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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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Delayed Couture High-Rise on Milwaukee’s Lakefront to Break Ground by October


13 Apr 2018, Milwaukee, United States

The long-delayed Couture apartment high-rise planned for downtown Milwaukee's lakefront is expected to begin construction by October 2018. The 44-story, 154.5-meter tower will be connected to the new downtown streetcar system. Read more.

Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta


13 Apr 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219 meters and features a rooftop mosque. Read more.

New Wacker Drive Office Tower in Chicago Scores its First Construction Permit


12 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

A 52-story office tower known as 110 N. Wacker has received its first construction permit. The high-rise, designed by Goettsch Partners, will rise along the Chicago River and include an extension of the city’s Riverwalk at its base. Read more.

The Summit Complex Completes in Suzhou, China


12 Apr 2018, Suzhou, China

The Summit, a two-tower mixed-use development in Suzhou, China, has completed. The south tower rises 39 stories and 167 meters, and includes a four-story retail base topped by 16 stories of office space and 17 levels of luxury rentals. Read more.

Collins Square Nears Completion in Sydney


12 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

The final high-rise in the five-tower Collins Square development in Sydney has topped out. The AU$126 million tower, designed by Woods Bagot and built by Multiplex, has reached its final height of 33 stories and 117 meters. Read more.

Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development


11 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street, the tower will rise 202.4 meters and contain 480 units. Read more.

Mining Giant to Move to New Headquarters in Adelaide


11 Apr 2018, Adelaide, Australia

An Australian mining giant will relocate its headquarters to a new AU$250 million office tower in Adelaide’s CBD. The A-grade commercial high-rise is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019. Read more.

Under-Construction King Blue Towers Reach 18th Floor in Toronto


11 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

The two towers currently under construction at the King Blue development in Toronto’s Entertainment District have nearly reached the halfway point. Set to rise 44 and 48 stories, the high-rises will contain 872 condos and a 122-room hotel. Read more.

REIT Considers Tearing Down Two Penn Plaza, New York City, to Make Way for New Tower


10 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The CEO of a major real estate investment trust said in a letter to investors that the firm is considering demolishing Two Penn Plaza in New York City to make way for a new tower that would double the current building’s footprint. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Sama Gardens Supertall in Dubai


10 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Architecture firm Diar Consult has released new images and additional details about its planned supertall high-rise, dubbed Sama Gardens, in Dubai. The 70-story supertall tower will rise 360 meters and contain 488 apartments. Read more.

1000M Leads Chicago in New Condo Sales, Eyes 2019 Groundbreaking


10 Apr 2018, Chicago, United States

Condominium sales at 1000M, a 74-story high-rise designed by JAHN for Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, have kicked off at a steady pace. Developers are hoping to break ground on the project in early 2019. Read more.

Leicester May Demolish Tallest Remaining Large-Panel-System Block


10 Apr 2018, Leicester, United Kingdom

Proposals have been put forward to flatten Goscote House, a 23-story residential high-rise in Leicester, due to fears over the building’s structural stability. The tower was built using the Large Panel System technique. Read more.

Architect Reveals Plans for Modular High-Rise in Dubai


09 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a 310-meter-tall modular high-rise for the Dubai Marina business district. The tower, which will connect to the city’s public transit system, will contain 300 hotel rooms and 450 residential units. Read more.

New Photos Show Ho Chi Minh City’s Upcoming Tallest Skyscraper Has Topped Out


09 Apr 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Photos reveal that Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, set to become Vietnam’s tallest building upon completion, has architecturally topped out. The mixed-use tower, which rises 81 stories and 461.2 meters, was designed by Atkins. Read more.

Fire at New York City’s Trump Tower Kills One


09 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City on April 7, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured before the blaze was put out. The fire was contained to the 50th floor of the 58-story, 202.4-meter tower. Read more.

Triangular Residential Tower Planned for Rotterdam


06 Apr 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A Rotterdam-based architect has released its design for a 110-meter-tall residential tower that would be located in the city’s Maritiem District. The building’s base tapers down on its bottom four stories to meet the ground with a sharp angular form. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for Queens Residential Tower in New York City


06 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

A new rendering has been revealed for a residential tower that could be the tallest in the Queens borough of New York City once complete. Designed by Handel Architects, the 216-meter high-rise will feature 900 units. Read more.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Opens for Business


06 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The AU$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has opened near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 347-room, four-star hotel rises to a height of 97 meters and 26 stories. Read more.

Builder Named for Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney


05 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million investment. Multiplex has been appointed to build the 50-story commercial tower, which is expected to complete in 2021. Read more.

Loggia-Wrapped New York City Condo Tower Starts to Rise


05 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Work on 130 William, a 61-story condo tower in New York City’s Financial District, has reached ground level. The 243.8-meter high-rise will contain 244 units and offer high-end amenities, such as a pet spa and an IMAX theater. Read more.

Shenzhen Chooses Australian Architect’s Plan for New Business District


05 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

Architecture firm Hassell has won a competition to design a mixed-use precinct in Shenzhen. The master plan envisages offices connected by an elevated walkway and interspersed with parkland and cultural buildings. Read more.

Design Revealed for Hangzhou Wangchao Center


04 Apr 2018, Hangzhou, China

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has released its design for the Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a new mixed-use tower in Hangzhou, China. The high-rise will stand 288 meters and 54 stories tall, and is slated for completion in 2021. Read more.

Miami’s One Brickell City Centre Resubmitted to FAA


04 Apr 2018, Miami, United States

Developer Swire Properties has resubmitted plans with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a supertall tower at Brickell City Centre in Miami. Dubbed One Brickell City Center, the tower will rise 317 meters and 80 stories. Read more.

Architect Appointed for Green Square Project in Sydney


04 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has chosen a Japanese architecture firm to design a new 19-story tower in Sydney. The design of the building, which will contain 384 residential units, depicts a plant-filled exterior that is reminiscent of a vertical forest. Read more.

Hôtel Monville Opens in Montreal


04 Apr 2018, Montreal, Canada

Hundreds of new hotel rooms have been added to Montreal's Quartier International with the opening of Hôtel Monville. The 20-story, four-star hotel contains 269 rooms and features perks such as autonomous delivery robots. Read more.

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier Set for Revamp


03 Apr 2018, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier is set to transform into a business and leisure destination that would include two new high-rises. The Queensland government has appointed a developer to undertake a feasibility study for the project. Read more.

Official Renderings Revealed for New Office Tower at 3 West 29th Street in New York City


03 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Official renderings have been released for an upcoming office high-rise at 3 West 29th Street in New York City. Application materials for the tower, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, show it will rise 34 stories and 168 meters once complete. Read more.

Twin Towers at Creek Horizon Project in Dubai Reach Podium Level


03 Apr 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction on the two-tower Creek Horizon residential project at Dubai Creek Harbour has reached ground level. The towers, which are being developed by Emaar Properties, will top out at 36 and 39 stories once complete. Read more.

New York City’s 1710 Broadway Site Up for Sale


02 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

The site at 1710 Broadway in New York City is being sold. Originally planned for a commercial skyscraper, the site is now being marketed for a residential building that could rise 60 stories. Read more.

Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower


02 Apr 2018, Toronto, Canada

George Brown College in Toronto has revealed finalists for the design of a wooden tower on its campus, which will house a new Tall Wood Research Design Institute, alongside George Brown's Centre for Information and Computer Technology. Read more.