floor Mixed-Use Co-Living Space in Seattle

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07 Aug 2017, Seattle, United States

New York City-based co-working startup is expanding its co-living residential program to Seattle at a 36-story mixed-use building—designed as a place to live, work, and play—in the Belltown neighborhood. Read more.


London’s Cheesegrater Struck by Steel Beam from 22 Bishopsgate Construction Site

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07 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A steel beam being lifted by a crane working at the 22 Bishopsgate construction site in London crashed into the side of the Cheesegrater building, resulting in damage to the external glazing. Read more.


Proposed 62-Story Mixed-Use Tower Would Be Austin’s Tallest

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07 Aug 2017, Austin, United States

A San Antonio-based developer is planning an 850-foot (260-meter) skyscraper downtown, which would make it the city’s tallest building. The development would house office and retail space, as well as luxury apartments. Read more.


Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai

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07 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district. Read more.


Flames Engulf Dubai's Torch Tower Once Again

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04 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For the second time in two years, a large blaze has ripped through the 79-story Torch Tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. All residents inside were safely evacuated. Read more.


New Manchester Student Tower Would Replace Music Venue

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04 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a 30-story, 573-bedroom student housing block have been submitted for approval, but would require the demolition of a music venue and a neighboring disused industrial building. Read more.


New Renderings Reveal Crooked, Pixelated Tower in Los Angeles

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04 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have revealed a new, slanted look with a pixelated motif for a long-delayed 45-story, mixed-use residential tower project proposed for Los Angeles’ historic core. Read more.


Proposed Toronto Tree Tower to be Built from Cross-Laminated Timber

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03 Aug 2017, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 18-story residential tower would have a cross-laminated timber structure, be clad in wood, and sprout trees from apartment balconies, to contrast the city's ubiquitous steel, concrete, and glass. Read more.


Plans Revealed For 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Tribeca

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03 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 265 Broadway tower have recently been released, and show a 510-foot (155-meter) glassy skyscraper spanning 144,000 square feet (13,400 square meters) with both commercial and residential space. Read more.


Government Rejects Gold Coast Casino Development in Favor of Community-Led Plan

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03 Aug 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated a proposed development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. The decision was based on ensuring the best long-term solution for the Gold Coast. Read more.


German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai

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02 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo area on the Huangpu River. Read more.


London Council Approves Scheme for 162-Home Battersea Project

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02 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

Wandsworth Council has approved a scheme for 162 homes as part of the £15 billion Nine Elms Development in Battersea, south London. The proposals include four buildings ranging in height from nine to 16 stories. Read more.


China Asks Waldorf Owner Anbang to Sell Assets Abroad

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02 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The company, however, said they have no plans to comply. Read more.


Art and Science-Inspired Hotel Tower Opens in Downtown Chicago

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02 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

The 22-story, 195-room Hotel EMC2 has opened in downtown Chicago, and contains 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 120-seat restaurant, and interior designs inspired by the intersection of art and science. Read more.


New Office Building in Seoul Reflects the Passing of Time

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01 Aug 2017, Seoul, South Korea

A slim 14-story office building located next to the Namdeamun Market, the oldest and largest market in South Korea, has been completed, and acts as a counterbalance to the colorful frenzy of the market’s nonstop activity. Read more.


Long Island City’s Latest Mixed-Use Development Will Include Factory Space

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01 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Long Island City’s booming waterfront could see yet another high-rise, mixed-use project—this time with factory space—spanning 4.5 acres (18 hectares) at 5-40 44th Drive and 4-99 44th Drive. Read more.


North Korea Gives Makeover to World’s Tallest Unoccupied Building

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01 Aug 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

After years of stalled construction, Pyongyang recently unveiled the newly renovated Ryugyong Hotel: a pyramid-shaped building that is both the capital's biggest landmark, and what is believed to be the world's tallest unoccupied building. Read more.


New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower

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31 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs from the project. Read more.


Probe into London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Flammable Cladding in 80+ Buildings

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31 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 80 people in June, has revealed that a type of cladding and insulation used in more than 80 tower blocks across the UK poses a “significant fire hazard.” Read more.


Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In

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31 Jul 2017, Singapore, Singapore

Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports ecosystems while providing natural resilience against diseases and bugs. Read more.