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CTBUH Global News

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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Designs for St. Julian’s Heritage Mercury House Renovation Unveiled


06 Aug 2018, St. Julian's, Malta

An architecture firm has released plans for the renovation of a historic structure in St. Julian’s, Malta, and the redevelopment of the building’s 9,405-square-meter site, including the creation of a new public piazza. Read more.

Seattle’s Space Needle Debuts Rotating Glass Floor


06 Aug 2018, Seattle, United States

A revolving glass floor has debuted at the 152-meter level of Seattle’s Space Needle. Renovations of the 184-meter tower, which was first constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, also include 24 slanted glass benches at the observation deck level. Read more.

Design Lead Selected for New 460-Meter Tower in Bogota, Colombia


03 Aug 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A firm has been selected to lead the design team of a new 460-meter tower slated for Bogota’s CBD. The mixed-use project includes class A office space, a five-star hotel, apartments, and commercial retail space, with a public amenity plaza. Read more.

Two Multi-Tower Residential Developments Lodged in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb


03 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia

Development applications for a US$170 million project and a US$50 million project have been filed in the western Sydney area of Parramatta. Proposals include multiple towers rising 27 stories and above. Read more.

Developer Files Zoning Application for 142-Meter Tower in Chicago’s Lincoln Park


03 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has submitted updated plans for a mixed-use project in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The development, which includes a 40-story 500-unit tower, requires approved zoning amendments in the area. Read more.

Government Officials Propose Height Reductions for Bratislava’s First Tall Tower


03 Aug 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia

Site approval for a 168-meter tower, which is part of the Eurovea Complex development on the waterfront of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been met with delays due to objections from the city’s government officials. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Unveiled for Melbourne’s Box Hill Suburb


02 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Plans for a three-tower development in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb have been unveiled. The 16-, 19-, and 29-story towers will include 273 residential units, 5,979 square meters of office space, 49 hotel suites, and retail. Read more.

Planning Permission Finalized for 26-Story Tower in Croydon, London


02 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has received approval for a 26-story residential tower in Croydon, which will rise on the narrow site of a four-story office building. The project includes 92 units and a white-brick-framed façade. Read more.

Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark


02 Aug 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated completion date of mid-2019. Read more.

AT&T Building Earns Landmark Status in New York City


02 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

A postmodern high-rise featuring pink granite and a 33.5-meter arch has officially been declared a New York City landmark, following criticism of proposed plans to renovate the building’s exterior. Read more.

Demonstration Held in Protest of Mexico City’s Mítikah Development


01 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

A demonstration in protest of a mixed-use development, including a 62-story tower, blocked a busy avenue in the Xoco neighborhood of Mexico City. Locals report concerns that the 460,000-square-meter scheme will cause water shortages. Read more.

Multi-Tower Development Relaunched in Madrid


01 Aug 2018, Madrid, Spain

An urban plan that includes the construction of 365 new buildings and 10,500 new homes, including three high-rise towers, has officially been relaunched in Madrid. The first buildings of the project may be delivered in 2021. Read more.

New Podium Reanimates Block of Toronto’s St. James Town Rental Towers


01 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

A 43-story mixed-use tower redevelopment has reached completion and opened for occupation in Toronto’s St. James Town neighborhood. The project incorporates a new podium, retail space, and a supermarket. Read more.

Details Emerge on 62-Story Twin-Tower Project in Phnom Penh


01 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A large-scale building model and renderings have been revealed for a 62-story twin-tower complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The development includes residential, office, and retail space, as well as a skybridge joining the two towers. Read more.

135-Meter Tower Debuts in Euroméditerranée District of Marseille


31 Jul 2018, Marseille, France

A 135-meter tower featuring a multicolored façade has reached completion in Marseille, France. The tower includes 35,000 square meters of office space and 5,000 square meters of event, collaborative, retail, and public-use space. Read more.

