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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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Neo Bankside Residents Head to Court in London over Tate Modern Extension “Nuisance”

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18 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

Five residents of Neo Bankside have launched a legal bid to force the Tate Modern to shut part of a viewing platform on the new Switch House extension, arguing that it violates their privacy and human rights. Read more.


Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Gets LED Art Installation Ahead of Opening

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17 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150 Media Stream” is an ever changing digital installation comprising 89 LED blades. Read more.


Construction on London’s Atlas Tower Reaches 50-Meter Mark

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17 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

Construction crews have reached the 50-meter mark on the under-construction Atlas tower. Images from the site show the distinct floor plate taking shape above the streets of Hackney, London, but no cladding has yet been applied to the structure. Read more.


Panorama Tower Tops Out in Miami

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17 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

The Miami skyline has reached new heights with the topping out of Panorama Tower – a massive 252-meter skyscraper located in the Brickell Financial District. Developers held an event on April 13 to celebrate the construction milestone. Read more.


San Francisco’s Park Tower at Transbay Climbs Above Grade

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14 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Park Tower at Transbay will offer Bay views from 70 percent of its flexible floors. So far, the site has given way to the central concrete core and perimeter supporting columns, a sign that the development has just begun its ascent. Read more.


Plans Revealed for York Region's Tallest Building, Part of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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14 Apr 2017, Vaughan, Canada

North of Toronto, York Region's tallest building could reach a height of 55 stories, adding 553 units of residential density to Vaughan's nascent downtown. Announced on April 12, Transit City Condos will target a 2020 completion date. Read more.


New York City’s 520 Park Avenue Tops Out

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14 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer's latest Manhattan project, 520 Park Avenue, is putting in place its final crowning members, cementing the skyscraper as the tallest building on the Upper East Side. Completion is anticipated for 2018. Read more.


“Ultra-Modern” Skyscraper Complex Revealed in Pyongyang, With No Hot Water

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14 Apr 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Jong-Un has unveiled a huge new skyscraper complex hailed by officials as “ultra modern,” despite the most luxurious penthouse apartments having no hot water. The tallest of the buildings is a 770-foot (235-meter), 70-story tower. Read more.


411-Meter Building Planned for Nanjing Business District

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13 Apr 2017, Nanjing, China

Architects are designing an ensemble of five high-rise buildings in Nanjing. The project will feature the firm’s tallest building at 411 meters, qualifying it for supertall status under the standards set by CTBUH. Read more.


Developer Submits Plans for 40-Story Manchester Tower

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13 Apr 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted plans for a $375 million mixed-use tower block scheme in Manchester. The 750,000-sqaure-foot (70,000-square-meter) city center scheme will include a 40-story residential building and 14-story office block. Read more.


New Renderings Unveiled for Promenade 2035 Development in Los Angeles

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13 Apr 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings for the Promenade 2035 development in Los Angeles’s Woodland Hills neighborhood offer a more detailed look at the proposed $1.5 million mixed-use complex in the master-planned Warner Center business development. Read more.


World Trade Center 3 Tops Out in Jakarta

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12 Apr 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

World Trade Center 3 has officially topped out. It is the latest development at the prestigious World Trade Center Complex. When complete in early 2018, the tower will complement the existing buildings in the complex. Read more.


Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards

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12 Apr 2017, Milan, Italy

Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The five visions emerged from a workshop held in December 2016. Read more.


Construction Scheduled for Lightbox at MediaCityUK in Salford

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12 Apr 2017, Salford, United Kingdom

The next phase of construction at MediaCityUK – one of the UK’s largest technology hubs – is starting with a new, luxury residential apartment scheme known as Lightbox. Construction is set to commence on the site at the end of April. Read more.


New York City Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Addition

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12 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans for The Wheeler, a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design incorporates 10 stories of office and mixed-use space that will sit atop the existing store. Read more.


Two-Tower Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Seattle

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11 Apr 2017, Seattle, United States

A two-tower mixed-use development has been proposed. Known as Minor + Stewart Towers, the project will add nearly 88,000 square meters of gross floor area to the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and the downtown core. Read more.


Apartment Sales Launched for The Foundry in Sydney’s Paper Mill Precinct

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11 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia

A developer is preparing to release the final apartment offerings in its master planned community along the rejuvenated Georges River in Liverpool. The offering will include a range of units from one- to three-bedroom apartments. Read more.


Auberge Miami Canceled Amid Cooling Condo Market

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11 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

Auberge Miami, originally planned as a 60-story, 290-unit condo development in downtown Miami, has been canceled and deposits have already been returned to buyers, according to multiple reports. Read more.


Waterfall-Inspired Tower Planned for 77 Hope Street in South Brisbane

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10 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer has submitted a new development application for a striking 33-story residential tower at 77 Hope Street in south Brisbane, inspired by Queensland’s rainforests and sub-tropical climate. Read more.


Structural Details Visible on Miami’s Under-Construction One Thousand Museum

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10 Apr 2017, Miami, United States

As construction on One Thousand Museum progresses, the building’s unique design and structural system are coming into view. Due to complete in 2018, the project features a curvaceous exoskeleton that makes quite the statement. Read more.


Carillon Tower in Chicago Rejected Due to Traffic Concerns

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10 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

A proposed 60-story tower will not be moving forward, a local alderman says. The Carillon Tower would have been the tallest tower built in River North in nearly a decade, but the community is concerned it would negatively impact traffic. Read more.


Mexico City’s Reforma Towers 80 Percent Built

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07 Apr 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

In just a few months the skyline of Paseo de la Reforma – one of the main corridors in Mexico City and the heart of the financial district – will welcome a brand new mixed-use building complex, Reforma Towers. Read more.


Construction Underway on 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne

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07 Apr 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Currently on the rise in the South Yarra district of Melbourne, 661 Chapel Street will continue the current development spree that the area has seen lately, adding 30 stories and 127 luxury units to the northern end of the neighborhood. Read more.


Russian Developer Planning Hermitage Plaza Complex in La Défense

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07 Apr 2017, Courbevoie, France

Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two skyscrapers, part of the Hermitage Plaza complex. Read more.


First Tenants Move into New York’s American Copper Buildings

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06 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street along Manhattan's East River waterfront, confirming that the pair of skyscrapers has completed. Read more.


New 16-Hectare Vertical Village Planned for Bangkok

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06 Apr 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

A pair of developers has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16-hectare mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been appointed the master planner for the complex. Read more.


San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out

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06 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-tallest building in San Francisco has now reached its full height. Read more.


Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland

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05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.


First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower

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05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.


Conceptual Plans Unveiled for “Hanging Gardens of Digbeth” in Birmingham

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05 Apr 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Conceptual plans have been revealed for a housing scheme at 175 High Street in Birmingham, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The vision manifests as a network of roof-garden terraces rising up a pair of towers. Read more.