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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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Plans Lodged for 27-Story Residential Tower in London’s Woolwich District

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13 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a triangular 27-story tower residential development in Woolwich, southeast London. The tower forms phases three and four of the Woolwich Central development, which will house nearly 1,000 new flats. Read more.


Leading Investment Firm Takes Space at Melbourne Quarter

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13 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located near the central business district and the Docklands. Read more.


Delayed Plans for a 15-30 Building District in Reno May Still Go Ahead

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12 Oct 2017, Reno, United States

More than a year after the release of a plan to redevelop several city blocks just west of downtown Reno, construction crews have yet to break ground. But the developer says he is getting closer to making the project a reality. Read more.


Foundation Work Complete For 51-Story Tower in New York City’s Midtown South

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12 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

New photos show that foundation work has completed on the 51-story 126 Madison Avenue tower. The mixed-use high-rise will total just over 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters) and house retail space and condo units. Read more.


Major Mixed-Use London Scheme Halves Towers' Height

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12 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The £1.3 billion ($1.32 billion) Olympicopolis scheme has more than halved the height of its twin towers in order to preserve views of St. Paul's Cathedral. The revision may leave the Victoria and Albert Museum looking for an additional site. Read more.


Developer Plans 76-Story Residential Tower Next to Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

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11 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based developer plans to spend more than $700 million on a luxury housing project in River North that would include a 76-story tower, which if built would become one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Council Rejects Plans for London Marsh Wall Block, Despite Earlier Revisions

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11 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story residential tower has been refused planning permission by the Tower Hamlets council, despite a reworking of earlier plans that saw a seven-story height reduction, as well as a reduction in the number of units. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.


34-Story Tower to Join Toronto’s ME Living Community

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10 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's upcoming ME Living Condos community is adding a 34-story condominium tower. Originally set to rise 39 stories, the height was reduced after the city's planning department refused the original proposal in spring 2017. Read more.


Sinuous Hotel Tower Coming to Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip

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10 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans for a sinuous hotel tower in the Sunset Strip have been submitted for approval to the City of West Hollywood, an independent city surrounded by Los Angeles. The 19-story tower would also include retail space and an art gallery. Read more.


Rottweil Elevator Test Tower Opens to the Public

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10 Oct 2017, Rottweil, Germany

An elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany is now in full operation, welcoming the public to experience its rope-less, high-speed elevators, as well as a 360-degree view of the Black Forest and Swabian Alps. Read more.


City of Melbourne Provides Conditional Approval to Southbank High-Rise

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09 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) will provide conditional approval to a 48-story tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The site’s current occupier, Europcar, will be replaced by the 161-meter tower. Read more.


Air Rights Secured for Spiral Tower in New York City’s Hudson Yards

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09 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The final air rights have been secured for The Spiral, a 65-story, $3.2 billion new tower set to rise in New York City's Hudson Yards. To date, the project's developer has spent $265 million on air rights alone. Read more.


Planning Approved for Trimmed South London Housing Scheme

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09 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans for a 21-story residential scheme in Abbey Wood, southeast London, have been approved. The changes include a reduction in height, an increase in units, and an increase in commercial floor space. Read more.


New Apartment Tower Rises on Seattle Skyline

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09 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

The 40-story 970 Denny Way apartment building in downtown Seattle has just made its debut above ground. The tower is set to contain 461 units and over 15,000 square feet (1,394 square meters) of retail. Read more.


Canada's First Supertall Building is Under Construction in Toronto

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06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.


Student Housing High-Rise Proposed for Perth

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06 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

A development application for a AU$70 million (US$54 million) student accommodation tower has been lodged in Perth’s central business district (CBD). The building will rise 30 stories and house 713 beds in 373 units. Read more.


Government Approves Plans for “Eco Resort” in Mui Dinh, Vietnam

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06 Oct 2017, Mui Dinh, Vietnam

The government has approved the master plan for a 1.1-million-square-meter “eco resort” on the east coast of Vietnam. The sprawling development will comprise seven hotels and 500 ocean-facing villas. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Melbourne’s Mixed-Use Complex, West Side Place

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06 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A contractor has been selected for Melbourne’s AU$2 billion (US$1.55 billion) West Side Place apartment project and Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter of which will rise 270 meters, becoming the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere's. Read more.


Investment Bank Leases More Frankfurt Office Space Ahead of Brexit

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05 Oct 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Goldman Sachs has signed a lease for the top eight floors of Frankfurt's under-construction Marienturm tower which would allow it to add 800 staff in the German financial capital as it gears up to shift jobs out of the UK ahead of Brexit. Read more.


Developer Submits Revised Proposal for 44-Story Tower in South Perth

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05 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development. The new plans supersede the original proposal for two buildings of 40 and 49 stories, lodged in February 2016. Read more.


Developer Plans High-Rise Residential Tower Across from Minneapolis Convention Center

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05 Oct 2017, Minneapolis, United States

A local developer plans to build a slim, high-rise residential tower across from the convention center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm presented its plans on October 3 to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association. Read more.


Stamford’s Mixed-Use Atlantic Station Nears Opening

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04 Oct 2017, Stamford, United States

The doors will soon be opening for a new 26-story high-rise in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The development at 355 Atlantic Street houses 325 apartment units and 20,520 square feet (1,906 square meters) of retail space. Read more.


Revised Plans Approved for London’s Prussian Blue

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04 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans have been approved for the Prussian Blue tower in central London. The stacked three-block scheme will add another 35 meters to its height, topping out at 220 meters and 40-stories. Read more.


Glass Defines Seattle Space Needle Renovations, New Renderings Show

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04 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

For the second time this year, new renderings have been released depicting the Seattle Space Needle renovations, which highlight multiple glass types, as well as a new dining room with wrap-around views. Read more.


Luxury Apartment Tower in Chicago’s Gold Coast Officially Open for Business

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03 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

The Sinclair Apartments in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood has officially opened. The new development, located at the northeast corner of Division and LaSalle Streets, is a 390-unit, 35-story luxury apartment community. Read more.


Leeds Hybrid Planning Application Features 40-Story Tower

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03 Oct 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for a £350 million ($464 million) mixed-use scheme in Leeds, including proposals for a 40-story tower. The project will overhaul a 3.52-hectare plot covering four sites. Read more.


Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

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03 Oct 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary. Located in southern Budapest, the 28-story building places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Read more.


Dubai’s Bellevue Towers Achieve Major Construction Milestone

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02 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The raft casting has been completed for the AE$200 million (US$54 million) Bellevue Towers residential project, a two-tower complex located near the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai. Read more.