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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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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.


Plans Unveiled for 35-Story Tower in Nairobi’s Kilimani Neighborhood

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02 Oct 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

A three-tower complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area is set to begin construction in November 2018. The tallest of the three towers will rise 35 floors and 150 meters, and the development will sit on a four-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land. Read more.


Drone Flights Banned Near St. Louis Arch, Other National Landmarks

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02 Oct 2017, St. Louis, United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is restricting drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of 10 national landmarks, including the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the Statue of Liberty. Read more.


New Design Revealed for Manning Street Tower in Brisbane

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02 Oct 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new design has been unveiled for the 30-story Manning Street Apartments. The residential tower will rise from 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane, comprise 261 apartments across 24 residential levels, and feature a large green wall. Read more.


Proposed 90-Story Tower Would be Denver’s Tallest

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29 Sep 2017, Denver, United States

A Manhattan developer plans to bring a mammoth skyscraper to downtown Denver. The structure would not only stand as the city’s tallest building, it would dwarf its closest competition by 286 feet (87 meters). Read more.


One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side

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29 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

One Manhattan Square has officially topped out at 847 feet (258 meters) and 72 floors, delivering New York City's "Lower" Lower East Side, a.k.a. Two Bridges, its first substantial skyscraper, which is slated to open by the end of 2018. Read more.


London’s Paddington Cube Project Faces Second High Court Challenge

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28 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

The controversial Paddington Cube proposal will face a second High Court challenge, just weeks after another bid to derail the project moved forward. The challenge centers on safe access for ambulances to the neighboring hospital. Read more.


Hip-Hop Museum and Affordable Housing Complex to Rise in New York’s South Bronx

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28 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A new project in the South Bronx will create an affordable housing tower and a hip-hop museum. Additional plans for the property include a public multiplex theater, a waterfront esplanade, and an outdoor performance space. Read more.


Two Vancouver Condo Buildings to be Demolished for a 39-story Residential Tower

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28 Sep 2017, Vancouver, Canada

A rezoning application has been filed to build a 39-story condo skyscraper that will replace two residential buildings on the southeast corner of Alberni and Bidwell Streets. The two buildings to be demolished are 27 and 37 years old. Read more.


Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

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28 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of Parramatta for a 33-story commercial tower with an estimated cost of over AU$208 million (US$163 million). Read more.