Revised Plans for Austin’s Future Tallest Building Submitted to City Design Commission


31 Jul 2018, Austin, United States

Updated plans for a 255-meter tower, which may become Austin’s tallest, have been submitted to the city’s design commission. The mixed-use project includes 349 residential units, office space, and retail on the ground floor. Read more.

Approved High-Rise Development Challenged by Residents in Perth’s Applecross Suburb


31 Jul 2018, Perth, Australia

A development that would bring one 30-story and two 26-story towers to a suburb of Perth has been approved despite the area's 15-story limit, but height concerns lodged by local residents may overturn the approval. Read more.

Delhi High Court Orders Halt on High-Rise Construction Around Airport


31 Jul 2018, Delhi, India

The New Delhi High Court has ordered the discontinuation of high-rise building construction within the vicinity of Indira Gandhi International Airport, due to concerns for flight path safety. Read more.

Landmark 81's Retail Center Opens in Ho Chi Minh City


30 Jul 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The shopping center within a 461-meter tower, the tallest in Vietnam, has opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Spanning 50,000 square meters, the entertainment space occupies six floors and features retail, restaurants, and an indoor ice rink. Read more.

Firms Reveal Visions for Landmark Melbourne Southbank Development


30 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Six shortlisted schemes for Melbourne’s Southbank precinct have been revealed. The $2 billion project has drawn proposals for towers reaching above 300 meters that feature sky gardens, observatory decks, and innovative designs. Read more.

Proposed “Tulip” Tower to Begin Construction Soon in Miami


30 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A $300 million project that may surpass Miami’s current tallest building in height is planned to begin construction in the fall of 2018. The 70-story tower includes residential units, a 294-room hotel, and 8,361 square meters of office space. Read more.

Phase Three Launched for Asunción’s Torres Mirador Complex


27 Jul 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

A developer has announced plans to proceed with the final phase of a three-tower residential development in Asunción, Paraguay. The residential towers, rising 21, 18, and 14 stories, respectively, feature a total of 183 apartments. Read more.

New Images Revealed of Shenzhen’s SBF Tower


27 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A design firm has released new images of a 208-meter tower nearing completion in Shenzhen. The building’s exterior features two alternating zones of smooth glass offices and cantilevered sky gardens. Read more.

Elevator Company Announces New High-Rise Test Tower and Innovation Center in Atlanta


27 Jul 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 128-meter elevator-testing tower and innovation complex will be built to serve as a German elevator company’s new US headquarters, outside Atlanta. The scheme includes testing space for the company’s ropeless elevator system. Read more.

London’s Chrisp Street Development Earns Council Approval


27 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Planning permission has been granted for a 18,000-square-meter development in London, which would include the demolition of several current structures and deliver 19 new buildings to the Chrisp Street Market area. Read more.

Images Revealed of Completed Shenzhen International Energy Mansion


26 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A 92,903-square-meter project featuring an energy-saving passive façade has reached completion in Shenzhen. The two-tower development includes an energy company’s headquarters, conference rooms, and retail. Read more.

30-Story Residential Tower of The Atria Complex Reaches Completion in Dubai


26 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 30-story residential tower of a two-tower complex has reached completion in Dubai. The building houses 219 units, while the accompanying 31-story tower will feature a 347-room four-star hotel. Read more.

Contractor Confirmed for Tallest Tower of Liverpool’s Infinity Development


26 Jul 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The developer of a three-tower project in Liverpool has selected a contractor to erect phase one of the development. Tower A, the tallest of the scheme at 39 stories, will include 416 new homes, 70 percent of which have been purchased. Read more.

Bank to Move Headquarters to New Detroit High-Rise


26 Jul 2018, Detroit, United States

A banking giant in Michigan has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new high-rise in Detroit. Construction on the 20-story mixed-use building is expected to begin in 2019, with completion slated for the end of 2020. Read more.

Plans Announced for a “Retail Metropolis” at Dubai Creek Harbour


25 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 2.6 million-square-meter retail facility master plan in Dubai has been revealed. Part of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega-development, Dubai Square includes retail, advanced technology, an arts district, a Chinatown, and event space. Read more.